I am currently the not-so-proud owner of an iPhone 4S, and after having one for about two years, I've realized that I can't really enjoy my phone if it's not jailbroken, and it has led me to thinking about getting a new phone.
I know the Galaxy S4 and HTC ONE are really the top contenders in the Android market right now, but I heard about the Note II and its incredible battery life, and it has me wondering if that would be the phone for me.
The thing I value most in a phone is being able to use it, which would require a durable battery which my iPhone does not have. Additionally, it also seems like you get a lot more freedom with Android OS too as compared to iOS, which is kind of expected, since Apple locks you into their monotonous environment for iOS.
Also, I have never used any form of Android before, so if you have any other tips or tricks that might help me, feel free to chime in.
I don't have any experience with the battery of Note 2 specifically but battery is a problem with every modern smartphone. No matter what phone you buy you will have to recharge it every day or every other day at least. Instead of battery you should look for the other specs of Note 2.
Android indeed gives you more freedom after rooting the device which is quite simple and also safe if you follow the instructions.
Yeah, the main reason I was looking at the Note II was the 3,100mAh battery. I'm mainly just wanting a phone that will get me through a whole day (which my iPhone does not, even when optimized to do so). I've been reading reviews for the Note II, and it seems like a pretty solid phone in both performance and design, except for the fact that it's big. But I'm really not that focused on size; rather, I'd prefer to have a phone that was big and bulky but lasted than a small one with a tiny battery.
That's what I've heard, and partially why I'd like to start getting my hands on it.
Remember that a phone with big screen also consumes more battery. According to Android power usage stats the screen can sometimes consume even 50% of the battery. So after all the extra mAh it might have will be used for the screen and it won't last any longer than a phone with smaller screen.
I have a Galaxy Note2 and I can say I'm 100% satisfied with the battery life, prior to getting the Note I had an IPhone and I wasn't impressed with it. However since having my Note I've had no troubles. With constant use and setting certain settings to an optimised level my battery lasts from 7am right through til 12 with normally aboit 20%+ remaining.
So even though the power consumption of the device even in power saving mode is relatively high compared to some other devices it still lasts a long time.
To put this into a comparison my iPhone used to only last about 12 to 13 hours with constant use and thats with some settings tweaked to last longer.
Hope this helps you .
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Oh, awesome! That's really the main selling point on the phone for me, but even then, the Note II still seems to be impressive with Jelly Bean and the S Pen, so I think it's a pretty solid phone altogether.
The battery is amazing, I have been able to have the phone on with basic usage for 29-30 hours without having to recharge. I am thinking about getting an extended life battery so I won't have to recharge for a week.
Note 2 is great if you don't mind the size. HTC One is what I would prefer, it's a great quality phone and I think it's better than the S4. Plus, it has front facing speakers... what more can you ask for?