1. Blues Fan's Avatar
    So I bought the Note4 a couple weeks ago knowing the Note5 would be coming out. I had the S6 but the phone was total garbage with non removable battery terrible audio, and terrible batter life so I traded it in for Note4.

    Anyways kind of bored with Samsung and today is the last day at Tmobile I can exchange it so should I exchange it for the newer G4 which is cheaper too since I'll take a restocking fee hit?

    I'm asking the question on both forums to help weigh my decision.
    08-27-2015 01:48 AM
  2. lorsban's Avatar
    These were my 2 options as well. I ended up with the LG because it was cheaper and had a free battery kit and sd card.

    My wife has a Note 4 and she thinks it's the best phone she's ever had. I've tried it and it definitely feels like a solid phone. Didn't sense lag but then she's mostly into social media and not gaming like me. The screen and camera seem better on the Note 4.

    In spite of all that, I still chose LG because of the fantastic ergonomics and comparable performance. Where the Note feels all serious and all edges, the LG in the hand was ooooh nice. Plus the whole phone is slightly curved so it conforms to the contour of your leg.

    Besides that, I really wanted to try something different. I've been a Samsung user since the original Galaxy S, then S2, Note 2, S4.
    08-27-2015 04:34 AM
  3. jesthe3rd's Avatar
    I looked at both of these phones and chose the G4. I think the camera is much better, and the screen in my opinion is better than the Note4. I have had Samsung, HTC, and LG and the LG's launcher is better too. Again, in my opinion. I love the G4, so far my favorite android phone I have ever owned.
    08-27-2015 05:59 AM
  4. Inders99's Avatar
    I don't know anything about the Note 4 other than it's already a model behind the new one, I probably wouldn't want to start off with 1 year old technology right off the bat but given it's capabilities I'm sure it would service you well.

    My G4 is a stellar device. I feel like an outsider here sometimes in that I don't experience this "lag" people talk about, nor do I have anything less than outstanding battery life; 3-4 hours SOT, 1.5-2 hrs phone time, tons of texts, 17 hours off charge, 35% easy left at bedtime. And I'm mobile much of the day so I'm in and out of strong signal areas.

    I am not a game player nor to do I participate in Facebook or other social media sites other than 4-5 message boards so I don't have those sites sucking my battery dry FWIW. I also ditched the UI and installed Nova Prime.

    I really like it and would recommend it but I'm sure the Note series would serve you well too.
    08-27-2015 06:52 AM
  5. jlost's Avatar
    From what is said here, there is lag on the note 4. I had a note 2 and had lag. I got the g4 and don't have any noticeable lag. I think both are great phones. One question is, do you use the s pen or need to use it?
    08-27-2015 07:39 AM
  6. me23brown's Avatar
    Well I had the note 4 and was going to get the note 5 but changed to the G4 since the note 5 didn't have the sd card support. Both are great phones but the G4 has the better camera while the note has the better screen. I also got lag on the note 4 but I also get in on the G4 so for me its a wash there. The G4 also has 5.1 and depending on your carrier the note 4 may not yet (mine didn't). I've only had the G4 for 2 weeks so I'm not sure about how it will hold up over time but so far I like it a little better than the note although I think the note had better battery life. While you probably would happy with either I think the carrier support will be longer on the G4 since its newer so I would go with that one myself.
    08-27-2015 08:14 AM
  7. jlost's Avatar
    Oh I have a Verizon g4 and no lag. I must be the only one lol
    08-27-2015 08:56 AM
  8. scottysize's Avatar
    Oh I have a Verizon g4 and no lag. I must be the only one lol
    Yes you are. My VZW G4 is very very very laggy. It's better after I turned off the screen drawing settings in developer options, but it's still very laggy.
    08-27-2015 09:37 AM
  9. jlost's Avatar
    Yes you are. My VZW G4 is very very very laggy. It's better after I turned off the screen drawing settings in developer options, but it's still very laggy.
    I feel sorry that you have to go through all that. I would send it back. This is my second unit (broke the screen, received a replacement) and still no lag.
    08-27-2015 10:57 AM
  10. H_Wordsmythe's Avatar
    Yes you are. My VZW G4 is very very very laggy. It's better after I turned off the screen drawing settings in developer options, but it's still very laggy.
    No, he's not. Verizon G4 here, not laggy.
    08-27-2015 12:13 PM
  11. Inders99's Avatar
    Oh I have a Verizon g4 and no lag. I must be the only one lol
    I'm VZ and have no lag issues, I don't even know what people are talking about when referencing lag.
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    08-27-2015 12:23 PM
  12. scottysize's Avatar
    I feel sorry that you have to go through all that. I would send it back. This is my second unit (broke the screen, received a replacement) and still no lag.
    No, he's not. Verizon G4 here, not laggy.
    I'm VZ and have no lag issues, I don't even know what people are talking about when referencing lag.
    Nothing's smooth, intermittent freezing, stuttering, sometimes I wait 1-2 seconds for an app to start to open, even if that app was already open in my cache. I've already reset the device twice. I'm on my second VZW G4. Same laggy experience with both, however, i had an International version that ran perfectly. It's the reason i bought the VZW version, so I could use it on Verizon, so I know the G4's not laggy, but the Verizon flavor is. If you don't see the lag, consider yourself lucky.

    These are the same issues I had with the G3 when it first came out, so I'm assuming it's the VZW version. It's there for mine, and so was the G3 for me.
    08-27-2015 12:54 PM
  13. greydarrah's Avatar
    So I bought the Note4 a couple weeks ago knowing the Note5 would be coming out. I had the S6 but the phone was total garbage with non removable battery terrible audio, and terrible batter life so I traded it in for Note4.

    Anyways kind of bored with Samsung and today is the last day at Tmobile I can exchange it so should I exchange it for the newer G4 which is cheaper too since I'll take a restocking fee hit?

    I'm asking the question on both forums to help weigh my decision.
    Just go to a store and play with one. If the G4 seems less "boring," get it. It's a great device, but so is just about every phone out there.
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    08-27-2015 03:08 PM
  14. jlost's Avatar
    Nothing's smooth, intermittent freezing, stuttering, sometimes I wait 1-2 seconds for an app to start to open, even if that app was already open in my cache. I've already reset the device twice. I'm on my second VZW G4. Same laggy experience with both, however, i had an International version that ran perfectly. It's the reason i bought the VZW version, so I could use it on Verizon, so I know the G4's not laggy, but the Verizon flavor is. If you don't see the lag, consider yourself lucky.

    These are the same issues I had with the G3 when it first came out, so I'm assuming it's the VZW version. It's there for mine, and so was the G3 for me.
    Is there something you downloaded causing this "lag"?
    08-27-2015 04:14 PM
  15. muckrakerX's Avatar
    No, he's not. Verizon G4 here, not laggy.
    Me either.
    08-27-2015 04:49 PM
  16. H_Wordsmythe's Avatar
    Yeah, maybe that's the problem? A rogue app? How long after reset did you use it before installing any non-stock apps, and do you recall noticing lag then as well?
    08-27-2015 05:05 PM
  17. jlost's Avatar
    Yeah, maybe that's the problem? A rogue app? How long after reset did you use it before installing any non-stock apps, and do you recall noticing lag then as well?
    And if it was laugh before you did anything, bring it back and get a new one.
    08-27-2015 06:07 PM
  18. scottysize's Avatar
    Is there something you downloaded causing this "lag"?
    Nope. Lag is there from the beginning prior to installation of any apps. Like I said, this is my 2nd VZW G4 and my 3rd G4. Both VZW phones are laggy. The original International Version was fine. No issues.

    I'm not the only one using the VZW variant that is experiencing lag, I'm just the only one responding on this thread...
    08-28-2015 09:21 AM
  19. scottysize's Avatar
    So I bought the Note4 a couple weeks ago knowing the Note5 would be coming out. I had the S6 but the phone was total garbage with non removable battery terrible audio, and terrible batter life so I traded it in for Note4.

    Anyways kind of bored with Samsung and today is the last day at Tmobile I can exchange it so should I exchange it for the newer G4 which is cheaper too since I'll take a restocking fee hit?

    I'm asking the question on both forums to help weigh my decision.
    Let's get back on track here,

    What did you do?
    08-28-2015 09:22 AM
  20. jlost's Avatar
    I say if you like the s pen, go with the note. If you like a better camera, no lag, go with the g4. My two cents
    08-28-2015 10:11 AM
  21. Soreloser's Avatar
    I switched from the Note 4 a couple months ago. I loved the Note 4 overall except for just one annoying issue...bluetooth skipping when listening to music. There is a LONG thread about this in the Note 4 forum. I liked the battery life. I liked the screen. I liked the S-Pen. I had no issues with lag except for the common one when going to gallery after taking a photo. My wife uses it now and loves it.

    That said, the G4 is an amazing phone. Things I like over the Note 4 are the knock on/off and no bluetooth skipping. I don't do a lot of photo/video but I seem to do better with the G4 over the Note 4. The step counter on the G4 is way more accurate for me than the one on the Note 4, which would count steps while I was driving my work truck.

    You can't go wrong with either phone...pick which ever one feels nicer in your hand or pocket.
    08-28-2015 11:47 AM
  22. D13H4RD2L1V3's Avatar
    Depends whether you use the stylus or not.

    If yes, Note 4. If not, G4.
    08-29-2015 01:10 AM
  23. Parasol's Avatar
    another factor you may wanna consider is note4 supports samsung gear vr, which for 100 bucks you will get amazing virtual reality experience! also, note4 has physical stylus and fingerprint scannable home button.
    09-01-2015 08:40 PM
  24. Klanbo's Avatar
    I traded my Note 4 in for a G4, partly because I prefer the UI and more natural screen colours, but mainly as the lag on my Note 4 was unbearable.

    The Note 4 is a solid device and feels pretty premium, but it's hard to handle and the finger print scanner a bit behind the times, being a slide over type, not press. Didn't like my right thumb no matter how many times I recalibrated.

    Some people seem happy with Note but I have to say the G4 is the best phone I've owned.
    jlost likes this.
    09-03-2015 09:34 AM

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