Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+ and Galaxy Note 5 – Technical comparison

Samsung has finally unveiled two giant flagships codenamed “Galaxy S6 Edge+” – which is the larger version of the Galaxy S6 Edge, and “Galaxy Note 5” – the successor to Note 4.

These two giant phablets has lot of things in common, in other words, featuring almost the same components. So let’s quickly stroll through the featured components of these devices.


Design & Platform
The Galaxy S6 Edge+ and Note 5 features a 5.7-inch QHD Super AMOLED display which delivers 2,560 x 1,440 pixels at 518 ppi. The imperial dimension for Galaxy Note 5 is measured 6.03x2.99x0.29 inches and 6.08x2.98x0.27 inches for Galaxy S6 Edge+, while the metric dimension for Galaxy Note 5 is measured 153.2x76.1x7.6mm and 154.4x75.8x6.9mm for Galaxy S6 Edge+.

Both phablets has similar weights, which entails, 6.03 ounces (171g) for Galaxy Note 5 and 5.39 ounces (153g) for Galaxy S6 Edge+.

Both features all-metal build with almost similar body design. They’re also powered by Android running on Android 5.1 Lollipop operating system

Similar Camera Features
The Galaxy S6 Edge+ and Note 5 comes with similar camera specifications, featuring a 16MP rear camera and a 5MP front snapper with both having an aperture of f/1.9.

The camera of the phablets both have same lens and optics. In fact, no difference is found in both handsets regarding to their cameras.

Similar Processor, Memory & Battery
Both are powered by an octa-core Exynos chip featuring same processor clock speed, which makes both handsets perfect for multitasking with improved gaming performance. The processor of the phablets is coupled with a 4GB RAM and a 32GB or 64GB internal memory with no slot for expandable storage.

The Galaxy S6 Edge+ and Galaxy Note 5 packs a 3,000 mAh battery, with extra-cool battery performance.

Pricing (On-contract & Off-contract)
What’s difference is the price tag of the phablets. The Galaxy S6 Edge+ is tagged $300 - $350 for the 32GB version and $450 for the 64GB version, while the Galaxy Note 5 is tagged $200 - $250 (32GB) and $350 (64GB). The above price list is for on-contract, as for off-contract, the price tag for Galaxy Note 5: $668-$720 (32GB), $769-$816 (64GB) while that of Galaxy S6 Edge+: $768-792 (32GB), $864-$888 (64GB).
Going through the comparison of both smartphones, you would notice that they both features similar key components, so I see no reason their pricing should differ by $100.

Conclusively, I would rather choose to go for the Galaxy Note 5 because it features almost all components in Galaxy S6 Edge+ and yet cheaper. I don’t know your choice, all depends on you.

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