Galaxy Note 4 vs. Galaxy S6! [Phablet vs. Phone]

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Since many of you requested, I did make a comparison video comparing the latest Galaxy Note 4 versus the Galaxy S6.   Before I begin, let me tell you that these are really two different devices, a phablet and a phone.

The Galaxy Note 4 is considered a “phablet”, a device in which the user can use as a phone and a tablet at the same time as its whopping 5.7-inch size isn’t exactly size of a regular phone while it can be considered as a small tablet.  On the other hand, the Galaxy S6 is really considered a regular-sized smartphone, although it may be bigger than some of the average smartphones out there.  Without a doubt, you should consider which size you are more comfortable using on a daily basis before considering other things like performance, display, camera, etc…etc…  For me personally, I really like the 5.7-inch size of the Galaxy Note 4.  Even LG G4’s 5.5-inch screen seemed a bit small for me.   Although I love the camera on the Galaxy S6 and LG G4, I have recently returned to using my Galaxy Note 4 as daily driver.  You should also consider the size of the phone before anything else as I think it’s the most important feature in a smartphone.

*Note – The Galaxy S6 Edge has exactly the same hardware as a regular S6 except a slightly larger battery and curved screen.  So you should consider S6 and S6 Edge almost identical phones hence why I did not include S6 Edge in this comparison.

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For me, the biggest complaint with smaller-sized smartphones is typing.  I feel like typing on the 5.1-inch screen on the Galaxy S6 for a long period of time is very tiring and I do use my phone to type all day long.  The 5.7-inch screen is simply so much easier to type and for many hours.   Once you go big, it’s hard to go back.  On a side note, I’ve tried devices larger than the Note 4 (like Sony Z Ultra which I ultimately ended up selling away) and I found if you go too big, it may also become harder to type as the keyboard enlarges too much.  If you type a lot on your phone for e-mails, SMS, and whatnot, you may want to consider the best size that will help you type most comfortably and fast.  That may not necessarily mean you type better on larger phones, you just need to find the right size that works for you as everyone is different.

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Max Lee

Max Lee is the founder of HighOnAndroid.com. Max makes Android tutorials and review videos for people who want to get high on Android over at his YouTube channel and Korean YouTube channel.

1 Response

  1. Pete says:

    Nice articles and comparisons. My SG4 is over two years old now and I think the only way to improve my mobile experience considerably is to go with a bigger screen, so I’m thinking if the note 5 isn’t out for a while and the Z4 never happened properly I should go Note 4, even though it’s been out for a while.