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Samsung Galaxy Note 4 review: does this fine phablet still deliver?

Authored by: Kris Carlon — 1 month ago

When it came out, the Galaxy Note 4 was, without doubt, Samsung's greatest smartphone ever. The fourth generation of the Note series, Samsung perfected the line in ways that other OEMs can only dream of. However, since that time several other flagships have appeared on the scene and impressed us - among them the Galaxy S6. Is the Note 4 still a to smartphone several months down the line, or is it already being buried by the fast-moving sands of smartphone time?

Rating

Good

  • Excellent screen
  • Great battery
  • S Pen stylus and software
  • Better user interface
  • Great camera

Bad

  • High price
  • Too large for some people

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 release date and price

The Galaxy Note 4 release date was back in October 2014. Thanks to the arrival of the Galaxy S6, the Galaxy Note 4 price has dropped down to around 550 USD/450 GBP, which we think is fantastic value for what remains one of the most powerful handsets on the market.

 

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 design and build quality

The build quality of the Note 4 is impeccable. I've been critical of Samsung's plastic fantastic material choices in the past, but the Note 4 strikes the perfect balance between metallic and plastic. The aluminum trim with flared corners we saw introduced on the Galaxy Alpha finds its true home on the Note 4, where it seems less peculiar and more suited to the larger, premium feel of the device as a whole. It's a little taller and thicker than the Galaxy Note 3, and a tiny bit heavier, but not by much.

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The Note 4 introduces metal to the Note series. © ANDROIDPIT

The Note 4 in our hands had a black metallic trim with beveled silver edges, giving it a very sophisticated appearance. The home button is also given a silver lining, as is the camera lens, flash and heart-rate sensor on the back as well as the S Pen. Everything echoes everything else and the effect is impressive.

When the Galaxy Note 4 first came out, we even didn't mind its subdued faux-leather rear. However, we definitely preffered the glossy back rear of the Galaxy S6 when it finally came out. Also, the LG G4 has embarrassed the Note 4 a bit by having a beautiful real leather back, which looks and feels fantastic. So the Note 4 has dated a bit in this department.

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The Galaxy Note 4 gets a touch of Galaxy Alpha style, with bevelled edges and a silver trim. © ANDROIDPIT

The volumer rockers are on the left of the Note 4 and the power button on the right. Up top is an IR blaster, pinhole mic and the headphone port, which is enclosed by the metal frame. The bottom of the Note 4 features a pair of mics, a USB 2.0 charging port (no more USB 3.0 here) and the S Pen.  

The back looks like the Galaxy S5, with square protruding camera lens, heart rate sensor and LED flash and the speaker grill at the bottom.

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 display

Until the Galaxy S6 came along, the Galaxy Note 4 display was the best we'd seen on any smartphone. I'm not always a fan of the heavy saturation in Samsung displays, but the QHD (2,560 x 1,440 pixel) 5.7-inch AMOLED screen is sufficiently perfect to make a convert out of anyone and you can adjust screen settings to your preference as well.

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The QHD display of the Galaxy Note 4 is super sharp and brilliant, setting a high standard. © ANDROIDPIT

It is incredibly sharp, super bright, has great contrast, rich colors, great viewing angles and a ridiculously impressive pixel density of 515 ppi. In this area, the Galaxy Note 4 isn't showing its age one bit (not that it's even that old a device, but we all know how fast time and technology progress in the smartphone world).

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 special features

The Galaxy Note 4 is all about the S Pen. The main reason to buy a Note has always been the S Pen and as a multi-tasking business tool, the Note 4 is unsurpassed. When the S Pen is removed from its slot the Air Command window is automatically launched, providing shortcuts to Action Memo, Smart Select, Image Clip and Screen Write. (The Air Command window can also be brought up by pressing the small button on the S Pen when it is close to the screen.)

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The S Pen functionality and handwriting recognition is better than ever. © ANDROIDPIT

Action Memo launches a small Post-It notepad which you make notations on. These notations can be linked to actions like the dialer, contacts, email, browser, maps and more. The handwriting recognition is excellent and you can pin your memo to the home screen just like a sticky note. You even get to choose which physical S Pen tip you want out of the included plastic and rubber options in the box.

Smart Select lets you drag a rectangular window around anything on-screen , then screen-grab it, save it and share it. Image Clip is a free-form clipping tool which also has options for circular, rectangular and ''magnetic lasso'' selections. If you're an avid image editor and sharer then you'll love these tools.

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The legendary S Pen sits in its familiar spot on the bottom edge of the Galaxy Note 4. © ANDROIDPIT

Screen Write lets you make notes on top of the screen you're currently looking at, by taking a screenshot of the page then opening up a doodling toolbar. You can switch between pen tips, thickness and color. The greatly improved S Pen now recognizes speed, pressure and the angle at which the stylus is touching the screen. Writing with the calligraphic tip even gives you variations on the density of the ''ink'' based on pressure and speed.  

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Samsung's innovative software for the S Pen stylus is very well integrated. © ANDROIDPIT

The S Pen can also be used like a PC mouse. If you hover above an on-screen element it will preview it for you (like a mouse-over on your computer). You can also highlight sections of text by pressing the button on the S Pen. A small action menu will appear so you can copy the selection, share it, search for it on the web, look up a particular word in the dictionary or find other instances of it on the page. The more you use the S Pen you more you realize how indispensable it is. Once you're used to using the stylus, using your finger again feels painfully clumsy and imprecise.

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The Galaxy Note 4 also has a finger scanner, although this time it actually works. © ANDROIDPIT

The Note 4 has other special features beyond the stylus too. The oft maligned heart-rate monitor from the Galaxy S5 makes it's perhaps less-than-triumphant return. It works, but it is still a little slow and inaccurate to be truly useful. The finger scanner embedded in the home button also returns, but it has been improved since the S5 and works more accurately than its slightly embarrassing predecessor.  

The Note 4 finger scanner gives you options for security, web sign-in and to verify your Samsung or PayPal accounts. It still doesn't hold a candle to the iPhone Touch ID sensor or the Huawei Ascend Mate 7 scanner, but it's definitely an improvement on the S5, in that it's a viable option for unlocking your phone without losing your mind out of sheer frustration.

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On the bottom of the Galaxy Note 4 sits the USB port, S Pen slot and two microphones. © ANDROIDPIT

The Note 4 has a total of three microphones, which can be used in unison for noise cancellation (like removing background noise during a call) but also for cleaning up audio recordings. Each mic can pick up different sounds so you can isolate and disable the parts you don't want. It's a nice tool to have and it works reasonably well in practice.

Alongside the Galaxy S6, the Galaxy Note 4 remains the most gadget- and feature-filled phone in the world. If you're not the kind of person who's easily overwhelmed by different features and functions, then you'll appreciate the cornucopia of gadgetry onboard here.

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 software

The Galaxy Note 4 was launched with Samsung's TouchWiz user interface on top of Android 4.4.4, but has since been updated to Lollipop. The Galaxy Note 4 is not without its share of Lollipop issues, but overall the TouchWiz UI (which is much faster and less bloat-filled than on the S5) works smoothly with Android's latest OS update.

The Settings menu has lost the big irregularly-colored circles and opts instead for a more subdued list or tabulated view, with a dedicated section up top for Quick Settings being the only hint of the previous interface. Sections are now color-coded consistently, which makes a lot more sense.

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TouchWiz combined with Lollipop looks better than ever. / © ANDROIDPIT

The notifications menu is still a little crowded but the super-flat circular icons for Quick Settings look good and the teal-and-green color scheme is pleasant enough. Interestingly, Samsung has given the Note 4 a white background in the settings menu (which is not the best choice for an AMOLED display, which benefits from darker colors) but it adds a little freshness to the interface.  

The dedicated Flipboard Briefing home screen lives on the far left but it can be easily removed if you're not a fan. It can still be painfully slow to launch at times. S Health, of course, gets a central position and can be used to track your exercise, heart rate, step count and other health data. It's great if you're into that kind of thing and of course, your Samsung wearables are a great addition to the app.AndroidPIT Galaxy Note 4 recents battery

The recent apps gets an Android 5.0 look, and Multi-Window icons in the top right corner for selected apps. Even with that big, bright and high resolution display, the Note 4 posts solid screen-on times. © ANDROIDPIT

The recent apps menu is a scrolling card stack that was actually on the Galaxy Note 4 since before the Lollipop update - suffice to say it's changed little since the update. A long press on the recent apps button brings up a home screen management screen for wallpaper changes, widget selection and home screen settings. Double pressing the home button brings up S Voice (which is best disabled immediately) and a long press gets you Google Now.

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Smart Select lets you batch screen grab elements and Multi Window mode is great for multi-tasking. © ANDROIDPIT

A long press on the back button brings up a quick access app list for floating mini apps that can be moved, resized, or collapsed to floating bubbles if you need to attend to something else. You can also turn supported full screen apps into mini apps just by swiping diagonally from the corner. You can resize the windows, but the proportions are constrained, making this feature a little less useful than it could be.

Multi Window mode lets you stack two small app windows for true multi-tasking. You can now launch Multi Window apps direct from the Recent Apps list. Just look for the Multi Window icon in the top right of the app card. Unfortunately not all apps are supported by Multi Window but your main bases are covered with Google and Samsung apps.

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 performance

The Note 4 specs are excellent, but there are still some tell-tale TouchWiz delays to be noted. As always, Flipboard (and before it, My Magazine) can be painfully slow to launch, and some apps take way longer than they should considering the beastly internals of the Note 4 specs. If you can survive a bit of good old Samsung lag, then the Note 4 will not disappoint when it comes to performance in other quarters.

The quad-core Snapdragon 805 clocked at 2.7 GHz with 3 GB of RAM in our version was powerful at the time and continues to be so today, giving a similar level of performance to the hexa-core Snapdragon 808 (in the LG G4) in the AnTuTu benchmarks. There is also an octa-core Exynos 5 (5433) version of the Note 4, which is even more powerful.

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Despite some odd lags and freezes, the Note 4 is a serious power house. © ANDROIDPIT

In daily usage, you won't notice the Note 4 slowing down, but for resource-hungry tasks, the powerful processor and RAM really deliver. Hi-res games and other tasks that demand a lot from the processor are met with ease, although the Note 4 does have a bit of a tendency to heat up when placed under a lot of stress.

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The 16 MP camera on the Galaxy Note 4 finally adds image stabilization (Smart OIS). © ANDROIDPIT

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 camera

The Galaxy Note 4 camera uses optical image stabilization (OIS) in its super-fast 16 MP Sony IMX240 camera - a feature we've been waiting on for quite some time. The camera is typically brilliant. Take a look at the picture gallery to judge the results for yourself.

Macro shots and color reproduction are great. Low-light photography is not perfect, but decent, with OIS really adding to the crispness of shots. Image noise still makes itself felt sometimes, even in interior shots taken during the daytime.

The Note 4 camera has a very light preset mode selection, consisting of just Auto, Rear-cam Selfie, Selective Focus and Panorama. You can download plenty of other modes from within the camera interface, including favorites like Sports, Sound and Shot and Food Shot for the foodie loving Instagrammers out there. You can also use the volume button to take pictures, shoot video or zoom, if that's your thing, but it doesn't work as a shortcut from a screen-off state.

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The Galaxy Note 4 camera settings and the floating viewfinder. © ANDROIDPIT

The Note 4 has HDR mode with real-time preview and 4K video recording. Strangely though, image stabilization is not possible when shooting in 4K or WQHD (only at Full HD or below). To shoot photos at 16 MP resolution, you need to be in an 16:9 aspect ratio. If you want 4:3 photos you'll need to drop the resolution back to 12 MP.

You've also got a timer, a range of real-time filters and other settings including voice control, tap-anywhere-to-shoot, slow motion video (down to 1/8th normal speed) and a few manual controls like exposure settings, white balance, ISO (up to 800) and metering modes. Sadly though, even opening the extended settings in the camera app is a pretty slow process.

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The Galaxy Note 4 has a great 16 MP camera with optical image stabilization. © ANDROIDPIT

The front-facing camera is a respectable 3.7 MP sensor with a maximum aperture of f/1.9, which will give you better low-light selfies than before. The heart-rate sensor can also be used as a camera shutter button when in Selfie Mode. Sometimes it takes a while to recognize your face though, and I even had the camera app freeze while switching between front and back facing cameras. The selfie camera is capable of Full HD video too.

Wide Selfie Mode is basically a selfie panorama and it works fine if selfies of yourself alone are not enough. It's sort of a shame the sensor is so close to the camera lens though, as you tend to smudge the lens by accident when going for the sensor. One last cool feature of the Note 4 camera is that you can drag your finger in from the top corner of the viewfinder to make it a floating mini window.

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The Note 4 has a removable battery and quick charging capability. © ANDROIDPIT

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 battery

The Galaxy Note 4 battery is a 3,220 mAh offering, which may not sound like much for a device with QHD and a screen this size. However, we've now seen with devices like the Nexus 6, LG G4 and Galaxy S6 that this isn't QHD isn't the battery drain we all feared it would be. Samsung's LucidLogix technology does wonders with the battery - on full display brightness and with no power saving mode enabled, I breezed through nine hours of screen-on time.

The Note 4 also features the Ultra Power Saving Mode we saw introduced on the Galaxy S5, and it is just as impressive. You'll be switched to a simplified grayscale interface with access to limited apps, such as web browsing and texting.

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The Note 4 also comes with a quick charge function to get up to 50% capacity in half an hour. © ANDROIDPIT

You'll lose Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity as well as mobile data when the display is off, but Ultra Power Saving Mode will get you over a week of battery life if you're desperate. You won't have too much fun with your phone in this state, of course, but it's still an impressive feature that set a precedent for similar modes in subsequent flagship phones.

The Note 4 also has a regular power-saving mode which limits background data, disables haptic feedback and limits CPU and display performance. These settings are all optional so you can pick and choose the ones you want. Rounding off the features is a quick-charge function that will get you 50% battery life in just half an hour using the supplied charger.

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The Note 4 sets the bar pretty high, but the price is also pretty high. © ANDROIDPIT

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 technical specifications

    • Type:
    • Phablet
    • Model:
    • SM-N910S
      SM-N910C
    • Manufacturer:
    • Samsung
    • Dimensions:
    • 153.5 x 78.6 x 8.5 mm
    • Weight:
    • 176 g
    • Battery size:
    • 3220 mAh
    • Screen size:
    • 5.7 in
    • Display technology:
    • AMOLED
    • Screen:
    • 2560 x 1440 pixels (515 ppi)
    • Front camera:
    • 3.7 megapixels
    • Rear camera:
    • 16 megapixels
    • Flashlight:
    • LED
    • Android version:
    • 4.4 - KitKat
    • User interface:
    • TouchWiz
    • RAM:
    • 3 GB
    • Internal storage:
    • 32 GB
    • Removable storage:
    • microSD
    • Chipset:
    • Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 (SM-N910S)
      Samsung Exynos 5 Octa (SM-N910C)
    • Number of cores:
    • 4 (SM-N910S)
      8 (SM-N910C)
    • Max. clock speed:
    • 2.7 GHz (SM-N910S)
      1.9 GHz (SM-N910C)
    • Connectivity:
    • HSPA, LTE, NFC, Bluetooth 4.1

Final verdict

With the Galaxy Note 4, Samsung got back to winning ways last year, and has since kept up the momentum with the Galaxy S6. Everything was streamlined in the Note 4, in terms of design, specs, interface and even bloat and gimmicks. Even today, the specs are rock solid, and the S Pen remains the biggest selling point

The design perhaps doesn't ooze premium-ness in light of phones that have come since then, but let's remember that the Note 4 is now a little cheaper than other flagships. The Galaxy Note 4 is a big, sensible phone almost bereft of gimmicks, bloat, or useless features or settings. Almost everything on the Note 4 is essential, and almost everything is done extremely well, leaving nothing but distilled Android excellence that continues to shine.  

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 - where to buy?

The Galaxy Note 4 with 32 GB of internal storage is available for around 558 USD on Amazon (unlocked international version). T-Mobile is also offering the Note 4 outright for 700 USD. In the UK, you can the Galaxy Note 4 with Carphone Warehouse, Amazon and Clove for around 530 GBP, but this depends on retailer and carrier.

UK

Three, £38 p/m (£99 upfront fee) with unlimited minutes, unlimited texts, 2GB data, two-year contract

Giffgaff, £23.69 p/m (£210.00 upfront fee) with 500 minutes, unlimited texts, 1GB data, two year contract 

EE, £26.99 p/m (£219.99 upfront fee) with 500 minutes, unlimited texts, 500MB data, two-year contract

O2, £37.50 p/m (£129.99 upfront fee) with unlimited minutes, unlimited texts, 1GB data, two-year contract

Vodafone, £36 p/m (£49 upfront fee) with 500 minutes, unlimited texts, 500MB data, two-year contract

US

Verizon, $60 p/m ($249.99 upfront fee) with unlimited minutes, unlimited texts, 1GB data, two-year contract

U.S. Cellular, $60 p/m ($339.99 upfront fee) with unlimited minutes, unlimited texts, 1GB data, two-year contract

T-Mobile, $50 p/m monthly contract ($666.84 upfront fee) with unlimited minutes, unlimited texts, unlimited data

AT&T, $65 p/m ($299.99 upfront fee) with unlimited minutes, unlimited texts, 1GB data, two-year contract

Updated by Robert Zak on May 20, 2015

Kris Carlon comes to the AndroidPIT Editorial Team via a lengthy period spent traveling and relying on technology to keep him in touch with the outside world. He joined the Android community while resurfacing in civilization back in 2010 and has never looked back, using technology to replace his actual presence in other people's lives ever since. He can usually be found juggling three phones at once and poring over G+ posts, Reddit and RSS feeds.

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  • Marek Obiektywny 1 month ago Link to comment

    How on earth did you manage 9 hours of on screen time?

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  • Smera Vedantham 1 month ago Link to comment

    I've been made to wait over 8 days by your customer service to get back to me about my faulty brand new note 4... i have been provided with a standby phone that does not work properly... Am sitting here helplessly not knowing how to go about getting their legal team's information and for some reason their head office is refraining from providing me with this information. ‪#‎samsung‬ ‪#‎samsungfail‬ ‪#‎note4‬ ‪#‎badcustomerservice‬ ‪#‎feelinghelpless‬

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  • Daniel Westerdale 7 months ago Link to comment

    I agree with Andrew , it is also terrible on the Note 2. Another thing not mentioned is the sound quality. I tend to chill out watching rock videos on YouTube so before I upgrade I am keen to compare the Nexus 6 with the Note 4 - to see if the stereo speakers are just a gimick. Also, I have seen a review of the the same photo taken with: Note 4, iPhone 6 and Nexus 6 an put it his way, the Nexus wasn't in the top 2!

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  • ALVARO LOPEZ BARREIRO 7 months ago Link to comment

    Here is a incredible test of video record on galaxy note 4. is really AMAZING: www.youtube.com/watch?v=7xSYxmCA7Gk

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  • Andrew Chambers 7 months ago Link to comment

    Something rarely noted in reviews... When used outdoors in bright sunlight, I hate to say it, but the screen is a complete failure. Can't see to take photos, can't read the screen etc. Who decided to use smoky gorilla glass? My old iPhone is MUCH better in sunlight and the gorilla glass is clear. Having said that I much prefer the Note 4 and Android to iOS based devices, I even find my old iPad to be annoyingly too simple now.

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  • Ayyaz Raja 8 months ago Link to comment

    Still waiting to pick up my own Note. The official sale of Samsung Galaxy Note 4 will start from Oct 29 in Pakistan. I have already booked my Note with Telenor Pakistan. Let me see how excellent is the Note 4. Your article has given me a hope that i have taken the right decision to opt for Note 4 instead of Nexus 6!

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    • Kris Carlon
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      8 months ago Link to comment

      I'm sure you won't be disappointed. I can't wait to get my hands on a Nexus 6 though.

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  • Timothy Cremeans 8 months ago Link to comment

    Samsung Galaxy Note 4 is without one of the best in the market today. Many have wished to own this thing because they assumed it has all which can be true.

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  • ljhaye 8 months ago Link to comment

    I wonder why Samsung is now reporting massive drops in both their earnings and revenue when they are creating some spec worthy phablets and smartphones? Are they the canary in the android coal mine for the other OEM's in regards to owning the easily commoditized hardware stack? What OEM can create an Apple Pay competitor without Google? None of them have the leverage nor vision individually and this has me worried, as Google controls the pace of innovation on both the software and services stacks.

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    • Kris Carlon
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      8 months ago Link to comment

      I think the issue is not just a few fizzers recently (even though the S5 and S4 both sold well) but the rise of better competition. Previously Sammy had it pretty easy but now you've got the upsurge of Chinese manufacturers like Xiaomi, OnePlus and Oppo as well as giants like Lenovo and Huawei. Plus LG and Motorola are gaining serious speed and the Z3 and One (M8) are awesome phones from Sony and HTC. So I think there's a lot of factors at work and if Samsung got a bit lazy (as it seems they did) at the wrong time, they're now paying the price. This just means renewed efforts which benefit us all.

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      • ljhaye 8 months ago Link to comment

        I understand those dynamics but can these OEM's turn a profit at Samsung's expense? So far they either lose money or break even only Samsung makes money. This fact has disturbed me over the past several years as innovation costs money and they (except samsung) simply don't make any. I made my comment because those OEM's you mentioned earlier have always made nice hardware but nobody was buying them. Xiaomi (Shenzhen android ecosystem) and Samsung (google play android) ape apple the most and have the most impressive sales/revenue.

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  • Petter Blaze 9 months ago Link to comment

    The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 is the biggest player in the tech world due to its amazingly designed software and hardware. The Note 4 is drool worthy and easy to carry like your true companion.

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  • JAG 9 months ago Link to comment

    I had a chance to handle the Note 4 and Edge a few days ago at a Bestbuy event. I will say that it is without a doubt the nicest device that Samsung has ever produced. I was very surprised and a lot of people who own the N3 will be very surprised as well. It is a different phone in the hand. I will upgrade without a doubt. You will be blown away when you see it! Best device of 2014 bar none.

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  • Nancy Trant 10 months ago Link to comment

    Sounds like a great device!
    the only thing that drives me nuts about all the new Samsung phones is they keep designing them so the camera lens protrudes from the back of the phone making it very easy to scratch it unless you add a somewhat thick case. If they just made the device a little thicker, that problem would be solved!

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  • liljom 10 months ago Link to comment

    I don't think the competition is so behind.
    I own a G Pro 2, and I'm quite satisfied. I can't fill the 3GB RAM either. The Snapdragon 800 functions quite well, and the IPS screen is a relief after my Note 2 (the pink elixir in Clash of Clans doesn't burn my eyes now)
    And it has OIS too with 4K, and FullHD@60Hz

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  • Stephanie Lawrence 10 months ago Link to comment

    Another let down. Now I'm glad I didn't wait for the 4 and bought the Note 3. Definitely nothing here to make me drop another 600+ and of course the size is "slightly" different than the 3 so one would have to buy new cases. I love my Note 3... Pass.

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    • Najib Dajani 10 months ago Link to comment

      Same here. The screen on my Note 3 is great. I read a lot on it and I am addicted to ebooks. The text is laser sharp and I am not sure that a QHD screen will look all that better.

      The performance on the Note 3 is more than good enough for all my needs. I don't really play games. For me, it is mainly a business phone for taking notes and organizing projects.

      I am not interested in the biometric scanners or upgraded camera.

      So what does that leave? New S Pen functionality. That is about the only thing that intrigues me about the Note 4.

      I think I will stick with the Note 3 until next September when perhaps the Note 5 will be a bigger leap in features and functionality.

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  • gbswales 10 months ago Link to comment

    I noticed the absence of the USB3 extra socket but I wonder if this means that they have got USB3 and fast charge working through a standard socke - if they have well done but if not shame for dropping this.
    What I don't see here is anything that makes me want to upgrade from my note 3 and this could be their undoing on this model. Those on contracts may upgrade "because they can" but there is not much for those of us who buy our phones. The HD quality is already better than I can actuall see (if you get my meaning).
    What I do have are concerns that they may have introduced the Samsung trickery that prevents the use of third party products with the phone - it was widely reported about a year ago but never occurred on the note 3 but is it coming with the note 4?

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  • BARON 10 months ago Link to comment

    I am seriously considering upgrading to the Galaxy Mega

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  • Daniel Westerdale 10 months ago Link to comment

    I thought they have might increased the screen size closer to say the Mega 2. Would be good if the review would also compare and contrast the other phatlets out there such as the Norkia 1520- helps to decide which phone to consider in an upgrade cycle

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