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5th December 2012, 02:34 PM   |  #6306  
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FULL WIPE FROM STOCK BTU DLJ4:
Okay, let's review some of the changes from stock BTU DLJ4. I didn't bother with the leaked firmware so those changes are going to be incorporated here, too!

NEW Features:
1) Multi-view function is officially here! It can be disabled through settings.
2) Smart Rotation is also here! It can also be enabled/disabled through settings.
3) The Notification Panel is now customizable! It has a few new panels such as multi-window, S-beam, AllShare Cast, etc.
4) Page Buddy is here! Page Buddy creates context related pages on the home screen (an earphones page, docking page, roaming page).
5) In your Google Account, the "Location Settings" page gets a face lift!
6) Paper Artist is a new app.
7) Group Cast is also new to the Galaxy S3.
8) Best Face feature is new in Camera.
9) Low Light feature is also new in Camera.
10 Camera settings get new features such as "Contextual filename" and "auto share shot". A couple of things have moved around.
11) Gallery gets the Note 2 face lift! Looks, feels, and behaves fantastic! I have over 1,600 pictures on my phone and it is SMOOTH! I love the new look! You can create new albums and do a lot of stuff! Check it out!
12) Video player gets a brand new capture button that lets you take photos of your screen!
13) Video player also gets new "Add weather tag" and "Tag buddy" settings.
14) My Files gets a new home page that has shortcuts to "images", "videos", "music", and "documents". These shortcuts take you to the respective folders much faster! It's an extra step to access your stuff but who cares? Also, they just look darn cool!
15) My Files gets check-boxes next to folders by default. Makes selection much easier!!!! Excellent!
16) Total RAM available is 832MB.
17) Video Player now supports pinch-to-zoom and side swipe for brightness and volume controls (like MX Player but quite cumbersome in this case).

Positives:
1) Is the ROM smooth, you ask? You bet!
2) Gallery is fullscreen!!!
3) Other positives have been listed above!
4) GPS works fine. Locks within seconds. I haven't used it for longer periods, though!

Negatives:
1) The notification panel is slower to return to the left-most position. Actually, after a soft reset, it's fast again! Weird!
2) Widgets Drawer still lags.
3) The App Drawer takes a few milliseconds more to open (yeah, not a big deal to 99% of the users but I notice it)
4) Home-button to screen-wakeup is still tied to S-Voice!!!
5) Phone and Contacts still lag. They'll always lag!
6) Sorry if I'm mistaken but wasn't one-finger expandable notifications enabled with 4.1.2? I don't see it on this ROM.
7) A few lags here and there sometimes.


Multitasking issues seem to affect a few games (games reset) but it doesn't happen to all games! So, that's a mixed bag! All in all, no new "negatives" with the ROM. Same ol' Samsung! They've given us plenty of new features, though, and they've breathed new life into the phone! The update is highly recommended!

If you find any changes, please inform me and I can update this post! Thanks!
Last edited by DeadSOL; 6th December 2012 at 06:41 AM.
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