SAMSUNG GALAXY NOTE 4
Samsung is continuously setting up the trend of introducing its new launches in global market, the latest arrival has winded up the wait of its fan by announcing its most latest the Galaxy Note 4 that continues a recent tradition of making the Note its highest-end device heading into the end of the year, at IFA, in Berlin. The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 indeed delivers the promise of a top of the line device, the evolution of three generations worth of stylus-bearing smart phones. Although Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Release date is not revealed yet but it is to be announced soon.
SAMSUNG GALAXY NOTE 4 TABLET DESIGN
We can all breathe a sigh of relief. This is the first time in the history of the Note line that Samsung hasn’t increased the size of its supersize phone. Note 4 holds steady at 5.7 inches, which is plenty big for both viewing and writing. The Note 4 takes design inspiration from its predecessor, the Samsung Galaxy Note 3, as well as the premium Galaxy Alpha, and throws in a few new visual tweaks for good measure. It has a metal frame, a first for a Note handset, to which Samsung has bonded a 2.5D glass front and removable faux leather rear cover.
Not one to stick with standard black and white, Samsung will offer four Note 4 colors at launch. Joining the traditional monochrome options will be ‘Bronze Gold’ and ‘Blossom Pink’ options.
SAMSUNG GALAXY NOTE 4 DISPLAY
The display of the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 is as expected. It hasn’t increased in size, still at 5.7 inches. But the question is what makes Samsung’s 5.7-inch screen important is that it’s Samsung’s first to feature a Super AMOLED display with a “quad HD” resolution, meaning 2,560×1,440 pixels (four times as many as regular HD). The jump from 1,920×1, 080 full HD was inevitable; Samsung isn’t the first phone-maker to trot out the newest gold standard, but now that it’s joined the ranks, we can expect 1440p resolutions going forward on its high-end phones.
If you’ve seen the Galaxy Tab S range of tablets then the Note 4’s screen will be instantly familiar. Colors are punchy enough to wallop your retinas, and its true blacks easily trounce those of the G3, thanks to AMOLED’s ability to completely turn off pixels to render black.
Some users might find the unrealistically vibrant colors a little OTT, but a quick play around with the display settings lets you tone things down a bit, resulting in more realistic colors while retaining the deep blacks.
The Note 4 uses the same Adaptive Display technology, which means that it automatically adjusts its colors according to the warmness and brightness of ambient light. We didn’t get to test this out in detail, nor were we allowed taking the Note 4 outdoors to test its performance in bright sunshine, but if the Tab S screens are anything to go by, the Note 4 should handle the sun’s rays with ease
SAMSUNG GALAXY NOTE 4 NEW S PEN
The S Pen of course returns, and this time it packs in twice the sensitivity, along with new fountain pen and calligraphy pen options.
The S Pen stylus was already good last year, and this year’s tweaks are subtle but welcome. Samsung says that its stylus is more sensitive than previous versions, and more attuned to natural handwriting.
In addition to finding its sensitive side, the Note 4’s S Pen — which snugly holsters in the phone’s bottom edge — adds a few more functions inspired by your computer mouse. These include minimizing app windows and dragging them around to multitask, copy/paste, and help define words you see on the screen.
The S Pen can also be used to highlight text and select multiple photos, by holding down its function button and dragging across, similarly to the way you would on a PC mouse. In practice it worked well: selecting chunks of text was much quicker using this method than holding down text and selecting it with our fingers.
On top of this, the Note 4 can now take photos of text, annotations or notes and convert it into digital form which can be manipulated.
Instead of being an added extra, the S Pen finally feels like a necessary part of the Samsung Galaxy Note 4, rather than a “this is fun but I have no use for it” accessory.
SAMSUNG GALAXY NOTE 4 OS AND APPS
As far as we can tell, the Note 4 runs the same version of Samsung’s Touch Wiz interface on top of Android 4.4 Kit Kat as the Galaxy S5 does. For instance, pulling down the notifications bar gets you quick access to system toggles, and other shortcuts, and a trip to the involved and options-packed Settings menu can help you pick and choose extra gestures and modes to your heart’s content (here’s a list of helpful tips and tricks). Since this is the Note 4, you’ll find S Pen settings besides.
Individual carriers will also add their own management apps and partner installations.
SAMSUNG GALAXY NOTE 4 CAMERA
Happily, the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 has the 16-megapixel camera, and adds optical image stabilization, which makes a big difference in steady shots while holding a big phablet in one hand.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 should be able to shoot clearer, blur-free images even if your hands are shaking. It is paired with an LED flash, and will be able to capture 4K video as well as 16-megapixel still images.
The front-facing camera has been upgraded too. It uses a 3.7-megapixel sensor, with a wide f/1.9 aperture for capturing 60% more light than the Note 3’s front-facing camera. Designed with selfie shooting in mind, you’ll be able to double tap the HRM on the back of the phone to snap a photo when using the front-facing camera, rather than stretch to reach the on-screen button. There’s also a new Wide Selfie mode, which extends the Note 4’s 90-degree field of view to 120 degrees through photo stitching – ensuring you and your friends are all in the picture.
SAMSUNG GALAXY NOTE 4 FEATURES
Smart Select, a new addition to the Air Command menu, lets you select multiple objects for saving to your scrapbook or importing into a different app. You can add to your selection, growing it until you’re ready to use it, or send individual clippings from a Smart Selection to different apps for editing.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 supports fast charging, reaching 50% charge from only thirty minutes of charge time, and naturally it includes Samsung’s grayscale Ultra Power Saving mode for when you’re miles away from the nearest plug socket. Interestingly the phone uses the standard micro USB socket, rather than the USB3 port Samsung had added to the Note 3 and Galaxy S5.
Samsung has also added a third microphone to the top of the handset, letting it suppress background noise when recording conversations. Directional recording lets you mute everyone except the person you want to hear, or separate parts of a conversation for selective playback.
SAMSUNG GALAXY NOTE 4 PERFORMANCE AND BATTERY
With all this power, you would presume that it will put a drain on the battery. While there’s no changing the laws of physics, Samsung does have a few remedies available. Aside from the Ultra Power Saving Mode already mentioned, there’s also Fast Charging here. Samsung claims that its research revealed that users charge their devices for only 30 minutes at a time, so it made sure that the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 will get up to 50 percent charged within than time frame. As for how to charge the device, you have the option of going wired, with USB 2.0 this time instead of 3.0, or wireless with the optional Qi compatible back cover.