Whether you need the protection of a case, the power of wireless charging, or an easy way to go hands-free in the car, there are plenty of accessories for the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 to choose from. We’ve combed over the available options and narrowed them down to a select few of our favorites, organized to help you find exactly what you’re looking for. Here are our picks for the best accessories for the Galaxy Note 4.
The Note 4 is already a big phone, why make it even bigger with a bulky case? There are several options available for folks looking for a slim-fit that still offer plenty of protection, our favorite beingSpigen’s Slim Armor case [$18], which includes a fold-out kickstand. Here are a couple more to ponder:
If you want protection from the most rugged elements, you’ll need a case that’s up to the task. The SUPCASE Unicorn Beetle Pro [$20] offers several desirable features, including a built-in screen protector, shock-absorbing design, port covers for everything including the S Pen, and a belt holster mount. Also consider:
The Note 4 does not come ready for wireless charging out of the box, but Samsung sells an official Wireless Charging Qi Cover[$35] that snaps on in replacement of the standard battery cover.
For a wireless charging pad, you could go with the inexpensive Anker Ultra Slim Wireless Charging Pad[$22] if you are looking to save a few dollars. For our money, though, you can’t go wrong with the TYLT Vu [$70]. It acts as a more functional dock and features sharp lines that will look great on any desk or bedside table.
When it comes to power on the go, we’re huge fans of Incipio’s offGRID series [$49+]. These battery packs are built to last and offer up to 8000mAh of backup power with many options featuring dual charging capabilities. For even more power plus the ability to charge using only the sun’s natural energy, you might consider the 20,000mAh ZeroLemon SolarJuice [$80].
Extra Chargers for the Car and Office
If you like to keep extra chargers handy in the car or at the office, it’s important to note that in order to take advantage of the fast charging capabilities of the Note 4 you will need to use a compatible charger. For best results, that would be Samsung’s official Adaptive Fast Charging Wall Charger [$35].
The Note 4 should, however, work with any charging device compatible with Qualcomm’s QuickCharge 2.0 standard. For the car we like Incipio’s Quick Charge 2.0 Car Charger [$21]. For the home or office
Best Galaxy Note 4 Screen Protectors
The Galaxy Note 4 already features a durable layer of protective Gorilla Glass 4 to keep its brilliant Super AMOLED display safe. Gorilla Glass 4 is one of the most advanced screen protection technologies on the market, but if you want added insurance when it comes to scratches you can always throw on a screen protector.
Given the Note 4’s size, finding a sturdy car mount that can support it’s width is key if you want to go hands-free on the road. You of course can’t go wrong with Samsung’s official Universal Suction Car Mount [$30], but we also like the Osomount 360 Grip Mount [$20] as a third-party option. It will mount on any flat surface and offers 360 degrees of rotation for your device.
For an inexpensive option that can double as a dock when mounted on a desk, we recommend the iOttie Easy View 2 [$15]. It is one of the few mounts that offers color options to match to your own personal style.
Best Galaxy Note 4 Headphones
A good pair of headphones to pair with your Galaxy Note 4 or any smartphone should at a minimum offer two things: 1) great sound quality and 2) a built-in mic for hands-free calls. Inline audio playback controls are also a plus for controlling music while the phone is stowed in a pocket.
When it comes to in-ear options, we like the Audio Technica Sonic Fuel ATH-CKX9iS. These headphones meet all the above requirements and feature a tangle-free cable and hard case for storage. The $90 price tag is well worth it. For a slightly cheaper option, The Klipsch Image S4A in-ear headphones retail for around $75 and offer a very similar feature set.
If you seek the added comfort and improved sound quality of over-ear headphones, you can’t go wrong with the Audio Technica Sonic Fuel ATH-AX5iS. Affordable at about $90 while still offering superb sound quality, included controls and inline mic are tailored specifically for smartphone use.
Have a favorite Galaxy Note 4 accessory we failed to mention here? Let us know in the comments. Better yet, head on over to our dedicated Note 4 forum at AndroidForums.com to share your thoughts, catch even more in-depth accessory reviews, discover useful tips and tricks, and otherwise bask in the warm glow of your fabulous phablet.