06-23-2016 05:27 PM
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  1. recDNA's Avatar
    Thinking of buying a VZW Note 4 refurbished by Samsung so comes with 12 month warranty. The reason is I like ir blaster and controllable multicolor led and most importantly dual radios for simultaneous talk and data in vzw even in 3G. New Samsungs lack ir blaster and only have 1 radio so u need lte to have simultaneous talk and data.

    I see lots of problems discussed here. Am I nuts to buy a Note 4? I love all the features of my Note 3 but it cannot hold out forever so I figured a Note 4 would be good backup? What do you think? I know Note 6 (called 7) will be spectacular but it will not have dual radios nor ir blaster (which I L O V E).
    JanuarJaguar likes this.
    06-16-2016 05:40 PM
  2. Aquila's Avatar
    I'd say yes, but if you want it, do it!
    06-16-2016 05:52 PM
  3. recDNA's Avatar
    I'd say yes, but if you want it, do it!
    having trouble with yours?
    06-16-2016 07:16 PM
  4. AXEL314's Avatar
    No you're not crazy. My Note 4 runs fantastic. The only reason you see lots of problems posted here is because folks are more inclined to post when they have a minor issue, rather than praise when the phone works (pretty much like any other phone forum).

    The large and sharp display, removable battery, SD card slot and IR blaster, and the ability to handle all the 3D intensive games, make the Note 4 a very capable device today.

    Note 4 910C 6.0.1 | Good Lock UI | Android Central App
    boudicca00, Morty2264 and huntnyc like this.
    06-16-2016 07:39 PM
  5. recDNA's Avatar
    It's funny... Most consider a 2 year old state of the art laptop design pretty new but a 2 year old phone design is a dinosaur. I really wanted to like the Note 5 but I don't get why a phone with fewer features is considered waaayyy better.
    huntnyc, libra89 and jordyd like this.
    06-16-2016 07:50 PM
  6. AXEL314's Avatar
    It's funny... Most consider a 2 year old state of the art laptop design pretty new but a 2 year old phone design is a dinosaur. I really wanted to like the Note 5 but I don't get why a phone with fewer features is considered waaayyy better.
    The consensus is the Note 4 is the definitive Note.

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

    Note 4 910C 6.0.1 | Good Lock UI | Android Central App
    pduffer, tube517, tube517 and 1 others like this.
    06-16-2016 08:47 PM
  7. Aquila's Avatar
    I dont think you ought not do it, I just think there are like 10 or 15 better devices since then , most of which will be supported longer, etc.
    06-16-2016 09:45 PM
  8. recDNA's Avatar
    I dont think you ought not do it, I just think there are like 10 or 15 better devices since then , most of which will be supported longer, etc.
    which have ir blaster?
    06-16-2016 09:49 PM
  9. recDNA's Avatar
    BTW... How can I subscribe to this thread but NOT get email notifications. Maybe a moderator can help me? I cannot find how to shut off email notifications.
    06-16-2016 10:34 PM
  10. Aquila's Avatar
    Off topic: There are two places to check, one is your general settings in the settings menu and the other is here:. https://www.androidcentral.com/follow/

    If that doesn't work I think we can magic it from our end but I don't like to mess with people's profiles because it can break other things if we aren't careful.
    06-16-2016 10:51 PM
  11. recDNA's Avatar
    Off topic: There are two places to check, one is your general settings in the settings menu and the other is here:. https://www.androidcentral.com/follow/

    If that doesn't work I think we can magic it from our end but I don't like to mess with people's profiles because it can break other things if we aren't careful.
    I checked. I have instant email unchecked already. No idea why I get the emails. I always end up unsubscribing to threads because of the constant emails. I like getting the "inside the app" notifications on desktop or tapatalk but not email. I have email notifications shut off in tapatalk too. It's always been like this so I just unsubscribe any thread that gets a lot of responses. Wish I could shut them off but still get within app notifications. All of my other forums do.
    06-17-2016 11:06 AM
  12. breid's Avatar
    Thinking of buying a VZW Note 4 refurbished by Samsung so comes with 12 month warranty. The reason is I like ir blaster and controllable multicolor led and most importantly dual radios for simultaneous talk and data in vzw even in 3G. New Samsungs lack ir blaster and only have 1 radio so u need lte to have simultaneous talk and data.

    I see lots of problems discussed here. Am I nuts to buy a Note 4? I love all the features of my Note 3 but it cannot hold out forever so I figured a Note 4 would be good backup? What do you think? I know Note 6 (called 7) will be spectacular but it will not have dual radios nor ir blaster (which I L O V E).
    Go for it! Love mine because it is the best!!!!
    06-17-2016 11:22 AM
  13. Aquila's Avatar
    I checked. I have instant email unchecked already. No idea why I get the emails. I always end up unsubscribing to threads because of the constant emails. I like getting the "inside the app" notifications on desktop or tapatalk but not email. I have email notifications shut off in tapatalk too. It's always been like this so I just unsubscribe any thread that gets a lot of responses. Wish I could shut them off but still get within app notifications. All of my other forums do.
    Shoot me an email at matt.luciano@mobilenations.com and I'll try to help out with this. Also, grats on your 4000th global post.
    recDNA likes this.
    06-17-2016 12:00 PM
  14. recDNA's Avatar
    Go for it! Love mine because it is the best!!!!
    For basically one half original cost it seems like it is worth a try.

    Is it still possible to control led with lightflow?
    06-17-2016 03:02 PM
  15. eshropshire's Avatar
    For basically one half original cost it seems like it is worth a try.

    Is it still possible to control led with lightflow?
    I really enjoy my Note 4. For 1/2 the cost I think it is a great deal. My guess is that MM will be the last update we get, but this should last awhile.

    I wish Samsung was faster with updates but a least we get a few. I bought a flagship HTC phone in 2011 and only got one update. Not great for a very expensive phone. I don't care what HTC releases any more. They will only be able to burn me once.
    06-18-2016 03:54 AM
  16. recDNA's Avatar
    I hate pushed updates (other than security updates). I have never experienced a smart phone working significantly better after an update but sometimes are much worse. Updates often add "features" I don't want or care about and sometimes take away features I love. All updates should be voluntary.
    huntnyc likes this.
    06-18-2016 09:20 AM
  17. Trees's Avatar
    I think its a good option. Looks like there are certified refurbished ones on Amazon for less than $300. Overall the Note 4 is a good upgrade from the Note 3. Camera, screen PPI, and fingerprint scanner are not as good as the Note 5, but if IR blaster and dual radios are more important features; then Note 4 is still a good choice.
    06-18-2016 09:33 AM
  18. recDNA's Avatar
    Shoot me an email at matt.luciano@mobilenations.com and I'll try to help out with this. Also, grats on your 4000th global post.
    Thanks Matt! Working correctly now. My fault I had the wrong setting. I never would have found it without your help.
    06-18-2016 10:23 AM
  19. recDNA's Avatar
    Thinking twice now about Note 4 purchase. I wrote 3 different sellers in eBay asking questions about customer service before purchasing including if they have an active telephone they answer in event of problems. These are big time ebay providers with ebay "stores" not just a regular guy selling one item.

    3 different stores got the same questions. It has been a week and not even one if them replied. I have never had ANY seller in Ebay fail to reply to a question before. If they won't reply to a question a problem would apparently result in an Ebay complaint and I don't need that kind of aggravation. Too bad. Some great deals but I need to know I can trust the seller.
    06-19-2016 12:34 PM
  20. AXEL314's Avatar
    Thinking twice now about Note 4 purchase. I wrote 3 different sellers in eBay asking questions about customer service before purchasing including if they have an active telephone they answer in event of problems. These are big time ebay providers with ebay "stores" not just a regular guy selling one item.

    3 different stores got the same questions. It has been a week and not even one if them replied. I have never had ANY seller in Ebay fail to reply to a question before. If they won't reply to a question a problem would apparently result in an Ebay complaint and I don't need that kind of aggravation. Too bad. Some great deals but I need to know I can trust the seller.
    If you want peace of mind and a one year warranty, may I suggest B&H? I bought my unlocked Note 4 from here at the beginning of the year, great customer support.

    Check out what I found on B&H Photo Video http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc...cUvbUpU5230928

    Note 4 910C 6.0.1 | Good Lock UI | Android Central App
    06-19-2016 02:43 PM
  21. recDNA's Avatar
    If you want peace of mind and a one year warranty, may I suggest B&H? I bought my unlocked Note 4 from here at the beginning of the year, great customer support.

    Check out what I found on B&H Photo Video http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc...cUvbUpU5230940

    Note 4 910C 6.0.1 | Good Lock UI | Android Central App
    I saw that and I love B&H but I need the Verizon version. Even unlocked that version doesn't give all the bands available in VZW. Thanks though. Ebay had "like new" for $300 which is what tempted me in the first place. I've also seen $400 refurb by Samsung but I need a seller I can count on if it has to be returned.
    06-19-2016 02:51 PM
  22. AXEL314's Avatar
    I saw that and I love B&H but I need the Verizon version. Even unlocked that version doesn't give all the bands available in VZW. Thanks though. Ebay had "like new" for $300 which is what tempted me in the first place. I've also seen $400 refurb by Samsung but I need a seller I can count on if it has to be returned.
    Aw I overlooked you were with Verizon.

    Note 4 910C 6.0.1 | Good Lock UI | Android Central App
    06-19-2016 03:30 PM
  23. MomoMilky's Avatar
    Worth it, if you find a good reputable seller. I bought a brand new Note 4 a few weeks ago for $350. First phone had IR blaster defect (didn't work), returned to seller to exchange for a new one. Second phone was perfect. It all depends if you find a good seller.

    I don't like any of the new models with glass backs or no SD cards. Note 4 is a solid phone for me.
    huntnyc likes this.
    06-20-2016 12:43 PM
  24. thefriendlygeek's Avatar
    I bought my a Note 4 for all the same reasons you stated in OP, but you missed an important one. The verizon version was bootloader unlocked in the last few months, so even after Samsung gives up on it, all the developers that want to keep it updated will. Also it just got official Marshmallow OTA,
    For bootloader unlock info check xda thread.
    [Official] Note 4 Verizon Bootloader Unlock | Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note 4
    Bootloader unlock and upgrade to marshmallow.
    [HOWTO] Bootloader Unlock and Upgrade to Mar… | Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note 4

    Also, I'd buy on swappa.com. If you plan to bootloader unlock, the warranty is void anyway. I have had good experiences with the sellers there.
    huntnyc likes this.
    06-21-2016 06:11 AM
  25. nglfmark's Avatar
    I bought a used Note 4 (excellent condition) a few months ago and it's been fantastic. Sure it's 18 months old. I bought a new battery and it's like I have a new phone. Does everything well. Paid around $250 (bought off the local Classifieds)

    Posted via the Android Central App
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    06-21-2016 10:22 AM
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