Apple iPhone 6 Plus vs Samsung Galaxy Note 4 : Detailed Comparison

By | September 10, 2014

Apple has launched iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus smartphones yesterday at the launch event and with the iPhone 6 launch all other major giants are now out their flagship smartphones as well. iPhone 6 Plus is the first Apple Smartphone to cross 5 inch display with 5.5 inch. Samsung has also recently announced their prestigious flagship smartphone Samsung Galaxy Note 4 with 5.7 inch display. iPhone can be seen as the strong competitor to Galaxy Note 4 and below is the detailed comparison of Galaxy Note 4 and iPhone 6 Plus.

Apple iPhone 6 Plus vs Samsung Galaxy Note 4


iPhone 6 Plus


Apple iPhone 6 Plus has the nice looking curved aluminium design and it offers good feel when held in hands too. Samsung has tried to jazz the Note 4 by adding the metal strip to the edge of the phone by replacing the plastic which is used before.  People used to say the Samsung phones look cheap and feel cheaper, but with the metal strip at the edges Samsung has ditched the cheap looking design.

But however, Galaxy Note 4 design doesn’t catch up with the iPhone 6 plus, as its curved aluminium design make it look rich. As a stunt to promote new metal sides, Samsung choose well-defined edges to the phone, but they don’t look as smooth as they should be.

iPhone 6 Plus is also thinner compared to Note 4, where the former is 7.1 mm thick and Note 4 is 8.5 mm thick. Although not slimmer than iPhone 6 Plus, Note 4 feels slim though. Note 4 is ahead of iPhone in one feature, i.e, S Pen which offers the pressure sensitivity and offers excellent writing experience and this is one pretty good reason to choose Note 4.


iPhone 6 Plus sports 5.5 inch IPS LCD display with 1080 x 1920 pixels resolution, where Galaxy Note 4 comes with bit larger screen of 5.7 inch and higher 2,560 x 1,440 pixel resolution with 515 ppi pixel density. iPhone 6 Plus display uses the IPS LCD technology, where as Note 4 uses Super AMOLED display. AMOLED swamps out all LCDs for contrast and black level, so Note 4 is the good deal in the darkened deal.

Processor and RAM


iPhone 6 is powered by A8 chip with 64-bit architecture and M8 motion coprocessor. Note 4 is powered by 2.7 GHz quad-core processor. A8 processor is more advanced with its native 64-bit processor, whereas Note 4’s Snapdragon 805 is the last generation of the high end 32-bit mobile CPUs. 64-bit processors aren’t yet reached Note 4 yet.

iPhone’s processors are bit faster and are more advanced comparatively and the numbers above nothing mean much. Like Megapixels aren’t everything in cameras, number of cores and clock speed doesn’t mean that they are everything for the CPUs. Note 4 has 3 GB RAM, but Apple doesn’t yet revealed its RAM size, but it won’t be more than 2 GB where Note 4 takes the advantage.


iPhone 6 Plus sports 8 Megapixel iSight rear camera with 1080 P HD video, where Galaxy Note 4 has the 16 Megapixel, 4K HD video. But this doesn’t mean that Note 4 camera is double better than iPhone camera. Apple firmly believes that cameras are not only about Megapixels. iPhone’s camera has the same camera sensor of same resolution of last year’s model.

But there is the vast difference in the camera resolution of both the devices, as it means that on the bright sunny day Note 4 is able to capture loads with more detail. iPhone camera has the phase detection points as well as contrast detection while Note 4 has only contrast detection.


iPhone 6 comes in three variants 16 GB, 64 GB and 128 GB where as Galaxy Note 4 comes in two variants 16 GB and 32 GB. Although iPhone takes the lead it doesn’t feature the expandable storage option, but Note 4 has the expandable storage option upto 128 GB. So which one you want to choose, the one with the more internal storage or the expandable one.

Samsung will be the good option here, though you get the 32 GB internal storage and it has the ability to add up 128 GB using micro SD card.

If you are keen about design and rich look then iPhone is the best option and if you want the higher specification one and you are Android fan, then go for Note 4. Though, there are no much difference in the specifications, Samsung leads the race.
Scroll down to see how these devices stack up against each other on a spec-by-spec basis:

Specs comparison – Apple iPhone Plus 6 versus Samsung Galaxy Note 4

Apple iPhone 6 Plus Galaxy Note 4
Display 5.5 inches with 1080×1920 pixels resolution 5.7 inches with 2560 x 1440 pixels resolution
Pixel density 401 ppi 515 ppi
Dimensions 158.1 x 77.8 x 7.1mm 153.5 x 78.6 x 8.5 mm
Weight 172g 176g
OS iOS 8 Android 4.4.2
Camera, video 8-megapixel; 1080p HD video 16-megapixel; 4K HD video
Front-facing camera 1.2-megapixel; 720p HD video 3.7-megapixel; 1080p HD video
Processor Proprietary 64-bit A8 chip with M8 motion co-processor 2.5GHz quad-core Snapdragon 801
Capacity 16GB, 64GB, and 128GB 32GB
Storage No Expandable up to 128GB
Battery Nonremovable; talk time up to 14 hours on 3G and Internet usage time up to 10 hours of 3G Removable 3,220 mAh
Bluetooth v4.0 v4.0
NFC Yes Yes
Waterproof No Yes
Fingerprint scanner Yes Yes
Colors Silver, gold, gray Frosted White, Charcoal Black, Blossom Pink, Bronze Gold
US retail price On-contract $199 (16GB), $299 (64GB), and $399 (128GB); off-contract $649 (16GB), $749 (64GB), and $849 (128GB) On-contract $300 and $600