Four years after it improbably launched an enormous smartphone with a stylus, Samsung is at it again with the Samsung Galaxy Note 4.
September 3, 2014 6:30 AM PDT
Photo by: Sarah Tew/CNET
/ Caption by: Jessica Dolcourt
Running Android 4.4 KitKat, the Note 4 has Samsung's latest interface on top.
This stylus acts even more like a computer mouse with newfound skills like minimizing app windows and searching for words in a dictionary.
This version gains the Galaxy S5's heart-rate monitor, but has a textured design all its own.
As usual, the S Pen hides away in a channel cut into the phone's interior.
The S Pen disappears almost completely into the Note 4's bottom edge.
The power/lock button on the Note 4's chrome-like spine.
A shorter-than-usual volume rocker lives on the left.
Here's a closer look at the phone's chamfered edges.
The Note 4's IR blaster is right there at the top.
As with the S5, the Note 4 tucks some useful settings into the notifications menu.
The Note 4's softly pebbled backing feels nicer than the Galaxy S5's dimpled plastic.
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