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Samsung Galaxy Note 4

Samsung Galaxy Note 4

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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.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

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.

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

The best in its category. We highly recommend it.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

Scores

Engadget

90
 

User Reviews

80
AndyCr15
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws. - Engadget
90
hailstormknight
The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - Engadget
90
PublicImageLTD
Had the LG G4 three months ago, I ditched it for the Note 4.Best move ever.Changed...read more
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Score Breakdown

 
90
Average user Score
 
80
AndyCr15
09.28.15
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws. - Engadget
 
90
hailstormknight
08.27.15
The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - Engadget
 
90
PublicImageLTD
07.30.15
Had the LG G4 three months ago, I ditched it for the Note 4.Best move ever.Changed launcher to Apex, swiftkey keyboard.I love my Note 4.As well with any other android phone it is very easy to use.
 
90
brad419
04.16.15
Best smartphone I have had, and IMO the best out today. Awesome camera and display. Love the S Pen and the things you can do with it. Like carrying a tablet around.
 
90
novaxman
03.26.15
The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - Engadget
 
80
thatfreak
02.08.15
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws. - Engadget
 
90
trivie831
01.25.15
One of the best phones Samsung has made. Would appreciate better battery life but the option to exchange the battery negates the issue.
 
70
soroush731
01.22.15
several features like the fast charging, multi tasking and the spen let me to buy this device but I rather the design of the nexus 6. If you don't care about samsung's random features, just get a phone with stock android.
 
80
ubiquist
12.21.14
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws. - Engadget
 
100
kait
12.14.14
A gadget unicorn - Engadget

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