Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Review

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Samsung was the first to pioneer the larger display phone when everyone thought the idea was absurd. The Note series have been really interesting and well-crafted as a mini pocket PC of the best kind. Samsung’s software integration has just been better, they have few useful features that make great use of the larger display. Samsung Galaxy Note 4 was a healthy update over the Samsung Galaxy Note 3, lets see what it has to offer.
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Design

Samsung is evolving with time, they are offering a better design with every product. Samsung Galaxy Note 4 has the really nice built, they have bettered the last year’s leather back and have evolved the edges to be more premium. It has a very sharp and clean metal framing at the edges that makes you feel great when you hold this product. The front coating for the SUPER AMOLED display looks really cool and reduces the glare.

Display

I keep on stressing on the fact that if you buy a larger phone it is obviously for the display and you are going to get the best large display on the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 compared to the rest available in the market. Samsung Galaxy Note 4 has a Quad HD Super AMOLED display on a 5.7 inch canvas. It looks like so surreal and beautiful. It has great viewing angles as mentioned earlier. Colours on the Samsung high end phones have always been over saturated but the y are pretty regardless.

Camera

Samsung might produce the best smartphone camera lens after Apple. Samsung Galaxy Note 4 has a 16MP camera which takes some brilliant shots. It has very accurate detailing and a good sense of colour as well. At times the light up parts are too bright and the dull ones a duller. Overall it does take beautiful photos. The amazing simplified camera UI compared to last year lets you manually edit you settings and take an artistic shot for the creatively inspired. I wish iPhone 6 allowed all this. The UI does have some features that help with the camera but you wont use most of them. The lens is also capable of taking 4K video which is amazingly crisp and the best resolution you will get from a lens on video.

Software

Right now the phone uses the v4.4.4 KitKat Android OS to run the phone on the Samsung Touch Wiz UI which is still pretty clutters and finding and enabling some features might need thorough search on Google. The S Pen (stylus) that comes with Samsung Galaxy Note 4 allows you to use some great features of the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 like Note Taking, Scrapbooks, Multitasking etcetera. This features really makes sense and give the larger display a purpose more than just watching movies and staring at the beauty of the display.

Performance

Samsung phones are the best performers. They give brilliant processing speed, this one gets this form the Snapdragon 805 processor and the 3GB RAM that lies beneath. The battery itself is quiet amazing with great backup but a software integration that allows a battery saver mode that can get you up to extra hours of juice for only phone calls, texts and emails and 1-2 apps that you want on during that time. Samsung Galaxy Note 4 comes with a 32GB internal memory expandable to up to 128GB.
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GENERAL 2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G Network HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
4G Network LTE 800 / 850 / 900 / 1800 / 2100 / 2600
SIM Micro-SIM
Announced 2014, September
Status Available. Released 2014, October
BODY Dimensions 153.5 x 78.6 x 8.5 mm (6.04 x 3.09 x 0.33 in)
Weight 176 g (6.21 oz)
– Fingerprint sensor (PayPal certified)
– S Pen stylus
DISPLAY Type Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 1440 x 2560 pixels, 5.7 inches (~515 ppi pixel density)
Multitouch Yes
Protection Corning Gorilla Glass 3
SOUND Alert types Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
Loudspeaker Yes
3.5mm jack Yes
MEMORY Card slot microSD, up to 128 GB
Internal 32 GB, 3 GB RAM
DATA GPRS Yes
EDGE Yes
Speed HSDPA, 42 Mbps; HSUPA; LTE, Cat4, 50 Mbps UL, 150 Mbps DL (N910C)
HSDPA, 42 Mbps; HSUPA; LTE, Cat6, 50 Mbps UL, 300 Mbps DL (N910S)
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi hotspot
Bluetooth v4.1, A2DP, EDR, LE
NFC Yes
Infrared port Yes
USB microUSB v2.0 (MHL 3), USB Host, USB On-the-go
CAMERA Primary 16 MP, 5312 x 2988 pixels, optical image stabilization, autofocus, LED flash, check quality
Features Dual Shot, Simultaneous HD video and image recording, geo-tagging, touch focus, face/smile detection, panorama, HDR
Video 2160p@30fps, 1080p@60fps, optical stabilization, dual-video rec., check quality
Secondary 3.7 MP, 1440p
FEATURES OS Android OS, v4.4.4 (KitKat)
Chipset Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 (SM-N910S)
Exynos 5433 (SM-N910C)
CPU Quad-core 2.7 GHz Krait 450 (SM-N910S)
Quad-core 1.3 GHz Cortex-A53 & Quad-core 1.9 GHz Cortex-A57 (SM-N910C)
GPU Adreno 420 (SM-N910S)
Mali-T760 (SM-N910C)
Sensors Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer, gesture, UV, heart rate, SpO2
Messaging SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM
Browser HTML5
Radio No
GPS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, Beidou
Java Yes, via Java MIDP emulator
Colors Frosted white, Charcoal black, Bronze Gold, Blossom Pink
– ANT+ support
– S-Voice natural language commands and dictation
– Air gestures
– Dropbox (50 GB cloud storage)
– Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
– TV-out (via MHL A/V link)
– MP4/DivX/XviD/WMV/H.264/H.263 player
– MP3/WAV/eAAC+/AC3/FLAC player
– Photo/video editor
– Document editor
– Voice memo/dial/commands
BATTERY Li-Ion 3220 mAh battery
Stand-by
Talk time (2G) / Up to 20 h (3G)
Music play Up to 82 h
MISC SAR US 0.37 W/kg (head)     0.88 W/kg (body)
SAR EU 0.37 W/kg (head)     0.38 W/kg (body)

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Sinha

Passion and Inspiration drives my life and I get them both from technology. Getting to write about it is an absolute bliss. The bliss comes from people reading what you want to convey. There is nothing better for a person than his views to be heard. I am a music, tv shows, movies and technological enthusiast.

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