Samsung Galaxy S6 edge vs Galaxy Note 4 user comparison results: we have a clear winner!

The Galaxy S6 edge already aiming at the topmost tier of Samsung's portfolio, as it's a pretty well-spec'd phone that is the most serious embodiment of Samsung's design and engineering prowess to date. Currently, the throne is occupied by the Galaxy Note 4, a noteworthy feature-packed phablet that comfortably sits at the top of Samsung's device range.

That's why last week we decided to ask you whether the Galaxy S6 edge is indeed a better phone than the venerable S Pen-enabled phablet, or the Note 4 still remains the undisputed ruler of Samsung's kingdom. Well, according to you at least, newer is better - the Galaxy S6 edge easily steals the throne from the Note 4. 

The smartphone with the curved display easily won in our latest comparison, significantly overshadowing the Galaxy Note 4. From the 5,851 people that took part in our comparison, some 3,671 favored the Galaxy S6 edge and deemed it the winner. In the meantime, the Note 4 attracted some 2,180 fans to its cause, but this was not enough.

Broken down by segments, 1,166 voters (67.59%) found the design of the Galaxy S6 edge more appealing; 880 (61.54%) people claimed that its display is better (judging by the specs and display measurements, that is). Moreover, 836 voters (61.83%) revealed that the new rendition of TouchWiz on the S6 edge is better than the Note 4's functional and feature-rich interface. Last but not least, the S6 edge wins over in the important camera comparison - 789 voters (60.51%) think that it's equipped with a better-performing camera.

Related phones

Galaxy S6 edge
  • Display 5.1" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Samsung Exynos 7 Octa, Octa-core, 2100 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 2600 mAh(26h talk time)
Galaxy Note 4
  • Display 5.7" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 3.7 MP front
  • Processor Samsung Exynos 7 Octa, Octa-core, 1900 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3220 mAh(20h 3G talk time)



1. namesib

Posts: 97; Member since: Feb 08, 2015

For actual functionality the Note 4 remains the undisputed king. For me, that is definitely one of the most important things in a device that costs as much as a mid-high end laptop.

4. iLovesarcasm

Posts: 589; Member since: Oct 20, 2014

The only advantage of S6 edge is the fingerprint scanner I think. I prefer Note 4 for functionality.

8. TyrionLannister unregistered

The S6 has a better screen(brighter and more efficient), a better camera, a better design(subjective), faster and more responsive interface, and yes, the fingerprint scanner too. And did I forgot the badass SoC, LPDDR4 RAM and the super fast UFS II storage. Note 4 has higher functionality. But S series is not meant for that. These are reasonably sized phones and not phablets. It's all about what size you prefer. Bigger phones will last longer and will be better productivity wise but smaller phones are easier to pocket and use. It's all preferences, all of them.

10. romeo1

Posts: 816; Member since: Jan 06, 2012

Are the green lines gone of the s6 edge display? I mean the the lines where the screen curves. If not the display of the note 4 is better no matter what. It won't be enjoyable with green lines. I still prefer the s6 as that one has all of the edges features but a more enjoyable screen. The rest is a easy win for the s6 edge iimo

15. TyrionLannister unregistered

Those are due to the color shifting. If you view from the side, those green lines seem as white and the main screen seems green. I don't know but they were thereon pre-production unit. Maybe they've fixed it. You can argue about the Edge but the S6 has a better screen than the Note 4 regardless.

20. romeo1

Posts: 816; Member since: Jan 06, 2012

Lets hope they fixed it as viewing from the side isn't enjoyable as well. Yep the s6 should be better but that would also be the reason why I'd buy it if i had to chose between the s6 and s6 edge. But if the note 4 was a option I'd go for the note 4 just because the screen is bigger. But it isn't better in any other case unless you use the s pen functionality

21. thegeneral7010

Posts: 437; Member since: Dec 10, 2014

tryion note 4 is more color accurate than s6 this wat phonearena said "With their high pixel density and accurate colors, both phones' screens are a pleasure to look at. The Galaxy Note 4, however, excels in the color fidelity category", and for the camera the s6 is not better than note 4 and vice versa s6 is taking more light photos note 4 is giving sharper ones. for the others i agree specially for the processor .

24. TyrionLannister unregistered

It depends on the unit. If you visit anandtech or displaymate, their more accurate and trustworthy analysis says otherwise.

22. Slammer

Posts: 1515; Member since: Jun 03, 2010

---"Note 4 has higher functionality. But S series is not meant for that"-- At $900, it should've been. The S series has remained Samsung's flagship offering the most options and flexibilty. To exclude these options and ask a higher price, breaks the deal for me. I held off purchasing the S5 to see what the S6 had to offer. So it is either the S5 or the new LG G4 if it retains the options I demand. John B.

25. alex3run

Posts: 715; Member since: May 18, 2014

Note 4 has better design and body materials; the difference between the screens is almost invisible (Note 4 screen is almost as bright and accurate as S6). I only agree that GS6 has better GPU (CPU is almost the same except process node) and memory. But it still has glass back and hasn't got MicroSD that's why Note is better.

29. thegeneral7010

Posts: 437; Member since: Dec 10, 2014

well coring gorilla glass back is looking good but when it removes an important feature which is removable battery which solve a problem every smartphone owner is complaining from i think i would say no thx samsung i need your plastic back with your removable battery.

31. robertkoa

Posts: 88; Member since: Apr 27, 2014

Understood and the" its all preferences says it " IMO. Same Camera Sensor and I noticed Note 4 was way above the Alpha, S5, Z3 Compact when I did a quick test in a Mall ( lol). The Note 4 Camera Photos and now the S6 Photos can be viewed on a Computer Monitor without turning to mush- a big advantage for Architectural, Interior Design etc. I would love to see a Note 5 and Note 5 Compact.. I would also love to see this S6 Camera on an S6 Pro with a thicker Device 7.5 mm and 3100 Mah Battery. But Note users have the Stylus and large screen- hard to beat. Luckily the Multitasking features of Touchwiz are well implemented on S6 and even on Alpha. Great Camera on S6 though with more versatile lens and software... A thicker body S6 Pro 7.5 mm or so with large Battery will give us Pocket Size with long battery life -

35. hondaslzman

Posts: 78; Member since: Dec 29, 2014

Comparing Note to S? Come on it's putting Mike Tyson and Mayweather in the ring, diff weight classes bro

43. gaming64 unregistered

S6 Screen Design(subjective SoC Fingerprint scanner Note 4 Functionality Camera Micro SD support(subjective) Removable battery(subjective)

49. saffant

Posts: 274; Member since: Jul 04, 2011

Yea but the S6 has turd battery life in comparison.

50. TyrionLannister unregistered

Nope. It's the T-mobile unit that has problems. The EU version has excellent battery life. See GSMArena review.

53. fyahking

Posts: 1146; Member since: Jan 28, 2015

I get over 4 hours of screen on time. I don't think the s6 is a turd.

2. SonyFindOneDroidple

Posts: 865; Member since: May 11, 2013

I am utterly impressed with what Samsung did with the s6 and s6 edge as much as I was hurt and disappointed with the raving bad reviews the s5 received before. but I cant leave the functionality and display size of Note series. I came from Note 2 and currently rocking Note 4..

12. g2a5b0e unregistered

Raving bad reviews? Surely, you exaggerate. Reviews for the S5 may not have been spectacular across the board, but they were from "raving bad".

14. _moboy

Posts: 62; Member since: Feb 09, 2015

They weren't even bad news, they were just short-lived comments that once reached its peak, had a slightly not so positive feedback.

19. g2a5b0e unregistered

I meant to say "far from".

3. DillWeed

Posts: 150; Member since: Mar 14, 2014

this poll only shows how little people know. S6 edge has no replaceable back cover, battery or SD card. The display is more prone to cracking from falls to the edge of the phone. Functionality wise the Note multitasking, S-Pen and other features just blow the S6 away. It's kind of unnatural that a phone that has more going for it is less expensive than the S6 edge.

9. TyrionLannister unregistered

This comment shows how little you know. The poll was about user interface, not the overall phone.

16. stevesyse

Posts: 1; Member since: Apr 06, 2015

"That's why last week we decided to ask you whether the Galaxy S6 edge is indeed a better phone than the venerable S Pen-enabled phablet, or the Note 4 still remains the undisputed ruler of Samsung's kingdom." Your comment shows how little you read.

17. TyrionLannister unregistered

That's a typo. Go to that article or see it here. The poll was about the UI. And anyway, S6 is a better phone for me. Refer to my comment #8 above

34. Commentator

Posts: 3723; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

It apparently shows how little people care about replaceable back covers, batteries, and SD cards. If you think that's a reason to lament the state of humanity you're free to lament it, but people are entitled to their own opinions.

5. phonehome

Posts: 812; Member since: Dec 19, 2014

And the winner of the boycott is: both variants if the S6.

6. Simona unregistered

Note is ugly not elegant A ALL

44. gaming64 unregistered

Why wont you say that to all Galaxy phones to make sure?

7. Pattyface

Posts: 1658; Member since: Aug 20, 2014

Regardless of this poll I don't see any advantage of the s series compared to the note series. Battery life, removable battery, MicroSD, multimedia, productivity all go to the note 4

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