Sorry Google, but the Note 4 is simply hands down a better device.
- smaller, thinner, lighter
- better battery
- removable battery
- SD slot
- better camera
- better screen
- much more sensors
- S Pen
- superb multitasking with multi window and floating windows
- one handed mode
The only two things going for Nexus are slightly larger screen surface and some water resistance
Akira, 13 Nov 2014The most color accurate mode on the S5 is the Movie/Cinema (depending on language or region) m... moreAs per gsmarena specs the AMOLED display of the Nexus 6 is not of the "Super" variety. Google the difference.
iver, 13 Nov 2014Where is the detail of the display? Like brightnes and sunlight contrast ratio, where are those? I am also wondering so much why the display analysis is missing!
But I know the brightness is so poooor that it could ruin the overall evaluation.
AnonD-175233, 13 Nov 2014AMOLED is crap, it's absolute garbage compared to a good LCD panel. thanks to all who love to... moreHave used alot of phones and currently on a nexus 5. Miss the super amoled of my old S4 though. blacks are more like grey on most LCDs/
AnonD-255623, 13 Nov 2014Greyscale on all Moto phones is good, even the last year Moto X's greysclace was better than t... moreThe most color accurate mode on the S5 is the Movie/Cinema (depending on language or region) mode. For sRGB that is ("Professional Photo" covers Adobe RGB which leads to oversaturation for sRGB content due to a too wide gamut).
Samsung makes the AMOLED panels for the Nexus 6. I believe the drivers need some serious tweaking for better efficiency, since I doubt the hardware used is that much different (other than a slight size increase) from what Samsung used in the Note 4.
Akira, 13 Nov 2014Not really. The brightness on the Nexus 6 may be lacking, the Note 4 in Auto mode achieves sim... moreGreyscale on all Moto phones is good, even the last year Moto X's greysclace was better than this year's S5 on basic or natural mode. Their problem lies with whoever makes the display panel for them. Either Samsung or LG or whoever is providing em, cause the panels are less efficient than Super AMOLEDS and i dont believe in burn in. I've used AMOLEDS a lot.
AnonD-255623, 13 Nov 2014I would definitely choose an AMOLED just cause of the beautiful blacks and viewing angles but ... moreNot really. The brightness on the Nexus 6 may be lacking, the Note 4 in Auto mode achieves similar brightness as the iPhone 6 plus (>700 nits). Which combined with the much better contrast gives you great outdoor visibility.
There is no more brightness needed indoors and color accuracy is also at the top of the scale (again similar to or better than the iPhones), plus a better whitebalance calibration to boot.
And that last part is what matters. Calibration. The panels themselves allow for a much wider color gamut to start with. Once Adobe RGB becomes mainstream, these panels are ready, most others are not.
AnonD-175233, 13 Nov 2014AMOLED is crap, it's absolute garbage compared to a good LCD panel. thanks to all who love to... moreI would definitely choose an AMOLED just cause of the beautiful blacks and viewing angles but regarding colour reproduction and brightness they are still behind SLCD3 or even the IPS LCD panel on 2013 Moto G...
AnonD-175233, 13 Nov 2014AMOLED is crap, it's absolute garbage compared to a good LCD panel. thanks to all who love to... moreAt least thats one point of view.Most of the people still prefer amoled displays
Comparing dual stereo speaker setup is considered old school now i suppose
AMOLED is crap, it's absolute garbage compared to a good LCD panel. thanks to all who love to be guinea pigs for AMOLED.
I was waiting for the review to see if I should go for Edge or Nexus. It will be the edge. One of the keys for going for nexus was bigger screen and dual front zpeakers. Speakers not that good.
I'm still waiting for the ISO chart, gray chart and color poster.
And I thought GSMArena posted the official review on their FB page. :(
Anonymous, 13 Nov 2014Stock Android, faster updates, and front stereo speakers. Everything else...Note 4. So I'm in... moreBut is non stock Android i.e. TouchWiz still so bad as the hate want us to believe or has it improved? One thing for sure - stock Android does not support the S pen. And elsewhere on the web a review said Lollipops camera app is poor - well actually terrible. And no multi window.
Samy, 13 Nov 2014Not a single mention of how unnecessarily big this phone is in the review? It should still fit in normal-sized pockets and has a big enough screen for comfortable browsing experience. I don't see any problems, personally I don't mind if it required both hands for using it easily. I wish my One M8 had a bigger screen.
Not a single mention of how unnecessarily big this phone is in the review?