The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 is billed as the world’s most popular phablet, and for good reason. It has gone above and beyond the realm of what makes a phablet outstanding. While its predecessor, the Samsung Galaxy Note 3, was an outstanding performer, the Note 4 has been upgraded in ways that provide an even better phablet experience.
Here, then, are four ways that the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 differs from the Note 3 and what it means to you:
Display resolution has continued to rise on mobile devices. Every time you think you’ve seen the best, you see better. While the Note 4 and the Note 3 have the same screen size (5.7 inches), the resolution has increased on the Note 4 to 2,560 x 1,600 pixels, whereas the Note 3 has a 1,920 x 1080 resolution. In addition, the Note 4 uses Super AMOLED technology and the accuracy and color calibration has been tweaked, as well, reports Trusted Reviews. The Note 3’s display is incredibly clear, but the increase in pixels and improvement in calibration makes the Note 4 one of the top displays in today’s mobile world.
The CPU (central processing unit) is where your smartphone’s power comes from. The Note 3 has a 2.3 GHz (gigahertz) processor but the Note 4 has 2.7 GHz. Samsung has also added an Ultra Power Saving Mode to the Note 4, which enables it to run more processes using less power, thus giving you better app performance.
The GPU (graphics processing unit) is where Note 4 shines. The Note 4’s GPU has about 40 percent more power than the Note 3, thus making it easy for gamers to use more effects without losing any performance. Combine this with the screen size and display clarity and the Note 4 comes out the top performer between the two.
The Note 3 has a not-too-shabby 13-megapixel sensor with LED flash. The Note 4 has a whopping 16 megapixels, reports Trusted Reviews. That’s not the best part: the Note 4 also has OIS, which makes it one of the best cameras on a mobile device out there. OIS (optical image stabilization) uses real-time compression so the image quality is never compromised. You can shoot wide-screen and panoramic views, as well.
The Note 4 also has an improved battery. While battery life is similar to the Note 3, the Note 4 has a new fast-charging feature that will charge to at least fifty percent in less than thirty minutes, reports GizMag. A full charge can be achieved in fewer than 100 minutes.
The Note 4 gets a heart rate monitor that is located on the rear of the phablet. The sensor for the monitor can be used for the front facing camera, as well. In addition, the Note 4 now comes with a fingerprint scanner built in to the front home button and is used by swiping your finger across the display, notes Android Authority. Both of these features are practical and useful upgrades from the Note 3.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 is one of the top phablet performers. However, Samsung has, as always, taken things a step further with the Note 4 by increasing the number of features and providing incredible improvement on the ones the Note 3 already has.