Even though it is has reached its two-year mark, the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 still stands to be quite a competitive model in the smartphone market today. And, it comes with the fantastic feature of a removable battery.

On top of that, it is equipped with the Snapdragon 805 chipset and its 3,220mAh battery keeps the device alive longer on a single charge compared to the 3,600mAh Galaxy S7 Edge, according to Phone Arena.

This device is also the first Samsung device to pack on a Super AMOLED Quad HD display. Unfortunately, Samsung has limited its Android software update to only two versions for this device.

It began on Android 4.4.4 KitKat which means that it would not be receiving anything beyond the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow. This proves that the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 will not be seeing the Nougat update, at least officially.

Users of the Galaxy Note 4 may still be able to enjoy features such as the Doze Mode, Google Now On Tap, and the Screen-Off Memo, but they would need to pick up basic rooting and flashing skills in order to get updated to the Android 7.0 Nougat.

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 users will have no choice but to be prepared for the risk of bricking your device while attempting to flash custom ROMs, but it is the only way they could prolong the life of the old flagship.


Crystal · December 25, 2016 at 5:04 pm

If that’s the case than the company’s should upgrade our devices to the Note 5!!! It’s not fare at all to any customer!!

Crystal · December 25, 2016 at 5:08 pm

Customers should be given the opt-in to upgrade there phones bcuz it’s certainly not there faults and why should we all have to live without getting anymore updated on our phones and if rooted the warranty goes down the drain!!

Karl Bergerson · December 26, 2016 at 12:38 am

If these limits are true, Samsung can kiss-off any future buys from me. That would be a very bad business decision, in my opinion.

Joe · December 26, 2016 at 6:21 am

I’m done with Samsung. Every new Note seems to take away features. I had a Note 2 on Sprint that could use data while talking on the phone. I upgraded to Note 4,feature gone. Note 4 had IR blaster, removable battery, upgradeable sd card, looping home screen, all gone on the Note 5.

Also, Samsung is supposed to have the killer camera. My Note 2 camera took better pictures than my Note 4. Note 4 is always blurry, pictures stink.

Shawn · December 26, 2016 at 7:23 am

This is not a good business decision by Samsung. The greatest feature about the Note 4 is that is does everything very well. So well in fact that for the first time I do NOT want to upgrade my phone after the 2 year contract is up because the phone continues to deliver outstanding performance and reliability. For Samsung to pull such a great phone from the public shows that they may be just another greedy money grubbing company. This move may just cost Samsung a lot of loyal customers!

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