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 Note 4

Samsung Galaxy Note 4

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 Note 4

Samsung Galaxy Note 4

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)

To see the phones in real size or compare them with other models, visit our Visual Phone Size Comparison page


Apple iPhone 6 Plus vs Samsung Galaxy Note 4 vs Samsung Galaxy Note Edge

Display

Display size

5.5 inches
5.7 inches
5.6 inches

Resolution

1080 x 1920 pixels
1440 x 2560 pixels
1440 x 2560 pixels

Pixel density

401 ppi
515 ppi
525 ppi

Technology

IPS LCD
Super AMOLED
Super AMOLED

Screen-to-body ratio

67.91 %
74.39 %
69.39 %

Peak brightness

500 cd/m2 (nit)
 
 

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Single camera
Single camera

Main camera

8 megapixels
16 megapixels
16 megapixels

Hardware Features

Sapphire crystal lens cover, Optical image stabilization, Phase detection autofocus, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI)
Optical image stabilization, Autofocus, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI)
Optical image stabilization, Autofocus, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI)

Specifications

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

Video recording

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

Recording format

H.264, MOV
MPEG4, H.264
MPEG4, H.263, H.264, WMV

Features

Optical image stabilization, Time-lapse video, Continuous autofocus, Picture-taking during video recording, Video calling, Video sharing
Optical image stabilization, Continuous autofocus, Picture-taking during video recording, Video calling, Video sharing
Optical image stabilization, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Continuous autofocus, Picture-taking during video recording

Front

1.2 megapixels
3.7 megapixels
3.7 megapixels

Video capture

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

Design

Dimensions

6.22 x 3.06 x 0.28 inches (158.1 x 77.8 x 7.1 mm)
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)

Weight

6.07 oz (172 g)
the average is 6 oz (172 g)
6.21 oz (176 g)
the average is 6 oz (172 g)
6.14 oz (174 g)
the average is 6 oz (172 g)

Materials

Back: Aluminum
Back: Plastic; Frame: Aluminum
 

Biometrics

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

Features

 
Touch sensitive control keys, Notification light
Touch sensitive control keys

Hardware & Performance

System chip

Apple A8
Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 5433
Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 APQ8084

Processor

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

GPU

PowerVR GX6450
Mali-T760 MP6
Adreno 420

RAM

1 GB LPDDR3
3 GB LPDDR3
3 GB LPDDR3

OS

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

Battery

Capacity

2915 mAh
3220 mAh
3000 mAh

Charging

 
Yes
Yes

Stand-by time

16.0 days (384 hours)
the average is 19 days (457 h)
 
 

Talk time (3G)

24.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1362 min)
20.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1362 min)
18.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1362 min)

Internet use

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

Music playback

80.00 hours
82.00 hours
67.00 hours

Video playback

14.00 hours
14.00 hours
12.00 hours

Shopping information

MSRP price

$ 949
 
 

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83 Comments

1. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Note 4 smacks the 6 Plus. #SorryNotSorry

3. Vexify

Posts: 570; Member since: Jun 16, 2014

Hopefully the Note 4 can actually open and close apps (what we do most with our phones) faster than the new iPhone…

5. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

If you're talking about Ray's "comparison," I hope you fully understand that even after 4x the resolution it lost by milliseconds. That's not something to brag about.

16. Dthawk

Posts: 42; Member since: Feb 11, 2014

Not to mention it was a demo model.

18. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

Don't forget the pre-release software on the Note 4….

20. Vexify

Posts: 570; Member since: Jun 16, 2014

Should be winning with seconds. Full seconds. After all, 8 cores and all your fancy tech in the Note 4. Where are all the paper nerds at lollllll.

21. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

You're officially an Apple Fanboy. The old Sauce was better smh.

23. Vexify

Posts: 570; Member since: Jun 16, 2014

Keep thinking that. Why so mad? Just cus I laugh at people who brag about paper specs makes me a fanboy haha? You are silly :) Sorry for insulting you and your beliefs. On behalf of all the normal people who use phones to make phone calls, text, use apps, take pics, social media, etc: Get a grip.

34. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

No one is mad but you lol. It's okay if you're still recovering from the flop event, but time will heal your fanboy heart.

75. infinitemethod

Posts: 151; Member since: Sep 04, 2012

"Normal", as in, used by teenie bobbers and people with tiny hands. Grip has been gotten!

66. neela_akaash

Posts: 1239; Member since: Aug 05, 2014

That iphone is so big and ugly. And PA didn't mention the 1 gb ram of iphone 6 on the table.

32. doejon

Posts: 411; Member since: Jul 31, 2012

the camera of the note 4 will punch the iphone 6 camera away 16 mpx f1.9 isocell ois a camera iphone 6 could dream of lol haha

14. Python212

Posts: 363; Member since: Aug 13, 2014

Even if the note 4 opens apps a millisecond slower, I'll still take QHD SAMOLED over the 6 plus. iPhone 6 plus is a joke compare the note 4.

24. Vexify

Posts: 570; Member since: Jun 16, 2014

Soon Samsung is going to need 4389 cores to power a basic smartphone in 5 years.

37. BlankSpaceNai

Posts: 127; Member since: Apr 23, 2014

Is it frustrating that your key 'trolling' point is about superficial coding? That a phone must devote all of its power towards the interface in order to keep that smooth buttery interface? Or is it the fact that with android, people can actually gain that same buttery interface and still keep all the things they love about their androids running at the same time. Your going on a concept based purely on apples side and apples Rules, yet taking it from the other side would make your argument and 'trolling' inconsistent. You really make apple look bad by 'defending' it in such a manner. Not only that, but this 'Sorry for insulting you and your beliefs. On behalf of all the normal people who use phones to make phone calls, text, use apps, take pics, social media, etc: Get a grip.' I wasnt aware that people can be so easily catagorized. That you can easily just place people into a set of 'normal' and 'not normal'. Last time I was aware, everyone used their phones differently, but if your categorizing people people who use iphones as 'normal' and do just that, that its perfectly acceptable to have a phone whos 'stats' are less that its competition. By your standards, it would be impossible for me to use an Iphone since Im not normal since I do more than that.

42. Python212

Posts: 363; Member since: Aug 13, 2014

it must hurt a lot more today than the usual LOL

80. durag1

Posts: 35; Member since: May 29, 2012

Hey Vexify, How's that iOS 8 working out for you? lol!!! Apple is always 2yrs behind. I've had all brand phones and Apple is by far the worst. Antennagate (2010), Maps losing users (2012), battery life (always), 1GB ram (always), Dual core (always), Bendgate (2014), New security flaw in iOS 8 and iOS 8.0.2 allows someone to break into your iPhone unchallenged (2014), and iOS update face plants!!!!!!

39. technitude

Posts: 263; Member since: Dec 19, 2013

The real trouble is, w/o multitasking, apps have to be much larger on iProducts. i.e. A word processor on Android or Windows, could run a separate app to get a picture, spell check, print, email, translate, hand writing recognition, etc. then close those sub-apps. iPhone programmers need to build all functionality into each app. making it much bigger. (not that Android or Windows programmers utilize such methods. There seems to be hesitation to develop apps that cannot be counter-developed on iProducts)

61. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

It always has, and always will. Just look at the videos

78. ColinW

Posts: 412; Member since: Jun 04, 2014

There is no hope that iPhone apps on the 6 and 6+ will crash less than the Note 4. On the IP5 apps crashed nearly twice a much than Android phones and its being reported that they crash under IOS 8 more than 7. Whats more important an app opening milliseconds faster or crashing more often which wastes 10's of seconds? You know the answer.

6. Rizchy

Posts: 61; Member since: Jan 17, 2014

On paper yes, but we are yet to see how they fare against each other in real life performance.

30. AnTuTu

Posts: 1600; Member since: Oct 14, 2012

Lolz Note 4 and Edge are light years ahead from these iCraps.

33. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

Dude the iPhone 6 & 6 Plus are great phones if it were 2011/12. 2014 they are complete mid-range devices at best! The Note 4, the Alpha & the S5 kill them. Add the Sony Xperia Z3 to that conversation!

2. shamashu9

Posts: 142; Member since: Jun 10, 2013

Comparison of iphone 6 leaked images to note4 huh?

8. ciprian.ruse

Posts: 320; Member since: May 13, 2014

The title is clear :"specs comparation" !

31. HughJaynus

Posts: 1; Member since: Sep 09, 2014

Apple users prefer pictures. Too many words and numbers confuse them.

4. Python212

Posts: 363; Member since: Aug 13, 2014

Smaller screen but longer form factor and last year's 1080p resolution LOL

7. Max_Boost

Posts: 101; Member since: Sep 22, 2012

Comparison? What comparison? There's NO comparison, especially in the pixel density and resolution department. LOLOL

9. enthasuium

Posts: 150; Member since: Nov 21, 2013

samsung forced apple to make bigger iphone, now who is the winner?

17. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

Oh, the fanbois and girls will swallow Apple's spin hook-line-and-sinker. They will immediately forget who released a phablet almost 4 years ago.

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