Two new phablets have been announced to be released by Samsung; the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Plus and Galaxy Note 5, both with predecessors that have high functionality features. This is unusual for Samsung, since in previous times, a single specific model has been released exclusively and focused on. This article aims at exploring the similarities and differences between these two devices so that one may arrive at the decision on which one comes out better in terms of specifications and other factors that may be relevant to the user.

Appearance

In terms of appearance the Samsung Galaxy S6 edge plus is slightly wider measuring 154.4 x 75.8 x 6.9 mm while the Galaxy note 5 measures 153.2 x 76.1 x 7.6 mm. As for the weight difference the Galaxy Note 5 tips the scales at 171 g compared to the S6 edge which weighs 153 g.

Specifications

They both come with an inbuilt fingerprint sensor and both feature metal builds. However, the two devices have their own separate designs, the S6 edge plus follows the design of its predecessor with a dual edge display while the Note 5 is accompanied by the S pen same as it’s predecessor.

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The two devices have quite similar specifications, they both have a 5.7 inch super AMOLED display, they also have QHD 2560 x 1440 resolutions which means a high pixel density of 515 ppi, clarity is assured.

They both have a 16‐megapixel rear camera with a flash and a 5‐megapixel front camera both with an aperture of f/1.9. With the same optics lenses and features, you wont find any differences between the two devices, so it is an expectation well deserved to get good service from these two in relation to how their predecessors perform.

The Note 5 and S6 Edge Plus come with an internal memory of either 32 GB or 64 GB supported by a 4 GB RAM and with no option of an external microSD support. Both their batteries as well have a capacity of 3000 mAh which should be sufficient enough though not the greatest in the phablet market.

SOFTWARE

Both the Galaxy S6 edge plus and Note 5 run on Android Lollipop accompanied by Samsung’s TouchWiz interface on top. The experience received from these two devices will be similar, but besides the fact, there are variations that come with the different functionalities of the S pen for the Note 5 and the dual‐edge display of the Samsung Galaxy S6 edge plus.There are specific apps that take advantage of the S pen in the Note 5 whereas some apps make use of the dual edge display on the S6 edge plus.

Conclusion

In terms of specifications, the Galaxy S6 edge plus and Note 5 are quite identical to say the least. The Samsung S6 edge plus carries an exciting look in terms of design as well as being lighter and slimmer, but the Galaxy Note 5 is a little less extreme in terms of design and will mostly appeal to previous Note users and has the advantage of the S pen which the Galaxy S6 edge plus lacks. The decision to purchase either the Galaxy S6 edge or the Galaxy Note 5 comes down to user preference in outlook design and budget.

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