Samsung announced the Galaxy Note 4 at its pre-IFA event in Berlin. With the LG’s G3 Stylus already here and the rumored Apple’s 5.5-inch iPhone just a week away, it’s important that Samsung hit the right notes with its Note 4.
First thing that you notice about the Note 4 is that it follows the design of Samsung’s recently launched smartphone Galaxy Alpha. The Galaxy Note 4 is wrapped in a metal band with chamfered edges at the front and back, which makes the device look premium. The back is sill plastic with a familiar faux-leather look and feel to it, but without the fake stitching that was there on the Note 3.
The Galaxy Note 4 has a 5.7-inch QHD Super AMOLED display with resolution of 2560 x 1440 and pixel density of 515 ppi.
Depending on your location the phone comes with a quad-core or octa-core processor, 3GB of RAM and 32 GB of internal storage that can be expanded through Micro SD card. The phone will be running Android 4.4.4 KitKat out of the box.
The Note 4 comes with a 16-megapixel camera with Optical Image Stabilization (OIS). The front camera has a 3.7-megapixel sensor with a wide f/1.9 iris that lets in more light, which means brighter images. For taking a wider selfie with multiple people, the device offers a wide 90-degree frame. There is also an option for Wide Selfie that lets you take an even wider 120-degree selfie by moving your phone.
Despite the same 3220 mAh battery that sits under a removable back, Samsung say battery life is about the same as the Note 3. While charging, the Note 4 can go from dead to 50 percent charged in 30 minutes, thanks to a new fast charge feature.
The Note 4 is also equipped with a heart rate monitor below the back camera and a fingerprint sensor on the home screen.The Note 4 also integrates a UV sensor for additional S Health feature.