Feeling buyer’s remorse? Such is the life in the Android market. One minute you have the Galaxy S5, and the next you get the Galaxy Note 4. (There are obviously other terrific options out there.) So the question becomes: which device should you get?
Now that the Note 4 has been unveiled, it’s not that the Galaxy S5 seems “old.” But you can certainly argue that Samsung was saving the best for last. The Note 4 offers a much-improved design, a higher resolution screen, more advanced stylus support, and an overall package that’s more suited for creators and executives.
The S5, on the other hand, is for all intents and purposes Samsung’s “iPhone,” a device designed for the masses, iterating little by little as the years go on. Samsung’s Note 4, meanwhile, continues to take farther, more daring leaps, and this year’s is obviously the company’s most exciting Note yet. So, S5 owners, are you feeling sad you didn’t wait? If you’re on the fence, you can check out the spec shootout below.
Galaxy S5 Gallery
Galaxy Note 4 Gallery
|Samsung - Galaxy Note 4||Samsung - Galaxy S5|
|Display Size||5.7-inch, 1440 x 2560 pixel display (515 ppi)||5.1-inch, 1080 x 1920 pixel display (432 ppi)|
|Display Type||Quad HD Super AMOLED||FHD Super AMOLED|
|Operating System||Android 4.4 (at launch)||Android 4.4.2 (at launch)|
|Processor||2.7 GHz Quad-Core Processor or 1.9 GHz Octa-Core (1.9GHz Quad + 1.3GHz Quad-Core) Processor (varies by country/carrier)||2.5GHz Quad core processor|
|External Storage Specs||
|Main Camera (Back)||16MP||16MP|
|Secondary Camera (Front)||3.7MP||2MP|
|Bluetooth||Bluetooth 4.1||Bluetooth 4.0|
|Height||153.5 mm (6.04 inches)||142 mm (5.59 inches)|
|Width||78.6 mm (3.09 inches)||72.5 mm (2.85 inches)|
|Depth||8.5 mm (0.33 inches)||8.1 mm (0.32 inches)|
|Weight||176 g (6.21 oz)||145 g (5.11 oz)|
|Colors||Black, Gold, Pink, White||Black, Blue, Gold, White|
|Supported Audio Formats||MP3, AAC/AAC+/eAAC+, WMA, AMR-NB/WB, Vorbis, FLAC||MP3, M4A, 3GA, AAC, OGG, OGA, WAV, WMA, AMR, AWB, FLAC, MID, MIDI, XMF, MXMF, IMY, RTTTL, RTX, OTA|
|Supported Video Formats||H.264, MPEG-4, H.263, VC-1, WMV7, WMV8, Sorenson Spark, MP43, VP8||MP4, M4V, 3GP, 3G2, WMV, ASF, AVI, FLV, MKV, WEBM, MPEG4, H.263, H.264, WMV, RV, DivX, Xvid|
|In The Box||N/A||N/A|