Your first impressions on the Note 4

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  1. Jonny Kansas

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    I'm creating this thread to provide a place for all new Note 4 users to share their first impressions.

    Please include your previous device(s) so others know where you're coming from.

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    My first impressions-

    I'm coming from the s4.

    PERFORMANCE: The note 4 is definitely snappy. I'm typing this post on it right now. I type pretty fast whether using swiftkey's swipe feature or tapping in landscape (which I'm currently doing) and the Note has no problem keeping up with me. Screen transitions & everything else are quite fast as well.

    SCREEN: What can be said that hasn't already been shared in reviews? Not much. It's large & ridiculously crisp. I was using it in direct sunlight earlier with no real issue seeing things that were hard to see on the s4.

    CAMERA: I've only taken one picture & one selfie to check it out. It's fast & images are as clear as expected from reviews.

    S PEN: Going to take some getting used to, but I think I'll like having it. I tested the feature where the phone alerts you when you leave the pen behind by setting it on the coffee table in the basement & going upstairs for a drink. It alerted me once, which I didn't check while getting water & then again shortly after. This will be invaluable as time goes on. The pen itself is quite smooth gliding along the screen. I'm adding this & a couple other things to this post using the pen & swiping on SwiftKey. Very nice.

    UI: Say what you will about Touchwiz. I personally don't mind it & shut off all the extra stuff I don't use. The biggest change for me coming from the s4 is the menu button being replaced by the recent apps button. Though I'm still adjusting, I think this was an amazing change, as Google Now is now available by long pressing the home button instead of long pressing the home button & then pressing Google on the screen.

    SOUND: Volume is at least as good as my s4 on the back speaker. I just watched a YouTube video & had to lower it a few clicks to listen comfortably.

    BATTERY: No word on longevity yet, but the fast charger works as advertised. Even with downloading apps & getting them all logged in & setup, it's charging quick.

    These are my basic first impressions while setting the phone up. Definitely happy with the decision.

    How's your experience? Feel free to organize your thoughts however you like. No need to follow my breakdown.

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    Just in case you haven't seen anything about it yet, long pressing the recent apps button acts as a menu button. Hopefully that will help ease the transition. :)

    Thanks for your thoughts! I can't wait to get mine tomorrow.
     
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    I have. Doesn't always seem to work, but those may be apps that the relay menu button didn't work in either. Haha

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    Yep, that's why. I've run into the same thing at times on my S5. Since Google moved away from physical navigation buttons, some apps have stopped supporting the relay menu button.
     
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    AwesomeI just learned something new lol. Thanks for that. I also like that when you hit the once menu button you can long press on of the apps (certain apps of course) can have them in a mini screen if you will. Do wiwish they would have kept the speaker on the bottom of the phone coming from the note 3 I liked that but oh well. Loving my new note 4.
     
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    Have you used the speaker though? I finally played some music earlier. Wow. It's nice & loud.

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    Yeah but I bought the S-View case for it and when it's lying down or I have the cover folded back the sound is kind of muffled. But still sounds good.
     
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    Good to know!

    Sent from my Note 4
     
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    Yeah so as long as your holding it and don't set it on a table and don't have the cover folded all the way back sounds great.
     
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    So far, it doesn't seem any different than the s4 for me, so I'm already Used to a speaker on the back.

    This post Was written with my S pen.

    Sent from my Note 4
     
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    Screen on time is 3hrs. Lol

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