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Samsung Galaxy Note 5
5.67"
1440 x 2560 pixels
16 MP
5 MP front
Samsung Exynos 7 Octa
Octa-core, 2100 MHz
RAM: 4 GB
BATTERY: 3000 mAh (22h 3G talk time)
MEMORY: 64 GB
Announced: Aug 13, 2015
Market status: Released
Release date: Aug 21, 2015
Features: Fingerprint Lightweight Thin LTE Rugged NFC Dual SIM

US carrier availability

Available: Verizon, Sprint, U.S. Cellular
Discontinued: AT&T, T-Mobile

Pros

  • High screen-to-body ratio (76.62 %)
  • Big display (5.7 inches)
  • Extremely high pixel density screen (518 ppi)
  • High-resolution camera (16 megapixels)
  • Lots of RAM (4 GB RAM)

Cons

  • Lacks microSD slot for storage expansion

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Description

The Samsung Galaxy Note 5 brings a huge redesign to the Note series: it adopts the glass and metal styling of the Galaxy S6, but in a larger, 5.7" form factor, and it features the signature S Pen stylus. The Note 5 sports the 14nm Exynos 7420 octa-core system chip with a whopping 4GB of LPDDR4 RAM. In terms of photography, it sports a 16-megapixel rear cam with OIS, while up front there is a 5-megapixel selfie shooter, and both cameras sport wide, f/1.9 lenses. The battery on the Note 5 is smaller than on the Note 4: it's a 3000mAh juicer that is not user removable. The base model of the phone ships with 32GB of internal storage, and there is a costlier, 64GB version, but both lack support for expandable storage.

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Design

  • Device type:
    • Smart phone
  • OS:
    • PopupAndroid (6.0, 5.1), TouchWiz UI
  • Form factor:
    • Candybar
  • Dimensions:
    • 6.03 x 3.00 x 0.30 inches (153.2 x 76.1 x 7.6 mm)
  • Weight:
    • 6.03 oz (171 g)
      the average is 5.2 oz (150 g)
  • Materials:
    • Main body: glass; Accents: metal
  • Features:
    • Fingerprint (touch), Stylus
  • Keys:
    • Left: Volume control; Right: Lock/Unlock key
  • Colors:
    • Black, Gold, Silver, White

Displaybenchmark

  • Physical size:
    • 5.7 inches
  • Resolution:
    • 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Pixel density:

    Pixel density - The pixel density of a display represents the number of pixels over an area of one inch. It’s measured in “pixels per inch”, or ppi. The higher the number, the more detailed and good-looking the display is.

    • 518 ppi
  • Technology:

    Technology - There are two main screen technologies currently used in phones and tablets: LCD and AMOLED. The former usually features a light source and liquid crystals, while the latter is based on organic light-emitting diodes. Newer LCD variations like IPS-LCD and Super-LCD allow for very accurate color reproduction and very wide viewing angles, where no significant image quality loss is observed. Current AMOLED screens differ in such a way that they can exhibit much more saturated colors (sometimes too much) and incredibly high contrast levels, which is due to black color being completely black in AMOLED displays.

    • Super AMOLED
  • Screen-to-body ratio:
    • 76.62 %
  • Colors:
    • 16 777 216
  • Touchscreen:
      • Capacitive, Multi-touch
  • Features:
    • Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 4), Light sensor, Proximity sensor

Camerabenchmark

  • Camera:
      • Popup16 megapixels
    • Flash:
      • LED
    • Aperture size:

      Aperture size - The aperture of a camera is the opening through which light travels before it reaches the camera sensor. The smaller the number is, the bigger this opening is, allowing for more light to pass.

      • F1.9
    • Focal length (35mm equivalent):
      • 28 mm
    • Camera sensor size:
      • 1/2.6"
    • Pixel size:
      • 1.12 μm
    • Hardware Features:
      • Optical image stabilization, Autofocus (Phase detection), CMOS image sensor, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI)
    • Software Features:
      • RAW image capture
    • Settings:
      • Exposure compensation, ISO control, White balance presets, Shutter speed control
    • Shooting Modes:
      • PopupBurst mode, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Panorama, Macro mode, Scenes, Effects
  • Camcorder:
      • 3840x2160 (4K) (30 fps), 2560x1440 (QHD), 1920x1080 (1080p HD) (60 fps), 1280x720 (720p HD), 640x480 (VGA)
    • Features:
      • Optical image stabilization, Continuous autofocus, Object tracking, Digital image stabilization, Video calling
  • Front-facing camera:
      • 5 megapixels

Hardwarebenchmark

  • System chip:

    System chip - Most modern handsets use an advanced chip that includes many of the device’s hardware modules like the processor, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and sometimes even the wireless radio. This field shows what particular system chip (or System-on-a-Chip) is used in the phone.

    • Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 7420
  • Processor:

    Processor - The processor is the main computing component of a phone and is a major factor when it comes to the overall speed of the device. Some more powerful smartphones use dual-core and quad-core processors designed to deliver greater performance.

    • Octa-core, 2100 MHz, ARM Cortex-A57 and ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit
  • Graphics processor:
      • ARM Mali-T760 MP8
  • System memory:

    System memory - System memory, or RAM memory is the type of memory that the device uses to temporarily store data from the OS or currently-running apps. The more RAM available to the device, the better the performance will be when multiple or heavier programs are running.

    • 4 GB RAM (Dual-channel) / LPDDR4
  • Built-in storage:
    • 64 GB
  • Maximum User Storage:
    • 54.1 GB

Batterybenchmark

  • Capacity:
    • 3000 mAh
  • Type:
    • Not user replaceable, Li - Ion
  • Wireless charging:
    • Built-in (Qi, Powermat)
  • Talk time (3G):
    • 22.00 hours
      the average is 17 h (995 min)
  • Music playback:
    • 64.00 hours
  • Video playback:
    • 15.00 hours

MultimediaPopupbenchmark

  • Music player:
    • Filter by:
      • Album, Artist, Genre, Playlists
    • Features:
      • Album art cover, Background playback
    • Supported formats:
      • MP3, AAC, FLAC, WMA, WAV, M4A (Apple lossless), AMR, OGG, MIDI
  • Video playback:
    • Supported formats:
      • MPEG4, H.263, H.264, WMV, AVI, 3GP, 3G2, Flash Video, MKV, WebM
  • Speakers:
    • Earpiece, Loudspeaker
  • Headphones connector:
    • 3.5mm

Internet browsing

  • Browser:
    • Popup
    • supports:
      • HTML, HTML5
  • Built-in online services support:
    • YouTube (upload), Picasa/Google+

Cellular

  • GSM:
    • 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
  • UMTS:
    • 850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz
  • LTE (FDD):
    • Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 17, 18, 19, 26, 28
  • LTE (TDD):
    • Bands 40
  • Data:
    • LTE-A Cat 9 (450/50 Mbit/s), HSPA, HSUPA, UMTS
  • 2G Data:
    • EDGE, GPRS, EV-DO Rev.A
  • Nano SIM:
    • Yes
  • Global Roaming:
    • Yes
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Phone features

  • Sensors:
      • Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Hall, Gesture, Barometer
  • Notifications:
    • Haptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone
  • Phonebook:
    • PopupUnlimited entries, Caller groups, Multiple numbers per contact, Search by both first and last name, Picture ID, Ring ID
  • Organizer:
    • PopupCalendar, Alarm, Calculator, World clock, Stopwatch, Countdown timer
  • Messaging:
    • PopupSMS, MMS, Threaded view, Predictive text input
  • E-mail:
    • Popup
      • IMAP, POP3, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange
  • Instant Messaging:
      • Hangouts / Google Talk
  • Other features:
    • Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording

Connectivity

  • Bluetooth:
      • 4.2
    • Profiles/ Protocols:
      • Advanced Audio Distribution (A2DP), Audio/Visual Remote Control Profile (AVRCP), Device ID Profile (DID), Handsfree (HFP), Headset (HSP), HID over GATT Profile, Human Interface Device (HID), Message Access Profile (MAP), Object Push (OPP), Personal Area Networking Profile (PAN), Phone Book Access (PBAP), SIM Access (SAP)
  • Wi-Fi:
      • 802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band
      • MIMO
    • Mobile hotspot:
      • Yes
    • Wi-Fi Direct:
      • Yes
  • USB:
      • USB 2.0
    • Connector:
      • microUSB
    • Features:
      • Mass storage device, USB charging
  • Mobile Payment:
    • Samsung Pay
  • Charging connector:
    • microUSB
  • Positioning:

    Positioning - This field shows the positioning systems supported by the device. There are three main types: GPS, A-GPS and GLONASS. GPS - This is one of the most widespread global positioning technologies, developed and maintained by the U.S. government. It uses satellites in order to detect your location. Works best in clear weather. A-GPS - A-GPS stands for Assisted GPS and is the industry standard for positioning and navigation. “Assisted” means that it can use local wireless networks, in addition to satellites, for quicker and more precise localization. GLONASS - GLONASS is a global positioning system, developed by the Russian Federation. It’s very similar to GPS, but isn’t so popular in cell phones.

    • GPS, A-GPS, Glonass, BeiDou
  • Navigation:
    • Turn-by-turn navigation, Voice navigation
  • Other:
    • NFC, ANT+, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync

Availability

  • Officially announced:
    • 13 Aug 2015

Regulatory Approval

  • FCC approval:

    FCC approval - The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is an independent United States government agency, directly responsible to Congress. The FCC was established by the Communications Act of 1934 and is charged with regulating interstate and international communications by radio, television, wire, satellite and cable. The FCC's jurisdiction covers the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. possessions. Every wireless phone device that is sold in the U.S. has to be tested and approved for sale by the FCC.

    • Date approved:

      Date approved - Shows the date when the particular phone is approved by the Federal Communications Commission

      • 22 Aug 2015
      • FCC ID value:

        FCC ID value - Shows the FCC Identifying value of the particular phone

        A3LSMN920I link
  • FCC measured SAR:

    FCC measured SAR - Working closely with federal health and safety agencies, such as the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the FCC has adopted limits for safe exposure to radiofrequency (RF) energy. These limits are given in terms of a unit referred to as the Specific Absorption Rate (SAR), which is a measure of the amount of radio frequency energy absorbed by the body when using a mobile phone. The FCC requires cell phone manufacturers to ensure that their phones comply with these objective limits for safe exposure. Any cell phone at or below these SAR levels (that is, any phone legally sold in the U.S.) is a "safe" phone, as measured by these standards. The FCC limit for public exposure from cellular telephones is an SAR level of 1.6 watts per kilogram (1.6 W/kg).

    • Head:
      • 0.23 W/kg
    • Body:
      • 1.09 W/kg
    • Product Specific Use:
      • 1.09 W/kg
    • Simultaneous Transmission:
      • 1.59 W/kg
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This device is also known as Samsung SM-920V, Samsung SM-N920A, Samsung SM-920R4, Samsung SM-N920T, Samsung SM-N920I, Samsung SM-N920A, Samsung Note5


Alternative variants

We list only the specs that are different than the main variant

Samsung Galaxy Note 5 SM-N920R4

(for US Cellular)

differences:

  • Features:
    • Fingerprint (touch)
  • Camera:
    • Software Features:
      • RAW image capture
  • Talk time:
    • 28.00 hours
      the average is 15 h (886 min)
  • Stand-by time:
    • 14.0 days (336 hours)
      the average is 16 days (377 h)
  • CDMA:

    CDMA - Code Division Multiple Access. A technique of multiplexing, also called spread spectrum, in which analog signals are converted into digital form for transmission. For each communication channel, the signals are encoded in a sequence known to the transmitter and the receiver for that channel. The foremost application is digital cellular phone technology from QUALCOMM that operates in the 800MHz band and 1.9GHz PCS band. CDMA phones are noted for their excellent call quality and long battery life.

    • 800, 1900 MHz
  • LTE (FDD):
    • Bands 12, 13, 17, 5, 4, 2, 25
  • Hearing aid compatibility:
      • M4, T3
  • FCC approval:

    FCC approval - The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is an independent United States government agency, directly responsible to Congress. The FCC was established by the Communications Act of 1934 and is charged with regulating interstate and international communications by radio, television, wire, satellite and cable. The FCC's jurisdiction covers the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. possessions. Every wireless phone device that is sold in the U.S. has to be tested and approved for sale by the FCC.

    • Date approved:

      Date approved - Shows the date when the particular phone is approved by the Federal Communications Commission

      • 16 Jul 2015
      • FCC ID value:

        FCC ID value - Shows the FCC Identifying value of the particular phone

        A3LSMN920R4 link
  • FCC measured SAR:

    FCC measured SAR - Working closely with federal health and safety agencies, such as the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the FCC has adopted limits for safe exposure to radiofrequency (RF) energy. These limits are given in terms of a unit referred to as the Specific Absorption Rate (SAR), which is a measure of the amount of radio frequency energy absorbed by the body when using a mobile phone. The FCC requires cell phone manufacturers to ensure that their phones comply with these objective limits for safe exposure. Any cell phone at or below these SAR levels (that is, any phone legally sold in the U.S.) is a "safe" phone, as measured by these standards. The FCC limit for public exposure from cellular telephones is an SAR level of 1.6 watts per kilogram (1.6 W/kg).

    • Head:
      • 0.21 W/kg
    • Body:
      • 0.70 W/kg
    • Product Specific Use:
      • 1.08 W/kg
    • Simultaneous Transmission:
      • 1.46 W/kg

Samsung Galaxy Note 5 SM-N920T

(for T-Mobile)

differences:

  • Features:
    • Fingerprint (touch)
  • Camera:
    • Software Features:
      • RAW image capture
  • Talk time:
    • 21.00 hours
      the average is 15 h (886 min)
  • Stand-by time:
    • 14.0 days (336 hours)
      the average is 16 days (377 h)
  • UMTS:
    • 850, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz
  • LTE (FDD):
    • Bands 12, 20, 4, 2
  • VoLTE:
    • Yes
  • Hearing aid compatibility:
      • M4, T3
  • FCC approval:

    FCC approval - The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is an independent United States government agency, directly responsible to Congress. The FCC was established by the Communications Act of 1934 and is charged with regulating interstate and international communications by radio, television, wire, satellite and cable. The FCC's jurisdiction covers the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. possessions. Every wireless phone device that is sold in the U.S. has to be tested and approved for sale by the FCC.

    • Date approved:

      Date approved - Shows the date when the particular phone is approved by the Federal Communications Commission

      • 16 Jul 2015
      • FCC ID value:

        FCC ID value - Shows the FCC Identifying value of the particular phone

        A3LSMN920T link
  • FCC measured SAR:

    FCC measured SAR - Working closely with federal health and safety agencies, such as the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the FCC has adopted limits for safe exposure to radiofrequency (RF) energy. These limits are given in terms of a unit referred to as the Specific Absorption Rate (SAR), which is a measure of the amount of radio frequency energy absorbed by the body when using a mobile phone. The FCC requires cell phone manufacturers to ensure that their phones comply with these objective limits for safe exposure. Any cell phone at or below these SAR levels (that is, any phone legally sold in the U.S.) is a "safe" phone, as measured by these standards. The FCC limit for public exposure from cellular telephones is an SAR level of 1.6 watts per kilogram (1.6 W/kg).

    • Head:
      • 0.28 W/kg
    • Body:
      • 1.07 W/kg
    • Product Specific Use:
      • 1.09 W/kg
    • Simultaneous Transmission:
      • 1.38 W/kg

Samsung Galaxy Note 5 SM-N920A

(for AT&T)

differences:

  • Features:
    • Fingerprint (touch)
  • Camera:
    • Software Features:
      • RAW image capture
  • FCC approval:

    FCC approval - The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is an independent United States government agency, directly responsible to Congress. The FCC was established by the Communications Act of 1934 and is charged with regulating interstate and international communications by radio, television, wire, satellite and cable. The FCC's jurisdiction covers the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. possessions. Every wireless phone device that is sold in the U.S. has to be tested and approved for sale by the FCC.

    • Date approved:

      Date approved - Shows the date when the particular phone is approved by the Federal Communications Commission

      • 15 Jul 2015
      • FCC ID value:

        FCC ID value - Shows the FCC Identifying value of the particular phone

        A3LSMN920A link
  • FCC measured SAR:

    FCC measured SAR - Working closely with federal health and safety agencies, such as the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the FCC has adopted limits for safe exposure to radiofrequency (RF) energy. These limits are given in terms of a unit referred to as the Specific Absorption Rate (SAR), which is a measure of the amount of radio frequency energy absorbed by the body when using a mobile phone. The FCC requires cell phone manufacturers to ensure that their phones comply with these objective limits for safe exposure. Any cell phone at or below these SAR levels (that is, any phone legally sold in the U.S.) is a "safe" phone, as measured by these standards. The FCC limit for public exposure from cellular telephones is an SAR level of 1.6 watts per kilogram (1.6 W/kg).

    • Head:
      • 0.22 W/kg
    • Body:
      • 0.76 W/kg
    • Product Specific Use:
      • 0.98 W/kg
    • Simultaneous Transmission:
      • 1.27 W/kg

Samsung Galaxy Note 5 SM-920V

(for Verizon)

differences:

  • Features:
    • Fingerprint (touch)
  • Camera:
    • Software Features:
      • RAW image capture
  • Talk time:
    • 12.00 hours
      the average is 15 h (886 min)
  • CDMA:

    CDMA - Code Division Multiple Access. A technique of multiplexing, also called spread spectrum, in which analog signals are converted into digital form for transmission. For each communication channel, the signals are encoded in a sequence known to the transmitter and the receiver for that channel. The foremost application is digital cellular phone technology from QUALCOMM that operates in the 800MHz band and 1.9GHz PCS band. CDMA phones are noted for their excellent call quality and long battery life.

    • 800, 1900 MHz
  • LTE (FDD):
    • Bands 13, 4, 3, 2, 7
  • HD Voice:
    • Yes
  • VoLTE:
    • Yes
  • Hearing aid compatibility:
      • M4, T3
  • FCC approval:

    FCC approval - The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is an independent United States government agency, directly responsible to Congress. The FCC was established by the Communications Act of 1934 and is charged with regulating interstate and international communications by radio, television, wire, satellite and cable. The FCC's jurisdiction covers the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. possessions. Every wireless phone device that is sold in the U.S. has to be tested and approved for sale by the FCC.

    • Date approved:

      Date approved - Shows the date when the particular phone is approved by the Federal Communications Commission

      • 15 Jul 2015
      • FCC ID value:

        FCC ID value - Shows the FCC Identifying value of the particular phone

        A3LSMN920V link
  • FCC measured SAR:

    FCC measured SAR - Working closely with federal health and safety agencies, such as the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the FCC has adopted limits for safe exposure to radiofrequency (RF) energy. These limits are given in terms of a unit referred to as the Specific Absorption Rate (SAR), which is a measure of the amount of radio frequency energy absorbed by the body when using a mobile phone. The FCC requires cell phone manufacturers to ensure that their phones comply with these objective limits for safe exposure. Any cell phone at or below these SAR levels (that is, any phone legally sold in the U.S.) is a "safe" phone, as measured by these standards. The FCC limit for public exposure from cellular telephones is an SAR level of 1.6 watts per kilogram (1.6 W/kg).

    • Head:
      • 0.21 W/kg
    • Body:
      • 0.70 W/kg
    • Product Specific Use:
      • 1.10 W/kg
    • Simultaneous Transmission:
      • 1.48 W/kg

Samsung Galaxy Note5 32GB

differences:

  • Features:
    • Fingerprint (touch)
  • Camera:
    • Software Features:
      • RAW image capture
  • Built-in storage:
    • 32 GB

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