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Samsung Galaxy Note 5

alaTest has collected and analyzed 10213 reviews of Samsung Galaxy Note 5. The average rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. People are impressed by the usability and portability. The performance and durability also get good opinions, whereas the reception and reliability get mixed reviews.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 92/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Samsung Galaxy Note 5

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 34 user reviews of Samsung Galaxy Note 5 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.co.uk. People really like the battery and screen. The sound and performance are also appreciated. The price and durability get less positive comments.

design, performance, sound, screen, battery

durability, price

91% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung Galaxy Note 5 N920i 32GB Silver Black Factory Unlocked GSM - Version InternationalSamsung Galaxy Note 5 N920i 32GB Silver Black Factory Unlocked GSM - Version International

2018-06

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Samsung Galaxy Note 5

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 505 user reviews of Samsung Galaxy Note 5 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the design and screen. The portability and usability are also mentioned favorably. The durability and reliability get mixed views. Some have doubts about the GPS navigation and apps.

performance, usability, portability, screen, design

reception, connectivity, apps, GPS navigation

77% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung Galaxy Note 5 N920i 32GB Gold Factory Unlocked GSM - International VersionSamsung Galaxy Note 5 N920i 32GB Gold Factory Unlocked GSM - International Version

2018-06

Consumer review (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for Samsung Galaxy Note 5

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 29 user reviews of Samsung Galaxy Note 5 from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.ca. People are impressed by the screen and design. The portability and usability also get good comments. Some have doubts about the durability. Views are divided on the price.

performance, usability, portability, design, screen

durability

97% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung Galaxy NOTE 5 (SM-N920W8) 32GB Black UnlockedSamsung Galaxy NOTE 5 (SM-N920W8) 32GB Black Unlocked

2018-06

Expert review by : Sheldon Pinto (tech.firstpost.com)

Samsung Galaxy Note 5 Dual review: Impressive all-rounder with a price tag to match - Tech2

 

The Samsung Galaxy Note 5 Dual is a well-mannered and groomed to perfection, its the downsides being its slippery back and its not so awesome battery life.

The Samsung Galaxy Note 5 Dual is indeed the most polished Note smartphone ever. Its well-mannered and groomed to perfection, it has little or no downsides. We loved everything about it, from the design, camera, display and even its software.

2016-03

Expert review by : Divyang Makwana (mobigyaan.com)

Samsung Galaxy Note5 Review

 

The Galaxy Note5 is a flagship phablet by Samsung. As we've got our hands on it, we'll go over everything inside this gadget. Check out the Note5 review.

Solid build quality ; High brightness levels ; Crisp 2k resolution display ; Very fast performance ; Thin and light weight ; Fingerprint sensor and heart rate monitor ; Push button S-Pen stylus

No MicroSD support ; Average speakers ; No IR Blaster support ; No wireless charger bundled

The Galaxy Note5 is far better in terms of design and build quality than its previous generations and since an important feature MicroSD support is removed, a brighter display, fingerprint scanner, and push-button S-Pen stylus were an added benefit....

2016-01

Expert review by : Digit Mobile Phones (digit.in)

Samsung Galaxy Note 5 Dual SIM

 

Samsung Galaxy Note 5 Dual SIM Smartphone was launched in August 2015, comes with a 5.7-inch qhd Super AMOLED Multi touch display with a resolution of 1440 x 2560 pixels at a pixel density of 518 pixels per inch. The screen is also protected by a...

2016-01

Expert review by : Divyang Makwana (mobigyaan.com)

Samsung Galaxy Note5 – First Impressions

 

We are using the Samsung Galaxy Note5 from quite some time and have shared our thoughts. Check out the Note5 first impressions.

2015-11

Expert review by : Anupam Saxena (timesofindia.indiatimes.com)

Samsung Galaxy Note5 review - The Times of India

 

The new Galaxy Note5 comes with an improved S-Pen stylus capabilities for better multi-tasking, new productivity features and enhanced video capabilities.

- Premium design, good build quality ; - Excellent camera ; - Great S-Pen experience

If you own a Galaxy Note 4, it doesn't really make sense to upgrade - you get a smaller battery and lose the ability to expand internal storage through the microSD card. It's likely that the new S-Pen features could be extended via a software upgrade...

2015-10

Expert review by : Rahul Sethi (techmagnifier.com)

Samsung Galaxy Note 5 Review

 

Note 5 is made as exquisitely as Samsung's 5 inch Galaxy S6; and that makes it loose some flexibility and ruggedness its predecessor had. Still it carries forward some advances both on performance and S-Pen features.

Looks beautiful ; Blazing performance ; Smooth S-Pen use, wonderful display

Network issues ; Higher SAR for head ; S-Pen design isn’t any better ; Non-removable battery, no storage expansion slot

Unlike every Note phone I have recommended, Note 5 isn’t the ‘buy with your eyes closed’ kind of a device. Don’t stretch your budget for it, don’t pump your tech taste-buds just yet, for the Note 5 may look awesome; it’s software/spec offering isn’t...

2015-10

Expert review by : Nandagopal Rajan (indianexpress.com)

Samsung Galaxy Note 5 express review: For those who must jot down everything

 

Galaxy Note 5 is for those who really like working on the move and really need a stylus and are compulsive note takers and doodlers

Buy this phone if you like working on the move and really need a stylus. For those who don’t need a stylus the Note 5 does not offer any particular advantage over the S6 series. This phone is for the compulsive note takers and doodlers. They will adore...

2015-10

Expert review by : Digit Mobile Phones Prasid Banerjee (digit.in)

Samsung Galaxy Note 5 Review

 

With the Galaxy Note 5, Samsung has completed the transformation it started with the Galaxy S6 this year. The phone is a combination of power and design, and not many would deny that the phone looks good and performs well. It's pure style, combined...

Best in class performance ; Good display ; Good camera ; Good battery life

Slippery and prone to falling out of your hand ; Not water-proof

2015-10

Expert review by (stuff.tv_in)

Samsung Galaxy Note 5 review

 

Samsung's new flagship phablet is here, and we're big fans

Great screen ; Great camera ; Great design

Non-expandable memory ; Not available everywhere (yet)

Stylus plus style is a great combo. Better than ever

2015-09

Expert review by : Ketan Pratap (gadgets.ndtv.com)

Samsung Galaxy Note 5: First Impressions

 

Samsung's first oversized smartphone, the original Samsung Galaxy Note, was launched back in 2011 at the IFA exhibition in Berlin. The South Korean company has launched a new Note model at the same show every year until last year. This year, Samsung...

2015-09

Product Specifications

Audio

Built-In Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s): Yes

Battery

Battery Capacity:3000 / 3220 / 8220
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Browsing time (3G):10 / 11 / 9
Browsing time (4G):11 / 13 / 9
Browsing time (Wi-Fi):12 / 13 / 9
Continuous audio playback time:217 / 57 / 82
Continuous video playback time:11 / 14 / 15
Talk time (3G):20 / 28 / 43
Wireless Charging: Yes

Call management

Auto-redialing: Yes
Call blocking: Yes
Call divert:Y / Yes
Call hold:Y / Yes
Call timer:Y / Yes
Call waiting:Y / Yes
Caller ID:Y / Yes
Conference call:Y / Yes
Image stabilizer: Yes
Speakerphone:Y / Yes
Speed dialing:Y / Yes
Vibrating Alert:Y / Yes

Camera

Auto Focus:Y / Yes
Built-in Flash:Y / Yes
Camera resolution:2988 x 5312 / 3456 x 4608 / 3840 x 2160
Digital Zoom:8
Face detection: Yes
Flash type:LED
Front Camera:Y / Yes
Front camera resolution (numeric):2 / 3.7 / 5
Front camera type:Single camera
Geotagging:Y / Yes
Image stabilizer:Y / Yes
ISO sensitivity:Auto
Main camera resolution (numeric):16
Maximum frame rate:120 / 60
Maximum Video Resolution:1920 x 1080
Night mode:Y / Yes
Optical sensor size:25.4 / 2.6
Rear camera: Yes
Rear Camera Resolution:2988 x 5312 / 3264 x 2448 / 3456 x 4608
Rear camera resolution (numeric):16 / 8
Rear camera type:Single camera
Resolution at capture speed:3840x2160@30fps
Second Camera: Yes
Second camera resolution:3.7 / 5
Self-timer:Y / Yes
Smile detection:Y / Yes
Video capture resolution (max):2988 x 5312 / 3840 x 2160
Video recording:Y / Yes
Video recording modes:1080p, 2160p, 720p / 720p, 1080p, 2160p / 720p,1080p,2160p
White Balance:Auto
Zoom capability:Y / Yes

Certificates

Body SAR (EU):0.471 / 1.27 / 1.38 / 1.47 / 1.48
Head SAR (EU):0.428 / 1.14 / 1.16 / 1.2 / 1.23

Design

Brand colour:Black Sapphire / White Pearl
Colour of product:Black / Gold / Silver / White
Curved Design: No
Device Type:Full-size tablet
Fingerprint Reader:Y / Yes
Form factor:Bar / Slate
Kids tablet: No
Standard colour:Silver

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display diagonal:14.5 / 25.6
Display number of colours:16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:2560 x 1440 / 2560 x 1600
Display Type:SAMOLED
LED Backlight: Yes
Orientation sensor:Y / Yes
Pixel density:518
Screen shape:Flat
Second display:N / No
Touch screen: Yes
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen:Y / Yes
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive

Ergonomics

Accelerometer:Y / Yes
Ambient light sensor:Y / Yes
Gyroscope:Y / Yes
Magnetic sensor:Y
Proximity sensor:Y / Yes

Memory

Internal Memory:3
Internal RAM:3 / 4

Messaging

Chat:Y / Yes
E-mail:Y / Yes
Instant messaging (IM):Y / Yes
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service):Y / Yes
Short Message Service (SMS):Y / Yes

Multimedia

Audio formats supported:3GA, AAC, AMR, AWB, FLAC, IMY, M4A, MID, MIDI, MP3, MXMF, OGA, OGG, OTA, RTTTL, RTX, WAV, WMA, XMF / 3GA, AAC, AMR, AWB, FLAC, IMY, MIDI, MXMF, OGA, OGG, OTA, RTX, WAV, WMA, XMF / 3GA,AAC,AMR,AWB,FLAC,IMY,MIDI,MXMF,OGA,OGG,OTA,RTX,WAV,WMA,XMF / AAC, AAC+, FLAC, MP3, WMA
Video compression formats:H.263, H.264, MPEG4
Video formats supported:3G2, 3GP, ASF, AVI, FLV, M4V, MKV, MP4, WEBM, WMV / 3G2,3GP,ASF,AVI,FLV,M4V,MKV,MP4,WEBM,WMV / H.263, H.264, MP4, MPEG4, VP8, WMV7, XVID
Voice codecs:AMR-NB, AMR-WB

Navigation

Assisted GPS (A-GPS): Yes
Barometer:Y / Yes
GLONASS:Y / Yes
GPS: Yes
GPS (satellite):Y / Yes
Position location:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi positioning:Y / Yes

Networking

2G: Yes
2G bands (primary SIM):800,850,900,1800,1900 / 800,850,900,1900 / 850,900,1800,1900
2G bands (secondary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:EDGE, GPRS, GSM / GSM
3G:Y / Yes
3G bands supported:800,850,900,1900,2100 / 850,1900,2100 / 850,900,1900,2100
3G standards:CDMA, UMTS, WCDMA / HSPA+ / UMTS / UMTS, WCDMA / UMTS,WCDMA / WCDMA
4G:Y / Yes
4G bands supported:2500,700,800,850,1900 / 700,800,850,1900 / 700,800,850,900,1800,1900,2100,2300,2600 / 700,800,850,900,1800,1900,2100,2600 / 700,800,850,900,1800,1900,2600 / 700,800,850,900,1800,2100,2600 / 700,850,1800,1900,2600
4G standard:LTE
4G standards:LTE
Bluetooth:Y / Yes
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP, AVRCP, HFP, HID, HSP, MAP, OPP, PAN, PBAP, SAP
Bluetooth version:4.0 / 4.1 / 4.2 / 4.2 LE
Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified: Yes
Near Field Communication (NFC):Y / Yes
SIM card capability:Dual SIM / Single SIM
SIM card type:MicroSIM / NanoSIM
Tethering (modem-mode):Y / Yes
Top Wi-Fi standard:IEEE 802.11ac
Wi-Fi:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi Direct:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11ac, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Other features

Wi-Fi: Yes

Packaging Content

AC adapter included: Yes
Cables included:USB
Keyboard supplied: No
Manual: Yes
Quick start guide:Y / Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Performance

Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Assisted GPS (A-GPS): Yes
Audio formats supported:AAC, AAC+, AMR, ASF, FLAC, IMY, M4A, MP3, OGG, WAV, WMA, XMF
Barometer: Yes
Closed user group support: Yes
Electronic compass: Yes
Flight mode:Y / Yes
GLONASS: Yes
GPS: Yes
GPS (satellite): Yes
Gyroscope: Yes
Microphone mute:Y / Yes
Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:4.4 / 5.1 / 5.1.1
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list
Personalization:Icons, Menu, Shortcuts
Position location: Yes
Proximity sensor: Yes
Subscription type:No subscription / Prepaid
Support for contact groups:Y / Yes
Themes:Wallpapers
Video call:Y / Yes
Video compression formats:H.263, H.264
Video formats supported:ASF, AVI, M4V, MP4, VP8, WEBM, WMV

Ports & interfaces

Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone Out: Yes
MHL version:2.0 / 3.0
Micro-USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL):N / No / Yes
USB connector type:MICRO-USB
USB port:Y / Yes
USB version:2.0

Processor

64-bit computing:Y / Yes
Coprocessor:Y / Yes
Coprocessor cores:4
Coprocessor frequency:1.5
Processor Cores:4
Processor family:Samsung Exynos
Processor frequency:2.1 / 2.3 / 2.7
Processor Model:7 Octa 7420

Processor special features

Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: No
Intel Identity Protection Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology: No
Intel Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA): No
Intel Smart Connect Technology: No
Intel Smart Response Technology: No
Intel Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: No
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT): No
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology): No
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT): No
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT): No
Intel® Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA): No
Intel® Smart Response Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel® vPro™ Technology: No
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi): No

Software

Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:4.4 / 5.1 / 5.1.1
Platform:Android

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash) / No / Not supported
Internal RAM:3072 / 4 / 4096
Internal RAM type:LPDDR4
Internal storage capacity:128 / 32 / 64
Maximum memory card size:64
RAM capacity:3 / 4
RAM Type:LPDDR4
Storage Media:Flash
USB mass storage:N / Y / Yes
User memory:24.6

Subscription

Subscription type:No subscription / Prepaid

Technical Details

Built-in sensors:Geomagnetic, Hall, HR, RGB Light
Built-in sensors details:Geomagnetic, Hall, HR, RGB Light
Google applications:Google Maps, Google Play, Google Voice Search / Google Maps, Google Play, YouTube / Google Maps,Google Play,YouTube

Video

Video call: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:7.6 / 7.62 / 7.9 / 8.5
Height :15.3 / 153.2 / 17.1
Weight:170.9 / 171 / 176 / 547
Width:24.3 / 7.61 / 7.62 / 7.86 / 76.1