this post is definitely not for the fanboys. fanboys have, right from the start, already decided which camp they are in, but for everyone else who acknowledged themselves as a true blooded consumers who puts their money where it is worth, this is for you. i considered myself a true gadget enthusiast. whoever does it better, in design and features, gets my money and i believe there are many like me. we thought it is a good time to do a quick comparison since two major players have announced their flagship in a span of a week, the iPhone 6 Plus. we are going to do a traditional side-by-side spec-sheet comparison, so you can better compare between the two competing devices. so for those who are still on the fence, this post is for you.

 Apple iPhone 6 PlusSamsung Galaxy Note 4
DisplayRetina Display HD
5.5-inch LED-backlit Full HD IPS Display
ion-strengthened glass
Super AMOLED
5.7-inch QHD 2,560 x 1,440 pixels
Corning Gorilla Glass
ProcessorA8 with 64-bit architecture
M8 motion coprocessor
Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 / Exynos 5433
2.7GHz quad-core processor or
1.9GHz octa-core processor
Network - LTE Bands1-8, 13, 17-20, 25,26, 28,29LTE Cat 4 150/50Mbps or
LTE Cat 6 300/40Mbps
Camera (Rear)8MP autofocus camera with OIS
aperture: f2.2
Flash: yes, True Tone
Filter: Hybrid IR
Sensor: BSI
HDR: yes
Video: up to 1080p, Slo-mo
others: timer, five-element lens
16MP autofocus camera w/ Smart OIS
aperture: unknown
Flash: yes
Filter: unknown
Sensor: unknown
HDR: yes
Video: up to UHD
others: rear-cam selfie, selective focus,
Camera (Front)1.2MP BSI camera
aperture: f2.2
HDR: yes
others: exposure control, HD video
3.7MP camera
aperture: f1.9
HDR: unknown
others: selfie, wide selfie, dual HD video/imaging, Full HD videoing
ConnectivityWiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth 4.0
NFC
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac MIMO PCIe
Bluetooth 4.1 (BLE, ANT+)
NFC
SensorsA-GPS with GLONASS
Digital Compass, Barometer, Accelerometer, Proximity sensor, Ambient light sensor, 3-axis gyro
Fingerprint scanner: yes
A-GPS with GLONASS, Beidou
Gesture, Accelerometer, Geo-magnetic, Gyroscope, RGB, IR-LED, Proximity, Barometer, Hall sensor, UV, Heart Rate monitoring
Fingerprint scanner: yes
Memory/StorageRAM: unknown
Storage: 16/64/128GB
Expansion: no
RAM: 3GB
Storage: 32GB
Expansion: microSD up to 128GB
BatteryType: Lithium-ion
Capacity: unknown
Talk time: up to 24 hours (3G)
Standby time: up to 16 days
Type: Lithium-ion
Capacity: 3,220 mAh
Talk time: unknown
Standby time: unknown
Dimension158.1 x 77.8 x 7.1mm
172g (6.07 ounces)
153.5 x 78.6 x 8.5mm
176g (6.21 ounces)
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well, there you have it. a side-by-side general spec comparison. naturally, we did not go in-depth, which will otherwise take forever and besides, it wouldn’t be fair since we don’t have the physical devices. however, we have to caution that comparing gadgets take more than just going through spec-sheet. it can be used as a guide for decision making, but never really conclusive. there are other aspects like usability, reliability, and so on and so forth that needs to be considered and most importantly, putting your needs and budget above everything else. it is almost scholarly stuff. last but not least, we like to add that OS is also a major consideration when it comes to selecting which one works best for us. and please, don’t hate. gadgets are lovely, why hate them?

Published by Mike

Avid tech enthusiast, gadget lover, marketing critic and most importantly, love to reason and talk.

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