07-25-2013 09:34 AM
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  1. thatotherdude24's Avatar
    I currently have an iPhone 5 and just ordered a Note 2 off eBay. I have used android quite a bit in the past so I am not new to it at all, just haven't found a phone I really like and always end up back on my iPhone.

    I never use a phone without a case or screen protector. Does anybody have any suggestions for any? I have always used Otterboxes.

    Also on the android phones I have used battery life has never been up to par with my iPhone. The Note 2 has a massive battery. Is it necessary to get an extended or does the standard one typically last all day?


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    07-13-2013 03:41 PM
  2. paradox60660's Avatar
    I would get a case pronto. I have a TPU case but right now I am using an otter box defender bought off of ebay. The samsung phones are plastic and show wear quickly and easily. Preserve your investment and get a case and screen protector. My battery lasts all day with moderate usage. Amazon has huge extended batteries if you need them. Zero Lemons battery comes with a case.

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    07-13-2013 04:17 PM
  3. anon(394005)'s Avatar
    I can't advise on a case or screen protector (don't use them, just a Monaco vertical type leather pouch). As to the battery, there isn't a Samsung made extended one, just third party ones (ex. Anker, Zero Lemon). But unless you're a very heavy user, the stock 3100mAh battery should suffice and easily get you through a whole day. If you want though, another option would be an extra stock battery and the Samsung spare battery charger (see below). That way you always have a fully charged spare to swap out anytime.

    Samsung Spare Battery Charger (3100mAh battery included) - Note: may be able to get 50% off by signing up for a Samsung account (at least you could in the past).
    Samsung Note 2 Stand and Spare Battery Charger (3100mAh Battery Included)

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    07-13-2013 04:30 PM
  4. thatotherdude24's Avatar
    I can't advise on a case or screen protector (don't use them, just a Monaco vertical type leather pouch). As to the battery, there isn't a Samsung made extended one, just third party ones (ex. Anker, Zero Lemon). But unless you're a very heavy user, the stock 3100mAh battery should suffice and easily get you through a whole day. If you want though, another option would be an extra stock battery and the Samsung spare battery charger (see below). That way you always have a fully charged spare to swap out anytime.

    Samsung Spare Battery Charger (3100mAh battery included) - Note: may be able to get 50% off by signing up for a Samsung account (at least you could in the past).
    Samsung Note 2 Stand and Spare Battery Charger (3100mAh Battery Included)

    https://forums.androidcentral.com/e?...token=WQwOg_qZ

    I have heard of these from people with other Samsung phones. I didn't know this was available for the Note 2. Thanks!
    07-13-2013 04:35 PM
  5. ansa82's Avatar
    There are many great cases for note 2 on eBay. Just depends what your looking for

    sent from my Galaxy Note 2
    07-13-2013 05:57 PM
  6. thatotherdude24's Avatar
    There are many great cases for note 2 on eBay. Just depends what your looking for

    sent from my Galaxy Note 2
    I know.....I'm asking for suggestions.


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    07-13-2013 08:30 PM
  7. universeand's Avatar
    I know.....I'm asking for suggestions.
    For an outside case, I recommend the Case-mate Tough: it's protective but not bulky: Amazon.com: Samsung Galaxy Note 2 Blue / Grey Tough Cases - Sold by CASE-MATE: Cell Phones & Accessories Comes in Blue, Pink/Red and Black. At home on a carpet I use a Cruzerlite A2 gel case because it's even less bulky but makes the phone much less slick. Kinda like slippers at home. The Otterbox Defender is too big for me and the back of the Commuter is too slick.
    07-13-2013 09:11 PM
  8. thatotherdude24's Avatar
    For an outside case, I recommend the Case-mate Tough: it's protective but not bulky: Amazon.com: Samsung Galaxy Note 2 Blue / Grey Tough Cases - Sold by CASE-MATE: Cell Phones & Accessories Comes in Blue, Pink/Red and Black. At home on a carpet I use a Cruzerlite A2 gel case because it's even less bulky but makes the phone much less slick. Kinda like slippers at home. http://cdn-forums.androidcentral.com...cons/icon7.png The Otterbox Defender is too big for me and the back of the Commuter is too slick.
    Does it come with a screen protector?


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    07-13-2013 11:07 PM
  9. universeand's Avatar
    Does it come with a screen protector?
    No it doesn't. For that I recommend the iSmooth brand of screen protector.
    07-14-2013 03:31 PM
  10. thatotherdude24's Avatar
    Overall is the Note 2 a decent phone?


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    07-15-2013 12:37 AM
  11. bclinger#IM's Avatar
    Exceedingly so.

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    07-15-2013 12:44 AM
  12. zaydabarber's Avatar
    Best phone on the market

    At&t galaxy note 2
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    07-15-2013 09:28 AM
  13. cootiesboy's Avatar
    I got this case from here :New Touch Through Screen Case Cover Stand for Samsung Galaxy Note 2 GT N7100 | eBay
    I really like this case because you can cover the entire front of the screen by closing the cover when you put you phone in, so you don't even need a screen protector. But the bad thing is that the white one gets dirty really fast and the blue looks too girly for a guy and I didn't even think about the pink one.
    07-15-2013 05:39 PM
  14. thatotherdude24's Avatar
    Exceedingly so.

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    Why do you think so?


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    07-15-2013 11:39 PM
  15. thatotherdude24's Avatar
    Best phone on the market

    At&t galaxy note 2
    Why do you think so?


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    07-15-2013 11:40 PM
  16. thatotherdude24's Avatar
    I got this case from here :New Touch Through Screen Case Cover Stand for Samsung Galaxy Note 2 GT N7100 | eBay
    I really like this case because you can cover the entire front of the screen by closing the cover when you put you phone in, so you don't even need a screen protector. But the bad thing is that the white one gets dirty really fast and the blue looks too girly for a guy and I didn't even think about the pink one.
    That's actually really cool. So the whole thing is clear it's just a plastic cover?


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    07-15-2013 11:40 PM
  17. w0ng's Avatar
    i use ringke case, it's slim, but reliable, drop my note few times, still no dent on it. about ext batt, i suggest u buying anker, it is as good as the original one.

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    07-15-2013 11:51 PM
  18. thatotherdude24's Avatar
    I got 11.5 hours out of the battery today. Is that typical?

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    07-18-2013 11:24 PM
  19. dpham00's Avatar
    I got 11.5 hours out of the battery today. Is that typical?

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    Depends on your usage. I get about that much but I am a heavy user

    Sent from my Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note II
    07-19-2013 09:18 AM
  20. thatotherdude24's Avatar
    Depends on your usage. I get about that much but I am a heavy user

    Sent from my Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note II
    I had 3 hours and 22 minutes of screen time
    07-19-2013 01:27 PM
  21. thatotherdude24's Avatar
    I've been using my Note 2 since Wednesday. It blows my iPhone 5 away in the features category but one I'm disappointed in is the camera. It is extremely grainy, is there some type of setting I need/can change to fix it?

    I attached a picture I took with my Note 2 to show what I'm talking about.
    Attached Thumbnails Ordered a Note 2-nokia-lumia-822-7-.jpg  
    07-19-2013 01:31 PM
  22. dpham00's Avatar
    Try using the flash

    Sent from my Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note II
    07-19-2013 11:58 PM
  23. jpriest007's Avatar
    I have a otterbox defender series case on my GN2. I work in a factory so I needed to have a very rugged case. The battery is the best stock battery I have ever had. I take my phone off the charger at 5:00 PM and don't put it back on till 8:00 AM. I usually have between 40-55% remaining and that is with Bluetooth and GPS running all the time. I once let the battery run completely down, it ran from 5:00 PM to 1:00 PM.
    07-20-2013 09:43 AM
  24. thatotherdude24's Avatar
    The battery life on this thing way way beats my iPhone 5 which is widely advertised for its long battery life

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    07-23-2013 02:39 AM
  25. brandonv79's Avatar
    I use the Siedio Active Case. I love it. I use the holster as well. Fits great on the hip. I have dropped numerous times and no damage at all. As for Screen Protectors I use the standard Verizon Wireless protectors. 10$ for a 3 pack.

    Brandon
    07-23-2013 11:43 AM
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