Poll results: Can the Galaxy Note 4 be more important to Samsung than the Galaxy S5?

Poll results: Can the Galaxy Note 4 be more important to Samsung than the Galaxy S5?
With less than one week to go before Samsung officially announces the Galaxy Note 4, the company is probably confident that the new device can replicate the success of last year’s Note 3 (sold in 10 million units in two months after launch). In fact, Samsung likely expects the Note 4 to be even more successful.

One of the main things to note about the new Note is that, unlike Samsung’s current flagship smartphone - the Galaxy S5 - the upcoming device won’t really have direct competitors. 

The South Korean company pretty much created a new category of devices (and users) with the original Galaxy Note from 2011, and it appears that there's no other manufacturer that can make stylus-ready, extra-large smartphones better than Samsung.

Samsung’s latest quarterly results showed that the company’s smartphone sales and operating profit were slipping, and the Galaxy S5 can’t seem to help much in that regard. But maybe the Galaxy Note 4 can turn things around. With that in mind, earlier this month, we ran a poll asking our readers this: Can the Galaxy Note 4 be more important to Samsung than the Galaxy S5? Surprisingly or not, 3,739 voters (88%) answered “yes”, with only 510 people (12%) believing that the Note 4 can’t mean more to Samsung than the Galaxy S5. If you have a more elaborate take on the matter, let us know in the comments below! 

Can the Galaxy Note 4 be more important to Samsung than the S5?


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Galaxy Note 4
  • Display 5.7 inches
    2560 x 1440 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP (Single camera)
    3.7 MP front
  • Hardware Samsung Exynos 7 Octa, 3GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 3220 mAh
  • OS Android 6.0 Marshmallow
    Samsung TouchWiz UI



25. hellonerds

Posts: 334; Member since: Aug 27, 2013

The note series is the only phone I get because they dont make other versions like mini/active/ect ones lol.. but it's good to have options.. people have different needs..

24. NateAdam8

Posts: 439; Member since: Feb 17, 2012

The Galaxy Note is the best smartphone Samsung has.

23. speckledapple

Posts: 902; Member since: Sep 29, 2011

Of course. The Note to be honest should be considered its flagship because it really does stand in a class of its own. No one has been able to really match each note tit for tat. What would be really awesome is if not only did they release the Note 4 but release the same device but with WP on board. They would effectively rule the phablet world of WP and easily take over.

21. refillable

Posts: 1071; Member since: Mar 10, 2014

The Note 4 should be great.

20. Loubielou

Posts: 603; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

Samsung let the Galaxy S5 down by making it just a Plain Looking Smartphone,an Why?did they do that after the Galaxy S4 sales were not so Good,Why?didn"t we get the Matching Screen Colour to Match the Battery Colour,as they have just offered this on the Galaxy Alpha,o.k Samsung want the Alpha to be Popular with the iPhone 6 on the Way,So the Note 4 might be made in Metal,but if Samsung Start Upgrading there Prices of the Metal Phones,alot of People might switch away from Samsung,so we want the Note 4 to show that Samsung can finally Design Top Class Smartphones

17. shinywindow unregistered

Title should say: can these polls get any stupider than they already are?

14. D.Lamore

Posts: 198; Member since: Aug 15, 2014

For phonearena users its the note 4, but the general public will go for the s5 because of its size

13. geordie8t1 unregistered

No i dont believe so. The note series is still a bit niche compared to galaxy s series, i think if it crams a load of useful tech and not just gimmicky tech and comes with a redesign and bigger specs it can do well. But i would expect s5 sales will still be more important. I have moved from s series to note as i prefer the bigger screens.

12. skyline88

Posts: 702; Member since: Jul 15, 2013

S5 is like the new S-Class. fancy, shiny, and...... that's all. Note 4 is like S63 AMG, has everything of "normal" S-class, and much better.

22. Shino

Posts: 196; Member since: Jul 23, 2012

If by S-class you mean Mercedes...dude, wtf? R u on dope? Bhahahahah! If we make car brands analogies, than Samsung should be KIA, LG should be Hyundai, HTC could be Subaru and well...Apple is Benz or Bentley.

26. ojdidit84

Posts: 462; Member since: Jul 16, 2011

I'd say the iPhone is more of a Prius or a 325i.

28. tedkord

Posts: 17529; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

What are you huffing? If Benz or Bentley went to one gear, with a governor limiting speed to below 30mph and you can only make right turns, then maybe...

11. SemiFinal

Posts: 117; Member since: Jul 26, 2014

I like PAs puns


Posts: 261; Member since: May 03, 2013

these polls are starting to get boring, starting to sound like pollarena

10. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

Needs more options in the polls...

8. tiara6918

Posts: 2263; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

No. S series is more important, not everyone wants a huge phone. Besides s series is more popular and selling more than the note series

16. CanYouSeeTheLight

Posts: 1122; Member since: Jul 05, 2012

I don't think so, if the S series was that more important then why did the Note 3 get 3GB of RAM and the S5 being the newer flagship get 2GB of RAM? IMO Samsung focuses more on the Note series.

18. tiara6918

Posts: 2263; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

The s and the note are made for different types of consumers. Having a higher GB of ram doesn't mean they had focused on it more. Same goes with their software updates which they prioritize the s line more than the note series.

7. gigaraga

Posts: 1454; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

Although S5 is more popular, Note 4 definitely is better, and hopefully this year by a long shot

6. masammut

Posts: 1; Member since: Aug 29, 2014

Well unless the note 4 is built better than the previous plastic models and features a sleeker design then Samsung is in for another failure like with the S5. Just because last year's model was successful does not mean that by just upgrading some specs they will be successful. People like new designs and it will only be a matter of time until the competition picks up. So right now the note 4 may sell loads in the absence of a viable alternative but the minute that alternative exists then ppl will abandon it in droves, like it happened with the S5.

5. iluvsonynokia

Posts: 161; Member since: Aug 27, 2013

even samsung haters love note series,including me ...so yesss

3. magnanimus

Posts: 566; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

The note series have been a success for Samsung over the years. It pioneered the "phablet" movement and its made the most giantscreenophobic person (me) consider getting one :D

2. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Hell yes, Note 4 is gonna be the new season of designing for Samsung. S5? Meh.

1. aranauser

Posts: 58; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

If apple does not launch 5.5 inch iphone, the sales of NOTE4 will not be hampered. (ps-trust me! i hate apple)

4. Ashoaib

Posts: 3309; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

I dont think 5.5inch from apple is gonna much threat for note 4... bcoz as per my daily use of PA, most users dont like bigger size and apple's original iphone is much more catered to their need of a small size

15. gehrig

Posts: 423; Member since: Apr 17, 2014

Any iPhone can threaten the Note 4. It's an iPhone, after all.


Posts: 650; Member since: Nov 20, 2011

it's an iPhone it's bound to put a dent in any company if they have a product their competing with

27. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

You're right bout that. Especially with their over price tag @ 1,000$ iph6

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