Been owning it since Nov '11 and it has been a dream come true! Everything is great given its sheer size.
After ICS update, the battery was really bad but after a few restarts and a couple of days later, it sort of 'neutralizes' itself back to normal. At the moment, the battery life is slightly better than with 2.3 GB OS.
Overall, I'm loving the new ICS look & feel, though I wish TouchWiz won't be the integral feature.. I noticed Samsung took away the ability to adjust brightness on the notification bar, which was something I found nifty and very handy. Also, in the 'Contacts', they removed the log button, which is now only available under 'Phone'. Lastly, it would be great if they could merge both S Memo with S Note.. Kind of redundant to have both - gives the user a little hard time which to use when taking down notes...
hd videos look vivid and crisp on the galaxy note large screen. the washed out black would appear on low resolution video files. white will not look pure white on the amoled screen of the note. when viewed on a different angle, i noticed a vapor-lamp yellowish tint, when tilted the other way, the tint would appear flourescent-bluish. when the brightness is set to low, white background is grayish. compared to my galaxy tab 8.9, white is white from different viewing angles or brightness settings. it's because the sgt uses a pls-tft lcd screen.
the galaxy note is really a power-hungry device, though the brightness setting was set to about 25% and bluetooth and gps were off, when connected to 3G (WCDMA) network for mobile web browsing the battery would drain fast, in 2 hours the phone ate up around 30% of battery. how much more when wifi connected i can imagine.
honeycomb browser on my samsung galaxy tab 8.9 is still the fastest browser on 3G and considering the facebook and most sites are in desktop mode.
i had updated my note,and for me the battery backup becomes much better.performance is snappy and fluid.overall love the update..
I got ICS update today in INDIA am updating now will check how it work once done ;)
battery life great after ics ,smoother than ever ui,awesome this unit after ics ,love it
Just finished the update to ICS via OTA update. Will comment about battery later.
I will say that so far the phone runs alot smoother and for me the new default browser is probably even better than opera and even dolphin!
what do you think about 5.5 inch screen in Note2-1680*1050pix-8mpx camera-and....that now are in the news?i realy want to see how they change Tw5 for 5.5inch display.
Y i took about 8 hrs to fully charged my note and the battery drops super. is it my battery is faulty??
it took 3 hrs. & 10 min. to fully charge my galaxy note. i read in an article on how to maintain a good battery is to never overcharge it.
Anonymous, 04 Jun 2012I think that it is a fantastic phone-tablet. I got it about a week ago and i am preety much im... moreSamsung galaxy note is by far the best phone tablet ever created by Samsung. I am very impressed by the phone since i bought it couple of months ago. I just wish we could get extra battery probably about 3500mAh which would do last for atleast 2-3 days. Thanks samsung for such a wonderful product !!!
Dear note users and ics upgraders. I recently upgraded my note to ICS but I have just two problems till now. Can somebody please help.
1. Poor battery life
2. I don't seem the get the call history of a particular number. In GB , once I clicked on a contact I would get 10 days call history. But that doesn't happen anymore.
Some suggested to do factory reset. How to use backup and restore option. Please can someone guide me.
Thanks in advance
Linges, 04 Jun 2012hi friend i am also want to buy this mobile. when i compared with SGS3, i think this is better... morethe manual says i must charge the phone before using it for the first time. but since i tested it while i'm still in the mall i waited until the phone reached 17% of remaining battery charge, the phone also showed the "connect to charger" notification. i'm charging my galaxy note and finding how much time until fully charged, i will update you on my next post about the actual battery performance.
toinks, 04 Jun 2012just bought galaxy note an hour ago. i'm posting this comment using it. the phone is a delight... morehi friend i am also want to buy this mobile. when i compared with SGS3, i think this is better.now whether the samsung is selling ICS updated note or what? how is the battery back up? whether it will will stand for one day with heavy usage? please give me a unbiased answer. thanks in advance.
I'm really feel happy to say that it's doing speedyy after upgrated into ICS.. earlier GB version, I experienced was quite bored coz of the stuck... cant msg or cant scroll... it's getting a little delay... but now,... it's smooth and silky....! so touch sensitive. :)