This year Samsung has crafted a gorgeous phone that is light, shiny and thin. Using gorilla glass 4 on both the front and back of the device creates a feel in the hand that is comfortable but very slippery. The glass back is curved on either side making it look stunning. The aluminum sides are gorgeous and make the phone feel premium. The Note 5 even manages to fit a stylus into its 7.6mm thin body. The Note 5 is not a rugged phone by no means and one drop will probably shatter its shiny glass back and front. Altogether we think the Note 5 is one of Samsung's best designed phones ever.
With a 5.7 inch 1440 x 2560 display the Note 5 has one of the best in the world. It may not be for everyone due to its enormous size but its brilliant for viewing high definition videos or playing games. It may not be the brightest display but its not bad either. Boasting a pixel density 518 ppi and Gorilla Glass 4 the display is strong whilst being very sharp. Scratches wont affect the Note 5 very much due to the strengthened glass. Altogether the Note has an impeccable display that is big, sharp and vivid.
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Packed with the current most powerful smartphone processor on the planet the Note 5 breaks through benchmarks. The octa- core Exynos 7420 is very powerful. Gaming and downloading files will be carried out in seconds. Even at full power the CPU and GPU remain calm and do not produce heat. With 4GM of RAM to use with Samsung's excellent multi tasking features the Note 5 is blazing fast. Altogether the Note 5 once again out performs its rivals in terms of speed.
The Note 5 has a 16MP optically stabilized camera that is one of the best on the market. The aperture of 1.9 makes low light shooting great. The camera is very fast and can even shoot 4K video that looks excellent on the gorgeous display. Focusing times are brilliant and photos produced are bright, clear and vivid. Videos are smooth and clear. The flash does a bad job but luckily you wont have to use it very often. Samsung's camera software is very good and lets you control nearly every aspect of the camera. Using the Samsung camera app on the Note 5 even allows you to live stream video to Youtube. Altogether the camera is great and will not let you down.
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Running on Android 5.1.1 with Samsung's touchwiz interface on top the Note 5 packs features whilst still being very fast. The interface is clean and fluid but still can be unreliable at times. We hope Samsung will update to Android Marshmallow when it is available. The built in stylus known as the ''S-Pen'' is very handy. Taking down notes, drawing or just using it instead of your finger is very cool. Thankfully Samsung has made lots of features to go with the ''S-Pen''. Altogether the software running on the Note 5 is good but still needs some refinements.
Samsung has managed to craft a great smartphone. One that looks gorgeous, has a great display, performs fast, captures great photos and videos and has good battery life. The stylus is very handy and the speakers are also loud and clear. Wireless charging is also very nice and adds flare to the phone. Altogether the Note 5 is very good and that is why We give it a 9.1 out of 10
Long battery life
Slippery in the hand
Only available in the U.S.
No removable back
No memory expansion