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I'm not to worried about the bulk from the case...

The Otterbox Commuter actually "rounds" out the flat, sometimes painful edges of the Note 2. I'm still not 100% OK w/ the doubling of size and additional weight, but I practice making fake phone calls to work out my hand/wrist/arm.
post #142 of 219
Yes i totally agree... the Galaxy Note 2 is the best smartphone of 2013!

I made the switch in Feb from iOS to android and i tested both Galaxy S3 and the Galaxy Note 2, and in my opinon the Note 2 wins.

I heard about the S4 upcoming release but even though the new technology that was being released did sound cool, it didnt turn me off the Note 2.
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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.

I have been using the genuine Samsung cover for mine up to date, but since I read your post with this UAG product, I just ordered mine.

Man do they look sweet! =)
post #143 of 219
I'm glad you did! I had a flip cover on my S3, dropped it, watched the cover FLY open...and bam, smashed screen that no longer displayed. frown.gif
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Yes i totally agree... the Galaxy Note 2 is the best smartphone of 2013!

I made the switch in Feb from iOS to android and i tested both Galaxy S3 and the Galaxy Note 2, and in my opinon the Note 2 wins.

I heard about the S4 upcoming release but even though the new technology that was being released did sound cool, it didnt turn me off the Note 2.
I have been using the genuine Samsung cover for mine up to date, but since I read your post with this UAG product, I just ordered mine.

Man do they look sweet! =)

Well the SGS4 is more compact so it appeals to more people.

The SGN2 is for people who want a phone with more screen real estate and functionality.
post #145 of 219
My biggest beef with the Note II is its size. I'm all for 'bigger is better' (I currently have a DNA), but the Note is just outside of my range of ideal portability.
post #146 of 219
I jsut got it week ago (titanium grey) and it is awesome. best smartphone I ever had/seen.
It is impossible now to use anything smaller ! My prev phone, desire z looks like a toy now. my gf samsung wave1 is like terribly small :lol:
Anyway, I think I wont be able to get smaller phone anymore. It is all just small !

Bought 32gb kingston class 10 sd card for it and samsung protective cover +.

Should I get uag ?

edit: And I need games, apps, live wallpapers recommendations. Cool stuff wink.gif
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My biggest beef with the Note II is its size. I'm all for 'bigger is better' (I currently have a DNA), but the Note is just outside of my range of ideal portability.
It's def a beast and even bigger w/ the Otterbox Commuter on there. But I did compare the screen width to the DNA and that was a deal breaker for me. Along w/ the non removable battery. Too bad cause that screen BLOWS the Note 2 away...like, by A LOT!
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I jsut got it week ago (titanium grey) and it is awesome. best smartphone I ever had/seen.
It is impossible now to use anything smaller ! My prev phone, desire z looks like a toy now. my gf samsung wave1 is like terribly small :lol:
Anyway, I think I wont be able to get smaller phone anymore. It is all just small !

Bought 32gb kingston class 10 sd card for it and samsung protective cover +.

Should I get uag ?

edit: And I need games, apps, live wallpapers recommendations. Cool stuff wink.gif
HAHA! Love your enthusiasm. I helped a client w/ her iPhone 5 yesterday and I honestly thought it had to be a 4...it's just SOOOO TINY!! But it did have the lightning port. How anyone reads on that little bitty screen...I have NO IDEA!! I will say that despite the smaller screen, typing on the i5 is on a whole nother level compared to the Note 2. I use smart keyboard pro and it's as good as it gets IMO, but PALES in comparison to the accuracy of the i5.

I'm only on a 16 GB and it's pushin' it. Glad you got the extra space!

Lots of folks including a local friend of mine prefer the UAG case. IMO, it looks gaudy and the corners are not flush. I much prefer the Otterbox Commuter. It looks great on a titty gray N2.

Fav Live Wallpaper:
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=mjp.android.wallpaper.plasma.plus

Fav news app:
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=flipboard.app

Fav podcast app:
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=au.com.shiftyjelly.pocketcasts

Fav RSS app:
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=au.com.shiftyjelly.pocketcasts

Fav Tasks app:
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=ch.teamtasks.tasks.paid

Fav home launcher:
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.teslacoilsw.launcher.prime&feature=more_from_developer#?t=W251bGwsMSwxLDEwMiwiY29tLnRlc2xhY29pbHN3LmxhdW5jaGVyLnByaW1lIl0.

That should get you started. When you get sick of the crap slow lag and touchwiz, let me know and I'll direct you to rooting/unlocking the bootloader/romming.
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thanks for the apps recommendations (YOu linked podcast app twice but it doesnt matter. I dont use rss, but podcast app is welcome tongue.gif )

I am not sure if I want to root. Proboably no or not yet. I had my desire z rooted but never actually used it's benefits. I am just a persone who likes the stuff vanilla way (tho the bloat is kinda annoying) and I like the stock camera app with slow motion recording and overall touchwiz is nicely implemented with functions of N2, I think. No slowdowns and everything is as customizable as I would like, so I dont feel need to root as of now.

And, because the phone was hilariously expensive (like 1,5 of my salary tongue.gif - totally worth it) I think I prefer to keep warranty going, as rooting voids the warranty right ?

edit: btw, I will snatch one more question in here. Does commuter and uag cases have little holes for stereo recording on top and bottom as original spc+ have ?
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Well the SGS4 is more compact so it appeals to more people.

The SGN2 is for people who want a phone with more screen real estate and functionality.

yeah I understand your point but when I am talking about my personal opinion I dont put much thought into how other people think.
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just loving my note 2.Though i have 4s i rarely use it.Really note 2 is a complete phone in all aspects imho.
    
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