Back in August, Samsung had announced the new Galaxy Note 5. Samsung has had great success with the Note series ever since it was launched and the company is looking to keep the success going with Galaxy Note 5. The Note 5 comes with impressive spec sheet and it is indeed the best Note till date. It features a 5.7-inch Quad HD (2560×1440) Super AMOLED display. It is powered by Samsung LSI Exynos 7420 Octa core processor (4xA57 @ 2.1GHz and 4xA53 @ 1.5GHz) and Mali T760 GPU.
The device comes with 4GB of LPDDR4 RAM. The Galaxy Note 5 has been priced at Rs. 53,900 for the 32GB variant, and Rs. 59,900 for the 64GB variant. Here is the unboxing of the device.
Here is the unboxing video.
Inside the box:
- Samsung Galaxy Note 5
- SIM Ejector PIN
- USB Cable
- Additional Nib for S Pen
- Nib removal tool
Design wise, the Note 5 has lot of resemblance to the Galaxy S6 with straight edges and comes with a curved rear panel similar to the display of S6 Edge+. Although the device is large and heavy, it still is quite easy to use, thanks to the slimmer profile compared to the Note 4. Note 5 has the biggest design change since the Note series was launched few years back. The front panel has the beautiful Quad HD display and below it is the home button with an integrated fingerprint sensor and two capacitive touch buttons. Above the display you will find the earpiece, notification LED, ambient light and proximity sensors as well as the 5 Megapixel front facing camera.
The device is made of glass and metal and provides premium quality build. At the rear panel, you have the 16MP rear camera, LED flash and heart rate sensor along with Samsung logo. On the right side is the power key, while the volume key is on the left side. The bottom panel has 3.5mm audio jack, speaker and also the microUSB charging slot and the S pen. On the top, there is the SIM tray. The Note5 is available in Black Sapphire, White Pearl, Silver Titanium and Gold Platinum colours.
The phone comes with a 5.7 inch Quad HD (2,560×1,440-pixel) display with Corning Gorilla Glass 4 protection and the display is vibrant and sharp, thanks to the Super AMOLED panel. The touch response was excellent and so were the viewing angles. The phone also comes with 32GB internal storage, but there is no micro SD card expansion slot. The storage available in the first boot is around 25GB. The phone also comes with a 3000mAh removable battery which is down from 3200mAh on the previous generation device.
The phone is powered by powered by Samsung LSI Exynos 7420 Octa core processor (4xA57 @ 2.1GHz and 4xA53 @ 1.5GHz) and Mali T760MP8 @ 772MHz GPU with 4GB of RAM. The performance was very smooth with no lag or issues. The S Pen was also very much functional and improved. The phone runs on Android 5.1 Lollipop with Touchwiz UI on top of it. On the imaging front, the phone packs a 16-megapixel rear-facing camera with LED flash with auto focus and a 5-megapixel front-facing camera. We will have the detailed review of the camera soon, stay tuned.
The device is priced Rs 53,900 and available in retail and online stores. You can get the device at the lowest pricing from here. We will have the detailed review coming up on our blog soon, meanwhile do check out our YouTube channel for more videos on this device.