The Galaxy Note 4 is a 5.7-inch monster phone which allows the owner to do virtually everything they’ve ever wanted to do with a smart phone. For some people the Note series of phones has completely removed the need to by a computer for use in their home.
The Galaxy S6 and the S line generally have been all about looks and substance. As the flagship smart phone in the Samsung outside of the phablet sizes, the Galaxy S6 is expected to offer some of the best mobile technology available upon release. You can expect slick designs and improvements over what a typical Samsung mid-range device looks like.
Note 4 vs Galaxy S6 : Display
The Galaxy Note 4 pushed the boat out with its screen-busting Quad HD 1,440 x 2,560 resolution. With 515 pixels per inch bragging rights the Note 4 has few rivals. The 5.7-inch Super AMOLED display is one of the key aspects to this latest Note iteration that just gets bigger and better. The delicate display is covered by Corning Gorilla Glass 3 to protect from scratches and dents.
Note 4 vs Galaxy S6
The Galaxy S6 is likely to have the latest display when it is released. It is possible that the Ultra HD 2160p resolution may come to smart phones in a big way over the next 6-12 months and if so, the S5 may follow suit. Even some YouTube videos are already streaming at 2160p and with faster internet coming, it is not inconceivable that a 2160p screen would become very usable. Corning Gorilla Glass 4 will probably be available too.
The Galaxy Note 4 weighs 176 grams and is quite a large phone in order to contain its 5.7-inch screen. It is likely to remain one of the largest smart phones in the Samsung range.
The Galaxy S6 is likely to stay within the 5.1-5.1-inch display size if it is to stay out of the phablet size and offer a best in class option alongside the latest Galaxy Note 4.
Processor, Memory & Battery
The Galaxy Note 4 has either a Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 Krait 450 processor running at 2.7 Ghz and the processors that share time. The Quad-core 1.3 GHz Cortex-A53 & 1.9GHz quad-core Cortex-A57 divide their time which helps to keep the smart phone cool. The memory is 32 GB, RAM is 3 GB and battery is 3,220 mAh capacity.
The Galaxy S6 is likely to continue using similar processors but upgrade to the latest speed offering to stay competitive. The internal storage is probably still sufficient at 32 GB but could reach 64 GB if that becomes popular. 3-4 GB is the likely amount of RAM memory installed. Batteries are getting more efficient, so the battery is likely to stay within 3,000-3,500 mAh capacity range.
The Galaxy S6 will likely use Android 4.5 or 5.0. The Android 4.5 has the “kill switch” feature which will be in demand by buyers once it is released. The TouchWiz skin keeps being improved with flatter design principles and fewer taps to reach key features. The magazine-based UI may stay or go depending on how popular it is with buyers by the time of the Galaxy S6 release date.
Internal & External Storage
The Galaxy Note 4 has 32 GB of internal storage. The microSD can handle a 64 GB microSD card.
The Galaxy S6 is likely to have 32-64 GB of internal storage. The S5 had a 128 GB microSD card capacity. SanDisk just demonstrated a 512 GB full-sized SD card in an Amsterdam trade show so clearly memory card capacities continue to improve. It is likely that a 256 GB microSD slot may be provided within the next 6-12 months and the Galaxy S6 may include it.
The Galaxy Note has a 16 megapixel ISOCELL rear camera with numerous modes and an LED flash. The front camera is 3.7 megapixels with a LED flash for some decent selfies away from a bathroom mirror.
As at least one other smart phone already has a 20.7 megapixel camera, the Galaxy S6 is likely to have a 25 megapixel camera if it isn’t released until early 2015. Front camera is up to Samsung to decide how high to go but 4-5 megapixels isn’t out of the realm of possibilities here.Samsung Galaxy Note 4
The Galaxy Note 4 can record Ultra HD 2160p video at 30 frames per second on the rear camera. The front camera can record at 1080p at the same frame rate.
The Galaxy S6 is likely to stick with the latest Ultra HD standard for video recording but could push the standard to the front camera too. It is also possible that frame rates per second increases from 30 to 60 fps. A 120 and 240 frame rate for slow motion video recording could be added following its inclusion in the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus which impressed the press crowd in Cupertino, California on September 9.
The Galaxy Note 4 includes many sensors to detect movement, speed, elevation and gestures. Health sensors are also included to provide more information to health apps.
The Galaxy S6 perhaps may add one or 2 more sensors to help further with health apps.
The Galaxy Note 4 is extremely fast with communications. It has a category 6 4G LTE radio capable of 300 Mbps downstream and 50 Mbps upstream. The fastest 802.11ac Wi-Fi standard is also covered, plus dual-band communications, the latest Bluetooth, DLNA and NFC.
The Galaxy S6 could raise the stakes to a higher category of 4G LTE Advanced where speeds can reach 1 GB/s. This has already been tested and confirmed as functionally possible by multiple cellular providers around the world. Bluetooth will have a faster, lower energy version. DLNA will likely beam higher quality images with higher frame rates to external displays. Wi-Fi and NFC are likely to remain unchanged until the S6 is released.
The Samsung Galaxy S6 is likely to be not much more than a specification bump and slight phone redesign from the Galaxy S5 that came before it rather than a major departure. As a flagship phone for Samsung, they will want to keep updating it with the latest tech every year.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 will be available 17th October and has the very latest tech rather than in half year.