I have the Note 1 at 5.3 inches and was thinking on upgrading to the Note 2 next month but I better wait If I truly want the most gigantic phone ever in the 3. People will really freak out when I whip that bad boy out. They already do with my phone now.
This is getting crazy I originally wanted a galaxy note II or samsung SIII before. Than my droid Incredible just bit the dust within the last week so I got my excuse to do an upgrade.
So yesterday I was in the store looking at the phones, the galaxy note II is freaking huge, I do mean huge. I am a pretty big guy and that phone is a mini tablet it's not a phone, it is too large to carry in my opinion.
The SIII was more resonable in terms of size but I opted to just go with the Rarz M since it's cheaper and is mostly on par with the SIII in terms of specs that matter to me while still being cheaper and smaller with a 4.3in screen while maintaining the same approximate size as my droid incredible without the extended battery (so close in fact I have it charging in the incredible's case I have instead of leaving it on the table).
Well the Note 1 I have which is slightly wider then the Note 2 does fit in your jeans pocket. I'm a above average sized guy not big hands but I find it takes about 2 weeks to get used to the size then its ok. I dont talk on the phone hardly but using it for text/email and everyday internet use especially on a 4G LTE signal can't be beat by any other phone. The S3 is its little sister. If they can manage to make the screen 6.3 inches and keep the frame around it as close to the existing Notes it wont be impossible to keep on you. I imagine once you see that 1080p vivid screen combined with top notch hardware it will blow most people away and be worth having.
THIS IS UNNACCEPTABLE! I want my 42in television running android with a 64gb microsd card slot! I also want it no thinner than a pencil and as smooth a sheet of ice!!!! If I'm not constantly dropping this device on the concrete is IS NOT UNWEILDY ENOUGH!!!
A 6.3" Phablet could retain the same 80.5mm width as the current Galaxy Note 2 or at most the 83mm width of the original Galaxy Note. How? Aspect ratio! If Samsung switched from the common 16:9 and 16:10 aspect ratios to a taller and slimmer 21:9 a 6.3" phablet is doable. It'll just mean that the screen would cover the entire frontal area with it being taller than the norm. A crack/shatter-resistant plastic display overlay will also work better than Corning's Gorilla glass in such a device.
What WOULD be crazy is if there weren't any other options and >5" was the only choice out there from any manufacturers. So why people write it's crazy makes no sense since we all have choice, and so for people that would like this phone, fantastic, it works for them.
There are still many other options out there for those who want smaller form factor. Maybe when the day comes when 4.3" and smaller phones are eliminated can people start to say "it's crazy", like these bigger phones are somehow limiting their own personal ability to choose their own phone.
^Do other manufacturers offer as good an all-around Android experience as Samsung though? I've found that TouchWiz combined with the 2gb of ram and JellyBean to be a really sweet package. I can finally forget about worrying how much ram the device has left and lock-ups and crashes are few and far-between on my S3. I just love this phone. ...and the Note 2 is even more powerful. Can other manufacturers match Samsung here?
OK, I want an 11.6" Galaxy uh, ... whatever will be available when the 2 year contract on my new Note 2 expires. With an Otterbox (brief)case and a 2TB SSD card! Well, what do YOU think will be SOTA in 2 years? And what will be the OS of choice?
The only thing I wasn't crazy about with the Note2 was the 720p screen. I compared the image quality with my wife's iPhone 5 and found the iPhone's display to be brighter and sharper. I really wanted a higher ppi so I took it back and came home with my S3.. ...but I'm sure the Note 3 will have a nice 1080p+ screen.
[citation][nom]halcyon[/nom]The only thing I wasn't crazy about with the Note2 was the 720p screen. I compared the image quality with my wife's iPhone 5 and found the iPhone's display to be brighter and sharper. I really wanted a higher ppi so I took it back and came home with my S3.. ...but I'm sure the Note 3 will have a nice 1080p+ screen.[/citation]
I found that the screen on the Note 2 compared very favorably to that of the iPhone 5, but I guess YMMV...