1. stsullivan's Avatar
    Good afternoon I'm getting ready to buy a new phone and I can't decide between the Note 4 and the Note 5 could sure use your help and your suggestions.
    Thanks for all your help and I hope you have a wonderful rest of the day.
    04-19-2016 02:49 PM
  2. AXEL314's Avatar
    I would suggest heading over to this thread to see what everyone thinks.

    http://forums.androidcentral.com/sho...d.php?t=666999

    Note 4 seems to be largely favorable for its removable battery, SD card, and IR blaster.

    Note 4 910C 5.1.1 | Android Central App
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    04-19-2016 03:03 PM
  3. stsullivan's Avatar
    Okay thanks so much for your help. Do you know a good place to buy a unlocked this will be my first time buying a unlocked phone I'm on prepaid AT&T again thanks for all your help.
    04-19-2016 03:06 PM
  4. natehoy's Avatar
    What's the price difference between the two for you?

    For me, even at the same price, I'd choose a Note 4. There are several features that make it worth the "older" build in my personal opinion.

    1. IR Blaster - use it a lot.
    2. Replaceable battery - I'm on my second one.
    3. SD card slot - I keep one in there to make backups of data on local memory.

    The Note 5 will get OS upgradesfor probably a year longer, of course, and has a few nice features like themes, note-taking with the screen off (available on the Note 4 with an aftermarket app), a better camera, and a few other niceties I'm likely forgetting.


    Glass versus plastic/aluminum build is a matter of aesthetics. I actually like plastic. Not everyone does.
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    04-19-2016 03:10 PM
  5. AXEL314's Avatar
    Okay thanks so much for your help. Do you know a good place to buy a unlocked this will be my first time buying a unlocked phone I'm on prepaid AT&T again thanks for all your help.
    I personally bought mine only a month ago from B&H, the unlocked 910C model. Works perfectly on ATT

    Note 4 910C 5.1.1 | Android Central App
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    04-19-2016 03:20 PM
  6. stsullivan's Avatar
    I hear stories out there about unlocked phones about some of the band's not working do they still get updates or do they have to wait for AT&T approval
    04-19-2016 03:27 PM
  7. Kjthomas0724's Avatar
    I hear stories out there about unlocked phones about some of the band's not working do they still get updates or do they have to wait for AT&T approval
    AT&T does not push updates to their unlocked phones unless u have AT&T service.

    Posted via the Android Central App
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    04-19-2016 06:44 PM
  8. zocster's Avatar
    I prefer my note 4 vs the 5. I like removable battery. And with 6.0.1, this thing is fast.
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    04-19-2016 11:26 PM
  9. thetaylor310's Avatar
    i still prefer my Note 4 over 5 for all the reasons above (removable battery, SD card). i also still prefer the 4 over 5 in the aesthetic factor; to me, the 4 looks better than the 5

    over 1 year and 2 months since i bought mine, and still chugging along without any major hiccup
    huntnyc likes this.
    04-20-2016 08:12 AM
  10. thetaylor310's Avatar
    I hear stories out there about unlocked phones about some of the band's not working do they still get updates or do they have to wait for AT&T approval
    i have the 910C (Brasil/Exynos unlocked) variant and when i took it to the US during my vacation, i couldnt access 4G on AT&T
    04-20-2016 08:16 AM
  11. thetaylor310's Avatar
    I personally bought mine only a month ago from B&H, the unlocked 910C model. Works perfectly on ATT

    Note 4 910C 5.1.1 | Android Central App
    can you access 4G on yours? i couldnt with mine on AT&T
    04-20-2016 08:17 AM
  12. AXEL314's Avatar
    Yes. It's the 910C UAE variant. Have you tried plugging in the network settings manually?

    Note 4 910C 5.1.1 | Android Central App
    04-20-2016 08:24 AM
  13. thetaylor310's Avatar
    Yes. It's the 910C UAE variant. Have you tried plugging in the network settings manually?

    Note 4 910C 5.1.1 | Android Central App
    hey axel,
    how do you do that?
    04-20-2016 11:46 AM
  14. AXEL314's Avatar
    hey axel,
    how do you do that?
    This is the page I referenced. Hope it helps.

    https://apn.gishan.net/settings/833_...axy_note_4.php

    Note 4 910C 5.1.1 | Android Central App
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    04-20-2016 11:53 AM
  15. thetaylor310's Avatar
    This is the page I referenced. Hope it helps.

    https://apn.gishan.net/settings/833_...axy_note_4.php

    Note 4 910C 5.1.1 | Android Central App
    if i had known this earlier...
    thanks so much for the tip. the next time i go visit the States, ill give it a go
    04-20-2016 01:22 PM
  16. sinfoman's Avatar
    Okay thanks so much for your help. Do you know a good place to buy a unlocked this will be my first time buying a unlocked phone I'm on prepaid AT&T again thanks for all your help.
    swappa.com. You're welcome.
    04-20-2016 02:22 PM

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