Samsung Galaxy is the series of Samsung brand that never missed the chance of updating the new features in their every latest product. This series, have given a stiff competition to other brands in the smartphone industry. After that, Samsung Galaxy Note also put their step in that competition, when this smartphone in the form of a note was first introduced. The customers were well pleased with the features of this Galaxy Note at this decent price.
Samsung Galaxy Note 5, is one of them which impressed the customers with its wonderful features. It is the smoothest, equipped with sleek stylus, a jumbo screen smartphone that the Samsung ever made before it. It has a slim, shiny design, along with the large screen, strong camera, an awesome stylus and a killer battery life. But the non-removable battery and no memory card slot was surely a bad idea. Being announced during the month of August 2015, this Samsung Galaxy Note 5 was released during the same month, August 2015.
With a fine dimension of 153.2*76.1*7.6 mm, which is 5.97*2.99*0.31 inches, the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 weighs about 171 gm that is 6.03 oz. Just like Samsung Galaxy S6, it has straight sides and a flat face, but it also has the Edge+’s frontal curves along the back. It is quite a big phone, but the overall sensation is still of slimness, especially in comparison to the relatively bulky predecessor Note 4. The Samsung Galaxy Note 5 supports only Sim card of nano type. It comes in four different colors, with two being the elegant colors Black Sapphire and White Pearl. The other two colors include Gold Platinum and Silver Titan, which remains to be a treat for the users with the glittering shades of gold and silver.
The display of Galaxy Note 5, is a super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen with 16M colors. The size of the Galaxy Note 5 display is 5.7 inches, which brings all the visuals to live at this reasonable price. The screen size is approx to 75.9% screen to body ratio. The resolution of the screen in Note 5 is 1400*2560 pixels, having 518 pixels per inch pixel density, which adds a lot of crisp detail to the screen, possibly more than needed. This also makes the colors vibrant in the eyes of the users. It has a multi-touch feature, and also the screen is protected with Corning Gorilla Glass 4. The contrast ratio of the display is infinite under nominal light and is 4.090 under sunlight.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 5 has the Android 5.1 version of the operating system, which is the lollipop version. The Samsung Galaxy Note 5 gives the facility of upgrading the Android 5.1 version lollipop to Android 6.1 marshmallow version. The Central Processing Unit of the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 is Quad Core 1.5 GHz Cortex –A53 and Quad core 2.1 GHz Cortex –A57. This software platform makes sure that the performance of this Samsung Galaxy Note 5 is amazingly supportive to the users which will help them access the applications in this smartphone with ease. With the chipset being Exynos 7420 Octa, the GPU of this smartphone is Mali-T760MP8.
This Samsung Galaxy Note 5 has a considerable amount of storage capacity, but the exact amount varies according to the choice of the users. The internal memory of this Samsung Galaxy Note 5 comes in 3 models, one being 32GB, other being 64GB, and the final one being 128GB. Due to lack of card slots, users cannot access the expandable storage if the internal storage is insufficient for them.
Samsung Galaxy Note 5 has unique camera ability. It has a high quality 16 Mega Pixels rear camera, with a wider aperture lens of f1.9. This quality assures clear pictures and videos at this price range in Samsung Galaxy Note 5. With 28mm lens, OIS, autofocus, and LED flash, this rear camera has made a special place for itself in the smartphone world. The features provided with the rear camera make this Samsung Galaxy Note 5 to be one of the best quality cameras. The additional features that come with the camera application of this Samsung Galaxy Note 5 are geo-tagging, touch focus, face/smile detection, panorama, and HDR. This rear camera of this Samsung Galaxy Note 5 captures video at the rate of 2160p@30fps,1080p@60fps with dual video recording. The secondary camera that comes with Samsung Galaxy Note 5 is of 5 Mega Pixels. The secondary camera in this Samsung Galaxy Note 5 has a lens of 22mm, and it captures video at the rate of 1080p@30fps. For dual video call, this front camera also has auto HDR. This camera features help all the users to cherish their memories at any time.
The alerts in this Samsung Galaxy Note 5 comes with MP3 and WAV type ring tones, and vibration of high quality could be accessed if chosen by the user. The loudspeakers that accompany with this Note 5 works qualitatively, and they work at 65dB at the voice, at 64dB at the noise and 73dB at the ring. The Samsung Galaxy Note 5 also comes with a jack of 3.5mm. The audio quality of this Samsung Galaxy Note 5 is -93.6dB at the noise and -94.7dB at crosstalk.
The battery size has been decreased, instead of being increased. The Note 4 had a 3200 mAh battery pack, and the battery that comes with this Samsung Galaxy Note 5 is a non-removable Li-Po battery having a capacity of 3000mAh, but still the battery performance is better than that of Note 4. This battery works up to 22 hours in 3G connection under talk time mode, and it works up to 64 hours under music play mode. A lot of things could be the reason behind this awesome improvement. It could be the better processor, with greater RAM. Although, battery performance depends on upon how you use the device, and also it degrades over time. Still, the battery performance is quite awesome.
When the connectivity features of this Samsung Galaxy Note 5 is considered, this smart mobile accepts Wi-Fi connection with supporting standards of 802.11 a/b/g/nac with dual-band; Wi-Fi Direct and hotspot, Bluetooth with v4.2, A2DP, EDR and LE, GPS with A-GPS, GLONASS and BDS, and also accepts NFC. The USB supported by this Samsung Galaxy Note 5 is microUSB version 2.0 with USB Host.
The sensors that are accepted by this smartphone are a fingerprint, accelerometer, gyroscope, proximity sensor, magnetometer, heart rate sensor and Sp02. Messages to this Samsung Galaxy Note 5 is accepted in the form of SMS under threading view, MMS, Email, Push Mail, and IM. The browser of this smart mobile is HTML5, and this mobile does not accept Java applications. Additional features of this Samsung Galaxy Note 5 are wireless charging, ANT+ support, S-voice natural language command and dictation, active noise cancellation with dedicated mic, MP4/ DivX/XviD/WMV/ H.264 player, MP3/WAV/WMA/eAAC+/FLAC player, photo/video editor and document viewer.
Just like every other phone being launched in the smartphone market, Samsung’s Note 5 also has a few pros and some cons. Samsung is one of the largest smartphone producer company in the world, and it as well doesn’t get to be safe from negatives, but let’s first talk about the positives. The design, which some might say is very similar to every other Samsung Galaxy smartphone, is quite eye-catching. With high-end hardware under the hood, the camera is also much better. Note 5 takes quite great pictures in good light and outdoor. The addition of stylus is also a great idea. Using a stylus has never felt better than on Note 5. And not to forget, the battery life is terrific. But the negatives are quite a few as well. The battery is non removable, which means you cannot replace the battery if and when the battery life degrades, and starts wearing off quite easily after some months. Although Samsung offers Note 5 in three variants of 32 GB, 64 GB, and 128 GB, the need for a microSD card is a must. But it is not available here. Note 5 has removed quite a features from its predecessor, but the pricing is quite high. You will have to pay much more price for a modest upgrade from the previous installment of Samsung Note series. It is quite pricey in comparison to other large screen competitors like Motorola’s Moto X Pure.WHAT WE LIKED
Samsung Note 5 is an overall excellent phone, and if you love to write by hand, it is one of those smartphones you will fall in love with. When Samsung launched Note 5, it was quite a pricey smartphone, and to pay a huge premium for a modest upgrade from Note 4, it never seemed like a good idea. But now as the price has been substantially decreased, you can grab Note 5 at a much lesser price than it was released with.