1. CBreen28's Avatar
    Torn between the 3 and 4. I'm just wondering if 1: the 4 gets faster 4G speeds?2: would it connect to wifi better over the 3? I don't have wifi where I live so I have to download my podcasts and other media files on weak public wifi connecrions(starbucks,wendys). Would the 4 be faster than the 3 in that area or no because they are both 802.11 ac? Does the snapdragon 800 vs 805 matter at all when downloading media via wifi?
    05-17-2015 01:41 PM
  2. B. Diddy's Avatar
    None of that should matter when it comes to 4G or wi-fi download speeds, assuming neither of the phones have issues with their cell or wi-fi radios (and I've never seen any mentioned here on a regular basis). What matters is how good your 4G network is, or how good the broadband is behind the wi-fi connection.
    05-18-2015 01:33 PM
  3. natehoy's Avatar
    Torn between the 3 and 4. I'm just wondering if 1: the 4 gets faster 4G speeds?2: would it connect to wifi better over the 3? I don't have wifi where I live so I have to download my podcasts and other media files on weak public wifi connecrions(starbucks,wendys). Would the 4 be faster than the 3 in that area or no because they are both 802.11 ac? Does the snapdragon 800 vs 805 matter at all when downloading media via wifi?
    I have heard on a few threads here and there that the Note 4 generally has better antennas than the Note 3. However, as the Note 4 is my first of the Note line, I have no way to confirm that personally.
    05-18-2015 01:42 PM
  4. beh's Avatar
    Torn between the 3 and 4. I'm just wondering if 1: the 4 gets faster 4G speeds?2: would it connect to wifi better over the 3? I don't have wifi where I live so I have to download my podcasts and other media files on weak public wifi connecrions(starbucks,wendys). Would the 4 be faster than the 3 in that area or no because they are both 802.11 ac? Does the snapdragon 800 vs 805 matter at all when downloading media via wifi?
    I have both the Note 3 and the Note 4 currently and find that the download speed of both seem, in use, to be dependent on the 4G and/or WiFi strength and available bandwidth as discussed by B. Diddy above.
    The choice of which to purchase IMO comes down to the enhancements in the multi-window options, the better screen specs, etc. not the 4G or WiFi radios. Your mileage may vary.
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    05-18-2015 03:45 PM
  5. Kelly Kearns's Avatar
    I've had both the N3 and N4 and I never noticed any connectivity or speed differences.

    Posted from my Note 4
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    05-18-2015 03:55 PM
  6. Lepa79's Avatar
    Sounds like Download Booster might be helpful to you? It's an option available on Note 4. Can not remember if Note 3 had it. But note 4 is a much better and more enjoyable device. I would go for note 4.
    05-18-2015 09:59 PM
  7. Kelly Kearns's Avatar
    Sounds like Download Booster might be helpful to you? It's an option available on Note 4. Can not remember if Note 3 had it. But note 4 is a much better and more enjoyable device. I would go for note 4.
    That depends on your carrier. AT&T removed it for us on the Note 3 and I don't hae it on my Note 4 either.
    05-19-2015 12:23 AM

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