il need to have a look at these sounds good
I wouldn't take an S3 or a note on a night out.
I have a note, just upgraded to ICS, its great for 'me' as my main priority was screen size as it doubles up as a mini tablet, I would concede they aren't for everyone!
I've used my mrs old HTC Wildfire S for a while...
Nowt wrong with taking the S3 out - it's very thin - sit's in your pocket like a good un.
My Business Analyst at work broke his S3 within 20 min of getting it, popped in his pocket, sat down and the screen smashed lol
Another lads got the Note, I really like the look of it, but it's massive and would piss me off carrying it around and not fitting in a pocket comfortably.
The note is somewhat more robust than the S3. Just out of more features like PopUpPlay, and burst mode for pictures. I would go for the S3.
Opinions based on the fact I work in a phone shop. Not to mention I'm a tech hoar.
I have just purchased an S3 after toying with a Nokia Lumia 800. The screen size is good and its not too bulky in the pocket.