Both the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 and the Google Nexus 6 are two of the most powerful and latest Android-operated smartphones yet. In addition to that, the Note 4 and the Note 6 are super-large in size. So, which is better?
Looking at the display, both smartphones are running on QHD resolution. This is powered by the same 2.7GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 processor with 3GB of RAM and the latest Adreno 420GPU.
Despite that fact, it is the Nexus 6 that offers a smoother experience thanks to the raw Android 5.0 Lollipop that ensures better hardware-software integration. The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 might have yet to come with the Android 5.0 Lollipop but it does have TouchWiz UI. While that might offer a simple interface, it also caused the system to function slower than the Nexus 6.
In terms of functions, there is no beating the Note 4. Like most other smartphones from Samsung, the device is equipped with tons of features and functions for users to toy with. Furthermore, the Note 4 comes with an S Pen that adds in new features developed for productivity.
Then, there are the cameras. The Note 4 is equipped with a 16MP rear camera that is tuned to capture brighter pictures with more colours. The Nexus-line of devices has yet to offer a bombastic camera but the Nexus 6 has a powerful 13MP shooter that is pretty decent. Both devices are able to record videos at 2K resolution.
Both the Note 4 and Nexus 6 are two high-end devices that are not cheap to own. The former is priced at $700 while the latter is valued at $649. Consumers can consider the $51 difference to be with the S Pen. If the Note 4 does not have the S Pen, we have to call this contest a tie.