anrdjain, 23 May 2014I don't need to lie..cause i love my note 3 but the updates actually kill the samsung phones s... moreIf you aren't familiar, a fresh update is like a setting the device like new. It needs to cycle a few battery use before it calibrates to the correct fuel guage in the Note 3.
I mentioned it right after I updated a month ago here. Everything goes back to normal after about 3 to 5 battery charges.
Tcool, 23 May 2014Better tell the truth or your post will be deleted.I don't need to lie..cause i love my note 3 but the updates actually kill the samsung phones slowly..its amazing what the phone can do..but its just so irritating that the phone made to last long on battery ends with just 30 % by the time i need to charge again.. and just a month back i use to have 60% to 50% by day end..
Tcool, 23 May 2014How can I hide apps in Note 3 apps menu but make it still visible in Swipe Pad?
Like hiding a... moreNo such function of hiding the app from the app drawer. I got the the SwipePad paid version for more maximum slots, and I placed the trigger area at the top right corner for fast launching apps.
I tried pie menu and various side menu, including the split screen menu. SwipePad is so much more direct and intuitive by just swiping your thumb and target the app you need to launch with just one motion. I keep home page clear except my clock and direct control widgets for my radio controlling.
anrdjain, 23 May 2014ya i have.. THE NOTE 3. Better tell the truth or your post will be deleted.
TheNeighbor, 23 May 2014I use the SwipePad app to quickly access my apps anywhere with just flicking my finger from a ... moreHow can I hide apps in Note 3 apps menu but make it still visible in Swipe Pad?
Like hiding apps in S5 apps menu but still visible in toolbox and multi window.
TheNeighbor, 23 May 2014Sure you have a Note 3?ya i have.. THE NOTE 3.
i had NOTE 1, its completely dead today so i have to purchase a new one ASAP
Note 3 OR HTC one MAX ????
I am never buying samsung again even if it is very user friendly.
I was an owner of S2 & now i own NOTE 3..
The issue is that Samsung ruins its phones with their crappy Stability Improvement Updates.
My note 3 was a beast it use to go 2 days without charge & i updated my N3 with a Stability Improvement and now I am losing 20% battery in 2 hours.
Motorola or Apple is next i am leaving Samsung behind.
I am sad because Samsung Is now going down cause they are not interested in listening to their loyal customers..
Tcool, 23 May 2014The S5 toolbox is very handy. You can set five most used apps and access them anytime with ju... moreI use the SwipePad app to quickly access my apps anywhere with just flicking my finger from a corner or side of the screen.
I have this phone from yesterday. It is absolute best thing I ever had ! RECOMMENDED !
Can I drowngrade to Jellybean from Kitkat? Which version of Jellybean is the best for Note 3 Lte 9005 model? Reply me soon! Your hard work is appreciated!
I ve installed so many apps still no issues with ram its smooth and no lag even when im doin super multitasking.
Which antivirus is best is it advisable to install a antivirus programme?
TheNeighbor, 23 May 2014I have spent some time with the Galaxy S5 with its features, comparing it with my Galaxy Note ... moreThe S5 toolbox is very handy.
You can set five most used apps and access them anytime with just one click.
Yes it also have multi window but only selected apps are available. In toolbox you can set any apps as shortcut and easier to access.
Anonymous, 22 May 2014note 3 or s5???
Which is betterI have spent some time with the Galaxy S5 with its features, comparing it with my Galaxy Note 3.
S5 - Every time Samsung comes out with a new Superior AMOLED screen model, it gets better! It's slightly more brilliant than the Note 3 than I'd like to admit. I made a comparison of an exact image on both screen, the S5 screen is better because of the pixel density is more dense.
Note 3 - It's bigger at .6" with the same Full HD. Slightly better for reading and viewing stuff, of course.
S5 - Fantastic soft feel of the new back. Good to hold with the slight curves.
Note 3 - Good leather texture, slightly harder to hold than the S5.
Battery life per charge:
S5 - The Ultra Saving battery mode will turn off all apps except up to 6 programs you set, and turns your screen into a grey scale. Samsung boasts it can stay on standby with a rate of 24 hours per 10%. On normal use, the S5 continuous usage test by Phone Arena pegged it to run just above 8 hours. The Note 3 just ran 6 hours +.
Note 3 - I whished it has an Ultra saving mode at least. Anyway, my experience is it gives me about 5 hours of actual screen timeover a period of 12 hours of heavy use (internet radio, bluetooth, hotspot, torrent downloading, email, notifications on). Light users report 3 days before they need to charge it up. I use LTE, and you can drain the entire battery in 4 hours after downloading some 20GB of torrents. That can happen in any smartphone. I do have an extra battery to change in the afternoon so I can still use it in the eening without needing to charge.
The S5 has a wonderful dual download boost by using both LTE and wifi to download stuff faster. I also love the s5's water resistance feature. The fingerprint and heartbeat sensor scanners aren't anything I'd find very useful.
The Note 3 however features a Wacom digitizer (S Pen), which is quite useful for taking notes and drawing. You can't possibly draw more details with a finger. Contrary to the trollers like Mr. Pretend Z2/T2 Ultra will say that it's a "useless stick", you'll look for it when you need to draw a map for people for directions, mark up PDFs, edit pictures, or when you just need to take down notes much faster than typing with drawing up diagrams to get the ideas. It's an abolutely very useful for those who want to be productive and creative anywhere.
Here's a video of what the S Pen can do:
It's up to you which one.