Samsung Galaxy Note5 Review

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Samsung Galaxy Note5, as you may be aware of, is the fourth successor of the device that introduced the proper definition of a phablet to the world. It is, no doubt, the most deep-seated release in the Note family.

Samsung Galaxy Note 5

Whenever we talk about the Note family, the expectations for high specs automatically burgeon, and Samsung has never disappointed us in the same. In its latest iteration, Galaxy Note5 has one of the most powerful chipset available in the business, best camera, and fastest memory. Moreover, the S pen is more productive and clickable than ever.

To ensure that you are holding a premium device, Samsung has given it a brand new look and used premium material as per the hardware requirements.

Unboxing Samsung Galaxy Note5

You may be surprised by looking the retail box of Samsung Galaxy Note5 as it has the same design as that of Samsung Galaxy S6. Inside the retail box, you will find the wall charger, handset, stereo headset, and the S pen’s replacement tips.

Unboxing Galaxy Note 5

Apart from the standard accessory, Samsung has provided with a lot more secondary or optional accessories for its flagship phablet.  Some of the optional accessories include the hardware keyboard case, hardware Task switcher/Home/Back buttons and many more.

Build Quality & Design of Samsung Galaxy Note5

There is no doubt that the Samsung Galaxy Note5 is a huge device. The dimension and weight of the Samsung Galaxy Note5 are 153.2 x 76.1 x 7.6 and 171 grams respectively and 5.7” display. The Samsung Galaxy Note5 has dominated the phone design with awesome fusion of metal and glass. Moreover, one of the most distinctive features of the Samsung Galaxy Note5 is its back that has curves at its edges. Samsung has given the unique touch to the device as of now.

Colors of Note5

The color of Samsung Galaxy Note5 include the Black Sapphire, Gold Platinum, White Pearl and Silver Titanium. The color availability of the handsets may vary as per the market requirements.

The Samsung Galaxy Note5’s build quality is outstanding because it is completely made up of the metal and Corning Gorilla Glass 4. However, despite of these ingredients, for your safety, a protective case is recommended to you.

With this weight of 171 grams, the Samsung Galaxy Note5 is comparatively lighter than its predecessor is, despite of the use of more materials. However, people with small hands may find the device slippery at times. Therefore, it is highly recommended that you go with the protective case.


The Samsung Galaxy Note5 is installed with a 5.7” Super AMOLED display, has QHD 2560 x 1440 resolution, and gives the pixel density of 518ppi. With the Screen mode settings, you can set the saturation, contrast and color temperature as per your convenience. Moreover, if you will increase the brightness slider, you may even reach the brightness level of LCD and can give you the screen brightness of up to 620nits with the color saturation and screen contrast making it the brightest SuperAMOLED Samsung device that has ever come. Moreover, the legibility of sunlight for Samsung Galaxy Note5 is superb. It means, even if you are using your phone in direct sunlight, you can easily read your emails, open and close apps and do other important stuffs with your phone.

Battery of Samsung Galaxy Note5

The Samsung Galaxy Note5 is equipped with the non-removable 3,000mAh Li-Po battery, which is 220mAh less than its predecessor is. However, despite of the smaller battery, the Samsung Galaxy Note5 performs and gives almost the similar results as its older version. The endurance rating that the Note5 has given is of 85 hours, which means you can use the device for straight three days with an hour use of video playback, telephone, and web browsing every day. In addition to this, the Samsung Galaxy Note5 can give you around 29 hours of 3G Talk Time, 11 hours of Web Browsing and 14 hours of video playback.

You will be amazed to know that the Samsung’s new quick charger can fill the battery in less than 90 minutes from empty, making it extremely efficient and convenient to use. On the other hand, with the help of wireless charging, the phone is completely full in just 120 minutes.

S Pen of Samsung Galaxy Note5

The most useful part of Samsung Galaxy Note5 is the S Pen. Once again, the S Pen has come up with many improvements as compared to the last year’s version. The S Pen or the Stylus is using the new release mechanism that needs the user to click on the top before taking it out. Doing so has completely removed the accidental possibility of its coming out.

Once again, your favorite Signature side button is available on the S Pen giving the smooth textures and thereby making it a little slippery as compared to its predecessor.

S Pen Galaxy Note5

Not only the hardware of S Pen, but also the software has improved in various ways. Now you can take the notes even with the screen off. It means just take out the stylus and start writing, even if your screen is off.

There are also huge improvements in the Air command. Now you can make it float anywhere you want on the screen. Moreover, you can add the custom shortcuts for three apps that you like the most.


The Samsung Galaxy Note5 is fitted with the Exynos 7420 chipset, developed by the Samsung, and has 1.5 GHz quad-core Cortex-A53, 2.1 GHz quad-core Cortex-A57 CPU, Mali-T760MP8 GPU, and 4GB of RAM. In short, the hardware setup is equivalent to the Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge.

With all the aforementioned specs, the Samsung Galaxy Note5 is one of the most powerful smartphones available in the market today.

Camera of Samsung Galaxy Note5

Samsung Galaxy Note5 is installed with the awesome 16MP Sony IMX240 sensor and an f/1.9 lens. One of the best features is the quick launch. Just double press the Home key from anywhere in the UI and the camera is in front of you in less than a second.

You can find the majority of the settings in the viewfinder, making the camera UI pretty simple and user friendly. Moreover, you also get an option to download the new shooting modes.

Camera Samsung Galaxy Note5

If you are a creative human being and love to play with your photos, Samsung Galaxy Note5’s camera is for you. It can capture the images in the RAW format, which can later be converted into the creative ones.


The Samsung Galaxy Note5 is one of the best-looking phablet by now. However, you do not get the microSD slot and no 128 GB built in memory, but its 32 GB and 64 GB internal options is sufficient to store all your data. Moreover, not only the best looking but the Samsung Galaxy Note5 is one of the most powerful phablets present in the market today.

Samsung Galaxy Note 5

Equipped with numerous new features and tricks and its clickable release mechanism, the S Pen has proved it again that it is one of the best stylus in the market. Apart from stylus, the 5.7” QHD display and 16MP camera has done a complete justice to the device.

Even with the lack of microSD and a removable battery, Samsung Galaxy Note5 is for everyone who have a budget to pick one.

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