PhoneRocket Review Our evaluation of Galaxy S6 vs Galaxy Note 5

Performance

Processing power and speed

Geekbench

Graphics

3D and 2D graphics

AnTuTu 3D, GLBenchmark 2.5 and GLBenchmark 2.7

Battery Life

How long will the battery last

Talk time (3G) and Battery capacity

Reviews

How do our trusted review sites rank these products?

Reviews from gsmarena.com, techradar.com, phonearena.com and fudzilla.com

No winner declared

Too close to call

Benchmarks Real world tests of Galaxy S6 vs Note 5

geekbench Processor and memory performance

Galaxy S6
4,231

Differences What are the advantages of each

View of Samsung Galaxy S6

Reasons to consider the
Samsung Galaxy S6

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Store significantly more stuff 128 GB vs 64 GB 2x more storage capacity; free yourself from memory cards
Lighter 138 g vs 171 g Around 20% lighter
Sharper screen 575 ppi vs 515 ppi More than 10% sharper PPI; enjoy photo-realistic, crisp images
Thinner 6.8 mm vs 7.6 mm More than 10% thinner
View of Samsung Galaxy Note 5

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Samsung Galaxy Note 5

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Bigger screen 5.7" vs 5.1" More than 10% bigger screen
More battery capacity 3,000 mA·h vs 2,550 mA·h Around 20% more battery capacity

Reviews Word on the street

Specifications Full list of technical specs

screen

Galaxy S6  vs
Note 5 
Type AMOLED AMOLED
Size 5.1" 5.7"
Resolution 2560 x 1440 2560 x 1440
Multitouch N/A N/A
PPI 575 ppi 515 ppi

hardware

Clock speed 2.1 GHz 2.1 GHz
Number of cores Octa core Octa core
RAM 3 GB 4 GB
Internal storage 128 GB 64 GB

photo & video

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

cellular

Generation 4G 4G
Networks
LTE-A Cat 9 (450/)
HSUPA (7.2 Mb/s)
EDGE (0.38 Mb/s)
LTE (20 Mb/s)
HSPA (unspecified)
LTE-A Cat 6 (300/)
UMTS (0.38 Mb/s)
GPRS (0.01 Mb/s)
GSM (0.01 Mb/s)

battery

Talk time (3G) 1,020 min 1,320 min
Capacity 2,550 mA·h 3,000 mA·h

form factor

Galaxy S6  vs
Note 5 
Weight 138 g 171 g
Thickness 6.8 mm 7.6 mm
Size 70.5 x 143.4 x 6.8 mm 76.1 x 153.2 x 7.6 mm

sensors

Has an assisted GPS Yes Yes

music

Supports FM radio No No

software

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

connectivity

Acts as a wi-fi hotspot Yes Yes
Supports NFC Yes Yes
Bluetooth Bluetooth Bluetooth
Samsung Galaxy S6
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