Should i update to 4.3

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By mixed nuts, Junior Member on 4th March 2014, 01:03 PM
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Is it better than 4.1.2?
4th March 2014, 02:00 PM |#2  
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4th March 2014, 02:27 PM |#3  
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Originally Posted by mixed nuts

Is it better than 4.1.2?

Definitely YES.
4th March 2014, 02:29 PM |#4  
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if you have to ask then i wouldn't. i don't gain anything over a good 4.1.2 rom in my opinion. i don't use all the spen features, the battery is the same, and i miss the dark email color. i don't use touchwiz, and other than a new settings menu i couldn't tell any difference from a customer 4.1.2 with perseus kernel.
5th March 2014, 09:44 PM |#5  
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After a month of usage, here are my impressions:

Firstly, my N2 has Never been rooted- though I did have that 'Your phone has been modified; cannot update' bug. Yet, when the firmware was available OTA, it updated fine.

After 2 days of fooling around, memory usage didn't seem stable so I formated my phone.

1. I can move some apps to SD. I'm a big media user & space is important.

2. Some integrated apps can be turned off. Maybe a minimal option, but welcome nonetheless.

3. Battery & memory optimization appears somewhat improved. I think apps open quicker & my media in the Gallery refresh faster- though this could be all in my head.

4. Sometimes I use Samsung's default Video Player & now a Samsung Link icon is present during playback- it's quite useful to quickly stream the content I'm watching to my Smart TV.

1. Wakeup, turning on the phone, & restarting appears 2 seconds longer.

2. On low battery, I cannot manually adjust screen brightness.

3. The Video Player content list is now a blinding white background, unlike the Gallery which is black. (Don't understand why there isn't a option to change to a 'dark theme.')

4. New apps preloaded like Knox which I have no intention of running/using.

In closing, I do not use Touchwiz (on Nova), the default music app, the camera app, & yet to own a Gear device- so no impressions here.

I updated because I know the Note 2 is a VERY capable phone in terms of its hardware- I love this phone, no firmware will bring it down. I'll look forward to some decent software improvements when Kitkat hits.
6th March 2014, 12:55 AM |#6  
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Yes worth it =)
6th March 2014, 09:21 AM |#7  
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Yes, Ofcourse..
7th March 2014, 01:09 PM |#8  
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Yes, 4.3 is great

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7th March 2014, 01:47 PM |#9  
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No, 10h of screen with a slim 4.1.2 rom and only 6h with the slimer 4.3 rom...

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7th March 2014, 02:14 PM |#10  
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go for 4.4.2
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