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GALAXY NOTE 4
Samsung has unveiled their latest model of the proudest NOTE series. Yes, Galaxy NOTE 4 has struck the market. Most of the lazy gadget lovers are already feeling the pain that they have to wait impatiently to own the latest technological masterpiece of Samsung. The Korean mobile manufacturer is too happy to see the tagline “Sold out” or “Limited stock” in every major online store like Amazon, AT&T, Best Buy, Costco Verizon, Sprint, Verizon etc. Most of our readers are eager to see the review in order to learn more about the model. The most significant matter we need to analyze is how well Samsung has succeeded in upgrading their NOTE 3 model to the latest NOTE 4. Samsung has kept the promise to release the device on the month of October itself. Surely the model can be categorized under the so called ‘Phablet’ with the right mixture of the features of smartphone and tablet. Let’s see the how Samsung has managed to build the most powerful tablet ever as they claim.
We can expect a pretty good creative display from Samsung on this phone as the rivals are too busy in bringing crystal clear display to the customers with the same price range. The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 comes with a Quad HD (QHD) display with a resolution of 2560×1440 which makes it a good competitor among them. The Super AMOLED screen with 5.7-inch display is energy efficient and best in quality too. But the rivals Google and Motorola have already invited Samsung for an open fight by announcing 5.96-inch QHD display on Nexus-6.The pixel density of 515 ppi (pixels-per-inch) is not going to be a bad option for the customers. The HD videos are awesome with this phone as colors are vivid and details are so perfect.
The mobile camera lovers can enjoy much with this phone as it comes with 16 MP rear camera and it allows 60% more light than the previous versions. This can be seen from the image quality as well. The rear camera is also enabled with image stabilization which is very useful for the amateurs as well as the professionals. Once it was heavy movie cameras to take videos. Now it is Note 4 with 4K video recording at 30 fps which is awesome feature. The video were too perfect as short movie makers can completely rely on it. The 120 fps slow motion recording is definitely going to help the doers and adventurers. The front camera with 3.7 MP can capture QHD videos and is wide angled one. It helps the wide angled selfies indeed. The selfie Panorama mode available which makes it so easy to capture selfies and the selfie legacy is about to continue.
There are two variants of Samsung Galaxy Note 4 is available in the market. One variant is with the typical 2.7 Ghz quad-core Snapdragon 805 processor with a perfect combination of Adreno 420 GPU. The potential competitor Moto Droid Turbo quadcore also comes with the same processor. But the Display size is comparatively smaller. The fact is that Snapdragon 805 processor is the first one that introduced comprehensive Ultra HD (4K) display. The second variant comes with a Samsung ARM with Exynos 5433 SoCs. Exynos 5433 holds a better performance capability than Snapdragon 805 around 15%. The 3GB RAM and an internal memory of 32GB is added to the arsenal for the technology battle.
They have not improved from their cheap plastic body with the aluminum frame. The gadget lovers have already expressed their concern over the expensive phablet. And old looking leather cover is no match for the price. Another important feature introduced by Samsung is the USB 3.0 charging slot instead of the old USB 2.0. They claim that the charging time has reduced considerable. 10% to 50% charge can be achieved within 10 minutes. They have foreseen the marketing strategy by the Motorola on Moto droid Turbo. As they claim, Their Turbo charger is too fast.
Android’s latest KitKat 4.4.4 is the operating system of Galaxy Note 4 with an enhanced User interface altogether. It includes better functionalities, eye catching menus and icons. And with gesture control too. The Features of S-Pen has also improved considerable from the NOTE 3. The pressure sensitivity has been doubled.
Performance and battery
As far as the device speed is concerned. There is no lag with the video playback and the internet usage seems to be superfast. The underlying hardware is too advanced that you can’t expect much better performance on other phones under the same category. The S-Pen also eases the work pressure of designers as they can easily complete their works while they travel. They enhanced internet speed allows them to share their works without any difficulties.
Samsung Galaxy Note 4 comes with a 3200mAh battery which is the favorite of many high level smartphones. We can see better battery backup than from Note 3 devices and also it comes with the easy charging feature as we mentioned above.
Considerable changes from NOTE 3
One of the important changes with NOTE 4 is definitely the hike in price. NOTE 4 costs around $700-$850 according to the major online sites. The screen size has not changed much. The overall length of the phone is 154 mm which slightly higher than the NOTE 3 of 151mm. Also there is a hike in thickness of around 0.2mm. You are not going to feel the change whatsoever. The Note 4 is of 176 g and makes it somewhat heavier than the previous version. The NOTE 4 has the better touch sensitivity, display and energy efficiency. 13 MP to 16 MP rear camera is noticeable. You can’t find any major difference in the music quality from NOTE 3 .Samsung has introduced some important features like finger print scanning, heart rate monitor and a UV scanner and thus it can mess with the iPhone 6 as well. Samsung Galaxy Note 4 has another important feature is called download Booster. It can combine the speed of Both 4G and Wi-Fi to make it Superfast.
Pros and Cons
As usual the Samsung has achieved their benchmark of introducing better and bigger display. It was always there to main objective. The S Pen Stylus and new features like heart rate monitor, finger print scanner etc is definitely going to impress the Samsung smartphone lovers.
But In the Aesthetic sense. It falls below other competent. Samsung should definitely consider improving the performance of this department because the world is becoming more and more stylish. Also the phone is more expensive than most of its rivals. If people can buy same features without spending much, In future they may consider other options as well. They Phone is not waterproof and one who spends huge amount on the phone should consider this. Even if the display and performance is high. The small but significant factors like these need some extra care.