03-19-2013 09:36 AM
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  1. james27007's Avatar
    I love showing off my phone and have found the following features the best way to do just that:

    Want to show off the features of your Galaxy Note 2 and make your friends envious (besides the screen size)?

    S-Pen
    Ok, the S-Pen by far is one of the coolest and useful tools out there, so why not start there
    Prep:
    Make sure page buddy is turned on (Settings Display Page buddy)
    Make sure Open Popup Note is enabled (Settings S Pen Open Popup Note)

    #1 With the screen off, pull out the S-Pen and watch the screen turn on and s-note open

    #2 Show Gestures
    . 2a. Press the button and draw a line upward to enter Quick Commands
    . 2b. Press the button and draw a < (greater sign) to go back
    . 2c. Press the button and draw an ^ (up arrow) to open the menu
    . 2d. Press the button and double tap the screen to open S-Note
    . 2e. Press the button and long press the screen to take a screen shot

    #3 Open the Web
    Press the button and draw around something on the screen to do a screenshot cut out
    Hover over a website that has dropdown menus (acts like a mouse over)
    Open the internet Press the button and draw over text to highlight text
    Hover over a screen like a webpage and go to the edge to see it scroll

    #4 Open Video player (watching that is cool in itself)
    Hover over a video to see a popup play
    Open video and let it play hover over the timeline to show a preview of that spot

    #5 Open Gallery
    Hover over an album and sit there to go through previews of the pictures in that album
    Open a picture, hit menu and select Add Note to Back of Image)
    Write something on the back

    #6 S Note
    Ok this one is cool without using any fancy clicks and such, but I found this post and while in s-note, if you hove rthe pen and click the button, it switches between your favoriate/saved pen tips and the eraser

    Last but not least, and this is more of a fix than showing off
    IF YOUR S-PEN STOPS WORKING CORRECTLY CHECK OUT THIS THREAD
    DLNA (NOT AllShare!)
    I found this info here
    Turn on "File Sharing" under Settings > More Settings > Nearby Devices, this lets you share pics, music and video with your DLNA devices.
    And if you have an XBox you can use an app called iMediaShareLite (free) to steam media to your XBox
    Motions
    (some other Samsung phones have this, however it is still fun to show off)
    Prep:
    Make sure Motions are on (settings Motion check all) (you can use them all, I just use the following)

    #1 Quick glance: (with phone off and on a table) wave your hand over the top of the phone

    #2 Direct call: Look at a text, then hold the phone up to your ear (to call that person)

    #3 Smart alert: This is harder to show, however you can still explain the phone vibrates when you pick it up if there are missed called/messages

    #4 Turn phone over to pause: play music and turn the phone over
    Gallery
    #1 Open the galley and hit the view button in the upper right corner (not too useful however it looks cool )
    #2 Hit the + folder to make a new album; click a few pictures and press and hold on the last picture; then drag to the new album; it is a cool animation
    #3 Open a picture and use the following features (press menu to access)
    . 3a. Face tag (Note 2 and S3)
    . 3aa. Manual face tag, press and hold on a picture on a face that is not auto tagged to add face tag(Note 2 and S3)
    . 3b. Tag Buddy/Buddy Share (Note 2 and S3)
    . 3c. Note on back (you should have already done this)
    . 3d. Paper Artist
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    The next items are really cool and I do not know of any other phones that have them, however Im not 100% sure


    Video Player
    Open video player, select settings and select shooting mode
    Go through the slow motion and fast motion recording modes (Note 2 and S3)
    You can also take pictures while playing a video (Note 2 and S3)
    Camera
    Modes/features to play with
    Outdoor Visibility
    Shooting modes
    ..Best Photo (Note 2 and S3)
    ..Best Face (Note 2 and some S3's)
    ..Face Detection (Note 2 and S3)
    ..Panorama (Note 2 and S3)
    ..HDR (Note 2 and S3)
    ..Low Light (killer low light pictures) (Note 2 and S3)
    Anti-Shake
    Video Recorder
    It is a camcorder, kinda normal however it does have fast motion and slow motion shooting modes (Note 2 and S3)
    You can also take pictures while recording video (Note 2 and S3)
    Multi-View
    AT&T now has this on 4.1.2 so show it off. If you want to add apps to Multi-View check out this thread on how to edit the apps, and if you need help here is a video on it as well


    Home Button
    If you have Voice Search set to double tap, show that (see my post in the FAQs thread)


    S-Voice
    Open S-Voice and pull out the S-Pen
    You can write search terms and commands
    Menu button
    Long press the menu button to open Google Now, then say Google

    12-04-2012 08:48 PM
  2. ecs180's Avatar
    no gonna lie...playing super mario 3 on john nes lite is the best way to show it off
    kurosenpai and DaRkL3AD3R like this.
    12-04-2012 09:17 PM
  3. Exergy's Avatar
    I don't even have one and I'm jealous. I want one so bad.
    12-04-2012 11:21 PM
  4. DroidXcon's Avatar
    no gonna lie...playing super mario 3 on john nes lite is the best way to show it off
    Where do you get games

    From my Galaxy Note 2 via Tapatalk
    12-04-2012 11:27 PM
  5. Jocelyn84's Avatar
    Where do you get games

    From my Galaxy Note 2 via Tapatalk
    You hit "get games" within the app and it'll send you to the website to download them.

    Sent from my Galaxy Note II using Tapatalk
    DroidXcon likes this.
    12-04-2012 11:55 PM
  6. executiveg's Avatar
    You hit "get games" within the app and it'll send you to the website to download them.

    Sent from my Galaxy Note II using Tapatalk
    I just downloaded Mario 3. Is there Any why to save your place if you beat Acouple levels And Want to start from that level next time?

    Sent from my SCH-I605 using Android Central Forums
    12-05-2012 01:21 AM
  7. DroidXcon's Avatar
    Isnt there a tab in the upper corner that pops up and has a save option?

    From my Galaxy Note 2 via Tapatalk
    12-05-2012 03:12 AM
  8. ybcthanerd's Avatar
    tha best face, best photo, capture while shooting video, are built into samsung UI which means it works on the galaxy s 3 also
    james27007 likes this.
    12-05-2012 03:45 AM
  9. james27007's Avatar
    tha best face, best photo, capture while shooting video, are built into samsung UI which means it works on the galaxy s 3 also
    My wife has the AT&T S3 (ICS) and my coworker has the T-Mobile S3 (JB) and both of them do not have those features. I don't know about the other versions though

    Update, My other coworker has a Verizon S3 and it has the photo capture during video but not the best face. It is odd just how different the phone is between carriers
    12-05-2012 08:42 AM
  10. dealnerd00's Avatar
    In email you can collapse or expand your email by pinching in and out. Works for those who want to see a month's worth of email

    Keyboard can be changed to lefty/righty one handed operation or full screen by pinching in and out

    Stock Youtube widget: cycle through subscribed channels by flicking in and out.

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I317 using Android Central Forums
    james27007 and corki2 like this.
    12-05-2012 08:46 AM
  11. AldousSnow's Avatar
    I guess i'm really slow. I went to the Samsung Apps and couldn't find Super Mario....and I doing this this incorrectly?
    universeand likes this.
    12-05-2012 09:53 AM
  12. ecs180's Avatar
    google nes roms
    12-05-2012 11:15 AM
  13. wburleson's Avatar
    I show them the 18 movies I have load on the SDcard.
    12-05-2012 11:57 AM
  14. maxburn's Avatar
    Nice list of tips.
    james27007 and Jude526 like this.
    12-05-2012 03:35 PM
  15. james27007's Avatar
    I'm going to go through this thread and update mine to include all of it
    Check this out: http://androidforums.com/samsung-gal...-note-2-a.html
    12-10-2012 05:52 PM
  16. james27007's Avatar
    There is more, but the brunt of the fun stuff is in the OP. I did just get the Multi Window Update and it's fun and something to show off, but not something I am jumping up and down about. AT&T was not as bad a Verizon on how much they limited what apps work on MW, but they did limit a lo
    01-02-2013 11:30 PM
  17. padre1357's Avatar
    The batt life is enuff to make peeps jealous, then theres th Spen. Camera abilities are th same in th Evo 4g lte, but making the switch fri. Hows the gps/nav. Im sick of evo crashing 8+ times a day
    01-02-2013 11:43 PM
  18. JMU_GSII's Avatar
    Thank you so much for the list, especially the tip about how to quickly switch to the eraser in S Note. I keep discovering new things about this phone and my love affair with it just continues to grow.
    Tokio_Love and james27007 like this.
    01-02-2013 11:53 PM
  19. kurosenpai's Avatar
    The sheer size of it is enough to make anyone jealous.

    Sent from my GT-N7000 using Tapatalk 2
    01-02-2013 11:57 PM
  20. Tokio_Love's Avatar
    Thank you so much for the list, especially the tip about how to quickly switch to the eraser in S Note. I keep discovering new things about this phone and my love affair with it just continues to grow.
    me too! I've had it for 1 month now and I discover something new each day.
    01-03-2013 04:39 AM
  21. jodyberry's Avatar
    I also found out that while playing a video, if you hit the power button, it locks all controls (so that you don't accidentally stop video or whatever)
    01-03-2013 09:38 AM
  22. GregMargie's Avatar
    Awesome list of tips! Thank you for your time to post this great info! I will be so knowledgeable when I am able to get the Note 2.

    Mar, Sent from my ADR6400L using Android Central Forums
    james27007 likes this.
    01-03-2013 09:57 AM
  23. james27007's Avatar
    The batt life is enuff to make peeps jealous, then theres th Spen. Camera abilities are th same in th Evo 4g lte, but making the switch fri. Hows the gps/nav. Im sick of evo crashing 8+ times a day
    The GPS is beyond awesome. I had the Captivate and sold it after 6 months because of the GPS, anyone who had a Captivate (Galaxy S 1) will agree the GPS was what almost killed Samsung's mobile phone division. I got the Note 1 and my GPS lock ran circles around my old TomTom. Well the Note 2 is even better. I get a 10 foot lock within 5-10 seconds at slowest
    padre1357 likes this.
    01-03-2013 06:34 PM
  24. dodong27's Avatar
    google nes roms
    I tried this but the file won't open in my Note 2??? Advice?
    Thanks...
    01-03-2013 11:52 PM
  25. james27007's Avatar
    Added links to how to edit apps to work on multi-view to:

    this thread: [How to] edit apps for use with multi window.
    and this video: How to edit Android APK files to on Multi View on the Galaxy Note 2 - YouTube
    01-08-2013 06:52 AM
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