I have 2 Samsung Galaxy Note 4 phones, and both are excellent. IMHO, this was the last good Galaxy Note model, unless someone in Samsung is paying attention to the forums... My Note 4's replaceable batteries are replaced from time to time (Amazon is my friend), and I've added 128 GB to each via microSD cards. I've setup and use perhaps 15-20 different IR remote settings, and frequently tie the phones to HDMI / VGA projectors via the MHL connector (AKA micro USB port). Bluetooth provides connectivity to KBD & Mouse, allowing me to edit documents on the go. The only thing I'd do to improve on the Note 4 would be a more power efficient, higher performance ARM CPU, more internal memory, and the ability to access a larger microSD capacity (e.g. 256/512GB). There's talk about losing the Home button - scrap the talk, keep the Home button. Also, keep the case width the same -it fits current 'phone pockets' just barely, making it ideal for travel. Waterproof? I don't care. Wireless charging? Nice to have, not essential. Higher screen resolution? Honestly, no need, and, it would just add to battery drain. What kind of apps do I use? I mostly use office apps, but I'm also heavily into communications related apps. I have various IM, VOIP, email, networking / IP tools and clients, graphics editors, video players and converters, audio editors, GPS/navigation (both online and offline), emulations apps (yes, even DOS), cryptocurrency related, travel apps, online shopping, banking, and even a couple of games. About the only thing I don't do much with my Note 4's is social networking. I'm hoping to see a Note 8 with better battery life, faster CPU (scalable cores, depending upon app demand), more internal memory, more expandability (microSD), same physical case width and thickness (could be longer, not important), same Home button & front navigation (including long press, etc), same 3.5mm earphone jack, removable rear cover and user replaceable battery (!!!!!!), and, improved optics/camera (technology moves forward. ...).
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