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  1. Davyo's Avatar
    I use both Android and iOS (I'm typing this post on my new Air 2 right now).

    Im both a longtime iPhone and Galaxy phone user.

    Just for curiosity I purchased a iPhone 6 Plus to do a little battle with my T-Mobile Note 4,,,, while the Plus does not suck, it could no way keep up with my N4.

    Better call quality and way way way better picture and video quality with my N4 than the Plus,,,, I returned the Plus and happily paid the restocking fee.

    Matter of fact, the thing that shocked me the most was how much better the N4 camera was compared to the Plus (all my picture and video comparisons were done indoors),,,, also, the instant pixel focus the Plus advertises,,, I sure didn't see it.

    Both with video and still shots my Note 4 was way sharper and focused quicker than the Plus,,,, also the Plus video and stills looked washed out and dull compared to my Note 4.

    And I've watched the videos on YouTube, Plus camera vs N4 camera and on some of these YouTube videos everything sometimes looks about equal,,,, that sure was not my experience,, my Note 4 destroyed the Plus with my indoor camera comparisons (flash on and off and HDR on and off) with video both my N4 and the Plus were set at 1920x1080p (the highest the Plus can record at,,, I wanted to keep it a fair comparison and did not use any video setting above what the Plus is capable off.

    I had a long list of how many features and other ways my N4 beat out the Plus,,, but I just wanted to keep this post short.

    In my opinion though,,, if your on the fence between the Plus or the Note 4,,,, get the Note 4.

    Cheers
    Davyo
    01-04-2015 01:27 PM
  2. MightyMike's Avatar
    Thank you for the time you spent on the review...now if we can just get yahoo to jump the fence...Lol. seriously...thank you!

    MAY THE 4 BE WITH YOU!
    01-04-2015 01:33 PM
  3. MightyMike's Avatar
    How about battery life?

    MAY THE 4 BE WITH YOU!
    01-04-2015 01:34 PM
  4. Telespielstube's Avatar
    Samsung does a tremendous job with the Note series. Samsung pushest the boundaries year by year. It's simply amazing how they make this phone so enticing year after year. Nonetheless I Stau with my Note 3 untilgbar the next iteration.


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    01-04-2015 02:55 PM
  5. Davyo's Avatar
    How about battery life?

    MAY THE 4 BE WITH YOU!
    Sorry to say I didn't do a comparison on battery life,,,, but I've read their both about equal.

    Can't wait to see what the Note 5 will bring in September !!!!

    Cheers
    Davyo
    01-04-2015 02:59 PM
  6. MightyMike's Avatar
    Sorry to say I didn't do a comparison on battery life,,,, but I've read their both about equal.

    Can't wait to see what the Note 5 will bring in September !!!!

    Cheers
    Davyo
    Note 5 edge baby!

    MAY THE 4 BE WITH YOU!
    01-04-2015 03:01 PM
  7. Davyo's Avatar
    Samsung does a tremendous job with the Note series. Samsung pushest the boundaries year by year. It's simply amazing how they make this phone so enticing year after year. Nonetheless I Stau with my Note 3 untilgbar the next iteration.


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    I've had ALL the Notes and each one has been well worth the upgrade,,, but hey,,,, Note 5 gets announced in September,,,,, or is it before September, I forgot.

    Cheers
    Davyo
    01-04-2015 03:06 PM
  8. Android D's Avatar
    How about battery life?

    MAY THE 4 BE WITH YOU!
    I have been a long time Galaxy user myself and I will say I have been impressed with the Battery life on my note 4....I went almost 2 days of mild to moderate use with a single charge!

    That being said, my bro has an iphone 6 and for some reason I just feel iphones have a better battery life...I think it can be attributed to the OS itself...Android OS is a bit bulky, resource hog and I think it just uses more battery than the iOS..

    Again, I am saying this after disabling all the bloatware I had pre-loaded in my note 4!!!
    01-04-2015 07:08 PM
  9. codeda's Avatar
    I have been a long time Galaxy user myself and I will say I have been impressed with the Battery life on my note 4....I went almost 2 days of mild to moderate use with a single charge!

    That being said, my bro has an iphone 6 and for some reason I just feel iphones have a better battery life...I think it can be attributed to the OS itself...Android OS is a bit bulky, resource hog and I think it just uses more battery than the iOS..

    Again, I am saying this after disabling all the bloatware I had pre-loaded in my note 4!!!
    I've found that the 6 plus does get better battery life than the note 4, but we also have to remember that it has a smaller screen and is pushing much less pixels.
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    01-04-2015 07:35 PM
  10. brownjdaniel32's Avatar
    Is your comma button broken on your iPad air 2?

    Posted via Samsung Galaxy Note 4
    01-04-2015 08:13 PM
  11. Haalcyon's Avatar
    The 6+ looks like a decent phone but the Note 4 is just so much more. It really spoils you. With the iPhone the focus HAS to be on the apps because it often seems like that's all there is.
    01-04-2015 08:23 PM
  12. Android D's Avatar
    I've found that the 6 plus does get better battery life than the note 4, but we also have to remember that it has a smaller screen and is pushing much less pixels.
    Agreed! But I still think the OS is light weight when it comes to iOS!
    and yes u can do TONS of stuff with NOTE 4 which u can't even imagine with 6+....All 6+ is a Bigger version of 6!
    01-04-2015 09:02 PM
  13. Android D's Avatar
    The 6+ looks like a decent phone but the Note 4 is just so much more. It really spoils you. With the iPhone the focus HAS to be on the apps because it often seems like that's all there is.
    yeah cuz the app developers have to just focus on one device when designing the apps...In the Android world, there isn't JUST ONE device...so naturally the app quality might not be that better.

    But eh...as long the app does wht u want it to, no complaints !
    01-04-2015 09:03 PM
  14. Haalcyon's Avatar
    yeah cuz the app developers have to just focus on one device when designing the apps...In the Android world, there isn't JUST ONE device...so naturally the app quality might not be that better.

    But eh...as long the app does wht u want it to, no complaints !
    Well, actually iOS developers have to focus one more than one device but a lot less devices than android developers. With iOS developers do know the exact hardware they have to develop for. Android apps have come a long way but as screen resolution goes up that another hurdle for some. One of my favorite games never works for a good long time whenever I get a new phone with a big bump in resolution.
    01-04-2015 09:24 PM
  15. WeAreAllUnique's Avatar
    I have both phones. My comparison is a little different than the OP's. I don't believe the iPhone 6 Plus is a slouch. My 2 cents? And I'm sure it isn't even worth 2 cents. The iPhone 6 Plus does everything better than the Note 4 with the exception of pictures and video. It not only does it better, but more efficiently and faster. But there is so much more that the Note 4 can do that the iPhone 6 Plus can't. And when I say a lot more, I mean it is embarrassing how many more features the Note 4 has over the iPhone.
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    01-04-2015 09:57 PM
  16. drchimrichalds's Avatar
    Thanks for your thoughts. Your comparison seems more in line with what I was expecting to read, honestly. What features have you noticed that the 6 Plus lacks? Anything important or just "nice to have" features?
    01-05-2015 09:15 AM
  17. WeAreAllUnique's Avatar
    Thanks for your thoughts. Your comparison seems more in line with what I was expecting to read, honestly. What features have you noticed that the 6 Plus lacks? Anything important or just "nice to have" features?
    Well, there are the obvious hardware features of the s-pen, IR blaster, and heart rate monitor. Removable battery and expandable storage. LED light, fast charging connector, higher MP camera that allows for 4K video recording. On the software side, you have motion and voice controls (being able to answer a phone call by just saying answer, being able to take a selfie by just saying cheese or smile). Change fonts, power saving mode, change default programs, using the s-pen to preview items by hovering, multi-window, true background processing, file management system. Just to name a few. I'm sure I could name about a dozen more.
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    01-05-2015 09:27 AM
  18. Davyo's Avatar
    Thanks for your thoughts. Your comparison seems more in line with what I was expecting to read, honestly. What features have you noticed that the 6 Plus lacks? Anything important or just "nice to have" features?
    Well, ONE very important feature with the Note 4 is the ability to send group text without everyone knowing they are in a group text,,,, example,,, I'm in a band and I can create separate groups to text to when my band is playing a gig somewhere, I uncheck group text and everyone thinks they are the only one getting a text personally just from me to them,,,, and the Note 4 does not show everyone else I'm sending my over 200 messages too.
    With iOS that can't be done and there are no iOS apps that will do what is such a standard feature on many Android phones.

    That's just one of a long list of important features for me that the Note 4 can do that the iPhone can't do.

    Cheers
    Davyo
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    01-05-2015 09:30 AM
  19. TheOpusFuller's Avatar
    I've had the iPhone 6 plus since it was released and recently bought a note 4 at full price as of last night.

    I must admit, the note 4 is super nice but the simplicity of the 6 plus is what makes it a win!

    The battery on my note 4 isn't as good as my 6 plus. I'm guessing it's because of all the background processes and all the features.

    The note 4 almost has too many features!

    I think why the iPhone devices are a huge win amongst people is because they spend less time messing with features and options and more time jumping onto the phone and doing what they need to do and being able to jump off. I mean, do I really need to swipe my hand from rofgtnto left to take a screenshot? While this might be nice I don't see myself ever using it.

    I don't necessarily see more being better. I see less is better especially when the less is done perfectly like it is on the iphone devices.

    Now this doesn't mean I don't like the note 4. I do, it's a solid device. Much better than my HTC 3D from 5 years ago but I'm still messing with all the settings to try and get it to where I want it.

    I still think the iPhones are the fastest devices out there when it comes to a UI experience regardless of the specs and hardware. Specs and hardware only matter to an extent. As long as the devices software and code is optimized perfectly a 1gb ram device can be much much faster than a 3gb device. The entire reason why apple is a closed Evo system, for this fact alone.

    I'm enjoying the note 4 and plan on keeping it. I can't wait until I'm able to order the gear vr headset when it comes back in stock. That's the sole reason why I bought this device!

    *edit*

    I also have so much more to play with after reading the abov posts. There's so much on the note 4 that I don't even know what this thing all does. Is there a good feature guide that lives online somewhere?

    Also, I didn't mention this but I love the s pen. I have been using it a lot!
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    01-05-2015 09:39 AM
  20. LaTuFu's Avatar
    I must admit, the note 4 is super nice but the simplicity of the 6 plus is what makes it a win!
    Agreed. For most users, this is what makes iOS so popular. Plain vanilla is the best selling ice cream for a reason.

    The battery on my note 4 isn't as good as my 6 plus. I'm guessing it's because of all the background processes and all the features.
    My guess is, since you're more familiar with iOS, you didn't know how to properly set up the Note 4 to manage the battery life. From what I am seeing from the 6+ devices I am around, the battery life isn't too far off from what I am getting in my Note 4. Is it better? Right now, it might be, but not by more than 5%ish. Within 6-10 months that will no longer be true, however, since the 6+ has no way to replace the battery and by definition lithium batteries degrade over time.

    The note 4 almost has too many features!
    I would counter that the Note 4 only has as many features as you need/want to use. The rest are there if you choose to use them. The 6+, however, can only do so much...


    I think why the iPhone devices are a huge win amongst people is because they spend less time messing with features and options and more time jumping onto the phone and doing what they need to do and being able to jump off. I mean, do I really need to swipe my hand from rofgtnto left to take a screenshot? While this might be nice I don't see myself ever using it.
    I do agree with what you say there. If you just want to use a phone the way you've always used it, then iOS is perfect for you, since they seem content to maintain the status quo from 2007, with some minor upgrades here and there.

    There are multiple ways to take screenshots that are much easier than a palm swipe, and the Note 4 gives you the easiest way of all--the S-Pen.
    01-05-2015 10:28 AM
  21. TheOpusFuller's Avatar
    I think that's the problem. You have to futz with the setting in order to get decent battery life. Where as the iphone, you get good battery life out of the box.

    I had my 6+ off the charger since 7am and it's at 99%, then again that's on standbye.

    I just need to figure out what to do with this note 4 in order to get decent battery life. I'm at 30% right now and I've only been off the charger since 7am.

    I would also counter that the rest of the features aren't just there if I chose to use them. Because of the bloated amount of features I have to spend time in order to figire out how to turn them off otherwise I'm the one who suffers because those features kill your battery.

    I'm not saying the features are all bad. But some are just way too much and not needed.

    I am digging it though.
    01-05-2015 10:49 AM
  22. Haalcyon's Avatar
    There is something to be said for simplicity and th email iPhone has that. A lot of people, including my wife and a lot of other tech-noobish types prefer a phone they can just pick up and start using to great effect. A phone that requires minimal effort to exploit. I notice that folks compare the iPhone 6 and 6+ to the Note. That doesn't seem like the fairest comparison as it seems like the iPhones should really be compared to the S5 or G3, etc. The Note 4 seems like a workstation-class device whereas the iPhones are mainstream. That said, I love spec overkill and love my Note 4.
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    01-05-2015 11:21 AM
  23. fragologist's Avatar
    The reason, as I see it, for the plethora of options is to make the phone unique to you. If you wanted to you could use your note just like an iphone and not use any note 4 features. or you could just use a few . The point is a person might only use %10 of the features and another person may use a different set of features. It's what makes each android phone unique. Whereas every iphone is identical except for wallpapers and app icon arrangement. I'm not bashing the iphone because I get why people would not want to deal with all the features. Simplicity is not a bad thing. I just perfer android because I like to tinker with stuff.

    I am in the process of making my Note 4 self aware.
    01-05-2015 11:29 AM
  24. TheOpusFuller's Avatar
    I hear ya. Again, not bashing the note 4 at all. It's a device I wanted to own otherwise I wouldn't have spent 700 bucks on it! Haha.

    I need the gear vr like ASAP. Where can I get this today!!!
    01-05-2015 11:34 AM
  25. fjd726's Avatar
    I use both Android and iOS (I'm typing this post on my new Air 2 right now).

    Im both a longtime iPhone and Galaxy phone user.

    Just for curiosity I purchased a iPhone 6 Plus to do a little battle with my T-Mobile Note 4,,,, while the Plus does not suck, it could no way keep up with my N4.

    Better call quality and way way way better picture and video quality with my N4 than the Plus,,,, I returned the Plus and happily paid the restocking fee.

    Matter of fact, the thing that shocked me the most was how much better the N4 camera was compared to the Plus (all my picture and video comparisons were done indoors),,,, also, the instant pixel focus the Plus advertises,,, I sure didn't see it.

    Both with video and still shots my Note 4 was way sharper and focused quicker than the Plus,,,, also the Plus video and stills looked washed out and dull compared to my Note 4.

    And I've watched the videos on YouTube, Plus camera vs N4 camera and on some of these YouTube videos everything sometimes looks about equal,,,, that sure was not my experience,, my Note 4 destroyed the Plus with my indoor camera comparisons (flash on and off and HDR on and off) with video both my N4 and the Plus were set at 1920x1080p (the highest the Plus can record at,,, I wanted to keep it a fair comparison and did not use any video setting above what the Plus is capable off.

    I had a long list of how many features and other ways my N4 beat out the Plus,,, but I just wanted to keep this post short.

    In my opinion though,,, if your on the fence between the Plus or the Note 4,,,, get the Note 4.

    Cheers
    Davyo
    My experience was the complete opposite. My plus blew away the Note 4 in camera photo quality by a mile. Every photo I took indoors with the 4 was blurry and unusable. Not so with the Plus. Too bad because I really liked the Note's other features. Having a bad camera was not an option for me.
    01-05-2015 12:08 PM
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