William Estep

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The Galaxy Note II After a Week or So

Category: Technology
Tags: iphoneandroidsamsung

The thing is huge! I know I've said that a dozen times already, but it is ridiculously large. Its the same (almost) screen size as my kindle touch. For someone without an iPad, the extra screen real estate might be nice, but as a phone, it is just way too big.

There are a couple of features that I really do like. For example, a setting will mute the phone if it is sitting facedown on the desk. I don't know where the setting is, I was hoping to find it and include as part of the post, but I can't find it. I know about it because a popup shortly after I started using the phone told me about the feature and offered to activate it.

I cracked and I'm back on my iPhone full time.

The android operating system has great potential, and the samsung phone is nice. It's light, plastic and easy to hold. But it is just not for me. For several reason. Primarily, the quality of the applications is not the same. After so many years of smartphone use, I really rely on the device day in and day out for various tasks, and the applications and infrastructure to get those tasks done on the iPhone just work. That's what I want. That's what I look for. I look for a device that gets the job done, gets it done well, and still makes me think, "Wow!" every time I pick it up. To me, that's the iPhone.

Enjoy!

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