Samsung Galaxy Note 4 vs Apple iPhone 5s vs Sony Xperia Z2: silicon power showdown

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 vs Apple iPhone 5s vs Sony Xperia Z2: silicon power showdown
Well, at this point, few can argue that the Galaxy Note 4 is not a beast of a device. With its top-end hardware specs, the multi-tasking champion will most probably be a bestseller (similar to its older peer, the Note 3), which will surely help Samsung get out of the shifting sands it's currently in. Those users who are looking for a device that is packed to the brim with the most up-to-date hardware components will surely look at the Note 4 with awe.

Yet, the device will face some tough competition from the latest and greatest devices of Samsung's adversaries. Apple, being both a rival and a business partner, is one of the few companies that can successfully rattle Sammy's cage, as Cupertino's iPhone lineup usually gives Samsung's flagship devices a run for their money. The next generation of the iPhone 6 is just around the corner, but at the moment, the iPhone 5s is still Apple's current flagman, so we get to see how it compares against the Note 4 in terms of specs.

Sony, on the other hand, will also unveil the Xperia Z3 today, but until then, the Xperia Z2 remains the flagship of the manufacturer. Wonder how it fares against Samsung's latest S-Pen champion. Of course, you get to choose which one's the real winner here, but we already suspect what the clear answer will be.

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)

Apple iPhone 5s

Apple iPhone 5s

Dimensions

4.87 x 2.31 x 0.3 inches

123.8 x 58.6 x 7.6 mm

Weight

3.95 oz (112 g)

Sony Xperia Z2

Sony Xperia Z2

Dimensions

5.78 x 2.89 x 0.32 inches

146.8 x 73.3 x 8.2 mm

Weight

5.75 oz (163 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)

Apple iPhone 5s

Apple iPhone 5s

Dimensions

4.87 x 2.31 x 0.3 inches

123.8 x 58.6 x 7.6 mm

Weight

3.95 oz (112 g)

Sony Xperia Z2

Sony Xperia Z2

Dimensions

5.78 x 2.89 x 0.32 inches

146.8 x 73.3 x 8.2 mm

Weight

5.75 oz (163 g)

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Samsung Galaxy Note 4 vs Apple iPhone 5s vs Sony Xperia Z2

Display

Display size

5.7 inches
4.0 inches
5.2 inches

Resolution

1440 x 2560 pixels
640 x 1136 pixels
1080 x 1920 pixels

Pixel density

515 ppi
326 ppi
424 ppi

Technology

Super AMOLED
IPS LCD
IPS LCD

Screen-to-body ratio

74.39 %
60.82 %
69.17 %

Peak brightness

 
500 cd/m2 (nit)
 

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Single camera
Single camera

Main camera

16 megapixels
8 megapixels
20.7 megapixels

Hardware Features

Optical image stabilization, Autofocus, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI)
Sapphire crystal lens cover, Autofocus, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI)
Autofocus, CMOS image 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: 29 mm; Sensor size: 1/3"; Pixel size: 1.5 μm
Aperture size: F2.0; Sensor size: 1/2.3"; Pixel size: 1.12 μm

Video recording

3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (60 fps)
1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (120 fps)
3840x2160 (4K UHD)

Recording format

MPEG4, H.264
H.264, MOV
MPEG4, 3GPP

Features

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

Front

3.7 megapixels
1.2 megapixels
2.2 megapixels

Video capture

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

Design

Dimensions

6.04 x 3.09 x 0.33 inches (153.5 x 78.6 x 8.5 mm)
4.87 x 2.31 x 0.30 inches (123.8 x 58.6 x 7.6 mm)
5.78 x 2.89 x 0.32 inches (146.8 x 73.3 x 8.2 mm)

Weight

6.21 oz (176 g)
the average is 6 oz (172 g)
3.95 oz (112 g)
the average is 6 oz (172 g)
5.75 oz (163 g)
the average is 6 oz (172 g)

Materials

Back: Plastic; Frame: Aluminum
Back: Aluminum
Back: Glass

Resistance

 
 
Water, Dust; IP 58

Biometrics

Fingerprint (swipe)
Fingerprint (touch)
 

Features

Touch sensitive control keys, Notification light
 
 

Hardware & Performance

System chip

Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 5433
Apple A7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 8974-AB

Processor

Octa-core, 1900 MHz, ARM Cortex-A57 and ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit, 20 nm
Dual-core, 1300 MHz, Cyclone, 64-bit, 28 nm
Quad-core, 2300 MHz, Krait 400

GPU

Mali-T760 MP6
PowerVR G6430
Adreno 330

RAM

3 GB LPDDR3
1 GB LPDDR3
3 GB LPDDR3

OS

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, 7.x)
Android (6.0 Marshmallow, 5.1 Lollipop, 5.0 Lollipop, 4.4.4, 4.4.2)

Battery

Capacity

3220 mAh
1570 mAh
3200 mAh

Charging

Yes
 
 

Talk time

 
 
15.00 hours
the average is 21 h (1288 min)

Stand-by time

 
10.4 days (250 hours)
the average is 19 days (457 h)
28.8 days (690 hours)
the average is 19 days (457 h)

Talk time (3G)

20.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1362 min)
10.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1362 min)
19.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1362 min)

Stand-by time (3G)

 
 
30.8 days (740 hours)
the average is 25 days (611 h)

Music playback

82.00 hours
40.00 hours
120.00 hours

Video playback

14.00 hours
10.00 hours
10.00 hours

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8 Comments

1. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

There's no competition. Note 4 puts everything to shame.

2. AnTuTu

Posts: 1601; Member since: Oct 14, 2012

Can't agree more. All hail to the beast....

3. FaisalWibowo11

Posts: 166; Member since: Aug 12, 2013

Don't put iphone 5s against 2 behemoths of a smartphone, 5s won't stand a chance!

4. bucky

Posts: 3776; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

The only one in this list that's a smartphone is the iPhone 5s........

5. district11

Posts: 126; Member since: Apr 17, 2011

Why is iPhone 5s here ?? Compare iphone with samsung galaxy s2. So its fair.

6. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

A 7 and E5433 = 64-bit SoCs. Don't know why the Z2 is even on here.

7. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

The Note to rule them all! Nothing comes close!

8. ojdidit84

Posts: 462; Member since: Jul 16, 2011

I just want to know why they chose to go back to USB 2 with the Note 4 from the Note 3 & S5 both having USB 3 =/

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