GooNex7, 23 Feb 2013Just to clarify things about latest updates. I am using the Google Nexus7. You see I bought th... moreWell this is Note 2 forum section, not Nexus 7. So what happened with Nexus 7 with 4.1.1 is not applicable here.
On 4.1.1 Note 2 was way great in terms of battery life.
ithehappy, 23 Feb 2013 Other than the SDS bug there is NO other bug in 4.1.1. Battery life was WAY SUPERIOR on 4... moreJust to clarify things about latest updates. I am using the Google Nexus7. You see I bought the GN7 in November last year. Out of the box came JB4.1.1 and its a nightmare. Battery drain and 'sudden death' are the issue that I encounter during my time with the GN7. For your info JB4.1.2 is a fix for the JB4.1.1. After that everything is OK and then it is 'stable' if you are on JB4.2.1. But the best reserve for the JB4.2.2. This latest upgrade works flawlessly. Mine is not rooted. My advice is stay away fromJB4.1.1 and wait for the JB4.2.1 onwards. Your patients will be rewarded. Cheers.
Four months owning the N7100 (non LTE). So far I've found it faultless. It was on the biggie side at first but now I don't notice it. Trying my father's S3 felt weird and small. I was skeptical about Samsung due to a bad experience with Galaxy Ace (sleep of death), until my carrier gave me the Note 2. So far Samsung win me back.
Anonymous, 23 Feb 2013hey guys, do you have any idea whether or not the note 2 will get the update to jelly bean 4.2... moreI believe 4.2 will be released within a couple of months. Samsung just leaked a 4.2 ROM for S3 yesterday, so I think Note 2 version is not far.
TheNeighbor, 23 Feb 2013What crap and bugs of 4.1.1 are you referring about? Other than the SDS bug there is NO other bug in 4.1.1. Battery life was WAY SUPERIOR on 4.1.1, Samsung literally killed it in 4.1.2. Just don't get misinformed by some nonsense comment. Head over to XDA and you'll see how many have complained about battery drainage issue on 4.1.2.
But that SDS bug on 4.1.1 is bad and your device can die at any time, so you'll have to update to 4.1.2 anyway.
To get good battery backup on 4.1.2 you will need to use a custom kernel.
TheNeighbor, 23 Feb 2013What crap and bugs of 4.1.1 are you referring about?4.1.1 has sudden death bug, february fw fix it
the latest fw4.1.2 has great battery management, no power drain just like 4.1.1
hey guys, do you have any idea whether or not the note 2 will get the update to jelly bean 4.2? any idea when??
The phone is fantastic and no match to any Nokia series. Its better than its sister SIII.Keep up Samsung. I am fully satisfied though price is on the higher side.
Its a fantastic device. Eagerly waiting for the camera 360 photo update...
am thinking to buy a mob.... can i go towards note II ???? pls give direct feedbacks :)
Anonymous, 23 Feb 2013There have been 3 updates for Note 2 AFTER the 4.1.2 update, the battery is much much better w... moreMine is unlocked version and I still didn't get the update. Do you know I will get mine or can I check.
Bunyip22, 22 Feb 2013Personally i would stick with 4.1.1.
There are no major upgrades with 4.1.2 except customis... moreThere have been 3 updates for Note 2 AFTER the 4.1.2 update, the battery is much much better with 4.1.2 and the other updates, ESPECIALLY on standby. Everyone should update, 4.1.1 is crap and full of bugs, many of which has been removed in 4.1.2.
All 3 updates may not be available in all regions yet but should be available in most of the world soon for sim free phones. The last was the least useful one so its ok if you dont get all 3 at once, two will do.
Actually your are wrong on the screen crispness.
Sure the Note 2 has less pixels than the SGS3 but it has more sub pixels (i.e. RGB not pentile). Android authoritys review indicates that there is no noticeable difference, if anything the note 2 may be crisper in the macro photos.
As well as this the note 2 has whiter whites and is a lot brighter as well as bigger so is clearly a better display than the SGS3.
Dumy, 22 Feb 2013Help me out guyz my Note 2 is so much slow when I'm downloading an application or when I'm ecc... moreSeriously? Is this supposed to be a problem for Note2, pls lay your complaints to your network provider.
Anonymous, 22 Feb 2013Note 2 has less pixels per inch on display, and you can notice the lesser quality, but I still... moreWhat do you say about, double ram, bigger size, and if a person needs Spen for daily use. PPI does not matter much, other specs does.