1. 64bit 20nm chipset (810)
2. 64GB option.
3. Would have preferred a little shorter rather than taller than the Note 3. That said, the iPhone 6 Plus is taller than the Note 4. Jeepers.
4. Speaker on the front.
While I was the first to bash 64bits on iPhone 5S, based on what 64bit technology is (it mostly is actually, the 64 bit addressing), this is not entirely true. (and is indeed more of a joke on iPhones with just 1GB RAM)
BUT... there are also the new 64bit CPU registers and functions. Also that moving 64bit words is twice as fast as moving 32bit words.
So there is an advantage even before RAM goes to 4GB. Actually even for RAM, since it is already 3GB, remember that more things reserve memory space NOT included in those 3GB, like some buffers and video memory (remember the problem with Windows 32bit and having 4GB RAM... seeing about 3GB).
Also, no it won't take "several generations". Android L will be compiled to 64bit and also the kernel. So all the underlying structure will get advantage of 64bit. Bigger devs will also adapt easily (initially just compiling a 64bit version and later with full new code).
Since I keep my phones for years (although because of my work I see almost everything out there from up close), I want something more future-proof. I guess I'll wait for the next Note or maybe S6 or Z4 if they finally really update the specs in that generation (as although my Note's stylus is a nice trick AND I come from Windows Mobile where the stylus ruled, I find myself popping it out very very rarely).
So I work at bestbuy and I've been able to play with the note 4 demo and I'm disappointed in not having usb 3.0 I don't notice faster charging with the Qualcomm processor. Feel like 3.0 was faster and I miss the transfer speeds. Also the camera is barely an upgrade from the note 3. OiS is an over hype I expected leaps in the sensor but it wasn't. Front facing camera is about 15% better if I had to put a number on it.
I was going to upgrade before I got to play with it now idk.
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