Spec comparison: Galaxy Note 5 vs iPhone 6 Plus vs Sony Xperia Z5 Premium vs Huawei Mate S

With Sony's Xperia Z5 Premium marking yet another entry in the phablet world at the IFA in Berlin, it interests us to see how the whole new range of phablets compare with each other and if they actually better each other in terms of features, design or endurance.

We compared the iPhone 6 Plus with newer phablets like the Galaxy Note 5, Huawei Mate S and Sony's Xperia Z5 Premium to figure that out. Here's the comparison and our verdict.


SpecificationiPhone 6 PlusGalaxy Note 5Huawei Mate SXperia Z5 Premium
Display5.5" LED backlit, IPS5.7” Quad HD Super AMOLED5.5", AMOLED, ONCELL, FHD5.5” 4K  Triluminos Display
Resolution1920 x 1080p2560 x 1440p1920 x 1080p3840 x 2160p
Dimensions158 x 77 x 7.1mm153.2 x 76.1 x 7.6 mm 149.8 x 75.3 x 7.2mm154.4 x 76.0 x 7.8 mm
ProcessorA8 chip, (64-bit)Exynos 7420 (64-bit)Hisilicon Kirin 935 (64-bit)Snapdragon 810, (64-bit)
Internal storage16/64/128GB32/64GB32/64/128GBup to 32GB
2,915 mAh
3,000 mAh2,700 mAh3,430 mAh
Operating systemiOS 8.4Android 5.1 (Lollipop)Android 5.1 + EMUI 3.1Android 5.1 (Lollipop)
Main Camera8MP iSight16MP13MP23MP
Front Camera1.2MP FaceTime5MP8MP5 MP Sony Exmor R
Video recording1080p HD video 4k/UHD video1080P VideoFull HD video


While the iPhone 6 Plus boasts of a larger display and a huge internal storage, the recently-launch Xperia Z5 Premium reigns supreme thanks to its 4k display, a powerful battery and an excellent 23MP camera. However, the phablet's 32GB worth internal storage is the lowest of the lot.

The Galaxy Note 5, despite not topping the charts anywhere, turns out with an all-round good show. It's Quad HD AMOLED display, despite not being as great as a 4k display, is more than enough to offer you a great viewing experience. It's 4GB RAM and the 64-bit Exyynos chip should also fare well while multi-tasking or playing HD games.

The Huawei Mate S is a perfect way for Huawei to storm into European markets.  Featuring a 13MP camera, 3GB RAM, a FHD display and ability to record 1080p videos, the phablet can be a good alternative for those who wish to own one at a lower price. The phablet is remarkably light for its size as well and you will find it handly enough to last a couple of years.









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