Dial: I have a dilemma somewhat in line with the above recent posts. I bought myself a new Note 2 in the Christmas sales for a handy discount of $200. I finally got the phone today and discovered that it was not the N705 I was rather naively expecting - from tracking online prices - but the N7100.
The retailer has kindly offered me a refund if I wish. I'm now wondering, should I keep this $820 Galaxy Note 2 N7100, or go online, spend another $200 and buy the N7105?
$820 is a great price, but will I be kicking myself in 6 months when Vodafone and Telecome intro LTE. Things that factor into this include how much will that LTE cost, and just how good are download services currently.
Are there other issues I haven't thought of and is it worth spending the extra $200?
Sorry to repeat essentially the same thing, but... same thing here. I'm about to buy one tomorrow morning. My last phone was a free-on-contract Huawei Happy Meal toy of a smartphone- about 2 years. The one before was a Samsung slider, $400 just two days before the price dropped to $200... I had that around four years. My upgrades have been small, so this is a big jump for me and I want to do it right.
Am I likely to find the DC-HSPA speeds were not worth the extra $200 over say, two to four years? Or am I likely to find that I can't stream or upload video fast and regret not dropping the extra for it? This all of course depends on usage, but anyone who's had a lot of experience with high end recent smart phones will be able to tell us- does the current speed annoy you or do you think DC-HSPA compatibility will be a very noticeable difference you'd happily pay for?
I have almost 2gb of data on a very cheap plan and will be very careful not to go over that, not sure I would make use of the higher speeds tbh. I feel it would be mostly used for entertainment, social networking, games and TV episodes, Youtube, Reddit, maybe even some XXX content! Not much for work.