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90
Engadget
Score
The best in its category. We highly recommend it.
90

The best in its category. We highly recommend it.

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Engadget Review

Not only is the Note 4 the best Samsung smartphone I've ever used, but it's also the best large-screen phone on the market -- even better than the iPhone 6 Plus.

Pros
  • Gorgeous design with high-end materials
  • Nice display
  • Best camera in a Galaxy smartphone
  • Powerful performance
  • Great battery life
Cons
  • Isn't waterproof
  • Loudspeaker still needs work
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Scores

Engadget

90
 

User Reviews

70
FRITZR
My Galaxy Note 4 sucks because in less than 6 days the lens protecting the beautiful...read more
100
astate11
Coming from S3 and S4 purchased the s5 a week ago took it back and got the...read more
100
bayacasim
A gadget unicorn - Engadget
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Key Specs

Type
Smartphone
Operating system
Android
Screen size
5.722
Internal memory
321
Camera
Yes
Model
AT&T

General

Type
Smartphone (Android)
Style
Bar
Antenna
Internal

Input

Input type
Touchscreen (Capacitive [finger])
Predictive text
Yes

Power

Battery type
Li-ion (3200 mAh capacity)

Camera

Camera
Yes (16 megapixels) (f/1.9) (Video, Auto focus, Flash, Contact pictures) (Yes)

Location

Location support
Yes (GPS)

Storage

Internal memory
32 GB
Memory card
MicroSD

Connectivity

WiFi
Yes (802.11802.11 a, 802.11 ac, 802.11 b, 802.11 g, 802.11 n) (Wep, Wpa, Wpa2)
Bluetooth
4.0 (Hsp, Hfp, A2dp, Avrcp, Dun)

Radio type

Comm standard
Gsm, Lte (Gsm, Gprs, Edge) (Umts, Hsdpa, Hsupa)

Display

Screen size
5.7 inches
Screen resolution
Other (2560x1440)
Screen type
OLED (Active) (Color) (Backlit)

Alternate display

Secondary screen
No

Audio and voice

Audio / headset jack
3.5mm
Speakers
Stereo (Yes) (No)
Voice dial
Yes

Hardware

Processor make
Samsung (Snapdragon 805)
CPU
2.7 GHz
RAM
3 GB
USB
2.0 (Micro-USB port)

Sensors

Sensors
Accelerometer, Ambient light sensor, Fingerpint, Gyroscope, Proximity sensor

Other features

Infrared port
Yes
NFC or RFID payment
Yes
Model
64GB

General

Type
Smartphone (Android)
Style
Bar
Antenna
Internal

Input

Input type
Touchscreen (Capacitive [finger])
Predictive text
Yes

Power

Battery type
Li-ion (3200 mAh capacity)

Camera

Camera
Yes (Video, Auto focus, Flash, Contact pictures) (Yes)

Location

Location support
Yes (GPS)

Storage

Internal memory
64 GB
Memory card
MicroSD

Display

Screen size
5.7 inches
Screen resolution
Other (2560x1440)
Screen type
OLED (Active) (Color) (Backlit)

Alternate display

Secondary screen
No

Audio and voice

Audio / headset jack
3.5mm
Speakers
Stereo (Yes) (No)
Voice dial
Yes

Hardware

Processor make
Samsung (Exynos 5433)
RAM
3 GB
USB
2.0 (Micro-USB port)

Sensors

Sensors
Accelerometer, Ambient light sensor, Fingerpint, Gyroscope, Proximity sensor
Model
Sprint

General

Type
Smartphone (Android)
Style
Bar
Antenna
Internal

Input

Input type
Touchscreen (Capacitive [finger])
Predictive text
Yes

Power

Battery type
Li-ion (3200 mAh capacity)

Camera

Camera
Yes (16 megapixels) (f/1.9) (Video, Auto focus, Flash, Contact pictures) (Yes)

Location

Location support
Yes (GPS)

Storage

Internal memory
32 GB
Memory card
MicroSD

Connectivity

WiFi
Yes (802.11802.11 a, 802.11 ac, 802.11 b, 802.11 g, 802.11 n) (Wep, Wpa, Wpa2)
Bluetooth
4.0 (Hsp, Hfp, A2dp, Avrcp, Dun)

Radio type

Comm standard
Gsm, Lte (Gsm, Gprs, Edge) (Umts, Hsdpa, Hsupa)

Display

Screen size
5.7 inches
Screen resolution
Other (2560x1440)
Screen type
OLED (Active) (Color) (Backlit)

Alternate display

Secondary screen
No

Audio and voice

Audio / headset jack
3.5mm
Speakers
Stereo (Yes) (No)
Voice dial
Yes

Hardware

Processor make
Samsung (Snapdragon 805)
CPU
2.7 GHz
RAM
3 GB
USB
2.0 (Micro-USB port)

Sensors

Sensors
Accelerometer, Ambient light sensor, Fingerpint, Gyroscope, Proximity sensor

Other features

Infrared port
Yes
NFC or RFID payment
Yes
Model
Verizon
Model
Sprint
Model
T-Mobile
Model
T-Mobile

General

Type
Smartphone (Android)
Style
Bar
Antenna
Internal

Input

Input type
Touchscreen (Capacitive [finger])
Predictive text
Yes

Power

Battery type
Li-ion (3200 mAh capacity)

Camera

Camera
Yes (16 megapixels) (f/1.9) (Video, Auto focus, Flash, Contact pictures) (Yes)

Location

Location support
Yes (GPS)

Storage

Internal memory
32 GB
Memory card
MicroSD

Connectivity

WiFi
Yes (802.11802.11 a, 802.11 ac, 802.11 b, 802.11 g, 802.11 n) (Wep, Wpa, Wpa2)
Bluetooth
4.0 (Hsp, Hfp, A2dp, Avrcp, Dun)

Radio type

Comm standard
Gsm, Lte (Gsm, Gprs, Edge) (Umts, Hsdpa, Hsupa)

Display

Screen size
5.7 inches
Screen resolution
Other (2560x1440)
Screen type
OLED (Active) (Color) (Backlit)

Alternate display

Secondary screen
No

Audio and voice

Audio / headset jack
3.5mm
Speakers
Stereo (Yes) (No)
Voice dial
Yes

Hardware

Processor make
Samsung (Snapdragon 805)
CPU
2.7 GHz
RAM
3 GB
USB
2.0 (Micro-USB port)

Sensors

Sensors
Accelerometer, Ambient light sensor, Fingerpint, Gyroscope, Proximity sensor

Other features

Infrared port
Yes
NFC or RFID payment
Yes
Model
Verizon

General

Type
Smartphone (Android)
Style
Bar
Antenna
Internal

Input

Input type
Touchscreen (Capacitive [finger])
Predictive text
Yes

Power

Battery type
Li-ion (3200 mAh capacity)

Camera

Camera
Yes (16 megapixels) (f/1.9) (Video, Auto focus, Flash, Contact pictures) (Yes)

Location

Location support
Yes (GPS)

Storage

Internal memory
32 GB
Memory card
MicroSD

Connectivity

WiFi
Yes (802.11802.11 a, 802.11 ac, 802.11 b, 802.11 g, 802.11 n) (Wep, Wpa, Wpa2)
Bluetooth
4.0 (Hsp, Hfp, A2dp, Avrcp, Dun)

Radio type

Comm standard
Gsm, Lte (Gsm, Gprs, Edge) (Umts, Hsdpa, Hsupa)

Display

Screen size
5.7 inches
Screen resolution
Other (2560x1440)
Screen type
OLED (Active) (Color) (Backlit)

Alternate display

Secondary screen
No

Audio and voice

Audio / headset jack
3.5mm
Speakers
Stereo (Yes) (No)
Voice dial
Yes

Hardware

Processor make
Samsung (Snapdragon 805)
CPU
2.7 GHz
RAM
3 GB
USB
2.0 (Micro-USB port)

Sensors

Sensors
Accelerometer, Ambient light sensor, Fingerpint, Gyroscope, Proximity sensor

Other features

Infrared port
Yes
NFC or RFID payment
Yes