OPO vs. Note 3

  1. AlexNJ
    Froyo Aug 18, 2014

    AlexNJ , Aug 18, 2014 :
    Good point, thanks!

  2. Goran+
    Ice Cream Sandwich Aug 18, 2014

  3. EXIV
    KitKat Aug 18, 2014

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  4. EXIV
    KitKat Aug 18, 2014

  5. AlexNJ
    Froyo Aug 18, 2014

  6. EXIV
    KitKat Aug 18, 2014

    EXIV , Aug 18, 2014 :
    Thank you! I just type... I haven't found a stylus yet I feel safe enough to use, all the one I have tried have rigid hard parts close to the contact point... I think this might end up scratching the glass... but maybe is only my wrong thought.

  7. AlexNJ
    Froyo Aug 18, 2014

    AlexNJ , Aug 18, 2014 :
    You may try this one: Musemee Notier V2 (only $17 at Amazon)... I haven't tried it, though...

  8. thegdub
    Jelly Bean Aug 18, 2014

  9. AlexNJ
    Froyo Aug 18, 2014

  10. EXIV
    KitKat Aug 18, 2014

  11. Fredman
    Gingerbread Aug 18, 2014

    Fredman , Aug 18, 2014 :
    Got a note 3, waiting for delivery of my OPO.
    Note 3 has touchwiz, which is a bit of a pain, but I installed another launcher (Apex) and its an improvement. The samsung bloatware isn't an issue, just disable all the apps you dont use (most of them) and remove any updates and cache data.

    The note 3 has the S-pen which is surpisingly useful and has IR blaster, microSD slot, internal SIM slot, replaceable battery, sensors for temp/humidity/pressure, 4k video and full LTE support. Also has active case features when an appropriate case is attached.
    Size is very similar to the OPO (note is wider by 3.3mm, but shorter by 1.7mm and tinner by0.6mm).

    When I get my OPO I'll have to change carriers as I'm on Tesco (O2) as their 4G wont work on the OPO (only EE or three will work). Also I've virgin media app for my tivo, and the Note 3 is fully supported for TV streaming, wheras the OPO will not be supported due to the fact the they cannot detect if its been rooted or not.

    I'm gonna try out the OPO for a week and then decide.

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  12. hameersi
    Cupcake Aug 18, 2014

    hameersi , Aug 18, 2014 :
    Can't wait for invite anymore I am buying samsung S5 or can anybody get me a invite asap coz m phoneless now.

  13. AlexNJ
    Froyo Aug 18, 2014

    AlexNJ , Aug 18, 2014 :
    Thanks for your comments, it helps! I'd the phone mostly as a phablet that fits my pocket yet allows to do some productivity stuff (see my Project "OPO as a Productivity Tool"); the stylus seems a big plus of the Note, though I'd try a precise capacitive stylus (just ordered) with the OPO. I still have time to decide until Sept (I expect the Note 3 price go down after announcing the Note 4). Let me know you impressions after you get the OPO. - Thanks!

  14. joejaxx
    Cupcake Aug 19, 2014

    joejaxx , Aug 19, 2014 :
    I have gone 48+ hours so far without needing to charge my phone at 10% left on battery

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  15. HappyTroll
    Aug 19, 2014

    HappyTroll , Aug 19, 2014 :
    Easy to switch to other rom.
    CM11 is better on Note3 at the moment, bugless. Believe me.

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  16. HappyTroll
    Aug 19, 2014

    HappyTroll , Aug 19, 2014 :
    Same behaviour. I prefer Amoled, warmer settings.
    Compared side to side, my Note3 still have better screen than OPO.

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  17. 9997
    Honeycomb Aug 19, 2014

    9997 , Aug 19, 2014 :
    You would be better off with a Nexus 5 if you're interested in the OPO because of the price point.

    OP- I'd recommend not getting the note 3 because of two reasons. TouchWiz and the plasticy build quality. The faux leather on the back is definitely better than a simple polycarbonate back, but I think you should just wait for the OPO.

  18. Reggie1026
    Ice Cream Sandwich Aug 19, 2014

    Reggie1026 , Aug 19, 2014 :
    Even if note 4 comes out, a note 3 for under $400 brand new and unlocked.. I don't know... maybe used yes under $400.

  19. HappyTroll
    Aug 19, 2014

    HappyTroll , Aug 19, 2014 :
    As a daily use, you won't see difference.
    The only problem is : Samsung price.

    Sold at same OPO price, nobody wouldn't get OPO.

  20. HappyTroll
    Aug 19, 2014

    HappyTroll , Aug 19, 2014 :
    LoL, very objective. :p