Posts tagged with: Galaxy Note 4
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    After bending the Note 4 a week ago, because it can take it (and mostly because the iPhone 6 Plus can't take it: #bendgate), Samsung has officially published a Galaxy Note 4 drop test video on its YouTube channel. Fueled mostly by the success of its previous campaign showing off the durability of the phablet (or simply because it wants to show you just how tough it is), the smartphone in this video is repeatedly dropped from different heights and different angles. Whether it's concrete or solid granite, Samsung drops its phablet on it. The Note 4 drop test video also contains a nice ...

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    In the last two years or so, one word in particular has become increasingly popular in this industry: flagship. Samsung’s new flagship this or that. What’s the best flagship of 2013? Is this new phone Company X's flagship? It gets tossed around endlessly, and practically every new high-end smartphone is considered a “flagship”. But what is a flagship, exactly? What does the term actually mean? Are we using it improperly and, thusly, altering its meaning in the mobile realm? According to Wikipedia, a flagship is "the best or most important thing owned or produced by a particular ...

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    One of the many reasons the Galaxy Note line of products from Samsung is so popular is because of the S Pen, and all of the software features that are baked-in to TouchWiz allowing the stylus to serve as a useful productivity tool. With the Note 4's release, the list of features has become so long, that it was decided that a whole Samsung S Pen video was to be produced to help Note 4 owners (and soon-to-be owners) out with their new phone. You're walked through three features: Smart Select - Capture and Share, Smart Select - Link to related apps, and Photo Note. The former lets you capture ...

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    Just over a month ago, Samsung revealed its Gear VR head-mounted display accessory for the Galaxy Note 4 at its pre-IFA Unpacked event. The headset, designed with help from Oculus VR, was announced without a ton of details concerning how it would go up for sale. We quickly picked up on a possible $200 price tag, but still lacked a timetable any more precise than that of a release planned before the year was out. But now as we move further into October, new leaks are arriving with new release details, and the one we're checking out today suggests plans to start selling the Gear VR on ...

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    The technology world is a fast moving one, and hence, there are more than 100 stories we publish on a weekly basis here on Pocketnow. Those include reviews, videos, editorials, news, and more. With this new, weekly series, we're making it easier for you to look back at the most interesting, exciting, and popular topics of the week, in case you missed anything. Look for the Pocketnow Week in Review every Saturday morning. It contains the most popular ten stories of the week printed on the portal, as well as top videos from our YouTube channel. Additionally, you can also find our Pocketnow ...

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    What does Apple and Samsung have in common? A lot, we know, but most recently, both companies are struggling with "gates". Apple's got its own #bendgate, while Samsung is trying to cope with #gapgate. However, Samsung, in its most recent social update, is showing off how the Galaxy Note 4 can take bends. The clip doesn't specifically call out Apple, and its iPhone 6 Plus problems (like previous Samsung ads heavily hinted towards the Cupertino-based company), but you get it anyways. Samsung bends a Note 4 in this video, using a three-point robot/machine that applies force to the middle of ...

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    Samsung's Galaxy Note 4 is here, ready for you to go out and purchase. Well, that's true for certain smartphone shoppers, at least, if you happen to be living in the right nations. Last week we saw Samsung get an early start to Note 4 sales in Asia, bringing the phablet to South Korean carriers in advance of initial October release plans. That means that most of us are still waiting for the phone, but just how much longer do we have to go? This week, Samsung released the handy chart you see up top, breaking down Note 4 availability on a global scale. Admittedly, this isn't the best ...

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    Yesterday morning we brought you news of an issue some new owners of the Galaxy Note 4 were taking with the construction of their phablets, pointing out the presence of a gap between the handset's front glass panel and the phone's frame. While more an aesthetic issue than anything, it was still troubling news for anyone not particularly looking forward to picking dust and grit out of those gaps. Now Samsung has spoken up about these concerns, and it doesn't seem to think there's anything to be worried about. The manufacturer insists that “the reported issue does not impact the ...

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    It really does not seem like the best time right now to be a smartphone manufacturer. We're just coming off a week of news about Apple missteps, from reports of too-easy-to-bend iPhones to a phone-crippling iOS 8 update. Now it's Samsung's turn to take some heat, and as those early sales of the Galaxy Note 4 get underway in South Korea, new owners of the phablet are reporting some manufacturing issues of their own. So what's wrong with the Note 4? Users are complaining about the presence of rather substantial gaps between the edge of the handset's front panel and the phone's frame – gaps ...

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    Last week we learned that South Korean carriers were anxious to get their sales of the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 started a bit ahead of schedule, apparently in an effort to get ahead of the curve of expected iPhone 6 demand. Instead of waiting until October, we heard that they would open pre-orders last week, with aims of making the phablet available later this week. It looks like that plan is shaping up to be a success, as the three big South Korean carriers all report selling out of their pre-order stock. Granted, we're dealing with limited supplies to begin with (as each carrier was only ...

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    Over the past couple days now we've had a number of opportunities to talk about Samsung's release plans for its new Galaxy Note models. First we were running some theories about possible Note Edge pricing, before hearing about an accelerated start to the Note 4's release in South Korea. Today we turn our attention to the US, instead, as Samsung formally the start of Note 4 pre-orders tomorrow, in advance of the phone's release on October 17. Samsung's announcement has subsequently prompted statements from a number of US carriers, who add to this story with the pricing info we've been ...

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    A little earlier this afternoon we were talking about Samsung's retail plans for its latest phablets, and in particular what kind of pricing the Note Edge might find. At the time, we mentioned how Samsung didn't give us a very tight release window for the Edge, only saying that it would be out before the end of the year. That's in contrast to what the manufacturer had revealed about the Galaxy Note 4, announcing at the time of the phone's launch that sales would get underway in October. As it turns out, even that may be too long of a wait to get this horse out of the gate, and we hear this ...

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    Samsung may have launched the Galaxy Note Edge with its wrap-around screen at its IFA Unpacked event earlier this month, and while it wasn't shy about showing the handset off, it also wasn't too forthcoming with details regarding the smartphone's release. We were told to expect the phablet to hit retail later this year, but with no finer-grained release window, nor hint of possible pricing. Surely, with its unique display the Note Edge would sell for some sort of premium over the more straightforward Note 4, but just how much? While nothing's official just yet, evidence is pointing to one ...

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    The technology world is a fast moving one, and hence, there are more than 100 stories we publish on a weekly basis here on Pocketnow. Those include reviews, videos, editorials, news, and more. With this new, weekly series, we're making it easier for you to look back at the most interesting, exciting, and popular topics of the week, in case you missed anything. Look for the Pocketnow Week in Review every Saturday morning. It contains the most popular ten stories of the week printed on the portal, as well as top videos from our YouTube channel. Additionally, you can also find our Pocketnow ...

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    Even though we all anticipated the iPhone 6 and Apple Watch, we can't deny that the amount of hiccups in the live stream were annoying. Some of us spent minutes refreshing browsers, Apple TVs, iPads and iPhones trying to find a stream that wouldn't crash, something you wouldn't expect from a technology company. The announcement of Apple's new iPhone 6 and Apple Watch have also left the industry quite polarized, and you bet that the competition is doing something about it. Samsung's new ad campaign is titled "It doesn't take a genius," and the six ads that we've seen so far are focused ...

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    To date, I've used all of Samsung's Galaxy Note devices. I've owned two of the three previous Galaxy Note smartphones – the original and Galaxy Note II – and loved them both. I really enjoyed the Galaxy Note 3, as well, but never felt compelled to buy it for personal use. But I'll get into that in a second. All year, I've been waiting – like many of you – to see what the Galaxy Note 4 is all about. I reviewed the Galaxy Note 3 for AT&T back in October of last year and gave it one of the highest scores I've ever given a device in a review: a 9.3 out of 10. The only cons I listed ...

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    It took Apple a crazy 5 years to finally consider increasing the screen size of its beloved iPhone from 3.5-inches to 4 with the iPhone 5. Even so, many believed that there was more opportunity for growth as Apple continued to push for the importance of one-handed usability. Yesterday's launch of the bigger iPhone 6, and the gigantic iPhone 6 Plus marks a complete contradiction to the company's mentality, and as a result, competitors begin chiming in. The Samsung Mobile crew in Philippines tweeted a photo that repeats a famous phrase from the late Steve Jobs: "No one is going to buy a big ...

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    For its first iPhone endeavor above four inches on the diagonal, Apple went big. It today has the iPhone 6 Plus, what looks to be a direct jab at Samsung's phablet counterpart, the Galaxy Note 4. So now that these two rivals are hitting each other hard in this big-screened arena as well, we thought it proper that we compare and contrast the specs of the two in an Apple iPhone 6 Plus vs Samsung Galaxy Note 4 specs comparison. Without a doubt it's the Android that wins the spec battle here, but that doesn't mean the iPhone didn't perform commendably in our chart. In fact, it bested the Note ...

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    For the bloggers that cover them, one of the greatest things about trade shows is the opportunity to connect with counterparts from other publications ... and to podcast with them. Sometimes the best salve for a salvo of comparison videos shot back-to-back over 13 hours is a few minutes in front of the mic with friends, picking up the pieces while picking out the messages, trends, and lessons from the show. Helping us do that on today's Pocketnow Weekly podcast are two luminaries of the mobile tech world, both of whom have been on our guest "wish list" for over a year. Fresh from ...

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    Earlier this summer, before Samsung had gone all-in with quad HD for its Galaxy Note 4, we were checking out its QHD stealth-launch with the LTE-A Galaxy S5. But beyond just having more pixels than the original GS5, that smartphone's display caught our attention due to how well it performed in color accuracy tests. Rather than cranking saturation up to 10 in an attempt to dazzle, its color reproduction was analyzed as being much more true-to-life than previous Samsung OLED phones. Now with the Note 4 landing, how will it stack up? Early reports suggest it will compare quite favorably, with ...

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    Samsung's Unpacked 2 event in the days leading up to IFA 2014 revealed a whole bunch of new hardware from the company, with the Note 4 front and center. As expected, we saw a lot of related products, including the debut of the Gear VR. Like a fancier Google Cardboard, the headset pairs the quad HD display and processing power of the Note 4 with a series of lenses to create an immersive virtual experience. We learned that sales would begin later this year, and that carriers were even interested, but Samsung wasn't being too forthright with a price tag; just how much would this accessory ...

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    When we told you, one post earlier, that a hot (hotter) comparison is on its way, we weren't just teasing. Our team on the ground is ready to bring you a comparison between two flagships from the same manufacturer. How is that possible? Well, for a generation (or two) now, the Note family is easily Samsung's second (or fall) flagship, while the S family is the spring one. They're two flagships, each of its certain class, and they can live wonderfully together on the market. But how do they live side-by-side, faced with real-life operation? There's a fundamental difference between these ...

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    Since we already had our LG G3 comparison unit busted out for the previous comparison, we thought we'd put it against a newcomer from its home country. The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 might be bigger, and sport a pointing device many frowned upon initially with the o/g Note, but if you get passed that, these two smartphones are actually worth comparing. They're not really in the same class, these two: one is a phablet/Note-class phone, with a pointing device, aimed at heavy multitasking and creative usage, the other one is a flagship that packs (packed) the best LG's technology was able to ...

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    If, in our previous post and video, neither of the two phones were actually IFA 2014 Samsung devices, these smartphones right here, the Galaxy Note 4 and the Galaxy Note Edge, are! Talking about the Note Edge, Samsung managed to surprise us with the device which has a wonky screen to its right. Don't get us wrong, we like it, but, as usual, our opinions are split. After our initial hands-on, we tried to explain some of its features, but we couldn't answer the question on how lefties would use it. If you're reading and watching this, chances are you don't need an introduction to the Galaxy ...

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    Both the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 and the Huawei Ascend Mate 7 are fresh devices launched at the ongoing IFA 2014. In fact, they're so fresh, that our coverage has already started on the Ascend Mate 7 with an on-location unboxing, while we only had the chance to have a quick and dirty hands-on with the Galaxy Note 4. What do these two phablet-class smartphones have in common, and what are the differences? That's what we're trying to find out in our Samsung Galaxy Note 4 vs Huawei Ascend Mate 7 video below. However, both feature huge screens: 5.7- and 6-inches, respectively, while one has a ...

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