Huawei Mate S vs Apple iPhone 6 Plus vs Samsung Galaxy Note5: specs comparison

The Huawei Mate S made quite the stir with its official appearance at IFA 2015: it's the first true flagship by Chinese company Huawei - so far, the company has always stayed competitive in terms of price, offering its devices at a slightly more affordable price than the rest, but with the Mate S it is stepping firmly in the territory of iPhones and Galaxies.

The Mate S features a 5.5-inch 1080p display and the most potent HiSilicon Kirin 935 system chip that uses 8 Cortex A53e cores clocked to as much as 2GHz, all of that spiced up with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage.

The big highlight here, however, seem to be the stylish aluminum construction, the instant unlocking functionality of the neatly positioned on the back fingerprint scanner that also doubles as an Android navigation key, and - last but not least - the Force Touch functionality that is a first on a smartphone.

With all this in mind, you might still wonder about a pretty basic question: how does the Mate S compare against the two big names in the phablet space - the iPhone 6 Plus and Galaxy Note5 - when it comes to specs? We answer that question in the table right below, read on.

Huawei Mate S vs Apple iPhone 6 Plus vs Samsung Galaxy Note5

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5.5 inches
5.5 inches
5.7 inches




74.01 %
67.91 %
76.62 %

Peak brightness

500 cd/m2 (nit)


Pressure-sensitive, Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
Oleophobic coating, Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor


System chip

HiSilicon Kirin 935
Apple A8
Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 7420


Octa-core, 2200 MHz, ARM Cortex-A53e, 64-bit
Dual-core, 1400 MHz, Cyclone ARMv8-A 2nd gen., 64-bit
Octa-core, 2100 MHz, ARM Cortex-A57 and ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit, 14 nm


Mali-T628 MP4
PowerVR GX6450
Mali-T760 MP8



Internal storage

128GB, not expandable
64GB, not expandable


Android (5.1 Lollipop), Huawei Emotion UI
iOS (12.x, 11.x, 10.x, 9.x, 8.x)
Android (7.0 Nougat, 6.0 Marshmallow, 5.1 Lollipop), Samsung TouchWiz UI



2700 mAh
2915 mAh
3000 mAh

Stand-by time

16.0 days (384 hours)
the average is 22 days (530 h)

Talk time (3G)

24.00 hours
the average is 22 h (1300 min)
22.00 hours
the average is 22 h (1300 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



Single camera
Single camera
Single camera

Main camera

13 MP (Sapphire crystal lens cover, OIS, Autofocus)
8 MP (Sapphire crystal lens cover, OIS, PDAF, BSI sensor)
16 MP (OIS, PDAF, CMOS image sensor, BSI sensor)


Aperture size: F2.0; Focal length: 28 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.6"
Aperture size: F2.2; Focal length: 29 mm; Sensor size: 1/3"; Pixel size: 1.5 μm
Aperture size: F1.9; Focal length: 28 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.6"; Pixel size: 1.12 μm

Video recording

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

Recording format

MPEG4, H.263, H.264, H.265


Video calling
OIS, Time-lapse video, Continuous autofocus, Picture-taking during video recording, Video calling, Video sharing
OIS, Continuous autofocus, Object tracking, EIS, Video calling


8 MP
1.2 MP
5 MP

Video capture

1280x720 (HD)



5.90 x 2.96 x 0.28 inches (149.8 x 75.3 x 7.2 mm)
6.22 x 3.06 x 0.28 inches (158.1 x 77.8 x 7.1 mm)
6.03 x 3.00 x 0.30 inches (153.2 x 76.1 x 7.6 mm)


5.50 oz
6.07 oz
6.03 oz

156.0 g
172.0 g
171.0 g


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




Fingerprint (touch)
Fingerprint (touch)
Fingerprint (touch)


Stylus, Touch sensitive control keys

Buyers information


$ 949

Related phones

Mate S
  • Display 5.5 inches
    1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP (Single camera)
    8 MP front
  • Hardware HiSilicon Kirin
    3GB RAM
  • Storage 128GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 2700 mAh
  • OS Android 5.1 Lollipop
    Huawei Emotion UI
iPhone 6 Plus
  • Display 5.5 inches
    1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP (Single camera)
    1.2 MP front
  • Hardware Apple A8
    1GB RAM
  • Storage 128GB, not expandable
  • Battery 2915 mAh
  • OS iOS 12.x
Galaxy Note5
  • Display 5.7 inches
    2560 x 1440 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP (Single camera)
    5 MP front
  • Hardware Samsung Exynos 7 Octa
    4GB RAM
  • Storage 64GB, not expandable
  • Battery 3000 mAh
  • OS Android 7.0 Nougat
    Samsung TouchWiz UI


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