Samsung Galaxy S5 vs Note 4 vs Nexus 6: Best Android Smartphone This Year

This year witnessed the arrival of the Samsung Galaxy S5, Samsung Galaxy Note 4 and the Google Nexus 6 and they are all powerful smartphones with plenty to offer. Each device has its own unique offering and with our guide below, you should get a better idea on which smartphone to buy.

The Samsung Galaxy S5, in particular, was released in Q2 this year and it is the oldest device in this comparison. The S5 sports a 5.1” screen that runs at 1080p resolution. Under the hood, the S5 is powered by the Snapdragon 801 processor with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage.

As for the Google Nexus 6, the device sports a large 5.95” screen that runs on QHD resolution. The device is powered by the latest Snapdragon 805 processor with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage.

Then there is the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 which came out with a 5.7” display that runs on QHD resolution. The Note 4 is also powered by the Snapdragon 805 processor with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal memory. This makes the Note 4 very similar to the Google Nexus 6.

Even though the S5 runs on an older processor, it is still a fast performer that is just a step behind the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 and the Google Nexus 6. The special thing about the S5 is that the device is packed with tons of features that is unrivalled by any other smartphones. This includes a fingerprint scanner, heart rate monitor, turbo downloading, water proof chassis and also, dust proof.

The Google Nexus 6, on the other hand, is special as it runs on stock Android OS with no UI or bloatwares. Unlike its Samsung counterparts, the Nexus 6 offers a premium feel and the latest Android 5.0 Lollipop.

As for the Note 4, the phablet comes with the S Pen that adds in extra functions tailored for productivity. There is no doubt that the Note 4 is the best device when it comes to usage for work.

Now that everything is out in the open, we dare say that the S5 is our favourite pick in this comparison. It might not be the best technically but it boasts tons of functions that can be really useful. The Note 4 and the Nexus 6 might be great but their lack of features shows how limited they can be when compared to the S5.

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