Samsung Galaxy Note5 vs Google Nexus 6 vs Motorola Moto X Style: specs comparison

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After months of rumors, leaks, and nail-biting anticipation, Samsung's shiny new phablet warrior, the Galaxy Note5, has been unveiled. As usual, it brings a pristine, sharp 5.7" AMOLED display, the proprietary S-Pen, and is dressed in Samsung's premium design language seen on the Galaxy S6 and S6 edge.

The prestige looks came at a cost, however, as Sammy stripped down some fan-favorite features, such as the IR blaster, user-removable battery, and microSD memory expansion slot. Will the glass sandwich and shiny, shiny looks manage to outweigh these losses in the eyes of the consumers? Only time will tell.

However, the Note5 is not all about pretty looks – it, naturally, packs bleeding-edge hardware under its hood, easily positioning itself as a phablet of the year candidate – at least on first look. However, there are quite a few interesting flagships floating out there at the moment – both in the regular-sized and phablet fields. So, let's check out how the Note5's hardware measures up when compared to two other unorthodox offerings – Google's gargantuan Nexus 6 and Motorola's surprising Moto X Style!

Display
Size
6.0 inches
5.7 inches
5.7 inches
Technology
AMOLED
Super AMOLED
IPS LCD
Screen-to-body
74.03 %
76.62 %
75.03 %
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
Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 APQ8084
Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 7420 (14 nm)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 MSM8992
Processor
Quad-core, 2700 MHz, Krait 450
Octa-core, 2100 MHz, ARM Cortex-A57 and ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit
Hexa-core, 1800 MHz, ARM Cortex-A57 and ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit
GPU
Adreno 420
Mali-T760 MP8
Adreno 418
RAM
3GB LPDDR3
4GB LPDDR4
3GB LPDDR3
Internal storage
64GB
64GB, not expandable
64GB
OS
Android (7.1 Nougat, 7.0 Nougat, 6.0 Marshmallow, 5.1 Lollipop, 5.0 Lollipop)
Android (7.0 Nougat, 6.0 Marshmallow, 5.1 Lollipop), Samsung TouchWiz UI
Android (7.0 Nougat, 6.0 Marshmallow, 5.1 Lollipop)
Battery
Capacity
3220 mAh
3000 mAh
3000 mAh
Charging
 
 
Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0
Talk time
24.00 hours
the average is 11 h (660 min)
 
 
Stand-by time
13.8 days (330 hours)
the average is 29 days (688 h)
 
 
Talk time (3G)
 
22.00 hours
the average is 0 h (0 min)
 
Music playback
 
64.00 hours
 
Video playback
10.00 hours
15.00 hours
 
Camera
Rear
Single camera
Single camera
Single camera
Main camera
13 MP (OIS, Autofocus)
16 MP (OIS, PDAF, CMOS image sensor, BSI sensor)
21 MP (PDAF, BSI sensor)
Specifications
Aperture size: F2.0
Aperture size: F1.9; Focal length: 28 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.6"; Pixel size: 1.12 μm
Aperture size: F2.0; Focal length: 27 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.4"; Pixel size: 1.1 μm
Video recording
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (30 fps)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 2560x1440 (QHD), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (60 fps), 1280x720 (HD), 640x480 (VGA)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (60 fps)
Features
 
OIS, Continuous autofocus, Object tracking, EIS, Video calling
HDR, Continuous autofocus, EIS, Video calling
Front
2 MP
5 MP
5 MP
Video capture
1920x1080 (Full HD)
 
 
Design
Dimensions
6.27 x 3.27 x 0.40 inches (159.26 x 82.98 x 10.06 mm)
6.03 x 3.00 x 0.30 inches (153.2 x 76.1 x 7.6 mm)
6.06 x 3.00 x 0.44 inches (153.9 x 76.2 x 11.06 mm)
Weight
6.49 oz (184.0 g)
the average is 6 oz (171 g)
6.03 oz (171.0 g)
the average is 6 oz (171 g)
6.31 oz (179.0 g)
the average is 6 oz (171 g)
Materials
 
Back: Glass; Frame: Metal
Back: Plastic
Resistance
Splash
 
Splash, Dust; IP52
Biometrics
 
Fingerprint (touch)
 
Features
 
Stylus, Touch sensitive control keys
 
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