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#1 #Michael

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Posted 11 September 2013 - 18:46

I know that these 2 devices are quite different from each other BUT I am torn between either of them.  I haven't had an android phone since the moto atrix and haven't decided if I want one again but I can't help thinking that the Note 3 is damn sexy.  On the other hand I have a lot invested in the apple ecosystem and not sure I am willing to give that up.

 

Any non-fanboy, non flame bait, actual useful thoughts or comments?




#2 +techbeck

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Posted 11 September 2013 - 18:49

If both have the apps you need and you dont mind either OS, then the choice is really about size and if a pen is something you will use.



#3 Draconian Guppy

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Posted 11 September 2013 - 18:49

After being an avid iPhone user,  iPhone 4, 4s and  5... I HATE iTUNES, i HATE iOS... so there. BUTT if you have an ecosystem built on apple?   BUTT from my point of view... after going to android "openness" I don't think I can ever go back to closed iOS :/

 

I personally think the note 3 is to big, i'd go for a LG G2, HTC one or SG4 :p



#4 Growled

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Posted 11 September 2013 - 18:51

It depends on what you want and need. The Note 3 has a huge screen and is great for watching videos, plus it ties into nicely with all things Google. The Apple phone is great if you love the Apple ecosystem.



#5 OP #Michael

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Posted 11 September 2013 - 18:51

After being an avid iPhone user,  iPhone 4, 4s and  5... I HATE iTUNES, i HATE iOS... so there. BUTT if you have an ecosystem built on apple?   BUTT from my point of view... after going to android "openness" I don't think I can ever go back to closed iOS :/

 

I personally think the note 3 is to big, i'd go for a LG G2, HTC one or SG4 :p

 

Not a fan of itunes either but I almost never use it.  All of my usage of it is on my ios device and all backups are done through icloud.  Cannot tell you the last time I really used itunes.



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Posted 11 September 2013 - 18:51

I wouldn't go for either. I would pick an HTC one instead. 



#7 OP #Michael

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Posted 11 September 2013 - 18:52

It depends on what you want and need. The Note 3 has a huge screen and is great for watching videos, plus it ties into nicely with all things Google. The Apple phone is great if you love the Apple ecosystem.

 

Other issue.  I don't use google services.  Everything I use is tied into microsoft/outlook.  I have is a gmail account but I don't use it.



#8 OP #Michael

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Posted 11 September 2013 - 18:53

I wouldn't go for either. I would pick an HTC one instead. 

 

Seen it, love it, not convinced though of the long term commitment of HTC.



#9 Draconian Guppy

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Posted 11 September 2013 - 18:54

Seen it, love it, not convinced though of the long term commitment of HTC.

what about the "pure" android versions of them? What about the LG 2?



#10 Blackhearted

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Posted 11 September 2013 - 18:55

I wouldn't go for either. I would pick an HTC one instead. 

 

I wouldn't. Being HTC they'll probably abandon support for it within a few months or so.



#11 OP #Michael

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Posted 11 September 2013 - 18:58

what about the "pure" android versions of them? What about the LG 2?

 

When does the G2 come to at&t?

 

EDIT:  AT&T will have it on 9/13.



#12 Growled

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Posted 11 September 2013 - 18:58

Other issue.  I don't use google services.  Everything I use is tied into microsoft/outlook.  I have is a gmail account but I don't use it.

 

You need a Gmail account to activate the phone but I think you can find other apps for nearly everything else. I had an Outlook email app at one time and I believe you can get a Bing app to.



#13 majortom1981

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Posted 11 September 2013 - 19:05

Other issue.  I don't use google services.  Everything I use is tied into microsoft/outlook.  I have is a gmail account but I don't use it.

 

Have you seen the leaks of the lumia 1520?



#14 SMELTN

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Posted 11 September 2013 - 19:05

I agree 100% with the others. Man the note 3 is a dang sexy phone.. If you aren't tied into an ecosystem right now. Its all about screen size and specs and the 5s and Note 3's specs wise are very close.. Its all about that HUGE screen compared to the normal sized 4inch iPhone screen.  

 

Both ecosystems are great and well polished. iOS is still easier to develop for, so in most cases iOS gets the apps first, then Android, but that shouldn't really matter for most consumers. 



#15 OP #Michael

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Posted 11 September 2013 - 19:08

Have you seen the leaks of the lumia 1520?

 

Oh yeah....using an htc 8x as a business phone.  Interested in what gdr 3 and 8.1 will bring.