Samsung Galaxy Note5 vs Google Nexus 6

Both the Samsung Galaxy Note5 and the Google Nexus 6 are superficially similar in terms of display tech, as they come with AMOLED screens, but apart from that, it’s all about the differences: Samsung’s TouchWiz against stock Android, the modern Samsung glass and aluminum design versus a more conservative plastic back, and two fairly different cameras...
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1. Super.Vegito

Posts: 43; Member since: Aug 04, 2015

I'd say the Note 5 is better but I will still buy the Nexus 6 because of that critical s pen design flaw. Also saving some bucks doesn't hurt.

3. -Shadow-

Posts: 95; Member since: Mar 26, 2013

Seriously -_-

4. TyrionLannister unregistered

WTF. You are not getting a working flawless stylus in Nexus 6 either.

5. Zack_2014

Posts: 677; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

Why would you even insert the S-Pen in the wrong way? :/ It's so easy to feel the S-Pen whether it's facing down or up.

12. Aroma

Posts: 11; Member since: Nov 17, 2014

exactly, ss note5 is fine but Nx 6 is more prefer than, I vl choose Nx 6. hoping I vl be sold in Viet Nam (Asian) lol

2. Bjray

Posts: 199; Member since: May 29, 2014

Pretty much the same results from last year between the Note 4 vs N6. I still choose the Nexus in the end because of stock Android and modding freedom. An GPE Note 5 would be perfect. Hopefully the 2015 Nexus 6 will deliver.

6. Trex95

Posts: 2383; Member since: Mar 03, 2013 It seems that note 5 even with 4 gig of ram still can't multitasking even better than G4 sad :/

8. keithtae

Posts: 564; Member since: Mar 25, 2015

but it still finished up faster than any of them. nice troll haha

9. Trex95

Posts: 2383; Member since: Mar 03, 2013

The different not even noticeable for a 4 gig of ram compare it to dated G4 Soc and ddr3 ram.

7. NonFanBoy

Posts: 180; Member since: May 28, 2015

The Nexus 6 cannot even be compared to a Note 5. The only thing that is better in Nexus 6 is faster updates. Even the UI of touchwiz has improved a lot after the option of theme customization (especially the material dark theme).

10. Niva.

Posts: 440; Member since: Jan 05, 2015

You're right, I wouldn't compare a great phone like the Nexus 6 to the Touchwiz ridden overpriced abomination called the Note 5.

11. ShaunO13

Posts: 1; Member since: Aug 26, 2015

Haha! Yes! I've always disliked TouchWiz UI. When I had my SGS3 in 2012, I've flashed a custom ROM on it as soon as devs had a version for the device. I don't know what buyers really are paying for for Samsung devices, overpriced, doesn't really have that premium feel as what you would expect on an iPhone, so much gimmicks with the features and barely gets updates, well at least with the Nexus 6 you get Google stock experience which means uhm, EVERYTHING!

14. NonFanBoy

Posts: 180; Member since: May 28, 2015

Better screen Better camera Better processor Faster storage and more RAM Better design S Pen and all of its functionalities As I said, the only thing good about Nexus 6 is faster updates. I am not a fan of the TouchWiz UI but that is subjective. Besides, the theme has made it at least more pleasing than before. You can say whatever you like but you can't deny facts. Stop comparing phones based on the brand name printed on them. Try and analyse the facts and appreciate good technology.

13. tokuzumi

Posts: 1930; Member since: Aug 27, 2009

LOL at the "design flaw" in the Note 5. Unless you are holding the S-Pen upside down, you aren't going to put it in wrong.
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