Galaxy Note 4 pre-orders arriving on doorsteps early, as expected

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Last week, we heard from several readers that their Galaxy Note 4 pre-orders were being shipped early, with an expected shipping date of October 13. That was yesterday. Sure enough, Galaxy Note 4 pre-order units landed on doorsteps. A couple of my Twitter followers forwarded images to confirm that the early shipment notices weren’t just a system error.

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I’m hoping to get a better look at the device in the near future. Depending on how many strings I can pull. I did, however, get my hands on the device at Samsung’s Unpacked event last month. And of all the three devices on show (Note 4, Note Edge and Gear S), it was the one that stood out. In my mind, this is by far Samsung’s first truly spectacular product. It has solid build quality thanks to having a sturdy metal frame, but also has a really comfortable soft-touch back. And if you thought the LG G3’s QHD display was great, wait until you see the eye-popping colors and clarity on the Note 4. Apart from my dislike of TouchWiz, I didn’t find anything to criticize on first looks. And if you know my history with Samsung, that’s a big deal.

Will it replace the Z3 as my go-to Android device? I’m not sure. If it does, I can’t see myself rocking two 5.5-inch+ devices, so I may have to ditch my iPhone 6 Plus for the smaller iPhone 6.

What do you guys think? Is the Note 4 your next phone? Or have you gone iOS this year?

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  • yankeesusa

    If I can get it at the right price, the note 4 will be my next phone.

    • skywalkr2

      That’s my issue. Right now the price is too high. Probably have to wait until January for price reduction.

      • yankeesusa

        There’s always swappa. If they sell for $700 on swappa and you can sell, lets say a g3 for around $400 after fees and shipping costs, your looking at roughly $300 which is what their going for on contract new. But like you said, just wait a couple weeks or months and prices should go down dramatically on swappa.

  • nikolas ostropolskiy

    Does anyone else have pretty bad battery life right out the gate? Pretty sure I need that early update they sent out…

    • jon

      My battery life has been great with wifi, Bluetooth and location all running

      • nikolas ostropolskiy

        I don’t mean to say it’s terrible, but I compared it to my Note 3 and it certainly drained faster.

        • skywalkr2

          Let us know how it works. I have a note 3, and my battery has been draining faster a year later. I was thinking about going to Z3 to fix this issue.

    • SEBA

      Samsung already came out with software update to solve this issue. Update your firmware.

      • Toasted_Cracker

        That’s for the international version, not the tmobile version.

        • JB

          I’m hoping that we’ll get the update Stateside on the 17th… My battery life has been less than stellar so far…

        • Toasted_Cracker

          Same here

    • Toasted_Cracker

      Yes. It’s certainly not great.

  • 1Peninsula1

    Samsung Galaxy Note 4 is awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Ann

    Decent phone but design is a little ugly and performance will take h hit with 1440 screen. Looking forward to Nexus 6 announcement (hopefully next week).

    • SEBA

      Design it’s actually great and performance of note 4 it’s outstanding based on early tests.

      • jonathan3579

        A QHD screen with the S805 is on par with a FHD screen and the S801. There’s very little difference.

      • Richard Yarrell

        Nothing will be better than the Galaxy Note 4 period all the rest pail in comparison.

        • squiddy20

          The fact that you can’t even use the correct form of pale in a sentence negates anything you say.

    • Android_God

      Ugly? And you think the Nexus 6 will be BETTER looking? RIIIIIIIIIIIGHT

      • Richard Yarrell

        The Nexus 6 is a sad JOKE another worthless iphone 6 plus 2012 edition.

        • squiddy20

          Says the “sad joke” who reuses the same tired old lines.

    • Richard Yarrell

      You sound typically stupid why even be here in the first place other than to troll. It’s pretty plain and simple the Galaxy Note products are a proven product with a industry leading track record worldwide.

      Nobody needs a featureless no frills, poor man’s big screened smartphone with NO PURPOSE or true multitasking/productivity abilities I laugh at Nexus users.

      At the end of the day nothing beats Samsung or the Galaxy Note products they are Android nothing else matters period.

      • squiddy20

        The fact that all you can do is insult people based on their choices, and reuse the same tired old “reasons” for why Note products are better than anything else is proof of how immature, inarticulate, unoriginal, and blind you are.

  • Marcelo_L

    With all this talk of the GN4, now I’ve heard that the Note Edge will not be carried “in store”. Which means for all intents and purposes it’s a non-starter. If you can’t hold on in your hand to see for yourself (it’s not like it’s the Note 4 and you’re buying for the upgraded feature set), then it’s a deal-breaker.

    And while I’m in a

    Where the heck is the 4.4.2 update for the Galaxy Note 2 for TMo, TMo? And don’t say it’s Samsung, because the updates for the other carriers have been out for M O N T H S now.

    • Mathew Colburn

      I actually went to my local Best Buy and they had the Note Edge on display to play with. You might want to look there. My gf thought it was extremely awesome. I think it’s all going to depend on app dev support as to how awesome it becomes.

      • Marcelo_L

        Get Out ! Seriously? Definitely gonna go check it out then. Doesn’t matter if it’s with another carrier, so long as I get to take it for a spin.

        Absolutely it’ll depend on Dev support if it takes off or not.

        PS> Thanks for the heads up that it’s actually out on the street somewhere.

        • Mathew Colburn

          Yeah Best Buy has that Samsung Experience area in their stores and they usually carry most new products and have a demo of new toys to play with before they are released. The “cocktail bar” as it was called on the phone, force closed on me every time I tried to use it but I’m chalking that up to it being an in-store demo unit that’s not ready for prime time yet. To tell you the truth, my Best Buy already had GN4 accessories hanging out too.

      • Richard Yarrell

        I will buy the Galaxy Note 4 Friday October 17th then come back on November 28th for the Galaxy Note Edge.

        • squiddy20

          Because you have no life.

    • Richard Yarrell

      The Galaxy Note Edge is in Bestbuy to hold and see.

    • Darrell L. Williams

      THe note edge is in the tmobile store in my area. getting the note4 on friday…

  • Paul

    Will it…… bend? lulz

    • SEBA

      This is my 3rd Note device and non of them bend. This is the 4th generation device not 1st like Apple.

    • JamesG

      Getting real tired of this joke…..

  • j

    I received my note 4 on Monday the 13 and I love it. It’s an awesome phone with an amazing battery life. The fast charging is a feature that all phones should have. I love this amazing big thing and I will recommend it to everybody

    • skywalkr2

      What is the battery life like in the real world? Anywhere near what is claimed with z3?

      • nikolas ostropolskiy

        Yesterday I got to 10% after 9 hours of use

        • skywalkr2

          9 hours of screen on time?

        • nikolas ostropolskiy

          No just regular use. Charged it to 100% and it went 9 hrs to 10%

        • skywalkr2

          Oh that is scary. My note 3 will go about 18 hours and still have about 30% left.

        • user311

          1st day usage syndrome. Installing apps and setting up is pretty taxing on the battery.

        • Trevnerdio

          What kind of voodoo is this? My Note 3 doesn’t last half that long…

        • skywalkr2

          Maybe my typical usage is less than yours?

        • Trevnerdio

          I do no-life my phone often…

        • Cam Bunton

          There have been some issues with battery life on the Note 4. Software updates in the future will help. It’s not terrible, just not as good as it should be.

        • Richard Yarrell

          Condition the battery. It will get better after 1 week

      • ND

        8 am removed it from the charger 5 PM I am at 67 %.. so moderate use with calls and about 1 hour of music playback.

    • monkeybutts

      Awesome heard people were having battery trouble with international variants they got earlier. Good to see battery life isn’t bad with official carriers.

      • Richard Yarrell

        All Galaxy Note products have great battery life. I am pretty sure the Galaxy Note 4 will be the best. Can’t wait till Friday.

    • Nicole

      I have att, and I pre ordered my phone, obviously it will be sent to my house but what will I have to do to activate the phone. The reason I pre ordered was because my parents do not have time to take me to the att store. So my question is, when I get the phone and call the activation number what all does it ask? What info do I need? I need to figure out so I can get that info from my parents..

    • Superputer

      AT&T?

  • Sean

    Reading this on my Note 4!

    • JB45

      I second this

    • Richard Yarrell

      Enjoy

      • Sean

        Will do!! Now we just have to wait for the low band spectrum deployment.

  • I got mine, been playing with it ever since yesterday.. Loving it…

    • Nicole

      I have att, and I pre ordered my phone, obviously it will be sent to my house but what will I have to do to activate the phone. The reason I pre ordered was because my parents do not have time to take me to the att store. So my question is, when I get the phone and call the activation number what all does it ask? What info do I need? I need to figure out so I can get that info from my parents.

      • John

        I have ATT and received an email from that that it shipped today for delivery on the 16th. The email gave activation link for online activation.

  • Android_God

    Trying to figure out if I should just stick with TW or go Nova. I think they have made improvements to TW and if I go Nova I will lose some of those. Sheesh…decisions decisions. This is the best Android phone I have owned and I was a bit surprised at how much better it performs versus the LG G3. BLOWS the LG G3 screen out of the water IMHO.

    • Richard Yarrell

      I applaud my Galaxy Note 2 and current Note 3 friends who pre-ordered the Galaxy Note 4 hats off to you guys enjoy.

      Myself I’m a well known launch day instore purchase hord I enjoy that day environment. On Friday October 17th I will be purchasing my Galaxy Note 4.

      At the end of the day it’s pretty much plain and simple nothing beats Tmobile period they are the carrier game.

    • MarcusDW

      As always, ill try the latest TW but probably end up going back to Nova

    • Ryan

      Nova just issued 3.1 beta 2 and it runs great. I’m planning to use Nova on my Note 4 when I feel like speed and simplicity (it’s REALLY fast) and switching to Touchwiz when I feel like using some of the software features Samsung has to offer. Best thing about Android is you can enjoy the best of both worlds! :)

    • Mike Saleh

      The only feature that you lose when not using touchiz launcher is the Flipboard briefing. All the other features like multitasking and what not are baked into the touchwiz ROM itself. Nova on the Note 4 all the way smoothest and less intrusive way to go!

  • conrado

    Got mine yesterday at home now I got to wait till Sunday to play with it. Long wait till end of week.

  • macman37

    Feeling the heat there from Apple’s iPhone 6 Plus, eh Sammy? Time to start reading the writing on the wall now that Apple has a phablet device in the market. The effect will be similar to what the Apple PowerBook G4 Titanium did to the Sony VAIO envy. It crushed their profit in a very big way.

    • Richard Yarrell

      You sound pretty sad and definitely comical guess Apple’s paying you. Only stupid fools like Apple users would be walking around with a worthless iphone 6 plus from 2012.

      Android users aren’t stupid like Iphone users they’d buy anything. My Galaxy Note 3 shits on the iphone 6 plus so easily it’s comical.

      Trust me the Galaxy Note 4 pisses on any Apple product no comparison that’s for sure.

      • Vlad

        I’m Android fan all the way, currently on s4, but will purchase Note from the store. I believe iPhone 6, as far as I can tell from all reviews is a great phone. Some things better then GN4, some thing worse…
        BUT, IPhone 6 Plus is just a phone with bigger display, nothing more. Apple thought that so many people buying Galaxy Note phones for last 4 yrs, just wanted bigger phones. However, Note is a lot more that that, its phone, notepad, and much more built into one and current 4th release improves it’s concept a lot.

      • Paul

        You sould like one of those android fan bois that can’t admit that both phones are great in their respective ways. And you sound a bit butt hurt, it’s ok. There’s no doubt that the 6 plus will be making its presence known in the phablet market, will be interesting to see how it plays out.

        • Paul

          sound*

      • seattle tech

        Richard you must be in pain every moment waiting for friday

      • squiddy20

        “guess Apple’s paying you.” …coming from the guy who thinks Samsung can do no wrong, is never wrong, and even when they screw up, still isn’t wrong. Seems someone is just a bit of a hypocrite.
        “Android users aren’t stupid like Iphone users” …coming from the guy who seriously told me several years ago that rooting was for “2plus year old devices”, that the “legendary” Evo 3D would be “Sprint’s flagship device well into 2012”, that Verizon’s low frequency LTE couldn’t penetrate buildings as well as the high frequencies, that the processor in the Evo 3D was superior to the one found in the HTC Sensation, that Samsung has 70% of the global and/or Android market share, that you’d never get a phone on “the devil” Verizon- and then proceeded to get the Galaxy Nexus less than 6 months later. Again, what a hypocrite.

      • macman37

        The funny and pathetic thing about you, Richard Yarrell, and anyone who supports your claims are that there are hardly any solid examples to prove where the Galaxy Note 4 outshines the iPhone 6 Plus. Yes, each device has their pros and cons, but let me school you where the Apple devices clearly outshine the Samsung line:

        1) security – No antivirus is needed on the iOS devices. Kaspersky, a leading Internet Security vendor stopped making their version for the iOS devices a few years or more back. Their reason? – “There is no way that the iOS device can be infected.” Any doubts on the quote, call and ask them. The only way the device can be infected is if the owner of the device jailbreaks it.

        2) ease of use – an aspect that every iOS and OS X device has had that your OS, Google Android copied by taking an earlier version of Webkit Nightly release and tweaking it. When they took the release, it wasn’t the latest one at the time. The OS is so easy to use that the demand for a stylus is not enough adding to the next generation.

        3) support – iOS device owners clearly have more than Asurion for insurance and warranty support that they have the 2 options of AppleCare for the iOS devices and they can walk into an Apple Store. They don’t have to feel scared by a Samsung rep inside a Best Buy Store who is pressured by their management to hit a certain sales goal when they wish to ask for some support.

        4) e-wallet – with the way that Android has screwed up the benefits of this aspect, it is the main reason why Apple is having difficulty with some of the prospective clients that they would like to have an onboard and support their version of the e-wallet {passport}.

    • KingCobra

      True. It will be interesting to see if Samsung can recover in Q4 after the big profit decline from Q3. Apple’s large iPhones have put enormous pressure on them.

  • jbrizzy

    Still holding out for the pink one, or buying it unlocked online

  • MarcusDW

    Someone hook me up with some good slow motion video from that bad boy. I see all types of reviews but nobody posting anything about the slow motion capabilities/quality.

  • disqus_FYINAKV4CU

    Note 4 is badass. Ultra battery Saving Mode is the feature of the year. over 6 hours while I was sleeping it used ZERO % !!! This feature is priceless. Also had the best camera in a blind test:

    http://www.phonearena.com/news/Samsung-Galaxy-Note-4-wins-our-blind-camera-comparison-iPhone-6-is-distant-second_id61676

    1440k display

    This phone is the best phone out there.

  • disqus_FYINAKV4CU

    200 credit for trading in a junker from craigslist:
    https://samsunggalaxypromotions.com/Note4/

    If you got to best buy they will give you 200 gift card to use towards the purchase instead of mail in rebate.

  • JJCommonSense

    So has any1 ordered one between yesterday and today? When would those be scheduled to arrive? If theres no surprise overnight shipping happenin i might as well wait for launch day..

    • me2

      I ordered yesterday and was told it wouldn’t arrive until at earliest next Tuesday. Thats with 3 day express, but the 1-2 day shipping also said tuesday. So eh. But I am hoping that the early preorders apply to everyone because otherwise there isn’t much point in preordering….

  • ND

    When I am on WiFi calling It also uses network. I guess VoLTE out of the box…… because in S5 once I connect to WiFi network is gone… Also beats iPhone I have iPhone 5s also in one of the area near Houston I saw iPhone having No service and Note is having 4 bars……

    • JJCommonSense

      Do u have download booster enabled?

      • ND

        No its not on

    • x646x

      You may be seeing Band 12 or roaming on aT&T, as under normal conditions, it’s simply not possible to see No service on one handset while 4 bars on the other.

      • ND

        If roaming I don’t know about new Samsung style but it shows little triangle if i am on roaming on S3.

    • Almeuit

      @ND – VoLTE is on out of the box (my phone is the one pictures above on the purple sheets) — It works pretty well. I have had no issues so far … I am loving this Note 4 ^_^.

      • ND

        Great!! So other thing is we are seeing Band 12 in Houston and Katy area!!

        • Almeuit

          @ND – That is awesome! I hope I can start seeing some Band 12 in my area ^_^.

        • jonathan3579

          I’m in Houston. Any specific areas other than Houston or Katy?

        • ND

          I noticed it because i had iPhone when driving by Katy and Fulshear over the weekend. Another area that is needed is Sugarland. I will test that even My S5 does not get a single bar sometimes over there.

  • Nicole

    I have att, and I pre ordered my phone, obviously it will be sent to my house but what will I have to do to activate the phone. The reason I pre ordered was because my parents do not have time to take me to the att store. So my question is, when I get the phone and call the activation number what all does it ask? What info do I need? I need to figure out so I can get that info from my parents.

  • Mike

    I am a diehard iPhone user (iPhone 5s) and the iPhone 6 and 6+ didn’t really WOW me away, I can’t believe I’m actually thinking about getting the Note 4, guess trying something new won’t kill ya eh?

    • x646x

      I have both and they are both cool phones. The best of the best.

    • OnTheFence

      I’m in the same boat. I can’t make up my mind. I switched to the Galaxy S4 for a while a little over a year ago and I didn’t like it, but the note looks so much better.

    • aaron

      thank you for being an iPhone user, that is willing to try other phones. I’ve used both and prefer android phones. I can’t wait to get my hands on a note 4

  • Rich

    Samsung (US) sent me a code r370z71 for 50% off accessories under $50 at their US store. I used it to order a protective case for my soon to arrive Note 4. I think this code will work for anybody. Don’t think I can post a link to it, but go to samsung, us, store, phone accessories, note 4. You can find it.

  • Mark McCoskey

    I’m waiting to see what’s up with the Nexus 6 first, then I’ll decide. On the other hand, my Note 2 is still a mighty fine phone.

    • Cam Bunton

      Nothing guaranteed, or solid enough to post on, but something is going down tomorrow…

  • vahdyx

    Are you guys required to sign for the packages? I work during the day so I opted to just wait for it to release because the T-Mo rep wasn’t sure if a signature was required or not.

    • Nash Nixon

      Mine says it will require a signature. My guess is because it’s a $800 phone

  • Android_God

    Any other Note 4 owners find it rather interesting that there is no quick toggle for mobile data? My LG G3 has one and IIRC my Note 2 did as well.

    • Vlad

      Quick toggle, No. Believe Samsung stopped with that toggle long ago. But why would you want to quickly disable/enable data?

      • Android_God

        I don’t want mobile data running in some cases. For example while I am working I will shut off WIFI but I don’t want mobile data running. Yes I suppose I could just put it in airplane mode. I don’t want mobile data to be accidentally running.

        • seattle tech

          Why even answer a question like that :)

        • Vlad

          You, right,
          Just thought some people don;t know, but this is not a place, there’s numerous forums on XDA for this…

        • jefski

          Go to settings, Data usages, click mobile data.thats it

  • seattle tech

    Why is my Preorder still Pending damn it. Jealous of all you mothers that got it in hand

    • superg05

      you ordered black didn’t you?

      • seattle tech

        I tend to switch colors with each phone

        white g2 black g3 so i got a white note 4. Got confirmation it shipped today

        coming in tomorrow

        • superg05

          congrats

  • Android_God

    I am just blown away at how much better this is versus the LG G3. I should of waited and not purchased the G3! Well at least my son will be happy with it, coming from a, LOL., Samsung Galaxy S3.

    • Discuss

      lol

  • vinnyjr

    Just received my Note 4, I’m in freaken heaven. This is without a doubt the best SmartPhone to date. All this talk about gap gate was just that, talk. I can’t even slide a post note paper between the screen and metal edges. Mine is very tite thank You. What a screen, damn it’s just beautiful. Bought mine in white and glad I did. Just went thru the usual to speed up my home button, huge difference. I shut off that magazine app from running on the home screen and also cut down on some of the animations, between that and the rest of the settings my Note 4 is lightning fast. Don’t even think I’ll root it. Did I mention that S-Pen, the most powerful tool on any SmartPhone, Android or IOS.

    • Erick Espiritu

      It was only on the International Note 4 phones that have the gap!

    • Vlad

      Even on International, tiny gap won’t matter if you use any decent case.
      When you mention speed up, you mean you disabled double tap of S-Voice, animations in development settings?
      I’ve rooted before, it’s great, but now once you root you trigger counter and your guarantee/insurance are totally voided. Can’t go around that.

    • Jerry Rich

      Please don’t mention IOS or apple in the same post as the Note 4 they are not in the same league. :)

  • Erick Espiritu

    I’m waiting on the Galaxy Note Edge, pre-orders!?!?

    • watkins

      I’m waiting on the edge also… Went to a T-Mobile store today to ask about a release date. Lady told me the end of November…. I hope she’s wrong.

  • mario0343

    pre ordered my galaxy note 4 in Black through EE. only £529.99 ! £100 cheaper than buying through Samsung#!!!

    • Farravi

      Mate thats not what I read on EE website.

      • mario0343

        You Cant do it through EE WEBSITE mate. Its sõme sort of glitch. I even asked them over phone, said the deal not available over internet. So Yeh like i said before, ring them!

        • Farravi

          I called them today and said there was no such offer. They don’t even have it in payg

        • mario0343

          Well i Bought it from them. Guess they made a mistake :D oh well. Still gonna get my phone

        • mario0343

          Well they clearly messed up somewhere and processed my order as pa y as you go and charged me only £529.99 with 6.99delivery costs. Im not going to lie about it. Its for my wife

  • peralta61

    Are they in the store to or just pre order?

    • mikey

      just if you pre-ordered

  • nikolas ostropolskiy

    To add to my terrible battery experiences, I have noticed very bad lte and WiFi reception throughout my day. Anyone else been seeing these problems yet?

    • zeiferx

      Me too. I’ve barely been on it today and I started using it at 9 am and im on 45%. Signal wise I hope a software update fix the issue because it’s getting to me.

      • Farravi

        I’ve got the Note 3 and my battery usually last 12hrs if im lucky and thats a new battery i purchased recently

        • nikolas ostropolskiy

          Same with me, in some instances I could get my note 3 to last upwards to 1.5 days without battery saver mode. And about 1 full day using it what I consider to be an “average” amount.
          with the note 4 I am getting about 75% the battery life as I would on my note 3 with equal usage.
          I realize that the phone has a more hd display and more powerful processor etc. But why release a new Gen if it isn’t immediately improved in all areas? Especially when in such a tight race, with one hell of a name to uphold like Samsung.

        • Vlad

          If you read my quote of official Samsung statement, apparently some bugs were already discovered and fixed in small update that’s already been released and we should receive it after official release date of Note 4.
          Hopefully, like statement says, battery drain would improve significantly…

      • Vlad

        Guys, battery usage depends on a lot of factors. Not just the time the phone is on or in use. A lot depends on signal strength of cell towers or your wireless router.
        I’ve read almost all independent reviews to date on various sites, and without getting into numbers, all agree that Note 4 lasts longer then note 3 and longer the s5. And all of this with QHD screen which uses need more power then HD.

        • zeiferx

          I know time is not a good measure but I’m also have my note 3 in the same place and im around 50%
          I’ve read some where there was an update already but I’ve check and nothing yet. My issue is that I have barely do any usage on the note 4 and my % is so much less, I’m not making a big deal about it Cuz it has happened to me before that a new phone discharges quickly but then it’s fine so I will just wait a see.

        • Vlad

          Agree on your points…

          There’s is an update on Sammobile site, BUT not for any US carriers Note 4.Should be released after official release on 17th.

          Here’s a quote…

          The Galaxy Note 4 is yet to launch worldwide but Samsung has already rolled out a software update for the device. The update with firmware number XXU1ANJ4 is small and has a file size of just 36MB. It brings improved stability, improvements in some features and also improves the battery life significantly. It appears that the update has been fully distributed and will be available to everyone after the launch of the device in respective markets. As usual, it will be available from the Settings > About Phone > Software Update menu, and you will also be able to grab the full firmware from our firmware section.

        • superg05

          has anyone tried Samsung keis on their pc

      • superg05

        you already updated to the new software?

        • zeiferx

          no update available yet. neither on kies or ota. lets see if they do it friday when the phone is officially out.

  • Farravi

    I placed my order on the 02/10 via clove (£575 +£5p&p) and the status showed as shipping “week commencing 13/10” which changed to 17/10 a few days before the 13/10 and now I have just received an email from Clove stating that the shipment is further delayed till the 24/10. Im tempted to cancel my order.

  • Jb Bachtel

    I will be going from note 2 to note 4. I really want the Edge. But don’t want to wait for it, and risk not getting it due to the limited availability. So I’ll live with the 4. I’ll never switch back to IOS.

    • James Oneill

      I’m with you on that JB, having had the iPhone for several years, living with the miniature screen and lack of customization, the breaking point for me came when apple switched to the bland looking, irritating to look at ios7. The initial visual presentation of ios 6 and below gone, so was this customer, I won’t be going back to an ios7 plus device anytime soon, forward thinking? If it wasn’t broken, why try to fix it? I’ll be switching from an HTC one to the Samsung note 4. Have to give it to Samsung, they do know how to wow with their screens, both in the home and with mobile applications and with super customizable android to boot, this machine is sure to satisfy with productivity and entertainment until the next best thing comes along .

  • Amber Christina Dunn

    Going from note 2 to note 4 so excited…. never been an apple fan.

    • Killer_Kopy

      Me too, I’m waiting for some Christmas Papa cash to get mine, I can’t wait. What a beautiful display, plus I’m actually excited to try out the VR thing.

  • t5jabroni

    Got mine yesterday, but doesn’t really matter because the T-mobile stores won’t sell the cases and screen protectors until Friday. Said they’ re not allowed to. The sales guy even said that I wasn’t supposed to get my Note 4 yet. I won’t take mine out into the wild until it has some protection.

    • spark

      got a flip cover yesterday.

      • t5jabroni

        Yes, I know the flip covers are available. I Don’t want a flip cover It will not protect your phone when you drop it on its corner. I want a case and screen cover….I sent T-mobile a Facebook message and they told me to go buy it from Samsung. Not sure what the hesitation is. The sales guy said that they can’t sell it til the official release date, but yet T-mobile over nighted my phone and is selling the Official Samsung flip cover.

        • spark

          samsung also had a 50% off all accessories for note 4 cases. if you scavenge through slickdeals youll find it; given it hasnt expired.

        • J.J.

          still active for items under $50. just picked up a spare battery

        • JJCommonSense

          They send u a coupon when you register the phone .. (or create a Samsung account through the phone)

    • Steel

      Order from Amazon.Com – I got my Note 4 Monday Oct. 13th but my screen protector and case came last week! Always order cases and screen protectors from amazon as they are much much cheaper than the stores. I got a slim spegin case with a kickstand for $10 bucks. My screen protector was $2 bucks. If you order before the phone is actually released, they’re a little cheaper.

      • michael

        I ordered the same thing from amazon and it said it shipped the 10th and was supposed to come in two days ago but never showed up ..it still shows as package given to carrier…the shipping number they gave me doesn’t even show up on usps.com…lol im hot about that…good thing I at least ordered an extra set of screen protectors by themselves that have already showed up

  • Ron

    Just checked the status on the AT&T website and it says that my N4 shipped via FedEX. No tracking number or email just yet.

    • travis

      When I look at mine it only says preparing to ship. Where did you see that fed ex is shipping it?

      • kyle

        mine also says preparing to ship

    • Ms Ann

      I pre-ordered at AT&T local store on October 19th, rec’d email from AT&T and UPS I will rec phone Monday, October 20th by UPS Ground. (That is not good!). The rep never mention if there was an option in deliveries.

  • BEZERKN HEATHEN

    for anybody that is interested I have confirmed with AT&T that pre-orders for Samsung Note edge will be taken October 19th you can check it out on YouTube with that 18 second video I left as well

  • mobileman

    Just a FYI i placed an order with tmobile today at 7pm est and got a ups confirmation just now that ill be recieving it tomorrow so its possible if you get the overnight shipping. Furthermore this only applies if you get the white note 4 as the black one is listed as on backorder and the white is “In stock” so if your eyeing getting it early i would go for it

  • Kyle Ozuna

    Anyone got any info on the preorder ship date for the Verizon Note 4?

    • young joe

      verizon pre order ships october 24th… hopefully this helps!

      • JJCommonSense

        Dayum they dont ship until the 24th??? I thought the 23 was the release date?? They need even more time to bloat the phone down and chop up the features & settings??

  • Cole Helton

    I pre-ordered my Note 4 in store at T-Mobile at Montclair mall here Montclair, CA. on 09/28 and I have still not received it. I was not upgraded to the 1-2 day expedited shipping as my shipping method still shows the ground shipping: 10 UPS GROUND- UP TO 7 BUSINESS DAYS $6.99. Upon checking the UPS website, it shows that my scheduled delivery is Thursday, October 16th by end of the day, and its last location was Departure scan at 08:24 am on October 13th, leaving Earth City, MO. why was I not automatically upgraded to the expedited shipping when I ordered it in stores in person? And why do I see other people that ordered theirs on or before the same time as me and yet they already have their phone?

    • benaye

      hey dude my situation is worse than yours! I pre-ordered my phone on 9/24 7:24am PDT Time and my phone is coming out on 10/15/14. I was pissed too, because I did not get it on 10/13 after ordering so early and my shipping was not even bumped to Overnight shipping unlike some other people so I was really pissed. I know its two days late from October 13 but what the hell! People that ordered way after me got their shit bumped to overnight sipping without paying for it and having thier phone shipped out early. Pure Bullshit man…They didn’t do First Come First Serve at all and I’m Utterly Pissed! Ha! I really wanna curse but I can’t here

      • Cole Helton

        Yeah it is completely bull shit because as of this time currently, 07:15 am west coast time, there is no update on the UPS website as it says another update will be made by 11:59 p.m. tonight west coast time. The last known scan was the departure on Monday 10/13 at 08:24 a.m. from Earth City, MO. If I do not receive it before the release date, then it was a complete waste of time to go with a pre-order because I basically paid extra on top of my taxes due to shipping costs, when I could have only had to pay for the taxes on the phone in the store on the 17th because its a JUMP! upgrade.

  • Cole Helton

    Also is states that I ordered it on 09/29 but it did not ship out until the 10/10. Why did it take a week and a half for my Note 4 to even start shipping when a lot of other people are just now ordering their phones and are receiving them just days later, yet mine takes a week and a half from order date to even be shipped out??

    • Sniper1087

      they were not supposed to arrive until the 7 which is launch day, why are you complaining for getting it early?

      • Cole Helton

        Because at this rate…. I don’t even know if I’m still going to receive it before the official launch date or not, and if I don’t then what the hell was the point of pre-ordering it? And they already took out the taxes and fees for the phone Friday end of last week.

        • Mario Muriel

          FYI I meant to say 17, second pre-orders are never guarantee by release date, in fact they never tell you it will arrive by the specific date. You have the option to go into the store and buy it on the 17, but odds are the inventory will be scarce.

    • JJCommonSense

      If it shipped on the 10th, you should have it by now. Its the 15th…

      • Mr. Mister

        Yes and No. Some tracking numbers are attached with a hold until flag.

        • JJCommonSense

          Well that would indeed suck. .. cause I’d be wondering why the hell is my phone being “held”when some folks have had theirs for 2 days now…”

        • Cole Helton

          Yes it sucks completely because as of this time currently, 07:15 am west coast time, there is no update on the UPS website as it says another update will be made by 11:59 p.m. tonight west coast time. The last known scan was the departure on Monday 10/13 at 08:24 a.m. from Earth City, MO. If I do not receive it before the release date, then it was a complete waste of time to go with a pre-order because I basically paid extra on top of my taxes due to shipping costs, when I could have only had to pay for the taxes on the phone in the store on the 17th because its a JUMP! upgrade.

        • JJCommonSense

          Were there some storms between where u are and Kansas City? Maybe thats why the shipping was delayed. Maybe it’ll show up today…. just take a breather, and if its not there by today call up TMO to get your shipping costs back..

        • superg05

          what a fraud check?

  • Android_God

    Man what is it with Samsung and providing no functionality with the lock screen versus their competition?!?!?!

    • JD

      this is a fair point. with the Galaxy Note 3 and the Galaxy S4 they had all kinds of lock screen functionality that i used pretty religiously. but then they updated the OS, and one of the things they took away was being able to access 4-5 apps right from the lock screen :(

  • Ryan

    A little off-topic, but has anyone noticed a problem with the camera? Android Police totally trashed it. Here’s the article: http://www.androidpolice.com/2014/10/15/samsung-galaxy-note-4-review-its-like-a-note-3-and-a-galaxy-alpha-had-a-really-predictable-baby/

  • JD

    I “pre-ordered” my Note 4 on 10/10 (saturday) and it’s on a truck to be delivered today. so…yeah, that just happened.

    I really do love T-Mobile!!!

    • mario0343

      How much did you pa y for the phone?

      I pre ordered mine just for £529.99 with EE

    • Steve Petrarca

      I preordered mine on the 29th and it hasn’t shipped yet. Damn Verizon!

      • JD

        it’s an amazing phone, it really does feel different. it’s hard to put into words, but it is an awesome piece of tech

  • Zeer

    Why in the hell did Samsung disabe the DOCK MODE on the Note 4…. I use that a lot with my samsung dock to play music with the audio out.

    • superg05

      what device had that mode?

      • Zeer

        my galaxy note 3 had it…..when the device is put a samsung dock it auto detects that is on the dock. Now with the Note 4, they settings are missing under the accessory section.

  • Patricia Torres

    Got my Note4 yesterday at 12 noon. So excited! Even when I went into Tmobile to pick up a case, they gave me the “wtf” face and asked how I got it already?! I’m do happy I held out for the Note4.

  • Android_God

    The Note 4 by default is set to dalvik. You can change to ART via developer options.

    • Android_God

      And your Note will get very hot and burn through about 20% of the battery in the process!! Good times! Oh boy and FB may not load! Maybe that is why it’s not set as default!!

  • Val232

    Pending Shipping no charge on my card, yet Tmobile swears it will be delivered today. I ordered yesterday. They were in stock and I paid for overnight. Checked a couple of times same answer, shows in their system as being delivered today. Don’t know what to believe.

  • tommy pugh

    Got mgy note 4

  • Android_God

    People were telling me that I sounded like absolute garbage during phone calls. I dug around in the settings and noticed that the Volt voice over LTE setting was set. Once I disabled this everything was good!!

    • skittle

      Thanks! I just got my Note 4 and tips like this save some frustration.

  • Android_God

    Has anyone else tried switching to ART runtime? I did and now every time I power off my phone and restart it goes into a loop of trying to update Android apps!

    • Mak14

      Yes that is the issue. So I switched back to Delvik. Also in ART private mode won’t work

  • Bobby Gene Willard

    mine was paid in full a couple of weeks ago but even today it still says processing and that it’s not shipped… go figure.. I’ll be lucky to get mine by Tuesday if it ships tomorrow. (AT&T with bestbuy)

  • zeiferx

    ok quick update on my note 4.
    in 3 days i have experience the following:
    – battery life has establish well. in my experience inferior to the note 3 (everywhere I’ve seen that was supposed to be better but not yet)
    -performance is as expected. no real issues.
    -signal is weak. much worst that on the note 3. i am currently using both and in places where my N3 is performing great I’ve find myself on E on the N4. the one that happens a lot more often is N3 on LTE N4 on 4G.
    -Calls are clear and i still have frequent drop call issues on VoLTE but thats not due to the phone.

    overall im enjoying the phone, and think is a very solid device. worth of your time and money.

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    its a t-mobile promotion. if you refer a friend, you both get unlimited data free for a year.