12-27-2013 12:04 PM
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  1. eve6er69's Avatar
    Just dropping in and saying hi.

    Been a member of ac for years now and I am finally buying my first android phone. I figured the note was the way to go with the specs. Coming from a blackberry 9900 and a 4s I'm intimidated by the size and carrying the massive device but we will see when I get it tomorrow.

    If there is anything I need to know about the phone or tips please let me know.

    Thanks guys


    Sent from my Gameboy Color
    10-30-2013 03:21 PM
  2. Haalcyon's Avatar
    Welcome to the family.

    Us Note 3 "warriors" (we've been accused of being "warriors" when it comes to the Note 3) are a enthusiastic bunch. What color did you get? You'll get used to the size w/in a week and everything else will seem positively puny.
    10-30-2013 04:15 PM
  3. mhunter6378's Avatar
    Just dropping in and saying hi.

    Been a member of ac for years now and I am finally buying my first android phone. I figured the note was the way to go with the specs. Coming from a blackberry 9900 and a 4s I'm intimidated by the size and carrying the massive device but we will see when I get it tomorrow.

    If there is anything I need to know about the phone or tips please let me know.

    Thanks guys


    Sent from my Gameboy Color
    Moving from a 4s will be a BIG step in many ways - size, capabilities and performance. Don't let the size worry you. I considered the Note several times over the years from when they first came out and was always reluctant to make the leap until now because of it's size. After having it just a few days I cannot ever imagine having anything else. Congrats on your new phone, enjoy it and welcome to the forum.
    10-30-2013 05:41 PM
  4. DCSholtis's Avatar
    Moving from a 4s will be a BIG step in many ways - size, capabilities and performance. Don't let the size worry you. I considered the Note several times over the years from when they first came out and was always reluctant to make the leap until now because of it's size. After having it just a few days I cannot ever imagine having anything else. Congrats on your new phone, enjoy it and welcome to the forum.
    +1 I came from the 4S as well. Took a few days to get used to it but this forum helped ALOT.

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    10-30-2013 05:44 PM
  5. eve6er69's Avatar
    Welcome to the family.

    Us Note 3 "warriors" (we've been accused of being "warriors" when it comes to the Note 3) are a enthusiastic bunch. What color did you get? You'll get used to the size w/in a week and everything else will seem positively puny.
    Warriors heh? Lol

    Yeah the size is large. I hold some and don't know if I can get used to it but it will have to wait until it's my daily driver.

    I got the black one because the black back looks classier to me. Also I'd get the white one dirty way to fast. I work outdoors. Lol


    Sent from my Gameboy Color
    10-30-2013 08:17 PM
  6. eve6er69's Avatar
    Moving from a 4s will be a BIG step in many ways - size, capabilities and performance. Don't let the size worry you. I considered the Note several times over the years from when they first came out and was always reluctant to make the leap until now because of it's size. After having it just a few days I cannot ever imagine having anything else. Congrats on your new phone, enjoy it and welcome to the forum.
    Thanks. I can't wait to get used to the size and think the gs4 is small. Lol


    Sent from my Gameboy Color
    10-30-2013 08:20 PM
  7. eve6er69's Avatar
    +1 I came from the 4S as well. Took a few days to get used to it but this forum helped ALOT.

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    Yeah I love these mobile nations forums. They've helped me become a blackberry and iPhone expert. Lol


    Sent from my Gameboy Color
    10-30-2013 08:22 PM
  8. mavrrick's Avatar
    Are you using both the BB and the iPhone right now. If it is a one for work and one for personal situation I would suggest researching KNOX Personal. The stub isn't on the phone, but easy enough to get. It would basically allow you to turn your Note 3 into two phones so you can carry one device instead of two.

    I use it right now for that purpose specifically.

    Posted via Android Central App
    10-30-2013 10:33 PM
  9. danbee46's Avatar
    The above posters are absolutely correct. You will be surprised at how quickly you will become comfortable with the size of the III. And I am constantly amazed that it weighs so little. My wife has an iPhone and I have to keep from making any comments about how puny her screen looks. Of course, there's a learning cove but you can always come here to get information and advice. You're going to love this phone.
    10-30-2013 10:37 PM
  10. eve6er69's Avatar
    Are you using both the BB and the iPhone right now. If it is a one for work and one for personal situation I would suggest researching KNOX Personal. The stub isn't on the phone, but easy enough to get. It would basically allow you to turn your Note 3 into two phones so you can carry one device instead of two.

    I use it right now for that purpose specifically.

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    nah. my work phone is an iphone and the blackberry was a personal. i know i am backwards in life, lol
    10-31-2013 07:11 PM
  11. eve6er69's Avatar
    The above posters are absolutely correct. You will be surprised at how quickly you will become comfortable with the size of the III. And I am constantly amazed that it weighs so little. My wife has an iPhone and I have to keep from making any comments about how puny her screen looks. Of course, there's a learning cove but you can always come here to get information and advice. You're going to love this phone.
    yeah i find myself missing the smallness of the iphone but really liking the speed and screen realestate of this phone.
    10-31-2013 07:13 PM
  12. mavrrick's Avatar
    nah. my work phone is an iphone and the blackberry was a personal. i know i am backwards in life, lol
    This sounds like you could use Knox. Well unless there is some requirement for the fruit.

    If interested I can tell you were to get the stub.

    Posted via Android Central App on my Note 3
    10-31-2013 07:59 PM
  13. eve6er69's Avatar
    This sounds like you could use Knox. Well unless there is some requirement for the fruit.

    If interested I can tell you were to get the stub.

    Posted via Android Central App on my Note 3
    Yeah work phone is on vpn so no go. Thank you for the consideration though.

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-N900A using Tapatalk
    11-01-2013 10:52 PM
  14. Algus's Avatar
    Weight is fantastic. I've had mine since Verizon Day 1 and I still find it a little bulky to talk with (though not the end of the world). I have a bluetooth headset that I bought with it but the ear loop snapped already (>.<). Highly recommended though, makes talking on the phone much less annoying.

    Screen Write is great. I had to get my Rx # for a a scrip refill so I was able to call home, turn screen write on, talk via BT and copy the number down to the screen. Awesome that you can use the phone to scribble quick notes when you're in the middle of a phone call. I also find it easier to use in the car for maps and such. It travels fine since the weight is so modest.

    Really only downside is it will always be a bit bulky and awkward to hold to the ear but not so bad as to disrupt phone calls. I actually find it much easier to carry around than my old Samsung Stratopshere, which had a fair bit of weight thanks to the slider keyboard.
    11-01-2013 11:28 PM
  15. Morpheus's Avatar
    I am a current BB Torch 9860 user, and looking at the Note 3 as a possible upgrade. I work with a guy always chanting android, so I mentioned the Note 3 to him, and he said," don't get it, it's got touchwiz, its crap"...thoughts? I have had other people talk smack about touchwiz as well. So whats the deal with it? Is it a love/hate thing? I am looking at the Note 3 FOR the screen size. I have recently been told I need bifocals, and the bigger screen will help me with my mobile needs.

    Torck screen is too tiny, and the Z30, will take forever to get to ATT, and has dated specs. (I'm tired of BB always being behind in tech)
    11-03-2013 06:07 PM
  16. mhunter6378's Avatar
    I am a current BB Torch 9860 user, and looking at the Note 3 as a possible upgrade. I work with a guy always chanting android, so I mentioned the Note 3 to him, and he said," don't get it, it's got touchwiz, its crap"...thoughts?
    If he is a fan of android I would be interested to know what phone and ui he is a fan of. The thing is, there is the pure "vanilla" stock android OS found on Nexus devices and then there is modified android from various manufacturers that have their own skin added on top with a variety of added features built into the OS. Touchwiz being Samsung's, an android OS with added features, tweaks and modifications. It is kind of a love hate thing, some like it and some don't. I'm in the camp of liking it. Touchwiz does bring a lot to the table in terms of added features and capabilities. Touchwiz is a heavier OS, meaning it is demanding on the system resources and in the past with lesser hardware that could and often did slow down the device. This is certainly not the case with the Note 3. Through hardware improvements and most certainly some software enhancements, the Note 3 is very fast and responsive. The user has the ability to utilize all, some or none of the added features offered through Touchwiz and not bog down the capabilities of the Note 3. There are a lot of very good and capable phones available today. You should spend some time trying them out at an AT&T store if you can and draw your own conclusions about what is best for you. You are the only one that can make that decision. If you're asking me, the Note 3 would be a great choice in my opinion.
    11-03-2013 06:45 PM
  17. Morpheus's Avatar
    Thanks for the info.

    I had a Palm pilot years ago (dating myself), and always loved the stylus feature of it. The S pen brings that to the table, along with a host of useful apps that work for/with it. This would be a plus for me, and is why I have been leaning towards a Note 3. I am just new to Droid and wasn't sure if the touchwiz was good/bad. The little bit I have watched on youtube and played with in a store help solidify my thoughts on the device. I haven't really messed with an other Droids due to the S pen drawing me to it (pun intended)...

    Maybe I will take your advice and tinker with some others just to make sure its what I want/need. Thanks!

    My apologies to the OP, wasn't trying to hijack your thread. Just didn't want to create a new thread for my basic questions and clog the forum.
    11-03-2013 07:44 PM
  18. Algus's Avatar
    TouchWiz isn't that bad. It eliminates a couple features from stock that I like (which makes no sense to me). You can just download a custom launcher like Nova if you really want to get those things back though. The S Pen was a strong selling point for me as well because it brought back memories of the HP Jornada Pocket PC I used back in college. I haven't quite gotten the pen working right with a word processor yet (partly because I keep trying to enter commands the way they were entered on the Pocket PC lol!) but that functionality is there which I like quite a bit. It's use as a pointer device is also super handy on the Note 3's smaller screen. The 1080p resolution means that it can be used as a serviceable desktop web browser in landscape mode as well (w/the right software). I find these features very handy for times when it would be inconvenient or impossible to use a larger device but I still need to get some things done.

    If you're not quite sure you want this functionality in your phone (i.e. if you want a smaller phone) there are also the Note 8 and Note 10.1 tablets that use the s pen. I've had such a positive experience with my Note 3 so far that I'd been thinking of picking up the Note 10.1 myself.
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    11-04-2013 06:24 AM
  19. eve6er69's Avatar

    My apologies to the OP, wasn't trying to hijack your thread. Just didn't want to create a new thread for my basic questions and clog the forum.
    No worries. We are all new learners to this phone. About a week in and I love it. Still finding new stuff daily

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-N900A using Tapatalk
    11-07-2013 10:32 PM
  20. no1uknowdfw's Avatar
    I loved my iPhone. But I have not missed it at all. Now I see iPhones as kids toys, I picked up one the other day and wondered how in the world I forced myself into that small little box. If more people would just try it for a couple of days the Note 3 would out sale all phones.

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    11-08-2013 04:31 PM
  21. Haalcyon's Avatar
    I loved my iPhone. But I have not missed it at all. Now I see iPhones as kids toys, I picked up one the other day and wondered how in the world I forced myself into that small little box. If more people would just try it for a couple of days the Note 3 would out sale all phones.

    Posted via Android Central App
    The Note 3 is a great device but some want something just smaller. If you're only going to have one device and not a separate phone and tablet it seems the Note 3 might be especially appealing.


    Sent from that other Tablet
    11-08-2013 05:38 PM
  22. Evilmonkee#WN's Avatar
    Another new to Android/GN3 owner here.

    I've had it for about 2 weeks now and I am loving it! I too came from the iPhone 4s. Been an iPhone user since the 3G, and until recently, you would have found me singing the praises of the iPhone. Admittedly, I was pretty much in the dark about Android, so there was a bit of that "fear of the unknown."

    I was pretty happy with my 4s, but only because I have been a jailbreaker since my first iPhone. It was the only way I could enjoy the phone the way I wanted. But of course, with every new iOS update(especially major ones), meant having to wait a long time for a new jailbreak, or lose the features that I had gotten so used to. Even now, there is still no jailbreak for iOS7.

    There's also the issue of screen size. I've always felt that the iPhone could increase its screen size, or offer a larger version. When the 5 came out, I was pretty disappointed that they just stretched it out a bit. Still looks weird to me. Who knows if they will ever go big. It seems to be against their ideology.

    The coup de gras for me was iOS7 itself. I just don't like the changes. Maybe waiting for a jailbreak would allow for customization to my liking. Maybe not. So all those things combined made me take a real close look at Android.

    At first, I was looking at the S4. A nice looking phone with a substantially bigger screen than the 4s. I was aware of the Note 2 and pretty much wrote it off as being ridiculously big for a phone. Then a coworker shows up with the Note 3. Sure, at first glance it did seem absurdly big, but then I started holding it for a bit, putting it in my pocket and such. The first thing that really surprised me was the weight. I think my brain had a hard time grasping that a device this big could feel so light. My coworker started showing me a bunch of the cool features and how the s-pen works. Right then and there, I was sold.

    So, two weeks in now and I'm still adjusting to it a bit. Not necessarily the size of it, which I now think is pretty much perfect, but the ins and outs of the OS. I had to get some info off my 4s the other day and it felt like holding a pack of gum, lol. I still get a bit giddy when I show people that the 4s can fit completely within the screen space of the Note 3. My eyes love me for it as well. I'm pretty near sighted and I was starting to struggle a bit to read text on my iPhone without taking off my glasses. Don't have that problem with the Note 3, no sir.

    Making the switch hasn't been without a few quirks and sacrifices. The first thing that bewildered me was the lack of built-in visual voicemail in the phone app like there is on the iPhone. It took me a bit to realize I would have to download an app of my choosing from the play store to get that functionality. I like having things consolidated so it kind of annoys me that I have to have one app for phone, another for voicemail. I decided to go with the AT&T Messages app since it at least combines messages and voicemail. It just seems a bit counterintuitive at the moment, but I'm getting used to it.

    Another minor annoyance has to do with the fact that I'm required to use an Exchange email account for work and the security requires a PIN and removal of certain features that I would like to use. Obviously that is not the phone's problem however, on my jailbroken 4s there was an easy way to bypass the security via a simple tweak installed through Cydia. Yes, it was a risk to violate the security, but it has never been an issue in the 5 years I've been using the bypass. I thought for sure there would be a similarly easy way to do this on Android, even if it meant rooting, which I have. But so far a solution escapes me, despite scouring various forums(XDA, etc.) and not finding anything that works. I've even tried a couple mail apps from the play store that will bypass security, but they are either unreliable, or not to my liking. I still have a lot to learn when it comes to tinkering under the hood with Android. It certainly does not seem as straightforward as jailbreaking has been.

    If you're still reading this I commend you. I am always on the search for advice, tips, tricks, whatever when it comes to the Note 3. One area of interest is dealing with some of the bloatware and what is/isn't safe to remove, and how.
    11-10-2013 02:20 AM
  23. power5's Avatar
    It is dumb that VVM needs a separate app. Thanks to ATT I had to put a 3rd party app on my HTC Titan WP as well. They claim to still be testing it with their network. 2 years later.
    11-10-2013 05:47 PM
  24. stackberry369's Avatar
    I am looking to move to another phone from my BlackBerry Q10, not because I don't like blackberry anymore the reason is that they can't get my blackberry email account unlocked. I am looking at the gn3 as well. I'm still in my 14 day period.
    11-10-2013 09:34 PM
  25. Haalcyon's Avatar
    I am looking to move to another phone from my BlackBerry Q10, not because I don't like blackberry anymore the reason is that they can't get my blackberry email account unlocked. I am looking at the gn3 as well. I'm still in my 14 day period.
    The Note 3 is a great phone. A very very very powerful device. ...and... With great power comes great responsibility. Are you ready?
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    11-11-2013 05:49 AM
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