TheNeighbor, 07 Feb 2014You said, "Removable batteries are for geeks." twice. While you sport carrying a... moreSure using a second battery isn't a thing that just a geek can do,but how many people use a second battery and charge it separately when they want to go out of home?
Note 3 flashlight have very low brightness nad intensity compared to note 2. On note 2 is like 3x better.
TheNeighbor, 07 Feb 2014You said, "Removable batteries are for geeks." twice.
While you sport carrying a... more-1&3:you say it's not sufficient,and has shorter life.The phone shows when it's battery reaches 100% doesn't it?so that less battery life seems not reasonable.Or if you meant power bank has shorter battery life,you can imagine it is 9000MAs instead of 10000,or it takes longer time to charge.still it has 3-4 times bigger capacity than a second battery.
-Heavy extra battery that has relatively more capacity.if you have problem with it there are battery banks with less capacity.
I think battery bank is much better in shape than a mobile battery.also it works with different gadgets.
-2:funniest statement ever heard.If you think so you shouldn't charge your phone because if you use it's micro USB port,it maybe gets damaged.hahahaha.
-5:Just some second to change battery?then how does it get charged itself???you have to put it in your phone at home to get charged separately.that means you have to charge your main battery at home to 100% then bring it out and put second one in the phone and wait till it gets 100% too!Thats a nightmare ! ! ! but power bank is just a independent accessory,and you can use it seperately.If second battery provides saves you some time outdoor,it wastes you some at home cause you should put it in charge and not using it to get full charged,so it gets useless at home.Its the second time I explained it for you but seems your eyes are closed not seeing it.
So you can see all of things you mentioned as disadvantages are actually advantages.Reamovable batterys just makes phones production cheaper so that your dear Sammy makes more money.And Sammy paid trolls are only one s who appreciate it.
TheNeighbor, 09 Feb 2014It's the service you have that's slow. I get up to 2mbps with my LTE service. am on lte too... download is fast on other apps except for utorrent.
do u have an apps where I can see speed of lte in my area? thanks
its actually the best in the market so far. satisfied
I just have a little bit of problem when downloading stuff..its soooo slow...
but all in all.... genius!
AnonD-67893, 09 Feb 2014I did it, but as you see the option "Hide Apllications" here on this https://db.tt/B... moreOh, I didn't use Hide Apps function as I don't share my device. I can see how useful it is for security.
I have been using this phone for the last four months and let me tell you the experience is really satisfying indeed, its really fast and responsive and i absolutely love the battery life .it takes about a week to get use to and to know the shortcuts but once you are done you will not even think of buying another phone for sometime . Note 3 Rocks !
Tcool, 09 Feb 2014Do the same steps as in Note 2 :)I did it, but as you see the option "Hide Apllications" here on this https://db.tt/BGKrAwiX screenshot. It's missing on Note 3. I need this to hide some apps from toddlers. By this I don't mean to uninstall.
I know I can use third party launchers to avail this. But I like stock touchwiz.
Any help would be highly appreciated.
TheNeighbor, 09 Feb 2014What Do you mean by "hide apps", or might you mean uninstall systems apps?Please check this https://db.tt/BGKrAwiX
This option is exist on s4 mini also..
AnonD-67893, 09 Feb 2014How to hide apps like there was a option in note 2?Do the same steps as in Note 2 :)
AnonD-67893, 09 Feb 2014How to hide apps like there was a option in note 2?What Do you mean by "hide apps", or might you mean uninstall systems apps?
Apple did it with the whole non-removable or fixed battery because Steve Jobs didn't want anyone tinkering with the hardware. He gave direction for simplifying technology for the general mass with "it just works", and no hassle to knowing what goes on inside or trouble about what other things to buy like a memory card.
The fixed battery gave the advantages of a smaller and thinner body, less expensive to make without the extra housing, and ligther. Sony, HTC, and other followed suite with this idea to produce their own uni-bodied smartphones.
The main disadvantages is limited battery in an increased usage of mobile internet, with bigger data consumption with faster radio speeds of LTE services and the longer time to power up that high resolutioned screen. That small fixed battery sometimes can't last you for the day, and you end up plugging in in the middle of the day with either a clunky power bank or the wall outlet. You end up doing more charging cycles for the battery. A battery has a limited number of charging cycles of about 500 before it gets worn out. Once that happens, you need to have your uni-bodied device to a service center when your warranty has long expired and you need to pay extra for that, leaving your device for days. What a hassle.
I see my Note 3 to last me about 1.5 to 2 years, and probably a secondary device by the time I get a better future device. The removable battery system is very practical and much more efficient.
1. Better battery cycling and thereby longer life.
2. Seconds to get a full charge back than wait 2 hours to charge.
3. No need to carry the charger or a heavier power bank.
4. You have a choice of a third party extended battery, even trippling the capacity.
5. Safer to charge on a cradle than on the device as about 10% of batteries have chances to be unstable.
6. Reduces the chances of theft while charging outside the house.
7. An extra battery is smaller and thinner to carry inside your pocket.
8. When your battery finally gives up, you just buy a new one.
9. No need to pay for more expensive internal battery and wait for days to have it installed.
10. Your device becomes practically wireless without the need to plug in via the micro USB most of the time if you just charge the spent battery via the battery cradle.
Tcool, 08 Feb 2014Ok fine, you are talking of the people who are always out in the field.
What about people who... moreAnother disadvantage, especially in big offices is teft. Casual visitors could just swipe off that Note 3 on a charging plate.
And the best practice for battery maintenance is to never leave it plugged charged full all the time. The very best practice is to keep the battery between 20 to 80% charged for optimal battery life as Android Guy of Pocket Now explains:
I even use a plug timer to turn off after 2 hours so no over charging occurs. I time it in such a way that is somewhere 80% when I wake up. I change batteries when the battery reaches 20%.
TheNeighbor, 08 Feb 2014Nah, still insufficient way to charge a device. It'll take longer than the conventional wired ... moreOk fine, you are talking of the people who are always out in the field.
What about people who are always inside the office? They don't need extra battery or power bank.
Only small percent of the mobile phone users are always out in the field compared to mobile phone users who are always inside the office or at home.
Tcool, 08 Feb 2014No, I'm referring to the wireless charging card wherein you don't have to replace the back cov... moreNah, still insufficient way to charge a device. It'll take longer than the conventional wired USB plugging. I've also heard of a power bank version of the charging pad, still you need to align you device onto a flat surface.
The main reason why I'm not agreeing on the concept of wireless charging is I'm out in the field most of the time, and changing the battery and charging the spent one at home is the most efficient process. And the fact I use my Note 3 as my clock at night using the LightningBug app.
I currently see wireless charging as a novelty. Power jackets too, are inefficient and become extra dead weight when spent.