Bigger is always better. But the Samsung GALAXY Note 4 4G+ is more than big.
On the surface, it seems like any other phablet with its generous 5.7" screen, Quad HD resolution, amazing build quality, and unique S Pen. Dive deeper into it however, and it’ll convince you to ditch your current digital spouse for Samsung's hottest new product.
5.7" Quad HD Super AMOLED for your (and everyone’s) eyes
Ah, that precious moment when you've found a seat on a crowded bus. A great time to indulge in some weepy Korean drama. What’s even better is seeing those tears glistening on the phone's insanely detailed Quad HD SUPER AMOLED screen. That’s 2560 x1440 pixels, mind you, to add more even more flair to the melodrama. Oh, don’t mind the folks peering over your shoulder, they just can’t keep their eyes from checking out the screen’s clarity, true to life colours, and wide viewing angles.
Ready, steady, shoot!
Samsung says you don’t need steady hands to get steady images. That's because they've equipped the GALAXY Note 4 4G+ with Smart OIS (Optical Image Stabilisation). This means an element inside the camera intuitively moves to compensate for your movements, allowing the camera to produce sharp, shake-free pictures. Low-light? Not a problem for the rear camera, which when coupled with said OIS, lets loads of light in to capture that unbelievably detailed night shot at Clarke Quay.
Selfies, wide selfies everywhere
Fact: you can’t run from selfies. Ever. Pity you can’t fit the whole family into that perfect blend of precious memory and nerd comedy we call selfies... not. With the GALAXY Note 4 4G+, you won’t even need to deploy the 16MP rear-cam selfie mode, which doesn't let you preview shots before you snap them. The one on the front is just fine for packing more than 10 folks through Wide Selfie mode, complete with amazing detail thanks to the 3.7MP resolution and f/1.9 aperture. Goodbye unflattering selfies, hello reflection perfection!
4K video killed the radio star
You’re an aspiring movie director, and only the best works for your feature films. Honestly, you can ditch that cumbersome 4K video camera - just bring the GALAXY Note 4 4G+ along, because this sub-200g shooter does the job just fine. Yes, it’s also called ultra HD, but semantics aside, the biggest reason you’ll want to shoot on this ultra-detailed resolution is being able to show your work of art off on massive 4K TVs. Heck, even in cinemas. Dream big.
Photo Note is a lifesaver
What happens when those meeting or lecture notes are about to be erased? Pure mayhem as you scramble to record them. A photo will do the trick, but why stop there? You can do more with Photo Note, which allows you to add handwritten annotations, type more text, shift the original copy or diagram, and even convert graphs into editable forms.
Life in the fast 300Mbps lane
How fast, you ask? Try download speeds of up to 300Mbps. That’s really putting the "insta" in Instagram, with pictures loading faster than you can scroll through. Think it’s odd that you’ve never noticed the dreaded buffering icon while you’re binge-streaming high definition movies on YouTube? Thank the zippy Samsung GALAXY Note 4 4G+ for those incredible LTE Cat 6 speeds. Pro-tip: get a heavier data plan, because you might enjoy the lightning-fast streaming too much and forget all about your data limit.
It keeps going, and going...
There’s no telling how long you’ll be out and about. You could be stuck in a traffic jam or a seemingly-endless meeting for hours. Can the GALAXY Note 4 4G+'s massive 3220mAh battery survive? Yes, it’ll never give you up, it’s never gonna let you down, and it's never going to run around and desert you for at least a standard smartphone day.
and going with Ultra Power Saving Mode
Even when you've forgotten to charge your phone and it’s on its last dregs of juice, just flip the switch and trigger its Ultra Power Saving Mode. This disables background app updates and dims the screen, increasing longevity by up to 36 hours from just 10% of battery. Once you find a power source, simply plug it in and the phone's quick-charging function will refill from zero to 50% in just 30 minutes.
Handles pressure like a pro
Ask the S Pen how it manages the pressure of being famous. It ups the ante by raising the S Pen's sensitivity - 2048 pressure levels, to be exact. That's a whole lot more than its previous S Pens, enabling it to detect even the slightest change in the way you tap and scribble on the screen. Press harder and it’ll yield totally different results - a thicker stroke, for example, to give a particular highlight to your artwork. Don’t try it with your fingers, you can prod as hard as you want, nothing different will happen.
The S Pen is smarter than you think
We wouldn’t say it’s smarter than the average bear, but it’s close enough. No constant prodding of the screen required - just hover your S Pen over the screen to see it at work. See that little dot? That’s exactly where the S Pen interacts. You don’t even need to tap on the screen to bring up the commands; simply remove the S Pen from its sleeve or click its button to instantly bring up Air Command.
Action Memo is the notepad you’ve always wanted
We've all been there: writing something down on a piece of paper while you’re on a call, just to lose it later. With Air Command, you won't have to worry about that happening again. All you have to do is bring it up and tap on Action Memo with the S Pen. As much as we've gotten used to typing, writing is more instinctive (and definitely faster) than hammering it out on the keys. Autocorrect fails are also kept at bay, and being able to choose the right-sized pen means it won't look like comic sans. What's more, you can even take actions on your handwritten memo. That phone number you just jotted down? Tap and save it into your contacts directly from the memo - it's that easy.
Working smart with the S Pen
Know how many steps are required to grab a screenshot of a web page or image, crop it, and then send it out? On ordinary phones, it'll take at least five. With the GALAXY Note 4 4G+ and the S Pen, all you need is one swift motion. Sounds impossible, but not so if you use Smart Select. Everything you see can be captured, annotated, cropped, and shared with just a few simple taps of the S Pen. Or you could just save it in the clipboard to be shared later. Save precious time; work smarter, not harder.
Sharing a clipping
Your friends don’t need to see the whole screenshot when you just want to give them a peek. Neither do you need to spend more time than you should cropping said screenshot. Image Clip (tapped via Air Command) delivers exactly what its name suggests - use the S Pen, outline the spot free-style without restrictions, and save it in the Scrapbook. And it’s just as easy to share with one quick tap of the share icon.
Hovering over for a quick Air View
Whip out the S Pen and let it hover over your photos and emails. Don’t be surprised when images and emails pop up as a preview window. Such quick access makes it easier to check everything in a glance, without spending precious seconds tapping and waiting for them to load. You won’t even need to select the photo to share - just hover and tap the share icon, and it's done.
You’ll never lose the S Pen
Everyone knows that Samsung was the first kid on the block to make S Pen cool on a smartphone with the original GALAXY Note. And it’d be a real bummer if you lost it. Thankfully, not even the most scatterbrained person can ditch the S Pen now, because it’ll give a discreet buzz when it’s out of its housing for too long. That friendly “HEY! YOUR S PEN IS MISSING” notification that pops up on the screen is pretty hard to miss.
Look Ma, one hand!
Try using a phablet with one hand on a crowded train. Unless you're an experienced pianist or have freakishly long digits, you won't be able to reach those corners. That’s okay, because you can reduce the GALAXY Note 4 4G+ screen to a more manageable size via the one-handed mode. Do a quick swipe from the right edge of the screen to the middle and back (or left to right for left-handers), and your thumb will no longer be subjected to torturous stretching exercises.
The power to impress
Even console-quality games can be enjoyed in lag-free smoothness with the GALAXY Note 4 4G+, and you have the insanely fast quad-core processor to thank for that. It’s absolutely loaded with digital horsepower, delivering frame rates so high, you won’t notice anything amiss even when you blink your eyes.
You know what the phone has plenty of? Storage space. So much so, you could save the entire library of Running Man for your personal enjoyment wherever you are, thanks to 32GB of internal storage. If you've got other shows to store on those precious bytes, don’t worry, because there’s more than enough room. Just add up to 128GB of memory through the microSD card slot.