These days, big doesn’t always mean better. But Samsung just quashed this belief by churning out a masterpiece- the Galaxy Note 4. Bigger and better. Its big screen and the controversial S-Pen might be a turn-off for some, but it has created a niche for itself, and those people would definitely love this, albeit it being a pain in their palm, pocket, bank and bag.
There are significant improvements right from the design- yes; the sickening plastic feel has lowered a bit, thanks to the premium finish. It’s definitely doing justice to the phablet arena- with its 5.7-inch screen and measuring 153.5 x 78.6 x 8.5mm. Now the crowning glory for this beauty is stellar QHD display with Super AMOLED technology, thanks to the jaw-dropping 515ppi density courtesy the 2560 x 1440 resolution, thrusting it right on top of the big league with the amazing clarity and display which trumps even the full-HD offerings of the iPhone 6 Plus, Nokia Lumia 1520 and the like. Extra- it’s also lighting-sensitive, so you’re guaranteed total legibility in any lighting.
The Galaxy Note 4 runs on Android 4.4.4 KitKat, the latest dessert from Android, and is expected to fully upgrade to Android Lollipop in the future. Another great news- it’s 2014 update to TouchWiz is much more refined, with fewer pre-installed bloatware apps and the redesigned icons that make it look smarter.
It packs in a massive 3220mAh battery which is (gladly) removable, unlike many of its counterparts. On a single, it runs for a whole day really well (moderate to heavy usage), with 20-30% of the juice still left in the tank. Your all-important selfies are in for a gala, thanks to the 16MP lens equipped with a dual-LED flash and OIS, which combats those annoying camera shakes, also letting you shoot great snaps even in dim light by automatically extending exposure time. It even crops up on the lock screen, so say cheese!!!
The Galaxy Note 4‘s wide selection of enhanced essential features enable users to get even more from their mobile device. With the Fast Charging feature and Ultra Power Saving Mode, the Galaxy Note 4 charges faster and ensures that users don’t run out of power when they need it most. The Galaxy Note 4 comes equipped with multiple microphones and an improved speaker phone for better noise cancellation when speaking in loud environments. A built-in Voice Recorder offers eight different directional voice tagging and a selective playback capability that allows users to isolate and listen to specific voices in a group conversation.
The Galaxy Note 4 also offers an improved Fingerprint Scanner, to secure personal data and the world’s first UV sensor in a mobile device.
Making everyday tasks much faster and easier, the Galaxy Note 4’s S Pen has been specifically evolved to serve as the primary tool that users go to for common, everyday mobile device use. This new S Pen offers a much more authentic pen experience, with a more natural brush effect that perfectly emulates writing on paper with a fountain or calligraphy pen.
Galaxy Note Edge
Samsung’s relentless pursuit of the best in innovation through the optimization of mobile technology and the user experience has led to the debut of the innovative and unique Galaxy Note Edge. Taking the Galaxy Note experience to the next level, the Note Edge provides users with a new way to access information, engage with their mobile device, and express their personality and tastes. The Galaxy Note Edge’s unique curved Edge screen provides quick access to frequently used apps, alerts and device functionality – even when the cover is closed – all with the swipe of a thumb. Users can also receive notifications directly on the Edge Screen while watching videos without disturbing their viewing.
The Galaxy Note 4 is available in “Charcoal Black,” “Frost White,” “Bronze Gold,” and “Blossom Pink” in global markets and the Galaxy Note Edge is available in “Charcoal Black” and “Frost White” in select markets through Samsung’s retail channels, e-commerce and carriers.
SAMSUNG GALAXY NOTE 4