Camera & Battery
Both of these phones have a camera that's even better than the Galaxy S6. Why do we compare it to that? Because the S6 has the best camera around, better than the iPhone many would say.
They have the same 16 megapixel F/1.9 lens, but it's reportedly a much better sensor, imaging chip, and lens. At least according to Samsung. From our initial hands-on the camera did impress, but we'll need to review both before we say more.
However, the battery is another important area. These phones don't have a removable or replaceable battery, and it is only 3,000 mAh in size. As a comparison, the Note 4 had a bigger 3,220 mAh battery. This has many upset, but with quick charging and quick wireless charging this really shouldn't be a concern.
We don't have the devices yet to review, but some initial impressions floating around the web suggest the Galaxy S6 Edge Plus gets better battery life than the Note 5. This is likely due to the Note 5 always being on ready for the S-Pen to slide out, the hover features, and other small software changes. While the report we saw it only lasted 18 minutes longer in a solid run-down test, every bit counts these days.