All three generations of the Samsung Galaxy Note, which we have seen before, do not cease to amaze. The fourth generation, which got me a week ago, it was the coolest of all that had been previously, and this is obvious from the first second singles. And the first thing you feel very high quality metal housing and then he needed for several reasons. Firstly, smart large, it is larger average leader, and hence it needs a rigid body. None of noutom previously could not boast of the most rigid structure. Assembly, of course, was ideal for plastic construction, but with the metal can not be compared. And secondly, we have a top High Level product and really want to see in his hand he felt expensive. Note 4 – the first laptop that is so strong sense of solidity gadget.
Design and ergonomics – Samsung Galaxy Note 4
Therefore, I will begin the story is with the design. Two years ago, Note 2 was very Horo device except for design. So many did not like the sleek design that mimic the features of Galaxy S 3. Galaxy Note 3 has become much more independent in terms of design, the gloss was gone and the only element that could not like it – imitation stitch thread on the back under the skin. Rather unusual solution for the standard design. “Leather” like many, about the line of disagreement (although I liked it, and), and metal polzovali demanded since the first version of the Galaxy S.
And now, the new design Note 4 I can call perfect. The plan, he does not have any obvious flaws or small things that can be known to be controversial (as a line). Here perfectly assembled strict enclosure with a metal frame soundly, firmly holding the entire structure, with a nice back cover under the skin, but without the lines, and dense glass Corning Gorilla Glass 3. Taking the device in hand, it’s hard not to fall in love.
In this case, all is not here any trick, such as the lack of an IR port or memory card slot – all in place. And the standard arrangement of elements added another fingerprint scanner and sensor measurements heartbeat – all in S5. But I have these two possibilities do not use, the scanner for this size is not particularly useful, because it must be carried out by your finger.
MicroUSB connector daungreydnulsya to version 2.0. Visually – right and, given the rapid charging function, reason to keep the large connector I do not see the point.
Dimensions of the device have changed a bit, if the width decreased, however, less than 1 mm, all other parameters, including weight, risen. Note 4 was higher than its predecessor by 2.2 mm, thickness of 0.2 mm and 8 grams heavier. But, given the materials of the body – this is perfectly normal.
In general, the tactile sensation of devaysa extremely positive. Moment that bothers many – gap about which spoke after the start of sales. The problem is far-fetched, does not go into anything anywhere, and especially not falter.
Display – Samsung Galaxy Note 4
One of the main chips smartphone is the screen. It is particularly interesting, because some foreign editions ventured to call it the best on the market. I do not know about the best, but one of the – exactly.
The fact that the difference between IPS and Super AMOLED is still there, then someone like more. In Galaxy Note 4 diagonal display has not changed – 5.7 “, which is good, otherwise they would hardly have been more or less convenient to use. Yet, he is now on the verge of even for fans of large displays, good – compact housing. But the resolution increased to QuadHD (2560 × 1440 pixels).
The pixel density is amazing 515 dpi. Consider separate impossible. Direct absolutely impossible, I tried. And it means that in this case, increasing the resolution benefited. Now you can read a book and enjoy the magazine font definition.
Brightness, as the minimum and maximum comfortable for reading in the dark and in bright light, respectively. Only observation – at the maximum deflection angles of the display gives the green, it is probably due to the thickness of the glass. And it is obviously thick, because not pressed at all, even with the pressure in the central part.
Camera – Samsung Galaxy Note 4
As before, the camera in Note 4, one of the best on the market. Matrix rose slightly in physical size and now its manufacturer – Samsung. However, there are now 16 million pixels, not 13, respectively, the size of each individual bit decreased. The Intensity remained the same – 2.2. Video is written in flesh 720p to 120 f / s, in FullHD and 60 k / s, 2k and 4k 30k / s.
Appeared optical stabilization, though it works in modes up to 1080p, inclusive, 2k and 4k written without stabilization. Significantly refreshed front camera – fans selfikov enjoy. It has a 3.9 megapixel sensor, the aperture ratio of 1.9 and a wide viewing angle that the camera captured it.
S-Pen – Samsung Galaxy Note 4
Stylus or electronic pen S-Pen – this is what separates and distinguishes the Galaxy Note to all other major smartphones. The meaning of it is that on the big screen is convenient to do various handwritten action, including a letter, precise editing photos, text, drawing, and much more. S-Pen – this is not a poor excuse conventional stylus with a soft pad, a small work of art from Vacom, which in the current version supports up to 2048 degrees of depression.
In general, we have a decent graphics tablet, especially when paired with SketchBook, which for the Galaxy can be set free. But the stylus is needed not only for drawing, I, for example, in general, is not strong, but used the S-Pen in Note 3 and use in Note 4. It is convenient to add new and manage existing tasks in organayschere, it is convenient to preview the event to restore on his cell, it is convenient to throw on sketches, fragments cut from a browser, and more. The new Note 4 stylus you can select any text, like a mouse, simply by pressing the button and holding on the desired text. I will not dwell on this point for a reason, a year ago I wrote a whole article about it, what I need is an electronic pen .
Specifications – Samsung Galaxy Note 4
In all the previous times I’ve always wanted Statement Note version of the processor from Qualcomm, because the version with Exynos them inferior. Again, a year ago I wrote, why chose Note 3 on Qualcomm platform . But today everything has changed: Exynos supports all standards LTE, and that the 805 th Snapdragon, its graphics Mali-T760 is not inferior in performance and processor wins the video, you can write in 4K, and most importantly – Exynos 5 Octa 5433, established in Note 4 wins by technical process: 20 nm against 28 This means that it is more energy efficient and less heated. By the way, even in the heat of heavy games really small.
The only thing I had legitimate questions – autonomy. Battery capacity risen very slightly – only 20 mAh to 3220 mAh. When you increase the resolution, the display would be logical to assume that the energy will be spent quickly. But, fortunately, energy-efficient processor in this case saves. At least, the smartphone does not live less than the previous generation. In the case of LG G3 was not the case, there is the battery life dropped significantly.
Software – Samsung Galaxy Note 4
Prejudices about TouchWiz is high time to throw. I am well aware that this add-in was not the leader in terms of speed for a long time, especially users of TouchWiz remembered in the face of Galaxy S 1 and 2, but it was a lot better a year ago. Updates arrive quickly enough, the new devices are sold with newer versions of Android, in this case – 4.4.4. Now I do not even know what one would find fault. And I’m not talking about trivial things like design and speed. The first – a matter of taste, but then the interface is more like a naked android. The second – to be everywhere and TouchWiz works fine, I’m not caught a single bug. Especially nice on the background of today’s iOS8, which works much worse. I’m talking about the convenience and functionality. In TouchWiz first time I found such things as the ability to AirPlay-podkonnektitsya device without third-party software; Samsung first paid attention to the musicality of their devices; and about opportunities to work with a stylus, I do not say anything – they are huge, when removing all becomes sharpened for him.
Note 4 I liked it at once and I immediately wondered, and what I really would miss if we go at it completely? The first thing that came to mind – the music playback on my column AirPlay Klipsch. I decided to find a third-party player on Google Play and found, but accidentally found in the Note 4 function “Quick Connection”, called from the blinds. In her column is instantly and it can output sound!
Second – what Android devices are always inferior to iOS. We are talking about the musical possibilities. Samsung added the ability to manage the delay sound, and even competently explained what is what. I installed samsungovsky analogue GarageBand, Soundcamp, and sight – no delay at all! In addition, it is possible to connect to the smartphone party tools for MicroUSB and 3.5mm jack. And among the gifts for Galaxy Note users have a pretty advanced software for musicians. Well, finally, the ice was broken!
In Note 4 interface is more adapt to the S-Pen, when you remove it. Link preview the windows are scrolled all comes alive and becomes more informative. Loved the widget, which according to certain criteria (which you specify: Wi-Fi, location …) determines where you are and includes certain features. I have set up the most desired icons for work, home and other places, it is convenient!
Separately, I note recorder. It is the mode of interview in which both men are written separately and then you can disable any. It is implemented using the noise-canceling microphone, placed on both sides of the device. Each interviewee is written to a separate track, and then anyone can drown. Moreover, thus it is possible to write up to 8 users! This is very handy if you want to record interviews, for example.
Conclusion – Samsung Galaxy Note 4
I can safely say that for myself, I found the best smartphone this year and it did not come as a surprise. After last year when I bought a whole two Note 3 (first on the Exynos, then on Snapdragon), I very much forward to a new generation of Note. The smartphone was more than good, especially for those who fit more smartphones. I think Samsung’u Can show updates such that current users want to upgrade the line, and while Note 3 is a very good smartphone, the thrill of new items in the hand are completely different, it’s like two different classes of devices, in this case, the feeling chego a premium.
As for the rest, it’s flagship device in everything from chips as S-Pen or directed recorder, ending Hardware, such as camera, display and performance. With a personal choice, I decided to 100% during the test smartphone ceased to please. Cost, of course, though, the corresponding flagmaskomu smartphone, but another to expect and not worth it!
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