Thisedition of Spec-versus-Spec compares the hardware and software features crammed into Samsung's fourth-generation Note (and to a large extent, the ) with stats from other top handsets.
This time, we weigh the Note 4 against the likable IFA on Wednesday and flagship, which, like Samsung's supersize phone, is one of the few mobile devices to possess a "Quad HD" display resolution -- that is, 2,560x1,440 pixels.that debuted at
While the Note 4 is the largest device of the bunch -- and the only one to wield a stylus -- it will certainly joust with the other two premium models when the "phablet" arrives in October. We don't have pricing for the Note 4 or Z3 yet (individual carriers like to do that on their own), but we can show you the phones' strengths and weaknesses, at least on paper.
Samsung Galaxy Note 4 specs versus LG G3, Sony Xperia Z3
|Samsung Galaxy Note 4||LG G3||Sony Xperia Z3|
|Dimensions||6 x 3.1 x 0.34 inches (153.5 by 78.6 by 8.5mm)||5.76 x 2.94 x 0.35 inches (146.3 x 74.6 x 8.9mm)||5.75 x 2.83 x 0.29 inches (146 x 72 x 7.3mm)|
|Weight||6.2 ounces (176g)||5.26 ounces (149g)||5.36 ounces (152g)|
|Display||5.7-inch Quad HD Super AMOLED (2,560x1,440)||5.5-inch Quad HD LCD (2,560x1,440)||5.2-inch 1080p HD LCD (1,920x1,080)|
|Pixel density||515 ppi||538 ppi||524 ppi|
|OS||Android 4.4, TouchWiz||Android 4.4.2, custom UI||Android 4.4.4, custom UI|
|Camera, video||16-megapixel; 4K video (3,840x2,160)||13-megapixel; 4K video (3,840x2,160)||20.7-megapixel; 4K video (3,840x2,160)|
|Front-facing camera||3.7-megapixel, wide-angle selfie||2.1-megapixel||2.2-megapixel|
|Processor||2.7GHz Snapdragon 805 or 1.9GHz octa-core chipset||2.5GHz quad-core Snapdragon 801||2.5GHz quad-core Snapdragon 801|
|Extra storage||Up to 64GB||Up to 128GB||Up to 128GB|
|Colors||White, black, gold, pink||Black, white, gold, violet, red||White, black, copper, mint green|
|Extras||Heart-rate monitor, fingerprint scanner, stylus||Rear controls, knock code, laser camera focus||Play PS4 games|
Do either the Note 4 or Sony Z3 pique your interest?
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