Samsung Galaxy Note 4 vs Samsung Galaxy S6

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Display

Display size

5.7 inches
5.1 inches

Resolution

1440 x 2560 pixels
1440 x 2560 pixels

Pixel density

515 ppi
577 ppi

Technology

Super AMOLED
Super AMOLED

Screen-to-body

74.39 %
70.48 %

Features

Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 4), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 4), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Hardware & Performance

System chip

Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 5433
Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 7420

Processor

Octa-core, 1900 MHz, ARM Cortex-A57 and ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit, 20 nm
Octa-core, 2100 MHz, ARM Cortex-A57 and ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit, 14 nm

GPU

Mali-T760 MP6
Mali-T760 MP8

RAM

3 GB LPDDR3
3 GB LPDDR4

Internal storage

32 GB
128 GB, not expandable

Available to use

24 GB
 

Storage expansion

microSDXC up to 128 GB
 

Device type

Smart phone
Smart phone

OS

Android (6.0 Marshmallow, 5.1 Lollipop, 5.0 Lollipop, 4.4), Samsung TouchWiz UI
Android (7.0 Nougat, 6.0 Marshmallow, 5.1 Lollipop, 5.0 Lollipop), Samsung TouchWiz UI

Battery

Capacity

3220 mAh
2550 mAh

Type

Li - Ion, User replaceable
Li - Ion, Not user replaceable

Charging

Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0
Fast charging, Qi and Powermat wireless charging

Talk time (3G)

20.00 hours
the average is 24 h (1414 min)
23.00 hours
the average is 24 h (1414 min)

Internet use

 
3G: 10 hours; LTE: 12 hours; Wi-Fi: 12 hours

Music playback

82.00 hours
57.00 hours

Video playback

14.00 hours
13.00 hours

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Single camera

Main camera

16 megapixels
16 megapixels

Features

Optical image stabilization, Autofocus, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI)
Optical image stabilization, Autofocus, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI)

Specifications

Aperture size: F2.2; Focal length: 31 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.6"; Pixel size: 1.12 μm
Aperture size: F1.9; Focal length: 28 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.6"; Pixel size: 1.12 μm

Flash

LED
LED

Software Features

Digital image stabilization, HDR, Panorama, Face detection, Smile detection, Voice activation, Burst mode, Night mode, Macro mode, Scenes, Effects, Exposure compensation, ISO control, White balance presets, Touch to focus, Self-timer, Digital zoom, Geo tagging
Manual focus, HDR, Panorama, Face detection, Smile detection, Voice activation, Burst mode, Scenes, Effects, Exposure compensation, ISO control, White balance presets, Touch to focus, Self-timer, Digital zoom, Geo tagging

Video recording

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

Features

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

Front

3.7 megapixels
5 megapixels

Features

 
High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)

Video capture

2560x1440 (QHD) (30 fps)
2560x1440 (QHD) (30 fps)

Design

Form factor

Candybar
Candybar

Dimensions

6.04 x 3.09 x 0.33 inches (153.5 x 78.6 x 8.5 mm)
5.65 x 2.78 x 0.27 inches (143.4 x 70.5 x 6.8 mm)

Weight

6.21 oz (176 g)
the average is 6.1 oz (176 g)
4.87 oz (138 g)
the average is 6.1 oz (176 g)

Materials

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

Biometrics

Fingerprint (swipe)
Fingerprint (touch)

Features

Notification light, Touch sensitive control keys
Notification light, Touch sensitive control keys

Keys

Left: Volume control; Right: Lock/Unlock key
Left: Volume control; Right: Lock/Unlock key

Colors

Black, Gold, Pink, White
Black, Gold, Blue, White

Cellular

LTE (FDD)

Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(AWS-1), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 17(700 b), 20(800 DD)
Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(AWS-1), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 17(700 b), 20(800 DD)

UMTS

850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz
850, 1900, 2100 MHz

GSM

850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz

Data Speed

LTE Cat 4 (150/50 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA
LTE-A Cat 6 (300/50 Mbit/s), HSPA, HSUPA, UMTS

2G Data

EDGE, GPRS
EDGE, GPRS

SIM type

Micro SIM
Nano SIM

VoLTE

Yes
 

Global Roaming

Yes
Yes

Multimedia

Headphones

3.5mm jack
3.5mm jack

Speakers

Earpiece, Loudspeaker
Earpiece, Loudspeaker

Features

Album art cover, Background playback
Album art cover, Background playback, Custom equalizer, Preset equalizer, Sound effects

Screen mirroring

DLNA, MHL, MirrorLink
DLNA, Wireless screen share

Additional microphone(s)

for Noise cancellation, Video recording
for Noise cancellation, Video recording

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth

4.1, EDR
4.1

Profiles/ Protocols

Advanced Audio Distribution (A2DP), Attribute Protocol (ATT), Audio/Video Control Transport Protocol (AVCTP), Audio/Video Distribution Transport Protocol (AVDTP), Audio/Visual Remote Control Profile (AVRCP), Bluetooth Network Encapsulation Protocol (BNEP), Device ID Profile (DID), Generic Access (GAP), Generic Attribute Profile (GATT), Generic Audio/Video Distribution (GAVDP), Handsfree (HFP), Headset (HSP), HID over GATT Profile (HOGP), Human Interface Device (HID), Logical Link Control and Adaptation Protocol (L2CAP), Message Access Profile (MAP), Multi-Channel Adaptation Protocol (MCAP), Object Push (OPP), Personal Area Networking Profile (PAN), Phone Book Access (PBAP), Scan Parameters Profile (ScPP), Security Manager Protocol, Serial Port (SPP), Service Discovery Protocol (SDP), SIM Access (SAP)
Advanced Audio Distribution (A2DP), Attribute Protocol (ATT), Audio/Video Control Transport Protocol (AVCTP), Audio/Video Distribution Transport Protocol (AVDTP), Audio/Visual Remote Control Profile (AVRCP), Bluetooth Network Encapsulation Protocol (BNEP), Device ID Profile (DID), Generic Access (GAP), Generic Attribute Profile (GATT), Generic Audio/Video Distribution (GAVDP), Handsfree (HFP), Headset (HSP), HID over GATT Profile (HOGP), Human Interface Device (HID), Logical Link Control and Adaptation Protocol (L2CAP), Message Access Profile (MAP), Multi-Channel Adaptation Protocol (MCAP), Object Push (OPP), Personal Area Networking Profile (PAN), Phone Book Access (PBAP), Scan Parameters Profile (ScPP), Security Manager Protocol, Serial Port (SPP), Service Discovery Protocol (SDP), SIM Access (SAP)

Wi-Fi

802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band; MIMO, Wi-Fi Direct, Hotspot
802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band; Multiple antennas, MIMO, Wi-Fi Direct, Hotspot

USB

microUSB, USB 2.0
microUSB, USB 2.0

Features

Mass storage device, OTG, Charging, Video out
Mass storage device, Charging

HDMI

Yes
 

Location

GPS, A-GPS, Glonass
GPS, A-GPS, Glonass

Sensors

Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Hall (for flip covers), Gesture, Barometer
Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Hall (for flip covers), Barometer

Other

NFC, ANT+, Infrared, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync
NFC, ANT+, UMA (Wi-Fi Calling), Infrared, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync

Hearing aid compatible

M3, T4
M3, T3

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval

 
 

Date approved

Sep 05, 2014
Mar 02, 2015

FCC ID value: A3LSMN910C link
FCC ID value: A3LSMG920A link

Measured SAR

 
 

Head

0.17 W/kg
0.49 W/kg

Body

0.86 W/kg
0.96 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission

1.20 W/kg
1.25 W/kg

Wireless Router

1.08 W/kg
1.04 W/kg

Availability

Officially announced

Sep 03, 2014
Mar 01, 2015
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