i have the note 1... bought a few weeks ago off CL for 200 bones. Sold my s2 for 165 (which I got for free from ATT, w/ contract obviously- but I don't pay the bill, work does--- so no biggie).... Anyhoo, I'm happy with the note 1, but from what I understand the the note 2 is way better. Split screen, JB, better battery life, etc, etc. I flashed a JB rom to my note 1 and it's pretty sweet. Oh and yeah, in relation to the iphone, my friend has an iphone5, he says he is ditching for the GN2 asap. I had the original iphone and the iphone 3g. Couldn't handle the tiny screens once these type of larger phones started to come out.