Google Nexus 6 vs Samsung Galaxy Note 4 vs Apple iPhone 6 Plus: specs comparison showdown


The wait is over! The new member of the Nexus line of devices has broken cover at long last – the Google Nexus 6 is here, hot out of the oven, and it is really a beast and each and every aspect. It has not only greatly grown in size with comparison with last year's Nexus 5, it is also packing mind-boggling hardware specs that can easily dwarf almost each and every representative of the current flagship crop you might through at it (except for the Samsung Galaxy Note 4, that is).

The latter is poised to land on most of the major markets across the globe in two days' time and is already running circles around the Quad HD competition in terms of battery endurance, camera performance, and sheer hardware prowess. Meanwhile at Cupertino, we have the supersized Apple iPhone 6, which is the largest and most advanced iPhone the world has ever seen. Along with its smaller counterpart, the behemothy iPhone is already breaking records on the market.

Being among the hottest devices on the market at the moment, we couldn't help but put the trio in the ring and sound the gong. Yes, it's time specs comparison time!

Google Nexus 6

Google Nexus 6

Dimensions

6.27 x 3.27 x 0.4 inches

159.26 x 82.98 x 10.06 mm

Weight

6.49 oz (184 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)

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)

Google Nexus 6

Google Nexus 6

Dimensions

6.27 x 3.27 x 0.4 inches

159.26 x 82.98 x 10.06 mm

Weight

6.49 oz (184 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)

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)

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Google Nexus 6 vs Samsung Galaxy Note4 vs Apple iPhone 6 Plus

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Display

Size

6.0 inches
5.7 inches
5.5 inches

Technology

AMOLED
Super AMOLED
IPS LCD

Screen-to-body

74.03 %
74.39 %
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 & Performance

System chip

Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 APQ8084
Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 5433
Apple A8

Processor

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

GPU

Adreno 420
Mali-T760 MP6
PowerVR GX6450

RAM

3GB LPDDR3
3GB LPDDR3
1GB LPDDR3

Internal storage

64GB
32GB
128GB, not expandable

OS

Android (7.1 Nougat, 7.0 Nougat, 6.0 Marshmallow, 5.1 Lollipop, 5.0 Lollipop)
Android (6.0 Marshmallow, 5.1 Lollipop, 5.0 Lollipop, 4.4), Samsung TouchWiz UI
iOS (12.x, 11.x, 10.x, 9.x, 8.x)

Battery

Capacity

3220 mAh
3220 mAh
2915 mAh

Charging

 
Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0
 

Talk time

24.00 hours
the average is 17 h (995 min)
 
 

Stand-by time

13.8 days (330 hours)
the average is 21 days (514 h)
 
16.0 days (384 hours)
the average is 21 days (514 h)

Talk time (3G)

 
20.00 hours
the average is 21 h (1280 min)
24.00 hours
the average is 21 h (1280 min)

Internet use

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

Music playback

 
82.00 hours
80.00 hours

Video playback

10.00 hours
14.00 hours
14.00 hours

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Single camera
Single camera

Main camera

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

Specifications

Aperture size: F2.0
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) (30 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (30 fps)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (60 fps)
1920x1080 (Full HD) (60 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (240 fps)

Features

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

Front

2 MP
3.7 MP
1.2 MP

Video capture

1920x1080 (Full HD)
2560x1440 (QHD) (30 fps)
1280x720 (HD)

Design

Dimensions

6.27 x 3.27 x 0.40 inches (159.26 x 82.98 x 10.06 mm)
6.04 x 3.09 x 0.33 inches (153.5 x 78.6 x 8.5 mm)
6.22 x 3.06 x 0.28 inches (158.1 x 77.8 x 7.1 mm)

Weight

6.49 oz (184 g)
the average is 6.4 oz (184 g)
6.21 oz (176 g)
the average is 6.4 oz (184 g)
6.07 oz (172 g)
the average is 6.4 oz (184 g)

Materials

 
Back: Plastic; Frame: Aluminum
Back: Aluminum

Resistance

Splash
 
 

Biometrics

 
Fingerprint (swipe)
Fingerprint (touch)

Features

 
Notification light, Touch sensitive control keys
 

Shopping information

MSRP

 
 
$ 949


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Nexus 6
  • Display 6.0 inches
    2560 x 1440 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP (Single camera)
    2 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 805, 3GB RAM
  • Storage 64GB,
  • Battery 3220 mAh
  • OS Android 7.1 Nougat

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