Samsung Note 4: The Good Gets Better
Samsung set the trend for big phones and is still not letting go of their signature increase in size. With Galaxy Note 4 being revealed at IFA 2014 in Berlin, we have come to know that this phablet – phone the size of a tablet – is just proof of Samsung’s obsession with bigger phones.
However, we do not have an issue with the size as long as the specs are worth the hassle of carrying phones the size of tablets, and Galaxy Note 4 definitely has a range of features and specs to make us happy.
The 5.7-inch screen phone is now encased in a metal body instead of the usual plastic, and has the optional removable leather back cover attached to it. Moreover, the phablet will be available in Charcoal Black, Frost White, Blossom Pink, and Bronze Gold. The sudden breath of fresh air after all the plastic and metal rip-offs for phone bodies is being welcomed by the users. Interestingly, just this very feature has compelled the users to admit that the Note 4 feels “like an elegant, premium phone.”
The glass of the screen is 2.5D, meaning it is slightly bent at the edges of the screen, like Samsung Galaxy S3. The Super AMOLED screen has jumped from 1080p resolution to Quad HD – 2,560 x 1,440 res!
The rear-facing camera has geared up from 13 MP to 16MP, whereas with advent of selfies, the front camera comes with a 3.7MP sensor and an aperture of f/1.9 for low-light selfies. Moreover, the “Smart Optical Image Stabilization” feature minimizes shaking and allows more light to enter in dark environment. Referring to Ellen’s famous Oscar selfie, Samsung announced it has a special “wide selfie” mode that takes three photos and stitches them together — just like a panorama shot, so maximum people can be fixed in the frame.
Just like Note 3, the Galaxy Note 4 has 3GB of RAM. For internal memory, you have the choice of either 32 or 64GB, with an optional 64GB microSD card.
There has been a slight update in the battery power, from 3,200 mAh in previous models to 3,220 mAh.
Like Galaxy S5, there is a fingerprint scanner on the front and a heart rate monitor on the back, along with a UV light sensor to the back as well.
Samsung has gone back to USB 2.0 from 3.0 because according to their customer feedback, Samsung found that a few people were using the 3.0 port actually.
Three mics have been integrated to cater to directional noise cancellation.
The pen’s pressure sensitivity has been doubled, meaning it can now detect drawing and writing at an angle. Furthermore, it has been specialized for calligraphy too.
The features are actually getting countless, and we can not wait to explore them once Note 4 hits the markets in October at a suggested retail price of €799.