Note 2 or S3 or MaxxHD or ?

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    I posted earlier asking questions comparing these 3 phones and posted in each of the 3 forums to get input from the users of each who only look in their own forum. Apparently it was deleted. Since this is not a duplicate posting it will hopefully stay since the Note 2 is a prime suspect. I'm dumping ATT due to mediocre data service. I have an S2 with them. I'll be going with VZ with the new phone.

    I want a good screen in case I want to watch a show on abc.com or similar sometimes. I want good battery life so if I forget to plug it in one night it won't wake me at 3 in the morning with the low battery alert. Those are the main criteria. The 3 phones in my title are the main suspects but if there's an as yet unnamed contender tell me which one it is.

    So thoughts/comments/hints/warnings/suggestions please.
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    i had the maxx first. loved the battery and the reception but wanted a bigger screen. then i got the s3. had a good screen but had horrible reception where i live so i went back to the maxx. the note 2 came out and its has a good battery and an awesome screen plus it seems to have way better reception then the s3. i havent used the maxx hd but it is the same physical size as the razr maxx. they just included the lower buttons in the screen to make the screen bigger.
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    I would say if you can handle the 5.5 inch screen on the note 2 go with that. Right behind that I recommend the maxx based off your standards. I've played with each and they are both amazing.
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    If you want battery life, MAXX HD. Its fast and smooth and still pretty relative even with the Note 2 out. Besides, the Not 2 is a huge phone, and I mean huge.

    Of the two Sammy devices, I would go Note 2. So narrow it down to the MAXX HD and Note 2.

    Both screens are nice, and movies/videos look great on the HD (I have one, and love it).

    If you haven't done so yet, go to the VZW store and play with them both.
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    Completely forgot to mention about going to Verizon. Haha Some of the best advice you can give.
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    I have all 3 of the phones you are asking about and the Note 2 and Maxx HD are my primary phones that I carry on a daily basis...both are great devices - each with its own pro's and con's...as mentioned above, definitely try to get some hands on time with the devices.

    Good luck with your decision ;)!
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    Both phones are good.. I agree.. I know plenty people find Note huge.. I for one can't go back to a regular size.. Lol
    The phone is great and battery life is awesome.. Best phone I've owned.. Good luck and let us know.. Try them out at Verizon.. I was stalking the carriers for a week to decide on this phone..

    《Take Note2 BK's here..》
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    I'm in the same boat....great sugg. to go to VZ! THX
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    if size doesn't matter (thats what she said) get a note 2... I will be

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    S3, Note 2 or Maxx HD can not go wrong with either. The maxx hd and Note 2 are the top of their class in battery life. Note 2 and s3 have 2 gigs of ram and offer similar software tweaks.
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    to me, there's more upside with the note 2

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    true but some people do not like the size of the note 2.
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    I debated the exact same thing, coming from a Bionic. Got my Note 2 for Christmas, and I love it.

    Fast fast fast. Good reception. Good battery. Fabulous screen.

    Unfortunately, the stateside version of the S3 is crippled with the dual core processor, or it might have contended.

    C

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    IT would have competed ...how? I just came back from the Verizon store and 75% of tagged boxes were S3's:blink: in for repair or return!
    Last edited: Dec 27, 2012
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    Yeah, but they shipped a *lot* of those things, and are by and large pretty reliable.

    But I wanted quad core/2GB. So, no argument.

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    true true ...same here..& 5.5"!!!!:happy3::happy3:
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    I have all 3. Get the note 2. Battery life is great. S3/n2 Camera kills the maxx camera. Although the s3 is an easier phone to handle. I am basically anti moto these days.

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    wow all 3...[u have the MaxxHD too]
    ty guy!!!
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    I work for vzw they have contests all the time. I win a nice phone every 3 months or so. Only buy the phones I really want!!
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