Finally got my Note 4!!!

Discussion in 'Alternatives to iOS and iOS Devices' started by Wrathwitch, Oct 25, 2014.

  1. Wrathwitch macrumors 65816

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    As the post said it's finally here in Canada! I went into Futureshop/BB yesterday but they wouldn't (aren't permitted to) sell phones outright. So the big decision.... black or white...... So I had to go to my carrier store.

    Every time I saw the samsung wallpaper with the white one I thought it looked nicer. When I was in BB I got a chance to handle the black one and although the plastic did feel softer, the white just looks icy/shiny/pearlescent. Which as a female I have to admit appeals to me immensely.

    The screen is great (of course) but I was a bit spoiled by my tab S screen to start with. Form factor doesn't feel that big coming from a S4 and despite what they say about the speakers in the reviews, they were more than plenty loud enough, with OK quality of sound. It's not like I use it in place of a stereo. I used Samsungs transfer bump app but the one thing I need to set up again are the ring tones and notification sounds, my Zedge ones got lost. I wish you could log into Zedge to keep the favorite downloads saved.

    Even my fiancee who is not really into mobile tech says its a really nice phone. I think this is the first Samsung phone that I REALLY like the look of (S3 and S4 previously) I really liked the smooth pebbly feel of my S3.

    I even experimented a bit with the S Pen but need to learn how to use it better. Did a scrap book experiment with it. Its amazing how soon you get used to a larger screen.

    Now I get to go shopping today for a screen protector and a light weight case (prefer it naked but... )

    Love this phone!
     
  2. MRU macrumors demi-god

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    Enjoy :) Don't forget to download Sketch Book Pro for decent sketching potential of your S-Pen :)



    I was surprised to discover the Note 4 is €599 here on PAYG with vodafone, only €30 more than the Galaxy Alpha ? Not sure how they worked that price structure out.
     
  3. Wrathwitch thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I looked up sketchbook but I couldn't find this SketchBook pro. I know Samsung offers an app called sketchbook for Galaxy. Is this what you mean?
     
  4. MRU macrumors demi-god

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    Yep :) You would have to install through the galaxy apps. It was free previously, not sure it still is. You can download from google play, but the one from Samsung's own store is optimised for the S-Pen.
     
  5. Wrathwitch thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Yeah it is still offered as a Galaxy Gift. Thanks!
     
  6. The Game 161 macrumors G5

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    Enjoy I'm loving mine

    Nova launcher also has nothing missing from touchwiz which I'm surprised by.
     
  7. Fireblade macrumors 65816

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    Try to copy the Zedge file from the S4 to your N4, I am not 100% sure, but I think it works.
     
  8. spinedoc77 macrumors G3

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    Thanks. I use sketchbook on my SP3 and didn't realize there was a spen optimized version. It looks very cool.

    First time I checked out the galaxy store, there are some very cool apps for spen.
     
  9. JaySoul macrumors 68020

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    Had a play with it today, it is absolutely beautiful!!

    The Note really is Samsung's best phone.
     
  10. Wrathwitch thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Yeah so far I am loving it!

    Not too many cases etc in store at this time though I think I will have to check out Amazon or something.

    The garbagey ones that the kiosk vendors were selling were ugly and overpriced.

    I also checked out the apple store while wandering and I have to say I love the feel of the new iPhone in hand. Too bad it's running iOS.
     
  11. mattopotamus macrumors G5

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    Even with nova certain things are hard for me to get past. The menu when you pull down from the top makes my eyes bleed. It is such a tempting phone number though.
     
  12. TechGod macrumors 68040

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    You know what? I really actually want a Note 4.

    The only problem? I want to use iOS again...
     
  13. Klyster macrumors 6502a

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    Enjoy!!!

    Should be getting mine in five or so days. I'm getting the exynos model, can't wait :)
     
  14. The Game 161 macrumors G5

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    Have both?
     
  15. TechGod macrumors 68040

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    I'm a student that's getting his first job at the end of this year, don't have the money to buy both and I suspect my parents wouldn't like me having 2 phones.
     
  16. Wrathwitch thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I know it seems odd to say but the damn phone is beautiful.

    I looked at the iphone as I mentioned earlier and it's design is also beautiful. For design I really think both win.

    Yeah iP6+ feels more delicate for sure.

    I just don't like iOS anymore. I am quite grateful that a lot of the phone OEMs have caught up to and in some cases improved on what iPhone put out so many years ago.
     
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    Yeah but look how thick the top and bottom bezel area is on the iPhone 6+!:eek:

    It doesn't look as nice as the Note3 or 4.
     
  19. Ccrew macrumors 68020

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    Agreed. Got my Note 4 on the 23rd and love it. One of my kids instantly dibs'ed my Note 3.

    I'll probably get flamed for this but here goes..
    Does the iPhone 6/6+ feel cheap to anyone or is it just me? The 4/4S had nice heft to it and felt solid. The 5/5s not quite as much but it still had a quality feel to it. The 6/6+? It just feels "flimsy" to me. Not "i'm going to follow this up with a bend comment" flimsy, just that the feel in hand seems... cheaper.
     
  20. khha4113 macrumors regular

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    That's what I feel too on 6+ but not the 6. The 6 feels fine when I hold it.
     
  21. spinedoc77 macrumors G3

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    The 6 plus looks cheap to me, just kind of flimsy and those bezels scream 10 year old technology. But that's looks, it feels pretty solid. I've changed my mind of cheap materials though. Even though Apple uses "premium" materials IMO they are cheap functioning because they scratch easily and need an ugly cover the second you take it out of the box.
     
  22. mib1800 macrumors 68020

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    The only thing that looks crap on the 6 or 6+ is the antenna lines. Those just look hideous. Remind of those pre launch phone where they use camouflage strips to mask the design.

    Otherwise it is a great looking phone. I don't really mind the top bottom bezel.
     
  23. Wrathwitch thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I am a sucker for pebbles that you can skip across a lake, I like the way they feel in the hand especially when polished. To me that is what the new iPhones feel like. Kinda like my old GSIII :D

    Note 4 definitely more solid and by jesus I really am loving that screen!!
     
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