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  1. bassplayrguy's Avatar
    No lag here. But then a half a second wouldn't throw my whole schedule into mass hysteria either. I think ppl don't notice things sometimes until someone else says something. If you look for problems, you will find them with any device.

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    10-24-2014 08:44 PM
  2. Gator352's Avatar
    I have noticed some lag. I didn't notice when I first got it. But when I compared it to my iPhone 6 Plus, it was a noticeable difference in smoothness and speed.


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    I have the iPhone 6 and the note 4.....

    The iPhone is smooth and fluid because it does basically nothing except run apps. What it does do, it does well but doing 1 thing at a time isn't hard on the hardware.

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    10-24-2014 08:51 PM
  3. doctordwaynewilliams's Avatar
    I have the iPhone 6 and the note 4.....

    The iPhone is smooth and fluid because it does basically nothing except run apps. What is does, it does well but doing 1 thing at a time isn't hard on the hardware.

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    I will agree with that. The Note 4 truly multitasks like no other smartphone I have ever used. But it has lag in comparison.


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    10-24-2014 08:53 PM
  4. Gator352's Avatar
    I will agree with that. The Note 4 truly multitasks like no other smartphone I have ever used. But it has lag in comparison.


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    I have a stutter here and there. But to be fair, the iPhone stutters here and there also...just not as much.

    But i would like to see a die hard apple fan try to use an s pen in an app while talking on the phone. ...ain't happening

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    10-24-2014 08:54 PM
  5. doctordwaynewilliams's Avatar
    I have a stutter here and there. But to be fair, the iPhone stutters here and there also...just not so much.

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    That hasn't been my experience with my iPhone 6 plus. But I have only had it for a day. We will see. I'm giving myself the weekend to make a choice as to what device I'm going to keep.


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    10-24-2014 08:55 PM
  6. Gator352's Avatar
    That hasn't been my experience with my iPhone 6 plus. But I have only had it for a day. We will see. I'm giving myself the weekend to make a choice as to what device I'm going to keep.


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    It stutters here and there scrolling between home screens. Usually after using a few apps in a row. I've had siri take 5 seconds to open then crash. Using safari stutters just like chrome does, but that's because it's loading pic's and stuff.

    I'm just saying the iPhone isn't perfect. No phone is. Besides, a little stutter doesn't bother me especially for what this thing can do.

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    10-24-2014 09:02 PM
  7. doctordwaynewilliams's Avatar
    It stutters here and there scrolling between home screens. Usually after using a few apps in a row. I've had siri take 5 seconds to open then crash. Using safari stutters just like chrome does, but that's because it's loading pic's and stuff.

    I'm just saying the iPhone isn't perfect. No phone is. Besides, a little stutter doesn't bother me especially fire what this thing can do.

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    Yeah. I don't think that the iPhone is perfect. But I like it a lot. I think that it is super fast and gorgeous at that. I really like the Note 4. It is a powerhouse of a smartphone. I love all of the features of it. I have really gotten accustomed to the s-pen. And the weird thing is, I really like Touch Wiz. I have never had an issue with it. Nor do I think that it is ugly. I think it looks better than stock Android.


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    10-24-2014 09:07 PM
  8. Grayf0x's Avatar
    I actually owned the iPhone 6 for a month before the note 4. Although it bugs me 75% of the ram can be used up while using a single app, I can attest I've had less hick ups on the note than the iPhone. Maybe I tried multitasking more on the 6 than most of it's user base, but it crashed on me numerous times, particularly while using certain Google apps (wonder if foul play involved xD).

    The iPhone was fine for basic/single tasks and I can recommend it to many users, but I personally got bored. Learning about all the functionality on the note is fun in itself, but I'd like to see more streamlining and less bloatware from Samsung if they're to keep me for the long haul. All that aside, it's a fantastic device!

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    10-24-2014 09:52 PM
  9. doctordwaynewilliams's Avatar
    I actually owned the iPhone 6 for a month before the note 4. Although it bugs me 75% of the ram can be used up while using a single app, I can attest I've had less hick ups on the note than the iPhone. Maybe I tried multitasking more on the 6 than most of it's user base, but it crashed on me numerous times, particularly while using certain Google apps (wonder if foul play involved xD).

    The iPhone was fine for basic/single tasks and I can recommend it to many users, but I personally got bored. Learning about all the functionality on the note is fun in itself, but I'd like to see more streamlining and less bloatware from Samsung if they're to keep me for the long haul. All that aside, it's a fantastic device!

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    I am still amazed by all of the features on the Note 4.


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    10-24-2014 09:54 PM
  10. maximalife's Avatar
    Definitely lags when viewing a picture after taking it. Lags at random times when doing screen selections...it is what it is tho...not worried about it

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    10-24-2014 10:36 PM
  11. reesh11's Avatar
    Think of it this way...if you are on the phone, typing an email, and getting directions from your boss at the same time, you are going to move more slowly. However if you're just typing an email it'll be really quick right? That's what I think when ppl say there is "lag". Of course it's a little slower. It's backing up your photos, managing your memory and retrieving emails all while looking darn sexy. I have an iPad mini and lately the keyboard has been taking several seconds to type. Literally. Now THAT my friends, is lag.

    From my smokin' hot Note 4
    10-24-2014 11:05 PM
  12. anon8126715's Avatar
    I noticed that immediately. My Note 3 seemed snappier than the Note 4. I haven't shut down many of the apps that run in the background, but I'm hoping it'll improve over time. Then again, the phone has to deal with a higher resolution than the Note 3 and other previous devices.
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    10-24-2014 11:45 PM
  13. b_slow1's Avatar
    Of course it lags. It's a Samsung phone. I'm surprised that Samsung hasn't called it a "feature".

    They can throw as much RAM as they want into their phones; they're still going to be laggy and slow.
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    10-25-2014 12:38 AM
  14. NickA's Avatar
    I have the iPhone 6 and the note 4.....

    The iPhone is smooth and fluid because it does basically nothing except run apps. What it does do, it does well but doing 1 thing at a time isn't hard on the hardware.
    Not exactly. iOS is an OS, just like anything else, and yes it runs applications, just like Android, Windows Phone, BlackBerry, etc. Multitasking is similar on both iOS and Android as well, in the sense that it's "multitasking". That being said, I can run background tasks on both platforms and they behave the same. And this isn't the place to give a lesson on multitasking on each platform so I'll skip it.

    The iPhone, while running on 1GB RAM is just more efficient. The apps are well behaved, and this is intentional as Apple restricts certain things from developers, which isn't always a bad thing. Android is fluid and smooth as well, on a non-skinned device like a Nexus. It's things like TouchWiz, or LG's skin that causes the stutter and lag.

    My S5 lags and stutters, but my M8 is smooth/fast. The Note 4 just stutters; it's just the way it is. If you've never used an iPhone or Nexus (or even the Moto X) you won't notice it because you're used to it.
    10-25-2014 01:46 AM
  15. pmcnei11's Avatar
    The lag and stutter on the Note 4 for me is similar to most of the other flagships out at the moment (apart from the M8 which is totally smooth). It's way smoother than the G3 but on par with the Z2. It's got a fairly standard performance which I've come to expect from top end KitKat devices I also find it much the same as my Nexus 5 performance wise.
    10-25-2014 02:38 AM
  16. asd14's Avatar
    Think of it this way...if you are on the phone, typing an email, and getting directions from your boss at the same time, you are going to move more slowly. However if you're just typing an email it'll be really quick right? That's what I think when ppl say there is "lag". Of course it's a little slower. It's backing up your photos, managing your memory and retrieving emails all while looking darn sexy. I have an iPad mini and lately the keyboard has been taking several seconds to type. Literally. Now THAT my friends, is lag.

    From my smokin' hot Note 4
    I do understand what you are saying here, yes it has more futures and the phone has better multitasking features than let's say the iphone or nexus 5. However, you should not be accepting that lag just like that guys. I love my note 4 as well, the screen is nice, s pen is there when you need it, splitting screens, etc. But simple commands like opening the contact list, messages and emails should not take time (especially done in itself, no other apps opened), i do notice some lag on the keyboard when typing texts as well, but by doing this i am ginding the words suggestion future great (something i didn't have on my IPhone 5).

    My friend has the iPhone 6, will compare today and make my mind.

    So i don't really know what to do, shall i hope that a future update will fix these issues or shall i return it? What do you think people?
    10-25-2014 03:33 AM
  17. dj2big's Avatar
    I noticed the lag coming from my iPhone 5S but now I'm use to the white screen everyone I open an app
    10-25-2014 03:50 AM
  18. theoretically's Avatar
    No lag here
    10-25-2014 04:18 AM
  19. doctordwaynewilliams's Avatar
    I do understand what you are saying here, yes it has more futures and the phone has better multitasking features than let's say the iphone or nexus 5. However, you should not be accepting that lag just like that guys. I love my note 4 as well, the screen is nice, s pen is there when you need it, splitting screens, etc. But simple commands like opening the contact list, messages and emails should not take time (especially done in itself, no other apps opened), i do notice some lag on the keyboard when typing texts as well, but by doing this i am ginding the words suggestion future great (something i didn't have on my IPhone 5).

    My friend has the iPhone 6, will compare today and make my mind.

    So i don't really know what to do, shall i hope that a future update will fix these issues or shall i return it? What do you think people?
    I'm in the same boat as you. I have to make a decision on what device to keep the iPhone 6 Plus on my Note 4. I thought that the Note 4 was going to be my device for the next year. That was until my iPhone showed up finally in the mail two days ago. Now I really don't know. I have been using my iPhone since Thursday after about six days with the Note 4. The experiences are very different.


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    10-25-2014 05:51 AM
  20. sbhatia1981's Avatar
    I too have iPhone 6 plus and note 4 ( s5 and iPhone 5s before)
    Finally I am ready to jump ship from apple, as we speak iPhone is listed for sale.
    IOS 8 and 6 plus lags a lot too, you don't notice much as you don't white/ black background but just slow animation, 8.1 fixed it but it is slow, I have tested opening several apps side by side, note 4 wins the hands down, apart from safari and camera.
    Note 4 does many more things which iPhone i can't do, each to their own though, I am rocking my note 4 and loving it. Just my 2 cent!

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    10-25-2014 06:50 AM
  21. doctordwaynewilliams's Avatar
    I too have iPhone 6 plus and note 4 ( s5 and iPhone 5s before)
    Finally I am ready to jump ship from apple, as we speak iPhone is listed for sale.
    IOS 8 and 6 plus lags a lot too, you don't notice much as you don't white/ black background but just slow animation, 8.1 fixed it but it is slow, I have tested opening several apps side by side, note 4 wins the hands down, apart from safari and camera.
    Note 4 does many more things which iPhone i can't do, each to their own though, I am rocking my note 4 and loving it. Just my 2 cent!

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    I think it's interesting how those who have experienced both devices have different experiences or perceptions. I definitely think that both devices are awesome. When I did a side by side comparison of speed and smoothness the iPhone was the clear winner in just about every app and every web page. But what I love about the Note 4 is the feature set. All of the things that you can do with the s-pen is truly impressive. And the camera is awesome. To be able to shoot in 4K is also a plus. And of course the customization options are abundant. One of the accessories with the Note 4 that I had grown to really love was the s-view flip cover. The functionality associated with the case along with its beauty is to be admired. Great innovation there. I'm still deciding between the two though.


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    10-25-2014 07:03 AM
  22. asd14's Avatar
    Well, i just had a coffe with my friend and i had the seen the new IPhone 6, i don't know why when i saw it at first i thought is super snappy. I have compared the two devices now and i can say they are almost identical in terms of fluidity and responsiveness. I was thinking the IP 6 was very fast but that wasn't the case. The animations are as slow as on the note 4. I have even disapled the motion on the iphone 6 and still not as fast as i thought.

    So that did help to make a dicision.

    I am keeping my Note 4, the difference in speed and responsiveness is not noticeble enough to exchange the features of the note 4 for the iphone 6 plus.

    That's simply my opinion.
    10-25-2014 07:47 AM
  23. dj2big's Avatar
    After reading this whole topic I Uninstalled all the apps I really don't use including some of Google stuff and disabled apps that I could not Uninstall and now it's running super fast I'm also using the native Internet browser and Google Now Launcher disabled chrome I'm not using Gmail app disabled using Samsung email app
    10-25-2014 08:25 AM
  24. respibob's Avatar
    The only place I have noticed any lag is in the Recent Apps, just like a lot of people have said. Though this does not bother me in the least. As for everything else it seems snappy. Plus, even a little lag now and then is worth all this phone will do. I think we are all just spoiled. I mean, honestly, 1/2 second lag? We should just slow down and relax!
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    10-25-2014 08:49 AM
  25. Joemgreen92's Avatar
    I completely agree on the Note 4's lag. People do NOT understand the definition of lag, apparently. Lag ranges from so many things (scroll lag, animation lag, runtime lag, etc.) I have had to do so much to this Note 4 that I haven't had to do on my previous Note 3, or 2. Scroll lag right now, is unavoidable. Completely. It is horrendous. I don't care what anyone says, get your face up to the screen and scroll down some damn text, you can see each letter drag, causing motion blur on text! Ughhh. I've switched runtimes to ART, improving animation and app lag drastically, but if you don't restart your phone at least once a day, it slowly goes back. Disgusted that this is a continuation. I clearly remember this with the Note 3 but having no options to fix it (before KK was avail.) I saw the GS5 5.0 vid, and I can only hope Lollipop fixes all of this. I LOVEDD my Note 3 ONCE KK arrived so no, before you say it, I don't live an angry life under a rock, I'm a consumer.
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    10-25-2014 11:55 AM
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