Apple’s latest release highlighted the company’s new goals in the tablet and smartphone market with the iPhone 6 Plus. Its largest smartphone ever produced showed keen interest in competing with a major competitor, Samsung, who recently launched the Galaxy Note 4. To decide which device belongs in your pocket, we compared its key features in a summary review.
Design and build
Both smartphones maintain the ability to be used with one hand without having to call with the other. Samsung has abandoned the use of plastic for a front housing and has opted for an aluminum structure, bringing it closer in terms of design to Apple’s iPhone, giving it that much-needed elegance. While the iPhone 6 Plus is slightly taller than the Note 4, it is significantly thinner, giving it the overall advantage in comfort. Where the Note 4 wins is with its removable back cover, allowing for easy battery service and replacement.
With the iPhone 6 Plus, you get a large 5.5-inch 1080p IPS LCD screen, while the Galaxy Note 4 gives you a larger 5.7-inch QHD Super Amoled screen with a much higher resolution of 2,560 x 1,440. pixels. When it comes to the numbers, Samsung is a clear winner, famous for its spectacular smartphone displays and fantastic contrast ratios, perfect for use in dark rooms.
Power and performance
Comparing the specifications, the Samsung is the most powerful. Powered by the latest Snapdragon processor, this device has more RAM than the iPhone and the latest Adreno GPU to handle advanced games. The iPhone 6 Plus is powered by the new A8 processor and the PowerVR quad-core GPU is just as well suited to gaming applications, but on paper it is weaker. If you are a multitasker who switches between games and emails, the Samsung Note 4 will undoubtedly perform better than the Apple device.
Both devices are great for taking photos, up close and far. The main change is the addition of optical image stabilization, great for photos in low-light environments. If you really want to know the megapixel count, Samsung offers 16 megapixels while the iPhone offers 8 megapixels, but most consumers know that this is negligible in today’s world.
As a larger device overall, it’s no surprise that Samsung has a bigger battery. But it is important to note that you also have a more advanced processor that will consume the battery supply. After extensive testing, the Samsung lasts slightly longer than the iPhone, which gets a bad rap for battery life. Fortunately, both devices charge most of their batteries extremely quickly as a result of advanced technology.
If you are looking for a tablet-style smartphone that has a flawless design, ease of use, and high responsiveness, then the iPhone 6 Plus is the winner. If you are looking for something new and innovative, with higher power and more advanced technology, then the Galaxy Note 4 is a no-brainer.