We are happy to report that the new Samsung Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge+ are now available for purchase in Canada. The premium devices will provide you with many features, but it will come with premium pricing. Samsung made a huge transition this year when the new Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge came out in April – gone was the plastic and faux leather backs and replaced by a beautiful metal and glass design. The pair of devices were well-received by the critics and customers, although they never met Samsung’s sales numbers.
Now take the Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge and stretch them to a 5.7-inch display, add 1GB of DDR4 RAM to bring their total to 4GB and take away the 128GB internal memory option, add an S-Pen to that S6 and you have yourself the new Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge+. This is not a bad thing since the ‘originals’ had such good specifications and cameras, however, many Galaxy Note fans are a little disappointed that more improvements or upgrades were not made to the Note 5. Using the same processor, the same display, the same camera and such a small battery took a little enthusiasm from an otherwise solid device.
The beautiful Galaxy S6 Edge+ looks even more impressive than the smaller 5.1-inch S6 Edge – those curved edges really give it that sexy, wow factor. Many were waiting for the next Galaxy Note Edge 2 device, complete with S-pen, but Samsung decided they could sell more curved displays without the S-Pen and substituted it with the S6 Edge+.
The Galaxy Note 5 can be purchased on Bell or Rogers for $359.99 on a two-year term or $849.99 outright. Telus has it for $360 on a two-year term or $860 outright. Videotron has a low price of $359.95 on a 2-year and 6GB plan, add a $100 for a 4GB plan and $799.95 outright. Wind Mobile is as low as $299 with a $25 per month WindTab Boost plan up to $849 outright. MTS will sell the Note 5 for $299.99 on a two-year term on a minimum $74 plan, $349.99 on a $55 minimum plan and $899.99 outright.
The Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+ will cost you a little more than the Note 5. Rogers, Bell and SaskTel will charge you, on a two-year contract, $459.99 (32GB) or $559.99 (64GB) and outright $949.99 (32GB) and $1049.99 (64GB). Telus is charging for a 32GB model, $460 on a two-year term with a $70 minimum plan and $960 outright. Videotron wants $459.95 with a 6GB plan on a two-year term, $559.95 on a 4GB plan and $899.95 outright. Wind Mobile is as little as $399 with a $25 per month WindTab Boost plan and up to $949 outright. MTS wants $369.99 on a two-year term with $74 minimum plan, $419.99 on a $55 plan and $1004.99 outright.