With the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 release date now confirmed for countries around the world, we want to offer Galaxy Note 4 release date tips that will help those of you looking into buying Samsung’s Next Big Thing later on this month.
Samsung’s all new Galaxy Note 4 is an impressive smartphone and comes loaded with high-powered specs including a 5.7-inch Quad HD display, a brand new 16MP camera with Optical Image Stabilization, a new S Pen, Android 4.4.4 KitKat software that’s backed by TouchWiz, a new design that comes with both plastic and metal materials, and a whole lot more. It’s a true iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus competitor and one of the more intriguing smartphones of the year.
The brand new Galaxy Note 4 will replace the current Galaxy Note 3 and it will be joined later in the year by a brand new Samsung Galaxy Edge, a high-end flagship that is also coming to the United States and a number of other select countries. The focus though is on the Galaxy Note 4, a device that’s scheduled to hit 140 countries around the world in October.
In the weeks since the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 announcement in early September, we’ve seen a ton of new Galaxy Note 4 release date details emerge for buyers in the U.S. and all over the world. The latest details come from Samsung who’s outlined exactly where, and when, the Galaxy Note 4 release date will take place around the world.
It’s a staggered release but it looks like a majority of people will get the Galaxy Note 4 in mid-to-late October with a few stragglers getting it in the month of November.
With tons of Galaxy Note 4 release dates on the way, we want to take at some key Galaxy Note 4 release date tips we think will help buyers in the United States and around the world.
Go Hands-on Before Buying the Galaxy Note 4
First and foremost, we highly, highly recommend going hands-on with the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 before buying. Even if you’ve had some experience with the Galaxy Note 3, Galaxy Note 2, or original Galaxy Note.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 offers a number of different features including a new design, new S Pen and loads of software changes and you’ll want to ensure that you’re comfortable with what Samsung has done. Many of you will probably like what you see, others may be turned off by the changes to TouchWiz or the feel of the device in hand.
Obviously, this means that we think you should wait for the Galaxy Note 4 release date in your country. That’s when the device will be on shelves. Don’t make a purchase before you’ve been able to hold the Galaxy Note 4. There’s no sense in rushing your order. Get out from behind the computer screen and go hands-on. You can thank us later.
Research Galaxy Note 4 Competitors
Right now, ahead of the Galaxy Note 4 release date, you should start researching top competitors. That means going hands-on with the LG G3, iPhone 6 Plus and the Galaxy S5. That means looking at the Galaxy Note 3, last year’s Galaxy Note that comes with an extremely inexpensive price tag. And that means researching the Galaxy Note Edge, Samsung’s high-end Galaxy Note that’s set for release this year.
Looking at a spec sheet does not amount of ruling a device out. Go hands on with these devices, get acquainted with them, familiarize with their software. These will all help you come to a much better decision. Do your homework and rule out as many devices as you can ahead of the Galaxy Note 4 release date. It will help in the long run.
These will get you started:
- LG G3 Review
- HTC One Review
- Samsung Galaxy S5 Review
- Nexus 5 Review
- Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Review
- iPhone 5s Review
- Nokia Lumia Icon Review
- Moto X Review
- iPhone 6 Early Review
Pick Your Carrier Now
The Galaxy Note 4 is coming to carriers all over the world. In the U.S., it’s coming to AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, U.S. Cellular, and Verizon. All of these carriers offer their own advantages (and disadvantages) when it comes to their network and customer service.
Research network speeds, look into coverage in your area (you can do this by looking at coverage maps located on carrier sites), and look online for feedback about customer service. You’re not going to be able to get the Galaxy Note 4 on smaller carriers in the United States so you’ll need to pick from amongst the big five. Figure out which one is best before mid-October.
Pick Your Data Plan Now
Carriers also differ when it comes to price points and data plans. AT&T and Verizon are charging $299.99 for the Galaxy Note 4 on-contract and it looks like after a brief spell at $350, Sprint is now charging the same. AT&T is also charging more than $800 for the Galaxy Note 4 off-contract while Verizon charges just $699.
You’ll need to weigh two year contracts against buying off-contract or buying through one of the installment plans. There are key differences between AT&T Next and Verizon Edge and you’ll want to explore those before the Galaxy Note 4 release so that you’re better prepared when the moment arrives.
Want It ASAP? Pre-Order
If you’ve already made a decision and there’s no changing your mind, you may as well put in a pre-order. U.S. carriers and carriers around the world are currently taking pre-orders for the Galaxy Note 4 and in the U.S., there’s a bit of an incentive.
We often see carriers ship out pre-orders ahead of the actual release date. What this means is that those of you who do pre-order have a chance to get the Galaxy Note 4 early. How early, we can’t say, but AT&T says that it will be shipping the device out by October 14th, three days ahead of time. We wouldn’t be surprised if other carriers did the same.
You Don’t Need to Pre-Order
Just remember, you don’t need to pre-order. Stock should be solid, we haven’t seen shipping dates move at all, and we typically don’t see any lines outside stores on release day.
The only reason to pre-order is if you’re dead set on the Galaxy Note 4 and you’ve already done all of your homework. Everyone else should wait for the actual release date to go hands-on.
Tons of Places to Buy
The Galaxy Note 4 won’t be hard to find so there’s no need to lineup early or feel any pressure to buy ahead of time. When the Galaxy Note 4 arrives, it’s going to be available in carrier locations in addition to select retailers including Best Buy, Amazon and a host of other well known retailers. So if you don’t have a carrier store nearby, you should be able to find a retail location in close proximity.
Find a Home For Your Current Phone
Prior to your Samsung Galaxy Note 4 release date, it would be wise to have a plan in place for your old phone.
Maybe you give it away to a friend, family member or charity. Maybe you sell it on a site like Gazelle, or perhaps you hold onto it as a relic and future antique. We can’t decide for you.
What we can tell you is that the Galaxy Note 4 is an expensive smartphone so selling your old phone for top dollar will help you recoup some of the cost. So, make sure you’re getting the best deal.
Galaxy Note 4 Accessories, Do You Need Them?
Look into your current habits. Look into Galaxy Note 4 accessories. Then, decide whether or not you need to put some money aside for a case, a dock, an extended battery, or a wireless charging kit. There will be a ton of intriguing Galaxy Note 4 accessories available and if you put in some early research, you’ll be able to weed out the terrible products and decide what you need and what you don’t need.
Wait for Best Galaxy Note 4 Deals
We’ve seen a few Galaxy Note 4 deals emerge though none of them have been significant. If you’re looking for solid Galaxy Note 4 deals, you’ll want to wait to buy. Most Android smartphone deals pop up in the weeks after launch and with Black Friday and the holidays coming up and an iPhone 6 cleaning up, we expect there to be a ton of Galaxy Note 4 deals after the October release date.
Unless you need a phone now or love paying full price for a smartphone, you’d be smart to wait a few weeks and see if the Galaxy Note 4 price takes a dive at retailers like Amazon.