Forget notepads and diaries, the Galaxy Note5 is the only thing you'll need. The Galaxy Note5 has a large crisp display that almost looks like paper, and an S-Pen stylus that incredibly feels like a real pen – writing notes never felt so high-tech. Next is now. Read more below!
The Mobile World Congress (a.k.a MWC) 2018, one of the biggest events in the mobile industry has just recently ended last Friday in Barcelona. As we look back at the festivities, MWC this year felt a little underwhelming, probably because Samsung stole the show before the event even officially began with the launch of the Galaxy S9. Nevertheless, the show still had its fair share of highlights that is worth talking about. Hence, below are some of the most notable handsets that were seen last week.
Samsung smartphones are typically recognised as being the best Android phones on the market. After weeks of speculations, the Galaxy S9 has officially been launched during the Samsung Unpacked event held ahead of the Mobile World Congress last Sunday. On paper, the device looks like the new flagship phone to beat, setting new benchmarks and world’s-firsts.
2017 has been a great year for South Korean smartphone manufacturers, Samsung as it managed to regain its reputation as the top brand in the industry with the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy Note 8 smartphones. The company is planning to leverage on the momentum it has built by releasing its next flagship, the Galaxy S9.
|Release Date in Malaysia|
|Processor frequency||2.1 GHz|
|Processor family||Samsung Exynos|
|Coprocessor frequency||1.5 GHz|
|Display diagonal||14.5 cm (5.7")|
|Display resolution||2560 x 1440 pixels|
|Display number of colours||16.78 million colours|
|Pixel density||518 ppi|
|Ports & interfaces|
|USB connector type||Micro-USB|
|Headphone connectivity||3.5 mm|
|Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)|
|Weight & dimensions|
|SIM card capability||Single SIM|
|Wi-Fi standards||IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n|
|Bluetooth profiles||A2DP, AVRCP, HFP, HID, HSP, MAP, OPP, Pan, PBAP, SAP|
|2G bands (primary SIM)||850,900,1800,1900 MHz|
|3G bands supported||850,1900,2100 MHz|
|4G bands supported||700,800,850,900,1800,1900,2600 MHz|
|Near Field Communication (NFC)|
|RAM capacity||4 GB|
|Internal storage capacity||32 GB|
|Compatible memory cards||Not supported|
|USB mass storage|
|Operating system installed||Android|
|Operating system version||5.1|
|Rear camera type||Single camera|
|Rear camera resolution (numeric)||16 MP|
|Front camera type||Single camera|
|Front camera resolution (numeric)||5 MP|
|Optical sensor size||25.4 / 2.6 mm (1 / 2.6")|
|Video recording modes||720p,1080p,2160p|
|Maximum frame rate||120 fps|
|Resolution at capture speed||3840x2160@30fps|
|Rear camera resolution||2988 x 5312 pixels|
|Video capture resolution (max)||3840 x 2160 pixels|
|Battery capacity||3000 mAh|
|Talk time (3G)||28 h|
|Browsing time (Wi-Fi)||13 h|
|Browsing time (3G)||11 h|
|Browsing time (4G)||13 h|
|Continuous audio playback time||57 h|
|Continuous video playback time||15 h|
|Colour of product||Silver|
|Personal info management (PIM)||Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list|
|Personalization||Icons, Menu, Shortcuts|
|Support for contact groups|
|Closed user group support|
|Subscription type||No subscription|
The Samsung Galaxy Note5 isn't just any smartphone, it's a phablet smartphone. It's got the phablet moniker because of its large size that's almost borderline tablet size. The Galaxy Note5 is not just any phablet smartphone however, it's the phablet smartphone that made everyone realize what a true phablet is.
The Samsung Galaxy Note5 has a larger HD Super AMOLED 5.7 inch display which looks gorgeous no matter from which angle you're looking at. The large screen is also incredibly sharp due to the Quad HD (2K) resolution, which results in 518 pixels per inch on the screen. With Samsung's multi-window apps, users can maximize the screen size by running applications side by side – you can finally text and watch videos at the same time!
The S-Pen is even better on the Samsung Galaxy Note5 – it now clicks like a real pen! The S-Pen now sits flush against the frame of the smartphone, and to access it all you'll have to do is push in and click. Samsung's convenient Air Command is immediately accessible when the S-Pen is retracted from the smartphone, allowing you quick access to taking notes and more.
Write with the S-Pen feels incredibly much like a real pen, it's fluid and so responsive that you'll forget you're writing on a touchscreen. Pen your notes and sketch the next masterpiece like the older times, but on a whole new futuristic platform.
Say goodbye to the conventional charging method with cables and wires, and say hello to wireless charging. The Samsung Galaxy Note5 can charge wirelessly with the wireless charging dock. Unlike other wireless chargers however, the one with the Galaxy Note5 is fast, being able to be fully charged in 120 minutes. The only cable you'll have to plug in is the one you'll have to plug into the wireless dock.
The Galaxy Note5 captures amazing photographs with its 16 megapixel camera. It captures all of the natural light and appears really sharp and rich. It's also amazingly fast, it takes only a split second to turn on the camera and snap a picture of the action: Just press the Home button twice in any app or any screen and you're in the camera.