Note 4 Intervention, From an Ex-G3 Addict


They said to put my Note down, I said No, No, No

I just can’t put this baby down! Now, when I first bought the LG G3 I was in love. The size was beautiful at 146.3×74.6×8.9mm with 5.5inch True HD-IPS. The 1440 x 2560 made me feel I was at an IMAX, the sharpness at 534 ppi surely didn’t hurt! And that weight, man that weight. At 149grams, I felt like I was carrying around papers. People were hating on the LCD screen saying it was washed out. You saw washed out, I saw true color! Coming from Note 3 previously, I got bashed with this mindset. From over saturation to under saturation? I did not care.

With a quad-core Krait 400 processor at 2.5GHz, coupled with Adreno 330 GPU with a Qualcomm MSM8975AC Snapdragon 801 chipset, I was surely satisfy with that speed. The 3GB of Ram was the PERFECT icing on cake. But wait, there’s more? The camera! I will forever stand behind that 13MP dual-LED flash, laser autofocus and optical image stabilization. One of the best, if not THE best camera presently in a smartphone device...Iphones did not make the cut for this competition. 

On paper, the LG was beast. As it would turn out, the more I used it, the more I would fall out of love for this beauty, and the more my addiction for this device became cured. The battery, I cannot stress that battery! I went from using my phone all day at work, my Note 3, and coming home with close to 50% battery life after using it for 8 hours a day, sometimes even heavily, to well…a dead battery.

Now I was a bit skeptical when I acquired the latest Note, the Note 4. With the same 1440 x 2560 screen, Samsung over saturating the screen as usual, will the battery be as horrendous? I was wrong. I came home today with 46% battery left, with close to 3 hour screen time. Mind you, I was barely over 4 hour screen time when using the total!! Some people will argue that the G3 got a smaller battery at 3000mAh. Ya well, 220 mAh does not make much of a difference with a power-hungry screen. But the Note 4 did a great job.

The Note 4 is also smooth despite how much their TouchWiz lag. Keeping this in mind when I say the Note 4 is smoother than the G3, you know I mean real business. Some will argue that the 2.7GHz and the Snapdragon 805 chipset with Adreno 420 GPU of the Note 4 make a difference. This maybe true but what I do know is that the Note 4 is far more optimized than the G3.

Even though I cannot put the Note 4 down, every device has its flaw. For Samsung it is TouchWiz. With all these beautiful specs, can you image random hiccups still with TouchWiz? Well its there. Two second less ,but it is still there if you are ultra picky as many are when it comes to Samsung because ultimately, it is always compared to the stock Android. We all know the Nexus line are the King of smoothness when it comes to android. Another disadvantage is the saturation of the screen. After coming from the G3, I really see the oversaturation everyone always talking about when it comes to Samsung AMOLED, it will take another getting use to. Odly enough, those two are my only complaint!

Ultimately, the Note 4 is a great update from the G3. It is smoother, faster, and very nice to the battery. Is the camera better? Not really (Power of Opinion) but it sure does pack a punch with the 16MP ISOCell optical image stabilization.  Many have been wondering if they should get the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 and I tell them yes IF they do not mind the size. If you have a problem with the size, by all means stay with the Lg G3. What you should know is that the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 is how the LG should have been when it was first released.

Happy Upgrade!

  2 comments for “Note 4 Intervention, From an Ex-G3 Addict

  1. Mario B
    October 23, 2014 at 12:07 am

    Very detailed, looking forward to the Note 4 now. Was having 2nd thoughts.

    • October 23, 2014 at 5:59 am

      Mario I totally agree. Madina, awesome post. You have me sold for sure!!

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