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Samsung Galaxy Note 4 vs. Motorola Nexus 6

The search engine giant, Google has partnered with Motorola to launch its next generation of Nexus devices. Following which, the all new Motorola Nexus 6 has made its arrival a few days back. Featuring a 5.96-inch display, the Motorola Nexus 6 is the fastest and the most powerful Nexus smartphone till date. The Nexus 6 runs on Google’s latest Android 5.0 Lollipop operating system, which would be getting constant upgrades, directly from Google.


Another brilliant feature of this smartphone is turbo charging, which allows the user to charge this smartphone substantially in only 15 minutes. There are various other innovative features, added on this smartphone device.

The Motorola Nexus 6 offers the toughest rivalry to the Samsung Galaxy Note 4. Below, we bring you a detailed one-on-one comparison test between the Nexus 6 and the Note 4.

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 vs. Motorola Nexus 6


The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 sports a 5.7-inch (1440 x 2560 pixels) Super AMOLED Capacitive Multi-touch display, producing 16M vibrant colours at an amazing pixel density rate of 515 pixels per inch. For its added protection, this display features Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection.

On the other hand, the all new Motorola Nexus 6 features a 5.96-inch (1440 x 2560) AMOLED Capacitive Multi-touch screen display, producing 16M colours at a pixels density rate of 493 pixels per inch. This display is also protected with Corning Gorilla Glass 3.

Both Samsung Galaxy Note 4 and Motorola Nexus 6 sport almost a similar display. However, the Galaxy Note 4 steps ahead in this segment with a minor advantage of better pixel density rate.

Processor & RAM

The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 is powered by a 2.7GHz Exynos chipset, Quad-Core Processor or a 1.9GHz Exynos chipset, Quad-Core Processor (depending upon the market), coupled with 3GB of RAM. Whereas, the Motorola Nexus 6 is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 Quad Core Processor, clocked at 2.7GHz and coupled with 3GB of RAM and Adreno 420 GPU. Both these smartphones are capable enough to run all huge applications and high end games without any issues. Multitasking has new definitions on both these smartphone devices.

Operating System

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 runs on the Google Android 4.4.4 KitKat Operating System out-of-the-box. On the other hand, the Motorola Nexus 6 runs on the Google’s latest Android 5.0 Lollipop Operating System.


For capturing memorable moments on the go, the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 sports a brilliant 16 Megapixels (3456 x 4608 pixels) autofocus rear camera featuring LED flash, optical image stabilization, dual-shot, geo-tagging, touch focus, simultaneous HD video and image recording, face/smile detection, HDR, Panorama and more. It also houses a 3.7 Megapixels (1080p) front facing camera for your video calls and selfies.

The Motorola Nexus 6 also houses a 13 Megapixels (4128 x 3096) autofocus rear camera, featuring dual-LED flash and other standard features similar to the Samsung Galaxy Note 4. For video calling and selfies, the Nexus 6 houses a 2 megapixels secondary camera on its front.


The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 offers 32GB of internal memory, expandable up to 128GB using MicroSD Card. And the Motorola Nexus 6 comes in two variant offering 32GB and 64GB of internal memory, which cannot be expanded using MicroSD.

Connectivity Features

The Connectivity features on both Galaxy Note 4 and Nexus 6 are almost similar including 4G (selected markets), 3G, GPS with A-GPS, GLONASS, NFC, Wi-Fi, dual-band, Wi-Fi Hotspot, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, Bluetooth, USB, USB on-the-go and MicroUSB 2.0 (MHL 3).


Both Samsung Galaxy Note 4 and Motorola Nexus 6 are fuelled by 3220mAH battery.

Price in India

The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 has been launched with a price tag of Rs. 58, 800 in India. The expected price of Motorola Nexus 6 in India is Rs. 40, 000.


While comparing Samsung Galaxy Note 4 and Motorola Nexus 6, we found that both these innovative smartphone devices sport almost similar hardware specifications including display, processor, camera, battery, memory and connectivity features.However, the Nexus 6 lacks an external MicroSD Card slot. Whereas, it runs on the latest Android 5.0 Lollipop operating system, and has a cheaper price tag, as compared to the Galaxy Note 4.

The all new Motorola Nexus 6 is a complete and advanced smartphone device, which would 100% stand upon all your expectations from a high end smartphone device. The latest OS support is a treat for its buyers.Buying the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 is also not a bad deal. However, the Motorola Nexus 6 wins this comparison test, by a slight margin in the end.

The author is an expert in mobile technology and loves to write about different handsets launched. He has listed the specifications Nexus 6 for the readers to make an informed buying decision.

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