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  Reply # 1157207 17-Oct-2014 23:07
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Figured I'd ask again.. What's everyone doing for cases? I can't find much/anything NZ based that looks good quality that I can easily buy.



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  Reply # 1157246 18-Oct-2014 07:34
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Rappelle: Figured I'd ask again.. What's everyone doing for cases? I can't find much/anything NZ based that looks good quality that I can easily buy.


If retailers dont have any, & if you want something GOOD, just buy direct from samsung NZ, not sure what range they have in their estore yet.
Samsung do have decent cases for the Note 4, but when they come available is another story.

short of that, eBay & AliExpress have plenty cases to choose from, trademe does too




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  Reply # 1157248 18-Oct-2014 07:48
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pinkbellbird:
Rappelle: Figured I'd ask again.. What's everyone doing for cases? I can't find much/anything NZ based that looks good quality that I can easily buy.


If retailers dont have any, & if you want something GOOD, just buy direct from samsung NZ, not sure what range they have in their estore yet.
Samsung do have decent cases for the Note 4, but when they come available is another story.

short of that, eBay & AliExpress have plenty cases to choose from, trademe does too


Yeah just got an el cheapo from TM for now until the spigen arrives.



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  Reply # 1157282 18-Oct-2014 08:18
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zocster:
pinkbellbird:
Rappelle: Figured I'd ask again.. What's everyone doing for cases? I can't find much/anything NZ based that looks good quality that I can easily buy.


If retailers dont have any, & if you want something GOOD, just buy direct from samsung NZ, not sure what range they have in their estore yet.
Samsung do have decent cases for the Note 4, but when they come available is another story.

short of that, eBay & AliExpress have plenty cases to choose from, trademe does too


Yeah just got an el cheapo from TM for now until the spigen arrives.


Im off to try to get the Note 4 today, fingers crossed, but i have issues with my contract renewal date.

Ive ordered 2 Spigen cases too, but checked & theyve not been shipped! argh
I got one of these for my Note 2, they are awesome cases! Nice n thick & feel so robust!






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  Reply # 1157297 18-Oct-2014 08:39
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Gesture typing on the Samsung stock keyboard is new, right? It's pretty good. Missing a couple features I use in my preferred keyboard though. So will probably go back.

After a day, performance is great. First battery cycle was pretty poor though, but will give a couple more cycles to judge. And design and feel is so much nicer than the 3. Really don't want to put a case on this thing!

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  Reply # 1157310 18-Oct-2014 09:01
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Oh, and the settings button change to 'recent apps' button takes some getting used to.

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  Reply # 1157317 18-Oct-2014 09:22
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JayTaicho: Oh, and the settings button change to 'recent apps' button takes some getting used to.


I hate that since most apps put the menu button at the top I use it a lot.

Also the alphabetical app list seems to be gone. Also used that a lot instead of home screen shortcuts since those were full with widgets.




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  Reply # 1157320 18-Oct-2014 09:28
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JayTaicho: Oh, and the settings button change to 'recent apps' button takes some getting used to.


I hate that since most apps put the menu button at the top I use it a lot.

Also the alphabetical app list seems to be gone. Also used that a lot instead of home screen shortcuts since those were full with widgets.


There is an option to sort by alphabetical. I personally switched to Google Now Launcher about 2 hours after fiddling with the stock one. 

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  Reply # 1157324 18-Oct-2014 09:37
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The alphabetical is a page by page grid which is so slow compared with picking the first 2 letters by the scrollbar on the note 3 launcher. Might have to try the Google one again since the reason I didn't last time is not wanting to re add all the wigits I use. Sine I will have to add them anyway.




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  Reply # 1157327 18-Oct-2014 09:39
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Mine was delivered about 30 minutes ago. Beyond excited!



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  Reply # 1157332 18-Oct-2014 09:48
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Someone was asking about FastCharger wall chargers????

I found a couple... think ive have to stop by Noel Leeming, thats a wicked price!

 

http://www.vodafone.co.nz/shop/accessoryDetails.jsp?skuId=sku32420037&voucherCode= $34.95, 2amp Genuine Samsung Brand
carchargers: Vodafone: Tylt Y USB Car Charger 4.2A - Black $39.95 2 USB Port

https://www.noelleeming.co.nz/shop/ Endeavour Brand 2.1amp $14.99 on sale!

samsung nz have a bunch of stuff on sale, some is 50% off!
http://www.samsung.com/nz/consumer/mobile-phone/accessories




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  Reply # 1157484 18-Oct-2014 13:48
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Spark in the Palms mall (chch) have s view covers in white and gray .
Absolutely love the 4 having had a 3 and a 2 , feel in hand is fantastic with the metal sides.



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  Reply # 1157485 18-Oct-2014 13:52
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Is anyone else experiencing periodic lag that makes it stop for a second? And also when scrolling through text the rendering doesn't feel smooth for me. (E.g. 'Stuff' app.)

I've also changed to the ART compiler which has made S Health stop working (but that's fine for me :) )

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  Reply # 1157499 18-Oct-2014 14:38
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obsshn: Spark in the Palms mall (chch) have s view covers in white and gray .
Absolutely love the 4 having had a 3 and a 2 , feel in hand is fantastic with the metal sides.




It's amazing how different it feels to the Note 3 now it has metal sides!

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  Reply # 1157537 18-Oct-2014 16:38
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Impressions?

Hi All, this is my second post on this forum, coming from S2, S3, S4, S5 Note 3 and now Note 4 here are my personal impressions... i wont touch about technical aspects as you can find plenty of them online.


First of all, i am not hard to please, i have never complained about the looks about the Samsung products, i care more about the internal hardware than about looks, but man!, this phone its pretty and more important the screen is amazing.


Bought the Vodafone version yesterday however im on spark network, everything is working fine, at nl they told me that 4g wont work, that's a lie as the NZ model is the 910U. even the bloatware from Vodafone can be removed.

People usually complain about Touchwiz, and sometimes i agree with them, bringing a very good cpu to its knees with all the complexity, however (and since the note 3)  samsung has made a really good work, no lag is present and the phone runs very smoothly.

The removal of useless gimmicks and addition of the new "multi window" its quite good.

Comparing the responsiveness, camera and overall experience with my late S5 and Note 3, its better, however its not something to die for.  is it worth the money? well for me it is as i spend a lot of time with my phone, can not complain.

Will update later on once i spend more time with the Note 4.

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