Goliath vs. Goliath
Midterm elections, college football playoffs, World Series…competition is in the air. But the race that we are watching closely is the battle of the tech titans: two huge companies, Apple and Samsung, going head to head with their Goliath phablets (a cross between a smartphone and tablet), the iPhone 6 Plus and the Galaxy Note 4. Of course, we couldn’t sit this one out on the sidelines, so we got together to decide who was going to buy what and turned this Apple vs. Samsung battle into the ultimate Bill vs. Phil challenge. Bill went with his heart and chose the iPhone 6 Plus. Phil went with his head and chose the Galaxy Note 4. The credit card transactions were made, the phones were activated, and the two gladiators were off to prove that his phablet choice was the best. Each makes their case below:
Phil: Samsung Galaxy Note 4
The fourth generation of Samsung’s very popular Note series smartphone is definitely the best phablet on the market. In fact, you could say (and many are indeed saying) that the iPhone 6 Plus is simply Apple’s attempt to catch up with Samsung’s popular giant Note. The Note 4 display is a dazzling 5.7 inches (larger than the iPhone 6 Plus) and, admittedly takes some getting used to handling. The metal frame around the edges gives the Note 4 a sturdier albeit heavier feel than its predecessor, the Note 3. While I am thrilled with the incredible size and resolution of the Note 4’s display; it’s what’s on the inside that makes the phone a winner. The phone has a beastly quad-core processor that is noticeably faster than my previous Galaxy S4 phone. The 16mp camera takes beautiful photos. The battery life is good and can be charged fairly rapidly. In addition, Samsung has introduced some battery-saving features on the phone that they tout can significantly stretch the amount of time you can go between charges.