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  1. indysteve9's Avatar
    I am quite happy with my Note 2, however my contract is up and I'm wondering if it is worthwhile to upgrade to the Note 4. Are the improvements that much better over the Note 2 to justify the expenditure for a new phone? Has anyone else jumped to the Note 4 from a Note 2?
    01-15-2015 01:56 PM
  2. Hielko's Avatar
    It is really a personal choice. My experience: Note 2 is great, Note 4 is even better. Every day I notice that speed, screen, camera, S Pen and multi window is really better than with the Note 2.

    Posted via the Android Central App
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    01-15-2015 01:59 PM
  3. Steve S4's Avatar
    I don't like the calendar on the 4. The Note 2 showed some text for the day's event, now the Note 4 just shows a green dot. Yes, you can see the event and text by pressing on that day but I liked to see text on a an entire month page.
    Smart switch didn't work 100% transferring things either.
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    01-15-2015 03:11 PM
  4. Jude526's Avatar
    I have had the 2 and 3. Now the 4. Love it!!!

    Posted via the Android Central App
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    01-15-2015 04:19 PM
  5. KahneFan's Avatar
    I am quite happy with my Note 2, however my contract is up and I'm wondering if it is worthwhile to upgrade to the Note 4. Are the improvements that much better over the Note 2 to justify the expenditure for a new phone? Has anyone else jumped to the Note 4 from a Note 2?
    I had the Note 2 and was quite happy with it. I probably would not have switched had I not wanted to switch carriers. Now that I have the Note 4, while it's a great device, I would've been fine sticking with the 2 and not spending the $$.

    I don't like the calendar on the 4. The Note 2 showed some text for the day's event, now the Note 4 just shows a green dot. Yes, you can see the event and text by pressing on that day but I liked to see text on a an entire month page.
    Smart switch didn't work 100% transferring things either.
    Check out the app Jorte, it will provide the text, plus other features. I personally like the 4 x 1 task list calendar I can put on my home screen to show me upcoming tasks events over the next few days.
    01-15-2015 04:28 PM
  6. rabernet's Avatar
    I upgraded from my Note 2 to a Note 4 and LOVED it. I did trade in my Note 4 for the Edge, which was what I really wanted, but Verizon didn't have at the time. Love it even more! It's a worthy upgrade from 2 to 4.
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    01-15-2015 05:23 PM
  7. ChemMan's Avatar
    So I had the Note 2 and it was a very good device. The Note 4 was coming out and I had to have it, a lot because of the Gear VR. Pre-ordered it and was going to give my Note 2 to may 80 year old dad, he was using my old Atrix. I was getting ready to switch phones and in the process turned the Note 2 off, pulled the charging pad off the back and pulled out the micro SD card. Tried to turn it back on and nothing, no lights nothing at all. Tried everything, called ATT and they tried everything-nothing. Had insurance so they shipped a replacement next day delivery. Sent in the Note 2 and opened the replacement and it is a Note 4. So now I have a Note 4 and my dad has a Note 4. We both love the phone. So much more capable, s-pen is better, screen resolution, camera much better, video overkill better, build quality is better, battery life is better the list goes on. End of contract, get a Note 4 and sell the Note 2.

    And of course the Gear VR is absolutely throwup amazing.
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    01-15-2015 05:28 PM
  8. Haalcyon's Avatar
    I had a Note 2 and while I loved that phone the Note 4 is a lot better. Everything about it is better. Everything. ...IMO.
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    01-15-2015 05:39 PM
  9. Cringey's Avatar
    I dislike tagging this onto this topic but didn't want to make a new topic.
    Does any one know if the Verizon Note 4 is going on sale at Best Buy soon?
    With Best Buy offering the Note 3 for $1.00 I was wondering if the N4 is worth the 150-299 more than the N3...
    What do you think? (I'm going from a Note 2)
    01-15-2015 09:50 PM
  10. Haalcyon's Avatar
    I dislike tagging this onto this topic but didn't want to make a new topic.
    Does any one know if the Verizon Note 4 is going on sale at Best Buy soon?
    With Best Buy offering the Note 3 for $1.00 I was wondering if the N4 is worth the 150-299 more than the N3...
    What do you think? (I'm going from a Note 2)
    There are varying opinions on that but I'm gonna say Yes, the Note 4's better screen and camera are worth the extra $150. More than $150? Hmm...No, not to me. The Note 3 is still such a great machine.
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    01-16-2015 01:47 AM
  11. steelrain82's Avatar
    I too came from the note 2. I loved it. I didn't like the spen or the calendar apps ability to function with the spen. I don't use the spen that often with the note 4 anyways. However, I love the screen on the n4 it is so much better. The camera is better as well. But I do think my n2 had a quicker focus and didn't create a blur when the subject made a minor movement. I also liked the curved edges on the n2 and I think the screen size was better on the n2. But overall I like the n4. Battery life is definitely better on the n4.

    Posted via the Android Central App
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    01-16-2015 02:53 AM
  12. Cringey's Avatar
    There are varying opinions on that but I'm gonna say Yes, the Note 4's better screen and camera are worth the extra $150. More than $150? Hmm...No, not to me. The Note 3 is still such a great machine.
    Thank you. I just realized I can just flip the note 2 on ebay to make up some of the cost. Thank you for your response.
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    01-16-2015 11:43 AM
  13. dpham00's Avatar
    I too was very happy with my Note 2, but found the Note 4 has some very compelling advantages. The first is the screen resolution and quality; it's vastly superior IMHO. It's much crisper and brighter and easier to read (ex. small text on webpages). You really have to see it first hand to fully appreciate it. Next is the improved S-Pen which now has a soft tip and comes with replacement tips if needed (compared to the non-replaceable hard tip on the Note 2) and can now be used on the capacitive back and recent apps buttons (no more having to use your finger). There are also numerous software improvements for the S-Pen as well that are far more useful than on the Note 2. Finally there's the vastly improved build quality with the metal bezels/sides and soft touch back (sans the cheesy faux stitching of the Note 3).

    It's been almost three months now and I have zero regrets (even in paying full retail to keep Verizon grandfathered unlimited data). I still have my old Note 2 as a backup and it feels very outdated now when I attempt to use it.
    Also the Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note 4 has xlte, whereas the Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note II does not. This could make quite a difference in data speeds if you are on a high load tower

    Sent from my Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note 4
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    01-16-2015 12:01 PM
  14. berdinkerdickle's Avatar
    Still using the Note2.
    The only thing that's been concerning me about upgrading to the Note4 is these issues lollipop seems to have added.
    05-26-2015 10:55 PM
  15. Mom2Ninjas's Avatar
    It is really a personal choice. My experience: Note 2 is great, Note 4 is even better. Every day I notice that speed, screen, camera, S Pen and multi window is really better than with the Note 2.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    Agreed!
    05-27-2015 10:06 AM
  16. Clocks's Avatar
    I had the note 2, note 3, and now the note 4. I think the note 4 is an incremental upgrade to the note 3, but a big upgrade to the note 2.
    05-27-2015 10:46 AM
  17. millerwa76's Avatar
    I never owned any of the previous Note phones, but I can't imagine that the Note 4 is anything but an upgrade from older models. The only thing I could maybe see people not liking is the size of the phone in comparison to older Notes, but other than that, I'm curious if there's anything about the 4 that users of the 1, 2, or 3 would actually consider a step backwards other than having to learn a slightly modified interface. Strictly for informational purposes, what's "worse" about the 4 in comparison to older models?
    05-27-2015 11:03 AM
  18. Clocks's Avatar
    I never owned any of the previous Note phones, but I can't imagine that the Note 4 is anything but an upgrade from older models. The only thing I could maybe see people not liking is the size of the phone in comparison to older Notes, but other than that, I'm curious if there's anything about the 4 that users of the 1, 2, or 3 would actually consider a step backwards other than having to learn a slightly modified interface. Strictly for informational purposes, what's "worse" about the 4 in comparison to older models?
    Signal - much better on the note 4. my note 3 was really bad on holding a signal in my house
    Camera - much better on the note 4, clearly an upgrade, don't have to be a pro to notice the difference
    Spen - writing on the screen is much easier on the note 4, much more sensitive than my note 3 was
    Battery life - the same for me
    Interface - very similar now that both are on android L, although the note 3 is missing the 'pop up' icon when you're in a call and change screens
    Size - note 4 is a little narrower and a little taller than the note 3, its more comfortable to hold in my opinion
    Charging - note 4 has quick charge, which is nice but not game changing for me since it lasts all day anyways

    The signal and camera are why I would buy the note 4 over the note 3. But the note 3 is still a great device. I can't think of anything the note 4 does "worse" to address your question.
    05-27-2015 11:23 AM
  19. cwbcpa's Avatar
    I have had the Note 2, 3 and now have the 4. I liked everyone of them, but I am a fan of pretty much all of the changes made with the Note 4. To me the biggest differences are the build, the camera and the S-Pen. I think the Note 4 is one of the best phones in hand. I have an iPhone 6 Plus as well and the Note feels so much better to me to hold and use. It's also a great looking phone in my opinion. I also think the camera is still one of the best available on a phone. Pictures are great with the front and back camera and it's quick and easy to use. The improvements with the S-Pen are really amazing. It's just better. Not sure how else to explain it. I write better, use it more and find it more accurate than the Note 2 or 3.

    If you are happy with the Note 2 I would consider holding on to see what the Note 5 will bring, but considering that I just bought the Note 4 a month ago myself, I would definitely recommend it if you are ready to make a decision right now.
    05-27-2015 12:13 PM
  20. Kelly Kearns's Avatar
    I've had the Note, Note 2, Note 3 and now Note 4.

    Every one has been an upgrade. I do like the Note 4 better than the Note 3.
    05-27-2015 12:34 PM
  21. GregMargie's Avatar
    I don't like the calendar on the 4. The Note 2 showed some text for the day's event, now the Note 4 just shows a green dot. Yes, you can see the event and text by pressing on that day but I liked to see text on a an entire month page.
    Smart switch didn't work 100% transferring things either.
    Did you try changing the screen to "Month and Agenda" view? This will show you calendar and scheduled appointments written below. I know you said the month view but this will show each days worth of appt.

    Also to the OP, I went from the Note 2 to the Note 4. I loved my N2 so much and that is why I skipped the N3. I personally think, going from the N2 to the N4 is a BIG difference! It is much faster, the Spen , which I use for everything is snappier and more function rich and so much more. This may sound trivial to some, but one of the changes I love on the N4 is that you can hit the back button and recent home button with the Spen!

    My husband still has the Note 2..... I am the one who picks our phones as I am the one who sets them up and shows him how to use it, so I usually pick the same for both of us or stay one ahead of his. He doesn't use the features like I do. When I have to update or change something for him on his Note 2, I'm like OMG, this is so much slower than my phone. LOL!
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    05-27-2015 06:36 PM
  22. Dominick079's Avatar
    I jumped from the Note 3 to the 4 and it was definitely a worthy upgrade IMO.

    Posted Via The AT&T Note 4
    05-27-2015 07:20 PM
  23. GregMargie's Avatar
    Same here! I use the S-Pen all the time so it's awesome being able to use it on the capacitive buttons. It's really spoiled me to the point anytime I now break out my old Note 2 it feels like such a PITA having to reach down with a finger to hit the back or menu keys or worse having to hold the S-Pen off to the side (or put it down all together) to press/hold the physical home button to bring up recent apps. Yuck!
    Exactly! LOL! I'm totally with you!
    05-27-2015 08:34 PM
  24. soldier45's Avatar
    Had the Note 1 skipped the 2, went to a LG G Pro then to a Note 4. A night and day difference from both of my previous phones so yeh. Worth it or wait till September to see what the Note 5 brings.
    05-27-2015 09:23 PM
  25. coldspring22's Avatar
    Most of posts here were in favor of upgrading from Note 2 to Note 4, so I like to mention some cons. I am considering upgrade of my company phone from Note 2 to Note 4 (for free), but there are some reservations I have:. 1) s-pen writing on Note 4 is lousy compared to s-pen writing on Note 2, which allow free hand multiple lines of scribbling. I have no idea why Samsung decided to get rid of this s-pen feature 2) Bootloader lock/ rooting difficulty on Note 4 is well known. My Galaxy Note 2 didn't even have knox installed on it, and it was snap to root and easy to modify however I want 3) Note 4 battery is oblong instead of being square like Note 2, which will prevent my carrying a spare battery in my wallet. 4) flip case with special grip which allow easy one hand operation is not available for Note 4.
    09-05-2015 10:44 PM
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