10-01-2014 11:21 PM
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  1. dankev's Avatar
    Here are the advantages of each, as far as my preferences and things that matter to me. This is all based on rumored specs, of course.

    Nexus 6:
    Software (I hate TW on my Note 2, even with Nova. I much prefer stock on my Nexus 7)
    Updates
    Price
    Slightly bigger screen
    Front speakers

    Note 4:
    Removable battery
    SD card
    Better camera (probably)

    I don't ever use my S pen. Ever. I thought I might, but it never happened. Same deal with the multitasking software. I'm leaning heavily toward the Nexus, if it's what the rumors say.

    Also, for those wishing for 64 bit, what differences do you expect? I'm admittedly no engineer, but everyone who seems to know what they're talking about says it's not going to change performance for quite some time.
    10-01-2014 12:13 AM
  2. jps1012's Avatar
    I don't mean this to be argumentative but just trying to understand touch wiz better. From reddit people are saying that is TW is based on an old android OS and is not inline with the latest android design. Here is a post. I am interesting to here your take on it:


    - Gaudy Gingerbread-esq theme

    - Sound effects that wear out their welcome fast

    - Unnecessary tawdry transitions

    - Memory hog

    - Update hindrance

    - Bad alternatives to stock apps

    - Traces of bad skeuomorphic design

    - introduces a inconsistent design language to a ecosystem that has a somewhat established design language

    - A panoply of useless settings and features that create confusion and clutter in the settings

    Google Play Edition for life
    10-01-2014 08:21 AM
  3. ReggieTee's Avatar
    I have Note 4 preordered but am kinda hoping Google announces the new Nexus before the 17th. I'd like to compare both before receiving the Note.

    Sent from my LG G3
    10-01-2014 11:19 AM
  4. Ed Briggs's Avatar
    Give me stock android any day. Besides, Nexus devices have the best custom rom support on the planet. You can have your bells and whistles while still having a stock feel.
    10-01-2014 12:08 PM
  5. Nakrohtap's Avatar
    It's an easy decision for me because I'm on Verizon.

    Sent from my SM-N900V using Tapatalk
    10-01-2014 01:08 PM
  6. clatus's Avatar
    Note 4. And I'll be ditching my nexus 5 for it. Quad hd and s pen make all the difference. Vanilla android is some what over rated. I think you get far more functionality from touch wiz.

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    Vanilla android/Nexus is SO overrated its not even funny! I actually like touch wiz.
    10-01-2014 01:22 PM
  7. Almeuit's Avatar
    I am going with the Note 4 ... I have been waiting for the new Note so I can get a new phone (yes I have a Note 3 but I like to upgrade often haha).
    10-01-2014 01:46 PM
  8. TheDonJ77's Avatar
    Vanilla android/Nexus is SO overrated its not even funny! I actually like touch wiz.
    I will be upgrading from the Nexus 5, Stock android is simple, fluid and fast with minimal to no lag what so ever however it can get to be a bit boring at times and I no longer wish to hack and root. I was strongly considering the Iphone 6+ but after playing with that thing for all of 10 minutes, I put it down and walked out, IOS is simply BORING AS ****. I don't know how or why people shell out out the $$ they do when there are truly better alternatives but hey that's another thread. I will be giving touchwiz a try, some love it, some hate it but I will give it a chance,
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    10-01-2014 01:55 PM
  9. Wildo6882's Avatar
    I will be upgrading from the Nexus 5, Stock android is simple, fluid and fast with minimal to no lag what so ever however it can get to be a bit boring at times and I no longer wish to hack and root. I was strongly considering the Iphone 6+ but after playing with that thing for all of 10 minutes, I put it down and walked out, IOS is simply BORING AS ****. I don't know how or why people shell out out the $$ they do when there are truly better alternatives but hey that's another thread. I will be giving touchwiz a try, some love it, some hate it but I will give it a chance,
    I'm in the exact same boat as you. I've been Nexus or GPE since I switched to AT&T in February. While it is nice to have no bloat, and very little issues, it gets really boring and is honestly bare bones. It's a pretty plain smartphone, unless you're into rooting, which I'm not. I also wanted to try the new iPhone 6 Plus and I just don't think it's worth it. Plus it's huge with no real bonus to the extra real estate.

    My wife recently got an S5 and I actually like some of the changes to TouchWiz. It is still a bit bloated, but has a lot of really nice additions over stock. Plus I really want a top of the line camera and great battery life. I think it'll probably be a Note 4 for me. I still like Nexus, but I would need L to add some more functionality for me to stick around - or be so insanely cheap that it doesn't make sense to switch.
    10-01-2014 05:11 PM
  10. TheDonJ77's Avatar
    I'm in the exact same boat as you. I've been Nexus or GPE since I switched to AT&T in February. While it is nice to have no bloat, and very little issues, it gets really boring and is honestly bare bones. It's a pretty plain smartphone, unless you're into rooting, which I'm not. I also wanted to try the new iPhone 6 Plus and I just don't think it's worth it. Plus it's huge with no real bonus to the extra real estate.

    My wife recently got an S5 and I actually like some of the changes to TouchWiz. It is still a bit bloated, but has a lot of really nice additions over stock. Plus I really want a top of the line camera and great battery life. I think it'll probably be a Note 4 for me. I still like Nexus, but I would need L to add some more functionality for me to stick around - or be so insanely cheap that it doesn't make sense to switch.
    I can agree with you 100%. I have a nexus 7 to keep me interested in stock android if I feel like tinkering but phone reasons I really want a better camera and battery life. The IP6+ is just way too overpriced for a bunch of nothing IMO. No pen, dual apps, qhd screen, N4 has bigger battery, etc,etc but the N4 costs much less. Just more bang for ya buck! I will have to adjust to TW but I think it will be an easy curve
    10-01-2014 05:15 PM
  11. Wildo6882's Avatar
    I can agree with you 100%. I have a nexus 7 to keep me interested in stock android if I feel like tinkering but phone reasons I really want a better camera and battery life. The IP6+ is just way too overpriced for a bunch of nothing IMO. No pen, dual apps, qhd screen, N4 has bigger battery, etc,etc but the N4 costs much less. Just more bang for ya buck! I will have to adjust to TW but I think it will be an easy curve
    The hardest thing I've noticed using my wife's S5 is the settings. There are a billion settings. Other than that, it's the same ole Android with a lot more functionality. I actually got rid of my Nexus 7 because it seemed like I never touched it. I'm hoping the bigger phone works as my phone and tablet. I have a Chromebook for bigger mobile computing needs.
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    10-01-2014 05:18 PM
  12. Willy_P's Avatar
    I'm all for customization. I have a rooted 2013 Nexus 7 with CyanogenMod 11 running nightly builds. I wouldn't recommend rooting the Note 4 but you can certainly use another launcher. I have a Note II using the Apex launcher and the S pen works fine, and I will probably install the Apex launcher on the Note 4 which I pre-ordered. Having said that, I think Samsung's TW launcher gets a bad rap. I have friends and relatives who are very happy with TW on their Samsung devices and I think they would be overwhelmed by the options offered by launchers such as Apex or Nova.
    10-01-2014 06:43 PM
  13. Herault Charles's Avatar
    I prefer Note 4. I can replace the battery.
    Nexus 6 Non-removable Li-Po battery
    10-01-2014 09:50 PM
  14. Adam Sawyer's Avatar
    Stock Android is amazing. It's quick, cohesive, intuitive, beautiful, and just a pleasure to use in general. With that said, however, it's missing the key features which set the Note apart from it to begin with.

    You see, when TouchWiz first came out on the Galaxy I (one) series of phones, it was a mess. It was a resource hog and had all sorts of annoying things that came along with it. It's gotten better (slighty in some cases) with every new iteration.

    We are at a point now where TouchWiz is beginning to finally be what we wanted it to be in the beginning. It's not completely there yet, but I think the step it went with the GN4 is certainly in the right direction with its material design (Android L) influence.

    I've spent considerable time -- but not owned -- every flagship Samsung Android device ever since owning the Sammy Moment on Sprint, and when I played around with the GN4 display at Best Buy it was the first time I could really say to myself that I thought the UI was great.
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