6 reasons the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 is better than the iPhone 6s Plus

Based on materials from phonearena.com

So the covers are ripped off, and now we know what the new 'iPhones' of 2015 – 6s and 6s Plus will be like. And the comparison of the updated 'grown' phablet from Apple with possibly the most advanced device from Samsung, Note 5, suggests itself. The powerful hardware of the latter, coupled with a large 5.7-inch Super AMOLED display, S Pen stylus and abundant Android 5.1 functions, make the South Korean rival very, very dangerous.

Those who will probably choose a phablet from these two alternatives will certainly agree with the reasons listed below in favor of Note 5. Or not? Or maybe you have your reasons. Share in the comments!


1. Larger display

So in the Note 5 we have a 5.7-inch Quad HD screen, while the 6s Plus has a 5.5-inch IPS LCD screen with a resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels. With 518ppi pixels per inch, the Note 5 ends up offering a sharper screen than iPhone with 'only' 401 ppi.


2. Best ratio of screen area to front surface area

The bezels around the screen are obviously on a diet at Samsung, the ratio of the screen area to the front surface area is quite good here, it is equal to 76.62%. And that leaves no chance iPhone 6s Plus with its 67.91%. This is due to the difference in the size of the devices: 153.2 x 76.1 x 7.6 mm for the Note 5 and 158.2 x 77.9 x 7.3 mm for the 6s Plus – as well as different screen sizes.


3. Larger main camera sensor with better aperture

The iPhone 6s Plus has a new 12MP iSight camera, but it can't match the 16MP sensor on the Note 5's main camera. However, this does not mean that the Galaxy S6 takes the best pictures, you will need to look at the pictures from iPhone before passing judgment. What's more, the Galaxy Note 5's camera has an F1.9 aperture, while the iPhone 6s Plus has an F2.2 camera. In theory, this means that Samsung's flagship should do better in difficult low-light conditions. But this is technically, because good images in low light are obtained not only due to the aperture, other features of the camera, both hardware and software, play a role.


4. S Pen

The Note 5's stylus means you can interact with your phablet in a way that the iPhone 6s Plus will never work out of the box. The phablet from Apple doesn't have anything like a stylus.


5. Large battery and fast and wireless charging capability

The Note 5 has a 3000mAh battery, which allows it to last for over 9 hours, while the iPhone 6s Plus has a slightly smaller 2915mAh battery. According to benchmarks, the iPhone 6s Plus does not outperform the Note 5 in terms of energy efficiency, but here we should wait for a head-to-head comparison. The Note 5 also supports wireless, fast and fast wireless charging – important features that the 6s Plus lacks.


6. Android on board

Without a doubt, this OS is more flexible and open, as well as abundant in features, and, unfortunately, in this area iOS, Google's brainchild does not suit a candle. So, if you love to customize absolutely everything for yourself, Note 5 should have a significant advantage in your eyes.


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