MRooney, 05 Mar 2014I highly agree with TheNeighbor.
Z2 cannot beat Note 3 at this moment although there is dif... moreI like to sketch people and places. I've learned to hone some fast techniques in drawing with the S Pen with the Galaxy Note 2, Note 8 and now with the Note 3. These were done using the using Sketchbook app.
Some were done on-location while they aren't asked to pose. You can't get those dynamic thin to thick lines spontaneously with just a finger or capacitive pen. The S Pen has 1024 levels of pressure sensitivity. The more pressure, the thicker the lines.
Of course also writing and sketching with S Note.
Why in the world should visual artists like me would switch to something without a Wacom digitizer (S Pen)? The Note series just gives us a wonderful device for sketching anywhere, anytime.
TheNeighbor, 04 Mar 2014Some misconceptions you made regarding the Note 3:
*"Using spen frequently make your n... moreGo away sony fanboy. This section is for galaxy note 3, not sony xperia z2! Also, try to read the rules. It is stated that "No bashing - deliberately and repeatedly bashing the same brand
No trolling - deliberately antagonizing other brand/model users"
And as I always say and I use. Neighbor knew that from Note 2 forum...that....Removable battery is plus factor.
I always go with that and that's my deal breaker!
TheNeighbor, 05 Mar 2014Yes, avoid my points that I had previously mentioned. The Z2 can never replicate the S Pen wit... moreI highly agree with TheNeighbor.
Z2 cannot beat Note 3 at this moment although there is difference of 6 months between 2 flagships.
S-Pen is definitely a leading factor, someone admit it or not. I have seen my companies Higher Management they love you use Stylus while checking their e-mails. Yes they do.
And S-Pen features they are wow.
If 2 people are fair and sitting together, let them give Z2 and Note 3 respectively and they will tell the real innovation in them.
Note 3 is a real discovering Handset!
Ali, 28 Feb 2014Hi All,
This is Ali from India.
I am planning to get galaxy Note3 N9005(4G version) from S... moreHi Ali,
I bought mine in Dubai and haven't received any updates yet. I'm not so sure if when will it be but I'm looking forward on getting the KitKat update pretty soon. BTW, I've been using my SMN3 to 3 diff countries already inc where I'm currently at and it's perfectly working. I was told by the dealer that it can be use anywhere so I didn't do the "region lock" thingy. But might as well try it out just to make sure:)
sonny, 05 Mar 2014You do not comprehend Ominibalance rev*
It control equal weight in all areas and also keep ce... moreSo, you didn't get the entire measurement differences at all. Do you know what is .1mm thickness difference? 5g lighter makes a whole difference for you? Omnibalance has more to do with the exterior "a minimalistic form where only the essentials remain, with balance and symmetry throughout."
See that video again:
Xperia phones are made in China.
The only weakness for batteries here is the inefficient management Sony has implemented with the Xperia Z lineup. Their mid-ranged Xperia C has a more impressive battery performance with a removable battery. I'd get that over the Xperia Z2.
sonny, 05 Mar 2014Z2 5.2"(1920*1080) full HD Live colour Led screen
is suitable for your jeans pocket!
It... moreYes, avoid my points that I had previously mentioned. The Z2 can never replicate the S Pen with so much productivity apps, doesn't have better battery stamina than a Note 3, has more screen with up to 1/4" bigger difference in height and width, great & clear Super AMOLED screen.
I would again not be surprised the Z2 having as terrible battery performance as the previous 4 Xperia Z iterations.
You keep mentioning 3GB RAM, 4K video recording, slow motion. Well, the Note 3 has all those too. The Note 3 even has the best GIF (or animated pictures) editing tool I've experienced and enjoyed.
Water resistance and higher camera megapixel count aren't enough for some of us to switch to a Z2.
TheNeighbor, 04 Mar 2014Oh, don't get ahead of yourself too much. You get the device you need, and you only need a sho... moreYou do not comprehend Ominibalance rev*
It control equal weight in all areas and also keep center of gravity(CG)
So Z2 is lighter than you think*****
Z2 is slimer than note3 and it is tall up to note3 ,and
a little smaller than note 3
Soyou can get premium feel..As it is tall up to note3 with small benzel ,you can can enjoy more perfect experience than note3*****
Removable Battery is becoming a weakness tec in FUTURE and it also used low cost and low quality
Phone( China& Korea phone)
Nonremovable battery Maker(Apple,Sony,HTC) emphasize in quality and battery life span to last ,at least, 4 years and more
So removable battery & plastic products take your money for new battery new flick cover bruises&cuts in back(adore is plastic)-----
From 10 facts you said,*
Fact1&2, it is minor case for z2*
According to fact3&5: how do you charge your extra battery?? Note3 is full of spen feature& touch wiz&hairsplitting apps so it is for at most 2-day use
You need latest model power banks for long tour
Note 3 lacks of water dust proof, it has limited for your use_____
The other facts you said : resolved completely in
Z2*(4.4.2kitkat) *full HD IPS Live colour Led display
SoRelax& think ,and go to the nearest Sony showroom And pre order Z2 to change your clumsy note3*****
Live with Sony anytime&anywhere without limitations!
TheNeighbor, 05 Mar 2014And I guess an iPhone user like you is here because you have great concerns for the Galaxy Note 3.sarcasm much? I am a Samsung fan too... but I hate them much!
all the vendor now should be more focus on making the longer life batteries bigger power and more thin..think about it..if samsung has no time to do so then why samsung didnt buy better batteries license from the philips for the example
luka, 04 Mar 2014i want to buy note 3, nbut im afride that is too big because i carry my phone in jeans ? can s... moreZ2 5.2"(1920*1080) full HD Live colour Led screen
is suitable for your jeans pocket!
It has 3g ram& 4k video*Moreover, it also has 20.7 mega pixel camera *water&dust proof which does not have note3and z2 has slow motion video*info eye* social live and photo filter and new professional SONY UI
Abaddon-ISJ5, 04 Mar 2014Oh calm down.And I guess an iPhone user like you is here because you have great concerns for the Galaxy Note 3.
luka, 04 Mar 2014i want to buy note 3, nbut im afride that is too big because i carry my phone in jeans ? can s... morejust bought it 2 days ago. changed from S4 to this...in 5 minutes,all of your doubts will go away.every other phone is,somehow,too small,now...i realy love it!! it fits nicely in jeans,not so big as Xperia Z ultra or HTC one Maxx,just a right size for a phablet.
i want to buy note 3, nbut im afride that is too big because i carry my phone in jeans ? can somebody say is it to big to carry i have s3 and it is much smaller, in the hand note 3 will be no problem for me because i have big hand but am woory how it is going to look in jeans can somebody say his experience of carrying his phone i jeans ? pls help
sonny, 04 Mar 2014I am glad you read my concept*
Note3 is so big and it is clumsy for real use
Not 3 gets high... moreOh, don't get ahead of yourself too much. You get the device you need, and you only need a show phone.
The problem is you don't even know exactly what you're talking about. The S Pen is the reason why I got a Galaxy Note.
What productive activity do you do on your supposed Xperia?
Productivity at beaches? LOL! You're not even suppose to let it touch sea water.
Productivity in the shower? I see.
Productivity in the rain? I wonder.
You like staying in dusty places?
Privacy? You mean you actually think bad screen viewing angles are actual Sony features?
Clumsy for real use?
The Z2 is 146.8 x 73.3 x 8.2 mm (5.78 x 2.89 x 0.32 in).
The Galaxy Note 3 is 151.2 x 79.2 x 8.3 mm (5.95 x 3.12 x 0.33 in).
Take a good closer look at those measurements.
The Z2 is only only 4.4mm shorter, 5.9mm narrower, and .1mm thinner. If you have trouble with numbers, it means the Z2 is shorter only about just above half its thickness against the height of the Note 3; and Z2 is less in width sub only less than 3/4 of its thickness against the Note 3.
Still can't picture what that means? Watch the video comparison against each other:
Again, still don't get it?
Let me put it plainly then... They both have similar sizes, and even their weight. Z2 is only 5g lighter. Do you know what 5g weigh? You don't know?
So, you're like saying that the Z2 is also clumsy to operate. It even has a smaller screen than a Note 3 with almost the same body mass. Which is now much more "productive"?
Staying in school makes you better to comprehend this stuff.
Sony is mimicking Apple's hardware restriction. And again here's my list of 10 things went a removable battery is better than a fixed one:
1. Better battery cycling and thereby longer life.
2. Seconds to get a full charge back than wait 2 hours to charge.
3. No need to carry the charger or a heavier power bank.
4. You have a choice of a third party extended battery, even trippling the capacity.
5. Safer to charge on a cradle than on the device as about 10% of batteries have chances to be unstable.
6. Reduces the chances of theft while charging outside the house.
7. An extra battery is smaller and thinner to carry inside your pocket.
8. When your battery finally gives up, you just buy a new one.
9. No need to pay for more expensive internal battery and wait for days to have it installed.
10. Your device becomes practically wireless without the need to plug in via the micro USB most of the time if you just charge the spent battery via the battery cradle.