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Nexus 6 Compared to the Galaxy Note 4 in New Hands-On Video

by Jacob Kleinman | October 20, 2014October 20, 2014 2:00 pm PST

We’re still waiting to get our hands on the Nexus 6, but the lucky folks over at Carphone Warehouse have already received a copy of the new smartphone. The British phone-seller recently released a video comparing Google’s new phablet to Samsung’s Galaxy Note 4, which offers a sense of just how big the new Nexus phone really is.

The quick hands-on video shows the two devices side-by-side from all angles, and the 6-inch Nexus 6 looks huge. It’s taller and wider than Samsung’s 5.7-inch Galaxy Note 4. It’s also a little thicker thanks to that curved Moto X-style back.

Beyond screen size, the two devices actually have a lot in common. Both offer a Quad HD AMOLED display, a Snapdragon 805 processor, a 3220mAh battery and 3GB of RAM. The Nexus 6 packs 32GB or 64GB of storage with no microSD slot, while the Note 4 comes with 32GB of expandable storage.

One big difference between the Galaxy Note 4 and the Nexus 6, however,  is the camera modules. On paper, Samsung’s 16-megapixel shooter should be sharper than the 13-megapixel camera included with Google’s new phone. However, Carphone Warehouse claims the Nexus 6 actually performs better in lowlight thanks to its ring flash design, while the Galaxy Note 4 offers better detail overall thanks to the added megapixels.

We’re looking forward to putting the Nexus 6 through its paces as soon as possible, and we’ll definitely be comparing it to the latest and greatest smartphones. Until then, you can check out the full video from Carphone Warehouse below.

Jacob Kleinman

Jacob Kleinman has been working as a journalist online and in print since he arrived at Wesleyan University in 2007. After graduating, he took a...