i had the chance to play with this phone a few days ago. i have the following complains:
1) you cannot remove the blinkfeed screen. (i use no feeds from no sites whatsoever; for me, this feature is uselles. uses a lot of ram and battery). but you can set another screen for Home screen if u want (despite some reviewers said u cant)
2) u dont have quick settings in the upper bar. (WIFI, PLANE MODE, VIBRATE... etc) this is a big disappointment. u always have to enter SETTINGS and onwards to whatever u need from there.
3) i used a task/system manager and it showed me that the device has "ONLY" 1.53 gb of RAM out of 2gb. for ecample the s4 has 1.78gb usable. this is also a big "nono" for me cause if u have a smartphone u use RAM dependent apps, and apps are getting hungrier and hungrier for RAM. and u start feeling the lack of RAM, from some point, on the device.
i hope 4.2.2 improves the phone in these areas. i really dont care about the zoe, what crapbox space in cloud and....whatever.....
what about its battery ? I'm bit confuse between S4 and HTC.... I like HTC but i read many reviews about its poor performance related to battery
Who knows when will appear updates for Samsung Galaxy Note 2 GT-N7100 Expected by May, and still nothing. HEY Samsung, do you want to do something?
africa as usual forgotten,at this rate may switch to the lumia and say bye to htc
UK Download availablenow! I'm on orange but I think my phone is sim free and its unlocked
Alekai, 15 Jul 2013Three are still testing the update, according to their twitter status.Thanks for your information..
fraserb64, 15 Jul 2013just started the update on Vodafone at the time of this post
Done and dusted all seems fine.
Interesting to see what happens to battery life.
I am using the snapdragon battery guru tool along with built in power saving to stretch use out.