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Samsung Galaxy Note 5

Samsung Galaxy Note 5
alaScore 95

9956 reviews

Sep, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 9956 reviews of Samsung Galaxy Note 5. The average rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. People really like the usability and portability. The performance and durability are also appreciated, whereas there are some mixed reviews about the reception and reliability.

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 95/100 = 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 32 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. Views about the battery and screen are overall positive. The sound and performance also get good reviews. Some have doubts 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

Sep, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Samsung Galaxy Note 5

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 502 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. Views about the design and screen are on the whole positive. The portability and usability also get good reviews, but many are negative about the GPS navigation and apps. Opinions about the durability and reliability are different.

performance, usability, portability, screen, design

reception, connectivity, apps, GPS navigation

78% 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

Sep, 2016

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 really like the screen and design. The portability and usability also get good feedback, whereas some have doubts about the durability. Opinions 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

Sep, 2016

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

PCMAG.COM - 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

The Samsung Galaxy Note 5 ($739.99; 32GB) is the best phablet you can buy on AT&T if price is no object. But when isn't it, really? The Note 5 has the best screen in the business, an excellent camera, and a unique stylus that will help you stay...

Aug, 2015

PCMAG.COM - 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

With a gorgeous screen, top-notch specs, and a capable stylus that will help you stay productive, the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 ($696; 32GB) is the best phablet on Verizon Wireless—for the moment. It's the first of a slew of new large, high-end...

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: Florence Ion (pcworld.com)

Galaxy Note 5 review: Continuing Samsung's reign as the King of Phablets

 

Seriously, we didn't think that the Note series could get any better, but it did. This phone-tablet puts even the smaller Galaxy S6 to shame.

Long-lasting battery life ; Precise S Pen with accompany productivity apps ; Bright, beautiful QuadHD display

TouchWiz makes Android look a little garish and comes with apps you can't delete

The Note 5 boasts a beautiful screen, powerful innards, and suite of helpful productivity apps to accompany the S Pen. If you haven’t considered a mega-sized Android phone until now, the Galaxy Note 5 is...

Aug, 2015

Expert review by: Chris Davies (slashgear.com)

Samsung Galaxy Note 5 Review

 

Big, clever, and finally beautiful: the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 has come of age. Heir to the phablet empire Samsung itself created, the Note 5 takes the esteemed features of its predecessor and clads them in a premium package worthy of the equally...

If you’ll forgive the business metaphor, the Note 4 was the phablet equivalent of a machine-washable suit. Convenient and serviceable, yes, but hardly ranking high when it came to aesthetics. The Note 5, in contrast, has a new designer jacket, but that...

Aug, 2015

Expert review by: Dieter Bohn (theverge.com)

Samsung Galaxy Note 5 review

 

Samsung's Note line of phones has always been about three things: a huge screen, outsized performance, and a stylus. But now, with the Galaxy Note 5, two of those three things aren't so special...

Amazing screen ; Stylus getting more useful ; Great performance

Can't replace battery ; No 128GB option and no microSD expansion ; Expensive

Aug, 2015

Expert review by: Sascha Segan (pcmag.com)

Samsung Galaxy Note 5

 

The Galaxy Note 5 packs incredible processing power and puts it behind the best display you can get. But this iteration of Samsung's top phablet comes with compromises.

Best phone screen available. Octo-core Samsung Exynos 7420 processor. Excellent battery life. S Pen is still unique among phablets

Battery is not removable. No card slot for storage expansion. Some gimmicky features

One-and-a-half steps forward, one step back. The Samsung Galaxy Note 5 gives you the best smartphone screen on the market, and it continues to be endlessly productive, thanks to its slick S Pen stylus. But intoxicated by the Galaxy S6's flashy design,...

Aug, 2015

Product Specifications

Battery

Browsing time (3G):11 / 9
Browsing time (4G):13 / 9
Browsing time (Wi-Fi):13 / 9
Wireless Charging: Yes

Camera

Front Camera: Yes
Front camera resolution (numeric):2 / 5
Rear camera: Yes
Rear Camera Resolution:3264 x 2448
Rear camera resolution (numeric):16 / 8

Design

Brand colour:Black Sapphire / White Pearl
Curved Design: No
Kids tablet: No
Standard colour:Silver

Display

Pixel density:518

Messaging

E-mail: Yes

Navigation

GLONASS: Yes
GPS: Yes

Networking

2G: Yes
2G standards:EDGE, GPRS, GSM / GSM
3G standards:CDMA, UMTS, WCDMA / HSPA+ / UMTS / UMTS, WCDMA / WCDMA
4G: 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 / 700,850,1800,1900,2600
4G standards:LTE
SIM card capability:Single SIM
Wi-fi Standard:IEEE 802.11ac

Performance

GLONASS: Yes
GPS: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Headphone Out: Yes
MHL version:2.0
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL):No / Yes
USB port: Yes

Processor

Coprocessor: Yes
Coprocessor cores:4
Coprocessor frequency:1.5

Processor special features

Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA): No
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA): No

Storage

Internal RAM type:LPDDR4