Looking to buy a new Samsung phone? The company just unveiled its latest flagship device with the Galaxy S6, but don’t rule out the Galaxy Note 4 just yet. Last year’s high-end phablet is still a powerful contender, even if it’s missing some of the latest features and specs from the South Korean company.
The Galaxy S6 offers a newer Exynos series 7 processor, an improved fingerprint reader and supports the company’s new Samsung Pay service. Then again, the Note 4 features a bigger screen, a bigger (removable) battery and microSD support for adding more storage. At the end of the day the choice may come down to how big you want your smartphone to be, along with whether you prefer a sleeker design or more customization options.
There’s a lot to consider, but we’re here to help. Check out our full spec comparison below along with hands-on photos of the two Samsung smartphones.
|Samsung - Galaxy S6||Samsung - Galaxy Note 4|
|Display Size||5.1-inch, 1440 x 2560 pixel display (576 ppi)||5.7-inch, 1440 x 2560 pixel display (515 ppi)|
|Display Type||Quad HD||Quad HD Super AMOLED|
|Operating System||Android 5.0 (at launch)||Android 4.4 (at launch)|
|Processor||Exynos 7 series Quad 2.1GHz + Quad 1.5Ghz, Octacore application 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)|
|Main Camera (Back)||16MP||16MP|
|Secondary Camera (Front)||5MP||3.7MP|
|Bluetooth||Bluetooth 4.1||Bluetooth 4.1|
|Height||143.4 mm (5.65 inches)||153.5 mm (6.04 inches)|
|Width||70.5 mm (2.78 inches)||78.6 mm (3.09 inches)|
|Depth||6.8 mm (0.27 inches)||8.5 mm (0.33 inches)|
|Weight||138 g (4.87 oz)||176 g (6.21 oz)|
|Colors||Black, Blue, Gold, White||Black, Gold, Pink, White|
|Supported Audio Formats||MP3, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, WMA, Vorbis, FLAC, OPUS||MP3, AAC/AAC+/eAAC+, WMA, AMR-NB/WB, Vorbis, FLAC|
|Supported Video Formats||MP4, M4V, 3GP, 3G2, WMV, ASF, AVI, FLV, MKV, WEBM, VP9||H.264, MPEG-4, H.263, VC-1, WMV7, WMV8, Sorenson Spark, MP43, VP8|
|In The Box||N/A||N/A|