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I will still stand by iOS being the smoothest OS but the Note 3 may be my next phone.

I would say that iOS and Android are similar in terms of smoothness.

The Galaxy Note 2 is arguably as smooth as the iPhone 5 and offers more advanced features.
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I'm upgrading to the Note 2 April 7th. I was going to hold out until the GS4 was released but really want the extra screen real estate and battery power. Already ordered my Otterbox for it to. thumb.gif
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Yea! A dedicated Note 2 thread! Can't wait to go back and quote/comment on every single reply! biggrin.gif
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I'm upgrading to the Note 2 April 7th. I was going to hold out until the GS4 was released but really want the extra screen real estate and battery power. Already ordered my Otterbox for it to. thumb.gif

I went for the commuter. It's still a bit large and bulky, but the peace of mind it brings AFTER SEEING SOMEONE'S SHATTERED NOTE 2 SCREEN IS PRICELESS. As someone who foolishly "drop tested" an S3 w/ the flip cover only to have the flip cover fly open thus shattering the screen...well, I'll learn to deal with this. thumb.gif

PS. Amazon has some great screen protectors for cheap. Search for ismooth galaxy note II HD ultra...Oh heck, here's the link:

http://www.amazon.com/Samsung-Galaxy-Note-Screen-Protector/dp/B00AGABISW

Edit: Ok, after seeing all the "I get 2 days of battery life on my N2!" posts, I've come to the conclusion that:

a. None of you are manly men like me.
b. I have a problem and need a phablets anonymous support group.

...because I can burn through 2 stock 3100mah batteries in a day.

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Wow that case looks so chunky.

Should have gotten one of the TPU cases:

Great case for minor drops, but risk of cracking screen is high due to no lip. Otterbox commuter user here. After seeing a cracked Note 2 screen while standing in line @ Wendys...yeah, not worth the risk IMO!

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its not that bad. i wanted a little more thickness and it provides a good size lip around the screen so its not laying on it when face down.
Winner! It feels MUCH more like a hi end device w/ the Otterbox on. It's a hasbro toy naked.

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I will still stand by iOS being the smoothest OS but the Note 3 may be my next phone.
That's because iOS is smoother. If I had to guess, it's a java thing as iOS is C AFAIK.

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I would say that iOS and Android are similar in terms of smoothness.

The Galaxy Note 2 is arguably as smooth as the iPhone 5 and offers more advanced features.
They couldn't be further apart. GN2 is nowhere near the iPhone 5 in this regard according to a good friend. I've only demoed the iPhone 5, but in that short time, it's pretty obvious which one is smoother. I blame touchwiz!
Edited by Jodiuh - 3/29/13 at 2:40am
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Yea! A dedicated Note 2 thread! Can't wait to go back and quote/comment on every single reply! biggrin.gif
I went for the commuter. It's still a bit large and bulky, but the peace of mind it brings AFTER SEEING SOMEONE'S SHATTERED NOTE 2 SCREEN IS PRICELESS. As someone who foolishly "drop tested" an S3 w/ the flip cover only to have the flip cover fly open thus shattering the screen...well, I'll learn to deal with this. thumb.gif

PS. Amazon has some great screen protectors for cheap. Search for ismooth galaxy note II HD ultra...Oh heck, here's the link:

http://www.amazon.com/Samsung-Galaxy-Note-Screen-Protector/dp/B00AGABISW

Edit: Ok, after seeing all the "I get 2 days of battery life on my N2!" posts, I've come to the conclusion that:

a. None of you are manly men like me.
b. I have a problem and need a phablets anonymous support group.

...because I can burn through 2 stock 3100mah batteries in a day.
Great case for minor drops, but risk of cracking screen is high due to no lip. Otterbox commuter user here. After seeing a cracked Note 2 screen while standing in line @ Wendys...yeah, not worth the risk IMO!
Winner! It feels MUCH more like a hi end device w/ the Otterbox on. It's a hasbro toy naked.
That's because iOS is smoother. If I had to guess, it's a java thing as iOS is C AFAIK.
They couldn't be further apart. GN2 is nowhere near the iPhone 5 in this regard according to a good friend. I've only demoed the iPhone 5, but in that short time, it's pretty obvious which one is smoother. I blame touchwiz!

The Samsung Galaxy Note 2 is just as smooth or smoother than the iPhone 5.

Also the iPhone 5 has the doomed Apple maps.
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You don't have to sell the Note 2 to me, I own one. I can't afford iOS Apps and I'm far too invested in the Android OS.


irssi connectbot costs $0. During my brief time with the iPhone 4S I spent nearly $30 lioking for something similar...never found it.
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Touchwiz slows android down massively. Whenever I put aosp on my S3 my mind is blown by the smoothness
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Smartphone speedtest.net app runs on WiFi!

My router was constantly kicking my Note 2 to 1 Mbps link speeds 5 feet from a Netgear WNR3500L v1. I stuffed Tomato on there, played w/ transmit power, used the "scan" option to find no one on channels 2, 3, or 4 (I picked 3). I'm now seeing stable 39 Mbps link speeds from 25 feet away! Here's the new speedtest.net app results:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v212/jodiuh/111%20phone%20camera%20pics/Screenshot_2013-03-30-15-32-41.png

I'm sure most of you have 1337 routers, maybe even 5 Ghz band capable, but here's the youtube I used to do it:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VTZiHMyCr6Y

Keep in mind I'm in an apt w/ 20 AP's fighting for attention!
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Touchwiz slows android down massively. Whenever I put aosp on my S3 my mind is blown by the smoothness

It doesn't slow down my note 2, maybe it's the quad core in the note that touchwiz needs to be smooth.

tappin from the Note II
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S3 was slow @ stock. CM10 was faster. I've used the Note 2 stock, CM10, and cleanrom. Cleanrom is by far the fastest and the most stable.
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I went for the commuter. It's still a bit large and bulky, but the peace of mind it brings AFTER SEEING SOMEONE'S SHATTERED NOTE 2 SCREEN IS PRICELESS. As someone who foolishly "drop tested" an S3 w/ the flip cover only to have the flip cover fly open thus shattering the screen...well, I'll learn to deal with this. thumb.gif

I tried the Commuter in store but wasn't a big fan. I really didn't like the Defender, I thought the screen protector was awful, and the build quality didn't feel that great.

I went with a UAG case for my Note 2. The UAG goes into the pocket much better for me than other cases that have rubbery textures.

A user on XDA reviewed it and posted a bunch of photos:
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2149854
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