Some corrections and key differences about this variant of the N4:
1. The battery is 3,000mAh. I guess it's ~7% smaller due to the additional SIM card requirements.
2. You can root and install Google services. It's on the Chinese Tech forums already. You can unroot after installing the Google stuff, too.
3. The N9100 has 16GB storage rather than the 32GB in many other Note 4 models and markets. With up to 128GB via the SD card slot, it's not a deal-breaker for me.
4. Dual SIM is dual-standby rather than dual-active (such as my Note 2 N7102). Again, not a problem for me as I rarely, if ever, received concurrent calls on both N7102 SIMs.
5. There are other Duos variants for specific carriers (China Unicom and China Telecom) but these tend to be only slightly cheaper and have SIM locks and carrier-specific LTE bands which may be useless outside of China (TDD bands 39-41).
Source: I live in China and own the N9100.
Some Google services work fine, some need a VPN, whilst others don't work so well in China (location reporting and Google Now). Outside of China, they work fine.
The Battery is 3220MAH not 3,000; I am really waiting badly for this phone, there is no need for it to be water proof because my note 3 got dipped in water so many times and it works 100%. I have an S5 so if I am plannig to go to a water park I am gonna use my S5
Before you guys get really excited about it because this one has dual sim card but keep in mind, there are no Google services from this model. Can't connect or even install PlayStore on Chinese domestic market smartphones from any brand.
TheNeighbor, 25 Oct 2014Sure thing. We know who's the one trolling...then stop replying me! I left the original note 4 section for the sake of you Samsung fans! let me post what I wanted to post as long as I didn't violating the rules or anything. don't bother me! I'm not liar, envy, hater, pretender, troll blablablal! Stop calling me like that.
[deleted post]Sure thing. We know who's the one trolling...
AnonD-77892, 25 Oct 2014btw. I will going to share my full experience about note 4 in the next few days. my neighbor w... moreLOL, this is what I mean... you aren't even going to own a Galaxy Note for real. You will just nitpick all the bad stuff, you already declared the S Pen as something you'll never use, complained the fraction of a second delay of apps opening compared with your iPhone 5c, and now how you think the Duos version has a high "radiation" from two SIMs you think you don't think will be useful for you.
Again, you have no reasons to keep posting about something you just envy for being the most powerful smartphone currently, compared to your favorite brand. You don't even own your favorite brand's (Apple) latest iPhone! So, what is your purpose here? Keeping us entertained?
You do NOT Note at all.
btw. I will going to share my full experience about note 4 in the next few days. my neighbor willing to buy it. I will borrow it if he bought it.
AnonD-77892, 25 Oct 2014yes edit expire. I mean remind. Your point?If you want to troll in Samsung pages, make sure you're the greatest troller we'll ever see. At least read up and get your facts straight.
AnonD-77892, 25 Oct 2014lol man! how about the freedom of speech? I just want to share my thoughts about it. letting o... moreYeah, posting your wrong assumptions are useless. Do the research first, then comment what's correct.
TheNeighbor, 25 Oct 2014Yes, turn it around, make me the liar here. You were the one who brought up about "rad... morelol man! how about the freedom of speech? I just want to share my thoughts about it. letting others to do research before getting one is not constructive opinion?
AnonD-77892, 25 Oct 2014don't even try to fool us by SAR stupidity. SAR has nothing to do with real life. SAR was noth... moreYes, turn it around, make me the liar here.
You were the one who brought up about "radiation"... and how high it is with dual SIMs on the Note 4 Duos.
It's just amazing of how you're posting here at Samsung Galaxy Note pages, finding little excuses of not getting it. If you don't need a dual SIM device, there always your iPhone.
Just stay away if you don't have anything constructive to say.
TheNeighbor, 24 Oct 2014Your favorite brand, Apple's iPhone 6/6Plus are .02 W/KG SAR rating short of the maximum 1.6 a... moredon't even try to fool us by SAR stupidity. SAR has nothing to do with real life. SAR was nothing but approximation. US has their own SAR test but Europe has their own too. don't bother!
[deleted post]Your favorite brand, Apple's iPhone 6/6Plus are .02 W/KG SAR rating short of the maximum 1.6 allowed rating. That's 1.58 W/KG SAR out of the legal 1.6. My Note 3 only has a maximum of .9 W/KG SAR. A Note 4 is .88. A Note 4 Duos is 1.09.
So, WTF. You're here to vent out your jealousy.