Xiaomi Mi Note vs Samsung Galaxy Note 4 vs Apple iPhone 6 Plus: Specifications & Features Comparison

Xiaomi has launched its flagship smartphone Xiaomi Mi Note in China. This phablet will be available in 16 GB and 64 GB variants which are priced at  CNY 2,299 (Rs. 23,000 approx.) and CNY 2,799 (Rs. 28,000 approx.) respectively. This device is fully loaded with striking features and is priced aggressively. It will give run for its money to even expensive phones which have already established themselves in the market. Thus, in this post we have done a comparison between Xiaomi Mi Note vs Samsung Galaxy Note 4 vs Apple iPhone 6 Plus so that you can easily decide the one you would pick. Read on to find how Xiaomi Mi Note vs Samsung Galaxy Note 4 vs Apple iPhone 6 Plus compare with each other in features, specifications and price.

Xiaomi Mi Note vs samsung Galaxy Note 4 vs Apple iPhone 6 Plus

Specifications and Features Comparison: Xiaomi Mi Note vs Samsung Galaxy Note 4 vs Apple iPhone 6 Plus

Device/Features Xiaomi Mi Note Samsung Galaxy  Note 4 Apple iPhone 6 Plus
Price Rs. 23,000 (Expected) Rs. 54,999 Rs. 60,799
Display 5.7 inch JDI Full-HD – Gorilla Glass 3 5.7 inch Super AMOLED – Gorilla Glass 4 5.5 inch IPS LCD – Shatterproof Glass
Resolution 1080×1920 –  386 ppi 1440×2560 – 515 ppi 1080×1920 – 401 ppi
SoC Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 Apple A8
CPU Quad-Core 2.5 GHz Quad-Core 2.7 Krait 450 Dual-Core 1.4 GHz
GPU Adreno 330 Adreno 420 PowerVR GX6450
RAM 3 GB 3 GB 1 GB
Memory 16/64 GB 32 GB 16/64/128 GB
MicroSD No Yes – up to 128 GB No
Battery 3000 mAh 3220 mAh – Li-Ion Removable 2915 mAh – Fixed
Rear Camera 13 MP,  OIS, Sony CMOS sensor, Philips two-tone flash and six-element lens 16 MP, OIS, AF, LED Flash 8 MP, OIS, AF, Dual Tone LED Flash
Front Camera 4 MP with 2-micron pixels 3.7 MP Wide Angle 1.2 MP
Connectivity Wi-Fi (802.11ac), Bluetooth 4.1, GPS / Glonass / 2/3/4G LTE, Wi-Fi a/b/g/n/ac Dual band,
Bluetooth 4.1 LE, NFC, IR Blaster
2/3/4G LTE, Wi-Fi a/b/g/n/ac Dual Band, Bluetooth 4.0, Locked NFC
OS Android 4.4.4 KitKat –  MIUI 6 Android 4.4 KitKat – TouchWiz UI iOS 8
Thickness & Weight 6.95 mm, 161 grams 8.5 mm, 176 grams 7.1 mm, 172 grams

Processor

The Xiaomi Mi Note runs on 2.5 GHz Quad-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor coupled with 3 GB of RAM and Adreno 330 GPU. iPhone 6 Plus runs on Dual-Core processor with Apple A8 SoC, PowerVR GX6450 and 1 GB of RAM. Samsung Galaxy Note 4 is backed up by Quad-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 processor clocked at 2.7 GHz alongside 3 GB of RAM which seems to be the most powerful configuration among the three devices.

Operating System

Xiaomi Mi Note and Samsung Galaxy Note 4 both run on Android 4.4 KitKat operating system, the former comes with MIUI 6 on the top while the latter supports TouchWiz UI. Apple iPhone 6 Plus, on the other hand runs on totally different iOS 8 operating system.

Display

Mi Note and Galaxy Note 4 have a tie here in terms of display size. Both the devices feature a 5.7 inch display. Mi Note sports a JDI Full-HD display with Gorilla Glass 3 protection, 1080×1920 pixel resolution and  386 ppi pixel density. Galaxy Note comes with Super AMOLED display with Gorilla Glass 4 protection, 1440×2560 pixel  resolution and 515 ppi pixel density. iPhone 6 Plus features a slightly smaller 5.5 inch IPS LCD display with Shatterproof Glass, 1080×1920 pixel resolution and pixel density of 401 ppi.

Camera

Galaxy Note 4 triumphs over the other two devices on imaging front, it sports 16 mega pixel rear camera with OIS, Auto Focus, LED Flash and a 3.7 mega pixel wide angle front camera. Samsung Galaxy Note houses a 13 mega pixel rear camera with  OIS, Sony CMOS sensor, Philips two-tone flash and six-element lens with a 4 mega pixel secondary camera with 2-micron pixels.

iPhone 6 Plus comes with 8 mega pixel rear camera with OIS, Auto Focus, Dual Tone LED Flash and 1.2 mega pixel front facing camera on board.

Storage

Based on storage, iPhone 6 Plus is available in three non-expandable storage variants 16 GB, 64 GB and 128 GB. Galaxy Note 4 comes with 32 GB in-built storage which is expandable up to 128 GB via microSD card while Mi Note will again come in two variants 16 GB and 64 GB, both are non-expandable.

Battery and Connectivity

Samsung Note 4 packs the most powerful 3220 mAh battery, followed by 3000 mAh battery of Mi Note which also features Quick Charge 2.0 technology. iPhone 6 Plus is fueled by 2915 mAh battery.

As far as connectivity is concerned, all the devices support Wi-Fi and Bluetooth in addition to other connectivity options.

Thickness and Weight

Despite the large display size, these phablets boasts of their sleek and slim designs. Galaxy Note 4 stands at the last in this competition with 8.5 mm thickness and 176 grams weight. iPhone 6 measures 7.1 mm in thickness and weighs 172 grams. Mi Note on the other hand is the lightest of all, it weighs 161 grams and bears 6.95 mm of thickness which is 0.15 mm slimmer and 11 grams lighter than iPhone 6 Plus.

Price

iPhone 6 Plus 16 GB variant is available at Rs.  60,799 while the 64 GB variant is available at Rs. 69,569. The Galaxy Note 4 which is available in just 32 GB variant is priced at Rs. 54,999. The crown of the cheapest phablet among the three compared here, goes to Mi Note which is priced lower than the other two. 16 GB variants of Mi Note id priced at Rs. 23,000 while 64 GB variant is priced at Rs. 28,000.

Verdict

There are two most crucial parameters that a buyer considers while buying a smartphone namely, specifications and the price. Going just by the specs and not considering the price, apparently, Samsung Galaxy Note is the best option since it comes with better camera, battery and display. On the other hand, iPhone 6 Plus is ideal for those buyers who are looking for a smartphone with premium features and design and are willing to spend more amount of money for the same. While if we consider price, then Mi Note comes with an impressive price tag in addition to attractive features which it offers. The lighter weight, sleek design and competitive features of Mi Note make it a value for money product.

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