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Google Nexus 6 vs Samsung Galaxy Note 4: The Phablet War


Google Nexus 6 and Samsung Galaxy Note 4 are different, but still the devices hold quite a few features similar and yet different. With Google announcing the next version of Android, the general whisper among the smartphone lovers has shifted to two things: Android Lollipop and the smartphones which can be upgraded to Android L. In addition, the year 2014 has seen the launch of quite a few flagship devices from major smartphone makers. It is interesting to note that, although most of the high-end smartphones have somewhat similar specifications, but still it becomes very important for each and every device to try to have an edge over the others.nexus-6-vs-galaxy-note-4

Let’s compare 6-inch Google Nexus 6’s specifications with recently launched 5.7-inch Samsung Galaxy Note 4, in terms of the price, specifications and features.

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Nexus 6 and Galaxy Note 4: Battle of the phablets

Design

Talking about the design of the two devices, I will have to state that for me smartphones belonging to both Nexus and Note series are somewhat similar. Well, both the devices are not identical to each other, but the preceding devices in the series. Nexus 6 is simple and holds quite a few similarities with Nexus 5. Same is the case with Samsung Galaxy Note 4. Still, both Nexus 6 and Samsung Galaxy Note 4 are equally elegant when compared to each other.

Display

Both Nexus 6 and Samsung Galaxy Note 4 are large screened devices. Nexus 6 edges past Note 4 with a slight margin, which probably should not be the reason for any trouble. What is more interesting is that Nexus 6 comes with a 6-inch 2560 x 1440 493ppi display with sharper images compared to 5.7-inch 2560 x 1440 515ppi Note 4. Both the devices support High Definition videos, which rather brings both the smartphones at a common point.

Processor

This is certainly the section where both the devices are at each others throats. I will finish it off in a sentence stating that both Nexus 6 and Samsung Galaxy Note 4 boast of a 2.7 GHz Quad-core processors of the Snapdragon 805 family. Thu, there is no point in trying to differentiate between the devices based on the processors it has. In addition, both Nexus 6 and Samsung Galaxy Note 4 comes with a 3GB RAM.

Camera

So if you are prone to photography or even clicking selfies, Samsung Galaxy Note 4 is the one to go. Nexus 6 and Samsung Galaxy Note 4 both have high quality cameras capable of clicking awesome photographs. Nexus 6 comes with a 13 MP primary camera and 2 MP secondary camera compared to Note 4’s 16 MP primary camera and 3.7 MP secondary camera.

Price:

As always, Google tries to keep the price tag of its Nexus series of smartphones pocket-friendly. But, compared to its predecessor, LG-made Nexus 5 which was priced at $399 for 32GB, Google has almost doubled the price tag of its latest addition to the Nexus series. 32GB model of Nexus 6 is available for $649, while the 64GB variant sells at $699. LG Nexus 5 was launched with the price tag of $349 (16GB) and $399 (32GB). That means, Google Nexus 6’s price tag, almost replicate the price tag of Samsung Galaxy Note 4, which is being sold for $699$749 (without contract) and $299 with a 2-year contract with all major carriers.

So now, if you were to decide which one to buy, it will surely be very tricky for you. Thus, here are a few additional features which will surely help you in your decision. Note 4 allows an ultra power saving mode, which is absent in Nexus 6, enabling you to take a real long day out without having to worry about the battery. Nexus 6 has a pre-installed Android L whereas you will have to wait for some time for Note 4 to be upgraded to the Lollipop version.


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Writer and specialized in Mobile Phones (iOS, Android, BB etc), who was with the TND team since it's inception. Other than Blogging, he is also pursuing his graduation on Business Management at CA, California University. All posts by Wayne

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