Is the screen too large?
As for leaving the apple ecosystem and it being to big of feat, thats up to you. the music will not be an issued since most of if not all of it is DRM free now. where you will notice the difference is in your video content. if you have a large number of movies and TV Shows they will not move with you to android. at not easily and lastly don’t forget any applications you paid for and will need to buy them again in the play store.
I think yes the google devices offer you free range on what they can do. the Ssmsung’s though are more customizable than the iPhone but for the most part they are locked and you will need to unlock you phone to get the full range of customizable things on the Android phone.
Now i have an iPad and a Droid DNA. So, i use the iPad for media consumption and the phone for time killer games and for just being a phone. Now if you use your phone more as an internet device then a phone the will be great since it have larger screen and is optimized for the digitizer. But if you use it as a phone the larger screen may become annoying as you hold it up to your head to talk.
I say go down to Best Buy or your cell phone providers office and try it out and see how it feels up to your head.And make sure to check on their return policy so you know what you are getting into if you decide to return the phone.
As an iPhone user, the only android phone I really hear a lot about are the Samsung Galaxy phones. Would you have any other suggestions on and Android phones?
Depending on your carrier that really will narrow down your phone selection.
Also Mobile World Congress is just around the corner so im sure we will see some new phones right around that time.
Personally i like the Nexus line of phones because they are stock android.
As a mobile internet device, though, it is fabulous. Most people won't use the stylus much, but I have used it for score-keeping while playing board games, and drawing rough sketches for a children's book we are working on in my family, and it has been really handy for that kind of stuff.
Unless you want the stylus, though, I would honestly say that the Galaxy S III is a more practical option for most people. This Note II really is a niche item for those with specific wants or needs.
I'll have to take a look at the Galaxy S III or wait for the Galaxy S IV to actually switch to a new phone. I'm sure Samsung will include all of the features that the Note has with the S IV. And on the S Pen, I don't see any reason for having that.
HTC One (or HTC Droid DNA if you're on Verizon)
Samsung Galaxy S IV
Sony Xperia Z
LG Nexus 4
If you're like everyone else, then I would tend to believe that you would look more like a fool with an oversized object sticking to your face when someone calls you. Also, are your pants pockets ready? It's definitely noticeable when my friend walks around the office.
You have an iPad and you want a Note II? Have you thought about this man? I know a bunch of people (my wife, friends, relatives), who started with Android and switched to iOS when their phone company picked up the iPhone. Not many people go the other way (except maybe those in this gadget nerd community) and there's a reason for it.
iOS is what people want and it's the easiest to use. All Android phones are compared to the iPhone at some point. Android is what you're stuck with if you want a specific feature in a phone, like the Note II, the Rezound, DNA or the Razr Maxx HD, etc. It's not what people want, it's what you're stuck with and sadly when Google comes out with a new OS, you don't get it right away....or ever.