Anonymous, 02 Feb 2014To make it short and simple...
I do bother to(everyone does) have more than what an iPhone ... moreAndroid is all about customization. You can make thing really simple or clustered. I use an application called SwipePad to launch applications from any operation by just swiping from a top corner. I leave my screen only with a clock widget and 4 on screen shortcuts.
An iPhone is all about simplicity - a touch screen music player with phone functions. Apple restrictions are there:no intentional torrent downloads for battery conservation, forces you to only buy media from their iTunes store, non-removable battery for a smaller body, and not so easy to share files to force you use cloud storage with a limited file size.
You get almost no malware for the system, but you'll miss new mobile innovations like swipe keyboard input for faster typing, transfer gigabytes of data faster, able to connect to a majority of other devices, deep plug-in customization by using Tasker to fit how you want your device to behave at certain triggers, and a sleuth of so many other things as per device, like a Note 3 with a Wacom digitizer, personally useful for drawing.
By the way, iPhone's "Retina" screen is an IPS LCD. Galaxy S and Note series use Super AMOLED screens. Big difference in technologies whereby Super AMOLED screen produce better contrasts and render truer blacks than an iPhone rendering them at dark grays. Test have shown that colors of AMOLEDs can now be close to true renditions than before.
Hover preview with a finger over your email box without opening any is pretty practical and not a fancy boastful trick. I bet that's not something you'd complain about if you had it in your iPhone. It's like hovering your more cursor on windows and gives you a pop-up box to give you more info.
USB 3.0 transfers data up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0. That's a big difference there. One of the things I do since I load up HD movies onto my 64GB micro SD card. So it's way faster without waiting more to load.
Multi screen windows have been such a big relief for me, like jotting notes with the S Note using the S Pen, while I look at info over the internet or video demonstration. Or copying pictures or text from one application to another by dragging. Or watching a video (like music videos from Youtube) to keep yourself awake (stimulating your right brain) while doing your spreadsheets (left brain function). If you're talking about productivity in your pocket, a Galaxy Note is a way to go.
It's like buying an Alienware laptop which runs Windows than getting the Apple Mac Pro laptop (at a more expensive price too). You even need to bootcamp the Mac with Windows just so you get to use the most widely used software applications in the World. Use a Mac entirely on its own, you only get to use what it has to offer - no full PC games (yeah, overheats and crashes the machine, and limited productivity programs, so you can claim it's (almost) virus free.
Android premium devices like the Galaxy Note 3 are smoothly usable, and stable, but not entirely. iPhones are NOT 100% stable and do crash. Nothing is flawless.
I'm sure you have convinced some to switch to the iPhone with your arguments. Hey, if the iPhone works for you, then that's all you need. But some of us want and need a Galaxy Note 3, and not some limited device you like to defend.
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Anonymous, 02 Feb 2014To make it short and simple... I do bother to(everyone does) have more than what an iPhone ... moreYou please do a comparison between iPhone 5s vs nokia 3310.That will be a interesting one.
Anonymous, 02 Feb 2014To make it short and simple... I do bother to(everyone does) have more than what an iPhone ... moreRetina display is just gimmick , iPhone 4 has natural colour but iPhone 5 and 5s comes with more saturated colour screens. Note3 and s4 has best oled displays .According to display mate note3 is brightest screen ever produced.
Note 3 is way superior over iPhone 5s. iPhone is too simple and lacks lot of useful features that Note 3 can offer.
TheNeighbor, 02 Feb 2014Exactly, you don't bother to have more features than what an iPhone has to offer. Limited and ... moreTo make it short and simple...
I do bother to(everyone does) have more than what an iPhone could give...
Its just that i don't want to get it from Android...
I have my deepest gratitude towards all the companies for healthy competition to bring out the best in each other...
I allow simplicity in my day to day life so that i can concentrate my wits on expanding my horizons rather than uselessly complicating life like Android does...
I am open with Active Digitizer...
DLNA (though developed by Sony) is extensively revolutionized by Samsung just like How touch screens were by Apple...
Reread your own comment for even HD is just a name while what i said was for the excellent color reproduction just like in Retina display...still even S4 suffers with it...
agreed with direct WiFi and bluetooth...as well as OTG USB...
But also ok with Apple tv...
That hovering thing is simply needed for people who are just used to cluttered boxes...or fancy boastfulness...
I said i don't even care to do that, u can say whatever u want...
Are you just making up your own mind or got seriously got defensive...?
Technologically challenged ??!
Is that how you see people who don't share your innate passion for complications...??!
Not sure bout USB 3 but i will get back to you...
Don't you see any difference in better organizing stuff and simply having two things doing the same things albeit rather lamely...
Ya so what??!
Android cannot make its phones smoothly usable and stable to start with...check your background first than build something on it...
Just few hours of use ,Superb screen , audio quality is excellent (via headset ) note 3 is unbeatable. But iam happy with my s4.
Anonymous, 02 Feb 2014.....
Does it have memory expansion?
- get over it
Does it have an active digitizer?
-... moreExactly, you don't bother to have more features than what an iPhone has to offer. Limited and restricted. Small and short battery life. Simplified and it shows how you want it that way without know how things work. You should be thankful for Android developers - a lot of the "new" features of iOS6/7 like pull up/down menus, panoramic camera shots, direct Wi-Fi or Bluetooth transfers known to you as Airdrop, and animated background.
And you still didn't get some of the points I listed like:
Active digitizer - this is the Wacom pen system that is used for the S Pen in giving pressure sensitive inputs. Steve Jobs dismissed the entire concept of stylus in 2007, saying you'd lose it. Well, lo and behold, Apple just patented something similar, taking cues from Samsung and Wacom.
Retina display is only 640 by 1136. It's basically an LCD display. Full HD is 1080 by 1920. More density, much more finer. Apple had to give it a name for anyone who don't know better. "Oh, only the iPhone has Retina!". Amazing. It doesn't "beat down any HD screen till date".
Wifi/bluetooth is somehow now possible only with iPhone 5/5s only. Working around it would mean waiting to upload a big file over cloud and waiting again to download it in another device. Or you need to have a PC to mediate. It's 2014, and you like doing this?
DNLA or Digital Living Network Alliance was established by Sony. It's a system for wireless playing of media content to tv or other devices. It's not limited Samsung's system.
Direct wifi connection to other computers can't be done without an Apple Airport or Apple TV. I can do that without special routers or devices directly via any ordinary WLAN network.
Loading or managing music can be done by directly plugging an HDD (rooted) or USB flash drive to a Note 3.
Hover previewing contents of email is pretty darn useful without ever to open them. Very helpful if you are quickly looking for something fast. You can easily find a particular scene in a movie with this.
Name us one "..there are lots of features in apple u wont even know without" using a swiping gestures for keyboard input.
Swiping down to reveal your setting options with one or two is a gesture command in the most recent iOS7. You just stated it to be useless without knowing you are already using it. There are actually lots more gestures. Another feature copied from Android. You just shot your foot.
Multi windows "...unbearable even on an 21" desktop..." You must really are technologically challenged.
"lightning port does it better"? USB 3.0 can transfer up to 10 times the speed for content. Lightning port can't replicate that. How is it better?
"lol who wants a second menu...!!" Well, the iPhone folder menu is a sort of second menu. You just shot your foot again.
Download media of torrents sites isn't intended by Apple.
Android can do whatever iOS can do. Not the other way around. Get over it.
Anonymous, 02 Feb 2014It seems like your answer to a whole heap of missing iPhone features (battery, micro sd card e... moreYa thats because there are ways to move around such So called features which you might beheld it in reverence while others did got over with it...
Guessing is a game to play with... Happy playing
Anonymous, 02 Feb 2014..... Does it have memory expansion? - get over it Does it have an active digitizer? -... moreIt seems like your answer to a whole heap of missing iPhone features (battery, micro sd card etc) is "get over it".... With thinking like that I'm guessing you work for apple.
TheNeighbor, 01 Feb 2014What does an iPhone have over a Note 3? Let's see:
Does it have a finger print scanner? Yes... more.....
Does it have memory expansion?
- get over it
Does it have an active digitizer?
- what it is?
Does it have a removable battery?
-get over it
Does it have a bigger and higher resolution screen?
- want a phone with one hand operation and still retina display beats down any HD screen till date - so much so that samsung copied the display of colors from it in s3 and up...
Does it have Bluetooth or Wi-Fi Direct data transfers?
- get over it again, there are ways to move around it
Does it have DNLA protocols to any smart TV?
- DNLA is something samsung initiated, no wonder it wants ppl to use it and popularize it for itself...the same can be done in other phones via other methods
Does it have directed wifi connection to a monitor or projector for my
- yes that can be done
Does it load music or video content without a computer or downloading?
- what are u saying?
Does it have do saving of attached content onto the device's memory?
Does it have other internet browsers other than Safari as default when pressing a link?
- what is this!! Does it even have that much significance...most of us don't wish to uselessly complicate life like u want to
Does it have hover preview with a finger?
- nothing but a taste for fancy, cant use it casually
Does it have swiping gestures for keyboard input?
- agreed there...but there are lots of features in apple u wont even know without using it
Does it have multi finger gestures as shortcuts?
- another useless feature only for devices uselessly complicated
Does it have multiple windows?
- this is sometimes unbearable even on an 21" desktop let alone a phone (endlessly complicate devices just for ppl to boast and brood)
Does it have infrared for remote controlling?
- get over it...better ways of doin it
Does it have fast data transfer speed as a USB 3.0?
- lightning port does it better
Does it have customized widgets?
- lol who wants a second menu...!! Ppl like u for starters i guess
Does it have a back button or menu button?
- useless question
Does it do true multi tasking like downloading torrents while you are doing
- i knew samsung worshipers dwell in the pool of viruses but this is too much... Downloading ? Yes it can be done hassle free with multitasking....
This are just the points to tell u where u stand...
Apple exclusivities are not for u.... Just don't feel the need to tell that to u
MoroX1, 02 Feb 2014you mean additional accessories like cable charger and headphones for example, it is no proble... moreI have black one and I like to buy a wireless charger kit. But the only available wireless charger kit is in white. No black. For me it matters. I regret buying the black one.
the sar radiation rating of samsung devices is among the lowest... far better than iphone (which is among the worst)
Tcool, 02 Feb 2014White is better because most of the accessories available are in white color. If you don't li... moreyou mean additional accessories like cable charger and headphones for example, it is no problem, I don't mind having a different headphones colour to my phone or even different cover colour.
Spaxton, 01 Feb 2014Simply:
iPhone is garbage! Its made for non intuitive lazy people. It has only good look. Eve... moreI know, bro.
iPhone is simply for stupid people who don't know the difference between 3G and LTE, who only use their phone to take photos and make calls.
Plus, looks are a matter of opinion, I may hate iPhone looks and love Samsung's. It is only to my taste in design.
Waqas Akhtar, 01 Feb 2014Which color is best white or black?it depends on your taste, but the white back cover has a more plastic feel than the black one. The black feels and looks more like leather, but if you gonna use a cover then it is up to you.