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Q: Do you think it is a good idea for me to buy a Samsung galaxy note 2 in Shanghai?

I am just wondering as to whether the ones made for the Chinese market are very different from those of other countries. Is the quality and features the same and other aspects of the phone.

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7 years 1 week ago in  General  - Shanghai

 
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I'm 'hoping' for one for my birthday / Christmas, from what I've read so long as you can be reasonably sure it's genuine then they are the same, but they do appear to be more expensive in China than the UK, cannot for the life of me figure out why though.

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Please, please, just one caveat if you do purchase one -- to the best of your ability, please make sure that it is not a fake.

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If you don't mind not having the Google Play store, go right ahead.

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Excuse me being backwards; what applications does the google play store have? I basically want to use it for language applications, and as I am a writer I constantly have to read long documents even on the go where I can't always be having my heavy laptop. So I am more interested in the size for my sight, language applications, hopefully it has adobe reader and a radio....

Would buying it at a Samsung store guarantee me the quality?

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yeah, I have my eye on that phablet also. But as I am in Guangdong I am planning to pop over to HK and buy it there,,,,   from the real Samsung store in Harbour City....  No reason to pay a middle-man...

I've basically only read good reviews, and I have always been very satisfied with all the Samsung products I've owned or used.  It's sorta funny that people criticise it for being an overly large phone,,,, truth is it's just a perfect size potable computer, that is smart enough to make phone calls too !    I would buy iPad Mini if it made calls !!  mail

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It's all the same. Although some of the companies that were making apple products did use a toxic chemical to try and make it work faster. That backfired and there was a huge lawsuit over employee's that got harmed because of that. The result recalled Apple products and the humiliation that they will no longer try new things or experiment anymore. That cost the APple company plenty of dollar bills. Good thing is the Apple Manufacturer in China was sued nothing linked to the one's back home!

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Thanks a lot for the thoughts and advice, I will be really careful and won't take any chances...

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I was trying to decide between Galaxy 2 and HTC One S, same price,  got the HTC...superiour sound (love my music) and killer design...Samsung designs suck.

Well, just saw the 'note' thing...hahha thats like twice more expensive and bigger.
Which pocket are you gonna carry it in?

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It's about preference...some people prefer desktops, some laptops, some the smallest phones; the note is not a phone that got too big, it is a variety that you can take or leave... that is the way it is supposed to be to cater for the market of those people who want big phones to not have to squint their eyes so much when reading documents and be able to watch movies more comfortably etc. As for the pocket, I am a girl and never carry electronic gadgets on my body...throw it in the bag.

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