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Samsung Galaxy Note 5

We have collected and analysed 111 expert reviews and 10027 user reviews from international sources. Experts rate this product 87/100 and users rate it 92/100. The average review date is 11-11-2015. We have compared these reviews to 2331297 reviews from other Mobile Phones. The alaScore™ for this product is 93/100 = Excellent. Last update: 28-05-2017.

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Consumer review by: ( review summary for Samsung Galaxy Note 5


alaTest has collected and analyzed 34 user reviews of Samsung Galaxy Note 5 from The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on People really like the battery and screen. The sound and performance are also mentioned favorably, whereas some have doubts about the price and durability.

design, performance, sound, screen, battery

durability, price

91% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung Galaxy Note 5 N920i 32GB Silver Black Factory Unlocked GSM - Version InternationalSamsung Galaxy Note 5 N920i 32GB Silver Black Factory Unlocked GSM - Version International

May, 2017

Consumer review by: ( review summary for Samsung Galaxy Note 5


alaTest has collected and analyzed 505 user reviews of Samsung Galaxy Note 5 from The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Comments about the design and screen are on the whole positive. The portability and usability also get good views. There are some less positive views about the GPS navigation and apps, and there are mixed comments on the durability and reliability.

performance, usability, portability, screen, design

reception, connectivity, apps, GPS navigation

77% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung Galaxy Note 5 N920i 32GB Gold Factory Unlocked GSM - International VersionSamsung Galaxy Note 5 N920i 32GB Gold Factory Unlocked GSM - International Version

May, 2017

Consumer review by: ( review summary for Samsung Galaxy Note 5


alaTest has collected and analyzed 29 user reviews of Samsung Galaxy Note 5 from The average user rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Cell phones on Reviewers really like the screen and design. The portability and usability are also appreciated. There are some less positive opinions about the durability, while views are divided on the price.

performance, usability, portability, design, screen


97% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung Galaxy NOTE 5 (SM-N920W8) 32GB Black UnlockedSamsung Galaxy NOTE 5 (SM-N920W8) 32GB Black Unlocked

May, 2017

Expert review by: (

Samsung Galaxy Note 5 review


Note 5 puts the phab in phablet with a stylus and stylish makeover

The Samsung Galaxy Note 5 requires two hands and a pile of cash, but it's the best Android phone with a large screen, a stylus and an accurate camera. Just don't look for it to have a microSD card, removable battery – or availability outside the US.

Aug, 2016

Expert review by: Rik Henderson (

Samsung Galaxy Note 5 hands-on: Classy evolution but no UK launch currently planned


We have to admit, our mouths gaped open when we were told that Samsung has strategically decided to not launch the Galaxy Note 5 in the UK. Instead, it will initially only be available in North America and select Asian markets.

Aug, 2015

Expert review by: (

Samsung Galaxy Note 5 review: the same but an awful lot better


Take Note - we love this phone

Nice design ; Good S Pen use

Only as powerful as S6 ; Battery life lower

Recommended by TR

Expert review by: Michael Sawh (

Samsung Galaxy Note 5


The Samsung Galaxy Note 5 is the 5.7-inch smartphone successor to the Note 4, arguably one of the standout phones of 2014. So it's somewhat surprising that Samsung has taken the decision not to bring its new phablet to the UK.

Sleek, glass design ; Speedy overall performance ; Great camera ; Slimmer design makes it easier to hold in one hand

S Pen experience not radically improved ; Smaller battery ; No micro SD card support or removable battery

Oct, 2015

Expert review by: Lewis Painter (

Samsung Galaxy Note 5 review


Does the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 contribute to the Note legacy, or does it fall flat on its face? Read on and find out

So, what do we think of the Galaxy Note 5? We’re very fond of just about every aspect of the Galaxy Note 5, from its curved and sleek design to its vibrant display and high-resolution camera. It can handle almost anything you can throw at it thanks to...

Sep, 2015

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Samsung Galaxy Note 5 review


Samsung's new flagship phablet is here, and we're big fans

Great screen ; Great camera ; Great design

Non-expandable memory ; Not available everywhere (yet)

Stylus plus style is a great combo. Better than ever

Sep, 2015

Expert review by: David Ludlow (

Samsung Galaxy Note 5 review – hands on


It's not coming to the UK at the moment, but here's a look at what you'll miss with the Note 5

It’s hard to say much about a handset that, currently, isn’t going to come to the UK. To my mind, it’s a shame, as the Note 5 is something quite different to other smartphones. Its S-Pen gives you a different way of interacting with the handset and...

Aug, 2015

Expert review by: Alex Todd (

Samsung Galaxy Note 5 Review: Hands-on


Samsung Galaxy Note 5 Hands-On Review @ IFA 2015: IFA gave us the opportunity to go hands-on with Samsung's biggest and brightest handset yet.

Stunning design ; Killer screen ; Excellent camera

Expensive ; Unconfirmed for the UK ; Fingerprint magnet

There’s a lot to love about the new Samsung Galaxy Note 5, primarily thanks to its killer hardware, beautiful design and unique feature set, but locking away the battery and storage will sting many long-time Note fans.

Sep, 2015

Expert review by: Jonathan Bray (

Samsung Galaxy Note 5: One GREAT smartphone


A formidable smartphone in every imaginable way; if only Samsung would see fit to releasing it in the UK

And although the Samsung Galaxy Note 5’s 5.7in QHD (2,560 x 1,440) screen isn’t curved like the S6 Edge+, there’s nothing flat about the design. It’s clad in gleaming, alluring Gorilla Glass 4 on the front and back to help it resist scratches and...

Apr, 2016

Expert review by: Ryan Noik (

Samsung Galaxy Note 5


Generally speaking, the Note range has been the pioneer of Samsung's smartphone offerings, going bigger and bolder where other smartphone angels have feared to tread, and the latest leading the charge is the Note 5.

Superb build, Redesigned S-Pen, Beautiful screen

No internal storage, Smaller in width, Slippery

Dec, 2015

Product Specifications


Built-In Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s): Yes


Battery Capacity:3000 / 3220 / 8220
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Browsing time (3G):10 / 11 / 9
Browsing time (4G):11 / 13 / 9
Browsing time (Wi-Fi):12 / 13 / 9
Continuous audio playback time:217 / 57 / 82
Continuous video playback time:11 / 14 / 15
Talk time (3G):20 / 28 / 43
Wireless Charging: Yes

Call management

Auto-redialing: Yes
Call blocking: Yes
Call divert:Y / Yes
Call hold:Y / Yes
Call timer:Y / Yes
Call waiting:Y / Yes
Caller ID:Y / Yes
Conference call:Y / Yes
Image stabilizer: Yes
Speakerphone:Y / Yes
Speed dialing:Y / Yes
Vibrating Alert:Y / Yes


Auto Focus:Y / Yes
Built-in Flash:Y / Yes
Camera resolution:2988 x 5312 / 3456 x 4608 / 3840 x 2160
Digital Zoom:8
Face detection: Yes
Flash type:LED
Front Camera:Y / Yes
Front camera resolution (numeric):2 / 3.7 / 5
Geotagging:Y / Yes
Image stabilizer:Y / Yes
ISO sensitivity:Auto
Main camera resolution (numeric):16
Maximum frame rate:120 / 60
Maximum Video Resolution:1920 x 1080
Night mode:Y / Yes
Optical sensor size:25.4 / 2.6
Rear camera: Yes
Rear Camera Resolution:2988 x 5312 / 3264 x 2448 / 3456 x 4608
Rear camera resolution (numeric):16 / 8
Rear camera type:Single camera
Resolution at capture speed:3840x2160@30fps
Second Camera: Yes
Second camera resolution:3.7 / 5
Self-timer:Y / Yes
Smile detection:Y / Yes
Video capture resolution (max):2988 x 5312 / 3840 x 2160
Video recording:Y / Yes
Video recording modes:1080p, 2160p, 720p / 720p, 1080p, 2160p / 720p,1080p,2160p
White Balance:Auto
Zoom capability:Y / Yes


Body SAR (EU):0.471 / 1.27 / 1.38 / 1.47 / 1.48
Head SAR (EU):0.428 / 1.14 / 1.16 / 1.2 / 1.23


Brand colour:Black Sapphire / White Pearl
Colour of product:Black / Gold / Silver / White
Curved Design: No
Device Type:Full-size tablet
Fingerprint Reader:Y / Yes
Form factor:Bar / Slate
Kids tablet: No
Standard colour:Silver


Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display diagonal:14.5 / 25.6
Display number of colours:16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:2560 x 1440 / 2560 x 1600
Display Type:SAMOLED
LED Backlight: Yes
Orientation sensor:Y / Yes
Pixel density:518
Screen shape:Flat
Second display:N / No
Touch screen: Yes
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen:Y / Yes
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive


Accelerometer:Y / Yes
Ambient light sensor:Y / Yes
Gyroscope:Y / Yes
Proximity sensor:Y / Yes


Internal Memory:3
Internal RAM:3 / 4


Chat:Y / Yes
E-mail:Y / Yes
Instant messaging (IM):Y / Yes
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service):Y / Yes
Short Message Service (SMS):Y / Yes


Video compression formats:H.263, H.264, MPEG4
Video formats supported:3G2, 3GP, ASF, AVI, FLV, M4V, MKV, MP4, WEBM, WMV / 3G2,3GP,ASF,AVI,FLV,M4V,MKV,MP4,WEBM,WMV / H.263, H.264, MP4, MPEG4, VP8, WMV7, XVID
Voice codecs:AMR-NB, AMR-WB


Assisted GPS (A-GPS): Yes
Barometer:Y / Yes
GPS: Yes
GPS (satellite):Y / Yes
Position location:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi positioning:Y / Yes


2G: Yes
2G bands (primary SIM):800,850,900,1800,1900 / 800,850,900,1900 / 850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:EDGE, GPRS, GSM / GSM
3G:Y / Yes
3G bands supported:800,850,900,1900,2100 / 850,1900,2100 / 850,900,1900,2100
4G:Y / Yes
4G bands supported:2500,700,800,850,1900 / 700,800,850,1900 / 700,800,850,900,1800,1900,2100,2300,2600 / 700,800,850,900,1800,1900,2100,2600 / 700,800,850,900,1800,1900,2600 / 700,800,850,900,1800,2100,2600 / 700,850,1800,1900,2600
4G standard:LTE
4G standards:LTE
Bluetooth:Y / Yes
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP, AVRCP, HFP, HID, HSP, MAP, OPP, PAN, PBAP, SAP
Bluetooth version:4.0 / 4.1 / 4.2 / 4.2 LE
Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified: Yes
Near Field Communication (NFC):Y / Yes
SIM card capability:Single SIM
SIM card type:MicroSIM / NanoSIM
Tethering (modem-mode):Y / Yes
Top Wi-Fi standard:IEEE 802.11ac
Wi-Fi:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi Direct:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11ac, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Other features

Wi-Fi: Yes

Packaging Content

AC adapter included: Yes
Cables included:USB
Keyboard supplied: No
Manual: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes
Warranty card: Yes


Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Assisted GPS (A-GPS): Yes
Audio formats supported:AAC, AAC+, AMR, ASF, FLAC, IMY, M4A, MP3, OGG, WAV, WMA, XMF
Barometer: Yes
Closed user group support: Yes
Electronic compass: Yes
Flight mode:Y / Yes
GPS: Yes
GPS (satellite): Yes
Gyroscope: Yes
Microphone mute:Y / Yes
Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:4.4 / 5.1 / 5.1.1
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list
Personalization:Icons, Menu, Shortcuts
Position location: Yes
Proximity sensor: Yes
Subscription type:No subscription / Prepaid
Support for contact groups:Y / Yes
Video call:Y / Yes
Video compression formats:H.263, H.264
Video formats supported:ASF, AVI, M4V, MP4, VP8, WEBM, WMV

Ports & interfaces

Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone Out: Yes
MHL version:2.0 / 3.0
Micro-USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL):N / No / Yes
USB connector type:MICRO-USB
USB port:Y / Yes
USB version:2.0


64-bit computing:Y / Yes
Coprocessor:Y / Yes
Coprocessor cores:4
Coprocessor frequency:1.5
Processor Cores:4
Processor family:Samsung Exynos
Processor frequency:2.1 / 2.3 / 2.7
Processor Model:7 Octa 7420

Processor special features

Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: No
Intel Identity Protection Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology: No
Intel Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA): No
Intel Smart Connect Technology: No
Intel Smart Response Technology: No
Intel Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: No
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT): No
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology): No
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT): No
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT): No
Intel® Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA): No
Intel® Smart Response Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel® vPro™ Technology: No
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi): No


Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:4.4 / 5.1 / 5.1.1


Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash) / No / Not supported
Internal RAM:3072 / 4 / 4096
Internal RAM type:LPDDR4
Internal storage capacity:128 / 32 / 64
Maximum memory card size:64
Storage Media:Flash
USB mass storage:N / Y / Yes
User memory:24.6


Subscription type:No subscription / Prepaid

Technical Details

Built-in sensors:Geomagnetic, Hall, HR, RGB Light
Google applications:Google Maps, Google Play, Google Voice Search / Google Maps, Google Play, YouTube


Video call: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:7.6 / 7.62 / 7.9 / 8.5
Height :15.3 / 153.2 / 17.1
Weight:170.9 / 171 / 176 / 547
Width:24.3 / 7.61 / 7.62 / 7.86 / 76.1