What we learned about the Samsung Galaxy Note 4’s camera app, including the best and worst of the competition
Posted On July 26, 2021
The new Samsung Galaxy S5 and Galaxy S6 are two of the hottest phones in the world right now.
While Samsung has been able to keep its flagship phone relatively affordable and feature-packed, there’s a new entry in the Samsung lineup that’s looking to up its game.
The Samsung Galaxy Plus 4 and Galaxy Note 5 both come in two colors: red and gold.
Both phones have a 5.2-inch, 1080p Super AMOLED display with a Corning Gorilla Glass 5 front and rear.
Both have dual rear cameras with a 1.4-megapixel front-facing shooter.
Both come with a dual-SIM card slot and a microSD card slot.
Both the Galaxy Plus and the Note 5 come in a 5,400mAh battery.
Both are powered by a Snapdragon 821 chip with 3GB of RAM and 64GB of storage.
Both of the phones come with Android 7.1.1 Nougat out of the box.
The new Note 5 has a dual front-mounted camera and a 5MP rear-facing camera.
The Note 4 has a single front- and rear-mounted shooter.
While there’s no Android 8.0 Oreo version of Android, there are some tweaks to the operating system that can make the phones a little more user-friendly.
The Galaxy Plus is the only device that ships with a new, Android 7,9-based Samsung Galaxy Launcher.
The launcher is designed to be used on the Note 4 and Note 5, which is an excellent choice for users who are looking for a simple, streamlined interface.
Samsung has also added a new “Smart Switch” feature to the Galaxy Launcher, which allows you to quickly toggle between the home screen, notifications, and more.
Samsung says the Smart Switch will allow you to switch between the new Note 4 launcher, the Galaxy Note Launcher, and the new Samsung Pay Launcher.
Samsung’s Smart Switch feature is available for both the Note and Galaxy Plus.
Samsung is also updating the Galaxy Pay app on the Galaxy Go Launcher to include a new swipe-to-swipe mode.
The swipe-through-swiping mode is used to swipe through your wallet, card, and payment history.
When the screen is off, the swipe-and-swap mode is on.
There are a few other minor improvements that Samsung made to the Samsung Pay app for the Note.
The latest version of the Samsung Play Store includes a new feature that lets you search for apps from a single URL, instead of having to search for the app’s full name.
There’s also a new filter in the Settings app called “Use Google Play” that lets users sort apps by Google Play.
There is also a “Remove All Links” option in the “Settings” app that lets Android go back to a normal home screen.
The biggest new feature in the Galaxy Next Launcher is a new mode that lets apps use Google Now and other Google services as shortcuts.
Samsung also added support for a new set of emoji on the Play Store.
Samsung Now lets users search for and add custom emoji to their phones, and you can even make your own.
If you’re looking to get into the Android 7 update, the next update to Android 7 will be available in late March.