With Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge Plus showcased at Samsung’s event on August 13, there are a lot of specifications and feature details that we got to know about the dynamic flagship smartphone duo. Starting off, not only are both of these devices large, but they also pack impressive hardware that will transform your mundane smartphone experience into a joyous one. Let us take a look at some of the core details surrounding Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge Plus.
Screen size and resolution
Both Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge Plus support a 5.7 inch Super AMOLED display with a resolution of 2560 by 1440 pixels. The only two differences separating the two giants handsets is that Galaxy S6 Edge Plus features a dual curved edge display for quick application function, while Galaxy Note 5 has an S Pen that comes out of its housing through a unique clicking mechanism.
Chipset, processor, RAM and internal memory details
Both Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge Plus are incorporated with Samsung’s own developed Exynos 7420 chipset. This chipset features the following octa-core processor setup:
- Quad-core Cortex-A57 running at a speed of 2.1 GHz
- Quad-core Cortex-A53 running at a speed of 1.5 GHz
Moving on, both smartphones also packs a 4 GB of LPDDR4 RAM, which is a whole gigabyte of RAM higher compared to the amount present on all members of the Galaxy S6 family. The extra amount of RAM will be helpful in tackling a variety of tasks, ranging from multitasking, swift web browsing to taxing mobile gaming applications.
Despite its impressive hardware, both devices do not support a microSD card, which has become a necessary feature, particularly in smartphones that carry a very high price tag. Instead, both smartphones come with either a 32GB or a 64 GB of on-board storage.
Another similarity that we found between Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge Plus is their rear and front camera sensors. Both the smartphones have a 16 MP rear camera, and a 5 MP front shooter. While there have been no details revealed as to which company the camera sensors belong, we suspect that they either belong to Samsung or Sony’s IMX240 Exmor.
Battery capacity and wireless charging capabilities
A 3,000 mAh battery is present inside the housings of Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge Plus. While some consumers will dismiss the battery capacity for being far too low to be present in a high-end device, both gadgets support Samsung’s rapid-charging feature allowing users to fast-charge both devices through wired or wireless means. In fact, the surprising thing about the fast-wireless charging feature is that both Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge Plus can reach full battery capacity after being placed on the wireless charging pad for a period of 2 hours.
Both handsets support the latest wireless connectivity features, which have been listed below:
- 11 ac wireless adapter
- Bluetooth 4.2
- USB 2.0
- LTE Cat 9 modem (This will be applicable in some regions. In other regions, LTE Cat 6 speeds will be experienced)
Operating system and pricing details
Both Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge Plus will be running on Android Lollipop 5.1 (upgradeable to Android M when it is available for both handsets this September). As for the pricing details, $249 will be the price stamped on the 32 GB storage models, while the 64 GB model will cost around $349. Keep in mind that the aforementioned prices are on-contract as the off-contract prices will be considerably higher.
Despite their shortcomings, Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge Plus offer consumers a hefty amount of mobile computing firepower that translates into processing, wireless connectivity and charging speeds. Several consumers will adjust without the external storage card since the remaining specifications cover up for those absences. In short, if you are the type of smartphone consumer who requires the best of the best, then these two Android powered mobile powerhouses might fit just for you.