It doesn't use an Isocell camera it's a Sony sensor, the imx240. This also means that it doesn't have phase detection autofocus anymore.
This time Samsung has got it right.
Man desperately need this phone.
Best Display, Best Camera, Best Hardware, Spen, Very Loud Speaker and good design(though not best)
What else do u need.
And regarding Status symbols, Note series have always been a status symbol in par with the i phones.
Function wise, Note is at least 100 times more useful than General Android or Iphone because of its Spen features. Jott
Check out the performance reviews and compare it with iPhone 6 and iPhone 6+. Hardware wise, Samsung is a beast, but benchmark and performance wise? :P Apple iPhone 6+ ruled it!
Thank you for this fantastic review. I was waiting for some quality info on this phone and you managed to convince me to sell my 6 plus after 4 generations of iphones and get this phone.
[deleted post]You are wrong, mate... It is a very profesional , honest and unbiased review (like always on GSM Arena).
Gap? actually almost all phones have gap. it's there, no manufacturing defects...
Jovan, 10 Oct 2014As expected, amazing piece of tech. O and that basemark X benchmark! Even with over twice the ... moreObviously you have a problem of reading. On some graphic charts the iphone 6 obliterated the note 4 in performance. On screen or off screen so don't use that useless power hungry high resolution screen as an excuse.
Anonymous, 11 Oct 2014Wow, the haters are awfully quite... LOL because they not like apple haters.... they have life , there's lots thing to do than bashing other like idiot,
A "slight dip" in fortunes for Samesung, eh? A 60% profit fall is a plummet, not a slight dip. And for the third consecutive quarter – still a slight dip. I like the sense of humor.
Had an Iphone 5s, switched to Note 3, and am going for the Note 4. Fast, great camera, great voice translator for travelers, it functions and works, period. No problems. The 4 has much faster processor, much better screen , battery life, better overall design, and once in a while I actually signed docs with it. For me it's an easy choice.
The note 3 and 4 both had a I frame metal skeleton internally.that is why they pass bend test.
Cheap plastic is what everyone said, but internally galaxy line has been metal this whole time.
It is kinda like a metal spinal column instead of the iPhone exoskeleton.
AnonD-53326, 11 Oct 2014Best phablet : Galaxy Note 4 Best normal sized phone : Z3 Best small phone : Z3 compact ... moreDuh, thats only your opinion. The hell you care to people buying iPhones? Its just happens they can afford it. Choosing gadget is a matter of end user's taste and no one cares for your choices as well.
geordie81, 11 Oct 2014no, a lot of galaxy note users buy it simply for the size of the device not because its a so c... morenot necessarily, because not everyone who wants a big screen buys a Note. most buy other androids too, and most wanted the iPhone/iOS experience in a big screen, so they are switching.
I just ordered mine today and I'm pretty excited to get my hands on this thing.
Thanks for a excellent and proper review.
Just a thought...... people need to learn how to spell, no excuse with auto correct, people need to grow up with the whole android v apple thing, to each his own use what works for you, just saying.)
I dont get it. There is no huge big software gains, and just a few hardware gains but a huge mark up. Buy if you want, but these things are more emotional show off buys than because they actually offer a big leap up in usefulness. Marginal gains that have no real material difference in your life. Great as usual from Samsung, but marketing hype should not sway your rational purchase. Really, why buy it?
You have to get the Note 4 in your hands to truly appreciate it. I was concerned about the single metal band as well but it really does feel like a premium phone. Plus I like having the option of expanding the memory and having a removable battery. You cant have that with a completely metal build. Also, for being a more "cheap" phone compared to the 6+, it def appears to hold up better in the "bend" tests...but to each their own.