iPhone 6 Plus vs. Samsung Galaxy Note 4 – Comparison of Dimensions, Screen Display and Camera

Released along with the iPhone 6 and considered to be a bigger version of the same, the iPhone 6 Plus smartphone is one of the latest launches by Apple.

Similarly, the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 is listed among the most recent releases by its manufacturer Samsung. However, the Galaxy Note 4 made its presence before the iPhone 6 Plus. Both devices are categorized under the phablet category – a combination of a smartphone and a tablet. Provided below is an interesting comparison of both these phablets.

Design and Size

When held side by side, the size difference between the Note 4 and the iPhone 6 Plus is pretty obvious. The iPhone 6 Plus is definitely the taller handset of the two. But interestingly, it is not as wide and thick as the Note 4 and is also not as heavy. Featuring the standard aluminum rear casing, with rounded corners, the iPhone 6 Plus takes a new look compared to other iPhones. On the other hand, the Galaxy Note 4 sports well defined edges with a faux leather rear casing and a curved glass front. The difference from other devices in the Note series is the presence of a metal strip instead of the standard plastic on the edge.

However, a key point worth noting is that the iPhone 6 Plus is designed for use with just one hand while the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 can be comfortably operated with both hands. The S Pen stylus is another vital aspect that is not available with the iPhone 6 Plus. This digitizer stylus utilizes the concept of pressure sensitivity and can be used for making notes on your device.

Verdict: With respect to overall design, the iPhone 6 offers class and compactness to hold in hand, when in use. But if you would like to use a stylus which often helps in making it easy to operate large screen phones, you must consider investing in the Galaxy Note 4.

Display Screen

The fact that the iPhone 6 Plus is taller than the Note 4 does not mean that the screen is definitely bigger in the former phablet. The Galaxy Note 4 houses a 5.7-inch screen in contrast to the iPhone 6 Plus that is designed with a 5.5-inch screen. While the iPhone 6 features dual-domain pixels for wide viewing angles, the Note 4 offers the same without any special type of pixels being incorporated. Moreover, the pixel resolution and pixel density of Galaxy Note 4 are remarkably better than that of the iPhone 6 Plus. The GN 4 has a stunning pixel resolution of 2560×1440 and a pixel density of 515ppi as compared to the 1920×1080 pixel resolution and 401ppi pixel density of the iPhone 6 Plus. Display technologies also differ in both handsets. The Note 4 comprises a quad-HD Super AMOLED display in comparison to the Retina HD IPS LCD display.

Verdict: If better color contrasts and richer colors are what you look forward to on a display screen, it is the Quad HD screen of the Galaxy Note 4 that would best meet your needs.


Both phablets have a rear facing camera and a front facing camera each. Samsung’s phablet has an incredible 16MP rear camera with LED flash and a 3.7MP front camera when compared to Apple’s phablet featuring an 8MP camera with true tone flash and a 1.2MP camera. The cameras of the Note 4 and the iPhone 6 both render optical image stabilization.

Verdict: While Apple has worked on improvising its pixels, the greater pixel resolution of Note 4 helps in taking better pictures on a sunny day. However, the true tone flash feature of the iPhone 6 Plus combined with its hybrid autofocus system results in more natural photographs. The hybrid autofocus system uses a combination of contrast detection and phase detection while the Note 4 utilizes only contrast detection.     

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