What!? USB 2.0 on this only? The speaker grill is now at the back?
I am keeping my Note 3, thank you. I'm finally getting that extended battery for my Note 3, because I don't see myself "upgrading" to the Note 4. I don't buy the increased pixel resolution, or the increased camera resolution, and metal sides. Samsung, I got 4 of your Note products, and I think you had the Note 3 as being the best performance and setting the pace of what a smartphone is suppose to be. I am just in disbelief of some features have been one step back from the Note 3 for the Note 4. Even the absence of the stitch edge made the back look funny now - there's no transition from leather to metal.
I think people who still use Note 2s should really get their money's worth with the Note 3 instead, and at a price more affordable. The sound system on the Note 3 was rated as very good with the position firing from the bottom side just made more sense than facing the back side. The USB 3.0 on the Note 3 is a great help with transferring big amounts of data for me, and reverting back to version 2.0 is not good (if the this is factual).
It's a Superamoled with 515 pixel density guys! On top of it, it's not a 3 gigger RAM because it's now been upgrade to 4 (specification above is NON confirmation.. Please watch Android Authority on Youtube over their quick reviews about Samsung Galaxy Note 4 in IFA Berlin.. It's a killer phone for this year of course..
As a Note 3 user and looking at the Note 4, I am disappointed on these:
1. USB 3.0 to USB 2.0 (Because I really make use of the USB 3.0 to transfer files to my laptop quickly) (Maybe because Samsung tried to implement the fast charging thingy that force them to do this downgrade.
2. The speaker on Note 3, which is at the bottom of the phone, is changed to the back of the Note 4. (I prefer it to be at the bottom because it is nearer to my ear when I look at the display/screen of the phone. And when I put it flat on the ground/the table, I can't hear the sound clearly if it was placed at the back of the phone. Hence, I prefer the speaker to be at where they put it on the Note 3)
3. It is not dust/waterproof like S5. (Supporting Samsung to come out with the BEST PHONE, I expect Note 4 to have almost everything special in the S5 as Note series are always the "Biggest Brother" of the Samsung mobile phone.)
4. (This is not a BIG issue for me as I always use phone cover for my phone) Some deny Samsung as Samsung always come out with "plastic phones". I expect the Note 4 to come out with something more luxurious. I would like to congratulate Samsung for the effort to improve the Note series by using Metal for the side. But still, the back cover is still make of plastic.
This is just my personal view of the Note 4. However, the great display, fast charging and many more new functions do attract me to the phone. I really hope Samsung read my review and improve it for the next Note series! :)
Very one dimensional of Samsung in its product lines. Expected some real game changing innovation. Disappointed.
why do they keep making all these new updates for the notes only? I'm so tired of it. As great as it is, I cannot walk around with a Note. It's too big it's almost as walking around with a mini iPad in your pocket. If it was the same size as the S5 I would have bought it over the iPhone 6, but I want a phone not a tablet so sadly i'm going to pass this great opportunity for the mediocre iphone 6 because it's more practical in terms of size
Specification are good but no waterproof...!!!...Design very disappointed...every Samsung phone (Low value to High value) same design and look...nothing special...!!!...I like "LG G Pro 2". It is very Impressive and same specification as Note 3...!!!
Meets min. spec expected. USB 2.0, 3 GB not 4 GB, only 32 GB ram option except edge, etc.
Edge only next year and then not 64 bit processor.
Am disappointed by Samsung.... I was expecting Galaxy Note 10.1 2015 edition but they turn me down... What a bad news
What is wrong with 64GB max support of SD cards? Lots of you will just stick to 32 or 64GB cards, and those who will buy 128GB will not fill it up to 50%.
As GREAT as this seems, if that fatal Android MicroSD "fix" isn't sorted out by a new 4.5 L update I will be leaving the Note 3 as my final note.
Mihuking, 03 Sep 2014Specs are good bt.... 3 GB RAM is still acceptable..... BUT eliminating 3.0 USB is absurd..... moreUSB 3.0 on Note is not that useful. You will not transfer files everyday, and if you do you will probably transfer those files to your microSD which also has its own speed limit, thus it's useless.
Not that bad,but i also wanted much more. Its just an upgrade from note 3,nothing else. Well,i own note 3 and see no reason to go with n4. Waiting for note 5 or 6.
32GB are not good enough. extended SD can not do the job when Google blocks write accesses to external SD ....
64GB should be the standard (I would prefer 128....)
Google, please please re consider your policy.
EXT, 03 Sep 2014Up to 64GB sdcard???? yes, even my Lg g2 mini accept 64 gb micro sd card
Specs are good bt....
3 GB RAM is still acceptable.....
eliminating 3.0 USB is absurd.....
and and expandable of 64 GB very poor memory capabilities......
Xperia Z3 is such a huge fail.
Samsung is improving a lot now.