I currently have a note1 which I love, i bought it with a cracked screen for $200 and it's been really wonderful to use and I love the screen size, however I'm now in a job where I would prefer to have a more professional appearance and having a phone with a smashed screen detracts from that.
I can afford the top of the line phone, however I'm finding it hard to be objective about spending that much money, as I'm kind of stingy by nature and I've yet to buy a brand new phone (in the many many different smartphones I've had) - however I'm trying to put that aside and get something that looks and feels amazing.
So atm I'm tossing up between the note2 and the S4. I love the screen size of the note2, however when putting the phones together, as well as my note, the S4 isn't noticeably smaller except during direct comparison, and the increased resolution sort of makes up for it.
I like the concept of the Spen, but I lost my note1's pen early on and have pretty much never used it (or missed it). I love the idea of a IR blaster as it's a feature I had on my first pda (palm m500) and it was awesome, so having that again would be cool.
I mainly use my phone to read on, and as a portable laptop (emails, internet etc.).
I was hoping someone might be able to suggest some considerations I hadn't thought of, or offer a reason why they choose between the two.
Atm I'll probably buy it off Expert Infotech - or 2nd hand off trademe.
Thanks for taking the time to read this!
tldr: Have a note1, can't decide to upgrade between s4 or note2!