"Samsung’s own even-higher resolution Note 4 (or equally high resolution Galaxy S5 flagship) both turn in benchmarks far lower than Apple’s new 6 Plus—and less than half that of last year’s iPhone 5s. In terms of fps, the latest benchmarks show that Samsung’s new Exynos-powered Note 4 drops down to 10.5 fps—almost half that of iPhone 6 Plus— in the same test.
Looking at the fairly decent, low level theoretical scores of the GPUs Samsung uses (combined with much higher clock rates and more RAM), it appears that the company’s devotion to extremely high resolution numbers is a spec list checkmark (rather than a real feature that benefits users) and is a primary contributing reason for poor real life scores in rendering 3D OpenGL scenes.
In other words, the chips Samsung is choosing to use could theoretically match Apple’s latest iPhones if they were not also driving tons of additional pixels that contribute little to no benefit to users. Think of it as a reasonably powerful engine installed into a monster truck with massive wheels it can barely turn.
Unfortunately, there will always be people who blindly chase specs."
This is worrying and I would not recommend the Galaxy Note 4 if one was looking to buy it for gaming or video. Other rival flagships may be better.
Zamalekfans, 07 Oct 2014Hi guys. Please I want your advice I have samsung galaxy s3 and really want to upgrade my phon... more...for real?... BB passport should not even be an option against the mighty note 4. BB are low spec, restricted, small market phones. Go for the note 4. BB is a joke.
Zamalekfans, 07 Oct 2014Hey guys I have samsung galaxy s3 and really want to upgrade my phone to galaxy note 4 but whe... moreIt has been, smashed in performance by iPhone, review by GSM. I think Korean play with numbers, may us deprived, actually the spex mentioned are frivolous. Wait till you see S6.
samsung are by far the best mobile device
so user friendly great tech just an all round super device
Samsung made bad engineering decisions with regards to screen resolution and graphics performance. Even though it looks good on paper, due to lack of optimization, graphics are worse than even Galaxy Note 3, which is not acceptable, ESPECIALLY if you are buying for gaming and watching videos:
TheNeighbor, 08 Oct 2014Oh, the reviewer did mention Note 4 on the normal settings that the "more responsive than... moreHe also noted that on max settings note performs worse than z3... ;-)
Dissapointing for a device claiming to have top SoC performance...
darkraver, 08 Oct 2014Not everything is great...
http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=yZNyOi8nHqMOh, the reviewer did mention Note 4 on the normal settings that the "more responsive than the Z3 or Z3 Compact." LOL.
Same reviewer posted the Modern Combat 5 on the Note 4:
Galaxy Note 4 Gameplay Review- Modern Combat 5 Bl…: http://youtu.be/l9pfFwO9TXo
Nothing wrong when games developed for mobile gaming. No mention of temperature. I can only speculate a Z3 like its previous iteration will heat up fast with that thin profile.
Not everything is great...
Zamalekfans, 07 Oct 2014Hey guys I have samsung galaxy s3 and really want to upgrade my phone to galaxy note 4 but whe... moreFor browsing, work and games buy Note 4, but if you chat a lot buy BB Passport, the touchscreen can't beat the physical keyboard..
Hope will help u.. :)
Zamalekfans, 07 Oct 2014Hi guys. Please I want your advice I have samsung galaxy s3 and really want to upgrade my phon... moreHi don't get confused, Galaxy Note 4 is the best choice. Blackberry passport and their OS is useless, you will regret if you purchase blackberry.
vino41, 08 Oct 2014Real men's phone.Real men don't carry purses around just for a phone
Anonymous, 07 Oct 2014Note 4 is better coz more expensive the phone..more great Spec... :)if everybody go with your advise then all of us should go and by iphone 6+ instead of been here looking in the specs of note 4
Zamalekfans, 07 Oct 2014Hi guys. Please I want your advice I have samsung galaxy s3 and really want to upgrade my phon... moreThese phone has completely different OS and different design. OS wise the android had the lead because you found more apps choice than BB. hardware, i will say note had the lead on all specs. and after all you are the one who decide which one suit for your needs