Your first impressions on the Note 4

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  1. Jonny Kansas

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    I guess? That's what it said...

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    Is there a way to tell without counting manually. Now I'm curious, but can't find it.

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    Thanks for a great write up! I'm looking forward to test driving this bad boy over the weekend. The only thing I don't like is the lack of IP67...especially since I know first hand, just how well the S5 performs in the rain. Of course it may be something I can live with if it excels in so many other areas. That said, I'm still looking forward to test driving the Nexus 6 & the Turbo, so we'll see.

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    I am new to samsung phones had a razr love it so far but def would love to know more tricks for the phone. Thanks for art info did it no issues at all easy.
     
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    Make sure to check out the video in this thread: 50+ Tips and Tricks for Samsung Galaxy Note 4.

    Other tips and tricks will be added to that thread as we all learn more about the phone.
     
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    I was hesitant about moving to the Note 4 for exactly the same reason. I really like the peace of mind that the IP67 rating of the S5 gives. Where I live, rain pops up out of nowhere all of the time. It was nice to not have to worry about that any more.

    But I'm extremely glad I did switch to the Note 4. The pros far outweigh that single major con I had about it.
     
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    OK, sorry I didn't get this up sooner, as I had company last night and didn't want ot say "get out, can't you see i have a new phone, you rude bastards??" lol

    Experience and current phone: I had a Note 3 since launch day, but when they announced the Note 4, I gave my Note 3 to my mother, as she wanted it since i got it lol. Since then I was using a backup phone (S4), so while I do remember my Note 4 (very fondly), I was using a S4 until last night.

    Initial Start-up: Fast as hell. I use an app to edit the list to start-up apps (All-In-One Toolbox) and it speeds up boot time. Fastest I ever got it to work on my Note 3 was 1 min and 12 secs. S4 was 1 min 4 secs. Initial startup was under an minute (58 secs) before any changes. That is fast, even for an initial boot for a new phone

    Setup: pretty standard, nothing changed there that i notice.

    General suage: I was expecting some sappiness, but it exceeded those expectations. Even turning the screen off and back on and swiping seems faster than the Note 3 was after a full wipe.

    Screen: OMG I was not expecting it to be as bright and crisp as it is. This will keep me from getting a Galaxy Tab S, at least for a while lol.

    Camera: OIS on a Note phone is a beautiful thing. I usually don't take a lot of pictures, but when i do need to, it's usually of something small that i need to see on a larger scale (wattage information on a charger, for instance). The focus and stabilization was far and beyond what i expected. Definitely will be taking more pictures now.

    I have not really gotten a chance to play with the S-Pen, but i do really like that it's ribbed now. The one for my Note Pro 12.2 feels smooth and has been known to slide out of my hand at times.

    Also, You now have a choice to run either Dalvik or ART, something that was missing in previous Samsung phones.

    Overall, I love this phone. Will not be getting rid of it for some time.
     
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    Thanks for the input Remy! Enjoy your new toy!

    S5 tap'n
     
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    great have it in my favorites will check daily!!
     
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    I'm not sure how, but my word that's a lot! ☺
     
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    Since I was switching to ART, I assume that included every little system app they only shows in the manager, not just the ones in the app drawer. That's the only way it makes sense.

    I downloaded some apps I didn't have on the s4 do to lack of storage, but I know I didn't download enough to be 400,even if you subtract the ones that were already in the drawer thanks to Sammy & vzw.

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    On another note, greyscale mode is really trippy, but using that along with all the other power saving features GREATLY increased battery life. Wow.

    Sent from my Note 4