Xiaomi Mi Note Pro vs Samsung Galaxy Note 4 vs Apple iPhone 6 Plus: specs comparison

If you're just tuning in, Xiaomi announced a new batch of phablets earlier, the Xiaomi Mi Note and the Mi Note Pro, which have the potential to stir the already-dynamic phablet market once again. Yet, Xiaomi will have some tough time battling the bigger names in the industry, as their phablet offerings have already made a name for themselves.

What does Xiaomi bring to the table? Some pretty respectable hardware specs! Just mentioning Snapdragon 810, 4GB of RAM, and a Quad HD display can make hardcore smartphone fans salivate with pure bliss. Surely, the Mi Note Pro is the more compelling device of the new Xiaomi duo.

That's why we decided to put it up against Samsung's S Pen powerhouse, the Galaxy Note 4, and the largest Apple iPhone ever made, the iPhone 6 Plus, and see who's got the best specs. What a respectable trio! What a fierce phablet battle! 

Xiaomi Mi Note Pro vs Samsung Galaxy Note 4 vs Apple iPhone 6 Plus


Display size

5.7 inches
5.7 inches
5.5 inches


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

Pixel density

515 ppi
515 ppi
401 ppi



Screen-to-body ratio

74.25 %
74.39 %
67.91 %

Peak brightness

500 cd/m2 (nit)



Single camera
Single camera
Single camera

Main camera

13 megapixels
16 megapixels
8 megapixels

Hardware Features

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


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

Recording format

MPEG4, H.264
MPEG4, H.264
H.264, MOV


Optical image stabilization, Continuous autofocus, Picture-taking during video recording, Video calling, Video sharing
Optical image stabilization, Time-lapse video, Continuous autofocus, Picture-taking during video recording, Video calling, Video sharing


4 megapixels
3.7 megapixels
1.2 megapixels

Video capture

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



6.11 x 3.06 x 0.27 inches (155.1 x 77.6 x 6.95 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)


5.68 oz (161 g)
the average is 6.1 oz (174 g)
6.21 oz (176 g)
the average is 6.1 oz (174 g)
6.07 oz (172 g)
the average is 6.1 oz (174 g)


Back: Plastic; Frame: Aluminum
Back: Aluminum


Fingerprint (swipe)
Fingerprint (touch)


Touch sensitive control keys
Touch sensitive control keys, Notification light

Hardware & Performance

System chip

Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 MSM8994
Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 5433
Apple A8


Octa-core, 2000 MHz, ARM Cortex-A57 and ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit
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


Adreno 430
Mali-T760 MP6
PowerVR GX6450




Android (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)



3000 mAh
3220 mAh
2915 mAh



Stand-by time

16.0 days (384 hours)
the average is 21 days (493 h)

Talk time (3G)

20.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1378 min)
24.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1378 min)

Internet use

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

Music playback

82.00 hours
80.00 hours

Video playback

14.00 hours
14.00 hours

Shopping information

MSRP price

$ 949



1. Cyagocaliz unregistered

iPhone 6 Plus > Galaxy Note 4 > CopyMi Note Pro, in terms of performance...

2. matrix_neo

Posts: 334; Member since: Nov 03, 2011

Iphone 6 plus is just a blown up iphone 6. Galaxy note 4 has lots to offer and the only feature-rich phablet. If there's dislike button, you may end up a hundred for today.

3. MaryPoopins

Posts: 324; Member since: Jan 15, 2015

Snapdragon810 will rock. You on the other hand "suck".

4. mitoita

Posts: 77; Member since: Apr 03, 2014

yeah will rock in the winther cuz have overheting issues :)

6. Cyagocaliz unregistered

Don't worry, Snapdragon 810 would heat up more than usual with CopyMi's custom unoptimized, power-hungry UI on top :)

5. UnlimitedSkye03

Posts: 293; Member since: Apr 27, 2012

Well, i don't see the copy part, iSheeps grow up.. Even your 6 plus don't have QHD display.

8. Cyagocaliz unregistered

Why the hell do you even need QHD for smartphones????? FHD is more than enough! QHD display consume lots of juice and makes phones run slow/look laggy. It is only suitable for tablet.


Posts: 182; Member since: Jun 15, 2014

And yet the Note 4 has better battery life than the iPhone 6+ which only has a 1080p display. Go figure!

11. NightSurfer

Posts: 101; Member since: Sep 06, 2014

Just be happy with your 1 GB RAM for a buggy "optimized "iOS. Im happy to see Snapdragon 810 in action in benchmarks.

12. jopancy

Posts: 78; Member since: Apr 25, 2012

Your iBoss once said something like that: "Large screen phones are silly". He has swallowed his words and jumped in the bandwagon. Now you are repeating the same.

15. ikenvape

Posts: 308; Member since: May 28, 2014

You know, you're one of those buttholes who will make a statement on why QHD will never be necessary UNTIL Apple releases it.

20. nexxusty

Posts: 2; Member since: Mar 06, 2015

Just shut up dude... you sound like such an idiot. Iphone 6 Plus is a joke. In every way. Only pathetic losers buy them. QHD COMPLETELY owns you and no. My phone is not laggy at all. 2.7ghz quad core helps with that.... Moron.

14. neela_akaash

Posts: 1239; Member since: Aug 05, 2014

iPhone 6 Plus > Galaxy Note 4 > CopyMi Note Pro, in terms of price...

18. Doakie

Posts: 2478; Member since: May 06, 2009

LOL. So another phone with better specs than the iPhone 6 Plus? Surprise surprise... I can get specs like the iPhone 6 plus in the almost year old OnePlus One for $363 delivered.... Next!!!!


Posts: 182; Member since: Jun 15, 2014

Once again the information graphic shows the iPhone as having 128gb built-in storage and the Note 4 with 32gb which is utterly misleading (and not the first time PhoneArena has used this deceptive graphic). The TRUTH is of course that the iPhone starts at a measly 16gb and the Note 4 starts at 32gb. The iPhone sucks compared to the Note 4 in almost every category. I can't judge the Xiaomi because I haven't seen one. But judging by specs I would say Note 4 destroys the iPhone and the Xiaomi is probably better too.

10. mitoita

Posts: 77; Member since: Apr 03, 2014

yea mate your right ! but note 4 have micro sd lslot up to 128 gb => 160 GB

17. downphoenix

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 2010

True but Phone Arena is at least using the correct pricing of the 128gb model. The spec comparisons assume the best possible models, which would make this accurate.

13. RubyH

Posts: 2; Member since: Jan 15, 2015

Note, (pun intended) these prices are exclusively for the Chinese market. $371 and $532 USD for the 'RedMi Note 2' and the 'Pro' respectively are hardly a bargain outside of China when you consider the typical 40-45% markup Chinese re-sellers will tack on to the price. Case-in-point is the recently introduced Xiaomi RedMi 2 which sells for just $110 USD in China, is being sold by popular online Chinese re-sellers for $155 USD. At these prices, Xiaomi may have succeeded at preventing Apple and Samsung from dominating the smartphone market in China but the added cost for international markets will prevent them from ever growing beyond their borders. Nice phone, good value - if you live in China.

19. XavierQ

Posts: 1; Member since: Jan 17, 2015

The Mi Note and Mi Note Pro have been confirmed at Oppomart to be priced at $399 ($27 markup) and $599 ($67 markup). Google "Mi Note Pro pricing", GSM Arena has the article.

16. robocopvn

Posts: 504; Member since: Mar 10, 2010

With experience from lg g3. I must say snapdragon 801 is not capable enough to run QHD screen

21. nexxusty

Posts: 2; Member since: Mar 06, 2015

You have an Adreno 330 dude... that's why. The Snapdragon 801 in my Note 4 has an Adreno 420 and it runs fine. There is a MAJOR difference between our GPUs man. So much so that I'll bet yours does run laggy. Note 4 does not run laggy at QHD res. I actually considered the G3 but as soon as I noticed it used a Snapdragon 801 with an Adreno 330 I passed it by immediately. As soon as I saw QHD with Adreno 330 I thought "definite lag". I was right.

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