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Galaxy Note 4 Reportedly Photographed, Reveals 5.7″ QHD Display and Chamfered Edges

Galaxy Note 4

We could have our first look at the upcoming Galaxy Note 4 from Samsung thanks to a leak out of GSM Arena. The timing makes sense, as the device is scheduled to be announced only a few weeks from now on September 3 in Berlin, Germany during Samsung’s IFA event. Until now, we have only had a handful of hardware specifications, but now, we might have the whole picture.

From what we can see in the photos, the device looks rather large, said to sport a 5.7″ display. While that is the same display size as last year’s Galaxy Note 3, the Galaxy Note 4 is reported (backed up by this leak) to feature a QHD display (2560 x 1440). 

The photos confirm a heart rate monitor on the phone’s backside, a stylus, home button on its frontside, a leather backplate, removable back, USB 3.0 port, and a bottom-facing speaker.

Much like the rumored Galaxy Alpha, the Note 4 features chamfered edges wrapping the device. This could be a way for Samsung to cut down on the overall size-in-hand issue many might have with such a large device, but we won’t know until we have our hands on it at Samsung’s New York event on Sept. 3.

Note cult members, what are you thinking? Digging this style? Hoping something different leaks?

Galaxy Note 4

Via: GSM Arena
  • kb15

    If I were to move up to this upgrade from any other phone, it’d be the best idea, but I’m not going to move off of the note 3 since they seem nearly identical to one another. Lol. I mean sure, QHD and a heart rate monitor, but from the people I’ve spoke with, since working at Best Buy, about the Galaxy S5, the heart rate monitor isn’t used much if any at all. On top of that, the QHD, that’s just something that is too relevant to televisions, which gets to the point, can people pick up the difference in 4K (QHD) and standard HD and is it worth the upgrade, time and money?

  • cizzlen

    I might be getting this phone for the battery life alone. The G3 sucks if you want to do anything just barely intensive.

  • The Motto

    Somebody fucked up the button location.. WTF samsung!?! at least place your hardware buttons correctly…

  • JaredCarlson

    So sexy. I need it now

  • Foosa Noble

    At least its not a bigger S5 like we were expecting. Not that its a bad thing. I would rather of liked a gold one.or bronze g note 4 one like a smaller new tabS.

  • Doakie

    I love the Note series. I like the Note 4s looks. I hate aluminum. Stupid metal on phones….

  • Sarfraz Ahmed

    Great looking phone, water proof , edge to edge qhd display, better camera, looks very slim compare to galaxy note3 , looking forward to galaxy note4 , salutes to samsung for making great devices and I always believe it is becsuse of samsung that we can buy iphones same price like other top android smart phones , I still remember when I paid 250 pounds upfront and 70 pounds a month on 24 months contract from o2 for iphone 3gs which was completely ripoff.

  • jboogie1289

    Come Get This Money Now !!!!!!!!

  • SG

    why does it have to be one big ugly square mofo .. way to go samscum designers !

  • Alexander Munnerlyn

    To me, its looks like a big ass iPhone from the front

  • Jay Ward

    I wished for a bigger screen. 6.5 to 7″would have been ideal with waterproofing, and dual speakers on the front

    • 213ninja

      if you’re serious i agree.

  • Justin

    I’m getting the Note 4! Love my note 3, but Note 4 take my money!

  • jeremy

    Wish Samsung would give up that awful and ugly home button already.

  • Giovonni Fareed

    BOY that’s one ugly ass phone compared to the g3…love my note 3 but its time for a new design.

  • mcdonsco

    Decisions decisions…mid-september either the g3, n4, x+1 or iPhone 6. Though there’s a notch against the iPhone 6 already called the moto 360.

  • Natty Bee

    I’m definitely excited for it. Very disappointed they’re going ahead with the HR monitor though…let’s see if they manage to put decent antenas in it.

  • equestrian_colt

    I think it would be better if it had the fingerprint scanner rather then the heart rate monitor or have both

  • mcdonsco

    Looks like it could be smaller than the note 3 and that the edging might actually be real metal this time?

    Looks good to me…hopefully they made some improvements with touchwiz (stripping it down that is).

  • s0uth

    take my money!

  • paul_cus

    Still not big on Samsung phones, but I kinda like the design of this one.

  • roberthenderson

    I’m sorry, where exactly do you see a bottom speaker? My Note 3 has 3 major cutouts on the bottom for charging, speaker and S Pen. This picture shows 2. I hope you’re wrong because a bottom or back facing speaker is my one absolute deal breaker. I’m not doing the “hold the phone a certain way” to hear for games, video, and speakerphone calls. I guess I’ll find out soon enough if Sammy engineers are still stupid enough to have bad placement once again instead of an all in one earpiece/speaker in front.

  • WantaDroid

    I’m going to wait to see what the Note 5 will bring next year. Pass.

  • chris_johns

    for the first time in a long time i can actually say for a samsung device its not bad looking…then again the only samsung phone i liked was the gnex…and that i liked only bc it was a nexus with curved screen and no buttons…i dont like oversized “phones” but if i did n were to get one id def consider this guy

  • NorCalGuy

    That plastic leather back is BAD

  • John Friend

    I’m gonna laugh my ass off if verizon offers this phone on pre-order before the 24th. That way it can force it’s throttled miserable customers onto a more expensive less valuable share plan.

    I’m waiting until November. I’ll see how the throttling is. If it’s not bad at all I’ll be upgrading a feature phone to a smartphone with data plan which we’ve been debating doing anyway. We’ll pay the same price as a share plan, and still be able to upgrade and keep our unlimited.

    Looking forward to comparing the x+1,moto maxx, droid refresh, and the note 4.

    Until then I’ll be enjoying my droid maxx 32gb.

  • Kevna

    Why is everyone saying the note 4 will have metal edges different from the note 3? Doesn’t the note 3 have a metal edges? It could just be the same as the note 3 it looks the same to me

    • miri

      Note 3 is all plastic

  • Phillies3429

    Shame my Note 3 battery went to hell after the Kit Kat Update on Verizon. Used to easily get 3.5-4 hours on screen time with only data on. Now it is practically cut in half. Anyone else having this issue? Did factory reset and issue still there.

    • jim

      my battery on Verizon is great, what in the world are you doing to not get more than 4 hours ? id be pissed if I didn’t get 10 hours

      • Phillies3429

        I know. It was incredible before the kit kat update…now it is terrible.

        • jim

          I can stream music 8 hours easy and Bluetooth it to my big jam box while on the beach with no problem

          • Phillies3429

            Yeah I’ll have to call again and just ask for a new phone.

          • jim

            if im not streaming, I have had mine up for 35 hours and still have 20 % or better , many times

        • hkklife

          Same here

      • mcdonsco

        SCREEN ON TIME, not time per charge entirely.

  • scotch1337

    If Verizon gets a nexus 6 then I will go that route. If not will go with the note 4 unless the 5.5 iPhone comes out at that time

    • Bruce

      Dream on~ ^_^

      • scotch1337

        You mean the nexus 6? I can dream can’t I?

  • Kurt Weber

    Is that a plug over the charging port? Looks like it might very well be water resistant

  • doesn’t matter, ill slap on a diztronic tpu case anyway!

    also doesnt matter because im still rocking the g2 on vzw with unlimited data!

    • hkklife

      If Samsung doesn’t start shipping wireless Qi charging battery doors as STANDARD, at least in some markets, I am gonna really be PO’d! I bought a Note 3 wireless charging door and 99% of the cases on the market cannot handle the increased thickness, really limiting my case selections. So annoying.

      • 213ninja

        samesies…

  • jim

    have no idea why the kids on here bitch about the home button, does not bother me one bit .

    • Bruce

      When it comes to Samsung phones, there is a group of people always bitch about the TW, then there’s another group bitch about the home button.

      • jim

        my note 3 has been the best phone ive ever had, love it, to many kids on here

    • j

      Because it’s 100% unnecessary (especially when other buttons are capacitive) and they still see it as ripping off the iPhone.

  • shamatuu

    Its number 3 on my list.

  • jim

    looks good to me

  • RoboCop

    Back looks like the one+1

  • Paul Craven

    I love the Note series! I hope the Note 4 has some more surprises in store for us.

    Also, I don’t understand why people dislike hardware buttons. I can’t stand having screen real-estate taken up by on-screen buttons, regardless of the situation…the only time it makes sense to me is on budget devices to cut some costs.

    • John Friend

      Amen. I hate on screen buttons too. My YouTube plays in full screen with no annoying black bars like my Nexus 7 2013.

      • MrC1122

        u guys do kno that those on screen buttons that u say take up sooooo much real estate can be hidden…right?

        • John Friend

          I have an unlocked bootloader. I know a thing or two about phones.

          When your phone has on screen buttons, the screen dimension changes.

          YouTube fills my droid maxx perfectly in 16:9 aspect ratio. On my Nexus 7 2013 it doesn’t.

          It’s just preference.

          • MrC1122

            that’s odd because on my N7 2012 it fills my screen perfectly…because my buttons automatically hide

    • taz89

      Thank you, that’s why I prefer Samsung devices because it doesn’t use on screen buttons that take up screen estate. Also the physical home button just makes it easy to wake the phone up especially on a large device. To those who says Android has immersive mode, well please tell developers to effing use it then. I have a nexus 7 and barley any apps use it. Even Google themselves don’t use it on all there apps. Out of my 100+ apps I think only 5 apps actually use it.

  • Joshua Rossi

    Looks sleek

  • MichaelFranz

    Hopefully the metal boarder doesnt crap out signal. I bought a aliuminum bumper case for my S5. Bets case iver ever bought, until the singal and GPS issue started happening. The case wads useless. maybe samsung fixes the software on the modems but i dont think it’ll help. In the case of the Note 4 i hope it doesnt have similar issues.

    Still to this day nothing beats the cell signal i had with my droid maxx. god bless moto and their radios/hardware

    • hkklife

      Samsung’s radios and RF performance is already so poor it doesn’t really matter. I spend more time in 3G than in LTE on my VZW Note 3. I sure wish Moto would come STRONG with a flagship phone that’s up to par with LG and Sammy’s offerings from 6 months ago!

  • Chris Przybyla

    Love my Note 3, but HATE the hardware button and how locked down Samsung phones are becoming. The hardware button alone is discouraging me from getting the Note 4. Samsung needs to get rid of it. Love the size and the spec’s of the Note series but after seeing the LG G3, Samsung needs to step up.

    • MrC1122

      very well said!

  • Jordan

    DAE OMG HOME BUTTON

  • Eric Sorensen

    It looks very nice – I hope they keep the same size SIM card as the Note 3, so I can swap those out and keep my Unlimited with Verizon. Too bad they didn’t add stereo speakers.

  • imlip

    Is everyone ignoring that Samsung ripped Apple’s “chamfered edges”? LOL

    • Higher_Ground

      kinda like they ripped off the “rounded eges” from before?

  • rutgersjaffo

    Love me some Note. Can’t wait. You either own one of these and realize this is the best phone line on the planet or you are just spewing hot air, man…

    • 213ninja

      word’em up!

  • JackMeOffski

    It looks pretty sexy. I’ll be upgrading from my note 2.

    Little hand people have little Wee wee’s

  • Jordan Dewey

    Why cant Samsung get off apples nip, first thing i thought of was the ipad air i just bought for my wife (she cant handle android, we tried haha). LG all the way, they can actually think and design for themselves…

    • Qwerty

      I think Samsung purposely makes their phones resemble the iPhone only because its an appealing device to many, but they seem to have absolutely no shame when doing so. I mean, home button, flat UI, fingerprint reader? They don’t even try do hide the fact that they’re copying. Samsung doesn’t have any ideas unless Apple comes up with some. I sincerely hope LG usurps Samsung soon because they’re truly making some nice strides in advancing Android.

  • The Doctor

    What an ugly phone. I think I’ll keep my G3 if this turns out to be the Note 4.

  • Brent Cooper

    I’m feeling better about getting the G3 after seeing this pic. Loved my note 2 though. Both amazing phones

  • Octopus

    Still ugly. Ew.

  • C-Law

    I see Samsung is going for the ugly look

    • JackMeOffski

      Like your GF! oh god she’s one ugly creature!

  • Silky Johnson

    I actually really like this.

  • jimt

    Apple button is a non-starter! Period!

  • GPier

    Yes! But that home button has got to go.

  • yungqb7

    Headphone jack is still on the top… why?

  • Peter Blanco

    Mother of bezels <3.
    Samsung doing something right?!

  • crazed_z06

    I like it… very professional looking…

  • Jeff C

    i like the look of the front side. thing with slim bezels is that i feel like the screen can crack from drops that shouldnt be affecting the screen.

  • JLC

    I want a 3 sided screen. Not that I know why I would need it I just want it. I guess I am just wanting something extrememly different from what has been put out over the past 4 or 5 years for phones.

  • Al-Burrit0

    Why cant Samsung:
    1. Get rid of Touch wiz?
    2. Get rid of the home button?
    3. Make a better looking back for the phone?

    • jimt

      They actually did it was called the Galaxy Nexus and was a good looking phone and was one of the first not to have the apple button.

      • Al-Burrit0

        Oh yes I totally forgot! Samsung should have continued with that design.

  • To G3 or not to G3…to Note 4

    If it’s close to the same size, metal edges and better screen…game over. I’m not excited about the square looking camera on back…but my biggest issue with my Note 3 is that faux metal that scratches, chips, etc. I’m intrigued by the G3 because I loved my G2…but if you are a Note fan than you know what you are getting. The screen on the G3 is very good and so is the camera…but I can’t imagine at this stage in the game that the Note 4 is going to be left in the dust by the G3…it will be as good if not better. Like I said…the Note series is just one of those phones that you know what you are getting and once you are on board, you stick with it…just like iPhones, Windows phones etc. When I leave Verizon in September…I will probably be changing go to the Note 4.

  • Bob’s Bilderbergers

    Excited, yet a little disappointed. Hopefully the metal will give it a more premium feeling and I’m looking forward to that back cover more than the S5! Wondering if their second Note device rumored to launch will be a Note 4 Active.. I hope it’s something way cooler though with a totally new design… But that’s just me

  • pyro74boy .

    Samsung always seems to save their best hardware for the end of the year and the Note4 will be one of the best phones if not the best phone of 2014.

  • Arturo De Guzman

    But I just got my GN3 for $49…

  • Wayne Mask

    What kid of laptop is that?

  • Rick

    Did no one notice that it doesnt seem to have the waterproof flap of the s5? Will this one not be water resistant? Because that is one of the BEST features of the S5. It kind of makes me sad that it doesn’t have that.

    • Arturo De Guzman

      I really wish the S5 was water capable. I’m on my 3rd replacement: 1st one, earphone port thinks it is still connected to wired headset (I got caught in the rain). 2nd one has a faulty loudspeaker and the 3rd one (just sent back to VZW) is overheating and reboots after 3-5 minutes. My Note 3 is pretty much flawless.

    • itsacardigan

      I’m glad it doesn’t have that flap. It’s such a pain to mess with. I tend to take my phone out of my pocket before i go swimming anyway.

      • Rick

        I added wireless charging to all my devices, and hardly ever mess with the flap. Took the S5 on a kayak and tubing… it was amazing. great pics on the water with all my friends, along with music and activity tracking. It was well worth bringing it along.

        • taz89

          The S5 mini got rid of the flap and its still Ip67. Seems like Samsung figured out to keep a open usb port and still keep it water resistant so there’s every chance this will be the same.

    • EP_2012

      I will be really disappointed if the Note 4 isn’t waterproof/dustproof. I don’t want a faster Note 2, I want a better Note device!

  • Colin Huber

    The bezels look promising.

  • George

    Surprise… It looks like every other Samsung phone. I hope one day they ditch the home and capacitive buttons. The software needs to be crazy awesome in order for me to upgrade from my Note 3.

  • Kevin

    Why does Samsung have such a boner for hardware buttons?

    • Arturo De Guzman

      It’s a Korean culture thing…my Korean friends tell me. It’s like Hawaiians (yea!!!!) need SPAM (luncheon meat). Mahalo!

      • sj0808

        Im a korean but ive never heard such thing. You know LG is a korean company too but doesnt have a hardware button.

        • Arturo De Guzman

          My buds must have hood-winked me. We were having KBBQ and Soon Tofu and they pointed out that Koreans were in love with buttons. They pointed out all the buttons on the tables to summon the wait staff…

          You bring up a good point on LG.

          • sj0808

            Oh i love those buttons!!!!!! Its like why in the world we dont have that in the states.. like american restaurants. Lol

      • j

        So is fan death.. doesn’t make it logical 😀

  • StankyChikin

    Samsung ever going to get rid of that stupid button?

    • ^ this so much, and the Answer is when they pry it from their cold, dead fingers.

  • dlegendary0ne

    I like it. Doesn’t look too different from the Note 3. I’m still hoping for a slightly larger screen though. If not I’m still gonna get one.

  • ROR1997

    It looks like it has the led light around the home button, something LG does and it actuallY looks pretty cool imo

  • SITH77

    TAKE MY MONEY !!! PUTTING NOTE 3 UP ON EBAY THE MIN I KNOW EXACT RELEASE DATE !

  • GJV

    Is that a Note 4 in your pocket or are you just happy to see me?

  • Although I’m not a Samsung or Note fan in any way, I do think this is an improvement.

  • joe

    5.7 is too big what are they thinking, OG note was 5.3, the perfect of all sizes

    • hkklife

      Ummm..the OG note was the most uncomfortable of any of them to hold due to its screen aspect ratio (1280×800). The Note 2 was more comfortable to hold and packed in a larger scree in a smaller body than the OG Note. And the Note 3 bumped up to a 5.7″ screen while being both thinner and narrower than the OG Note.

    • JackMeOffski

      Joe you’re a f @ G

      • joe

        ? i own the note 3 and all im saying is it would be cool if it was just a bit smaller, not drastically

        • JackMeOffski

          Cock & balls in your mouth Joe…Cock and Balls Joe….

  • laheelahee

    just glad it’s not that weird band-aid texture…

    • Bryan Mills

      Instead you get fleather!

      • grumpyfuzz

        Faux metal is 100000x better! /s

        • PoisonApple31

          Agreed. (I just ignored your sarcasm tag)

          • AntidoteOrange13

            Interesting, BMills has a friend

          • PoisonApple31

            Going from a Note 3 to a G3, I’d say I’m quite qualified to give my opinion in this discussion.

          • AntidoteOrange13

            That isn’t a Note 4, not sure how you are quite qualified.

          • PoisonApple31

            Hmmm…. fleather vs faux metal, I said faux metal is better. Are you not reading the same thread I am here?

          • HarvesterX

            So you have and own a Note 4
            ..interesting

  • Michael Sahaid

    Good looking tablet… I mean phone.

  • Gregory Sewell

    YES!!! I hope this is the actual note 4. I was worried they were going to get rid of the leather back and go with the God awful s5 back.

  • pyro74boy .

    It’s going to be between the Note4 and LG G3 for me. I have already got my hands on the G3 in the T-mobile store for a short time and I must say I really like it but knowing how great the Note line of phones our I’m waiting for the N4 so I can compare it to the G3 and buy what I feel is the better of the two. I think any smart person will agree that you should test any of these phones before even talking price and taking out my cash. If I feel rushed by any of these sales reps during the sale of any of these phones I will not buy.

  • Asimoalex

    not really feeling the Square design but im more curious at the metal frame and that camera

  • Ralph Bretz

    I can say that I’m not a fan of Samsung at all. TW just sucks IMO, but I like the designs of their phones and Samsung always adds a quality camera. I really liked the the look of the S4 and S5 but for some reason the Note 4 doesn’t look that nice to me. To square maybe.

  • Tony Byatt

    Hmmm…

    Beyond most likely being the best spec’d phone ever, I see thinner bezels, bottom speaker, possible metal trim…

    Not bad Samsung…but then there’s TouchWiz…

    • OF

      There’s this thing in the Android community called custom Roms. Check it out.

      • Brandon

        Depending on the phone it’s a PITA. For example, my Note 3 on T-Mobile was easy to root and install a custom recovery, but you trip Knox and void your warranty and there’s no way that we currently know of to reset it. I’m in the process of rooting my friend’s Note 3 on AT&T and it’s a completely different process since hers has a locked bootloader and you have to use safestrap to flash custom ROMs. Also by removing TouchWiz you loose a lot of the cool S-Pen features and the TouchWiz Camera, although there are similar replacements in the play store.

        • OF

          All true. It’s just tiring hearing the same TouchWiz “jokes”.

          • rutgersjaffo

            I just could not care less about TouchWiz and seriously have no idea why I even should. I run Cover and Go Launcher and couldn’t be happier.

      • Tony Byatt

        I’d rather not…

  • adbFreedom

    The back of the device looks like a basketball dipped in tar. Add in the horrible looking “galaxy” home button and huge bezel that comes with it and you have one hell of an eye soar

    • mcdonsco

      Huge bezel? On this? You’re apparently blind.

  • MichaelFranz

    i like this leather bck more, but the petruding camera bothers me. I recently crack my camera lens on my S5 (replacement on the way) and have no idea how it was done. the phone didnt take a drop/tumble or anything. I googled around and saw many many many people have had the same issue and samsung says oh well tough nuts. The replacement isnt all that hard but it probably kills off that nice IP protection unless you do it 100% right.

    Wonder if it’ll have wireless charging out the box?

  • Jim890

    This is not bad looking at all. I like the new sleek front with slightly curved corners and the new redesign material on the back. It’s definitely a step forward for Samsung, I’m impressed with the new built material that they are starting to use, even on the galaxy alpha that’s going to be released sometime next month. This just made it more exciting for me about the Samsung galaxy note 4 that’s going to be released less than a month, shortly be released afterwards.

    • Bryan Mills

      How does something release then release again? It’s the same build materials bud.

    • j

      Mixed feelings. 80s styling almost like a tandy pocket pc. Metal with that textured finish is very retro looking.

      • Deez

        Wood backs look like that to me. As soon as I saw the wood backs for the Moto X I instantly thought of the 70s and the wood paneling craze. They were even putting wood panels on the sides of station wagons haha!

        That wood trend on phones is a no go for me for. Just looks too outdated and tacky.

  • Disqus_n00b

    The silver edge looks nice but dents really easily

    • Robert Paulson

      You have one? Or are you just assuming?

    • MichaelFranz

      Most phones will dent or ding if its dropped.

      Cant tell if your complaing or not. People have been aksing for samsung to get away from plastic for years, this might be the first step and some will complain just like this (again if this is a complaint)

  • TeeJay1100

    I have been utterly let down by Samsung again!!

  • anon

    hardware buttons…. no thanks.
    Samsung you bring shame to android.

    • Robert Paulson

      They also bring the only sales to android but yeah, sure.

      • Sporttster

        Hmmm, what am I having for lunch today? I don’t know, me, what? Well, I don’t know yet I’ll let you know. Thanks, Me! You’re welcome!

        • FIGHT CLUB

          Oh, I totally see what you did there. I’m glad I wasn’t the only one who thought the same thing.

      • anon

        Only? that is a bit of a stretch….
        Samsung is the only company that can get marketing right….
        However hardware buttons are WRONG!

      • Vanquishgc

        The ONLY sales? Really? So Moto, LG (who is gaining market share), and HTC don’t count or exist? Nevermind overseas where Chinese companies are killing it with midrange devices. Android controls 85% of the smartphone market worldwide. Sorry, but that’s not all Samsung. Educate yourself a little, man.

        • sj0808

          Well moto and HTC are considered to be “others” category in world wide sales. LG on the other hand, is gaining some ground but still no match to samsung.

          • Vanquishgc

            Oh I agree, and there’s no doubt that Samsung is the king. However, to say they’re the ONLY ones keeping Android around is completely ignorant. LG is gaining serious ground, you’re right. When the G3 is outselling the S5 2 to 1 in their homeland (Samsung’s and LG’s), that says a lot. If they would just market the freaking thing here on their own instead of relying the carriers to offhandedly mention there’s a deal running on the phone, they could eventually make samsung sweat a little over time. And Moto is starting to get out of the “other” catagory that you mention, thanks to them trying a different strategy and realizing the power of midrange and entry level devices. Yeah, they don’t have much share here, but they’re blowing up in countries like India, a country that just happens to have a ginormous population. And they’re starting to do well in China too for the same reason.

          • sj0808

            Are you sure about samsung and LG sales in korea? Im from korea and read a lot of korean media but never came across such thing. I know G3 has been a hit (compared to previous G series) never thought LG was outselling Samsung. But i might be totally wrong…

          • Vanquishgc

            There was an article that came out a few weeks ago that said the G3 was outselling the S5 roughly 2 to 1 in Korea. I’m almost positive it was on here, but the story was on other sites too.

          • Robert Paulson

            Because the S5 was banned in SK.

          • Vanquishgc

            Since when? By all means, post the link providing that info, because otherwise that makes no sense.

        • j

          Android ~85% of worldwide market share. Samsung ~32% of worldwide marketshare in 2013. WIthout doing the math, I’d say samsung probably nipping at mid 40% of the Android marketshare. Certainly not the Only sales in Android whatsoever, but a good chunk.

          • Robert Paulson

            If we only include sales that cost money (not low end free phones), Samsung is much more of a %.

          • Vanquishgc

            Actually in Q2 they dropped down to 25%, so they’re starting to slip some, thanks to stiff competition. That’s what I mean, to say they’re they only game in town when it comes to Android is facepalm inducing.

      • HarvesterX

        Lol tell that to Moto HTC LG Lenavo Sony Acer etc..if that’s the case where’s their last Nexus device? Oh yeah the Galaxy Nexus (which was my last device and was awesome except for lack of VZW updates but community took care of that..

        If they had all the sales why hasn’t Sammy made any Nexus devices since then? lg sure has and that has helped LG immensely s well as their G2 and G3 phones. LG is the OEM Samsung should be worrier about because they are taking the good parts of Sammy and removing the bad and pushing out high end quality devices and even their advertising has stepped up.

    • j

      lol @ hardware buttons. a complete waste

    • The Doctor

      Yeah I’m not a fan of the hardware button either.

    • Brandon

      Yea I’m going to go back to an on-screen button device after having the S4, S5, and Note 3. I just not a big fan of the physical button.

    • morteum

      I’m pretty sure everyone knew it was going to have them. Why are you here bitching about it?

      • JD

        I’m in the same camp. I hate hardware buttons. I love Samsung screens and cameras though. However, it’s been nearly 3 years since the introduction of on-screen buttons and I refuse to go back. As much as I want to buy a Samsung device, I, as with many others, absolutely refuse until this changes. (And that’s saying something considering I am willing to put up with Touchwiz. But capacitive buttons that I can’t customize the order of? No.)

    • cizzlen

      Lol one button brings shame to Android? Tell that to the millions of people who own one.

  • Sporttster

    Hopefully it has a better radio than the crap one on my Note 3.

    • ToddAwesome

      turns phone over, says Samsung, NOPE.

    • Ralph Bretz

      I thought Samsung had made good strides with radio strength?

  • Bryan Mills

    Home button again? You suck, Samsung

    • pyro74boy .

      I love the home bottom I use it all the time thank you very much. Happy trolling LOL

      • j

        I use my home button all the time too.. it just isn’t physical.

        • pyro74boy .

          So what’s your point? The fact that it isn’t physical does not matter to me. Really people hating on a phone just because of a button is a really stupid thing. People are hating just to hate. If I was to take everyone’s word for anything on this site I would be missing out on some very good devices.

  • chris125

    So much for the curved screen lol. Looks like a giant s2

    • pyro74boy .

      I heard that there might be two different versions of the Note 4 one being called the Edge with a curved screen but that’s just a rummer.

  • JBartcaps

    I hate the word chamfered

    • JimmyHACK

      Yeah, lame iPhone term.

      • Arturo De Guzman

        But it’s a “technique”…like cutting, bonding, Chamfered is not iPhone. My dad talked about it 30 years ago when he was demonstrating wood cutting techniques with the router (not the one for WiFi).

        • Jkdem85

          Please you can’t deny apply brought it into the smartphone lexicon. Apple makes thing popular and then samsung copies and mocks Apple’s next idea. This is coming from an avid
          android fan from day one

          • Arturo De Guzman

            You are right I can’t deny it. Who will care about these chamfered edges and Incipio, Otterbox, InCase and all the Mokos and Elagos’ will just cover it up?

          • malcmilli

            well its not exactly like 100% of people use cases.

          • Arturo De Guzman

            Upon close inspection, I actually realized my wife’s wedding band in has a chamfered edge…even though it’s one solid piece of PT95 vs two different surfaces.

          • 213ninja

            is it a Mac?

          • MrC1122

            is it actually chamfered or does it have a radius?

          • Higher_Ground

            coming from someone who knows what a chamfer is outside of the smartphone context, it makes no sense what-so-ever for me to attribute either the term or the idea to Apple. I don’t know that I would have even considered their phone chamfered, as if I recall correctly they had rounded edges, not chamfered.

          • ClickFire_

            Unless apple invented chamfered edged, fingerprint scanners and the color gold. Your argument holds zero weight.

            I will only give apple credit for one thing make smart phones mainstream.

          • Razma

            i use chamfers every day at work, its a extremely common manufacturing method that has been used for thousands of years

      • Razma

        umm, no, its a term used in manufacturing, i used it all the time in engineering

        • MrC1122

          while it’s not exactly a method, it is more than just a term.

    • Tony Byatt

      Beveled maybe?

    • j

      Chamfered is a more technically accurate description, although a chamfer can be considered a type of bevel.

    • Then you probably hate a lot of things around you that you like because the items have chamfers on them. Chamfer is an actual technique used in design of not just metal but plastic and stone.

      • Arturo De Guzman

        You go Rob.

      • Impheatus

        And wood… but that’s not the point.
        He is just saying that he doesn’t like how the word “chamfered” sounds.

      • JBartcaps

        “word”

    • Dave

      I won’t lie, I have a bachelor’s degree and still had to google it.

      • Brandon

        Same, never heard that word in 28 years so don’t feel bad man lol

    • JOhn Hanck

      i’m glad you’re not a dentist

    • Higher_Ground

      you cannot simultaneously rock a Ron Swanson avatar and dislike chamfers!!

      • JBartcaps

        LOL this made me laugh. I dislike the WORD not the technique

      • j

        comment of the day.

    • Razma

      as an engineer, the proper word IS chamfer, makes sense to me

  • PoisonApple31

    This just looks like a crappy render. I don’t mind the way it looks.

    • 213ninja

      the back looks rendery, especially the stylus…the front looks kind of real with the reflection in the screen and maybe even some smudging…

      i’m not suprised at this, no one should be. it looks fine. i’m not wowed, but it’s nice looking.

  • Slytsal

    would be aluminuim frame? I hope so.

  • viewthis66

    as long as the home button doesn’t wiggle around, it’s all good. i hate that my note 3’s home button moves around. Btw – anyone know a trick to fix that?

    • Bryan Mills

      Don’t buy a Samsung device?

      • I’mStutterinTheyHatin

        Yea get the stutter filled G3 instead, no wobbles.

        • Bryan Mills

          Lag free for many. Not sorry you got a dud.

          • I’mStutterinTheyHatin

            So DL got a dud then?

          • PoisonApple31

            Yeah, everyone got a Korean model in the US.

        • Vanquishgc

          Having messed around with the G3 quite a bit, I can confidently say the lag is still nowhere near S5 levels. Besides, a future sofware update would hopefully fix that. Still not at fast at the M8, which I can’t seem to slow down if I tried. Yes, I know Bryan Mills, bezels, bezels, bezels….But when the phone provides the experience that it does including stupid fast speed, a great UI, a great display, awesome front speakers ( I watch video so it’s important to me), plenty of internal storage PLUS SD expansion (same with the G3. Thanks LG), most can look past those things. The camera is hit or miss. I agree there. But I’m a night owl, so the low light superiority works for me (plus I don’t take many pics anyway). Anyway, my long winded point is, I’ll take a slightly laggy G3 which can be fixed through updates, over a bloated, Knox ridden lag beast, that has way more crap than anyone is gonna use, a crap UI, that dumbass home button, and and insulting amount of internal storage given that it’s their supposed ‘flagship’.

    • Brandon

      You must’ve got one of the very early ones because my friend got the Note 3 on AT&T in November and her home button was fine, I got my Note 3 on T-Mobile in like April and mine is perfectly fine also.

      • viewthis66

        i do have an early one. damnitman. glad to know yours are good though. that’s cool they addressed it.

        • Brandon

          That sucks buddy :-/ I remember reading early reviews and a lot of people complained about the home button and I told my friend to watch out for that when she got hers. After all the problems I had with the Rezound (taking forever to get custom ROMs, faulty battery, etc…) I’ll never get a phone on launch day again, I wait at least a month before I buy a new device.

  • ThunderJayHawk35

    hella dope!!!

  • So glad they kept it at 5.7″

    • Bryan Mills

      With huge bezels it doesn’t matter.

      • Matthew DiGiacomo

        Are you saying this has huge bezels? Because they are very small.

        • Robert Paulson

          Don’t mind him, he just wants his troll toll and he will be on his way.

        • Vanquishgc

          Agreed. As much as I’m down on Samsung right now, I gotta give em credit for the minimal bezel, and actually the overall design, even with the home key. Not bad, sammy.

        • Actually I think the Chamfer creates the illusion of a smaller bezel.

      • Tony Byatt

        The bezels appear to be thinner than the Note 3…

        Not sure what you’re seeing…

        • Bryan Mills

          Kind of, then you’re still stuck with the top and buttom with an ugly button.

          • ButThatsJustEveryone

            That sweet logo on the top right of the G3 detracts from a phones appearance more than a home button does

          • Bryan Mills

            Because every G3 has it? Nope

          • ButThatsJustEveryone

            I forgot, the 6 people who get service on T-Mobs don’t have it.

          • Bryan Mills

            Yeah i only remember two carriers in the world.

          • MrC1122

            lmao, now that’s funny!

          • CasperTFG

            I’d rather have Verizon’s head-in-their-ass logo than Apple’s…er…Samsung’s physical home button.

          • Tony Byatt

            Now you’re changing the focus…It was size, now it’s aesthetics…

            I do agree though…The physical home button needs to die…

          • Vanquishgc

            I hate the button too. HATE IT. But, judging from the pics, it looks like they managed to cut the top and bottom bezels almost in half.

          • blahblahblah

            I love how BMills absolutely hates Samsung so much. Yet posts on ever story about Samsung. Hmmmm.

          • pyro74boy .

            I agree %100 percent

          • HarvesterX

            If he’s like me then it means that he reads through all articles here and usually likes to comment on them…nothing strange there.. Opinions don’t hurt..

          • pyro74boy .

            Bryan Mills is a troll who hates on Samsung and that’s a fact.

          • rutgersjaffo

            What the hell is your problem with a button, dude? Yeah, because a button is such a problem. I love the home button. In a dark room or my pocket it is perfect for finding which end is which and lighting up the screen.

          • Brandon

            I’ve had the S4, S5 and Note 3 and I’m definitely not a fan of the physical home button. It usually tends to turn on the screen while in my pocket and there seems to be an ever so small latency between the actual press and the desired action. I think I’m going to go with on-screen buttons for my next device.

          • rutgersjaffo

            To each his own, I suppose. I just hate listening to people complain about it incessantly but with no real experience or basis for doing so.

          • Brandon

            I bitched and complained about the on-screen buttons on the gnex when I had it, but now I actually kind of miss them since they’re easily customizable and move with the phone’s rotation, unlike physical/capacitive buttons.

          • Maranello Santiago

            Turn off the home button double press feature to activate S-Voice, then the latency will be gone, or greatly minimized. Since you might not have any of them then it’ll apply to whoever has one of the phones who don’t know.

          • Brandon

            I use SlimKat so that’s not an issue 🙂 What I’m talking about is the physical action of depressing the button, which makes contact with the contact, then the desired action happens, with capacitive and on-screen buttons you don’t have the lag of depressing the button to make contact. Yea, it’s an extremely minor delay ( a quarter of a second maybe?) and not something that kills the phone, I just don’t like it lol

          • HarvesterX

            Or just use knock on and it doesn’t matter which side is up and down 🙂 Wait…does Samsung have anything like Knock On? 🙁

          • rutgersjaffo

            Right, because Knock On also magically moves your volume and power button so that you don’t have to search for those. Oh, wait…no it doesn’t. Therefor the directions of “up” and “down” still matter. I also find it ironic that people somehow think a button will magically get pushed while a phone is in your pocket but they also seem to believe that there is just no way possible your phone could ever accidentally be turned on by Knock On while it was in said pocket. I mean, really?

          • HarvesterX

            Ironic isn’t the word you’re looking for here rutger, and thanks for replying with a sensible written out reply instead of some childish nonsense.

            Position doesn’t matter to me because I have enabled rotation for ALL angles so it doesn’t matter to me. I could see how it could be frustrating maybe if you haven’t and you pull the phone out upside down then have to flip it.

            I see you point there and was shortsighted by my experiences with my device. So up and down doesn’t matter to me…

            Root may be required though to enable rotation in all 360° angles so sorry for being kinda harsh

            .
            I’m a reasonable man , but really, you’ve had your device knock on while in your pocket? I’ve knocked my device on purpose before by knocking the outside of my jeans but it’s never been my accident. I guess not everyone”s experiences are the same.

            And I don’t think ironic is tjwbword you’re looking for there. Not sure of the xorrwxt word ibwoukd have used but not ironic. It’s easy to knock your jeans or rwah inside to kboxk on your phone cause you know where you’re knocking. Otherwise it becomes very difficult to do I n it’s own.

            And with Knock Code out now it’s virtually impossible tonublock your device unless you accidently press the correct sequence of presses.

            I respect your viewpoint on this and appreciate hearing your opinions. Maybe there is a grey area here we both are overlooking and that maybe someone else unbiased could help shed light into.

            Anyways rutger, it’s Friday….enjoy it 🙂

          • rutgersjaffo

            Hey, that’s Android, right? To each their own. Enjoy your weekend too.

          • Wang Wing

            At least it has a current gen chip unlike that other crap out there now, like the LaG3.

          • James_75

            It’s a future gen chip for a future gen phone. The 805 is not a current gen chip at all. What other phone currently uses it?

      • those bezels are about as small as you can get considering the logos, buttons and speakers

      • Tyler Durden

        .02 mm side bezel is huge, compared to his penis

        • Matthew DiGiacomo

          #rekt

    • Jon

      Yeah they absolutely should not make the Note any larger. I switched to a G3 and am loving the size. I don’t feel like I lost much screen size to the Note 3, yet the G3 is much more one hand friendly. I don’t know if I can go back to a Note 4 now.

      • Brandon

        That was going to be my next choice over the Note 3, especially with LG’s new stance on unlocking bootloaders.

        • NorCalGuy

          The unlocked bootloader is only on tmo all the others including international are locked

          • Brandon

            Perfect for me considering I’m on T-Mobile! 😀 So happy I ditched Verizon. Also I was talking about LG’s new stance on allowing you to easily unlock it ala HTCdev, unless that’s what you were talking about too.

          • chocolate8175

            Was that last part only for t-mobile, or in general?

          • Brandon

            The article I read just mentioned that they were going to start allowing phones to be unlocked, didn’t say which phones or when it will be available just that it will happen in the near future. They didn’t mention what carriers would be supported since they’re still working things out with them, I’d imagine it would work on all carriers just to a different extent. I remembered that I could unlock my Rezound on Verizon via HTCdev, it only gave me write access to /system though /boot and the bootloader itself were still locked down tight (to those that have had HTC devices, it was still S-On). So we’ll have to see what the future holds, I’m sure T-Mobile will probably allow them to fully unlock them but AT&T and VZW will probably be d!ck$ about it.

          • MrC1122

            as i recall, moto said the same thing about 1 1/2 yrs. ago…we see how well that worked.

          • Brandon

            Yea but it’s mostly the carriers fault, not the OEMs