Features Key features of the Galaxy Note 5  vs Mate 9 

screen size

Mate 9
5.9"

screen resolution

Galaxy Note 5
2560 x 1440
Mate 9
1920 x 1080

memory

Mate 9
4 GB

camera resolution

Mate 9
12 MP

Differences What are the advantages of each

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Screen uses OLED technology Yes vs No About half of smartphones are OLED; OLED screens are typically higher contrast and use less power
Acts as a wi-fi hotspot Yes vs No Somewhat common; Share your cellphone's data plan with other devices
Records significantly higher def video 3840 x 2160 @ 30 fps vs 3840 x 2160 @ Unknown 30x higher def video
Significantly higher resolution 2560 x 1440 vs 1920 x 1080 Around 80% higher resolution
Significantly sharper screen 515 ppi vs 373 ppi Around 40% sharper PPI; enjoy photo-realistic, crisp images
Higher resolution front camera 16 MP vs 12 MP Around 35% higher resolution front camera; Video chat with other people
Lighter 171 g vs 190 g 10% lighter
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Significantly more battery capacity 4,000 mA·h vs 3,000 mA·h Around 35% more battery capacity
Faster processor 2.4 GHz vs 2.1 GHz Around 15% faster processor; run computation-intensive applications, such as photo editing, faster
Slightly bigger screen 5.9" vs 5.7" Around 5% bigger screen

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Specifications Full list of technical specs

screen

Galaxy Note 5  vs
Mate 9 
Type AMOLED Super IPS LCD2
Size 5.7" 5.9"
Resolution 2560 x 1440 1920 x 1080
Multitouch N/A N/A
PPI 515 ppi 373 ppi

hardware

Clock speed 2.1 GHz 2.4 GHz
RAM 4 GB 4 GB
Internal storage 64 GB 64 GB

photo & video

Camera 16 MP 12 MP
Resolution 16 MP 12 MP
Flash Yes Yes
Secondary camera 5 MP 8 MP
Video resolution 3840 x 2160 @ 30 fps 3840 x 2160 @ Unknown

connectivity

Acts as a wi-fi hotspot Yes No
Supports NFC Yes Yes
Bluetooth Bluetooth Bluetooth

form factor

Galaxy Note 5  vs
Mate 9 
Weight 171 g 190 g
Thickness 7.6 mm 7.9 mm
Size 76.1 x 153.2 x 7.6 mm 78.9 x 156.9 x 7.9 mm

sensors

Has an assisted GPS Yes No

music

Supports FM radio No No

software

Operating system Android 6.0 Android 7.0
Multitasking Yes Yes
App store Android Market Android Market
Adobe flash support No No
App store size 850,000 apps 850,000 apps

battery

Capacity 3,000 mA·h 4,000 mA·h
Samsung Galaxy Note 5
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