Anonymous, 21 Feb 2015Yep, the Note 4 has the best screen on the market.
Some people still make the over saturate... moreHaha. Right.
You want to know the best part?
The saturated colors was never even a very strong argument to begin with. Just like the suppsoed lag arguments by apple users. Just exaggerations of one issue while ignoring benefits in contrast to ignoring the weaknesses of wha they are defending in order to spread bias fud.
When the Samsung Omnia HD came out in early 2009 as the first phone capable of play and or recording HD content, it was also the first device to use a large Amoled screen. As far as I know. Compared to tiny Oled displays that were not the same.
At that time it destroyed all availabel under or over saturated and very reflective weak washed out LCDs.
Even the next generations had nothing to really boast against it. Except a few having more accurate colors....Not very accurate....Just more accurate.
It was not even until the next generation or two that LCDs started becoming really higher grade and improving brightness and not looking so washed out.
But you know what most of them still did because people actually like it? Calibrate their screens to be saturated. But most of them also still go for an unnatural white balance.
So around the time of the S3 some LCDs had a little lead. And only the iPhone went for actually natural colors. But that's still not perfectly accurate, still off white point, no blacks, and weak contrast.
The next round LCDs started getting very bright So Amoled needed to as well. But Samsung then also implemented the color saturation options as color accuracy was becoming more of a thing. What people also forget is that Amoled is less reflective.
And now we have the Note 4. Which boasts nearly perfect colors and a very close to spot on white point. But you can use saturated settings if you choose.....Like most do. It's gamma can still be 0.1-0.4 high on some things.....Which is EXTREMELY marginal and better than almost any phone or even TV.
[deleted post]Awe. Looks like bthurt. I didn't even have to read the review yet. I will be back to do so shortly though.
It's just obvious because Samsung has a lead in technology. The comparisons are about what each device offers compared to others. Not which one is 2 milo seconds faster by offering nothing.
Tom-Helge, 21 Feb 2015You seems to be angry and mad that your Nexus 6 couldn't even reach the Note 4 even to the toe... moreYep, the Note 4 has the best screen on the market.
Some people still make the over saturated amoled screen argument based on 2012 screens.
I would still go for Nexus 6 over the lame and overrated Note 4. Samsung is well-known and pretty much everyone's using a Samsung device. Fingerprint scanners, stylus pen, heart rate monitor and all that is completely unnecessary. Honestly, do you really need those for a phone? Large form factors are also unnecessary for a phone, personally I think the Nexus 6 should be around 5.6"
[deleted post]You seems to be angry and mad that your Nexus 6 couldn't even reach the Note 4 even to the toenail and got beaten to death almost.
And secondly, the screen on the Note 4 is actually the most color accurate screen out there if you have brain enough to set the screen mode to basic.
DisplayMate did say that it's the best screen out so far: http://www.displaymate.com/Gal...ootOut_1.htm
If you put the screen to the AMOLED-cinema mode, then yes, the screen will pop the colors more. But this is a Samsung phone that have different types of screen modes that allows the users to use the screen mode they like best.
So get your facts together instead of lying.
GSMArena, why did you remove my comment about the OIS on the Note 4 under 4k video recording?
I hope you did remove it as you realized you had made an error in the test and will correct the error pretty soon.
However, to further prove that i'm right about the OIS under 2160p, then take a look at my own video taken with my Note 4 at 2160p Or 4k here: http://youtu.be/PmVrvkpKK80
There you can see how well it does under OIS on those bumpy and snowy roads.
And if you still don't believe me i can even upload a video in 1080p taken with my Note 4 aswell that shows that the OIS is working the same there as it does under 4k.
Nexus 5, 20 Feb 2015You can't say Nexus 6 over Note 4: 6 inch vs 5.7 inch screen and then Note 4 over Nexus 6: mor... moreOk, so with your logic, if you were comparing 2 cars and one had the advantage of a more powerful engine, you couldn't count fuel economy as an advantage for the other one?
No argument, the Nexus 6 is bigger because of the 6" screen... some people see the bigger screen as an advantage, others would prefer a more pocketable device.
You can't say Nexus 6 over Note 4: 6 inch vs 5.7 inch screen and then Note 4 over Nexus 6: more compact. Come on?!
WOW, that's as clear a win as I have seen.
If you want the better panoramas, OIS or loudspeaker quality... get the Nexus 6.
For every thing else (hardware, performance, screen, camera, video, software, user interface, battery, audio, multimedia etc)... NOTE 4 FTW!
It's pretty obvious that the nexus 6 sucks in comparison to the note 4. However I really hope that Motorola keeps the design to make a 6 inch moto G this year.
Do they make mobile phone calls - what about reception, and clarity. And then there is the Android security issue - is this finally sorted with Android 5, or not.
If you want a gaming platform because you have a boring life and just play games or muck around on facebook all day, these are right up your alley, otherwise they are boring as hell. Frankly they both do not offer anything really new, and in the case of the Note 4, it is just full of superfluous software.
mercereno, 20 Feb 20152-4 hours is a big interval, be more specific?
Nexus 5 on lollipop also takes 2.5 hours for 0... moreWell, my nexus 5 after 1.3 year doesn't hold charge as long as it use to (same with my Samsungs but I have replacement batteries)... so faster charging still isn't very fun when I have to do it 2-3 times a day. The S5 charges to to full in around 3 hours. Not quite as fast as full in 1hour but it's fast if I wanna go from say 60 to 80 because I used it a lot during the morning, it's still only about 30 min at the wall.
I still have working S2 running at full speeds despite the broken screen (very sad, attached to it for some 5 years). S3 kind of died because it sucked. But S5 after 1 year still running solid. If you're gonna mod your Nexus then let's play the Galaxy line on the same level. The Note already has superior battery and all the good stuff listed on this article. And now you mod it to make it even better, how would that compare?
Yeah... then Nexus aren't even close to worth just $100 less than Note. Moto ain't Google, they couldn't do $400 price tag for what now is an average device. Wasn't even an incremental increase from N5. They just hit us with $300+ on the bill for N6. If the N6 was even at $500 then the story would be a little bit different.
I would buy the Note 4, simply for the battery life and better audio reproduction with headphones.
mercereno, 20 Feb 2015Have fun when your touchwiz starts lagging. Also turbo charging in nexus 6 makes battery life ... moreI don't know when was the last time you used a samsung SmartPhone. But i can confidently say that my s5 has showed no sign of lags or stutters when using. Yeah... maybe Touchwiz' all loaded up. But it sure is loaded up with a hell lot of useful stuff. And samsung is going after minimalism with the launch of s6. So this 'Touchwiz' is bot goin' to be much of a prob.
"It's strange that it's Samsung, the hardware-centric company, which offers the more compelling software features."
Good point well said.