Galaxy Note 4 Review – Price, Specs

September 9, 2014 | 0

Expectations were bound to rise  with the release of Galaxy Note 4.  Is really worth going for the upgrade? Let us find out through the review –

Screen

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When it comes to screen size, the Galaxy Note 4 is not better than Note 3, both sports a 5. 7 inch screen.

Display

This is where Galaxy Note 4 proves to be notches above Note 3; it is on par with LG G3’s 2560×1440 resolution.  The crispness or the picture quality is impressive with the HD Super AMOLED screen size offer 500 ppi (pixels per inch).  The high quality screen solution is backed by adaptive display which means you can benefit from optimum picture clarity which alters according  to the light around you.  Watching videos on the screen turns out to be a terrific seamless experience, the zooming feature does not compromise on quality.

Design

The dimensions of Galaxy Note 4 are more or less similar to those of Note 3, at 153.5 X 78.6 X 8.5mm. However, Note 4 is lighter at 176 grams.  The design quality of the phone is premium, the metal rim looks neat.  The back is made of faux leather.

Processor, RAM and Storage Space

Galaxy note 4 is powered by a 2.7GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 processor and an onboard LTE. It works on Android 4.4 KitKat OS blended with the popular Samsung’s TouchWiz interface. While reviewing the Note 4, we did not find any lags, and the touch was quite smooth and seamless. Galaxy Note 4 has 3GB RAM which is also present in phones like Galaxy Note 4,  Sony Xperia Z3, Samsung Galaxy Note Edge, Galaxy Note 3, Xperia Z2, LG G3, Xiaomi MI4, One Plus One and other high quality phones. Galaxy Note 4 has microSD storage that can go up to 64GB.

Camera

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Compared to Galaxy Note 3 which has 13 MP cameras, Galaxy Note 4 has 16 MP cameras.  The camera has optical image stabilization, continuous autofocus and picture taking during video recording.  The front camera mode has a lot of attractive features keeping in mind, the ever-growing interest in ‘selfies’.  At 3.7 megapixels, it comes with the ability to take pictures in panorama mode.  The heart-rate monitor at the back can also be used as a hard-button to click photos.

A combination of the S-Pen, the camera and the new feature called Snap Note allows users to capture the image of a whiteboard or a piece of paper and then change what’s in it. Users can increase the size of the image in the paper, delete text, and change colors, etc.

 S-Pen

The note-taking feature of Samsung Galaxy Note 4 or the S-Pen can be now considered important enough, unlike in the previous versions, where they were considered secondary.  The S-Pen now has two user-friendly options – the fountain pen and the highlighter.  With the fountain pen, you can write as you would write with a normal pen.  The S-Pen has a button with the functionality of ‘smart select mode’ by which it can highlight text to be copied from websites, and pasted elsewhere.

Battery

The battery is powerful at 3200Mah. Two striking points to note is the ultra-saving mode which gives the phone battery life of 24 hours extra, even with 10 percent battery power remaining.  The charging of the phone is also swift.

Price

Samsung made an official announcement for the price of Galaxy Note 4 for Germany, the cost is 699 Euro(Rs. 56,000) including taxes. Keeping the conversion in mind,  Galaxy Note 4’s price in India may be fixed between Rs. 50000 to Rs. 55,000. In the US, Note 4 will be available at $600 off-contract and $300 with contract. In the US, the network partners for Note 4  are Sprint, T-Mobile, Verizon, AT&T and US Cellular, while for UK, it is O2  The price of Galaxy Note 4 in UK may be set at£600 or £650  while for Australia, the pricing is believed to be at $1000.

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