08-22-2014 06:33 PM
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  1. GS4Bob's Avatar
    WOW!!!

    I'm IN
    08-13-2014 10:24 AM
  2. MannyZ28's Avatar
    I am starting to understand the Samsung strategy.

    Samsung unveils metal-framed Galaxy Alpha, available September | Android Central

    The Alpha has a 4.7" screen, the Note 4 will have a 5.7" again like the Note 3. To me, the Alpha looks pretty much exactly like the Note 4 in that leaked picture, and also, the Alpha looks a whooooole lot like an iPhone 5S meaning pretty much the same as the iPhone 6 plus .7". I mean lets face it, from a distance you probably can barely tell the Alpha from an iPhone 6. The chamfered metal edge, even the lines at the bottom that the Alpha has. So obviously the Note 4 will be the direct competitor to the large iPhone 6....plus the features that were carried over from the Note 3 that were popular like the faux leather back (minus fake stitching) and the S pen of course.

    That's all nice and well, and I am happy to see the addition of metal while retaining the removable back, but a little less copying and more innovation would have been nice. I will probably still get the Note 4, but for the 5, lets be a little more adventurous with the design. Those teased wrap around displays and what ever "Note Edge" is, can't come soon enough..... well....hopefully they won't come right after I bought a Note 4...

    Apple is going to have a field day with copying accusations now that the Alpha is official. Dang it though, I kinda like how the Alpha and the Note 4 look, maybe I have been an iPhone fanboy all along and didn't know it?
    08-13-2014 10:37 AM
  3. lazerproof's Avatar
    It may work under water but Samsung doesn't market the S5 as water proof... Only water resistant. (see below screenshot)

    As I tell everyone.. If you want to risk the water with your phone... And it breaks.. Don't say they didn't warn you .

    Sent from my T-Mobile Note 3 using AC Forums.
    What Does IP67 Mean?
    IP stands for 'Ingress Protection'
    An IP number is used to specify the environmental protection of enclosures around electronic equipment. These ratings are determined by specific tests.
    The IP number is composed of two numbers, the first referring to the protection against solid objects and the second against liquids. The higher the number, the better the protection.
    Note: All Aceeca devices (except PDA32) are manufactured and tested to IP67 standards.
    First Number
    0 - No protection (Sometimes X)
    1 - Protected against solid objects up to 50mm³
    2 - Protected against solid objects up to 12mm³
    3 - Protected against solid objects up to 2.5mm³
    4 - Protected against solid objects up to 1mm³
    5 - Protected against dust, limited ingress (no harmful deposit)
    6 - Totally protected against dust

    Second Number
    Second Number
    0 - No protection (Sometimes X)
    1 - Protection against vertically falling drops of water (e.g. condensation)
    2 - Protection against direct sprays of water up to 15 degrees from vertical
    3 - Protection against direct sprays of water up to 60 degrees from vertical
    4 - Protection against water sprayed from all directions - limited ingress permitted
    5 - Protected against low pressure jets of water from all directions - limited ingress permitted
    6 - Protected against low pressure jets of water, limited ingress permitted (e.g. ship deck)
    7 - Protected against the effect of immersion between 15cm and 1m
    8 - Protected against long periods of immersion under pressure


    SOURCE: http://aceeca.com/handhelds/ip67
    08-13-2014 11:03 AM
  4. Almeuit's Avatar
    What Does IP67 Mean?
    IP stands for 'Ingress Protection'
    An IP number is used to specify the environmental protection of enclosures around electronic equipment. These ratings are determined by specific tests.
    The IP number is composed of two numbers, the first referring to the protection against solid objects and the second against liquids. The higher the number, the better the protection.
    Note: All Aceeca devices (except PDA32) are manufactured and tested to IP67 standards.
    First Number
    0- No protection (Sometimes X)
    1- Protected against solid objects up to 50mm³
    2- Protected against solid objects up to 12mm³
    3- Protected against solid objects up to 2.5mm³
    4- Protected against solid objects up to 1mm³
    5- Protected against dust, limited ingress (no harmful deposit)
    6- Totally protected against dust

    Second Number
    Second Number
    0- No protection (Sometimes X)
    1- Protection against vertically falling drops of water (e.g. condensation)
    2- Protection against direct sprays of water up to 15 degrees from vertical
    3- Protection against direct sprays of water up to 60 degrees from vertical
    4- Protection against water sprayed from all directions - limited ingress permitted
    5- Protected against low pressure jets of water from all directions - limited ingress permitted
    6- Protected against low pressure jets of water, limited ingress permitted (e.g. ship deck)
    7- Protected against the effect of immersion between 15cm and 1m
    8- Protected against long periods of immersion under pressure


    SOURCE: http://aceeca.com/handhelds/ip67
    That's fine for the standard but even Samsung won't say water proof.. They say resistant..

    Sent from my T-Mobile Note 3 using AC Forums.
    08-13-2014 01:54 PM
  5. Raptor007's Avatar
    It looks pretty darn good to me, and I put a case on my phone so what everyone else is complaining about looks wise will be covered on my GN4 by the case. You will simply see the front.
    08-13-2014 08:13 PM
  6. deparson's Avatar
    The real tell will be the Samsung replacement policy. If they will replace water damaged phones for no cost then it is 'water proof'. If they don't, it is 'take your chances' water resistant.
    08-16-2014 08:47 AM
  7. furiousyellow's Avatar
    Like it. It's such a small detail but the backing of the phone makes a world of difference to me. It's one of main reasons I buy cases with some grip in the back. I recently had to replace the Spigen ultra-fit case on my S4 and decided to save a few bucks and go for the glossy back over the matte. The glossy one was so slippery, I tossed it after a few days and ended up having to hunt down another matte case. If the textured backing allows me to grip the Note without using a case and saving some weight and bulk, I'm all for it.

    I get why some people desire a uni-body metal case, but I have no desire for one. The Note is already a hefty phone in stock plastic form and I like that Samsung phones are among the few remaining that allow you to swap out batteries and SD memory.
    Formerly Known As likes this.
    08-16-2014 12:47 PM
  8. aokusman's Avatar
    The real tell will be the Samsung replacement policy. If they will replace water damaged phones for no cost then it is 'water proof'. If they don't, it is 'take your chances' water resistant.
    Yep. I would never take my waterproof phone in or around water. That's just common sense. We all know we are at the mercy of the manufacturer when it comes to warranties.
    08-17-2014 08:43 AM
  9. Raptor007's Avatar
    There are many ways to use your phone in the water and cases designed specifically for that benefit if you really need to. But don't forget you have a pretty potent electrical device in your hand when you are in or near water which we all know electricity and water do not mix.
    08-17-2014 09:38 AM
  10. Phillip Pugh's Avatar
    I'm pretty sure the note 4 will look some what different just like the two notes before the note 3 which I own so calm down people just wait until the phone is released before make your final decision

    Posted via Android Central App
    08-21-2014 06:44 AM
  11. yourphonemyphone's Avatar
    Yep. I would never take my waterproof phone in or around water. That's just common sense. We all know we are at the mercy of the manufacturer when it comes to warranties.
    I went crazy and bought a Seiko dive watch when I was travelling in Japan last year.
    It's the Seiko "Emperor Tuna" rated to 1000 meters(about 3,000 feet). I've wanted
    that watch for many years but was never able to convince myself to spend almost
    USD$3000 for a watch. I just couldn't help myself when I saw the watch at a shop
    in Osaka.

    Guess what? I've had the watch for a little over a year now. Yes, it's rated to 3,000
    feet, but I haven't even gotten it wet when I wash my hands. When I go to the pool
    or the beach, it stays inside my car's glovebox.

    08-21-2014 08:16 PM
  12. aokusman's Avatar
    I went crazy and bought a Seiko dive watch when I was travelling in Japan last year.
    It's the Seiko "Emperor Tuna" rated to 1000 meters(about 3,000 feet). I've wanted
    that watch for many years but was never able to convince myself to spend almost
    USD$3000 for a watch. I just couldn't help myself when I saw the watch at a shop
    in Osaka.

    Guess what? I've had the watch for a little over a year now. Yes, it's rated to 3,000
    feet, but I haven't even gotten it wet when I wash my hands. When I go to the pool
    or the beach, it stays inside my car's glovebox.

    http://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/MTAyNFg3OD...S~GPB/$_57.JPG
    Then why buy a diving watch?
    08-22-2014 05:14 PM
  13. Raptor007's Avatar
    Why not. Some people like the look, design features or the fact that they can have it. Why buy a Rolex, its just a watch right.
    08-22-2014 06:04 PM
  14. pinkpoppy's Avatar
    personally, I hope those leaked images are false - they are boring as hell & too similar to previous models.

    if samsung is spouting that its going to be a new design, i can only hope they will do something like have screen edge to edge with minimal bezel or go with the YOUM screen & perhaps 1 or both screen edges curved - i know that still a new technology for them & some reports say its too new to introduce into the smartphone world yet due to costs,but ive got my fingers crossed!

    check the link below, old info & some new but a bunch of leaked & render images too - the first render image of a curved display phone - that ROCKS my world right there! YES PLEASE!

    Samsung Galaxy Note 4 | release date, price & specs - PC Advisor
    08-22-2014 06:33 PM
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