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  1. maryhalltworound's Avatar
    Will the 4.99-inch Galaxy S4 be a better smartphone than the 5.5-inch Galaxy Note 2?
    03-04-2013 04:18 PM
  2. DroidXcon's Avatar
    Will the 4.99-inch Galaxy S4 be a better smartphone than the 5.5-inch Galaxy Note 2?
    It has not been announced or even reviewed yet. So noone knows. The only thing you know it won't have is the S pen and larger screen. And whether or not those things are important to people is a matter of personal choice and opinion. So until its announced and reviewed there is nothing to go on.

    From my Galaxy Note 2 via Tapatalk
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    03-04-2013 05:04 PM
  3. Droid_Evo_8's Avatar
    Although it's still missing some more specs posted here and if the leaks are true, then it is better than our Note 2s. Would be nice if I have the money to buy one but I'll settle for my Note 2. (For now) LOL
    03-04-2013 08:42 PM
  4. randall2580's Avatar
    On Flipboard tonight they had an article that reportedly had the Antutu benchmark for the new phone and it blew away everything currently released including the GN2 and the new LG twins (Optimus G and N4).

    Should be an interesting release.

    Sent from my Nexus 7 using Android Central Forums
    03-04-2013 08:50 PM
  5. YBCold's Avatar
    IMO it won't be as good as the note. The note gets most of its awesomeness from the S-pen!
    03-04-2013 08:55 PM
  6. Eclipse2K's Avatar
    IMO it won't be as good as the note. The note gets most of its awesomeness from the S-pen!
    Agreed, writing little notes and stuff for personal reasons or fun to other people is fun

    Sent from my Samsung Galaxy Note II
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    03-04-2013 09:22 PM
  7. viper31573's Avatar
    Don't know if this will make it better but its still interesting


    http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/0...mid=tw-nytimes

    sent from viper's note 2 using tapatalk
    03-04-2013 11:45 PM
  8. GMJeff's Avatar
    Besides, if we all believed rumors, you would think the phone is powered by unicorn tears or something.

    The only comparison between the two should be the screen size and dimensions of the devices.

    I mean, the Note 2 is at a disadvantage on screen resolution as the rumors say that thw S4 will have a full HD screen. The Note 2 has a lower resolution due to the included wacom digitizer for the s pen functionality. As for the S4 having a 4.99" screen, really. 5" would probably be cheaper and easier to produce. Resolution shouldn't change with a .01" addition to the diagonal.

    The S4 is also rumored to have a 8 core CPU (4 cores for full power and 4 cores for low power) which will help with processing multiple instructions at once.

    The only real comparison would be between the S4 and the Note 3 when it is announced a few months later.

    Galaxy S4 or Note 3 for my next. Decisions, decisions.
    03-05-2013 12:45 AM
  9. Los Becky's Avatar
    if let me choose, i'll choose s4
    03-05-2013 02:37 AM
  10. anon(394005)'s Avatar
    I think "better" is subjective. Myself, I don't see the S4 as something to even consider as it's an S3 replacement and not a competitor to the Note 2. After experiencing a 5.5" screen and the S-Pen, I don't want to go back to anything smaller or lose the S-Pen functionality. Now the Note 3? Whole different story! That I look forward to! In the meantime, I'm content to sit back and rock the Note 2.
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    03-05-2013 07:26 AM
  11. GregMargie's Avatar
    I think "better" is subjective. Myself, I don't see the S4 as something to even consider as it's an S3 replacement and not a competitor to the Note 2. After experiencing a 5.5" screen and the S-Pen, I don't want to go back to anything smaller or lose the S-Pen functionality. Now the Note 3? Whole different story! That I look forward to! In the meantime, I'm content to sit back and rock the Note 2.
    I completely agree.

    I went from the HTC Thunderbolt to the Note 2 (I know, No comparison) the Note 2 is amazing! I am so happy with it! Battery life alone is awesome. I used a styles with my other phone (long finger Nails) but the S pen is so much more..... Love it!

    Margie
    Sent from my Galaxy Note 2
    03-05-2013 07:53 AM
  12. 1812dave's Avatar
    the two phones will be different. doesn't mean one is "better".
    03-05-2013 09:16 AM
  13. dpham00's Avatar
    the two phones will be different. doesn't mean one is "better".
    Better is in the eye of the beholder. Everyone has different priorities. I want a large screen. Unless the s4 is larger than the note 2, i don't want it. Others may want a fhd display, faster processor, or whatever goodies the s4 may bring

    Sent from my Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note II
    03-05-2013 09:28 AM
  14. planoman's Avatar
    Had the OG Note and jumped on the S3 in June only to get the note 2 in November. Will not do that again. Will wait for the Note 3 as a new daily driver. I am sure the S4 will be awesome but I just cannot see replacing my Note 2.

    Sent from my Nexus 4
    03-05-2013 09:32 AM
  15. TabGuy's Avatar
    Better is in the eye of the beholder. Everyone has different priorities. I want a large screen. Unless the s4 is larger than the note 2, i don't want it. Others may want a fhd display, faster processor, or whatever goodies the s4 may bring

    Sent from my Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note II
    Agree that "better" is in the eye of the beholder. I have a Galaxy Nexus and have vowed that I'll never have a phone with hard buttons on the front of the phone. To me, after a year of using the Nexus, the soft buttons has a much, much higher priority than screen size or pen. My wife has a Note 2 and I'm very, very tempted to go against that vow as I like it a lot. However, next Thursday, if the S4 doesn't have hard buttons then it's a no brainer.

    Aside: The only time my wife has used the S Pen was when I showed her it was there. I feel the same. The SPen requires 2 handed use by definition and I seldom use two hands on my phone. I also carry around a Galaxy Tab so my desire to turn my phone into a tablet is negligible. Even a Note 2 is a small screen to me with a Tab 10.1 within grasp.
    03-05-2013 11:26 AM
  16. Droid_Evo_8's Avatar
    Samsung Galaxy S4 - Expansys.com UK

    LOL to those of you who wants to get a 6.3 INCHES NOTE 3. That's almost a Nexus 7 putting it on your face when making calls. No thanks.
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    03-05-2013 01:48 PM
  17. anon(394005)'s Avatar
    Samsung Galaxy S4 - Expansys.com UK

    LOL to those of you who wants to get a 6.3 INCHES NOTE 3. That's almost a Nexus 7 putting it on your face when making calls. No thanks.
    Have to wait and see what the size of the Note 3 may be. It certainly won't be anywhere near the size of the Nexus 7, which has a lot of bezel. Samsung could very well fit a 6 - 6.3" screen on a frame not much larger than the current Note 2. They'd have to shrink down the existing bezels and probably go with on-screen buttons. But point being, it won't be anywhere near the size of a Nexus 7 which IS ridiculously large to hold to your ear.
    03-05-2013 01:57 PM
  18. Casey Cheung's Avatar
    I'm not interested in the Samsung S4. However, I am lusting for larger internal storage space. I seem to recall reading rumours the S4 may have up to 64GB of internal storage space?
    03-05-2013 02:16 PM
  19. Eclipse2K's Avatar
    Have to wait and see what the size of the Note 3 may be. It certainly won't be anywhere near the size of the Nexus 7, which has a lot of bezel. Samsung could very well fit a 6 - 6.3" screen on a frame not much larger than the current Note 2. They'd have to shrink down the existing bezels and probably go with on-screen buttons. But point being, it won't be anywhere near the size of a Nexus 7 which IS ridiculously large to hold to your ear.
    True and if that's the case were all good. This phone is big enough and a little biggetbos fine but the bezel would need to shrink. Samsung is pushing the limits already so soon size will stay the same until we see folding screens.

    Sent from my Samsung Galaxy Note II
    03-05-2013 06:13 PM
  20. Aquila's Avatar
    It'll have better hardware and software, a smaller screen, no s-pen and a different name. Subjective as to which of those things matter.
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    03-05-2013 08:16 PM
  21. dmmarck's Avatar
    It has not been announced or even reviewed yet. So noone knows. The only thing you know it won't have is the S pen and larger screen. And whether or not those things are important to people is a matter of personal choice and opinion. So until its announced and reviewed there is nothing to go on.

    From my Galaxy Note 2 via Tapatalk
    While true, I find it hard to believe that Samsung would allow its own flagship--which, for all intents and purposes, is the Galaxy S line--to be bested by one of its past, non Galaxy S-line devices released nearly half a year (or more than that?) prior. That doesn't mean that a Note II would not be a better device for those who want it to be (i.e., S pen users, folks preferring bigger devices, etc.). But purely from tracking Samsung's recent history I find it a distinct probability that the SIV will the best device Samsung, itself, has ever produced.

    I could be wrong though .
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    03-05-2013 08:22 PM
  22. Droid_Evo_8's Avatar
    While true, I find it hard to believe that Samsung would allow its own flagship--which, for all intents and purposes, is the Galaxy S line--to be bested by one of its past, non Galaxy S-line devices released nearly half a year (or more than that?) prior. That doesn't mean that a Note II would not be a better device for those who want it to be (i.e., S pen users, folks preferring bigger devices, etc.). But purely from tracking Samsung's recent history I find it a distinct probability that the SIV will the best device Samsung, itself, has ever produced.

    I could be wrong though .
    Hey, wassup, Marck. Welcome to our forums. Where you been? LOL
    03-06-2013 01:26 AM
  23. Onemoa's Avatar
    The S4 will be mainstream like the S3 is, the Note 3 will be cutting edge like the Note 2 is.

    Why would you buy the S4 when you could wait a few more months and get the Note 3?

    It also depends on what you use you're device for. I love having a big screen. Also the fact that the Note 2 is using a Super AMOLED HD Plus screen is another reason why the Note 2 will still be able to keep up. It's RGB screen makes a huge difference in sharpness. Even though the S4 will have a 1080p screen it's really not needed at all. It's a 5" screen, I mean yeah if it's RGB rather then pentile then it will be nicer but still. I'm very happy with my Note 2's screen.

    Besides that I really don't want to live without the S-pen. It can really be great, for work and play. Even more so with the new Photo Shop touch app, it's amazing what you can do with you're Note 2 and that app.

    I'm excited about the S4 just because it will give us an idea about how the Note 3 will be. But that's the only reason.

    Once you go Note, you can't go back. If the Note 3 really is that much better and has features I won't be able to live without, I'll pick one up but for now I love my Note 2 and can't wait to see what the Note 3 will have in store for us.

    Sent from my SGH-T889 using Tapatalk 2
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    03-06-2013 02:45 AM
  24. dmmarck's Avatar
    Hey, wassup, Marck. Welcome to our forums. Where you been? LOL
    Drifting through time and space .
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    03-06-2013 07:59 AM
  25. maryhalltworound's Avatar

    Why would you buy the S4 when you could wait a few more months and get the Note 3?


    Why would you buy the Note 3 when you could wait a few more months and get the S5?

    Why would you buy the S5 when you could wait a few more months and get the Note 4?

    Why would you buy the Note 4 when you could wait a few more months and get the S6?


    This can go on forever....
    03-06-2013 09:08 AM
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