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What Android device is a good one to start testing on?

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Hi:

I'm looking to start doing some Android development.
I'm aware there various simulators available.
Additionally, I would like to get a physical device to test with.
I already have an iPhone as my primary cell phone and am not looking to change that.
I guess I'd like to get a non-contract, unlocked Android device.

I've got a couple of basic-straight-out-of-the-gate-questions:
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1) What is the difference between the Galaxy Note 3 and the Galaxy 4s?
    Are either a good device to get for testing purposes?

2) Can my iPhone ATT SIMM card be swapped with either of these devices?

3) Can the memory by upgraded easily enough by me?

Thanks,
JohnB
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To start with, it really depends on what you are trying to develop, but:

What is the difference between the Galaxy Note 3 and the Galaxy 4s?
I am assuming you mean the S4:

In reality, the difference are so minor it depends on what your preferences are size wise.

Are either a good device to get for testing purposes?
Since they are both relatively new to the market and still popular, I would consider them excellent testing devices.

Can my iPhone ATT SIMM card be swapped with either of these devices?
With an adapter, yes.  You would need a nano to micro SIM adapter.

Can the memory by upgraded easily enough by me?
S4 has 2GB of RAM.  Do you really need more than that on a phone?
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Thanks.
I went with a Galaxy S4 that I got on ebay.
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