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6 months and still disappointed with note3

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22nd August 2014, 04:34 AM   |  #51  
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I use gps every single day on my commute to/from work, basically for traffic info, but gps is tracking my position as it should, no problem at all.
stupid question: you did enable cellular and wifi assist?

Yes, yes of course.

On the phones that it works perfect on it follows me on google maps without any hiccups.

With any one of the note 3s I have had it follows me but to less accuracy and tends to freeze up and tries to play catch up but FAILS


Ironically, the charging port just stopped working and I am sending in yet another note 3 for exchange. I must be the unluckiest person in the world with this phone. I am hoping the note 4 will get me back on the positive track of the note series.


Even after I tried the one plus and had flawless GPS I went back to the note 3 because that is how much I like it. Everything about it just feels right. O well I'll let you guys know if by some strange miracle this one works properly.

I have tried all sorts of custom roms and even stayed on stock (which I have never done with a phone) just to eliminate any possible reason for it not to work and still its not right.


I've dealt with it all year, can't wait for the note 4.

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The only possibility I can think of is a 64gb sd card I never had in previous note 2 and could not put into my oneplus one. If it doesn't get better with replacement I will try it without the sd card although I don't see that being a possibility.
22nd August 2014, 03:38 PM   |  #52  
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[/COLOR]The only possibility I can think of is a 64gb sd card I never had in previous note 2 and could not put into my oneplus one. If it doesn't get better with replacement I will try it without the sd card although I don't see that being a possibility.

I have 64 GB Sandisk in mine, so I don't think it would affect anything.
If its more than one Note I would look for common denominator, here probably case and software, so after receiving phone back I would probably run 100% stock without case for few days just to see.

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actually come to think of it, if sd card was bad and your map program use it for storage, it could cause problems, so I take it back, run the phone without card as well.
23rd August 2014, 03:36 AM   |  #53  
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Every Samsung phone I've had since the Moment had weak gps. My friends Motorola and HTC phones would consistent lock faster and navigate more accurately.
23rd August 2014, 08:54 AM   |  #54  
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The only possibility I can think of is a 64gb sd card I never had in previous note 2 and could not put into my oneplus one. If it doesn't get better with replacement I will try it without the sd card although I don't see that being a possibility.

Do you have a non samsung phone case? I have seen many cell & gps signal issues being caused by aluminum cases.
24th August 2014, 01:38 PM   |  #55  
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Love the Note 3, but yeah the GPS can fail sometimes. Most of the time it's the same as my girlfriend's 5S in that it locks on quick and works perfectly when we need directions in a pinch. But I won't deny that sometimes the GPS will just freeze and screw us over to the point where I have to sheepishly put my phone away and ask to use her 5S (lest we spend our day aimlessly on the highway waiting...)
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Just use CM11 ROM. It's the experience you want with the screen you want. I've been using them for a while, but I'm going back to TW now just because I like switching things up.
31st August 2014, 11:28 PM   |  #57  
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Almost 3 months and still disappointed with this thread :/
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2nd September 2014, 05:42 AM   |  #58  
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Almost 3 months and still disappointed with this thread :/

Wow....LMAO

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11th September 2014, 07:31 PM   |  #59  
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Not here to bash the OP but some things are really "to each his own". I've had my phone for almost 8 months and it's the best phone I've owned and I'm not even rooted. In the past I've been so obsessed with root I said I wouldn't do it. Now I'm about to dive into rooting the phone I feel like I can keep this thing for a couple of years. That never happens. I get new phones every 6 months. Hope its gotten better for you.
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11th September 2014, 10:15 PM   |  #60  
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I can't believe this thread is still alive.

If you don't like your phone, sell it and get something else. Seriously, it's that simple. I don't know why anyone would feel the need to make a whole thread just to complain about it.

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