11-23-2014 06:36 PM
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  1. felloffthetruck's Avatar
    Take it back and get the iPhone...............you know that's what you want.
    11-06-2014 11:04 AM
  2. kaoene's Avatar
    Keep it, the note 4 beats the 6 plus BY FAR!
    11-06-2014 12:25 PM
  3. Almeuit's Avatar
    If you're worried about cameras ... iPhones are known for good photos .. especially for "point and shoot". They always have done well in this department.
    iGalione likes this.
    11-06-2014 12:28 PM
  4. logik brooklyn's Avatar
    Yup. Been a user since 07...they are the best for strictly point and shoot.

    After messing with thus phone a lot since I made this, with nova installed...I'm much happier with it.

    Take it back and get the iPhone...............you know that's what you want.
    No lol

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    11-06-2014 04:07 PM
  5. Premium1's Avatar
    Ok so lol....

    Hear me out before you think I'm nuts. For those that seen my first thread last week, I'm a 7 year iphone guy who made the switch. The note 4 beat out the 6 plus.

    Now fast forward a week later, and I'm totally sucked in too the OS, I literally love every thing about it. I also really, really love this phone. However there are a few things that bug me, and the main one being the lag. For such a spec power house, this phone has hiccups way to often. It doesn't make me dislike it, but it does kind of mess up the user experience as a whole. Is this something you guys think will fix with an update? My other gripe is the camera....I'll never stop saying, like I always have, that apple takes better, more CONSISTENT pictures. In certain lighting this phone can definitely miss a shot....but when it takes a good picture...it's phenomenal.

    The phone I'm thinking of taking a look at is the htc one m8. Automatically everyone will probably tell me if cameras are a concern that it's horrible choice, but I seem my friends pictures, and I don't think it's low light photos are terrible actually. What appeals most to me is I hear that the htc sense user experience is butter smooth....and real close to a nice, unmolested, stock android experience.

    In closing, I know this is a note forum, so I don't expect everyone to tell me go get the m8 because it's much better. I was hoping for maybe some unbiased opinions, especially from people who have used both...and seriously, don't take this as me bashing the note, because I actually love this thing, and I'm not even close to positive this is something I want to do.

    Rocco

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    The m8 is a great choice and pretty much as smooth in terms of performance as the nexus. Now that being said, it depends what you want. You seem to be put off by touchwiz and its shortcomings, so go with the m8, or any other android flagship should quench your itch for android and make you happy.
    11-06-2014 08:37 PM
  6. logik brooklyn's Avatar
    The m8 is a great choice and pretty much as smooth in terms of performance as the nexus. Now that being said, it depends what you want. You seem to be put off by touchwiz and its shortcomings, so go with the m8, or any other android flagship should quench your itch for android and make you happy.
    I'm getting more used to it, and with the installation of nova it's a lot better.

    What bothers me is a big reason I bought this phone was the multi tasking...but apps like textra don't support it. It's like I'm forced to stick with stock.

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    11-06-2014 08:47 PM
  7. bassplayrguy's Avatar
    Ok so lol....

    Hear me out before you think I'm nuts. For those that seen my first thread last week, I'm a 7 year iphone guy who made the switch. The note 4 beat out the 6 plus.

    Now fast forward a week later, and I'm totally sucked in too the OS, I literally love every thing about it. I also really, really love this phone. However there are a few things that bug me, and the main one being the lag. For such a spec power house, this phone has hiccups way to often. It doesn't make me dislike it, but it does kind of mess up the user experience as a whole. Is this something you guys think will fix with an update? My other gripe is the camera....I'll never stop saying, like I always have, that apple takes better, more CONSISTENT pictures. In certain lighting this phone can definitely miss a shot....but when it takes a good picture...it's phenomenal.

    The phone I'm thinking of taking a look at is the htc one m8. Automatically everyone will probably tell me if cameras are a concern that it's horrible choice, but I seem my friends pictures, and I don't think it's low light photos are terrible actually. What appeals most to me is I hear that the htc sense user experience is butter smooth....and real close to a nice, unmolested, stock android experience.

    In closing, I know this is a note forum, so I don't expect everyone to tell me go get the m8 because it's much better. I was hoping for maybe some unbiased opinions, especially from people who have used both...and seriously, don't take this as me bashing the note, because I actually love this thing, and I'm not even close to positive this is something I want to do.

    Rocco

    Posted via the Android Central App
    I wanted to like the m8 so bad when it launched and I bought one. It is the worst camera in a newer phone in the market. It is just garbage. Other than the camera and some wasted real estate by menu buttons that don't disappear is a good phone. Camera is a deal breaker.

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    11-06-2014 08:56 PM
  8. logik brooklyn's Avatar
    I wanted to like the m8 so bad when it launched and I bought one. It is the worst camera in a newer phone in the market. It is just garbage. Other than the camera and some wasted real estate by menu buttons that don't disappear is a good phone. Camera is a deal breaker.

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    See I thought the same...but when people talk about they usually say it's a lot better than it comes off on paper

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    11-06-2014 09:01 PM
  9. Ed Briggs's Avatar
    Ok so lol....

    Hear me out before you think I'm nuts. For those that seen my first thread last week, I'm a 7 year iphone guy who made the switch. The note 4 beat out the 6 plus.

    Now fast forward a week later, and I'm totally sucked in too the OS, I literally love every thing about it. I also really, really love this phone. However there are a few things that bug me, and the main one being the lag. For such a spec power house, this phone has hiccups way to often. It doesn't make me dislike it, but it does kind of mess up the user experience as a whole. Is this something you guys think will fix with an update? My other gripe is the camera....I'll never stop saying, like I always have, that apple takes better, more CONSISTENT pictures. In certain lighting this phone can definitely miss a shot....but when it takes a good picture...it's phenomenal.

    The phone I'm thinking of taking a look at is the htc one m8. Automatically everyone will probably tell me if cameras are a concern that it's horrible choice, but I seem my friends pictures, and I don't think it's low light photos are terrible actually. What appeals most to me is I hear that the htc sense user experience is butter smooth....and real close to a nice, unmolested, stock android experience.

    In closing, I know this is a note forum, so I don't expect everyone to tell me go get the m8 because it's much better. I was hoping for maybe some unbiased opinions, especially from people who have used both...and seriously, don't take this as me bashing the note, because I actually love this thing, and I'm not even close to positive this is something I want to do.

    Rocco

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    Get a Nexus 6. No. Lag. Ever.
    11-06-2014 11:30 PM
  10. Stephen Martino's Avatar
    I'm getting more used to it, and with the installation of nova it's a lot better.

    What bothers me is a big reason I bought this phone was the multi tasking...but apps like textra don't support it. It's like I'm forced to stick with stock.

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    For texting try Handscent it's a great texting app and it supports multi-tasking
    skatergirl likes this.
    11-06-2014 11:41 PM
  11. rushmore's Avatar
    I still do not see the lag people are talking about and dislike the M8 due to the annoying navigation bar hogging space. It makes the device a 4.5" due to this.
    11-06-2014 11:43 PM
  12. doctordwaynewilliams's Avatar
    I still do not see the lag people are talking about and dislike the M8 due to the annoying navigation bar hogging space. It makes the device a 4.5" due to this.
    The lag isn't great and everyone perceives the lag differently. I don't feel bothered by it at all. And when you consider how the Note 4 multitasks, it's amazing how smooth it is.

    Scribbled from the mighty pen of my Galaxy Note 4!
    11-07-2014 12:58 AM
  13. logik brooklyn's Avatar
    Make like I never made this thread lol....I'm sold sold sold.

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    11-07-2014 01:13 AM
  14. doctordwaynewilliams's Avatar
    Make like I never made this thread lol....I'm sold sold sold.

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    I know a little bit about indecision, and it is difficult sometimes to make a choice one way or the other because these devices have subtle nuances that can be difficult to weigh. I at one time ordered the iPhone 6 Plus then ordered the Note 4 and received the Note 4 first. I was adamant that I was going to keep the Note. That was until the iPhone 6 Plus came in the mail. Then I thought that the iPhone 6 Plus was going to be my smartphone for the next yea , but then there were things about the Note 4 I missed. So now I'm back to the Note 4 for good. But a lot of back and forth before this decision.

    Scribbled from the mighty pen of my Galaxy Note 4!
    11-07-2014 01:28 AM
  15. logik brooklyn's Avatar
    I know a little bit about indecision, and it is difficult sometimes to make a choice one way or the other because these devices have subtle nuances that can be difficult to weigh. I at one time ordered the iPhone 6 Plus then ordered the Note 4 and received the Note 4 first. I was adamant that I was going to keep the Note. That was until the iPhone 6 Plus came in the mail. Then I thought that the iPhone 6 Plus was going to be my smartphone for the next yea , but then there were things about the Note 4 I missed. So now I'm back to the Note 4 for good. But a lot of back and forth before this decision.

    Scribbled from the mighty pen of my Galaxy Note 4!
    Lmao....this is the story of my life my friend...

    However after 7 years with apple, I was positive I wasn't going back that direcrion....for now anyway. Only thing I miss is the consistency of the camera.

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    11-07-2014 01:30 AM
  16. LaTuFu's Avatar
    Have you downloaded the extra camera modes from the Samsung app store?

    I have been playing around with the camera figuring out how it works for the last few days.

    Download the extra modes and spend some time with it.

    It's definitely not the most intuitive point and shoot device, Apple definitely gets the nod for this.

    But once you get the hang of it, it is a pretty incredible camera considering it is a phone.

    Picture quality and range of ability is definitely better than the iPhone 6, in my opinion. But you have to figure out how to unlock that potential, which can be frustrating.
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    11-07-2014 03:02 AM
  17. Statastic's Avatar
    I know I'm in the minority here, but I hated the camera in my iPhone 5s (3 of them) the iPhone 5 (2 of them), and the 4s (1). The camera is severely overrated. Lowlight was definitely great, but the camera created alot of need to "reshoot" shots and edit.

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    11-07-2014 03:29 AM
  18. HOLLYWOODANT215's Avatar
    I personally set my scales from default of 1x to 1.5x. Why? Because it gives the phone time to load apps and transition to other UI elements making for a much smoother experience. After using it for a day or two, you don't notice the slowdown and it kind of mimics the way the iPhone does things.

    By slowing it down, it gives time for the app to load while it's still in the transition and animation states making it feel as if there is no lag between the icon press and it being displayed on screen. The stutter is a whole 'nother story.

    People think going faster is the way to go. For the most part it is.....but in the right instances. You want "smooth", "buttery" animations and transitions? Set UP the scales....not down. Of coarse this is all subjective and the way I prefer it. It might not be for you.
    Exactly I did the same thing ppl forgot when u first Open the app it has to load... So mines on 1.5 also it's much smoother... And changed my animation in Nova to slide up... Looks great

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    11-07-2014 04:22 AM
  19. BOSSY TEXAS CHICK's Avatar
    Here's my take. Unfortunately i doubt the M8 will be your dream phone, NOT because its NOT a great device, but if you had gone "straight to it from iphoneosphere", THEN maybe. However, now that you have experienced so much of what the Note 4 has to offer, AND u admit you are still, "semi in love with it", you will more than likely miss many of its features when you are using your M8. (Kinda a, "how you gonna keep them down on the farm, ONCE they've seen Paris" syndrome : ) Will you get over it? Maybe. Is it worth returning, only to maybe decide you like the Note 4 better? Then having to return M8 hassle and get the Note 4 again?! (And then, what if second Note 4 has issues? I wouldn't take THAT chance, sadly build qualities do differ & the Note 4 you have now is perfect : ) (As u can tell, this is NOT my first rodeo)...lol

    Here's what i suggest: Get a new line of service with M8, try them "side by side" for as long as you can (which will depend how much into your 14 day return period are you on Note 4) and then return the one you like better. Its worth the 35.00 restocking fee and pro-rated service fees that a new line of service costs to be able to put your questions to rest (imho : )

    I think in a side by side OWNER comparison is truly the only way to REALLY know for sure which will suit you better for the next year or so. Side by side video reviews are nice, but to me they help "rule out" reasons and in the past when i have gotten phones based on them, i'd be like, "snap, i didn't realize this or that" which, for the TRUE test, you really need to "set BOTH up as YOU use them" and take it from there.

    BTC
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    11-07-2014 07:32 AM
  20. Almeuit's Avatar
    I know I'm in the minority here, but I hated the camera in my iPhone 5s (3 of them) the iPhone 5 (2 of them), and the 4s (1). The camera is severely overrated. Lowlight was definitely great, but the camera created alot of need to "reshoot" shots and edit.

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    The older cameras were fine compared to cameras on other phones at the time -- that is why everyone is comparing it to the iPhone 6 and not an older one.
    11-07-2014 10:45 AM
  21. logik brooklyn's Avatar
    Here's my take. Unfortunately i doubt the M8 will be your dream phone, NOT because its NOT a great device, but if you had gone "straight to it from iphoneosphere", THEN maybe. However, now that you have experienced so much of what the Note 4 has to offer, AND u admit you are still, "semi in love with it", you will more than likely miss many of its features when you are using your M8. (Kinda a, "how you gonna keep them down on the farm, ONCE they've seen Paris" syndrome : ) Will you get over it? Maybe. Is it worth returning, only to maybe decide you like the Note 4 better? Then having to return M8 hassle and get the Note 4 again?! (And then, what if second Note 4 has issues? I wouldn't take THAT chance, sadly build qualities do differ & the Note 4 you have now is perfect : ) (As u can tell, this is NOT my first rodeo)...lol

    Here's what i suggest: Get a new line of service with M8, try them "side by side" for as long as you can (which will depend how much into your 14 day return period are you on Note 4) and then return the one you like better. Its worth the 35.00 restocking fee and pro-rated service fees that a new line of service costs to be able to put your questions to rest (imho : )

    I think in a side by side OWNER comparison is truly the only way to REALLY know for sure which will suit you better for the next year or so. Side by side video reviews are nice, but to me they help "rule out" reasons and in the past when i have gotten phones based on them, i'd be like, "snap, i didn't realize this or that" which, for the TRUE test, you really need to "set BOTH up as YOU use them" and take it from there.

    BTC
    Appreciate your input, and what you said makes perfect sense. If it you read up a few lines, after spending a good solid few hours with this phone, u interrupted...installed nova, textra, etc...installed totally sold and not going anywhere. Not even a bossy woman could tell me otherwise ๐Ÿ˜‰

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    11-07-2014 11:22 AM
  22. itic's Avatar
    Thats why i got rid of my t mobile samsung. I liked the phone a lot but between TW and the t mobile crap i couldnt take it anymore. Thats the last carrier phone ive owned.
    11-07-2014 11:29 AM
  23. skatergirl's Avatar
    Make like I never made this thread lol....I'm sold sold sold.

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    This was a very interesting thread, lol.

    I will be getting my Note on Monday. I am leaving behind an awesome Droid Maxx. Finally jumped on Verizon Edge with its new pricing and thought I would try a Note. I also use Nova launcher and have for some time. I never have a problem with Nove and even use it on my Tab 4 tablet.

    My brother just switched from an iPhone after a number of years. He has the S5.
    11-07-2014 11:52 AM
  24. philip42's Avatar
    Appreciate your input, and what you said makes perfect sense. If it you read up a few lines, after spending a good solid few hours with this phone, u interrupted...installed nova, textra, etc...installed totally sold and not going anywhere. Not even a bossy woman could tell me otherwise ๐Ÿ˜‰

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    Good man, you've made the right choice. There's so much to the Note 4. It'll keep me entertained for a long time I'd imagine. I'm discovering new stuff every day.

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    11-07-2014 11:58 AM
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    11-07-2014 01:09 PM
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