PhoneRocket Review Our evaluation of Galaxy Note 5 vs Galaxy Note 4


Processing power and speed

Passmark and Geekbench


3D and 2D graphics

AnTuTu 3D, GLBenchmark 2.5 and GLBenchmark 2.7

Battery Life

How long will the battery last

Talk time (3G) and Battery capacity


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PhoneRocket Score

Performance, Graphics, Battery Life and Reviews

Samsung Galaxy Note 5 

PhoneRocket recommends the Samsung Galaxy Note 5  based on its performance and reviews.

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Benchmarks Real world tests of Galaxy Note 5 vs 4

geekbench Processor and memory performance

passmark Processor performance including multiple coresData courtesy Passmark

Differences What are the advantages of each

View of Samsung Galaxy Note 5

Reasons to consider the
Samsung Galaxy Note 5

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More processing power 7,075 vs 5,877 More than 20% better passmark score
Store more stuff 64 GB vs 32 GB 2x more storage capacity; free yourself from memory cards
More RAM 4 GB vs 3 GB Around 35% more RAM; browse media-heavy webpages without slowing down
Faster processor 2.1 GHz vs 1.9 GHz More than 10% faster processor; run computation-intensive applications, such as photo editing, faster
Thinner 7.6 mm vs 8.5 mm More than 10% thinner
Front view of Samsung Galaxy Note 4

Reasons to consider the
Samsung Galaxy Note 4

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Better theoretical download speed 42.2 Mb/s vs 20 Mb/s More than 2x better theoretical download speed; enjoy lightning fast downloads on modern networks
Slightly more battery capacity 3,220 mA·h vs 3,000 mA·h More than 5% more battery capacity

Reviews Word on the street

Galaxy Note 5  vs


The new functionality of the fingerprint sensor is most welcome, though we would have been happier if Samsung did some work to improve the sensor's reading capabilities.
Galaxy Note 4


9.0 Out of 10
8.5 Out of 10

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Galaxy Note 5  vs
Size 5.7" 5.7"
Resolution 2560 x 1440 2560 x 1440
Multitouch N/A N/A
PPI 515 ppi 515 ppi


Clock speed 2.1 GHz 1.9 GHz
Number of cores Octa core Octa core
Internal storage 64 GB 32 GB

photo & video

Camera 16 MP 16 MP
Resolution 16 MP 16 MP
Flash Yes Yes
Secondary camera 5 MP 3.7 MP
Video resolution 3840 x 2160 @ 30 fps 3840 x 2160 @ 30 fps


Generation 4G 4G
LTE Cat 4 (150/)
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/)
HSDPA+ (42.2 Mb/s)
UMTS (0.38 Mb/s)
GPRS (0.01 Mb/s)
GSM (0.01 Mb/s)


Talk time (3G) 1,320 min 1,200 min
Capacity 3,000 mA·h 3,220 mA·h

form factor

Galaxy Note 5  vs
Weight 171 g 176 g
Thickness 7.6 mm 8.5 mm
Size 76.1 x 153.2 x 7.6 mm 78.6 x 153.5 x 8.5 mm


Has an assisted GPS Yes Yes


Supports FM radio No No


Operating system Android 7.0 Android 6.0
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
Samsung Galaxy Note 5
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