Parbinder, 18 Dec 2013After 4.3 update Note 2 become better it is true, I was using that for 14 months so opted for ... moreYes Parbinder Agreed!
It's good to switch to it's next addressed phone as early as the warranty of phone goes off, as you get good money in exchange and a brand new device with quality hardware specs.!
S . SUDHAKAR, 18 Dec 2013What is vanilla android?. It looks like icecream, cake flavouring substance (not teasing you, ... moreVanilla Android is the most Original Flavor of Android that is no addition to it by any Vendors like Samsung or HTC. That's the reason it's buttery smooth and less number of processes are running. Yes it's good that you are expecting 4.4.2 for Note 2 and I am also and we will eventually get it by March April.
It's true as Android is an open source, so it's always available for Software Developers + Tech Developers of Samsung, HTC etc. They test them first on newer phones and then comes to older phones. But you should know that first they make it custom to their Hardware before checking it.
If every phone is to get Vanilla Android and no customization by the Techs, then it will be quiet dull environment like Apple running ioS without customization!
Paragb, 18 Dec 2013I bet it is serving ur purpose fully ! But for me i wanted the sd800 LTE version with the extr... moreAfter 4.3 update Note 2 become better it is true, I was using that for 14 months so opted for a change. As we cannot take risk by keeping handsets out of warranty.
Upcoming devices on my wish list..
1) S5 if at least 5.3 inches
2) Note 4 ..
3) LG G2 PRO....
MRooney, 18 Dec 2013I don't think we should expect that as that Phone is Google Edition having Vanilla Android. If... moreWhat is vanilla android?. It looks like icecream, cake flavouring substance (not teasing you, just compared) !!!.
I told that I am expecting 4.4.2 for N7100. I never said I want quicker updates.
I think google may have delivered android 4.4.2 (not sure) to Samsung and other manufacturers. They may be testing in their phones silently in the background without any news leak about the testing.
S . SUDHAKAR, 18 Dec 2013I am expecting 4.4.2 for my N7100 device just like this phone (click this link) http://www.sam... moreI don't think we should expect that as that Phone is Google Edition having Vanilla Android. If you want Quicker updates, you should move on to Nexus Series and Google Editions phone. But again there is trade-off. You have to compromise alot.
But It would be nice if you try Vanilla Android once, you will love its flavor.
Galaxy Note 2 will receive Kitkat 4.4 by March and It's something huge that a Phone is getting 3rd update OTA, which not many phones around these days except Nexus/GE Series.
MRooney, 18 Dec 2013Just Loving!!! Loving the 4.3 Update! 24 Hours have been gone. Battery usage 51%. Continue ... moreI am expecting 4.4.2 for my N7100 device just like this phone (click this link) http://www.sammobile.com/2013/12/15/galaxy-s4-google-play-edition-getting-android-4-4-2-update/
I agree with Gitty,
Note 2 is the only phone around that can possibly give 10 hours screen time!
Loving the 4.3 Update! 24 Hours have been gone. Battery usage 51%. Continue Wi-fi and Edge. Downloaded 800 MB of data. Screen time 4 hours uptil now as loving the 4.3 and still exploring its features :).
It's crisper, it's fast, it's blazing and it had made my phone more smarter.
Thank you Samsung.
4.3 is really a superb update for Note 2.
Parbinder, 18 Dec 2013As I always said, I know what I am doing with phone and how much power it needs. So for me it ... moreYou told that already. I just predicted the battery life of future Samsung handsets !!!.
Time will come in the future when the smartphones and laptop battery backup time will be the same (2 to 3 hours) !!!.
Parbinder, 18 Dec 2013Well whatever we buy after an year it is going to be old, next year there will be Note 4 with ... moreI bet it is serving ur purpose fully ! But for me i wanted the sd800 LTE version with the extra goodies .not that i am saying that exynos version was bad. by all means its powerfull even i was abt to buy it however ,after reading the note3 review for sd800 version on gsma i made up my mind to wait for s5 or note4 even lg g2 and z1 was launched with sd800 in india but both were 5 inches and after using note2 i cannot go back to small screen devices however samsung did not launch sd800 version india that was really upseting for me hopefully samsung wud launch sd800 or a new upgraded snapdragon version on s5 or note4 and yes its very true the tech world changes very fast i agree with u on that point.but for me note2 still works wonders and the 4.3 made my experience much better than b4 .
Anonymous, 18 Dec 2013I guess you have no tangible explanations to responses coming as a result of your claim of 10h... moremy 2g internet stops automatically when phone gets locked after 10 minutes except when there is something downloading n installing ! I never put it on flight mode ! My phone doesn't lose battery when it is locked or sometimes it lose by 1% ! I installed go launcher ex and juice defender at the next day after buying this phone !
Anonymous, 18 Dec 2013I guess you have no tangible explanations to responses coming as a result of your claim of 10h... morehiii, I use whatsapp, nimbuzz, gmail, flipboard, bbc news ! I use english dictionary with hd voice which helps me in study ! I browse flickr ! I watch videos sometimes ! I scan with avast but not everyday ! I open FIFA application for news and football scores ! opera mini n opera for browsing ! I browse google play and go store for new themes and to update apps ! Few calls everyday and listen songs and little facebook chatting !
Chris, 18 Dec 2013Is Samsung Mega or Samsung Note 2 a better phone?? Which phone has better battery that last lo... moreIn respect of technology and battery Note 2 is better than Mega. But remember any high end android/windows smartphone will need charging daily or may be twice a day if you are using it for high end gaming.
Prithivi, 18 Dec 2013Does the flash works in night mode.There is low light mode in note2 and in that mode the flash does not work however in night time if u want to use flash u can use single shot mode with flash for close objects.
Hi guys i have a problem with my note 2, problem with it built in internet browser whenever i download anyting from internet like photos etc it crash and show a message UNFORTUNATELY, INTERNET HAS STOPED. how to slove this problem without formating the phone. thanks in advance.
S . SUDHAKAR, 18 Dec 2013Imaginary Note 4 with only 10 hours battery backup (just predicted)?. LOL LOL. Ok ok. Just ... moreAs I always said, I know what I am doing with phone and how much power it needs. So for me it doesn't make any difference. And yeah I also know the effort, hard work and dedication behind any product whether it is 4.3 update or a new product in the market. If I dont like it I dont buy it or if it gives me trouble I sell it and find a better product in the market, I sold my HTC One X within few months of purchase as it can give only 5 hours of battery back up with the same things what I did on my Note 2 and Note 3 now.
Parbinder, 18 Dec 2013Well whatever we buy after an year it is going to be old, next year there will be Note 4 with ... moreImaginary Note 4 with only 10 hours battery backup (just predicted)?. LOL LOL. Ok ok.
Just saying (not teasing anyone) :
Who knows?. Imaginary Note 6 may give only 2 hours battery backup !!!. Other models that follow this model needs charger to be connected to the phone always to keep the mobile on !!!!.
Chris, 18 Dec 2013Is Samsung Mega or Samsung Note 2 a better phone?? Which phone has better battery that last lo... moreMy device was experiencing 3 to 5% battery drain in always flight mode !!!. Now I have given my battery to Samsung service centre. I am waiting for their response.
If you don't mind charging your mobile daily, then you can buy this phone.
Paragb, 18 Dec 2013I bet yes! cause its the mighty note3 the hadware on that is the best available on market till... moreWell whatever we buy after an year it is going to be old, next year there will be Note 4 with something better than Octa Cores and Snapdragon 800, so we are climbing step by step and enjoying the developments in the technology. Normal person should not be able to get the difference in Octa and SD 800. Octa serves my purpose fully.