Originally Posted by z00h
They are both the same, manufactured by Samsung, battery made in Vietnam 02/2012, same rom. Both bought from amazon uk. It's basically the same batch.
It just shows how poor Samsung's QC is.
WoW! you are right, this IS scary.
I was hoping the production line management would get more consistent results as they produce more devices. That as Sprint got their devices ordered, the QC would indeed improve. Maybe the couple good/passable ones talked about here lately are just random accidents.
I've only seen a half dozen in Spain and they seem to be good ones, or at least their faults are not as obvious as the dead pixels or color temperature instability (only seen 2 outside of a store with subdued lighting). So far getting a good screen feels like a lottery, or at least contacting users critical enough to see the faults.
Wonder if any senior member has any idea of the percentage of XDA members make up in the overall Android device pool. I suppose the number is extremely small counting all devices, but maybe high end device owners frequent the forum in greater numbers, or at least are more critical of screen quality.
Really bad in Samsung not admitting the faults, for the is a HUGE potential for the Note in the Art/Design community. There are already a growing number of Deviant art members using the Note with amazing results, but the moment one gets a bad screen if Samsung's attitude does not change the whole community may dismiss the device.
HTC had a chance but blew it with a poor digitizer; Samsung has really started something special here with the Wacom stylus and the happy middle size(for me anyways). I myself missed having one since my WM20003 (Palm too!) not just for drawing, but graffiti text input...