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Looking to upgrade to possibly the note 3. Anyone have the nexus 5 first?

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By hasbrobot, Senior Member on 19th January 2014, 01:49 PM
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19th January 2014, 08:25 PM |#11  
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How long did you have the nexus 5 and why did you go from it to the note 3? Where you on the fence as well before getting the n5 in the first place?

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I had the nexus 5 for little over 2 months. I enjoyed it and still prefer Kitkat over jellybean any day.

I purchased the n5 for the price for performance. I decided to upgrade because I wanted apt-x for blue tooth audio, I prefer the larger screen, and I still like having the removable battery and SD card.

There wasn't much on the fence... I had never had a nexus device and decided to try it out and see what the hype was about. For the price from Google play it's unbeatable imo. Paying the extra 100 because it came through tmo is a ripoff. Just my personal experience get the 32gb version so you don't have to compromise on what you can carry.

I liked the phone enough and for how cheap it is I decided to give it to my gf instead of selling it. If she didn't want it I would keep it around as a backup phone for when it's not a good idea to carry my note 3.

So in closing you can't go wrong with either one. For staying connected and having the latest Android the nexus wins. For bells and whistles the note 3 wins.

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19th January 2014, 10:15 PM |#12  
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Well I think that settles it. Thank you everyone for you input. Between everyone's generous advice and going to T-Mobile tonight to play with both. I have made up my mind.

(Drum roll please... ... ... ...)


And the winner is....

The note 3!!

No I just need to decide on the color. HA!

This Wednesday is the day. My wife and I are going to T-Mobile and she'll likely get the white and I'll probably get the black.

Thanks guys!!

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Awesome,

Only reason I'm even partially concerned with knox is it might effect exchanging the phone in later for another (jump) upgrade.

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Just an FYI - most carriers don't even check KNOX/Warranty status when you trade in etc.
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19th January 2014, 11:45 PM |#14  
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Just an FYI - most carriers don't even check KNOX/Warranty status when you trade in etc.

Hope your right, odds are at some point I'm going to eventually root it.

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25th January 2014, 09:56 PM |#15  
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Just bought the black note 3 and the white one for my wife!!

Totally awesome phone! I thought the note 2 was amazing. This phone is incredible. Thanks everyone for your input.

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26th January 2014, 12:37 AM |#16  
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hi,

had note 1, than iphone5s, now note 3. Nothing beats this screen size, wondered what to choose and there is no competition so far…
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Can you not do what I did?

I got a sim free phone and a much cheaper sim-only deal (Paying £15 PM instead of £36+)

No waiting around if you want to upgrade early, I got the S3, then Note 2, then Note 2 LTE and finally the Note 3 - petty good resale values.

I would still be stuck with my S3 if I hadn't gone down this route. 24 Months is too long to be tied to a phone
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26th January 2014, 02:36 AM |#18  
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I've got the note 3 on contract and cos the nexus 5 will get updates first I bought one outright as the price is so cheap and it works for me as I prefer the smaller N5 for work...

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