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Old Aug 24, 2018, 08:48 PM   #1
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Finally got it! Free air shipping from aliexpress too tho customs held it for a week it would have been here in about 2 weeks.

Man what an upgrade so much faster than the finally retired old Note 2. Huge screen I dont need to pull out the reading glasses anymore. At least for now. Note 2 easily fit inside the screen lol...

Fingerprint sensor is fast. Was a bit worried that with the Snapdragon 710 version of the Mi Max 3 not coming out that the SD 636 might be a bit of a slouch but not at all so far.

Only downside so far is the thing is heavy. Its the battery obviously. 5500 mah isnt light. Its heavier than the Note 2 with its big Otterbox case.

Full charge took about an hour and a half. Ill see how the standby goes.

Its missing 2 things which is NFC (dont think Ill miss that) and wireless charging but I might get a kit for that on amazon... so used to wired charging I dont know if a slow wireless charger kit is worth it tho. Note 2 didnt have wireless charging either.

The glass screen protector is nice too I had tried some plastic ones that sucked on the note 2. It was creepy the way the glass just sucked itself to the screen leaving a perfectly clear screen. I can barely tell its on. Cheap flip case is ok for it for now. And it fits easily in jacket pockets. Dont ever think of putting something this big in a pants pocket tho.
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Old Aug 27, 2018, 05:45 PM   #2
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Just a slight update for standby charge and its at 70% after 3 days. Mind you just light use some msgs and app installation and configuring and facebooking...

But that still amazing. I think at this rate I can go to Friday which would be a solid week assuming I dont watch movies or play games which I rarely do on the phone but still... My note 2 never got passed 3 days on a charge.

Still not quite used to the weight but the size is fine. I wish I had a small scale but I feel this thing approaches over a pound or 2... lol

Officially its 221 g phone alone which is half a pound...
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Old Sep 2, 2018, 06:35 PM   #3
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This is madness I tell you madness!

Day 9 on the first full charge and Im at 30% with about 3hrs of screen time. Which isnt much obviously as Im at home last few weeks so moreso on homephone than anything.

But still we're talking huge standby time. Sure the 5500 mah batt has a lot to do with it vs the old ~3000 mah on the Note 2 but man am I happy to see how much better Android 8.1 is over Jellybean 4.2.2 in managing battery life. This is standard setup with whatever original settings the system uses to save battery life.

Gonna try to push it to 12 days...
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We need reliable outlets in the US to start selling these. I'd like to try one some day...
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have almost the same experience with the mate 10 pro. Charge lasts forever. Took some time to get used to the weight, though.
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Ya Im getting used to the weight fairly quickly but was already coming off an also relatively heavy Note2 with heavy Otterbox case. My buddy gave up on that kind of case when he got his Note 5 and comparing my MiMax 3 with his note 5 thought it was a bit heavier. We both just use light flip cases. I felt it was as well but he thought he could get used to it... But I can see people used to somewhat small lightweight phones will have issues if they want a big screen...

Not having to pinch to zoom so much or pull out the reading glasses is great. Ill look into a SD 710 version of this if they make it. They come out with a new Mi Max every year...

Local prices finally popped up on newegg and I saved about 200$ CAD ordering from Aliexpress.
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