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Samsung Galaxy Note 4 vs Samsung Galaxy S5: which is better?

Samsung has recently announced its flagship, Samsung Galaxy Note 4 in IFA, Berlin on September 9th and Samsung Galaxy S5 in the month of February. These two devices are the best-in class mobiles that has been provided by the Korean giant, Samsung. Here I have compared the both smartphones from pillar to post and see which one suits you perfectly.galaxy-note-4-vs-galaxy-s5

Samsung has unveiled the Samsung Galaxy S5 at Mobile World Congress in the month of February and price of the device significantly dropped to $519, Factory Unlocked at Amazon (at the time of writing). In the meanwhile, Samsung Galaxy Note 4 has been expected to release in the month of October and similar to the S5, the price will soon drop considerably.

Design and Build:

The Samsung Galaxy S5 is quite handy while compared to Samsung Galaxy Note 4, the size of the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 makes it quite bigger. Samsung Galaxy Note 4 is not a simple version of Samsung, indeed it used a new metal chassis that appears similar to Samsung Galaxy Alpha. Introducing a metal chassis rather than using a cheap plastic rear will be providing a new footstep for the Note series.

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 has a 5.7 inch screen and a dimension of 153.5 x 68.6 x 8.5 mm with 176g of weight. With 5.1 inches of screen, Samsung Galaxy S5 looks smaller in size with a dimension of 142 x 72.5 x 8.1 mm and weighs only 145g. Similar to its predecessors, Note 4 comes with S Pen, Note 4 S Pen looks similar to a real pen. Read: Samsung Galaxy Note 4 vs Sony Xperia Z3: Battle of Phablets.


As I told earlier, Note 4 comes with a screen size of 5.7 inch display and supports resolution of 2650 x 1440 pixels. While Samsung Galaxy S5 has a full HD display with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, while comparing Note 4 with S5, S5 has a pixels density of 432ppi whereas Note 4 has 515ppi. Samsung used Super AMOLED display technology for Note 4 that offers vibrant colors with decent viewing angles.

Processor, Graphics and Performance:

When Note 3 has released by the Samsung, it blew out the competition, similarly everyone hopes that the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 will blew out other rivals. Samsung Galaxy Note 4 powered with 2.7 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 Processors with quad-core processor and Adreno 420 GPU.  Jump from Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 to Snapdragon 805 Processor makes the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 more powerful one. Samsung Galaxy S5 comes with Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 Processor with a clock speed of 2.5 GHz with Adreno 330GPU.


Samsung Galaxy Note 4 comes with 3 GB of RAM with 32 GB of on-board internal storage and also comes with MicroSD card that supports up to 64 GB. Samsung Galaxy S5 comes with 2 GB of RAM and 16 as well as 32 GB variants.


Both the devices come with normal connectivity features that are found in all smartphones. Both the device has 4G connectivity, 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi, NFC, GPS, Bluetooth 4.0 and other basic connectivity features such as Micro-USB, etc.. Like Samsung Galaxy S5, Samsung has implemented Download Booster that power up the download process by merging 4G with WI-Fi and offer maximum download speed while downloading files from the internet.


Both the device comes with 16 MP primary shooter with dual LED flash and captures UHD video at 30fps as well as HD at 120 fps. S5 has 2 MP of a front facing camera and Note 4 comes with 3.7 MP camera.


Samsung has used 2800mAh battery to power up Samsung Galaxy S5 and implemented Ultra power saving mode to save the battery life. And at the same time, Note 4 powered with 3220mAh battery that runs more time while compared to S5.


Samsung has implemented water proof and dust proof in S5 as well as S5 mini, and Samsung Galaxy Note 4 has also come with the same. In addition to the features found in S5, UV scanner has been added in Note 4. Note 4 will win this segment with its high clarity display, processor and more memory capacity.

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