Specs summary


The Samsung Galaxy Note 4's screen is 5.7 inches with 1440 x 2560 pixels resolution.


There is a Samsung Exynos 5433 Octa core 1.9 GHz processor (CPU).


The phone runs on the Android 4.4 KitKat (Update Available: 6.0 Marshmallow) operating system (OS).

16+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 16+ megapixel camera.

There is also a secondary front facing camera with 3+ megapixels resolution.

32 GB

Internal memory is 32 GB. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC, microSDXC (up to 128 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.


The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 3220 mAh battery. Samsung's performance ratings are 14.5 days standby time, 2220 minutes (2G), 2220 minutes (3G), 720 minutes Wi-Fi surfing.

The Galaxy Note 4 is a shining example of how great a phablet can be. It's one of the best Android phones available today -- if not the very best.

- Jeffrey Van Camp , Digital Trends 

With the fourth generation in the series, Samsung has established the Note as its true flagship phone.

- Joshua Vergara , Android Authority 

Reviews summary

Based on 54 reviews

What's good  

  • Incredibly sharp and vibrant display
  • Snappy processor with no dips in performance
  • Improved camera for crisper images and better low-light photography

What's bad  

  • Faux-leather back feels cheap
  • Too big to use one-handed
  • No visible difference between standard HD and QHD

Samsung is no stranger to large phones and the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 is no exception. Measuring a whopping 6 x 3.1 x 0.3 inches, the Note 4 is not ideal for one-handed use. Reviewers were pleasantly surprised with its fairly lightweight 176 grams and comfortable grip. Like its predecessor – the Note 3 – the back cover has a faux-leather texture, which 3G states, "…is convincing to look at but not to touch." Instead of the familiar all-plastic build of most Samsung devices, the Note 4 includes a metal frame. This, according to critics, gives the phone a much more premium appearance.

Of course, the most noticeable feature is the 5.7-inch QHD display. With a resolution of 1,440 x 2,560 it boasts an eye-popping pixel density of 500ppi. According to Samsung, the display also adapts to the brightness of your surroundings in essence giving users optimum viewing no matter the situation. When put to the test experts had no problems viewing in low or bright light situations. Thanks to the high pixel density critics found images and videos to be "razor sharp" and incredibly details. Still, they also point out that the improvements were difficult to notice over standard full HD panels when browsing web pages or using basic apps. While not a surprise due to its use of Super AMOLED technology, reviewers still point out that colors are incredibly rich and vibrant. Thanks to a larger screen real-estate, the Note 4 also benefits from software upgrades such as multi-window and other multitasking options.

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Users won't be lacking in the power department either as it comes with 2.7GHz quad-core processor and 3GB of RAM. In benchmark and real-life testing reviewers had no issues with any stuttering or lag even when running multiple apps at the same time. Trusted Reviews states, "It effortlessly sailed through everything we could throw at it." As for the all-important battery, Samsung keeps the same 3,220mAh battery as the Note 3 but includes the same ultra-power saving technology as the Samsung S5 and a new Quick charge feature that claims the phone will hit 50 percent charge in 30 minutes. When tested, it took a little longer to reach that half-way point, but not much longer. The device also comes with 32GB of internal storage, a microSD slot that supports cards up to 128GB and 4G connectivity.

For the smartphone photographer, the Note 4 could be an excellent option as it offers a 16MP rear camera and an optical image stabilization feature. In sample shots, critics were impressed with its sharpness, color reproduction and low light pictures. The front of the phone comes with a 3MP camera and includes additional "selfie" features like panorama mode and an easy to find back trigger button.

Experts are incredibly impressed with the Note 4 and highly recommend it for those that don't mind a larger phone. Tech Radar says, "It is big and it is clever: the Galaxy Note 4 looks to be Samsung's best Note yet…" Stuff.TV adds, "Its screen is bright, vibrant and sharp and its insides are some of the most powerful we've seen…Throw in…a specced-up camera and there are plenty of reasons to be excited…"

Reviews (8.7/10 Avg. rating)


Sets the bar pretty high, but the price is also pretty high

from AndroidPIT

With the Galaxy Note 4, Samsung got back to winning ways last year, and has since kept up the momentum with the Galaxy S6. Everything was streamlined in the Note 4, in terms of design, specs, interface and even bloat and gimmicks. Even today, the specs are rock solid, and the S Pen remains the biggest selling point

The design perhaps doesn't ooze premium-ness in light of phones that have come since then, but let's remember that the Note 4 is now a little cheaper than other flagships. The Galaxy Note 4 is a big, sensible phone almost bereft of gimmicks, bloat, or useless features... Full review


This may have been true when this was written two years ago. I just purchased a brand new refurbished Note 4 on Amazon for $240 dollars. And it is nice.


Improved in almost every way

from Reviewed
The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 is one of the most powerful phones you can buy right now. It's got a faster processor than just about every other flagship phone on the market, it's got a better camera than nearly every other phone on the market, and it's got a better battery than just about any other phone on the market. It's a complete package, with a number of useful features that'll make it perfect for business and power users alike... Full review
G Style Magazine

Higher resolution display, better body, larger megapixel camera, and bigger battery

from G Style Magazine
The Note series gets better with age and it definitely shows with the Samsung Galaxy Note 4. Its one of the best designed Samsung smartphones on the market body wise and the hardware its running is top notch. The battery life is impressive, its display is gorgeous and the look and feel of the phone screams premium. Even though it has some hiccups here and there, the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 may be one of the best Android smartphones on the market today... Full review
The Gadgeteer

Nice display and good battery life but expensive

from The Gadgeteer

I have no problem saying that this is the nicest Samsung phone that I’ve ever used. If I were looking to buy an Android smartphone with a large screen, this would be the one I’d recommend. It has a quality build, great screen, good battery life, and extra little features like a micro SD card slot, replaceable battery, heart rate sensor, blood oxygen sensor, S Pen and more. Although this is a very nice phone, I don’t feel the need to replace my LG G3 right now, so I’m sticking with it. But if I didn’t have the LG G3, I’d definitely be considering the Samsu... Full review


A high-end smartphone with a digitizer

from Notebookcheck

The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 (SM-N910F) is an excellent smartphone. The material impression is now better and pretty appealing with the metal frame. The Snapdragon 805 is very fast, but the throttling of the Adreno 420 under load is pretty annoying. It will be interesting to see if the SM-N910C version with Samsung's 64-bit processor Exynos 5433 and ARM Mali-T760 has the same problems.

The Super AMOLED display with QHD resolution of the Note 4 is probably the best display of its kind right now that you can get in a smartphone. Large color space coverage and accuracy as well as excel... Full review


The best phone Samsung has ever made

from iTechTriad

In the end the Note 4 is simply one of the top phones on the market right now. It is a top of the line phone, no doubt. It’s got some tough competition with phones like the LG G3 and Moto X on the market, but I think Samsung is slowly but surely on the right direction with their mobile phones and the Note 4 is the first huge step in that. In my book the Note 4 gets a score of 8.4 out of 10. Like any other phone on the market, the Note 4 is not without compromise, if fact it makes quite a few of them. In the end though, I really do think that the Note 4 is the best phone Samsung has ev... Full review

Digital Versus

A change in style, not in direction

from Digital Versus
In its niche, the Galaxy Note 4 has no serious rivals. We may have been expecting more new features, but it's still a step up from the Note 3. It's high in performance, elegant and heavily laden with productivity tools and apps. We might not necessarily recommend it if you already own a Note 3, but for everyone else, the Note 4 has incredible advantages that by far make up for its minor shortcomings... Full review

The best Android smartphone, but not without its faults

from Softpedia

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 is a must for all fans of the series, but it’s also a great alternative for those looking for a top-tier smartphone. Even those that started to hate Samsung for its inability to innovate will probably like the Galaxy Note 4, but there are haters, and then there are haters, so it’s hard to predict their attitude to product launched by a company they don’t like.

All in all, I can’t recommend the Galaxy Note 4 more to all those who are looking for the most powerful smartphone on the market. On top of that, the phablet is quite the looker... Full review


Still the king of phablets

from BitBitByte

For $300 on contract and ~$750 off contract, we’d say you’re getting a top end, truly flagship device for a decent (albeit average) price. If you’re on any other device looking to upgrade we’d say it’s worth a serious look. The only person we’d give caution to is a Note 3 user. The new Note is bigger and faster (and perhaps better) in every way. But is it worth the cost of upgrading and/or the hassle of doing the whole buy/sell thing? That’s a bit less of a sure bet.

Either way, Samsung has continued to iterate the Note 4 with hardware/so... Full review

Droid Life

Packing straight up heat

from Droid Life

So, after all of this, should you buy the Galaxy Note 4? And what about the Nexus 6? Would that device be a better phablet option for consumers? Without spending any time with the Nexus 6, I can tell you a couple of things which might sway you to the Galaxy Note 4.

First, the software. Lollipop on the Nexus 6 offers no real value to the large size of the display. On the Note 4, there are a ton of features which take advantage of that 5.7″ Super AMOLED display, such as the Multi Window and S Pen capabilities. On the Nexus 6, the only multitasking you will be doing is through... Full review


Failed after 1.5 years.

Phone reboots and shuts down to a reboot loop or "DOWNLOADING" loop.  Removing battery seems to help but this is apparently tied to the rapid charge mode somehow. I have replaced the battery about 3 months ago and been very careful not to let it overheat or overcharge. 

Phone reboots and shuts down to a reboot loop or "DOWNLOADING" loop.  Removing battery seems to help but this is apparently tied to the rapid charge mode somehow. I have replaced the battery about 3 months ago and been very careful not to let it overheat or overcharge. 


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Samsung galaxy Note 4 is great phone with android OS, v4.4.4, v5.0.1 version. This phone filled full features and latest trend to attract young generations. Their Li-Ion 3220 mAh battery give you last long backup to users. S-pen improvements and fast charging is most important features in galaxy Not... More
Samsung galaxy Note 4 is great phone with android OS, v4.4.4, v5.0.1 version. This phone filled full features and latest trend to attract young generations. Their Li-Ion 3220 mAh battery give you last long backup to users. S-pen improvements and fast charging is most important features in galaxy Note 4. Less
Galaxy Note 4 is one of the most powerful phones you can buy right now. It has a quality build, great screen, good battery life, replaceable battery, heart rate sensor, blood oxygen sensor, S Pen and more.
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Full Specs

Release date October 14, 2014
Regions available USA, Canada, United Kingdom, India
850/900/1800/1900 MHz
850/900/1900/2100 MHz
2100/800/850/900 /1800/2600 MHz
SIM Card Yes
Dual SIM No
Operating System Android 4.4 KitKat (Update Available: 6.0 Marshmallow)

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Processor Samsung Exynos 5433 Octa core 1.9 GHz
Internal Flash Memory
32 GB
Digital compass Yes
FlightMode Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible Yes
Noise Cancellation Yes
SAR Head: 0.9 W/kg
Body: 1.25 W/kg
Languages English
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Manual, Standard Battery, Stylus
Power & Battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 3220 mAh
Removable Battery Yes
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging Yes
Video Playback Time 840 minutes
Wi-Fi Surfing Time 720 minutes
3G Surfing Time 660 minutes
4G Surfing Time 660 minutes
Talk Time Up to:
2220 minutes (2G)
2220 minutes (3G)
Standby Time Up to: 14.5 days
Physical Characteristics
Design Type Bar
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA Yes
Material Plastic
Colors Blossom Pink, Bronze Gold, Charcoal Black, Frost White, Velvet Red
Dimensions [H x W x D] 15.3 x 7.9 x 0.8 cm
(6 x 3.1 x 0.3 in)
Weight 176 grams
(6.2 ounces)
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged Design No
IP Rating No
Antenna Type Internal
Changeable Faceplates No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology Super AMOLED
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 1440 x 2560 pixels
Pixel Density 515 pixels
Size 5.7 inches
3D No
Secondary Display No
Sensors Ambient Light, Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer, Gyroscope
Graphics Yes
Themes No
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock Yes
Multi Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive touch screen
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key Yes
Home Key Yes
Mute Key No
Input Type Touchscreen
Navigation Type Touchscreen
Predictive Text Entry Yes
Physical Keyboard No
Voicemail Key No
Any Key Answer No
Voice Commands Yes
Keypad / Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor Yes
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling Unknown
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) Yes
Contact List Capacity Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Email address, Other fields
Contact Groups Yes
Auto Answer No
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browsing Type HTML, HTML 5
Browser Google Android
Javascript Yes
Flash No
Email Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange
Additional Email Features Gmail
Messaging Services SMS, MMS, IM (Google Talk)
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
USB Micro-USB 2.0
USB OTG Support No
Infrared Yes
Bluetooth 4.0
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, OPP/FTP, HID, HFP, HSP, PAN
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n
WiFi Encryption No
Mobile Hotspot Yes
Expansion Slots Yes
Expansion Slots Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC, microSDXC (up to 128 GB)
PC Synchronization Yes
TV-out No
DLNA Support No
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications No
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet Yes
PictBridge No
Main Camera  
Aperture Unknown
Resolution 16+ megapixels
Dual Lens No
Zoom 8x digital
Flash Yes (LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info Auto focus, Effects, Face detection, Geotagging, ISO, Image stabilization, Multi-shot, Panorama, HDR, Metering, Exposure
Video Recording Formats 3GP / 3GPP, MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters Ultra HD (3840 x 2160 pixels)
Front Camera  
Resolution 3+ megapixels
Zoom Yes
Additional Front Camera Info Wide Selfie
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MP3, eAAC+, AAC+, AAC, AMR-WB, WMA, OGG, AMR-NB
Radio No
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, WMV
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers Yes
Headset Jack 3.5mm
Custom Ringtones Yes
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringtone Composer No
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration Yes
Speakerphone Yes
To-Do / Task List Yes
Calendar Yes
World Clock Yes
Alarm Yes
Stopwatch Yes
Timer Yes
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Document Viewer DOC, DOCX, PDF, PPT, PPTX, XLS
Weather Yes
Stocks No
Maps Yes
Notepad Yes
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable, Pre-installed (Dropbox, Google chrome, Google+, YouTube, Google Drive, Facebook, Flipboard, Uber)
Included Software / Apps No
Additional Comments S Pen Optimized Features: Air Command (Action Memo, Smart Select, Image Clip, Screen Write) S Note, Snap Note, Direct Pen Input

Additional Sensors: Barometer, SpO2 (Dependent on market), UV, Heart Rate Monitoring

Additional Features: ANT+, Multi Window, Ultra Power Saving Mode, Download Booster, S Health 3.5, Dynamic Lock Screen, Briefing
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