The month of October introduced us to the latest and star devices for the two of the most awaited rivalry for the year – Samsung and Apple.
Samsung started the month with their Unpacked 5 Event where two, instead of one, upgrades for Samsung Note 3 were presented: the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 and Galaxy Note 4 Edge.
Apple, not wanting to be left off by the competition introduced, also, two of their latest devices: the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.
As both tech giants are on the way to prove their superiority over the other, we will look into their flagship models and compare them side by side and decide which device win when it comes to spec wars.
Things Considered with This Comparison
- Only specs are considered. We do not compare devices on how much they cost or the rarity of the item. Quality of the product is never taken into account to as both devices are from companies known for high quality products.
- Personal preferences are avoided as much as possible. This review will try to consciously avoid personal preferences. However, take note that there are times when I, the author, needs to decide based on preference, not specs, whenever I see fit, i.e. Apple’s superior 8MP camera over Samsung’s 16 MP one.
- International versions are the basis for the comparison. Versions used in this evaluation are both the international versions. Some features and specs may be different on your region.
- Scoring system. When a phone’s spec is superior over the other one, the superior phone will be given 1 point while the inferior one gets 0 point. When both specs are at par, 1 point will be given for both.
Galaxy Note 4 versus iPhone 6 Plus Head to Head
- LTE capability – both phones are LTE capable.
- SIM used – Apple iPhone 6 Plus uses a nano-SIM while Note 4 requires a micro-SIM.
- Though, personally, I prefer a micro-SIM support over the nano-SIM one due to the availability of SIM card adaptors, the SIM support may not be a deciding factor for most users.
- Body size – iPhone 6 Plus is thinner than Note 4. A point goes to the iPhone.
Weight – both devices weighs almost the same but the iPhone is lighter so a point goes to iPhone.
- Display and screen resolution – Note 4’s Super AMOLED screen and its higher PPI count allows it to take the point.
- Memory card support – iPhone stayed true to their ways of not putting an SD support so
- Samsung grabs the cake on this one.
- Internal memory and RAM – though Samsung has 3 MB RAM against iPhone’s 1 MB, the latter’s 64 GB internal memory beats its rival claiming the point.
- Bluetooth function – Apple has been very strict with Bluetooth transfers. Samsung is more compatible with more devices gaining another point.
- Camera – My personal preference will prevail over the specs on this one. Apple’s lower MP camera has always proven better than Samsung’s higher MP count. Apple wins over here.
- Chipset and processor – Samsung’s quad-core processor will win over iPhone’s dual core processor. Apple gets the point here.
- Battery – Apple’s non-removable battery is one of its weaknesses ever since. Galaxy Note 4 wins on this area.
After every bit of spec is taken into account, Samsung Galaxy Note 4 won with 20 points over the Apple iPhone 6 Plus’ 11 points.