Samsung Galaxy NOTE 5 is launched on August 13th as expected and expressed by us. The Galaxy NOTE 5 powered by an Exynos 7420 in contrast to what we reported as Exynos 7422. Here I am going to present the basic hardware differences between the predecessor Galaxy NOTE 4 and the latest Galaxy NOTE 5.
Galaxy NOTE 5 vs NOTE 4:
BASIC HARDWARE DIFFERENCEs:
This is little bit thinner, faster, comes with larger memory and loaded with hell lot of features as compared to its predecessor NOTE 4. The NOTE 5 measures 7.6 mm thickness whereas the NOTE 4 was of 8.5 mm. Although the 1mm thickness will not put a big difference on look but the design itself makes an impact for sure. In addition to these the NOTE 5 comes with a fingerprint sensor similar to the predecessor.
PROCESSOR AND RAM:
The NOTE 4 was powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 and Exynos 5433 but the NOTE 5 comes only in one variant which is powered by Exynos 7420, which is the biggest difference the NOTE 5 has.
The galaxy NOTE 4 was packed with 3GB LPDDR3 RAM and the NOTE 5 comes with 4GB of LPDDR4 RAM, which is really too much to work with.
DISPLAY and CAMERA:
The display size and resolution, all are same in both the devices. On the camera part, the primary Camera specifications has not changed. The predecessor had a 3.7 MP camera whereas the NOTE 5 has a 5MP camera.
NOTE 4 has 32GB internal memory with a microSD card expansion slot supporting upto 128GB. But the NOTE 5 is limited to internal 32/64GB of memory which lacks an expansion card slot.
With the increasing cloud storage options, the expansion card slots are slowly disappearing. But it really depends on the user’s usage if the internally packed 32/64GB storage is enough or not.
Also the NOTE 5 comes with a 3000 mAh battery as compared to a 3220 mAh battery of the NOTE 4. May be the Exynos 7420 is more power efficient than the counterpart of the NOTE 4. But the practical usage scenarios will reveal the less powered battery in NOTE 5 is really enough to power-up your device all day long or not.
Rest all I feel as software features, which will definitely be improved from the predecessor. The NOTE 5 comes with Android Lollipop 5.1.1 out-of-box.
On the downside, the NOTE 4 came with a USB 2.0 port and the Galaxy NOTE 5 has the same. This may not be a problem as such because now a days people do not use the USB as much.
No doubt that its a strategic move to launch the NOTE 5 early to capture the high-end smartphone market against Apple and I really find that yes its completely worth to upgrade to NOTE 5 if you have a NOTE 4 or any other smartphone in that range. The Exynos 7420 and the extra 1GB of RAM are the major differences, of course the awesome design and the unique S-Pen. If you are really a performance hunger user then this will surely motivate you to move on to the NOTE 5, as the Exynos 7420 is a 64-bit processor with much improvements over the Exynos 5433 or the Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 powered NOTE 4.