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  1. Nick_1020's Avatar
    Been hearing/reading some good things about TouchWiz on the Note 4. Again, I'm a bit of a noob with it but the video reviews of the Note 4 look pretty positive.
    12-10-2014 04:58 PM
  2. Nick_1020's Avatar
    The Note 4 experience has been very good so far. Beginning to understand some criticism on TouchWiz as it's a little laggy at times...not a huge amount though. Overall, I'm loving the Note 4. It looks great, camera has performed pretty well so far and performance wise, it's very nippy (except the very occasional lag from TouchWiz).
    12-11-2014 04:04 PM
  3. Nick_1020's Avatar
    One annoyance has been the mobile data usage. The Note somehow managed to get through over half a GB in an hour or so even though I was at home and connected to wifi. It seemed the Store was responsible for most data so I've restricted that to wifi if available.

    I seem to be getting on a lot better with the built in keyboard on the Note than the Z3 which is good news though.
    12-11-2014 05:49 PM
  4. maggotbeer's Avatar
    Try SwiftKey, it is by far the best android keyboard and I think it is free now!
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    12-11-2014 05:57 PM
  5. Nick_1020's Avatar
    Try SwiftKey, it is by far the best android keyboard and I think it is free now!
    I tried SwiftKey on the Z3 as it was highly recommended but I still struggled with it. I'll give it a go on the Note 4 to see if it's any better.

    Thanks.
    12-11-2014 06:50 PM
  6. Nick_1020's Avatar
    Also thinking about selling my 64GB unlocked yellow 1020. If anyone's interested, I will post a thread in the marketplace forum.

    Comes with camera grip, charging shell and plate and maybe some other accessories.
    12-11-2014 06:51 PM
  7. chezm's Avatar
    Meh, i used to prefer SwiftKey but the new stock Android Google keyboard is excellent without lag and very fluid, even the wipe texting works great.
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    12-12-2014 02:22 PM
  8. Nick_1020's Avatar
    Still going strong with the Galaxy Note 4 but for some unknown reason, my posts keep disappearing from this forum without any explanation.

    Nice one WP Central. Really appreciate that.
    12-18-2014 07:15 PM
  9. BobLobIaw's Avatar
    Still going strong with the Galaxy Note 4 but for some unknown reason, my posts keep disappearing from this forum without any explanation.

    Nice one WP Central. Really appreciate that.
    I certainly appreciate any input about your new devices. It's good to hear what a former WP user thinks of other options. Good luck.
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    12-18-2014 08:24 PM
  10. Rockstar Beaver's Avatar
    I just recently said good bye to Windows Phone (for now) as well. I am rocking an HTC One M8. There are things that I miss about Windows Phone (ie: Live Tiles, the keyboard) but overall I am enjoying Android so far. I do appreciate the WP community and I will continue to visit the site/forums. I do like the direction Microsoft is headed as well. I do believe in about 5 years, O/S are not where the money is going to be it will be the software on them, cloud and business customers. Microsoft knows this and preparing for it.

    ​Cheers
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    12-19-2014 10:00 AM
  11. Nick_1020's Avatar
    As much as I love the Note 4 and appreciate the image quality it has given me on the whole. I don't mind admitting that I favoured the 1020 for my Christmas morning photos. The manual controls and xenon flash made capturing the kids tearing the wrapping paper off their pressies a breeze. The Note 4 would have struggled to get one decent photo in the same conditions.

    That said, it felt so weird handling the 1020 after a couple of weeks of using the Note 4. It felt tiny in comparison! Also, the auto focus time on the 1020 felt like a lifetime compared to the zippy Note 4.
    12-28-2014 05:11 PM
  12. sdc1's Avatar
    I upgraded to a Note 4 from a Lumia 1020 on Christmas Eve. I took it intending to test it for 14 days. The first thing I did was install the Google Now launcher so I didn't have to use Touchwiz. It's really an excellent device, the best I've ever had.

    The camera is very good, it takes some lovely photos and there is an argument that it's a better every day camera as it's quicker, has a burst mode, etc. Obviously when it comes to ultimate quality the 1020 is king but as an overall package the Note 4 wins.

    However, I still find myself reaching for the 1020 and I'm unsure why. The Note 4 may or may not be returned.
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    12-30-2014 05:08 PM
  13. Nick_1020's Avatar
    I upgraded to a Note 4 from a Lumia 1020 on Christmas Eve. I took it intending to test it for 14 days. The first thing I did was install the Google Now launcher so I didn't have to use Touchwiz. It's really an excellent device, the best I've ever had.

    The camera is very good, it takes some lovely photos and there is an argument that it's a better every day camera as it's quicker, has a burst mode, etc. Obviously when it comes to ultimate quality the 1020 is king but as an overall package the Note 4 wins.

    However, I still find myself reaching for the 1020 and I'm unsure why. The Note 4 may or may not be returned.
    I haven't had any second thoughts with the Note 4 as yet. It truly is a fantastic device and the camera produces some amazing still shots. Ok, so it can't handle movement very well but I'm hoping Lollipop will change that with more camera controls. Even then, it still won't have the ability that the 1020 has with the xenon flash but that is an acceptable compromise...especially as I'm in the process of convincing the missus that a dslr would be a perfect addition for the family ;)

    I may check out the Google Now launcher. I have Nova installed but tend to use TouchWiz...I honestly can't see what all the fuss is about. Seems quick enough and easy to navigate so far.

    I tried the Z3 before going with the Note 4 and as much as I love using the phone, it just didn't tick all the boxes for me. Really glad I made the switch. I hope you find the phone that meets your needs. Please keep us posted :)
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    12-30-2014 05:42 PM
  14. Steve Adams's Avatar
    I upgraded to a Note 4 from a Lumia 1020 on Christmas Eve. I took it intending to test it for 14 days. The first thing I did was install the Google Now launcher so I didn't have to use Touchwiz. It's really an excellent device, the best I've ever had.

    The camera is very good, it takes some lovely photos and there is an argument that it's a better every day camera as it's quicker, has a burst mode, etc. Obviously when it comes to ultimate quality the 1020 is king but as an overall package the Note 4 wins.

    However, I still find myself reaching for the 1020 and I'm unsure why. The Note 4 may or may not be returned.
    You keep taking the 1020 as, even though its an older device, it still bests most of whats available today. The camera is uncomparable, its the perfect size (thinner is not always better), WP is much better than android, and its an all around awesome device. There are cool things about the NOTE most "noteably" the pen. I did enjoy using it for certain things. There are a few apps not available on WP on Android. Nothing that I NEED to be happy.
    01-13-2015 05:02 AM
  15. Nick_1020's Avatar
    Just reset the 1020 in order to sell it. Feels like the end of an era!
    01-15-2015 03:21 PM
  16. Isror's Avatar
    I'm in the same boat. I've had a lot of devices over the years, came to Windows Phone 8 from a Droid Bionic to a Verizon 822. I jumped over to the 928 once it came out as well. I truly enjoyed the experience but at this point and time, Windows Phone has lost support from 2 apps that I use almost daily. American Airlines (I fly every Monday and Friday) and even when it was on Windows Phone, the performance was lackluster at best. But I figured, I can manage, I'll just stick to printing boarding passes at home or at the airport. Then Chase hung up the gloves and that was the death nail for me. I live in an area where Chase banks are not allowed (yes, you read that, they are not allowed to do business in my state) but the next state over we've got them; but its a 30 mile drive each way to cash a check.

    I don't care about social media app support, I draw the line at Facebook; all that other nonsense (Instagram, Twitter, SnapChat) the tweens can keep them on iOS for all I care; nor am I saying they don't exist on WP8 as they do.

    I love the user interface of Windows Phone, and I look forward to Windows 10. But as of right now, my personal needs, business needs, just aren't met by the platform; primarily due to external causes (lack of vendor commitment, and lack of Enterprise adoption at my company).

    I've moved back to Android with the Note 4 and, as others are saying, its a remarkable device. I almost think that had Verizon offered a variant of the 1520, I would have held back, as some of the services I'm missing could be resolved with the browser vs. an app, but the screen offerings just didn't do it for me on the 928. No sense in picking up the Icon as Verizon has moved on from that faster than Happy Days did with the lost Cunningham. I blame Verizon as a carrier for a lot of Windows Phone problems in the US because they don't give it 1/25th the attention as they do iOS or Android; as the nation's largest carrier, they have the potential to really drive a 3rd option (even forcing it to a viable contender for a 3 way tie for #1) and simply don't care. I'm stuck with them as a carrier though because many of the places I travel, my work ATT iPhone 5s is constantly displaying "No Service" whereas my Verizon service still shows strong LTE.

    I love Windows Central as its my hourly go to for news, before reading any of the other more depressing world news haha. I can't wait to come home to Windows Phone, that time for me at least simply isn't today.
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    02-06-2015 12:29 PM
  17. chezm's Avatar
    You keep taking the 1020 as, even though its an older device, it still bests most of whats available today. The camera is uncomparable, its the perfect size (thinner is not always better), WP is much better than android, and its an all around awesome device. There are cool things about the NOTE most "noteably" the pen. I did enjoy using it for certain things. There are a few apps not available on WP on Android. Nothing that I NEED to be happy.
    1020 running 8.1 was a leggy mess for me... it doesn't best most of what's out today, if you sincerely believe that I feel for you.
    02-08-2015 06:58 PM
  18. Steve Adams's Avatar
    Mine works great on 8.1. Don't feel bad for me. My phone rocks. And way better than anything available from apple or android for a complete package.
    02-10-2015 05:01 PM
  19. chezm's Avatar
    Mine works great on 8.1. Don't feel bad for me. My phone rocks. And way better than anything available from apple or android for a complete package.
    If your device works great, then thats excellent news...i feel bad that you think its better than anything out there but hey, to each their own.
    02-17-2015 01:31 PM
  20. Nick_1020's Avatar
    This may seem slightly off-topic, but I've been watching Parks and Recreation recently. Just made it to season 7...it's pretty funny and heart-warming in places but I digress....

    It's clear the Microsoft marketing machine worked overtime with the producers as the over-saturation of WP products in the programme was quite something. I almost shed a tear when I saw my once beloved 1020 in the hands of these amiable, down to earth tv actor types.

    I sincerely hope it helped US sales, as it's done little to convince me that my thoughts regarding the UK market were wrong.
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    03-11-2015 07:29 PM
  21. Scienceguy Labs's Avatar
    Loved that show! :)
    03-11-2015 07:59 PM
  22. frith360's Avatar
    Same with House of Cards... Doug and Heather both using Lumias :)
    03-13-2015 02:18 AM
  23. ninjaap's Avatar
    I convinced my wife to give up her 1020 and ditch my 1520, use our upgrades, back in November, and try out Android again. She chose the S5 Active and I got the LG G3. Let me tell you guys this, it has been a living hell since then in my household (a little exaggerated). Evey time she takes a pic of our now 11 month old son, she complains of the picture quality. Especially, when she goes to print them out. Kept bothering me to get her another 1020, almost daily. So I finally cracked and got lucky and found her a good deal on a used one Craigslist for $100. Surprised her with it. She was literally jumping for joy. Happy wife, happy life. Thank you Lumia 1020, you saved my marriage.

    Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
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    03-14-2015 03:05 AM
  24. CapoFantasma97's Avatar
    I convinced my wife to give up her 1020 and ditch my 1520, use our upgrades, back in November, and try out Android again. She chose the S5 Active and I got the LG G3. Let me tell you guys this, it has been a living hell since then in my household (a little exaggerated). Evey time she takes a pic of our now 11 month old son, she complains of the picture quality. Especially, when she goes to print them out. Kept bothering me to get her another 1020, almost daily. So I finally cracked and got lucky and found her a good deal on a used one Craigslist for $100. Surprised her with it. She was literally jumping for joy. Happy wife, happy life. Thank you Lumia 1020, you saved my marriage.

    Posted via the Windows Central App for Android

    Lol, Lumias do this and more!
    They can even save you from a zombie apocalypse:


    :P
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    03-14-2015 03:34 AM
  25. ajayden's Avatar
    These are my current phones. Two 920's (for testing purposes), L1020 (for capturing quality photographs), two Note4's (1 unused) and L1520 (my daily driver). One more Galaxy Note 4 missing from the collection as my wife is using it.

    Sorry abt the picture quality, its taken on a surface RT.

    win_20150314_173401-2-.jpg

    I must admit that the Galaxy Note 4 is fast in taking pictures. We go on regular outings to capture good photographs. Day photography is good on the Note 4 but low light photography is some thing any WP user will miss on a Note 4.

    If we need to capture quality photographs, Its either the Lumia 1020 (especially for the manual controls) or Lumia 1520.

    I would says L1520 and Note 4 are comparable in terms of speed. Only area that the L1520 excels is the low light photography.
    03-14-2015 04:54 AM
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