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Samsung Galaxy Note 4

Description:

The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 is the fourth edition of the Samsung Note phablet series. Powered by a 2.7 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon quad-core processor and a memory of 32 GB of internal storage and 3 GB of RAM, this phone can do everything you might need. Plus, the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 has a 5.7 inch quad HD display and 16 megapixel camera, 3.7 megapixel front facing camera, and HD video capture. This phone also includes a fingerprint reader, split-screen multitasking, a heart rate monitor, and a large removable battery.

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  • 4G Data Capable
  • Bluetooth
  • 5+ Megapixel Camera
  • 4+ Inch Display
  • Front-Facing Camera
  • GPS

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General Info
ManufacturerSamsung
TechnologyCDMA/GSM
Data Type4G
Device TypeSmartphone
Operating SystemAndroid
Physical Specifications
Height6.04 Inches
Thickness0.33 Inches
Weight6.21 Ounces
KeyboardTouch Only
Phone FormOpen-Faced
Display Specifications
Display Size5.70 Inches
Touchscreen Size5.70 Inches
Audio/Video Specifications
Front Camera3.70 Megapixels
Rear Camera16.00 Megapixels
VideoHD
Hearing Aid CompatibilityM4/T3
Battery Specifications
Standby Time0 Hours
Talk Time910 Minutes
Memory Specifications
Internal Memory32.00 GB
Expandable Memory3.00 GB

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Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Review

The Galaxy Note 4 from Samsung is one of the best smart phones available today. It is a great device designed to meet the entertainment and communication needs of today’s smart phone users. Galaxy Note 4 comes with a 5.7-inch HD display and features more pixels per inch than any other Samsung smart phone. The phone displays clear, bright and extremely captivating images. The phone also features a wide-angle 3.7MP front-facing camera and a 16MP rear camera with optical stabilization. The Android Kitkat powered Galaxy Note 4 comes with an S-Pen, 3GB RAM and 32GB Internal memory.

Major Features

The Galaxy Note 4 comes with the S-Pen or stylus, which is tucked on one side of the phone. Most of the major smart phones do not offer a stylus today. The Galaxy Note 4 offers the stylus to allow users to write and draw on its big 5.7-inch screen. You can use the stylus to take notes, make a list or draw a diagram at work and it also keeps the screen from finger smudges.

The Galaxy Note 4 comes with specifications that set it apart from most of its competitors. The phone comes with a vibrant and colorful display as well as cameras with optical image stabilization. The phone supports today’s high-speed LTE networks and comes with an extremely powerful processor. The Galaxy Note 4, powered by the Android operating system, rivals most of the top rated smart phones available today. The phone has not many drawbacks.

If you are not a fan of using a stylus, then the costlier Galaxy Note 4 may not be the best option for you. You could consider cheaper alternatives without the stylus and with the same screen size.

Design and Technology

Samsung has eluded the plastic mold with the new Galaxy Note 4 phones. Samsung has moved to the metallic models with the Galaxy Note 4. A more textured and back and straight sides add to the allure of the new Galaxy Note 4. The physical buttons are easy to locate and use with your fingers. The Note 4 may not be comparable to the LG G3, HTC One M8 or iPhone 6, all of which feature a much smoother build quality.

Portability and Size

Galaxy Note 4 appears to have the same size and portability as that of an iPhone 6. It is slightly bigger than the Note 3 released last year. The LG3 appears to be much more compact than the Galaxy Note 4 when you compare it by holding both the phones side by side. It is not really possible to use the Galaxy Note 4 with one hand. The same is true for similar phones such as iPhone 6 and other phone with the same dimensions. Many users are satisfied with the Galaxy Note 4’s grip while holding in your hands. The Galaxy Note 4 weighs 6.2 ounces or 176 grams. This compares with 6.07 ounces or 172 grams for iPhone 6.

Display

Galaxy Note 4 comes with 5.7-inch screen size and an increased display resolution with its quad HD AMOLED display. Its pixel density stands at 515 ppi compared to 386 ppi for Note 3. The pixel density for iPhone 6 stands at 401 ppi. Clearly, the display resolution packed into Galaxy Note 4 stands out from its major competitors. The display is extremely crisp and sharp. The phone works great with HD images, 4K video and high-resolution web sites. The different in clarity and brightness may not be noticeable to ordinary users when comparing with iPhone 6 or similar phones from LG. The amount of differences in the visual details should not be major factor in your decision to purchase a Galaxy Note 4 or similar phones.

Other Major Features

The design of the Galaxy Note 4 is similar to Galaxy S5. Galaxy Note 4 comes with a standard home button, two capacitive soft keys and a power/lock button on the right pane. The volume rockers are placed on the left side. The rapid power charging port and the headphone jack are placed at the bottom. A LED flash module is placed next to the camera lens to monitor the user’s heart rate. A micro-SD card slot can be used to add an extra 64GB of memory. The phone is by no means a waterproof phone. The Galaxy Note 4 supports Bluetooth and NFC and also features decent sound quality.

Apps and Operating System

Android Kitkat 4.4, the most popular mobile OS available today, powers Galaxy Note 4. The color-coding of app folders has been eliminated from the Note 4. The Android OS sits beneath Samsung’s TouchWiz layer. Samsung allows customization of most functions such as motion control to notification panel. You can switch to blocking or private mode as well as convert the UI into a simpler Easy mode. Galaxy Note 4 allows users to setup fingerprint scanner to bolster the physical security of the phone. The phone also comes with features to support one-handed operations. You can shrink down the application window to allow handling of the phone with a single hand. The S Health App can check your heart rate as well as monitor your blood oxygen levels.

Multitasking Options

The Galaxy Note 4 supports a split screen mode. The phone now allows the users to resize two apps from a list of supported apps. A major feature with the Galaxy Note 4 is to drag text and images from websites or gallery to another location using the stylus. You can write a note with the S-Pen and stick it to the home screen if you need a visual reminder. The multitasking options do not appear to be big selling points for this big-size phone.

Using the S-Pen

The stylus that comes with Galaxy Note 4 is nearly the same design as the stylus that came with Note 3. The tech within the S-Pen makes it a power ally to the Galaxy Note 4. It is much more responsive and smoother than the stylus present in the older versions. Text written with the new stylus comes much consistent and darker compared to Note 3. The sensitivity levels on the new Galaxy Note 4 is twice as that of Note 3. The new version of the phone also offers a calligraphy tip to those who prefer to write using the S-Pen.

Video and Cameras

The 16MB camera is great for taking pictures. The optical image resolution helps those shaky movements less obvious while taking pictures. If you are taking pictures indoor or in low light, then the automatic night mode is applied. The 3.7 MB front camera comes with the Beauty Face mode, which shaves off years from your age! In any case, the Galaxy Note 4 is great for taking selfies or professional grade outdoor photos.

The optical image resolution has greatly improved the videos from this phone. You can take brighter videos in 1080 HD or in lower resolution 720 HD mode.

Performance Considerations

The Galaxy Note 4 could offer 300mbps downstream and 50mbps upstream speeds. The phone is capable is streaming music and videos flawlessly. The phone does not budge even with higher resolution HD videos. The phone comes with either the Qualcomm processor or the Exynos 5433 processor. The 3GB RAM and 32 GB internal memory are good for most users. You can expand to an additional 64 GB memory if needed. The battery keeps the phone running for a full day of browsing, streaming and capturing videos. The battery can gain 50 percent of the charge with 30 minutes of charging. The call quality of the phone is good for most callers and the speaker also works well.

Conclusion

If you prefer to use the stylus, then this phone is certainly for you. It will help you in your office to take notes and draw diagrams by hand. It is a top rated Android device that comes with all sorts of features for entertainment and work. If you don’t need a stylus or the large screen, then you can move on to other small-size phones.

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Average user reviews

Based on 18 Reviews

Overall
4.88889
Display
5
Reception
4.72222
Battery Life
4.833335
Design
4.833335
Apps
4.77778
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5

Would Recommend to a friend.

Galaxy Note 4

Posted on: August 30th, 2015 by jimmy.drew.7

Damn, I want the Note 5... even willing to pay full price. I just can't justify it... sure the phone is "slightly" faster.. and has 4 gigs of RAM.. and the S pen is a bit better, but with no SD slot and no removable battery I am finding it hard to justify the expense. The Note 4 phone was one terrific upgrade. Hell, I still haven't explored all the options available on the Note 4. Everything is exceptional including the camera... screens change very quickly.... and the S pen is a major upgrade from the Note 3. Help me someone, tell me your experience with the Note 5 and why I should upgrade.

This review is the subjective opinion of the user and not of PhoneDog.com

Display:
5
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4
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5
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5
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5
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5

Would Recommend to a friend.

The best phone I have ever had -again

Posted on: August 16th, 2015 by OnSeaside

Every time I get a new phone it seems it's the best one ever so no change with the Note 4. This time it may be for longer though. The display is fantastic, I married into Samsung Android some time ago and love it. The pen: how did I ever live without it. The size is perfect. Looking at the reviews of the 5 I think I may save myself some money and stay with the(current) best phone ever

This review is the subjective opinion of the user and not of PhoneDog.com

Display:
5
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5
Battery Life:
5
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4
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5
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5

Would Recommend to a friend.

The best of the best....

Posted on: February 2nd, 2015 by jimmy.drew.7

I have owned several smart phones and the Galaxy Note and Note 3 and let me tell you the Note 4 is the best of the best. A screen that no other phone can match and excellent battery life as well as super fast operation and apps that are designed to help you in every day occurrences. This phone has it all including fast operations... this will be my fine for 4 years... no doubt...

This review is the subjective opinion of the user and not of PhoneDog.com

Display:
5
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5
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5
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5
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4
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5

Would Recommend to a friend.

Best smartphone that Samsung created so far! Best hardware of any smartphones on 2014!

Posted on: December 3rd, 2014 by 722201

The Note 4 is a really great upgrade over my previous Note 3. - Better Screen with better outdoor visibility. This is the best smartphone screen you can find on any smartphone right now! - I notice it has way better reception that my previous Note 3. Even on places where I didn't have signal, now I have. - Be battery life is awesome. I use my smartphone a lot; no problem getting more than a day with the Note 4. The quick charge is a must have now, you can get hours with minutes of charging. - The Note 4 design is just brilliant! A premium build that feels great on hand. If you previously think Samsung smartphone lacks on design and quality; GO and try the Note 4, you will love it! - Better Rear and Front Camera than my previous Note 3. From my experience comparing the picture quality between my previous Note 3, coo-workers iphone 6 and the Note 4, the Note 4 simple offers the best quality and functionality available. - New functionality works flawless and they really benefits from the Note 4 bigger screen and the SPen. No smartphone is perfect, but this one is very close! There's always room for improvement, below my next year Note series wish list: - Add features into a stock Android experience instead of keep adding more stuff into Touch Wiz or give the options to switch between interface to make everyone happy - Add front stereo speakers for those that use them. - Add build in wireless charging without the need to buy a back cover. I got mine and it works great, but now I can't find a case that fits my Note 4. - Make the home button to work with the SPen without pressing it like the back button. I will definitively recommend this smartphone to ANYONE!

This review is the subjective opinion of the user and not of PhoneDog.com

Display:
5
Reception:
5
Battery Life:
5
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5
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5
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5

Would Recommend to a friend.

Quality, style and functions well

Posted on: November 18th, 2014 by Tony R Jones

Samsung has out did them selves. Phone has a premium feel. The size is perfect . When using it ,it turns heads. The camera is outstanding.

This review is the subjective opinion of the user and not of PhoneDog.com

Display:
5
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5
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5
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5
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5
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5

Would Recommend to a friend.

best phablet

Posted on: November 11th, 2014 by Anonymous

best phablet you can buy in 2014 best display and best battery life

This review is the subjective opinion of the user and not of PhoneDog.com

Display:
5
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5
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5
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5
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5
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5

Would Recommend to a friend.

SAMSUNG GALAXY NOTE 4

Posted on: November 9th, 2014 by Garry Magat

I am one of the lucky owner of Note 4 with amazing quality display, wide angle selfie.excellent battery life. The beast of the SMARTPHONE.

This review is the subjective opinion of the user and not of PhoneDog.com

Display:
5
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5
Battery Life:
5
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4
Apps:
4
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4.5

Would Recommend to a friend.

everything you need and also everything you dont

Posted on: November 8th, 2014 by Jon Andrew

Well like the summary line says it has everything you need and a lot that you dont. I wish there was a way to just erased the things you don't need without having to root and and what not but whatever. Install a custom Rom like nova and your good to go. I returned my iPhone 6 plus for this phone and don't regret it one bit. I like the fluidity of ios but notHong beats making your phone YOUR PHONE. Customisation is taken to a whole other level. From the keyboard and lock screen down to changing the notification light color. Great phone I love the new metal on the edges but I do wish they used a different material as opposed to fake leather. And just less bloatware. Samsung really messed it up with touch Wiz but overall custom launcher and it's the best phone on the market. Hope this helps.

This review is the subjective opinion of the user and not of PhoneDog.com

Display:
5
Reception:
5
Battery Life:
4
Design:
5
Apps:
5
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5

Would Recommend to a friend.

IPhone who?

Posted on: November 6th, 2014 by Anonymous

55th is is is pretty much water proof. The phone had an awesome display and the best color scheme in the game.

This review is the subjective opinion of the user and not of PhoneDog.com

Display:
5
Reception:
5
Battery Life:
5
Design:
5
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5
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5

Would Recommend to a friend.

Best Phone I've Ever Owned

Posted on: November 4th, 2014 by Javier F. Cabrera Gonzalez

I am so happy with this device...the quality, the design and the performance is one of the best I have ever see in any smartphone I've own!!!

This review is the subjective opinion of the user and not of PhoneDog.com

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