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Five reasons to hold on to your Galaxy Note 4 (and one reason to upgrade)

Derek Walter | Sept. 1, 2015
Before you make a rather expensive move to Samsung's latest stylus master, make sure you've thought through whether it's worth the jump.

In general, we found the Note 5 to be fast and long-lasting in our benchmark test, outperforming the Galaxy Note 4 in many areas. The Note 5 also does that neat camera trick the Galaxy S6 first introduced: double-push the home button to launch the camera and then snap away. 

Don’t expect to see this feature in the Note 4. Same thing with those cool themes and other UI enhancements: Samsung may update the Note 4 over time with the latest builds of Android, but it’s clearly focused on differentiating its Note 5 and other the other new flagships.

In all, however, you can’t go wrong by holding on to your Note for a while longer. Let those initial bugs in the new flagship get worked out, and decide if some of the tradeoffs (like no expandable storage) are worth the slight bump up you’re getting in screen, camera, and build quality. 


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