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Listen to what the majority of the users here say, and stick with the Note 3.
After an owner of both devices since launch, my experience with the Note 3 and the Galaxy S5 produced a mixture of feelings which lean dramatically more towards the N...
I followed your instructions and could see nothing that you are speaking of.
I have also previously owned a Note 3 and did not experience any "purple smearing" either.
In my opinion you are grossly overreacting.
In order for Google Now to work from any screen you have to switch language to English (US)
Go to Google settings -> Search & Now -> Voice -> Language -> English (US)
Then when you press "OK Google" detection you will get the ability to set ...