Those look really nice. If I had more money (that I didn't need for more essential stuff) I would buy both just to show off and play with. But they're way too big to carry around all of the time.
Both devices are extremely big. I'd normally say no to anything bigger than 5.2" as carrying such devices in jeans happens to be totally impossible.
The newely announced devices are topnotch phones but they dont offer no big innovations in comparison to S6/S6 Edge.
Mainly the differences are:
- a slight processor bump / compared to S6
- 1gb extra ram compared to S6 / making it a total of 4gb
- fast charger is now available also on the wireless charger too
- slight battery increase though the results are likely as abysmal as S6 as such big and dense screen do need more juice already
- bigger screen due to the different nature of phablet line up compared to S6
- the addition of the new silver colour and the ommission of the iconic light blue colour compared to S6
- the presence of improved S-Pen though its only available for the Note 5 and not on S6 Edge Plus
- note 5 will be an US/Asian Exclusive with no tentative Euro Release while S6 Edge Plus will go for all international markets
- super heavy pricetags for the contract-free variants
- both devices will only be offered in 32 and 64gb variants, while S6 was initially available at 128gb for selected markets
- both devices do come with fixed batteries and fixed memory storages similar to S6 and S6 Edge
- no water proofing feature similar to S6 / S6 Edge as opposed to last year's S5
- the presence of the same truly outstanding camera module of S6
- the presence of the same double gorilla glass body similar to S6 / S6 Edge
- the presence of a tailormade actual qwerty keyboard/case combo accessory for both phablets
As i mentioned all 4 devices of this year's samsung high end portfolio are very great devices in terms of camera / looks / blazing fast performances but all four of them are ruined by fragile built quality / abysmal battery lives / fixed battery and memory expansions and lack of waterproofing.
I cant say I'm fully behind Samsung's ideas this year as they omitted some of their signature key features for no apparent reason in comparison to their last year's top devices.
Get ready for the soft release of Galaxy S5 Neo in Europe in the coming weeks :
- it comes with a reworked back cover design than the original S5
- its usb / charger slot is now capless despite being waterproof as opposed to the original S5
- the front camera is now bumped from S5's 2mpx to 5mpx similar to S6
- the processor is swapped with a Samsung Exynos instead of the S5's Snapdragon 801
- the dimensions and the frontal design and the waterproofiing remains the same as S5
- the fingerprint unlock key is (likely) to be removed as opposed to the original S5
- the device will recieve most android os updates for a longer time as opposed to S5
- S5 Neo version will likely to be available only in dark blue variant as opposed to S5's various colour schemes
- S5 Neo is already available for preorder in a few European online retail shops though it will be widely available soon as Samsung will only release it in Europe as a soft release with no big announcement as its a mid-life refresh to the original S5.