Redwolfbh, 15 Oct 2014The Note 4 has a similar camera to the Galaxy S5 with added optical image stabilisation, which... moreLG has implemented this technology in the G3 model itself which is copied by the shamesung in the note 4 model. What do you say now?.
Motorola just ushered in the Nexus 6 with a 6" QHD, with worthy specs matching the Note 4, and is priced $650 which is about $200 less than the Note's pricing. And that complaint about "it's going to take Samsung a long time to update Android 5" for the Note 4. "Other OEMs have update right away with pure Android".
Well, what exactly will you be doing with the update? Ever so slight changes, and it's about Samsung's propitiatory apps that needs to be updated and tested after Google gives out the latest Android. It's only a logical course that these updates take time, but will even eventually gets to the device.
Nexus 6 is a good, having a 6" QHD AMOLED screen, Snapdragon 805, 3GB of RAM. Yeah, $650. But consider these points compared to the more "expensive" Note 4, the Nexus 6 has:
*No SD card slot - a 64GB micro SD is relatively affordable now and definitively a plus to put in more media on the go. Getting a 64GB Nexus 6 would still be smaller user storage space than a 32GB Note 4 + a 64GB micro SD card.
*Some 6mm taller than the Note 4 and will not fit most top pockets.
*Fixed battery - you have to carry that charger, no chance for a direct extended battery, carry a power bank, you need to wait to charge. The replaceable battery system still carries the mileage for flexibility, and no waiting to charge on the go by changing to fresh batteries.
*No S Pen - great for the creative, and that eye-mind-hand connections to help analyze, contemplate, record thoughts spontaneously than text typing, draw diagrams for other ways to see problems in order to see them. I personally jot Notes for meetings, and with the split screen extrapolated key ideas from PDF or internet.
*No split screen - so ideal fit a big screen, and getting to do more. You can look at the summary hand notes on S Note, while you encode a more refined version on a word file:
*No SideSync - A very useful app to mirror your Note to a tablet or Windows PC. It can let you make and answer calls, and SMS directly with your PC. You can transfer files easily by dragging to and from screens. I like accessing the Note's video player and plays streaming into your PC's screen.
Somebody who needs the above will not mind spending $200 more for the above features that define what a Galaxy Note is. It's not a mere smartphone with a big screen with high specs. The Galaxy Note offers the more productive tools and goes beyond what the iPhone 6 Plus, Xperia Z3 or the Nexus 6 can do. This is what the specs oriented trolls who keep posting here don't get.
Anonymous, 16 Oct 2014Outdated once Android L 64-bit hits in a few months. Who still use 32-bit SoC in 2014?....haha... morePoor 2mCd the iphone fanboy troll.
There is nothing about the GN4 that he can bag so he turns to the 64 bit argument which no one cares about or uses.
But he wont talk about the iphones sub standard screen resolutions, average cameras, 1GB ram, restricted iOS, restricted apps, poor build quality, poor screen to body ratio, lack of microSD slot, expensive price, No user-replaceable battery, lack of 4K video, mono video sound, Lack of optical image stabilization on the 6, restricted NFC functionality.... GET OUT OF HERE TROLL!
Anonymous, 16 Oct 2014Outdated once Android L 64-bit hits in a few months. Who still use 32-bit SoC in 2014?....haha... moreWhat do you do with a 64 bit processor? Do you produce and render 3D models? What? Name one than the still limited games that uses 64 bit.
TheNeighbor, 15 Oct 2014The only one jealous is you posting a lower speced device, right here on a Samsung page.Outdated once Android L 64-bit hits in a few months. Who still use 32-bit SoC in 2014?....haha take it.
Check out the Galaxy Note 4 review
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.