Just wanted to let ya'll know. I bought it.
Yes I am happy, after playing it for a couple of hours i realized how small the note 2 and how over saturated the colors were.It is a much wanted relief to the eyes now. The content fit perfectly in Ultra. It clearly wins in the display section.
Note 2 is no way comparable to Ultra in most of the sections. Plus, Note 2 is not altogether a flagship device and it would be wrong to compare it to Ultra . I still do have soft corner for Note 2. Did help in at times.
Very Soon i came up with 2 issues with Ultra.
1) The display would just black out when a call came in or went.
[fix] re calibrated the proximity sensor. All good now.
2) I dont mind the speaker but during the calls the volume was in fact on the lower side
[fix] I will root the device and see if there is any instruction to edit the build.prop and may be increase the volume a bit. I work in aviation industry. So, it is a must and things can get really loud and i may just not have excess to ear phones.
3) This is not really an issue just read a lot that the waterproofing causes the volume to drop . I am not sure about this as the manufacture would not sacrifice the most essential thing for something that will be taken for granted. In Japan, It is prohibited to use a mobile phone on the railways and many other places including restaurants. It is also recommended to turn off or switch your mobile phone to manner mode in movie theaters or museums before you enter. It is considered to be rude to talk loudly on a mobile phone in front of others. (copied)
Generally all the cell phones i had from Japan were soft to ears.
Lastly, today is the first day with ultra. I have yet to experience the battery life.
I hugely appreciate how experience users have come forward and shared their views. It includes both the good and the not so good reviews. I understand it won't be the perfect device but will at least keep me satisfied.