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Samsung Galaxy Note5
A better way to get more done
Elevate your productivity with the reimagined Samsung Galaxy Note5, featuring the S Pen you'll only find with a Galaxy Note. The Galaxy Note5 lets you:
- Get things done with the reactive and precise S Pen.
- Become immersed with the 5.7-inch Quad HD Super AMOLED display.
- Open two apps side by side with Multi Window.*
S Pen for everyday productivity
Do more with the advanced S Pen. Jot down reminders, lists and schedules without waking the device. And S Pen features are easier to find from any screen or app with the Air Command menu.
Beauty at work
Get immersed in the content you love with the adaptive 5.7-inch Quad HD Super AMOLED 2560x1440 resolution display that adjusts to any light, making images pop.
Do more than one thing at once
Multitask like never before. Open two apps side by side* so you can read the news while answering email.
Breakthrough battery technology
With the 3,000mAh battery, you have the power to get through your day. Plus you can recharge wirelessly,** power up quickly*** or even use Ultra Power Saving Mode to extend your text and talk time.
|Battery||Li-ion , 3000 mAh|
|Memory||Internal memory storage: Up to 64GB||4GB RAM|
|Camera||Resolution (Rear): 16MP||Resolution (Front): 5MP|
|Disclaimers||*Multi Window does not support all applications.||**Wireless charging pad sold separately.||***Fast Charging requires an AFC-compatible charger to work.|
Samsung Galaxy Note 5 64GB Unlocked Smartphone - Black Sapphire
Service Provider: Verizon | Color: Black | Size: 64 GB
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- Quick Background - I am in the tech industry by trade, and have been an android user since the Motorola Droid first arrived. My recording studio is exclusively Apple Products, though only out of necessity due to the software tools I create music with. (...and though I don't look down on the iPhone community, I personally would never choose to own one.) -
I don't jump on the finance and upgrade bandwagon, so I haven't used the S6, S7, or S7 Note/PocketBomb. They are probably exceptional pieces of hardware, though the reason I clung so tightly to the S5 was sheer durability. It just worked for me, aside from being just a tiny bit small for my hands. If it hadn't met an untimely death leaping from my car, it would, no doubt, have required extensive counseling.
The Note 5 is a powerhouse compared to the Galaxy S5.
The additional four (total eight) faster processor cores and additional ram (3Gb in all - S5 just 2) is more than a little noticeable. Multitasking is a snap for everything I do: Email/Text/Calls, Recording sound for later use, Maps, Ingress, Web Application like Soundcloud to manage the songs I post-
...you get the idea. I'm not leeched to my phone constantly, but I am a heavy multitasker when I do. It also fits perfectly in my man-sized mitts. My thumbs are no longer cramped - but most importantly - no one will ever read this. Let's be honest - this is old tech now. I could perfectly detail through eloquent fervor the ample screen's lush vibrancy, or use teh bestest of internet wordz 2 tell u how gr8 the pics r ...or even just simply go over the camera features -like the lens' quick focus speed...
Alas, you've all moved on to the new-new. So instead, I will sum up the phone in a Haiku that will live eternal via the interwebs long after I have been placed in the ground. Such is internet life: A vacant blip of Caligul-ain competition to be deemed valuable through written expression.
In this case, an outdated, though not yet obsolete device designed to mask it's guardian from the concept of a life wasted.
And now, your Haiku:
but no external SD.
Purchase without Fear.
Camera: The Note 5 has a 16 megapixel camera that features OIS and 4K video recording. The day I got this phone I was on my way to Arlington, VA for a conference but due to some last minute changes the conferences was basically cancelled and since I was already there figured I would do some sightseeing and take some pictures with my shiny new phone. The daylight shots were stunning, I thought the hype over of the Galaxy S6 camera was maybe overblown but once I used the Note 5’s camera I got to see what all the fuss was about and I have to say Samsung has done a fantastic job simplifying the camera UI and making it almost IPhone simply to use. The double click of the home button works amazing fast. I am not a professional photographer but it’s nice to play with Pro Mode even though I have no clue what I am doing. 4K videos look amazing, just be aware that it will eat up the storage on your phone fairly quickly. There is no competition between this camera and my IPhone so no need to compare them.
Design: The Note 5 has a glass front and back with aluminum sides, this is really nothing new since the IPhone 4 & 4s, the Sony Xperia phones and even to certain extent the Nexus 4 all had these same designs but I don’t care this is best feeling phone I have ever held and this definitely one of the best looking phones that Samsung ever made possibly just behind the Galaxy S6 Edge Plus. My only complaints with the design are that its slippery, I picked up the phone but didn’t really take it out of the box until I got to the Airport since I was running late and had no time to goof off but as soon as I took it out of the box it immediately slipped out my hand, my heart stopped for second but luckily it landed on my travel bag. As soon as I landed in DC I bought a case for it which it’s unfortunate to have to cover up such a gorgeous piece of tech, it’s the equivalent of having a super-hot girlfriend who always wears cloths that ten times too big for her. The other complaint that was also solved by the case is the finger prints. I bought the white version so it’s not too big of issue on mines but if you prefer the black version be prepared to carry a cloth around with you at all times to wipe it down. One other small complaint that I have is way is it that American carries only offer black and white as the color options but there is a space grey and silver option as well?
S-Pen: If you’re a avid Note user like myself then you probably know all the amazing things that the S-pen can do at this point and there is little need for me to recap but there are a few new tricks that I love, when the screen is off if you pull out the pen its activates the screen in this really cool black and white mode, that allows you to take a really quick note without turning on the screen. This feature is way more useful than you might imagine. My favorite is screen capture for longer pagers, copy and sign long PDF’s directly on my phone. In my opinion this is the best productivity phone that you can buy.
Screen: The 2K screen on the Note 5 seems similar to the Note 4 which is a good thing. They are bought bright and vibrant. They both have a ultra-bright mode for direct sunlight but this mode is only accessible screen brightness is set to auto. Watching HD videos on this phone are amazing, I purchased a movie to watch on my flight back to Boston the person next to me commented to me how awesome the screen looked and couldn’t believe how fair phones have come over the last few years and even took the time point out the screen to his wife. The screen has four modes that you can choose from and they all range from very vibrant to tone down colors.
Everything Else: In past Samsung phones Touchwiz made a mess of things but this time around Samsung did a great job of toning things down and optimizing the phone for processor. This has resulted in not only the fastest Samsung phone I’ve ever used but a phone that is closely comparable to the experience that you get on an IPhone. They did remove the IR blaster which I was bummed about but I got over it fairly quickly. I love the new themes that you can put on your phone that change the entire look and feel of the phone. There are hundreds of downloadable themes and it only takes a few seconds to apply them to the phone. Lastly the Note 5’s battery has smaller capacity than the Note 4’s but from what I have seen so far, its last easily a full day, you won’t get two days but honestly in this day and age I can’t think of a single reason or what I’d be doing that I need a battery to last two full days, I have portable battery packs, wireless chargers, fast chargers and car chargers. I just need it last my full work day which it easily does.
Conclusion: I know there is a ton of people out there who are upset about the exclusion of the removable battery and SD card slot but in my opinion this is easily the best work that Samsung has ever done with their phones. In my opinion this is best phone that Samsung has ever released. If you like premium phones, that do a little more than just be big phones like the Nexus 6 or the IPhone 6 Plus, give this phone a look, it’s definitely worth a look.
very crisp, big at first and strong, they have been dropped and still doing great.
I got so used to have speakers in the back of the S4 that I still sometimes prop the phone up so that the sound doesn't get muffled. With the Note 5, you can set your phone down on a flat surface, even soft and the sound will be just as strong.
I don't use it often (actually since my daughters sometime steal my phone before I wake up, I lost my s-pen), but it is pretty handy.
One thing that pushed me to this phone was the camera, it is the fastest I have ever used, you can have the phone off, press the home button twice and by the time your hands are in position to take the photo, the app is ready and all you need is click (or say cheese).
Fingerprint lock: This is great against toddlers and little kids but of course as a general protection for your phone, very sensible but very accurate, you can record I believe up to 4 fingerprints (for me thumb and index fingers) and move while you do it so you can have multiple angles recognized. Backup password helps when your spouse wants to use it.
All in all a great phone to have!