Two of the most anticipated devices of this year, and probably the most successful in the opinion of many, are the iPhone 6 Plus and the Samsung Galaxy Note 4. Both handsets offer a premium specification list, but also a premium design. Aside from that, they compete against each other in the phablet category of the smartphone market, so if you’re looking for a premium big screen device, you most probably have bumped in one of these. Let’s see which of them offers the most.
Apple iPhone 6 Plus
The Apple flagship measures 158.1 x 77.8 x 7.1 mm and weighs 172 grams. The display that takes up most of the space on the front of the device measures 5.5 inches and uses a 1080 x 1920 resolution, combined with a 401 ppi pixel density. The IPS LCD screen is protected by a layer of shatterproof glass, as well as an oleophobic coating that keeps away most of those nasty fingerprints.
The device runs Apple’s iOS8 operating system and provides pretty good specs as well. The handset has 1 GB of RAM and 16/64/128 GB internal storage options. The processor behind the device is the A8 chip from Apple. The 64-bit chip pairs with the M8 co-processor and the PowerVR GX6450 GPU. The iPhone 6 Plus’ processor is a dual core model clocked at 1.4 GHz.
The camera that comes with Apple’s latest effort has 8 MP and uses a 3264 x 2448 resolution. It features a dual tone LED configuration as well as support from a 1.2 MP front facing camera. The iPhone 6 Plus can shoot 720p video at 240 fps, as well as 1080p at 60 fps.
To power up all these specs, Apple enlisted a 2915 mAh battery that can withstand 24 hours of talk time.
The device costs about $900 (starting price) on Amazon.com.
Samsung Galaxy Note 4
Now that we know a few things about the iPhone 6 Plus, let’s see what it’s up against. The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 measures 153.5 x 78.6 x 8.5 mm and weighs 176 grams. This makes it both heavier and thicker than the new iPhone.
The display on the Galaxy Note 4 measures 5.7 inches and uses a 1440 x 2560 resolution, paired with a 515 ppi pixel density. The device uses the Super AMOLED technology under the protective layer of Corning Gorilla Glass 3.
The Note 4 features 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of internal storage which can go up to 128 GB through a microSD card. For the processor, there are two variants, depending on which region you reside in. The first one has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 and a Krait 450 quad core 2.7 GHz processor. The other one features the Exynos 5433 chipset and the 1.3 GHz Cortex A57- 1.9 GHz Cortex A57 quad core unit combo.
The camera on the Note 4 features 16 MP and a 5312 x 2988 resolution. The device has a front facing camera as well, with 3.7 MP of its own. The Note 4 can record 1080p at 60fps as well.
Samsung’s device provides a much bigger battery, with a total capacity of 3220 mAh, which can keep the device alive for 20 hours of talk time.
On Amazon.com, the Note 4 costs about $700.