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Samsung Galaxy Note 5 and S6 Edge+ vs. Galaxy S6, S6 Edge, Apple iPhone 6 Plus and LG G4

Check out how Samsung's new Galaxy Note 5 and S6 Edge+ stack up against its Galaxy S6 flagship, as well as the S6 Edge, the iPhone 6 Plus and the LG G4.

Samsung's new Galaxy Note 5. Josh Miller/CNET

Samsung's new Galaxy handsets, the Note 5 and the S6 Edge+ , roll out globally on August 21, and while both devices strut a similar look to the current company flagship , 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 S6 Edge . 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
Pixel density 518ppi 557ppi 401ppi 534ppi
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
NFC Yes Yes Yes Yes
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