Samsung Galaxy Note 5 Review

Score: 79.3 / 100

Samsung Galaxy Note 5 is a very powerful device released in 2015, which counts with a high performance 2100 megahertz processor, an enormous 5.7 inches multi-touch screen, a 16 mega-pixels back-facing camera and a 5 megapixels front-facing camera.

This cellphone is sold in multiple colors like black, gray, white and gold. This phone just has 6.03 inches long, but it is still able to fit a a 5.7" display. The Note 5 is just 0.3" thick, taking it to the thinnest phone's category. This phone feels much lighter than what you would expect from a phone of this size. About its aspect, this phone is created with glass; metal.

Samsung designed this phone with a incredible 5.7" display, and a resolution of 2560 x 1440 (Quad HD / 2K), which makes everything look perfect. This display uses Super AMOLED capacitive technology, and is multi-touch enabled.

This cellphone comes with a great processing unit running at 2100 MHz, bundled in the Exynos 7 Octa 7420 system chip and a big 4 GB of RAM memory. This device has a big 64 GB internal storage memory and while it doesn't come with an external SD slot, it is still enough to store lots of apps, games, songs, pictures and videos without even thinking about how much storage capacity is left.

The Note 5 has two cameras, a 16 megapixels back camera and a 5 MP front facing camera. Its back camera has a f/1.9 aperture so it can take great pictures even in low-light conditions. It can also film videos in 3840x2160 (4K) at 30 fps, and slow motion videos in (Quad HD / 2K) (2560x1440) at 60 frames per second. To complete the camera, it also has multiple amazing features: digital image stabilization, flash, optical image stabilization, smile detection shooting, face detection shooting and geo tagging.

The Note 5 counts with a 3000 mAh big capacity Li - Ion non-removable battery, enough to provide this phone with an incredible battery duration. Samsung claims this phone has a 336 hs stand by time and a 22 hours talk time. An issue to take into account is that this phone's battery is non-replaceable so you can't throw it away and buy a new one when it starts to live shorter, while with such a big battery you will probably buy a new device before that becomes an issue.

The Samsung Galaxy Note 5 has wi-fi connection (and it can be provided to other devices around, as a mobile hotspot), 4G (LTE-A) ultra fast connection type and fast 3G connectivity, over HSPA, HSUPA and EDGE technologies. This phone uses a Nano SIM card for GSM networks and it can use both CDMA and GSM.

This phone also features a lot of cool characteristics as Wireless charging compatibility, NFC (to trigger actions, transfer data or make payments by holding your phone close to another NFC device or tag), Bluetooth (enables communication with other cellphones and accessories) and GPS Navigation, and multiple sensors like Light Sensor, Proximity Sensor, Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Barometer and Compass.

The Note 5 is being sold for 415 dollars, which is not a very good offer for comparing with similar phones. It doesn't matter whether you want it to play games, will use this phone majorly for social networks and internet browsing, are an amateur photographer or need this phone for work, you will definitely love this phone.

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Device Type:Phone
Operating System (OS):Android 5.1
Also Known As:Samsung SM-920V||Samsung SM-N920A||Samsung SM-920R4||Samsung SM-N920T||Samsung SM-N920I||Samsung SM-N920A
Dimensions:6.03 x 3.00 x 0.30 inchesMetric15.32 x 7.62 x 0.76 cmImperial
Weight:6.03 ouncesMetric170.95 gImperial
Colors:Black, Gold, Gray and White
Materials:Glass; metal
Scratch Resistant Glass:Yes
Release date:2015-08-13
Price:$ 415.00


Screen Type:Super AMOLED (16M colors)
Size:5.7 inchesMetric14.5 cmImperial
Resolution:1440 x 2560 pixels (Quad HD / 2K)
Pixel density:515 pixels per inchMetric202.76 pixels per cmImperial
Touch screen:Capacitive, Multi-touch


Chipset:Exynos 7 Octa 7420
Processor:ARM Cortex-A57 and ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit (Single-Core 2100 MHz)
RAM Memory:4 GB
Graphics Processor:ARM Mali-T760 MP8
Internal Memory:64 GB
SD Card Slot:No SD card slot


Battery type:Li - Ion
Capacity:3000 mAh
Wireless Charging:Yes
Stand-by Time:336 hours
Talk Time:22 hours


Back camera:16 megapixels
    Focal length:28mm (35mm equivalence)
    Sensor size:0.38 inches (1/2.6")
Front camera:5 megapixels
Max video resolution:3840 x 2160 (30 fps) (4K)
Max slow motion video:2560 x 1440 (60 fps) (Quad HD / 2K)
Camera features:Digital Image Stabilization, Face Detection Shooting, Geo Tagging, Optical Image Stabilization and Smile Detection Shooting


    Mobile Hotspot:Yes
SIM Card Type:Nano SIM
LTE (4G) Bands:700 (band 12), 700 (band 17), 700 (band 28), 800 (band 18), 800 (band 19), 850 (band 5), 850 (band 26), 900 (band 8), 1700/2100 (band 4), 1800 (band 3), 1900 (band 2), 2100 (band 1), 2600 (band 7)
UMTS Bands:850, 900, 1900, 2100
GSM Bands:850, 900, 1800, 1900
CDMA Bands:800, 1900
Technologies:LTE-A (4G), HSPA, HSUPA, EDGE, GPRS, GSM and CDMA

Other Features

Bluetooth:Version 4.2
NFC (Near Field Communication):Yes
Sensors:Accelerometer, Barometer, Compass, Gyroscope, Light Sensor and Proximity Sensor