Galaxy Note 4 versus iPhone 5s: Quick Comparison

We're out at IFA 2014 where Samsung's announced their latest and greatest: the Samsung Galaxy Note 4. And as we're wont to do, we wanted to compare it to some of the most popular devices on the market today, which, of course, includes the iPhone 5s. Sure, the iPhone 6 is due out in a week's time, but that's never stopped us before. By the time the Note 4 hits the market, it will be contending with Apple's latest and likely biggest, but there's still a lot to compare here, and two very different takes on the smartphone.

The Note 4 does borrow somewhat from the iPhone 5's industrial design, bringing a beveled metal band around the edge to the Samsung party (just like the lesser Samsung Galaxy Alpha before it. Though in this case it drastically ramps up the resolution with a 5.7-inch 1440 x 2560 QHD display clocking in at 515ppi. It somewhat shames the Retina display iPhones with their 326ppi. The iPhone 6 may well have a denser display to rival the quality of these, but for now it's just not quite as dense. There is, of course, the LCD iPhone vs. AMOLED Samsung comparison to be made as well.

Question is, how does a 4.7-inch of 5.5-inch iPhone 6 compare to the eventual release of the 5.7-inch Samsung Galaxy Note 4?

Derek Kessler

Derek Kessler is Special Projects Manager for Mobile Nations. He's been writing about tech since 2009, has far more phones than is considered humane, still carries a torch for Palm, and got a Tesla because it was the biggest gadget he could find. You can follow him on Twitter at @derekakessler.