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Anyone get - or getting - a Samsung Galaxy Note 3?

Any peeps out there picking up a Samsung Galaxy Note 3? It's tempting!

Most Useful Answer scutting  Oct. 2, 2013 at 15:42

I got my Note 3 yesterday and absolutely love it. I was a bit worried about the size of it as I had an iPhone 3GS before but I don't regret it at all so far and it easily fits in my trouser pockets.

I haven't used the stylus a huge amount yet apart from using it to save some web articles in a scrap book (which seems like something I might use more often in the future).

I didn't think the region locking thing was as much of an issue as it was made out to be. Doesn't it only affect people who import phones? I thought once you have unlocked it with a sim from the country it is set to you can then put in sim cards from other regions when you travel. I may have that wrong though as I am not really going to use other sims.

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JanSt / MOD  Oct. 2, 2013 at 14:27

Very tempteed (although I hate Android and prefer smaller devices). But I had the first two Notes and used the stylus appr 5x.. So, really. No point for me. But I can see the attraction.

rob585  Oct. 2, 2013 at 15:18

Not unless they sort out the region locking issue. When I buy a sim free phone I expect it to work all over the world hard wear allowing, I don't expect the manufacturer to software lock it....Samsung are gonna lose a lot of business users thus a lot of sales if they keep this up. They clearly have got too big for their boots.....shameful

Johnmcl7  Oct. 2, 2013 at 15:37

How are you very tempted by the Note 3 if you hate Android, prefer smaller devices and don't use a stylus? That just seems completely bizarre to be tempted by a phone which appears to be the polar opposite of what you want in every way.

I've had a Note 1 since its original German release when the price was fairly low as it wasn't expected to be a big seller, I was looking forward to the Note 3 but with demand being much higher the price appears to me to be artificially high at the moment. Plus while it's quicker than the Note 1 with a higher resolution screen it doesn't seem that much of an upgrade in practice.

scutting  Oct. 2, 2013 at 15:42

I got my Note 3 yesterday and absolutely love it. I was a bit worried about the size of it as I had an iPhone 3GS before but I don't regret it at all so far and it easily fits in my trouser pockets.

I haven't used the stylus a huge amount yet apart from using it to save some web articles in a scrap book (which seems like something I might use more often in the future).

I didn't think the region locking thing was as much of an issue as it was made out to be. Doesn't it only affect people who import phones? I thought once you have unlocked it with a sim from the country it is set to you can then put in sim cards from other regions when you travel. I may have that wrong though as I am not really going to use other sims.

lucyferror  Oct. 2, 2013 at 16:04

No I'm not going to get it. I already have Note 2 and Note 3 is a big disappointment for me. There's no point to change phone basically to get 1.45 inch more with a better camera and little bit more memory. Soon Note 2 software will have similar functions as Note 3 now.
It only makes sense to buy Note 2 if you have a totally different phone - or maybe first Note.

JanSt / MOD  Oct. 2, 2013 at 19:08

@johnmcl7
I know... it MUST seem bizarre LOL Android on paper I love. Out of the box I find it unbearable.
But I know enough to personalise an Android device in such a way that I can live with it. My REAL issue is with Google; and specifically Schmidt and Brin. They are the kind of people time travellers of the future will - hopefully - target. To prevent the apocalypse. Well, maybe less dramatic.
I hate them. And I believe them to be evil. I'm old. I have learned we CAN judge books by their covers ;)
If we are lucky, I'm wrong.
Anyhoo, thus I decided no more Android for me.
I did enjoy the Notes as gadgets. Not as a "use while queuing in a supermarket with a basket in one hand" kinda everyday phone. 4.3-in devices are where I draw a line.

Stelph  Oct. 3, 2013 at 09:50

I didn't think the region locking thing was as much of an issue as it was made out to be. Doesn't it only affect people who import phones? I thought once you have unlocked it with a sim from the country it is set to you can then put in sim cards from other regions when you travel. I may have that wrong though as I am not really going to use other sims.

Yes Samsung has clarified, the phone doesnt stay locked after its been activated, its just an attempt by Samsung to avoid "grey" importing. Once activated other sims will work

I have read some worrying reviews about the speed of the device/lag but I assume thats going to be quickly fixed with updates, its certainly got enough grunt to mean it shouldnt be lagging

scutting  Oct. 3, 2013 at 12:59

I must admit I haven't experienced any lag whatsover so far. Even when using 3d live wallpaper and demanding apps at the same time. Evenything seems super quick and smooth. I was coming from a knackered 3gs so anything will seem fast after using that recently. :p

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