Check out the first Samsung Galaxy Note 4 and Note Edge camera samples compared with the competition


Immediately after Samsung was finished with its presentation, us and hundreds of other people rushed towards the demo area to try and get some hands-on time with the company's new top shelfers. Samsung served us a little surprise this time around, by releasing not just one new Note model, but two. And the second one is quite intriguing, indeed.

We're of course talking about the Note 4's new buddy -- the Note Edge. The Edge represents Samsung's first attempt to commercialize its YOUM display tech, and if you haven't seen what the device looks like just yet, then just take a look at the header image -- it looks like something out of a Sci-Fi flick. Really.

Anyway, we managed to not only snap a few camera samples with the two demo devices, but also with their standing competition, including the Apple iPhone 5s, the LG G3, the HTC One M8, the Nokia Lumia 1520, the Galaxy S5, and the Note 3.

Did we catch your attention? Good -- jump right into the slideshow below and judge for yourself.

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Galaxy Note 4
  • Display 5.7" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 3.7 MP front
  • Processor Samsung Exynos 7 Octa, Octa-core, 1900 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3220 mAh(20h 3G talk time)
Galaxy Note Edge
  • Display 5.6" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 3.7 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 805, Quad-core, 2700 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh(18h 3G talk time)

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40 Comments

1. Python212

Posts: 363; Member since: Aug 13, 2014

Looks sick!! Can't wait to pick one up!

13. spin9

Posts: 310; Member since: May 31, 2014

I don't care what payed fans say. What I see on theese photos is: Note 4 although is better than S5, still inferior in dark shoot against its competitors. Photos in areas well lit look oversaturated with a contrast that burns whites (tables and objects, shirt of the guy on the left) look ip5s. BUT I'll wait for the real shooting tests

17. Ashoaib

Posts: 3276; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

you are saying exactly what paid critics of samsung says

24. spin9

Posts: 310; Member since: May 31, 2014

Put every photo in a separate tab in your browser and see for your self. Then give me arguments

27. Ashoaib

Posts: 3276; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

I have done that already thats why I already praised lumia in below comments and already criticised iphone

36. sergiobr

Posts: 718; Member since: Feb 25, 2013

I´m a Note 3 user and I love Samsung phones, but I have to say ... at 100% (or above) the photos in Sammy products are disappointing ! 1520 is better and no Android can face it. Just my old 808 can do best. Keeping my Note 3 until Note 5 (I hope so), I was expecting IP57 and better low light photos. I allways carry my Sony RX100 with me to take real photos.

16. rd_nest

Posts: 1656; Member since: Jun 06, 2010

The dynamic range specially on last set of comparison shot is very good. Samsung traditionally goes for better dynamic range compared to higher exposure. Their photos may look like having less exposure compared to other vendors, but they always have higher contrast in photos and reduce glare and aim for better dynamic range.

2. Busyboy unregistered

Wow... Puts every mobile camera to shame.

10. Vexify

Posts: 570; Member since: Jun 16, 2014

Looks like the person who took these photos is a fanboy, as if he intentionally took bad photos with 3 of the phones, as they all have way better potential.

11. robert26101

Posts: 107; Member since: Mar 21, 2014

Oh please. Keep up with those excuses.

15. Vexify

Posts: 570; Member since: Jun 16, 2014

Excuses? Just saying all photos from all current phones don't take pictures like that lol. Sorry to insult you, fanboy.

20. robert26101

Posts: 107; Member since: Mar 21, 2014

Hate to bust your bubble but I am no fanboy. I bounce around between different phone manufacturers. But you keep on with your bad self. Bye Felicia!

19. Ashoaib

Posts: 3276; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

look like the person who took these photos is not a fanboy of anyone, as if he has taken the best photos he could.... thats why the photos with Lumia are seems to be the best and the photos from iphone 5s are the worst... Note 4 and edge are after the lumia and better than rest of all

21. Vexify

Posts: 570; Member since: Jun 16, 2014

The Lumia THE BEST? Are you high bro? They look terrible, but could be the best, definitely could be a lot better AT LEAST. Hence my OG comment.

23. Ashoaib

Posts: 3276; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

yes, look at the first photo of lumia... others, may be due to shortage of time and high gathering, not taken with proper angle and adjustment

26. Ashoaib

Posts: 3276; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

zoom in the photos of lumia and see how detailed they are...if we consider your notion of fanboy then the photographer is a fan boy of someone else not samsung bcoz note 4 and edge does'nt have a clear fild of view in starting shots... plz dont just be a blind critic, pay some attention on the photos and then feel free to criticise whatever you want... others can easily see that you are just blindly criticising

28. Vexify

Posts: 570; Member since: Jun 16, 2014

No one takes a photo and analyzes it with every detail nook and cranny. First glance is the most important glance. Don't be a try hard geek.

30. Ashoaib

Posts: 3276; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

then please dont just criticse out of a habit or out of a first glance...

31. Vexify

Posts: 570; Member since: Jun 16, 2014

Go home you're drunk

35. Ashoaib

Posts: 3276; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

this is what you are... now you are caught trolling so no other word except saying go home or go there... do you have any other thing to say? you are busted bro :p

37. marcski07

Posts: 600; Member since: Apr 25, 2014

ownnnnneeeeeeeeedddd

3. doejon

Posts: 411; Member since: Jul 31, 2012

this is a real smartphone man its smart in everthing :)

4. wilsong17 unregistered

Holy moly those look sick can't wait go to tmobile already

5. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2349; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

At&t bring it on!! Note edge or no note!!!

6. Kakarotto

Posts: 255; Member since: Dec 07, 2010

Better than Z3.

7. ManusImperceptus

Posts: 724; Member since: Jun 10, 2014

These photos vary wildly from device to device; I'll hold my breath until I see a proper comparison...

12. CanYouSeeTheLight

Posts: 1122; Member since: Jul 05, 2012

This, but low light performance of this seems way better than the S5, fingers crossed as that was the only bad point of the S5's camera.

8. yahia_malka

Posts: 186; Member since: Mar 27, 2014

Afraid if Lumia 1020? Hahahahah , btw excellent camera;)

9. robert26101

Posts: 107; Member since: Mar 21, 2014

Wow! What a great camera.

14. D.Lamore

Posts: 198; Member since: Aug 15, 2014

Wow , how did they do that

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