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Samsung Galaxy Note 5

alaTest has collected and analyzed 10206 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 are also appreciated. Comments about the reception and reliability are mixed.

screen, durability, performance, portability, usability

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 by: (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. Reviewers are impressed by the battery and screen. The sound and performance also get good reviews, whereas many are less positive about the price and durability.

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

Jan, 2018

Consumer review by: (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. People really like the design and screen. The portability and usability are also appreciated. The durability and reliability get mixed reviews. The GPS navigation and apps get negative reviews.

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

Jan, 2018

Consumer review by: (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. Reviewers are impressed by the screen and design. The portability and usability also get good feedback. Some have doubts about the durability, while 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

Jan, 2018

Expert review by: Allen Ngo (notebookcheck.net)

Samsung Galaxy Note 5 (SM-N920A) Smartphone Review

 

The modern pen and paper. Who needs college-ruled paper and lead pencil when the Galaxy Note 5 does it all? The Note 5 may be a great successor to the Note 4, but don't throw away that classic notepad just yet.

Brighter and more accurate Super AMOLED 1440p display, Thinner and lighter than Galaxy Note 4, Push-button feature works without issues, Metal edges and corners; Solid construction, High-performance Exynos 7420 SoC with 4 GB RAM, Good outdoor...

Non-removable battery, No Dual-SIM support, IR support removed, MHL support removed, MicroSD support removed, No USB Type-C, Plastic back cover, S Pen is uncomfortable for extended use, Same throttling issues as the Galaxy Note 4, Unimpressive speaker

Is the Galaxy Note 5 worth the upgrade if you already have a Note 4 or Galaxy S6? The push-button S Pen is genuinely ergonomic and more than just a novelty feature, while the brighter and more accurate display will easily draw in enthusiasts. For...

Aug, 2015

Expert review by: Hubert Nguyen (ubergizmo.com)

Samsung Galaxy Note 5 Review

 

The most anticipated phone of the summer has arrived: the new Galaxy Note 5 has landed, with a new design based on the S6 “metal and glass” design language. It represents a significant update, not only from a hardware perspective, but also from a user...

I used to think of the Galaxy Note as “the” pen-enabled, large-display, large-battery capacity phone. The Note 5 design is very neat, but it did remove the large-battery capacity of the equation. That said, the Note 5 is easily the best large-display...

Aug, 2015

DT Recommended Product

Expert review by: Malarie Gokey (digitaltrends.com)

Samsung Galaxy Note 5 review

 

The Galaxy Note 5 is still one of the best phablets you can buy.

Samsung is still the king of phablets, but the gap is closing. When it comes to value for money, the and the are tempting alternatives. The S Pen is the Note 5’s killer feature, and the main thing that sets it apart from other big phones like the or...

Jul, 2016

Expert review by: GSMArena team (gsmarena.com)

Samsung Galaxy Note5 review: Time-saver edition

 

The Samsung Galaxy Note5 is the latest in the line that introduced us to the concept of a phablet in the first place. Following the Galaxy S-line's adoption of glass and metal, Samsung's taken the premium build to the Note series.

Premium design, supreme build ; Beautiful 5.7-inch AMOLED display ; Powerful chipset, S-Pen ; Impressive camera output both stills and video ; Excellent battery life, fast charging, both wired and wireless

Mar, 2016

Expert review by: (dpreview.com)

Samsung Galaxy Note 5 Review

 

The Galaxy Note 5 is the latest model in Samsung's line of Note large-format smartphones and, like its predecessors, comes with an S-Pen Stylus as an alternative input device. In terms of camera specifications the Note 5 offers very similar hardware to...

Dec, 2015

Expert review by: Joshua Ho (anandtech.com)

The Samsung Galaxy Note5 and Galaxy S6 edge+ Review

 

The Galaxy Note line has long been one of Samsung's greatest assets in the mobile market. While other Android OEMs have made phablets before, Samsung was pretty much the first OEM to ship a high-end device in this segment. Although other Android OEMs...

Overall, the software experience is actually quite acceptable. TouchWiz has gotten a lot better in the past generation, and any time I pick up a Galaxy S3 or Galaxy S4 I’m immediately reminded of this. However, as mentioned in the Galaxy S6 review I...

Oct, 2015

Editor's Choice

Expert review by: Sascha Segan (pcmag.com)

Samsung Galaxy Note 5 (AT&T)

 

As long as price is no object, the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 is the most powerful phablet you can buy on AT&T.

Fast processor. Excellent camera. Top-notch reception. S Pen functionality.

Expensive. No removable battery or memory.

Pricing, Competition, and Conclusions At $739, the AT&T Galaxy Note 5 is one of the most expensive phablets the carrier has to offer, coming in below only the $749 iPhone 6 Plus and the $814 Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+ . For the price, you get the fastest...

Aug, 2015

Editor's Choice

Expert review by: Sascha Segan (pcmag.com)

Samsung Galaxy Note 5 (Verizon Wireless)

 

The Samsung Galaxy Note 5 is the most powerful phablet available on Verizon, but you'll pay a heavy price for it.

Fast processor. Excellent camera. Top-notch reception. S Pen functionality.

Expensive. Verizon model lacks Samsung Pay. No removable battery or memory.

Pricing, Competition, and Conclusions Verizon recently killed off subsidies , making everyone pay full price for their devices. That means the $696 Galaxy Note 5, the $768 Galaxy S6 edge+, and the $749 iPhone 6 Plus have a lot to prove when faced with...

Aug, 2015

Expert review by: Matthew Miller (zdnet.com)

Galaxy Note 5 review: Samsung's best sets the bar again

 

Worried about the lack of removable battery or expandable storage? Maybe you shouldn't be.

Awesome design elements ; Stunning display with minimal bezels on all sides ; Fantastic industry-leading camera ; Improved S Pen design and functionality ; Priced less than comparable Apple iPhone 6 Plus

Fingerprint magnet glass back ; Acceptable, not outstanding, battery life

Aug, 2015

Expert review by: (engadget.com)

Samsung Galaxy Note 5 review: the best big phone just got better

 

Samsung's Galaxy Note series has never been for everyone, but the Note 5 just might change some minds. It's the smallest, most comfortable version of the phablet to date, and thoughtful software tweaks make the S Pen feel way less gimmicky. A great...

Amazing screen ; Top-tier performance ; Much-improved S Pen experience ; Greatcamera

Grabbing the S Pen takes an extra step ; Some will miss the microSD slot ; Far pricier than similar phones

Samsung has another world-class performer in the Note 5, and unlike its cousin, the S6 Edge+, it has more going for it than just looks. The Note still can't completely mimic the feel of pen and paper, but it's getting closer than you might expect....

Aug, 2015

Product Specifications

Audio

Built-in Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes

Battery

Battery Capacity:3000 / 3220 / 8220
Battery performance: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:Y

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
Front camera resolution (numeric):2 / 3.7 / 5
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:1 / 2.6
Rear camera:Y
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:0.471 / 1.27 / 1.38 / 1.47 / 1.48
Body SAR (EU):0.471 / 1.27 / 1.38 / 1.47 / 1.48
Head SAR:0.428 / 1.14 / 1.16 / 1.2 / 1.23
Head SAR (EU):0.428 / 1.14 / 1.16 / 1.2 / 1.23

Design

Brand color:Black Sapphire / White Pearl
Color of product:Black / Gold / Silver / White
Device type:Full-size tablet
Fingerprint reader:Y / Yes
Form Factor:Bar / Slate

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display Diagonal:10.1 / 5.7
Display number of colors:16.78 million colors / 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
Second LCD screen: No
Touch screen: Yes
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-Touch
Touchscreen:Y
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 format: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
Video compression formats:H.263, H.264, MPEG4
Video formats supported: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
GPS: Yes
GPS (satellite):Y
Position location:Y
Wi-Fi positioning:Y / Yes

Networking

2G:Y
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 / WCDMA
4G:Y
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
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:Y
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 bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
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:Y
GPS: Yes
GPS (satellite):Y
Gyroscope: Yes
Microphone mute:Y / Yes
Operating system installed:Android
Operating system version:4.4 / 5.1 / 5.1.1
Personal info management:Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list
Personalization:Icons, Menu, Shortcuts
Position location:Y
Proximity sensor: Yes
Subscription type:No subscription / Prepaid
Support for contact groups:Y / Yes
Themes:Wallpapers
Video call:Y / Yes
Video compression format:ASF, AVI, M4V, MP4, VP8, WEBM, WMV
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:Y
MHL version:2.0 / 3.0
Micro-USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL):N / Y
USB connector type:Micro-USB
USB port:Y / Yes
USB version:2.0

Processor

64-bit computing:Y / Yes
Coprocessor:Y
Coprocessor cores:4
Coprocessor frequency:1.5
Processor:7 Octa 7420
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 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):N
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):N
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):N
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N
Intel® Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):N
Intel® Smart Response Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N

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:No / Y / Yes
User memory:24.6

Subscription

Subscription type:No subscription / Prepaid

Technical Details

Built-in sensors: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:0.299 / 0.3 / 0.311 / 0.335
Height:6.02 / 6.03 / 6.73
Weight:19.3 / 6.03 / 6.21
Width:3 / 3.09 / 9.57