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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 comments, whereas there are mixed opinions on 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 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. Views about the battery and screen are on the whole positive. The sound and performance also get good comments. Many are critical 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

Jul, 2018

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 are impressed by the design and screen. The portability and usability are also mentioned favorably. There are some negative opinions about the GPS navigation and apps. The durability and reliability get mixed opinions.

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

Jul, 2018

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 are also appreciated. There are some mixed reviews about the price. There are some less positive comments about the durability.

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

Jul, 2018

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 (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

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

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 : 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 : 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.

Comparisons and Conclusions The new Huawei Nexus phablet may be released in the next two weeks. We're thinking the Apple iPhone 6s Plus (or equivalent) will be announced on September 9 . I'm not willing to declare which phablet is best until I've...

Aug, 2015

Expert review by : Jessica Dolcourt (cnet.com)

Samsung Galaxy Note 5 review

 

In August, Samsung released the Galaxy Note 7, its follow-up to the Galaxy Note 5, to favorable reviews. With its head-turning design, precise stylus and brilliant screen, it shored up the Note 5's few weaknesses, and was praised as Samsung's ultimate...

The Samsung Galaxy Note 5 has an eye-catching design and high-end hardware, and it takes great outdoor photos. Using the stylus has never felt better and battery life is terrific.

With a nonremovable battery and no external storage option, the Note 5 strips away some of last year's features. It's pricey compared with large-screen competitors like Motorola's Moto X Pure.

Samsung's Galaxy Note 5 is excellent overall, and the only phone to buy if you want to write by hand. However, you'll pay a huge premium for a modest upgrade from last year's model, and less pricey competitors will satisfy many.

Aug, 2015

Product Specifications

Audio

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

Battery

Battery Capacity:3000 / 8220
Battery performance:3000 / 8220
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Browsing time (3G):11 / 9
Browsing time (4G):13 / 9
Browsing time (Wi-Fi):13 / 9
Continuous audio playback time:217 / 57
Continuous video playback time:11 / 15
Talk time (3G):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 / 3840 x 2160
Digital Zoom:8
Face detection: Yes
Flash Type:LED
Front Camera:Y
Front camera resolution (numeric):2 / 5
Geotagging:Y / Yes
Image Stabilizer:Y / Yes
ISO sensitivity:Auto
Main camera resolution (numeric):16
Maximum frame rate:120
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
Rear camera resolution (numeric):16 / 8
Rear camera type:Single camera
Resolution at capture speed:3840x2160@30fps
Second camera: Yes
Second camera resolution: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: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: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
Video compression format:3G2, 3GP, ASF, AVI, FLV, M4V, MKV, MP4, WEBM, WMV / 3G2,3GP,ASF,AVI,FLV,M4V,MKV,MP4,WEBM,WMV
Video formats supported:3G2,3GP,ASF,AVI,FLV,M4V,MKV,MP4,WEBM,WMV

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
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 / 700,850,1800,1900,2600
4G standard:LTE
Bluetooth:Y / Yes
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP, AVRCP, HFP, HID, HSP, MAP, OPP, PAN, PBAP, SAP
Bluetooth version:4.0 / 4.2 / 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: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: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
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
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:5.1 / 5.1.1
Platform:Android

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash) / No / Not supported
Internal RAM:4 / 4096
Internal RAM type:LPDDR4
Internal storage capacity:32 / 64
Maximum memory card size:64
RAM capacity: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, YouTube / Google Maps,Google Play,YouTube

Video

Video call: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.299 / 0.3 / 0.311
Height:6.02 / 6.03 / 6.73
Weight:19.3 / 6.03
Width:3 / 9.57