Both the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 and Google Nexus 6 are expected to be released in October and they should come with really powerful hardware. We are pretty sure about their release date right now, but we don’t know exactly what specs the two smartphones will come with, though in this articles we will try to assume based on their previous versions and the available hardware at the time of release.
There will most likely be significant differences between the Galaxy Note 4 and Nexus 6, as Samsung will probably try to pack the best hardware available, while Google usually tried to keep the prices low for the Nexus line.
Let’s see what the Galaxy Note 4 and Nexus 6 could come with and which one you should be waiting for.
Samsung is well-known for their amazing displays and we expect that the Galaxy Note 4 to come with the same display found on the Galaxy S5, but bigger. It could feature a 5.8 or 5.9-inch Super AMOLED display and we believe it will sport a QHD resolution of 1440×2560 pixels.
The Nexus 6 will most likely be a smaller smartphone and we don’t expect its display to be bigger than 5.5 inches, though it could be even smaller than that. We don’t think it will feature a QHD display, like the Galaxy Note 4, so it will probably come with a IPS TFT Full HD 1080×1920 one, like most high-end smartphones.
Qualcomm is going to release the Snapdragon 805 processor soon and we really think Samsung is planning to use it on the Galaxy Note 4 in order to make it the most powerful smartphone in 2014. It should also come with at least 3GB of RAM, but 4GB is not impossible either. In terms of storage, we should see 32GB and 64GB variants.
The Nexus 6 will be based on the LG G3 or HTC One M8 most likely and it’s probably going to use the Snapdragon 801 processor, which is also found in the Galaxy S5, HTC One M8 and the Xperia Z2. We expect it to feature 2GB of RAM and 16GB or 32GB of storage.
Considering that Galaxy S5 has one of the best cameras found on a smartphone, we believe the Korean maker will improve it even more and the Galaxy Note 4 might sport a better version of it. We don’t think its sensor will have more megapixels, as this isn’t very important, but it might come with more features.
Nexus smartphones are well-known for their low-end cameras, but Google might want to improve them. We’ve seen already the latest updates that have been trying to improve the camera quality on the Nexus 5 and we believe they will focus on this.
The Google Nexus 6 should come with a 13MP camera with optical image stabilization (OIS) and it will definitely have more features than their previous ones.
Samsung’s smartphones have the most features by far and the Galaxy Note series is no exception, especially thanks to the S Pen. We are pretty sure the Galaxy Note 4 will come with the same features found on the Galaxy S5, along with some new features for the S Pen, which might be improved even more. We aren’t very sure about the heartrate sensor, but it will most likely come with a fingerprint scanner.
As Nexus smartphones come with vanilla Android, they are mostly limited to the operating system’s features, so we don’t know what to expect, because it will probably come with a new version, being it Android 4.5 or 5.0.
If you want a bigger smartphone with more features, then you should wait for the Galaxy Note 4, but you should expect its price to be significantly higher than the Nexus 6’s.
Google Nexus 6 is the better choice if you want fast updates, a lower price and a faster smartphone. And we say a faster smartphone because Nexus devices have been significantly faster and less buggy than Samsung devices, so we rely on that.
All in all, the Note 4 and Nexus 6 are two different smartphones and will be created for different niches, so it depends very much on what you’re looking for.
Hopefully we will find out more about the two smartphones as their release date is getting closer.
What would you choose between the Note 4 and Nexus 6?