The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 is scheduled to arrive next week at all major US carriers but you can buy it right now from Amazon if you can’t wait that long. The retailer currently has a few models in stock, with prices starting at $855 for the Black version, $869 for the White version and $904 for the Gold one. Regardless of the variant, all the devices are unlocked so you won’t have to commit to a carrier if you decide to purchase a Samsung Galaxy Note 4 from Amazon. However, there are a couple of pretty big disadvantages here. You’ll won’t get a warranty for the device and all models are GSM-only. Also, the Gold version is only expected to ship within 6 to 10 days.
On the other hand, if those details don’t bother you, you’ll have the privilege of owning the best smartphone currently available a bit early than everyone else. The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 comes equipped with a 5.7-inch display complete with 1440 x 2560 resolution, 515 pixel density and Super AMOLED technology. Indeed, it appears to have the best smartphone display to date, but the hardware isn’t too shabby either. Under the hood you’ll find a Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 chipset with quad-core 2.7 GHz Krait 450 processor, Adreno 420 GPU and 3 GB of RAM. Other specs include 16 MP primary camera, 3,220 mAh battery pack and 32 GB of internal storage memory. The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 also features a microSD card slot that allows for up to 128 GB of additional storage memory.
All in all, this is arguably the best device on the market, which is why it ranked number one on our top 10 best smartphones of 2014 list. Admittedly, the price is nothing to sneeze at and you can find other good smartphones for a much lower price. However, if you want the best of the best and don’t plan on paying an arm a leg for it, you can just wait until next week when all major carriers will sell it on contract for $200-$300.