The Samsung Galaxy Note 5 is an updated version of the Galaxy Note 4. It is equipped with Force Touch and improved Gorilla Glass 5 technology. The Gorilla Glass, coupled with Andreno 530, provides the sharpest, brightest and the most durable display of all time. The screen is a 5.5 inch Super AMOLED Quad HD display. The phone has a longer battery life.
The 16 MP back and 5.0 MP front cameras are improved, with faster and sharper focus as compared to Note 4. The camera now performs better in low light. It comes installed with the latest Android OS and has 4 GB RAM. Another new feature is the return of microSD card for expandable storage. It is weather proof which makes it dust and water resistance.
The Galaxy Note 5 was released last year in August 2015. On its release, the phone was priced at Rs 46,999.
Generally the phone got an outstanding positive response from the market. However it has a few cons. Firstly the edged display, while sleek and stylish, does not provide much value. It has caused the phone to fall from customer’s hands due to its glossy design. Customers have also complained about the price being too high but the price has since fallen down and currently it is very reasonable.
There are no revolutionary changes when compared to the Note 4 but it definitely provides an essential upgrade. The premium build and design is an attractive component that, coupled with its state of the art specifications and functions, makes Samsung Galaxy Note 5 an outstanding phone for technology lovers.
|Build||OS||Android OS, v5.11 (Lollipop), upgradable to v6.0.1 (Marshmallow)|
|Dimensions||153.2 x 76.1 x 7.6 mm|
|SIM||Single SIM (Nano-SIM)|
|Colors||Black Sapphire, Gold Platinum, Silver Titan, White Pearl|
|Frequency||2G Band||SIM1: GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900|
|3G Band||HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100|
|4G Band||LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 17(700), 20(800)|
|Processor||CPU||Octa-core (4 x 2.1 GHz Cortex-A57 + 4 x 1.5 GHz Cortex-A53)|
|Chipset||Exynos 7420 Octa|
|Display||Technology||Super Amoled Capacitive Touchscreen, 16M Colors, Multitouch|
|Resolution||1440 x 2560 Pixels (~515 PPI)|
|Protection||Corning Gorilla Glass 4|
|Memory||Built-in||32/64GB/128 built-in, 4GB RAM|
|Camera||Main||16 MP, autofocus, LED flash|
|Features||28mm, OIS, 1/2.6″ sensor size, 1.12 Âµm pixel size, geo-tagging, touch focus, face/smile detection, panorama, HDR, Video (2160p@30fps, 1080p@60fps, dual-video rec)|
|Front||5.0 MP, 1/4.1″ sensor size, 1.34 Âµm pixel size, f/1.9, 22mm, 1440p@30fps, dual video call, Auto HDR|
|Connectivity||WLAN||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot|
|Bluetooth||v4.2, A2DP, EDR, LE|
|GPS||Yes + A-GPS support & Glonass|
|Radio||FM Radio (Not yet confirmed)|
|USB||microUSB v2.0, USB Host|
|Data||GPRS, EDGE, 3G (HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps), 4G (LTE Cat6 300/50 Mbps/ LTE Cat9 450/50 Mbps)|
|Features||Sensors||Accelerometer, Barometer, Compass, FingerPrint (front mounted), Gyro, HeartRate, Proximity, SpO2|
|Audio||3.5mm Audio Jack, MP4/DivX/XviD/WMV/H.264 player, MP3/WAV/WMA/eAAC+/FLAC player, 24-bit/192kHz audio, Speaker Phone|
|Messaging||SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM|
|Games||Built-in + downloadable|
|Extra||Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic, S-Voice natural language commands and dictation, ANT + Support, S Pen stylus, Document editor|
|Battery||Capacity||(Li-ion Non removable) 3000 mAh|
|Talktime||up to 22 hrs|
|Musicplay||up to 64 hrs|
|– Wireless charging (Qi/PMA) – market dependent|
|Price in Rs: 46,999 Price in USD: $451|