Samsung has recently announced the launch of its flagship mobile device, fourth iteration of its widely popular Samsung Galaxy note series. It announced the launch at the IFA event held in the month of September 2014. Along with the Galaxy Note 4, Samsung also announced the launch of many other gadgets from its stable. The launch of Galaxy Note 4 was expected by many observers of the tech scene especially since Apple also launched the latest iPhone, the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. (Also read: Top 10 Pros and Cons of the iPhone 6 Plus)
Many fans of the Galaxy note series are interested in the specifications as well as various pros and cons of Samsung Galaxy Note 4. Also, many people want to know the specifications especially comparing it to be latest iteration of the iPhone from Apple. In the article below, we specify the various pros and cons of Samsung Galaxy note 4.
Display Resolution and Size
Ever since the launch of the Galaxy Note series, Samsung has been at the forefront of developing bigger and better quality displays. Many experts say that the main reason for Apple launching a bigger sized iPhone is the competitive threat from Samsung. In the case of Galaxy note 4, Samsung has again scored over the latest iPhone.
The Samsung Galaxy note 4 comes with a screen size of 5.7 inches with resolution of 2560 x 1440. Another plus is the Quad HD Super AMOLED screen which brings colors to life.
The Samsung Galaxy note 4 is equipped with a 16 megapixels camera at the back and a 3.7 megapixels camera in the front. However, the real difference is not in the number of megapixels but actual image quality. The Samsung Galaxy note 4 scores over its competitors in this aspect as the actual image quality is impressive to say the least. The software also includes the optical image stabilization technology which means that all of the photos clicked with the phone camera will be super crisp and will display natural colors.
One of the biggest disadvantages of such large sized phones has been the pathetic battery life. However, Samsung has included a battery with the capacity of 3220 mAH. Such highly battery capacity means that you can keep using the phone all day long and there will still be some juice left at the end of the day.
It can be said that you will not need to recharge the battery throughout the day if you charge it fully in the night. Another advantage of the included battery is that it can be charged up to 50% capacity within 30 minutes thanks to the latest power saving technology from Samsung.
S Pen Stylus
One thing which differentiates the Samsung Galaxy note series from other similar phones is the ultra sensitive S pen stylus. In the latest iteration, Samsung has improved the sensitivity of the included stylus and people who actually use the stylus will find it more comfortable and easy to use.
The Stylus included with the note series has given definitely given a tool to many wannabe as well as professional designers.
Heart Rate Scanner and Fingerprint Scanner
Samsung has also decided to join the bandwagon of security sensors which are getting popular day by day. The Galaxy Note 4 phone will include both a heart rate scanner as well as a fingerprint scanner which can be used for providing additional security.
Phone Is Not Waterproof
All the features included in the latest Samsung Galaxy Note iteration are amazing but one thing which is missing from the lineup of features is that the phone is not waterproof. There are some phones available in the market which claims to be waterproof up to certain depths. However, Samsung has so far chosen to ignore the demand from the fans to make this phone waterproof.
It Lacks in Looks
There is no doubt that no other phone can match the specifications of Samsung Galaxy note 4 series but as far as the looks are concerned, Samsung has not been able to get it right. The phone does look good but it does not look great. It is easy to hold in one hand but Samsung could have done better with the looks of the phone. The back of the phone is still the old plastic one.
Not the Cheapest Phone in the Market
One of the biggest gripes people have with the Samsung Galaxy Note series is the price of the device. These phones are prohibitively expensive but it is also true there are no similar phones available in the market and sometimes one feels that Samsung is right in charging such a high price due to the high number of features as well as excellent hardware in the device. one can also say in Samsung’s defense that the few models which can compete with Galaxy note series also have similarly priced phones.
Also, many networks subsidize the cost of the phone if one decides to sign up with a new provider and sign a contract.
User Interface Needs Some Work
Samsung has been using its proprietary TouchWiz interface on top of the android operating system. While Samsung has been able to deliver a perfect phone in terms of hardware, there are still some things missing from the software. The user interface is good but one gets the feeling that there is something missing. Samsung needs to work on making the interface smoother and more inclusive.
Some people may say that a phone with such a big screen size is going to be delicate to handle which is not necessarily true. The truth is that Samsung needs to work on making it in more rugged so that it can withstand some rough handling. Currently, one can say the phone screen would break if it is accidentally dropped from a certain height.
Overall, Samsung was the first phone manufacturer to introduce such big sized phone when no other manufacturer had the courage to test the market with big sized screens. Galaxy Note has developed a loyal fan base and those buyers are eagerly awaiting the launch of the latest iteration. We hope that these Top 10 Pros and Cons of the Samsung galaxy note 4 have helped you see the latest phone from Samsung in new light.
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