1. steveinil's Avatar
    ok so my GN stopped charging (bad port) i am currently using an old droid pro lol with a charger on the way a dock charger so i can charge my batterys without the phone for the GN. so i have played with the N2 in the store for like 5 min seems big but managable i read somewhere where you can make the text screen smaller and off to one side for one handed texting? anyone use this and how does it work/help. also can you do (free) wyfi tether? i still have unlimited and plan on doing the swaping the upgrade to the dump phone then swapping the new phone to my line trick to keep it lol my GN wont take video for text will the n2? and does the camera have a timer? also anyone that has the note 2 going to get the s4 and why?
    05-14-2013 08:18 AM
  2. karsdroid's Avatar
    ok so my GN stopped charging (bad port) i am currently using an old droid pro lol with a charger on the way a dock charger so i can charge my batterys without the phone for the GN. so i have played with the N2 in the store for like 5 min seems big but managable i read somewhere where you can make the text screen smaller and off to one side for one handed texting? anyone use this and how does it work/help. also can you do (free) wyfi tether? i still have unlimited and plan on doing the swaping the upgrade to the dump phone then swapping the new phone to my line trick to keep it lol my GN wont take video for text will the n2? and does the camera have a timer? also anyone that has the note 2 going to get the s4 and why?
    I would never what to give up the spen, not even for a few of the new features on the s4.....yes there is a timer on the note 2 camera, as well as voice commands to hands free take photos (i love that one). i tether for free with foxfi, works great, i hear you have to side load now since its been removed for play store. not sure about the video for text thing...you can send a small video through handcent which is the texting app i prefer. frankly i may jump for the note 3 when it lands but no i'm not even tempted by the s4...
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    05-14-2013 10:34 AM
  3. collett's Avatar
    Not at all tempted by S4 even though it's probably a fabulous device. Love the N2 large screen and the spen-use it all the time.
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    05-14-2013 12:07 PM
  4. steveinil's Avatar
    ok cool and the price just dropped to 200 bucks so that helps too lol how about the smaller texting thing moving it to one side or the other?
    05-14-2013 01:01 PM
  5. Bob Sugar's Avatar
    If you're big on messaging and are on at&t stay away from the note 2. The at&t note 2 has major issues with messaging, I'd throw mine against a brick wall if I didn't buy it outright.
    05-14-2013 01:12 PM
  6. steveinil's Avatar
    If you're big on messaging and are on at&t stay away from the note 2. The at&t note 2 has major issues with messaging, I'd throw mine against a brick wall if I didn't buy it outright.
    nope on big red do you use the stock messenger app?
    05-14-2013 02:14 PM
  7. Bob Sugar's Avatar
    nope on big red do you use the stock messenger app?
    Every messaging app freezes, cannot handle more than 3 to 4 active conversations at one time, distort pictures when sending, handle group text ranging from not at all to a semi functional struggle, make music skip/stall/freeze when listening and texting, the list goes on. it is absolute garbage.

    Stock, hand cent, go sms, chomp, I've tried everything. My buddy has note 2 with Verizon and has no issues. S4 on att, stock messaging app works fine.

    Garbage
    05-14-2013 02:23 PM
  8. collett's Avatar
    I'll try it and let you know. I use stock texting app and Verizon's new app that syncs texts across devices.
    ok cool and the price just dropped to 200 bucks so that helps too lol how about the smaller texting thing moving it to one side or the other?
    05-14-2013 02:35 PM
  9. steveinil's Avatar
    wow that does suck...

    Every messaging app freezes, cannot handle more than 3 to 4 active conversations at one time, distort pictures when sending, handle group text ranging from not at all to a semi functional struggle, make music skip/stall/freeze when listening and texting, the list goes on. it is absolute garbage.

    Stock, hand cent, go sms, chomp, I've tried everything. My buddy has note 2 with Verizon and has no issues. S4 on att, stock messaging app works fine.

    Garbage
    05-14-2013 02:46 PM
  10. steveinil's Avatar
    ok cool thanks. i need to get to the store and play with it some more too yeah i use the stock app too on my GN but its rooted running aokp not sure i will root the N2 though

    I'll try it and let you know. I use stock texting app and Verizon's new app that syncs texts across devices.
    05-14-2013 02:48 PM
  11. collett's Avatar
    The one handed keyboard seems to work fine. Not something I think I will ever use much, but I do like that you can toggle it left or right depending on which hand you prefer to use.

    Sent from my SCH-I605 using Tapatalk 2
    Attached Thumbnails torn between the s4 and the N2-uploadfromtaptalk1368561491622.jpg   torn between the s4 and the N2-uploadfromtaptalk1368561512957.jpg   torn between the s4 and the N2-uploadfromtaptalk1368561526855.jpg   torn between the s4 and the N2-uploadfromtaptalk1368561539710.jpg  
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    05-14-2013 02:59 PM
  12. steveinil's Avatar
    ok sweet i didnt even know it changed the dial pad too i assume your not a one handed texter? thanks for looking at that for me..

    The one handed keyboard seems to work fine. Not something I think I will ever use much, but I do like that you can toggle it left or right depending on which hand you prefer to use.

    Sent from my SCH-I605 using Tapatalk 2
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    05-14-2013 03:31 PM
  13. steveinil's Avatar
    does the note have spell checker and auto correct on text? thought i read somewhere that it didnt have spell checker?
    05-14-2013 03:48 PM
  14. signaltwins's Avatar
    two thumbs up for the Verizon Galaxy Note 2.

    there is not better phone out there. (except maybe the Note 3)
    05-14-2013 06:15 PM
  15. karsdroid's Avatar
    nope on big red do you use the stock messenger app?
    Handcent is awesome!! I haven't used the stock messaging app on any phone for years! not sure what that other guy is experiencing, I haven't had a moments problem with my Verizon version! he ought to take his back and get another ... should be under warranty.
    05-14-2013 06:59 PM
  16. CallerHoller's Avatar
    My GN was dieing fast, so I want something new ASAP. I was gonna wait for the S4. However when I realized the specs were pretty similar I had to jump for the N2. Nothing coming on the S4 was stellar and I wanted the spen.
    I'm already used to the girth. I single hand sms with SwiftKey already. I hold it with my finger tips centered on the back, which let's me reach all the way across the screen.
    05-14-2013 07:06 PM
  17. CallerHoller's Avatar
    Handcent is awesome!! I haven't used the stock messaging app on any phone for years! not sure what that other guy is experiencing, I haven't had a moments problem with my Verizon version! he ought to take his back and get another ... should be under warranty.
    The avatar for "Me" doesn't appear in a conversation. Do you have the same problem? Otherwise Handcent is working fine for me.
    05-14-2013 07:12 PM
  18. karsdroid's Avatar
    The avatar for "Me" doesn't appear in a conversation. Do you have the same problem? Otherwise Handcent is working fine for me.
    yes, sadly its always been a problem regardless of which phone ive had....
    05-14-2013 09:28 PM
  19. steveinil's Avatar
    well looks like i need to hit verizon soon play with the phone a little more maybe pic one up..
    05-14-2013 09:44 PM
  20. sux2bu's Avatar
    I'll let you know. I ordered the S4 but i really doubt I will keep it. I played with it in the store and the resolution was great, but I don't think I can get over the downsizing in screen.
    05-14-2013 11:09 PM
  21. signaltwins's Avatar
    I'll let you know. I ordered the S4 but i really doubt I will keep it. I played with it in the store and the resolution was great, but I don't think I can get over the downsizing in screen.
    I've had my Note 2 for a long time. Just had a chance to put the new S4 next to it. I couldn't get over how much smaller the S4 was.
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    05-15-2013 02:25 AM
  22. charlee08's Avatar
    Personally I would choose the Note 2.

    I think it's the probably the best phone still available today, over the S4, Optimus G Pro, and HTC One.

    I love my HTC One, but the features you have with the Note 2, plus the S-pen, screen size, etc is just unbeatable.

    Sent from my HTC One
    collett likes this.
    05-15-2013 02:44 AM

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