Re: Samsung Galaxy Note 2 MultiView firmware - WHEN?[ Edited ]
11-29-2012 09:03:24 PM - edited 11-29-2012 09:06:06 PM
Mine had a broken charging cable out of the box (questionable quality control?), so they gave me a new cable. It is also missing headphones and had a really weak wall charger (when charging it says USB instead of AC and takes like 6 hours). I ended up getting a 2 amp usb wall charger off amazon and now it actually charges at a normal speed. Also, there is a low hissing noise for audio out of the internal speaker and through headphones. It is less noticeable with headphones that have a higher impedance but quite annoying on the pair that I currently have (which were completely silent on my iphone 4s). I tested the audio white noise issue on some store models too and they all had it (if you put the rear speaker right up to your ear and turn the volume down, after the last volume change beep you'll hear the hiss for a few seconds followed by a click and then silence. It isn't really noticeable from the external speaker during day to day use but is really annoying if your headphones are sensitive to it.
The floating browser app works well with the popout video feature, and while it isn't multiview at least allows you to view two separate pages at the same time.
Overall I have been pleased with it and it is way better than my iphone 4s. There are a few random basic things that android is missing though (like shake to undo on iphone), how do you undo an accidental text deletion? Also, there is no 3g / 4g / edge toggle (which would be nice to save battery life), I think ATT pushed to remove this around the time the iphone 4 came out as turning off 3g on your iphone used to be an option and was a great way to save battery life.