I got my UPS slip today to pick up my Note 3. In my excitement I went straight to the UPS store only to see I hadn't read the slip properly and need to pick it up tomorrow! lol I am excited!
Did anyone else get an update for the Note 3 today? I just got an OTA update and I have no idea what it changed. Still Android 4.3.
Hello regrtgww & Rogerlebo
Got the update last night. The update just fixes little minor issues with the stability and security.
"SD Tools" failed to be able to write to my Note 3's SD card.
I tried "A1 SD Bench" and it gave me these results:
Samsung Ultra microSD 64GB: Read 621.79MB/s Write: 8.66MB/s
So... given that the quoted rate is 30MB/s, I'm thinking this test is flawed. Oh wait... apparently it did a "Cached Read", which sounds like code for "I didn't know how to flush the cache before running my tests".
But assuming the 8.66MB/s is accurate, it's actually lower than the "10 MB/s" which the spec dictates.
Note 3 Problem: I can't hang an an active call!
This is a curious one...
I tried to test it by calling the phone, and it hung up no problem. But I tested it from a number which is in my contacts list.
Twice I've received calls that were from numbers not in my contact list (example: telemarketer). I pulled the phone away from my head and the screen was still blank. I was unable to get the screen to stop being blank by pressing any/all buttons.
The first time it happened, after 10 seconds or so of trying, I *was* able to get the screen to pop up. (not sure how)
The second time it happned (just now), I couldn't hang up for several minutes. Worth noting: The other person had forgotten to hang up on their end, and I could hear them talking in the background.
Ironically: That person was a Rogers representative who had called to find out if I like my new phone! I was able to shout into the phone and she heard me and came back on the line. Her suggestion was to call *611, which I will do.
Side Note: Despite trying really hard, she was unable to improve on my $68/mth for 6GB. She offered me a super "deal" which would have been about $20 more than I'm currently paying.
As the "A1 SD Bench", go to Settings, click on "Refresh" and then do the test on the "SD card", you will get more accurate results, mine was R/W 25.03/18.04 (MS/s).