1. Will Moase's Avatar
    After having the 9900 , z10, and z30...decided to try note 3..here are my thoughts...the bigger screen is awesome..keyboards are similar...little better camera...the facebook app and google maps are much better on the note...battery life is worse on the note...1 to 1.5 days vs 2 + days on the z30....the one place the z30 shines is in phone call signal...no comparsion in fringe coverage areas the blackberry has coverage and the note doesnt ....
    08-24-2014 03:15 PM
  2. clevin's Avatar
    Note 3 had great battery, until the Google kitkat update f***K it up. I wish I can downgrade to jelly bean.

    @T-Mobile GN3
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    08-24-2014 05:25 PM
  3. waz ahmer's Avatar
    I get 6 hours on screen on

    Ulimate Note 3
    08-29-2014 08:35 AM
  4. vpblaze's Avatar
    I get 6 hours on screen on

    Ulimate Note 3
    Tell us your secrets!


    Scribbled on my Note 3 then magically translated into readable words using Tapatalk
    08-29-2014 10:22 AM
  5. waz ahmer's Avatar
    No secrets.........

    I keep my data of when not needed and WiFi I only use when I need to.

    Brightness is set to 1/5

    I clean my ram 4 times a day

    Clear all my running apps

    that's it.............

    Ulimate Note 3
    08-29-2014 11:39 AM
  6. UJ95x's Avatar
    No secrets.........

    I keep my data of when not needed and WiFi I only use when I need to.

    Brightness is set to 1/5

    I clean my ram 4 times a day

    Clear all my running apps

    that's it.............

    Ulimate Note 3
    Clearing RAM doesn't help. I'd say the low brightness and having data off is what's letting you get that great battery life

    Sent from my Galaxy S4 running SlimKat 4.4.4
    08-29-2014 11:50 AM
  7. Kalvin Kerns's Avatar
    So... every time you want to do anything you have to turn data back on? In this day and age there's no reason anyone should have to play that game. It already pisses me off to have to do that with wifi and Bluetooth. It would drive me crazy having to do that for data to.

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    08-29-2014 12:31 PM
  8. UJ95x's Avatar
    So... every time you want to do anything you have to turn data back on? In this day and age there's no reason anyone should have to play that game. It already pisses me off to have to do that with wifi and Bluetooth. It wrong drive me crazy having to do that for data to.

    Posted via Android Central App
    There are apps that turn off data when the screen is off. Turn your screen on and it turns data on. No hassle

    Sent from my Galaxy S4 running SlimKat 4.4.4
    08-29-2014 01:01 PM
  9. agp101's Avatar
    No secrets.........

    I keep my data of when not needed and WiFi I only use when I need to.

    Brightness is set to 1/5

    I clean my ram 4 times a day

    Clear all my running apps

    that's it.............

    Ulimate Note 3
    As for clearing the RAM, I actually recommend you stop doing this. Apps in RAM aren't necessarily running, they're just managed there by Android for when you want to run them again. So essentially, by clearing the RAM out all the time you're restarting every app you launch every time, wasting seconds of CPU processing each time. If you didn't clear that RAM, the app would simply be suspended in the background and resume when launched again, thus no need to restart the app. This has an effect on battery, although it's more on the minimal side. But since we're nit picking... .

    Clearing running processes that aren't needed may be a good thing if they consume power, but that's not always the case depending on the process.

    The data thing is extreme, but whatever floats your boat. I have the same function enabled as you do when my battery is 35% or lower using the app 2x battery. It's a great app with many extra features such as screen filters, WiFi Bluetooth etc toggles in the notification shade, etc etc.

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    08-29-2014 01:26 PM
  10. UJ95x's Avatar
    As for clearing the RAM, I actually recommend you stop doing this. Apps in RAM aren't necessarily running, they're just managed there by Android for when you want to run them again. So essentially, by clearing the RAM out all the time you're restarting every app you launch every time, wasting seconds of CPU processing each time. If you didn't clear that RAM, the app would simply be suspended in the background and resume when launched again, thus no need to restart the app. This has an effect on battery, although it's more on the minimal side. But since we're nit picking... .

    Clearing running processes that aren't needed may be a good thing if they consume power, but that's not always the case depending on the process.

    The data thing is extreme, but whatever floats your boat. I have the same function enabled as you do when my battery is 35% or lower using the app 2x battery. It's a great app with many extra features such as screen filters, WiFi Bluetooth etc toggles in the notification shade, etc etc.

    Posted via Android Central App
    This is exactly why 😀
    [Guide] RAM and Android

    Sent from my Galaxy S4 running SlimKat 4.4.4
    08-29-2014 01:56 PM
  11. Kalvin Kerns's Avatar
    There are apps that turn off data when the screen is off. Turn your screen on and it turns data on. No hassle

    Sent from my Galaxy S4 running SlimKat 4.4.4
    Very cool, but can you receive texts or calls?

    Posted via Android Central App
    08-29-2014 02:12 PM
  12. UJ95x's Avatar
    Very cool, but can you receive texts or calls?

    Posted via Android Central App
    Yes. Those don't rely on data.

    Sent from my Galaxy S4 running SlimKat 4.4.4
    08-29-2014 02:32 PM
  13. Kalvin Kerns's Avatar
    Yes. Those don't rely on data.

    Sent from my Galaxy S4 running SlimKat 4.4.4
    Interesting, I always just assumed they did. Thank you.

    Posted via Android Central App
    08-29-2014 02:59 PM
  14. UJ95x's Avatar
    Interesting, I always just assumed they did. Thank you.

    Posted via Android Central App

    SMS and calls go over voice networks.
    MMS and anything that connects to the internet requires a data connection.

    Sent from my Galaxy S4 running SlimKat 4.4.4
    08-29-2014 03:06 PM
  15. clevin's Avatar
    So... every time you want to do anything you have to turn data back on? In this day and age there's no reason anyone should have to play that game. It already pisses me off to have to do that with wifi and Bluetooth. It would drive me crazy having to do that for data to.

    Posted via Android Central App
    This day and age is especially dangerous, as Google is finding every possible ways to get your phone online doing background communications with its servers.

    Only safe way is to turn off data and background sync, and stop Google tracking, stop using Google apps.

    It's not hard anyway, place a data toggle widget on desktop, just one tap to turn data on and off.

    @T-Mobile GN3
    08-29-2014 03:56 PM
  16. waz ahmer's Avatar
    Clearing RAM doesn't help. I'd say the low brightness and having data off is what's letting you get that great battery life

    Sent from my Galaxy S4 running SlimKat 4.4.4
    Yes it does more ram usage more work getting done by the phone less ram more battery it's like a car faster it goes more petrol burning common sense jimmy

    Ulimate Note 3
    08-30-2014 04:33 PM
  17. FBA's Avatar
    Incorrect. That's not how Android works - and UJ95x is right, it does more harm than good. Android memory cleaners are useless...the OS is designed to have apps sitting in memory, rather than calling them to open again each time you need to use them. And cars don't work that way either - really bad analogy.

    Why do you think city mileage is WORSE than highway mileage? Do your drive faster in the city?

    What are you basing your answer on? Can you quote some actual facts to substantiate your post? I'd love to see them!
    shaleem likes this.
    08-30-2014 10:24 PM
  18. Almeuit's Avatar
    This day and age is especially dangerous, as Google is finding every possible ways to get your phone online doing background communications with its servers.

    Only safe way is to turn off data and background sync, and stop Google tracking, stop using Google apps.

    It's not hard anyway, place a data toggle widget on desktop, just one tap to turn data on and off.

    @T-Mobile GN3
    I like Google's apps to much to stop tracking. I for one am not worried about it .. So Google knows where I work & play.. Most people do ^_^.
    09-04-2014 10:45 AM

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