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|05-15-2012 08:08 AM|
I just bought a ATT version and was thinking of
rooting and flashing it to run on Tmobile's 3g/4g.
I was wondering if you would recommend doing it.
are the voice, data and other things stable?
Do you have call drops?
Also, Could you post the best resource for it.
|05-04-2012 06:05 PM|
|05-04-2012 02:54 PM|
|seobum||It really amazes me have fiercely (blindly?) loyal apple users are.|
|05-03-2012 12:35 PM|
Classic apple ape. Nobody buys it son, but you keep on trying hard there.
|05-03-2012 10:28 AM|
|05-03-2012 10:26 AM|
|05-03-2012 09:19 AM|
Look up the build quality claims on any forum, xda being the least of them. Look at the Samsung Galaxy S II forums for more samples, since the chintzy build quality is the same: there's no excuse for using plastic on the outer camera lens and making it absolutely flush with the rest of the body. It doesn't take keys to scratch the plastic on the camera lens; mere pocket dirt will do the job if brushed against it in the right (wrong?) angle.
No matter how careful you are, unless you protect the camera lens cover with a film it will certainly develop fine hairlike scratches. Cases don't help as the plastic is soft enough to suffer micro-scratches against most types of dirt. As these accumulate, the image quality rendered by the otherwise stellar 8MP sensor will deteriorate sharply and your photos will become hazy and blurry.
The same is the case with the shiny chromed plastic rim on the phone's body. This plastic is also very soft and susceptible to scratches -- unacceptable in this day and age where even Apple can manufacture products more resilient against scratches. The SGSII and Note build quality is even behind that of the iPhone 3G.
Add to that screen problems -- look up black clipping or black crush. Good luck watching remotely dark films or clips on this thing, as the screen doesn't finely render the gradation in black contrast producing terrible picture quality.
Once again, I own this bloody phone and I don't use it because it's a "high-end" Samsung Android phone and I've learned my lesson with regards to Samsung's build quality/product support (what software updates?) and the stupendous obsolescence rate of "high-end" Android devices.
As for the speed comparisons to my HTC HD2 they might be a bit exaggerated, but I'm surprised to say that I don't see the N7000 running considerably faster in basic Android operations up to and including web browsing. The ROM I'm using for the comparison is tytung's HD2 Gingerbread 2.3.6 (a ~85MB ROM) vs. Litening ROM Note 1.0 Gingerbread (a ~750MB "Lite" ROM).
The implications of being a niche device include having a much smaller development community than other devices (complicated by the established popularity of the SGSII and the Note's newness in relation). The ICS ROMs for the HD2 have fewer bugs than the ICS Note ROMs (although the ICS Note ROMs certainly run faster thanks to HWA). There is a disturbing lack of bug-free ICS ROMs for the N7000 -- and the fact that Samsung's outed the promised update for its immensely popular SGSII and not yet the Note is quite condemning as well.
The HD2 has a removable battery and expandable storage and is built much, much better (metal, tough plastic that is very difficult to scratch especially not with mere dirt, glass screen and camera lens cover). It was released way back in 2009, and was also a gargantuan phone for its time.
The only reason I'm using such an old phone as a comparison is to belabor the point that in order to have certain features (large screen, expandable storage, removable battery), compromises in build quality do not have to be made. If you are getting this phone you should be well-aware of its flawed design in both build materials and the screen.
The references to the iPad screen size and resolution were a cheeky stab at the heralding of the Note's 5.3" 1280x800 as the coming of Christ. Oh, the Note's pentile BTW.
|05-03-2012 09:01 AM|
I have a 22" CRT w/ the same res and even the pixel pitch on that is too difficult to use and I have 20/20 vision. It's great for picture sharpness, but so is my 30" NEC and at least I can read that because of the larger pixel pitch.
I cant believe a 5.3" phone is "punny," but you advocate carrying around a 9.7" ipad.
As for the lens, I'm not sure how you treat your phones, but if you're complaining about that, then you must be really rough with your devices. Dropping it in pants with loose change, keys, or anything metal is going to be detrimental to any device.
You haven't actually provided a useful alternative to this phone. What's the point of your troll post? At least help people decide instead of saying, "Oh, every manufacturer is better than Samsung," but you leave out any comparison product. There is no product atm that rivals the note because none exists.
|05-03-2012 04:05 AM|
Again, the three things going against paying more than $300 for this phone:
1. It's Android, which means its price will drop like a rock.
2. It's Samsung, which means the worst build quality in the industry (even the Pantech Burst is built better than this) coupled with no software longevity --- don't hold your breath for ICS.
3. It's Android, which means it's already outdated.
On the bright side, watch this phone drop by at least $50 after the next-gen (overpriced) Exynos handsets are announced today.
|05-03-2012 03:48 AM|
Just crawl back into your cave and stay there ape.
|05-03-2012 03:02 AM|
|utsc||Will this get an official Android 4 ICS upgrade from Samsung|
|05-02-2012 08:33 PM|
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