Since Samsung launched their all new flagship phablet, the Galaxy Note 4, we have been keen to put it context with comparisons of several other top tier devices. With that in mind, we now bring you a head to head with the Samsung Galaxy S5, the current top dog 5 incher.
Check out the video below where our buddy Roland compares the two top devices from Korean manufacturer Samsung:
Samsung Galaxy Note 4
The two devices compared in the video above are of course different form factors; the Galaxy Note 4 is a 5.7 inch device with a Super AMOLED, QHD display (2560 x 1440 pixels) that also features the latest (and possibly greatest…) processor from Qualcomm, the Snapdragon 805 – a quad-core processor clocked at 2.7GHz that also features the new Adreno 440 graphics processor. You are also getting a more substantial 3GB of RAM, 32GB of storage and a powerful 16MP rear camera sensor. Not at all bad right? The Note 4 also features a fingerprint sensor for secure screen unlocking.
Samsung Galaxy S5
The Samsung Galaxy S5 however, is certainly no slouch, being arguably the best selling and most widely used flagship 5 inch smartphone on the market right now. The Galaxy S5 uses a 5.2 inch screen with a very attractive Super AMOLED Full HD (1920 x 1080) display that many regard as the absolute best on the market. Inside the S5 you will find Qualcomm’s previous top offering with the Snapdragon 801 which also uses four Krait cores clocked 2.5Ghz and the Adreno 330 graphics chip. The processor has a more standard 2GB of system memory to play with and either 16GB or 32GB of storage. The Galaxy S5 also features a 16MP camera that we regard as one of the absolute best around. The S5 also offers IP67 dust and water resistance.
Pros and Cons
Clearly the size of the two devices will be a telling factor with many users – there is a substantial difference between a 5.7 inch screen and a 5.2 inch screen. The difference in screen size actually results in a 11.5mm greater length on the Note 4. You could also point to the more powerful processor on the Galaxy Note 4 (which is undoubtedly true of the Snapdragon 805), but this view must be tempered by the fact the 805 chip driving far more pixels because of its larger resolution 2560 x 1440 screen. All those extra pixels require a lot more raw horse-power, and could eventually lead to lower performance overall.
Either way, both of these devices are fantastically built, demonstrating Samsung’s top-class manufacturing ability. In the end it will come down to good old personal preference.
Don’t forget to catch our review of the Samsung Galaxy S5: