Apple iPhone 6s Plus vs Samsung Galaxy Note5 vs LG G4 specs comparison

Apple iPhone 6s Plus vs Samsung Galaxy Note5 vs LG G4 specs comparison
The booming phablet category of smartphones has a new heavyweight contestant - the iPhone 6s Plus. With the original iPhone 6 Plus, Apple basically took almost half of the US phablet sales market for itself, so chances are its successor will repeat, or at least approach its customer-grabbing performance! This spells trouble for other hot-shot phablets, though, such as the Samsung Galaxy Note5 and the LG G4. Both have pretty much all it takes to compete with Apple's challenger, but can the Note5's strong design and hardware, or the LG G4's killer camera and leather charm convince the Apple faithful to look elsewhere? We'll have to see about that, folks.

Apple iPhone 6s Plus vs Samsung Galaxy Note 5 vs LG G4

Display

Display size

5.5 inches
5.7 inches
5.5 inches

Resolution

1080 x 1920 pixels
1440 x 2560 pixels
1440 x 2560 pixels

Pixel density

401 ppi
518 ppi
538 ppi

Technology

IPS LCD
Super AMOLED
IPS LCD

Screen-to-body ratio

67.91 %
76.62 %
72.46 %

Colors

16 777 216
16 777 216
16 777 216

Peak brightness

500 cd/m2 (nit)
 
500 cd/m2 (nit)

Camera

Rear

Yes
Yes
Yes

Main camera

12 megapixels
16 megapixels
16 megapixels

Hardware Features

Sapphire crystal lens cover, Optical image stabilization, Phase detection autofocus, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI)
Optical image stabilization, Phase detection autofocus, CMOS image sensor, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI)
Optical image stabilization, Laser autofocus

Specifications

Aperture size: F2.2; Focal length: 29 mm; Sensor size: 1/3"; Pixel size: 1.22 μm
Aperture size: F1.9; Focal length: 28 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.6"; Pixel size: 1.12 μm
Aperture size: F1.8; Focal length: 28 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.6"; Pixel size: 1.12 μm

Flash

Dual LED
LED
LED

Software Features

HDR, Panorama, Face detection, Burst mode, Exposure compensation, Touch to focus, Self-timer, Geo tagging
RAW image capture, HDR, Panorama, Face detection, Burst mode, Macro mode, Scenes, Effects, Exposure compensation, ISO control, White balance presets, Shutter speed control, Touch to focus, Self-timer, Digital zoom, Geo tagging
RAW image capture, HDR, Panorama, Face detection, Voice activation, Burst mode, Macro mode, Exposure compensation, ISO control, White balance presets, Shutter speed control, Touch to focus, Self-timer, Digital zoom, Geo tagging

Video recording

3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (120 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (240 fps)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 2560x1440 (QHD), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (60 fps), 1280x720 (HD), 640x480 (VGA)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (120 fps)

Recording format

 
 
MPEG4, H.264

Features

Optical image stabilization, Time-lapse video, Continuous autofocus, Video calling, Video sharing
Optical image stabilization, Continuous autofocus, Object tracking, Digital image stabilization, Video calling
Optical image stabilization, Continuous autofocus, Picture-taking during video recording, Video light, Video calling, Video sharing

Front

5 megapixels
5 megapixels
8 megapixels

Video capture

 
 
1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)

Design

Dimensions

6.23 x 3.07 x 0.29 inches (158.2 x 77.9 x 7.3 mm)
6.03 x 3.00 x 0.30 inches (153.2 x 76.1 x 7.6 mm)
5.86 x 3.00 x 0.39 inches (148.9 x 76.1 x 9.8 mm)

Weight

6.77 oz (192 g)
the average is 6 oz (173 g)
6.03 oz (171 g)
the average is 6 oz (173 g)
5.47 oz (155 g)
the average is 6 oz (173 g)

Materials

Back: Aluminum
Back: Glass; Frame: Metal
Back: Plastic

Biometrics

Fingerprint (touch)
Fingerprint (touch)
 

Features

 
Stylus, Touch sensitive control keys
Interchangeable covers

Hardware & Performance

System chip

Apple A9 APL1022
Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 7420
Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 MSM8992

Processor

Dual-core, 1840 MHz, Twister, 64-bit
Octa-core, 2100 MHz, ARM Cortex-A57 and ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit, 14 nm
Hexa-core, 1800 MHz, ARM Cortex-A57 and ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit, 20 nm

GPU

PowerVR GT7600
Mali-T760 MP8
Adreno 418

RAM

2 GB LPDDR4
4 GB LPDDR4
3 GB LPDDR3

Storage expansion

 
 
 

Slot Type

 
 
microSDXC, microSDHC, microSD

OS

iOS (12.x, 11.x, 10.x, 9.x)
Android (7.0 Nougat, 6.0 Marshmallow, 5.1 Lollipop), Samsung TouchWiz UI
Android (6.0 Marshmallow, 5.1 Lollipop), LG UX UI

Battery

Capacity

2750 mAh
3000 mAh
3000 mAh

Talk time

 
 
18.50 hours
the average is 23 h (1393 min)

Stand-by time

16.0 days (384 hours)
the average is 21 days (500 h)
 
 

Talk time (3G)

24.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1396 min)
22.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1396 min)
 

Internet use

 
 
 

3G

12 hours
 
 

LTE

12 hours
 
 

Wi-Fi

12 hours
 
 

Music playback

80.00 hours
64.00 hours
 

Video playback

14.00 hours
15.00 hours
 

Cellular

LTE (FDD)

Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29
Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 17, 18, 19, 26, 28
Bands 2, 4, 5, 12, 13, 17, 25

LTE (TDD)

Bands 38, 39, 40, 41
Bands 40
 

UMTS

850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz
850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz
850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz

GSM

850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz

CDMA

800, 1700/2100, 1900 MHz
 
800, 1900 MHz

Data

LTE-A Cat 6 (300/50 Mbit/s), HSPA, HSUPA
LTE-A Cat 9 (450/50 Mbit/s), HSPA, HSUPA, UMTS
LTE-A Cat 6 (300/50 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS

Connectivity

Mobile Payment

Apple Pay
Samsung Pay
 

Multimedia

Screen mirroring

 
Wireless screen share
DLNA, Wireless screen share, SlimPort

Shopping information

MSRP price

$ 949
 
 

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10 Comments

1. gaming64 unregistered

Not impressed with the 6s Plus. If it won't come with 2 GB RAM, I'm definitely gonna give a thumbs down to Apple this year.

3. shy2papa

Posts: 336; Member since: Jan 23, 2010

My thoughts exactly

2. cheetah2k

Posts: 2185; Member since: Jan 16, 2011

6S launch is a bit underwhelming. Note 5 looks to be the winner for sure.

8. sgtdisturbed47

Posts: 960; Member since: Feb 02, 2012

As a Note 5 owner (and previous owner of iPhone 6 and 6 Plus), I agree that Note 5 hands down is the superior device of 2015 and into 2016. The list of what a Note 5 can do that a 6S Plus can't do is longer than the entire list of what the 6S Plus can do.

4. fyahking

Posts: 1146; Member since: Jan 28, 2015

192g for the 6s plus?lol

5. zig8100

Posts: 243; Member since: Dec 13, 2012

Android keeps winning

6. zig8100

Posts: 243; Member since: Dec 13, 2012

Android keeps winning

7. MSi_GS70 unregistered

Huawei Mate S wins

9. Ruturaj

Posts: 1484; Member since: Oct 16, 2014

I was at my school lab with my macbook and ipad air 2, and then a guy saw my phone and asked me, dude why did you buy that phone? and I just smiled. There is no better large screen phone than note 5, there might be in near future but highly unlikely.

10. Amiafanboy

Posts: 67; Member since: May 27, 2015

Perfect Smartphone . For 2016 (Dream) 5.2 inch Display QHD S-Amoled because they are that good, bright and Vibrant. Rear design of Galaxy Note 5. (Curved Back is awesome) Or Basic back design of LG G2 (One of the most comfortable phones ever ) Not buttons , only shape. 3500 Mah+ battery with fast charging (I never replaced a battery ) Great cameras (Megapixels dont matter ) S6 camera is awesome. OIS in both cameras . IR Blaster for sure . Water resistant at least . Fingerprint scanner embedded in display. (Qualcomm has it already ) Retina scanner for unlocking 64 GB + Micro SD (hot swappable) Superfast processor and 4 GB Ram. 3D touch or Force Touch. (call it what you want) Great looking design. 2.5 D glass. more curve not needed. Razor thin bezels. Front facing stereo speakers. NFC/Wireless charging and all the basic stuff. Overall weight not exceeding 150 grams Considering all this cost can be around 800 - 900 $

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