Originally Posted by ship69
I am extremely unhappy with my Samsung Galaxy Note I for many reasons.
The main one is that all the apps I can find seem A) fairly flaky and B) fairly counter intuitive.
1. I have had endless problems synching to msExchange.
2. I cant stop those irritating whistles when things come in. That is I do still want to hear that an SMS has come in but nothing else.
3. Almost everything it does is just too damned slow. I dont have a vast number of apps installed either. It might be because I am running AVG anti-virus though.
4. Even things like setting up a calendar entry is painful. I add an entry and it immediately disappears from view!
5. The default email app is irritating because it can only show one email folder at once. So if an email comes in that Outlook has put into a specific directory, you have to know to look there or you wont find it.
6. The "Hi Galaxy" thing (when you it the button at the bottom middle twice) sometimes works well but when it gets stuck it gets VERY stuck and overall I find that it is almost useless. This is a huge shame because if it actually worked it would be extremely useful for when driving.
7. KIES is absolutely dreadful. It takes a very long time to connect. Quite often it completely fails to connect in fact! And whilst KIES is open it murders my PC's 'resources' (Fwiw, my PC is: Win7 x64, with 8GB of RAM, running an SSD with loads of space available). For example Skype and Youtube playback become unusable.
I'm still a Galaxy Note newbie and perhaps I'm mis-using or misunderstanding the thing. Or perhaps I need to find better apps. I dont know - but I have bought a couple of android review type magazines and tried various of their recommended apps, but most of them I've had to uninstall.
Now that I remember, my phone got COMPLETELY stuck attempting to do an upgrade and tech support couldnt help me and eventually I had so post the phone back for about 10 days whilst they fixed ti.
Yes, I do like my Galaxy Note 1 and yes, I acknowledge that I am still on a learning curve... but overall, let's not get carried away - I certainly wouldnt call it "pretty damned good".
I have had a S2 and a note and both are absolutely brutal for exchange syncing, usually my phone never syncs unless I end task on the mail app. Its so frustrating because it is a work phone, and both phones have had this issue. Plus the battery drain caused by the mail app is insane. I keep thinking it will be fixed with an update, but im starting to think I should never get an android phone for use with a work exchange server.