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Samsung Galaxy Note 4 vs Galaxy Note 3, what has changed?

Design and display

The design is one of the most remarkable aspects of the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 since, although the main essence of the range is maintained, it has been influenced by one of the latest smartphones launched by the company: the Samsung Galaxy Alpha, something that can be seen especially in the use of metallic edges, something that was not present in the Note 3. Otherwise, it maintains the physical button, although obviously aspects related to comfort when using the terminal have been improved despite of increased weight and dimensions: from151.2 x 79.2 x 8.3 millimeters we have gone to 153.5 x 78.6 x 8.5 millimeters and increased the weight by 8 grams, reaching the 176 grams.

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Display

On the other hand, the screen has been reconverted to a version of equal size, 5.7 inches, but with a much higher resolution: Quad HD, that is, 2560 x 1440 pixels, from the Full HD of the previous model. Therefore, we find a phabelt that a priori is positioned as the best on the market.

Processor, RAM and storage

In this regard, the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 will be available in two different versions: the European one with a 1.9 GHz octa-core Exynos processor (four at 1.9 GHz and the others at 1.3 GHz) and the international / American with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 processor capable of reaching a frequency of 2.7 GHz. Both versions, of course, They seem superior to the Note 3, with a 2.3 GHz Snapdragon 800 processor. Yes, the RAM has been unaltered, so it continues keeping the 3 GB, which will offer us great performance together with the processors that we have indicated and will allow us to fully squeeze multitasking and all the incredible functions that accompany the device.

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 S Pen

With regard to storage, the Galaxy Note 3 arrived in two different versions of 32 or 64 GB, expandable via microSD card, but this time Samsung has decided to launch a only version (in this sense, of course) with 32 GB internal storage, yes, too expandable up to 64 GB with microSD.

Camera and software

A patent improvement of the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 with respect to its predecessor is in its cameras, both the front and the rear. In the first case, a 16 megapixel sensor (3 more than Note 3) with important new features such as optical image stabilization, which allows you to take high-quality photographs even when we are moving. In the second case, a 3.7 megapixel sensor capable of offering us modes as interesting as the Wide Selfie, with which we can take a “circular” self-portrait with a total angle of 120 degrees while turning the phablet. Of course, a very interesting option for lovers of these photographs who, thanks to the S-Pen, will see their imagination enhanced.

In this sense, the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 also beats the Note 3 by a landslide as expected. Why? The pointer now has a pressure sensor capable of differentiating between the strokes depending on the speed with which we move it, so the ease of making use of the functions it brings with it is notably improved and allowing us to use the S-Pen as if it were a computer mouse, being able to select different elements on the screen at the same time, both photographs and text. On the other hand, S Note app It has been renewed with options such as Snap Note with which we can take pictures of an element with printed text, such as a blackboard, and convert it to text without a background to make it easier to read.

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Camera

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The battery the successor of the Note 3 has increased by 20 mAh to 3,220 mAh, an improvement “insignificant” but that will be noticed above all thanks to the good debugging of the software and the new Ultra Saving mode, saving battery significantly when we need it. In addition, a high-speed charging system has been included with which we will charge the terminal much faster than until now. On the other hand, the Note 4 incorporates three microphones capable of canceling ambient noise both in recordings and calls.


Regarding connectivity, both phablets have all the basics: NFC, GPS / GLONASS, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, though in the case of the new version there are improvements, such as the Wi-Fi ac standard. Of course, both the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 and 3 will be on the market with Android 4.4 KitKat, although it is expected that the first of them will update to Android 5.0.

As you can see, the new Samsung phablet is an incredible option for those who want power and above all, a large screen.