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What I like least about my Note 4 is . . .

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  1. ronbien

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    If you go to Settings > Application Manager > Slide over to ALL TAB >down to S-Health, and clear data and cache, then turn off, if it is allowed, that should stop it.
     

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    No way of getting the app section into list view, and the shockingly low volume from the headphone socket(same as my note 2), my B&w p5's again are useless to me, they sound great on my sons nokia.
     
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    Nova Launcher has a nice list view for the app drawer.
     
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    What annoys me, more than anything else, is the hit or miss A2DP controls for Bluetooth. Sometimes the headset controls work, sometimes they don't and I have to whip my phone out to pause/play/fwd/rev music. It makes no sense: sometimes a reboot of the headset fixes it... sometimes a reboot of the phone is necessary. Sometimes THAT doesn't work. It's infuriating and so far no one has found a fix.

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    THIS!


    I have no problem w/GOOGLE PLAY MUSIC,but,w/RHAPSODY,I cannot skip fwd/rev on track selection w/the volume controls on my B/T earbuds.Don't believe this was an issue w/other phones.
    Just as equally GEAR-GRINDING is SAMMYs lack of acknowledging issues,whether they're fixed w/an update or not.

    Otherwise,I'm quite pleased w/the NOTE4:
    A) Beautiful Display
    B) Great Battery Life (& removable)
    C) Wireless Charging
    D) Expandable Memory
    E) Excellent Call Quality
    F) I/R Blaster

    The 1 rear speaker is acceptable for my use,but,I understand why others want/need f/f speaker(s),notably those who use speakerphone/video conferencing/etc...
    Front-facing speakers are one of the few boxes that remain unchecked for the NOTE Series.
    Perhaps w/the NOTE5.........................
     
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    The one and only_significant_complaint I have with both my Note 3 & 4 models is the big, slow, cumbersome mechanical home key.

    I'd guess Samsung was emulating Apple, but compared to the the fast efficient capacitive buttons on my Nexus devices and my LG G3, the big home button slows multitasking to a crawl.
     
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    ^^^^^^^^^^^
    THIS AS WELL!

    Was just thinking about this,can't believe I omitted it.
    OPPO has the right idea,all capacitive buttons,as on the FIND5/7/7A,etc......
     
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    After my Galaxy S2 Skyrocket I said I wouldn't buy a Samsung phone until they dropped the stupid home button. I held out for a good while but gave in when the Note 4 was released. My favorite button style of any Android is the on screen buttons on the LG G2. You have like 4 or 5 choices of configurations. Very nice. It even has a button that pulls down the notification center. I loved that!!!!!
     
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    Until you reminded me I had forgotten about the outstanding button layout, and options to rearrange them. Simply brilliant :)



    And I too, caved and bought a Note 4... Heh!
     
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    It's the damn Note 4 display! It's mezmerising.
     
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    That's a fact, it's just gorgeous :)
     
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    Can they do fingerprint recognition on the capacitive glass? Seems like they can, or will soon.

    The galaxy s2 didn't have a button, but since the s3, I think they all do.
     
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    That's correct. The s2, s2 skyrocket and original Note were all capacitive buttons. The home button started with the Note 2 and S3. I would actually prefer all capacitive vs on screen buttons with a amoled screen. The on screen buttons can burn in on amoled but the capacitive buttons can't since they are not technically on the screen.
     
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    I agree, all capacitive is best, however, I don't know if I like the pure Android way of having soft buttons pop up and take up screen real estate. I liked how the S2, and HTC EVO series of phones did it. It's a cleaner look to not have a button there. It's also one less place for water ingress, dust, dirt, grime, and so on. Fewer moving parts is also another benefit.

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    However, I like having an alternative method of waking up the phone. I don't want to wear out a single button, and at present, I pretty much use both the power button and home button to wake the phone equally. On my HTC EVO 3D, I had sweep to wake where I could swipe across all 4 lower capacitive buttons to wake up the phone...and a backwards swipe would put it to sleep. That was totally badass. If there are no hard-wired capacitive buttons, you can't even do this. The "soft buttons" that Androind uses which appear on the screen wouldn't allow for this. LG has an interesting knock to wake feature, which I like (though haven't used)
     
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    I think I made a mistake. This phone's lag is too much to bear. For a $700 phone, the amount of lag is unacceptable. I am watching for the Nexus 6 to come back into stock. As soon as it does, I'm going back to it. I will be selling my Note 4 on Ebay. Here's hoping it's not long until they are back in stock at motorola.com.

    I've used the stock launcher, and Nova Launcher. Neither can make the dialer faster and more responsive. Neither can make the recent apps pull up faster and neither can make opening apps faster. Sometimes, I hit dial 3 and 4 times before it actually tries to dial. By then it tries to dial 3-4 times. So frustrating.
     
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    Mate, your phone is too buggy. Why don't you take it back to the seller?
     
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    Yeah that doesn't sound right. I'll admit that the Note 4 isn't as zippy as the Nexus 6 or the Nexus 5 or G2 for that matter but it's not laggy either. I'm very picky about my phones and I would have sent this thing packing if it was laggy.
     
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    What I absolutely hate about this phone or in Google in general is that I'm not allowed to watch 2k videos on YouTube . And I'm sure other 2k phone owners can agree.. it's coming on 3 months man and wth!!!!
     
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    The speaker's. I hate back-facing speaker's. Such a waste of space. Letting good sound waves travel in the opposite direction u want them to (towards ur ear's). The front one is so puny when i'm in a call, i find it hard to hear the other end sometimes. So it makes me switch on the loud speakers. yeah...the same loud speaker that sounds muffled n distorted because of the positioning. *sigh's*
     
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    The problem with OK GOOGLE: It worked fine with my S4, but I can't get it to work with the Note4; and three different Samsung 'experts' couldn't do it either!

    JM
     
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    I see nothing bad about the placement of the volume button on the note 4. They look fine and perfect to me and plus they're a lot better looking then the iphone button. Maybe it was because I'm what you call it "ambidextrous." So I really don't have any issues with my note 4 at all. the only minor part that I don't like about the note 4 is the placement of the speaker being place on the backside instead of on the bottom or on the side. When listening to music you can feel the back cover vibrate and distort the sound clarity of the music. Other than that I love my note 4. I'm gonna try dampening the back cover with some kind of sticky foam to eliminate that vibration. Anywho, back to that volume button, I think you just need to work your way around by not placing your thumb directly on the power button when adjusting the volume key with your index finger. Try resting your thumb above the where the power button is and hold the phone with your ring and pinky while adjusting the up and down volume with your middle finger. And rest your index finger on the top left corner of the phone edge as balance.
     

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