Posts tagged with: Galaxy Note 4
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    Sometimes, you'd like to believe that there's an obvious answer to rumors that have been allowed to stew for a long time. When will we see this new Galaxy Note 5? Around the time of IFA? On August 12? 15 minutes past the next hour? We haven't the answers just yet, but FCC documents filed by Samsung are giving hints at an August launch. How far ahead of IFA the tech giant wants to get with the Note 5 is still anyone's guess. Samsung's always had a blast with its own Unpacked event off-site from the Messe Berlin, so we're waiting on possible changes to our coverage schedule as well. The ...

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    When we're talking about the Galaxy Note these days, odds are it's the upcoming Galaxy Note 5, expected to launch at IFA in Berlin just about two months from now. And while we're sure we'll have plenty of Note 5 leaks and rumors to keep us busy over the weeks to come, the story on last year's Galaxy Note 4 isn't quite over just yet. The 2014 phablet is still one heck of an attractive handset, and betting that you still might be persuaded to pick one up, Samsung's kicking off a pretty hefty promotional Note 4 offer. Buy the Galaxy Note 4 between today and Sunday, July 26, and Samsung will ...

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    Touch. Tap. Push. Prod. Swab. Stab. The button takes a lot of nonsense from its users. And also Benny Benassi and The Biz, but if I hear "push me and then just touch me" one more time, I might need a barbiturate. Anyways, people usually don't give these things much credit for doing what they do and what engineers have made them do. It didn't need to be a button Take the iPhone 5S with its home button. It implemented a fingerprint sensor on top of it and Apple thus created Touch ID. Touch ID was made to take the taps and swipes and repetition away from accessing secure features: unlocking ...

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    Enter to win a brand new handset with The Choose Your Own Android Phablet Giveaway at the Pocketnow Deals Store. A phablet offers all the conveniences of a smartphone but with a larger, tablet-like screen size. As far as mobile devices go, it’s like having the best of both worlds. One lucky person will have the opportunity to choose one of five new phablets, valued at $750 each, to be their prize. Up for grabs is the Google Nexus 6, LG G4, Samsung Galaxy Note 4, OnePlus 2, and the LG G Flex 2. To enter, just go to The Choose Your Own Android Phablet Giveaway page at the Pocketnow Deals ...

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    Most new device launches go the same way: usually the press gets review units before they’re widely available, and we get to use them for a few days -or a week if we’re lucky- as we work on our review. Then press day arrives. The embargo on media coverage lifts, and everyone posts their reviews and videos at the same time. It’s a huge frenzy, commenters go nuts, and it’s a giant explosion of frantic opinion-sharing activity. For about … a day. And then it all goes away. Sure, there’s followup coverage as people find bugs and hidden features, but after that initial blast, not ...

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    For a while now, we've been expecting Google to do something new with cases for its Nexus devices. Rumors emerged last year about a custom case program for the Nexus 5, one we saw mature to support the Nexus 6 as new evidence emerged last month. But so far, none of that custom angle has yet to go official. We're still not there quite yet, but today Google introduces a slightly different case program for some popular smartphones – and not just Nexus models – announcing its “Editions” series with the Skrillex Live Case. Yup: dubstep poster-boy Skrillex wants to bring you smartphone ...

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    Now that the Galaxy S6 is out, have you been interested in deep-diving into the Samsung Android ecosystem, but haven't quite found the perfect opportunity. Well, if that leaked Galaxy Tab S2 tablet isn't looking so appealing to you, we have a piece of news that may be appealing to you. The latest rumored T-Mobile Samsung deal is offering buyers of both a Samsung phone and tablet a pretty sweet discount. TmoNews reports, with an official-looking picture of internal T-Mobile material, that the company will be launching a program to give a $100 MasterCard reward to purchasers of both a ...

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    When Samsung introduced the original Galaxy Note at the 2011 IFA in Berlin, the company shocked everyone with its class-defining phablet with a 5.3-inch screen (at times where phones were in the four-inch area). It took phablets some time to get traction, and, even more time in the US, but apparently large smartphones are now preferred by Americans. According to a recent Kantar World Panel research, the phablet market grew almost four times year over year. If large smartphones were accounting for six percent share in the first quarter of 2014, they now represent 21 percent of the US ...

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    Marvel's latest Avengers film is in theaters now, and promotional tie-ins are active in full force. Samsung just confirmed plans to release a special Iron Man edition Galaxy S6 sometime next month (and we've already taken to wondering about which other characters we'd like to see get custom GS6 designs of their own), but it's not just the manufacturer's latest flagship that gets to be in on this action. Today we learn of a new promotional offer for Samsung's favorite phablet, as new Galaxy Note 4 owners are treated to not one, not two, but four free Avengers-styled covers. Buy a Note 4 ...

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    Each year, Samsung releases two smartphones separated by roughly six months: one a mainstream flagship, the other an overpowered phablet. These are the Galaxy S and Galaxy Note, respectively, and though they target materially different types of consumer, we nonetheless directly compare them every single year. That's because there's a significant amount of bleedover interest when you get to this level of features and cost: people who don't really like large phones may nonetheless consider the Note 4 for its added features, just as those who really don't like compromise may find themselves ...

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    Samsung Galaxy Note 4 owners on Verizon have been a patient bunch. The first Android Lollipop updates for the Note 4 descended a couple months ago, and even carrier-branded editions in the US saw their Lollipop updates arriving last month: Sprint saw its going out over three weeks ago, and AT&T's made its presence felt early last week. But over at Verizon, silence. That's finally changing, as the carrier gets April started with an overdue taste of Lollipop for the Galaxy Note 4. Don't let the “4-4-2” in the filename for the update's release notes (source link below) fool you: this ...

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    The first build of Android 5.0 Lollipop may be months-old at this point, but that has not by any means translated to every phone receiving updates to the latest build of the software quite yet. The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Lollipop build could be getting updated for AT&T-branded units; here are the supposed changes. This new version of Android 5.0 would bring with it the removal of the widely-criticized "Interruptions" mode (it had previously on earlier builds replaced the "Mute" mode). In addition to the update to Lollipop itself – which will certainly bring improvements such as the ...

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    The Nexus 6 Android 5.1 Lollipop update wasn't the only bit of information that Sprint shared today. Those of you rocking the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 on Sprint's network should prepare to finally receive their Android 5.0 Lollipop refresh, according to the carrier. The official wording says that the update is rolling out to customers now, but it might take a little until it reaches your phone. However, that's not an excuse for not checking for its existence manually. As far as the update is concerned, you should expect Lollipop in its full glory (plus TouchWiz), which means Material Design, ...

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    Android Lollipop updates are finally starting to hit their stride, and while there are dozens and dozens of recent models that are still waiting, some of the heavy-hitters are seeing their updates arrive. Those have included phones like the Galaxy S4, Galaxy S5, HTC One M8, and LG G3. Now Samsung is hooking owners of its flagship phablet up with some Lollipop of their own, as the first reports start arriving of OTA distribution in Europe. Once again, it's those lucky smartphone users in Poland who appear to be getting first crack at this release, as they see their Note 4s being updated to ...

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    It's hard to not admire Samsung for its efforts to launch absolutely anything its R&D department has come up with. Some of you may mock efforts like the Galaxy Round, but products like the Galaxy Note lineup have proven to be quite disruptive. That said, you'd think that all the Galaxy Note products have been successful, and as it turns out, that's actually not the case. Samsung is sadly not nice enough to share its sales figures with the public, but sources claim that the Galaxy Note Edge has barely sold 630,000 units worldwide since its launch. We won't blame Samsung though, as we do ...

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    If the only interaction you've had with a stylus on a smartphone is through a generic capacitive wand, you don't know what you're missing when it comes to a device with dedicated stylus digitizer hardware. That's the type of setup Samsung uses in its Galaxy Note series, allowing these phablets and tablets to track their S Pen styluses with incredible precision, support button input on the pens themselves, and recognize varying levels of pressure. In recent models, Note devices have been able to detect input when you're not even directly touching the screen, allowing the software to perform ...

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    When you think of LG phablets, what comes to mind? The G3 Stylus? Maybe, but that guy comes up a little short on the hardware scale. Maybe a G-Pro-series model? In the past, sure, but the latest word has suggested LG could be discontinuing the line. Hell, what about the G3 itself? At 5.5 inches, it's pushing up there. A year ago, we might have included the G Flex on that list, with its attractive design and big six-inch screen, but this year brings us a new G Flex that, while landing with the power of a modern flagship, dials-back its screen size to match the G3's 5.5 inches (though ...

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    Sometimes it seems that Android OEMs would like little more than for you to abandon the Spotifies, Play Stores, and Dropboxes of the world and commit to their own services and media offerings, instead. Companies like Samsung have long tried to steer users in such directions, and earlier this year we saw the start of the latest incarnation of this trend arrive, as Samsung launched its Milk Music. That was followed by Milk Video in the fall, and now it's time for the next chapter in the Milk story to get underway, as Gear VR users get access to the new Milk VR. Milk VR may have a big ...

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    For the past few weeks now, we've been hearing rumors about something new from Samsung and its Galaxy Note 4. From the looks of things, the manufacturer was testing a new Note 4 variant powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 chip, unlike the 805 in the non-Exynos version of the existing phablet. Would we see the release of an updated version of the Note 4's hardware, just like Samsung delivered for handsets like the Galaxy S4 and S5 in the past? Well, that SoC question is still up in the air, but a new Galaxy Note 4 is very much official, as Samsung confirms news of a Note 4 with tri-band ...

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    Remember last year, when we prefaced our nonsensical Nexus 5 vs Note 3 comparison video with the declaration that we were only doing it because so many of you had asked us to? Google saved us the trouble this year, by building its new Nexus to large-enough proportions that you could almost mistake it for this year's Galaxy Note 4. (If you were far enough away, that is. And if your eyesight wasn't too good.) Point is: unlike the Nexus 5, the Nexus 6 is a large-format smartphone. And unlike the Nexus 5, the Nexus 6 packs the absolute latest in technology without also taking a dive on the ...

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    Samsung's Galaxy Note 4 is a powerhouse of a phablet, and depending on the regional variant you have, it's running either an Exynos 7 Octa or a Snapdragon 805. Earlier this week we checked out a rumor that claimed Samsung could already be working on another hardware revision of the Note 4, one that would ditch that 805 for a next-gen Snapdragon 810 SoC. The idea makes enough sense – this is exactly the routine Samsung's pulled time and time again with LTE-A models of its flagships – but we really didn't have anything more than the word of an anonymous source to go on. Now we're ...

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    A manufacturer's "smartphone philosophy" might seem like a lofty concept dreamed up by a reviewer big on thesauri and light on sleep, but it's actually pretty easy to summarize with a quick story from Barcelona. A couple years ago at MWC, Editor-in-Chief Anton D. Nagy and I found ourselves at a briefing being shown a new Samsung product due for release. When we remarked that a competing product from another manufacturer exhibited more overall polish and cohesiveness, Samsung's response was quick and blunt: "Yeah, but ours can do more." That's been the story of the high-end Samsung ...

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    A couple days earlier this week, Samsung got US sales rolling for arguably the most compelling Galaxy Note 4 accessory you'll find, the immersive Gear VR headset. Pop your Note 4 in the front, strap the Gear VR on, and you're all ready to start experiencing virtual worlds. Well, at least you would be, if your Note 4 supported the Gear VR. Even though the accessory is explicitly designed to work with the phablet, there's one important stipulation you may have overlooked: the Note 4 needs its latest software to connect with the Gear VR, and as Samsung alluded to in its statement accompanying ...

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    The Galaxy Note Edge is a Galaxy Note 4 with a little something extra – 409,000 little somethings, actually. They're the pixels making up the display extension along the phone's right-hand side, a curved strip of AMOLED that Samsung calls the "Edge screen." It's built to add functionality to an already-potent portfolio of features ... but it also adds cost, and sacrifices some of the fit and finish we really appreciate on the Note 4. With both Notes on shelves this holiday season, we thought it wise to compare the new Notes and see what you're buying when you opt for one or the ...

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    It's a dance we know all too well: Samsung delivers its latest flagship model, only to come back a few months later with a tweaked version running some even more impressive silicon. The Galaxy S4 launched with a Snapdragon 600, only for Samsung to follow that up with a Snapdragon 800 version for LTE-A networks in South Korea. And after the GS5 arrived with its Snapdragon 801, Samsung came back with an LTE-A version that didn't just step up to a Snapdragon 805, but also gave the phone a huge resolution bump up to quad HD. We could be about to see another move along these lines, as rumors ...

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