How important is the screen-to-body ratio for you when choosing a phone?
Not only are the two new phablets more compact than the Note 4, but with 75%+ screen-to-phone-size metric, they are also the most compact 5.7" phones, despite sporting Samsung's now-obligatory fingerprint scanner in the home key. The closest phone that comes to their size is Xiaomi's Mi Note Pro, whose 5.7" panel, however, is housed in a body a bit taller, thicker, and, above all, wider than the Note5. The new Samsung phablets are also more compact than the 5.5" iPhone 6s Plus, but that's not hard to achieve given the rather low screen-to-body ratio of Apple's phablets. What is more impressive is the fact that the Note5 and S6 edge+ are closing in on most 5.5-inchers when it comes to size, too, despite having larger displays.