01-18-2013 10:57 PM
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  1. Roelito78's Avatar
    Ok fellow android users I have a dilema in regards to the note 2. I purchased a note 2 for 179.00 through Best Buy. The Note 2 came in last night and I am having second thoughts in regards to keeping it. I currently own the I phone 4 and for the most part, this phone has been as stable as can be. I have also tried out android in the past and there always appears to be issues with the android phones or software. Poor batteries. glitchy software, apps running constantly in the background failed updates etc. So, now comes the question of the day. Is the Note 2 as good as people are saying? Should I stick to the good old reliable I phone? Apple IOS is getting a bit outdated but it does the job with very few if any problems. I appreciate any opinions you guys and gals may have. By the way, Best Buy price matched the Lets Talk price of 179.00. Thanks
    01-16-2013 08:51 AM
  2. fwhomeboy's Avatar
    Ok fellow android users I have a dilema in regards to the note 2. I purchased a note 2 for 179.00 through Best Buy. The Note 2 came in last night and I am having second thoughts in regards to keeping it. I currently own the I phone 4 and for the most part, this phone has been as stable as can be. I have also tried out android in the past and there always appears to be issues with the android phones or software. Poor batteries. glitchy software, apps running constantly in the background failed updates etc. So, now comes the question of the day. Is the Note 2 as good as people are saying? Should I stick to the good old reliable I phone? Apple IOS is getting a bit outdated but it does the job with very few if any problems. I appreciate any opinions you guys and gals may have. By the way, Best Buy price matched the Lets Talk price of 179.00. Thanks
    Yes, Stick with the I-Phone. Note 2 users are a different breed indeed. You won't be happy with the Note 2. But, for the rest of us, ONLY THE NOTE 2 WILL DO !!!!!!
    01-16-2013 09:06 AM
  3. PsYcHoNeWb's Avatar
    Ok fellow android users I have a dilema in regards to the note 2. I purchased a note 2 for 179.00 through Best Buy. The Note 2 came in last night and I am having second thoughts in regards to keeping it. I currently own the I phone 4 and for the most part, this phone has been as stable as can be. I have also tried out android in the past and there always appears to be issues with the android phones or software. Poor batteries. glitchy software, apps running constantly in the background failed updates etc. So, now comes the question of the day. Is the Note 2 as good as people are saying? Should I stick to the good old reliable I phone? Apple IOS is getting a bit outdated but it does the job with very few if any problems. I appreciate any opinions you guys and gals may have. By the way, Best Buy price matched the Lets Talk price of 179.00. Thanks
    The Note 2 is as good as people are saying. There are some bugs and glitches that come with Android OS but that is to be expected considering that amount of features and improvements that are thrown in with every new phone. That being said, there are no real glarring issues that would hurt the overall experience of this phone. I love the Note 2, easily one of my top 3 phones I have ever owned and it will probably stay that way for a while. I am considering going back to a slightly smaller phone though considering my job requires a lot of traveling and sometimes a large phone like the Note 2 does get a little annoying to carry. I haven't had that experience yet but its something I have to consider once I start traveling more frequently.
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    01-16-2013 09:13 AM
  4. Bond32's Avatar
    If you have to try to convince yourself to keep the note 2 then you need to return it. Your comment about all android devices being buggy seems to be the standard go to line of hard core apple fans. The note 2 is fantastic in every way. The possibilities it has over the iPhone is insane.

    But it sounds like you would rather be on an iphone.

    Sent from my SCH-I605 using Tapatalk 2
    01-16-2013 09:13 AM
  5. Roelito78's Avatar
    The size is a factor for me as well as I work at a refinery. Not sure if it would even fit in my coveralls pocket. Guess I will check it out this evening. Thanks for the honest comments
    01-16-2013 09:25 AM
  6. Roelito78's Avatar
    If you have to try to convince yourself to keep the note 2 then you need to return it. Your comment about all android devices being buggy seems to be the standard go to line of hard core apple fans. The note 2 is fantastic in every way. The possibilities it has over the iPhone is insane.

    But it sounds like you would rather be on an iphone.

    Sent from my SCH-I605 using Tapatalk 2
    Im not trying to convince myself just asking for opinions. I am ready for a change but sometimes change can be bad. I do not want to sign a new contract on a phone I may later find to be buggy or annoying to carry due to its size. I also understand that one can get used to the size within hours. The only thing that concerns me is that after a month or so the new of having a giant screen will wear off and be stuck with a phone that is tough to carry around
    01-16-2013 09:30 AM
  7. codeda's Avatar
    Im not trying to convince myself just asking for opinions. I am ready for a change but sometimes change can be bad. I do not want to sign a new contract on a phone I may later find to be buggy or annoying to carry due to its size. I also understand that one can get used to the size within hours. The only thing that concerns me is that after a month or so the new of having a giant screen will wear off and be stuck with a phone that is tough to carry around
    If you already have the phone, why don't you try it out for the week and then decide?

    Sent from my Nexus 4 using Android Central Forums
    01-16-2013 09:32 AM
  8. Roelito78's Avatar
    If you already have the phone, why don't you try it out for the week and then decide?

    Sent from my Nexus 4 using Android Central Forums
    Thats my plan, I think is night and day compared to the I phone just hope that I will enjoy it for 2 years

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    If you already have the phone, why don't you try it out for the week and then decide?

    Sent from my Nexus 4 using Android Central Forums
    Thats my plan, I think is night and day compared to the I phone just hope that I will enjoy it for 2 years
    01-16-2013 09:43 AM
  9. infmethod's Avatar
    Ok fellow android users I have a dilema in regards to the note 2. I purchased a note 2 for 179.00 through Best Buy. The Note 2 came in last night and I am having second thoughts in regards to keeping it. I currently own the I phone 4 and for the most part, this phone has been as stable as can be. I have also tried out android in the past and there always appears to be issues with the android phones or software. Poor batteries. glitchy software, apps running constantly in the background failed updates etc. So, now comes the question of the day. Is the Note 2 as good as people are saying? Should I stick to the good old reliable I phone? Apple IOS is getting a bit outdated but it does the job with very few if any problems. I appreciate any opinions you guys and gals may have. By the way, Best Buy price matched the Lets Talk price of 179.00. Thanks
    The fact that you posted this thread should give you your answer. I personally don't understand after using the Note 2 for just a few hours, you're having second thoughts. I haven't had a single issue with mine. It's easily the best smartphone out currently and makes anything Apple makes, including the iPhone 5 look like garage. Of course, this is my personal opinion.

    Android has come a LONG way since just a few years ago. It is fast and stable as can be. And at the price point you got the Note 2 for, I'd seriously try it out for the 14 days and I think you'll not think about your iPhone ever again.
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    01-16-2013 09:43 AM
  10. Roelito78's Avatar
    The fact that you posted this thread should give you your answer. I personally don't understand after using the Note 2 for just a few hours, you're having second thoughts. I haven't had a single issue with mine. It's easily the best smartphone out currently and makes anything Apple makes, including the iPhone 5 look like garage. Of course, this is my personal opinion.

    Android has come a LONG way since just a few years ago. It is fast and stable as can be. And at the price point you got the Note 2 for, I'd seriously try it out for the 14 days and I think you'll not think about your iPhone ever again.
    Thanks for the great advise and opinion!
    01-16-2013 11:23 AM
  11. Bond32's Avatar
    I am fully prepared to hold on to my note 2 as long as I can keep my unlimited data. Perhaps the first time I have not felt the need to change phones every other week...
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    01-16-2013 11:48 AM
  12. Roelito78's Avatar
    I am fully prepared to hold on to my note 2 as long as I can keep my unlimited data. Perhaps the first time I have not felt the need to change phones every other week...
    Wish I could keep my unlimited data. I purchased my phone through Best Buy and they shipped it to me so I still have my unlimited data plan. Im sure once I call to activate the phone it will be gone. That sucks
    01-16-2013 02:39 PM
  13. Bond32's Avatar
    Wish I could keep my unlimited data. I purchased my phone through Best Buy and they shipped it to me so I still have my unlimited data plan. Im sure once I call to activate the phone it will be gone. That sucks
    Oddly enough I've heard of some lucky few who managed to keep unlimited. One I heard about ordered from best buy too.

    Sent from my A500 using Tapatalk HD
    01-16-2013 03:33 PM
  14. Darren Donovan's Avatar
    There's a reason I refer to my Note 2 as B.P.E. (Best Phone Ever)
    There's only 1 real smartphone on the market right now, the Note 2. The rest are just toys. My friends with iPhones get kinda pissed when I tell them that. Hehe, just joking with them.
    01-16-2013 03:37 PM
  15. GregMargie's Avatar
    I think you should try it out for a few days and then choose what is right for you.....different strokes for different folks is why there are so many choices. Sounds like you got a fantastic price on it! Also, being a woman, I can see where the size could be an issue for men, as a woman can just put it into her purse. I personally can't wait to get the GN2! Just my 2 cents worth! Good Luck with your decision!

    edit....are you sure it was the Note2 you got at Best Buy for 179.00?? I only see they show the SIII for that price, and the Note II at 299.99
    01-16-2013 05:44 PM
  16. Tunnelrunner's Avatar
    You have to give it at least a week. I use both the Note 2 and an iPhone 5 (I switch back and forth between the two) and they're both (IMO) equally great devices *but* they're very different. I know exactly what you're going through though - switching to an Android phone after using iOS for so long can be a tough transition for some people, especially if you just want your phone to work right out of the box and don't want to have to customize it. The Android experience is a whole different ball game. So it's possible that Android isn't for you, just like iOS might not be for someone else. Again my advice is to just try it for at least a week. And don't "cheat" (like I did, LOL) by keeping your iPhone 4 in your second pocket like a security blanket...you really need to experience Android on its own.
    01-16-2013 06:01 PM
  17. Jude526's Avatar
    Apple users are not easily changed and there is a learning curve to the Android platform. I know you stated you have had exp with Android before, and so have I. I came from Blackberry and had no problem getting accustomed to Android. I welcomed it with delight and find it fun, easy and being able to customize to my liking and not what Apple states has to be. I have had some great Android phones but the Note 2 surpasses everything. It is like that gorgeous Arabian horse that has made the judges in awe. The Note2 does SO much and the real estate of the screen is amazing. I have only had mine for 48 hours and I am thrilled with it. I have small hands and have had no problems with it. This is a device I will not tire of or want to get rid of it. It will definitely take me into these two yrs very happily. I am a smartphone user and I do use the features. This phone has all I want and then some......but it is your choice.
    01-16-2013 09:55 PM
  18. Roelito78's Avatar
    Oddly enough I've heard of some lucky few who managed to keep unlimited. One I heard about ordered from best buy too.

    Sent from my A500 using Tapatalk HD
    Wonder how they were able to keep it
    01-17-2013 06:27 AM
  19. Roelito78's Avatar
    I think you should try it out for a few days and then choose what is right for you.....different strokes for different folks is why there are so many choices. Sounds like you got a fantastic price on it! Also, being a woman, I can see where the size could be an issue for men, as a woman can just put it into her purse. I personally can't wait to get the GN2! Just my 2 cents worth! Good Luck with your decision!

    edit....are you sure it was the Note2 you got at Best Buy for 179.00?? I only see they show the SIII for that price, and the Note II at 299.99
    Yes Note 2 in Titanium. They priced matched Lets Talk.com. Thanks for your input
    01-17-2013 06:29 AM
  20. Roelito78's Avatar
    Apple users are not easily changed and there is a learning curve to the Android platform. I know you stated you have had exp with Android before, and so have I. I came from Blackberry and had no problem getting accustomed to Android. I welcomed it with delight and find it fun, easy and being able to customize to my liking and not what Apple states has to be. I have had some great Android phones but the Note 2 surpasses everything. It is like that gorgeous Arabian horse that has made the judges in awe. The Note2 does SO much and the real estate of the screen is amazing. I have only had mine for 48 hours and I am thrilled with it. I have small hands and have had no problems with it. This is a device I will not tire of or want to get rid of it. It will definitely take me into these two yrs very happily. I am a smartphone user and I do use the features. This phone has all I want and then some......but it is your choice.
    Jude, I appreciate your comments. I almost activated the Note 2 last night but I am still trying to figure out a way to keep my unlimited data so I am being real careful before I activate it. I have two lines with unlimited data at the moment and trying to figure out a way to retain the data package.
    01-17-2013 06:32 AM
  21. Bond32's Avatar
    Jude, I appreciate your comments. I almost activated the Note 2 last night but I am still trying to figure out a way to keep my unlimited data so I am being real careful before I activate it. I have two lines with unlimited data at the moment and trying to figure out a way to retain the data package.
    What phone do you currently have active on your line? I think if you use the same sim card you should be okay. Don't use any sim card that came with the phone.

    Sent from my SCH-I605 using Tapatalk 2
    01-17-2013 07:15 AM
  22. Roelito78's Avatar
    What phone do you currently have active on your line? I think if you use the same sim card you should be okay. Don't use any sim card that came with the phone.

    Sent from my SCH-I605 using Tapatalk 2
    I currently yhave the I phone 4 on my line and I phone 4 on my wifes. The note 2 was purchased under my number through Best Buy but have not activated the phone. I currently still show unlimited data on both of my lines.
    01-17-2013 08:21 AM
  23. Bond32's Avatar
    I currently yhave the I phone 4 on my line and I phone 4 on my wifes. The note 2 was purchased under my number through Best Buy but have not activated the phone. I currently still show unlimited data on both of my lines.
    Maybe if you went into a verizon store and told them what was up you could keep it.

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    01-17-2013 09:11 AM
  24. Roelito78's Avatar
    Maybe if you went into a verizon store and told them what was up you could keep it.

    Sent from my SCH-I605 using Tapatalk 2
    I doubt they would allow me to keep the unlimited data. Verizon is out to screw people. The only problem is that they offer the best service in my area so I am forced to stay with them
    01-17-2013 09:18 AM
  25. jugghead62's Avatar
    I'll Chime in!
    If you don't like it after a while, I am sure (as popular as it is) that you could post on Craigs list and get someone to do a trade with you for something you might like better. Just saying, CL is full of people wanting to do a trade or swap.
    Plus as a Brand New Note 2 that is super popular right now, you won't have a problem letting someone swap. Just be sure to go to a Carrier store to do it if you feel as though someone is trying to swindle you.
    I find it to be a wonderful phone. Like some of the others, as my job travels, outdoors alot etc. I might look down the road at something smaller. Such as the Razr Maxx hd. The reviews are great with it plus the battery life is a must for me.
    Again, try it and if you end up not wanting it, post on CL or even here on the site. Many will want it!
    Good luck with your decision.
    01-18-2013 11:46 AM
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