Verizon-bound Galaxy Note 5 passes through benchmark, reveals Exynos 7420 and 4GB RAM
1. redmd (Posts: 1239; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)
I like the thin side bezels. But I think I won't be upgrading from Note 4.
52. QWERTYphone (Posts: 652; Member since: 22 Sep 2014)
REMOVABLE BATTERY AND SD ??????????????
71. TerryTerius (Posts: 1549; Member since: 10 Apr 2014)
The only major manufacturer left on the planet that offers both of those is LG. Why did you even ask anymore like you don't know this?
89. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 8476; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)
False. Samsung still does too, just not on the high end anymore. Sdcards support and removable batts, shouldn't be high end features anymore when better options are available. The Samsung a7 and a8 and others offer it.
They are just trolls.
90. TruPatriot (Posts: 110; Member since: 27 May 2013)
Gotta laugh at how the battery in the 4th pic is 13% Typical Samsung product with an underpowered battery. Such a disgrace
57. tpeter (Posts: 61; Member since: 16 Jul 2015)
No removable battery , sd slot , IR blaster = no need new note
72. almostdone (Posts: 231; Member since: 25 Sep 2012)
To me all the pictures looks fake. The note 5 may have same processor as the S6 but will mostly likely be clocked higher. Samsung note series has always been a beast and a step up from the S series so I doubt this will change.
Samsung is usually very good at stopping leaks of actual images of their flagships. I remember all the previous leaks of flaghships turned out to be fake.
Take everything with a pinch of salt.
85. doejon (Posts: 398; Member since: 31 Jul 2012)
i also think that the most pics are fake just because of every live photo only showed the front of the device.. no photos of the back
or maybe im wrong and mised one leak..
87. techbuttcheex (Posts: 58; Member since: 25 Jul 2015)
I hate the squashed oval home button on galaxy devices. I would prefer no home button and thinner bezels overall.
91. TruPatriot (Posts: 110; Member since: 27 May 2013)
almost every other phone has no home button. get one of those.
2. Supraman21 (Posts: 309; Member since: 09 Jun 2010)
This is shaping up to be a sodas pointing Galaxy Note launch. Samsung usually brings their A game with the note series but so far it's looking like it's just a slightly improved S6. The Note 4 brought a newer more color accurate 2k display, OIS, and a faster CPU/GPU. I think if Samsung improved in all these aspects plus including the new USB-C port they would have a truly next gen future proof device like the Note 4 was.
11. TyrionLannister (unregistered)
Note 4 seemed a big upgrade because S5 was sh*t. Get over it, you can't improve too much over S6.
16. Shocky (Posts: 2250; Member since: 16 May 2012)
The Galaxy S5 is still a solid phone, the design wasn't great but it's very capable if you can look beyond the plastic and ugly design.
19. TyrionLannister (unregistered)
I don't agree. The phone was laggy, the camera was pretty bad in low light and the software looked hugely inconsistent.
There was this overall lack of polish on S5. It didn't offer much over S4 and the other flagships of that time.
30. Shocky (Posts: 2250; Member since: 16 May 2012)
Pretty much everything before the Galaxy S6 was bad in low light, holding that against it is just silly. The camera was fantastic in good lighting and still even holds up well now.
I've never noticed much lag on the Galaxy S5, but I've not used it extensively. I'm not a huge fan of touchwiz but it seemed okay, settings looked pretty horrible though.
47. j2001m (Posts: 2789; Member since: 28 Apr 2014)
Put the s5 next to the s6 and you see the lag
If you put the note 4 next to the s6 you see the lag
And even the iPhone 6 lags next to the s6, no joke, it's very fast
59. miket1737 (Posts: 2368; Member since: 17 Mar 2013)
Not true at all, 6 Plus does very well in low light and is a better performer in low light then my note 4,
61. bambamboogy02 (Posts: 509; Member since: 23 Jun 2012)
s4 vs s5, camera did improve as well as the screen. slight improvement, but one none the less. I agree,it's difficult to improve upon the s6.
Those complaining about the IR blaster, do you even use it?
80. Blazers (Posts: 420; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)
Yep. This was why I didn't get the Nexus 6. Once you get used to having it, it's hard to go back. That's why I feel the Note 5 is almost a downgrade from the 4. They actually took away features instead of adding.
21. Neros (Posts: 1016; Member since: 19 Dec 2014)
I see a lot of people complaining about the lag(ok, haters will be complaining about lag all the time) and overheating. Waterproof phone does come at a price. Also it has a terrible fingerprint scanner.
34. Shocky (Posts: 2250; Member since: 16 May 2012)
I've seen enough comparisons with other Snapdragon 801 devices to know Galaxy S5 doesn't overheat.
In gaming tests the Galaxy S5 maintains a stable framerate whereas other devices like the LG G3 suffered huge framerate drops.
17. Neros (Posts: 1016; Member since: 19 Dec 2014)
Finall somebody who gets it. Same thing was between s4 sd600 vs note 3 sd800. It's not the note 5 that is worse, it's the s6 that is better. Sammy made the s6 disgustingly good, which is a good thing. The only drawbacks are the battery size and no mSD slot, which will be addressed in the note 5 most likely. All in all, note 5 will be a solid prpduct worthy to be upgraded to from note 2/3 or galaxy s4/5 users.
29. BLUEBLASTER (Posts: 275; Member since: 23 Feb 2014)
It doesnt work like that though. S4 upgrades to S5 or S6 Note 3 upgrades to Note 4 and the jump wasnt that big between Note 3 and 4.
32. Supraman21 (Posts: 309; Member since: 09 Jun 2010)
Well considering that sony has a new and improved IMX230 sensor that's already available to vendors plus the ability to adopt the new 3 axis optical image stab platoon that LG is already using its disappointing that Samsung is just gonna keep the same sensor as the S6. It's also disappointing that Samsung is still using the same processor when there are new T model GPU's available. It's even more disappointing that USB type C is clearly the future and Samsung is failing to include it. There are lots that can be improved but Samsung is taking the cheaper route.
35. TyrionLannister (unregistered)
IMX230 is 4:3 sensor. I don't think Samsung wants that. The IMX240 Samsung uses is a custom fabbed sensor. That's also the reason no other OEM is using the IMX240. Also, not even Sony itself is using it.
About the USB Type C, it's the future. But unless it is really popular, I won't cry over it's inclusion as there are loads of microUSB 2.0 connectors, but it's almost impossible to get Type C ones.
About the SoC, even I'm surprised. I was hoping for a better one.
46. Supraman21 (Posts: 309; Member since: 09 Jun 2010)
Well that sensor comes in 20 and 16 megapixel variants and the 16 is a 16x9 ratio. Yea you're right that there aren't a lot of type C connectors out there but adapters will be cheap but how often will you be charging your phone outside your hous, car, or work where you can keep one at all places? The move to 4k with tv's and 2k for phones has been incredibly fast and I guarentee every flagship next year will include type C. I'm getting the Note 5 to replace my S6 but I do have some good points. It's not wrong to expect the best when they are capable of it. Now I just wish they did something to the 7420 to make it not hear up so easily and quickly.
54. rubyonrails3 (Posts: 247; Member since: 01 Oct 2014)
Inclusion of USB Type C would have made Note 5 really more attractive. especially if it could have Type C with USB 3.1 ;) I had high hope that Note 5 and iPhone 6s would have Type C but both opt out of this for now. Now Note 5 looks a lot like blown up version of S6(which I didn't buy). also if Note 5 had Type C with 3.0/3.1 we could really take advantage of UHF 2.0 in that too. I hope Note 5 to support UHS 3 or atlases UHS 1 too. now probably Oneplus 2 will be first to bring Type C.(I doubt would be usb 3.0/3.1)
33. medicci37 (Posts: 1271; Member since: 19 Nov 2011)
There's a lot they could improve from the S6. A all in one soc would have been nice for instance
3. Ruturaj (Posts: 1288; Member since: 16 Oct 2014)
Seriously Samsung, I waited this long for absolutely no upgrade from note 4? Except the UFS 2.0, die shrink in SOC and 2 extra shreder cores of T760.
9. manojmcn (Posts: 406; Member since: 16 Jul 2015)
Lol, for upgrade they will be hanging two coconuts on either side of the phone...
Jokes apart, Note 4 & S6 have some of the best feature available till date. I dont think there will be anything pathbreaking for the year.
Yes, goodies like improved finger scanner, Samsung Pay, performance boost, fresh build, improved camera, some new SPen related features can be expected.
38. Ruturaj (Posts: 1288; Member since: 16 Oct 2014)
For 2015, yes, there won't be better phone than note 5. But this would change in year 2016. Note 4 (exynos) was beaten by just one phone S6 and now by Note 5.
55. rubyonrails3 (Posts: 247; Member since: 01 Oct 2014)
When you say beaten what exactly you meant by that? is it Benchmark/Performance, Camera or what? only thing it beat was pixel density ;) I means display. else iPhone did well too in every department. when I read iPhone 6 benchmarks in GSMArena it was beating in most of benchmarks(yes that was Snapdragon)
75. alex3run (Posts: 710; Member since: 18 May 2014)
Note 4 isn't beaten by GS6 in lots of specs. It is better to say that GS6 is beaten by Note 4 in every aspect except SoC.
12. Neros (Posts: 1016; Member since: 19 Dec 2014)
Bullcrap, 14nm vs 20nm/28, 4GB of ddr4 ram vs 3GB of ddr3, faster storage, better optimised UI, improved design and overall efficiency of the hardware, bigger battery. People said the same thing when the note 4 came out. I see a major leap in comparison to note 4. Cpu is the same as in the s6, but it doesn't really matter cause it's still the best among android flagships. So what's with all the whining. Samsung did bring their A game. You get top quality hardware in this bad boy. Of course you won't see that much of a leap between note 4 and 5, but if you own a note 2/3, this is the phablet to go for.
37. Ruturaj (Posts: 1288; Member since: 16 Oct 2014)
As I said in exceptions die shrink which is 14 nm from 20 nm (I only considered exynos note), DDR4 is improvement over DDR3, yes I missed that. Bigger battery is not so great upgrade as note 4 had removable battery. I liked the design of note 4 (just my view). I newver said that it was minor improvement when note came out, I was much bigger improvemnt, in camera SOC (exynos). Yes it will be best but not remain best for next year, while note 4 (exynos) version is still a phablet to beat. Just note 5 can beat note 4 but by small margin. But this won't be case with note 5 I guess. Samsung could have gone for better GPU (T860).
76. alex3run (Posts: 710; Member since: 18 May 2014)
Do you know the difference between Mali T860 and T760? No? Why then are you complaining?
74. sangreal (Posts: 4; Member since: 19 Jul 2015)
These are minor differences and they are not worth the upgrade over the note 4. This Phone sounds more like the note 4 s.
20. tnuc2014 (Posts: 223; Member since: 12 Sep 2014)
I'm not sure...and correct me if I'm wrong here....but....I don't think it's been launched yet??!!??
40. Ruturaj (Posts: 1288; Member since: 16 Oct 2014)
Yes it's not locked, I am saying that, if this leak is correct then
49. j2001m (Posts: 2789; Member since: 28 Apr 2014)
You joking right, if you remove the spen and big screen the s6 make the note 4 look very slow, I have both, you 100% find the note 5 a big time upgrade, but only for a big screen and spen if going from the s6, if you s big screen fan and so on
62. bambamboogy02 (Posts: 509; Member since: 23 Jun 2012)
actually, you waited less time then usual.
68. tedkord (Posts: 10291; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)
Don't forget a much better fingerprint scanner. Seriously, the one on the Note 4 is barely passable. Also, you'll likely have the Loop Pay infused Samsung Pay.
81. miket1737 (Posts: 2368; Member since: 17 Mar 2013)
I find the fingerprint scanner on the Note 4 to be pretty good actually (i do have my right thumb registered 3 times for better accuracy) but what sucks though is that you basically cant unlock the phone with one hand with the fingrrprint scanner on the note 4 since you need to basically slide it down straight down instead of just keeping your finger on home button.
But unlock accuracy wise it does work well actually.. I do notice some hairline scratches on my home button that are feint that probably came from consta ntly swiping the fingerprint scanner over time but it isnt a problem to me
86. Freecableguy (Posts: 42; Member since: 21 Jul 2014)
+1 Sticking with my Exynos Note 4 til the Note 6.
4. Hallyu (Posts: 317; Member since: 21 Jul 2015)
SuperAMOLED is from Samsung
Exynos 14nm chip is from Samsung
UFS 2.0 is from Samsung
The world's best phablet will be Note 5.
There's nothing Samsung can't do, and Samsung owns the world of technology. You're doing right, Mr Shin. Our nation is so proud of you.
5. Ruturaj (Posts: 1288; Member since: 16 Oct 2014)
Note 4 scores almost that much, due to die (14nm from 20nm) shrink it can score like 20% more at best and will be a little more power efficient. I guess display would have minor upgrade. Only real upgrade is UFS 2.0 and 2 extra cores of T760. I was hoping for new T860/T880 and A72 cores, a camera upgrade (IMX230).
77. alex3run (Posts: 710; Member since: 18 May 2014)
Are you sure that newerprocess node will improve Note 4 performance? Only for CPU and it would be a veryminor upfitdue to less throttling.
23. tnuc2014 (Posts: 223; Member since: 12 Sep 2014)
Maybe your nation yes, but I like what I'm hearing all the same...and this will effectively replace my iPhone 6 and iPad.
63. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 8476; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)
samsung didnt make UFS 2.0, another company did.
6. ShangTsung (Posts: 43; Member since: 23 Jul 2015)
Sticking with my note 4 exynos. Which should have had 64 bit support by now, but oh well.
15. Neros (Posts: 1016; Member since: 19 Dec 2014)
It will never have the 64 bit support that's for sure, which is a huge shame on sammy btw. I bet it won't even get the look of the latest touchwiz, which is another shame. Note 4 and Alpha users didn't even get the theme support with their lollipop updates, which was a truly disgusting move... Sammy's support sucks big time unfortunately. Imagine if we could have samsung flagship handsets with a support of an iProduct...
67. willard12 (Posts: 1530; Member since: 04 Jul 2012)
When did iproducts start supporting their users with themes? You have to see the irony in asking Samsung to provide things that iproducts don't have while also praising the support for iproducts. And "the latest look", really? I'm sure you can find yourself a new launcher or wallpaper if changing the look is that serious for you. It's really nice for Apple to always be graded on a curve when some devices got siri, some didn't, one device will get multi window, the rest won't, etc etc.
13. helLrave_619 (Posts: 10; Member since: 13 Jul 2015)
I've seen a friend's Note 4 and it was definitely awesome( but personnaly I hate Touchwiz, it's one of the most uggliest UI's out there,and after that I was stupefied as I made a little spped test using his note 4 against an iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 was just crushed out). But I real don't understand how you get to manage so big dimensions on a phone, it's just inhuman. But I would surely have to manage with so big dimensions in future days. The Note 5 is surely going to be an outragous version of the word big when we talk about phablets so don't think I would get it. Updating from an iPhone 4 you can understand :'D.
43. Landon (Posts: 404; Member since: 07 May 2015)
Being 6'-5", I have fairly large hands so the Note series is a great phone for people like us. Also, the Note 4 has a 74.2% screen-to-body ratio versus the iPhone 6+ of 67.8%. I can almost guarantee you that the Note 5 will have an even better screen-to-body ratio than its predecessor . A co-worker of mine has the iPhone 6+ and with the bumper case she has on it, it looks like a mini tablet because of the massive bezels. the iPhone 6s+ will be exactly the same so Note 5 FTW!
18. Shocky (Posts: 2250; Member since: 16 May 2012)
Scores less than a Galaxy S6, not that impressive .
Pre-release software I guess.
50. j2001m (Posts: 2789; Member since: 28 Apr 2014)
I think this will because it was being used before it, my s6 scores this when its been on for a long time and used big time, the best scores will be when its Been off for 15min and turned back on
22. jeroome86 (Posts: 858; Member since: 12 Apr 2012)
Still not there with iPhone single core. Dang.