From Goa in India.
This phone is not what it could potentially be.
Too many shortcomings that are critical .
No water or dust proof
no stereo sound
usb 3 downgraded to usb 2
ram ... memory .... chip ... screen size .... storage .... battety mAh are all not top of line ...
mick, 10 Nov 2014My advice to all sam note 4 user is do not take this phone out of the box , unless you have a ... moreMay be your pocket is made by sandpaper or something like this. My Note 4 is still like new after a month using.
So after a few more days, I found some things that I got disappointed with: the s note features are not as rich as before. I can't for the life of me find the import pdf option, there's no auto shape and formula. The features connected with the s pen are the primary reason I buy a galaxy note and not the galaxy s phones. It's still a beast of a phone but I'm just surprised they toned down some of the features that should just accumulate with every note.
alienaura, 10 Nov 2014The "Air wake up" function in Accessibility > Dexterity and interaction is not re... moreThis is not true. I did not know of this function before, but after reading your post, I turned on the function and it is working perfectly. My Note4 screen is set to go off after 30seconds and to lock after 30minutes.
Please check your settings as the Air Wake Up function works well.
darkgamer, 10 Nov 2014REal life games are onscreen my friend. And iphone had a 1080p screen but still it just up... moreMost Android games runs at 640, 720 and 1080, I make games and I all ways set my games at full scale for all revolution.
i use samsung brand 4 years now . i found out only samsung phone really can watch live tv cable. it's good. free too.300 chanels, unbeliveable. i love samsung.
The "Air wake up" function in Accessibility > Dexterity and interaction is not responding with my interaction sometimes. I find Asus Zenfone is better in handling the same function as this.
Anonymous, 10 Nov 2014The GFXbench off screen test was using standard 1080p format across all device.Please go and r... moreREal life games are onscreen my friend.
And iphone had a 1080p screen but still it just upscaled the 640p rendering.
This thrashes your claim PERIOD.
My advice to all sam note 4 user is do not take this phone out of the box , unless you have a case ready ! I had this phone for 5 days and the metal band on the side has been scratched heavily ( i have only keep the phone in my pocket with nothing in it ) ! I luv everything about the phone except the camera and the cheap quality material samsung keep using ! Makes me want to go for iphone 6 plus because my girl friends iphone 6 hasn't even got a slight hair line on phone ! She does not have a case and been throwing the iphone in her bag . I been taking care of this phone like a baby and it got all this scratch under very light use for 5 days, can't imagine what the condition will be like after 1 month use . Sorry samsung I'm getting rid of this phone while its still worth something. Seriously somethings you just need to learn from apple . Hate to say it .
If u are Camera frek and want DSLR class camera , than go for Lumia 930.
But WP8 is no go for me. So i never buy it . and Z3 ,Z3c are worst phones .
That's why I bought Galaxy Alpha and iPhone 6.
All I want to say is , I m again I started loving Samsung after 3-4 years.
My alpha Exynos is blazing fast no lag at all .
But I heard india got snapdragon version and it lags ,if not than its Best phone ever for phablet lovers
Got it yesterday. W/ 2years warranty.
All i can say is. Perfect phone!. Ive got exynos version and i knew that its battery is sucks than anapdragon but no need to worry cos when i charge it. 30mis later and its already 60+ percent.
darkgamer, 10 Nov 2014Bullshit. That's basic common sense.
If the graphics of the game are encoded for only upt... moreThe GFXbench off screen test was using standard 1080p format across all device.Please go and read to :http://gfxbench.com/result.jsp?benchmark=gfx30&data-source=1&version=all&test=545&text-filter=&order=median&os-Android_gl=true&os-iOS_gl=true&pu-CPU=true&pu-dGPU=true&pu-iGPU=true&pu-mGPU=true&pu-CPU-iGPU=true&pu-ACC=true&arch-ARM=true&base=device
Just only with the "on screen" will follow the respective display resolution.
Yes ...the iphone has 640p and thats why get massive result compare to Note.The Note has damn higher crazy resolution and it will slower because of Adreno420 is not ready yet for 1440p gamin.
And what you sayin about "UPSCALE" is totally you pick up from the sky.Even the game developer itself did not specify anything regarding the resolution they used for the game.
The android OS is not like PC window and the GPU driver code was not written in the same way as PC gpu distrect card.
Your "UPScale" argument is invalid in the real life exact hardware resolution used for mobile gamin.
Anonymous, 10 Nov 2014LOL...No such thing like upscale in the mobile gaming display resolution....This is not video ... moreBullshit. That's basic common sense.
If the graphics of the game are encoded for only upto 1080p, then how can the game produce extra 70% pixels.
If the game has only support of 1080p, then it will render in 1080p and upscale it to QHD on QHD screen.
Don't believe this!!! Remember the iphone 6 and 6+ fiasco with GFXBench. GFXBench was not updated and hence only rendered on 640p for iphone 6 and 6+ on on screen tests while their resolutions were higher.
That's basic rendering and scaling principles.
Don't believe me:
darkgamer, 10 Nov 2014That's not going to happen.
Let me explain you how games work.
Every developer sets a ... moreLOL...No such thing like upscale in the mobile gaming display resolution....This is not video game console or PC...
The game display resolution will follow the display hardware native resolution..as tested by ANANDtech by using video spectrum analyzer...
Show any prove/article that the game will run 1080p/720P in all across mobile devices?
let say If the device is non HD (960x480) ?...So do you think the resolution will then become downscale to match the display pixel size?
Where you get the idea of ""UPSCALE"" in mobile gamin arena..????
I been reading gsm for 9 years...since 2005..
Not much change from note 3. And not water resistant?????? Plus now you can't see your alarm on the lock screen. Dissapointed.
Anonymous, 10 Nov 2014CAnt imagine what happen if GAMELOFT want to increase the hardware requirement for their incom... moreThat's not going to happen.
Let me explain you how games work.
Every developer sets a limit to resolution. Most games have it 1080p. The rest have 720p or lower. Now suppose a 1080p screen runs a game scaled upto 1080p, then it will scale it to full resolution i.e. 1080p. Now if a QHD runs the same game, it will just upscale it to QHD which requires minimal operations. Hence, QHD screen doesn't affect the framerates in real life games.
Also if a device is unable to support such high graphics, devs remove some of the effects of the game so that it runs smoother.
There is nothing to worry about. These are high end phones and adreno 420 is more than enough for QHD. It's as good as adreno 330 is for 1080p even if it has to run at QHD itself.
On top of it, newer phones will come with improved GPUs and note 4 is anyway not a gaming machine. It's a productivity device. If you want gaming, go for iphone 6 or galaxy alpha.