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It’s probably safe to say that the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 is one of the most anticipated smartphones of the entire year. I can tell you right now that this phone won’t be for me, but there is no denying that people love their super-sized phones. The tech media thought the original Galaxy Note would never catch on; boy were they wrong. Samsung has sold millions upon millions of Note variants each year, proving that our world lives by a “bigger is always better” mantra.

The popularity of the Note series has led to a wave of rumors and speculation about future versions, because well, people can’t seem to get enough Note talk. We even dubbed Note owners “cult” members during the early Note 2 and Note 3 days. They are a serious and passionate bunch, to put it nicely.

And that leads us to today, where purported specs have been spotted for a device that could be a Galaxy Note 4. The specs come to us via AnTuTu benchmark, a site that has been pretty hit or miss over the years when it comes to providing us information early. But hey, hypebeast, right? This is the Note 4 we are talking about.

So what are we looking at? Two models showed up that match the model number expected to be of the Note 4 – SM-910S and SM-910C. Each benchmark under these models numbers lists fairly similar specs, though one has an Exynos chipset while the other sports a Qualcomm Snapdragon processor.

According to these benchmarks, these are the Note 4 specs:

  • Display:  QHD 2560×1440; no mention of size
  • Processor:  2.5GHz Snapdragon 805 or Exynos 5433 Octa; likely depending on the market
  • GPU:  Adreno 420 or ARM Mali-T760
  • Cameras:  16MP rear; 3.68MP front
  • RAM:  3GB
  • Storage:  32GB

Sound like your dream device?

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Via:  GforGames | AnTuTu
  • edu techs

    Galaxy Note 4
    still is not confirmed by Samsung ,so i am not going to believe the benchmark results

  • Renu Bisht

    I am going to buy this phone as soon as it releases.

    http://www.galaxynote4us.com/

  • rutgersjaffo

    Can’t wait. I have an upgrade availabel but am waiting for the 4. My 2 has been teh best phone ever, it’s just that simple.

  • keittmary12

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  • Brandon Franklin

    Seams like Samsung is all out of gimmicks… Time to buy apple stock!

  • _Flip_

    Not sure why I expected 4gb of ram… silly me.

  • The galaxy

    Note 4 the win!

  • Kerb

    I am drooling over the specs! I hope it’s got the Octa in it, but wether or not I am in, and will get it in September!!!!!

    • Chippah

      But, every exynos to date has been a flop, also has sucky development, prepare to be dissapointed.
      Snapdragon ftw in performance and dev.

      • 213ninja

        flop?????? the Note 2 had an exynos in the US and it’s a certified GOAT.

  • Robert King

    At this point we almost have to ask if specs are really worth noting? Among top-tier Samsung phones, processors are the same, RAM is the same, camera is the same–the only real discussion point is screen size and possibly resolution. Everything else is standardized.

    • needa

      the 805 is definitely going to be a bigger jump than the 801 was. the gpu is also a bigger jump. i think the 805/420 will scream like a beast using 1080. once the degradation sets in, i think it would still scream like a beast. and the way it runs after the first year of use is important. i am far from a spec whore… but if the moto x was to drop this year with the 805/420 you would not see me complain one bit.

    • PoisonApple31

      If you are from the US it is worth noting, nothing else has a Snapdragon 805 in this country yet. If you are from Korea, yeah big deal you have the S5 LTE-A.

    • 213ninja

      it is???????????????????????????????????????????????????????????

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  • brookeanderson7

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    • needa

      my neighbor’s mother-in-law makes $72.01 an hour slinging pills. but spends $75 an hour snorting roxies.

    • shooter50

      all your neighbors mother in laws neighbors hate her because she is a spam artist

  • Kyle Cordiano

    I think the design is what most people and myself included will be looking forward to.

  • http://www.twitter.com/nblufire12 Nathan Patel

    But does it blend?

  • Chris

    I usually am anxious to get the new Note, but if these specs are correct, I won’t be holding out for it.

    • hoosiercub88

      Not sure exactly what you expected? I mean… it’s not like it’s going to have some magical SoC that shoots rainbows and unicorns out of the USB 3.0 port.

  • guest

    HAHAHA they are even using S and C to designate models……

    • guest

      Why is this funny?

      • SplashMTN

        I’m guessing he’s referring to how Apple designates its models as the 5s and 5c and it’s funny because Samsung totally copies Apple in everything. /s

        • guest

          Ah, thank you for the explanation.

  • geocab

    I don’t understand why the market dictates what processor is used?

  • Justin Kos

    The note series isn’t for the faint of heart, if you can’t handle it Kellex that’s ok ;).

  • God

    I believe 4GB as well on the RAM if the processor is x64. If not, 3GB will be fine. 32GB and 64GB options on storage. Maybe even a 128GB version. Would love maybe a 5.9″ screen. At least a 5.8″.

  • a) youth.in.asia

    Only 3GB of RAM? John Legere was right! WE’VE BEEN RAPED

    • Chippah

      Upvote for Father Kevorkian.

  • DanSan

    I dont understand people who complain about running touchwiz on the Note devices. That S-pen is heavily dependant on the availability of touchwiz features. you already know its going to be difficult to root (possibly) and straight up impossible to unlock the bootloader so you are stuck with TW regardless unless a safestrap comes out. If you planned on getting this phone just in the hopes of throwing AOSP roms on it, then dont buy it. Hell don’t buy any samsung phone right now. in the mean time go buy a GS5. its pretty much on the same point just slightly smaller and you lose the pen but when you AOSP that phone you lose a lot of the pen to begin with (yes i know there are apps that allow the pen to function but not nearly as well and as extensive as TW)

    If you want a note device, TW is your fate. no complaining, accept it. embrace it, love it. (root it and debloat what you can)

    • Justin Kos

      I came from the galaxy nexus and nexus 4. The battery life made me love the note 3. Its rooted with xposed framework …and although I still love ASOP I really like the note its fast fluid and the battery life is amazing.

      • Jon George

        I have a S3 on aosp (SlimKat) & my Note3 is running X-Note. .I keep holding myself back from flashing non – touchwiz because of the s-pen..even tho I never use the damn thing its nice to know it’ll work when I ever need it…but regardless, n900t on X-Note international with SnapKat kernel flies so im happy…do want to come back to a t-mobile based rom tho for VoLTE…ugh decisions. Lol

        • Thaddeus Brown

          I bought the Note 3 thinking I would never use the S-Pen but I find myself using it to write notes every freaking day!

          • Chippah

            You and the other 8 people or sumphin..

          • 213ninja

            dumb.

  • Mr Silly

    Dear God- specs and ruler competition for mobile phones? It’s a effing phone.
    How far the male species has wandered into the feminine domain. Tragic. Let them drop boys, let them drop.

    • Thaddeus Brown

      …you do realize what kinda site you’re on….I hope you’re not just trolling…

    • PoisonApple31

      I’m sure someone here will talk tampons with you, if that’s your thing.

  • EP_2012

    Come on Sammy, Note 4 should have 4gb of ram! =)

    • Thaddeus Brown

      Won’t really utilize it that much. Hell with just three its butter smooth on pretty much everything.

  • el oso borracho

    It’s not about specs, UI, or size. It’s about being the only phone with a pressure-sensitive stylus.

  • mgamerz

    I still find it entertaining that exynos still doesn’t support LTE. I imagine its cheaper to not license Qualcomm chips.

    • 213ninja

      that’s false. the note 2 US variant has an exynos.

  • jim

    I have no complaints with the Note 3 , best phone I’ve ever had . was amazed how quick I fe ll in love with the size , didn’t expect that .

  • b_to_the_randon

    This just seems like a small upgrade to the Note 3.. I was really excited, but not sure it’s worth a marginal jump. Same memory footprint, slightly better processor, screen upgrade.. I understand that we’re sort of a stale PC release cycle for the moment, but I’m hoping they’d put in something like front-facing speakers to help make it more than an iterative upgrade.

    This really just seems like an S5 Prime with a bigger/nicer screen.

    • 213ninja

      design hasn’t been discussed. we don’t know what kind of speakers it will have. we don’t know what the phone will look like. we don’t know the materials that will be used. i mean, if we stick with history, sure we’re trending for more of the same, but we don’t know. here’s to hoping we get a slicker build with better audio….

  • http://www.ytmnd.com MH

    Your hatred for phablets is getting tiresome kellen

    • http://www.ytmnd.com MH

      As is you love for HTC

      • Mr Silly

        He who pays the fiddler calls the tune, friend.

        • http://www.ytmnd.com MH

          Touche

    • Adrynalyne

      He said it wasn’t for him, heh.

      Should he lie for your benefit?

  • http://www.haiensheng.com/#cid-discus Eric Hansen

    3GB of RAM seals the deal for me.

  • Rodeojones000

    And it still had TouchWiz. So…

    • PoisonApple31

      It’s not released yet, don’t use past tense.

  • SG

    who was responsible on samsung’s team to chime in the team meeting with 3.68MP for the front camera ??? such an odd number (even though its even)

    • SG

      Despite the unusual number, I am happy to see a much needed spec-bump to the front-facing camera. The only other major manufacturer to do so recently was HTC with the M8. This should force others to do the same, which is a win for consumers of all brands.

  • hose

    any idea if the youm display will be there?

  • Feed Jake

    “So what are we looking at? Two models showed up that match the model number expected to be of the Note 4 – SM-910S and SM-910C.” One model with a “C” and another with a “S”. It seems like Samsung is taking the Rocky Balboa approach to lawsuits with Apple. Let them punch themselves out and then make a last round comeback!

  • Dave

    I’ve heard a few rumors that the new Octa will actually punish a SD chip in performance and efficiency. Anybody remember where that was outed?

  • Droid Ronin

    @Timotato:disqus will be leading the charge on the Note 4 hype. :)

  • Quint

    I hope the antenna is better on the Note 4. The Note 2 performed well, but the Note 3 is noticeably worse in the RF department.

    • Dave

      I’ve tried out several phones against my Note 2 and nothing at all touches it’s radio performance. In reality there is nothing on the market I’d even consider paying for to replace my GN2.

      • Brent Cooper

        I love my GN2. Still a great phone even after almost 2 years. Although I like it better since it’s been running cm11. The performance is night and day difference for me.

        • halix

          the notes have been generally great phones through all 3 generations

        • BigBucs731

          I looked at HTC One, LG G2, and the Note3.. they are way too big and uncomfortable to hold for me.. I’ll wear my Moto X out before I consider paying for another ‘high end’ device..

      • Quint

        If the hardware wasn’t so great on this, the 3 would have gone back to the store. I do love the XLTE on it, something the Note 2 doesn’t have :(

        • BigBucs731

          I may be in the minority here, but I love my Moto X. Ergonomically, it fits in one hand for all functions and the build quality is amazing. The XLTE makes it even better. I live in a rural area 20 miles north of Chattanooga and I consistently hit 60 mbps … Love this phone..

          • BigBucs731

            Not to mention the radios are incredible… Even in the most rural areas I never drop below 3g..

          • JMonkeYJ

            Motorola has been known to have some of the best cellular radios. Good to hear the trend continues.

          • DainLaguna

            You’re not in the minority at all

          • Tee

            Around this Moto loving site he isn’t, but anywhere else he would be and he probably realizes that those devices don’t sell for shizz and that people just aren’t interested in them…

          • http://twitter.com/geoff5093 Geoff Johnson

            You mean you love your carrier

          • 213ninja

            lol @ “i may be in the minority here, but i love my Moto X”

          • Tee

            Did you know that the Galaxy S5 has a one-handed mode? Maybe that functionality will be in the Note 4 as well. I think it’s nice to have a device me that. Turn one-handed on when you need to and then you still Hebe a nice big display when you need it too!

            Kind of makes sense.

          • zepfloyd

            The Note 3 already has a bunch of one handed mode stuff.

    • Mr Silly

      Me too. I was gutted by the Note 3. Christ, get a life. It;s a phone.

    • Simon Belmont

      Yeah. My sister says her VZW Note 3 has pretty terrible reception.

      For reference, her previous phone was a Droid X and it got better reception. Haha.

      • Thaddeus Brown

        Well yeah….it was a moto…Motos radio are king. But hey I was in the golf of mexico with my Note and I had no issue while fishing.

      • Tee

        Terrible reception on VZW? I call b.s. errrrr I mean my sister told me that was b.s.

    • Wrk4mine

      Unless I know the radio is better than the N3… I’ll never spend my hard earned cash!

    • oldtown007

      Get Your Free Samsung Gear:
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  • Tony Byatt

    Specs are nice, but…

    Me no likey TouchWiz…

    • Chris

      Don’t like it then don’t buy it! All of you care enough to read the whole article and comment. TouchWiz this, Samsung that… Samsung isn’t going anywhere anytime soon. This is just getting ridiculous. Not everything is going to be to our liking.

      Imagine how boring it would be if only Chevy made cars and the rest wouldn’t exist? Yeah, it’s called competition whether you like it or not. So, suck it up and just SHUT UP

      • LightofHonor

        Dude… Chill.

      • https://www.heartbleedbug.com/ Intellectua1

        Competition that has its foot in the rest of the “competitions” anus

      • afazel

        People care because the Note line has so much potential, but most of it is ruined by how slow TouchWiz is. I think TouchWiz is ugly and gaudy, but I would still use it on a Note device if it wasn’t so slow.

        That’s why people care enough to read the whole article and comment.

        • Dave

          I returned a Moto X because it was less responsive than my 18 month old Note 2. At some point with massive hardware, the overlay has little effect on the output. Kind of like putting a sandbag in a Dodge Viper, it’s technically slower, but the difference is negligible.

          • UniBroW

            I find that hard to believe, the Moto x is much more responsive than my Note 3… Even the Moto G is more responsive in apps like hangouts than my Note 3

        • Tee

          You guys exaggerate the slowness of TW immensely. I mean, what are you really talking about here? That on stock Android or on a Moto X you can open the app drawer 0.25 seconds faster than on a device running TW? Or that you can slide between home screens a fraction of second faster, etc.? The difference is speed is laughable nowadays with how phones are.

          You guys try to make it sound like TW is dragging sooooo much and is unbearable to use. That’s not the case at all and the average consumer could give a fcuk less about that little bit of speed.

          I mean, lol @ saying a Note is so slow…

          • afazel

            No, people do notice. When you swipe your home screen and there is a noticeable delay before anything happens, people notice that. Worse, many people see Samsung as the face of Android and automatically assume that Android is slow.

            When using web applications, users are very sensitive to any delay. Most generally are understanding about some latency because it is a web application, but when you bring that to a cell phone you have another problem. Here’s an example about user limits:

            0.1 second is about the limit for having the user feel that the system is reacting instantaneously, meaning that no special feedback is necessary except to display the result.

            1.0 second is about the limit for the user’s flow of thought to stay uninterrupted, even though the user will notice the delay. Normally, no special feedback is necessary during delays of more than 0.1 but less than 1.0 second, but the user does lose the feeling of operating directly on the data.

            10 seconds is about the limit for keeping the user’s attention focused on the dialogue. For longer delays, users will want to perform other tasks while waiting for the computer to finish, so they should be given feedback indicating when the computer expects to be done. Feedback during the delay is especially important if the response time is likely to be highly variable, since users will then not know what to expect.

            http://www.nngroup.com/articles/response-times-3-important-limits/

            And really, with the hardware that the S4, S5, and Note series are running on, there’s just no excuse. TouchWiz is just bad.

      • Nikuliai

        Can’t talk for the rest but I came here cuz I’m curious, doesn’t mean I want it (which I don’t), it was the real Sammy’s flagship last year do it’s worth looking at, but for lots of us there is absolutely no use for this.

      • Chris

        I actually fall into the group of people who really want to buy Samsung phones but TouchWiz is the reason I don’t.

  • flosserelli

    “Sound like your dream device?”

    With Knox? Nope.
    Without Knox? Maybe, if Samsung has improved their modems.

  • r0l

    G3 or X+1, probably whichever hits first.

    • anon

      G3

    • HarvesterX

      From what I’ve read the x+1 is rather meh. I’m not buying anything this year unless a 805 G3 hits the states sometime

  • Nate

    I passed up the GS5 for this. So it better be good!

    • SG

      you’re not missing much on the gs5

  • Alec

    I’d still choose the G3, Nexus, or Moto device because it has way better software. Specs are at a point where there is small improvement and current flagships have more than you really need. For that reason I choose better software.

    • Jim O

      The Adreno 420 has 40%+ more processing power and using 20% less power than the last gen 330 used in G3. I say that is more than a “small” improvement. And what is your definition of “better” software? Increased lag and bloat?

      • niuguy

        If all that extra horsepower is never felt by the user, then it is a small improvement. That’s his point. There are diminishing returns when it comes to horse power. Its like having a massive engine in your car but since you never take it on the track there isn’t much benefit. Not saying that specs don’t matter…they just matter less now than they did just a couple of years ago.

        Better software is generally considered less bloat…more stock. I don’t know if you are new around here, but people don’t like touchwiz and sense for those reasons.

        • Alec

          Yep, that’s exactly what I was gonna say

          • Mr Silly

            Yep, that’s exactly what I was gonna say then I did.

        • Mr Silly

          Horsepower in a phone? Can you explain how it generates this work energy?

          • FAL_Fan

            Very nice…I had contemplated posting something of this nature and you beat me to it…

        • Rich Flores

          I take my massive engined car to the track. I want my horsepower.

        • malcmilli

          sense is actually quite clean and lean and nimble as of late.

        • Dave

          TW on this device would not have noticeable lag. It’d be the equivalent of driving a Corvette, then driving a Corvette with a sand bag in the passenger seat.

    • PlasticPremium

      so, why 4.7″ 720p Moto X and gimmicks like “designed by you” and “Motomaker” CAN’T help Motorola?
      Motorola is sinking, dude. Sadly, but Moto X is NOT WHAT CONSUMERS WANT and is not amazing at all.

      Consumers WILL always choose 1080p over 720p and QHD over FullHD.
      Consumers WILL always choose 563ppi over 421ppi.
      Consumers will buy 5.5″ if they can.

      Bigger=better.
      Faster=better.
      More powerful=better.

      You can try to convince people that 4.7″ 1080p is great, but your business will sink.
      ActiveDisplay and ShakyShaky camera gimmick can’t BEAT SAMSUNG’s 5.99″ NOTE4 or LG’s QHD. =low sales = NO profits = bankruptcy.

      Galaxy NOTE 4FTW!

      If SAMSUNG was not soooooo stupid and HIRED DESIGNERS, Apple would start to struggle IMMEDIATELY, then it would release 5.5″ iphone and started to work on 6″ ipad.

      • CalmDownUPassionateAboutPhones

        I am a consumer that would choose FHD over QHD.

        • Nikuliai

          Any informed consumer would, point is nobody is, and nerds choose bigger because of love of tech, so it makes us the minority

          • MicroNix

            You both would make poor businessmen. You gotta give people what they want.

          • Nikuliai

            Nobody is giving people what they want, marketing is making them THINK your product is what they want, Mr. Businessman, nobody on the real world actually WANTS a QHD display UNLESS they are nerds like us, but the selling point (right now) is bigger is better, and that won’t change until at least 2 or 3 more years (when we get to the point there isn’t actually better processors -> like on the PC market), and then, my friend, there will ONLY be software optimization and form factor, which is what I want now for 2 simple reasons, 4.7” is more than enough to me, and a dual core is MUCH MUCH more than what I need for a freaking phone (I like small phones when I have to carry them around to reply messages, but I’m not gonna read or work on that damn thing)

          • Tee

            Sounds like a flip phone would suit your purposes just fine lol

      • HarvesterX

        The “bigger is better” or “more is better” mindset is so wrong. Would you rather drink this soda containing a little poison or this soda here with LOTS of poison?

        Would you rather I stab you with toothpick or butcher’s knife?

        Would you prefer a little cancer or a PLETHORA of cancer?

        • http://twitter.com/geoff5093 Geoff Johnson

          Really dude? You’re comparing 4.7″ to 5.5″ phones to being stabbed with a toothpick or knife?

          • HarvesterX

            Lol nooo I wasn’t talking about the devices at all. Just the bigger is better and more is better mentality that companies push on us. Like those (I think) AT&T commercials where dude sits down with a bunch of kids asking them which of two choices they’d want eventually stating that bigger is best and more is always better

          • Tee

            Right? Lol

        • Thaddeus Brown

          Hi my name is HarvasterX and I load the question. That is no where near what he means. He’s speaking in terms of technology and a consumers market. They wouldn’t keep making bigger and bigger TVs if people didnt want em. They wouldnt make those ridiculously huge headphones if the mass amount of consumers weren’t flocking to them. (Whyyyyyyy I dont understand.) The mass amount of consumers prefer Bigger Items..

          • HarvesterX

            Lol wish I read your reply before typing mine. You hit it dead on bro

      • shooter50

        agree 100%. people try to rationalize the poor specs and a handful of gimmicks on the moto x, but in the end, its still a med level device masquerading as a flagship

      • ImmaDroid

        I think some points you are correct, others you are way off. If you think about it, we the smartphone geeks know the difference between these things. Most people who go into Best Buy of Verizon don’t know jack about it. 70% of the people call Android phones Galaxy’s. I could be using a HTC One or a Moto X, and someone will be like is that a Galaxy.
        Most people go off what they know, or what marketing tells them to get. Like the Galaxy line. If you put out 2 Galaxy S5′s. One with a 2K QHD Display, Snapdragon 805, and another with a 720P display and a 1ghz dual-core processor. THEY STILL WON’T Know! Most people won’t buy a 5.5″ phone, because its too big for most people. Why do you think people at Verizon are called Salesmen, because their job is to sell you into a Phone. People dont say hey i heard you have a 563ppi display in a phone, I’ll take that one!!
        I bet only 1 out of every 10 customers who walk in know what they want. Others browse, and the salesman sells them into something. When i sold phones, i sold what made me the most commission or what I thought would be good for the customer. Apple people push iPhones, Samsung people push Galaxys

        But most of all, the two biggest names are SAMSUNG & APPLE. That’s what people know, so that’s why they buy them! Plain and simple

  • bogy25

    Uh huh, uh huh, ok good wait what again?

    Display: QHD 2560×1440; no mention of size
    Processor: 2.5GHz Snapdragon 805 or Exynos 5433 Octa; likely depending on the market
    GPU: Adreno 420 or ARM Mali-T760
    Cameras: 16MP rear; 3.68MP front
    RAM: 3GB
    Storage: 32GB
    Genuine fake leather plastic back

    • BillySuede

      it’s been widely reported the screen size will be 5.7 inches.

      i want six but…there you go.

  • Defenestratus

    Absolutely love my Note 3 now that I’d de-samsungized it.

    This note 4 looks like a chicken dinner winner… only thing I ask for is an NFC chip that supports HCE payments.

  • Maxim∑

    M8>

    • SG

      4mp camera was the only thing preventing me from getting the m8 .. nonremovable battery was a close 2nd reason

      • Maxim∑

        battery life has been good, but yeah the camera itself isn’t that bad but 4MP is way to low. I wish they would have pushed it to 8MP at least

        • SG

          I suppose its all relative to the user.. if you’re not a big camera person then by all means its a great phone .. however if you’re replacing your point and shoot with your phone camera (otherwise carrying around your dSLR) .. it matters quite a lot

          • Mr Silly

            Are you from Singapore because that would explain your nerdiness and materialistic disposition over utterly trivial crap

          • Guest

            trivial crap hmm? just bc you dont like sharing your face or others with others or having memories, doesnt mean there arent others out there that actually care to use a camera.

          • SG

            trivial crap hmm? just bc you dont like using a camera doesn’t mean everyone else are anti-social

  • hkklife

    Sounds good on paper but I am worried about battery life (as always). I really wish Samsung would take this opportunity to ditch the physical button entirely. 5.9″ or so in the same formfactor as the Note 3 sounds like a winning combination to me! If you are going to force that many pixels down our throats, at least give us the biggest possible screen space!
    And keep on refining and de-bloating TW! The Note 3 is still a superb piece of hardware but it badly needs a dose of the optimizations the GS5 has.

    • laheelahee

      gasp! but i love my physical home button

  • mystikalrush

    All it has is an 805, better gpu, but will it be worth it in the end? After seeing the G3,i really think it comes down to ascetic looks now. If you look back at the S5 then G3, Samsung did a horrible job! In addition, software overlay, touchwiz is a bit all over the place this go around, G3 looks really nice and closer to stock feel that all users should experience.

    • mcdonsco

      Until the x+1 hits…waiting on g3 until that is released.

      • Mike H.

        The s5 prime is coming…..at least that’s what my Samsung rep told me. : D

        • PoisonApple31

          He probably knows as much as the Verizon reps. : D

          • Mike H.

            Dream…. Broken lol

    • teebone

      larger qhd screen non withstanding, the GS3′s screen looks like crap next to the Galaxy S5!!! You look at them side by side,,the S5 is the winner! Plus I think LG’s UI looks liek childs icons and their software isn’t as good as Sammy’s

    • PoisonApple31

      You must be blind, Touchwiz UI and Optimus UI this go around are very similar even after the overhaul in the S5 and G3.

  • Matt G

    People still use benchmarks on Samsung devices?

  • tu3218

    Awesome looking pics. I had some guy wanting to trade his Note 3 for my Moto X. I played with the Note in the store and wow that screen is nice. However, I just don’t think I could deal with that size 24/7.

    • Adamania

      You should have done it. Then sell the note and buy another x. You could have easily had at least $100 in your pocket.

      • tu3218

        I was thinking of doing that but wasn’t sure if the note 3 was still selling well enough to warrant the trouble an also cause the upcoming note 4. But I’m guessing maybe it is. I’ve been talking to the guy an its still possible. Maybe I’ll do it. I wish they took the same Sim cards so I could avoid Verizon altogether. But it seems you guys think its worth it the time in working this out. I really want the G3, so maybe I can profit an have money I can put towards that.

  • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

    Specs mecs. After a while it all boils down to software. Specs are nice but the UX and features are what really matter to me.

    • Bryan Mills

      And we already know the answer to this.

      • Dave

        Why didn’t he just type Moto X? Would have been easier… Haha.

        • plasticWoodHipstoX

          623,012 owners of “amazing-best-great-cool-hipsterish” Moto X should help Motorola company by buying 2 Moto X.
          Maybe then poor Motorola be Lenovo Assembled in China can stop losing money. No.

          • Nikuliai

            ~~3.9M on Q4 (Moto before the big sales) makes hardly 625k, besides Lenovo is already fourth, would be third if you sum Motorola, they took a risk and lost money, rather that than to have the same device every year

          • Gideon Waxfarb

            LOL, Moto X is overrated. I should know… I have one.

          • Snowbo13

            I also have on and am ready for something new! G3 please

      • James

        Doesn’t make him wrong or the comment worth saying again.

      • Tee

        For sure. Moto isn’t cutting it with the weak ads camera, sub par smaaaaaaal display, no widgets and gimmick boot screen that takes too long to load. That’s why they aren’t selling devices. No one but DL users want that crap. True story.

    • Tyler James Edward Hills

      After going from a G2 to taking a Moto X out for a test drive through that Try & Buy program, I have to agree

      • Dave

        I bought a Moto X and brought it back after 4 days and kept my 18 month old GN2. Still faster and about 1.5-2 times longer lasting battery.

        • DainLaguna

          Ha. Battery life I’ll give you but faster? Lol.

          • MicroNix

            Smooth UI does not equal faster! Lol.

          • Dave

            exactly. Exynos chips don’t always benchmark as high as a comparable SD, but the ones I’ve used show near zero hiccup or lag.

          • DainLaguna

            Where did I say I was only talking about u.I.? I’m talking gameplay, launching apps and multi-tasking.

            Don’t even get me started on the note2′s GPU. Especially compared to the x.

          • Dave

            maybe it takes more than a five day break in period? I’ll try the X+1, but no chance with the X.

    • wtd2009

      I’d say battery, specs to some extent (if processor provides substantial battery life improvement) and storage are pretty important. Just my opinion though.

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    • master94

      Personally i just root and install a rom. touchwiz is too bad to even try to use. Moment I buy Samsung, I root it.

      • Tee

        Install the GPE ROM and you got a bass device all nexus-like. Rest can eat one

      • Adam Elghor

        Easier said than done. Note 3 still doesn’t have AOSP roms.

      • http://twitter.com/geoff5093 Geoff Johnson

        The S5 just got root, chances are it will be a while before the Note 4 gets rooted.

    • TSY87

      Samsung. Listen to this guy.

    • Alex Boro

      Note 3 had great hardware and I ultimately returned it because I couldn’t stand touchwiz

      • bassman418

        It’s called Nova launcher. Love my Note 3. I put nova launcher on every phone I’ve had other than the galaxy nexus (obviously)
        And when I’m bored I’ll use Wanam Exposed.

        • http://twitter.com/geoff5093 Geoff Johnson

          There’s more to touchwiz then just the launcher, such as the notification bar, notification pull down, settings, quick settings, lock screen, etc.

          • bassman418

            Note 3 on 4.4.2 the notification bar is all white and beautiful and lock screen is good too with a setting change or two. As far as the settings menus I really don’t spend my time in there to dislike to much but that’s what Xposed is for or just slap a rom on it.
            The note 3 is performs amazingly. I wouldn’t of returned it. What did you get instead?

          • MicroNix

            And all those things you just listed are perfectly fine in TW. Hence Nova Launcher to get rid of the main UI is a perfect solution.

          • PoisonApple31

            If you are spending the majority of your time thinking about how the notification bar “looks” versus what notifications you have there, not to mention spending lots of time in the other places you mentioned, your problems extend beyond your preference to not use TouchWiz.

        • A Skylit [S]unjΔy

          Nova launcher is nothing like stock Android and I don’t like it. Also, TouchWiz is more than a UI so a launcher won’t work. The only way to get rid of it is to flash a new rom.

          • DaManfittyGrand

            TouchWiz….TouchWiz…..TouchWiz……The DL community hates TouchWiz…..But you guys are not going to believe this……..Millions upon Millions of people still buy Samsung phones(With TouchWiz on it)….Can you believe it?? Nah, say it isn’t so……..

          • A Skylit [S]unjΔy

            That was a fallacy, millions of people buy Samsung phones but that doesn’t mean that TouchWiz is good.

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    • http://www.ytmnd.com MH

      Probably been a while since you picked up a TW device.

    • MicroNix

      The VAST MAJORITY disagree with you sir!

      • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

        I highly doubt that. People who know what they’re talking about agree.

        • MicroNix

          I didn’t say that now did I, Ole Pinocchio? Like for the record, I don’t know a single person that has a Moto X or HTC One. But I know a lot of Galaxy and Note owners. In fact, more so those than even iPhones.

          • DainLaguna

            There isn’t anything appreciably cooler about an s5 or note 3 versus a moto x. I have seen people be far more impressed with touch less control and the customization of the devices when compared to Samsung’s however. In the same way the iPhone is the phone people who don’t know anything ‘know’ about, galaxy series phones are the android version of that.

            But they aren’t any more cool

          • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

            Go back and read the original post. I’m not talking about sales. Then reformat your response.

          • MicroNix

            My first response was directed accurately to your OP. My second was directed to your response that the vast majority disagree. Sales is directly supportive of that comment. Its ok that the vast majority don’t agree that the X is the best thing since sliced bread. Its really a geek thing. Those who support the X to the death are like iPhone users. They have one thing that it does better (smooth UI) and suddenly that is the only thing that matters in an entire smart phone. A smooth UI is *NOT* the definition of a great smart phone though it is a nice-to-have.

        • Tee

          Says the dud that didn’t even know what Xposed framework was lol

          • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

            That something to be ashamed of? Lol. I don’t root anymore. And I’m not ashamed to ask things. I’m a grown up.

          • Tee

            You called people out like they don’t know about phones like you do by saying, “People that know what they’re talking about”…

            And I was just making a point that maybe you don’t know as much as you think you do, so maybe you shouldn’t disregard another’s opinion about something like you know it and they don’t.

            Asking questions is fine. Getting knowledge is encouraged. Acting as if your opinion is the end all be all isn’t what’s up.

          • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

            Thanks tee

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  • Bryan Mills

    If it’s still fleather, no thanks

    • rawr

      Yea give me Alcantara-backed phones.

      • SG

        pfft….why have alcantara if you can just make the shell out of pure carbon fiber (and im not talking the CF skins)

        • Mr Silly

          Yeah- so your phone goes faster.

          • SG

            saves weight and improves overall structural integrity also with CF

          • Mr Silly

            because 500 grams is so heavy.

        • calculatorwatch

          I agree, anything that’s $600 and the size of your hand should be made out of carbon fiber, or some other crazy material.

    • PoisonApple31

      I forget faux-metal is all the rage these days.