Features Key features of the Galaxy S7 edge  vs Note 5 

screen size

screen resolution

Galaxy S7 edge
2560 x 1440
Galaxy Note 5
2560 x 1440



Galaxy S7 edge
Quad core
Galaxy Note 5
Octa core

camera resolution

Differences What are the advantages of each

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More battery capacity 3,600 mA·h vs 3,000 mA·h 20% more battery capacity
Lighter 157 g vs 171 g Around 10% lighter
Slightly faster processor 2.2 GHz vs 2.1 GHz Around 5% faster processor; run computation-intensive applications, such as photo editing, faster
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More cores Octa core vs Quad core Twice as many cores; each additional core lets your phone do more without visible UI slowdowns and jerkiness
Is 4G Yes vs No Somewhat common; Supports the fastest, most reliable networks
Store more stuff 64 GB vs 32 GB 2x more storage capacity; free yourself from memory cards
Higher resolution front camera 16 MP vs 12 MP Around 35% higher resolution front camera; Video chat with other people
Better theoretical download speed 20 Mb/s vs 0.38 Mb/s More than 52x better theoretical download speed; enjoy lightning fast downloads on modern networks
Slightly bigger screen 5.7" vs 5.5" Around 5% bigger screen

Reviews Word on the street

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Galaxy S7 edge  vs
Note 5 
Size 5.5" 5.7"
Resolution 2560 x 1440 2560 x 1440
Multitouch N/A N/A
PPI 534 ppi 515 ppi


Clock speed 2.2 GHz 2.1 GHz
Number of cores Quad core Octa core
Internal storage 32 GB 64 GB

photo & video

Camera 12 MP 16 MP
Resolution 12 MP 16 MP
Flash Yes Yes
Secondary camera 5 MP 5 MP
Video resolution 3840 x 2160 @ 30 fps 3840 x 2160 @ 30 fps


Generation 2.5G 4G
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/)
UMTS (0.38 Mb/s)
GPRS (0.01 Mb/s)
GSM (0.01 Mb/s)


Talk time (3G) 1,620 min 1,320 min
Capacity 3,600 mA·h 3,000 mA·h

form factor

Galaxy S7 edge  vs
Note 5 
Weight 157 g 171 g
Thickness 7.7 mm 7.6 mm
Size 72.6 x 150.9 x 7.7 mm 76.1 x 153.2 x 7.6 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
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