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At&t note 4 vs. Unlocked at&t note 4.

Is there Eddie major difference between a standard AT&T Note 4 and an unlocked version? I was looking at two different phones on Amazon and unlocked one is about $80 more than the other. Does an unlocked Note 4 still come with bloatware? Is also if I buy the standard AT&T phone fully paid for, will they still lock it when I bring it into service?

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‎01-22-2018 5:32 AM

Re: At&t note 4 vs. Unlocked at&t note 4.

 Samsung is notorious for bloat, so I guarantee you will still have quite a bit on the phone.

The AT&T version will allow Enhanced calling features including video calling, Wi-Fi calling ,and HD voice. These are all features for postpaid accounts.

If you’re using the phone on pre-paid it will not matter. 

 

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Re: At&t note 4 vs. Unlocked at&t note 4.

Thank you very much for responding so quickly.

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Re: At&t note 4 vs. Unlocked at&t note 4.

A factory unlocked AT&T Note4 will work on  other gsm networks and is therfore more valuable.  The locked version is locked to AT&T only.  You can get a phone unlocked by getting the code from the provider, AT&T in this case (usually free) or by paying a small fee of $15-$50 through online services.  All my phones are unlocked, because I travel internationally and need to swap out sim cards.

 

 

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@Dadto5

Inoperable as in “won’t turn on”?  Or not transferring information when it is on?

mine is up to date and working fine.  

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Re: At&t note 4 vs. Unlocked at&t note 4.

Sorry, I moved my post.  But inop as in won't transfer data.  It shows that it's on.  Apps reconize it, Android Pay and Android Beam for example.

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Re: At&t note 4 vs. Unlocked at&t note 4.

You know what?  I just popped off my case and back cover what I thought was an OEM battery is not.  I'm ordering an OEM one right now off Amazon.  We'll see if that fixes it.  It should I believe.

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Re: At&t note 4 vs. Unlocked at&t note 4.

Unlikely.  Clearing system cache, might.  So might a dreaded factory reset.  Try reboot and see if that helps.

@GLIMMERMAN76 might have other suggestions

 

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Re: At&t note 4 vs. Unlocked at&t note 4.


@lizdance40 wrote:

Unlikely.  Clearing system cache, might.  So might a dreaded factory reset.  Try reboot and see if that helps.

@GLIMMERMAN76 might have other suggestions

 


A battery is a battery....  OEM or not when it comes to removable batteries.  I personally would not waste money on a OLD phone like the note 4...  Note 5 would be best if its in the budget..  The note 4 wont get anymore updates and the unlocked version was forgot about by samsung in fall of 2016.

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@GLIMMERMAN76  Yes, but some keep devices till they drop and don’t like sealed back phones 

Can you advise how to clear cache?

otherwise I can only suggest factory reset.

 

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@lizdance40 wrote:

@GLIMMERMAN76  Yes, but some keep devices till they drop and don’t like sealed back phones 

Can you advise how to clear cache?

otherwise I can only suggest factory reset.

 


@lizdance40

 

Clear the cache the same on every samsung phone

 

https://www.androidpit.com/how-to-clear-the-cache-on-the-samsung-galaxy-note-4

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@GLIMMERMAN76  Thanks you!

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Re: At&t note 4 vs. Unlocked at&t note 4.

@GLIMMERMAN76  &

 @lizdance40

 

 

A new OEM battery fixed my NFC problems.  The aftermarket battery did not have an NFC chip in it.

 

Thank you for your help. 

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@Dadto5  

Um. That’s interesting as @GLIMMERMAN76 wrote, a battery is a battery, there is no NFC chip.

 

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