Nexus 6 vs Galaxy Note 4: Size Comparison

Now that we’ve received the Nexus 6 and posted our initial hands-on and impressions video, we’re getting a lot of questions from potential buyers regarding the sheer size of the device. It’s a big phone, and here we’ll quickly compare it to the new Samsung Galaxy Note 4.

Google’s new Nexus 6 is a whale of a smartphone, a phablet if you will, coming in with a massive 5.96-inch Quad-HD display and some stunning features to accompany the new Android 5.0 Lollipop. And while we can’t show you everything just yet, below we’ll compare it to Samsung’s latest phablet.


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In our video below you’ll see a side by side comparison of the new Nexus 6 compared to the Samsung Galaxy Note 4. They both have huge screens, impressive specs, and will be available from all five major carriers in the United States. The Nexus 6 release date hasn’t arrived yet, but hopefully this will help prospective buyers have a better idea of what it’s about before they buy.



Last month Google announced the all new Nexus 6 smartphone along with the Nexus 9 tablet, and Android 5.0 Lollipop. Later, it confirmed a Nexus 6 pre-order date for October 29th. Right on time, the Nexus 6 went up for pre-order as expected, but sold out in less than 5 minutes by my count.


The Nexus 6 went up for pre-order last week but didn’t last long. Many buyers were angry with the pre-order problems, but rest assured, all five carriers will be offering it soon and you’ll have a chance to get one. For those who’ve ordered, or plan to, read on and watch our video below showing off the sheer size of this impressive new flagship Google smartphone.

Samsung’s Galaxy Note 4 is one of the biggest and most impressive smartphones released in 2014. Featuring a big 5.7-inch 2560 x 1440 Quad-HD display, and is a phablet just like the previous versions. The Nexus 6 though, is even bigger with a 5.96-inch Quad-HD display and front facing speakers. All that said, it’s only a hair longer than the Galaxy Note 4, and about the same size elsewhere.

Buying a phone is a big decision, especially when it’s one of this size. The Nexus 6 is the biggest Nexus ever released, and it came as a big surprise for many potential buyers. We’ve received a lot of questions regarding this exact thing, and received countless comments from Nexus users looking for a new phone, as the Nexus 6 isn’t for them. The video above was made to show you exactly that. Software and features aside, these phones are quite similar in size, and will make any user extremely happy.


Nexus 6

  • 5.96-inch 2560 x 1440 Quad-HD Display
  • 2.7 GHz Quad-Core Snapdragon 805 processor with 3GB of RAM
  • 32GB/64GB internal storage
  • Android 5.0 Lollipop
  • 13 Megapixel camera with OIS, 2.1 front camera
  • Ring Flash similar to Moto X
  • Dual Front Facing Speakers
  • Aluminum frame around device like the new Moto X 2014
  • 3,200 mAh battery

Galaxy Note 4 Specs

  • 5.7-inch 2560 x 1440 Quad-HD AMOLED Display
  • 2.7 GHz Quad-Core Snapdragon 805 processor with 3GB of RAM
  • 32GB storage (micro-SD support up to 128GB)
  • Android 4.4.4 KitKat (will see Android L eventually)
  • 16 Megapixel OIS camera, 3.7 front camera
  • Fingerprint scanner, heart rate monitor, UV sensors
  • Aluminum design around edge
  • 3,220 mAh battery
  • S-Pen stylus

Google’s new Nexus 6 won’t be available in the United States until later this month, with T-Mobile up first offering the phone on November 12th. We’ve yet to hear from any other carriers, but it’s coming to AT&T, Sprint, US Cellular and Verizon all later this month, or possibly in December.

The Note 4 however, is readily available from all carriers. Hopefully this video helped you decide which device is right for you, and if you’re set on the Nexus 6 feel free to head into a carrier store and use the Note 4, as it’s a similar experience in the hand.