I am considering one of these two phones. I am sure there have been people who were in the same boat.
Which one did you choose and why?
Any other advice would be handy to have.
I am currently using a Samsung Galaxy Nexus so I do know android system quite well. And I have an iPod touch and iPad so I am also in the Apple ecosystem. So this is not a classy Android vs Apple question, but more of a which high end phone to get.
I have had a variety of devices over the last few years through work, mainly Androids but some others in there too.
I recently got given an iPhone 4S, and absolutely hated it. The screen was too small for my liking (both watching videos and typing), it was slow, and it had a number of software faults/quirks (seemed to be fine after the 3rd factory reset, but shouldn't be needed for a fresh Apple refurb phone.) I realise the 5 has a slightly bigger screen but still not big enough in my opinion. So I sold it, and bought the Note II.
Loving the phone so far. Screen is so big and bright it is a joy to use, it runs really smoothly and no software issues so far (2 weeks I have had it now). The size is something some people take issue with, but I have no problems weilding it and it fits in all my pockets perfectly fine. I also find for games in particular the S pen can be really useful, as with some games fingers are just too clumsy. I do a lot of web browsing and video watching so it really is the perfect device for me. I used to use my netbook once a day, but have only needed to use it once in the last 2 weeks (and that was just to do an initial media transfer).
So I definitely would recommend you the Note II over the iPhone 5. Especially if you like the Android ecosystem already.
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