Review: Samsung Note 5

December 18, 2015


Today we are looking at the Samsung Galaxy Note 5. The first impression we got of the Note 5 is the size which makes it a phablet more than a phone but perfectly fits in your pocket.

The sleek 5.7 inch gorilla screen comes to life when the S Pen is activated and takes multi-tasking to a whole new level.

You can copy text from the web browser straight into an email or even run two apps at the same time powered by the 4GB of RAM and a 32GB internal memory.

Samsung has continued to evolve the S Pen functionality. Note 5’s S pen has mouse-like experience with enhanced pressure sensitivity for creating and editing content.

With a new and enhanced Air Command feature, the Galaxy Note 5 makes it easy to grab an image or text and drag it into another app. The S Pen allows you to annotate directly on the PDF or PowerPoint and send it straight back.

The S Pen is also great for note taking. You can also quickly jot notes when the screen is off by enabling the functionality in screen-off menu. The notes are saved in Samsung’s S Notes app and by hovering the S Pen you can easily preview photos and videos.

A new improved design with glass and metal adds class to the Note 5. It is 5 grams lighter and thinner than its predecessor. Note 5 comes in four distinct colors; Sapphire Black, White Pearl, Titanium Silver and Gold Platinum.

The high-resolution screen 4K display is bright, dynamic offering amazing viewing angles of multimedia content.

If you are a budding photographer or videographer, the Note 5 will deliver output near or same as some professional equipment.

The phone has a 16Mega Pixel rear camera and a 5 MegaPixel front facing camera. The camera has optical image stabilization, autofocus, LED flash and 4K video recording.

Samsung has added various photo and video modes to compliment the auto mode including a 120 degree wide lens ideal for selfies, collage, slow-motion shooting, Panaroma.

A new addition is the YouTube Broadcast which will allow you to live stream directly from your phone without additional apps.

Though the battery is non-removable, Note 5 has optimized the hardware and software to ensure users get the most of battery life.

We went a whole day without recharging while on a normal day usage like taking photos, browsing and social media.

Samsung’s Fast Charging standard can fully recharge a dead battery in 90 minutes, four times less time compared to a normal USB charger.

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