Apple iPhone 6 Plus vs Samsung Galaxy Note 4 vs Samsung Galaxy Note Edge: specs comparison

The unthinkable has finally become a reality - Apple answered to its main rivals and unveiled an iPhone behemoth, which sports a 5.5-inch display - the Apple iPhone 6 Plus. This directly pits it against some of the larger smartphones Android can throw at it. Apple's arguably biggest rival, Samsung, unveiled its newest additions to the Galaxy Note series of devices just a few days ago, at IFA 2014:  the Galaxy Note 4 powerhouse and the innovative Galaxy Note Edge, which waves "Goodbye!" at the side bezels (well, at least at one of these). These are not on the shelves just yet, but once they are being sold, they'll undoubtedly clash against the Apple iPhone 6 Plus

We've often dreamt of being able to eliminate the size aspect and compare an iPhone and a Samsung-made device. Thanks to Cupertino's first try at a phone with a large, 5.5-inch display, we're finally able to do so and make an almost perfect comparison between such devices. The Galaxy Note 4, with its 5.7" Quad HD display, and its curious Note Edge variation, with a 5.6-inch display in tow, are nothing but the fiercest rivals the largest iPhone might ever encounter. 

That said, let's not waste any more time and pit the three beasts against one another and see which one's the clear winner in terms of raw hardware power. Well, we'll have to wait for an in-depth comparison, but currently we can compare these rivals at least on paper. Check the specs sheets below and share your thoughts in the comments section.

Apple iPhone 6 Plus

Apple iPhone 6 Plus

Dimensions

6.22 x 3.06 x 0.28 inches

158.1 x 77.8 x 7.1 mm

Weight

6.07 oz (172 g)

Samsung Galaxy Note4

Samsung Galaxy Note4

Dimensions

6.04 x 3.09 x 0.33 inches

153.5 x 78.6 x 8.5 mm

Weight

6.21 oz (176 g)

Samsung Galaxy Note Edge

Samsung Galaxy Note Edge

Dimensions

5.96 x 3.24 x 0.33 inches

151.3 x 82.4 x 8.3 mm

Weight

6.14 oz (174 g)

Apple iPhone 6 Plus

Apple iPhone 6 Plus

Dimensions

6.22 x 3.06 x 0.28 inches

158.1 x 77.8 x 7.1 mm

Weight

6.07 oz (172 g)

Samsung Galaxy Note4

Samsung Galaxy Note4

Dimensions

6.04 x 3.09 x 0.33 inches

153.5 x 78.6 x 8.5 mm

Weight

6.21 oz (176 g)

Samsung Galaxy Note Edge

Samsung Galaxy Note Edge

Dimensions

5.96 x 3.24 x 0.33 inches

151.3 x 82.4 x 8.3 mm

Weight

6.14 oz (174 g)


Display

Size

5.7 inches
5.6 inches
5.5 inches

Technology

Super AMOLED
Super AMOLED
IPS LCD

Screen-to-body

74.39 %
69.39 %
67.91 %

Peak brightness

 
 
500 cd/m2 (nit)

Features

Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
Oleophobic coating, Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Hardware

System chip

Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 5433
Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 APQ8084
Apple A8

Processor

Octa-core, 1900 MHz, ARM Cortex-A57 and ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit, 20 nm
Quad-core, 2700 MHz, Krait 450
Dual-core, 1400 MHz, Cyclone ARMv8-A 2nd gen., 64-bit

GPU

Mali-T760 MP6
Adreno 420
PowerVR GX6450

RAM

3GB LPDDR3
3GB LPDDR3
1GB LPDDR3

Internal storage

32GB
32GB
128GB, not expandable

OS

Android (6.0 Marshmallow, 5.1 Lollipop, 5.0 Lollipop, 4.4), Samsung TouchWiz UI
Android (5.1 Lollipop, 5.0 Lollipop, 4.4)
iOS (12.x, 11.x, 10.x, 9.x, 8.x)

Battery

Capacity

3220 mAh
3000 mAh
2915 mAh

Charging

Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0
Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0
 

Stand-by time

 
 
16.0 days (384 hours)
the average is 22 days (522 h)

Talk time (3G)

20.00 hours
the average is 19 h (1110 min)
18.00 hours
the average is 19 h (1110 min)
24.00 hours
the average is 19 h (1110 min)

Internet use

 
 
3G: 12 hours; LTE: 12 hours; Wi-Fi: 12 hours

Music playback

82.00 hours
67.00 hours
80.00 hours

Video playback

14.00 hours
12.00 hours
14.00 hours

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Single camera
Single camera

Main camera

16 MP (OIS, Autofocus, BSI sensor)
16 MP (OIS, Autofocus, BSI sensor)
8 MP (Sapphire crystal lens cover, OIS, PDAF, BSI sensor)

Specifications

Aperture size: F2.2; Focal length: 31 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.6"; Pixel size: 1.12 μm
Aperture size: F2.2; Focal length: 31 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.6"; Pixel size: 1.12 μm
Aperture size: F2.2; Focal length: 29 mm; Sensor size: 1/3"; Pixel size: 1.5 μm

Video recording

3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (60 fps)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)
1920x1080 (Full HD) (60 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (240 fps)

Features

OIS, Continuous autofocus, Picture-taking during video recording, Video calling, Video sharing
OIS, HDR, Continuous autofocus, Picture-taking during video recording
OIS, Time-lapse video, Continuous autofocus, Picture-taking during video recording, Video calling, Video sharing

Front

3.7 MP
3.7 MP
1.2 MP

Video capture

2560x1440 (QHD) (30 fps)
2560x1440 (QHD)
1280x720 (HD)

Design

Dimensions

6.04 x 3.09 x 0.33 inches (153.5 x 78.6 x 8.5 mm)
5.96 x 3.24 x 0.33 inches (151.3 x 82.4 x 8.3 mm)
6.22 x 3.06 x 0.28 inches (158.1 x 77.8 x 7.1 mm)

Weight

6.21 oz (176.0 g)
the average is 6.3 oz (179 g)
6.14 oz (174.0 g)
the average is 6.3 oz (179 g)
6.07 oz (172.0 g)
the average is 6.3 oz (179 g)

Materials

Back: Plastic; Frame: Aluminum
 
Back: Aluminum

Biometrics

Fingerprint (swipe)
Fingerprint (swipe)
Fingerprint (touch)

Features

Notification light, Touch sensitive control keys
Touch sensitive control keys
 

Buyers information

Price

 
 
$ 949

Related phones

iPhone 6 Plus
  • Display 5.5 inches
    1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP (Single camera)
    1.2 MP front
  • Hardware Apple A8
    1GB RAM
  • Storage 128GB, not expandable
  • Battery 2915 mAh
  • OS iOS 12.x
Galaxy Note4
  • Display 5.7 inches
    2560 x 1440 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP (Single camera)
    3.7 MP front
  • Hardware Samsung Exynos 7 Octa
    3GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 3220 mAh
  • OS Android 6.0 Marshmallow
    Samsung TouchWiz UI
Galaxy Note Edge
  • Display 5.6 inches
    2560 x 1440 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP (Single camera)
    3.7 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 805
    3GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh
  • OS Android 5.1 Lollipop

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