08-18-2015 07:02 AM
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  1. rushmore's Avatar
    Many bloggers have said the Moto X Pure have "clearly inferior" screen compared to the S6 and Note 4. I'm picky about my phone screens, so I don't see how I can possibly stand the Moto X Pure. That's the same reason I returned the LG G4. The screen is just not up to the brightness and colors of the Samsung Note 4 screen.

    Having said that, I don't like the Note 5's nonremovable battery. I keep two extra batteries with my Note 4. During the average business day, I swap it out at least once.
    People at the Moto launch said the display looked great with viewing angles, contrast and color/colour. How many of those bloggers actually used one at the event?

    Unlike the G3 display that was commented on negatively (and right so) at the LG event.

    We need reviews and see ourselves
    08-14-2015 10:22 AM
  2. davidnc's Avatar
    I will be looking at the Moto X Style (a.k.a the "Pure Edition" in the US).
    It's either that or Nexus this year for me..
    Those are what I'm thinking too,, either Moto X ,or Nexus . I prefer the LG model of Nexus though
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    08-14-2015 11:42 AM
  3. still1's Avatar
    Those are what I'm thinking too,, either Moto X ,or Nexus . I prefer the LG model of Nexus though
    I am going with the next Huawei Nexus. metal body and finger print sensor is what I am excited about.

    I am not against Moto X pure edition but since i have used nexus 6 i am looking for a change
    08-14-2015 01:20 PM
  4. jmy7213's Avatar
    Those are what I'm thinking too,, either Moto X ,or Nexus . I prefer the LG model of Nexus though
    Ya might wanna rethink the nexus 6. Its said to also have a non removable battery, 3000 Mah battery and no MicroSD slot.

    Sent from my Samsung Galaxy Note II
    08-14-2015 01:34 PM
  5. Jdroids's Avatar
    Ya might wanna rethink the nexus 6. Its said to also have a non removable battery, 3000 Mah battery and no MicroSD slot.

    Sent from my Samsung Galaxy Note II
    I guess he was talking about new 2015 Nexus coming out later, not Nexus 6 of last year. If rumor is correct, it's going to have larger battery than 3000mAh. Agreed on lack of micro-sd, removable battery though. Nexus never had that.
    davidnc and reidcc like this.
    08-14-2015 02:39 PM
  6. jmy7213's Avatar
    I guess he was talking about new 2015 Nexus coming out later, not Nexus 6 of last year. If rumor is correct, it's going to have larger battery than 3000mAh. Agreed on lack of micro-sd, removable battery though. Nexus never had that.
    Lol, yeah. These numbers on these phones are getting as bad as iphones. I meant the new one coming.

    Sent from my Samsung Galaxy Note II
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    08-14-2015 03:00 PM
  7. nahoku's Avatar
    I am an S4 user who has been waiting for the Note 5 release to move to the Note format. A removable batter is a must for me, so I'm now considering the Note 4. Is it too late to get one new? I have no idea how to go about getting a used one. Also, will the note 4 get me through 2 years before another upgrade? Any guidance would be appreciated!

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    It's not too late to get a Note 4 but I imagine soon you won't be able to find a new one. Samsung will probably (if they haven't already) cease production of the Note 4. Many places still sell them... like Amazon. Your carrier may still carry them also. I know Verizon still carries the Note 4, but they stopped selling the Note Edge. DON'T BUY ON EBAY... unless you're willing to take a huge gamble with fakes and phones with problems. There are good sellers on ebay, but I won't buy a phone there. YMMV! There is also Swappa... lots of good used phones there. Kind of more reliable than ebay from what I've heard... I have no personal experience with Swappa. I tend not to buy used phones... but that's just me!

    My opinion is that the Note 4 will get me though the next 2 years, no problem... unless it fails for some reason. I too like the removable battery (and SD card) and in fact I just bought a new spare battery with cradle, and a fast charger. Trying to future proof myself before Samsung stops producing those too.

    I don't think you can go wrong with the Note 4, but you may have to move faster than you intended to if you're going to buy one.
    08-14-2015 04:43 PM
  8. yourphonemyphone's Avatar
    I don't think you can go wrong with the Note 4, but you may have to move faster than you intended to if you're going to buy one.
    Just wait until Best Buy sells it for next to nothing again. I bought two at $1 each.
    08-14-2015 04:48 PM
  9. davidnc's Avatar
    Ya might wanna rethink the nexus 6. Its said to also have a non removable battery, 3000 Mah battery and no MicroSD slot.

    Sent from my Samsung Galaxy Note II
    Yes as mentioned I was meaning the upcoming LG Nexus that will be released this fall. As far as the Moto Nexus 6 I own it ,,,its a great device. I also have phones with sd cards and removeable batteries,as well as phones with no sd card or removeable batteries
    I never had a problem with either design by the way

    Sent from my Nexus 6
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    08-14-2015 04:50 PM
  10. davidnc's Avatar
    Lol, yeah. These numbers on these phones are getting as bad as iphones. I meant the new one coming.

    Sent from my Samsung Galaxy Note II
    Lol, I hear ya

    Sent from my Nexus 6
    08-14-2015 04:52 PM
  11. yourphonemyphone's Avatar
    I guess he was talking about new 2015 Nexus coming out later, not Nexus 6 of last year. If rumor is correct, it's going to have larger battery than 3000mAh. Agreed on lack of micro-sd, removable battery though. Nexus never had that.
    The Samsung Galaxy Nexus did have removable battery. (although it had horrible battery life)
    08-14-2015 07:15 PM
  12. yourphonemyphone's Avatar
    DON'T BUY ON EBAY... unless you're willing to take a huge gamble with fakes and phones with problems. There are good sellers on ebay, but I won't buy a phone there. YMMV! There is also Swappa... lots of good used phones there. Kind of more reliable than ebay from what I've heard... I have no personal experience with Swappa. I tend not to buy used phones... but that's just me!
    I personally know at least 5 people who got burned when buying from eBay and Swappa. The phones worked fine during the first few months, then they got blacklisted and could no longer working after 6 to 8 months. The problem was the the original owner stopped paying the bills for the account that the subsidized phone came from. The carriers(AT&T and Verizon) blacklisted the phones after that. With Verizon, as long as you don't ever switch SIM cards, then the blacklisting will not affect you. But with AT&T, the phone could be locked out of the network while you're driving down the road.

    eBay, PayPal and Swappa buyer protection couldn't help because it had been more than 6 to 8 months after the purchase. One of my friends was able to get her money back, but that's only because AmEx stepped in and helped.
    08-14-2015 07:21 PM
  13. nahoku's Avatar
    I personally know at least 5 people who got burned when buying from eBay and Swappa. The phones worked fine during the first few months, then they got blacklisted and could no longer working after 6 to 8 months. The problem was the the original owner stopped paying the bills for the account that the subsidized phone came from. The carriers(AT&T and Verizon) blacklisted the phones after that. With Verizon, as long as you don't ever switch SIM cards, then the blacklisting will not affect you. But with AT&T, the phone could be locked out of the network while you're driving down the road.

    eBay, PayPal and Swappa buyer protection couldn't help because it had been more than 6 to 8 months after the purchase. One of my friends was able to get her money back, but that's only because AmEx stepped in and helped.
    Not good news hearing this about Swappa. Then again, it really depends on the seller and how honest they are, just like on ebay, or even craigslist. Good thing I only buy new phones!
    08-14-2015 07:30 PM
  14. Raptor007's Avatar
    Very little in life actually lives up to one's expectations especially when we set the bar so high. Samsung had already cast the Note's design when the S6 was announced, its not like they designed it in 6 months or less. Next year it will be a tweak of this year to see how they can improve. At the end of the day the phones are solid, they just may not be what some want.
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    08-14-2015 08:42 PM
  15. D13H4RD2L1V3's Avatar
    The rumored LG G4 Pro seems to be a solid alternative if you can wait.

    I would still recommend the Note 4 since it's still a great phone with a better price now.
    08-14-2015 09:09 PM
  16. yourphonemyphone's Avatar
    Not good news hearing this about Swappa. Then again, it really depends on the seller and how honest they are, just like on ebay, or even craigslist. Good thing I only buy new phones!
    even a good seller may have cause it... let's his Verizon or AT&T acct was in good standing when he sold the phone on Swappa. 6 or 8 months down the road, he may have come into financial difficulties and stopped paying his cell phone bill. Since the phone he sold was originally purchased on subsidized pricing, the carrier will blacklist the phone. It may be impossible to reach the seller at that point. (and there no point anyway, since the seller can't even pay the cell phone companies, he probably doesn't have the money to refund the seller)

    Swappa is not at fault..... but there be better ways to protect buyer in this specific kind of situation.
    08-14-2015 09:59 PM
  17. yourphonemyphone's Avatar
    Very little in life actually lives up to one's expectations especially when we set the bar so high. Samsung had already cast the Note's design when the S6 was announced, its not like they designed it in 6 months or less. Next year it will be a tweak of this year to see how they can improve. At the end of the day the phones are solid, they just may not be what some want.
    Here are thins that I want in life, but will probably never get:

    (1) Samsung Galaxy Note ## with MicroSDXC card slot, removable battery, 6-inch AMOLED screen, waterproof, digital OTA TV tuner(like many phone sold in Korea have)

    (2) my wife increasing by 3 cup sizes

    (3) a girlfriend, in addition to my wife
    08-14-2015 10:02 PM
  18. rushmore's Avatar
    I would like beer fountains that sense if you are legal age or not
    08-14-2015 10:08 PM
  19. yourphonemyphone's Avatar
    I would like beer fountains that sense if you are legal age or not

    they already have beer vending machines in Japan that can verify your age before allowing you to make a purchase.

    well... in this country, we only have lottery ticket vending machines that scan driver's license before allowing people to buy scratch-off or lottery tickets

    speaking of beer... I once had a co-worker who use her Note 4 as a drink coaster. What's worse, it was a company-issued Note 4.


    Or a personal beer vending machine like this?
    If not the Note 5 then what?-myvending.jpg
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    08-14-2015 11:24 PM
  20. Brent Starnes's Avatar
    I planned to replace my Note 4 with the Note 5, but not now. So, I'm completely open to any other phone and will be giving all of them a shot....including the new Windows phones coming in the fall. They should have awesome cameras and the ability to plug into a dock and become a fully functioning Windows PC. I'll even give the new Apple phablet a look. I've been on various Samsung phones ever since I ditched my iPhone 3gs, but I think it's time to play the field a bit. I hope the LG G4 Pro is real, and if the Moto X has a really great camera I'll be leaning that way. In general, I think we have way more viable options in the 5.7 + screen size range than ever before and I'm excited to see what non-Samsung options there are.
    08-15-2015 12:29 AM
  21. johnmcd348's Avatar
    I'm missing something on these threads where people are comparing the Notes to other phones. None of the compared devices have stylus input options. Aside from that, the phones other options and features are what make or break the phones. Why not compare the other phones to something like the S6+ and such?

    What other phones out there offer the features and options that the Note line offers?
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    08-15-2015 07:34 AM
  22. bigdogburger's Avatar
    Tried LG G4 but not that great... note 4 one more year toll something that can beat it comes out

    Posted via the Android Central App
    08-15-2015 07:54 AM
  23. calicocat2010's Avatar
    I'm missing something on these threads where people are comparing the Notes to other phones. None of the compared devices have stylus input options. Aside from that, the phones other options and features are what make or break the phones. Why not compare the other phones to something like the S6+ and such?

    What other phones out there offer the features and options that the Note line offers?
    None. All other devices do not have a stylus. Sure, the user can go to Best Buy and pick up a stylus and use it for their phone, but it would never match the S-Pen features and capabilities.

    For people that rely on the S-Pen more either do two things : keep their Note device because it's the Only device that has the stylus, or they move on, but lose the stylus feature.
    If more companies embedded a stylus in the phones, choosing would be easier for those who want Every high-end spec and feature. That is why LG 4 Pro is (rumored to be) coming out with a stylus because companies are starting to see the big hype and trend of using a stylus in their everyday life. However, I can't wait until October to get that phone, since my Note 3 lags so much even with 70 apps installed, RAM cleared in settings, removed SD Card, cleared running apps, and using Nova Launcher. This is why I had to pre-order the Note 5. It will be here Monday.
    08-15-2015 09:36 AM
  24. dllrogers55's Avatar
    Calicocat..... I know you already have the Note 5 coming (enjoy!!) but I have one question on you clearing RAM, apps running, etc. Did you ever do the "wipe partition cache"? I am still rocking my Note 3 for two years now with 69 apps (and Nova Launcher) and it's as speedy as ever.
    08-15-2015 09:46 AM
  25. calicocat2010's Avatar
    Calicocat..... I know you already have the Note 5 coming (enjoy!!) but I have one question on you clearing RAM, apps running, etc. Did you ever do the "wipe partition cache"? I am still rocking my Note 3 for two years now with 69 apps (and Nova Launcher) and it's as speedy as ever.
    I did once, (I don't remember where to go from the settings) but the device was still freezing badly. Sometimes it seemed to be non-responsive then 2-3 minutes later , it's OK again. That is Not normal I don't think.
    08-15-2015 09:57 AM
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