The Galaxy Note has been Samsung’s premiere flagship device ever since the first iteration was called a “piece of toast” for how large it was. Now, we are in the fifth iteration of the Note series, and a lot has changed this year. Not only is the device radically changed internally, it’s even more radically changed externally.
Last year, Samsung Tomorrow put out an infographic that showed all the features of the Galaxy Note 4, so they decided to do it again for us. Now that the Galaxy Note 5 was made official on August 13th, we have a comparison of the Note 4 and Note 5. So if you are curious about upgrading to Samsung’s latest flagship, this should definitely help you out.
The two devices almost look nothing alike this year. The Note 5 has a metal chassis, just like the Note 4, but it is flanked by glass on either side. The Note 4 had a plastic back, for better or for worse. The downfall from the glass back on the Note 5 is that it equates to a non-removable battery, something Note users love. On top of that, it has gone away with expandable storage.
As for the rest, the Note 5 has beefier specs all around. It comes with the Exynos 7420 processor which has four cores clocked at 2.1 GHz and four more cores clocked at 1.5 GHz. Compare this to the quad-core Snapdragon 805 processor found in the Note 4 that is clocked at 2.7 GHz. On top of that, it features 4 GB of LPDDR4 RAM compared to 3 GB of LPDDR3 RAM.
Let us know if you’ll be picking up the new Note device when it is released on August 21st. We will have one in house ready to review next week, so keep an eye out for that.