Samsung's best phone to date just became the phablet to beat, so the company decided to compare it not to other big-screen smartphones by the competition, but directly to its predecessor, the Galaxy Note 4
As you can see in this easy to read infographic below, the Note5
beats the fourth edition of the venerable Note franchise by everything but weight and battery capacity. It is thinner and more compact, especially on the all-important side bezel front, despite sporting a new premium metal-and-glass design, and is worth the upgrade for its exquisite looks alone, compared to the still-powerful, but chubby and plasticky Note 4.
When we dive into the specs department, things become slightly less hairier for the Note 4, as it too is equipped with a Quad HD panel of the same size, quick chipset, and a 16 MP camera with OIS. The devil is in the details, though, as the Note5 offers more RAM, and it is of the DDR4 variety, as well as a much faster UFS 2.0 storage memory. Its Exynos 7420 chipset is built on the current top-shelf 14nm production method, too.
When it comes to media creation and consumption, the Note5 undeniably comes out on top, too, with faster camera autofocus times, shutter speed adjustments, improved software stabilization, and ultra high quality audio streaming over Bluetooth. All in all, the Note5 is shaping up to be the phone to beat at the moment, and with this premium design it will age more gracefully than the Note 4, remaining futureproof with its 14nm processor and LTE Cat. 9 modem for the foreseeable timeframe. What do you think, would you make the jump from Note 4 to Note5 given the infographic nuggets below?