Samsung Note 4 vs Apple iPhone 6 Plus: Graphics performance





Despite Samsung attempt to be the first in the smartphone market by all indicators, ranging from sales and ending performance is not always confirmed by the actual performance. Samsung Galaxy Note 4 has 8-core processor installed and high-resolution screen, but despite this GPU , the South Korean leader did not match up to the iPhone 6 Plus. Let’s try to understand why.

Really a war of aggression and attack by Samsung began in 2010, when Steve Jobs introduced the iPhone 4 screen Retina. Prior to this, the South Korean smartphone maker focused on small devices. But competition is forcing to go to desperate actions.

Apple has taken the tactics of a gradual increase in resolution of the smartphone, relying not only on the density of pixels, but also the smooth operation of the processor for which the screen with a new resolution would not become a burden, once every two years, adding several precious millimeters to the diagonal screen size: 3.5-inch iPhone 4 / 4S, 4-inch iPhone 5 / 5S, 4.7-inch iPhone 6 and the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus.



Samsung also as a priority selects marketing of devices, the evolution of which provides a better and larger screen, supported by the work of first 2-core, then a 4-core and finally the 8-core processor. For application developers a range of devices with different configurations is a real challenge.

Lineup of smartphones running iOS now limited to four diagonal screens and ten models of iPhone, with the smooth evolution of processors. From March 2011 to the present day Apple releases 2-core processors and the amount of RAM, since September 2012, remains unchanged with 1GB.


Samsung Galaxy Note for the same time period of 3 years in length, significantly ruffled nerves developers. In 2011, as part of IFA company is the first planshetofon Samsung Galaxy Note: 1 GB of RAM, 2-core processor speed of 1.4 GHz, 5.3-inch WXGA screen. Passes one year and the market goes Galaxy Note II, but with radically different characteristics: 4-core processor with a frequency of 1.6 GHz, 2 GB of RAM and a 5.5-inch screen of the standard HD.


September 25, 2013, new Galaxy Note III users waiting for 3 GB of RAM, 5.7-inch Full HD screen (hello, new resolution) and 4-core processor with a frequency of 2.3 GHz. The final chord of the year was the release of Galaxy Note IV, received an 8-core processor (2.7 GHz) and 5.7-inch Quad HD screen with a resolution of 2560 by 1440, Number of memory remains unchanged – 3 GB.

Alas, the desire to release the best screen does not correspond to a series of Galaxy Note. As a result, when working with applications in high-resolution significantly decreases the overall performance of your smartphone. Illustrative example of what a Quad HD screens should not act hastily, and was announced a month ago iPhone 6 Plus. The tests showed that with rendering OpenGL ES 3.03 3D new flagship handles worse than last year’s model iPhone 5s: 19 FPS the iPhone 6 Plus vs. 24.4 in iPhone 5s. Galaxy Note IV and does “hit the dirt face» – 10.5 FPS. The bottom line is that Samsung uses a common marketing ploy.

“The iPhone 6 Plus screen resolution” just something “1920 x 1080 and only 1 GB of RAM. Galaxy Note 4 received more generous features: 2560×1440 screen resolution and as much as 3 GB of RAM “

Inexperienced user, choosing a smartphone in the same price category, probably will prefer a more productive smartphone. But the market offers many models based on Android with the same iPhone 6 Plus resolution and the best (in numerical terms) specs:


For the given GFXBench test all newly falls into place. Developers also easier to release an application for iOS (despite a few tough policy selection of applications in App Store), and then, earning popularity and tore a good jackpot (if it is really sensible) to do the optimization and development of applications / games already under Android platform.[via AppleInsider]

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