Update Ruin Note 4?

Discussion in 'Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Accessories' started by recDNA, Nov 4, 2015.

  1. recDNA

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    I read on Android Forums that many N4 users complain the most recent update from VZW slowed they phones way down and ruined battery life. They claim there is now a delay when you click on an app or shortcut etc.

    Is this true. Was there a fix?
     
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    I haven't experienced any such issue. Sometimes, an update will be a bit buggy & a factory reset will almost always fix the issue.

    I haven't seen other members here claiming they've had problems either.

    The latest update that I'm aware of was simply a security patch to fix the stage fright exploit.
     
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    I actually meant the one before that that update to 5 however if u don't have the issue it doesn't matter. Thanking of buying a Note 4 instead of Note 5. Any reason I shouldn't?
     
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    Ah. Many of us went ahead and did an fdr with that update. It's large, so lots of potential for bugs/etc. If you're buying the phone now, I'd just wait to set it up all the way until after you've got it updated & do an fdr.

    Still a solid device. If removable battery & sd card are important to you, it's an even clearer choice.

    My wife will be trying my Note 4 out when the 6P arrives to see if she likes the size, but if you've already got a Note, that shouldn't be much of a deal for you.

    Note 4 will be cheaper, obviously.
     
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    What do i miss out on that is in n5 but not n4?
     
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    Slightly better specs. Glass on the front & back. Some added features of the s pen. Will likely be updated further in terms of Android versions simply because it's newer.

    There are probably several Note 4 vs Note 5 videos on YouTube spring the differences.
     
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    Thanks. I hate the glass back and n4 screen should be as good according to specs.

    I thought smart switch was like kies restoring email set up etc whereas google only restores the apps but not the setup within each app?
     
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    I have had HORRID battery the last month. After an FDR it works fine for a few days but then dives off again

    Note 4tified
     
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    How is your overall signal Miller? Don't you travel to a number of places that have spotty coverage? Could the 3G-4G back and forth be causing the drain?

    S5 tap'n
     
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    No. There is something keeping the phone awake I just can't find what. I'm losing 5% an hour with zero use in good signal with Wifi.

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