The Galaxy Note 5, along with the Galaxy S6 Edge+, was unveiled during a Samsung press conference in New York Cityon 13 August 2015. It is the successor to the Samsung Galaxy Note 4. The phone became available in the U.S. on 21 August 2015.
Being the youngest in the Galaxy note family, the all new Galaxy Note 5 had proven its worth making the maker proud with incredible features and with its powerful multi-touch screen capacities and its HD graphics which makes it quiet outstanding and a closer rival to the new IPhone 6s and 6s plus smartphones. Well loved an well by the users and fans of Samsung worldwide making it a success to its lineage and this would at least encourage the development of the next generation.
Form factor: Slate
Dimensions: 153.2 mm (6.03 in) H 76.1 mm (3.00 in) W 7.6 mm (0.30 in)
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Weight: 171 g (6.0 oz)
Operating system: Android 5.1.1 “Lollipop” (upgradable toAndroid 6.0 “Marshmallow”)
System on chip: Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 7420
CPU: Octa-core. 64-bit14nm
Quad-core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A53 GPU Mali-T760 MP8
Memory: 4GB LPDDR4
Storage: 32 or 64 GB or 128GB UFS 2.0 Removable storage NoMicroSD-Expandable Storage
Battery: Non-Removable Li-Po 3000mAh
Display: 5.7″ (145 mm). Quad HD Super AMOLED. (16:9aspect ratio) 2560Ã—1440 pixel resolution, 518. ppi.
Rearcamera: 16megapixel Samsung1Âµm-pixel optical sensor, f/1.9, 2160p @ 30frames per second (fps), 1080p @ 60fps, 720p @120fps, Auto HDR, optical image stabilization, Video Digital Image Stabilization, tracking autofocus, manual focus, LED flash
Front cameras: MP, 1440p @ 30fps, dual video call, Auto HDR
The device was shipped with the new Android 5.1.1 Lollipop Operating system. though Samsung had promised it’s upgrade to the 6.0 Marshmallows. The device also come with Google applications as usual Luke the YouTube, Google play store, Gmail app, Google voice search and many more preinstalled mobile apps that makes it more interesting.
The phone design is made looking quiet like the Galaxy S6 though larger with a dimension of about 6 Inches in height. The new Galaxy Note 5 is made with a metal unibody frame, glass instead of faux leather backing, and a newer, metal stylus. The back of the device is curved on both sides for easy handling. Due to the newer design, the Note 5 is the first in the Note series of phones that does not have a user-removable battery, nor a micro SD card slot. And the battery shrank for the first time, (from 3200 to 3000mAh) in order to keep the design as slim as possible. The Note 5 also does not have theMHLMicro-HDMIoutput. The Note 5 is also one of the phones compatible with Samsung’s Gear VR.
The device had a positive and negative reviews from critics especially for the threat posed by the Stylus if accidentally inserted incorrectly. Being one of Samsung’s successful device since its first release back in the year 2011, The Galaxy Note 5 still maintains its lineage as the Samsung’s most successful Phablet so far.
It has been noticed that if the user accidentally inserts the S Pen backwards in the device, it could result in permanent damage to the stylus and the device where the spring mechanism of the stylus becomes damaged or gets stuck in the stylus slot. This can also damage the S Pen detection feature, rendering the stylus useless for the device. However,Samsung was aware of this issue and insisted that the users should read the instruction manual before using the device. The later models come with a warning label on the phone wrap to advise the user on how to insert the S Pen.
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