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#16 Scorbing

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 13:55

Weird it seems to be working fine now, I just cycled auto modes and it works now lol.

Anyway, here's the lowdown on battery + screen on time:

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7 hours screen on time!!!



One question, how did you root your phone? What did you use? Mine is on AT&T - U.S. version.


#17 +mrk

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 14:08

Check out: http://forum.xda-dev...d.php?t=1923956 :)

#18 vetsanctified

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 14:11

Just a piece of my mind: I tried a Note 2 for several hours and the note taking ability it's still not quite perfect. If you heavily rely on note taking you're better off saving a few bucks and getting an SIII or a ONE X.

#19 Teebor

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 14:13

I tried an S3 and a note 2 and found the Note 2 to be slower and laggier than the S3 (which was quick and smooth)

This was an odd situation as it shouldn't have been that way logically but at the time I opted for an S3 as I also didn't need the larger screen.

Can anyone who has used both confirm or deny what happened when I tried it please? as I would expect the note 2 to be as fast if not faster and smoother

#20 adrynalyne

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 14:15

Changing phone because you are having random reboots ??

Wow

How about trying to fix your issue instead, which is probably caused by a specific application.

Just saw that you did exactly that.Now wait and see, until the dev update the app.


It is caused by Android 4.2 and likely 4.2.1 as well and is a fairly common issue. The fix is to roll back to 4.1.2 until Google resolves it.

#21 tsupersonic

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 14:29

Check XDA. It's easy to root these phones, especially devices that sell well - they'll have a lot more ROM's from the community.

Personally, I'm not a fan of the Note 2. It's just too big, but the hardware is impressive. I'd rather have the newly released Droid DNA.

#22 +mrk

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 15:38

I tried an S3 and a note 2 and found the Note 2 to be slower and laggier than the S3 (which was quick and smooth)

This was an odd situation as it shouldn't have been that way logically but at the time I opted for an S3 as I also didn't need the larger screen.

Can anyone who has used both confirm or deny what happened when I tried it please? as I would expect the note 2 to be as fast if not faster and smoother


The Note II probably wasn't updated while the S3 was.

I've had the S3 since launch, both running the exact same ROM and Android version and the Note II is faster at everything thanks to the extra GB of RAM mostly.

#23 Scorbing

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 17:33

I tried an S3 and a note 2 and found the Note 2 to be slower and laggier than the S3 (which was quick and smooth)

This was an odd situation as it shouldn't have been that way logically but at the time I opted for an S3 as I also didn't need the larger screen.

Can anyone who has used both confirm or deny what happened when I tried it please? as I would expect the note 2 to be as fast if not faster and smoother



Nothing like that here. My Note 2 flies.

I tried an S3 and a note 2 and found the Note 2 to be slower and laggier than the S3 (which was quick and smooth)

This was an odd situation as it shouldn't have been that way logically but at the time I opted for an S3 as I also didn't need the larger screen.

Can anyone who has used both confirm or deny what happened when I tried it please? as I would expect the note 2 to be as fast if not faster and smoother


Another thing. If you find the UI slow, why not replace it with this lightning fast alternative - no need to root your phone at all!

https://play.google....uncher.hd&hl=en

#24 tsupersonic

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 19:48

Another thing. If you find the UI slow, why not replace it with this lightning fast alternative - no need to root your phone at all!

https://play.google....uncher.hd&hl=en

Haven't seen a launcher require root. Not saying it's not possible, just haven't seen it. I've tried many launchers, my current daily driver is Nova (It can use root)

#25 OP L1520

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 16:55

Here's a great review on the Note 2

www.youtube.com/watch?v=u139NmWabAM


Thanks mate - this sold me on the idea of a Note 2 - I got one yesterday & I'm so pleased I got it, glad I started this thread :D

#26 OP L1520

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 17:00

Thanks to EVERYONE who has posted on this thread - you helped me make the jump from GNex to note 2 - well worth the change!

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If anyone wants a rooted white Gnex unlocked retail device with a Samsung official black rear grill cover, UK charger, neoprene pouch, pack of screen protectors & Kidigi car dock let me know. There are unfortunately a couple of scratches on the display, one of which is about 1cm long & can be felt by a finger nail.

All of the above £225 ono...serious offers only pls...PM me.

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Best regards

#27 StandingInAlley

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 17:03

I was in a similar position like you. One of the reasons why I wanted a Note 2 was because it had 2GB Ram and bigger battery however I ended up picking Galaxy S3 as i carry my phone everywhere including the gym and note 2 would have been uncomfortable for me. Loving the S3 so far.

#28 OP L1520

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 21:13

Can anyone point me in the direction of THE best car dock you can get for the Note II? Ideally an official GN2 Samsung one (I cant seem to find anywhere)

Thanks

#29 Scorbing

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 21:16

Can anyone point me in the direction of THE best car dock you can get for the Note II? Ideally an official GN2 Samsung one (I cant seem to find anywhere)

Thanks


Amazing the power of Google! :D

http://www.shopandro...-and-mounts.htm

http://www.arkon.com...-car-mount.html

http://www.ebay.com/...E-/120977769435

#30 OP L1520

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 21:31

Amazing the power of Google! :D

http://www.shopandro...-and-mounts.htm

http://www.arkon.com...-car-mount.html

http://www.ebay.com/...E-/120977769435


Thanks I should've said I'm UK based & I'm after an official Samsung Note 2 specific car dock, not a universal one (I should've been clearer my fault)

But yes Google power is good (usually)



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