Is the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 worth buying?

Episode 1141 (33:28)

Benny from Pasadena, CA
Samsung Galaxy Note 4

Benny is looking to buy a Samsung Galaxy Note 4. Leo says it's an excellent choice. Benny is wondering about all the junk that Samsung puts on their devices, though. Leo says that while it got pretty bad with with the Galaxy S4 and S5, the Note has been a different story of late. Samsung has backed away from its software obsessions.

Samsung changes Android more than any other company. The most serious Android fan wants a pure Google experience, and the latest version of Android 5 (Lollipop) has improved to the point that skins aren't really needed anymore. The Note 4 has much less of a skin, so it's far better than the Galaxy S5.

What about security flaws? Leo says that all too often, claims of a security flaw are overblown. If he updates his apps and OS from reputable portals like Google Play, he won't have issues.