Yesterday my precious Galaxy Note GT-N7000 was stolen.
I am considering to get myself a Galaxy Note 3 (SM-N9005).
1) Is the Note 3 a good choice? I used my Note 1 over two years, mainly for these tasks:
- phone (duh)
- web browsing
- taking pictures
Is the usability same or better, for these tasks?
2) I never rooted my N1, nor did I use custom ROM's. Why? Because I got scared with the EMMC Brick Bug.
Is the N3 fine to flash with custom ROM's? Any Brick Bug? What about the firmware counter? Can it be reset?
3) How is the screen? Is FullHD really an improvement over 1280x720? Or does it just waste battery and CPU?
4) Are there proven burn-in issues on the screen?
The main question, though, is: how does the N3 compare to much cheaper phones like the bq Aquaris 5" or the upcoming 6"? They cost less than half. I wonder if they are good enough, since the lower price means less worrying about such an expensive item.
I always was scared to **** to drop my N1 and often preferred to take a cheap phone with me, instead, when I had to go to rougher terrain.
Also, half the price would mean I could change phone twice as often - my N1 actually really sucked after 2 years: it was sooo sloooowwww. Everything I did, I had to wait for up to 3 seconds. Like opening the contacts - that even took longer!
I think Samsung killed the phone with all the bloatware and respective updates over the two years. Add the brick bug and my experience was not that good. However, my N1 was like new, had a great screen and once the app started, it was quick.
So what's your opinion?