Guys I had updated to ics 7 days ago . My reviews are
1) Battery Life is very poor in comparision to GB . The battery drain rate is quiet high.Lasts for 7-8 hrs with heavy usage.
2)UI Is super smooth and lag free .
3)Google applications are made buttery smooth and with great UI.
4)Tak now supports multiple accounts .(A Blessing)
5)I use Apex launcher and its great to feel the original ics .
6)Hangs sometimes and switches off itself .never happened in GB.
7)Contacts delete automatically sometimes(Good i have back up so restore but very annoying)Is someone else facing this problem?
8)S-NOTE is simply amazing and can perform wat no other Smartphone can perform. It has amazing capabilities . Thanks to S-PEN
9)S-MEMO IS totally LAG FREE AND VERY SMOOTH.
10)My story seems of no use to me uptil now.
11)S-SUGGEST is ok .(U have better alternatives)
12)Flipboard is great and very smooth.
Suggestions- BATTERY LIFE shud be taken good care off in Next Update and Os shud be made more stable as it hangs sometimes and restarts or stops responding to a no of apps.
All those Asking whether to buy a S3 or A note ...Note is very fairly priced and s3 is overpriced according to me.
Note has amazing spen capabilities and better and bigger screen. Easy to handle once u get used to it in 5-6 days. everything else seems so small.
S-voice will be ported soon by xda without rooting ur note.
On the other hand S3 Is Superbly fast with its quad core proc....And very light and slim. But lacks the s-pen(i hope it had it).Better and fast camera and some hyped off features like Smart stay and s-beam(Note has Wi-fi direct).Pop up play of S3 (SUPER VIDEO PLAYER FROM PLAY STORE IS AN ALTERNATIVE TO POP AND PLAY FEATURE OF S3).
Thanks I hope the above info is Helpful enough.
TheNeighbor, 01 Jun 2012You will see what's using battery power at Settings> Battery. You can click the app and for... morethanks. I do not use swipe. I use swiftkey x keyboard instead. Much better than samsung's keyboard. But i don't know why, keyboards use a lot of RAM.
My new battery is doing fine right now. I unplugged at 6:30am after 8hours of 1st time charge, and now at 11:30 i still have 80% battery. Brightness set to max, 3g on, and i only use it occasionally for texting, 2 calls, and few browsing.
I hope everything will be ok.
AnonD-10196, 31 May 2012Thanks. Any cons?cons? no. Before ics update, it was great. Galaxy note is really a head turner. iphone looks like a toy when compared side by side.
But if u want to update to ics, please do some research. Because some users, including me, has battery issue. Gingerbread is perfectly fine
AnonD-1094, 31 May 2012cant update to ics bcause the so called kies software is not able to connect my note ,always s... morejust a trick that we can try for people that KIES unable to detect galaxy note, if you using microSD
- shutdown galaxy note
- pull out microSD card
- turn it on
- plug in the cable
- turn KIES on
don't know why the microSD card interfering the phone detection.
AnonD-39337, 31 May 2012i bought a new battery. The girl at the shop asked me if i had left my phone recharging overni... moreYou will see what's using battery power at Settings> Battery. You can click the app and force stop it is is taking much power when you feel your Note getting hot for some reason. That's how I discovered that my Swype app was consuming power, eating away more than 50% of the overall battery usage. It has been occurring to me from occasions, and it never happen when I was in GB.
The temperature has been high than before whenever I connect to internet radio. There is a glitch somewhere.
Now that you have an extra battery, I advise you get a battery charger, so that you need not plug in your Note often. It will stay virtually wireless and the spare keeps your Note powered all day long and need not worry about power.
AnonD-9694, 31 May 2012U must immediately show it to customer care....i feel sorry u r not enjoyin ICS....i hope u ge... morei bought a new battery. The girl at the shop asked me if i had left my phone recharging overnight. I said yes, i had once or twice, and she said you must not do that again, even once except for first time charging.
So now i'm using a new battery. I really hope it will solve the problem. If not, then i'm out of ammo. And yes i will definitely visit the service center.
I love my note. S3 is still quite expensive and it don't support s-pen n s-apps
download this for your GN with Ics rom:
AnonD-10196, 31 May 2012I want to upgrade from Xperia arc, should I buy the Galaxy Note or Galaxy Nexus? Waiting for a... morewell i highly recommen galaxy note. It has massive screen, superb display, the s-pen. Battery life is also great. But watch it, after i upgraded to ics, battery life becomes pain in my a** =p
Happy to upgrade the Phone with ICS..but the battery back u is disastrous...My note's stamina reduced by 50% after the upgrade n hate samsung for bringing the glitchy upgrade...Hope to see a get well plan for the battery from Samsung........
Hi guys,this month im planning to buy this amazing device,but i just want to know one thing.Does this device has the ability to do task like web page designing?I mean if it does then i wont have to buy a laptop.Which would be amazing.So,anybody please answer?
will lee wanta, 31 May 2012i've done it. I have deleted and reinstalled most of 3rd party app. I have also reseted the ph... moreU must immediately show it to customer care....i feel sorry u r not enjoyin ICS....i hope u get it right....do give feedback here about ur notes status..
AnonD-10196, 31 May 2012I want to upgrade from Xperia arc, should I buy the Galaxy Note or Galaxy Nexus? Waiting for a... moreno need to buy the nexus. just go and grab galaxy note!!!!!!! its the best phone i ever have in my life!!!!! ↖(^ω^)↗↖(^ω^)↗↖(^ω^)↗↖(^ω^)↗
praveen, 30 May 2012i love my note before 4.0 update but now i hate due to this worst 4.0 update. it severly decre... morePerhaps you should look into rooting your phone, and putting a custom ROM. You should start at the xda forums.
TheNeighbor, 30 May 2012And what do you do if a one of ether default apps like Swype is the problem? The update has a ... moreyes we need to get this off...some apps really make so much mess in my note....like if install brilliant quotes or chess...my notes screen automatically turns on and off after every 8hrs(at night)....like someone wants to operate it(no ghosts for sure).....so after uninstalling i got my note in normal state.....so now i generally install 2 to 3 apps and observe if any negative signs r there....i used to have 208 apps ....so it bcame a mess and i have to reset....so i suggest to install BEST TOP APPS only(best 20 apps)in market list,...and i agrreee to you there should be an update for such minor glitches
finally... i upgrade my note... and... wauu.. its ice cream sandwich.... nice... with html5.browser.. finally.. xat.com on my note.. upgrade over the air... nice one...
Today I went to Samsung center..i told them my situation..the ppl told me that is no connection v the new software that I update..what the hell...end up thy changed me the battery..now I trying my new battery..hope it's work well..
AnonD-48762, 31 May 2012Hi anyone of you have NOVA laucher installed.????yes did install Nova and Apex launcher... both are good but big issue..none of Note's widget can be added on the screen..
Even on a blank screen i get message "No room to add widget"
Anonymous, 30 May 2012Please anyone tell me which better, Galaxy S3 Or Galaxy Note ?? Cause um gonna buy one of the... morethinking of that too, those are my choices, but im eyeing on the note, since its cheaper and bigger and same capabilities! im sick of the iphone which am currently using now..