Samsung Galaxy Note 4 

Released September, 2014
  • Android 5.1
  • 4G
  • 5.7"
  • Octa core 1.9 GHz
Happily it's not significantly larger than the Galaxy Note 3, and in fact the screen size stays the same, but the resolution goes up to an impressive 2560 x 1440 (that's 515 PPI).
by MobileTechReview (Oct, 2014)
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.
by Android Police (Oct, 2014)
7 Out of 10

PhoneRocket Review Our evaluation of the Samsung Galaxy Note 4

Performance

Processing power and speed

Galaxy Note 4
8.1
LG G4
8.3
Passmark

Graphics

3D and 2D graphics

Galaxy Note 4
n.d.
LG G4
n.d.
AnTuTu 3D, GLBenchmark 2.5 and GLBenchmark 2.7

Battery Life

How long will the battery last

Galaxy Note 4
5.1
LG G4
5.1
Talk time (3G) and Battery capacity

Reviews

How do our trusted review sites rank these products?

Galaxy Note 4
8.5
LG G4
8.5
Reviews from gsmarena.com, techradar.com, pocket-lint.com, phonearena.com and 2 more

7

PhoneRocket Score

Performance, Graphics, Battery Life and Reviews

Galaxy Note 4
7.0
LG G4
7.1

Benchmarks Real world tests of the Samsung Galaxy Note 4

geekbench Processor and memory performance

Galaxy Note 4
946
LG G4
n.d.

passmark Processor performance including multiple coresData courtesy Passmark

Galaxy Note 4
5,903
Redmi Note 2
4,972

BrowserMark How fast does the web browser load pages

Galaxy Note 4
2,737
LG G4
n.d.

Reviews Word on the street for the Samsung Galaxy Note 4


9.0
Multi-Window now supports floating resizable app windows in addition to split screen multi-tasking, making the phablet work more like a PC- nice.

9.3
The new functionality of the fingerprint sensor is most welcome, though we would have been happier if Samsung did some work to improve the sensor's reading capabilities.

Overall

8.5 Out of 10

What People Are Saying Give it to me straight

Screen

Add the great 1440p resolution and massive diagonal to the equation, and it makes for a truly breath-taking display – this time around, Samsung has really gotten things right.
by PhoneArena (Oct, 2014)
If you take a look at the color gamut chart in our display benchmarks found below, you'll see that the measured color points are very close to almost all of their reference values (the squares) - that's a good way to visualize the level of color accuracy exchibited by a display.
by PhoneArena (Oct, 2014)
When the Samsung Galaxy Tab S tablets arrived earlier this year, we were actually pleasantly surprised to find that they were armed with a new screen mode called 'Basic', which actually did a great job tweaking the display colors so that they look very true-to-life.
by PhoneArena (Oct, 2014)

Camera

There's a nice grid options menu where users can easily see most of the camera settings at a glance.
by PhoneArena (Oct, 2014)
I would argue strongly that the shift in material quality and focus on design in the Note 4 is no basic evolution, either.
by Android Police (Oct, 2014)
There's also a new panorama selfie feature, and it works like you'd expect - just enter the panorama selfie mode, start capturing, and tilt back and fourth.
by Android Police (Oct, 2014)

Battery

That charger is intelligent and can charge non-Quick Charge 2.0 devices as well.
by MobileTechReview (Oct, 2014)
The Note's major battery capacity advantage has dwindled in the last year, to be sure, but it still gets considerably better life than my S5.
by Android Police (Oct, 2014)
The handset is equipped with a 3220 mAh juice pack, which is a decent capacity, but the manufacturer promises the spectacular 20 hours of 3G talk-time, so we wouldn't really worry that much about the longevity of the battery inside the Note 4's massive policarbonate body.
by PhoneArena (Oct, 2014)

Apps

Dragging images only works in the Gallery and then to other select Samsung apps, as far as I can tell, and text only from Samsung apps to the mail, messaging, or built-in productivity suite.
by Android Police (Oct, 2014)
Samsung's Buddy Share apps are MIA (did anyone use those), but handy features like Smart Stay (keeps the phone's display on when you're looking at it) and the ever-improving Multi-Window are here.
by MobileTechReview (Oct, 2014)
There's a great variety of viewing modes: Year, Month, Month and agenda, Week, Day, or Agenda; you can sync the app with multiple online calendars; and, last but not least, you can choose to view a small weather forecast for each day based on AccuWeather.
by PhoneArena (Oct, 2014)

Carrier

TouchWiz: It's still TouchWiz and it's still crammed full of stuff you'll never use, to the tune of 10GB of storage being used right out the gate on my AT&T model.
by Android Police (Oct, 2014)
You also have to scroll more if you want to get to an app that isn't one of the last three you used, though, whereas the old style on the Note 3 and S4 gave you immediate access to four.
by Android Police (Oct, 2014)
Unsurprisingly, Samsung is taking up ever-more of this space with its operating system's various bits and pieces - the AT&T Note 4 ships with a little over 22GB of available space, versus 24GB on an AT&T Note 3 running the latest OTA.
by Android Police (Oct, 2014)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

screen

Type AMOLED
Size 5.7"
Resolution 2560 x 1440
PPI 515 ppi

hardware

Clock speed 1.9 GHz
Number of cores Octa core
RAM 3 GB
Internal storage 32 GB
Supported card formats
  1. SDXC
  2. SDHC
  3. SD

photo & video

Camera 16 MP
Resolution 16 MP
Flash Yes
Secondary camera 3.7 MP
Video resolution 3840 x 2160 @ 30 fps

cellular

Generation 4G
Networks
  1. HSUPA (7.2 Mb/s)
  2. GPRS (0.01 Mb/s)
  3. HSPA (unspecified)
  4. UMTS (0.38 Mb/s)
  5. EDGE (0.38 Mb/s)
  6. LTE-A Cat 6 (300/)
  7. LTE (20 Mb/s)
  8. HSDPA+ (42.2 Mb/s)
  9. GSM (0.01 Mb/s)
  10. LTE Cat 4 (150/)

battery

Talk time (3G) 1,200 min
Capacity 3,220 mA·h

form factor

Weight 176 g
Thickness 8.5 mm
Size 78.6 x 153.5 x 8.5 mm

sensors

Has an assisted GPS Yes

music

Supports FM radio No

software

Operating system Android 5.1
Multitasking Yes
App store Android Market
Adobe flash support No
App store size 850,000 apps

connectivity

Acts as a wi-fi hotspot Yes
Supports NFC Yes
Bluetooth Bluetooth
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