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    recommendations for Galaxy Note 3 replacement

    I'm looking to replace my Galaxy note 3. My ideal replacement would have:

    microSD card slot
    5.5-5.7" screen
    removable battery
    at least 3GB RAM and 32GB internal storage
    a decent main camera
    fingerprint reader

    Any suggestions?

    Thanks

    21 Comments

    galaxy note 7

    keep the note 3 lol still using mine and got loads of life left..

    Why not note 4? I upgraded from 3 to 4 and find the note 4 great.

    Original Poster

    mutley1

    Why not note 4? I upgraded from 3 to 4 and find the note 4 great.


    Thanks, that seems to tick most of the boxes. The only fly in the ointment is the lack of any way to root it without tripping Knox. I hate Knox.

    dwl99

    Thanks, that seems to tick most of the boxes. The only fly in the … Thanks, that seems to tick most of the boxes. The only fly in the ointment is the lack of any way to root it without tripping Knox. I hate Knox.



    Whats the issue with tripping Knox? If ever you need to return for a warranty repair you just make sure the phone is well and truly dead and Knox counter can't be checked. (a little power applied to the sim card contacts does the trick :-) )
    I had my Note4 rooted and tried many custom Roms but personally I've gone back to a Samsung Rom now. The Note 4 Marshmallow rom is very very good

    Original Poster

    Uridium

    Whats the issue with tripping Knox? If ever you need to return for a … Whats the issue with tripping Knox? If ever you need to return for a warranty repair you just make sure the phone is well and truly dead and Knox counter can't be checked. (a little power applied to the sim card contacts does the trick :-) )I had my Note4 rooted and tried many custom Roms but personally I've gone back to a Samsung Rom now. The Note 4 Marshmallow rom is very very good


    That sounds like a workable but evil solution :-)

    dwl99

    That sounds like a workable but evil solution :-)



    (_;) I've been using it for many users on anything electrical with an 'Intermittent' fault for warranty repairs

    an old Laptop AC adaptor with the jack cut off is the ideal tool

    Note 7 mate. without a doubt. No issues reported outside Korea about new replacements. I don't think you will ever regret your upgrade.
    Edited by: "phanikirankara" 24th Sep 2016

    phanikirankara

    Note 7 mate. without a doubt. No issues reported outside Korea about new … Note 7 mate. without a doubt. No issues reported outside Korea about new replacements. I don't think you will ever regret your upgrade.



    I'm going to upgrade to a Note7 but would be foolish to do so now...Note 7's image has been permanently tarnished and sales will be hugely under projections...

    Give it until the new year and prices will drop significantly. £500 in January I reckon

    Uridium

    I'm going to upgrade to a Note7 but would be foolish to do so now...Note … I'm going to upgrade to a Note7 but would be foolish to do so now...Note 7's image has been permanently tarnished and sales will be hugely under projections...Give it until the new year and prices will drop significantly. £500 in January I reckon




    500 is a lot to expect in Jan if purchased from proper channel. Also, we are talking of 3 to 4 months from today and if you wait for that long, then you could as well wait for Galaxy 8.

    Original Poster

    I wonder what will happen to all the returned Note 7s?

    dwl99

    I wonder what will happen to all the returned Note 7s?



    ​My best guess would be part reuse to make new models. releasing 2.5 million refurbishments will kill the company for sure. Surely they don't want the flagship name Note to be sold cheap. Check that even Note 4s sell for 350+ pounds today.

    s7 edge

    phanikirankara

    ​My best guess would be part reuse to make new models. releasing 2.5 m … ​My best guess would be part reuse to make new models. releasing 2.5 million refurbishments will kill the company for sure. Surely they don't want the flagship name Note to be sold cheap. Check that even Note 4s sell for 350+ pounds today.



    You are forgetting that the Note4 has a sterling reputation, even then it saw a Price decrease by £100 6mths after release...( I know as I bought mine direct from Samsung after the price cut) the Note 4 launched at £599

    The Note 7 will forever be known as the exploding phone and it's sales will plummet even after the recall, consumers don't forget headlines like the ones the Note7 has been getting.
    Yes you could wait for the Galaxy S8 but it won't have the S-Pen..
    Samsung will have to reduce the price of the Note7 to achieve sales targets....it's not like the hardware costs £700...It's a £350 device with £350 of marketing budget tagged onto the RRP....it will drop...£500 is my biting point and I'm confident I'll see it in early 2017

    Edited by: "Uridium" 24th Sep 2016

    justanothercid

    keep the note 3 lol still using mine and got loads of life left..


    Same here,i have had my note 3 for 2 years and 9 months,and i have not had any problems with it,and it does everything that i need from it.

    Uridium

    You are forgetting that the Note4 has a sterling reputation, even then it … You are forgetting that the Note4 has a sterling reputation, even then it saw a Price decrease by £100 6mths after release...( I know as I bought mine direct from Samsung after the price cut) the Note 4 launched at £599The Note 7 will forever be known as the exploding phone and it's sales will plummet even after the recall, consumers don't forget headlines like the ones the Note7 has been getting.Yes you could wait for the Galaxy S8 but it won't have the S-Pen..Samsung will have to reduce the price of the Note7 to achieve sales targets....it's not like the hardware costs £700...It's a £350 device with £350 of marketing budget tagged onto the RRP....it will drop...£500 is my biting point and I'm confident I'll see it in early 2017



    ​Hmm,all the best mate. But since Galaxy S7 and Edge are selling at 630 now after 6 months, and if the Note 7 will become 500, then what do you think S7 and S7 edge would be selling at? Do you think they will price Note 7 below S7 and S7 edge? I doubt it will happen especially with the news that 90% of the people are sticking to Note 7 during recall and with the boring IPhone 7 specs. But again all the best for a good deal.

    phanikirankara

    ​Hmm,all the best mate. But since Galaxy S7 and Edge are selling at 630 n … ​Hmm,all the best mate. But since Galaxy S7 and Edge are selling at 630 now after 6 months, and if the Note 7 will become 500, then what do you think S7 and S7 edge would be selling at? Do you think they will price Note 7 below S7 and S7 edge? I doubt it will happen especially with the news that 90% of the people are sticking to Note 7 during recall and with the boring IPhone 7 specs. But again all the best for a good deal.



    S7 and S7 Edge didn't catch fire in people's pockets or burn anyone's house down though, thats the reason the note 7 will see a price drop

    tempt

    Avoid the Note series, pick something less risky! … Avoid the Note series, pick something less risky! http://m.gsmarena.com/samsung_galaxy_note_2_catches_fire_in_singapore_to_chennai_flight-blog-20682.php



    ​oh, like an iphone has never exploded?

    telegraph.co.uk/new…ns/

    digitaltrends.com/mob…es/

    dailymail.co.uk/new…tml

    I wouldn't get a note 4. I have one and it's been fantastic but it is getting old now and I'm itching for an upgrade. I was going to get a note 7 but was a little annoyed it isn't any more powerful than the 6 month old s7. I think I will now wait for a s8 device or possibly get a daydream phone when they are released. The lg v20 looks like the best current known phone but they wont be releasing it in the UK. I may import one if the price is right

    Google Pixel phones might be worth a look when they are announced..likely to be announced on October 4th...
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