So to mix things up a bit I wanted to make a thread talking about how AWESOME the battery life of this thing is. I still can't believe it. There was a period about 2-3 weeks in that it seemed to have intense battery drain, which I'm almost positive was caused by conflicting app updates. So I just downloaded juice defender, hid the notifications with the stock app manager, and within a week the battery life was just as good as the day I got it.
On a normal day with my S3, by the time I went to bed I usually had 10% left. If I didn't plug it in, it'd be dead by the next day for sure and a total hassle to deal with. With my Note 3, I'm usually at 55-70% by the time I go to bed, and if I forget to charge it in, it loses maybe 5% and will charge to full in about an hour. GSAM lists my average battery life at 23-24 hours, and I usually have 1-2 hours screen time, 10min-1 hour of talk time, and LOTS of music, news apps and kindle. 60% after 17 hours. Amazing.
It's crazy!! Finally batteries are making REAL progress in the smartphone world. They kept focusing on processors and screen pixelation but hardly touched battery life. Sure the Razr Maxx had it, but it was also sealed shut.
Anyways, just excited about how much easier life is now and like reading threads about how great the Note 3 is. Feel free to join in!