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Samsung Galaxy Note 4 vs Samsung Galaxy S5




A couple of days ago we’ve pitted the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 against its predecessor, the Galaxy Note 3. Now lets see how it stacks up against its feature-packed cousin and the company’s flagship smartphone, the Samsung Galaxy S5.

galaxy note 4 vs s5_1

Author’s Note: The Snapdragon variant of the Galaxy Note 4 is used for a neutral comparison.

Samsung Galaxy Note 4Samsung Galaxy S5
5.7-inch Quad HD Super AMOLED display5.1-inch Full HD Super AMOLED display
513ppi432ppi
Corning Gorilla Glass 3Corning Gorilla Glass 3
2.7GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 quad-core CPU2.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 quad-core CPU
Adreno 420 GPUAdreno 330 GPU
3GB RAM2GB RAM
32GB internal storage16/32GB internal storage
up to 64GB via microSDup to 128GB via microSD
16 megapixel AF rear camera w/ OIS & LED flash16 megapixel AF rear camera w/ phase detection AF & LED flash
3.7 megapixel front camera, f/1.9 aperture2 megapixel front camera
4G LTE, HSPA+4G LTE, HSPA+
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/acWiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
NFCNFC
Bluetooth 4.1, A2DP, EDR, LEBluetooth 4.0, A2DP, EDR, LE
IR LEDIR LED
GPS, A-GPS, GLONASSGPS, A-GPS, GLONASS
USB 2.0, MHL 3USB 3.0, MHL 2.1
S Pen stylus
IP67-certified (water and dust resistant)
Fingerprint sensor, UV sensor, Heart rate monitorFingerprint sensor, Heart rate monitor
3,220mAh battery2,800mAh battery
Android 4.4.4 KitKatAndroid 4.4.2 KitKat
153.5 x 78.6 x 8.5 mm142 x 72.5 x 8.1 mm
176 g145 g

SUMMARY OF ADVANTAGES

Samsung Galaxy Note 4:
* Larger display
* Higher resolution
* Denser screen
* Updated CPU
* Updated GPU
* Larger RAM
* Rear camera OIS (less blurry photos)
* Better front camera
* Updated Bluetooth technology
* S Pen stylus
* UV sensor
* Larger battery
* Latest Android KitKat iteration

Samsung Galaxy S5:
* Can support up to 128GB microSD cards
* Rear camera phase-detection (faster AF)
* USB 3.0
* IP67-certification
* More compact body
* Lighter weight

Looks like the S5 can still hold its own against its beefed up phablet cousin. Although the Note 4 is getting the limelight now with its new bells and whistles, some might still prefer the smaller size of the S5 especially its water and dust resistant body.

{Photo credits: PhoneArena.com}



This article was written by Louie Diangson, Managing Editor of YugaTech. You can follow him at @John_Louie.

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1 Response

  1. Nostromo says:

    So, is it confirmed that the Note 4 will not match the memory expansion of 128 Gigs of the S5? Can’t recall, precisely, where I’ve seen this but was under the impression that the Note 4 would have the same memory expansion potential as the S5.

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