Gorgeous 4K Video Shot From a Samsung Galaxy Note 4

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  1. dgstorm

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    One of the defining characteristics of the new internal hardware found in the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 is that it is easily capable of filming 4K resolution video. The 16-megapixel rear-facing camera with optical image stabilization (OIS) and 8x digital zoom really shows off its skills in the above video.

    To get full value out of watching the above video, be sure to switch the video mode to the highest setting, which is 2160p 4K, and then set it to full screen. While the subject matter may seem droll, the video quality is utterly stunning! This is especially true when you stop to register that this is a camera on a phone!

    October 17th is the big day the Galaxy Note 4 will hit North American shores. Sound off if this is a phone on your short-list.
     
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    Pretty good money from a phone. The complaints on the YouTube page are hilarious.
     
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    This phone isn't "on my short list", it IS my short list. Looking forward to the 17th.
     
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    And how many here have 4k tvs to take advantage of this technology?
     
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    My LG G3 does 4K too and it looks just as good. Youtube does compress the video so it probably looked better...no, it DID look better before uploading to Youtube but still, its nothing new or amazing.
     
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    It's future proof!

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    No doubt this video is striking. I am impressed, but I'm just not a big fan of the Samsung GUI and fluff. I also am not a big fan of their battery life (as given by my own experience), though I've not owned a Note so I can't speak to that specific model however the S4 stunk for me.

    The new Droid Turbo will have a 19MP camera (also 4K capable), and also the new Nexus is rumoured to have a 13MP camera (which on specs alone should easily handle 4K), both from Motorola. I'm holding out hope for the Motorola device. Can't beat build quality and radio performances. Also can't beat the near Vanilla Android experience and the added benefits of the very intuitive and quite revolutionary new features such as active display.
     
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    I may give moto another shot after the note 4, but I grew tired of them & got a soft spot for Samsung with the galaxy nexus, despite some issues.

    They're looking better than they ever did, but I go back & forth with the custom skins that oems add. Do I use even half of the features of touch wiz? No. But do I absolutely love the ones I do? Yes. Moto blur (when it had that name) was a lot more buggy, though I really like the Facebook widget it had.

    Of course, a lot of time has passed & who knows what'll grab my attention when the new wears off the note 4, but I'm very eagerly awaiting is arrival.

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    Too big. :D
    Nice video though.
     
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    When I watched the video on a LG G3 you tube, if you go into quality don;t see 4 k any more does it show for you?
     
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    I originally watched it on my computer but after going to it on my phone I too only get 720p resolution as the max. Very odd.

    I wonder if this is Google's way of telling us that 720p is high enough for mobiles. Its stupid, but at the same time...I saw just as much detail in the video as I did on my computer even at 720p.
     
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    Which is why a 4K phone is overkill at the moment. Unless you have a 4K phone or tv to view it on.

    tap'n on my S5
     
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