Galaxy Note 4

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Smart Phone Hands-On & Initial Impressions

The Galaxy Note 4 is one of the most awaited devices in this year from the South Korean Giant Samsung. This device got unveiled in the IFA event that held last month and is now available for sale in most of the countries. The fourth generation of the Note is certainly the best device that Samsung has made till now and will be hoping that it will be the perfect successor for the Note 3. The company has seen a huge market with its Note series of devices, especially with the Note 3 and will be trying to repeat the same with the latest flagship.

Samsung Included the Fingerprint sensor on the rear as it was seen with the Galaxy S5 and as we know Note series is famous for its stylus, so the Note 4 will come with some new S-Pen features. Although Samsung retained the same 5.7 inch screen on the device as it was same in its predecessor, the resolutions of the device has increased to 2560 x 1440 pixels (2K). This gives the device a massive 515 PPI (pixels per inch) giving out more details on its screen, but its next to the LG’s G3 534 PPI because of its small 5.5 inch screen.

Samsung Galaxy Note 4


The Galaxy Note 4 features a 5.7 inch Quad HD Super AMOLED display giving a whooping 515 ppi. It is powered by an Octa-core Exynos 5433 chipset coupled with 3 GB of RAM and runs Android 4.4.4 KitKat OS with the company own Touch Wiz UI (User Interface). The device comes with a 16 MP camera on the rear with OIS (optical image stabilization) and a 3.7 MP front-facing camera. The device has a 3,220 mAh battery on the back and also comes with the S Pen stylus. The device comes with an on-board memory of 32 GB that can be extended further up to128 GB via microSD card slot. Apart from these the device supports 4G / LTE connectivity and also has other connectivity options like, Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi hotspot, Bluetooth, GPS, GPRS and NFC.


The built quality of the Note device are always impeccable and so the case with the Note 4. The back cover is made with leather giving the better grip and also comes with aluminum rims with curved corners as we have seen with the Galaxy Alpha. On the back, there is a 16 MP camera and below it we can find the LED flash and the hear-rate sensor. The company’s branding is just above the center part and at the bottom we can see the speaker grill.

On the top, we can find an IR blaster, beside which are the audio jack and pinhole mic. The power button is on the right, and the volume rockers are at the left. At the bottom there are two mics, a USB charging port and also the S Pen. There are the recent and back buttons on either side of the physical home button that also works as the finger-print scanner. The bezels are also thin on the sides, but more space is taken on the top and bottom. The dimensions of the device are at 153.5 x 78.6 x 8.5 mm and a weight 176 grams, which is on the heavier side, and it’s due to its big size.

The Galaxy Note 4 or we can say all the Note series devices are all about the S Pen and its features. The S-Pen provides multi-tasking business tool and also used I take quick notes with it, using it as a pen. When the S Pen is removed from its slot, the Air Command window is automatically launched and shortcuts like Action Memo, Smart Select, Image Clip and Screen Write. These features were also seen on the Galaxy Note 3, and we get to see them again with some improvements. Apart from these, there is also another feature called as Shrink display for people who find it difficult to use big devices with one hand. The Shrink display feature lets you use the device with one hand as it shrinks the side of the display, and it can be dragged and moved anywhere on the screen.

 Early verdict

The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 is easily the best device that I have used till now and with all the new features in the camera. It also provides more secure online payments via its fingerprint scanner what is PayPal certified. We will get back to you with the complete review of the Note 4 after using it for few days and until then we would like to know what else you want to know about the device.



  1. Jodha Sahib

    November 17, 2014 at 7:04 pm

    I love Samsung gadgets,especially because of big screen and hi-tech features.

  2. peg_c

    October 24, 2014 at 8:18 pm

    I would get this, as I’m soon due an upgrade from the Note 2, which has been a good phone. The Note 4 looks exellent. However I hate Android and will be moving back to the iPhone now that the 6+ – which should have come out 2 years ago – is available. A lot of us moved to the Note 2 because the iPhone 5 was too small and I’m sure many like me are going back. Apple – seemingly always better late than never 😉

  3. Paul Chang

    October 24, 2014 at 10:18 am

    Well, I just got my hands on Samsung Galaxy Note 4 yesterday. It is by far a better machine then the previous Note 2. The only thing I still wish Samsung will fix, that is to let the user decide whether and how the external SD should be used instead of locking out. For example: an option should be given to the user to select whether the user is a developer or just user. If just USER then the access of external SD should be like the OS 4.12 with no restrictions.

  4. Barbe Blanche

    October 24, 2014 at 1:59 am

    Good Review. I love this phone.

  5. Jesper Forssblad

    October 23, 2014 at 2:33 am

    Its not leather, its plastic that Samsung calls Pleather.

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