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Samsung Galaxy Note 5 vs Nexus 6 vs Galaxy S6 Edge+ – Which One Do You Prefer?


After months of rumors and speculations, the Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge+ phablets have been unveiled on August 13. They have identical specs, like the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge duo, but we’ll compare them to Google’s Nexus 6 phablet, which was released last fall.

The Galaxy S6 Edge Plus is lighter and slimmer

The Edge+ is 0.1mm slimmer than the S6 Edge, measuring 6.9mm, while the Note 5 has a thickness of 7.6mm and the Nexus 6 is the thickest at 10.1mm. The Edge+ is also the lightest, weighting 153grams, being followed by its sibling, which weights 171grams, and the heaviest one is obviously the Nexus 6, which weights 184grams.

The Nexus 6 has a plastic body and lacks a fingerprint sensor

Both of the Samsung phablets come with a metal/glass design and a fingerprint scanner on the front side, which is hidden inside the home button placed below the screen. Plus, the Note 5 features the popular S pen stylus with which you can take notes and draw on the screen. The Nexus 6 features a giant body made of plastic, which is very similar to the Moto X, because it was created by Motorola.

The Nexus 6 has the largest screen, but with the lowest pixel density

All three phablets are using AMOLED screens with QHD resolution of 2560 x 1440pixels, but the Nexus 6, as its name suggests, is fitted by a massive 6inches screen, while the Samsung devices come with a 5.7inches display. The smaller a screen is, the higher the pixel density is and the sharper the display becomes. The Nexus 6 supports 493ppi, while the Samsung phablets support 515ppi. Don’t forget that the Edge+ has a double-edged screen, but the portion on those sides doesn’t deliver oversaturated colors.

The Samsung phablets have better cameras

Both the Galaxy S6 Edge+ and the Note 5 take photos with a 16MP rear camera with an aperture of f/1.9, but they have also other useful features that contribute to the quality of the images, such as optical image stabilization, manual controls etc. The phones have a 5MP front camera which also supports an f/1.9 aperture.

The Nexus 6 features a 13MP rear camera with an f/2.0 aperture and OIS, but the images are not as excellent as many would think. The secondary camera is even worse, supporting 2MP.

The Samsung phablets have a faster 64bit octa core processor

The Nexus 6 received a 32bit Exynos 7420 octa core processor consisting of a quad-core 1.5GHz Cortex-A53 CPU and a quad-core 2.1GHz Cortex-A57 CPU, backed by 4GB of RAM. The Nexus 6 settled for an older Qualcomm 805 quad core processor clocked at 2.7GHz, which is coupled with 3GB of RAM. This means that the Note 5 and the Edge+ are more capable at handling more difficult tasks.

The Samsung phablets have a bigger internal memory

None of these phones support a microSD card slot, but they have in common these two storage options: 32 and 64GB. In addition, the Samsung phablets offer a more generous variant of 128GB.

The Nexus 6 has a bigger battery

The capacity of Nexus 6’s battery is 3220mAh, and it supports quick charging and wireless charging. The Samsung phablets have these capabilities too, but their batteries have a capacity of 3000mAh.