Ever since the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 was announced at IFA Berlin in September, everybody has been waiting for it to arrive in their country and the big question is how much will it cost. Canada can now stop waiting – the Galaxy Note 4 will be available Friday, October 24 and now the carriers are now releasing their pricing. Bell, TELUS and Sasktel have all priced the Note 4 at $299 on a two-year term. Rogers is upping the ante to $329 on their two-year agreement. What is so strange is that off-contract, Rogers is cheaper – $749.99 versus the $799.95 from Bell…TELUS does not yet have their off-contract pricing.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 is a true powerhouse – the device that has defined the phablet category, especially with the inclusion of the now famous S-Pen. It starts with a 5.7-inch display – the same size as last year – but this year Samsung has increased the display from Full HD to the new QHD Super AMOLED with a resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixels with a density of 515 pixels-per-inch (PPI). They are using the most powerful processor available from Qualcomm, the Snapdragon 805 quad-core clocked at 2.7GHz coupled with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage, although the is a microSD card slot to add an additional 128GB of memory…keep all of your pictures, videos and videos right on your device.
Samsung really improved the camera this year – yes, they did up the megapixels from 13 to 16MP, but the real improvement is the addition of Optical Image Stabilization (OIS) added to their ISOCELL technology for better low-light pictures along with auto-focus and a LED flash. On the front-facing camera (FFC) they put a 3.7MP wide-angled lens to get a great office video chat or a family or group selfie. You will have power for all day with the 3220mAh battery, Ultra Power Saving Mode (UPSM) and Quick Charge.
We have to mention the power of the S-Pen as well – each year Samsung makes improvements to their stylus and this year is no exception. The sensitivity has been doubled to make the writing experience as close as possible to using an actual pencil and paper – they improved the Air Command – and you can use the S-Pen like a mouse to drag-and-drop items. It just gets better and better, so please hook up with us on our Google+ Page and let us know if you will be picking up the Galaxy Note 4…as always, we would love to hear from you.