Apple iPhone 6S Plus vs Samsung Galaxy Note 5: The Battle of Titans

Apple introduced its next generation iPhones at its annual keynote special event, yesterday, in San Francisco. The new iPhone 6S Plus comes with number of improvements over its predecessor. Apple iPhone 6S Plus is a good looking and powerful smartphone to give a direct competition to the recently launched Samsung Galaxy Note 5.

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Samsung took the wraps off the latest phablet: the Galaxy Note 5 to the Indian market in an event in New Delhi, just a week back. The Galaxy Note 5 is the company's premium device that dated can best be described as an updated Note 4 from last year, with design elements of Galaxy S6 launched earlier this year.

To give a better prospective on both smartphone we have compared both devices side-by-side. Take a closer look at the slider below to know more.

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Design

Apple iPhone 6S Plus is identical to its predecessor, but comes with some hardware tweaks and comes with a metal-made body design. Well, the Samsung Galaxy S6 is a great-looking smartphone with front and back glass and a meta frame construction. A quick glance at the Samsung Galaxy Note 5, and you will notice the uncanny resemblance between this and the Galaxy S6 in terms of its overall design including metal chassis with glass back panel, curved edges, and feels a premium device when holding it.

Well both comes with fingerprint scanner built-in fingerprint scanner in their home buttons. The scanner is used to secure and unlock the phone without using PIN or pattern. You can also authorize for making payments using the smartphone via Samsung Pay and Apple Pay respectively.

 

Display

The display of these two smartphone are much different. The Samsung Galaxy Note 5 sports a 5.7 inch Super AMOLED display, while the iPhone 6S Plus features a 5.5 inch LPS LCD Retina HD display. Well, the Note 5 has a bit bigger display along with the greater resolution 1440x2560 pixels that translates to 528ppi compared to the 1080x1920 pixels with 401ppi of the iPhone 6S Plus. However, with the different display technology, both smartphones deliver a great details.

But, Apple comes with a new features called 3D Touch, which is actually allows pressure strength on the touchscreen and has showed a new way to interact with the iPhone.
User Interface and OS

Well, both runs on different OS and has their own distinct ecosystem. The iPhone 6S Plus runs on iOS 9, which is Apples own mobile operating system, while the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 comes with Android 5.1 out of the box with Samsung's TouchWiz user interface on top.

 

Under-The-Hood

The iPhone 6S Plus and the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 have a very different yet powerful processors. The iPhone 6S Plus is powered by its very own A9 chipset with M9 co-processor. The SoC is compressed with quad-core processor, which runs two cores at 1.7GHz and two on 1.2GHz cores. While, on the other hand, Samsung Galaxy Note 5 is also powered by their own Exynos 7420 octa-core processor paired with 4GB of RAM clocked at 1.5GHz speed.

Camera

Camera is the most demanding feature in the high-end smartphones. Apple had upgraded its camera over its predecessor. The new iPhone 6S Plus flaunts a 12 megapixel iSight camera with a Dual Tone LED flash and optical image stabilization and there is also a 5 megapixel front-facing FaceTime camera. On the other hand, the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 comes with a 16 megapixel rear shooter with OIS, and a 5 megapixel front-facing camera.

Verdict

Its really hard to decide to pick the best smartphone between these two. It's not right to judge the best smartphone, but we can safely say that the iPhone 6S Plus and the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 are the best premium smartphone at their own ecosystem.

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