Samsung or Apple? Samsung Galaxy Note 4 VS iPhone 6 Plus

Every September seems to be the beginning of battle between Samsung Galaxy and Apple phone in every year. Both of them release their new flag-ship smart phone products in this month.

In this year, they will compete with each other not only in Android OS, but also in the term of big screen smart phone that is so-called “Phablet” now.

The release of iPhone 6 Plus means that Apple begin to garrison to the big-screen smart phone market. And Samsung will release its new flag-ship Android big-screen smart phone of Galaxy Note series as usual in last period. It is funny to compare Samsung Galaxy Note 4 and iPhone 6 Plus.

Let’s have a look!

Basic Specs-There is no doubt that both are high-end

Of course, as the flag-ship products, Samsung and apple give all the best techs and specs to Galaxy Note 4 and iPhone 6 Plus. You can learn and compare from the chart.


iPhone 6 Plus
Samsung Galaxy Note 4
5.5-inch 1080p LCD
5.7-inch Quad HD Super AMOLED (2,560×1,440)
Pixel density 401 ppi 515 ppi
Dimensions 6.2 x 3.1 x 0.28 inches (158.1 x 77.8 x 7.1 mm) 6 x 3.1 x 0.34 inches (153.5 by 78.6 by 8.5 mm)
Weight 6.1 ounces (172 g) 6.2 ounces (176 g)
OS iOS 8 Android 4.4, TouchWiz
Camera, video 8-megapixel, 1080p HD video 16-megapixel,4K video (3,840×2,160)


Front-facing camera 1.2-megapixel, 720p HD 3.7-megapixel; 1080p HD
A8 with M8 co-processor
2.7GHz Snapdragon 805 or 1.9GHz octa-core chipset
Capacity 16GB, 64GB, 128 GB 32GB
Extra storage
Up to 64GB
Battery Up to 12 hours (LTE); embedded 3,300mAh; removable
Bluetooth 4.0 Low Energy
4.0 Low Energy
NFC Yes Yes
Waterproof No No
Colors Silver, gold, gray
White, black, gold, pink
Extras Apple Pay, Touch ID fingerprint scanner Heart-rate monitor, fingerprint scanner, stylus

I think no matter iPhone 6 Plus or Samsung Galaxy Note 4, they can meet your demands in daily life or some multi-task situations. Based on the specs, it is too hard to say which phone is better, because the performance of a phone not only come from hardware, but also software optimizations.



As the first big-screen smart phone of Apple, iPhone 6 Plus is more worthy to be focused than Samsung Galaxy Note 4. How Apple optimize iOS 8 for big-screen? We can learn more when this new gadget hands-on.


What’s more?

Apart from hardware and software, we can pay more attention to their design in phone appearance.

Both of two phones have changes in appearance design. Samsung Galaxy Note 4 is like its brother Note 3, but we can see some small adjustment in shape. Corners seem not so curve as former Galaxy series phones.

More differences can be found on iPhone 6 Plus, we still can find some Steve’s style in iPhone 5S, however, iPhone 6/6 Plus seems the beginning of Cook’s style.

iPhone 6 Plus looks like more different than former iPhone. More curve, more round, and the positions of buttons have changed. Of course it is bigger and longer. This kind of design gives more good experiences when users hold it in hands.

Apple’s iPhone continues to favor aluminum craftsmanship, while Samsung Galaxy Note 4 add a metal frame, the back of Note 4 is a feather material as Note 3.

Well, after simple introductions, what phone will you choose? I think you have had your ideas, let’s have a discussion, welcome to comment for me!

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