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#1 LinusTech

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Posted 02 October 2013 - 08:51 PM

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The Note 3 is an updated phone for people who like the Note series and the concept behind it...

 

But seriously, if you felt like your smartphone needed to be more huge and needed a stylus, then the Note series might appeal to you. The new Note 3 has "more of everything". It's faster, has a massive 3GB of RAM, has more features and more functionality for the stylus, and has a bigger battery. It also has an updated design that looks stunning. Frankly the feel of the backplate is not as good as the look though. I still find it a little slippery.

 



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Posted 02 October 2013 - 08:52 PM

problem is that it's region locked, kinda forcing you to root your phone if you want to use sim cards from anywhere else while you are away from your country


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Posted 02 October 2013 - 09:08 PM

Honestly, partly due to my complete lack of interest in the Note line, I didn't even know that...

 

They're just too big for me...


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Posted 02 October 2013 - 09:11 PM

Honestly, partly due to my complete lack of interest in the Note line, I didn't even know that...

 

They're just too big for me...

I have a Note 2, and i have small hands, biggest mistake I've ever made, but I still love it.


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Posted 02 October 2013 - 09:28 PM

Honestly, partly due to my complete lack of interest in the Note line, I didn't even know that...

 

They're just too big for me...

Such a size queen ;)


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Posted 03 October 2013 - 11:07 AM

Really want to get this to be honest :P

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Posted 03 October 2013 - 12:03 PM

Really want to get this to be honest :P

u know its region locked > right ?


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Posted 03 October 2013 - 12:26 PM

u know its region locked > right ?


I barely leave my region anyway :P and when I do I don't use roaming Internet anyway - if I really wanted to I'd get a SIM card for that region put it in my Blackberry and then use that to tether to my Galaxy Note 3, problem? I think not :P tbh I'd probably flash Ubuntu Touch onto it if I could anyway

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Posted 03 October 2013 - 12:39 PM

I barely leave my region anyway :P and when I do I don't use roaming Internet anyway - if I really wanted to I'd get a SIM card for that region put it in my Blackberry and then use that to tether to my Galaxy Note 3, problem? I think not :P tbh I'd probably flash Ubuntu Touch onto it if I could anyway

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Posted 03 October 2013 - 01:23 PM

I have a Note 2 myself. I have big hands so it works pretty nicely (for comparison, I can type just fine on a full sized iPad in portrait mode just fine). However to me the Note 3 looks like a bit of hardware upgrade 1GB more RAM, faster processor, bit better camera. Most of the more significant selling point changes however seem to be software. Which is much like the transition from SGS3 to 4, why can't a lot of these features be on older devices? The pen is a clear example of this. My Note 2 recognizes when I hover with the pen and has a button on the pen for certain gestures and actions, why can't I get the improved version the Note 3 has in an update?

 

I know software development costs money, I'm a CS major myself. But these kinds of new releases are what's causing Samsung to go from the championed "Android done easy" and somewhat beloved company by the tech community to being hated and being infamous for meaningless upgrades to their product lines and horrible update support.


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Posted 24 October 2013 - 12:20 AM

I have a Note 2 myself. I have big hands so it works pretty nicely (for comparison, I can type just fine on a full sized iPad in portrait mode just fine). However to me the Note 3 looks like a bit of hardware upgrade 1GB more RAM, faster processor, bit better camera. Most of the more significant selling point changes however seem to be software. Which is much like the transition from SGS3 to 4, why can't a lot of these features be on older devices? The pen is a clear example of this. My Note 2 recognizes when I hover with the pen and has a button on the pen for certain gestures and actions, why can't I get the improved version the Note 3 has in an update?

 

I know software development costs money, I'm a CS major myself. But these kinds of new releases are what's causing Samsung to go from the championed "Android done easy" and somewhat beloved company by the tech community to being hated and being infamous for meaningless upgrades to their product lines and horrible update support.

That's the only thing I envy about iPhones. They almost always get the software upgrades, even if they don't change much

I also have a Note 2 and it could easily do the things the Note 3 does. But cellphone companies seem to see devices as disposable, so they don't really update them to the newest software. Maybe if they could charge for the upgrade they would do it but since it's android they probably can't


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Posted 24 October 2013 - 03:17 PM

That's the only thing I envy about iPhones. They almost always get the software upgrades, even if they don't change much

I also have a Note 2 and it could easily do the things the Note 3 does. But cellphone companies seem to see devices as disposable, so they don't really update them to the newest software. Maybe if they could charge for the upgrade they would do it but since it's android they probably can't

Well to be fair. Consumers go through phones pretty quickly so you could say many of them find them disposable too. For example I think Verizon has a plan now where you pay a bit more but don't have to pay a fee when you switch phones earlier than 2 years. T-mobile is implementing a similar strategy with taking the subsidies out of their plans.

 

I think they could charge for updates if it's their code although Android alone is open source and you can't charge for that. But if you're running vanilla then you don't have that problem in the first place.

 

Also worth mentioning... The fact that all your users are left out of date is a big security issue. If everyone was up to date on Android we would see FAR fewer security breaches. But alas the bulk (30+%) are still on Gingerbread and only a small single digit percentage are on the latest version.


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