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Samsung Galaxy Note 7 vs. Galaxy Note 5: Which one is best to buy?

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 vs. Note 5
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As we all know that the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 is now available in the market. But people will probably want to know which smartphone is best, Samsung Galaxy Note 7 or Note 5? Because the competition is quite high as we compared their features.

Already owned a Samsung Galaxy Note 5 or Note 4 and thinking about to upgrade? Well, all we can do is just compare their features & specs and comes to a conclusion.

Let’s compare Samsung Galaxy Note 7 with Note 5. Is it really worth to buy Note 7 or it’s just an another flat note. Check it out:

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Vs Note 5 Features list:

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 vs Note 5Display & Design

Well, both (Galaxy Note 7 and Note 5) have the same display, a size of 5.7 inches QuadHD super AMOLED display with resolution of 1440 x 2560 pixels. Note 7 has 515 PPI pixel density and same on Note 5.

So, there’s no such big difference between Note 7 and Note 5 display, but the only thing that catches our attention is that Note 7 has Corning Gorilla Glass 5 screen protection where Note 5 has Corning Gorilla Glass v4. But it’s just another layer of protection which I think won’t affect the display quality.

And if we talk about the dimensions, Note 7 has 153.5 x 73.9 x 7.9 mm and 169 g weight, whereas Note 5 has 153.19 x 76.09 x 7.6 mm with 171 g weight.

Win: Galaxy Note 7


As compare to the camera, Note 7 has 12MP with 2160p @ 30fps video recording capacity and other camera features like face detection, smile detection, geo-tagging, panorama, and touch to focus, whereas Note 5 has 16MP camera, which means Note 7 is a downgrade! But remember, it’s a dual-pixel camera with Sony IMX260 sensor same as in Galaxy S7 edge, which considers as the best camera in today’s market, so it still a major upgrade. And so far it has 5MP front camera same as Note 5.

Win: Galaxy Note 7 & Note 5

Processor and Memory

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 owned Note 5 in processor. You will get 2.15 GHz, Octa-Core Exynos 8890 processor whereas Note 5 has 2.1 GHz, Exynos 7 Octa 7420. Well, you deserve that fast processor for such premium pay. But there is no upgrade in RAM, you will get only 4GB RAM and 64 GB inbuilt storage same as Note 5 has. But the Galaxy Note 7 allow you to store more data upto 256 GB via microSD card whereas Note 5 has no cart slot feature.

Win: Galaxy Note 7

Biometrics & Battery

In terms of security Note 7 actually gives you iris scanning capability. No phone out there has this feature, with other Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Fingerprint, Proximity Sensor, Barometer, Heart Rate, SpO2. And in terms of Battery, Galaxy Note 7 has 3,500mAh non-removable battery which should be enough to you for a day and for normal usage whereas in Note 5 it’s 3000mAh. Also, Note 7 come with wireless charging which boosts your charging speed faster.

Win: Galaxy Note 7


Well, if we compare the feature then Samsung Galaxy Note 7 wins, but I think it’s not revolutionary upgrades or changes in Note 7 with that much premium pays. We expected much more from Samsung but still it will be a good deal, if they have an exchange offer with Note 5 and Note 4 and allow users to save more on their upgrade.

And if money is not the issue, or you are really looking for a new latest smartphone, then go for it. Buy or Check users review here.

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