Bunyip22, 20 Sep 2013jfgler,
I have owned both Notes and 2 iphones.
Advantages of the Note are:
- No Itunes... moreThank you for the help (I mean it).
From what you said in summary I see more advantage of the Note 3 than IP 5s.
- On the 5S you said it hold value better but I think I don't really care about value, it's a phone it will getting cheaper all the time. If I care about value I'll buy stocks/shares/mutual funds/property to add to my portfolio not a phone LOL...
- the other three are less important to me..
So, I guess note 3 is also better for productivity, just saw the note 3 demo on youtube few minutes ago.
chetan, 19 Sep 2013Samsung is making fool of indians.they are not providing snapdragon 800 processor in india.can... moreyou can buy online from authorize dealer at ebay. then claim any outlet in india if got problem
I have owned both Notes and 2 iphones.
Advantages of the Note are:
- No Itunes (it is so painful its not funny)
- Proper file explorer
- Decent sized screen (4" is a joke)
- Replacable battery and micro sd card
- USB OTG (plug usb sticks or cards in with an adapter)
- No restrictions on apps (i.e. i can download movie and music torrents straight to my phone)
- Unlimited customisation options (icons, launchers, keyboards etc)
- Widgets (some are really handy)
- FM radio on Note 2, not sure about Note 3 but there are apps to get FM radio OTA (not streamed via data).
- Better lock screen and toggles
- Camera features & controls are a lot better (more than you will find on high end point & shoots)
- The S-pen. On the note 3 it looks a lot more usable
- Better screen and specs
- Better battery life when in use.
- Android has a lot more controls and options in relation to every feature. For a power user this is great but it does take longer to learn.
Advantages of the iphone are:
- Holds value better
- Its really well tied into ipad, mac and iOS if you have them
- Smaller device for one hand (the note is still fine in normal pockets)
- Some apps are a little more refined but this problem is basically gone now android has 80% of the market.
I haven't mentioned build quality or appearance. Personally i prefer the new note 3 and the build quality of the Note 2 is great despite the haters but i would probably say the iphone build is better.
Hope this helps.
what the fuq this one is this time also they dont releasing LTE version in india and with a price 50000apx
so why go for this go for sony z1 which contains 20.7mp camera dustproof waterproof 4.2 ghz processor
Considering buying new phone... Note 3 or iphone 5S so the question is what does iphone 5s can do but note 3 can not do? (or in reversed).
Someone please enlighten me..
jawad younas, 19 Sep 2013Samsung should make its own software for upcoming galaxies ... just like iphone ... then these... moresorry you are wrong, samsung already failed with BADA os, why? its closed system and it will take years until you have all your apps.
BADA os sold 2% of mobiles from samsung.
i think samsung and other companies should put more effort by IMPROVING the core of android and not waste money on developing stupid OS's no one will use.
look at windows mobile, crap os. you have Firefox project, ubunto mobile and a few more failures.
samsung will try again with intel developing TIZEN os
The best part of the package is the box. And what's with the pseudo stitching on the rear cover. Ugh !
Guys please dont buy samsung note 3. 'Coz once you buy it you will not receive any major android update. Instead samsung will make you wait. Till next note launches and the note 4 craze goes down. You will be treated the same way note 2 users were treated. Every note 2 user is frustrated with every phone getting updates. And note 2 still struck at 4.1.2 at which it was released. Didnt receive 4.2 neither 4.3. Wont recieve till note 3 craze calms down. But not note 2. You can buy google nexus instead as google guarantees its updates.
Devices with 4 inch screen are ideal to have, if you want larger then go with ipad.
The GALAXY NOTE 3 SCREEN PROTECTION IS GORILLA GLASS 3. I've read it on some blogs and news here in the web. It is included on the list of devices that uses GORILLA GLASS on "Wikipedia: List of Devices with GORILLA GLASS." I just want to encourage those who have been dismayed, including myself, because of the reason that GSMArena did not indicate and update the Galaxy Note 3's Specifications particularly on the Screen Protection Section. It would be very disappointing if this device doesn't use GORILLA GLASS but IT DOES. This is the best device ever that have been produced so far by technology based on innovation, power, flexibility and capability and artistry as well on its S-PEN. I believe that each device has its weakness and strength as we compare them with the other yet in over all the GALAXY NOTE 3 is SUPERB. I admit that the design may not be that good compared to others but still nice. The Galaxy Note series impressed me since my Note 1 and 2. With no doubt now, it's time to level up, it's worth the financial cost we may spend on Note3 and be at the high end of all high ends. Next year's would be another. The QUESTION now is that WHY GSMARENA DID NOT INDICATE THE TYPE OF SCREEN PROTECTION THE GALAXY NOTE 3 HAS ON ITS SPECIFICATION? WHY? ...Time to think and ponder.
chetan, 19 Sep 2013Samsung is making fool of indians.they are not providing snapdragon 800 processor in india.can... moreSamsung does that a lot, they always sell lower level hardware device in Asia. I have a Note 2 and that one I bought from China have only one frequency specify for China. when I come to USA there is no 3G network for my note 2 at all.
The Samsung product do have problems, but in my lifetime, Samsung is my fist choice for mobile phone, cause I love 4.5++ inch screen!
Tomtom143, 19 Sep 2013Wtf~ no fm again? What happen wit now smart phone!!!!!!!!! Why? Anyone can tell me ? What ha... moreBecause they want to do like Apple products No FMRadio! Even no radio, iPhones also can get a good sale, that's they wanna to test it, it is right or it is wrong.
Vishal Singh, 19 Sep 2013Friends I never suggest to anyone to buy SAMSUNG mobile phones Its's my personal experience.. ... moreLag, freeze, right? I don't know why? Why the Samsung mobile will always lag? After using more than 2or 3 months, the product will just...... I don't know what should I do with my S4.. ..even I didn't install many application, but it can't play smoothly, will restart itself suddenly or just can't open application. (some )
Why apple phone just packing below 1GB Ram, but it can play smoothly than other phone like my sis iPhone 5,she already using i5 more Than 5months,nothing happen to her phone.
Hope the Samsung will fix this kind of problems as soon as possible.
Note 3 have been selling in My country yesterday, I got a hands on on it! Wah, so nice, the build language similar like S2, the leather back panel feel as a note Book, nice feeling! But the prize for me is too expensive,i will wait the prize drop....
Samsung is making fool of indians.they are not providing snapdragon 800 processor in india.can we ask why Samsung.if we are investing 50k.they are also not giving model which can record 4k video.the premium features are for Europe and what is for Indians.I will buy lg g2 which is really serving Indians better than Samsung.
Samsung should make its own software for upcoming galaxies ... just like iphone ... then these specs of note 3 will run things better and smoother then it is ... I love samsung galaxies ... and I love note 3 .. I m waiting for note 3 ... samsung just think once on software of ur own not android .. android is good but it always need greater ram ... and iphone having 512 ram is smooth and play all kinds of games .. because they have their own software ... love u samsung ..♥♥♥♥&#9829;