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Unofficial Samsung Galaxy Note 4 blog featuring news, tutorials, upcoming phablets, software updates, and reviews.

Weekly News Roundup: LG G6 photos, Galaxy S8 leaks, Android updates, and more

Another week goes by and we already have our first month of 2017 behind us, which means we are getting even closer to the annual MWC trade show and the release of the first exciting new flagships of the year. Below, you’ll find the biggest phablet stories of the week. The LG G6 is up first, making the biggest headlines of the week. We also got some new Galaxy S8 leaks to report, along with Android updates for a few T-Mobile phablets, and a new teaser by ZTE. LG G6 Leaks Everywhere We are just a few weeks away from the release of the LG G6 in Barcelona and photos alleging to be the upcoming 5.7-inch phablet have been popping up all over the place. New images obtained by Droid-Life show off what appears to be an early prototype of the LG G6, which reveal a metal exterior that LG is expected to use, with a minimal screen-to-bezel ratio around … Continue reading Weekly News Roundup: LG G6 photos, Galaxy S8 leaks, Android updates, and more

I survived the Galaxy Note 7 recall and all I got was this microSD card

It’s been a crazy month for Samsung and the Galaxy Note 7 after exploding batteries wreaked havoc across the globe, causing the tech giant to call back one million units following nearly 100 reports of injuries and property damage in the United States alone. The Galaxy Note 7 “Batteryexplosiongate” is among the largest smartphone recalls in history. Safety regulators in the United States have issued warnings in recent weeks cautioning consumers not to turn on their Note 7s on airplanes — and not to use their phones at all. Going down in the history books doesn’t always pay off, as Samsung has learned after losing more than $14 billion of its market share in the recall to cover the costs involved with providing loaner smart-phones and exchanging defective units in favor of other select Galaxy devices free of charge. Not to mention the additional parts and labor required to refurbish the phablets with new batteries. Samsung recently shipped 500,000 new … Continue reading I survived the Galaxy Note 7 recall and all I got was this microSD card

Gear VR works with Galaxy Note 4, but there are problems

Here’s one more reason to love the Samsung Galaxy Note 4: the 2014 powerhouse has been confirmed to work with the 2016 Samsung Gear VR headset. After trying it however, it quickly becomes clear why there’s no official mention of the backwards compatibility by Samsung or Oculus. It’s been almost two years since the original Gear VR: Innovator Edition was released, which gave Note 4 owners access to virtual reality before the technology made its way to the general public. Although the pioneer phablet packs a beautiful 4K display, the Note 4 was shut out when the Gear VR made it to the retail market, favoring the more powerful hardware of the Note 5 and Galaxy S6 series. A rarity to be sure, the VR Innovator wasn’t mass-produced to be given away as promotional items like the Consumer edition. The headset has become somewhat of a collector’s item, making it a hard sell for the average buyer. Thankfully, the virtual … Continue reading Gear VR works with Galaxy Note 4, but there are problems

How to Turn Your Galaxy Phablet Into a Bedside Alarm Clock, Charging Station

Alarm clocks have been a common feature in most bedrooms and hotels for generations, and now with the release of Samsung Fast Charge Wireless Charging Stand, you can throw out that old energy wasting time keeper and turn it into a energy supplier with a ton of useful features for the digital age. Guide Contents Necessary hardware for this project How to easily setup a bedside clock using Android Daydream Using Android Always On Display Instead of Daydream Take your clock to the next level with third party apps Setting Alarms Night Clock Mode 1. Necessary Hardware It’s past time to ditch fiddling around in the dark trying to find your phone or plugging up cables. Wireless charging is king and the new charging dock from Samsung is a must have accessory for your Galaxy Phablet. Along with the Galaxy Note 5, Samsung introduced Fast Wireless Charging which is 1.4x faster than older methods. Now that the technology has advanced … Continue reading How to Turn Your Galaxy Phablet Into a Bedside Alarm Clock, Charging Station

Essential S Pen Tips for the Galaxy Note 4

The S Pen is more than just a scribbler for your screen; it is literally an extension of the Note 4 itself. After learning these cool tricks you will wonder how you ever managed to get along without it. 1. Multiple object selection One really nice feature of the S Pen is its ability to function like a PC mouse. For example, if you want to delete multiple photos from your gallery you can use the S Pen to draw a translucent selection box (hold down the S-pen button) and then tap the trash can icon. 2. Preview text message links before opening them It seems like everyone has that one friend who just loves to send out links that we shouldn’t necessarily open while were sitting down to a nice dinner with the family. Luckily you can use the S Pen in the Samsung messages app to hover over any links before you open them. Information is presented in … Continue reading Essential S Pen Tips for the Galaxy Note 4

SMS Productivity Tips for the Galaxy Note 4

Text messaging has come a long way since the early days of mobile communication. Here are five tips to help you become a text messaging ninja on the Galaxy Note 4. Guide Contents Preview MMS Links Before You Open Them Define words on the fly Change your font size using the volume keys Use split-screen to become a SMS ninja Use keyboard shortcuts for the things you say most 1. Preview MMS Links Before You Open Them Hyperlinks are like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get. Luckily you can use the S-pen to hover over any links to view a slick preview card that will show you the page title, description and thumbnail before clicking them. 2. Define words on the fly Let’s face it: some of us don’t have the best vocabulary skills. If you ever find yourself in a conversation where you have no idea what the other person is talking about, simply … Continue reading SMS Productivity Tips for the Galaxy Note 4

Galaxy Note 4 Tips, Tricks, and Hidden Features

Samsung has packed upgraded hardware and even more features into its fourth installment of its Galaxy Note lineup. Check out these often overlooked tips to help get you up to speed with this powerhouse phablet. Guide Contents Use Keyboard Shortcuts for Phrases You Type Often Share your Wi-Fi network without revealing its password Unplug with Blocking Mode (Do Not Disturb) Ignore People with hand gestures Keep Work and Play Separate with Private Mode Disguise yourself in video calls Make Your Phablet Easier to use One Handed Use Assistant Menu for quick access to frequently used phone functions Work in two, or more, apps at once Save battery life with power saving mode Disable the Flipboard home screen Customize your notification panel Adjust touchscreen sensitivity for use with gloves Use the heart-rate sensor to take selfies 1. Use Keyboard Shortcuts for Phrases You Type Often This feature comes from the Galaxy S5 and allows you to turn things you type frequently … Continue reading Galaxy Note 4 Tips, Tricks, and Hidden Features

Galaxy Note 4 Wins Best Overall Color Accuracy in Flagship Display Shootout

The latest Galaxy Note from Samsung boasts one of the most true-to-life color mobile displays, according to a new study by DisplayMate. Color accuracy is often an overlooked attribute by most consumers when shopping for a smartphone or tablet, yet it is one of the most important factors that go into making a great display. If you have ever wondered why colors on some mobile devices look a little off, it’s because some manufacturers and models provide better color accuracy than others. As noted by display analyst Ray Soneira with DisplayMate, one reason why color accuracy is now especially important is that most internet content is loaded with rich media, and it’s important to know that you seeing an accurate reflection of what the images and photos look like in real life. “An essential reason (and the clincher) is that you want to see accurate colors for your own digital photos, and those from family and friends,” Soneira reported on … Continue reading Galaxy Note 4 Wins Best Overall Color Accuracy in Flagship Display Shootout

Leaked User Agent Suggests Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Will Feature a 5.7-inch QHD Display

New details about the upcoming Note 4 have shown up on Samsung’s official website in form of a User Agent Profile that suggest the phablet will feature a 5.7″ QHD display. Samsungs latest S-pen phablet isn’t due up for an official announcement for another three months, but the device has been spotted on the Samsung mobile website in the form of a user agent profile that confirms its display size. Codenamed SM-910A, the latest leak backs up ealier reports from GSMArena that suggested we would see a QHD resolution (2560 x 1440) after one of their sources spotted the device on the Indian import tracking site Zauba. Typically, the Galaxy Note series has grown by about 0.2″ with each generation but for those expecting a 5.9, or even 6.0-inch display will be sadly disappointed. It has been rumored that the Note 4 could feature a three sided YOUM display or even a curved display like the one found on the … Continue reading Leaked User Agent Suggests Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Will Feature a 5.7-inch QHD Display

Galaxy Note 4 Spotted on AnTuTu Benchmarks

Two versions of the Galaxy Note 4 have been spotted in the AnTuTu database, one with a Snapdragon 805 and the other featuring an Octa-Core Exynos processor. With the Galaxy Note 4 expected to debut at IFA 2014 later this year, rumors about the highly anticipated phablet have been churning away for months, but new benchmark results from AnTuTu give us a sneak peek on what to expect in the coming months. Just the other day we saw the release of the Samsung Galaxy S5 LTE-A in Korea packing a super-sharp QHD display and Snapdragon 805 chipset, which we predicted would be a good bellwether for the Note 4 – and if these AnTuTu benchmarks are genuine, we were right. Looking at the leaked results we see that there will in fact be two variants of the Note 4, both of which will feature Super AMOLED screens with a 2560 x 1440 resolution, but different SoC’s depending on which region … Continue reading Galaxy Note 4 Spotted on AnTuTu Benchmarks