Is an original note too old?

My mum is finally wanting to enter the smartphone world. I took her to JB Hi Fi to try some phones and see what sizes she likes. She liked the huge Note 2 but wasn't planning to spend that much (seems to be around $500 on ozBargain from what I can see) so I was thinking possibly the original note might fit the bill. Is an original samsung note too old a phone to buy today?

I was planning on seeing what happens to Note 2 prices once the note 3 comes out in a couple weeks. Thoughts?

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    I'm still using a 1.5ghz dual core phone with 1gb RAM, which I think spec wise is the same as the Note1.

    No problems on my end, all my apps work as you expect, except for graphic intensive 3D games like 'Sine Mora'.

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      Agreed, for someone like a Mum, who is unlikely to be a gaming fiend, anything from Galaxy S2 onwards (in terms of performance should be perfectly fine)

  • +1 vote

    The Note 1 is pretty old now (2011) and it's also not getting any more SW updates. The battery is also pretty small compared to the newer note 2 (2500mah as opposed to 3100mah).

    The Note 2 is on the way to getting an Android 4.4 Kit-Kat update, possibly by the end of this year. I think it's best waiting for Note 3 release before splashing out for the Note II.

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    If you are to go a note go for the note 2 it about that price or a huawei mate or samsung galaxy mega.

    these are the phablets of the day but there are a few more but out of the price range.

    A kogan agora the new version is 5 inch and also aldi sell a similar handset aswell.

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    Still use my original note and know of two others as well. If I could afford it I would get a S3 or S4.

  • +4 votes

    How old am I?
    I opened this thinking you were going to ask if you can still use paper currency.

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    I like my NOTE2 as it has an awesome screen and as you get older thats important

    I recomend the 4" Nokia 520 for $99 on ozbargin/jbhifi and it now lets you enlarge text fonts too

    Its also easier to use and customise

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    Can tell u now whats happening with Note 2 prices in Oz…
    Samsung is recalling all Note 2's in Oz… They not reducing the price.. not clearing stock.. they are recalling all devices

    So unless u buy grey imported stock, the Note 2 wont be around.
    The Note 2 is already End of Life at Optus, Telstra and Vodafone.. they are retuning their stock to samsung for the Oct 3 release.

    Seems they want to remove the "option"

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    yeah ;i wanted to actually join a vodafone Samsung galaxy note 2 deal, and they told me Note 3 will be released soon so they go no more note 2 in stock. otherwise i would've ended up with the Samsung Galaxy Note 2. but now i've bought a LG optimus G instead it went down from $446 to $388 at JB hifi. now online buying at Kogan is only $340 so i feel a little bit let down. was going to buy Motorola at roughly similar prices but JB had no Motorola in stock at the time.

  • -1 vote

    Obviously it's old. It looks ugly and no way you would want to buy that. Not that Note 3 has arrived, it makes no or little sense going for grandfather.

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      unless you have a "thing" for older men