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They both look to have hard plastic on the back. IMO, the UAG looks gaudier. What specifically did u like better than commuter?

The defender is for Navy Seals and my sister. wink.gif
post #132 of 219
I didn't like the Commuter's volume rocker. It felt mushy, while the UAG feels better than with no case at all. The UAG isn't for everybody with its aggressive looks.

I'm not a fan of rubber on cases anymore. It seems like the rubber starts to stretch and break 6 months into the case's life. My last Defender was for an iPhone 4, and it lasted about 2 months before it started stretching, and 1 year into owning it, all of the protective flaps had torn off from use. That's unacceptable for a "premium" case IMO.
 
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I LOVE MY NOTE II

The best part is that we are allowed to use tablets but not phones in study periods, So I can get away with it biggrin.gif
Oh and native MKV, that giant screen and a wonderful battery life. Coming from an iPhone 4S it has been eye-opening.
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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

Not slow enough to be noticeable. I've played with the Note 2, it's similar. I bet if you put CM on it you'd still be amazed. It's not slow to the point of you even noticing, but AOSP just goes and is snappy and has NO lag.

Except on my Nexus 7. Screw Tegra 3.
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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

Not slow enough to be noticeable. I've played with the Note 2, it's similar. I bet if you put CM on it you'd still be amazed. It's not slow to the point of you even noticing, but AOSP just goes and is snappy and has NO lag.

Except on my Nexus 7. Screw Tegra 3.

I do run cm 10.1 on my note 2 along with jelly beans rom, both are the same as far as lag. Performance goes to jelly beans rom as far as benches go, with the note 2 a tw based rom is the way to go BC battery is far superior. I run both BC I came from the galaxy nexus and I love stock android, but I mostly use jb rom for the battery and spen/Samsung features.

I've used all stock android based roms/kernel combos and not one give the battery that stock tw and jb roms get. Since it has a big battery I still get amazing bat life with stock android but I can go 2 days with 8hrs screen on time before I need a charge when on tw rom.

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You can't just play with a note 2 and say it lags with tw, own one and use it everyday with multiple Roms like me then you'll see. The phone is butter on stock or tw.

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post #137 of 219
Im running jediX12 and getting over 27hrs on full battery, with 1.8ghz OC...

*thats a full TW rom, and kernel... Antutu score is over 19k and Quadrant is ~8k... definitely not slow...
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I didn't like the Commuter's volume rocker. It felt mushy, while the UAG feels better than with no case at all. The UAG isn't for everybody with its aggressive looks.

Ok, I see that. There's def some mush there. My phone's back cover doesn't fully close tho and that doesn't seem to bother me. I think I'm becoming less "fanatical" about the quirks of gadgest...a VERY good thing. thumb.gif

...or I'm getting old and lazy. thumb.gif
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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

I would say the factory overclock on the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 gives it an edge over the Samsung Galaxy S3.
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I'm not to worried about the bulk from the case since I work in construction and need as much protection as possible since I need to have my phone available at all times during the day for work purposes. I wanted the note 2 because of the battery life for sure and I already have a Droid Razr and don't want to upgrade to the maxx just for more battery life. I just need Sunday to get here already so I can upgrade thumb.gif
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