These 20 stunning photos were taken with the Note 4 by regular folks

These 20 stunning photos were taken with the Note 4 by regular folks
Ever since its release, the Note 4 consistently scores at the top of our mobile camera comparisons, and for a good reason. With its 16 MP optically stabilized camera - a first for Samsung - the phablet scores some of the most breathtaking pictures we've witnessed from a mobile phone, with rarely a weak spot when it comes to dynamic range, detail, white balance, or color presentation.

It has quickly become the go-to camera for folks who are carrying it with them at all times, and some are even taking the proof of its qualities as a mobile camera to Flickr and a dedicated group for a Note 4 photography. We scoured a few of the hundreds of shots there, and picked some for your viewing pleasure, as a prelude to what we might expect from the Galaxy S6 camera, which is rumored to be even more awesome. Here are 20 images with their authors nicknames, and the links to the originals, should you wish to grab those.

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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 32GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3220 mAh(20h 3G talk time)

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36 Comments

1. limporgyuk

Posts: 376; Member since: Nov 06, 2013

Impressive, same IMX240 sensor as the S6.

5. neops

Posts: 297; Member since: Jan 28, 2014

16mpx again?

26. Penny

Posts: 1871; Member since: Feb 04, 2011

Yeah, I'm not sure what the reason was that they went from Samsung's own ISOCELL to Sony's sensor, but it was a good call. Sony is dominating the market right now with their sensors in Nikons, their own mirrorless cameras, and now this (at least from the perspective of a consumer like me).

2. chistoefur

Posts: 103; Member since: Nov 05, 2012

God damn. Look at photo 19. That's freaking amazing. iPhone has the best camera my ass.

4. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

I know, made me hungry

6. neops

Posts: 297; Member since: Jan 28, 2014

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8. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

No thanks, I'm Dutch

9. neops

Posts: 297; Member since: Jan 28, 2014

Somebody +1ed you so I must say this: Dutch Diabetes Foundation

12. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

+1 from me lol

16. darkkjedii

Posts: 31764; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Good one lol

3. sergiobr

Posts: 718; Member since: Feb 25, 2013

Note 3 user here.I can´t wait Note 5 ! Waiting for awesome low light results.

7. mixedfish

Posts: 1570; Member since: Nov 17, 2013

Too much filters.

22. itsjustJOH

Posts: 232; Member since: Oct 18, 2012

No filter: "meh" With filter: "Amazing! Stunning! Innovative™! (trademark from Apple)"

10. boosook

Posts: 1442; Member since: Nov 19, 2012

Not "regular folks" at all... most of the pictures are clearly taken by at least amateur photographers.

15. refillable

Posts: 1071; Member since: Mar 10, 2014

Amateur photographers are regular folks, and I Consider myself as a regular folk...

23. boosook

Posts: 1442; Member since: Nov 19, 2012

No they aren't! They are folks who have a knowledge of photography (both technical and in terms of composition) that normal users do not possess, and so a regular user could think "whoa, if I get a Note 4 I'll be able to achieve the same results shown in this gallery!", while this is not true, because the Note 4 has one of the best mobile cameras for sure, but to achieve those results you have to know how to compose, expose and postprocess. And, on the other hand, if you know these things, you could achieve similar results with every good mobile phone.

27. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

I'm a "regular person" with no training in photography. I learned by fiddling with things and reading on the net. I think your just mad because youve never taken a good shot. lol. I have dozens of shots better than some of these (those some of them are quite nice).. from my Note4. And the fun part is that some of them I didnt even stop walking/moving to take. Love that OIS.

28. hurrycanger

Posts: 1775; Member since: Dec 01, 2013

I think boosook thinks about average consumers in his comment #23, and I like that. After all, you don't have to even have a Note 4 to take great photos. So many people here say the M8's camera is terrible. And yes, comparing to the Note 4... it's quite behind, yet I've been able to take many great shots with the M8 (and I'm not talking about the Duo camera effect). Like boosook said, if you actually go read and learn about photography (and I wanna add that even without official "training"), you'll achieve similar results with every good mobile phones. I would even push that further and say... every mobile phone with an okay camera, like the Lumia 635 or something like my Galaxy S Blaze 4G from 4 years ago. Again, the point he tried to make was that saying "regular folk" is an understatement, and that can fool average consumers to think "Ah if I buy this phone I'm gonna be able to take great photos like these, too." And in most cases, they won't.

36. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

no, that's not true at all. Phones like the Note 4... and most smart phones these days.. are really good at auto focusing, color correction, ect. So all you really need to do is point and shoot. And adding effects is simply a push of a really big button. In order to NOT take good shots with modern cell phones, you'd have to be a moron. That's not "regular folk". That's someone who's still completely technologically inept in the modern world which is less and less common.

34. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

Care to share a post link with those dozens of shots?

11. Donone41

Posts: 246; Member since: Dec 17, 2014

Impressive shots from the note4. I can only imagine what's the s6 camera will be like.

13. xperian

Posts: 421; Member since: Apr 10, 2014

14. refillable

Posts: 1071; Member since: Mar 10, 2014

Amazing pics! But please phone arena, fix your gallery!!!

17. darkkjedii

Posts: 31764; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Nice pics, #18 looks super cool.

18. tech-lover

Posts: 108; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

So what we want from s6 camera? It will be as amazing as note 4 and the best camera of any smart phone for sure.. s6 can even beat note4! Can't wait.

19. Tejas9

Posts: 95; Member since: Feb 02, 2015

Godly pictures of Godly creation. Simply fantastic.

20. Ashoaib

Posts: 3309; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

Off topic: is there any app to change the resolution of note 4 from QHD to FHD?(without rooting)

21. xperian

Posts: 421; Member since: Apr 10, 2014

I think not and because of pentile display simple image stretching with interpolation wouldn't work. So making it work on note would need more adjustements than G3

24. nwright94

Posts: 211; Member since: Oct 14, 2014

I don't think you'd want to. The SD 805 and Adreno 420 are very capable, and definitely capable enough to power the QHD display. The battery is already great, so I don't think you'd gain much at all from restricting it to FHD.

30. Ashoaib

Posts: 3309; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

You are perfectly right. Sd805 is really great on battery but unfortunately I exchanged my sd805 version with exynos version. Battery sucks on exynos version

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