CNET First Look
Samsung Galaxy Note 4 has improved camera, screen resolution and moreA stunning Quad HD 5.7-inch display and a 16-megapixel camera with optical image stabilization make this year's Note phablet a cut above anything before.
[MUSIC] Hi, I'm Scott Stein, and this is the phone that a lot of phablet users have been waiting for, the Samsung Galaxy Note 4. What is different? Well, it's got a 5.7 inch screen, that is higher resolution. This is 2560 by 1440, a really beautiful, crisp display. And of course, it's got an S Pen stylus. But it also has a 16 megapixel rear camera with optical image stabilization, so it takes really stable shots. The 3.7 inch front facing camera also has some tweaks, low lighting improvements and there are a whole bunch of selfie modes to enable you to use either the heart rate monitor. To tap it, or to turn around and use the rear camera and facial image recognition. To take selfies of yourself as if you weren't already taking enough selfies. And the S Span is a few more tweaks to, there's much more sensitivity in terms of how it writes. But it also has, and along with the UI the, and operating system that Samsung built in, there's more drag and drop PC like functionality. So, you can actually take screens, and drag them and resize them, all around the screen. And be able to tap them as you choose. Play videos in one. And have a little more of that cut and paste feel, too. You can cut and paste and look up words, so there's more S10 functionality that's in here. And the frame feels better too. This is actually a metal outer frame here, so it feels a little more sturdy. Gone is the stitched leather type feel that was before. But it's still a plastic back. It's removable, so you can still access the battery and the SD card and all that. It is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 processor so it's plenty fast. This is a look at the Samsung Galaxy Note Four. First time that we've gotten our hands on it here at CNET, and don't forget, there's also a Note Edge which has a side screen if you want to go to another level with the Note Four. Basically it's the same features. Plus that, in the edge. I'm Scott Stein, and that's a look at a large screen that actually doesn't even feel that large anymore, in the scheme of things. Samsung Galaxy Note 4. [MUSIC]