ICS 4.0.3 was released for Samsung GS2 last month and i have been using it since then.Though i feel its got some issues as phone was working better with GB 2.0.3.I doubt if your friend would have succeeded in updating with 2G speeds.
He was able to do so, however it took a few hours for 200+ MB download to get completed, but he was lucky that it didn't lead to corrupt update or non-bootable device when updating on slow transfer rates.
Planning on getting the Galaxy Note. Where do i get the best deals online? Or if picking it up from Bangalore, which store gives the best price?
Note is available on Flipkart for 32,700 with 16GB MicroSD Card + Designer Flip Cover. Is that a good deal?
I think Sulekha had good deals online few weeks back. I think you should be able to find better deals. Homeshop18 is offering at 32,400 but no SD card and flip cover. I got mine for the same price at Samsung showroom without SD card. I would suggest you to check couple of previous pages.
List of my pain points (excerpted from the above):
LOW volume. Either on speaker or ringer or headphones (which are quite crappy by themselves - I use the motorola one!). You just cannot take a conference call while driving most days (even if all you will do is listen)
Laggy. It lags. I have tried custom ROMs but this behavior is simply unacceptable. Esp in the touchscreen / dialer - there is often a bit of lag in selection for dialing / messaging
Android itself. A couple of custom apps start rotated 90 degrees because they cannot comprehend a 320 tall and 480 wide screen
Half baked customizations. For a phone with just 2.6" screen, it is criminal to use the regular gmail app, standard HTC/ twitter apps which waste 1/3rd of the screen. On gmail, the first screen is just the header. You MUST scroll even for a 5 word email. Can you spell FAIL? Did HTC forget to test their phone before releasing it?
Stupid notification bar. It just sits atop most apps - thus wasting real estate space.
Stupid customization. I must signup for HTC sense even to download new ringtones. FAIL!
Keyboard while having a great feel is just about 5mm too wide i feel (i LOVED the e71). The alternative symbols are marked in a dark blue that is not visible in low light (unlike the white alphabets)
NO internal memory. Well it has some 150 MB, but if your contacts occupy 20MB like mine, you run out of space after just the 5/6th apps. The solution is simply using Link2SD: www.link2sd.info/ - it is the best solution, bar even the painful apps2SD (that often does not work for many apps)
No business softwares. an office reader suite would have been ideal - not everyone buys this for FB!! Surely burning office viewers would have costed them not more than a dollar or so!!
There is verryyy limited mod support (unlike a Defy) so the ROMs are nowhere as functionally complete as the Defy mods have been.The kernel is open source but no one has overclocked the device!!
Silly sense limitations (stock) - you can only have 1/2 types of clock widgets - they occupy so much space & you can't use the bottom row in the main home screen - home screens have no option to loop around etc etc (many CM7 apps are more customizable)
Last edited by phamilyman : 15th July 2012 at 01:28.
Anyone has experience with homeshop18 ? Do they ship on time, and how is the product quality?
SGS2 is available for 23,500 now under their superdeals now...
I have used Homeshop18 and had been satisfied with the delivery timings. Though didn't need a replacement or refund so can't comment about that. Moreover, anything related to SGS2 would be dealt by Samsung Service Centres once the box is opened. Please be aware that those Centers are actually repair centres and its usually a pandemonium there. Though I really trust this phone and seems to be a good deal also