The Official "I got my new Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note 3" thread!

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    Sound off in this thread if you just grabbed your shiny new Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note 3! Tell us your initial thoughts and reactions!
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    Got mine earlier and holy crap is it a huge upgrade from my old Nexus. The screen is beautiful, batter life was great. battery was maybe 40% charge when I unboxed the phone and with me setting things up and using it nonstop to play around with it the battery lasted for a solid 3+ hours before finally dying. This was my first experience with the S-Pen and it was pretty nice to use, just messed around with the memo's a bit.

    I got the black model and it felt nice in the hand. I had no problem using it 1 handed and watching youtube it was nice and light to hold up with 1 hand. So far i'm def liking this phone.

    one question for those that have had the Note before. when you have the split screen, is there a way to change one of the boxes and make it full screen? I was messing around with the split screen and then trying to figure out how to make youtube full screen but couldn't figure it out, other than adjusting the divider.
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    Congrats on the new phone...it's a winner for sure....On my N2 if you tap in the middle of both screens you can either slide one up/down to larger or you see icons to tap for full screen....
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    I got mine this morning!!! I love it. Been on it all day. It has Great Battery Life. Constantly install my apps. Upset that Foxfi does not work with out getting Verizon Hotspot.
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    Look at their (Foxfi app) description on the Play store. Do the S4 work around.
    Glad you're enjoying your new phone.

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    And let me know if it works!

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    Picked up my Note 3 earlier today. I should have bought the holster case when i waa originally at the store. Forgot it and by the time i went bk all the stores in the area were sold out. Other than that the phone's a beast. I love it.
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    Picked mine up tonight. Wow, what an upgrade over the Nexus. Looking forward to setting it up.
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    Got mine and loving it! Activated mine and my wife's and kept our unlimited data. Thank goodness for glitches

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    Got mine today. Was initially disappointed about the Foxfi and SVTP mobile hotspot failure due to Verizon. But I saw a solution on another website which works! When the ERROR screen from Verizon says "Use of this service requires a subscription to Mobile Hotspot....." simply hit the home button and do not cancel the error screen and your mobile hotspot will work!!! Thanks to my unlimited data and this solution, my family will be connected and entertained on our 5 hour car journey today.
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    Got mine yesterday! Spent most of the day playing with the phone and being blown away with how awesome it is!
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    Congrats to All !! STG we are looking forward to your thoughts and video...Run them phones thru all the hoops y'all...We want to know all the good stuff ..
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    Thank You It works!!!
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    I got mine today!! Then I woke up....:icon_ cry: Waiting patiently...
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    I'm getting mine in about 2 hours. I have one question though: Screen protector? Or no screen protector? I plan to use the S-Pen quite a bit, and if I get microscratches on my screen, I'm going to be angry, but I don't typically like responsiveness WITH screen protectors. How are they working with or without?
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    Got mine yesterday! Best phone hands down. A little disappointed in battery life. Any tips on a good calibration technique without downloading additional apps?
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    I few have reported not as responsive with screen protector. .early reviews ...

    You should not need to calibrate. ..battery should be solid..what are you seeing to disappoint


    N2 tap'd HD
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    I put a Verizon brand one on mine.
    My foam/cloth tipped Newtrent stylus pen needs a bit more than natural pressure to be accurate but the s pen worked equally well both with and without. The s pen hover works equally well with and without, and as I wrote before when sliding, taking, etc with it I didn't need to change anything I was already doing. Feather touch is very responsive and accurate.
    The regular stylus didn't need to be pressed, squished or anything like that but the usual feather touch I'm used to wasn't as accurate, especially when sliding words on Swype keyboard.
    I've got a Note2.

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    I've never used a sp on any of my 5 smart phones and have never had a single mark. I just give the phone it's own pocket and that does it. Oh, and never dropping them helps as well! :)
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    This is the first one I'm not running naked since the old resistive touch days of the Dare and Omnia. They needed one for cannon fodder from the presses required , especially work SlideIt on the Omnia.

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