Samsung Galaxy Note5 vs Galaxy S6 edge+ vs Apple iPhone 6 Plus: specs comparison

Samsung Galaxy Note5 vs Galaxy S6 edge+ vs Apple iPhone 6 Plus: specs comparison
Samsung today introduced its newest hot duo - the Galaxy Note5 and the Galaxy S6 edge+. To say that these handsets look like a pretty sweet package will be an understatement, as they seemingly employ all of the ingredients that made the Galaxy S6 and S6 edge so appealing, and then add some on top. 

Indeed, both the S Pen-boasting and the curved screen phones are most probably be all the rage on the Android scene for a certain amount of time, mostly specs-wise. 

Now that Apple is also playing in the big boys' league, it is more than natural to compare the new duo with the current crop of Cupertino's largest phone to date, the iPhone 6 Plus. The specs sheets of the trio pretty much speak for themselves and can be compared right below.

Make sure to drop a line in the comments section and share your opinion on this three-sided rivalry.

Display

Size

5.5 inches
5.7 inches
5.7 inches

Technology

IPS LCD
Super AMOLED
Super AMOLED

Screen-to-body

67.91 %
76.62 %
76.62 %

Peak brightness

500 cd/m2 (nit)
 
 

Features

Oleophobic coating, 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

Apple A8
Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 7420
Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 7420

Processor

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

GPU

PowerVR GX6450
Mali-T760 MP8
Mali-T760 MP8

RAM

1GB LPDDR3
4GB LPDDR4
4GB LPDDR4

Internal storage

128GB, not expandable
64GB, not expandable
64GB, not expandable

OS

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

Battery

Capacity

2915 mAh
3000 mAh
3000 mAh

Charging

 
 
Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0

Talk time

 
 
28.00 hours
the average is 17 h (1012 min)

Stand-by time

16.0 days (384 hours)
the average is 20 days (489 h)
 
14.0 days (336 hours)
the average is 20 days (489 h)

Talk time (3G)

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

Internet use

3G: 12 hours; LTE: 12 hours; Wi-Fi: 12 hours
 
3G: 10 hours; LTE: 11 hours; Wi-Fi: 12 hours

Music playback

80.00 hours
64.00 hours
66.00 hours

Video playback

14.00 hours
15.00 hours
15.00 hours

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Single camera
Single camera

Main camera

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

Specifications

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
Aperture size: F1.9; Focal length: 28 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.6"; Pixel size: 1.12 μm

Video recording

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

Features

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

Front

1.2 MP
5 MP
5 MP

Video capture

1280x720 (HD)
 
 

Design

Dimensions

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)
6.08 x 2.98 x 0.27 inches (154.4 x 75.8 x 6.9 mm)

Weight

6.07 oz (172.0 g)
the average is 6.4 oz (182 g)
6.03 oz (171.0 g)
the average is 6.4 oz (182 g)
5.40 oz (153.0 g)
the average is 6.4 oz (182 g)

Materials

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

Biometrics

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

Features

 
Stylus, Touch sensitive control keys
Touch sensitive control keys

Buyers information

Price

$ 949
 
 

Related phones

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
Galaxy S6 edge+
  • 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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