Samsung Galaxy Note 5 was launched two weeks ago, along with Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+, whose review is already available here.
Samsung is undoubtedly the biggest player in the smartphone market, leader of Android phones, Apple's chief opponent and one of the most recognized companies worldwide.
Samsung Galaxy Note 5 is built around a 5.7 inch display with QHD resolution (1440 x 2560). Beneath it lies an Exynos 7420 processor with eight cores (four 1.5GHz, four 2,1Ghz), 4GB RAM and 32 or 64GB memory storage space. There isn't a microSD card slot, like on S6 and cameras are identical on all peaks range launched by Samsung this year, ie 16MP and 5MP. The battery is 3.000mAh, cannot be removed and also feds the active stylus S-Pen. If you are aware of S6 and S6 Edge you've already noticed that the specifications (with very small differences, such as RAM or display size) are tiny. But that does not matter.
Pro Points For Samsung Galaxy Note 5
The design is and will be, for me, one of the most important aspects when it comes to a device that you always have on you. The gadget that which you are almost touching constantly finds its place on the desk, ear, fingers, and can be seen by everyone came to contribute to your image as much as the way you arrange your hair or shoes you always wear.
Of all the superb smartphones launched by South Koreans this year (although Edge and Edge+ have an added "wow") we find Galaxy Note 5 the finest and most thoughtful of all. Besides the used premium materials and the absolutely delicious colors, contributing to the appearance of "work of art", there is also the curvature on the back that gives you the impression that you're not holding just a piece of cold technology, but a device with a soul that wants to help you. The buttons are excellently placed, as well as speakers and there is no edge to bother to touch.
The performances have arrived in the end, to those offered by the iPhone. Perhaps such a comparison seems slightly shifted or maybe there are people who think this happened a long time in the Android ecosystem, but I disagree. An iPhone is flying through any menu in any application and any action is executed instantly, although the specifications are not exactly brilliant. The advantage is the iOS system, optimized to the bone, and applications tailored for a handful of phones. Android is hard to get to this level of stability, but it seems that Samsung has managed to do something similar. By optimizing Wizz Touch interface, eliminating unnecessary functions and using a top hardware. That GB of RAM in addition resulted in faster application launching, instant closing and easy switching from a program to another.
Autonomy is also a strong point though is not to amaze. In short, the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 is the kind of phone you use intense, without having to use minimum brightness from morning till evening. If S6 struggled to achieve this "performance", Note doesn't do it and proves to be a device you can rely on. In addition, features fast charging, but also a very effective way of saving, reduce the smartpgone to a simple phone.
The display is the best we've seen on a smartphone so far, and this should not surprise anyone. Samsung always had screens that simply make you look at your phone for pleasure, while that on Note 5 is no exception. It is not just a resolution here, but the contrast, color quality (slightly oversaturated, exactly how we like it), and brightness.
Points Against Samsung Galaxy Note 5
Stylus is the only issue we have with this device. Do not misunderstand, it's incredibly accurate, very pleasant to hold, but we fail to find a real utility. With the writing function on the lock screen, introduced by this Note model, though gained extra meaning existence, but isn't the kind of accessory that I see myself using it more than once a week at most. Maybe I'm not the target audience or just do not have the habit of writing with a pen (be it a classic pen).
As I wrote in the title, Note 5 shows how much has Samsung evolved. Made one altogether extraordinary phone, which we hardly find against points. It is a smartphone for everyone, because it maintains a classic look (without curves) is easy to handle (despite the larger display) and has every need (in picture quality, autonomy and performance).