Tcool, 03 May 2014Excuse me, about the spare battery, do I need to go to the process of draining the new battery... moreNo problem with charging anytime. Don't do deep battery drains. Best you switch to the fresh battery when you get 15%. You also disconnect from the charger once 100% is reached, or don't leave it plugged for hours.
I got myself power timers for avoiding such. I set it to only charge my Note 3 starting 3 hours before I get out of the house because my 2nd battery for the day reaches around 70% when I get home. I even set my cradle charger to be off after 3 hours of charging.
I do this to get the most of the batteries' optional lives. We all know that they will eventually lose some 20% capacity after some months later. The chemical composition inside the battery will lose some ability to hold a charge. By cycling with 2 or 3 different batteries, you get the best number of hours for a longer time than relying on the original battery.
My wife appreciates this with the two extra batteries with the Note II she inherited from me. She plays games unplugged without worrying about power. A lot of people don't realize this advantage of a removable battery system.
Heat is the number 1 enemy of a battery. Plugging in and playing a heavy graphics game is a bad idea.
TheNeighbor, 03 May 2014I had Android 4.4.2 installed via Odin. 4.3 firmware was also downloaded just in case I need t... moreExcuse me, about the spare battery, do I need to go to the process of draining the new battery to 0 for several times before charging it?
Or 15% remaining will do to put it to charging cradle and recharge?
I had Android 4.4.2 installed via Odin. 4.3 firmware was also downloaded just in case I need to revert back.
As I expected, no obvious changes. I can now install the Google Camera app with a blur capability. The stock keyboard seems to improved with whole word (instead of per letter) back key erasure and a dark background.
I have yet to see about the reported battery improvement. I lost root and plan to stick to the current to monitor this unadulterated version.
Ulhaqpak, 02 May 2014I am not arguing that it can't do something, yes it can do more than what is required in a sma... moreEntry and mid-ranged specified Android devices can't compare with high end. If stability is what you expect, get at least a Galaxy Note 3. I haven't hard reset my Note 3 since I got it last December.
If smoothness is your thing, then you're just like an iPhone user who argue that iOS and iPhone are the best... without doing so much. You all get that illusion of smoothness because WP and iOS are true multi-tasking devices. And to think Windows is suppose to give you "windows" for multi screens to utilize the screen area.
Like WP, iOS is also "smooth" because it closes other apps you just recently used. I believe this is the reason why iOS7 was crashing because Apple tried multitasking, for example - apps being updated on the background while you browse. The system wasn't designed with that tiny RAM size. When an app crashes, it just brings you to the home screen without even the courtesy of informing you - that's iOS.
Can you download torrents CONTINUOUSLY WITHOUT it being closed when you switch to another app? No, you can't. That's the limitation odd an OS not designed for multi-tasking. Keep thinking 512MB or 1GB is enough. Fact is, that saves the manufacturer cost for a higher RAM size. I predict Apple will install 2GB RAM on their next iPhone.
The original OS that Google issues isn't optimized for the Galaxy Note. Features like air command and S Pen related apps aren't there. A different algorithm for the battery usage is also in place to highly optimize power. Google Nexus doesn't give more features and a usage time as long as the Note 3. Its a mid-ranged smartphone. It doesn't even have a removable battery or has a memory expansion. I know someone who uses it, and the actual experience is Nexus 5 needs to be charged before going home from the office.
Have YOU used a Galaxy Note 3 for more than a day? Or at least tested one? As far as we ACTUAL users are concerned, we are enjoying a "smooth" operation.
Can you find one tech review link that says otherwise?
leart78, 02 May 2014Yeah I used one for a week and it was very unstable, time after time it lags heavily, and it g... moreImpossible. Maybe your device was defective too...
My device is always running fast.
Ulhaqpak, 02 May 2014I am not arguing that it can't do something, yes it can do more than what is required in a sma... moreLet me categorically say that I don't beleive what you said. I use LG G pro (used for 5+ months) and till today I've not done any reset and ive never for once experienced any form of lag. I also use Lumia 720 and I will tell you that it doesnt come close to my G Pro in terms of smoothness so I guess you are talking about only samsung phones but if u generalize it, then you are wrong.
got my update 3 nights ag for my note 3 n9005. cleared up my ram. so ive lots of room on it. longer battery life. can use third party s viewer on it again. so im very happy with it.
faeldk, 02 May 2014LOL Have you ever used Galaxy Note 3? If the device you own has to be reset the way you said... moreYeah I used one for a week and it was very unstable, time after time it lags heavily, and it gets very hot
Ulhaqpak, 02 May 2014I am not arguing that it can't do something, yes it can do more than what is required in a sma... moreLOL
Have you ever used Galaxy Note 3?
If the device you own has to be reset the way you said, it might be defective.
Where is the stability issues of the Note 3?
I'm using it for months and never mind about any issues.
TheNeighbor, 29 Apr 2014Who are you to say that Android is "not a proper mobile OS"?
I chose Android device... moreI am not arguing that it can't do something, yes it can do more than what is required in a smart phone but can it do it better than iOS and WP?
The problem is that it doesn't have consistent performance like iOS and WP also I am sick of Android for being very unstable same story with every Samsung Galaxy and most Android phones except Google Nexus series. I have Android since 2 months and I had reset my phone more than 8 times before this I used WP for 3 months and trust me I didn't reset that even once though I had 22 GB of total apps installed on that.
Second problem is that WP is smooth even on 1 Ghz Dual core with 512 MB Ram while Android is not smooth on 2 Ghz Quad Core with 2 GB of Ram.
I would have been very satisfied with Samsung Galaxy if they use Pure Android just like used in Google Nexus so far they are the best Android phones till yet and extremely stable. I am upset looking at Samsung wasting their resources while they have the best hardware but its software have ruined all of it.
Well, I hope that the update improve battery life, I'll post here the changes.
Guys n N900 there has not been a stability update after 4.4.2 , has someone received or are those for 9005 snapdragon. Now that 3G 4G have started n Pakistan, at least will come out of third rate countries.
Sooner the better.Be it known to Samsung in Person that we shed not be discriminated in future.
hi . i just received a firmware update jus now. dos anyone knw whats its for. this is the second firmware update since getn my note 3
I just recently purchase a N9005 N3 and i was wondering if it is worth the trouble to update it to kitkat
Hi guys, I'm from Brazil and I have my Note 3 N9005 already running kitkat. Today I received a notification via ota to update my device. It takes just two minutes to complete the update, 68 Mb of data. It said that the update was for stability improvement.
Has anyone else received update after kitkat?
Papa, 02 May 2014I have been using this gadget for the last 4months and the internet speed is worrisome - very ... more1. Your service signal might be weak signal.
2. You should lock to the strongest type of signal by setting to your (3G) WCDMA for example at your network mode.
3. You can refresh your signal by going to airplane mode for a few seconds,to reset your data streaking. It works a few times if my congressional is slow at times.
4. The more density of people using data service in an area, the slower the service. It'll be the service provider's fault if it doesn't upgrade its systems to take on customers'usage.
5. If you have LTE service and want to be locked with that signal, the paid app called LTE Discovery cycles till its LTE for you. The free version is manually done. Just make sure your network mode is in auto and you are in one place if LTE signal is weak.
I have been using this gadget for the last 4months and the internet speed is worrisome - very slow, keeps showing "error loading news feeds" on some sites and others it takes ages to open. It at times gives an error "check your internet settings" when data is on and later accepts. This is so frustrating!! any Gurus to give a solutin?