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

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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 (20 nm)
Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 7420 (14 nm)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 MSM8994
Processor
Octa-core, 1900 MHz, ARM Cortex-A57 and ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit
Octa-core, 2100 MHz, ARM Cortex-A57 and ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit
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 6.5 oz (184 g)
6.03 oz (171.0 g)
the average is 6.5 oz (184 g)
6.17 oz (175.0 g)
the average is 6.5 oz (184 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

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Samsung Galaxy Note5 specs
  • 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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