Five Favorable Features of the Samsung Note 4
A few weeks ago, I got the Samsung Note 4 and have been greatly enjoying it. While I am still tinkering around and exploring it, I wanted to share five favorable features I have found with it so far:
1) The S-Pen
This was the primary feature that drew me to the Samsung Note – I wanted to have not only the use of a stylus, but also a handy little compartment in which to store it. I was looking forward to (and have enjoyed) the use of the S-Pen in pinpointing certain selections, as well as to writing.
So far, I have found it quite useful for pinpointing particular selections, as well as something as simple as scrolling down the screen. I have also found it nifty in making selections of text, which is quite handy! I will admit that I have not fully made use of the S-Pen, as I am still learning how it works, not the least of which is the Action Memo.
2) The Battery Life
This is so very important these days when it comes to phones of any sort (or devices, writ large) and I have been very happily impressed with the Note 4’s battery life. I can take it around with me all day and have no worries about having no battery at the end of the day. Granted, I typically leave Location (formerly GPS) and Mobile Data turned off, so those certainly help me retain use of my phone throughout the day.
And, when the battery does require recharging, the Note 4 comes along with a really quickly-charging cord, which is such a treat, especially if you have only a brief span of time in which to recharge the battery. Also, since it is a micro USB cord, it can also quickly recharge other such devices.
While I have not yet fully played around with it, I do like the idea of being able to have open two separate applications on the screen at the same time. One particularly useful aspect of this feature is when copying-and-pasting, whereby one does not need to keep switching between one application on the screen and opening up another and going back-and-forth: now, one can easily keep both applications open on the screen simultaneously and copy multiple items (e.g. text).
One thing that bothers me greatly about anything in life and, especially, mobile devices of any sort, as well as computers is slowness; I like devices to work swiftly. While the Samsung Note 4 was not the swiftest device in the Verizon store when I got it a few weeks ago (the Motorola Droid Maxx was the swiftest (I did not opt for it, since it did not have a slot for a micro SD card or could one remove the battery)), the Note 4 was not terribly far behind and was still swifter than the other phones in-store.
5) The Camera
The camera is good and you can find the specs listed elsewhere online. For my purposes, the nifty element of the camera is the ability to achieve a certain depth-of-field effect with it, albeit only within a half-yard. Nevertheless, it’s still cool that one can do that, which is particularly useful for taking pictures of food.
As I mentioned, I have only had it for a few weeks and I have also been somewhat cautious in my use of the phone, but perhaps this post is spurring me on to continue to explore the various functions and features the Note 4 has to offer.