11-23-2012 09:34 PM
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  1. jjt981's Avatar
    Just read this whole thread with the intention of gathering some great feedback on "Initial thoughts on the GN2" apparently I need to get some head phones lol or at least that's all I got from the thread. Good intentions though. As I am waiting for mine to pick up tomorrow :-)
    Headphones really must be a must have.
    ska916jedi and Jonneh like this.
    11-08-2012 10:03 PM
  2. shb's Avatar
    every single of us should call att and express our disappointment over this... they are the only carrier who use generic box and remove the headphone... ...this company is getting cheapo by the day
    ska916jedi and Sassy2813 like this.
    11-08-2012 10:19 PM
  3. zjaksn10's Avatar
    every single of us should call att and express our disappointment over this... they are the only carrier who use generic box and remove the headphone... ...this company is getting cheapo by the day
    Then get an iPhone. Headphones aren't going to make a phone any better. Everyone owns a pair of headphones now days. I thought I might find something informative on this thread but all I got was a bunch of queens whining about headphones. I will be getting the Note II tomorrow and no cares* will be giving about headphones. *replace with word that rhymes with trucks.
    11-08-2012 11:04 PM
  4. acordo01's Avatar
    I agree with you regardless of the headphone's I am still going to enjoy my GN2. I have Dre Beat Headphones I will be using with this anyways. If headphones came with it I would of probably just left it in the box and not touched them. lol Pretty excited for tomorrow
    11-08-2012 11:07 PM
  5. ascian5's Avatar
    I understand that people want headphones with controls designed to work for this phone, but really? As a smartphone and iPhone user for years, and even having phones with itunes imported before anyone knew what it was (razr v3xi) I've never once used the stock headphones. Is this really a complaint that holds water in 2012? Grow up Peter Pan.
    11-08-2012 11:18 PM
  6. Slingbox's Avatar
    I understand that people want headphones with controls designed to work for this phone, but really? As a smartphone and iPhone user for years, and even having phones with itunes imported before anyone knew what it was (razr v3xi) I've never once used the stock headphones. Is this really a complaint that holds water in 2012? Grow up Peter Pan.
    hmm this thread has been Headphone hijacked so deal with it!
    but no , The headphone talk is more for fun then complaint....at least for me.
    ska916jedi likes this.
    11-08-2012 11:41 PM
  7. OceanView's Avatar
    It's 5 dollars guys.
    That's cheaper than a Big Mac combo at McDonalds.
    ska916jedi, volsfan0911 and jjt981 like this.
    11-08-2012 11:51 PM
  8. ska916jedi's Avatar
    How's the screen resolution? That's one of my biggest worries coming from an iPhone 4.
    11-09-2012 08:10 AM
  9. LazrRocketArm's Avatar
    I understand that people want headphones with controls designed to work for this phone, but really? As a smartphone and iPhone user for years, and even having phones with itunes imported before anyone knew what it was (razr v3xi) I've never once used the stock headphones. Is this really a complaint that holds water in 2012? Grow up Peter Pan.
    I think one problem is the lack of quality headphones designed to work with Android, and those are not consistent.
    Not sure, but I read the Klipsch S4a do not play well with Galaxy S2, so not sure
    about other Samsung phone compatibility.

    I would be willing to pay well for a good quality headphone set that was know to work, but absent that, the stock headphones are best for that purpose.


    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I747 using Android Central Forums
    dponte likes this.
    11-09-2012 08:31 AM
  10. dponte's Avatar
    Seriously, enough with the headphones. I'm sure everyone has a spare pair of headphones. If not, go to Best Buy or Walmart and pick up a pair for $10.

    I'd actually like to read users initial thoughts on the device, not people whining about the lack of headphones! Complaining will get you nowhere. Its not like we can do anything about it.
    No one is whining. It's a pretty valid complaint. One initial thought WAS about the lack of headphones and reboxing by AT&T (which was expected, but not certain until we all go the pre-ordered phone).

    Not everyone has an S3 or a pair that is functional with this device, in the way the headphones supplied to Tmobile and Sprint are. I posted a link for this 'missing' accessory in case folks were in the same boat as myself (with crappy old iPhone earbuds falling apart), people on ATT forums talked to reps, I posted that.

    I'd be happy to CALL people on my functional headphones w/mic IF I HAD ones from a Note 1 or S3 or S2 or whatever...but, I don't and was expecting them (aside from the last minute video of AT&T model unboxing hinting at it a week or so before release).

    Now...back to the initial thoughts...
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    11-09-2012 08:58 AM
  11. dponte's Avatar
    Is anyone having flaky issues with the Face unlock feature? I want to use that and a PIN. But it sometimes works and sometimes does not.

    Do I have too many other settings enabled perhaps? In the Lock section?

    Perhaps sleeping the phone too soon/the timer on that?

    Also, the camera shortcut (hold the screen and rotate), when enabled and used seems to bypass security/face unlock. Or is that just my phone as well?

    Any other security loopholes found by anyone? I don't think the Sprint model/firmware build has this issue, but I'll ask my friend today.

    UPDATE:: the Sprint LOCK screen options seem to be slightly different..you can scroll down a bit to another option or so on Sprint's to choose to lock upon power key press...on AT&T we have 'Secured lock time' which has 'instantly with the power key or when the screen times out'. Perhaps, just in a different place, done a different way...not sure yet.

    I wonder if that was the issue, as it seems to be more consistently prompting me to do the face unlock/pin...where it would mostly just bypass and ask for a simple swipe of the screen.

    The option 'With swipe lock' brings you to the camera shortcut and other options...I had this checked before, which allowed the bypass to the home screen after the camera shortcut (by pressing back button).

    NOW, when I check it and try...after the screen timeout option set to power key and not 15s/3min/5min/etc...it makes me swipe to get to the face unlock, as it should.

    So, it seems to be a combination of settings that you need to be careful of. Or perhaps still a bug with the timer...anyone who's had Android OS/Samsung S3/Note1/2 know if this is normal or not?

    So, screen timer...anything other than power key locking the screen and you have to wait that long (15s/3m whatever) for the lock to set itself for the next time you wake it up. Otherwise, it is unlocked. Not a bug, but odd...the camera shortcut seems to be not happening in this case either (immediate lock). So, I think I answered my own question

    Haven't tried the 'Wake up' voice option yet.
    11-09-2012 09:06 AM
  12. dponte's Avatar
    I have a 58" plasma Samsung TV (8000 series, I think) and tried AllShare Cast, etc. Hooked up to my Ethernet directly, not wireless and no dongle (AllShare thing).

    Of course the DLNA works just fine...but is choppy and slow with wifi (I use 5GHz n band and was right next to my router so...???).

    Speedtest app showed an upload speed of over 6Mbps, so I am not sure what the issue is. HD video was tested (from my friends Note 2 video he took and S-Beamed to me yesterday).

    I don't want to get the 100$ dongle in order to mirror my screen, and 4.2 has the mirror screen feature. Apps out there to do this too, I've seen...BUT, phone needs to be rooted (which I am thinking about doing more and more). How well would it all work anyway if my DLNA has constant hiccups streaming HD video to it (which may be the DLNA slowness, not sure)?
    11-09-2012 09:53 AM
  13. Xertion3's Avatar
    Got my little note 2 to go with my big note. I've had the 1st note and the s3. This phone is great exceeding expectations so far. I also bought some tectiles too. Can't wait to play with those.

    Sent from my GT-N8013 using Tapatalk 2
    11-09-2012 10:02 AM
  14. haison's Avatar
    Attachment 45463

    Just picked mine up and Titanium Grey is beautiful.
    11-09-2012 10:28 AM
  15. itsmemalloy's Avatar
    Just got my Titanium Grey Flip Cover and my SGP Ultra Crystal screen protector (thanks UPS) but STILL NO GALAXY NOTE II! Stupid pre order. Should've just gone to AT&T this morning and bought it. I would've had it a lot sooner! Still sitting around waiting for FedEx. THIS SUCKS! I know pre ordering secure you a device on launch day but shouldn't you get it before the rest of the masses? And couldn't you have an option for in store pick up instead of waiting until the end of the day for the delivery guy?

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I747 using Android Central Forums
    11-09-2012 10:38 AM
  16. Gdauti1981's Avatar
    Just picked up mine earlier this morning from my local AT&T store during my work hours, and so far I'm loving it!! I coming from an SII, the original Note, the S III, and now I have the Note II, and thus far it's easily better than all of them. Only thing that I'm dissapointed about is not having that Multi-window feature right out of the box; they really need to push that update.
    11-09-2012 10:39 AM
  17. LazrRocketArm's Avatar
    Just got my Titanium Grey Flip Cover and my SGP Ultra Crystal screen protector (thanks UPS) but STILL NO GALAXY NOTE II! Stupid pre order. Should've just gone to AT&T this morning and bought it. I would've had it a lot sooner! Still sitting around waiting for FedEx. THIS SUCKS! I know pre ordering secure you a device on launch day but shouldn't you get it before the rest of the masses? And couldn't you have an option for in store pick up instead of waiting until the end of the day for the delivery guy?

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I747 using Android Central Forums
    You can usually pre order in store.

    All depends on how distribution goes...
    Sometimes stores get units earlier, sometimes online pre orders get them early. My Galaxy S3 came before they had in store.

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I747 using Android Central Forums
    11-09-2012 10:41 AM
  18. dponte's Avatar
    Just got my Titanium Grey Flip Cover and my SGP Ultra Crystal screen protector (thanks UPS) but STILL NO GALAXY NOTE II! Stupid pre order. Should've just gone to AT&T this morning and bought it. I would've had it a lot sooner! Still sitting around waiting for FedEx. THIS SUCKS! I know pre ordering secure you a device on launch day but shouldn't you get it before the rest of the masses? And couldn't you have an option for in store pick up instead of waiting until the end of the day for the delivery guy?

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I747 using Android Central Forums
    When did you pre-order?
    11-09-2012 10:45 AM
  19. linzgeneral's Avatar
    Got mine at 08:58 or something, FedEx overnight.

    Some initial things I noticed...

    As I noted with the AT&T tester's unboxing...NO HEADPHONES/EARPHONES!! I need these for calls, especially LONG calls. This is not good.

    I've seen the Note2 Sprint model since the 25th, everyday, so some things I also noted as a difference so far:

    - The AT&T model has the extended notification screen toggle options like the S3 has...Airplane mode, sound, etc. Sprint does not have this, and I am not sure if T-Mobile had it (I forget).

    - Cannot remove the AT&T bloatware, it seems. I am new to android (and yes, I guess you can root it and remove it) but I think what is on here initially cannot be removed.

    - My Sprint friend noted that the S-Pen seemed slightly heavier/different...hard to say, I don't see why. If so, it's SLIGHTLY...very slightly. I also noted that I had no issue thus far with the pen making marks while hovering over the note, but that may be because it's a new pen. Will keep on that 'bug' and still looking around for a way to toggle sensitivity.

    Also, how do I know if my bootloader is unlocked/locked? (not trying to get too off-topic)

    So, post what you notice about the Note 2.
    Correction/Update: Sprint version now has extended toggle as well as multiwindow among other new features via recent OTA update. i installed mine manually so I am a bit ahead of the curve.
    11-09-2012 10:46 AM
  20. Gdauti1981's Avatar
    And this goes to all you guys concerned about headphones. After complaining just a little bit, the lady helping me out at the store gave me a pair for free. They are the genuine Samsung ones...theyre white.
    11-09-2012 10:47 AM
  21. dponte's Avatar
    11-09-2012 10:48 AM
  22. dponte's Avatar
    Correction/Update: Sprint version now has extended toggle as well as multiwindow among other new features via recent OTA update. i installed mine manually so I am a bit ahead of the curve.
    --------------------

    yeah, I saw that soon afterwards... I thought I had updated that on my posts already...thanks though!
    11-09-2012 10:51 AM
  23. n8ter#AC's Avatar
    I have a 58" plasma Samsung TV (8000 series, I think) and tried AllShare Cast, etc. Hooked up to my Ethernet directly, not wireless and no dongle (AllShare thing).

    Of course the DLNA works just fine...but is choppy and slow with wifi (I use 5GHz n band and was right next to my router so...???).

    Speedtest app showed an upload speed of over 6Mbps, so I am not sure what the issue is. HD video was tested (from my friends Note 2 video he took and S-Beamed to me yesterday).

    I don't want to get the 100$ dongle in order to mirror my screen, and 4.2 has the mirror screen feature. Apps out there to do this too, I've seen...BUT, phone needs to be rooted (which I am thinking about doing more and more). How well would it all work anyway if my DLNA has constant hiccups streaming HD video to it (which may be the DLNA slowness, not sure)?
    DLNA has pretty much always been slow and choppy, since the first GS device was released and DLNA became common place on phones it has always been choppy and laggy regardless of device.

    This could have been checked by streaming from any phone to any DLNA compliant device - including a PC/Laptop, PS3, or XB360 (or even another smartphone).

    However, going from a PC to XB360 via the Xbox Extender seems to be devoid of these issues, so I'm not sure why DLNA performs so poorly comparably.
    11-09-2012 11:04 AM
  24. planoman's Avatar
    Still waiting on FedEx. I prefer to have the phone delivered instead of going to the store etc. I will just pop in my SIM from my current S3 and be done. I get too much misinformation when I go to the store. I have my OEM Samsung TPU case waiting and an SGP Ultra Oleophobic screen protector ready to go. Waiting for a coupon to get the Seidio Surface combo. For those that do not want to carry this phone in their pocket, this is a great combo. I have used it for all of my phones including the OG GNote. My daughter tells me it looks dorky, but it sure is functional!

    I bought a set of Vmoda ear buds a while back when one of the updates from my past phones did something funky to my car's blutooth. These ear buds are great, they have the microphone for phones calls (for when your bluetooth earpiece is dead lol) and the controls for the music player etc. They were $20 at the most at COSTCO, so I do not use or even open the buds that come with the phones if they come. I do like the OEM box like we got with the SGSIII. I thought ATT had turned the corner on repackaging with their flimsy boxes etc...I guess not!

    Looking forward to getting my GN2 delivered, set up and will be back to see how everyone is liking their new finely tuned business productivity machine (That's what I call it around my wife!)
    11-09-2012 11:09 AM
  25. MattMJB0188's Avatar
    FedEx usually arrives between 12-2 for me. I can't wait. I also have an SGP Screen Protector and TPU case waiting. Plan to let you all know my first impressions as well.
    11-09-2012 11:22 AM
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