Google released its first phablet last year, but the Nexus 6 received some bad reviews because of its exaggerated dimensions. The device was created by Motorola and used the same processor as Samsung’s Galaxy Note 4, which is relatively shorter and which offers a pen stylus with some awesome functions. Placed side by side, the Nexus 6 and Note 4 look very different from each other on the outside, but maybe you’re interested in finding out what they’re hiding inside.
We’ll start with their designs, because the aspect of a phone is the first thing that a buyer takes into consideration. And it’s clear that the Note 4 has more advantages: it’s shorter (153.5mm), narrower (78.6mm), slimmer (8.5mm) and lighter (176grams), it has a fingerprint sensor hidden inside the home button which is placed below the screen, and its back cover has a faux leather look, but Samsung removed the fake stitching on the edges. Also, the frame is made of metal, instead of silver plastic.
The Nexus 6 is much thicker at 10.1mm, it has a height of 159.3mm, a width of 83mm and a weight of 184grams, it’s water resistant and resembles the Moto X 2014 from Motorola, which has a polycarbonate slightly curved back, with metallic sides, a dip at the top and a dimple below the rear camera, where was engraved Motorola’s logo.
Both displays were created by Samsung and support QHD resolution of 2,560×1,440 pixels, but they have different sizes. The screen from the Nexus 6 measures 5.96 inches and supports 493ppi, while the Note 4 has a 5.7 inches screen with 515ppi. We must specify that the Note 4 uses an AMOLED display, while the Note 4 has Samsung’s more vibrant Super AMOLED screen, which makes the images look sharper.
Both the Note 4 and Nexus 6 are powered by a Quad-core 2.7GHz Krait 450 processor which is based on a 32bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 chipset and pairs with Adreno 420 graphics and 3GB of RAM.
Here are the some of the benchmark scores of the two devices:
Geekbench single-core: Note 4 = 1112.67, Nexus 6 = 1062
Geekbench multi-core: Nexus 6 = 3295, Note 4 = 3259.67
Sunspider: Nexus 6 = 797.6, Note 4 = 1087.87
GFXBench T-Rex on-screen: Nexus 6 = 27.9, Note 4 = 25.9
GFXBench Manhattan on-screen: Nexus 6 = 12, Note 4 = 11.2
GFXBench Manhattan off-screen: Nexus 6 = 18.8, Note 4 = 18.5.
The Nexus 6 has unexpandable internal storage, available in variants of 32GB and 64GB. The Note offers 32GB of storage and a slot for expansion up to 128GB.
The Note 4 has a 16MP main camera with f/2.2 aperture, optical image stabilization and LED flash. The Nexus 6 has a 13MP camera with f/2.0 aperture, OIS and dual-LED flash, and likewise the Note 4, it can shoot 4K videos.
They have the same capacity of 3220mAh, but the unit is removable on the Note 4.