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


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
Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 MSM8992

Processor

Quad-core, 2700 MHz, Krait 450
Octa-core, 2100 MHz, ARM Cortex-A57 and ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit, 14 nm
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 17 h (1012 min)
 
 

Stand-by time

13.8 days (330 hours)
the average is 20 days (489 h)
 
 

Talk time (3G)

 
22.00 hours
the average is 19 h (1110 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 6.4 oz (182 g)
6.03 oz (171.0 g)
the average is 6.4 oz (182 g)
6.31 oz (179.0 g)
the average is 6.4 oz (182 g)

Materials

 
Back: Glass; Frame: Metal
Back: Plastic

Resistance

Splash
 
Splash, Dust; IP52

Biometrics

 
Fingerprint (touch)
 

Features

 
Stylus, Touch sensitive control keys
 

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
Moto X Style
  • Display 5.7 inches 2560 x 1440 pixels
  • Camera 21 MP (Single camera) 5 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 3GB RAM
  • Storage 64GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh
  • OS Android 7.0 Nougat
Nexus 6
  • Display 6.0 inches 2560 x 1440 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP (Single camera) 2 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 3GB RAM
  • Storage 64GB,
  • Battery 3220 mAh
  • OS Android 7.1 Nougat

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