Originally Posted by jobberone
I'm interested in it. I've heard other than the processor (which I'll never use enough to matter) its just the same as the Galaxy III. I'd like to know which one to get.
The GS3s battery life pales in comparison to this one. Screen on time is the most accurate measurement of a smartphone battery's efficiency. Most smartphones average 4-6 hours of screen on time with heavy usage. I am only a week in and I am averaging 9-10 hours of screen on time with heavy usage (because I have not been able to put it down). Note 2 users are reporting incredible overall battery life numbers. I no longer worry about charging my phone. It is now an afterthought. Yesterday, totaled 19 hours of battery life on one charge and the screen shot showed 28% still remaining.
The touchwiz integration with the s-pen is also truly revolutionary. Page buddy is cool. It automatically comes up when you remove the s-pen. I can't really explain the coolness of the new s-pen integration but you can search YouTube for some info. Search "Note 2 page buddy". I am still discovering all of the options available on the phone. I upgraded to the Note 2 and gave my Note to my better half.
I am a long time XDAer that has enjoyed years of rooting and customizing android phones. This is the first one that impresses me so much right out of the box that I have had no desire to install a custom rom. I rooted it, installed twrp, and used tibu to reinstall all of my backed up apps that I had placed onto my external sd prior to the purchase . I now have a solid nandroid backup of my stock configuration because I know I will want to experience. But that is the first time I have ever made a nandroid of my stock configuration.