Samsung Galaxy Note5 vs Galaxy Note 4 vs OnePlus 2: specs comparison


After months of leaks, rumors, and speculation, Samsung's most advanced and feature-rich phone to date, the Galaxy Note5, just arrived with a bang! The latest addition to the Galaxy Note phablet line of devices continues the tradition and is yet another feature- and specs-rich powerhouse with an S Pen stylus on board. All of this is paired with Samsung's new design language, which debuted with the Galaxy S6 and the S6 edge.  

From the looks of it, the Galaxy Note5 might be another successful chapter in Sammy's phablet history, but is it a worthy improvement over last year's Galaxy Note 4? The omission of a few key features and the slight downgrade in some of the specs are still something that needs to be considered by the willing adopters, as the new glass and metal design of the device takes its toll. 

Then again, what will happen if we put the brand new Galaxy Note5 against the OnePlus 2, a device that is touted as being the flagship killer for 2016? Since we were quite intrigued to find out how it stacks against the new S Pen-wielding phablet, we put the trio against one another in an improvised specs battle. 

Check the specs sheets of the phones below and share your thoughts the matter right below!

Display

Size

5.7 inches
5.7 inches
5.5 inches

Technology

Super AMOLED
Super AMOLED
IPS LCD

Screen-to-body

74.39 %
76.62 %
73.27 %

Features

Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Hardware

System chip

Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 5433
Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 7420
Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 MSM8994

Processor

Octa-core, 1900 MHz, ARM Cortex-A57 and ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit, 20 nm
Octa-core, 2100 MHz, ARM Cortex-A57 and ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit, 14 nm
Octa-core, 1800 MHz, ARM Cortex-A57 and ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit

GPU

Mali-T760 MP6
Mali-T760 MP8
Adreno 430

RAM

3GB LPDDR3
4GB LPDDR4
4GB LPDDR4

Internal storage

32GB
64GB, not expandable
64GB

OS

Android (6.0 Marshmallow, 5.1 Lollipop, 5.0 Lollipop, 4.4), Samsung TouchWiz UI
Android (7.0 Nougat, 6.0 Marshmallow, 5.1 Lollipop), Samsung TouchWiz UI
Android (6.0 Marshmallow, 5.1 Lollipop), OnePlus OxygenOS UI

Battery

Capacity

3220 mAh
3000 mAh
3300 mAh

Charging

Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0
 
 

Talk time (3G)

20.00 hours
the average is 19 h (1110 min)
22.00 hours
the average is 19 h (1110 min)
 

Music playback

82.00 hours
64.00 hours
 

Video playback

14.00 hours
15.00 hours
 

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Single camera
Single camera

Main camera

16 MP (OIS, Autofocus, BSI sensor)
16 MP (OIS, PDAF, CMOS image sensor, BSI sensor)
13 MP (OIS, Laser autofocus)

Specifications

Aperture size: F2.2; Focal length: 31 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.6"; Pixel size: 1.12 μm
Aperture size: F1.9; Focal length: 28 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.6"; Pixel size: 1.12 μm
Aperture size: F2.0; Sensor size: 1/2.6"; Pixel size: 1.3 μm

Video recording

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

Features

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

Front

3.7 MP
5 MP
5 MP

Video capture

2560x1440 (QHD) (30 fps)
 
 

Design

Dimensions

6.04 x 3.09 x 0.33 inches (153.5 x 78.6 x 8.5 mm)
6.03 x 3.00 x 0.30 inches (153.2 x 76.1 x 7.6 mm)
5.98 x 2.95 x 0.39 inches (151.8 x 74.9 x 9.85 mm)

Weight

6.21 oz (176.0 g)
the average is 6.3 oz (181 g)
6.03 oz (171.0 g)
the average is 6.3 oz (181 g)
6.17 oz (175.0 g)
the average is 6.3 oz (181 g)

Materials

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

Biometrics

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

Features

Notification light, Touch sensitive control keys
Stylus, Touch sensitive control keys
Interchangeable covers, Notification light

Related phones

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

FEATURED VIDEO

Latest Stories

This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use only. You can order presentation-ready copies for distribution to your colleagues, clients or customers at https://www.parsintl.com/phonearena or use the Reprints & Permissions tool that appears at the bottom of each web page. Visit https://www.parsintl.com/ for samples and additional information.
FCC OKs Cingular's purchase of AT&T Wireless