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  Reply # 1157728 19-Oct-2014 09:03
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for those wanting a nice solid good looking case.... some suggestions in this article

Top 5 available cases for your new Samsung Galaxy Note 4

on another note (lol), is anyone waiting for the Note Edge instead of the Note 4????




Galaxy Note 8 - I love BIG Phones & I can not lie!  Laughing #notelove

 

Samsung Galaxy Note II, Note 4, S7 Edge, Note 8

 




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  Reply # 1157732 19-Oct-2014 09:08
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ivanvt: 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.



Im holding off on upgrading my phone atm, currently on the Note 2, waiting to get the Note Edge.

Im currious how much better multiwindow is on the Note 4 compared to previous phones???
It works fine on my Note 2, but never used a Note 3 to compare if any difference there




Galaxy Note 8 - I love BIG Phones & I can not lie!  Laughing #notelove

 

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  Reply # 1157793 19-Oct-2014 11:50
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pinkbellbird:

for those wanting a nice solid good looking case.... some suggestions in this article

Top 5 available cases for your new Samsung Galaxy Note 4

on another note (lol), is anyone waiting for the Note Edge instead of the Note 4????


Nice that the Spigen Slim Armor has a kickstand now. I'm waiting for woodcases, as I will need one of these so I can use my 256gb SD card with the Note 4 (if and when I get one).




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  Reply # 1157837 19-Oct-2014 13:09
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Spigen [Strong-Flex] Galaxy Note 4 Case looks awesome.



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  Reply # 1157944 19-Oct-2014 16:47
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NZtechfreak:
pinkbellbird:

for those wanting a nice solid good looking case.... some suggestions in this article

Top 5 available cases for your new Samsung Galaxy Note 4

on another note (lol), is anyone waiting for the Note Edge instead of the Note 4????


Nice that the Spigen Slim Armor has a kickstand now. I'm waiting for woodcases, as I will need one of these so I can use my 256gb SD card with the Note 4 (if and when I get one).



256gb card????? wholly sh!t dude!

Ive currently got a 64gb, was planning to get a 128GB, thats mean to be the max card size for the Note 4 & Edge. 

Not tried a card larger than what its meant to take in any device as yet.




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  Reply # 1157960 19-Oct-2014 16:51
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pinkbellbird:
NZtechfreak:
pinkbellbird:

for those wanting a nice solid good looking case.... some suggestions in this article

Top 5 available cases for your new Samsung Galaxy Note 4

on another note (lol), is anyone waiting for the Note Edge instead of the Note 4????


Nice that the Spigen Slim Armor has a kickstand now. I'm waiting for woodcases, as I will need one of these so I can use my 256gb SD card with the Note 4 (if and when I get one).



256gb card????? wholly sh!t dude!

Ive currently got a 64gb, was planning to get a 128GB, thats mean to be the max card size for the Note 4 & Edge. 

Not tried a card larger than what its meant to take in any device as yet.


Formatted to Fat32 they all work with basically anything, but you need a ribbon adapter to use a full size SD card which entails a case mod of some kind or extended battery rear cover (without the extended battery inside).

I'm probably going to get a 512GB card when the recently announced Sandisk ones are available.


(also, if anybody was going to post that Fat32 is limited to 32GB, left me head you off at the past - that restriction has not existed for many years now)




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  Reply # 1157963 19-Oct-2014 17:00
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(also, if anybody was going to post that Fat32 is limited to 32GB, left me head you off at the past - that restriction has not existed for many years now)


Right. But the limit of single files larger than 4GB still exists.

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  Reply # 1158141 19-Oct-2014 22:22
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Not all phones will do it. I have tried 64 gig micro SD cards in my huawei 300 or 320 handsets (cant recall which) and it just decides they are faulty - 32 gig ones are fine. No offer to reformat them, whereas my dirt cheap doogee and leagoo dual sims (second sim useless really) phones just said they needed formatting and then were perfectly happy with them.




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  Reply # 1158165 20-Oct-2014 04:21
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(also, if anybody was going to post that Fat32 is limited to 32GB, left me head you off at the past - that restriction has not existed for many years now)


Right. But the limit of single files larger than 4GB still exists.


Sure, but in practice that isn't a problem for my use. When SoCs get good enough for Dolphin emulation it might matter to me more, since then I might want Wii ISOs on the card, but until then I'm fine.




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NZtechfreak:
networkn:
 
(also, if anybody was going to post that Fat32 is limited to 32GB, left me head you off at the past - that restriction has not existed for many years now)


Right. But the limit of single files larger than 4GB still exists.


Sure, but in practice that isn't a problem for my use. When SoCs get good enough for Dolphin emulation it might matter to me more, since then I might want Wii ISOs on the card, but until then I'm fine.


It's probably a problem for most people wanting a card that size though. Virtually no HD movies will fit in that constraint and that's what I use my phone for. MHL adaptor and an HDMI cable for when I'm travelling with work to watch movies at hotels...

Cheers - N


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  Reply # 1158210 20-Oct-2014 08:39
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Talkiet:
NZtechfreak:
networkn:
 
(also, if anybody was going to post that Fat32 is limited to 32GB, left me head you off at the past - that restriction has not existed for many years now)


Right. But the limit of single files larger than 4GB still exists.


Sure, but in practice that isn't a problem for my use. When SoCs get good enough for Dolphin emulation it might matter to me more, since then I might want Wii ISOs on the card, but until then I'm fine.


It's probably a problem for most people wanting a card that size though. Virtually no HD movies will fit in that constraint and that's what I use my phone for. MHL adaptor and an HDMI cable for when I'm travelling with work to watch movies at hotels...

Cheers - N



Well all my HD movies fit in that space constraint, I encode mine to come in at around 3.5gb and have no issues with the quality via MHL. If you want extremely high bitrate stuff then sure, but I suspect that even there that won't hold that true for much longer as mobile SoCs get better at 10-bit playback.




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  Reply # 1158220 20-Oct-2014 09:04
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NZtechfreak:
Talkiet:
NZtechfreak:
networkn:
 
(also, if anybody was going to post that Fat32 is limited to 32GB, left me head you off at the past - that restriction has not existed for many years now)


Right. But the limit of single files larger than 4GB still exists.


Sure, but in practice that isn't a problem for my use. When SoCs get good enough for Dolphin emulation it might matter to me more, since then I might want Wii ISOs on the card, but until then I'm fine.


It's probably a problem for most people wanting a card that size though. Virtually no HD movies will fit in that constraint and that's what I use my phone for. MHL adaptor and an HDMI cable for when I'm travelling with work to watch movies at hotels...

Cheers - N



Well all my HD movies fit in that space constraint, I encode mine to come in at around 3.5gb and have no issues with the quality via MHL. If you want extremely high bitrate stuff then sure, but I suspect that even there that won't hold that true for much longer as mobile SoCs get better at 10-bit playback.


Approximately 0% of people bother encoding or re-encoding. Stuff you could download (legimately or otherwise) is often above 4Gb. But in any case, as you point out, works fine for your use case - I was just pointing out that most people aren't necessarily as controlled in their use case as you..

Cheers - N


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  Reply # 1158301 20-Oct-2014 11:20
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pinkbellbird:
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!




CASES for my note 3 and my S3 before that I found an iface case which was the best protections in general for the phone but particularly for the side edges of the phones.  It was cheap got mine in NZ.  Had heaps of remarks from vodafone satff on how good it is when I have been instore and them asking where I got it from.  Too many cases IMO leave the edges exposed and if dropped tehy dent and mark.  I am wanting a similar one again
http://www.aliexpress.com/item-img/DHL-free-shipping-iface-case-for-S3-iface-case-for-i9300-2-in-1-PC-TPU/632669970.html



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sonyab:
pinkbellbird:
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!




CASES for my note 3 and my S3 before that I found an iface case which was the best protections in general for the phone but particularly for the side edges of the phones.  It was cheap got mine in NZ.  Had heaps of remarks from vodafone satff on how good it is when I have been instore and them asking where I got it from.  Too many cases IMO leave the edges exposed and if dropped tehy dent and mark.  I am wanting a similar one again
http://www.aliexpress.com/item-img/DHL-free-shipping-iface-case-for-S3-iface-case-for-i9300-2-in-1-PC-TPU/632669970.html


Not an edge showing or unprotected in my latest case! Spigen SlimArmor. It's amazing

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pinkbellbird:
sonyab:
pinkbellbird:
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!




CASES for my note 3 and my S3 before that I found an iface case which was the best protections in general for the phone but particularly for the side edges of the phones.  It was cheap got mine in NZ.  Had heaps of remarks from vodafone satff on how good it is when I have been instore and them asking where I got it from.  Too many cases IMO leave the edges exposed and if dropped tehy dent and mark.  I am wanting a similar one again
http://www.aliexpress.com/item-img/DHL-free-shipping-iface-case-for-S3-iface-case-for-i9300-2-in-1-PC-TPU/632669970.html


Not an edge showing or unprotected in my latest case! Spigen SlimArmor. It's amazing


great to know!! cheers

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