Samsung Galaxy Note 4: This Isn’t Over Yet!

The phablet may come from the same generation of flagships as the Google Nexus 6, but unlike its larger rival the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 is unable to receive Android 7.0 Nougat. Since it started out with Android 4.4.4 KitKat, its ceiling is Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow.

But anyone who puts in a little effort to do some extra homework would find that that’s not the end of the line. Nougat and future software updates from the Android ecosystem await Galaxy Note 4 users via custom unofficial ROMs.

And a lot of these ROMs allow the device to enjoy the special Screen-Off Memo that’s exclusive to Galaxy Note devices when they move up to Nougat. Nevertheless, if you’re unfamiliar with manually flashing custom ROMs, it’s not that hard to get into.

If you don’t have the device and are considering one as a backup or as your next budget daily driver, you cannot go wrong with the Galaxy Note 4, unless you’re not comfortable with its 5.7-inch size which could feel too large and intrusive to many.

But it’s that kind of size that would make most use of a stylus. Plus forking out $200 for a phone of its caliber seems like a massive bargain, if you’re willing to settle for a refurbished model. Look around on Amazon and there are a number of such deals available.

Essentially, the Galaxy Note 4 runs on the Snapdragon 805 and is juiced up by 3,220mAh worth of battery which is apparently able to last it longer on a single charge compared to the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge, at least based on battery tests from Phone Arena.

6 thoughts on “Samsung Galaxy Note 4: This Isn’t Over Yet!

  • I had a Note 4. It stopped reading the SIM card. It will read an ATT card but not my Verizon card. Apparently, I am not the only one this has happened to. It is not a reliable phone.

    • Not a reliable phone? Are you nuts? This is the last great Note phone ever made.

      The Note 4 will gondola in history as the best that Samsung ever made. No one loves this phone more. It is simply too good.

      We need more stories like this one.

    • Not a reliable phone? Are you nuts? This is the last great Note phone ever made.

      The Note 4 will gondola in history as the best that Samsung ever made. No one loves this phone more. It is simply too good.

      We need more stories like this one.

      • It was the best phone I have owned until now. I don’t know why it has failed on me, but if the phone cannot last 2 years, it is not reliable. I am now using my old One Max. It is 4 years old and still works great. That is my definition of reliable.

  • Randolph, ATT uses GSM radios, and Verizon uses CDMA. They’re 2 different technologies, so there are different versions of the phone for different carriers.

    • I know that, yet an ATT SIM card worked in my Verizon Note 4. I used the phone on Verizon for 18 months, so there is no question it is a Verizon phone.

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