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    Default Keep iphone 5s or get a note 3?

    Okay peeps have been trying to decide what to do. Should I get a galaxy note 3 instead of using my iphone 5s?
    What makes me think of switching is being able to customize my phone. The only way to customize an iphone is jailbreak and it's still not the same.
    Givens your thoughts.
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    Default Re: Keep iphone 5s or get a note 3?

    Get whatever phone is going to make you happy.
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    We'll that's my wife's response


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    Default Re: Keep iphone 5s or get a note 3?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gjaramillo39 View Post
    We'll that's my wife's response


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    It's the best response. There's been so many of these 'hey peeps please help me decide if I should keep phone x or go to phone z' threads. The response is always the same. Choose what ever device makes you happy.


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    Default Re: Keep iphone 5s or get a note 3?

    If you want customization go with the Note 3.
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    Default Keep iphone 5s or get a note 3?

    If you want an amazingly simple yet powerful device keep the 5s.


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    Default Re: Keep iphone 5s or get a note 3?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gjaramillo39 View Post
    We'll that's my wife's response


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    Default Re: Keep iphone 5s or get a note 3?

    As a current owner of an iPhone 5, an HTC One, a Samsung Galaxy S2 (now given to my GF) and a Samsung Galaxy Note 3, here are my observations. I got the Note 3 for the large screen as my work device as I needed a larger screen as I read a lot of text. The iPhone is my personal device. I use whatever device fits my needs and I am happily neither an iSheep nor a Fandroid.

    Remember, this is my opinion only and 'your mileage may vary' as they say.

    The iPhone fits in a pocket better than the huge Note does, that's pretty obvious. The Note weighs more, but not noticeably more on an actual day-to-day basis unless you hold it for more than a minute or so, in which case the weight becomes more noticeable. The Note 3 has way more customisation options than the iPhone and the screen is pretty darn impressive too. There's no getting away from the fact that it was faster than my iPhone 5 (not 5S). The big difference of Android over iOS are the customisation options available. But if you consider that there are many different Android phones on the market, the OS has to cope with them all, from large screen to small screens and would for that reason be more susceptible to falling over.

    However, because of all those customisation options, the Note 3 is way, way, WAY more prone to falling over. In the three months I have had it, I have had to factory reset it at least once a month due to errors creeping in to the OS. The iPhone 'just works' and has not fallen over, glitched or caused any problems at all in that time (notwithstanding I dropped it in the sink on Friday, but there you go).

    If I had the choice all over again of choosing which device to go for, personally I would pass over the Note 3 immediately and make a beeline straight for the iPhone. Sure you lose some screen real estate and customisation options but the device and the OS are both way more robust and reliable than either the Samsung Note 3 or the Android OS, purely in my experience you understand.

    I have had all the iphones, bar the 4S, since the beginning and the Note 3 is my fifth Android phone, so i'm not new to either.

    I would urge you to look at both and really think if you could live to having a requirement for enormous pockets to put the heavy Note 3 in. Also, don't forget the next iPhone 6 is rumoured to have a larger screen too, so it may pay for you to keep a close eye on that device and hold off for the time being.
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    Default Re: Keep iphone 5s or get a note 3?

    Honestly, I don't think I could sincerely choose between my 5s and Note 3. I use them both for totally different reasons. I am fortunate enough to have the privilege of owning both.

    I think you'll need to just explore what you consider pros and cons of each. Weigh them out and then stop for a second. Listen to that little inner voice and follow it. You'll be happiest listening to your own intuition and using your own judgements. 😌

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    Quote Originally Posted by Septembersrain#AC View Post
    Honestly, I don't think I could sincerely choose between my 5s and Note 3. I use them both for totally different reasons. I am fortunate enough to have the privilege of owning both.

    I think you'll need to just explore what you consider pros and cons of each. Weigh them out and then stop for a second. Listen to that little inner voice and follow it. You'll be happiest listening to your own intuition and using your own judgements. 😌

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    I'm really wondering if I should sell one of my 5s' and get something Android.


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    Default Keep iphone 5s or get a note 3?

    Quote Originally Posted by Haalcyon View Post
    I'm really wondering if I should sell one of my 5s' and get something Android.


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    It breaks up the monotony. It gives you the freedom to try different things. It's why I've got two iPhones and an Android. One iPhone is jailbroken, one stock, then I've got my beast of an Android to play with.

    I think it's always fun to have new things to tinker with. =]

    Edit: putting a new ROM on the Note 3 as we speak. Weeee....


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    Default Re: Keep iphone 5s or get a note 3?

    Great advice guys think I will stick with my iphone 5s


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    Default Re: Keep iphone 5s or get a note 3?

    Quote Originally Posted by Septembersrain#AC View Post
    It breaks up the monotony. It gives you the freedom to try different things. It's why I've got two iPhones and an Android. One iPhone is jailbroken, one stock, then I've got my beast of an Android to play with.

    I think it's always fun to have new things to tinker with. =]

    Edit: putting a new ROM on the Note 3 as we speak. Weeee....


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    Awesome. Do you think you'll you lose S-Pen functionality or that it'll be enhanced?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Haalcyon View Post
    Awesome. Do you think you'll you lose S-Pen functionality or that it'll be enhanced?


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    Definitely enhanced. I generally gravitate towards TW based ROMs. They take stock and then tweak it to perfection. I have always experienced a lot of bugs and instability using CM/AOSP based firmware. Samsung integrates touch wiz well and it's just a little bloat and de-odexing needed to make it perfect.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Septembersrain#AC View Post
    Definitely enhanced. I generally gravitate towards TW based ROMs. They take stock and then tweak it to perfection. I have always experienced a lot of bugs and instability using CM/AOSP based firmware. Samsung integrates touch wiz well and it's just a little bloat and de-odexing needed to make it perfect.


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    Default Re: Keep iphone 5s or get a note 3?

    Quote Originally Posted by Septembersrain#AC View Post
    Definitely enhanced. I generally gravitate towards TW based ROMs. They take stock and then tweak it to perfection. I have always experienced a lot of bugs and instability using CM/AOSP based firmware. Samsung integrates touch wiz well and it's just a little bloat and de-odexing needed to make it perfect.


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    I have a note 3 and love it. I haven't had any problems with it thus far and there are features on it that make it more useful. An example of this would be the s pen, multi window, and voice commands (like saying cheese so the camera captures). But the most important thing I like is the battery life. I can get through a full day without a charge and that's with constant texting browsing and streaming music through Bluetooth I'm the car. I tend to switch devices a lot and the note 2 was the longest device I owned and now the note 3 is an improvement. With that being said, I would get an iPhone 6 if it's good enough. But the point is, it's always great to test the waters of the other side and decide what you feel is best. For now the note 3 is best for me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Septembersrain#AC View Post
    Honestly, I don't think I could sincerely choose between my 5s and Note 3. I use them both for totally different reasons. I am fortunate enough to have the privilege of owning both.

    I think you'll need to just explore what you consider pros and cons of each. Weigh them out and then stop for a second. Listen to that little inner voice and follow it. You'll be happiest listening to your own intuition and using your own judgements. ��

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    EXACTLY This^^^. I also have both devices, and it would be very difficult to choose between which one to keep. Both of my devices I use for totally different reasons and both run smooth and fast on the Verizon network, I've never had any problems from either device. I suppose your decision should be based on how YOU use a smartphone.
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    Default Re: Keep iphone 5s or get a note 3?

    Get the device that works for you and you're happy with.
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    I have a note 3 and 3 iphone 5s. I only have three phone lines so the note 3 just stays at home collecting dust. I used to like android very much but i went back to ios because and it may sound cliche, it just works.


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    Another thing to consider when picking between android and apples is ease of repair…
    iPhone is a demon beast when it comes to repairs and androids can be repaired with a simple precision screwdriver and some online tutorials.
    However with that easy repair comes and incredibly steep drop in value almost immediately after purchase.
    iPhone 4 can still sell on eBay around 100 bucks and an android of that generation simply has no resale value at all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 3cit View Post
    Another thing to consider when picking between android and apples is ease of repair…
    iPhone is a demon beast when it comes to repairs and androids can be repaired with a simple precision screwdriver and some online tutorials.
    However with that easy repair comes and incredibly steep drop in value almost immediately after purchase.
    iPhone 4 can still sell on eBay around 100 bucks and an android of that generation simply has no resale value at all.
    That's because iPhones are only manufactured by Apple, so demand outpaces supply routinely. Even Apple routinely has trouble keeping enough iPhones in stock to sell, with people waiting weeks to get theirs after a launch. They are smart about this. This is simple economics.

    Android devices form that generation were competing with dozens of other Android devices of that generation.

    The same way OEMs drive each other's prices down in the competitive marketplace, this also happens with Android devices on the used devices market.

    The iPhone 4 competes with no other device for someone who is looking for a 2010-era iOS device. The only thing that exists is the iPhone 4. This allows iOS device prices to depreciate at a much slower rate than Android devices, despite having (these days) worse hardware and being less capable machines (from a software standpoint). "Support and Updates" is no longer a factor as OEMs like Samsung have been supporting their flagships for 2+ years lately.

    That also has nothing to do with repairability (if anything, a iPhone that is a touch repair will actually drop in value more since it's a PITA for the average Joe or Jane to even replace the battery when it stops holding a decent charge, etc.).

    Also, back then the iPhone was technologically ahead of other devices in a few key areas. For one, it had a Retina IPS LCD screen, which was easily superior to the WVGA Android flagship devices back then (PPI, Viewing Angles, Color Reproduction, Quality of the Glass Used, Sunlight Readability, etc.). It was also only ~0.5 inches smaller than flagships like the Galaxy S. It had a FFC, which was missing on a lot of Android flagships back then. The Back Camera on the iPhone was better than most Android flagships back then, but that advantage has been virtually eliminated since then. The design of Android devices has improved tremendously since then.

    This have almost completely flip-flopped since then, but the competition in the Android hardware ecosystem will always keep resale prices down. It's just not possible to demand such high resale values when you have almost equivalent competing devices getting sold for the same or less, and with everyone wanting to offload their devices, and there being so many of them, they tend to drop faster. The iPhone has a nice advantage in that regard, but you have to suffer with iOS to take advantage of it.

    Lastly, the iPhone base prices are marked up quite high cause Apple likes their huge profit margins. A Galaxy Note 3 (32GB Base SKU) is about $50 cheaper than an iPhone 5S 32GB (VZW price at least, since that's the carrier I use). In addition to that, Android devices these days tend to have superior carrier portability than iPhones, so a person can often reuse an Android device on another carrier where an iPhone cannot be repurposed in the same way. This further dilutes the market since it inflates the amount of usable phones for a lot of people, which can in turn help drive prices down further.

    Almost forgot, the existence of cheap Google Play phones also helps keep resale values down. People are less willing to pay $500 for a Mint Samsung device when they can run to Play Store and get a Nexus 5 for $150 less, brand new.

    Windows Phone and Blackberry resale values are quite low because there isn't much demand for those devices.

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    Apart from the tiny screen and the fact that Apple intentionally delays adoption of tried and true, tested technology in its phones to give themselves room to sell upgrades, the iPhones are decent hardware.

    My issues with them is the software. iOS is almost too basic and too restrictive. It almost feels like using a more powerful feature phone than a smartphone to me.

    For people with less needs and less-complicated demands of their smart devices, however... They are perfectly viable.
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    For people with less needs and less-complicated demands of their smart devices, however... They are perfectly viable.
    This has become almost laughable as people continue to push this opinion off as fact. Having owned the entire Samsung flagship line since the S3, along with each iphone, I have come to the conclusion that many android enthusiists simply do not know how to work an iphone. They write it off as restrictive and simple, yet I can manipulate mine to be as productive (often more productive) than my android counterparts. I am about as power use as it gets, and my iphone runs circles around my android devices. My demands are very complicated, and my iphone meets each one. Differently than the way android operates? Certainly. But different certainly doesnt equate to worse.

    Now, there are those out there who simply cannot imagine daily life without a widget sitting on their screen or tinkering with a live wallpaper or launcher. If that is their perogative in a phone....then android is the clear winner. I for one am not that guy. IOS is extremely fluent, stable, and efficient. Some mistake this for boring and stale. But hey, I guess that is the reason android phones have pages upon pages upon more pages of people with issues, problems, and complaints whereas we at imore, well, don't lol.
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    Default Re: Keep iphone 5s or get a note 3?

    This thread makes me want to get rid of my Note 3 and get a 5S now I am iPhone-less again after my unfortunate water-based accident.

    Must. Hang. On. 'til iPhone 6 launch. ><
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    Quote Originally Posted by Highrisedrifter View Post
    This thread makes me want to get rid of my Note 3 and get a 5S now I am iPhone-less again after my unfortunate water-based accident.

    Must. Hang. On. 'til iPhone 6 launch. ><
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