10-06-2012 12:04 AM
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  1. RaiderWill's Avatar
    You know why the Note2 / Journal is getting a bigger screen right?

    On Screen Capacitive Buttons... Its the only way to get 5.5 inches into a smaller frame than we have now.. Which all rumors have pointed to this Note2 / Journal having..

    I for one, Don't like it.. .

    Any opinions or speculations out there?
    08-03-2012 03:23 AM
  2. DroidDavi's Avatar
    I for one think the on screen buttons are fantastic . When I bought my nexus I was worried. Buy they work great. Plus I don't think they have to do the on screen to make it bigger. The phone already needs to hands for most people to use it. What's anther .2 inches. But I really do hope the go to the on screen. Its the easiest way to keep buttons layouts consistent on android.

    Sent from my Galaxy Nexus using Tapatalk 2
    08-03-2012 10:02 AM
  3. EatMyTracers's Avatar
    What is bad about on screen capacitive buttons? Do they just take up room on the screen so the screen is smaller. So will this make the note 2 not really have a 5.5" screen.
    08-03-2012 08:35 PM
  4. RaiderWill's Avatar
    What is bad about on screen capacitive buttons? Do they just take up room on the screen so the screen is smaller. So will this make the note 2 not really have a 5.5" screen.
    Hello Tracers.. Exactly.. That's where the .02 inches is coming from.. I believe the actual viewing area ( For everything but full screen videos..) is still going to be our current 5.3 inches. I can't wait to see this "Smaller Frame" the bezel is pretty slim as is..
    08-04-2012 02:03 AM
  5. DroidDavi's Avatar
    I think if they do with on screen they will make the screen bigger. So then the real on screen usable space will still be 5.3 or bigger.

    Sent from my Galaxy Nexus using Tapatalk 2
    08-04-2012 09:18 AM
  6. RaiderWill's Avatar
    I think if they do with on screen they will make the screen bigger. So then the real on screen usable space will still be 5.3 or bigger.

    Sent from my Galaxy Nexus using Tapatalk 2
    Agreed...
    08-06-2012 12:59 AM
  7. DroidDavi's Avatar
    Plus if your into rooting the on screen buttons are great. Theming them moving them around even adding apps. And with the size of that screen you can add a lot of buttons down there

    Sent from my Galaxy Nexus using Tapatalk 2
    08-06-2012 06:48 PM
  8. soulsmilen's Avatar
    Different strokes for different folks.. punny, eh?

    For me, a physical button is a deal breaker.
    08-06-2012 09:32 PM
  9. RaiderWill's Avatar
    Different strokes for different folks.. punny, eh?

    For me, a physical button is a deal breaker.
    Hey Souls.. +1

    I dislike the the physical button even more than onscreen buttons..

    And that mechanical clicker will stop clicking at some point... No Thanks.

    Lovin My Note 1 More Each Day...


    08-07-2012 01:35 AM
  10. I Can Be Your Hero's Avatar
    I personally think that the Note 2 should have on-screen buttons like the Galaxy Nexus.

    I used to own a Note and I liked it a lot, however, I didn't like the menu/home/back buttons. It was cumbersome while holding the stylus to long press the home button to activate the task switcher. Having to press the stylus button and swipe to the left over and over to go back wasn't very intuitive either.

    The Note certainly has enough screen real-estate. I don't think a small amount of screen space for on-screen buttons would be much of a deterrent.
    08-14-2012 07:37 PM
  11. RaiderWill's Avatar
    I personally think that the Note 2 should have on-screen buttons like the Galaxy Nexus.

    The Note certainly has enough screen real-estate. I don't think a small amount of screen space for on-screen buttons would be much of a deterrent.

    Hello Hero... I am going to be "YOUR" Hero.. What if I told you that you gave up just a wee bit too early on the Galaxy Note 1.....

    Hope the new one has *On Screen* buttons like the G-Nex Huh?

    Well,

    Here are a few pics of my Good Old Galaxy Note *1* with those magic blue buttons that you wanted in your phone..





    Huh ! Not Bad Huh !! Welcome.. To the Galaxy Note *1* on JellyBean !






    Hard to believe you are looking at a Galaxy Note Huh... Notice the Notification Bar on the top in the 1st pic ( Phablet Mode ) and at the bottom in the 2nd pic ( Large Tablet Mode ) and those good old *On Screen Buttons* that I was TOTALLY wrong about ! They are great!







    For those Galaxy Note *1* Owners that have not switched to a Hybrid JellyBean Rom believe this when I say you don't have a clue of what you are missing....





    The Note was made to be a Hybrid.. And now it is one.



    P.S.

    And now you can use your S-Pen 100% of the time. ( Unless you are playing games that require you to thumb the screen.. ) No more fingerprinted screens..
    08-14-2012 11:52 PM
  12. sndplace's Avatar
    Hello Hero... I am going to be "YOUR" Hero.. What if I told you that you gave up just a wee bit too early on the Galaxy Note 1.....

    Hope the new one has *On Screen* buttons like the G-Nex Huh?

    Huh ! Not Bad Huh !! Welcome.. To the Galaxy Note *1* on JellyBean !

    Hard to believe you are looking at a Galaxy Note Huh... Notice the Notification Bar on the top in the 1st pic ( Phablet Mode ) and at the bottom in the 2nd pic ( Large Tablet Mode ) and those good old *On Screen Buttons* that I was TOTALLY wrong about ! They are great!

    Who needs a Galaxy Note 2.. Phonearena has a leaked pic of the G-N-2 its a blown up S3 !

    For those Galaxy Note *1* Owners that have not switched to a Hybrid JellyBean Rom believe this when I say you don't have a clue of what you are missing....

    The Note was made to be a Hybrid.. And now it is one.

    They can have their Note 2... Whenever it hits U.S. Shores..

    P.S.

    And now you can use your S-Pen 100% of the time. ( Unless you are playing games that require you to thumb the screen.. ) No more fingerprinted screens..
    Not bad. But there are alot of people who don't root and add roms to there phones compared to those who. The Note was and still is a great phone but its not on every carrier. If the Note II comes to every carrier then it will be the one to get. I'm on Sprint and if they were to Bring the Note to market I would pass knowing that 2 is coming soon.

    I'm up for my upgrade next month so hopefully there will be some news by then on the Note II if not the Note 10.1 will be fine for now and I'll just get the GS3. I was getting all three anyway depending of price will determent how soon.

    Your screne does look go though.
    08-15-2012 08:08 AM
  13. RaiderWill's Avatar
    Not bad. But there are alot of people who don't root and add roms to there phones compared to those who. The Note was and still is a great phone but its not on every carrier. If the Note II comes to every carrier then it will be the one to get. I'm on Sprint and if they were to Bring the Note to market I would pass knowing that 2 is coming soon.

    Your screne does look go though.
    Thanks SND... And you are correct.. Not everyone Roots their phone.

    But the reward for Rooting your Galaxy Note Outweighs the reasons not to..

    And it ironic.. The Galaxy Note 1 is already running JellyBean.. Stable.. In a Hybrid form.

    From what I read yesterday over on phonearena.. the article showing the leaked photo of the Galaxy Note 2 said that the G-N-2 may not even ship with JellyBean ?? But ship with the current ICS update??? Really?

    The Note 2 looks just like a bigger S3.. EXACTLY like it.. and the S3 looks exactly like my old Samsung Droid Charge with its rounded corners.. Maybe in shiny black it will look ok.. we shall see.. But to anyone that is a Galaxy Note 1 owner that wants to get the FULL potential out of their device REALLY should try a Hybrid 4.1.1 JellyBean Rom.. The speed will simply STUN you.. and the ability to run in standard / Phablet / Small - Medium - Large Tablet modes will insure you will NEVER go back to standard ICS...








    08-15-2012 03:01 PM
  14. sledgie#AC's Avatar
    Looks pretty good to me!
    08-23-2012 04:35 PM
  15. RaiderWill's Avatar
    Looks pretty good to me!
    Nice!

    What I have found is,

    It's not about Processor Speed anymore.. Unless you are a Benchmark Nerd..

    I can Underclock & Undervolt my Galaxy Note to 1,242 mhz for tremendous batterylife (

    down from 1,510 mhz ) and it's still just

    as fast when it comes to the "User Experience" because of JELLYBEAN 4.1.1.

    JELLYBEAN's " Project Butter " simply moves you through everything extremely fast..

    I am sure you see the difference moving from ICS on your Note 1 as well...


    08-24-2012 11:32 AM
  16. RaiderWill's Avatar
    Boy was I wrong...

    If the Galaxy Note 2 does ever make it to U.S. Shores intact with it's current design ( Apple now controls Samsung's fate..) it WILL NOT have those onscreen buttons after all..

    Big Mistake Samsung.

    Not only does Onscreen Buttons give you the option of 100% S-Pen usage ( It's all I use with my Hybrid ROM.. No More Fingerprints on the screen ) but now the Galaxy Note 2 looks like the FAT TWIN BROTHER of the Galaxy S3

    This thing is a SLAB.. with decent protecting case it will be over HALF A FOOT LONG!

    5.5 inches of screen and you still take up another 1 inch to put a Fat Home Button and Capacitive Buttons ?

    A Phone that is over a Half a Foot Long is just too much..

    And I thought my Note 1 was big !


    09-02-2012 03:15 AM
  17. severinj's Avatar
    146.9 x 83 x 9.7 mm in galaxy note 1 vs 151.1 x 80.5 x 9.4 mm in galaxy note 2.

    I don't see the big deal here, and you get more screen.
    09-02-2012 03:10 PM
  18. RaiderWill's Avatar

    I don't see the big deal here, and you get more screen.
    Hello sever.. Looks like the Note 2 ( Should it ever reach U.S. soil.. That will be up to Apple now..) is for you!

    My Note 1 is the limit for phone size for me !


    09-02-2012 07:26 PM
  19. RaiderWill's Avatar
    This thing is a SLAB!

    Glue four legs on it and you have a ping pong table!


    09-03-2012 12:29 AM
  20. severinj's Avatar
    4mm in height is the difference between a slab and the perfect phone?
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    09-03-2012 04:09 AM
  21. RaiderWill's Avatar
    4mm in height is the difference between a slab and the perfect phone?
    Yep.. You Betcha

    And the thing has NO CLASS or individuality whatsoever!

    It looks like the FAT TWIN BROTHER of the S3 !

    I would never want anything that Huge.. Especially when you put your OtterBox on it..

    Over a HALF A FOOT LONG! No Way Severinj !

    That's just too Big.. For a Cell Phone.

    Should Apple even allow this phone to be released.. They call the shots now.


    And poor Hummibird.. what a case!

    This is my limit....





    09-03-2012 06:44 PM
  22. severinj's Avatar
    I saw a post of yours in another thread where you were really stoked on waiting for the Galaxy Note 2. I have seen your posts since then, and purchasing the original Note with the much much worse internals and I have the idea that the majority of your posts in this thread are fueled by buyers remorse.

    Don't knock the phone, just be content with what you have whether you jumped the gun or not.
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    09-04-2012 02:14 AM
  23. ryanr509's Avatar
    I saw a post of yours in another thread where you were really stoked on waiting for the Galaxy Note 2. I have seen your posts since then, and purchasing the original Note with the much much worse internals and I have the idea that the majority of your posts in this thread are fueled by buyers remorse.

    Don't knock the phone, just be content with what you have whether you jumped the gun or not.
    Ya I'm not to sure how 4mm of difference is what's making this phone horrible. Or if it looks like the s3. The note 1 looks like a huge gs2. And for practically the same size of phone u are getting a bigger screen thinner in width and thickness and a lot bigger battery. If ur willing to save what $150 by getting a note 1 and sacrifice somewhat future proofing ur phone hardware wise then do just that. Not every wants to save the money get an old phone root it and rom it possibly ruining it when they could spend that money and get something that will be just as fast and smooth out of the box with no root and better in every way

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I717 using Android Central Forums
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    09-04-2012 05:45 AM
  24. vincentallen2's Avatar
    I saw a post of yours in another thread where you were really stoked on waiting for the Galaxy Note 2. I have seen your posts since then, and purchasing the original Note with the much much worse internals and I have the idea that the majority of your posts in this thread are fueled by buyers remorse.

    Don't knock the phone, just be content with what you have whether you jumped the gun or not.

    "Ya I'm not to sure how 4mm of difference is what's making this phone horrible. Or if it looks like the s3. The note 1 looks like a huge gs2. And for practically the same size of phone u are getting a bigger screen thinner in width and thickness and a lot bigger battery. If ur willing to save what $150 by getting a note 1 and sacrifice somewhat future proofing ur phone hardware wise then do just that. Not every wants to save the money get an old phone root it and rom it possibly ruining it when they could spend that money and get something that will be just as fast and smooth out of the box with no root and better in every way

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I717 using Android Central Forums"

    ^Yes.

    That is all.


    JK =D
    But I do agree with these two.
    I also don't see the need for you to keep posting that picture of Apple vs Samsung Case. It seems like your hoping that no else gets the Galaxy Note II or the Galaxy S III because you didn't or weren't able to. I could be wrong, but this is just my interpretation of what I've seen.



    Sent from my HTC Kingdom using Tapatalk 2
    09-04-2012 12:54 PM
  25. RaiderWill's Avatar
    I have the idea that the majority of your posts in this thread are fueled by buyers remorse.

    Don't knock the phone, just be content with what you have whether you jumped the gun or not.
    That's FUNNY!

    Boy.. Are we going back!

    No.. Sorry.. to dissapoint you!

    Buyer's remorse! That's Rich!!!!!!

    The Note 2 may never see the light of day.. Apple controls it fate now.

    And whoever you are.. BELIEVE ME WHEN I SAY THIS:

    Have a GALAXY NOTE *1* RUNNING CYANOGENMOD 10 PA ENHANCED HYBRID 4.1.1 JELLYBEAN IS AS FAR FROM ***REMORSE*** AS ONE CAN GET!!!

    IF YOU ONLY KNEW!!!!!!

    The Note *1* is doing just fine thanks! It was the BEST move I ever could have made!!

    I am enjoying my Phablet ***REAL TIME RIGHT NOW*** all 5.3" custom inches of it baby!















    One of the Baddest Phones on the Planet Baby!
    09-04-2012 09:38 PM
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