If you’re in the market for a big-screen Android smartphone as fall 2015 approaches, two excellent options are the out-of-the-box Nexus 6 and Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy Note 5. With the Galaxy Note 5 launch date being strongly said to be August 13th, here’s what you need to know and Google’s comparison to the Motorola Nexus 6.
In September 2014, the Galaxy Note 4, like its three predecessors, was unveiled at the annual IFA event in Berlin. Many were expecting the same approach this year with an announcement and a mid- or late-October release date. However, it seems that the new Galaxy Note 5 came much sooner to take on the competition and beat Apple in the market.
The Nexus 6 was originally announced and launched at roughly the same time as the Galaxy Note 4, so these are two devices that are very similar and have been compared over and over again. What this means is that the Note 5 will likely have a lot more to offer, but will likely cost more. Read on for everything we know so far and a few things that set these two devices apart for buyers.
As summer draws to a close, more and more rumors about the Galaxy Note 5 are starting to surface, but this is much faster than in previous years. Everything is starting to make sense now, as we’ve heard from multiple sources that an announcement will come from Samsung on August 12 or 13 instead of the early September release we’ve seen for years.
With that in mind, we already have tons of information on specs, screen size, features, options, design and more, and how they stack up against the competition. Devices like the massive 5.9-inch Nexus 6, which offers a larger screen on a similarly sized device.
The Galaxy Note 4 was and still is an excellent smartphone, but so is the Nexus 6. They are very similar in a way, but very different thanks to Samsung’s S-Pen stylus and micro SD slot and Samsung’s different software. Google.
While we don’t know everything about the all-new Galaxy Note 5 yet, we have a pretty good idea of what to expect. This is based on a number of rumors, tons of information floating around, not to mention Samsung’s typical update cycle and current devices like the Galaxy S6. Here’s an early comparison (rumored) of how the Note 5 will compare to the Nexus 6.