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iPhone 6s/6s Plus vs Note 5 vs OnePlus 2: The Ultimate Specs Showdown

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So, what is the best smartphone with an extra-large screen that money can buy today? Is it the iPhone 6s or the Galaxy Note 5 or the Flagship Killer OnePlus 2? Let’s find out. It’s the epic showdown of iPhone 6s/6s Plus vs Note 5 vs OnePlus 2 at AllAboutTechnologiex

The Apple iPhone 6s has arrived with a splash, and it’s one of the biggest S cycle upgrades for the series. It enters a hugely competitive market, though, and one of its main rivals from the get-go will be Samsung’s Galaxy Note 5 and the also the OnePlus 2

All the devices are premium, stylish phones offering the best that Apple and Samsung and OnePlus have got, but the difference between them is also fundamental: it’s a clash of two ecosystems, the more tightly controlled iOS 9 on the iPhone 6s against the openness of Android.

Read everything about the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus

Read Everything about the Galaxy Note 5

Read everything about the OnePlus 2 (Can Lighting strike twice?)


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iPhone Desing

Apple’s iPhone is the same iPhone as last year’s iPhone 6, but that’s hardly a bad thing. And when it comes to materials, the solid aluminum construction makes the iPhone 6s/ 6s Plus feel like a device that can withstand the test of times without showing much wear and tear. The elegant new ‘rose gold’ color option is also another neat unique choice.

The Galaxy Note 5 is also a very premium design with the top notch build quality. It is physically shorter and more narrow despite packing a screen bigger by 0.2 inches. It should be noted that the Note 5 is actually lighter than the iPhone 6s Plus (21 Grams difference)

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iPhone 6s/6s Plus vs Note 5 vs OnePlus 2
Galaxy Note 5 Design

The OnePlus 2 is encased within a metal frame that feels rock solid, with rather flush, but clicky, volume and power keys on the right. It also has iPhone like mute-switch but it has three options compare to iPhone’s two. The OnePlus 2 is no doubt heavier than any of the devices but is also provides you with more durability in theory and a big battery.

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OnePlus 2 Design

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, they say, it is up to your design choices – which of the device you like the most. In my opinion – the iPhone is winning the game just barely enough. Also a perk you’ll only get with the Samsung Galaxy Note5 is the S Pen digital stylus. It’s function is obvious – to allow users to take down notes and sketches in a natural, intuitive way. You won’t get a stylus with the iPhone or OnePlus 2, but the lack of it isn’t too big in our opinion.


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iPhone display

While the iPhone and the OnePlus do not mention their display – they’re nevertheless identical on paper: 5.5-inchers with 1080 x 1920 resolution. That’s enough for 401 pixels per inch, so you can expect sharp image at all times. More technically OnePlus is covering the panel of the 2 with Corning’s Gorilla Glass 3, while Apple is relying on its own double ion exchange glass which is apparently tougher than the one available with the iPhone 6 Plus.

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iPhone 6s/6s Plus vs Note 5 vs OnePlus 2
OnePlus 2 Display

The Note5’s display isn’t only bigger. It has the greater resolution and pixel density – 1440 by 2560 pixels (518 ppi) vs 1080 by 1920 for the iPhone (401 ppi). Also the Note 5 has a Super AMOLED Display and the iPhone 6s/ 6s Plus has IPS display.

The iPhone  6s/ 6s Plus has an ace up it’s sleeve. They have a 3D touch display, which isn’t present on any of the phones yet. You can actually come over this by using the S pen on the Galaxy Note 5

Processor And Memory

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Apple A9

Like a clockwork, Apple has been updating the chipset powering its latest iPhone(s) every year, and today’s releases are no exception. Fitted with the company’s new A9 chip, you’re looking at a dual-core deal that supposedly manages to outperform the A8 chip in the iPhone 6 Plus by 1.8x and 2x on CPU and GPU tasks, respectively.

In OnePlus’ camp, we’ve got the temperamental, 64-bit Snapdragon 810 from Qualcomm, with eight cores working in two clusters of four.

On paper, the Samsung Galaxy Note5 sounds much more impressive, touting an Exynos 7420 octa-core chip. Four Cortex A57 cores inside it run at up to 2.1GHz, and four more power-efficient A53 cores are clocked at up to 1.5GHz. Also, 4GB of RAM have been thrown in for good measure.

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Galaxy Note


iPhone 6s/6s Plus vs Note 5 vs OnePlus 2

The Samsung Galaxy Note5, it is an excellent camera. Specs-wise, it has 16MP of resolution to work with and OIS to keep the frame steady. In all likeliness, the quality of the produced images will be comparable to what the iPhone can capture. An advantage for the Note5, however, is the more sophisticated interface, allowing photography enthusiasts to take full manual control over the image.

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Certainly a highlight of the iPhone line, the f/2.2 iSight camera strapped on the back of the 6s Plus has seen some notable improvements. The 6s Plus has quite a few more perks up its sleeve, including 4K and 1080p @ 120FPS slow-motion video recording, both for the first time.

Also Read Full review of the OnePlus 2

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OnePlus 2 Camera

As for the OnePlus 2, the configuration available is also not to be underestimated. We’ve got a more standard, 13-megapixel unit with f/2.0 lens and optical stabilization. The OnePlus 2 also does the 4K recording and other stuff, but in all likeliness is not at par with the iPhone or the Note.



iPhone 6s/6s Plus vs Note 5 vs OnePlus 2

Apple cites the same battery life stats for the iPhone 6s Plus as it did with the iPhone 6 Plus: up to 24 hours of talk time on a 3G network, 14 hours of video playback, and 80 hours of audio. The exact capacity of the non-removable cell nestled underneath the display remains unclear, though it’s worth pointing out that the iPhone 6s actually seems to have a slightly smaller battery than its predecessor

The OnePlus 2’s thicker profile allowed the company behind it to fit a notably larger, 3,300 mAh battery, though that one only managed 6 hours and 38 minutes on our proprietary battery life benchmark.

The Galaxy Note 5 wins on this, it has a huge 3000 mAh battery, that is only the top of it. Fast Charging, wireless charging and Power Saving Mode are here, but aren’t necessary on a daily basis. Your Note 5 can go a full day without additional charge

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