10-19-2014 03:35 PM
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  1. BobLobIaw's Avatar
    It seems like a great phone but perhaps not a huge step up from the Note 3. For a new user like myself, however, it looks real good. Tough call between the Note 3 and the G3. The distinction might come down to the stylus. Not sure how useful it would be on a smartphone, but one of the best features of my Surface Pro is the pen so I would probably like and use the Note 3 stylus.
    09-05-2014 06:10 PM
  2. brentj's Avatar
    I noticed that too and is really the only thing that bugs me so far about the Note 4. Was hoping they'd reduce the bezels and use that extra space to increase the screen size to 5.9" without making the overall phone size any bigger. May be they couldn't do that though due to limitations of the internal components or other design challenges.
    Yeah, the dimension that changed the most is an extra 2.3mm in height for the GN4. These dimensions are from gsmarena.com:

    N4 Dimensions 153.5 x 78.6 x 8.5 mm (6.04 x 3.09 x 0.33 in)

    N3 Dimensions 151.2 x 79.2 x 8.3 mm (5.95 x 3.12 x 0.33 in)
    09-05-2014 07:48 PM
  3. mty msi's Avatar
    Well I'll wait till I can test it but so far from what I've seen:

    Save for some little bummers here and there it turned out exactly the way I've expected it.

    - QHD in combination with SAmoled check
    - SD 805 check (at least it's 64 bit ready) so check
    - higher quality frame check (wasn't even a need for me thanks to great cases)
    - highly improved S Pen check
    - finally better volume rockers it's really nice being able to feel the difference between volume +/-
    - headphone jack at the top again (thanks)
    - using the heartrate monitor as a real camera-shutter is great

    Little bummers:

    - only USB 2.0 instead of 3.0 although I don't think I will feel the difference
    - no IP 67 ... to be honest I didn't expect it because of the S Pen and yeah I'm sure Lifeproof, Seidio and other topcases will take care of that
    - would have loved 4 gig of Ram but judging by some reviewers this baby is already blazzing fast
    - speaker at the top would have been nice..but it's not that big of a deal for me since I always connect my phones to my Bose companion


    Conclusion:
    Is it perfect ? Not really but we are reaching a point in technology where less stellar upgrades are going to happen more frequently the smartphone market is saturated and especially LG, Samsung are pushing the boundaries more and more each year. For my personal needs I think it will be a great phone and Samsung updated the things I wanted them too so very happy. Yeah next years version will have the SD 810, at least for 4 gig of RAM but other than that it won't be much different than the current N 4 and I'm very sure I will still be happy with my N 4 by then.

    So all in all very good job Samsung
    What does 64 bit ready mean? Are you saying the Note 4 is capable of running 64 bit Android L when it's released? I thought the chip needed to be 64 bit capable which to the best of my knowledge the Snapdragon 805 is not, it's a 32 bit chip.
    09-05-2014 08:01 PM
  4. meyerweb#CB's Avatar
    What does 64 bit ready mean? Are you saying the Note 4 is capable of running 64 bit Android L when it's released? I thought the chip needed to be 64 bit capable which to the best of my knowledge the Snapdragon 805 is not, it's a 32 bit chip.
    Correct. The 808 and 810 have 64 bit cores, not the 805.
    09-06-2014 12:01 AM
  5. D13H4RD2L1V3's Avatar
    I still don't see the point of 64-bit smartphones.

    Posted via Android Central App
    09-07-2014 12:59 AM
  6. Andy847's Avatar
    I wanted this phone so bad, and was waiting for a long time to upgrade from my Note 2. Last month I broke my note 2 and needed a phone right away, so ended up buying a Note 3 with AT&T outright. I love my Note 3 and since I paid outright (even with a good price) I'm not sure I can justify selling it and paying for the new Note 4. I do like one thing about the software, and that's the Multiwindow function of being separate and being able to resize and move around the screen with it. That's something I always loved about my Original Note 10.1 tablet. I like to draw and use a pic to draw from another window when in a drawing app. I know the phone is small, but I like this option better than the windows on top of each other. Just my opinion.

    Of course the camera I like and I will have to feel and use it a bit when it comes out, but still I feel I can wait until the bugs are out and I can see the reviews of actual users first. I'm hoping the price is not as expensive as the Note 3 when it first came out. I haven't read all the specs, so just commenting on what I have read. I'm sure it'll be a great phone. I'm wondering if the signal strength will be any better on it? That's the only thing I really dislike about the samsung phones, wish it was better like my old Motorola Droid X. I never had any problems with the Signal and having dropped calls on any of the Samsungs I've had, except a few places in buildings, but it would be nice if they beefed it up a little on that end.
    09-07-2014 03:55 PM
  7. Carrtman's Avatar
    I still don't see the point of 64-bit smartphones.

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    You know it's funny I've discussed the Note 4 with a friend of mine told her about all the great specs and all she cared about was: how does it look compared to the old one, what can the camera do and what type of "fashion" cases there are.

    Point being spec "wars" are more for us males I guess and personally I like the buy the latest and best whenever I'm upgrading, but the fact is 64 bit technology hasn't even taken over PCs now it will take some time before phones are going to be able to make use of them but once they do we will have a note 6.
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    09-07-2014 04:24 PM
  8. shanghaichica's Avatar
    You know it's funny I've discussed the Note 4 with a friend of mine told her about all the great specs and all she cared about was: how does it look compared to the old one, what can the camera do and what type of "fashion" cases there are.

    Point being spec "wars" are more for us males I guess and personally I like the buy the latest and best whenever I'm upgrading, but the fact is 64 bit technology hasn't even taken over PCs now it will take some time before phones are going to be able to make use of them but once they do we will have a note 6.
    I'm female and I love technology and specs excite me. I like to have the latest and greatest, however I do like to accessorise with my cases, or even better still now I'll be able to get a gold note 4 it will be even more beautiful than my gold S5.

    Posted from my S5
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    09-07-2014 04:37 PM
  9. Carrtman's Avatar
    I'm female and I love technology and specs excite me. I like to have the latest and greatest, however I do like to accessorise with my cases, or even better still now I'll be able to get a gold note 4 it will be even more beautiful than my gold S5.

    Posted from my S5
    Wow so then you are into the spec wars and "phone fashion" (is that the right word ?)

    Personally I want my cases to do a great job at protection sure they should look somewhat nice too but it's not that important for me.
    09-07-2014 04:58 PM
  10. Jay Sacks's Avatar
    Love my Note 2 and was hoping for wireless charging and a little bigger screen. Passed on the 3 and may pass on the 4 and wait for the Note 5. All great phones. But, my 2 still works flawlessly.
    09-07-2014 05:16 PM
  11. Spacemaker24's Avatar
    I just don't see any compellinh reason to justify ditching my Note 3 in favor of a Note 4.

    My Note 3 is still performing flawlessly and I use Otterbox Commuter cases so the new looks don't matter. None of the new features and specs are worth $300 to me.

    Galaxy Note 5 will be here before too long. I can wait.

    Sent from my Verizon Galaxy Note 3 using Tapatalk
    09-07-2014 05:49 PM
  12. MRS DIVA's Avatar
    Still love my Note 2 but will upgrade to the Note 4. I would have liked to seen 64GB internal storage, decent front facing speakers and a larger battery. That wishlist may arrive in the Note 5
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    09-07-2014 06:29 PM
  13. I Can Be Your Hero's Avatar
    I just don't see any compellinh reason to justify ditching my Note 3 in favor of a Note 4.

    My Note 3 is still performing flawlessly and I use Otterbox Commuter cases so the new looks don't matter. None of the new features and specs are worth $300 to me.

    Galaxy Note 5 will be here before too long. I can wait.

    Sent from my Verizon Galaxy Note 3 using Tapatalk
    I've seen a lot of people making similar comments, they see no reason to move from their Note 3 to Note 4 and that's completely understandable. The Note 4 has smaller hardware improvements rather than big software improvements (ie; things that will improve the UX of the phone). The Note 3 is still a powerful device, more than enough to last another year, and the Note 4 is an iterative spec bump on the N3.

    I don't blame anyone for not being too impressed with the Note 4. Some decisions had me scratching my head (going back to USB 2) but then again, I do think it's a good upgrade, especially if you're on the Note 2 or a previous phone.
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    09-07-2014 06:40 PM
  14. bp3829's Avatar
    Love my Note 2 and was hoping for wireless charging and a little bigger screen. Passed on the 3 and may pass on the 4 and wait for the Note 5. All great phones. But, my 2 still works flawlessly.
    I'm with you in regards to my Note 2. This being said I am looking towards seeing the other phones comming out in the next couple of months and then make a decision. Note 4 is very impressive and coming from the "Company who should not be named" I kid. Im glad I made the switch to Android. in the past week I bought a chromebook, Chromecast, and just purchased a Gear Live. Knowing me I'll probably get the Note 4 but just not really in a hurry considering my Note 2 is better than my wife's 5s.

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    09-07-2014 08:26 PM
  15. missmom's Avatar
    Couldn't be more disappointed with the information regarding the Note 4.
    09-07-2014 10:14 PM
  16. shanghaichica's Avatar
    Longer hands on video.

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    09-08-2014 06:49 PM
  17. Phillip Pugh's Avatar
    I just picked up a nice metal case for my note 3 so now it really fills premium but then I always thought the note 3 felt good as it was I personally love the fake leather back look make the phone look business like

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    09-08-2014 09:09 PM
  18. thegame161's Avatar
    Longer hands on video.

    Really do like the look of the white.
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    09-09-2014 03:22 AM
  19. Vzy085's Avatar
    Personally, I been with Samsung since last summer when I first got the s4 then upgraded to the note 3 on release date. The note 4 to me is missing something and with all this iPhone 6 hype I'm stuck between getting the new note or maybe getting the new iPhone 5.5 if it releases.

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    09-09-2014 04:15 AM
  20. doctordwaynewilliams's Avatar
    The Note 4 seems awesome. The upgrades look great and I think that the device is going to be if not the best, one of the best smartphones of the year.


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    09-09-2014 05:50 AM
  21. missmom's Avatar
    The Note 4 seems awesome. The upgrades look great and I think that the device is going to be if not the best, one of the best smartphones of the year.


    Sent from my iPad Air using Tapatalk
    It also smaller than other smartphone...which is a big negative IMO. I mean the G2 Pro, G flex, T2, HTC One Max are all bigger than the Note 4.
    09-09-2014 08:00 PM
  22. Nakrohtap's Avatar
    Personally, I been with Samsung since last summer when I first got the s4 then upgraded to the note 3 on release date. The note 4 to me is missing something and with all this iPhone 6 hype I'm stuck between getting the new note or maybe getting the new iPhone 5.5 if it releases.

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    What do you feel it's missing? Personally, I would never go to an iPhone. I have one for work and it's absolutely maddening. Slow, non customizable, not intuitive. Maybe because I've always had an Android device. Seriously, the no app drawer thing to me is ridiculous. Who wants all that clutter on their home screen? Maybe they will introduce that with the iPhone 8.

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    09-09-2014 09:53 PM
  23. doctordwaynewilliams's Avatar
    What do you feel it's missing? Personally, I would never go to an iPhone. I have one for work and it's absolutely maddening. Slow, non customizable, not intuitive. Maybe because I've always had an Android device. Seriously, the no app drawer thing to me is ridiculous. Who wants all that clutter on their home screen? Maybe they will introduce that with the iPhone 8.

    Sent from my SM-N900V using Tapatalk
    I can understand what you are saying about not wanting an iOS device. But I don't get the app drawer comment. On iOS if you don't want the clutter on your home screen, you just create folders. That's what I do. The widgets on Android are what I can live without.


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    09-14-2014 02:49 AM
  24. dorrien12's Avatar
    You know it's funny I've discussed the Note 4 with a friend of mine told her about all the great specs and all she cared about was: how does it look compared to the old one, what can the camera do and what type of "fashion" cases there are.

    Point being spec "wars" are more for us males I guess and personally I like the buy the latest and best whenever I'm upgrading, but the fact is 64 bit technology hasn't even taken over PCs now it will take some time before phones are going to be able to make use of them but once they do we will have a note 6.
    I'm also a female, but I am a techie at heart. I love technology, but like the lady said, we love to accessorize. I'll have the best computer in my pocket, and it's case does have to sturdy (Otterbox). I'll use that until the other companies come out with some prettier choices. So my computer/phone can match my shoes...lol
    09-14-2014 05:54 AM
  25. Carrtman's Avatar
    I'm also a female, but I am a techie at heart. I love technology, but like the lady said, we love to accessorize. I'll have the best computer in my pocket, and it's case does have to sturdy (Otterbox). I'll use that until the other companies come out with some prettier choices. So my computer/phone can match my shoes...lol
    Otterbox is indeed a great choice personally I'll buy whichever one will provide the best protection and than buy a "prettier" IF the protection case adds too much bulk for "normal" situations. I don't care if it matches my shoes, jacket or jean *g* but trust me I've heard that argument phone/computer has to match my shoes;handbag often enough from ladies so yeah.

    in terms of powerful: I highly believe we all will have a very powerful device especially ones the XDA magicians are starting their custom rom magic :-=)
    09-14-2014 06:04 AM
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