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I believe you , I was just giving my experience in 6 years with sprint compared to my times with at and t amd tmobile. I love sprints price points and business plan, I just lose service everywhere I actually want it sadly.

on my old phone (HTC evo 4g) signal seemed to be worse then they are on the SGN2. i don't know if its the ROM having different ways of showing the signal strength or the antenna is actually better. i agree their network can be a little flaky and i would put that could be due to that they use a bunch of "3rd party" towers so they don't have full control of them.
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Everything on the SGN2 is perfect except the screen. I was in the store ready to buy the Note 2 a couple months ago, but using it side by side with my Note I just couldn't get past their decision to go with the 16:9 screen on this new version. The 16:10 configuration of the Note is more conducive to its 'Tablet' like functionality, with the screen they have now and the design cues the phone really feels and looks like an oversized GS3 instead of a unique device like the OG Note. So for now I stick with my slab Note and hope the next revision is more attractive to me.
 
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Everything on the SGN2 is perfect except the screen. I was in the store ready to buy the Note 2 a couple months ago, but using it side by side with my Note I just couldn't get past their decision to go with the 16:9 screen on this new version. The 16:10 configuration of the Note is more conducive to its 'Tablet' like functionality, with the screen they have now and the design cues the phone really feels and looks like an oversized GS3 instead of a unique device like the OG Note. So for now I stick with my slab Note and hope the next revision is more attractive to me.

I prefer the SGN2's slimmer screen compared to the SGN1's fatter screen.
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I also like the screen on the gn2. Being 16:9 also means videos play at the maximum size. Being a little slimmer and taller makes it fit much better in my hand

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I believe you , I was just giving my experience in 6 years with sprint compared to my times with at and t amd tmobile. I love sprints price points and business plan, I just lose service everywhere I actually want it sadly.

on my old phone (HTC evo 4g) signal seemed to be worse then they are on the SGN2. i don't know if its the ROM having different ways of showing the signal strength or the antenna is actually better. i agree their network can be a little flaky and i would put that could be due to that they use a bunch of "3rd party" towers so they don't have full control of them.

 

signal strength has a lot to do with the modem flashed on your phone.. as well as the build.prop settings in the ROM that identify the phone to the towers.. 

 

ie- just changing hsdpa to 24 from the stock value of 10 increased 3G data substantially and lowered battery consumption with cell stand-by.. as the phone will now camp on 3G if im not using data [previously the phone would default to any available 4G signal regardless of 3G dominance]

 

**You can also try upgrading to the LK8 or newer modem.. the newest release is rumored to open LTE features for later activation with Tmo's launch toward the end of this year [or sooner if your in an LTE test market for Tmo].

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Cleaned. The Note 2 is a PHONE. Not a tablet. Trolling stops!
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I absolutely love my new Note 2.
One thing that makes it infinitely better than my iPhone 4S:
NATIVE .MKV SUPPORT!!!!!
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MX player makes it better yet. Haven't found anything it couldn't play.
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Build of the phone could be better.
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I absolutely love my new Note 2.
One thing that makes it infinitely better than my iPhone 4S:
NATIVE .MKV SUPPORT!!!!!

Yeah native MKV is sexy. Best streaming ever.
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