With the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 coming out in 17 October, it is the perfect time to discuss a bit more about the Phablet , and try to pit it off against Apple’s newly released iPhone 6 Plus.
Firstly, let’s focus on the design. The iPhone 6 Plus posses, like previous iPhones, a certain air of elegance. However, compared to previous iPhones, the iPhone 6 Plus is larger and has curved edges. The iPhone 6 Plus is also slightly larger than the upcoming Galaxy Note 4, yet not as wide and thick as the the Samsung Galaxy Note 4. It would only be fair, therefore, to conclude that the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 simply does not posses the same elegance that the iPhone 6 Plus has, with its faux leather covering the phablet’s backside.
Apple has finally decided to feature a higher resolution: 1920 x 1080 resolution HD display (only found in the Plus, and not the regular iPhone 6). The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 takes the display game to a whole new frontier with the offered QHD resolution of 2560 x 1440. Samsung remains committed to providing a very clear, sharp and colourful imagery that is quite appalling to the eye. As for power, the iPhone 6 Plus’ 64-processing chip offers approximately 1.4 GHz, which is beaten by the Samsung Galaxy Note 4’s quad-core Snapdragon 805 processor, Qualcomm’s flagship mobile chip, which offers 2.7 GHz. The iPhone 6 Plus’s 8 megapixel camera now comes with optical image stabilisation (OIS), whilst the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 offers the same function, all the while sporting a 16 megapixel camera.
Additionally, the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 offers 3 GB of RAM, where the iPhone 6 Plus only offers 1 GB of RAM. The iPhone 6 Plus, however, beats the Samsung Galaxy Note 4’s storage with upto 128 GB (compared to 32 GB), however the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 is able to mount a microSD card of upto 64 GB at a time.