Samsung Galaxy Note 5 Review

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd is a multinational as well multi-brand firm which has been serving the world by manufacturing and retailing different types of electrical appliances and other military products for more than 70 years, released a smartphone called as the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 on August, 2015 along with its twin brother the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 Duos in different parts of the world. The Samsung Galaxy Note 5 is the successor of Samsung Galaxy Note 4 which was launched on October, 2014. Like other devices manufactured by Samsung using the Android software, the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 too is an Android smartphone that was launched by adding the features that were lacked in it’s predecessors.

The Samsung Galaxy Note 5 is the device which lies in high range devices and is completely is made up of metal and glass. The device has been supported by the protection of Corning Gorilla Glass 4 from both front and rear side. The device, compared to its predecessor, is thin and low-weighted too weighing 171 g. Just like other smartphones manufactured by Samsung, Samsung Galaxy Note 5 receives the same outline. The device has got an earpiece on the top on its fore part along with front facing camera and different sensors. The home button exists below the screen having recent app button and back button on each sides. The home button, because of its class, supports a fingerprint sensor. Besides, the recent app button and back button of the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 is supported by backlit functionality, and is reinforced by notification LED light.

The Samsung Galaxy Note 5 features a power button on the right-hand side. The volume adjusting keys have been equipped on the left-hand side of the device. Furthermore, a mic, and USB Type-B port and a speaker grille, a S Pen and a 3.5 mm headphone socket has been placed at the bottom of the device. The rear part of the device features rear facing camera along with different sensors and LED flashlight. The SIM cards slot has been placed at the top of the device.

Orating about the display, the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 has been furnished by 5.7 inches Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen with 1440 x 2560 pixels ~518 ppi pixel density. The device acquires a good display screen, the viewing angles are good, and the screen also provides vibrant color output. The Samsung Galaxy Note 5, obtains a ambient light sensor, which helps the users have to use their device in intense light without any problem. Furthermore, the device has acquired a Corning Gorilla Glass 4 which is used protect the screen from scratches.

The Samsung Galaxy Note 5 runs with Android 5.1.1 Lollipop out of the box and can be updated to Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow. Besides, the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 has been equipped with Exynos 7420 Octa chipset Octa-Core (4 x 2.1 GHz Cortex-A57 & 4 x 1.5 GHz Cortex-A53) CPU. Coming to the graphice processor, the device possesses Mali-T760MP8 GPU. The phone is available with 32 GB, 64 GB and 128 GB of internal memory. However, the device lacks a microSD card slot, which means the memory of the device is limited. Besides, the device comes with 4 GB of RAM. However, its predecessor the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 had 32 GB of internal memory and was furnished by a microSD card.

Moreover, the Samsung Galaxy Note has been supplied with 16 MP, f/1.9 aperture lens, OIS, autofocus rear camera. The device, however, comes with single LED flashlight. The main camera comes with different features like face/smile detection, geo-tagging, touch focus, panorama, Auto HDR. The camera really captures good photos. Coming to the front camera, the device has been equipped with 5 MP, f/1.9 aperture lens front facing camera. The rear camera also helps to capture the video at 2160p@30fps 1080p@60fps. Nevertheless, its predecessor had 3.7 MP front camera.

Furthermore, the device comes with Li-Po 3000 mAh non-removable battery. The device, as it lies in the high-range devices, it has been supported by adaptive fast charging functionality. The battery is good and gives nice backup compared to Samsung Galaxy Core Prime. The device is available in Black Sapphire, Gold Platinum, Silver Titan, White Pearl colors.

Samsung Galaxy Note 5 Price in Nepal : Rs. 76,900 (Around for 32 GB)

Samsung Galaxy Note 5 Specification


 Size  5.7 inches
 Resolution  1440 x 2560 pixels
 Color Depth  16M


 CPU Speed  2.1 GHz, 1.5 GHz
 CPU Type  Octa-Core


 Video Recording Resolution  UHD (3840 x 2160p)@30fps
 Main Camera Resolution  CMOS 16.0 MP
 Front Camera Resolution  CMOS 5.0 Mp
 Main Camera Auto-focus  Yes


 RAM  4 GB
 ROM  32 GB, 64 GB, 128 GB
 External Memory  No


 Multi-Sim  Single-SIM
 Sim Size  Nano-SIM (4FF)
 2G Sim  NA


 ANT+  Yes
 USB Version  USB 2.0
 Headphone  3.5 mm Stereo
 Wi-Fi/Wi-Fi Direct  NA
 Bluetooth  USB v4.2
 PC Sync  NA
 Location  GPS, Glonass


 Operating Software  Android 5.1.1 Lollipop (Upgradable To Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow)

Physical Information

 Color+  Black Sapphire, Gold Platinum, Silver Titan, White Pearl
 Form Factor  Touchscreen Bar
 Dimension  153.2 x 76.1 x 7.6 mm
 Weight  171 g
 Water Resistant/Dust Proof  No


 Compass/Magnetometer  Yes
 Proximity Sensor  Yes
 Accelerometer  Yes
 Ambient Light Sensor  Yes
 Gyroscope  NA
 Barometer  NA
 Temperature Sensor  NA


 Standard Battery Capacity  3000 mAh
 Removable  No

Audio and Video

 Video Playing Format  MP4, M4V, 3GP, 3G2, WMV, ASF, AVI, FLV, MKV, WEBM
 Video Playing Resolution  UHD 4K (3840 x 2160)@30fps


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