The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 vs the iPhone 6 Plus


When new phones are launched, there is no doubt that people begin the comparisons to find the best option for their needs. However, when it comes to the Galaxy Note 4 and the iPhone 6 Plus, these two tech giants definitely put out a fight. Read on to discover some of the specifics of the two newest additions to the line-up and decide which one is – in fact – the best for you.

Build and design

samsung-galaxy-note-4-9024There is not a significant change from the Galaxy Note 3 to the Galaxy Note 4 with both offering the same display size; however, there are a few tweaks that have changed the handset’s feel. There is a silver lining on the outer edge of the phone, which was plastic in past models and now metal. The back is the same faux leather that was offered with the Galaxy 3. It also offers a slim, sleek appearance and the same layout of keys.

The Apple iPhone 6 Plus is an enlarged version of the earlier model iPhone 6 having basically the same characteristics – only bigger. Some notable features include a round home key and touch ID in the same location as previous models, but the power key is moved to the side. It has a more curvy body and there is a new design on the outside edge.


This is the most prominent component of the new phones with the iPhone 6 Plus offering a slightly smaller touchscreen than the Note 4, but both are well proportioned. Samsung has stuck with the Super AMOLED setup and iphone-6-plusoffers quality brightness. Apple now offers a 5.5 inch display and an IPS LCD panel offering superior color, whites, and brightness.


The Note 4 features the 16MP sensors with the optical image stabilization, 4K of video recording power and LED flash. There is also a front camera with 3.7 MP. The iPhone 6 Plus offers users an 8MP iSight sensor featuring true-tone flash, as well as f/2.2 aperture, which has been updated since what was offered on the iPhone 5S. This is also the first ever iPhone to provide OIS.

Connectivity, storage, and hardware

When it comes to the phone’s processing power, Samsung is chasing the big numbers with the Note 4 by offering the latest Snapdragon 805 quad-core chip. This provides extremely fast performance, regardless if you are gaming or multitasking.

Apple has offered a much more soft approach with the latest A8 chip, with the simple, accompanying statement that the second generation, 64 bit, 20 nanometer architecture is able to generate an increase in performance of 20%. Samsung’s Note 4 offers 32 GB of storage while Apple ditched this option for 16GB, 64GB and 128GB variants. Each of the phones are Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, 3G and 4G capable.

As you can see, both companies have offered an updated and upgraded smartphone option. The right for you is really based on what you like – do you like the Android operating system, or the iOS?  The information here gives you a general breakdown of what each one offers and provides you with what you need to make an educated decision.