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  1. Mr. Ed

    Mr. Ed Well-Known Member

    As with past devices, I might have the chance to see, touch and play with the Note 2 well before release.

    Just as I did with previous devices I wanted to get input on questions to ask.

    This opportunity has nothing to do with my employment at Sprint. Any information obtained is obtained outside of my employment with Sprint.

    Rules apply. Basically no pics, non disclosure etc etc

    Ask away

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  2. ScandaLeX

    ScandaLeX Wasn't Me Guide

    Does this mean Sprint is getting it? :p
  3. Mr. Ed

    Mr. Ed Well-Known Member

    Sammy claims all 4 will have it.
  4. drexappeal

    drexappeal Well-Known Member

    Only questions I have are anticipated release date and lte radio with quad or dual-core?
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  5. animal47

    animal47 Well-Known Member

    The size, specs etc are enough for me to want it and the only thing i am waiting on is what price it will be available for on contract before i make up my mind to wait for it or just get the original note.
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  6. breadnatty08

    breadnatty08 pain rustique VIP Member

    So quad core and LTE are a go? Or, are they still going to have to swap out to dual core?
  7. ScandaLeX

    ScandaLeX Wasn't Me Guide

    Thank you. Specs and features make this a must-have for me but the availabity "some time in 2012" is vague at best. If possible could you get them to tell you more precisely the NA release date?
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  8. Mr. Ed

    Mr. Ed Well-Known Member

    I should be able to get specs and narrow down release to at least a two week window

    This guy has rarely been wrong...only off slightly
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  9. dlee1001

    dlee1001 Well-Known Member

    One thing I want to know about the Note line of Samsung phones: is it a flagship?
  10. Mr. Ed

    Mr. Ed Well-Known Member

    Define flagship
  11. ScandaLeX

    ScandaLeX Wasn't Me Guide

    Priceless!!! I'm going to start asking this next time I see something about flagship cause lately all the forums I'm on have been overrun with people stating they were only going to buy a particular phone if it's a flagship.

    The way I see flagship is a phone that launches first of it's kind.
    Note 1 = Flagship
    Note 2 = Sucessor

    If I'm wrong, someone.....anyone (whose absolutely sure) please tell me.
  12. ScandaLeX

    ScandaLeX Wasn't Me Guide

    Just thought of another question--will they attempt to move launch dates up in the wake of Apples quest to have it banned?
  13. drexappeal

    drexappeal Well-Known Member

    Another thing I'd like to know is how it feels holding or using the phone in comparison to the original. It's supposed to be narrower and less thick, but if that's negligible from the original, then I might have reservations.
  14. dlee1001

    dlee1001 Well-Known Member

    My definition of flagship is slightly different from yours. In my standards, for a phone to be a flagship, it must, by order of importance:

    1. Get good support after purchase (i.e., software and firmware updates)
    2. Not be a previous model that was merely modified (i.e., put on steroids). In other words, the phone must be a new creation, not a souped up version of a previous model.
    3. Be highly publicized in media outlets; generate lots of consumer hype prior to release
    4. Be sold internationally, not in select countries

    Here's something else I'd like to bring up: The Galaxy Note 1 has a predecessor, according to Wikipedia. It was the Infuse 4G. Want proof? Here it is: Samsung Galaxy Note - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Look at the table on the right side of the page. Looking up the Infuse on Wikipedia will say that the Note 1 is the successor.

    I know that the saying goes that you shouldn't believe everything you read, but this is something to think about. After all, once you get a phone and sign a contract, you're stuck with it for almost 2 years. So you have to get the right phone and still say to yourself months afterward, "I made the right choice." I failed miserably in that department and therefore am itching for 12/31 to come, which is when I can choose between the Galaxy S3 and the Note 2.

    The Infuse, which is my current phone, did not get good support after purchase. For any of you who have this phone, I don't think the half-baked and delayed Gingerbread update can count as support. Also, at another forum, the Infuse was said to be a Samsung Captivate on steroids because of a slightly overclocked CPU and larger screen. I don't know about the publicity about this phone, but I don't think there was that much hype around the Infuse; I could be wrong about this. But one thing is for sure: it was definitely NOT sold internationally; it was only sold in North America, only on two carriers at that: AT&T and Rogers Wireless.

    On the other hand, the Galaxy Note is sold internationally. I'm not so sure where the Note fits in the other criterion I listed here. Any clarification regarding this is appreciated.
  15. Mr. Ed

    Mr. Ed Well-Known Member

    Totally honest answer...i dont believe flagships exist anymore. At the rate that they churn out devices a phone cant hold that status long.

    That being said...advertising with the s3 chsnged the game. I believe it fits all of the criteria you mention and though the note W will do well with a great following,I highly doubt it will take the place of the s3

    It was sad what happened with the infuse. It was a great device
  16. ScandaLeX

    ScandaLeX Wasn't Me Guide

    Do you think the Note 2 will get the same level of advertisement like the SIII did?
  17. dlee1001

    dlee1001 Well-Known Member

    So I was just researching the Note 2, and I found something that is a little disturbing for me.

    On the Galaxy S3, the speaker grille is right next to the camera on top of the phone. The Note 2 has it on the bottom, like the Infuse and the Galaxy S2. Which position do you think is better: up top or down at the bottom?

    Also, Mr. Ed, when you get your Note 2 on Thursday or whenever you do, can you please let us know if the camera on it has zero shutter lag? Since my previous post suggests that I never want to be stuck with another bad phone, I want to make sure that I am making the right choice. I really want to weigh my options between the Galaxy S3 and the Note 2 and make a careful and informed choice.

    Needless to say, getting stuck with a bad and neglected phone (my phone always freezes up on me, requiring a reboot every time it does) is a consequence of not doing your homework of researching all the different phones being sold on a carrier before setting out to buy one. So from now on I'm going to make sure I do my homework before I get any new phone. You can tell that I've already started it; in fact, I started it after the Galaxy S3 was released. Only after I make a solid, unchanging decision on which phone to get and then ultimately getting that phone will my homework be completed; until those things happen though, I have to continue researching. And I'll have to do the homework each time come upgrade time.
  18. Mr. Ed

    Mr. Ed Well-Known Member

    It will be a real bummer if the note 2 speaker is down at the bottom. I have demonstrated numerous times to peopke that matter that it is muffled by hand when in thst location. I was super excited to see its location chsnged on the s3

    Shutter lag is also a great question. That is a huge issue on the orig note.

    I have no doubt the note 2 will receive heavy advertising like the orig and the s3 and 10.1 note.
  19. SeanPlunk

    SeanPlunk Well-Known Member

    Questions:
    1) In the States are we getting the Exynos Quad 4, the MSM9860(dual core S4 w/Adreno 225), the MSM8960T(dual core S4 w/Adreno 320) or the APQ8064(quad core S4 w/Adreno 320)?
    2) What is the release date for the States and what carriers are getting it?
    3) Based on what you see when you get it, how much of an improvement is the new non-pentile screen versus the GSIII and the Nexus? How does it compare to the SLCD2 screens on the flagship HTC phones?
    4) If Verizon gets it are they going to lock the bootloader down like the GSIII?

    That's all I can think of for now. Thanks for being so cool about answering all our questions!
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  20. JunBringer

    JunBringer Well-Known Member

    Will it support USB audio? Meaning can I have it plugged into an external DAC out of the micro-usb port and get the audio out from the external DAC?

    Thanks in advance!
  21. Mr. Ed

    Mr. Ed Well-Known Member

    Dac?

    If I have the tools required I can check. I know my head unit has usb in but is that what you are referring to?
  22. Mr. Ed

    Mr. Ed Well-Known Member

    Those joining from xda...thank you for the support!
  23. drexappeal

    drexappeal Well-Known Member

    If they offer the 64gb Note 2, that might put the Note 2 into my #1 upgrade choice position over the LG Eclipse. The next couple months are going to seem excruciatingly long.
  24. twospirits

    twospirits AF's janitor Moderator

    One question.

    With photos,
    one can turn the photo around and write on the back of it, much like a real photo. Now when you send that photo to someone, would it be one photo only showing the front or two photos. One showing the front and one showing the back?

    Other than that, I look forward to your report and the insight of when Sprint gets it.

    TS
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  25. drexappeal

    drexappeal Well-Known Member

    So, are you really gonna pay early termination on ATT to come back to Sprint?

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