As Samsung released the original and developer editions, a Vietnam’s retailer decided to add a Midas touch by coating the Galaxy Note 4 with 24-carat gold. This of course was at a small token of $2000 compared to the $699 price tag for the developer edition.
Who would have imagined that Samsung will be releasing its fourth generation device after four years from the original Galaxy Note phablet? The Galaxy Note 4 will surely be loved by anyone with its fast processor.
This new innovation is definitely a stand out; Galaxy Note 4’s S-Pen series is a giant 5.7 inch screen phablet and is thicker that the Note 3 and it almost resembled Apple’s iPhone 6 Plus. It weighs 6.2 ounces and a dimension of 6 x 3.1 x 0.34 inches so this will just fit right in every hand bag, big pockets and gives that “feel good” grip to every user.
When it comes to its display resolution, it holds a 1080p Ultra HD display up to a 2,650 x 1,440p quad HD AMOLED with a pixel density of 515 ppi, assuring you of crystal clear and crisp remarkable display. So viewing HD images, websites, or even 4k videos is a luxury along with its glossy color spectrum and resilient contrast. Not much of a difference from the iPhone 6 Plus and LG’s G3.
As far as its design and build is concerned, the metal over plastic design is one of the best moves Samsung has done for the Note 4. Their silver accents around the units rim and buttons is a trademark to both the white and black color version. It has a more textured back casing which makes it more securely satisfying to hold and easy to carry as well as its physical buttons are easy to distinguish and press with your fingers.
For Galaxy S5 users, the Note 4 is not much of a big difference. It has that soft home button and two others below the screen. The power and lock button still stays on the right realm while the volume control buttons are on the left. The fast-charging port situated at the bottom evenly matching the 3.5 mm headset jack port. Spinning behind the unit is its LED flash module below the 16MP camera lens which is a heart-rate sensor that is evident to Samsung units having it as their distinguished trademark.
Inside its sheath are the battery and a microSD card slot, which presents a whole 64GB card while the S-Pen also occupies the part too. The rubber gasket around the internal parts are also noticeable, this is to protect them from any fluid, which is a direct indicator that Note 4 is not waterproof.
Not to worry about how your music will play in this unit because it has genuinely good speakers and a mediocre audio characteristic. It also supports Bluetooth 4.1 and NFC, for the record.
About the OS and apps on this unit, Android 4.4 KitKat is a giveaway on this phablet and is the underpinning base of Samsung’s TouchWhiz layer.
The Galaxy Note 4 offers the split-screen mode that allows users to resize two app windows from the list of programs, plus you can also drag popup windows anywhere within the screen. Popups can also be resized into a bubble, similar to the chat head thread in Facebook Messenger or like the Galaxy S5’s toolbox bubble.
Verizon on the other hand offers the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 via its Verizon Wireless network at a full retail price of $699 along with a 32 GB internal storage, a two installment plan and a two-year contract. The Developer Edition is available at the same price of $699.99 but doesn’t have the installment plans as compared to the original Galaxy Note 4 sold by Verizon Wireless.
Although it looks bulky and impressively expensive at around $840, £600 and AU$960, still the Galaxy Note 4 will definitely rule its line of phablets. With its domineering QHD screen resolution and its Super AMOLED technology, visuals will be no doubtfully sharp. Especially for users who love gaming and watching movies on their phones, they will thank Samsung for cleverly designing a unit that works both as a phone and a mini tablet.