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Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Review

by Kavita MevadaJuly 4, 2017
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Here we are Describing about the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Review. The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Review is getting a bit long in tooth in mobile terms, but that don’t think that means it not worth buying especially at less than $400/$500 without a contract.

WHAT IS THE SAMSUNG GALAXY NOTE 4?

The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 is Samsung’s phablet follow-up to the Note 3. The Note really isn’t cheap at launch. If you buy it directly from Samsung it will cost you an eye-watering £629 SIM-free, but you can find it for less if you shop around. These days it costs a lot less.

You get a lot for that price, though. A ‘2K’ QHD screen, speedy Snapdragon 805 processor, fast charging and a new, improved S-Pen stylus all come as part and parcel. It also features a new premium metal design.

Thankfully Samsung has also listened to the moans of displeasure at the copious amounts of bloatware it packs on its handsets, and has significantly cut down on its own, often overwhelming, bundled apps.

The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 is one of those big phones that grow on you the more you use it. There are slicker phones around, but there’s a whole lot to like about this giant.

With an update to Android 5.0 Lollipop on the horizon, things can only get better for the Samsung galaxy  Note 4, but it’s facing ever stiffer big-phone competition from the iPhone 6S Plus and the Google Nexus 6P.

The Galaxy Note 4 is getting a bit long in the tooth in mobile terms, but that don’t think that means it not worth buying especially at less than £400/$500 without a contract. That is a lot of phone for the money and in some ways plenty of people will prefer it to the newer Galaxy Note 5, a phone that’s not actually available in the UK.

The newer Note gives you a better camera and faster processor, but doesn’t have the removable battery or microUSB slot of the Galaxy Note 4. Both these features have been key to the Note 4’s success so we’re not quite sure why Samsung chose to omit them in its latest phone. We wish it hadn’t.

WHAT IS THE SAMSUNG GALAXY NOTE 4?

The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 is Samsung’s phablet follow-up to the Note 3. The Note really isn’t cheap at launch. If you buy it directly from Samsung it will cost you an eye-watering £629 SIM-free, but you can find it for less if you shop around. These days it costs a lot less.

You get a lot for that price, though. A ‘2K’ QHD screen, speedy Snapdragon 805 processor, fast charging and a new, improved S-Pen stylus all come as part an parcel. It also features a new premium metal design.

Thankfully Samsung has also listened to the moans of displeasure at the copious amounts of bloatware it packs on its handsets, and has significantly cut down on its own, often overwhelming, bundled apps.

The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 is one of those big phones that grows on you the more you use it. There are slicker phones around, but there’s a whole lot to like about this giant.

With an update to Android 5.0 Lollipop on the horizon, things can only get better for the Note 4, but it’s facing ever stiffer big-phone competition from the iPhone 6S Plus and the Google Nexus 6P.

SAMSUNG GALAXY NOTE 4: DESIGN

The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 is a big phone and big phones pose some handling issues. The Samsung galaxy Note 4, much like the Note 3, actually doesn’t feel too ridiculous to use in one hand or to hold up to the ear to take a call. But it doesn’t mask its stature as well as the LG G3 or LG G4, but even for our smallish hands it didn’t take long to adjust.

Compared to the Note 3, it’s taller, thicker and heavier, but the key difference is that it’s not as wide. It’s not by a great deal but this does slightly reduce the area you need to stretch fingers across to reach the other end of the virtual keyboard.

You will want to type holding it in two hands, but it’s not a pain to use it in one hand either. Samsung does include a one-handed operation mode to shrink the screen size, which should help those who are really struggling.

Inevitably comparisons are going to be made with the iPhone 6 Plus and having had the big iPhone to compare, the Apple Smartphone is taller and wider but slimmer than the Note 4. The curved sides on the Apple make it slightly nicer to grip, but both designs have their good and bad points.

SAMSUNG GALAXY NOTE 4: SCREEN

The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 sticks to the same 5.7-inch screen, but it’s the resolution where things have changed. Following the lead of the LG G3 and the Oppo Find 7, Samsung has moved from a Full HD 1080p resolution display to a much sharper 1400 x 2560-pixel QHD (Quad HD) display. That means it has four times the pixels as a 720p HD display like you’d find on a Moto G for instance.

Samsung still uses a PenTile Super AMOLED panel to deliver the punchy colours and excellent black levels, making it a great canvas for video and reading. The pixel count is 515ppi, which is less than the 534ppi on the G3, but it’s still more than the 432ppi on the Galaxy S5.

One key benefit is that you gain the ability to view multiple apps on the same screen, which will come in handy for the Note 4’s Multi Window feature. There are some disadvantages, too, such as the impact on battery life with the extra processing power needed to deal with the higher resolution.

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