It's a really good phone ! There are some problems though.... The Android Jelly Bean causes some problem since the phone hangs sometimes (very very rarely though). The charger is too short and hence really problematic.
But the pros overpower the cons since it is the best phone you can possible have at this price range ! The dropbox gives you a space of 50 GB compared others which give you only about 2 GB. Pictures are of very god quality although the camera has problems focussing quite often and ends up taking really hazy and distorted pictures. The battery life is amazing keeping in mind that all the contemporary phones need to be charged once everyday, which is inevitable. But the Galaxy Note 2 can sustain a long time of video playing or song playing with minimum possible battery usage. The phone is really fast working due to its high speed processor.
Testing charge time, from 15 to 90% in exactly 90 minutes, lets assume the remaining 25% (15+10) takes the same time per percent, then its exactly 2 hours from empty to full. Powersaving ON, Wifi and Mobile Data OFF, not 3G.
I add a little error margin and say it charges from 0 to 100% in 2 hours 5 minutes, slightly more with WIFI enabled, and a lot more with background apps running. I guess that nearly 3 hours can be expected with active wifi connections from running apps.
nakama1925, 14 Jan 2013I also notice it. How to do the reset?. Thanks in advance.Go To Setting and select back up and reset...last one select factory data reset and done,,,
how do i root ma fone? any ideas peeps? just got a Note 2
Noor, 14 Jan 2013I am using Note II from last 2 days while using internet its becoming hot can anybody give me ... moreI have the same issue but mine the screen (especially the top portion) and around the backward camera became hot during playing heavy graphics game
and you which areas in your phone became hot?
hi all gsm arena tweeters.
how to downgrade from android 4.1.2 to 4.1.1 without voiding the manufacturer's warranty??
any best solution which anyone can provide and would also be helpful to those are having the same question.
a simple and clear cut answer required...
AnonD-65243, 15 Jan 2013There is no flash player in my note 2 why?Flash is not factory installed, but you can do install it from the internet, just download the apk file and instakl it, no rooting required.
helopilot, 15 Jan 2013welcome back neighbor havent seen you posts in a while yeah the 3100 MHa certainly did jus... moreWhat I'm loving the Note 2 from being a 14-month Note 1 user:
*abot 4 times the battery stamina per full charge
*zero camera shutter delay
*2 GB RAM gives much multi-tasking
*wireless HDMI dongle connection to projectors and TVs.
*picture album management is easier
*S Pen better to handle with silo hardware detection
I fail to see any bigger difference of the sceen except the 80 pixel missing width ratio. I find it worth the upgrade.
helopilot, 15 Jan 2013welcome back neighbor havent seen you posts in a while yeah the 3100 MHa certainly did jus... moreHey, helopilot! The Galaxy Note 1 has certainly served me well. It found its way to my wife. I learned to root because I had to network unlock it, but then enjoyed some more capabilities. From there, the One Power Guard had increased the Note 1's battery stamina by 30% as it lowered some of the background processes and I freeze apps I don't often use with Titanium Pro.
Applying this to the Note 2 has resulted to DOUBLING the original GSM Arena battery capacity review of almost 9 hours to about 15 hours of net surfing on 3G! Such a big surprise for me that I'm reconsidering not getting the Mugen 6000 mAh+ battery extension to retain the thin profile.
I'm still canvassing for the extra original battery and charger kit. In fact, I'm getting a new set of accessories as the ones for the Note 1 (5 pin) will not work for the Note 2 (9 pin).
Yeah, the whole bussiness of totally draining the power does help as you maintain the number of battery cycles to a minimum. I advise you get the extra battery kit so you won't be frustrated when you need to use the device. Charge from the charger as much as possible, and when you do charge on your phone, it is advised to actually turn it off. To avoid overcharging, I got a power socket timer to cut off for a number of hours. One Power Guard alerts you if your Note is on while charging when its full.
Like the phone designed but not in haste !
waiting for the price dropped (after 3 to 4 months),
when everybody crazy purchasing Xperia Z / ZL with full HD 5" screen and demand for GN II falls.
hey guyz one more question 4 you.Have you ROOTED your note2?if NO,your phne will not get access to many application since it is locked.If yes enjoy using your phone in downloading more Apps and Themes to make phne AWESOME,Thanks.
TheNeighbor, 15 Jan 2013I finally got a Note II 3 days back. From being a user of the original GN, this has such an o... morewelcome back neighbor havent seen you posts in a while yeah the 3100 MHa certainly did justice to the note ll,same goes for the dual sim 7102, reading some other post i find it exceptionally hard to believe the 3100 MHa battery can charge from 0 to 100% in less then the 2 plus hours it takes mine to charge using the original samsung charger,guess when mine is down to 5% i never let my battery drain completely to 0(zero)according to some experts here it not advisible draining it till phone shuts off Neighbor whats your opinion on it ?thnks for ur diligent posts happy noting
enjoy u new aquisition
There is no flash player in my note 2
AnonD-37985, 14 Jan 2013Dear Both Note II And SIII are the Best !
But Surely Note II more Better than SIII!
Reson ... moreIn note 2 no optical image stabilization but U will get in Nokia lumia 920
no voice guided navigation
No wireless charging facility
when Samsung introduces jellybean in note1???????????
is it ok to download leaked vision????????????