Samsung took the wraps off the latest phablet: the Galaxy Note 5 to the Indian market in an event in New Delhi. The Galaxy Note 5 is the company's premium device that dated can best be described as an updated Note 4 from last year, with design elements of Galaxy S6 launched earlier this year.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 5 will be available in Black Sapphire, Gold Platinum and Silver Titanium colors and is priced at Rs. 53,990 for 32GB model and Rs. 59,900 for 64GB variant. The device will go on sale from 20th of September.
The Galaxy Note 5 flaunts a 5.7 inch QHD at a resolution of 2560x1440 pixel Super AMOLED display. In terms of processor, the Galaxy Note 5 is powered by an Exynos 7420 processor with 4GB of RAM and runs on Android 5.1.1 Lollipop based TouchWiz UI on top.
The phablet comes in two storage variants: 32GB and 64GB, but there is no expandable memory support via microSD card. In the camera department, it comes with 16 megapixel rear shooter with OIS, and a 5 megapixel front-facing camera.
We have jotted down the best and the worst features of the Samsung Galaxy Note. Take a look at the slider below to know more.
The Best: Design and Build Quality
A quick glance at the Samsung Galaxy Note 5, and you will notice the uncanny resemblance between this and the Galaxy S6 in terms of its overall design including metal chassis with glass back panel, curved edges, and feels a premium device when holding it.
The Best: S-Pen
The S-Pen is the signature of the Galaxy Note series phablets and Samsung puts their best to improve the stylus. The S-Pen in the Note 5 comes with new features like release mechanism as well as the option to write notes on the screen while it is off and much more.
The Best: Wireless Charging and Fast Charging
Samsung Galaxy Note 5 is packed with a larger 3000mAh battery and the company claims that it cane fully charged in 120 minutes wirelessly. Sounds great.
The Best: Camera
The camera is a deciding feature on any smartphones, especially when it comes to take selfie. In the camera department, the Note 5 comes with 16 megapixel rear shooter with OIS, and a 5 megapixel front-facing camera.
The Best: Display and Performance
Samsung is well known for the display quality for its smartphones. The Note 5 sports a 5.7 inch Super AMOLED QHD display at a resolution of 2560x1440 pixel. Well, the phablet runs on 64-bit octa core chipset powered by Exynos 7420 processor with 4GB of RAM and runs on Android 5.1.1 Lollipop based TouchWiz UI on top.
The Worst: Battery Life
Battery life is always one of the biggest concern while buying a smartphone. The Galaxy Note 5 comes with a 3000mAh battery and many believes that it won't last for extensive use for a day.
The Worst: No IR blaster
Samsung brought back the IR blaster to its smartphone. IR is specially used when you are looking for a universal remote control for home digital entertainment appliances. Well, the Note 5 ditched this IR features.
The Worst: Non-removable battery
The Samsung Galaxy Note 5 follows the design form factor of the Galaxy S6, which comes with non-removable battery. There are many smartphones in the market featuring a non-removable battery. Well, with the non-removable battery, users will not have the freedom to fix battery on their own.
The Worst: No Expandable Memory
As we all know that Galaxy Note 5 is inspired by the Galaxy S6 design language and same applies to the Note 5. There is no microSD card slot to expand memory in the new Phablet.
The Worst: No 128GB Storage Option
The Note 5 lack the microSD card support and it comes with only in two storage options 32GB and 64GB and won't be just enough for many users. It would be great if Samsung has provided the extended 128GB of storage option.