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Decision time: Will this respected reviewer ditch his Galaxy Note 3 for the iPhone 6 Plus?

Updated Sep 29th, 2014 2:42PM EDT
iPhone 6 Plus Vs Galaxy Note 3
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Last Friday, we covered the first in a six-part series where CNET’s respected product reviewer Tim Stevens began the painful process of trying to decide whether or not to ditch his beloved Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and switch to Apple’s new iPhone 6 Plus phablet instead. Stevens explained how fond he has grown of his Galaxy Note 3 over time, and detailed many of the reasons why. The stylus and related software suite are big pluses, according to his column, and the phone’s excellent battery life is one of the things that drew him to the Note 3 in the first place.

Apple’s new iPhone 6 Plus doesn’t ship with a stylus and its battery doesn’t last quite as long as the one in the Galaxy Note 3, but did it still manage to win Stevens’s heart?

DON’T MISS: iPhone 6 Plus review

“This isn’t the first time I’ve pondered making the jump from Android to iOS,” Stevens wrote. “I seriously considered switching when the 5 rolled around, because there was finally a decent-sized iPhone. I again struggled with the decision with the iPhone 5S. The extra performance, plus the fingerprint scanner, really caught my eye. But, the keyboard disappointed, and I still liked the size of the Note better.”

He continued, “Now, with a bigger phone, with SwiftKey on-tap, with stellar battery life, and with a really great camera, the siren call is even stronger. So why, then, do I keep reaching for my Note when the iPhone 6 Plus is right there?”

The column doesn’t end there, though, and you won’t find any spoilers here.

Which phablet did Stevens ultimately go with? You’ll have to click through the link down in the source section to find out. All of the installments in the series are worth a read, of course, beginning with the first one.

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