To all iFans here please read this to the end
Apple is one of the greatest companies in tech industry, they redefined music playback through their iPod, which is the best music player I have ever used. They re-made the tablet with the iPad even though if they didn't invent the tablet but they returned it back to life and that's something to be credited for.
On the other hand, Samsung is also one of the greatest companies in tech industry they have a higher variety of products compared to Apple, but let's talk about phones here, Samsung invented the Phablet with the Galaxy Note which was initially an experiment. They made the Galaxy S2, a phone that changed alot in smartphone industry and made phones the way we see it today.
But let's talk about the most heated subject among those companies ( iPhone or Galaxy )
People hate about Apple in general is that they make restrictions to all of its products in almost everything ( file transfer, internet download, bluetooth, etc ) things that is normal in phones cheaper than the iPod nano. Another thing is the high price range, sure its products have high quality and are made to last but that doesn't apply to all, the one that seem to always fail in my eyes is the iPhone, while other Apple products seem to have more acceptance from people.
Here's where the iFans come to irritate normal people,
First, iPhone is not the best phone ever created, it is a good phone but not the best, but somehow it always manage to get itself among the best phone league due to its fan base. We have to admit that if Apple was bad at advertising, the iPhone would have long been forgotten.
Second, iPhone has a ridiculously high price for its specs and it is not the price of innovation, I won't go far, see the iPod touch, it is also made by Apple, and what's the difference between these two beside Camera ( 8MP vs 5MP ) and the ability of the iPhone to make phone calls only ?!!!!!! Only that make the iPhone more than double the iPod touch price. So I am not making comparison between Apple and non Apple, both are Apple-made products, please reply to me on this part ( iFans ), by the way, we ( normal people ) are not jealous of the iPhone owner because if I can buy a Note 3 or S4 or Z1 or Lumia 1020, then I can buy an iPhone. It is only about what I will get from the same price. Also why should I pay an extra 100$ for an extra 16GB on my iPhone when I can buy a 16GB SD card for 10$. Oh I remember, the iPhone doesn't have a memory card slot so Apple can have another way to rip off people's money.
Third, Apple managed to keep a well control of the iPhone until Steve Jobs died, by making it have its own decisions and not follow the hype of other companies and that was something the fans used to brag about until suddenly and less than three years after Jobs died, Apple has already changed the screen size to 4" ( and there are claims they will make a 4.7" iPhone and a Phablet [ seems like copying now ] ) , they made two iPhones and they long said there is only one iPhone and last as we see the iPhone 5s comes with dual LED flash and finger print sensor [ seems Apple is copying Samsung in stuffing unwanted features ], And I am not talking about this as if it is bad, for me this is good. The iPhone features are going to match its price range soon, I am talking about this from the fans' perspective. All the things you have been bragging about is changing, and you have only two options now:
1- To stop bragging about the iPhone. By the way, you are not the one who designed it to be that much proud of it.
2- To cancel your previous opinions and continue to praise the iPhone and be like a drone controlled by whatever Apple tells you.
That's much to be said about Apple, now I am mentioning Samsung also as there are some things that keep me wondering why on earth do they do this. But the case here is that the Samsung Fans have nothing to do with these things, as most would agree with me on some of them.
Sure, Samsung is more innovative than Apple in many things ( 4k video, Air Gestures, S pen stylus, screen ppi much higher than retina, etc )
But Samsung does many things that really get on my nerves and here are some:
First, the design and build material, the major flaws of Samsung. How can I pay more than 600$ in a Phone made entirely of plastic and a cheap type of plastic ???? Look at Nokia for example, they make their phones out of plastic but a good solid high-quality one that feels premium, it is even found in their cheap phones as the Asha 501. Even the metallic elements on the sides of the Note 3 and S4 are made of plastic. In fact, before Samsung touch phones became famous in my country, People used to think that they are either much cheaper than their actual price or think that it is a cheap chinese phone that has Samsung logo on it. Also, hyper-glaze is not cool nor it is good-looking, don't make that again and stick to the faux-leather in your new upcoming devices.
Another thing is the design, what is the use of these three hardware buttons on the bottom when you can remove them make your screen larger by 0.5" and make onscreen buttons. Also the battery back cover seems to increase the total thickness by more than 2 mm, as the phone is much slimmer when you remove it.
Second, the software. Touchwiz is the most annoying modification on the Android, it is battery consuming, it takes alot from the RAM memory and slows down your actual processing power. Stock Android is much better and it is a more power-saving version of android.
Third, every new Galaxy S or Note coming every year seem to cancel the opportunities of the former generation and make it look too old to handle a competition, it makes you feel you need to change your phone at most every two years, but with iPhone if I buy one I don't need to change it unless after 3 or 4 years as nothing major changes in these 4 years.
But overall and at the end of the day, Samsung flagships are Galaxies away from Apple's iPhone in almost every perspective and if I am going to buy a phone, I will go for Samsung as I can live with the design flaws and software issues, but I can't live without bluetooth, removable battery, SD card, internet download, and the list go on for iPhone missing features.
Maybe by the end of this year and the next one, Apple will own my heart if it had much more upgrades and new features added to the iPhone at its original price range.
My phone is taking 2 hours and 20 minutes for full charging (2% to 100%) after kitkat update. Anyone having same issue? And if possible please post solution.
Varun Bajaj, 27 Jan 2014Also the Watchon App works in the Indian version of note 3 right ? Cause i just checked on goo... moreI am using watchon app to control my samsung TV. Do you see select room option in setting?
TheNeighbor, 27 Jan 2014I'm not touching Kitkat with all those bugs. Nothing compelling to be updating to minor features.very true, good advice.
Czarat, 27 Jan 2014Note 3 sits comfortably on 4.3 JB. The problem with 4.4 upgrade is not all Stock android featu... moreI'm not touching Kitkat with all those bugs. Nothing compelling to be updating to minor features.
Note 3 sits comfortably on 4.3 JB. The problem with 4.4 upgrade is not all Stock android features available in note 3. Like i mentioned in my earlier post.
Less usage of RAM compared to JB.
Very Smooth and Faster UI.
Extra Google Apps.
Device gets rebooted.
Too much emphasis on Touch wiz and S-voice.
Missing full features of Kitkat including 'Google now'
Czarat, 27 Jan 2014My Note3(SM-N900) got 4.4.2 Updated recently in India. My phone gets rebooted frequently. I'm ... morehey bro share your experience of kitkat os and tell us about what is the deffrence between 4.3 and 4.4 and what was better os in note 3
i have a update but i did not update my device because i dont know kitkat is better then jellybean or not you guide us.
My Note3(SM-N900) got 4.4.2 Updated recently in India. My phone gets rebooted frequently. I'm facing call drops in 1 out of 10 outgoing calls. Not all Kitkat features are implemented here. No 'Ok Google' Voice command works. Samsung is so crappy. It is just promoting its S-Voice over google. Everytime is swith on my Wi-Fi. S-Voice is annoying. Does GSM Arena has any info on these Issues.
Varun Bajaj, 27 Jan 2014i dont really remember what settings and stuff i had chosen . but rigt now as i start WatchOn ... moreAlso the Watchon App works in the Indian version of note 3 right ? Cause i just checked on google Play, it says the app is installed but not compatible with my device . dont know what exactly is wrong? I really want to make use of this feature for some reason ..:/
swap12, 27 Jan 2014once you entered in watchon go to setting then add room. give it a name like test or room 1. ... morei dont really remember what settings and stuff i had chosen . but rigt now as i start WatchOn , its directly takes me to choose the Tv brand and sends codes . I have tried atleast 10 codes. None worked . Is there any way i can reset the settings for my Watchon or something . ??
Varun Bajaj, 27 Jan 2014Hey guys ,
I was trying to use the Samsung IR blaster via WatchOn.. i tried it on my Panasoni... moreonce you entered in watchon go to setting then add room.
give it a name like test or room 1. Then press next. then enter postal code or just 12345. then go to c band.
one it loaded the channel list you will see a remote sign on extreme right hand corner. just press on it and the continue. Then It will load all the TV brand select panasonic from itand thats it.
adamismail, 27 Jan 2014Just update to KITKAT. Not much different but RAM increase from 2.4 GB to 2.7GB. Thanks SamsungIts just the same
Hey guys ,
I was trying to use the Samsung IR blaster via WatchOn.. i tried it on my Panasonic Tv .. It didnt really work .. do i have to intall another app along with it ? how it does it actually work. ?
TheNeighbor, 27 Jan 2014Some of the things that your Note 3 is capable of doing as a true near-PC in your pocket: 1... moreCorrection, I meant to say 10,000mAh, and not only 1,000mAh battery from ZeroLemon.
Some of the things that your Note 3 is capable of doing as a true near-PC in your pocket:
1. Split screen multi-tasking. You can have many windows open - 2 main split screens, a video player floating, and S Windows floating if needed. If your unit is rooted, you can install WindowsManager to have more apps working.
2. Connect keyboard and mouse via the micro USB (with an OTG dongle) or bluetooth to enjoy some fast typing for your paper. The Polaris is a near Microsoft Office free from the Samsung apps store.
3. Connect to a TV using a an HDMI dongle (with the latest version) without the need to power the dongle. Full HD videos can be played on the tv, while you can still operate other apps on your Note 3.
4. You can connect a NTFS formatted 2.5" hard disk with a root and an app called Paragon to read or copy files. It should work even with the largest HDD of 2 TB. No need for a PC. The wifi HDD are still limited in capacities and are expensive.
5. Access your computer files with AirStream or remote it with TeamView over any where you are. You need to have your PC on. Ideal in situations like you are processing something like animation, or downloading a large file and would need to check the status.
6. Watch or listen to media from your PC or other Samsung devices using Samsung Link. Your two machines need to be both connected to a wifi network. Your Nearby Devices should be set on.
7. Infrared remote any device, especially with the SmartRemote app(paid).
8. Mirror your Note 3's screen directly onto a number of computers via browsers within a wifi netwrork using RemoDroid (free) app (root needed). This is great to flip slides and not be stationary while presenting. I use it to mind map ideas during class lectures.
9. Extend your battery with ZeroLemon's 1000mAh battery. For $60, you even get a 3-layered Otterbox like anti-shock casing. It's going to add a lot of thickness to the Note 3, but battery can last you 3 to 4 days of heavy use, or a week if you are a moderate user.
10. Photo edit up to 4096 by 4096 pixel dimension using the Adobe Photoshop Touch app and utilize better with the built-in active Wacom digitizer (S Pen). You can do completely new digital paintings with this app.
This is the power of a Galaxy Note 3. This is currently the most complete and powerful pocketable device. Some are bragging about 64 bit processing of a particular device, and yet it can't half do any of the above. Do you see why some are not so impressed with just a medium performing device with similar price range?
Abaddon-ISJ5, 27 Jan 2014battery life!Again, a charger would only consume the same cost as an LED light bulb. In Philippine pesos, that's not even cost you Php0.85/day if you plug for 24 hours. You only pay less than Php24 (US55 cents). And if you just plug in at 8 hours a day, then it'll cost you only Php8 (US 18cents) monthly for your phone charging. This is the reason why cafes are allowing you to plug in and stay longer. They want you coming back to buy stuff. It seems you're pretty confused with the idea of what electric savings is.
Those iOS7 "mutitasking" functions have been enjoyed by Android users for years - social and news apps constantly updating feeds; apps updating automatically; files and photos syncing. I guess that's a big deal for iOS users deprived of this for years. I'm talking about a number of users apps running simultaneously that you can switch from one to the other. Multi-windows tasking with split screens. We don't have the problem worrying about battery life while we use high ended devices like Note 3 with plenty of RAM and battery to spare.
Last week, I downloaded 8GB of torrents on my 4GLTE service directly saving onto the Note 3's main memory in one afternoon. While that was ongoing, it was hotspot thethering my laptop. My Note 3 had 27% battery left, from that 4+ hours session and I was not plugged to any power source. A Note 3 is this reliable, and I normally can get to above 6.5 to 7 hours of actual screen time before it starts warning me that I need charging.
Apple is finally getting it with the upcoming bigger screened and probably more space for a bigger battery for longer usage time. With the current iPhone models, you got yourself defending Apple's limitations of battery usage. Notice that Steve Jobs never made any official LTE adoption announcements. The total less than 1500mAh battery capacity is not sufficient. There is no excuse for this.
TheNeighbor, 27 Jan 2014Power usage with an iPhone. Wow.
It doesn't even support true multi-tasking.my comment was deleted
here instead. I will give you a link about iOS7 multitasking.
Apple care more on battery life to decreased electric bills and help reducing mother earth's radiation that couse a global warning.