Apple’s iPhone 6s Plus and the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 appear to be on their way this fall but that doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t consider the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 if you’re in the hunt for a new big screen phone. We’ve been using the Galaxy Note 4 since its arrival last year and there are a number of things we still love about the phone.
Last September, Samsung predictably took the stage at IFA 2014 in Berlin Germany to announce its all new Galaxy Note. Or, in this case, Galaxy Notes. On stage the company detailed a Galaxy Note 4, the fourth-generation Galaxy Note, and a curved Galaxy Note 4 variant called Galaxy Note Edge.
The two devices replaced the Galaxy Note 3 with the Galaxy Note 4 assuming the role of the flagship model. Since then, the Galaxy Note 4 has reigned as one of the top big screen smartphones on the planet and it remains a top choice almost a year after its launch date.
The Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge have taken some of the spotlight away from the Galaxy Note 4 but that doesn’t mean that it’s no longer an option. And despite rumors of iPhone 6s Plus and Galaxy Note 5 launches this fall, we still think the Galaxy Note 4 is worth considering if you’re in the hunt for a new device.
We’ve been using the Galaxy Note 4 (and Galaxy Note Edge) for months now and there’s still a whole lot to like about this phone. With that in mind, we want to take a look at some of the things we love about the Galaxy Note 4. Keep these in mind as we head deeper into the summer.
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This year, Samsung came out with a new design language that features both glass and metal. While the Galaxy Note 4 might not feature the same build materials as the Galaxy S6, there are a few reasons why we still love it.
While the faux leather back isn't as nice as the Gorilla Glass back found on the Galaxy S6 or the brushed aluminum of the iPhone 6, it is extremely durable. The metal band that runs along the sides of the phone is a nice compliment to the plastic.
The Galaxy Note 4's design also feels extremely nice in the hand. It's not slippery like the metal iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus.
We've been using the phone for a number of months now and there is virtually no damage to speak of. It's not as premium as Samsung's current flagship design but it's still extremely solid and it's going to be fine for most people.