10-17-2014 06:20 AM
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  1. g8orballboy's Avatar
    I'm sick of official reviews... I want to hear from you guys now that some of you are getting your lucky hands on it. Let us all know what your first impressions are! Pictures are wonderful as well
    10-13-2014 03:14 PM
  2. rushmore's Avatar
    No offense to user reviews, but until the new device pixie dust wears off, I tend to not hold much weight in reviews unless used beyond a few hours or even days.

    G3 is a great example. A lot of people loved it until they realized the battery life was weak, contrast bad and the display impacted performance.
    10-13-2014 03:21 PM
  3. stackberry369's Avatar
    No offense to user reviews, but until the new device pixie dust wears off, I tend to not hold much weight in reviews unless used beyond a few hours or even days.

    G3 is a great example. A lot of people loved it until they realized the battery life was weak, contrast bad and the display impacted performance.
    I don't have one... That's my review of the note 4 lol

    Posted via Android Central App
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    10-13-2014 03:46 PM
  4. noteiii007's Avatar
    It seems much faster then note 3. Also I finally was able to handout from WiFi to cell and the call did not disconnect! The note 3 would always disconnect on the hand off. I also have with cell spot router from tmobile.

    Still trying to explore everything. Keyboard typing seems to be a lot better!

    Posted via the Android Central App
    10-13-2014 04:06 PM
  5. Almeuit's Avatar
    No offense to user reviews, but until the new device pixie dust wears off, I tend to not hold much weight in reviews unless used beyond a few hours or even days.

    G3 is a great example. A lot of people loved it until they realized the battery life was weak, contrast bad and the display impacted performance.
    True but if people were commenting on battery from day 1... I could see why you'd feel that way.

    Honestly it's snappy and the screen is great. I did a charge and it went fast (27 to 70 percent in 35 minutes.. No usage while charging). It seems great. The only issue I've found so far is the hangouts emoji is Samsung's... Which is annoying.
    10-13-2014 07:28 PM
  6. MarqBland's Avatar
    I'm currently not happy with the battery. Last night I was very hard on the phone with downloading the apps that I needed and whatnot, so I didn't pay much attention to the battery quickly dying. However, today at work, I haven't done anything outside of the norm (streaming Pandora all day and a few texts). By lunch time, my OnePlus One was consistently at 70%+ by this time. I'm at 55% on the Note 4. I know there's an update coming and the phone is brand new so I need to give it time, but I am using my OnePlus as my personal standard for how I need a phone's battery to be based on how I use it. Even with streaming Pandora all day at work, I'd usually put the phone on the charger around 40% around 10p. I'm not so sure the Note 4 is going to make it through the day. I know there are a ton of things that can be done to preserve battery life, but I am not doing anything differently than I did with my OnePlus One.

    The screen on time is 1hr 8 minutes and the phone has been off the charger since 4:15a like normal days for me.

    Anyone else think the battery is a bit weak so far?
    10-14-2014 12:48 PM
  7. bassplayrguy's Avatar
    I'm currently not happy with the battery. Last night I was very hard on the phone with downloading the apps that I needed and whatnot, so I didn't pay much attention to the battery quickly dying. However, today at work, I haven't done anything outside of the norm (streaming Pandora all day and a few texts). By lunch time, my OnePlus One was consistently at 70%+ by this time. I'm at 55% on the Note 4. I know there's an update coming and the phone is brand new so I need to give it time, but I am using my OnePlus as my personal standard for how I need a phone's battery to be based on how I use it. Even with streaming Pandora all day at work, I'd usually put the phone on the charger around 40% around 10p. I'm not so sure the Note 4 is going to make it through the day. I know there are a ton of things that can be done to preserve battery life, but I am not doing anything differently than I did with my OnePlus One.

    The screen on time is 1hr 8 minutes and the phone has been off the charger since 4:15a like normal days for me.

    Anyone else think the battery is a bit weak so far?
    It takes a few charge cycles to get maximum use out of new batteries. Same with any phone.
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    10-14-2014 12:56 PM
  8. TheDonJ77's Avatar
    I'll give you mine with some pics when I get home at about 5:30!!
    10-14-2014 01:01 PM
  9. bsulla's Avatar
    Also unhappy w/ battery life. Hope to get the new firmware update soon. Not having any luck w/ the fingerprint scanner and the calendar widget is weak sauce but everything else about this phone is amazing.
    10-14-2014 02:03 PM
  10. Tabbiel1989's Avatar
    After coming from the s4 for me the battery is great. Hopefully the update though will make it even better.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    10-14-2014 02:18 PM
  11. honey_bee_33's Avatar
    I did an unboxing and shared it to my facebook. Everybody was like...wait that phone is not out yet! I chuckle to myself with all the remarks. Any way this phone is the business. I keep pulling it out my purse just to play around with it every chance I get.
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    10-14-2014 10:02 PM
  12. shzusuziq's Avatar
    Anyone else having the home screen stay on until you shut it off? I set the screen off time for 15 seconds, that works in an app if I set the phone down, but if I do that on the home screen it just stays on. I do usually shut the screen down when I'm through, so it's not a big deal, just a bit strange. The only thing off with the phone so far.
    10-14-2014 10:48 PM
  13. Formerly Known As's Avatar
    Anyone else having the home screen stay on until you shut it off? I set the screen off time for 15 seconds, that works in an app if I set the phone down, but if I do that on the home screen it just stays on. I do usually shut the screen down when I'm through, so it's not a big deal, just a bit strange. The only thing off with the phone so far.
    There is a setting that keeps the phone on as long as it can see your face. Have you checked that?

    Posted via Android Central App
    10-14-2014 10:58 PM
  14. Tkbredx's Avatar
    There is a setting that keeps the phone on as long as it can see your face. Have you checked that?

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    Actually, I believe Quick Glance (the name of that feature) is gone. Samsung got rid of a lot of those features people said were gimmicky.
    10-14-2014 11:00 PM
  15. Frozen Corpse's Avatar
    →The first thing I've noticed about the Note 4 is the weight and the build quality is hands-down a lot better than the Note 3.
    →The second improvement I had noticed is the screen quality/resolution is also a welcome improvement compared to my one day owned Note 2 on At&ts' network(Long story short, I quickly returned that phone due to the pixalated screen and went back to my Iphone 5.The battery life cannot be compared to the Samsung Notes 3 just yet due to being to new.
    →the biggest change I like so far happens to be the improvements made on the stylus meaning its e more accurate especially for the people who like to draw. After opening the Note 4's box , I was surprised to see different stylus tips like you would see on the "wancom"(sp?) drawing pad you may use on Photoshop.
    → Lastly, the charging is r faster than my Note 3,but you can't use while you have the extra fast charging on.
    →Overall,this great phone has to be considered the Note 3s which isn't a bad assessment. I'm thinking the Note 5 will havethe radical changes to give this Note line a change that eveurybody may be looking for.

    just my $0.02....

    Posted via the Android Central App
    10-15-2014 12:49 AM
  16. bsulla's Avatar
    Actually, I believe Quick Glance (the name of that feature) is gone. Samsung got rid of a lot of those features people said were gimmicky.
    It's actually smart stay and it's still here.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    Attached Thumbnails Note 4 Post your Impressions T-mobile users-screenshot_2014-10-14-22-12-51.jpg  
    10-15-2014 01:13 AM
  17. BarfingMonkey's Avatar
    Screen is really nice
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    10-15-2014 02:32 AM
  18. shzusuziq's Avatar
    My screen is shutting off now. The smart stay wasn't checked. But I checked it, then unchecked it, now it's fine. And am I missing something, but can you still use your voice to shut off your alarm (stop) or use during music play (pause, stop, forward)? I can't seem to figure that out. My note 2 did all that. Thanks! Still playing with my phone!
    10-15-2014 08:48 AM
  19. Android4life47's Avatar
    Same here last night before I went to bed the battery was at 100% woke up and the battery was at 51% how could it go down to 49% without me even doing anything????
    10-15-2014 09:19 AM
  20. int_architect's Avatar
    Same here last night before I went to bed the battery was at 100% woke up and the battery was at 51% how could it go down to 49% without me even doing anything????
    You should check your account sync settings and settings for various features. Losing almost half your battery capacity overnight means something is running. Did you check your battery stats? My battery drops about 4% - 5% overnight.
    10-15-2014 12:14 PM
  21. Android4life47's Avatar
    I just got off the phone with tmo and they said that my of is used get more of the battery than the os so they said that I should uninstall my applications and see if the same thing happens if it does I will have to wait till my apps get updated for 4.4.4 if not I need a new battery or a new phone
    10-15-2014 03:56 PM
  22. hengst2404's Avatar
    First thoughts are that it is not as big as I anticipated. Now I moved from the Windows Lumia 925, to the Galaxy S5, before quickly realizing I wanted to the note, even though I loved the S5. Going from the S5 to the Note 4 was easy. The build quality is very nice, easy to grip and just very fast and pretty. Oddly my Microsoft office doesn't seem to work with it just yet, perhaps a new phone issue, but odd. I will practice with the camera next, but overall I am very pleased. It feels great and looks great and is not anywhere near as large as I was worried it would look/be.
    10-15-2014 03:58 PM
  23. Duncan1982's Avatar
    No offense to user reviews, but until the new device pixie dust wears off, I tend to not hold much weight in reviews unless used beyond a few hours or even days.

    G3 is a great example. A lot of people loved it until they realized the battery life was weak, contrast bad and the display impacted performance.
    I Get with after the buzz wears off to get some realistic impressions, however I at first had poor battery on the G3. However after just 3 cycles it improved and i average 5hrs+ screen on.

    As the below screenshot shows 30% left and just over 4hrs Screen On :-)
    Attached Thumbnails Note 4 Post your Impressions T-mobile users-1413403658599.jpg  
    10-15-2014 04:10 PM
  24. bsulla's Avatar
    Also unhappy w/ battery life. Hope to get the new firmware update soon. Not having any luck w/ the fingerprint scanner and the calendar widget is weak sauce but everything else about this phone is amazing.
    Battery life for me has improved significantly over the last 2 days. Example today screen on 3 hours and battery level at 60%.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    10-15-2014 06:34 PM
  25. da3lynx's Avatar
    I've only had the phone for a few hours but so far it's great. Having a hard time getting the Bluetooth to work with my car though. Able to play audio and music fine with it, but all my calls are silent.
    10-15-2014 06:43 PM
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