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Samsung Galaxy Note 4 vs Samsung Galaxy S6 – Design, Specs, Features and Price Comparison


The latest generation of high-end smartphones from Samsung have been dictating the segment for quite a while and this continues to be the case even after the launch of the Galaxy Note 4 and the Galaxy S6.

The Galaxy Note 4 is primarily meant for those who need the ultimate in a smartphone and it may mean paying a price in terms of portability. The Galaxy S6, meanwhile, is conscious about its dimensions and comes with the same size as before. The overall dimensions of the device are extremely handy.


The Galaxy Note 4 allows one to do much more with a smartphone. Realizing that it will be very difficult with just the touch response, Samsung has provided the phone with a stylus. It is more than a stick used to write on a touch sensitive display, as the S Pen – as it is called by Samsung – can perform much more tasks like opening applications. It can also detect the pressure and make minute adjustments to the result. The headline aspect of the Galaxy S6 is its compact nature without sacrificing on premium features.


The compact nature of the device is primarily accentuated by the 6.8 mm thickness. This is almost 2 mm thinner than the Galaxy Note 4 and it makes a huge difference in the pocket. Samsung has not compromised on the screen size, as it remains the same 5.1 inches. It has an advantage over the likes of Sony and HTC, who provide only on-screen buttons, since the dedicated buttons below the screen mean that the entire 5.1 inches is utilized for viewing the content.


The Galaxy Note 4 may be one of the last premium phones from Samsung to come with microSD card support for the moment. The Galaxy S6 strangely does away with this feature and only comes with internal memory. Even though it is substantial with a maximum capacity of 128 GB, it is always convenient to have the flexibility of microSD card support. The Galaxy Note 4 provides it in addition to the 32 GB of internal storage, which is standard. There are no variants with regard to the internal memory.


One area where the two phones cannot be separated distinctly is in the camera segment, where they both feature a 16-megapixel shooter of the highest quality. Pictures taken from this camera offers great color reproduction and details. It is not surprising that the Galaxy Note 4 and the Galaxy S6 are probably the two phones that can compete with the iPhone 6 in terms of picture quality. Both phones offer additional features like the ability to shoot 4K videos and come with a wide array of settings to play with. The Galaxy Note 4 has a 3.7-megapixel front camera compared to the 5-megapixel front camera on the Galaxy S6, which costs $620 for the 32 GB variant. The Galaxy Note 4 is priced slightly lower at $550 for the 32 GB model.