Samsung recently took the wraps of its latest and greatest addition to the phablet series of phones by annoucing the Note 4. If you have had a Note series device before or are ready to make the jump to the large screen phone realm this looks like it might be the one you want to check out.
The Note 4 boasts an impressive spec sheet with a 5.7 inch Quad HD Super AMOLED screen (2569 x 1440), 2.7 GHz quad core, 3 GB of ram with a 3.7 megapixel front shooter and a 16 megapixel camera in the back. It is said to be running Android 4.4 kitkat on release, but I would imagine a upgrade to Android 5.0 lollipop is right around the corner. It comes with all the wi-fi and 4g connectivity for all the major networks. From the spec sheet this phone is a beast and early hands on review are saying it lives up to everything expected given it gaudy internals. Two features of this phone that impress me right off the bat are the s-pen and Samsung’s fast charging.
The s-pen of course comes with the phone, sliding out of the bottom for ease of use. Samsung is toting this as an advanced s-pen with improved touch and feel like a real pen. I have used the s-pen on other devices like the Galaxy Note 10.1 and it was by far my favorite feature. Any improvement on the previous generations will only make it easier to use and provide a dramatic productivity increase. It comes with Samsung’s bundled s-pen software suite so you can take full advantage of the s-pen’s features.
Samsung’s fast charging feature claims to be able to charge your Note 4 for 0% to 50% in a meager 30 minutes. They claim this process usually takes nearly and hour, so cutting this time in half is significant. Samsung has also included their ultra power saving mode in the Note 4. Now this dramatically reduces the usability of your phone limiting you to phone calls and cutting you off from your apps, but when you are in a bind and need to make sure you get that important phone call this can be a real lifesaver.
Overall I would say if you like big phones, this is one you need to give a hard look at. The Note 4 will be available on AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, T-Mobile, and U.S. Cellular.