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  1. the tall guy's Avatar
    I have a problem with keeping phones, this year I've had a go of all the flagships, keeping them for a month and swapping them - the Note 4 is the only phone to date that I won't even let my wife touch (she can just look at it) I love this phone. Only got it at the start of the weekend and I'm already addicted to it. Before the Note 4 I was using the Note 3 for about 2 weeks to get me prepared for touchwiz and the spen - the Note 4 feels and looks like a completely different phone to the Note 3.

    The build quality, the camera, the screen, the screen, the screen, the quickness of the spen, zero lag, touchwiz looks and feels better - I can't find any faults in this phone.

    I got the Note 4 in white, it looks amazing! As I write this, I'm looking at it sitting on my desk with a sense of pride
    11-10-2014 08:26 AM
  2. girl_Interrupted513's Avatar
    So I now have my Note 4 and been in use for almost a week now.

    This won't be by any means a comprehensive vs review but rather initial insights.

    The Build: The Note 4 is just incredible in terms of solid in hand feel. You'll be safe in the knowledge that you have a premium product and it's one that I like alot. The chamfered edges give it a nice look aswel and in retaining the faux leather back it provides that bit of warmth (which I like).

    The G3 however despite the plastic construction has the Note 4 beat in terms of comfort in hand, many may dispute this but it's certainly how my hands on with both comes out. The G3 has that compact form and large screen and boy did Lg do a good job here. In terms of premium feel it goes to the Note 4.

    The Ui: Well despite the Note 4 retaining TW obviously, it has been tamed hmm slightly and with Apex it's less intrusive. Lg with optimus Ui they have done alot better in terms of appearance than Samsung and Lg wins here without question. In terms of functionality of the Ui the Note 4 has so many features here but as does the G3 and hmm the G3 hides them out the way where TW they are there begging to be used. So here I like both but Lg have done a better job overall in appearance & tucking features away.

    Performance: Well it's hard as my G3 is running a custom Rom but will try to recap my memory as to place the G3 I'm stock lol. In this case the Note 4 has it but but it's not a monumental jump but it sure is noticeable. Don't jump on this though as the G3 is more than capable.

    Battery: Well the G3 has a 3000mah and the Note 4 3220mah and there is a big difference in my experience. The Note 4 is so far consistent and the battery life is so far no less than 5hrs Screen On with my usage but closer to 6 and a half. The edge goes to the Note 4 but the G3 is not poor by any means.

    The Screen: This is one beauty in the Note 4 with it being an amoled panel it pops, sparkles and shines and one that I like quite a lot actually. However the G3's softer tones are more realistic rather than being over saturated, and with the colour adjustment on the G3 yes it does work and you notice it more when you have something like an amoled to compare it to. This here depends on what one prefers and for me I like both.

    Camera: sorry guys I haven't had much time to test here but took a couple of lowlight shots with the Note 4 and the G3's were far better. This is Not realistic though as I wasn't trying and it was quick shots.

    Features: Well knock off/On is great and yes I'm still doing it with my Note lol but I have got knock off with the Note via Apex and screen off app which helps. OK so we all know the Note 4 is the winner in terms of making the best use of the screen & multi-tasking and having a ton of features it's a power house here. But the G3's simple is the new smart motto is perfectly apt. They are both great in there respective fields.

    So a mini vs review and overall they are both great devices it just depends on you likes and what you look for in a smartphone.

    But glad I have the best of both :-)

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    Thank you for this, as I have an international variant S3, and am quite intrigued by LG, as it seems a perfect middle ground phone between what we all hate about TW, and the lack of features in a Nexus. I've had discussions with a friend of mine, who recently bought a Nexus 5 after her iPhone bit the dust after almost 3 years. While she loves the smoothness and snappiness of the Nexus 5, she's not too keen on having to find and download workarounds for certain features that come with skinned phones. We both agree that the Nexus line of phones are meant for developer types and true techies that have no problem flashing custom ROMs and tweaking. That being said, we both hate TW, and its propensity to lag and feel generally "sticky". LG seems to have done it right, by not being garish and including the same plethora of features as Samsung, with the ability to stay out of the way. I hope LG continues this trend. May I ask which model G3 you have? I'm on T-Mobile, and would like to eventually get an unlocked LG phone, whether it be the G3 or the G4 next year, since it will come with Lollipop out of the box. Thanks again!
    11-10-2014 06:41 PM
  3. BOSSY TEXAS CHICK's Avatar
    ....I really like my Note 4 for the premium feel & build quality. So much so that I started out using a case but quickly discarded it. It's too good to hide in a case.....
    i LOVE my Note 4 and have NEVER used a case with past phones, but this one has definitely made me change my mind.. Its no otterbox, but it definitely protects my Note & u cannot even tell its on there : ) i got a few more because they can tend to "yellow" over time, and the two i just got only took a week to arrive : ) BTC

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    11-10-2014 06:45 PM
  4. westcoaststyle's Avatar
    As Jim Carrey says in the Dumb & Dumber movie:

    "I like it a lot."
    11-10-2014 07:01 PM
  5. JAG21979's Avatar
    After some tweaking here and there, I've grown to love the Note 4. When I first got the Note 4, I experienced quite a bit of lag and stuttering. I've made some adjustments in the developer options, and installed Nova Prime. It works almost flawlessly, but pretty close. The only real problem I'm having right now is constant buffering when playing back videos I've recorded. I use MX Player and now the native video playback app, and it's still buffering. I love everything else about the phone such as the screen quality, camera, multi-tasking, quick charging and the s-pen. I also purchased the extra battery pack/charger, which allows me to use the phone without regard for battery life.
    11-10-2014 07:24 PM
  6. JimSmith94's Avatar
    [COLOR=#0000ff][I]i LOVE my Note 4 and have NEVER used a case with past phones, but this one has definitely made me change my mind.. Its no otterbox, but it definitely protects my Note & u cannot even tell its on there : ) i got a few more because they can tend to "yellow" over time, and the two i just got only took a week to arrive : ) BTC
    How is the opening for the charger port? I have a couple similar cases that no cable other than the OEM one will plug into. The case keeps the plug from seating all the way.
    11-10-2014 08:13 PM
  7. BOSSY TEXAS CHICK's Avatar
    absolutely zero resistance! Plugs right up! BTC

    Note 4 I just love it :-)-20141110_200049.jpg
    11-10-2014 09:03 PM
  8. JimSmith94's Avatar
    absolutely zero resistance! Plugs right up! BTC

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    That looks like the OEM plug is deforming the case. The plug on the aftermarket cables I have are thicker than the OEM one, and bigger than the cutout.
    11-10-2014 09:22 PM
  9. soldier45's Avatar
    Best phone I've ever had and I upgrade every year since smartphones have been around.
    11-10-2014 09:27 PM
  10. BOSSY TEXAS CHICK's Avatar
    Nope, cutout is big enuf that plug goes thru it... i tried BOTH the Fast Charger & regular- (boy, u got me doin' a lot of work for somethin' i ain't even gettin' any benefit it you buy or not : ) ...And if it was too snug, nothing a little razor snip wouldn't fix, after all, the case is only a $1.99 and CRYSTAL CLEAR so you wouldn't even notice if you didn't "perfectly make a little adjustment" to easily fit ur knockoff plug...lol BTC

    Note 4 I just love it :-)-20141110_205723.jpg
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    11-10-2014 10:06 PM
  11. Duncan1982's Avatar
    Was patiantly waiting for this rom and now it's here.

    If your rooted & have a custom recovery this one is sure worth checking out.

    Ahhhhhh so Goooood :-)

    Posted via the Android Central App
    11-10-2014 10:26 PM
  12. Duncan1982's Avatar
    Here it is :-)
    Attached Thumbnails Note 4 I just love it :-)-1415679038491.jpg  
    11-10-2014 11:11 PM
  13. rahul.sharma's Avatar
    Sorry new to Android, what is x-note?

    Posted via Samsung Galaxy Note® 4
    11-11-2014 02:06 AM
  14. JimSmith94's Avatar
    Nope, cutout is big enuf that plug goes thru it... i tried BOTH the Fast Charger & regular- (boy, u got me doin' a lot of work for somethin' i ain't even gettin' any benefit it you buy or not : ) ...And if it was too snug, nothing a little razor snip wouldn't fix, after all, the case is only a $1.99 and CRYSTAL CLEAR so you wouldn't even notice if you didn't "perfectly make a little adjustment" to easily fit ur knockoff plug...lol BTC

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    Thanks for doing that extra work! Guess you're not so bossy after all!
    11-11-2014 02:51 AM
  15. ramram7's Avatar
    I like samsung Note 3 as compare to note 4
    Note 4 I just love it :-)-pic.jpg
    In Size Note 4 I just love it :-)-pic.jpg
    In weight Note 4 I just love it :-)-pic.jpg
    In build Note 4 I just love it :-)-pic.jpg
    In Colors Note 4 I just love it :-)-pic.jpg
    In Display Size Note 4 I just love it :-)-pic.jpg
    In Display (resolution) Note 4 I just love it :-)-pic.jpg
    In Capacitive (below screen) buttons Note 4 I just love it :-)-pic.jpg
    In Cameras Note 4 I just love it :-)-pic.jpg
    In OIS Note 4 I just love it :-)-pic.jpg
    In Battery Note 4 I just love it :-)-pic.jpg
    In Processor Note 4 I just love it :-)-pic.jpg
    And more feature about Note 3 That why people like note 3 as compare to note 4
    thanks

    Ram Kumar
    SEO
    11-11-2014 03:15 AM
  16. MC_A_DOT's Avatar
    I was gonna decide on these two models but once I tested the G3 with its features, feel and display, I couldn't go back to Samsung.

    2 years with TouchWhiz is enough, needed a break. LG FTW
    babygirl0419 likes this.
    11-11-2014 03:52 AM
  17. Duncan1982's Avatar
    Sorry new to Android, what is x-note?

    Posted via Samsung Galaxy Note® 4
    X-Note my friend is a custom rom :-)

    Posted via the Android Central App
    11-11-2014 05:23 AM
  18. Duncan1982's Avatar
    Thank you for this, as I have an international variant S3, and am quite intrigued by LG, as it seems a perfect middle ground phone between what we all hate about TW, and the lack of features in a Nexus. I've had discussions with a friend of mine, who recently bought a Nexus 5 after her iPhone bit the dust after almost 3 years. While she loves the smoothness and snappiness of the Nexus 5, she's not too keen on having to find and download workarounds for certain features that come with skinned phones. We both agree that the Nexus line of phones are meant for developer types and true techies that have no problem flashing custom ROMs and tweaking. That being said, we both hate TW, and its propensity to lag and feel generally "sticky". LG seems to have done it right, by not being garish and including the same plethora of features as Samsung, with the ability to stay out of the way. I hope LG continues this trend. May I ask which model G3 you have? I'm on T-Mobile, and would like to eventually get an unlocked LG phone, whether it be the G3 or the G4 next year, since it will come with Lollipop out of the box. Thanks again!
    Your more than welcome & yes the Nexus line is perhaps the easiest to modify in terms of root & Roms. That said if you are on T-Mobile the bootloader on the G3 is unlocked and 5.0 is already rolling out to the G3.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    11-11-2014 05:34 AM
  19. Yogi217's Avatar
    i LOVE my Note 4 and have NEVER used a case with past phones, but this one has definitely made me change my mind.. Its no otterbox, but it definitely protects my Note & u cannot even tell its on there : ) i got a few more because they can tend to "yellow" over time, and the two i just got only took a week to arrive : ) BTC

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    Do you have a link for the seller?
    11-11-2014 06:18 AM
  20. macdarwin's Avatar
    Compatibility?

    Posted via the Android Central App
    11-11-2014 07:54 AM
  21. Duncan1982's Avatar
    Compatibility?

    Posted via the Android Central App
    Check out XDA Developers for phone compatibility :-)

    Posted via the Android Central App
    11-11-2014 08:34 AM
  22. doctordwaynewilliams's Avatar
    I like samsung Note 3 as compare to note 4
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    And more feature about Note 3 That why people like note 3 as compare to note 4
    thanks

    Ram Kumar
    SEO
    You do know that the Note 3 is the one on the right don't you? Because after seeing that graphic, I don't understand how you would prefer the Note 3. Unless I'm missing something.

    Scribbled from the mighty pen of my Galaxy Note 4!
    11-11-2014 09:02 AM
  23. utopiate's Avatar
    Check out XDA Developers for phone compatibility :-)

    Posted via the Android Central App
    Duncan, XDA can be a bit daunting to noobs. Maybe post a link with a brief description?
    11-11-2014 10:05 AM
  24. erwaso's Avatar
    Could you put the G3 on top of the N4 so we can see the size diff? lol
    11-11-2014 10:07 AM
  25. Duncan1982's Avatar
    Below is a link to the X-Note thread.

    http://forum.xda-developers.com/note...0-nj4-t2935625

    Posted via the Android Central App
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    11-11-2014 10:14 AM
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