So after using Lollipop for almost one straight week I am going back to KitKat.
A- No Silent mode! This has to be a joke. No don't tell me about that darn Priority mode, it's nothing but a joke, and no way a replacement of Silent mode. This single issue is enough for me to ditch 5.0. Hope someone in Google will start drinking milk again and bring it back.
B- No upcoming alarm time on lockscreen. LOL.
C- Lockscreen notifications are involved (integrated) with notifications on task bar (or status bar). So you disable or enable a notification on task bar, it will also be enabled or disabled on Lockscreen too! Another utter joke and it's extremely annoying. I use WatchON app of Samsung to control my TV and sat connection, and it's there enabled on Lockscreen too, making the clock tiny, LOL. God knows what's wrong! And if you think about disabling the notifications, well good, but as I said, you disable notification of an app, and it's gone from status bar too (along with lockscreen of course), but the main problem is you won't be notified on an incoming text or missed call on lockscreen any more which is, or was a very good feature of Samsung. This is another extremely important reason for me to not be able to use 5.0!
D- No Xposed yet, this isn't a major issue, as it will be compatible soon.
But, I will miss the light backgrounds and more importantly the very good battery backup. Well gotta leave something to gain something, or in this case get back stuffs which are extremely important and should not have been altered at all!
Now I understand that if you let Google handle Android in their only way they are going to doom it. So custom skins are needed after all, don't know why Samsung ditched the Silent mode and others stuffs of their own, not good.
Just thought about saying this, in case anyone is wondering whether to upgrade to 5.0 or stay with KitKat.
Just upgraded from kitkat to lollipop via odin and there are lots of improvement specially in battery. Lollipop seems to help increase battery a lot.. I mean you will surely feel the additional battery compared when using Kitkat before
Barata, 20 Feb 2015Cheers blondi that answered my question! I knew someone would help me in this forum! Your welcome barata. Glad i could help:-)
Lakewolf, 21 Feb 2015 Note 3 Neo may also get Lollipop update. Note 3 Neo may get Lollipop in Starting of March. (T... moreOh so there getn it. Im sure alot of note 3 neo owners will be happy. But the way sammy pushes updates out it might be later than march. Anyway good luck to them. I wont be wanting it lol. Thought u were givin me cold shoulder lakewolf lol:-)
blondi, 21 Feb 2015Lakewolf. I read specs on note 3 neo and there no mention of it getting lollipop. It just goes... more Note 3 Neo may also get Lollipop update. Note 3 Neo may get Lollipop in Starting of March. (This is from (ANDROID RELIABLE SOURCE SITE) they should get it march some time.hope its worth the wate for them, ;-)
Lakewolf, 21 Feb 2015http://www.quora.com/Will-Note-3-Neo-get-Android-Lollipop (for those on note 3 neo) i wouldnt ... moreLakewolf. I read specs on note 3 neo and there no mention of it getting lollipop. It just goes to kikat. Maybe someone will find a way to put lollipop in:-)
http://www.quora.com/Will-Note-3-Neo-get-Android-Lollipop (for those on note 3 neo) i wouldnt hold your breath in some regions for those desperate on lollipop update,it seems cus its a warterd down vursion samsung are not realy interested.be interesting to now if you in here have the neo and got lollipop ?
blondi, 19 Feb 20153800mah battery will work on note 3. You can buy it on amazon and i think it comes with batter... moreCheers blondi that answered my question! I knew someone would help me in this forum!
no purple smearing on my n9000... i wonder if exynos models on brazil regions are only ones without that problem...
Lakewolf, 20 Feb 2015Samsung Galaxy Note III N9005 32GB White 4G (Unlocked) Price: £359.00 + Free Deliver... moreI was looking at the same one i think on amazon lakewolf lol . Good price compared to what we paid for ours last year:-)
Samsung Galaxy Note III N9005 32GB White 4G (Unlocked)
+ Free Delivery (incase anyone else is shopping for n9005 model) go on Amazon there cheaper,most networks want over £500 GBP still !
hedge, 20 Feb 2015I have been using Exynos model since april 2014 there is not single problem in it. Infact i... moreRead back on all the reviews about exynos model and they all complain about purple smearing. I wouldnt lie about that. N9005 model has no problems with smearing at all. Maybe your one of the lucky one it didnt happen to.
kale, 20 Feb 2015hi, i have just purchased samsung galaxy note 3 a month ago but i have realized it just boots... moreThat hapened to me twice couple months back. I did a factory reset and ive had nomore problems . If it still keep doing that then leave phone in to service centre as it will still be under warranty. But a reset worked for me. So try it first.
blondi, 20 Feb 2015I would advice you against buying exynos model as theres been so many complaints about purple ... moreI have been using Exynos model since april 2014 there is not single problem in it. Infact i have used snapdragon n-9005 for 2 months snap model not smooth as exynos
zubyn, 19 Feb 2015hey guys i m gonna buy dis device so please suggest me this device .. is it worth buying or is oldSamsung
Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo SM-N7505 Sim-Free Android Smartphone- Black
5 out of 5 stars(13)Reviews (theres a neo virsion on Amazon for £275) unlocked,but renember its a watered down virsion !
swar, 20 Feb 2015Tnx blondi !!! Tnx for ur valuable advice.i will definitely go for sd 800 note 3 Your welcome swar. Glad i could help:-)