Samsung Galaxy Note 7 vs Apple iPhone 6s Plus

Put against the newly-announced Note 7, the iPhone 6s Plus has the unenviable task of holding the front until Apple gets around to refreshing on its own recipe come in just a month's or so time. Let's see if it stands a chance.
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66 Comments

7. jeroome86

Posts: 2314; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

One thing wish the Note offer was no carrier bloat ware. I read somewhere Verizon puts their cloud service on the device and removed Samsung's. Don't know if this is true but if it is they need to be dialed back. That is stepping out of their boundaries. Man I hate Verizon. Also wished we got the Exynos processor here.

9. bobby84

Posts: 595; Member since: May 13, 2016

you can disable it, also you can download Samsung cloud if it's not there, no big deal.

8. iczer

Posts: 154; Member since: Oct 14, 2015

Guys, just go to read a good review at verge.com

10. neela_akaash

Posts: 1239; Member since: Aug 05, 2014

I know PA's reviewers are worst but almost all the reviews at Verge are paid and sponsored....

18. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

Nah, The Verge is not any better. GSMArena's Note7 review is way better:http://m.gsmarena.com/samsung_galaxy_note7-review-1478.php

21. Bankz

Posts: 2518; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

You know you killed it when the verge calls their most hated rivals the best phone on the planet. Giving it a 9.5

17. cheee

Posts: 50; Member since: Jul 11, 2016

compare to note7 iphone become kid toy lol

22. Saltiest_Salt

Posts: 23; Member since: Jun 12, 2016

This comparison is meaningless. Although iOS is fluid, pleasant and simple in terms of hardware it is just an inferior product (especially the non plus iPhone 6s). I see no reason (other than being a fan of the iPhone) to choose it over the N7. If you are willing to pay that much money the company should offer you the latest and greatest...

26. phillip.phillip

Posts: 50; Member since: Dec 09, 2015

Most people get their iPhones for free you know. Almost No one pays 800 dollars for a phone. I paid 200 but that's only because I got a 128gb 6s Plus

28. Macready

Posts: 1813; Member since: Dec 08, 2014

No, they have an installment, with payments spread over 24 or more months. It's just false advertising really., with sky high monthly payments covering up the real cost.

40. Saltiest_Salt

Posts: 23; Member since: Jun 12, 2016

I don't know where do you live, but here phone contracts cost a lot of money, some of them go as far as 60/80/100 euros per month and you can take the base 16 gig iPhone 6s for 320 euros. Not a good deal, and this applies on every flagship (for comparison's sake with the same contract the S7 costs 279 and the N7 costs 429(!) euros).

44. talon95

Posts: 990; Member since: Jul 31, 2012

I paid 0 down and $35/month for 24 months. But Samsung is giving me $250 memory card. In 6 months when I use T-mobile Jump On Demand I will have paid $35 x 6 = $210 and I'll get another new phone. So I'll end up making $40 by getting a Note 7. You can't beat that!

30. darkkjedii

Posts: 30906; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

The iPhone 6S Plus is burying that Samsung crap Galaxy Note 6S. Alarm sounds, dream over, still isn't Friday...Jedii is pissed.

31. bigsimpd

Posts: 163; Member since: Jan 13, 2012

Waiting on mine to bro.Hoping for email confirming early delivery cases are on deck just waiting

32. darkkjedii

Posts: 30906; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Me too yo! Two clear soft gel cases by Spigen and Mryian, and a 128 gig Samsung Pro Plus SD card too. Hopefully it comes early. What color did you get?

34. bigsimpd

Posts: 163; Member since: Jan 13, 2012

That pretty Blue bro gorgeous I got a clear case by Spigen and a Spigen neo hybrid with the blue trim can't wait on the Verus cases to get released they are beautiful shipping is too long right now

35. bigsimpd

Posts: 163; Member since: Jan 13, 2012

I got the Samsung sd 123gb in my cart on Amazon tell me how the speeds are before I but it please price is to good to be true

38. darkkjedii

Posts: 30906; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

The pro plus series is light speed, the Evo series is pretty fast.

50. bigsimpd

Posts: 163; Member since: Jan 13, 2012

Ok the Evo series is the one I have will get it good review by the way

33. bigsimpd

Posts: 163; Member since: Jan 13, 2012

But I am going back to Iphone in 2017 I repeat I am going back to Iphone in 2017

37. darkkjedii

Posts: 30906; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I'll buy both next year. I'm skipping the iPhone this year though.

36. darkkjedii

Posts: 30906; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Now being a daily iPhone and Note user, I can offer some real commentary also. First off, if I went strictly by this comparison, I'd never get the Note 7, it actually kinda got hammered here. In my time with the Note 5, it was quite different. I'll do this one then the other: Camera quality: Note 5 Browser features: iPhone Browser stability: Note 5 Software features: Note 5 Software stability: Note 5 (by a mile) Photo album features: Note 5 Photo album ease of use: iPhone (Note needs a dedicated edit button) Keyboard features: Note keyboard ease of use: Note 5 Software crash rate: iPhone (higher is worse) it crashed more. Update frequency: iPhone Update effectiveness: Note 5 (Apples updates don't fix anything, and often add issues. Picture quality: Note 5 (ever so slightly) Ability to send the most pics consistently: iPhone (Note needs better file compression software) Multitasking: Note 5 (by a light year 5.9 trillion miles) make that 500 million light years Text to speech: iPhone (by a light year 5.9 trillion miles) Extras: Note 5 (S-Pen no need to list more, though I could) Customization: Note 5 (theme store, is miles beyond anything Apple has going or coming) Looks: Note 5 (though speculative...c'mon) Device comfort: iPhone (by a mile) the Notes ridiculously thin, though beauty enhancing bezels, make it a nightmare to use one handed without a case Software ergonomics: iPhone (the touch the status bar to hop back to the top, and dedicated edit button in photos, plus a better reader view in Safari give it the win here) Eco system: iPhone (it's simply more catered to, and that means a lot) Notifications: iPhone (Apple caught up to, and leapfrogged Google, by making theirs more interactive and intuitive Quick settings: tie (I like iPhones being split, and I like the customizations of the Notes Settings: Note 5 (it gives you developer options, and it's localized as well) Both phones rock, but Apple QC took a nose dive with iOS 7, while Google/Samsung kept improving. This is coming from a non biased owner of both. The Note is clearly the better overall device.

39. darkkjedii

Posts: 30906; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Oops looks are subjective, not speculative.

41. darkkjedii

Posts: 30906; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Battery: iPhone (better standby, and always lasted longer into the evening.

57. sgodsell

Posts: 7046; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

I have a question for you? Are using Samsung's voice when you were talking about text to speech? Because you can use Google's which is superior to Samsung's and Siri. Also you lost a whole ton of credibility when you said the iPhone's notifications have leapfrogged Google by making it more interactive and intuitive. iPhone uses widgets in their notifications. Whereas Google (Android) actually has real widgets that can go on any screen. You can even have notifications on any screen with a sizable widget. Not to mention you can easily customize notifications on Android. You can even control the types and prioritize them on Android. You can have them show up on your Smart Watch, phone or both. I am beginning to wonder if you know how to use notifications or customize them on Android. Something that iOS has to catch up on.

63. darkkjedii

Posts: 30906; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Do you really think I'd converse with you?

43. Xperia14

Posts: 1206; Member since: Sep 01, 2015

Thanks! Good to see a comparison from someone who loves both.

45. darkkjedii

Posts: 30906; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Right on bro.

48. SupermanayrB

Posts: 1188; Member since: Mar 20, 2012

Excellent review, dude! Expound on this if you would please: Software stability: Note 5 (by a mile) I'm curious.

49. darkkjedii

Posts: 30906; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

My iPhone has had software stability issues since I got it. There are more crashes, in Safari, camera, and bringing up the text messages toolbar vs my Note 5. Also the iPhone keyboard is laggier, despite being more simplistic. iOS for me, just isn't as stable as it used to be. It gets a few more 3rd party app crashes too, like Facebook, and YouTube etc.
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