Samsung Galaxy Note5 Review

Samsung Galaxy Note5 Price in Pakistan

Update: 07 Oct, 2016
Rs. 66,000

Samsung Galaxy Note5 Review

Samsung Galaxy Note5 has been unleashed, making its way to the market this August. This high-end phablet has been one of the most awaited gadgets of the year 2015 owing to the popularity of its predecessors. The new version has been introduced with a stylish tweaked up design, top-notch hardware components, an amazing battery life and much more. Read out the rest of the Samsung Galaxy Note5 review to know more about its marvelous features.

The amazing features of Note 5 are discussed below in more detail.

Samsung’s Best Design

The latest phablet comes with an extremely attractive design that is by far the best which the South Korean giant has produced to this date. It is stylish, smooth and sleek with a huge screen measuring 5.7 inches. The body dimensions are 6.03 by 3 by 0.3 inches. This means, the gadget is not only large, but also desirably thin. However, this thinness has been incorporated at the expense of the additional memory card slot which is found in the previous models. Overall, the lustrous device is worth its cost in terms of the physical design. It is available in various premium shades – Black Sapphire, White Pearl, Silver Titan and Gold Platinum.

Top Notch Display

As you can read it in the Samsung Galaxy Note5 review, the huge, shiny screen of the device provides an amazing display with 16 Million colors and a resolution of 1440 by 2560 pixels. Note 5, therefore, leads to a remarkable user-experience. Be it internet surfing, social networking or video streaming, the phone’s great display makes every activity enthralling. In addition, the use of Super AMOLED technology ensures that the display remains as wonderful as ever even outside in bright sunlight. This serves to enhance the gadget’s performance. It can be used on the go without the user experience being tarnished due to external factors.

The Amazing New Stylus

The stylus pen of Note 5 is one of its most attractive features. It enhances the phone’s functionality and contributes towards its well-esteemed image in the market. Manufacturers have tweaked up the design of the S pen for the new version. It is handier than ever before. In addition, its functionality is nothing short of the preceding versions. The pen continues to serve as an important tool for writing, navigating or pointing. Its functionality extends to the use of the touch-sensitive menu buttons as well as the Home key. Moreover, the stylus is also extremely useful for taking screenshots and to drag and drop text as a matter of seconds.

Innovative Air Command Feature

An innovative addition to the device is Air Command – a tweaked up short-cut wheel. It consists of a floating icon with a circular menu comprising of the apps you visit most frequently. Therefore, your favorite apps would always be right there for easy access. Users can customize it in order to add any three of their favorite applications. This feature has been turned on by default. However, individuals who do not wish to use it can also turn it off by choice.

Excellent Camera

The phone’s premium camera offers a high resolution of 16 megapixels. The Samsung Galaxy Note5 review says that its working powers is just above the par. Therefore, your pictures would be perfectly clear and sharp as well as well-detailed. Apart from the amazing rear cam, there is also a front lens with a resolution of 5 MP. This is not only good enough for clear selfies, but also great for video chatting. However, it is not only the high resolution of the camera which leads to perfect photos, but also its large aperture. This ensures that more light is captured, leading to great results for your snaps. In addition, a powerful image processor further enhances the quality of the captured photos. On the other hand, other features which support the camera’s functionality include an optical image stabilizer, LED flash, face detection and autofocus. All of these features help in making your photography experience worth it.

Remarkable Performance and Power

Note 5 has been designed with two powerful Quad-Core processors. One processor performs with a speed of 1.5 GHz while the other one gives the powerof up to 2.1 GHz. The combined power of the two amazing processors leads to a truly remarkable performance. Moreover, incorporated in the device is Exynos 7420 Octa Core technology. This extraordinary chipset enhances the performance and ensures that the device does not heat up as in the case of Snapdragon 810 chipset.

The Bottom Line

Although Note 5 is pricy, it offers a range of premium features along with a classy design. The device offers a complete package in terms of performance, display and functionality. Its top-notch hardware components lead to a truly marvelous performance and a remarkable user-experience. Therefore, it stands as one of the best gadgets introduced in the year 2015.

Samsung Galaxy Note5 Specifications

Announced/Release Date

  • Announced 2015, August
  • Status Available. Released 2015, August

Internet Functions

  • Facebook Yes
  • Youtube Yes
  • Google Search Yes
  • Twitter Yes
  • Browser HTML5

Connectivity Features

  • USB (Universal Serial Bus) microUSB v2.0, USB Host
  • Bluetooth Connection v4.2, A2DP, EDR, LE
  • GPRS (General Packet Radio Service) Yes
  • EDGE Yes
  • WLAN For Connecting Internet Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
  • NFC (Near Field Communication) Yes
  • 3G (Speed) HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE Cat6 300/50 Mbps/ LTE Cat9 450/50 Mbps

Battery Type And Timing

  • Battery Non-removable Li-Po 3000 mAh battery
  • Stand-by Time (Approx.) N/A
  • Talk Time (Approx.) N/A
  • Music Play Time N/A

Hardware And Memory

  • OS (Operating System) Android OS, v5.1.1 (Lollipop)
  • CPU Capacity Quad-core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A53 & Quad-core 2.1 GHz Cortex-A57
  • Chipset Exynos 7420
  • GPU For Graphics Mali-T760MP8
  • Internal Memory 32/64 GB
  • External Memory No
  • RAM and ROM 4 GB RAM

Network Coverage And SIM Info

  • 2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
  • 3G Network HSDPA 850 / 1900 / 2100 - N920T, N920A
  • 4G Network LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 17(700), 20(800) - N920A
  • SIM Type Nano SIM (Dual SIM in Duos Model)

Body Structure And Style

  • Display Type Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
  • Display Size 5.7 inches (~75.9% screen-to-body ratio)
  • Body Weight 171 g
  • Body Dimensions 153.2 x 76.1 x 7.6 mm (6.03 x 3.00 x 0.30 in)
  • Colors Black Sapphire, Gold Platinum, Silver Titan, White Pearl

Camera And Multimedia

  • Backside Camera (Primary) 16 MP, 5312 x 2988 pixels, optical image stabilization, autofocus, LED flash
  • Frontside Camera (Secondary) 5 MP
  • Photo Editor Yes
  • Video Recording Quality 2160p@30fps, 1080p@60fps, optical stabilization, dual-video rec.
  • Audio Player Support MP3/WAV/WMA/eAAC+/FLAC player
  • Video Player (File Types) MP4/DivX/XviD/WMV/H.264 player
  • Radio TBC
  • 3.5mm jack Yes
  • Loudspeaker Yes

Business Features

  • Document Editor Yes
  • MS Word Support Yes

Samsung Galaxy Note5 Features

  • 5.7 Inches Super AMOLED Capacitive Touchscreen
  • 171 g Weight
  • 16/32 GB storage with 4 GB RAM
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
  • 16 MP, 5312 x 2988 pixels, optical image stabilization, autofocus, LED flash
  • 5 MP Front Camera
  • Android OS, v5.1.1 (Lollipop)
  • Quad-core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A53 & Quad-core 2.1 GHz Cortex-A57
  • Available in Black Sapphire, Gold Platinum, Silver Titan and White Pearl Colors
  • MP4/DivX/XviD/WMV/H.264 player and MP3/WAV/WMA/eAAC+/FLAC player
  • Non-removable Li-Po 3000 mAh battery