Samsung's, the and the , roll out globally on August 21, and while both devices strut a similar look to the , Samsung did make a few tweaks and improvements to their hardware.
Both phones, for instance, have a higher capacity battery, more RAM and a bigger display -- jumping from 5.1 to 5.7 inches -- than the Galaxy S6 and its curvier counterpart, the. The Note 5 also includes more functionality with its signature S-Pen stylus, like the ability to jot down notes when the screen is locked. As for the S6 Edge+, you can further customize its dual-curved display.
To see how Samsung's new line of high-end phones compare to its flagship (as well as other marquee handsets on the market), check out the breakdown below. And be sure to read CNET's liveblog for our play-by-play coverage of Samsung Unpacked.
Samsung Galaxy Note 5 and S6 Edge vs. other flagships
|Samsung Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge+||Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge||Apple iPhone 6 Plus||LG G4|
|Display||5.7 inches with 2,560x1,440-pixel resolution||5.1 inches with 2,560x1,440-pixel resolution||5.5 inches with 1,920x1,080-pixel resolution||5.5 inches with 2,560x1,440-pixel resolution|
|Dimensions (imperial)||Galaxy Note 5: 6.03x2.99x0.29 inches; Galaxy S6 Edge+: 6.08x2.98x0.27 inches||Galaxy S6: 5.65x2.78x0.27 inches; Galaxy S6 Edge: 5.59x2.76x0.28 inches||6.22x3.06x0.28 inches||5.87x2.96x0.35 inches|
|Dimensions (metric)||Galaxy Note 5: 153.2x76.1x7.6mm; Galaxy S6 Edge+: 154.4x75.8x6.9mm||Galaxy S6:143.4x70.5x6.8mm; Galaxy S6 Edge: 142x70.1x70mm||158.1x77.8x 7.1mm||149.1x75.3x8.9mm|
|Weight||Galaxy Note 5: 6.03 ounces (171g); Galaxy S6 Edge+: 5.39 ounces (153g)||Galaxy S6: 4.8 ounces (138g); Galaxy S6 Edge: 4.66 ounces (132g)||6.07 ounces (172g)||5.4 ounces (152g)|
|Mobile operating system||Android 5.1 Lollipop||Android 5.0 Lollipop||Apple iOS 8||Android 5.1 Lollipop|
|Camera, video||16 megapixels||16 megapixels||8 megapixels||16 megapixels|
|Front-facing camera||5 megapixels||5 megapixels||1.2 megapixels||8 megapixels|
|Processor||Exynos 7420||Exynos 7420||A8 chip||1.8GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 808|
|Storage||32GB and 64GB||32GB, 64GB and 128GB||16GB, 64GB and 128GB||32GB|
|Expandable storage||No||No||No||Up to 2TB|
|Battery||3,000mAh||Galaxy S6: 2,550mAh; Galaxy S6 Edge: 2,660mAh||2,915mAh||3,000mAh|
|Price on-contract (US dollars)||Galaxy Note 5: $200-$250 (32GB), $350 (64GB); Galaxy S6 Edge+: $300-350 (32GB), $450 (64GB)||Galaxy S6: $150-$200 (16GB), $250-$300 (64GB), $350-$400 (128GB); Galaxy S6 Edge: $200-$300 (32GB), $300-$400 (64GB), $400-$500 (128GB)||$300 (16GB), $400 (64GB), $500 (128GB)||$200|
|Price off-contract (US dollars)||Galaxy Note 5: $670-$740 (32GB), $770-$840 (64GB); Galaxy S6 Edge+: $720-$792 (32GB), $815-$888 (64GB)||Galaxy S6: $552-$685 (32GB), $672-$785 (64GB), $768-$885 (128GB); Galaxy S6 Edge: $672-$780 (32GB), $768-$860 (64GB), $885-$960 (128GB)||$750 (16GB), $850 (64GB), $950 (128GB)||$552-$630|
|Price off-contract (UK pounds)||No Note 5 currently sold. Galaxy S6 Edge+: £750 (32GB), £830 (64GB)||Galaxy S6: £560 (32GB), £640 (64GB), £719 (128GB); Galaxy S6 Edge: £670 (32GB), £750 (64GB), £830 (128GB)||£619 (16GB), £699 (64GB), £789 (128GB)||£390|
|Price off-contract (Australian dollars)||Galaxy Note 5: AU$1,099; S6 Edge+: AU$1,199 (32GB); AU$1,299 (64GB)||Galaxy S6: AU$1,000 (32GB), AU$1,149 (64GB), AU$1,300 (128GB); Galaxy S6 Edge: AU$1,149 (32GB), AU$1,300 (64GB), AU$1,449 (128GB)||AU$1,149 (16GB), AU$1,299 (64GB), AU$1,449 (128GB)||AU$929|