The T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy Note 3 is now available for pre-order, cost $199 down plus $21 a month for 24 months. ($703 full retail price). Without question the specs on this phone is topnotch. The Note 3 is a beast in every sense of the word.
The nice thing with removable backs is you can change it to many different designs you might like better. Love the leather like back which should be much more grippy and no fingerprints.
By the way, I’m not a fan of Touchwiz. It’s cluttered, garish and bloated. I’m a stock Google fan. That said, the Note 2 is more than up to the task of running Touchwiz, at least the version that comes with the Note 2.