Apple may be credited with reinventing the smartphone segment with its iPhone in 2007, but Samsung has played a major role in taking the segment forward with its innovative features like S Pen.
Amongst the latest innovations from the Korean giant is the edge display. After first making its proper appearance on the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge, Samsung has found enough confidence and market response to launch it as a variation of its flagship Note series, Galaxy Note Edge.
The Galaxy Note phones already had a huge display and the latest one is no different. It has a 5.6 inch display, which has relatively remained the same over the last few versions. The unique aspect of the Galaxy Note Edge, though, is the small display to the side of the main screen. This small display is found only on one side with the other edge being covered as usual. Samsung is yet to provide a whole host of features to this additional display, but the company is slowly getting there. It already houses a lot of key information like clock or most frequently contacted contacts.
The iPhone 6 Plus was launched with the sole intention of being a proper competitor for the Galaxy Note series. It is certainly well equipped for this job, as it has a 5.5 inch display. It may not have the additional features that a Galaxy Note phone has, like the S Pen, but it provides more screen real estate for those willing to take advantage of the phone’s immense capabilities. The iPhone 6 Plus’ screen is the first to feature full HD resolution in an iPhone. The Galaxy Note Edge, though, has moved on to the 2K resolution and it is clearly one of the best screens in the market today.
Other aspects of the iPhone 6 Plus remain largely similar to the smaller iPhone 6, but there are some key elements – like a bigger battery that provides almost 2 days of battery life – that make it stand apart. The Galaxy Note Edge already has an excellent battery life due to the 3000 mAh battery in the back. The iPhone 6 Plus, comparatively, has a slightly smaller 2915 mAh battery.
Camera has remained a strong aspect of the Samsung phones in recent years and the Galaxy Note Edge continues to retain this tradition by using the same 16 megapixel camera seen in the recent crop of phones from the Korean company like the Galaxy S6. It remains one of the finest smartphone cameras to date and it will be capable of providing more details within the picture than the eight megapixel photos from the iPhone 6 Plus. Even though the picture quality is of a great standard, some users may complain the lack of detail due to the eight megapixel camera on the Apple product. The iPhone 6 Plus costs $800 for the unlocked 16 GB version while the Galaxy Note Edge is priced at $670 for the 32 GB version.