Samsung Galaxy Note 5 Review

The Samsung Galaxy Note 5 is an excellent smartphone. It is the sleekest, most powerful, but more importantly it is also the most elegant. The device has a Samsung Exynos 7420 SoC chipset, 5.7 inch Quad HD display and of course unit comes with a stylus. The internal memory of 32GB or 64GB isn’t expandable, as in the Samsung Galaxy S6 series. The device runs on Android 5.1.1 extradition over which the Samsung shell.Pictures can be taken with a 16 MP camera while the Front Camera is a 5 MP. The battery has a capacity of 3000 mAh and includes Quick Charge technology. Samsung has outfitted the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 with a starting memory size of 32GB, with a larger 64GB choice.

Samsung Galaxy Note 5: Design

The Samsung Galaxy Note 5 seems nothing so much as a Samsung Galaxy S6. It feels significantly thinner, lighter, and more expensive. It has a 6.03 x 3.0 x 0.3 inches size, 5.7-inch display and 171 g weight. The glass back and front panels are joined by a sleek aluminum frame that wraps around the side of the phone. Like other Smartphones with metallic around the outside border, the frame on the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 has smooth, a right-angled edge that add to the premium look of the phone. Samsung Galaxy Note 5 very a lot in line with Samsung’s new design language found within the Samsung Galaxy S6 and Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge.

The power button rests on the right side while a separate volume rocker rests on the left. There’s SIM card slot on the top. The bottom has a 3.5mm audio jack, microUSB 2.0 port, speaker, microphone, and S Pen slot. The 5.7-inch display dominates the front. The top has space for sensors, ear speaker, and the 5 MP front camera. It also has a fingerprint-sensing home button. The back side has 16 MP rear shooter, flash, and heart-rate sensor. Samsung again designed the S Pen, giving it a clickable bottom knob that doubles as a release trigger.

Unlike previous Notes, you can not replace the battery when it runs down and you can not increase on the built-in memory with a microSD card.

Samsung Galaxy Note 5: Hardware

Samsung Galaxy Note 5

Samsung Galaxy Note 5 Hardware

The Samsung Galaxy Note 5 is an Android smartphone with a 5.7-inch display with quad HD 2,560 x 1,440-pixel resolution and 518ppi density. It is powered by a Samsung Exynos 7420 processor which is an 8-core (made up of a quad-core 2.1GHz and a quad-core 1.5GHz) processor that is also 64bit and 14nm with 4 GB RAM. The built-in storage is 32 GB or 64 GB. The back is home to a 16 MP rear-facing camera with 4K quality video recorder. A secondary camera with 5MP sensor is out there in front. The Samsung Galaxy Note 5 has a 3000 mAh battery.

Samsung Galaxy Note 5: Display

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Samsung Galaxy Note 5 Display

The Samsung Galaxy Note 5 has a stunning display. It is one of the best on a smartphone to date.The display of the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 is home to an enormous 5.7-inch display screen that features quad HD 2,560 x 1,440-pixel resolution and 518ppi density. It is still a remarkable screen that displays vivid images and bold, bright colors, but it is not fairly as sharp as the display screen on the smaller model. The display screen almost has any bezel on the sides, although, which appears nice and helps keep the phone slim enough to hold comfortably.

Samsung Galaxy Note 5: Fingerprint Scanner

Samsung Galaxy Note 5

Samsung Galaxy Note 5 Fingerprint Scanner

The Samsung Galaxy Note 5 is similar touch-based fingerprint scanner as that on the Samsung Galaxy S6 and even though it additionally has a fingerprint-sensing home button. It’s faster and more accurate than the Apple iPhone 6.

Samsung Galaxy Note 5: Stylus

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Samsung Galaxy Note 5 Stylus

The new aluminium encased S Pen. The Samsung Galaxy Note 5 S Pen is now pressure sensitive, It’s extra accurate and simpler to use. This new pen follows the style of the new phone and feels particularly well made. A welcome improvement over its predecessor. It’s also extremely comfortable to carry and to use to write on the screen, lines become thicker as you press harder while drawing, which ought to making sketching a lot simpler.

Samsung Galaxy Note 5: Camera

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Samsung Galaxy Note 5 Camera

The Samsung Galaxy Note 5 has a 16 MP rear camera and a 5 MP front camera. The camera takes pictures with slightly over-vibrant colours, images are extremely sharp and detailed. Although the model within the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 uses the corporate’s new sensor with 1um pixels. Samsung claims to have constructed a smaller sensor, which has the performance of a larger sensor. With its f1.9 lens and optical image stabilization, it is the same as the Samsung Galaxy S6 and Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge. The Samsung Galaxy Note 5 shoots 4k UHD video (3,840 x 2,160), video collages and supports YouTube live streaming.

Samsung Galaxy Note 5

Samsung Galaxy Note 5 Camera

The front-facing camera has lots of selfie modes, together with wide-angle, beauty, and interval shot.

Colors in daylight or even medium lighting are vivid, and everything is crisp and sharp. There are a number of various modes and settings in Samsung’s camera application, but the most important new addition is the “Live broadcast” feature.

Samsung Galaxy Note 5: Battery

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Samsung Galaxy Note 5 Battery

Samsung has fitted a 3,000 mAh battery into the smartphone, which is somewhat smaller than the 3,220 mAh battery within the Samsung Galaxy Note 4. However, the more efficient processor should assist boost battery life, the same amount of time as the Samsung Galaxy Note 4: around 19 hours. This model does not have a replaceable battery. The Samsung Galaxy Note 5 comes with Ultra Fast Charging, with built-in support for Fast Wireless Charging via a separate pad.

Samsung Galaxy Note 5: Software

Samsung Galaxy Note 5

Samsung Galaxy Note 5 Software

There was not a lot in terms of changes in software. It’s running Android 5.1.1 here with the newest TouchWiz on top. The only real difference in comparison with the Samsung Galaxy S6 was some new icons. Which actually looked good. And look more updated with current design language. Now with Air Command, you’ll have to compare that to the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 from last year as the Galaxy S6 does not have Air Command or an S Pen. The Air Command UI was also up to date. And appears real slick. It additionally fits in quite nicely with the overall appear and feel of TouchWiz on the Samsung Galaxy Note 5.

Samsung Galaxy Note 5: Performance

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Samsung Galaxy Note 5 Performance

Samsung started using its own brand of processors, Samsung Exynos 7420 SoC, which has 2.1GHz quad-core CPU for when the phone needs to carry out powerful tasks, and a battery-saving 1.5GHz quad-core CPU. It is the same chip as used within the Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge. It additionally helps that the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 carries 4 GB of RAM, which is the short-term memory that lets it store apps in its proverbial front pocket for faster and easier access.

Samsung Galaxy Note 5: Specification

  • OS: Android 5.1
  • Body: 6.03 x 3.0 x 0.3 mm
  • Weight: 171 g
  • Display: 2,560 x 1,440 pixels, 5.7 inches
  • Memory: 32/64 GB internal, no expandable, 4 GB RAM
  • Processor: Samsung Exynos 7420 SoC
  • Camera: 16 MP, 5 MP secondary
  • Battery: 3000 mAh

Samsung Galaxy Note 5: Verdict

Samsung Galaxy Note 5

Samsung Galaxy Note 5 Verdict

Overall, the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 is a superb package. The Samsung Galaxy Note 5 is going to be a tough sell now that a couple other flagship Android phones are selling for half as much.

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