Questions before I upgrade

Discussion in 'Samsung Galaxy Note 2' started by mtpeke, Dec 23, 2012.

  1. mtpeke

    mtpeke Member

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    My Samsung galaxy nexus went swimming and is dead...bummer. Looking at note for upgrade.

    Can I use an app for turning my phone into a hotspot without rooting?

    What are the pros and cons of this phone? I already see the battery life is improved. I don't mind the bigger size.

    Thanks
     
  2. Caesars

    Caesars Senior Member

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    Foxfi works on the note 2 (from what others had said, I didn't pay the $7 yet).

    The only negative is the size of the phone, and most people have said they are acquainted with the size after a few days.


    Pros:

    -Screen size
    -Battery life, talking all day on a charge here!
    -super fast, no lag
    -if you register now, you get half off accessories for your phone from Samsung.com, think this ends really soon.
    -much more but it's almost 5am!

    Cons:

    -some people believe the phone is super slick and requires a case, personal preference!


    Return of the Android
     
  3. mtpeke

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    Thanks! Foxfire is what I used. Good to know it works
     
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    I use a paid app in the rare instance I need tethering, it works fine.

    Pros for the device:
    Very smooth processing
    Video looks awesome
    Speaker is quite loud
    Larger screen makes for more pleasant Web surfing
    Multi view is great when needed
    Good call quality and signal

    Cons:
    Can't add apps to multi view unless you either root and install the hack, or you modify the apps yourself.
     
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    Foxfi has issues the free version works for 30 mins at a time and the paid version has issues working period.

    Elixer2 widget uses the stock hotspot function and bypasses verizon authentication. Works great.