Anonymous, 30 Dec 2014There will become a day that an android release of lollipop will come and have such a smoothn... moreAndroid = Laggy mobile OS.
Android 5.0 (Lollipop) has a memory leak bug and fix is on the way.. Still it is not so smoothness and not satisfactory one.
Waiting for fixes
It's funny, and hopefully this lands in the right spot, as a comment 'back' to the gentleman about the iPhone dropping to the N4 in battery run down testing, as well as several others. The numbers in several tests and benchmarks are contrary to what other 'reviewers' have found. From class acts; Anand, DisplayMate and ARS... To running the benchmarks I was able to last evening on each device.
I own both the N4 (started with the first Note, couldn't get out quick enough and when the contract ended, all intentions were to drop and run. Then I used the N3. Complete 180°! Totally different phone, speed, resolution ...unreal. But the N4 for my aging eyes is a God send for my aging eyes with its resolution increase. As is the 6+, strictly my personal line. The Note(s) --- my wife and I both have specifically to run our business
The results on GB3 show a lower than average multi core score, no single core which typically is how a phone utilizes cores. And the iPhone 6 & 6+ damn near double the N4 in single core performance. The other is exactly what I'm responding to, the comment about the Note's 'better' battery/efficiency tests.
A) again, ALL other reviews I've read have the iPhone, calibrated @ 200nits...the N4 the same ...ruling top the roost! While a slight gain was absolutely exemplary engineering from the Note 3 with the resolution and core clock speed increases ....but
B) I don't need benchmarks when I own and have for 90 days a pair of each ...the 6+.s and Note 4s. They're both phenomenal but in ALL cases, heavy gaming or video encoding, manipulation to regular email, Facebook and surfing---we are both blown away by how appreciable the battery life is on both....especially the iPhone. The 6+ is outstanding in its CPU performance metrics. From Google Octane to WebXPRT, SunSpider to Kraken, Basemark overall and B/M OSII 'System' & 'memory', falling ONLY short on BM/OS2'/ Memory & overall graphics (caveat next line 'real world GPU perfomance).
A link to measurements performed on the CPU side of the SoC ( another caveat, mobile benchmarking is quite a joke right now but we have what we have. )
On the GPU, Imagine Tech's solution on the A8 wins in 3D MK 1.2 unlimited graphics battle by about the same percentage the Adreno"s 420 beats the IT by in 3DMk2 physics. That said, in "real world usage' IE, instensive 3D 'console type' gaming shows a significantly different story when it comes to (a significantly more reliable and better benching system vs. CPU driven software) FPS both on and off screen.
Using BaseMark 1.1, other than 'offscreen' performance in Dunes (N4 bests the 6+ by 20%), 'onscreen' Dunes HQ goes to the iPhone 6+ by over 200%!! Note 4, just about able to squeak 15fps. The iPhone 6+, a shy over 47
Same can be said for Hangar, onscreen graphics perform identically. 15-->47
GFXBench 3.0 Manhattan, same story. The A8 sits alone atop the heap in and off screen. On screen the iPhone trounces the '4' with the '6' able to hit 26fps, while the 6+ Almost hits 19. The Note 3-->4 went from 10.8 to 11fps. Obviously (the increase in) resolution helps drain the GPU's power and assets quicker than the lower rez 1080p iPhone dispaly.
GFXBench 3.0 TRex HD onscreen 6+ = 41fps, the six itself. Almost 50 and the Note 4 is just over ½ that onscreen performance at about 27fps. Offscreen while the 6+ still leads, it's a closer 40fps on the Note, 45 on the 6.
While i love my Note and it's expansion capabilities, it's abilities are shrinking with each iteration and Android update. Unfortunately what I was able to store on my SD card on the Note 1 has been cut significantly on 4.4. And with a single, 32GB model...usable maybe 20GB before you're considering what to get rid of....the iPhone offers 16, 64 and 128 of incredibly quick NAND, especially the larger read and writes. (256Kb). Where as the Note 4 excels with smaller, more random (4k) R/Ws. Both are fast as hell though ...the 6+ achieving near parity with first generation SSD speeds with this batch of iPhones. Again, some more information on these 'tests' that again, just don't add up!
Hopefully linking is okay, as this is my first gsm post. My apologies to the mods if not. But why the discrepancies in measurements? While the SoC numbers seem off, the display seem significantly better as far as accuracy. 400nits is what we're mearsuring as well, Anand recently wrote an excellent article on the differences between IPS & AMOLED, it's quick advancement and possibility of achieving parity with LCD/LED displays soon, if not already in some subjective opinions
Samsung jumped from lcd , led , super AMOLED and coming with quantum dots display but apple is still there with old and dull ips lcd display like Samsung's low end phones. How can you compare advanced galaxy note 4 to old techs iphone 6 plus ?
I have used both android and ios devices and the latest ones after using all these devices the conclusion will be when u spend 900 dollar on an iphone u still not completely own it maybe u can only change wallpaper or ringtone by urself rest the whole software is being controlled by apple u cant customize anything I know some people may say it is easy to use but u can customize the whole android software according to ur needs u can make as simple as simple u want and add more functions to it apple says in their add that they are a innovating company and had different but I have seen fingerprint sensor back in 2011 when I was using Motorola atrix and most of the software tweeks they r showing year per year by introducing a different ios every year they r already in android for the last two three years by my far experience only benefit I can c while using apple device is u get a good resale value as they don't decrease price until the launch of next device as per Android goes u c a price drop In a month which sometime feels bad
AnonD-345545, 27 Dec 2014This most fabulous iPhone has made me switch over from Android to Apple. Even the most powerf... moreWe are talking about the Note 4 and 6+ NOW. Not 7 years ago when the 1st STUPID iPhone released.
There will become a day that an android release of lollipop will come and have such a smoothness that even iphoners will notice that their iphones lag
iphone is a device where is made for people who they have limits and walking on a straight line ......Note 4 designed for people who they don't have limits ...who they fly on a skies whatever that costs them ....for adventure people ...
AnonD-345545, 27 Dec 2014This most fabulous iPhone has made me switch over from Android to Apple. Even the most powerf... moreAre you kidding me? The note 4 has the best, most sharp display ever in any phone.It also has one of the best cameras out there and it's battery lasts way longer and charges faster oh and it has a removable battery, way better specs a sharper camera computer-like multitasking and much more so go check your information before you hate on Android.
John1986, 28 Dec 2014Every time i read a review comparing high end smartphones the specs are always better in other... moreThen you better start imagining having and using the amazing Note 4, because it will take you to the future. You know, PC like multitasking, the versatile active stylus, the world's first real and smooth mobile virtual reality experience, all on the best mobile display ever (you need to see it for yourself), bigger by 7% than the 6+ display, a lot sharper, but in a body that's just 1mm wider. O, and it also would last hours longer than the iPhone on a single charge while making you wait much less charging with it's fast charging ability. You can thank me later. :)
Every time i read a review comparing high end smartphones the specs are always better in other brands like Samsung or Lg but the reality is that the iPhone only one who doesn´t disapoint you when spend 700€. Since i bought my first iPhone i cannot imagine having another phone.
Y'all are always looking for eye-popping specs for your phone but only use less than 50% of its feature in real time. what a bunch. procie this gpu that, even a midrange gpu can handle most games available for mobile. what we should demand from manufacturers is advance battery tech to maximize that spec bullshit.
AnonD-345545, 27 Dec 2014This most fabulous iPhone has made me switch over from Android to Apple. Even the most powerf... more:D Did you even read the review? The Note 4 last hours more than the iPhone 6+ on a single charge despite having a bigger and a lot higher density display! So which one's the power hungry phone again? On the camera comparison, the Note 4 also wins on almost every test. And the display? Yes, what we see matters most, not just what you see, and according to almost everyone who has seen the Note 4 display is convinced that it is the best display out there, as what the guys at displaymate.com pronounced, so, you need to get your eyes checked, seriously. " Android
software and devices are the
ultimate fraud of the 21st Century"? :) You might as well get your brain checked, too, while you're at it.
This most fabulous iPhone has made me switch over from Android to Apple. Even the most powerful Android Phones are laggy and power hungry. Literally they need the processing power of a mainframe. Their huge drain on batteries make them eco unfriendly. None of them take better pictures than the first generation iPhones. Forget about specifications and benchmarking. What we see matters most. None of them have a better display than even the first generation iPhones. Again what we see matters. Android software and devices are the ultimate fraud of the 21st Century.
750 nits on auto brightnesshttp://www.androidbeat.com/2014/09/displaymate-praises-galaxy-note4-amoled-display-performance/
You guys should check displaymates testing on the note 4 screen. If you set brightness to auto it will crank up over 700 nits. It's alot less just setting it to 100 percent.
In the name of single god
I think the gpu of iPhone 6 is a monster but camera quality is weak
AnonD-237024, 23 Dec 2014"The iPhone 6 Plus brings beefier specs" "beefier specs" imout.jpegOh is it suppose to be "muttonized specs"?