iPhone 6 Plus specs versus Samsung Galaxy Note 4, LG G3

iPhone 6 Plus specs versus Samsung Galaxy Note 4, LG G3


The days of Android fanboys and fangirls mercilessly mocking the 4-inch Apple iPhone screen are over. The 5.5-inch Apple iPhone 6 Plus (and to a lesser extent the 4.7-inch iPhone 6) smash the iPhone screen record, and in doing so, start competing toe-to-toe with today’s top big-screen phones.

LG’s 5.5-inch G3 and Samsung’s freshly-unveiled Galaxy Note 4 (and kooky Note 4 Edge) rise to the top in terms of stature and specs. Here’s how Apple’s iPhone 6 Plus compares.


iPhone 6 Plus Samsung Galaxy Note 4 LG G3
Display 5.5-inch 1080p LCD 5.7-inch Quad HD Super AMOLED (2,560×1,440) 5.5-inch Quad HD LCD (2,560×1,440)
Pixel density 401 ppi 515 ppi 538 ppi
Dimensions 6.2 x 3.1 x 0.28 inches (158.1 x 77.8 x 7.1 mm) 6 x 3.1 x 0.34 inches (153.5 by 78.6 by 8.5 mm) 5.76 x 2.94 x 0.35 inches (146.3 x 74.6 x 8.9 mm)
Weight 6.1 ounces (172 g) 6.2 ounces (176 g) 5.26 ounces (149 g)
OS iOS 8 Android 4.4, TouchWiz Android 4.4.2, custom UI
Camera, video 8-megapixel, 1080p HD video 16-megapixel, 4K video (3,840×2,160) 13-megapixel, 4K video (3,840×2,160)
Front-facing camera 1.2-megapixel, 720p HD 3.7-megapixel 2.1-megapixel; 1080p HD
Processor A8 with M8 co-processor 2.7GHz Snapdragon 805 or 1.9GHz octa-core chipset 2.5GHz quad-core Snapdragon 801
Capacity 16GB, 64GB, 128 GB 32GB 32GB
Extra storage None Up to 64GB Up to 128GB
Battery Up to 12 hours (LTE); embedded 3,300mAh; removable 3,000mAh; removable
Bluetooth 4.0 Low Energy 4.0 Low Energy 4.0 Low Energy
NFC Yes Yes Yes
Waterproof No No No
Colors Silver, gold, gray White, black, gold, pink Black, white, gold, violet, red
Extras Apple Pay, Touch ID fingerprint scanner Heart-rate monitor, fingerprint scanner, stylus Rear controls, knock code, laser camera focus
US retail price $300, $400, $500 (contract) N/A $200 on-contract ($600 off)
UK retail price £620, £700, £790 (off-contract) N/A ~£400 off-contract
AU retail price $1,000, $1,130, $1,350 (off-contract) N/A ~$700 off-contract

Metal versus plastic

Apple’s iPhone continues to favor aluminum craftsmanship, while the Note 4 adds a metal frame. TheLG G3, meanwhile, sticks with a lighter plastic construction for its phone housing.

Screen resolution

One of the major differences along these phones comes down to the screen resolution. The iPhone 6 Plus has the same 5.5-inch display size as the LG G3, but is the only one of the three to use a 1080p resolution display instead of the more pixel-packed Quad HD resolution of 2,560 x 1,440 pixels.

As a result, the iPhone 6 Plus’ pixel density is significantly lower than both the Note 4 and the G3. When we hold the screens side-by-side we expect to see that difference on content that supports ultrarich detail, like 4K videos and photos.


The megapixel war rages on among most handset-makers, pushing up the number of pixels captured to 13 and 16-megapixels. Apple (and separately, HTC) takes a different tack, keeping megapixels steady at 8 for the rear camera and 1.2 for the front.


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