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Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Plus and Note 5, Galaxy S6, Note 4 – Which One To Choose?


The top phablets range from Samsung became very wealthy in recent years, especially after the launch of two new products: Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Plus and Samsung Galaxy Note 5.

They borrow many elements of the Samsung Galaxy S6 smartphone with which the South Korean manufacturer is trying to step up his buisness by using premium construction materials.

But what are the differences between the S6 Edge Plus and Notes 5 and how much will they matter in choosing a model over the other? Besides, what is the relevance of the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 which is a previous generation device, but that comes with the advantage of a highly competitive price?

These are just some of the questions that will be answered in this article, analyzing the similarities and differences between the top four Samsung devices.

All three handsets launched during 2015 share a similar design. Samsung finally left behind the ordinary plastic in favor of metal construction with a glass made back, a combination more elegant than previous ones, but not exempt from criticism. The Galaxy S6 Edge Plus, Galaxy S6 and Notes 5 have a sleek, unibody format are thin and weighing less and therefore easier to hold. Instead, Note 4 has a metal frame, while the back is made of a ribbed plastic that ensures a good grip.

In terms of numbers, the screens are very similar to the four devices: Galaxy S6 is the only one with a 5.1″, diagonal, while the other three have 5.7″ displays specific to phablets. Instead, there is a common denominator for all: QHD resolution (2560 × 1440 pixels), one still too high for a mobile device which consumes a lot of energy.

But major differences appear at the architecture level, whereas the Galaxy S6 Edge Plus’s screen is rounded on the sides to ensure a spectacular design, even if the software side functionality is limited. Note 5 comes with a similar shape to the back, while the S6 and Note 4 are the only devices usual in this regard.

Note 4 is the last phablet from Samsung that relied on Qualcomm chipset, in this case a Snapdragon 805. For the three terminals of 2015 Samsung has relied exclusively on it’s own Exynos 7420 chipset, considered in some respects more powerful than the Snapdragon 810.

Another common point to the four terminals is the camera. All have a 16 MP sensor, optical image stabilization and the ability to record videos in 4K format. S6 Edge Plus and Note 5 allow live streaming of content including YouTube and camera interface has been updated with the new TouchWiz. Therefore, differences in quality regarding photographs should be rather minor.

Except Note 4, the other three devices are the best proof that the manufacturer no longer pays attention to autonomy. Note 4 features a 3,220 mAh battery, while new Galaxy S6 Edge Plus and Note 5 only have 3,000 mAh in about the same size. Also, Galaxy S6 has a 2,550 mAh battery.

Samsung has diversified its product offering a lot in the phablet segment, in an attempt to gain a bigger share of the large-screen market, especially since the debut of the iPhone 6 Plus.

Therefore, as an end user, you can choose the right product for you if you’re a fan of Samsung products. The final decision depends not only on price but also on your preferences in terms of design and screen size. Whatever product you choose, you get a powerful device with high-performance features that will probably work quite well in everyday use.