Big screen lovers .... Note 4 or (Rumored) 5.5-inch iPhone 6?

Discussion in 'Alternatives to iOS and iOS Devices' started by LIVEFRMNYC, Jun 5, 2014.


What big screen device you plan on getting?

  1. iPhone 6 -- 5.5

  2. Note 4 -- 5.7

  3. LG G3 -- 5.5

  4. I already have my big screen device. Not getting a new one.

  5. Other (explain)

  1. LIVEFRMNYC macrumors 604

    Oct 27, 2009
    So it seems the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 is most likely true. Both the iPhone 6 and the Note 4 will be releasing about the same time in September. Can't wait to see the marketing war between Apple and Samsung.

    If your going for a big screen device next, which one are you going for and why?

    I myself will be going for the Note 4, mainly cause I've envied the Note 2 & 3 long enough. And heard nothing but good things about the Note. Especially battery life. If it wasn't for the Note 4, I would definitely get a 5.5 iPhone 6 and see if I can live with iOS as my main phone again.

    The LG G3 would also be a good choice and it will be released any time now. And it will probably be cheaper in September.

    Also, I think Apple having a 5.5 inch would be good all round. Those who want to go back to iOS can't use small screen size as an excuse, plus iPhone loyalist will not be turned off by big screens anymore and might give other phone manufacturers a try.
  2. Cnasty macrumors 68030


    Jul 2, 2008
    I am over my Note 3 and the software.

    The screen is great and its fast but I am over Android at the moment and dealing with their inconsistencies in the operating system.

    I wish the iPhone would release in a perfect sweet spot like 5 inches.

    So switching more so for operating system and not the actual device.
  3. tbayrgs macrumors 603


    Jul 5, 2009
    Generally I'm not a huge fan of these big phones, having previously owned a Note 2. That being said, my distaste for the Note 2 likely had more to do with the user experience and TW more than the size of the device.

    I'm am curious about Apple's rumored offering. If it does have a 1080p (or close to it) display and significant camera improvements (i.e. OIS and a slight bump in MP) and doesn't have overly large bezels, I'll likely take a look at getting one to complement my 5S.
  4. Oohara macrumors 68020


    Jun 28, 2012
    I like what I've seen of iOS 8 so far, so I'd definitely be interested in the 5.5" iPhone 6. In particular I love that they're finally opening up for 3d party keyboards (I'm a Swype-oholic).

    But it's in no way a done deal yet. I won't decide until I've been able to test them both thoroughly. I really want to see just how the increased possiblities for sharing between apps will work on iOS 8, how those widgets really work, etc. And of course I'll wait also until I've seen if Samsung bring on any cool new stuff for the N4. How it looks will also influence my choice.

    In general, my feeling about iOS 8 is positive enough that I could probably put up with missing some of Android's perks just to have a more coherent and tidy OS on my phone. My year with TouchWiz has not been without its share of irritation and grief, that's for sure...

    Speaking of TouchWiz, something I might choose over both of these would possibly be a 5.5" (or bigger) Nexus or Moto X type phone: big screen + pure Android + clean design handset would be very nice indeed.

    After a year with the Note 2 I've also come to long for an even larger screen, larger even than the 5.7" of the N3, so a successor to the Lumia 1520 would also be verrrry tempting...

    Now let's just hope that 5.5" iPhone 6 actually comes true... Otherwise I'll be real disappointed, that's for sure. :eek:

    (voted "other" because I haven't made up my mind yet)
  5. Dontazemebro macrumors 68020


    Jul 23, 2010
    I dunno, somewhere in West Texas
    I wouldn't say I'm over the Note 3 but it damn sure is getting close. Kitkat has just about ruined this phone for me but I'll still hold out judgment on the Note 4. As of now though I'm leaning towards ditching Samsung altogether.
  6. LIVEFRMNYC thread starter macrumors 604

    Oct 27, 2009
    One thing is for certain. If the 5.5 iPhone is true, I will definitely get it as a x-mas gift for my mother.
  7. Switchback666 macrumors 68000


    Nov 16, 2012
    Hmm i dont know, im using ios 8 right now and i can see how devs will take advantage of widgets plus the games with metal will be something to check out but if they dont have something special for the 5.5" iphone i think i will go for the Note 4.

    When the betas get more stable i will try Yosemite and see how everything works with icloud drive and and how well everything works.
  8. sentinelsx macrumors 68010

    Feb 28, 2011
    Note 4 is simply no option for me thanks to touchwiz.

    A note 4 google edition though, ssure why not (since Sony seems to not want to produce a successor for their ultra)
  9. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6


    Aug 17, 2007
    Hard to say without actually seeing what the hardware is going to be like. While I wouldn't want something that large it is nice to see Apple finally offering a larger screen.
  10. HiDEF macrumors 68000


    Jun 23, 2010
    Miami, FL
    Is it KitKat that has ruined the experience or TouchWiz?
  11. MRU Suspended


    Aug 23, 2005
    I'm more excited to see a 5.5" iPhone, but I'd take any if them :p
  12. Dontazemebro macrumors 68020


    Jul 23, 2010
    I dunno, somewhere in West Texas
    Kitkat's compatibility with the Note 3. I have no problems with touchwiz. Ever since the update, my screen randomly becomes unresponsive, excessive battery drain, overheating and an unusual amount of force closes.
  13. HiDEF macrumors 68000


    Jun 23, 2010
    Miami, FL
    Interesting. Most (including myself) would say its TouchWiz just because how bloated it is.

    I personally wouldn't purchase another Samsung device with TouchWiz installed; I prefer Google Edition Samsung devices.
  14. jrswizzle macrumors 603


    Aug 23, 2012
    McKinney, TX
    More likely than not I'll be getting the 4.7" iPhone 6 versus the 5.5" version (though I'd love to get both :D) - but I've been intrigued by the Note series and am fascinated by the phablet in general....

    Given my bent for iOS, I'd have to say if I were to go with a phablet it would be whichever one ran iOS.
  15. Dontazemebro macrumors 68020


    Jul 23, 2010
    I dunno, somewhere in West Texas
    I don't think it's Touchwiz per se. More like Samsung's optimization of Kitkat blended into touchwiz. As it is, you hardly get any Kitkat features like ART anyway.

    However Samsung implemented Kitkat into touchwiz (or really touchwiz into Kitkat), they did a piss-poor job about it. Jelly Bean had the Note flying and I experienced zero issues.
  16. jamezr macrumors G4


    Aug 7, 2011
    Looking forward to the LG G3...they manage to squeeze a 5.5 screen into a almost same size as a 5 inch phone. It will be interesting to see a 5.5 IP6...if they keep the same will be a big phone.....
  17. LIVEFRMNYC thread starter macrumors 604

    Oct 27, 2009
    That's a good point.

    Will the iPhone 5.5 be larger than the Note 4 5.7? Will the The iPhone 4.7 be almost the same size as the 5.5 LG G3? The bottom bezel would no doubt remain the same or close to due to the home button. So it should be interesting how Apple designs the bigger screen iPhones.

    Are you getting the G3 at release?
  18. F123D macrumors 68040


    Sep 16, 2008
    Del Mar, CA
    Note 4. Although Samsung goes over the top with features, there's still plenty of useful ones that take advantage of a screen that size.
  19. AustinIllini macrumors demi-goddess


    Oct 20, 2011
    Austin, TX
    I'd probably take a 4.7 inch iPhone over either.
  20. jamezr macrumors G4


    Aug 7, 2011
    That is my plan.....when it comes to AT&T. I can't wait to get my hands on one.....from all the chatter from all the tech looks like it will hit the carriers before July 1.
  21. The Game 161, Jun 6, 2014
    Last edited: Jun 6, 2014

    The Game 161 macrumors P6

    The Game 161

    Dec 15, 2010
    Note 4 90% sure

    Don't see the iPhone being a good enough overall phone to beat out the note 4 for my needs. Stylus too is a big thing

    However this isn't a fair question when we don't know what the iPhone will include. For the note 4 we have a pretty good guess.

    If I was to leave Samsung it would be for this iPhone 5'5

    However seeing as I have the

    Gear 2
    Note 3
    Note 12.2
    Note 8.0

    I can't see myself leaving when I'm so invested into Samsung now
  22. nick_elt macrumors 68000


    Oct 28, 2011
    i have a note 2 and its great but i do like where ios is going and i have ipad/mac air/apple tv etc but my biggest worry is the size of a 5.5 iphone, the Note 2 is fine for me but i wouldn't want anything bigger which i think the iphone will be.
  23. pdqgp macrumors 68020


    Mar 23, 2010
    I don't get all the complaints, just install a new launcher like Nova?


    Sounds like a conflict with an app or apps.
  24. LIVEFRMNYC thread starter macrumors 604

    Oct 27, 2009
    Are you in some type of Samsung ecosystem or is it just Google like normal?

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