Samsung turned a lot of heads with the unveiling of its new Galaxy Note 5 last week, but it also stirred up some discontent. For all the style it brings to the lineup, the newest Note also omits a few features the line has carried since its inception, chief among them a removable battery and MicroSD card slot. These changes have alienated a vocal portion of the fanbase that initially catapulted the Note to popularity, and reignited a debate about what it means to be a “phablet.”
This week, rival smartphone maker LG capitalized on some of the controversy, trying to entice fans away from the Note and onto its newest smartphone instead. But as we covered in our full review several months back, the LG G4 is in an entirely different class than the Note 5. Sure, it may have a big screen, but from fit and finish to software skin, it’s a smartphone first and a tablet replacement second. So is this a jump worth making for fans of the phablet? Join us for our latest comparison to find out, and stay tuned for our full Galaxy Note 5 review, coming next week.