We've already seen the iPhone 6 completely wipe the floor with Samsung's Galaxy S5 in an unofficial speed test, and with the Galaxy Note 4 now in the process of rolling out to the masses, how does it compare to Apple's latest and greatest in terms of the benchmarks?
Samsung versus Apple is one of the most fiercely contested battles in the mobile industry, but while these two titans of tech regularly astonish us with their products, they're both often inclined to take matters down to an infantile, school yard level. When Apple first launched the iPhone 6 early last month, the Korean outfit was one of a host of companies to baulk at its rival's decision to implement features that it, along with others, had been peddling for years, and with the recent Bendgate scandal - such as it is - Sammy has once again attempted to laud over its arch nemesis.
Samsung's Galaxy Note 4 was among the first major mobile announcements of this busy month, with the Korean outfit once again utilizing the IFA expo in Berlin, Germany to showcase its latest phablet. With a sharpened display, bumped processor and improved camera, it's certainly a healthy upgrade on last year's Note 3, and unsurprisingly, Sammy has been promoting it non-stop. In the latest, the Tizen maker has just rolled out a new ad, and with pre-orders now being taken in the United States, seeks to convince consumers that the Note 4 is the device to own.
With all the excitement about Apple's first 5.5-inch iPhone clouding everyone's minds, it's easy to forget that Samsung is already the king of the giant smartphone thanks to its Galaxy Note line of handsets.
Apple's announcement of the iPhone 6 Plus is not only significant in that it's a great deal larger than any smartphone the company has created before, but it also drafts the Cupertino company into the realm of the "phablet." A term derived from the combination of phone and tablet, these large handsets have taken the smartphone world by storm over the past few years, and while Samsung's Galaxy Note was the originator of this niche market, it now shares this space with several rivaling vendors. Below, you can take a look at how the iPhone 6 Plus stands up - in terms of size and specs, both - against the also-new Galaxy Note 4, Nokia's Lumia 1520 and LG's mammoth G3.
Samsung once again took to the stage at IFA to announce the latest addition to its famed Galaxy Note series earlier this week, and as we continue to digest the multitude of new features introduced with the Galaxy Note 4, the new lock screen and home screen wallpaper is already available to download. Seeing as they’re essentially just images, you can download and use them on any smartphone, and thanks to the incredibly high resolution of the device, you'll be able to get away with it on most tablets as well.
At the IFA trade show in Berlin, Samsung just took the wraps off the Galaxy Note 4, and as predicted, it's a beast of a device. For the most part, it's very much as we expected, with a stunning-looking quad-HD display and equally-impressive camera, and below, we go through each and every aspect of this all-new addition to the market-leading phablet series.
Samsung's Galaxy Note 4 will be announced next week at Berlin's IFA, and although we've already seen what the device looks like thanks to a number of reports and sightings, we've a new leak of the device in what appears to be some form of disguise. The Korean manufacturer often places its unannounced devices in strange housing prior to the big reveal, but although the boxy nature of the Note 4's casing is clearly designed to throw the on-looking tech world off the scent, you can still make out the form factor of the impending phablet.
Although the blogosphere is abuzz with iPhone 6-related reports, Samsung will argue that its upcoming Galaxy Note 4 is the smartphone to grab this fall, and with the Korean outfit having already confirmed the September 3rd Unpacked event in Berlin, we're now playing the waiting game. Given what we've heard so far, we're not expecting too many surprises, and one feature that will remain without a shadow of doubt is the S Pen. The company's stylus is one of the discernible differences between the Galaxy Note range and the Galaxy S line-up, and in a new ad focused mainly on consumers with children, Sammy reminds us how important handwriting remains in this Digital Age.
Samsung may have impressed with the Galaxy S5, but even the beautiful display and rear-facing shooter of the company's flagship hasn't stopped one of Android's powerhouses from delivering a bunch of models since then. As well as the snap-happy Galaxy K (or S5 Zoom), the Korean company just took the wraps off the Galaxy Alpha, a mid-to-high-end handset with a slick, metal-fused design, and although each of these devices have their share of strengths, the Galaxy Note 4 is the one that everybody has been waiting for. If you're a Samsung fan but decided to skip the S5, then there's a good chance that you're after the fourth installment to the famed phablet series, and now, we may finally have the nailed-on list of tech. specs courtesy of an Indonesian retailer.