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  1. droidntn's Avatar
    I'm due for an upgrade in June. I've never had a phone larger than the S4.
    I guess it'll be a nice option if I go to the Note 4.
    The battery life HAS to be better than my S4.
    I do have a couple of questions:
    -Do you have any wifi problems? My S4 drops wifi constantly at home and is completely useless and apparantly this is a known problem with the S4 but it's not fixed.
    I was wondering if anyone coming from an S4 to this Note have had any difficulties using this larger phone (with a case) or really any outstanding thoughts as you moved from that S4 to this one. I'm 6'4" man with big hands so I don't worry about that as much as keeping it in my jeans or pants pockets.
    -Would you wait for the Note 5? Not sure when that'll be and if it could even be worth the wait. This phone looks like an awesome piece of tech.
    Any other insights welcome.
    Thanks,
    Mark
    05-28-2015 02:50 PM
  2. bigbluebanana's Avatar
    Okay, I don't personally have one, but I would wait to see how well it plays with Android M. I say that because Android M bring native fingerprint support. That paired with Android Pay may be HUGE! Plus, I believe Android Pay will be superior to the alleged Samsung Pay. Plus, if Samsung Pay comes out and is a thing, you can expect them to really hide Android Pay in TouchWiz on the Note 5. My opinion, see how well the Note 5 goes. I almost got the G3 but I HATE overheating in phones. I waited for the G4, and the reviews indicate almost no overheating.
    05-28-2015 02:58 PM
  3. evohicks's Avatar
    I had the option to wait for the Note 5, my contract just up a week or so ago, but a few things made me upgrade from my Note 3.
    First, I ain't paying the silly contract prices that come with the new Note when it comes out, I bought the Note 2 sim free and the Note 3 sim free because it worked out cheaper to do so and got good deals.
    Second, I'm not sure the Note 5 will have removable battery/memory, but after a long think I decided to get the Note 4 as I got it at a reasonable contract rate.
    I'm sure the Note 5 will be every bit as successful as the previous Note series and if it's what I'm looking for, I may buy one sim free when the prices come down in 2016 maybe, but for now, I think the Note 4 is a beast and I'm very happy with it.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    05-28-2015 03:44 PM
  4. millerwa76's Avatar
    I'm due for an upgrade in June. I've never had a phone larger than the S4.
    I guess it'll be a nice option if I go to the Note 4.
    The battery life HAS to be better than my S4.
    I do have a couple of questions:
    -Do you have any wifi problems? My S4 drops wifi constantly at home and is completely useless and apparantly this is a known problem with the S4 but it's not fixed.
    I was wondering if anyone coming from an S4 to this Note have had any difficulties using this larger phone (with a case) or really any outstanding thoughts as you moved from that S4 to this one. I'm 6'4" man with big hands so I don't worry about that as much as keeping it in my jeans or pants pockets.
    -Would you wait for the Note 5? Not sure when that'll be and if it could even be worth the wait. This phone looks like an awesome piece of tech.
    Any other insights welcome.
    Thanks,
    Mark
    If I were in your shoes, I'd probably wait the 3 or 4 months until the Note 5 comes out so that I could compare the 2. If you like the 5, get it and avoid having phone envy in 4 months. If the 5 isn't impressive, you can still get the 4...and likely at a cheaper price than you can now.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    skatergirl likes this.
    05-28-2015 04:08 PM
  5. Kelly Kearns's Avatar
    The size shouldn't be an issue. I'm a girl, put it in my pocket all the time.

    Just don't out it in your back pocket. Many broke their N2 and N3 putting it in their back pocket and sitting down. It is too big for a back pocket if you sit.
    05-28-2015 06:05 PM
  6. Bosbouer's Avatar
    On the same carrier and with the same usage pattern, the note 4 performs consistently better than the s4 does. I still have s4 in the household, so can frequently compare.

    Battery life of the note is way better.

    If I was in your position right now, I go for the note 4
    mountainbikermark likes this.
    05-28-2015 11:47 PM
  7. ZDriver's Avatar
    Buy a used Note 2 which is probably a better phone anyway and wait for the Note 5. I hate my Note 4, it is a laggy POS.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    05-29-2015 05:35 AM
  8. mountainbikermark's Avatar
    Buy a used Note 2 which is probably a better phone anyway and wait for the Note 5. I hate my Note 4, it is a laggy POS.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    Have you tried any steps to eliminate your lag? That is a minority of owners to have such a lag you hate the phone and is usually attributed to a faulty app, service, or need for a cache partition wipe.
    I have a Note4 and a Note2 and while I agree the Note2 is a great device, on the Note4 you get a bigger screen on a device that is more ergonomically hand friendly than the 2. The Note2 feels huge, the Note4 feels very big when compared to phones such as the S4.
    As far as Note5, Samsung is seeing the S6 be a big success without removable battery and memory with the benefit of them making a higher profit per device sold. Cash, not user desire, is king so I'm not sold they won't put Apple like non removable battery and memory.

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    05-29-2015 06:29 AM
  9. cwbcpa's Avatar
    Tough call. If you are ready to upgrade and need a phone now then you can't go wrong with the Note 4. It is not a laggy POS. Lol. Is it perfect? No, but no phone is. Anyway, if you can wait then wait and see what the 5 has to offer. If not, then the 4 is a great phone and will last. It's really a personal choice. Hard for us to tell you what to do.

    Sent from my Note 4
    skatergirl likes this.
    05-29-2015 08:10 AM
  10. droidntn's Avatar
    Thanks for all of these great replies. Thinking of waiting on the Note 5. This Android M thing looks promising. Although, push come to shove, I'll just drop and go with a N4. It seems to be well liked.
    Anyone had any wifi drop issues? That and the battery drain are the two biggest gripes I have with my S4.
    05-29-2015 11:52 AM
  11. skatergirl's Avatar
    My sister, who also has an S4, is due for her upgrade and she is debating the Note 4 or to wait for the Note 5. If I had an S4, it would have been gone a long time ago. No offense, but the S4 and the HTC Rezound (which I once owned) are both battery suckers that use the power cord like an intervenes drip. I have had two phones since the Rezound (Droid Maxx and now Note 4). The Maxx had an amazing battery. The Note 4 has a good battery, but an amazing screen. That said, to make up for a good versus amazing battery, the Note has quick charge capabilities, so a short while on the charger pumps it right back up. Some people have amazing batteries with their Notes. My usage I suppose keeps the battery as good, but soooo much better than the Rezound or the S4.

    Good luck with your choice. Also, I would not base your decision on the Note 5 maybe having Android M. There are phones that still don't have Lollipop. One of the M features I saw was with mobile payments. You can currently pay the same way with Google Wallet.
    05-29-2015 01:44 PM
  12. beh's Avatar
    I'm due for an upgrade in June. I've never had a phone larger than the S4.
    I guess it'll be a nice option if I go to the Note 4.
    The battery life HAS to be better than my S4.
    I do have a couple of questions:
    -Do you have any wifi problems? My S4 drops wifi constantly at home and is completely useless and apparantly this is a known problem with the S4 but it's not fixed.
    I was wondering if anyone coming from an S4 to this Note have had any difficulties using this larger phone (with a case) or really any outstanding thoughts as you moved from that S4 to this one. I'm 6'4" man with big hands so I don't worry about that as much as keeping it in my jeans or pants pockets.
    -Would you wait for the Note 5? Not sure when that'll be and if it could even be worth the wait. This phone looks like an awesome piece of tech.
    Any other insights welcome.
    Thanks,
    Mark
    I had the S3 and the S4 before the Note 3 and now the Note 4. The Note 4 is definitely a great phone. The screen is amazing and was the physically best screen in the world of smartphones until the S6 came out. The multi-tasking capabilities are incredible to the point that I only use a laptop or tablet when I need to do pixel by pixel work.
    That said, since the Note 5 will be out by Oct. With rumors that it will be out much sooner than Oct. my suggestion is to wait until the Note 5 is out and you can play with both the Note 4 and the Note 5 and see what "makes your day". The Note 5, if like the S6, will come with some new features that are well worth checking out before making a decision.
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    05-29-2015 01:56 PM
  13. Kelly Kearns's Avatar
    Thanks for all of these great replies. Thinking of waiting on the Note 5. This Android M thing looks promising. Although, push come to shove, I'll just drop and go with a N4. It seems to be well liked.
    Anyone had any wifi drop issues? That and the battery drain are the two biggest gripes I have with my S4.
    The Note 4 will get Android M soon after the Note 5 gets it.
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    05-29-2015 01:56 PM
  14. beh's Avatar
    The Note 4 will get Android M soon after the Note 5 gets it.
    I have had the Note 4 on Verizon since it came out and have had no issues with WiFi or phone connections at all.
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    05-29-2015 01:59 PM
  15. droidntn's Avatar
    Thanks. You good folks are really talking me into a Note 4 when I have an upgrade in two weeks. Sounds convincing.
    05-29-2015 02:27 PM
  16. clickerman's Avatar
    I have a note 4, and also have an s4 which the note 4 replaced. I use the two phones interchangeably and find the s4 to be perfectly satisfactory. I primarily use the note 4 for watching movies and podcasts. if I were you I would hold onto the s4 and wait for the note 5.
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    05-29-2015 03:01 PM
  17. pduffer's Avatar
    I've had my Note 4 about 7-8 months now and love it. No WiFi issues.
    05-29-2015 03:04 PM
  18. droidntn's Avatar
    I have a note 4, and also have an s4 which the note 4 replaced. I use the two phones interchangeably and find the s4 to be perfectly satisfactory. I primarily use the note 4 for watching movies and podcasts. if I were you I would hold onto the s4 and wait for the note 5.
    Interesting. I have all sorts of WIFI and battery problems, BUT the phone works. I have to reboot every now and then to get things straight, re-establish a connection. Sometimes I just loose 4G while my son is sitting next to me with 4 bars of 4G on his S5. I put in airplane mode, then back out and it finds a signal again. Some days it's fine. Other days I'll be talking to someone and it sounds horribly, scratchy. Reboot, it's fine.
    Some days, I'll drain a battery by 11 oclock doing the same things I normally do. then other days, doing the same thing...it'll be like today and it's at 30% and off charge for nearly 12 hours. Weird, I never know. Just getting really frustrated with it some days.
    I tried to download an app last night and it was saying the device is full. The device still has 1 GB nearly left, it's not full.
    Just has some demons in it I reckon.
    05-29-2015 03:23 PM
  19. Tsepz_GP's Avatar
    I'm due for an upgrade in June. I've never had a phone larger than the S4.
    I guess it'll be a nice option if I go to the Note 4.
    The battery life HAS to be better than my S4.
    I do have a couple of questions:
    -Do you have any wifi problems? My S4 drops wifi constantly at home and is completely useless and apparantly this is a known problem with the S4 but it's not fixed.
    I was wondering if anyone coming from an S4 to this Note have had any difficulties using this larger phone (with a case) or really any outstanding thoughts as you moved from that S4 to this one. I'm 6'4" man with big hands so I don't worry about that as much as keeping it in my jeans or pants pockets.
    -Would you wait for the Note 5? Not sure when that'll be and if it could even be worth the wait. This phone looks like an awesome piece of tech.
    Any other insights welcome.
    Thanks,
    Mark
    Hi there

    I am a S4 owner who went to the Note 4 late last year and have not looked back.

    The Note 4 took some getting used to and now it feels as normal in my hands as the S4 did.
    My Note 4 never drops WiFi, but neither did my S4.

    If you can wait until Sept/Oct then the Note 5 will be worth the wait, that said, the Note 4 is already a huge leap in every way from the S4. The best part in the Note 4 is the incredible battery life, it is worlds ahead of the S4.
    05-29-2015 04:09 PM
  20. Dominick079's Avatar
    As others posted I would wait for the Note 5 to come out in a few months and if you don't like it you could still get the Note 4 at a cheaper price.

    I had a Note 3 and now have a Note 4 but will be buying the Note 5 when it arrives. Even if it doesn't have a removable battery or expandable storage.

    Posted Via The AT&T Note 4
    05-29-2015 04:21 PM
  21. Kelly Kearns's Avatar
    Interesting. I have all sorts of WIFI and battery problems, BUT the phone works. I have to reboot every now and then to get things straight, re-establish a connection. Sometimes I just loose 4G while my son is sitting next to me with 4 bars of 4G on his S5. I put in airplane mode, then back out and it finds a signal again. Some days it's fine. Other days I'll be talking to someone and it sounds horribly, scratchy. Reboot, it's fine.
    Some days, I'll drain a battery by 11 oclock doing the same things I normally do. then other days, doing the same thing...it'll be like today and it's at 30% and off charge for nearly 12 hours. Weird, I never know. Just getting really frustrated with it some days.
    I tried to download an app last night and it was saying the device is full. The device still has 1 GB nearly left, it's not full.
    Just has some demons in it I reckon.
    Who is your carrier?
    05-29-2015 05:04 PM
  22. droidntn's Avatar
    Who is your carrier?
    VZW
    05-29-2015 05:19 PM
  23. Kelly Kearns's Avatar
    VZW
    Hmm..in case I missed it on the thread, did you do a reset after updating?

    Is the wifi dropping on all wifi or just at say home?

    I've seen people with various phones having wifi issues, has more to do with the router. There are several threads in various forums about issues and fixes for wifi after the lollipop update.
    05-29-2015 05:23 PM
  24. droidntn's Avatar
    Hmm..in case I missed it on the thread, did you do a reset after updating?

    Is the wifi dropping on all wifi or just at say home?

    I've seen people with various phones having wifi issues, has more to do with the router. There are several threads in various forums about issues and fixes for wifi after the lollipop update.
    Na, you didn't miss it. I didn't do it and I know it would probably do better after Lollipop. Any update does.
    I'm just putting it off as long as I can. lol.
    THAT said...
    There are no new problems after the update that I didn't already have, namely the wifi drop and the battery drain. Those were already there before the update. Actually, as bad as it is now...the battery life is actually better than it was before the Lollipop update.
    I could reset it and see how it goes. But, as I said, it works, just not like it should.
    It's weird. some days it works really good. No drop of wifi or of 4G. Then others it's just jacked up and does all matter of weird stuff.
    Again, not anything worse than before the Lollipop update.
    05-29-2015 05:27 PM
  25. Kelly Kearns's Avatar
    Na, you didn't miss it. I didn't do it and I know it would probably do better after Lollipop. Any update does.
    I'm just putting it off as long as I can. lol.
    THAT said...
    There are no new problems after the update that I didn't already have, namely the wifi drop and the battery drain. Those were already there before the update. Actually, as bad as it is now...the battery life is actually better than it was before the Lollipop update.
    I could reset it and see how it goes. But, as I said, it works, just not like it should.
    It's weird. some days it works really good. No drop of wifi or of 4G. Then others it's just jacked up and does all matter of weird stuff.
    Again, not anything worse than before the Lollipop update.
    You can try a cache wipe from recovery and see if that helps. Myself, reset is just part of the upgrade process for me, has been since Gingerbread came out, others don't do it.
    05-29-2015 05:30 PM
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