First software update for the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 improves its battery life even further

First software update for the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 improves its battery life even further
Back in April, Samsung pushed out a last-minute hotfix firmware update for the Samsung Galaxy S5, which killed a few bugs ahead of the latter's global launch. Well, the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 won't hit the shelves with a similar global launch, as this time Samsung is aiming towards a staged release. The device is already being sold in certain regions, but one thing's similar, though - both the Galaxy S5 and the Galaxy Note 4 have received a firmware update right before they arrived on the more major markets across the globe.

That's right, Samsung is already rolling out a firmware update for its latest powerhouse of a phablet. Rolling under the XXU1ANJ4 firmware name, the update is flaunting a bevy of performance and stability improvements to the Galaxy Note 4. However, the most important refinement is the further-enhanced battery life of the phablet. The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 already found its rather high-ranking spot in our battery life hall of fame, topping each and every device with Quad HD display on board in terms of battery endurance.

Then again, nobody usually complains when a smartphone receives the ability to operate longer after a full charge. It's not known by what extent Samsung has improved the overall battery life of the Note 4, but even a slight spike in this department will be surely regarded highly.

The update will be available right out of the box for those who are looking forward to the launch of the Note 4 in the following days and weeks. After you lay your hands on your new phablet, you should head to Settings > About phone > Software update and check for the battery-improving firmware goodness, it should be right there, patiently waiting for you.


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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)

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60 Comments

1. ABDULGHAFOOR

Posts: 106; Member since: May 04, 2012

the best just got better

5. Aploine

Posts: 444; Member since: Oct 24, 2013

No 2,3 and 4 images are tiny

10. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

I think they copied the thumbnails from another website instead of the actual image.

6. Mxyzptlk unregistered

A modest update doesn't make something better.

9. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

Unless its an iPhone right...then its just revolutionary.

12. ABDULGHAFOOR

Posts: 106; Member since: May 04, 2012

+1 :D

25. Duketytz

Posts: 534; Member since: Nov 28, 2013

Shhs, they don't want iPhone to lose too badly behind in the battery department than they already are.

30. VHMP01

Posts: 93; Member since: Aug 27, 2014

Well for iFans even limiting multitask in order to sell less specs (1Gb RAM) at higher prices is both 'Magical' & ' Revolutionary'!

11. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

Yet it did. Funny how you are willing to discredit something which you haven't tried. Yet when it comes to iPhones you ready with your wallet open even without seeing the product.

16. BLUEBLASTER

Posts: 915; Member since: Feb 23, 2014

It does when it concerns battery life.

41. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Says you?

55. icrappy

Posts: 42; Member since: Sep 19, 2014

because its already the best phablet

57. bur60

Posts: 981; Member since: Jul 07, 2014

can you please explain me what the second picture means??? only 5 and a half hour screentime???? I get minimal 9 hours on maximum autobrightness with my Z3 compact every charge... Either something is not right with the battery life of Note4 or I missed something..

59. laxpro97

Posts: 3; Member since: Oct 14, 2014

i think what it is saying is that the screen has accounted for 25% of the battery usage because it has been on for that amount of time. it lasts longer than that but at the moment it has been on for that long.

60. bur60

Posts: 981; Member since: Jul 07, 2014

Yeah i noticed but i mean, how come such a short time?

2. TheAmanzie

Posts: 4; Member since: Sep 22, 2014

Note4 the beast!

7. ihavenoname

Posts: 1693; Member since: Aug 18, 2013

The best phone of 2014 (objectively).

42. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

The best phone of 2014 - Most definitely. Even iPhone owners don't want to admit, the Note 4 is better. The fact is this. Samsung has been making large phones longer than ANYONE. Anyone who expected a newcomer, who took their phone and basically increased the size and did nothing else. They were so in a rush to get bigger, they didn't even fine-tune the process. They did exactly what they did with the iPad. They basically took and iPod Touch, increased it to 9.7" and changed nothing else.

3. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

The best just got better ! I would rate the battery life of this phone even better then Z3 since: 1. Quite a few of the other sites have shown Note 4 exceeding Z3's battery life. e.g.http://www.gsmarena.com/battery-test.php3 2. Inspite of that Note 4 only takes 90 minutes to charge whereas Z3 takes 4 hours to charge !!http://www.phonearena.com/reviews/Samsung-Galaxy-Note-4-Review_id3812/page/4

8. mawhob2222

Posts: 219; Member since: Mar 22, 2014

But xperia z3 is better than note4 for me Because I don't need the S pen but I want waterproof, good design, dual Sim, good camera and good battery life Xperia z3 = 600$ in Saudi Arabia Note4 = 860$ in Saudi Arabia

15. AppleJuice

Posts: 145; Member since: Sep 12, 2013

The Note 4 has a good desing, good battery and better camera. Just saying. :)

18. mawhob2222

Posts: 219; Member since: Mar 22, 2014

Hhhh note4 has a good design!?!! , ok but for me bad design and very bad , the design for note3 is better than the design for note4

20. mawhob2222

Posts: 219; Member since: Mar 22, 2014

And what about the price? Also good price!?

19. dmakun

Posts: 382; Member since: Jun 06, 2011

But note4 is better than xperia z3 for me Because I need the S pen but have no use for waterproof or dual Sim, note4 has arguably better camera and better battery life and recharge time. The price of xperia z3 is almost the same as the note4 in my region. ^see what i did there?

35. mawhob2222

Posts: 219; Member since: Mar 22, 2014

In Saudi Arabia not same, and the camera for xperia z3 is better than the camera for note4....

36. mawhob2222

Posts: 219; Member since: Mar 22, 2014

This is the price for xperia z3 & xperia z3 compact in Saudi Arabia:http://www.najdtelecom.com

22. matrix_neo

Posts: 334; Member since: Nov 03, 2011

You're wrong. Xperia Z3's price is as the same with note 4 once available here in Saudi Arabia. Only Iphone 6plus priced at $860, the only phone priced that high. HTC still expensive after being released few months ago, unlike Samsung phones, lower it's price after few months also and people can afford to buy it. Check jarir bookstore and you will know what I'm talking about.

37. mawhob2222

Posts: 219; Member since: Mar 22, 2014

This is the price for xperia z3 & xperia z3 compact in Saudi Arabia:http://www.najdtelecom.com

32. sssbeesss

Posts: 20; Member since: May 04, 2014

where did you get the prices?? both will be on the same price range so stop lying.

38. mawhob2222

Posts: 219; Member since: Mar 22, 2014

This is the price for xperia z3 & xperia z3 compact in Saudi Arabia:http://www.najdtelecom.com Lying!!!! I'm not like you ( Samsung fannnn) I have note3 but now i will buy xperia z3

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