5 reasons Note5 gives way to the new iPhone 6s Plus


Apple announced two iPhones yesterday - the 4.7" iPhone 6s and the larger, 5.5-inch iPhone 6s Plus. The company's first try at a phablet fame proved pretty successful, despite its higher price and middling screen-to-body ratio. Alas, nothing's changed in the overall size or screen-to-body ratio with the new iPhone 6s Plus - it's even slightly thicker and heavier than its predecessor.

While the iPhone 6s Plus is larger than the Note5, which actually has a 5.7" display, it has distinctive advantages of other nature against Samsung's finest. As usual, we are playing the opposing arguments game to gauge the Note5's disadvantages against the new iPhone 6s Plus, and vice versa. This post deals with the positives of the 6s Plus against Samsung's latest phablet, while we are having another one that deals with the negatives.

Related phones

Galaxy Note 5
  • Display 5.7" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Samsung Exynos 7 Octa, Octa-core, 2100 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB
  • Battery 3000 mAh(22h 3G talk time)
iPhone 6s Plus
  • Display 5.5" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Apple A9, Dual-core, 1840 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 2750 mAh(24h 3G talk time)

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21 Comments

1. shaineql

Posts: 522; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

Bote has Cat 9 lte vs cat 6 on iphone

18. llk171

Posts: 95; Member since: Mar 31, 2013

Yet we still need 100 variations of the Note 5

2. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3100; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

So you're telling me with these 5 measly features are going to convince me to buy the 6 plus?! B**** please.

8. SamsungPhanboy

Posts: 765; Member since: Mar 31, 2015

The iPhone is more lag free. I'll go with the most lag free device every time, reason why I haven't put down my nexus 5.

15. techloverNYC

Posts: 601; Member since: Nov 20, 2012

Couldn't agree with you more. I have the Samsung S6 and it still lags compare to an iphone with lower specs for some reason.

21. blingblingthing

Posts: 946; Member since: Oct 23, 2012

It's easy to do NOTHING fast. Go compare a nokia 1100 to an Iphone. Do a boot test and compare app launch speeds. Sure the Nokia makes the Iphone look laggy, but that's because the Nokia isn't nearly doing as much as the iphone.

9. McLTE

Posts: 922; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

I totally agree.. what a stretch! the 3d touch thing may be awesome.. time will tell. It could end up being a total cluster like the good ole Blackberry Storm. I think it's a mistake to implement different levels of touch sensitivity.. those heavy handed users will intend to use a medium touch and accidentally use heavy - causing unintended things to happen. Could be very frustrating! Shatter proof glass?? While I agree that it's a stupid move on Samsung's part.. funny how AWESOME it was when it was on iPhones. LTE bands? Non factor. Haptic feedback - yawn bigger pixels? 8% difference in size. I'm not sure that's enough to affect low light performance. We're still talking TINY sensors here! Sammy has an AWESOME camera - regardless of how good this is, it won't make the Sammy cameras bad.

3. manojmcn

Posts: 633; Member since: Jul 16, 2015

There is no reason to pickup iphone 6s plus over Notes 5 unless you are tied to or prefer ios ecosystem.

4. jaytai0106

Posts: 1888; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

Meanwhile, Sony Z5 is chilling in the pool waiting for the guests to arrive at the pool party :P Honestly, both are great phones and just pick whichever you want. Most smartphones are amazing for average users now-a-day.

5. darkkjedii

Posts: 30969; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Multi window, floating window, popup video, scroll capture, smart select, action memo, screen write S-Pen, theme store, bigger battery, more ram, better processor. Need I say more? N5

10. stanislav

Posts: 136; Member since: Sep 22, 2014

The processor is not better by anyway. More cores dose not aways mean better preformence! There are A LOT examples

12. darkkjedii

Posts: 30969; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Say what you want, but I'm not defending Apples refusal to give us the features and power to run them. They're holing certain features from the iPhone and including them on the iPad only in order to make people buy the iPad if they want those features, that is 100% not fair. Multi window pop up video picture and picture, a d floating window have been available going back to at least 2012 and possibly 2011 on certain Android devices. No excuses

14. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

More cores does mean better in cases where apps can use them. Sure Apple gets better single core scores, but considering their one core isnt doing what one core is doing on an Android phone, your case is utterly dismissed for being lame. Even on one core, Android phones have full multi-tasking to deal with and Android has more services vs any Apple device. Even with all the bloat Android phones come with from carriers and what-not, they still run faster than any iPhone that doesnt even have carrier bloat or OEM bloat.

17. stanislav

Posts: 136; Member since: Sep 22, 2014

The whole your post is one big crap and proove that you dont understand ANYTHING from processors. Some 2GHz AMD CPUs are faster than some Intel 3ghz cpus, some Intel quad core cpus on 3ghz are faster than some 8 core AMD cpus on 3.2 ghz, some dual core intel cpus are faster than some intel quad core cpus... Kapish ? The most important thing in one processor in the end is how many calculations per second he can do, no matter how its achived (by more cors, more IPC, higher friquency or other. Learn what is memory bus, cash memory, IPC etc. Untile then dont talk about CPUs ok ?

6. infinitemethod

Posts: 151; Member since: Sep 04, 2012

The Touch 3d thing actually doesn't look bad. But, I've sort of had that with the Note series since day one via the s-pen. And you don't need to touch the display, just hover and things pop up. Note 5!

7. Ninetysix

Posts: 2962; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

PA forgot to add that the other is not available in Europe and only goes up to 64GB.

20. darkkjedii

Posts: 30969; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Why no 128 gig version bro? No way do you allow your chief competitor to allow twice as much storage as you. Dick move Sammy.

11. natypes

Posts: 1110; Member since: Feb 02, 2015

1- Two words case and careful. either make this a non factor 2-Oh hey hover touch, gee, haven't' I seen you before??? 3-totally unnecessary and you know it 4-Doesn't everyone turn this off anyway? It's annoying 5-.12 micron? How big is that and is it even noticeable. Even if the camera is slightly better it will be negligible in most instances. lol at comparing a teenaged girls phone to a real smartphone.

13. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Ultra Sensitive Haptic Feedback? SERIOUSLY? Drop tests? The iPhone 6 broke from just a 5ft drop while the S6/S6 Edge/Edge+ and Note 5 didn't.

16. ajac09

Posts: 1482; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

Article paid for by apple. The reasons iphonearena give are stupid as the person who wrote this article.

19. darkkjedii

Posts: 30969; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I can't wait for the iPhone to come out. The reviews, drop tests, and comparisons vids are gonna rock. YouTube will be crackin.

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