Friday, April 3, 2015
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Samsung is a brand envied by its competition and praised by its fans. Every device they released received a lot of appreciations, and the company kept on surprising their buyers with better smartphones. The Galaxy S5 came in spring, but there were some fans who complained of the weird dotted pattern, but they added a cover to hold the device in place. The Note 4 is a phablet with a stunning display and better specifications. The phones are very different from each other, and we’re putting their specs side by side, to see the difference.
Samsung Galaxy S5
The Galaxy S5 is one of the best selling smartphones with a display over 5inches, this one having a Super AMOLED screen of 5.2inches, with Full HD 1920x1080pixels resolution and 432ppi. The front panel has a rectangular home button which hides the fingerprint sensor and both the exterior and interior are protected against water and dust thanks to the IP67 certification. The total weight of the device is 145grams and it is neither thin nor thick, measuring 8.1mm. The internal parts of the Galaxy S5 consist of Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 801 chipset which supports a Krait 400 processor with four cores, clocked at 2.5GHz, which pair with an Adreno 330 GPU and 2GB of RAM. You’ll buy either the 16GB or the 32GB variant of internal storage and if it’s still not enough for you, add a microSD card and get up to 128GB of storage capacity. The phone takes photos with a 16MP rear camera equipped with phase detection autofocus, LED flash, 1/2.6” sensor size, 1.12 µm pixel size etc., and for video calling, you’ll use the modest 2MP front camera. The phone comes with a removable battery of 2800mAh.
Samsung Galaxy Note 4
The device is imposing, considering that it’s fitted with a 5.7inches display, Super AMOLED, QHD, with an amazing resolution of 2560x1440pixels and 515ppi. The thickness of the Note 4 is 8.5mm, it weights 176grams and likewise its smaller sibling, it provides the useful fingerprint sensor, but lacks the water and dust proof, because of the S pen slot, that can’t be covered. The phablet is powered by the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 quad core Krait 450 processor, which has a higher clock speed of 2.7GHz, and features a newer Adreno 440 GPU. The device houses 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage, also expandable up to 128GB. Good-quality photos you’ll take with the 16MP rear camera with optical image stabilization, but there are other features that are worth mentioning: dual shot, simultaneous HD video and image recording, HDR etc. The front camera was improved and now it has a resolution of 3.7MP. Good job, Samsung! The battery isn’t significantly bigger than the one from the Note 3, its capacity being increased with 20mAh from 3200mAh.
Pros and Cons
Many will prefer the bigger phone because of its larger screen, but they will also pay more money and they will have to make great sacrifices to afford the Note 4 (750 dollars), but they’ll be very satisfied of the powerful processor, the QHD resolution and the improved cameras. The Galaxy S5 is 200 dollars cheaper, but it’s a great deal if you’re not really interested in having the fastest phone from the market.