Whenever we hear the word class related to the smartphone which company comes to mind? But obvious, it is Apple. At the same time, if we are talking about supreme and elegant features, none can beat the Samsung. So, both this smartphone maker are the best in their own way. When it comes to the comparison of the smartphone from both, it is quite difficult to do so. But, to choose the best and full-featured device, we will have to compare them. So, Let us go through the comparison between iPhone 6S Plus vs Note 5.

iPhone 6S Plus vs Note 5

iPhone 6S Plus vs Note 5

Design & Display

The design of the Apple iPhone 6S Plus can be measured with the 158.2 mm x 77.9 mm x 7.3 mm. However, the Galaxy Note 5 will have a body dimension of 153.2 mm x 76.1 mm x 7.6 mm.

If we come to the display, as usual, the iPhone 6S Plus has 3D Touch Retina HD display with a measure of 5.5 inches size. This display offers LCD IPS Multi-Touch technology along with 1920 x 1080 pixels screen resolution. 401 PPI comes as a pixel density. On the other side, Samsung Galaxy device features 5.7 inches Quad HD Super AMOLED multi capacitive display. The screen resolution will be of 2560 x 1440 pixels. As a pixel density, it offers 518 PPI. Like their own feature, this Galaxy mobile supports S Pen.

In terms of colorful availability, the iPhone 6S Plus will have four color variant. You can choose from Rose Gold, Gold, Silver, and Space Gray. While for the same case, Samsung device will come with Gold Platinum, White Pearl, Black Sapphire, Silver Titanium, and Pink Gold.


Memory Storage always matters to everyone. To have an advantage of maximum storage, the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 device comes with two variants as 32 GB and 64  GB. As of the same feature, the Apple device is also available with the two different variants, 32 GB, and 128 GB.

4 GB RAM is also attached to the Samsung device.

OS & Processor

The OS and Processor are the aspects which play a significant role in the performance of the particular mobile. The Galaxy Note 5 mobile is equipped with a powerful Octa-Core (2.1 GHz Quad-Core+ 1.5 GHz Quad-Core) Processor. The SoC is 64-bit Exynos 7420. The Operating System through which the device runs is Android 5.1 Lollipop.

Now, the Apple device is attached to the A9 chip with 64-bit architecture alongside Embedded M9 motion coprocessor. It is running on their own iOS 11.


In the Apple 6S Plus, you can have 12 MP resolution Rear Camera and 5 MP resolution Front Camera. The camera features come with the rear camera are Autofocus, OIS, True Tone flash, Exposure control, Burst mode, Timer mode, f/2.2 aperture, 5x digital zoom, and more. By using the rear camera, you can capture the video with 4K resolution, 1080p, and 720p. Also, it supports Slow Motion shoot at 1080p. While the front camera offers 720p HD video recording, Retina Flash, f/2.2 aperture, Auto HDR, Exposure control, Face detection, and more.

About Samsung Galaxy Note 5, it offers the Main Camera with 16 MP resolution and Front Camera with 5 MP resolution. Alongside high-resolution camera, you can also use powerful camera features to make every click brighten. As highlights, it offers Auto Focus, Flash, and Ultra HD 4K video recording at 3840 x 2160 resolution.

Battery & Connectivity

As we know the Apple offers embedded Fingerprint sensor in the Home button. Alongside, it has Barometer, Three-axis gyro, Accelerometer, Proximity sensor, and Ambient light sensor. In the same way, Samsung note 5 offers Accelerometer, Gyro Sensor, Fingerprint Sensor, Geomagnetic Sensor, Hall Sensor, HR Sensor, and more.

The iPhone 6S Plus will support the SIM card along with Nano format. The Samsung Note 5 also supports the same SIM card with the Dual SIM connectivity. In terms of connectivity features, both the device offers all the connectivities. With the Galaxy Note 5, you can have 4G, Wi-Fi, Hotspot, GPS, NFC, Bluetooth, Micro USB Port, and many more.

The battery power of the Samsung mobile is 3000 mAh with non-removable type. And, the Apple mobile also has Built-in rechargeable lithium-ion battery.


In the end, if we look at the features and spec, both come with the best. So, what makes them different from each other? Well, the Apple iPhone 6S offers a battery with quite less power. And, also if you look at the price, it might not be affordable for many. So, there is nothing wrong if you choose the Samsung ahead of Apple.

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Mukesh Chauhan
Mukesh Chauhan is an Engineering Student, who loves to write about technology and gadgets. Currently he is studying and working as an Editor on Theandroidportal.com