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The Air gestures seems pointless, for the extra effort it takes to move your hand an inch closer to the screen, you loose the responsiveness and accuracy.

Nice screen
Nice CPU/GPU power
Nice Battrey
Seems like an update rather than an upgrade.
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What is an eight core going to do for battery life?
    
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What is an eight core going to do for battery life?

It depends on what you use it for.

From my understanding (correct me if i'm wrong) its not actually an 8 core like you would think. Yes it has 8 cores, but at most you'll have 4 cores running at once. It has 4 high performance cores (which use more power) and 4 low power cores which perform slightly less. So for you daily light duty stuff (phone calls, txt, email, light apps, browsing...ect) it would use the low power cores and have a longer battery life. When you use more intense apps, like high end games, it would kick in the high performance cores and your battery life be less then doing light stuff.

I am excited about this phone and would be more then happy with the quad core, which I'm assuming the US is getting . Its going to be a huge performance upgrade from my Droid X2 (dual core 1 ghz and only 512 mb ram) I'm pre-ordering 2 ASAP (one for me and one for my fiance)
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Just cause it's a boss doesn't mean it's going to topple Apple. Most people dumb enough to buy apple products know nothing about specs.
post #25 of 46
These smart phones are such a waste of money and not needed.
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These smart phones are such a waste of money and not needed.

Nice opinion, but I for one love my Note 2 and can't imagine not owning it.
It's battery life makes it the best media player for when I'm at work
the huge screen makes watching videos on the go awesome (as well as playing games)
and I like being able to doodle when I feel artsy

The camera is also very impressive, and it takes excellent videos.

You live in your world without high power smart phones, I'll live in mine.
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These smart phones are such a waste of money and not needed.

They may not be needed, but they make life a lot easier and are certainly not a waste of money. I'm a mechanic and actually use my smartphone and tablet a lot at work. With a bluetooth obd2 adapter and the torque app it makes an awesome hand held scan tool. I can also access our online shop manuals and wiring diagrams with it, so I never have to leave the car when i'm trying to diagnose running problems. Sure, I can do my job perfectly fine without one, but why would I when it helps me do my job more efficiently
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They may not be needed, but they make life a lot easier and are certainly not a waste of money. I'm a mechanic and actually use my smartphone and tablet a lot at work. With a bluetooth obd2 adapter and the torque app it makes an awesome hand held scan tool. I can also access our online shop manuals and wiring diagrams with it, so I never have to leave the car when i'm trying to diagnose running problems. Sure, I can do my job perfectly fine without one, but why would I when it helps me do my job more efficiently

I know exactly what you mean. I was doing a head swap on my car and had a guide pulled up on my phone and had it sitting there as a reference while I did the whole thing. Then later when I replaced the valves I did the same thing. I used it to take pictures as a guide for myself when I put it all back together to make sure everything was in place.

Before I had a smart phone it was kind of a pain because i had to either write everything out, or print out pages of crap, or keep running inside to check stuff on my PC.

and that torque app is awesome. My buddy has it on his android tablet and his phone to monitor his car. I would use it but I'm on OBD0
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These smart phones are such a waste of money and not needed.

Your PC is such a waste of money and not needed.
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I know exactly what you mean. I was doing a head swap on my car and had a guide pulled up on my phone and had it sitting there as a reference while I did the whole thing. Then later when I replaced the valves I did the same thing. I used it to take pictures as a guide for myself when I put it all back together to make sure everything was in place.

Before I had a smart phone it was kind of a pain because i had to either write everything out, or print out pages of crap, or keep running inside to check stuff on my PC.

and that torque app is awesome. My buddy has it on his android tablet and his phone to monitor his car. I would use it but I'm on OBD0

Yeah, before getting my phone and tablet, I had to print out wiring diagrams or torque specs/sequences. Now i just prop my tablet up under the hood and use it and don't have to waste paper or time running to the pc. Motor alldata works great with android devices

I love torque and its worth much more then the $5 you pay for it, and I have a $10k snap on scan tool at work (well my work owns it, lol) plus all of the domestic factory scan tools. I use torque when I don't want to drag out one of the expensive tools to to check codes or view data, and to be honest, torques live data stream is much faster then any of the other tools. I also like how bluetooth has a 30 foot range. If I have a car with say, an intermitant running problem, rather then standing around and waiting for it to act up, I can set an alarm on torque, for lets say when the car dips below 500 rpm, or when it starts to misfire, then park the car outside my door with it running, put the tablet on my tool box, and start working on another car until the alarm sounds, then I can check on the other car when its acting up
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