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6. Samsung Galaxy Note 5

Samsung Galaxy Note 5

Stunning screen, outstanding camera, and a bonus S Pen are all delivered in style

OS: Android 5.1.1 | Screen size: 5.7-inch | Resolution: 2560 x 1440 | Memory: 4GB | Storage: 32GB/64GB | Battery: 3,020mAh | Rear camera: 16MP | Front camera: 5MP

Samsung's latest plus-sized handset continues the positive momentum that the company started with the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge.

While the Note handsets have always been pricey, the Note 5's beautiful glass and metal chassis is the first to feel like it's worth the extra outlay – it has a far more premium feel than the plastic offered by the Galaxy Note 4.

The 5.7-inch screen is gorgeous, while the Note 5's record-breaking processor and 4GB of RAM completely outpace Apple, as does its 16MP camera – we'll be curious to see what September brings.

The lack of expandable memory (or a 128GB option) and a changeable battery may put long-time Note fans off, but this is the best smartphone with a stylus. Actually, it's one of the best full stop.

Full review: Samsung Galaxy Note 5
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