A friend of mine just got the Galaxy Note 2 and I have to say - I just love the size format!
All of a sudden, my iPhone 5 seems like some kind of MICRO phone.
I use my iPhone 5 nearly non stop but mostly for data and the extra size would be so much nicer! The Galaxy Note 2 not too big (bigger is better right?) but the most important thing is that it still -fits in my pocket- just fine and *THAT* is the important thing. The iPad Mini is just not pocketable.
The down side...