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  1. DroidXcon's Avatar
    I'm kinda like a fish out of water - I keep flopping back and forth.

    Got the S3 when it launched. Very happy with it although I did trade the 16gb version in for the 32gb version.

    Got the Note 2. Happy with it, but good gawd this thing is huge. Returned it (paid full donkey for it) and back to the S3. Since I paid full donkey for the GN2, I opted to get a new S3 (as I had given my "old" S3 to my wife) for me.

    Using the S3 and now wish I had the Note 2.

    Moral of my stupidity? Good thing Verizon has extended return times. I'm gonna return the S3 and get the Note 2 - again.

    And keep it.
    See. Once you go note 2 you can't go back. I think that's how that saying goes.

    From my Galaxy Note 2 via Tapatalk
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    12-18-2012 03:29 PM
  2. AustinTech's Avatar
    DroidXcon, you're cracking me up.

    Like ibcop, I too have returners remorse. I am just trying to remember the down side of the Note 2 so I can move on. I can't believe I am talking about a phone.

    Sent from my SCH-I535 using Android Central Forums
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    12-18-2012 04:13 PM
  3. ibcop's Avatar
    DroidXcon, you're cracking me up.

    Like ibcop, I too have returners remorse. I am just trying to remember the down side of the Note 2 so I can move on. I can't believe I am talking about a phone.

    Sent from my SCH-I535 using Android Central Forums
    Yeah, I feel ya. But I'm gonna get it again.
    12-18-2012 05:02 PM
  4. Rolfsted's Avatar
    Or......if you feel generous let a developer have it. I know several are really wanting one to use for developing their ROMs.

    Your sacrifice would help the cause.

    Sent from my SCH-I605 using Android Central Forums
    12-18-2012 05:29 PM
  5. hossman12's Avatar
    Haha, thats funny switching back and forth and all.

    I feel like my S3 is the perfect size for me. Thing is so dam light i barely ever notice it's in my pocket so I gotta keep it in my jacket! I find it's just too easy to use one handed though. One handed operation is the only thing keeping me from going NoteII. If I had slightly bigger hands I'd go T-Mobile in a heartbeat to grab it. One of my good friends has it who also came from an S3 and she tells me that same thing all the time.. it was the best phone she ever owned and if she ever had to dutch the Note only the S3 would do:thumbup:

    Sent from my MetroPCS GS3
    12-18-2012 05:46 PM
  6. K_Daddy's Avatar
    You should return it for an Iphone 5.

    Sent from my SCH-I605 using Android Central Forums
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    12-18-2012 08:44 PM
  7. ibcop's Avatar
    I'd never, ever have an Iturd.
    12-18-2012 09:15 PM
  8. Zs2art's Avatar
    I have to say there is no question this is a niche device. Not every user will be able to cope with the size. If however u can get past the size, I would challenge anyone to come up with any other legitimate qualm with this device. I have ALWAYS been a belt clip guy but after changing my habits and pocketing my phone for a bit I can assure u I can't go back. Love this phone but I can truly understand that it is not for everyone. If you don't get it and love it in a short period I would struggle to believe that you will grow to love it. I think it's really a love/hate(or don't love) at first use thing.
    AustinTech likes this.
    12-18-2012 10:04 PM
  9. Nibs's Avatar
    I was worried the first week...kept fumbling and having near heart attack incidents where I thought I was gonna drop it. Now I can't even let go of the thing. It's not big anymore. Not at all. It's "normal". I just sold my iPhone 4 (miraculously for an amazingly-high asking price lol) and while I was resetting it and packaging it, I was thinking how on earth did I live with that? Going through the menus one last time and looking at some random notifications that popped up made me cringe. The screen is tiny and unusable.

    Basically you will get used to it.
    On a side note though I saw a friend the other day with an LG Vue or whatever it's called. Now that thing is awkward and misshapen.
    12-19-2012 12:00 AM
  10. Jude526's Avatar
    I am a small woman. I can't wait till march to have this device. If it wasn't around I would have the S3. But I want all the bells and whistles and the Note2 fits it. I don't use a clip. My handbag or in my hands. March 28th I will have it!!!

    sent from either my HTC Rezound or my Samsung Galaxy 10.1 tablet
    12-20-2012 10:48 PM
  11. Vondutch67's Avatar
    I was worried the first week...kept fumbling and having near heart attack incidents where I thought I was gonna drop it.
    ^ This.

    I'm on day 3 and I'm identifying SO much with the statement above, it's not even funny. I'm heartened to hear that you got used to it, that gives me hope

    When I picked this up I thought to myself: If this proves too difficult to manage I'll get another S3 or take a closer look at the DNA. Looking back on this year, I have to say, this is a great time to be on Verizon as we have a couple very good options to choose from.
    12-21-2012 12:20 AM
  12. AustinTech's Avatar
    Well, I took my GS3 back and picked up the Note 2 again. I've gone back and forth between the two and have happily decided that the Note 2 is more than worth the extra bulk. Woot woot!

    Glad I finally stopped being a b*tch about the size and can now enjoy this beast.

    I know, thats what she said. Lol.

    Sent from my SCH-I605 using Android Central Forums
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    12-21-2012 05:30 AM
  13. kashabrown's Avatar
    I have large hands - I was thinking about returning it for the DNA - glad I waited - the phone is amazing. I am now used to it - there are a few times where I cannot do things one handed, but the trade-off for the amazing screen, fast processor, excellent software is not even close. This being my first "galaxy"phone, one thing I do NOT like is the home button - again a small thing to get used to which I already am...
    12-21-2012 09:03 AM
  14. volsfan0911's Avatar
    I was worried that I wouldn't be able to deal with the size and return it during the first two weeks. No chance in hell of that happening - love this thing. Thought the S3 screen was too dim in the Verizon store so I would have gone with the DNA which I'm soooooooooo glad I didn't. 64 GB SD card and new VW MDI micro USB cable means I can carry my whole music collection (including the high bit rate FLAC stuff) and play it in my car which I couldn't do with the iPod (Apple really pisses me off sometimes). Of course, the phone is so huge, it won't fit completely in the console with the cover closed either!

    [/rant]
    12-21-2012 09:16 AM
  15. ThePinkChameleon's Avatar
    I am a small woman. I can't wait till march to have this device. If it wasn't around I would have the S3. But I want all the bells and whistles and the Note2 fits it. I don't use a clip. My handbag or in my hands. March 28th I will have it!!!

    sent from either my HTC Rezound or my Samsung Galaxy 10.1 tablet
    I'm also a very petite woman looking into the N2 & possibly getting it after the new year myself. I spent 45 mins in a Verizon store last week checking it out and after using it for 10 mins it started to become natural on using it. Funny how we can adjust to new things quickly sometimes I currently have a 4S and my eyes are not so great anymore so a larger screen will be very nice to have. After leaving the store I had to take a message on my 4S, and I was like oh damn, my screen is small {{embarrassed faced}} I enjoy using my 4S/iOS but like I said, I could really use a larger screen & so far reading around here from quite a few that have moved from either the 4S, 5 or one droid to this, have been very happy with the switch so I'm glad to see alot of positive reaction to this device!

    Might I add also, my uncle got his N2 2 Saturdays ago and he's really enjoying it too (tmobile for him) I can say that when I see him on Christmas Eve you can bet your @$$ I'm jacking his phone from him to check it out further lol
    12-21-2012 10:49 AM
  16. Super Turtleman's Avatar
    I'm seriously considering picking this up and paying full price for it (gotta keep my unlimited data). I just gotta check out how the signal compares to my Razr Maxx. Doesn't matter how good the phone is if I can't use it. Also hoping I can keep using FoxFi on it...gotta look into that...
    12-23-2012 12:09 AM
  17. Jude526's Avatar
    I returned mine and went back to the GS3. Same type of reason, I LOVED the Note 2 but it was a little cumbersome when I wasn't surfing the web or watching something. A part of me wants it back and perhaps I will buy it again. Now that the GS3 has jellybean its a little easier to give up the N2.

    The woman at Best Buy was amazed that I was returning it, she's never seen one get returned.

    Sent from my SCH-I535 using Android Central Forums
    Am sire ppl return them. Nothing is 100% there will be returns on it. All phones have returns

    sent from either my HTC Rezound or my Samsung Galaxy 10.1 tablet
    12-23-2012 12:17 AM
  18. Droid_Evo_8's Avatar
    So far, my Note 2 haven't disappointed me as much like my old Nexus. It's almost everything that I wanted in a phone: power (quad-core), display (even though it's not 1080p like the DNA), and AWESOME battery life. (which all cannot achieved by my ailing Nexus.) No regrets buying it and glad that I waited for it over the S3.
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    12-23-2012 01:41 AM
  19. ibcop's Avatar
    I'm also a very petite woman looking into the N2 & possibly getting it after the new year myself. I spent 45 mins in a Verizon store last week checking it out and after using it for 10 mins it started to become natural on using it. Funny how we can adjust to new things quickly sometimes I currently have a 4S and my eyes are not so great anymore so a larger screen will be very nice to have. After leaving the store I had to take a message on my 4S, and I was like oh damn, my screen is small {{embarrassed faced}} I enjoy using my 4S/iOS but like I said, I could really use a larger screen & so far reading around here from quite a few that have moved from either the 4S, 5 or one droid to this, have been very happy with the switch so I'm glad to see alot of positive reaction to this device!

    Might I add also, my uncle got his N2 2 Saturdays ago and he's really enjoying it too (tmobile for him) I can say that when I see him on Christmas Eve you can bet your @$$ I'm jacking his phone from him to check it out further lol
    Let us know what you think....just tell your uncle your doing research.

    And I know what you mean by the eyeball thing.
    12-23-2012 07:47 AM
  20. ronjr123's Avatar
    I too am coming from a razor maxx. No one beats Motorola radios. This is a close second though. I am sure if you are getting two or more bars on the razr then the note will work also. I sometimes travel and the area my maxx wouldn't get a signal this won't either. In the area it did this does too. Maybe not quite as strong, but no has complained about fading in and out. The data stream is the same. Where it was weak on the razor, on the note it is slightly weaker still. But overall no complaints! I have been a Motorola user since the days of the star tac. This is my first non moto phone and I already like it way more than my maxx. Battery life is better on this than the maxx too, just thought I would throw that in.

    Sent from my Xoom using Android Central Forums
    12-23-2012 10:02 AM
  21. fofjjsr's Avatar
    I had the S3 and love it. But being a taller guy with big hands, I didn't think the Note 2 would be to big for me. Most of my co-workers thought I was insane. I have had it for about a week, and it seems normal sized to me. In fact when I hold the S3 now it seems really small. Plus I can't give up the SPen, the Quad core and the multi view now.
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    12-23-2012 10:57 AM
  22. bclinger#IM's Avatar
    Sounds like we are ready for 7".

    Sent from my SPH-L900 using Tapatalk 2
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    12-23-2012 12:41 PM
  23. Casey Cheung's Avatar
    I too am coming from a razor maxx. No one beats Motorola radios. This is a close second though. I am sure if you are getting two or more bars on the razr then the note will work also. I sometimes travel and the area my maxx wouldn't get a signal this won't either. In the area it did this does too. Maybe not quite as strong, but no has complained about fading in and out. The data stream is the same. Where it was weak on the razor, on the note it is slightly weaker still. But overall no complaints! I have been a Motorola user since the days of the star tac. This is my first non moto phone and I already like it way more than my maxx. Battery life is better on this than the maxx too, just thought I would throw that in.

    Sent from my Xoom using Android Central Forums
    My previous phone was the Razr Maxx. My impression of my Note 2 is that the radio is just as good as the Razr Maxx for phone calls and web surfing. However, I will say for Google GPS Navigation, the Razr Maxx was more sensitive and was able to look onto a signal even while I'm inside the house at home. My Note 2 can't seem to do that. May be a moot point since I'm not driving while inside at home, but just pointing out my observation from my experience with both phones

    Casey
    12-23-2012 02:21 PM
  24. AustinTech's Avatar
    My Note 2 has the fastest GPS lock of any phone I've ever used. Never had a Motorola though.

    Sent from my SCH-I605 using Android Central Forums
    12-23-2012 02:26 PM
  25. Droid_Evo_8's Avatar
    I had the S3 and love it. But being a taller guy with big hands, I didn't think the Note 2 would be to big for me. Most of my co-workers thought I was insane. I have had it for about a week, and it seems normal sized to me. In fact when I hold the S3 now it seems really small. Plus I can't give up the SPen, the Quad core and the multi view now.
    Don't forget to add the AWESOME battery life of the Note 2 over the S3.

    Sent from Outer Space
    12-23-2012 02:53 PM
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