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  1. mty msi's Avatar
    Never has made any difference to me if the phone is plastic or metal because I always use a case.
    11-04-2014 10:30 PM
  2. doctordwaynewilliams's Avatar
    I don't care what they make the casing out of. As long as it has such a big glass screen, I will have a case.

    Scribbled from the mighty pen of my Galaxy Note 4!
    11-04-2014 10:34 PM
  3. Statastic's Avatar
    I never understood the point of people complaining about how the Galaxy devices were built either. Especially when people put them in those big, bulky otterbox cases. If you are going to put it in a casex what does it matter? If you go naked then that is a whole nother, understandable story though.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    11-05-2014 04:18 AM
  4. Duncan1982's Avatar
    There is no rasional debate to be had, cases are pointless.

    I had a case on my Nexus 5 that I spent a good sum of money on. Yes at that point I caved to peer pressure but I dropped it and smash.

    I'll just leave this particular can of worms be and continue to ignore health & safety "I'm a rebel".

    Posted via the Android Central App
    11-05-2014 05:03 AM
  5. Duncan1982's Avatar
    For those that want the material design here is another addition.

    Calendar 5.0-1554015 APK Download - APKMirror

    Enjoy :-)

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    11-05-2014 06:08 AM
  6. Yogi217's Avatar
    For those not using a case, when you need to take your phone out of your pocket for the night, what do you lay it on?

    The screen side or camera side?

    Do you have a pad or something you put it on?
    I'd be nervous that putting it on my wooden (dusty at times from dog dander) side table would scratch either glass...
    11-05-2014 06:12 AM
  7. Duncan1982's Avatar
    For those not using a case, when you need to take your phone out of your pocket for the night, what do you lay it on?

    The screen side or camera side?

    Do you have a pad or something you put it on?
    I'd be nervous that putting it on my wooden (dusty at times from dog dander) side table would scratch either glass...
    My phones rest of the arm of my Sofa and at night on my bedside table that has a soft pad :-)

    Posted via the Android Central App
    11-05-2014 06:18 AM
  8. nugj's Avatar
    The whole discussion is meaningless. The whole argument is meaningless since it is based on a knee jerk, uninformed assumption that a thin strip of metal is meaningful in a physical integrity sense and automatically "better". Better than what? Who knows.....better than something. For Samsung's part, they did what their market wanted them to do....did not matter to them whether it meant anything to the physical integrity of the thing. They already knew what it was or was not going to mean.

    As for the case, no case discussion..again meaningless. You pays you money....you doooos what you wantssssssss. If you don't want to use a case or screen protector that is none of my business and if I want to use one, it is none of yours. You don't have to explain yourself to me and I don't have explain myself to you.
    11-05-2014 06:31 AM
  9. maximalife's Avatar
    Its all about protection man. One drop on the ground and its over..screen may or may not crack but i can promise you, you will have a scraped up phone..not worth it

    Posted via the Android Central App
    11-05-2014 06:32 AM
  10. Duncan1982's Avatar
    The whole discussion is meaningless. The whole argument is meaningless since it is based on a knee jerk, uninformed assumption that a thin strip of metal is meaningful in a physical integrity sense and automatically "better". Better than what? Who knows.....better than something. For Samsung's part, they did what their market wanted them to do....did not matter to them whether it meant anything to the physical integrity of the thing. They already knew what it was or was not going to mean.

    As for the case, no case discussion..again meaningless. You pays you money....you doooos what you wantssssssss. If you don't want to use a case or screen protector that is none of my business and if I want to use one, it is none of yours. You don't have to explain yourself to me and I don't have explain myself to you.
    Very true no need to explain yourself to me or on this thread.

    What one chooses to do is of no business of mine and knew this would open a can of worms lol

    My appologies wasn't my intent to wind folk up just a concept I struggle with.

    Buy a case or not it's your choice and yes your free to make it obviously.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    11-05-2014 06:40 AM
  11. Gbsa's Avatar
    Always put a case and glass screen protector on all our phones. The case and glass protector has saved more than one phone in my family.
    11-05-2014 06:45 AM
  12. nugj's Avatar
    No need to apologize....certainly not to me.

    I have no issue with consumers who are as always left scratching their/our heads trying to make sense of all this noise.

    The first place to look if trying to find where the maze begins is.....the professional reviewers..... You remember the first batch of professional reviews for the N4? The whole miserable bunch of them were straining at the traces to proclaim that "Samsung had finally listened to the consumer". This of course regarding the metal trim ring (wherever it is and whatever it is). Well if you read between the lines, what they were really trying to imply or tell us was how valuable they are as industry components. "Samsung had listened" and they are of course the voice of the consumer, telling us about these new products and at the same time telling the supplier what "they" the mighty professional reviewer thinks of them.

    It was the professional reviewers that were making all the noise. Samsung for its part simply identified the trim ring as a feature of the N4 making no claims for it one way or the other. Samsung did nothing more than tell us it was there and they were not trying all that hard to even do that!

    Occasionally, you find a professional reviewer with an engineering background. But for the most part they would not know the mind of a Design Engineer from a 2 x 4 much less the engineer's boss who is setting his design criteria for him. As for their importance as industry components, if they were not around I would read or watch user reviews which we all acknowledge we have more faith in than the professional reviews anyway.

    Professional reviewers are qualified to tell us how something worked and how they liked it.....beyond that, they are out of their element.
    11-05-2014 07:50 AM
  13. Duncan1982's Avatar
    Well perhaps a bit early but so far everything seems Fast & Fluid. Which is a bit surprising as I was fully expecting TW to slow it down.

    The finger print reader, I was also expecting to be a bit poor but so far it's worked 98% of the time.

    So far so good :-)

    Posted via the Android Central App
    11-05-2014 07:56 AM
  14. GaryK2's Avatar
    Always put a case and glass screen protector on all our phones. The case and glass protector has saved more than one phone in my family.
    I think it is a person by person decision. My wife, kids and grandchildren all have cases and screen protectors. All have broken them multiple times. False security? I uses a naked S3 for the last (2) years. I use it for my golf scoring and GPS multiple time a week. It look like new (except for an expanded battery) when I traded it in. I have no explanation for this.
    11-05-2014 08:31 AM
  15. Katrina White1's Avatar
    For those not using a case, when you need to take your phone out of your pocket for the night, what do you lay it on?

    The screen side or camera side?

    Do you have a pad or something you put it on?
    I'd be nervous that putting it on my wooden (dusty at times from dog dander) side table would scratch either glass...
    I have a clear Rinke Fusion. It has little "feet" on the back that raise the devise a tad bit so the lens isnt touching my table.

    Posted via Android Central App
    11-05-2014 09:05 AM
  16. worwig's Avatar
    I just can't get the logic, did it really then matter if Samsung made the Note 4 with an aluminium frame?
    I have always preferred plastic for this. I am going to slip it into a cover of my choice anyway. The metal makes it difficult for them to get the radios to work properly. Unless there is a structural advantage, and I don't think there is, stick with plastic. Then the user can care for it however they wish. Heck, get a metal framed cover if that is what you want.
    11-05-2014 09:35 AM
  17. LegalAmerican's Avatar
    Personally, I put a case and screen protector on my devices. I don't stay up at night worried about whether my device is metal or plastic, but I do worry about dropping it. I would lose a lot of the enjoyment of owning my device if it's all scuffed up and dinged. That would drive me absolutely crazy. I completely understand however, when people don't use a case. I only get annoyed when they've made that decision and then they bi*** and moan when they drop the thing and it gets scuffed. You have to understand the risk involved.

    I don't buy insurance for my phone, so the case and screen protector is my insurance. Some people out there think Insurance is a complete waste of money, but in the rare occassion you need it, no one regrets having it. Kinda like a case.
    11-05-2014 10:02 AM
  18. scribe4food's Avatar
    I've used cases on the Note 2, 3, and 4. However, I find myself taking this phone out the case and going bare more often than any prior iteration - that's because of the build quaitly. It feels solid in my hand, whether I'm using my Spigen Tough Armor case or going bare -the build quality can be felt going naked or protected .

    Posted via the Android Central App
    11-05-2014 10:12 AM
  19. the tall guy's Avatar
    Can't wait to get mine, it's delivered on Friday - I went for the white option, what about yourself? How you finding the camera compared to the G3?
    11-05-2014 11:06 AM
  20. fragologist's Avatar
    Phone design was never really an issue with me. I like plastic bodies because of scratch resistance and more durability. Don't get me wrong I love the look of the N4. But I spend more time looking at the screen not the phone design. This is why I use a case or at least a skin.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    11-05-2014 12:04 PM
  21. Dudefella123's Avatar
    The battery life is amazing,


    Sent from my Samsung Note 4 ™
    Attached Thumbnails Note 4 I just love it :-)-uploadfromtaptalk1415225800809.jpg  
    11-05-2014 05:16 PM
  22. AKFL3TCH3R's Avatar
    Is the software and general operation as smooth as the note 3 was?
    Smoother

    Posted via Android Central App
    11-05-2014 07:24 PM
  23. douger's Avatar
    Samsung finally releases an aluminium framed beauty and what do the majority do buy a plastic or rubber case.

    OK before you all jump on this yes I get the whole if you drop it you have protection. The operative word IF and If I do then I have enjoyed from this point to that enjoying the efforts in design.

    I just can't get the logic, did it really then matter if Samsung made the Note 4 with an aluminium frame?

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    I didn't by it for the frame. I bought it for its beautiful screen and its screaming fast hardware.
    11-05-2014 08:23 PM
  24. Duncan1982's Avatar
    Interesting to read your replies and I'm not contesting any. They are valid and of your opinion.

    For me personally that purchases a device in part based on design. it would then on that part be ridiculous to fire it in a case.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    11-05-2014 08:29 PM
  25. Duncan1982's Avatar
    So I just couldn't resist rooting as I do any device I get.

    This is namely so I can remove apps I don't want & also to have the clock centred (where it should be) & also the circle battery icon with percentage.

    I will no doubt be checking out some custom roms but for now I'm happy.

    Anyone else that couldn't resist rooting, or like myself is something you do when you get a new device?

    Posted via the Android Central App
    11-06-2014 05:17 PM
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