PhoneRocket Review Our evaluation of Galaxy Note 5 vs Mate 8


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3D and 2D graphics

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How long will the battery last

Talk time (3G), Standby time and Battery capacity


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Samsung Galaxy Note 5 

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Benchmarks Real world tests of Galaxy Note 5 vs Mate 8

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Differences What are the advantages of each

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Screen uses OLED technology Yes vs No About half of smartphones are OLED; OLED screens are typically higher contrast and use less power
Is 4G Yes vs No Somewhat common; Supports the fastest, most reliable networks
Significantly higher resolution 2560 x 1440 vs 1920 x 1080 Around 80% higher resolution
Significantly sharper screen 515 ppi vs 367 ppi More than 40% sharper PPI; enjoy photo-realistic, crisp images
Lighter 171 g vs 185 g Around 10% lighter
Records higher def video 3840 x 2160 @ 30 fps vs 1920 x 1080 @ 60 fps 2x higher def video
Better theoretical download speed 20 Mb/s vs 7.2 Mb/s More than 2.8x better theoretical download speed; enjoy lightning fast downloads on modern networks
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Store much more stuff 128 GB vs 64 GB 2x more storage capacity; free yourself from memory cards
Supports FM radio Yes vs No Somewhat common; Listen to music and news from local radio stations
More battery capacity 4,000 mA·h vs 3,000 mA·h Around 35% more battery capacity
Longer standby time 31,680 min vs 20,160 min More than 55% longer standby time
Faster processor 2.3 GHz vs 2.1 GHz Around 10% faster processor; run computation-intensive applications, such as photo editing, faster
Bigger screen 6" vs 5.7" More than 5% bigger screen

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Specifications Full list of technical specs


Galaxy Note 5  vs
Mate 8 
Size 5.7" 6"
Resolution 2560 x 1440 1920 x 1080
Multitouch N/A N/A
PPI 515 ppi 367 ppi


Clock speed 2.1 GHz 2.3 GHz
Internal storage 64 GB 128 GB

photo & video

Camera 16 MP 16 MP
Resolution 16 MP 16 MP
Flash Yes Yes
Secondary camera 5 MP 8 MP
Video resolution 3840 x 2160 @ 30 fps 1920 x 1080 @ 60 fps


Generation 4G 3.5G
LTE-A Cat 9 (450/)
HSUPA (7.2 Mb/s)
EDGE (0.38 Mb/s)
LTE (20 Mb/s)
HSPA (unspecified)
LTE-A Cat 6 (300/)
LTE-A Cat 10 (450/)
UMTS (0.38 Mb/s)
GPRS (0.01 Mb/s)
GSM (0.01 Mb/s)


Talk time (3G) 1,320 min 1,080 min
Standby time 20,160 min 31,680 min
Capacity 3,000 mA·h 4,000 mA·h

form factor

Galaxy Note 5  vs
Mate 8 
Weight 171 g 185 g
Thickness 7.6 mm 7.9 mm
Size 76.1 x 153.2 x 7.6 mm 80.6 x 157.1 x 7.9 mm


Has an assisted GPS Yes Yes


Supports FM radio No Yes


Operating system Android 7.0 Android 7.0
Multitasking Yes Yes
App store Android Market Android Market
Adobe flash support No No
App store size 850,000 apps 850,000 apps


Acts as a wi-fi hotspot Yes Yes
Supports NFC Yes Yes
Bluetooth Bluetooth Bluetooth
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