1. mcoomer's Avatar
    I'm due for a phone and I've become accustomed to Samsung phones, since my company phone is an S4. I've always been a Motorola user but now I'm considering a Galaxy Note. The Note 5 is all the rage right now but honestly it has essentially the same specs as the Note 4, a smaller battery that you can't get to, and no Micro SD slot. If you had the choice of picking up another Note 4, would you do it or get a Note 5? Price difference is negligible on Verizon right now ($3/month more for Note 5).

    Thanks,
    Mike
    09-08-2015 06:18 AM
  2. nahoku's Avatar
    Another Note 4 or Note 5 thread!? LOL!
    09-08-2015 06:42 AM
  3. taife32's Avatar
    I'm due for a phone and I've become accustomed to Samsung phones, since my company phone is an S4. I've always been a Motorola user but now I'm considering a Galaxy Note. The Note 5 is all the rage right now but honestly it has essentially the same specs as the Note 4, a smaller battery that you can't get to, and no Micro SD slot. If you had the choice of picking up another Note 4, would you do it or get a Note 5? Price difference is negligible on Verizon right now ($3/month more for Note 5).

    Thanks,
    Mike
    The Note 5 has better specs compared to the Note 4 by far. In fact the current S6 line and the Note 5 are the fastest devices out there.

    The only three negatives against them is that : 1) They are made of glass on the back as well. 2) Have no swappable batteries and. 3) Have no expandable storage.

    So you can make your decision on whether to get the Note 5 or 4 based on whether the three cons on the list matter much to you or not.

    Sent from my SM-N910F using Tapatalk
    Sammuel1973 likes this.
    09-08-2015 06:55 AM
  4. PublicImageLtd's Avatar
    No way Note 5,
    No sd card slot
    No removable battery.
    It's a no brainer.
    Sorry Samsung, bad move!

    Posted via the Android Central App
    09-08-2015 06:57 AM
  5. natehoy's Avatar
    The Note 4 also has an IR transmitter if you use that. That's an irrelevant loss for some, and a significant loss for others.

    Personally, I'd go for another Note 4 over a Note 5. There are some neat features on the Note 5, but for me personally nothing worth spending the extra money and losing my replaceable battery. Others' priorities will vary.
    Sammuel1973 and qwalls like this.
    09-08-2015 07:37 AM
  6. lagunarad's Avatar
    The one and only thing I do not like about my Note 4 is that it can't take a good picture of moving subjects. Other than that, it's great.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    09-08-2015 08:18 AM
  7. Ambivalencetech's Avatar
    Go for the N5 if you never saw the need to swap batteries, have expandable storage or an IR blaster. And frankly I think the N5 is faster but not anything that translates in daily use. I think the N4 is more future proof but the N5 would serve you until the next time you're "due"
    Sammuel1973 likes this.
    09-08-2015 09:50 AM
  8. Mr-Guy's Avatar
    I don't care what a phone looks like but it needs to be functional. I always put it in a case so it could be electric orange and I could care less. I have had Note phones since the 2 came out. Currently I have the 4 and see no good reason to change this year. The 4 is going to be cheaper and it is still a killer smart phone. I use the stylus all the time. Look at the YouTube videos on its use.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    09-08-2015 10:19 AM
  9. MizWylie's Avatar
    My only consideration for wanting a Note 5 is the camera. I take tons of pics every day and the camera on the 5 is amazing. I would recommend a Note Edge while you can still get them!
    09-08-2015 10:20 AM
  10. Rmedy21's Avatar
    Ever since the update my note 4 has not been the same. I think they purposely mess up the phones software so we can get a new phone. Batter life has been garbage

    Quote The Note 4 Never More😤
    qwalls likes this.
    09-08-2015 10:47 AM
  11. dedhedAndy's Avatar
    Get the Note 5.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    09-08-2015 01:39 PM
  12. mostafa3598's Avatar
    Ever since the update my note 4 has not been the same. I think they purposely mess up the phones software so we can get a new phone. Batter life has been garbage

    Quote The Note 4 Never More😤
    I was having the same issue. But I switched to custom rom, and the battery life is great now.

    In my opinion, I would recommend a note 4 over note 5.

    Sent from my SM-G925F using Tapatalk
    09-08-2015 04:40 PM
  13. Rmedy21's Avatar
    I was having the same issue. But I switched to custom rom, and the battery life is great now.

    In my opinion, I would recommend a note 4 over note 5.

    Sent from my SM-G925F using Tapatalk
    I have Verizon so I'm stuck

    Sent from my SM-N910V using Tapatalk
    09-08-2015 04:41 PM
  14. mostafa3598's Avatar
    I have Verizon so I'm stuck

    Sent from my SM-N910V using Tapatalk
    That's why I always buy the international versions.

    Sent from my SM-G925F using Tapatalk
    09-08-2015 04:45 PM
  15. pduffer's Avatar
    My only consideration for wanting a Note 5 is the camera. I take tons of pics every day and the camera on the 5 is amazing. I would recommend a Note Edge while you can still get them!
    The Note 4 has an excellent camera as well.

    Sent from my SM-P900 using Tapatalk
    09-08-2015 05:53 PM
  16. nahoku's Avatar
    The only three negatives against them is that : 1) They are made of glass on the back as well. 2) Have no swappable batteries and. 3) Have no expandable storage.
    There are many more than three negatives when comparing the Note 4 to Note 5. The Note 5 dropped a lot of stuff found on the Note 4.


    The one and only thing I do not like about my Note 4 is that it can't take a good picture of moving subjects. Other than that, it's great.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    Besides "Shot and More", there's a camera mode you can download to help with action photos. It's called "Sports". Just open you camera app, click on Mode, then click on Download. There is also functionality to capture frame by frame stills from video. So if you're afraid of missing anything, shoot a video and capture what ever frame you want. The photos will be saved in the gallery. Just so you know, the captured frame resolution will be less than if you took a photo, but for sharing it's pretty good. Frame by frame capture is found on the Note 4... they removed this functionality on the Note 5!


    The Note 4 has an excellent camera as well.

    Sent from my SM-P900 using Tapatalk
    The camera sensor (IMX240) on the Note 4 is the exact same sensor on the Note 5. In normal lighting, you will not be able to tell the difference between photos taken by the Note 4 vs the Note 5. In low light, the Note 5 will perform better.
    natehoy likes this.
    09-08-2015 06:56 PM
  17. taife32's Avatar
    Ever since the update my note 4 has not been the same. I think they purposely mess up the phones software so we can get a new phone. Batter life has been garbage

    Quote The Note 4 Never More😤
    With the 5.1.1 update my Note 4 has been very good, on battery as well.

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    Sammuel1973 likes this.
    09-08-2015 10:59 PM
  18. pontiac005's Avatar
    I was having the same issue. But I switched to custom rom, and the battery life is great now.

    In my opinion, I would recommend a note 4 over note 5.

    Sent from my SM-G925F using Tapatalk
    Which ROM did you use?

    Posted via the Android Central App
    09-30-2015 09:24 PM
  19. Sammuel1973's Avatar
    I have had the Note 4 and Note 5. The Note 4 really made me appreciate the convenience of the swappable battery feature more than ever before, aside from the other features already mentioned. The Note 5 is a great looking device with better specs, but many handy features have been stripped, so I returned it.

    At any rate, I love the Note 4 so much, in fact my 2nd new one just arrived yesterday from TMobile. If you are with TMobile, make sure to ask for the 5.1.1 software, SM-N910T3 version out of the box. It is faster than the 5.0 version, no GPS and camera focus issue. I have put a new skin on both Note 4s, and will give one away as a birthday gift.
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    Andy847 likes this.
    10-03-2015 08:55 AM
  20. Andy847's Avatar
    I have had the Note 4 and Note 5. The Note 4 really made me appreciate the convenience of the swappable battery feature more than ever before, aside from the other features already mentioned. The Note 5 is a great looking device with better specs, but many handy features have been stripped, so I returned it.

    At any rate, I love the Note 4 so much, in fact my 2nd new one just arrived yesterday from TMobile. If you are with TMobile, make sure to ask for the 5.1.1 software, SM-N910T3 version out of the box. It is faster than the 5.0 version, no GPS and camera focus issue. I have put a new skin on both Note 4s, and will give one away as a birthday gift.
    Hey, how'd you get the skin on? That looks so cool. Is that a case or what? Makes the phone look really sharp!
    10-03-2015 09:37 AM
  21. Sammuel1973's Avatar
    Hey, how'd you get the skin on? That looks so cool. Is that a case or what? Makes the phone look really sharp!
    Doesn't it look cool, thanks. It's a skin, pretty easy to put on, and thin enough to put a clear case if you want to, although you need to be extra careful to make it fit with a case. I go caseless anyway, so no issue for me. FYI, it's not recommended that you use a tempered glass with the skin. I think tempered glass is a waste anyway. I have had no screen protector now for several months, no scratches, but I make sure not to put my phone in the same pocket with my keys.

    Below are the links to 2 different sellers:

    https://dbrand.com/shop
    http://forums.androidcentral.com/e?l...token=u53iBej_
    10-03-2015 09:57 AM

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