Note 3 vs. Note 4 - for anyone still on the fence

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Pat.

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I'm using the Note 3 & it's not just the money difference either. . If someone gave me a Note 4 for free I would sell it & continue with the 3
I really think it's just an all round nicer phone.
 

fixfox2

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I have so far been unable to get myself to sell my note 3 ( I usually sell the older phone when I upgrade ).

It's so far performed better than the note 4 ( both are exynos ... N900 & N910H ).

Note 3 is running Lollipop 5.0 while Note 4 is kitkat 4.4.4

My Note 3 performs better than Note 4 in day to day use
 

Jonathan-H

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I was choosing between the Nexus 6 and the Note 4. For me the Note 3 is just too ugly and fragile. Purely a design choice as I believe the note 3 performs better than the 4, just uglier with a slightly worse Camera and Screen.
 

magichoward

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had every note to date

I think the note 2 was the best...the other changes are incremental...not major.
I prefered the black themes and the night mode of the camera ....most of th new additions are gimmicks and or dont work well.example finger scanner, ultru voilet sensor.
Samsung really have to concentrate on their camera and really improve the battery life to compete..imo
 
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bigup7

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Had the Note 3. Got note 4 today

As others has be stated. Screen and speed are what makes it different definitely.

Feels more premium too

Happy with the move
 

Joey2o11

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I'm using the Note 3 & it's not just the money difference either. . If someone gave me a Note 4 for free I would sell it & continue with the 3
I really think it's just an all round nicer phone.

You're mad :) The 4 is much nicer to handle than the ugly cheap looking 3.

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Pat.

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So I'm mad because I have a preference for one phone over another. Well you learn something every day.
 
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arjun90

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That's why I miss my Note 2.

I think the note 2 was the best...the other changes are incremental...not major.
I prefered the black themes and the night mode of the camera ....most of th new additions are gimmicks and or dont work well.example finger scanner, ultru voilet sensor.
Samsung really have to concentrate on their camera and really improve the battery life to compete..imo
 

hashcheck

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I have had note 2, 3, 4 and others like nexus 5 & LG G3 and the note 4 is the most premium! Worth ever cent! The note 3 feels incredibly cheap compared to the note 4 plus the gear VR is a great addition
 

Pat.

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I always smile when i read the reasons for preferring the Note 4 are the look & feel. Sorry guys but that's a weak argument if like me you always have the phone in a case, I feel the case & look only at the screen. ; )
I do understand however that some people only feel happy on the inside if they have the latest model.
 
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Braxos

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Best reasons are slim, lighter, looks better and they use otterbox a flip case and they put it on a pounce, where you need a screwdriver to get the spen out.
 

Archiimonde

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I think the note 2 was the best...the other changes are incremental...not major.
I prefered the black themes and the night mode of the camera ....most of th new additions are gimmicks and or dont work well.example finger scanner, ultru voilet sensor.
Samsung really have to concentrate on their camera and really improve the battery life to compete..imo

Uhm, the Note's battery life is among the best of smartphones today. There aren't any manufacturers who do a lot more than incremental updates atm.

I always smile when i read the reasons for preferring the Note 4 are the look & feel. Sorry guys but that's a weak argument if like me you always have the phone in a case, I feel the case & look only at the screen. ; )

It's a weak argument if you use a case, but it's valid if you don't use a case, like me. Saying it's a weak argument just because it doesn't matter to you is just dumb.
 

Pat.

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You're dumb if you can't read.. "if like me".......

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Even without a case the Note 4 is a nasty design with a sharp feel to its edges & what's the point of Samsung following the pointless trend for "metal" bits if they then paint over most of the bezel, worse still are the reports now of that bezel scratching very easily.
Note 4 has very little to offer other than the "4" if that's what you want then fine but I've now been called Mad & Dumb by Note 4 fans so what's making you so angrily defensive ? Lol
I have a Note 3 with a nice recess for my screen protector & I'm happy : )
 
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Archiimonde

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No reason to attack me for calling out your claim. Calling it weak is irrelevant, because if you use a case, it doesn't matter. If you do prefer the phone without a case, it is relevant, and thus okay. It's purely subjective.

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Even without a case the Note 4 is a nasty design with a sharp feel to its edges & what's the point of Samsung following the pointless trend for "metal" bits if they then paint over most of the bezel, worse still are the reports now of that bezel scratching very easily.

This is not different from any other phone with similar aluminum design .

Note 4 has very little to offer other than the "4" if that's what you want then fine but I've now been called Mad & Dumb by Note 4 fans so what's making you so angrily defensive ? Lol
I have a Note 3 with a nice recess for my screen protector & I'm happy : )

I never said the Note 4 is superior in terms of features, because it isn't. But claiming that the build quality makes little/no difference is wrong. You can say that it doesn't matter to you, because you use a case, and that's fine.
 
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andrew.mackew

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I always smile when i read the reasons for preferring the Note 4 are the look & feel. Sorry guys but that's a weak argument if like me you always have the phone in a case, I feel the case & look only at the screen. ; )
I do understand however that some people only feel happy on the inside if they have the latest model.

Agreed.
It's pretty funny. I always use a case (Otterbox Defender) and my very first excuses to jump for Note 4 was look and feel arguments! What is really senseless :D
Under the hood, I feel better knowing what I have inside the case despite all the other look and feel arguments. No matter if I'll use or not all the new features that I got with it..
It's not honorable but I think that, in my case, is more a sense of to have the latest one than to use what it has to offer...
 
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kolembo

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Hahaha! This is funny! I have the LgG2 which I think is better than the LgG3. Except when I'm using an LgG3.

I have a Note 4 and I'm not selling it to get a Note 3.

I think the LgG4 will be better than the LgG3, the S6 better than the S5, the M9 better than the M8, the Note 5 better than the Note 4, the P8 better than the P7, the Z4 better than the Z3....I think that's the way it goes, isn't it?

I don't think the margin between the Note 3 & 4 is very wide except for the screen and the build but it's wide enough.

Anyway, everyone has their time in the sun - I'm sure the Note 3's skipping the 4's will happily pronounce their 5's the deadliest phone ever. :)

My only thing is the Note is a little too expensive to not think you have the best phone out there.

So yeah. I have the best phone out there.

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