Anonymous, 01 Sep 2015The biggest problem with the G4 is the TERRIBLE battery life. GN4 is still a better device.Iam getting good battery life..like 16 to 17 hrs with heavy use and 5 hrs screen time thats very good same as note 4...and i got free extra battery with charging cradle from lg...soo i can just swap the battery when i need extra ...totally loving the G4...best all rounder....
Best back and front camera...kool features like double tap...gestures...my 1st lg fone and totally lovin it
AnonD-431572, 01 Sep 2015Even though I know how good Note5, I can't decide because less feature (No IR, No SD Card, No ... moreVery well said dude.i still feel samsung sud launch something like a note5 activ as the sony z5 premium is coming with a 5.5" water and dust proof design.
AnonD-431572, 01 Sep 2015Even though I know how good Note5, I can't decide because less feature (No IR, No SD Card, No ... moreAlready played around with the Note Edge - useless curve, makes it more vulnerable for accidental drops, and not much cases available. I don't see it as special at all. The Note 4 would be more practical and as powerful, and the Note Edge spare battery is rare - that would be counter to the idea of spare batteries being available in the long run.
It looks pretty, but after trying it from three different owners, they say the $100+ extra for the curved screen isn't worth it. To me, the app SideSwipe is the only actually useful one as shortcut for app launching - but it still works great with any device.
AnonD-431572, 01 Sep 2015Don't worry about spen design in Note5. Believe me ! It's me hohohoho santa clauss. Sorry,...... moreSeen that before. Still a design flaw. Anyone can just do it the wrong way and break the sensor switch inside. Just the possibility means it wasn't well thought of during design stage.
The offscreen note function had caught my eyes! it's interesting! haha
Even though I know how good Note5, I can't decide because less feature (No IR, No SD Card, No Removable, No Edge). Note Edge is better in feature.
I think it depend on people way of using smartphone.
If you use smartphone for many other thing, use Note Edge.
Using 2 or 3 battery as swap, can remote other device with IR, the edge screen will
show many task, news, or as a clock for the night. Note Edge is area smartphone.
Can do many things. Personally I like this phone. So much feature.
If you use smartphone for running big task process like a game, use Note5.
This phone is less feature, I know. Fragile, Small storage. So disappointing.
When I see this phone, It's look like gaming notebook. You know,... gaming notebook
have this good design, and fast storage with fast CPU, and smooth GPU.
Should I say this is gaming smartphone? but it have spen. Note5 is single smartphone.
because it's only focused on performance. for performance, other features is removed
to get speed and power efficiency.
Haha, Area Smartphone and Single Smartphone?
Maybe I think it as a strategy game. LOL
TheNeighbor, 01 Sep 2015Same thing with the Note 3. Am pondering to really get the Note 4, but with just a not so much... moreDon't worry about spen design in Note5. Believe me ! It's me hohohoho santa clauss.
Hmm, the reason is when spen is stuck (backward case) you can take it out as easy as one try. Don't force it and pull it. Use "piece of paper" to get it out. :)
Haha, "Piece of Paper" nice talk. try browse it on youtube. :)
AnonD-431572, 01 Sep 2015Note Edge for full perfect feature (Have Edge, Spen, Micro SD, IR Blaster, Removable Battery, ... moreOf course things slow down if you do 13 tasks with the micro SD card. Which mor*n will do that? The micro SD card is for mainly storing files. Anyone who knows tech knows that camera saving should be the main memory, and transfer to the card from time to time if needed.
Note Edge for full perfect feature (Have Edge, Spen, Micro SD, IR Blaster, Removable Battery, Fingerprint/ Swipe, LTE Cat 4, etc. Combine it with flip wallet to have good looking phone).
Note5 (Why not "Note 5", Why it is "Note5" with no space, Is this sign for immediately smartphone? New generation?) for better performance (Exynos 7420 64Bit Architecture, 4GB Ram, UFS 2.0, Fingerprint/ Touch, LTE Cat 6, etc. Nifty with glass).
So, what will you choose for your next phone?
Note 5 - Performance Or
Note Edge - Full Feature.
If I have to choose,...
I can't decide it myself. :)
I believe the next Note 6 will use the same type (No Removable Battery, No SD Card)
I believe it because I can read the sign. LTE Cat 6 and Cat 9 only will be useful for device
with UFS 2.0 or faster storage. And SD Card is not fast storage. Especially class 10 speed.
UFS 2.0 speed is 78.03 MB/s (Note5/ S6 internal storage)
Micro SDXC Card speed is 7.62 MB/s (for class 10, it should be 10 MB/s but,..)
Micro SDXC Card speed is 28.11 MB/s (for class UHD II U3, it should be 30 MB/s)
Note 4 or Note Edge internal storage speed is 22.10 MB/s.
Next Note 6 will also use UFS 2.0 or any other faster storage. So, there will be no SD Card.
SD Card make your phone lag with it's slow speed. Of course there is a way for Note 4 or Note Edge to avoid lag by move all apk to internal storage. Use SD Card only to save Music, Film, Photos. If you download something, place it in internal storage after it is finished, then move it to external storage. lag occur when you run many task at the same time. Like running 13 task with SD Class 10 speed? It's slow, of course if you run 1 task or 2 task there will be no lag at all.
Why the battery is not removable? Because swap battery is not samsung feature, samsung features are fast charging and fast wireless charging. Swap battery is our feature. It is good to have many battery as a backup and I like it. And I like wireless charging too (for future).
When I look at my old box, I get Li-Ion battery 890 mAh from my old phone nokia. It's still good as before and it's Li-Ion, waw,... Li-Po is better. Sorry, it's long statement/ opinion.
Anonymous, 01 Sep 2015Im pretty much half and half. I like Google device only if it is Motorola. Samsung is not bad ... more@anonymous yes, especially in my country, the note 3 is still at a US$1000
@theneighbour especially if you give to a friend or relative
AnonD-435818, 01 Sep 2015does samsung make note actives ? and are you going to the IFA or are you watching it from the ... moreSame thing with the Note 3. Am pondering to really get the Note 4, but with just a not so much with the improvements - like I did last year last year. So with the Note.5, the Note.5 is even less functional, more fragile, less features, and really flawed with that S Pen design - hey, someone else will put it in the wrong way.
AnonD-435818, 01 Sep 2015lol, i know. but atleast they kept it on the Tab s2 9.7.. so wait, are you a samsung fanboy or... moreIm pretty much half and half. I like Google device only if it is Motorola. Samsung is not bad but it is always overpriced. You agree that is price unreasonably don't you?
i am really disappointed for the Note 5, i have waited it very intensively. i am a Note fan and have Note 3. didn't get Note 4 because i couldn't find much difference and Note 3 is a very good phone. i crashed with Note 5 with nothing new to provide but less capabilities.
- No SD Card.
- No IR port - i was using it a lot.
- Problem in inserting the Styles Pen
- No removable battery - i don't care much about it but it helps to restart the phone when it hangs.
can anyone use it for sometimes gave us a feedback on its performance.
Anonymous, 01 Sep 2015Note 4 for the lower price. Note 5 for the better performance but I will tweak the external in... moredoes samsung make note actives ? and are you going to the IFA or are you watching it from the internet like me ? and riddle me this, what can the note 5 do that the note 4 cant. in terms of tasks, functionality and gaming
Anonymous, 01 Sep 2015Even the sim slot disappeared. Look at Galaxy Gear S2. Samsung use e-sim for that smartwatch. ... morelol, i know. but atleast they kept it on the Tab s2 9.7.. so wait, are you a samsung fanboy or a google enthusiast. and what are your opinions on Tablets, would you get one or not
AnonD-435818, 01 Sep 2015although, i will miss one thing about a removable battery. being able to just remove it when y... moreNote 4 for the lower price. Note 5 for the better performance but I will tweak the external in my own way. Hate the glass. I guesd we need to wait for Note5 Active. A couple days till IFA. Not that long of a wait anyway. Nexus 6 is fine but kind of lower spec with same price as Note 5. The only advantage is the fast update by Google. One of the first to receive Android Marshmallow.
AnonD-435818, 01 Sep 2015I wish they put a hot swapable micro SD slot, not for more capacity, but rather easier transfe... moreEven the sim slot disappeared. Look at Galaxy Gear S2. Samsung use e-sim for that smartwatch. I guess Samsung is anti-slot for everything now.