Galaxy Note 4: all the official images
1. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4833; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)
It's an awesome phone! I just need clarity on the dust/water proofing. Is it dust/water proof?
All the spec sheets on PhoneArena.com claims it. I just didn't hear that in the presentation.
9. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4833; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)
Yes by far the Samsung Galaxy Note 4's camera is the BEST there is on a mobile phone. It has BOTH Smart OIS & the ISOCELL sensor all at 16MP.
YES the camera is SUPER!
12. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5711; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
i doubt it is. i think this is Samsung making alternative selling points between their two flagship phones so that S5 sales don't falter like S4 sales did.
the S5 will be the cheaper, slightly more compact alternative for more active people and the Note 4 will be the premium option for people that don't take a whole lot of risks with their phones.
16. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4833; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)
My wife has the S5 & the S5's back is exactly like the one on the Note 4. The speaker grill look identical to the S5. So I am thinking it might be the same cause it's water/dust proof.
Well I am hoping it is... lol
19. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5711; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
i had the S5 and i promise you it's not the same. the S5 has a perforated, softer look and the Note 4 has a more leather-y back more akin to the Note 3. speakers are however identical.
what you'll want to look for is a video of someone taking the back off to see if the underside of the back has that protective strip that prevents water from getting into it. i think the Verge took the back off in their hands-on and there's no protective flap on the Note 4 which is also something that's also against it being truly element resistant.
sorry to burst your bubble but it sounds like that's just the way Samsung wanted things. if you need that level of resistance go with the S5.
22. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)
True innovation with a curve screen.
4. plumix (Posts: 70; Member since: 28 Aug 2014)
yes they got the bandaid version :) I'm pretty sure they produce only 50 of it, and use it as marketing strategies because it make people talk :)
5. rickokim (Posts: 3; Member since: 24 Aug 2014)
i don't need this phone yet :( because Galaxy Note 3 is still very worth to buy.
6. Wildmanfan (Posts: 238; Member since: 15 Jul 2010)
WHAT THE F man? Why did Samsung put the speakers in the back again? The side is bearable but seriously? What if I was to talk to you with my back facing you? Does this make sense? HTC is the only company that got it right. Literally. Stupid morons.
15. Ashoaib (Posts: 3229; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)
thats the only feature which I miss in samsung, they should adopt dual speakers to make it truely multimedia device along with a business device
7. rickokim (Posts: 3; Member since: 24 Aug 2014)
but I give 9.3 for that front cam resolution + the display.
8 for bezel, oops it looks like iPhone. No prob sammy, you just need new designer instead of copying iPhone's bezel :)
14. Ashoaib (Posts: 3229; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)
come onnn... its nowhere looking like iphone... please come out of iphone phobia... from last one year or so every phone which was released, someone comment like this "front is like iphone", "back is like iphone", "side is like iphone", "button is like iphone", "bezel is like iphone", "speaker is like iphone" so on and on.... people are getting vision impared or what?.... plz come out of iphone phobia... there were phones way before iphone which have things like this
18. azzak (Posts: 26; Member since: 15 May 2014)
please enough with all copying this copying that comments..
8. frydaexiii (Posts: 1443; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)
I have to admit, Samsung really nailed it on the hardware this time...But is the software the same as the S5? As far as I can remember, Touchwiz on the S5 is downright terrible and will bog this phone down the same way Touchwiz does to the S5 over time...
17. Ashoaib (Posts: 3229; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)
touchwiz on note series is always better than S series... for example S4 vs note 3... note is always a business class device along with fully multimedia device... where as S series is less towards professional front
10. HITMAN-CREED (Posts: 28; Member since: 12 Jun 2014)
Note 4 Stock Wallpaper Made by my self, Right Now!
11. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5711; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
Samsung did so, so well on the Note 4 from a hardware standpoint.
day one purchase from me.
13. promise7 (Posts: 877; Member since: 03 Jul 2013)
I like it, it kind of looks like a bigger Galaxy Alpha with the same metal band design. The thing I hate thou his the front, it gas some sort of dotted pattern on the bezels around the screen. Looks horrible, wish it was just smooth.
20. EclipseGSX (Posts: 1717; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)
Why the hell would they want the back to look like an old womens purse. I'm very disappointed Samsung, you wont be getting my money this time.
24. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5711; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
think of it as what's in expensive luxury cars instead. ;)
i can see the appeal even if i wouldn't have chosen it myself.
21. amenx (Posts: 20; Member since: 14 Mar 2014)
Same very stupid not accurate hard to use fingerprint sensor.
3-4 hours of screen-on time on that battery (crank the backlight up and you'll get only 2 - 2½ h of screen-on time) .
No water/dust resistant.
Ugly front and back (but I love the metal frame shape -the slightly thick corners-).
Speaker on the back of the phone AGAIN.
Too heavy Touchwiz (full of gimmicks but some pretty nifty features too).
23. Luckiee (Posts: 6; Member since: 07 Mar 2014)
but why USB 2.0 after using 3.0 in previous note ??
27. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5711; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
because they were having issues with the 3.0 port.
we get calls about it at Verizon Tech all the time.
the port and the charger.
25. giova90 (Posts: 5; Member since: 03 Sep 2014)
1) Downgraded from USB 3.0 to 2.0
2) Not compatible with microSD 128GB
3) Cheap chinese plastic for back cover
4) KitKat 4.4 ? Seriously.... ?
I'll stick with my Note 3.. at least i got USB 3.0 for f**k sake !
26. azzak (Posts: 26; Member since: 15 May 2014)
as no.4, what do you want then? 2.3 Gingerbread?
actually it is 4.4.4 to be precise...
28. giova90 (Posts: 5; Member since: 03 Sep 2014)
4.4.2 - 4.4.3 - 4.4.4 whatever... Kitkat 4.4 was released on October 31 2013... thats about a year, how about some decent software upgrade ?
I mean you can push in all sort of gimmicks like QHD, 16 or even 20 mpx, SnapDragon 805 or 810... but if UI software sucks then the entire phablet experience will suck. regardless.
I know its Google making the OS but you cant expect people spending 750$ for the same piece of software over and over. Thats an indicator of decadency. As a company, if you are powerful enough, you EITHER postpone the rollout of your flagship until a newer and better OS is ready OR you go hard-knocking on Google's door and tell them to wake up and get new things prepared for Sep 3rd.
I dont even want to mention Apple, cos im a loyal Android user and supporter but lets be frank on this, Google's software research and development is ridiculous. just ridiculous. Samsung and all the major manufacturers know that and its no secret that Samsung relationship with Google has been tense becos of that.
As a big fan of the Note phablet, all i wanted was a bit more attention to the software development and stability/functionality. I mean Touchwiz is not all that bad as long as you stick with the pre-installed apps but as you install more apps the whole Kitkat system becomes slow as crap and crashes and net connection drops. All the multitasking thingies is good but only if you have a strong software underneath. this is not the case.
You can still buy the Note 4 and later upgrade to Android 5.0 or L. But just like upgrading from Jelly to Kitkat has been a nightmare for most users, the story will be the same for Kitkat to L.
Like i said, i stick with my Note 3, waitng for better days...