QUIIIICK, am on the phone to Orange... should i get a Samsung Note? or something else?!

(91 Posts)
AitchTwoOhOneTwo Thu 08-Nov-12 10:42:40

am on HOLD, obv. we're currently receiving a very high number of calls...

is the Note just silly? what's the most recent one? am an android fan, have loved the HTC desire for last two years.

PedroPonyLikesCrisps Sun 11-Nov-12 16:17:06

I decided against the flip cover for my Note 2 as I couldn't see a picture of it anywhere with the cover folded behind the phone, so figured that using it with my left hand would be impossible with that cover and you can't just take it off. I opted instead for a Samsung slip case which is great. It's still slimmer in pocket than my Desire HD and I get to use the phone sans cover which means I get to touch it directly and it feels wonderful in the hand!

HoneyDragon Sun 11-Nov-12 16:30:10

How far above the top of a rear pocket does it go <<tape measure ready>> could it be easily stolen?

Samsung need to address these questions to save me hassling you lot grin

Haberdashery Sun 11-Nov-12 16:41:19

Haha! Um, not sure. About an inch and a half?

Haberdashery Sun 11-Nov-12 16:42:32

4cm. I measured. Am wearing Uniqlo skinny straight cords, if this helps you assess pocket dimensions.

HoneyDragon Sun 11-Nov-12 16:53:56

It does actually grin

Although its finalised my decision back to Samsung vs Apple, but I really think I should break up with Apple

cocolepew Sun 11-Nov-12 16:59:30

Blimey HD have you still not decided?

I have the first note and have a clip on cover for it. I love both of them.

I've had it for ages and don't know why swipe is blush

cocolepew Sun 11-Nov-12 17:01:54

See, I can't even spell it right sad

HoneyDragon Sun 11-Nov-12 17:05:58

My intimate regions still don't appear to be large enough for storing the note wink

and I am too scared to decide between the iphone5 (familiar yet evil) and the s3 (unchartered waters)

daisydoodoo Sun 11-Nov-12 17:13:00

I've got an iPhone 5 and the s3 here. The iPhone is a work phone. I reach for the s3 every time. It's definitely broken my live affair with apple.
The s3is much more user friendly. Only phone I'd swap it for would be the note 2.

daisydoodoo Sun 11-Nov-12 17:13:45

Love not live. That's my fat finger fault not the s3 smile

niceguy2 Sun 11-Nov-12 17:16:59

Honeydragon, JFDI! The S3 is simply miles better than the iphone IMO.

@Pedro. The flipcover will fold back and you can easily hold it in one hand. As for using the phone in one hand......that depends. I can reach most of the screen with my hands and I'm a bloke. Not sure if you will be able to if your hands are smaller than mine. There is one handed mode which puts the keyboard on the left hand side so you can type with one hand but it looks weird and makes the buttons really small for when you do type with both. I don't use it. Swype rocks anyway. If I can't type with both hands then either I shouldn't be using the phone anyway (eg. driving) or I can always use the speech recognition which is very accurate.

HoneyDragon Sun 11-Nov-12 17:21:28

Ok ok I'll do it it tomorrow.

Blue or white?

TickleMyTitsTillFriday Sun 11-Nov-12 17:27:10

HoneyDragon, my s3 is titanium... you want that one!

HoneyDragon Sun 11-Nov-12 17:36:16

Only looks like I get blue or white with O2 sad

TickleMyTitsTillFriday Sun 11-Nov-12 17:39:33

Blue then. Definitely blue...

What is this swype? I want it!

TickleMyTitsTillFriday Sun 11-Nov-12 17:44:45

Oh my god just found it, I bloody love it!

AitchTwoOhOneTwo Sun 11-Nov-12 17:47:39

No swype with the note, but Samsung has its own version. The one I am using now, actually. .. Only thing is it is quite shit for punctuation. Oh, and swearing.

DameFanny Sun 11-Nov-12 17:56:01

Piss, Fuck, Bullocks, shit, wankbadger. See? Just add to the dictionary wink

Honey I'm the same, I thought I was going to go with an iPhone (after having a HTC desire S). But I keep looking at the Note and thinking 'my toddler could watch button moon so much easier on that screen'.

Impending toddler and newborn keeps swaying me to the big screened button moon phone. grin

BertieBotts Sun 11-Nov-12 18:44:06

I got to play with test a Note II at work the other day - I LOVE the pen thing! It's so beautiful!

I could never own one (I have tiny hands and a propensity to drop things) but they are oh so pretty, and have some pretty nice features, too!

Haberdashery Sun 11-Nov-12 19:44:42

LOL at 'bullocks'.

DameFanny Sun 11-Nov-12 19:49:33

Oh arse! And bollocks too!

PedroPonyLikesCrisps Sun 11-Nov-12 19:51:13

I genuinely can't believe how good the handwriting recognition is on the Note 2 with the S pen. It can read my rubbish scrawly script almost effortlessly.

Thanks for the info on the case niceguy I may have to consider getting one now....or perhaps when they get a bit cheaper!

NetworkGuy Mon 12-Nov-12 13:34:14

marking my place...

Having had a 7" tablet for 10+ months but knowing it's not ideal when out (as I would have to use tethering which isn't officially allowed on my contract, but works well, I can see how much I might like the Note 2

NetworkGuy Mon 12-Nov-12 13:38:06

I don't use Swype - I tried SlideIT and bought that - I don't slide my fingers around and turn off predictive word guesses whenever possible smile

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