The Motorola-made Nexus 6 was officially announced today and it is Google’s first Nexus smartphone to enter phablet territory at almost 6-inches. Like most flagship releases, we put it up against its rivals particularly the veteran in this category, the Samsung Galaxy Note 4.
|Google Nexus 6||Samsung Galaxy Note 4|
|5.96-inch Quad HD AMOLED display||5.7-inch Quad HD Super AMOLED display|
|Corning Gorilla Glass 3||Corning Gorilla Glass 3|
|2.7Ghz Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 quad-core CPU||2.7GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 quad-core CPU|
|Adreno 420 GPU||Adreno 420 GPU|
|3GB RAM||3GB RAM|
|32/64GB internal storage||32GB internal storage|
|up to 128GB via microSD|
|13 megapixel AF rear camera w/ OIS & LED flash, f/2.0 aperture||16 megapixel AF rear camera w/ OIS & LED flash, f/2.4 aperture|
|2 megapixel front camera||3.7 megapixel front camera, f/1.9 aperture|
|4G LTE, HSPA+||4G LTE, HSPA+|
|WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac||WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac|
|Bluetooth 4.1, A2DP, EDR, LE||Bluetooth 4.1, A2DP, EDR, LE|
|GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS||GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS|
|USB 2.0||USB 2.0, MHL 3|
|S Pen stylus|
|Fingerprint sensor, UV sensor, Heart rate monitor|
|3,220mAh battery||3,220mAh battery|
|Android 5.0 Lollipop||Android 4.4.4 KitKat|
|159.26 x 82.98 x 10.06 mm||153.5 x 78.6 x 8.5 mm|
|184 g||176 g|
|32GB - $649 (around Php29,000)|
64GB - $699 (around Php31,000)
Summary of Advantages
Google Nexus 6:
• Larger display
• Larger rear camera aperture
• Ships with Android 5.0 Lollipop
• No UI skins or bloatware
• Quick OS updates from Google
• More affordable price by conversion
Samsung Galaxy Note 4:
• Denser display
• microSD card support
• Better rear camera resolution
• Better front camera
• IR LED
• S Pen Stylus
• Fingerprint sensor, UV sensor, Hear rate monitor
• Smaller, thinner, lighter
• Officially available in the Philippines
Based on the summary of advantages listed above, the Galaxy Note 4 dominates when it comes to the number of hardware features like sensors and the inclusion of a stylus. The Nexus 6, on the other hand, wins when it comes to delivering a pure Android experience and fast update rollout.
When it comes to pricing, the Note 4 is obviously more expensive given its features. However, it is officially available here in the Philippines so buyers have local support. The Nexus 6 is more likely to be sold at a lower price by online sellers but warranty could be an issue especially if the unit arrives with a defect.
What do you guys think? Are you getting the Nexus 6 or the Galaxy Note 4? Share your thoughts below.
Photo credits: PhoneArena.com
hmmmm. they all have one thing in common. thief magnet!
Now this is a comparison. Googlerolla should consider selling this in more markets to justify their pricing. That would level the playing field for this two phablets. I a had the money to spare, will go with the Nexus.
The rear camera is important in my decision. One the Note 4, you say it has “Better rear camera resolution”. How can that be?
I remember the days when i am pro-samsung. Now its the opposite. Nexus6 FTW. Hardcore Android lovers would go for a Nexus. Will there be an android one phablet? Yuga should update its list of Phablets just to compare.
still the Motorola made Nexus (though the Note 4 is a tight contender) :)
Anything but Samsung. Nexus all the way.
e pano yan may note 4 na ako?
Go for NEXUS.
Anyone who truly knows Android would definitely choose the Nexus over the Note any day of the week.
one who cant afford hahaha. dami mong pre.
I’d go for the 128gb additional storage any day of the week