The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 is one of the best smartphones to launch this year. It is the other great flagship that the South Korean company launches this year, along with the Samsung Galaxy S5, with the notable difference that it comes with the highest level technical specifications in the current market. And the most curious thing is that it is a unique smartphone, because the truth is that although other companies try to launch rivals, there is no competitor for the Samsung Galaxy Note 4, as shown by its characteristics and official technical specifications, of which we are talking to continuation. Of course, this year the Samsung Galaxy Note Edge also arrives, the version
Some of the characteristics in relation to the design that we already knew are confirmed, such as the fact that it will have a back cover very similar to that of the Samsung Galaxy S5, made of plastic, but imitating the skin. In addition to this, the side frame will be metallic, as with the Samsung Galaxy Alpha, thus being the first Samsung Galaxy Note that has metal as one of the main elements. To all this we must add a new 2.5D glass with special brightness that will give the smartphone a great style, in addition to giving the glass great hardness, between 8H and 9H. Without a doubt, the design is one of the most remarkable features of the new Samsung Galaxy Note 4.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 has a very small size and weight. Thus, we find a smartphone that weighs only 176 grams, and with a thickness of only 8.5 millimeters. Keep in mind that it is a large format smartphone, so the weight and thickness will be slightly greater than in the case of a conventional smartphone. However, in this case the difference will not be nearly noticeable.
Obviously, with the new Samsung Galaxy Note 4, the differentiating element of the collection could not be missing since the first Samsung Galaxy Note was launched, the S Pen pointer. This new pointer, which has Wacom technology, has been significantly improved compared to the previous one, having a pressure sensor, and being able to differentiate between the strokes based on the speed with which we move it. As is usual, we will have a series of special functions that we will access with the special button of the S Pen, a menu that runs on the screen only when we press the special button on the pointer. This menu is known as Air Command. We can, for example, select sections on the screen and store them in a kind of Clipboard that can be accessed later to see everything we have selected. As always, the pointer will be the protagonist. The company has made special emphasis on the fact that the S Pen can be used just as we use the computer mouse, being able to select different elements on the screen at the same time, whether they are photographs or text. Without a doubt, it is one of the shortcomings of smartphones that is solved with this S Pen.
The note-taking application will be one of the ones that will come with more news. Now Snap Note option has been added. Thanks to this function, we can take pictures of an element that contains text, such as a blackboard, which the smartphone will automatically take care of converting this text to text without a background so that we can view it without problems.
The camera of the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 also now has major improvements. For example, now it incorporates the Wide Selfie mode. With this mode, we can take a circular Selfie, so to speak. With a total angle of 120 degrees, we can rotate the smartphone to capture a complete group when capturing a selfie. As if making a small video while we rotate the smartphone, it captures the entire image to generate a giant selfie.
In addition, the optical image stabilization system has also been integrated, to get better photographs with the smartphone in motion,
something that will be very useful, since we are talking about a mobile phone, which we almost always have in motion when we take a picture.
As far as the technical specifications of this camera are concerned, the sensor is 16 megapixels, thus being one of the best photographic sensors on the market. The front camera will be 3.7 megapixels, so there is also a notable improvement over the previous Samsung Galaxy Note 3. You can already guess which smartphone will be used to take the selfie at the Oscars.
The screen of the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 is also the protagonist, something logical if we consider that it is one of the smartphones with the best screen on the market. To begin with, it is a screen with Super AMOLED HD technology, so its quality is of the highest level, with better contrasts than LCD screens. We can easily talk about what will be the best mobile screen on the market, as happened with the Samsung Galaxy S5. This 5.7-inch screen is also QHD, so it has a resolution of 2,560 x 1,440 pixels. The response time of this screen is 1 millisecond. To give us an idea, a good quality television can be in 10 milliseconds, and it is not uncommon to see quality televisions with a response that exceeds 25 milliseconds. An ideal screen for playing video games.
Processor and memory
What has received less prominence in the presentation event are the technical specifications of the Samsung Galaxy Note 4, as they have focused on the differentiating characteristics, despite the fact that it is one of the smartphones with the best components on the market. The version to be launched in each country has not been precisely specified, so we still have the same doubt as to whether the Qualcomm processor version or Samsung’s Exynos processor will be launched in Spain. This latest Samsung Exynos processor is an eight-core processor, composed of two quad-core processors, one of them high-performance, capable of reaching a clock frequency of 1.9 GHz, and the other low-power consumption, capable of reaching a clocked at 1.3 GHz. It is a high-level processor, which will not envy the Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 that the other version of the smartphone will have either. This Qualcomm processor is capable of reaching a clock frequency of 2.7 GHz, a figure that is simply brutal.
The RAM of the smartphone does not seem too relevant either, although it is a 3 GB RAM. It is not surprising because the previous Samsung Galaxy Note 3 already had a RAM of this capacity, but it is positive in this case that it has such memory, since the Samsung Galaxy S5 had a RAM of 2 GB. In this case, a single version of the smartphone is launched, with a memory of 32 GB, which can be expanded by means of a microSD card of up to 64 GB.
The 3GB RAM memory in this case is absolutely essential because users are expected to make great use of Multiwindow. This feature allows users to run two applications simultaneously, splitting the screen for each of these applications. On the Samsung Galaxy Note 4, which has a large 5.7-inch screen, the Multi window is much more useful.
As we have already explained, Air Command will be the special suite of applications that we can access only through the S Pen. This Suite includes some apps like S Note, which we have already talked about; Smart Select, which allows us to select a section of the screen and save it to the clipboard; Action Memo; Image Clip, which allows us to capture regions of an image; Screen Write, which is like a blank slate to write and Snap Note, which allows us to capture regions and take notes on them.
Ultra Saving Mode
The new Samsung Galaxy Note 4 has a 3,220 mAh battery, but two things should be noted. On the one hand, it has a high-speed charging system that will allow us to charge the large-capacity battery in much less time than it would take with a conventional charging system. On the other hand, the Ultra Saving Mode will allow us to save battery to a very high level when the smartphone is running out of battery, and it is essential to make the autonomy as long as possible.
Voice Recorder is the new voice recording system included in the smartphone. In addition to the conventional recording modes, we must highlight the Meeting mode, which activates the three microphones that the smartphone has, and is capable of capturing all the voices of the participants, while eliminating the noise of the recording.
To this we must add that the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 has Android 4.4 KitKat, as expected, although most likely it will update to the latest version of the Android 5.0 operating system.
Availability and price
The company has not yet officially confirmed when the new Samsung Galaxy Note 4 will be available in the market, although we know that the Samsung Gear S will arrive in October, so it would not be unusual for the same to happen with the Samsung Galaxy Note 4. Its Price has not been published either, although it could be 700 euros, thus being the same price with which the original Samsung Galaxy Note 3 was launched.