NEW YORK: Samsung’s Galaxy Note is H2 flagship, keen to assert its superiority over an already feature-rich Galaxy S. iPhone 6 the situation is similar though, the Plus is better equipped than the vanilla iPhone 6.
Apple iPhone 6 Plus over Galaxy Note 4:
Thinner – 7.1mm vs. 8.5mm, Slo-mo video – 240fps mode vs. 120fps mode, 64GB and 128GB versions, Tap-to-scan (no swipe) fingerprint sensor, Dual-LED flash vs. single LED
Samsung Galaxy Note 4 over iPhone 6 Plus:
Bigger, sharper display – 5.7″ QHD vs. 5.5″ 1080p, Higher resolution still camera – 16MP vs. 8MP, Better video recording – 2160p (stereo sound) vs. 1080p (mono), Expandable storage, General-purpose NFC
Heart rate and blood oxygen saturation sensors, Better front-facing camera – 3.7MP/1440p vs. 1.2MP/720p, Bigger, user-replaceable battery, Faster LTE (on Snapdragon version only), Optional dual-SIM
Samsung is known for its feature-rich (some would say “overflowing”), utilitarian designs but it’s slowly coming around to metal designs with the Alpha and now the Galaxy Note 4. It’s just a metal rim, so the user-replaceable battery and microSD card slot are intact.
The screen size also remained unchanged (5.7″) to keep the device manageable single-handedly, but resolution increased to QHD. The defining feature of the Note series, the S Pen, was also improved and Samsung included optical image stabilization (OIS) to the list of camera specs.
The biggest change for Apple is the screen – after years of keeping just about the same size and sharpness, the company took the plunge. The design language changed more than it did for the Galaxy and is now smooth and rounded like an iPod Touch, it’s impressively slim too. It’s the OIS-enabled camera that is the other advantage over the vanilla iPhone 6.
With bigger screens, both phones and their respective platforms (iOS and Android + Touch Wiz) have their ways of boosting usability.