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Discussion in 'Android Help' started by VGPod36, Oct 12, 2014.

  1. VGPod36

    VGPod36 Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Good day everybody!

    My original plan was to buy a Note 4 when it came out on Friday, but of course, Canada wouldn't be Canada without our carriers delaying a major release from the US. Tentative release date now is the 24th.

    You may ask, well, can't you wait another week? Probably, however my S3 just kicked the bucket. So, now my options are to be phoneless for 2 weeks and get the superior Note 4, or go out tomorrow morning and pick up an S5.

    I know that the Note 4 is superior in every single way, and I have been drooling over it every since we got the specs, but since I don't have a land line, I am hooped for receiving calls from Family and such, who can't connect with me otherwise.

    What do you guys think? Should I be impatient and get the S5, which is still a massive improvement on my S3, or suck it up and be phoneless for 2 weeks (or more knowing Canada!) and get me some of that Note 4 love?

    Thanks for your help and opinions!

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  2. icemanchilled

    icemanchilled Member

    I would get the Note 4 due to improved camera and display

    Performance of both devices is very similar, but Galaxy S5 is also water resistant and dust proof while the note is not.

    Exynos version of the Note 4 should be faster if you can get hold of one.
  3. chanchan05

    chanchan05 The Doctor

    As far as I can see, the "superiority" of the Note 4 is incremental over the S5. All the software features will also be released for the S5 via an update which will be released a short while after the Note 4 goes global release. That's been their pattern for the last 3 years. By December, the only difference would be the actual hardware, size and the S Pen, but most of the software would be similar.

    Personally, I'd rather get the S5 than a Note 4, and I am using a Note 2 at the moment. I find that I hardly ever use the S Pen on a phone anyway, not as useful as it would be on a tablet for drawing and reading (highlighting). The water and dust resist is a bonus too.
  4. kate

    kate Dreaming of Bugdroid.

    If you really want the Galaxy Note 4 you could buy a cheap used $20 phone (from Craigslist, etc.) and use that for two weeks then sell it.
  5. ceva321

    ceva321 Android Enthusiast

    Hey get the Note 4. No regrets later :)
    2 weeks go fast. Stay in touch via on line like Facebook
  6. MotoDroid3

    MotoDroid3 Lurker

    Note 4 all the way. You'll regret it in 2 weeks if you get the S5 now. You don't have an old phone you can use for two weeks, or even a flip phone?
  7. icemanchilled

    icemanchilled Member

    No they won't, the Galaxy S5 is still a good device.

    Performance on both devices is basically the same, the display and camera on the Note 4 are better but not so much so that a Galaxy S5 user will be disappointed, still a good all round device.

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