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Samsung Galaxy Note 4 unveiling tipped for September 3

By Shawn Knight
May 25, 2014
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  1. The next iteration of Samsung's gargantuan smartphone is expected to be unveiled on September 3 during an Unpacked event just ahead of the annual IFA trade show in Berlin. Invitations to the event will be sent out to members of...

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  2. VitalyT

    VitalyT Russ-Puss Posts: 3,156   +1,431

    I bought Note 2 when it came out, and after 3 weeks of trying to get used to it, I threw it away and bought iPhone 5. No regrets since. Note 2 had 720P screen, and Note 4 quadruples the number of pixels, which is quite impressive, though it wasn't the screen quality that I hated, it was the stupendous size being too awkward to use, random button pressing while holding it, and ridiculous swipe-to-answer system which was the reason I missed many calls.

    It is definitely too large to be a phone, it is 100% a phablet.

    I just really hope Apple doesn't go the same road...
     
    Last edited: May 26, 2014
  3. H3llion

    H3llion TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,260   +223

    The phone is designed for those who want a larger phone, usually for traveling or when abroad on holiday without a laptop/tablet or a desktop.

    The smaller range is the Galaxy S series for those who prefer "smaller" sized devices and of course the mini series if you want something even smaller. The android market has wide range of devices fit for all purposes.

    Note 2 and Note 3 are great phones, the size is not for everyone just like vanilla or chocolate isn't the favorite ice cream for some people.
     
  4. Nobina

    Nobina TS Evangelist Posts: 861   +340

    Well next time make sure to check out specs before buying a phone...or anything for that matter.
     
  5. veLa

    veLa TS Evangelist Posts: 708   +168

    You threw away a device you could've sold for $700? How wasteful.
     
  6. Darth Shiv

    Darth Shiv TS Evangelist Posts: 1,624   +378

    Absolutely love my Note 3. If you have big pockets (which most men's pants/dress shorts do), it's not a problem.

    2k on a phone sounds interesting. Won't upgrade this gen but definitely will check it out.
     
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  7. p51d007

    p51d007 TS Evangelist Posts: 914   +391

    I've had two "phablets". Dell Streak in 2010, and the Note1 in 2011. Still running the Note1
    Skipped the Note2, not much of an upgrade, skipped the Note3, too locked, Knox etc...
    Still looking to replace it, but will probably skip the Note 4 because of bloat & Knox.
    As for the screen size? I wouldn't go back to an under 5" screen for anything.
     
  8. VitalyT

    VitalyT Russ-Puss Posts: 3,156   +1,431

    What I learned from my experience, it is no matter how long you spent researching about a phone, the experience of using it may turn out somewhat unexpected. I have big hands and pockets, but I still don't like big phones :)
     
  9. Note 2 is a huge update over Note 1
    As owner of Note2 I dont see much of an upgrade over it in current phones
     
  10. Jad Chaar

    Jad Chaar TS Evangelist Posts: 6,477   +965

    Nice specs. I wonder if Apple's competitor will be of any competition to a refined Note line.
     
  11. dennis777

    dennis777 TS Enthusiast Posts: 285   +33

    I wish they would include a nuclear battery or something... big phones eats big energy.... if a single charge could last 2 day while watching movies im in!
     
  12. RustyTech

    RustyTech TS Guru Posts: 865   +434

    Right on! I've been waiting for this! I just wish Samsung would remove the stupid "feature" where music playback is muted after being on the treadmill over 20 mins; though I think it's the treadmill that's programmed to mute it after a set time so you'd get off...grrrr!!
    Has anyone else encountered this? Probably some sort of radio wave...or something.
     

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