Got My Note 3 TodayGeneral


  1. maximus96

    maximus96 Well-Known Member

    click on the screen "line" and it will give an actual "time on" in hours/minutes. I'm very curious to see what it is. For my N2, by the time I'm at about 1% battery, I'm lucky to get 5.5hr of actual "screen on" time.
  2. bonerp

    bonerp Well-Known Member

    12.5 hrs now and 41% :-D

    I'd be happy for them to turn reception up and sacrifice a little battery!
  3. howfe

    howfe New Member


    In the video review on this link below, he was noting how to make your own text in the lock screen. Unable to view the video now (as am at work). I thought it was interesting that you personalize the lock text. Thought about checking it out once I received my Note 3 :)


    http://androidforums.com/samsung-galaxy-note-3/773534-in-depth-video-review-galaxy-note-3-a.html
  4. zendroid

    zendroid Guest

    settings / my device / lock screen / lock screen widget /
    enter your personal message.
  5. twister6

    twister6 Guides Guide

    Were are the pictures?!? You know, those worth a thousand words ;)
  6. zendroid

    zendroid Guest

    I'm waiting not so patiently, frankly I'm surprised just how excited I am. In the Que, it's about six more days away.
  7. jonny772

    jonny772 Well-Known Member

    How loud is the ringer? My gnex is a little quiet.
  8. jetguat

    jetguat Well-Known Member

    black crush?

    BTW for me. heavy usage would that could be easily related to other is this. If you played a movie/video. How long before it shut off. Would you get two full length feature movies? Three? Four? Continual video or say game playing (but that gets into each other preferences). So continual video usage is something all can understand
  9. zendroid

    zendroid Guest

    Great question, my S4 is rather subdued also. The combo of ringer and having it in my front pocket works fine for me.
  10. bonerp

    bonerp Well-Known Member

    In comparison to the n2 it's same. No idea on other phones as only had the n2.sorry
  11. zendroid

    zendroid Guest

    No worries, it's not a deal breaker nor a big deal.

    There's far too many advantages present in the Note 3 to be concerned with a small issue like that. Besides I'm fortunate to have very acute hearing.

    What some people tend to forget, is the fact that there is no perfect smartphone.
  12. heavychevy

    heavychevy Well-Known Member

    I'm starting to get concerned about this. I will not stand for reception issues from Samsung again. If it's not equal to the Note 2 then I may have to pass.
  13. zendroid

    zendroid Guest

    You may very well be pleasantly surprised.
  14. jetguat

    jetguat Well-Known Member

    And I suppose could be disappointed eh?

    I never really considered my bionic to have bad reception. Hopefully its at least as good as that.
  15. mervman

    mervman New Member

    I like the multi tasking screen where u can open your browser, calculator and WhatsApp at the same time.. Cool!
  16. drexappeal

    drexappeal Well-Known Member

    Just speaking from my experience, coming from a Motorola phone (Photon) to the Note 2, Samsung's radios are definitely not as good as Motorola, but they've been good enough to be usable without causing issues for me.
  17. zendroid

    zendroid Guest

    I most certainly agree that Motorola has a history of exceptional phone performance, yet Samsung Galaxy series phones are much better than their phones of the past.
  18. drexappeal

    drexappeal Well-Known Member

    I was just referring to the radios. Even just using my Photon, i notice the difference.
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  19. zendroid

    zendroid Guest

    I do realize you were referring to the radios. Samsung upgraded theirs beginning with the Galaxy series phones.
  20. PrinceOfDorne

    PrinceOfDorne Well-Known Member

    All these positive comments get me so excited. I'm getting mine tomorrow.
  21. drexappeal

    drexappeal Well-Known Member

    The epic 4g (galaxy s1 variant for Sprint) was awful compared to any smartphone I've used.
  22. zendroid

    zendroid Guest

    Please give us your impressions. I've got a week to wait before mine arrives.
  23. Simon_Gardner

    Simon_Gardner Well-Known Member

    As a complete smartphone virgin, my first bugbear is an ergonomic one. It's with the Menu and Back touch-"buttons" to the left and right of the Physical Home button at the bottom below the screen proper. You have no idea they are there and they only light *after* you have hit them. So completely camouflaged. I know I will get used to "knowing" where they are but it's poor design and irritating.

    I also don't like that I can't mount the SD card or the phone onto a Mac desktop as I could with my last feature phone. The workaround is with Android File Transfer but it's clunky. You certainly can't do things like renaming files on the phone or do much housekeeping - from the computer. I rather suspect this is all Apple's fault and not Samsung's.

    I've found the software occasionally buggy and it has given me problems and necessitating force shutting down of some programs from time to time but so far everything has been soluble.

    The OS is still a steep learning curve. I am still finding it difficult editing the main screens and app screens to get them as I want and that Multi Window panel, I am so far unable to add things I want to.

    My buying decision was made when I saw the Note 2 about four months ago (at Samsung, London) and I anticipated the Note 3 and waited. The choice was made almost - but not entirely - on the existence of the S-pen. and the screen quality and acreage. I haven't been wrong about either. No buyers' remorse.

    Plus of course iPhones have superseded the position occupied by DOS IBM PCs once. Safe and very boring because "Nobody ever got fired for buying IBM". For this and many other reasons, I wasn't going to get an iPhone.


    I've been using my Note 3 since September 24. It's fun. I have yet to get into one of its primary functions for me which is controlling cameras. But for a whole lot of other stuff - I already have no idea how I did without it.
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  24. drexappeal

    drexappeal Well-Known Member

    You should be able to set the amount of time until the capacitive button lights turn off.

    Multi-window uses only apps preset to be compatible. Only way for all apps to work is via rooting.

    Mac doesn't allow connection of the phone to access data on the phone via computer? Try toggling usb debugging.
  25. Simon_Gardner

    Simon_Gardner Well-Known Member

    That's not the point. You can't see where they are BEFORE you hit one and they light up - not after. It doesn't help that I'm holding the S-pen so that's what I'm using.
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