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  1. JAG21979's Avatar
    Apple uses 1 GB of RAM in the iP6 and 6+, and it runs exceptionally well, compared to the 4GB used in the Note 4. There's something to be said for simplicity. Neither Android or iOS is perfect, but when it comes to optimization nothing beats and iPhone. It's apparent that the Note 4 or any Android device will suit your need for simplicity and functionality. Sell the Note 4 and go back to iPhone, no judging going on here. Get what works best for YOU. God Bless!
    02-25-2015 02:04 PM
  2. z06mike's Avatar
    Apple uses 1 GB of RAM in the iP6 and 6+, and it runs exceptionally well, compared to the 4GB used in the Note 4. There's something to be said for simplicity. Neither Android or iOS is perfect, but when it comes to optimization nothing beats and iPhone. It's apparent that the Note 4 or any Android device will suit your need for simplicity and functionality. Sell the Note 4 and go back to iPhone, no judging going on here. Get what works best for YOU. God Bless!
    It's actually 3GB, not 4GB, and the Note also runs exceptionally well too. Mine, as well as many other's, run super smooth and fast. There are millions of phones that are made and some are bound to have issues (it's just the way the cookie crumbles). Go over to imore (iPhone forums) and you will see threads of how the battery sucks, or it won't connect to wifi, or they wish it had more than 1GB of RAM, etc. etc. This is just part of life and something that happens when SO MANY devices are out there.
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    02-25-2015 02:17 PM
  3. JAG21979's Avatar
    It's actually 3GB, not 4GB, and the Note also runs exceptionally well too. Mine, as well as many other's, run super smooth and fast. There are millions of phones that are made and some are bound to have issues (it's just the way the cookie crumbles). Go over to imore (iPhone forums) and you will see threads of how the battery sucks, or it won't connect to wifi, or they wish it had more than 1GB of RAM, etc. etc. This is just part of life and something that happens when SO MANY devices are out there.
    These are all great points. I'm a member of MacForums and read posts from people who are satisfied and some who wish for more out of their iPhone. Nothing really different than Android Central. However, in my post I was discussing the issue of simplicity and optimization with the iPhone that makes it very user friendly and intuitive. We can argue back and forth concerning other issues such as battery life, camera quality, screen resolution, etc...but as a consumer, I get what feels right to me. I'm not partial to one system, brand, or o/s. I've had plenty of Androids, HTC One, Note 3/4, LG G2, HTC Incredible, Droid Eris, plus iPhone 5 and now the iPhone 6. They all offer something unique. Thanks for keeping me honest about the Note 4s RAM!
    02-25-2015 03:50 PM
  4. logik brooklyn's Avatar
    The s-pen makes selecting text a breeze. Sounds like you don't use the note 4 to its full potential and are just used to the Apple way of doing things.
    As I stated in my OP, yes with the S pen is easy. If i want to stop what I'm doing to use two hands and pull out a stylus to copy...then yea it works

    Unfortunately I use life to its full potential, so if I'm looking to do things on the fly the phone won't allow me to.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    02-25-2015 03:59 PM
  5. Haalcyon's Avatar
    As I stated in my OP, yes with the S pen is easy. If i want to stop what I'm doing to use two hands and pull out a stylus to copy...then yea it works

    Unfortunately I use life to its full potential, so if I'm looking to do things on the fly the phone won't allow me to.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    The Note 4 is just one of many great options. If its not a great solution for you there is certainly no shortage of other great palmtops.

    G3 📱🍭
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    02-25-2015 04:16 PM
  6. pappcam's Avatar
    As I stated in my OP, yes with the S pen is easy. If i want to stop what I'm doing to use two hands and pull out a stylus to copy...then yea it works

    Unfortunately I use life to its full potential, so if I'm looking to do things on the fly the phone won't allow me to.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    Like driving? jk

    If the Note 4 seems to be a drag on your life then I guess it's not for you.
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    02-25-2015 04:41 PM
  7. sswitzer's Avatar
    The keyboard putting a random combination of letters for autocorrect is really annoying. When I write get and for some reason it wants to write "grt" that is really annoying.
    Try out Swiftkey... auto predict rather than auto correct, it will change your life (as far as smartphone typing goes.)
    pantlesspenguin likes this.
    02-25-2015 05:45 PM
  8. Tim Crowley's Avatar
    The Note 4 is my first Android phone after owning many iPhones from 1 thru 5s. I love the Note 4. Some things, like copy and paste, are taking time getting used to; but overall it's a marvelous piece of tech. To each their own.
    02-25-2015 05:45 PM
  9. cookiegurl's Avatar
    The s-pen makes selecting text a breeze. Sounds like you don't use the note 4 to its full potential and are just used to the Apple way of doing things.
    Very well said. To say the Note 4 is a junk, is quite harsh. If it didn't serve you well, then might as well switch back to iPhone. I have Note 4, and had a pleasant experience with it.
    02-26-2015 03:46 AM
  10. qbnkelt's Avatar
    I've got an iPhone and a Note 4. Both are fantastic devices.

    If you don't like the Note 4 get an iPhone 6. But to say this device is rubbish is not representative of my experience.

    Sent from my gorgeous sexy white BEAST of a Note 4 ❤
    02-26-2015 05:28 AM
  11. Pdarnall's Avatar
    +1 time dump that "junk" and move on.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    02-26-2015 08:06 AM
  12. fofjjsr's Avatar
    If you don't mind telling me then...how can I "correctly" use a phone that lags on navigation? I mean I've tried clearing cache, restarting, etc...maybe you're implying I actually need to drive my car slower in order for the navigation to keep up?

    Posted via the Android Central App
    I don't have any issues with my GPS honestly.
    02-26-2015 08:29 AM
  13. fofjjsr's Avatar
    I switched from Windows Phone and I noticed this too, the android keyboard and all the keyboards that you can download are really bad on word predictions and autocorrect, no matter which one you install all of them on android sux and I have to deal with that everyday, even if I'm using SwiftKey.
    See I owned a Windows phone for work, and I couldn't stand using the keyboard. SwiftKey works amazingly for me. It autocorrects almost perfect. There is a reason a large amount of iPhone users went to it too as soon as it was available on the iPhone. That and they could swipe as well.
    02-26-2015 08:33 AM
  14. miss_vickies's Avatar
    While I love my Note 4 for many reasons, some things mentioned here should be improved.

    I am also having crazy issues with my maps. My issue is not lagging as much as it is looking for GPS signal. Now, I don't know if it's the fact that I live in a huge city full of skyscrapers, but when I am turning on tiny streets trying to save time and the map stops updating because it lost the connection and is "searching for GPS" it makes my "quickest route" super lost due to me having to miss my turns and go around in traffic. I am not sure what I can do to fix this issue.

    Other problems are the front facing camera and the distortion (to be fair I dont think it's a Note 4 issue, others seem to report the same problem, but this was not an issue on my Note 2).

    Autocorrect is ridiculous... it corrects it without any intuitiveness to the most random word. Or when I type fast it tends to just copy what I am write twice or three times and I have to go and backspace (so much for typing fast) and I have zero idea why it does that...

    Activation of single hand mode is not as easy as it used to. It now takes 10 steps instead of 2 like Note 2 had it.

    How about the fact that you can't mute the phone without going into the pull down panel? Before you could do it with just volume buttons.

    List goes on.... while it does some things so amazingly and better than anything out there, these daily usage things could use some updating because even though they are small, it can still be frustrating.
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    02-26-2015 08:52 AM
  15. KahneFan's Avatar
    How about the fact that you can't mute the phone without going into the pull down panel? Before you could do it with just volume buttons...
    Personally, I hold power, then select mute.
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    02-26-2015 08:56 AM
  16. Mr-Guy's Avatar
    I have had many different phone brands over the years including a Samsung A940 that was an early smart phone with no touch screen but did have a true optical zoom camera and multimedia. Have had and have iPhones for work and they make me crazy with it sending the wrong word in texts which really forces you to pay attention to the screen. I had an HTC Evo that was a great device and now the Notes since the 2. Still have a iPhone for work but don't care for it preferring instead the N4 snd it's S pen.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    02-26-2015 09:02 AM
  17. NexusGirlX's Avatar
    Facebook, LinkdIn, Gmail, Hangouts, Weatherbug, Triviacrack, just to name a few.
    Facebook is just bad on Android and iOS.
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    02-26-2015 09:10 AM
  18. NexusGirlX's Avatar
    Apple uses 1 GB of RAM in the iP6 and 6+, and it runs exceptionally well, compared to the 4GB used in the Note 4. There's something to be said for simplicity. Neither Android or iOS is perfect, but when it comes to optimization nothing beats and iPhone. It's apparent that the Note 4 or any Android device will suit your need for simplicity and functionality. Sell the Note 4 and go back to iPhone, no judging going on here. Get what works best for YOU. God Bless!
    The iPhone/iPad does not handle that 1GB well. Most people complain about tabs reloading in Safari.

    Try having five tabs open. Start writing a message in one tab and then switch to another tab to copy some text. Switch back to the other tab and chances are, that tab will reload losing whatever you had typed in previously. It might not happen every time but it will happen frequently enough to be annoying.

    I can count on opening an app on my Note 4 such as Facebook in the morning. I find something I want to reply to but I don't have time to type the message. I leave the app open and go to work. Come home from work and Facebook is still open to that post where I left it. I can't do that on iOS. Too many apps reload. This goes for iPhones all the way up to the current 6 and 6+. Want proof? Read up on MacRumors.
    02-26-2015 09:26 AM
  19. miss_vickies's Avatar
    that placement does not even make sense... it's not user friendly or intuitive
    02-26-2015 09:26 AM
  20. Carrie Greicar's Avatar
    You can select text without the pen too. Just hold your finger down for a few seconds over the text you want to copy and 2 arrows pop up Use your fingers to move the arrows to the end of the text that you want to copy and then hit the copy button at the top of the screen (it pops up when you select the text)
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    02-26-2015 11:18 AM
  21. Carrie Greicar's Avatar
    Miss Vickies are you talking about the Note 4? I am able to mute my phone with just the volume button...
    02-26-2015 11:20 AM
  22. z06mike's Avatar
    that placement does not even make sense... it's not user friendly or intuitive
    Placement of what exactly? Saying that is such a hard/ridiculous task to pull your notification shade and touch an icon to mute the phone is pretty inane.
    02-26-2015 11:22 AM
  23. Closingracer's Avatar
    The iPhone/iPad does not handle that 1GB well. Most people complain about tabs reloading in Safari.

    Try having five tabs open. Start writing a message in one tab and then switch to another tab to copy some text. Switch back to the other tab and chances are, that tab will reload losing whatever you had typed in previously. It might not happen every time but it will happen frequently enough to be annoying.

    I can count on opening an app on my Note 4 such as Facebook in the morning. I find something I want to reply to but I don't have time to type the message. I leave the app open and go to work. Come home from work and Facebook is still open to that post where I left it. I can't do that on iOS. Too many apps reload. This goes for iPhones all the way up to the current 6 and 6+. Want proof? Read up on MacRumors.
    The iPad Air 2 has 2 gb ....


    Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
    02-26-2015 11:26 AM
  24. LegalAmerican's Avatar
    As I stated in my OP, yes with the S pen is easy. If i want to stop what I'm doing to use two hands and pull out a stylus to copy...then yea it works

    Posted via the Android Central App
    Well you did buy a NOTE 4. They kinda optimize their software around the feature that makes it a NOTE. That's why in other threads I had it out with people who said they bought the phone but never use the S pen. That's perfectly fine and understandable, just know that you're doing yourself a disservice by not using the main feature that the phone is built around. I mean come on. You don't like the way the phone does it without the S pen, so use the S pen. But then you don't like that because then you have to lift another arm. Why even leave the iPhone if you know that you like that experience and don't want to try something different?
    02-26-2015 11:45 AM
  25. Haalcyon's Avatar
    Well you did buy a NOTE 4. They kinda optimize their software around the feature that makes it a NOTE. That's why in other threads I had it out with people who said they bought the phone but never use the S pen. That's perfectly fine and understandable, just know that you're doing yourself a disservice by not using the main feature that the phone is built around. I mean come on. You don't like the way the phone does it without the S pen, so use the S pen. But then you don't like that because then you have to lift another arm. Why even leave the iPhone if you know that you like that experience and don't want to try something different?
    It may seem weird but some buy the Note 4 and Note Edge with no intention of using the S Pen. The phones do have a lot of other attractions like size, display quality, and specs.


    📱VI+🐉
    02-26-2015 12:02 PM
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