04-17-2015 04:26 AM
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  1. BullGuard8's Avatar
    I was in a delimma whether to go for the S6 or the Note 4. I have never had a Note 3 or 4 or any big sized phone before and wasn't enthusiastic about carriying any phone bigger than the S4/S5/iPhone 6, etc...

    After a lot of research........I was almost decided to go for the 128 GB version of the S6 Edge ignoring the fact that it has no expandable storage and no removable battery......all I wanted was a fast phone with a decent camera and a battery that would get me till the end of the day without worrying about charging it.......

    So I waited eagerly and then GSM Arena reviewed all the recent camera phones and from then on.......my decision was done choosing the Note 4 over the S6.......

    Intergalactic camera shootout: Galaxy S6 vs. Galaxy S5 vs. Note 4 vs. iPhone 6

    From page 2 of that review......



    notice how the S6 missed out all the fine details in the red carpet on the balcony...... hard to believe that they both have a 16 MP camera and both have Optical Image Stabilization but at the end of the day, what matters is real world situations not whitepaper.....

    adding to the fact that I wasn't happy about the S6 having a smaller battery than the S5 despite it having a faster CPU, better camera, and much better screen, it made no sense, I knew the phone wouldn't last more than 4 to 5 hours of heavy use and I was right.....just look at the S6 subforum and you will see how people are not happy about the batter and there is no magical way that any OS update would help as the battery is just too small for this power hungry phone.

    I can't be any happier about my Note 4 really, best phone I ever had in terms of camera, a battery that lasts me 2 days easily, excellent screen, removable battery, memory card slot, S-Pen, really, it's on a league of its own.

    Just my 2 cents worth
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    04-11-2015 02:32 PM
  2. MDMcAtee's Avatar
    I was in a delimma whether to go for the S6 or the Note 4. I have never had a Note 3 or 4 or any big sized phone before and wasn't enthusiastic about carriying any phone bigger than the S4/S5/iPhone 6, etc...

    After a lot of research........I was almost decided to go for the 128 GB version of the S6 Edge ignoring the fact that it has no expandable storage and no removable battery......all I wanted was a fast phone with a decent camera and a battery that would get me till the end of the day without worrying about charging it.......

    So I waited eagerly and then GSM Arena reviewed all the recent camera phones and from then on.......my decision was done choosing the Note 4 over the S6.......

    Intergalactic camera shootout: Galaxy S6 vs. Galaxy S5 vs. Note 4 vs. iPhone 6

    From page 2 of that review......

    http://cdn.gsmarena.com/vv/reviewsim...crop-color.jpg

    notice how the S6 missed out all the fine details in the red carpet on the balcony...... hard to believe that they both have a 16 MP camera and both have Optical Image Stabilization but at the end of the day, what matters is real world situations not whitepaper.....

    adding to the fact that I wasn't happy about the S6 having a smaller battery than the S5 despite it having a faster CPU, better camera, and much better screen, it made no sense, I knew the phone wouldn't last more than 4 to 5 hours of heavy use and I was right.....just look at the S6 subforum and you will see how people are not happy about the batter and there is no magical way that any OS update would help as the battery is just too small for this power hungry phone.

    I can't be any happier about my Note 4 really, best phone I ever had in terms of camera, a battery that lasts me 2 days easily, excellent screen, removable battery, memory card slot, S-Pen, really, it's on a league of its own.

    Just my 2 cents worth
    Wow. Thanks for the info and the link. I hadn't seen that review before.

    I had the note 1 and 2 before but went off trail with a Windows phone (1520) and my current m8 and have been looking for a replacement. I enjoy the m8,but the camera just isn't good enough, and while the 1520's camera was excellent... well we will leave it at that... Lol

    I have a couple more months on the m8 so I am biding my time watching and researching and the Note 4 looks to be my first choice still.

    If you don't mind my asking, does the note still have the Wolfson DACs in it? I love my boom sound speakers but I have some good wired and Bluetooth headset to use too.

    Thanks

    Posted via the Android Central App from my HTC m8
    04-11-2015 03:17 PM
  3. juliesdroidsync's Avatar
    The Note4 is the best Phablet on the market right now. And I prefer it to the S6. It is the best phone that I have ever had.

    Posted via a kicking Note4 on Lollipop.
    +1

    Posted via the Android Central App
    04-11-2015 03:40 PM
  4. BullGuard8's Avatar
    If you don't mind my asking, does the note still have the Wolfson DACs in it? I love my boom sound speakers but I have some good wired and Bluetooth headset to use too.

    Thanks

    Posted via the Android Central App from my HTC m8
    Dunno what's that bro. But kepe in mind, my review of the Note 4 and bashing of the S6 is not biased as that was the phone I wanted for a while, then steered away after seeing that review and added things together with regards to battery, and it being double the price of the Note 4 for the 128 GB version. No thanks. I bet you that thing will lose half its value after 3 months of using it and you wouldn't be able to sell it for more thna 50% of its original value. Huge loss IMO
    04-11-2015 04:10 PM
  5. Cool Jeff's Avatar
    Dunno what's that bro. But kepe in mind, my review of the Note 4 and bashing of the S6 is not biased as that was the phone I wanted for a while, then steered away after seeing that review and added things together with regards to battery, and it being double the price of the Note 4 for the 128 GB version. No thanks. I bet you that thing will lose half its value after 3 months of using it and you wouldn't be able to sell it for more thna 50% of its original value. Huge loss IMO
    Yep the S6 is pretty expensive for what it is, knowing the S5 is now at 400$ when it begun at the same price as S6...while the N4 can't get lower than actual price.
    If you get the EXYNOS version you will get Wolfson DAC which is better audio quality than the snapdragon N4 and on par with M8/M9 for earphones plugged and BT, that's what Head Fi dudes said.
    Damn! the Note Edge is snapdragon in my country, only the N4 and S6 are Exynos
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    04-11-2015 07:14 PM
  6. BullGuard8's Avatar
    Yep the S6 is pretty expensive for what it is, knowing the S5 is now at 400$ when it begun at the same price as S6...while the N4 can't get lower than actual price.
    If you get the EXYNOS version you will get Wolfson DAC which is better audio quality than the snapdragon N4 and on par with M8/M9 for earphones plugged and BT, that's what Head Fi dudes said.
    Damn! the Note Edge is snapdragon in my country, only the N4 and S6 are Exynos
    They only sell the Exynos versions here in Dubai I thought the Snappy Dragon was much faster and maybe that's why I get lag when I launch the task manager to turn off one app after the other, it is not smoooth and is jerky in motion so I had to turn off animations.

    Going back to Kit Kat in a while I miss it more and miss the better battery + I don't remember any lag in Kit Kat
    04-11-2015 07:30 PM
  7. Neo_ii_Droid's Avatar
    Coming from the AiP.V I was on the quest for something "different" than what I was using. So, I share the same sentiments with the others on the SGN.IV, especially with the removable back panel for battery and SD removal/replacement.
    04-11-2015 07:42 PM
  8. Cool Jeff's Avatar
    They only sell the Exynos versions here in Dubai I thought the Snappy Dragon was much faster and maybe that's why I get lag when I launch the task manager to turn off one app after the other, it is not smoooth and is jerky in motion so I had to turn off animations.

    Going back to Kit Kat in a while I miss it more and miss the better battery + I don't remember any lag in Kit Kat
    This is weird, I heard mixed reports about the LP update on N4, many said it makes the phone much faster and no more lags and some said it's slower and laggier!
    I know Exynos version uses more battery (just slightly) but the huge advantage is the audio quality, nobody mentioned the N4 Exynos being slower than Snapdragon
    04-12-2015 04:56 AM
  9. BullGuard8's Avatar
    Well I haven't heard the Snapdragon version of the Note 4, the sound on my Note 4 with Exynos is ok, nothing great to talk about
    04-12-2015 09:52 AM
  10. allipki's Avatar
    I was already twice in store trying to compare my note 4 to s6 with same challenge like you guys, should I switch or not.
    My bottom line is to stay with N4.
    Number one reason, I so get used to big and gorgeous screen that s6 looks too small even before n4 I had s5.
    Overall s6 is the great phone, looks and feels like iPhone 6 and will be much easier for one hand operation.
    I use sd card in my note 4 and don't want to loose that option as well, removable battery doesn't matter for me since I never change it.
    04-12-2015 09:56 AM
  11. BullGuard8's Avatar
    I was already twice in store trying to compare my note 4 to s6 with same challenge like you guys, should I switch or not.
    My bottom line is to stay with N4.
    Number one reason, I so get used to big and gorgeous screen that s6 looks too small even before n4 I had s5.
    Overall s6 is the great phone, looks and feels like iPhone 6 and will be much easier for one hand operation.
    I use sd card in my note 4 and don't want to loose that option as well, removable battery doesn't matter for me since I never change it.
    it's not about changing the battery, it's the fact that the S6 has a small tiny battery even smaller than the S5 yet boasts better hardware features and camera, it just cannot provide enough juice for it to operate for more than 4 hours under heavy usage. That's where the Note 4 shines, it will easily last you 1.5 days with heavy usage
    04-12-2015 10:39 AM
  12. Cool Jeff's Avatar
    I don't care about removable battery, though the SD card is an advantage for sure.
    I just remember that I use sticky pad in my car dashboard as the suction cups can do damage, my M8 metal back stick to it like super glue but I have no clue about the N4?
    04-12-2015 10:42 AM
  13. monsieurms's Avatar
    What are the advantages of N4 over S6 for you apart the larger screen?
    Well, that's one of the key deal-breaker advantages. I'll never use a smaller screen again.

    I'll edit to eliminate reference to things others have mentioned, but once you use a big screen, I predict you won't go back. It is more important than it seems. You'll only need 1 use for the S-pen to make it a keeper.

    It will be interesting to see what the Note 5 has; won't be too long now. If you don't like the feature set it will be easy enough to pick up a 4 on eBay or what not. I'd wait to see.
    04-12-2015 05:38 PM
  14. Michael Bardsley's Avatar
    I've not compared processor and RAM between the two, but I'm a Note 4 owner and love the crap out of it. My only issue is I let the Lollipop 5 upgrade in, and I'm regretting it. I have screen lag, battery drain, and small issues like mis-functioning auto-capitalization in text and emails over 1 line long. I might even bite the bullet and revert back. Still, I love my SGN4.
    04-12-2015 06:12 PM
  15. AndroidHabit's Avatar
    Between just these two, I would go with the Note 4 hands down.
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    04-12-2015 09:05 PM
  16. BullGuard8's Avatar
    I've not compared processor and RAM between the two, but I'm a Note 4 owner and love the crap out of it. My only issue is I let the Lollipop 5 upgrade in, and I'm regretting it. I have screen lag, battery drain, and small issues like mis-functioning auto-capitalization in text and emails over 1 line long. I might even bite the bullet and revert back. Still, I love my SGN4.
    do a factory reset, i've done a factory reset / wipe cache the moment it upgraded and had 0 issues
    04-12-2015 09:51 PM
  17. Cool Jeff's Avatar
    LOL!
    My friend who has a N4 is coming back from travel today, hopefully I will see him these 2 days to try the N4 in my shorts pocket and with the sticky pad in my car, if the N4 pass these 2 test then I will be totally convinced to buy one over the S6. Another thing I didn't like about the S6 is that it kept the same old face, they could have done something to that ugly home button
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    04-13-2015 05:11 AM
  18. monsieurms's Avatar
    LOL!
    My friend who has a N4 is coming back from travel today, hopefully I will see him these 2 days to try the N4 in my shorts pocket and with the sticky pad in my car, if the N4 pass these 2 test then I will be totally convinced to buy one over the S6. Another thing I didn't like about the S6 is that it kept the same old face, they could have done something to that ugly home button
    I'm willing to bet that you can find bigger sticky pads.

    The pants test worried me too. It was fine.
    04-13-2015 06:53 AM
  19. Cool Jeff's Avatar
    I'm willing to bet that you can find bigger sticky pads.

    The pants test worried me too. It was fine.
    I have cut the sticky pad I am using now with my M8 to position it perfectly on the dash board, it's so sticky that only 70% of the M8 is in contact with it and it's more than sufficient, it will certainly be the same if not better with the back glass of the S6, but I couldn't find anyone in the user reviews of the sticky pad over the internet that confirmed it's working with Note 4, just one N3.
    As for the gym shorts I have an Adidas one with an internal pocket (pocket inside the pocket) that make the phone less visible but can't be sure before trying and it's too cold now in Lebanon to go into a samsung showroom to try it directly lol.
    My friend postponed his return to next week! This suspense is killing me
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    04-13-2015 07:10 AM
  20. Cool Jeff's Avatar
    I tried my friend's Note 3 on the sticky pad and it worked, dunno if it's exactly the same texture with N4, but I didn't try it while driving so I have no idea if it will hold with bumpy roads.
    Yesterday night I passed to a sammy showroom in a mall, they had the N4 and Note Edge side by side, the Note 4 was model N910X which I think is the capped 3G model for Middle East, this phone was laggy like I never saw it before!! closing or opening the drawer was slow!! The Note Edge was blazing fast though, so I dunno if this N4 unit was bad or Exynos 3G is too limited, the metal rim had also 5 to 6 small dents while it's a showroom unit (so no keys or metal near it).
    In another hand I am beginning to like this big screen, the 5.1'' of the S6 is small now, and I am still on my 5'' M8 LOL.
    04-15-2015 04:35 AM
  21. Crossy Castle Run's Avatar
    i think S6, no doubt
    04-15-2015 04:59 AM
  22. Jedi1122's Avatar
    I pre ordered my note 4 and loved it! Now that the s6 is out I want to kill myself! (not literally)

    Posted via the awesome but not as good as the s6, Samsung Galaxy Note 4
    04-15-2015 12:19 PM
  23. natehoy's Avatar
    For my personal preferences, it's a no-brainer.

    S-pen + larger screen + SD card slot + user-replaceable battery = Note 4.

    Your preferences, and therefore mileage, may vary.
    04-15-2015 01:00 PM
  24. gpo1956's Avatar
    I played with the S6 yesterday at Bestbuy, and I was impressed. Would trade my N4 for one in a heartbeat.
    04-15-2015 01:36 PM
  25. Haalcyon's Avatar
    I played with the S6 yesterday at Bestbuy, and I was impressed. Would trade my N4 for one in a heartbeat.
    What did you like better about the S6?

    🍶Welcome to the Dark. From the Note IV
    04-15-2015 01:58 PM
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