The detractors or the anti-S Pen people who post here cant get what exactly why the Samsung will not eliminate the S Pen.
I personally was never interested in having a high speced phone until the first Note with a digitizer pen. That was the main reason, and when I do upgrade, it should have one. Never interested with the S series, nor the Xperia Z lineup, nor especially iPhones.
Drawing and annotating with a finger isn't working. Even my next PC will be the Microsoft Surface Pro lineup with a digitizer. Never just about specs, nor how high the pixel count of the screen, nor the processor. It has to have that active digitizer pen.
And here you are dismissing it! I say I disagree.
If none of the manufacturers did a smartphone with a digitizer, I'd rather get a Windows Phone. I'm never about brand loyalty.
Droid Ghost, 15 Oct 2014Finally you where wrong I love the Galaxy Note 4 but not what the Samsung company are doing wh... moreYes, Motorola Droid Turbo will kill the Note market even without an active digitizer... Not!
Finally you where wrong I love the Galaxy Note 4 but not what the Samsung company are doing when come to update. And have to complain if needed
[deleted post]I am talking about the Galaxy Note 4 and comparing it. I did say the hardware is good and even the most powerful in the market. But why would I talk positive about the pen and useless software on it. Galaxy Note phones always take long to get the update. I did buy a Moto G 2014 because it has big screen 5 inch and lastest android OS and is 4 or 5 times cheaper than the Galaxy Note 4 but performed almost the same because it is almost stock and well optimized. So why are you saying they must delete me?
You are punching people wrong with all those pen useful theory. You need to get deleted not me.
You did say I must use my cheap Moto G 2014 , I'm using it and I'm so happy to spend less money for the best experience .
You don't own this forum sorry ! Just go over my comments.
Droid Ghost, 15 Oct 2014Jealous! Now read and tell me who is useless You are talking to much about the pen and ho... moreThe only one jealous is you posting a lower speced device, right here on a Samsung page.
Now read and tell me who is useless
You are talking to much about the pen and how useful it is?
I was saying that advantage of the Galaxy Note was the size not the pen okay.
This is a conclusion of the review about the Galaxy Note 4.
As you've likely noticed, this review is considerably shorter than my past reviews of Samsung phones. That's largely because, perhaps thankfully, Samsung has slowed its roll just a bit on adding tons and tons of new software features. There are changes, but many of them are so minor or relegated to such obscure stock apps that they're not worth discussing. Much of the other new stuff (compared to the Note3) isn't actually new, too, but comes from the Galaxy S5, as you'd rightly expect.
So, when it comes down to it, what exactly is the Galaxy Note 4 supposed to be over the Note 3? It's supposed to charge faster, last longer, have more pixels, more premium materials, better wireless performance, a fingerprint scanner, and improved cameras. It also has a better speaker, a narrower chassis, and some aesthetic software updates that give it a more modern look. This is not, though, the clear market-leader that the Note 3 was when it came out.
The 5.9" Nexus 6 is on the way, and at 5.7" the Note 4 isn't exactly unusually large these days. The LG G3 and iPhone 6 Plus both have 5.5" displays, and while still smaller, they're clearly in the same basic target demographic. The Note has the trustworthy S Pen (I personally have zero use for it, but some people love it) and a stunning Super AMOLED display, but its main advantage in the marketplace has long been its size. That advantage is quickly shrinking, and Samsung's opaque stance on software updates and the occasionally laggy TouchWiz UI turn off more and more enthusiasts by the day, it would seem. How long until the Note 4 in the US gets an Android "L" update? 3 months? 4? 5? More? We don't know, but it's generally been safe to assume of any Samsung phone that it's going to be "a while."
And what does Samsung have to offer the big-phone buyer at this point that no one else does? This is the question I have a hard time answering in a compelling way. While the Note undoubtedly still has its niche, the competition in this segment has heated up quickly in the last year, and the Note 4 doesn't feel like it has the clear "total package" lead anymore. As an enthusiast who has long enjoyed the Note phones, I don't have an axe to grind here, either - I loved the Note 3. But the times are changing, and for all its improvements, the Note 4 will have a harder time than ever standing out from the crowd.
Here the full review of the Galaxy Note 4
Where is Mobilemaster? I told him about Motorola come back and now that they are out of Google hand they are going to hurt Samsung very soon 'cause Lenovo being number one on Computer wanna be number one on phones too. By owning Motorola, Lenovo which already is number 3 best seller of phones including the Motorola sells, Lenovo will gain more ground in Europe, America and Africa and that going to hurt Samsung whom knows how good Motorola hardware can be and well optimized with android OS.
MobileMaster where are you?
Redwolfbh, 15 Oct 2014The Note 4 is the best phablet Samsung has made yet. As very large phones go is it one of the ... moreThe Note 4's or even the previous ones are bigger than the average smartphone - given.
The weight is proportioned to a big size - given.
Big high resolution screen for more better viewing and useful with the S Pen - given.
Anyone buying this wouldn't be complaining about the weight and size at all.
The Note 4 is the best phablet Samsung has made yet. As very large phones go is it one of the most usable, most powerful and the stylus really can be useful in some circumstances.
One-handed use is difficult, but that is the compromise of having a screen larger than 5.5in or 5.7in this case. LG’s G3 is still easier to use one handed, but has a smaller screen.
Whether people should buy a phablet is another issue, but the Note 4 is the king of the Android phablet heap lasting two days on a charge and arguably the best developed phablet available at the moment.
Pros: large, sharp, colourful and bright screen, very solid build, great camera, great battery life, good fingerprint scanner, neat stylus
Cons: too big for comfortable one-handed use, heavier than the competition, expensive, TouchWiz will annoy some
The Note 4 costs £629 in black, bronze, pink or white, which is £10 more than the iPhone 6 Plus and £249 more than the LG G3, which costs £380.
A heart rate sensor on the back of the phone allows users to record their fitness using Samsung’s S Health app, along with steps and other activity-based fitness measurement. It works as advertised, but is more novelty than useful feature – heart rate monitors will only be useful when they are continually monitoring a user’s heart rate to see real changes, rather than ad hoc measurements.
The fingerprint scanner on the Note 4 lets users unlock the phone and log into various websites, services and apps using a swipe of the finger. It is accurate 95% of the time and is generally faster than taping in passcodes and passwords, using one of three fingers or two thumbs.
The Note 4 has a similar camera to the Galaxy S5 with added optical image stabilisation, which removes hand shake from photos and helps prevent blur in low-light conditions. Video is also made a lot smoother.
Images are generally sharp, with good detail and exposure. Low-light performance is also good, while Samsung’s camera app does a good job of balancing ease of use and manual adjustments.
Of note is the rear camera selfie mode, which locks onto the user’s face and vibrates until it captures a selfie. The heart rate sensor positioned just below the camera on the back can be used as a shutter button for front-facing camera selfies, while the new wide selfie mode is a cross between a panorama and a selfie, making sure everyone can fit in the picture.
The Note 4 has Samsung’s version of Android called TouchWiz, which includes a raft of small tweaks and changes.
Compared to the Note 3, Samsung has pared back on the confusing clutter. Gone are the useless gestures and power-sapping gimmicks, instead replaced by some useful features that are off by default but can be turned on when needed.
The option to increase the screen sensitivity to allow use through gloves is handy for the winter, while direct call that answers the phone when lifted to the ear is intuitive.
The biggest additions are around multitasking, allowing two apps to be used on-screen at one time. Multi-window only supported about half the apps I had installed including Chrome, Evernote and Gmail, but Twitter, Google Docs and Dropbox were notable exceptions.
The Note 4 has the most powerful Qualcomm processor to date with a top-of-the-line 2.7GHz Snapdragon 805 with 3GB of RAM. That makes the phablet fly, with no lag even with two different program side-by-side on-screen and many more running in the background.
The phablet will be able to handle pretty much anything. Most of that power goes to waste most of the time, but the new processor is also very power efficient. It lasts a solid two days on a charge even with heavy use, including push email all day, hundreds of notifications and three hours of browsing, 30 minutes of gaming and an hour of music streaming over Bluetooth.
When the battery does run out, the Note 4 charges fast using the USB power adapter that came with it, charging around 50% of the battery in 30 minutes, as long as it isn’t completely flat to start with.
The quad-HD screen is crisp, bright and has wide viewing angles, which makes viewing videos, photos and browsing websites a more satisfying experience than on a smaller 5in smartphone, much more akin to a tablet.
The very high pixel density on the large screen of 515 pixel per inch allows smaller text to be read, but may require a magnifying glass to see it. For comparison, the 5.5in Apple iPhone 6 Plus has a 401ppi and the Note 3 has 386ppi – the difference is visible on the tiny scale, but the merits of such a high resolution are debatable. The stylus, which slides out from the bottom of the phone, makes manipulating text on a tiny scale possible, but whether people are likely to want to do that is unknown.
The Note 4 is 8.5mm thick and weighs 176g, which is 4g heavier and 1.4mm thicker than the iPhone 6 Plus and 27g heavier but 0.4mm thinner than LG’s 5.5in G3, neither of which have a stylus. It is also 8g heavier and 0.2mm thicker than the Note 3.
Side-by-side it’s a game of spot the difference between the Note 3 and the Note 4. The biggest change is that, like the Galaxy Alpha, the Note 4 has Samsung’s new metal frame, which swaps the cheaper looking plastic for hard metallic edges.
The back is the same plastic, fake leather as the Note 3 which still feels cheap, especially compared to the cat-ear-like back of the the Alpha.
It feels solid and the best made of Samsung’s smartphones to date - a big improvement over the Note 3 and the Galaxy S5.
The big screen makes the phone difficult to hold and use in one hand; the plastic, fake leather back and hard edges provide a reassuring grip, but even with Samsung’s one-handed mode it isn’t a satisfying experience. It isn’t impossible and can be done in a pinch on the tube, train or bus.