The video below shows a speed test, comparing the brand new Galaxy Note 5 against the just about a year old iPhone 6.
The test takes both phones through a series of app launches and shutdowns, then repeats the series. First time around the track, the Galaxy Note 5 has a slight edge, but the second time through, the iPhone 6 smokes the competition. To save battery life, the Note 5 completely closes each app, so when you return to that app, you have to go through the launch process again, from scratch. Not so sure that’ll end up being a battery saver, Samsung.
Combine this poor design choice with the stylus debacle, and it’s no wonder Samsung is hurting.