Samsung Galaxy S6 edge vs Galaxy Note 4: vote for the better smartphone!
In the meantime, the Galaxy Note 4 is a bridge to Samsung's past - don't get us wrong, it's also a premium-feeling device, but the plastic elements at the front and the faux leather rear cover are no match for the Galaxy S6 edge's exterior. At least, it comes sans the hate-it-or-love-it fake stitching that was present in the Note 3. Just like the S6 edge, the an aluminum chassis is gracing the innards of the phablet, greatly adding up to t the premium feel. It's worth mentioning that the rear cover of the Galaxy Note 4 is removable and provides access to the battery of the handset, a feature that the S6 edge is devoid of. The Note 4 also comes with an S Pen stylus.
Which one is the better one, all things considered? Cast a vote below!
Interface and functionality
Android 5.0 Lollipop with TouchWiz is what you'd find on both Samsung top-tier beasts. As we already mentioned in our hands-on of the Galaxy S6 edge, it's tough to say whether it's the best iteration of TouchWiz ever, though it certainly feels faster. Moreover, we can certainly agree that it’s vying for a cleaner looking interface, one that also goes back to a simpler set of software features. It's still among the most feature-packed UIs out there, but more streamlined and toned-down.
Similar to the TouchWiz variation on the Galaxy S6 flagman, the Galaxy Note 4 is home to a number of additional spic and span features that further complement the S Pen functionality of the phablet. Functionality-wise, both phones have their strong and weak points - S Pen with a larger silhouette for the Galaxy Note 4, and a dual-curved display for the Galaxy S6 edge, which provides you with additional information and lights up in configurable colors if you have a missed call or other event vying for your immediate attention.
Both devices employ have 16MP cameras at the back that employ one and the same sensor, a Sony Exmor IMX240. That being said, we expected the S6 edge and the Note 4 to perform similarly in terms of camera performance and image quality. However, the S6 edge has scored several new neat features, one of which is the much wider f/1.9 aperture of the lens (larger than the f/2.2 one on the phablet), as well as real-time HDR, infrared white balance, and tracking auto-focus when in video-recording mode.
The Galaxy Note 4 is certainly one of the best-performing Samsung devices in terms of camera performance, so we naturally expected the S6 edge to be on par or even better in this regard given that it hosts the features that made the phablet a worthy contender and adds up a few neat traits to the mix.