Samsung Galaxy Note 5 vs Apple iPhone 7 Plus

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Display

Size

5.7 inches
5.5 inches

Resolution

2560 x 1440 pixels,
518 PPI
1920 x 1080 pixels, 16:9 ratio,
401 PPI

Technology

Super AMOLED
IPS LCD

Screen-to-body

76.62 %
67.58 %

Features

Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 4), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
Pressure-sensitive, Oleophobic coating, Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Hardware & Performance

System chip

Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 7420
Apple A10 Fusion APL1W24

Processor

Octa-core, 2100 MHz, ARM Cortex-A57 and ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit, 14 nm
Quad-core, 2340 MHz, 64-bit, 16 nm

GPU

Mali-T760 MP8
PowerVR 7XT GT7600 Plus

RAM

4GB
3GB

Internal storage

64GB, not expandable
256GB, not expandable

OS

Android (7.0 Nougat, 6.0 Marshmallow, 5.1 Lollipop), Samsung TouchWiz UI
iOS (13.x, 12.x, 11.x, 10.x)

Battery

Capacity

3000 mAh
2900 mAh

Type

Li - Ion, Not user replaceable
Li - Ion, Not user replaceable

Charging

Qi and Powermat wireless charging
 

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Dual camera

Main camera

16 MP
12 MP

Features

OIS, PDAF, CMOS image sensor, BSI sensor
Sapphire crystal lens cover, OIS, PDAF, BSI sensor

Second camera

 
12 MP

Features

 
Telephoto, Sapphire crystal lens cover, Autofocus

Video recording

3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 2560x1440 (QHD), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (60 fps), 1280x720 (HD), 640x480 (VGA)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (120 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (240 fps)

Features

OIS, Continuous autofocus, Object tracking, EIS, Video calling
OIS, Time-lapse video, Continuous autofocus, Video calling, Video sharing

Front

5 MP
7 MP

Features

 
HDR

Design

Dimensions

6.03 x 3.00 x 0.30 inches (153.2 x 76.1 x 7.6 mm)
6.23 x 3.07 x 0.29 inches (158.2 x 77.9 x 7.3 mm)

Weight

6.03 oz (171 g)
the average is 6.3 oz (179 g)
6.63 oz (188 g)
the average is 6.3 oz (179 g)

Materials

Back: Glass; Frame: Metal
Back: Aluminum

Resistance

 
Water, Dust; IP 67

Biometrics

Fingerprint (touch)
Fingerprint (touch)

Features

Stylus, Touch sensitive control keys
 

Colors

Black sapphire, Gold platinum, Silver titan, White pearl
Black, Gold, Silver, Red, Rose gold, Jet black

Cellular

LTE (FDD)

Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(AWS-1), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700 a), 17(700 b), 18(800 Lower), 19(800 Upper), 26(850+), 28(700 APT)
Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(AWS-1), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700 a), 13(700 c), 17(700 b), 18(800 Lower), 19(800 Upper), 20(800 DD), 25(1900+), 26(850+), 28(700 APT), 29(700 d), 30(2300 WCS)

LTE (TDD)

Bands 40(2300)
Bands 38(2600), 39(1900+), 40(2300), 41(2600+)

UMTS

850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz
850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900 MHz

Data Speed

LTE-A Cat 9 (450/50 Mbit/s), HSPA, HSUPA, UMTS
LTE-A Cat 12 (600/100 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s

SIM type

Nano SIM
Nano SIM

VoLTE

 
Yes

Multimedia

Headphones

3.5mm jack
No 3.5mm jack

Features

Album art cover, Background playback
Album art cover, Background playback

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth

4.2
4.2

Wi-Fi

802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band; MIMO, Wi-Fi Direct, Hotspot
802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band; MIMO, Hotspot

USB

microUSB, USB 2.0
Lightning

Features

Charging, Mass storage device
Headphones port, Charging, Mass storage device

Sensors

Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Hall (for flip covers), Gesture, Barometer
Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Barometer

Other

NFC, ANT+, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync
NFC, UMA (Wi-Fi Calling), Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync

Shopping information

MSRP

 
$ 969
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