Apple’s iPhone 6 and 6 Plus are selling like hot cakes. Advance orders surpassed four million units in the first 24 hours. In fact, demand for the new iPhones is so strong that Apple was forced to push back delivery dates to November. Despite all the craze, iPhone 6 may not be the best smartphone. Samsung’s recently announced Galaxy Note 4 that will hit the shelves next month.
Here are six compelling points showing that the Galaxy Note 4 is better than the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus both.
1- Bigger and better display
The Galaxy Note 4 sports a beautiful Quad HD 5.7-inch Super AMOLED screen with 2560×1440 resolution. It packs 515 pixels per inch. Yesterday, display evaluation firm DisplayMate said that the Galaxy Note 4 sports the “best smartphone display” ever. It’s the first smartphone to get a green rating (excellent) in almost every test category.
In contrast, the iPhone 6 has a 4.7-inch display with 334 x 750 resolution. Its big brother comes with 5.5-inch screen with 1920 x 1080 resolution. Apple’s both new phones pale in comparison to the Galaxy Note 4’s bigger display and more pixels.
2- S Pen Stylus
The Galaxy Note 4’s predecessors also had an S Pen stylus. But the Note 4’s stylus has some great improvements. It has a responsive tip that feels like a pen on paper. It lets you write quick and small post-it notes, highlight text, and then copy and paste, just like a mouse. Tom’s Guide says that the Galaxy Note 4 sports the best pen-enabled software in the market. On the flip side, Apple may bring a stylus in 2015 or 2016, perhaps.
3- Multiple panes
Fortunately, Apple has added multiwindow mode to the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus. The 4.7-inch iPhone lacks this feature. But Apple’s phablet still doesn’t allow users to put two different apps next to each other on the display. Samsung has offered this feature on the Galaxy Note for years. On the Galaxy Note 4, you can split screen between two apps and, if needed, you can drag and drop content between them.
4- Galaxy Note 4 has better storage
The iPhone 6 and 6 Plus come with 16GB base storage, and go up to 64GB and 128GB. There is no 32GB variant and no microSD card slot. If you have data little more than 16GB, you have to shell out over $100 extra for the 64GB version. The Galaxy Note 4 comes with 32GB internal storage, expandable up to 128GB with microSD slot.
5- Remote control capability
Just in case you lose your remote control, you can use your Galaxy Note 4 to remote control your cable box, TV, Roku box, stereo and Blu-Ray player. It has a built-in infrared transmitter that gives the Note 4 remote control capability. The WatchOn app helps you decide what channel to watch. The iPhone users will have to wait a few years before Apple considers adding this feature.
6- High-performance, removable battery
Apple has promised that the new iPhones have a much better battery life. But its predecessors suffered an incredibly short battery life. Big screen of the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus means they will sap more battery. The Note 4 comes with a 3,250mAh battery and it has an ultra-power saving mode. Even if that battery isn’t enough, you can remove it and replace with a spare battery or an extended capacity unit. You can’t remove the iPhone 6’s batteries.