Galaxy Note 4 vs. iPhone 6: Six Ways Samsung Is Better

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Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL)’s iPhone 6 and Samsung Electronics’ Galaxy Note 4 two of the best smartphones available in the market. In terms of sales, the iPhone 6 is beating the Galaxy Note 4 in almost every part of the world, even in Samsung’s home market South Korea. Both devices are jam packed with high-end specs and unique features. Here are the six things that the Note 4 can do, but the iPhone 6 can’t. Note that the comparison doesn’t mean the iPhone 6 is inferior. Both phones have their individual strengths and weaknesses.

1- Galaxy Note 4 is for multi-taskers

It comes with a multitasking feature that allows users to access and run multiple apps at the same time. An improved two-paned Multi Window allows you to interact with multiple apps in split screen mode. You can drag and position the panes wherever you like. You can use the Pop Up View to shrink the compatible apps down to small windows. The iPhone 6’s multitasking feature pales in comparison to the Galaxy Note 4.

2- S Pen Stylus

The Galaxy Note 4 stands out in the crowd of smartphones mainly due to its improved S Pen Stylus. The latest S Pen is far more sensitive than its predecessors. It supports more than 2,000 levels of pressure sensitivity. Samsung says the new stylus’ responsive tip feels like “a pen on paper” rather than a stylus on a smartphone display. It can be used for quick on-screen navigation, highlight text, copy and paste. Nobody knows when Apple is going to bring the stylus to its iPhones.

3- Galaxy Note 4 has a removable, replaceable battery

Whenever you want, you can easily remove the battery pack of the Galaxy Note 4. Try doing the same on the iPhone 6. You’ll probably have to break your device. The 3,220mAh battery inside the Note 4 promises an impressive 11 hours of Internet use and 37 hours of standby time. The iPhone 6 too has a very good battery life. But no matter how long a device lasts on a single charge, many a times you need a spare battery, which can be useful only if you have a device with removable battery.

4- Better storage

Apple strategically offers 16GB, 64GB and 128GB storage options on its new phones. Of course, the higher the storage, the higher the price tag. Given these options, most users would go for 64GB as 16GB storage is too little. A 32GB storage option would have been more favorable to consumers. Apple doesn’t offer that. By comparison, the Galaxy Note 4 comes with a fixed storage capacity of 32GB, and gives you the option to expand it by up to 128GB via microSD slot.

5- Galaxy Note has ultra power saving mode, faster charging

The Galaxy Note 4 has a feature called Ultra Power Saving mode that lets users maximize the battery life when the device is almost dead. It limits the number of active apps to reduce the battery drain. Another feature called Adaptive Fast Charging lets you charge your phablet from zero to 50% in just 30 minutes. By comparison, the iPhone 6 takes about two hours to fully charge.

6- Galaxy Note 4 takes selfies to a new level

Today smartphone makers are increasingly focusing on selfies as the trend gains momentum. The Galaxy Note 4 literally takes selfies to a new level. It has a 3.7-megapixel front camera compared to 1.2-megapixel in the iPhone 6. The Note 4 has four new modes dedicated to selfies. It has a rear-camera selfie mode if you want to use the 16MP main snapper for selfies. The wide-angle mode allows you to fit more into the selfies. You can also use the phone’s voice control to take a selfie.

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