The original Galaxy Note was a game changer. While initially the critics scoffed at the idea of a ‘phablet’ and many thought it was a ridiculous to hold such a big device as Smartphone, the Note went on to become a huge success and it shifted the mobile world to big screens. Since then, Samsung has been updating the Note series every year with new iteration with notable enhancements. We can bluntly say, so far none of its rivals had managed to match the powers of the S-Pen and its functionality. Come 2014 IFA, time for the 4th generation Note to be announced and here it is the latest Galaxy Note 4.
Galaxy Note 4 Specifications:
- 5.7-inch Super AMOLED display
- 2560×1440 pixel resolution
- 551 ppi
- 2.7GHz quad-core processor or 1.9GHz octa-core processor
- 3GB of RAM
- 16-megapixel pixel with Smart optical image stabilization
- 3.7-megapixel front-facing camera, f/1.9 lens, 120 degree wide angle
- 32GB storage, microSD card slot
- 153.5 x 78.6 x 8.5mm
- 176 grams
- 3220mAh battery
- Fast charging that can take you from 0 percent to 50 percent charge level in around 30 minutes
- Android 4.4 KitKat
- Charcoal Black, Frost White, Bronze Gold and Blossom Pink
Every Galaxy Note iteration has seen an increase in the display size but the trend stops here, thankfully. It would be insane to push it further so we have the 5.7-Super AMOLED display but what differentiates this display from the last year’s model is the resolution. A whopping 551 pixels are stashed in the QHD display i.e, a resounding 2560 x 1440 pixel resolution. We are talking about the similar eye-popping brilliant display we saw in Galaxy Tab S but all in a 5.7 inch screen.
The look and feel also is similar to the last year’s model but we have a metal frame on the sides while still retaining the plastic faux leather back panel. It is 8.5 mm thin and weighs 176 grams.
The stand-out of the Note series is the S-Pen functionality and we have seen it get better and neater every year. Samsung claims a better pressure sensitivity and few new features like S-Select that helps you in smartly and easily select the pictures, texts and works like a mouse.
The camera department holds up a 16-megapixel back camera with an enhanced optical image stabilization and a 3-megapixel front camera with a better low light abilities.
The front camera should also be a selfie’s dream with a 120 -degree wide angle with a ‘groufie’ feature to accommodate a whole lot of real estate.
With a QHD display, battery would always be a concern but Samsung has been able to muster enough battery juice in every iterations. Note 4 gets 3220 mAh battery and more importantly, the company says it can fast recharge up to 50 percent in some 30 minutes which is really good.
Samsung Galaxy Note 4 will be available in four colours: Black, White, Gold and Pink, and the global rollout will begin October onwards for an unlocked price of $993 (approx Rs 56,160).