Take Good Care Of Your Note-4, Here’s Why It Could Be A Goldmine

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Jul 09 2015
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Samsung Galaxy Note phablet was a monster success, until Apple introduces bigger screen iPhone 6 Plus. Steve Jobs was wrong for letting Samsung laughing all the way to the bank with Galaxy Note. People do love and need a bigger screen smartphone. And Samsung Note is the only phone never accused of copying Apple.

iPhone 6 vs Galaxy Note 4

Although the introduction of iPhone 6 Plus gives Samsung a run for its money, a latest American Consumer Satisfaction Index (ASCI) report shows that Samsung’s Galaxy Note 4 found itself at the very top of the chart in the United States, scoring 86 points. Second place was Galaxy Note 3, sharing the spot with Apple iPhone 6 Plus with a score of 82.


Of course, being the champion in the ASCI ranking doesn’t necessary translate to sales, hence the slaughtering by the premium looking iPhone 6 Plus. Samsung latest 4.2% drop in profit compared to Q2 2014 represent the seventh consecutive fall in quarterly profits. Arguably, the poor performance was due to Galaxy S6 disappointed sales.

Samsung Galaxy S6

The S6 did miserably because the Korean phonemaker removed the best features – MicroSD support, removable battery, and waterproofing. Samsung is expected to announce the next Galaxy Note 5 in September, and is now clearing stocks by offering a US$200 rebate for the Note 4 at participating carriers and retailers in U.S.


The Galaxy Note 4 has a humongous 5.7-inch Super AMOLED display (515 pixels-per-inch), a 32-bit Snapdragon 805 processor (or Exynos 5433) with Adreno 420 GPU, 3GB RAM and a 16-megapixel rear-facing camera. The front-facing camera is 3.7-megapixels, able to record 2560×1440 videos. The internal storage is 32GB, but it is expandable up to 128GB.

Samsung Galaxy Note 4

But should you get the soon-to-be-outdated Note 4, which is on sale now, or wait for the coming Note 5 in another 3-months? Before you decide, let’s take a look at what Note 5 has to offer. It will feature the same 5.7-inch Super AMOLED display with the same resolution and a boost of Exynos 7422 processor.


Here’s the problems, according to rumours. The upcoming Note 5 may feature glass backs, just like the present Galaxy S6, so it is possible that both will lack removable battery or a microSD card slot, or both. That’s right, in its move to streamline designs and offer premium look the same way like iPhone, removable battery and microCD card slot may be gone.

Samsung Galaxy Note 5

And that could either make or break the Note family. Supporters love Note 4 because of the flexibility. A plastic backs were fine because they would be slapping a cover for the phone anyway. So they prefer microSD support and removable battery over a premium look and feel. They would have gotten themselves an iPhone if they prefer luxury look.


Note 4 offers such flexibilities and that’s precisely why you should take care of it. Should all future Samsung smartphone and phablet offer no removable battery and microSD support, then older models may fetch premium value where you may get to make some cool profits selling on eBay, similar to Apple iPod.

Samsung Galaxy A Dual Sim Slot

Still, Note 5 may come with a massive 4100 mAh battery compares to Note 4 3220 mAh. And just like Galaxy A7, Samsung may decide at the eleventh hour to throw in an extra SIM card tray 2 which doubles as memory card expansion. But if they don’t, so much the better for existing Note 4 owners. Nonetheless, there should be some old Note 4 stocks left even after the Note 5 release.


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