Note 3? or Wait for Note 4?

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    To the Note 2 owners like myself. Will you be upgrading to Note 3 or will wait for the Note 4 in 2014?
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    Considering the note 3 isn't even out and there are no confirmed specs, don't see why a possible note 4 would be in the minds of current note 2 users. I think the mystery around the note 3 is enough to be curious about and I think it will be a device worth upgrading to.

    However if it's the same difference between say the s3 and s4, then there wont be much of a rush to get a note 3

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    It is a little early to be thinking about the Note 4! ...but I won't have an available upgrade for quite awhile so I will probably be ready about the time for the 4!
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    I am a verizon tech and unhappy about the smaller size. The 3 was suppose to be 6.3 now I heard 5.8. Not that much different. Also all the phones will get uphraded to new keylime pie. They also dont have the flex screen. Not sure that I will leave my note 2 for a few tenths of an inch difference
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    How can you say that the S4 is not that big of a upgrade from the S3? Dual core to quad core, 8mp to 13mp and 720 HD to 1080 HD. In all reality that is a pretty good jump in specks.

    It is to early to know what the note 3 will be like but I am sure samsung will make it to where the note 2 owners will want to get the note 3 as well
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    Agree with Dezy, hard to say with out any specs. Here is how I look at it, when it is time for me to upgrade I will choose the best device for me that is out at the time. There will always be the next hot device as manufacturers are innovating to best the previous year's model. So to answer your question, when it is time to upgrade chose the carrier, plan, and device that is best for you and your family.
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    I'm with PC747.
    I got the Note II knowing that it would be two years before I could upgrade, and I'm OK with that. I felt (and still feel) that the Note 2 is the perfect phone, and will still be perfect in 2014. It does literally everything I want (and certainly need) a phone to do: great call quality, nice clear videos on that huge screen, games look and play very well, great camera, great apps, battery life, google plus... There are no features that it does NOT have that I desire: I simply couldn't handle a bigger screen; I wouldn't see the difference in a higher-res screen; ditto the camera; I've yet to run low on memory/storage; and it's never dropped a call. It's a tablet and a phone, and it's perfect.

    Having said all that: if, when my contract is up, I can easily afford whatever the next big thing is at the time, I'll certainly look at it, but I certainly won't be compelled to by any shortcomings of this phone.
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    I'm the kind of person that lives tech as much as the next guy. I usually research for months on rumors about phones. I've only had a few smartphones because of my endless need to research and choose the one I want. But since getting this beast ive barely looked at any other phone. There is nothing I can say bad about this phone. I'm interested in seeing the note 3 but not sure I will upgrade unless it blows me away like the note 2 did. And I don't even want to speculate on how epic the note 4 could be when it comes out, the way tech is advancing month by month. Just my 2 cents......

    No I'm not happy to see you, it's just a Note 2 in my pocket.
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    What he said^^^^^^

    sent from a note yee
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    I won't have an available upgrade for quite awhile so I will probably be ready about the time for the 4![​IMG]
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    I was going to pay full retail for the note 3. But I got lucky, verizon messed are bill up and shut off two of or lines. It took them almost 4 days to figure it out. When they did figure it out they just added two the two lines back on gave me a 100 dollar discount and a free upgrade on the one line that does not have unlimited data. They tried to get me to use right away but I told them that I am waiting on the note 3.
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    Love my Note 2 and my unlimited Verizon plan. I can't imagine having a Note without unlimited plan. So I'll probably pass on the Note 3 until the value drops. :) It'll be tempting because obviously the features will have you drooling for the latest and greatest. :)
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    I have unlimited data and a Droid Charge (still...) So I pretty much echo the earlier sentiments about upgrading phone unnecessarily (I love phones/tech/etc, but I can't justify spending hundreds of dollars for a "hot device" that will be old in three months. And since I have unlimited data, well...you know I won't be giving that up...lol. :D

    However, it is time to retire my Charge. Battery life sucks and I don't want to buy an extended battery and a extended battery cover (truth be told, I don't even use it anymore since I have a work phone (Droid Razr Maxx...not even HD ...but I don't have unlimited on it...[2GB] so I use my personal phone for listening to music, Netflix, etc.)

    Anyhow, I am debating whether to jump on the Note 2 OR get the Note 3? I qualify for that monthly device payment plan, so I don't have to dump hundreds of dollars in one shot (and I'm good with the $24 extra...that is MORE than fair.) I looked at the S4, but I would want the Note because of the Tablet features and I have big hands.

    What do you guys think?
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    If I was you I would wait to see what the note 3 is like. You have waited this long a couple more months should not be to bad of a wait. Plus I was a Droid charge owner and I loved that phone. I don't know why but it is one of my favorite phones.
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    Well I love my s4 and the Note 2 is a great device as well. How long are you willing to wait really?

    I haven't heard any rumors of the note3 comin out, but there have been leaks here and there with no potential release date. Many say Fall, so I'm guessing Nov (alot of premier phones launch around that month), if not a bit sooner is my guess.

    With all the little bits of information leaking I'm sure we'll see a release date soon though. Probably around 2mo, so I would personally wait it out if I were in your shoes. You got your work phone to help ease the wait as well.
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    That comment puzzles me... There are ton's of differences in the S4 and S3. The only thing they really have in common is Touchwiz and the outward appearance. The process/chipset are out of this world, the HD display, 13 MP camera, etc., are all massive changes from the S3. The cosmetics are the only thing thats the same.
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    Hehe I guess what I mean is that if the difference between the two isn't too significant like many s3 to s4 users say then it may not be worth upgrading to the note 3 from a note 2.

    There really are a ton of differences but many feel that an upgrade to the s4 from the s3 isn't significant enough of a jump

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    A good smartphone. Give it 2 years.
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    The Note 3 will be a slightly bigger S4, with a pile of stuff you'll never use and the s-pen software.

    It'll have a super extra pentaoctaquadx8 super computer core and 1000000GB of ram. It'll lag and have horrible battery life.

    But don't worry. Samsung will release an update to fix that. It'll have 16GB and 7GB available.
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    SamsungQQ11 I took the plunge to get the Note 3 and they're offer 6 GB for $30 bucks. I feel that's more than enough for me. I can understand if you go over it. I'm doing the Edge program and that's the offer.
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