First off, love the phone for all the reasons that I abandoned my old iPhone. Those reasons basically boil down to: iTunes. Though the tiny screen was starting to become a bore. Basically hoping to find solutions for things which have been disappointments. The list: 1) Video playback. I assumed this phone would have no troubles with anything except perhaps 1080p60, but to my disdain, a humble 720p24 mkv (in MX Player) gave me a stuttery playback. I'd say it drops 30-50% of the frames. Beyond rendering my HDMI-out plans forfeit, this outright makes the phone useless for HD video playback of any sort. Basically hoping I've overlooked something important (I did toy with MX Player's various settings). Ideally, would like to get the phone to give me solid 60fps playback, one way or another. 2) Laggy initial response. I bring up the phone keypad and dial numbers, it sort of waits a moment before catching up and quickly accepting the first few keys in rapid succession. Same thing often happens when I'm fixing to type something in on a browser (native or Firefox), and the keyboard itself takes half a second to pop up. All of this fails to occur at a smooth 60fps - often it looks like 10fps. (Just in the first couple of seconds I start messing with it; after that, it seems to have awakened more fully.) Even my ringtone (custom-made .wav) initially starts out playing at like 1/10th volume, for about a full second, before kicking in at full. None of this was at all a problem on the POS iPhone 3G I upgraded from, so it is a bit jarring. 3) Bluetooth streaming audio. Yes, I know this is unavoidably crap (see #4). But the problem I'd like to solve is the fact that the first ~0.3 seconds of a new track always fails to play. This may be the phone's fault or the car's fault. I don't care. I'd like to force it to insert ~0.3 seconds of silence before playing a new track, so this cutoff problem doesn't happen. 4) Ah, yes. If my old iPhone has one distinct advantage over this Note 2, it's the fact that I can hook it up via USB and the car will find the dang music with no fuss. Considering how open Android is supposed to be, the fact that there doesn't seem to be a way of enabling this basic functionality with the top of the line Android phone is, to me, utterly inexplicable. I won't ask for a solution because I understand there isn't one.