1. fb2's Avatar
    I'd like to add that my note 3 fell in the toilet and is still working fine.
    What did you do in the toilet with your phone? 😂😏
    03-26-2014 06:02 AM
  2. gjaramillo39's Avatar
    All I can say is the iphone 6 needs to have a larger screen and it needs to be 1080p or I'm getting the htc one m8.


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    03-26-2014 07:41 AM
  3. Haalcyon's Avatar
    All I can say is the iphone 6 needs to have a larger screen and it needs to be 1080p or I'm getting the htc one m8.


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    The M8 LOOKS like a nice phone. ...I will be eager to see what the iP6 offers...but really? The rMini and Air meet and exceed my big screen needs.


    via the tablet
    03-26-2014 08:07 AM
  4. n8ter#AC's Avatar
    Totally want to carry a tablet around everywhere. Someone showed up to a dinner party with a Mini last week. It was a pretty odd sight to see.

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    03-26-2014 02:08 PM
  5. Haalcyon's Avatar
    Totally want to carry a tablet around everywhere. Someone showed up to a dinner party with a Mini last week. It was a pretty odd sight to see.

    Sent from my Galaxy Note 3 using Tapatalk
    Hmmm...I don't need a big screen when I go out to eat...or to the grocery store...or when I'm riding my bike. In fact, I don't need a big screen a lot of the time. I like to have one at home...or at the office...or at Starbucks. I actually enjoy having a discreet phone when I'm out and about but I realize some may only want one device they can use for everything. I like it specialized. ...at least for now.


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    03-26-2014 02:12 PM
  6. n8ter#AC's Avatar
    Hmmm...I don't need a big screen when I go out to eat...or to the grocery store...or when I'm riding my bike. In fact, I don't need a big screen a lot of the time. I like to have one at home...or at the office...or at Starbucks.


    via the phone
    I need a big screen when I'm training cause I use my phones camcorder and doing video or using analysis apps on 4" is borderline unusable.

    I like having it for YouTube, viewing and editing pictures. Web browsing (read with no issues without zooming), etc.

    Why buy two devices when one can do it all.

    At home I have a real PC (Notebook) which is superior to all these devices for all things. My phone is largely sitting idle there.

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    03-26-2014 02:16 PM
  7. Haalcyon's Avatar
    I need a big screen when I'm training cause I use my phones camcorder and doing video or using analysis apps on 4" is borderline unusable.

    I like having it for YouTube, viewing and editing pictures. Web browsing (read with no issues without zooming), etc.

    Why buy two devices when one can do it all.

    At home I have a real PC (Notebook) which is superior to all these devices for all things. My phone is largely sitting idle there.

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    I am a gadget lover so I like having multiples. I have 2 5s' in two different colors for when the battery dies on one. I got two iPads because there are times when my rMini may fit the task/environment better than the Air. Gadget lovers do gadget-lover things.


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    03-26-2014 02:21 PM
  8. n8ter#AC's Avatar
    I am a gadget lover so I like having multiples. I have 2 5s' in two different colors for when the battery dies on one. I got two iPads because there are times when my rMini may fit the task/environment better than the Air. Gadget lovers do gadget-lover things.


    via the phone
    That is not an issue with this phone. I can just swap the battery. That's $614 cheaper than a second iPhone (discounting taxes). Then again, that's unnecessary cause this phone slams through a day with ease with very heavy use.

    That's not a Gadget lover thing. That does not even sound logical.

    I used to carry three smart devices everywhere. I will never carry more than one again. Consolidation is such a liberating process.

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    03-26-2014 02:28 PM
  9. Septembersrain's Avatar
    That is not an issue with this phone. I can just swap the battery. That's $614 cheaper than a second iPhone (discounting taxes). Then again, that's unnecessary cause this phone slams through a day with ease with very heavy use.

    That's not a Gadget lover thing. That does not even sound logical.

    I used to carry three smart devices everywhere. I will never carry more than one again. Consolidation is such a liberating process.

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    I'm the opposite. I carry around two iPhones and my Note 3. They all give me a different experience though. My 5s is jail broken, my 5c is stock. Then I've got my beautiful Note 3 which is an easily customizable phone that I use like a tablet.

    I'm a technophile. I end up with a device turn over rate that's through the roof. Every 3-6 months I'm replacing something. I'm trying to refrain until September but I've got my eye on the Oppo Find 7....


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    03-26-2014 02:33 PM
  10. n8ter#AC's Avatar
    I'm the opposite. I carry around two iPhones and my Note 3. They all give me a different experience though. My 5s is jail broken, my 5c is stock. Then I've got my beautiful Note 3 which is an easily customizable phone that I use like a tablet.

    I'm a technophile. I end up with a device turn over rate that's through the roof. Every 3-6 months I'm replacing something. I'm trying to refrain until September but I've got my eye on the Oppo Find 7....


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    From 2010 to 2012 I went through 9 phones. In 2013 I went through 4

    But I'm no longer willing to carry that many devices around everywhere.

    If I was female with a purse, that would probably be less of an issue.

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    03-26-2014 02:36 PM
  11. Septembersrain's Avatar
    From 2010 to 2012 I went through 9 phones. In 2013 I went through 4

    But I'm no longer willing to carry that many devices around everywhere.

    If I was female with a purse, that would probably be less of an issue.

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    True. Plus I work in a cellphone store. It's definitely easy for me to feed my habit. I'm at 9 from 2013 to now. 4 were sold to people, 5 are either in use or still in my household.

    I'm trying to be patient for the iPhone 6 but I might want to replace my Note 3 before then.


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    03-26-2014 02:40 PM
  12. n8ter#AC's Avatar
    A friend of mine has a bag (I call it man-purse) that is cute and fashionable. Perhaps I should consider, Lol.

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    03-26-2014 02:42 PM
  13. Septembersrain's Avatar
    A friend of mine has a bag (I call it man-purse) that is cute and fashionable. Perhaps I should consider, Lol.

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    You can call it a laptop bag? Be all professional and stuff. ;-P


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    03-26-2014 02:53 PM
  14. n8ter#AC's Avatar
    You can call it a laptop bag? Be all professional and stuff. ;-P


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    Lol. Netbook bag at that size. May be useful for vacations and stuff. Sometimes nice to not have wallets, keys, etc. shoved in your pockets 😊

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    03-26-2014 02:55 PM
  15. Haalcyon's Avatar
    I just wanted two 5s' so made an excuse to get them. When I'm generally out and about I only have one of them with me. I do carry all 4 iThings with me to work and when the battery dies on one I switch to another. Now that I got my G Pad 8.3 back from little His Highnesses that's in the rotation too but it's not so...fun...to use as my iPads. It's all cheaper than a 2nd car or the truly high-end gaming rig that I had so that's how I justify it. The problem is gonna be when the iPhone 6 hits. Gotta keep the 5s' is new condition to sell 'em.


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    Last edited by Haalcyon; 03-26-2014 at 04:19 PM.
    03-26-2014 04:09 PM
  16. Premium1's Avatar
    The M8 LOOKS like a nice phone. ...I will be eager to see what the iP6 offers...but really? The rMini and Air meet and exceed my big screen needs.


    via the tablet
    Well not everyone wants to lug a tablet around. Even a note sized device is still considerably smaller than the retina mini. Apple can make a larger screen for those who do not want to lug 2 devices around.
    03-26-2014 06:38 PM
  17. shief24's Avatar
    Does it have that special aroma?


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    Hahaha! No fortunately said toilet was not yet utilized.
    03-26-2014 07:06 PM
  18. Caleb Pelton's Avatar
    The "right" screen size is about 5 inches. I have an iPhone 5 and a Google Nexus 5. The Nexus screen is just shy of five inches (and 1080p) and worlds bigger than the iPhone. I made it my daily driver because the size is just right. Vanilla android and a great screen just makes it good. I hope that Apple increases the screen size and resolution in the 6 (in fact, if they want me to purchase one they have to). Also, the price tag can't be beat. You can pick up a Nexus 5 (32gb in white, black, or red) from the Google Playstore for $400.00 unlocked and carrier free. Unbeatable in that department.
    03-27-2014 12:24 AM
  19. fb2's Avatar
    I am a gadget lover so I like having multiples. I have 2 5s' in two different colors for when the battery dies on one. I got two iPads because there are times when my rMini may fit the task/environment better than the Air. Gadget lovers do gadget-lover things.
    I really don't want to have a lot of devices especially if there are basically the same, but "each to his own"
    If Apple would sell a device with screen size of 5' then I wouldn't even use my iPad, but for now I use an iPhone and iPad.
    I would recommend you to use a mobile charger. I have the ZNEX POWER PACK 5000mAh (http://www.amazon.de/gp/product/B003ZV1A1Y/ref=oh_details_o08_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1). It's really awesome, but I just use it on trips or if I surely know that I have to use my phone a lot during a day. It charges very fast and also looks cool

    A friend of mine has a bag (I call it man-purse) that is cute and fashionable. Perhaps I should consider, Lol.
    You can call it a laptop bag? Be all professional and stuff. ;-P
    I can't put my iPad mini in my trouser pocket (in winter in some jackets), that's why I also either have to use my daypack or a small shoulder bag. Years ago it was kinda strange but nowadays a lot of people wear these, so nobody will ask or look strange to you
    Just get one and carry everything you need

    ---

    And to give an answer to the initial question;
    I tried both devices and to be honest both are really great and have some really cool features.
    Without Jailbreak the Note 3 is better and offers a lot of cool things (taking notes from everywhere, using a pen, widgets etc.), but it's not that smooth and lags sometimes. The iPhone is smoother and more stable, but doesn't offer much customization. BUT with Jailbreak I would definitely pick the iPhone, even iPhone 4S or 5. With Jailbreak you have infinity customization option with all the great themes and tweaks from Cydia

    IntelliScreenX, Activator and ProWidgets are very good examples of tweaks which I can't live without, because they completely change the way you can use your device and can optimize almost any workflow
    03-27-2014 01:48 PM
  20. Haalcyon's Avatar
    I have a 10K MaH external battery that I carry in my backpack incase all devices are dead. It very rarely gets used. I've always been into having backups to my favorite things when I can. ...I'm anal about that but I'm sure in this case that Apple doesn't mind. ;-)


    via the phone
    03-27-2014 02:31 PM
  21. shief24's Avatar
    What did you do in the toilet with your phone?
    Lol I should have saw this coming. I ate and went in the washroom to wash my hands and I sent a quick text before doing so. Placed it on the counter but it slid off, hit the toilet paper roll, and dropped right into the toilet. I being the brave person that I am quickly (after assessing the situation in a matter of 5 seconds) grabbed the phone before it sunk but it was already wet. It has gotten disinfected and the case that I had it in was thrown out.
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    03-29-2014 01:12 PM
  22. bonanzabucks's Avatar
    I have a Note 3 and I wholeheartedly recommend this phone. I love it. The big screen might seem awkward at first, but you quickly get used to it and its difficult to go back to anything smaller. The battery life is outstanding and will easily last me at least two days with pretty good usage. The screen is vibrant and bright and very clear. The camera is outstanding. And the best part is that you dont need to root the phone to customize it. I always had Android phones before and always had to root them to improve battery life and get better customization, but the Note 3 doesnt require it.

    My main knock is that Android apps especially the games arent as good as iOS apps and Android is slightly buggier than iOS (although Android is improving in both regards). Thats why I have the latest iPod Touch and an iPad 4. IOS apps are just that much better.

    So, yeah, I would get Note 3 and you would be very happy with it. I still think the best device would be a jailbroken iOS phone/tablet and those would blow any Android phone or tablet out of the water. If only Apple could make some really simple tweaks that are standard on Android to be standard on iOS. Otherwise, theyre just limiting their products and will fall further behind.
    03-31-2014 12:46 PM
  23. bonanzabucks's Avatar
    I want to make a quick update. My Note 3 experienced some issues today where my power button wouldn't even turn the screen off and some apps just wouldn't even start. I found out this was because of the latest Android update and it has something to do with the SD card, believe it or not. Google changed the policy where you can only use system apps off the SD card and anything else in there mucks up the system. Again, this is after the kit-kat update. My phone was working perfectly fine before. The solution to that is to wipe your SD card clean, which I did, and everything works fine now, albeit a tad sluggish.


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    03-31-2014 09:45 PM
  24. Brady KEITH's Avatar
    *sigh* my android days. limitless customization, and supreme control of the surface level ui....but very little in the way of true utility. OP made the long-term-good-user-choice, imo (and if i read the thread correctly) by going with iOS/iPhone.
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    04-01-2014 12:01 AM
  25. n8ter#AC's Avatar
    *sigh* my android days. limitless customization, and supreme control of the surface level ui....but very little in the way of true utility. OP made the long-term-good-user-choice, imo (and if i read the thread correctly) by going with iOS/iPhone.
    Are you serious?

    What do you consider utility, and what can an iPhone do that isn't locked to Apple devices than an Android flagship can't?

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    06-09-2014 04:16 AM
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