These are Samsung’s Qi charging backs for the Galaxy Note 4

Qi doesn’t come free on the Note 4 — get ready for a couple of compromises

Samsung put a big ‘ol battery in the Note 4, and didn’t even cover up the USB port with a flap like the Galaxy S5 — but that doesn’t mean many of us aren’t still wishing that the phone came with wireless charging capabilities out of the box. Just as it’s done for the past few flagships, Samsung instead sells replacement back covers for the Note 4 that add Qi charging capabilities.

Both a standard back and S-View Flip Cover style are available — coming in at $ 30 and $ 60, respectively — that each add a little extra bulk but get your Note 4 charged up without any wires involved. There’s a trade-off to be had here in either case, but for most folks it’ll be worth it to forego plugging in every night — read along for a review of these two replacement charging backs.





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These simple skin cases for Samsung Galaxy S5 are only $4.95 today

Made from multiple thermoacrylics, this Galaxy S5 skin case is highly elastic and resistant to oils. Say goodbye to annoying fingerprints! The back features a matte finish with a glossy edging that enhances the grip around your device. Available in black, white and clear





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Buying a Samsung Galaxy Note 4, S5, or Tab S? You might be getting a year of Netflix for free

Android Central has received a tip that Samsung will begin a new promotion for US residents on Sunday, Jan. 4. Our tipster says people who buy a Galaxy S5, Galaxy Note 4 or Galaxy Tab S can get one free year of Netflix.





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New version of the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 bundles up frequencies for 300Mbps downloads, at least in theory

The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 is already a speedy phone, but there’s a new version that can download over LTE even faster than before. The current version of the Galaxy Note 4 includes LTE-A with dual-band carrier aggregation — the ability to combine two frequency bands (carrier, in this case, is frequency on which the tower is broadcasting) — for downloads up to 150Mbps. The new version, however, bundles together three bands for downloads that can reach up to 300Mbps.





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Check out some of Samsung’s best Galaxy Note 4 ads yet

Galaxy Note 4 NoteMyDay Ads

Samsung’s marketing department has initiated about half a dozen campaigns for the Galaxy Note 4 since its launch, some more successful than others, but the #NoteMyDay videos might be the most clever the company has published so far. Partnering with two of the biggest names in social media, Samsung’s latest ad campaign might just turn your frown upside down.

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