Getting Personal with the Note 5 and S6 Edge+

Sound the alarm, the newest Note and Edge are here! More specifically, the much-awaited Galaxy Note 5, the glassier and more metal successor of the typically plastic and fake leather-y Note line and the S6 Edge+, a large, beautiful phablet with the ever-so-popular curved display. They may look alike at first glance and while they share numerous features, they’re still very much distinct devices. Let’s see what makes them tick, shall we?

Galaxy Note 5 and S6 Edge Plus: How’s It Look?

Samsung Galaxy Note 5

In one word: it looks phabulous. While they both sport a huge, bright 5.7-inch HD screen, the Note 5 interestingly smaller and slimmer than its predecessor at 153.2 x 76.1 x 7.6mm, whereas the S6 Edge+ is essentially a larger version of its closest sibling, the S6 Edge.

The Note 5, naturally, includes the inescapable S-pen stylus, now with enhanced writing options. Overall, the design has been improved in such a way that the gigantic smartphone does not feel awkward in your hand—its curved make-up has made sure it’s rather easy to use and handle it. Also, it comes with a keyboard case which promises less typos and a clear view of the enormous screen at all times.

Let’s Get Specific: The Note 5 and S6 Edge+ Features

Note 5 and S6 Edge+

Both devices are equipped with an Exynos 7420 octa-core 64-bit processor, 4GB of RAM and either 32, 64 or, apparently, even 128GB of storage. The cameras are unsurprisingly stellar with 16 and 5 megapixels and the option to shoot in 4K. The batteries, however, are still at 3,000mAh, which many have been wishing would be upgraded. Or that they’d at least make them removable. Perhaps next time. There’s always a next time with Samsung.

The main novelty is the inclusion of the so-called fast wireless charging, which is exactly what it sounds like. Samsung prides itself on being the pioneer in this department as your battery can now go from zero to full in just two hours!

With the S6 Edge+ there is another handy addition called Apps Edge—with a single swipe you can now access your favorite apps (and contacts).

So, when can I get mine? The good news is you can already pre-order the phones if you’re in the USA and starting from August 21 the phablets will be in various stores near you.