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Tuesday, March 18, 2014

I can't even begin to describe how beautiful the resolution is and how fast this beast is. So pretty. So big. So mine.



But my bubble was quickly burst when it became apparent that Rogers (aka YOU HAD ONE JOB!) sent the wrong size SIM card.

Unless I'm an idiot, and can't follow instructions or follow a YouTube video, it DOES NOT FIT. My Samsung Tablet 10.1 takes a smaller size of SIM card than my Samsung Note 1, so I know something is amiss.

This means a visit to the Rogers Store on Bay Street on my way home... because I just love detours at home time!

22 comments:

Anonymous said...

I own an iPhone 5. I thought it was the bomb until I saw the Note 3 when a co-worker got one at Christmas. The screen size and graphics quality kicks some serious Apple butt.

AllanVS said...

It's easy to cit your sim card yo size. Search All Mighty Google.

Al said...

So big is right, I dont have pockets big enough to carry this beast. If I wanted good resolution I would carry a big screen TV around like an 80's boombox on my shoulder. definitely not for me, but congrats.

C.J. Smith said...

I can fit it in my jean/coat/breast pocket without issue.

It's only an inch longer than an iPhone5 and only slightly wider. 2.31 inches for the iPhone and 3 inches for the Note 3.

Hardly a boombox or a TV!

AllanVS said...

Ah shit. Cit = cut. Yeesh. Damn auto correct.

J said...

better phone, better blogging! didn't you used to have a blackberry before?

Anonymous said...

My wife bought this phone in December and she loves it. Good luck finding a case for it. Any Rogers location should be able to burn a new microSIM card for you.

C.J. Smith said...

I think a visit to the Pacific mall is in order. The Rogers store near work hooked me up . Blogger is blazingly fast on this thing. Yep, I had a be and then a Samsung Note and now the Note 3. The old phone is as big as a tablet and will be used as a backup device.

AllanVS said...

Poor quality cases can be bought on Amazon, Deal Extreme, or Ebay.
Medium quality from flea markets in the GTA area.
Good quality can be found at Pacific Mall. (I bought what I consider 'medium high' quality one for my Galaxy S4 on Saturday.)

Al said...

anon, go to monoprice.com

us shipping but under 20 bucks not duty.

screen protectors.

C.J. Smith said...

WHOEVER PICKED CHAINSAW WILL BE DISAPPOINTED. I WILL NEVER CHAINSAW THIS PHONE! NEVER!!!

Al said...

I forgot the link to tthe note 3 products

http://www.monoprice.com/Search/Index?keyword=SAMSUNG+NOTE+3

AllanVS said...

CJ ... if you go to PMall ... lemme know, I'll walk over and buy you a coffee. :D

C.J. Smith said...

Absolutely!
I'll let you know via email if I plan on going

Mark H said...

Welcome to the club C.J. I went from my iPhone to a Note 3 and am in Love. I ignore the snide comments about the size...they're just jealous.

The only thing I don't like is my right palm slides over the back button on the right bottom when I reach for stuff. Although you can make the screen smaller if you're trying to use it with one hand.

Oh and avoid the S-View case..Tried it and didn't like it. Pain in the butt for photos etc etc

Unless you really like it, then I have one I give you a good deal on a lightly used one.

C.J. Smith said...

Hi Mark
I looked at the S-view online. I think I need to go shop in person. I also think a shell-like case (although some are ugly) or one with strength is a good idea instead of something soft and leather.

Mark H said...

I bought one of the Spigen cases, it's nice, inexpensive and does the trick. Ultimately though, the back is strong enough, if you get a nice quality piece of protective glass for the screen you may even decide to go without a case.

The S-View is like $80 and looks like a chequebook. I thought it was cool for a bit (Certainly protects well) but it adds to the bulk and is uncomfortable.

If you like the concept, let me know and I'll send mind to you to test drive before you go out and make the same decision (or mistake) that I did.

AllanVS said...

I LOVE my s-view case.
The reason they are great is this: The screen is Super AMOLED (active matrix, light emitting diode) screens. The whole point of the SAMOLED + S-View case is this: only the pixels YOU SEE are the pixels lit up. The rest of them, are shut off. With older phone (HTC One etc, those with just LCD, and not SAMOLED)) the WHOLE screen lights up. Super AMOLED saves power, because again, only certain pixels are lit up. It's a beautiful idea, and design.
Just my opinion of course.
(However, I'll point out, my S4 is my 44th cellphone since 1998, and my 23rd since moving to Toronto in 2006).

AllanVS said...

Mark, you can get the S-View cases (good quality) from P-Mall for $20-30 ... I bought an S-View for my S4 and it's better than the more expensive one I bought on "Deal Extreme". (The one from DX came with Qi Charging, that doesn't work anymore. LoL)

Mark H said...

Rumour is Samsung has killed 3rd party S-view cases as of the current kitkat update. The one I bought was first party.

Also comparing the Note 3 s-view to the S4 is night and day. The Note is a big phone, the case makes it more awkward. The camera function on the case screws with your camera settings and only takes 4:3 pictures. And if you flip the case open attempting to take a picture it is annoying.

I get the point of the case and it does some nice things but it also bulks up the phone quite a bit and at the end of the day, at least for me, the negatives heavily outweighed the positives. And your right, the design is great. It just plays out better on the Galaxy S line

In all honesty I prefer the phone sans case with a glass screen protector. That's my current set up... $100 worth of cases later :-)

MATT said...

Koodo did the same to me when I upgraded to the BB Z10. I didn't change phone numbers, but had to pay $10 or so for the new "micro SIM".

I couldn't fathom how this should cost me money; I've JUST upgraded to a $650 phone and you want me to pay another $10 for a miniature SIM when the one I already have still works fine?

mark p said...

rogers tried to do that when i upgraded my phone, which is a cheapy samsung android that uses the old school sim cards. my sim card is branded "Rogers AT&T wireless" thats how old my sim is, and still works fine in fact it worked fine when they went to put in the chip to transfer my contacts....so i figured why bother changing it if i dont need to......