Galaxy Note 4 is the latest generation of Samsung’s smart phone with a huge screen, a crossover between a smartphone and tablet, also known as phablet.
General Overview and Comments
The Note 4 has a screen size of whopping 5.7 inches. This huge screen size on a smartphone adds a lot of value when doing every day tasks, at the same time enhancing the experience of browsing the web, or watching videos. I used the device for a month and it was a pleasure to use it every day. You can’t deny the advantages of a big screen with a high resolution. The screen real estate is always a good thing.
On the flip side, handling such a big phone can be challenging to some. I keep my phone in my pocket, so I realized that while the phone fits in most side and back pockets, I couldn’t ignore the extra bulk in my clothes resulted due to the size of the device. I hardly got used to it after one month of using it. And if I am walking with the phone in my hand, it is very easy to drop it accidentally if my hand touches my body or something else. A carrying case is a must for this phone to avoid damages due to drops and bumps.
Taking Notes with S-Pen
The phone comes with a stylus called as S-Pen. This gives additional power to the user to use the phone as a note taking device. You can use the S-Pen as a traditional writing instrument, such as a fountain pen, pencil, ball point pen, or a calligraphy pen. You can completely configure how you want the S-Pen to behave while taking handwritten notes. This is great for people who like to write with hand instead of typing on a keyboard. For me it felt a bit unusual to write on glass, but I guess frequent use would make that feeling go away.
You can also use the S-Pen to draw sketches, or create other forms of artwork. My wife loved it as she is into arts and was impressed by the capabilities of the phone to just take out the S-Pen and compose something while on the move. No need to look for paper.
Capture Information using S-Pen
Another great feature of S-Pen is that you can use it to clip any piece of information from any app, and then convert it to different formats for further processing. Please watch the above video for this feature in action. This can come in really handy when you want to bring different pieces of data from different sources together at one place. Or you can annotate any screen and share with someone for further action.
Samsung Galaxy Note 4 is an awesome device. It gives you a lot of power to do things efficiently. Not only in terms of screen size, but also due to the additional features offered by the S-Pen. Currently no other devices offers the same features as Galaxy Note 4 by Samsung.
In my opinion though, the real power of this device is the S-Pen. There are several phablets in the market but none of them come with a stylus. So if you are thinking about purchasing Note 4 then you should really try to incorporate the S-Pen in your daily usage and get the most out of it. Only then you will be using the phone to its true potential. Without the S-Pen this is just another big screen phone. So if you don’t care about the stylus then you are better off getting another phablet that doesn’t cost as much.