This year, Samsung’s first flagship came with a revolutionary design, as the Galaxy S6 ditched the cheap looking plastic back with perforated dots in favor of a glass and metal design, which looks premium and worth its price. The Galaxy S6 came with a S6 Edge variant and later, the Note 5 and S6 Edge+ arrived with the same design and specifications, but they’re phablets and one of them features a stylus. So, what are the differences between the Note 5 and the S6 Edge+?
Designs and Display
In terms of dimensions, the Galaxy Note 5 is slightly shorter, but thicker, measuring 153.2 x 76.1 x 7.6 mm, resulting in a weight of 171grams, and the back, which is made of Corning Gorilla Glass 4 is available in colors such as Black Sapphire, Gold Platinum, Silver Titan or White Pearl. The phablet has curved left and right sides on the back and the stylus has a special slot in the back, but you must make sure to introduce it correctly. The Galaxy S6 Edge+ looks like the S6 Edge (the dimensions are 154.4 x 75.8 x 6.9 mm, with a weight of 153 grams), featuring a flat back and a metal frame that runs around the curved screen. The color options for the back are the same, and likewise the Note 5, it sports a 5.7-inch Super AMOLED screen with a QHD resolution, which gives 518ppi. But, the S6 Edge+ has its screen curved on the sides, where the users will find a column with shortcuts for the most used applications, and other functions on the other side of the display, such as Apps Edge, People Edge etc. And both devices have a screen with great color accuracy, an Auto-Brightness mode and an Adaptive Display mode, while the Basic mode will let you get the absolute color accuracy.
Both phablets are currently running on Android 5.1.1 Lollipop and they’re powered by an Exynos 7420 octa core processor consisting of a quad-core 1.5GHz Cortex-A53 CPU and a quad-core 2.1GHz Cortex-A57 CPU, which are backed by Mali-T760MP8 graphics and 4GB of RAM, and even their internal memory comes in the same variants of 32GB and 64GB, which aren’t expandable. Even their batteries have an identical capacity of 3000mAh and a similar lifespan.
On the back side they have a 16MP camera (ISOCELL and Exmor RS from Sony) with an f/1.9 aperture lens, OIS, 1/2.6” sensor, and they’re performing admirably in low light conditions. The software includes manual controls, the option to stream videos to YouTube using the camera app etc. The camera on the front side supports 5MP and has an f/1.9 aperture and a 120-degree wide-angle lens.