If you look at sales numbers, it seems pretty clear that both the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 and the Apple iPhone 6 Plus have hit a sweet spot with consumers. For those who don’t mind carrying around a huge phone, and don’t want to have to deal with both a phone and a tablet, these extra large “phablets” seem to have found their niche. But which one will be perfect for your use?
As always, if you’re looking for new phone, it’s important to consider how invested you are in a particular ecosystem. If you move from Apple to Android, or vice versa, you may end up needing to repurchase some of your favorite apps. That may or may not bother you.
From there, website Design N Trend took the opportunity to compare the two most impressive oversize smartphones on the market. The site started by looking at the display quality.
“Display-wise, the Galaxy Note 4 blows Apple’s iPhone 6 Plus out of the water. Not only is Samsung’s latest note-taking phablet entry rocking a larger 5.7-inch Super AMOLED display, the resolution technology it uses is just beyond words beautiful.”
Design N Trend does say that the first phablet offering from Apple is a big step up from its previous iPhone offerings, even the iPhone 6, the smaller version of the Plus.
In terms of how the phones feel in the hand, Design N Trend says the following.
“In terms of build quality, though the iPhone 6 Plus’ all-aluminium body is impressively thin and gives a more premium feel, the Galaxy Note 4’s textured plastic back cover offers better grip.”
They also reference photos from Forbes that show the two phones side by side.
Looking at memory and storage space, the Galaxy Note seems to win easily over Apple’s iPhone 6 Plus. The following is according to Inforocked.
“The biggest benefit is the option to insert memory cards into the Note 4. The iPhone 6 Plus is locked at 16GB or 128GB only.”
The Note, meanwhile, also has 3GB of RAM over the iPhone’s 1GB, according to the Design N Trend comparison.
The Fuse Joplin recently took the opportunity to run both the Galaxy Note 4 and the iPhone 6 Plus through speed tests, to see which device processed information more quickly. They found the Note to be the clear winner, gaining about 10 seconds on the iPhone during their tests.
At least at the end of last year, consumers seemed to be preferring the iPhone 6 to Samsung’s flagship phone, the Galaxy S5; we’ll have to wait and see what happens when the Samsung S6 releases later this year, especially if it contains the rumored Edge special edition.
What’s your favorite phablet, Apple’s iPhone 6, or the Samsung Galaxy Note 4?
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