After the huge success of Galaxy Note 4, now Samsung is planning to launch soon a slimmed down yet better version of it which is the Samsung Galaxy Note 5. As per the market speculations, a significant number of sacrifices in terms of specs have been made to launch Note 5 as a flagship device, notably the removable battery and microSD card. Here’s quick sneak peek into the features of the device and you can find our first impressions video at the end of this post!
Samsung Galaxy Note 5 features overview
Design and display:
The Galaxy Note 5 comes with a rectangular regular brick body with rounded edges, giving it the look of a phablet. The front of the phone consists of a traditional home screen rectangular button with fingerprint sensor and crystal clear display. The front camera is on the top right hand side along with a flash on the left side. The back panel consists of main camera with LED flash. The device will be available in two colours, black and white.
The size of the screen is 5.7 inch which makes it a little bit big to handle. But if you try and use it single handedly then it’s not an issue. Also, the AMOLED display with QHD 2560x 1440 resolutions (518 ppi) provides exceptional quality of viewing. The phone measures 153.2 x 76.1 x 7.6mm and 171g weight, which makes it pretty much lighter an thin as compared to current phablets of same specs available in the market.
The Note5 runs on Android 5.1, combined with a powerful Octa-core Exynos 7420 chipset at 2.1 GHz and an ample 4 GB RAM. Just like the S6 Edge, there will be no memory card slot, only options of 32 GB and 64 GB available for users.
One of the major changes in the area of software for Note 5 is the S-Pen. Instead of traditionally pulling out the pen, you push it into the chassis and it clicks out. You can also note down points without opening extra apps. The notes will be saved automatically using air command and the icons have also been enhanced for better viewing.
The back camera is 16 MP similar to what the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge has. But the best part is live streaming! Now you can make live videos which can help a lot of Vloggers out there, to create YouTube channels and stream live videos and share them friends. The front camera is 5MP, and upgraded to get along with selfie generation.
It supports 4k UHD video recording and also supports slow motion and time lapse recording. We have shown some of these features in our preview video, do check it below.
The battery of the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 is a 3000 mAh battery, which is sadly, not replaceable/removable. This is huge disadvantage for all the recent Samsung devices. Also, the battery has been downgraded from Note 4’s 3200mAh battery. The processor architecture has been changed to 14 nm which might result in somewhat better battery life but still it will last through the day only on moderate usage.
Here’s our initial impressions and hands on review of the Samsung Galaxy Note 5.
Here’s our comparison video of the Samsung Galaxy S6 vs the Note 5.
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