I find it very difficult to commit to 1 phone for 2 years when technology changes so fast. I'll get the Note 2 and next year it'll be the Note 3 and so on so its naturally a challenge unless you have plenty of money to waste or enough lines that you can switch out phones as you please. But I think I may sell my S3 and get it granted it doesn't cost toooooo much.
When watching videos the Status Bar hides. And if you have on-screen buttons, they hide too.
When using the NOTE, you primarily use it on Portrait mode. So the extra 80 pixels don't help for the Status Bar or the On-screen buttons. Its pretty much "wasted" on the empty spaces in the Browser and Apps, making things look a tad more "zoomed in".[COLOR="Silver"]