Abaddon-ISJ5, 27 Jan 2014Wow! what a waste of space and a very Long post you made just to down Apple and up Samsung her... moreYes, like on an Apple iPhone commentary page unlike in a Samsung Galaxy Note 3.
I own the Note3 since Nov-2013. It is an excellent smartphone, BUT - since the upgrade to Android 4.4.2, Samsung dropped the 2 way call recording. So, I can't record any call.
Kies s/w , latest version, isn't compatible with the Firmware either !!
Did they released a beta version. ? I got it via FOTA
Can anyone tell me the difference between the 4.3 and the 4.4 update, i can just see the notification bar change colour, ram difference and the camera shortcut on the lock screen and also the handset heats up more...
Any help would be appreciated.
MoroX1, 27 Jan 2014To all iFans here please read this to the end Apple is one of the greatest companies in tec... moreWow! what a waste of space and a very Long post you made just to down Apple and up Samsung here. fyi the fist ever iphone is the real one who made changed in mobile industry(Remember the brick phones on that time were thrown away and copy the iphone design) well since this is not an iPhone forum, I will not going to post my side about Apple here. Well their is a right place for that.
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. ?