Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Review

Samsung Galaxy Note 4: Simply Phab-ulous!

Without any shred of a doubt, Galaxy Note 4 is the best phablet in the market right now with its amazing design, vibrant display, and an excellent camera. If you are in the market for a new phablet, then you don’t have to look any further as Galaxy Note 4 surely will take care of all your needs. Quite a few new features have been introduced, while a few old ones have made their return. We’ll be exploring each one of them in our detailed review.

Design

Samsung has listened to its fans and improved the design of its latest phones. Although Samsung has not added aluminum finish to its phablet like it did with S6 and S6 Edge, but it still looks and feels quite good. Plastic design at the back provides strong grip, which comes in handy when holding a large phone like this one. The frame of Note 4 consists of metal which increases its weight by a few ounces, but that’s unnoticeable.

Software

The users got incredibly annoyed with the interface of previous phones as it filled up the whole screen. However, Samsung has removed a lot of useless icons from the main screen, which will surely come as a huge relief for the fans. It is running on Android 4.4 KitKat that hides behind Touch Wiz interface. Of course, the software can be upgraded to Lollipop, so don’t worry about missing out on the latest version of Android.

Display

Note 4 comes with a 5.7-inch screen, along with a 2560×1440 Super AMOLED panel. This resolution adds amazing and vibrant colors to the display, making it way more appealing than any other device available out there. Furthermore, Note 4 has pixel density of 515ppi which makes videos look absolutely stunning. Even 4K videos that don’t look good on most of the modern day devices look amazing on Note 4.

Performance

As you would expect from a modern day device, Note 4 comes packing a 2.7 GHz quad core Qaulcomm Snapdragon 805 processor. This is accompanied by 3GB RAM, which means a speedy experience for the users. All the games and apps we tested ran smoothly, so you don’t really have anything to worry about here.

Camera

Rear camera of Galaxy Note 4 is of 16 megapixels, with optical image stabilization (OIS). Both of these combine to provide some amazing pictures. The results were nothing short of impressive and even surpassed iPhone 6 Plus in a lot of situation, which was a huge surprise. The video fanatics will be glad to know that Note 4 supports a resolution of up to 4K. 4K video capture feature is now present in almost in almost all phones nowadays, which is why its presence in Note 4 was very much expected. Front camera is of 3.7 megapixels and also offers pretty sharp results. If you have been using Note 3, then now is the time to move on to the newer model based on the camera alone.

Battery

The battery timing of Galaxy Note 4 leaves plenty to be desired, lagging behind it rival iPhone 6 Plus by an hour or so. With full brightness and 4G internet on, Note 4 lasted easily for 9 hours, which is quite impressive. By doing mundane tasks and running Wi-Fi, you can easily go through your day with one charge. However, it will need to be recharged on daily basis like most of the devices.

Storage

Note 4 comes with the internal memory of 32GB, but if that isn’t enough for you, then you can opt for microSD card which is supported up to 128GB.

Connectivity

Being one of the latest offering in the market, Note 4 comes with almost all connectivity options, including GPS, Bluetooth, 4G and Wi-Fi.

Verdict

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 makes an excellent choice of phones for phablet lovers, courtesy of its fantastic display, great camera, powerful performance and crisp camera results. However, the battery could have been definitely improved.