Specs Comparison: Galaxy Note 5 vs Galaxy Note 4

With the launch of Samsung‘s new phablet, there have been a number of improvements in terms of specs but there will be some trade-offs as well if you plan on switching from Galaxy Note 4 to Galaxy Note 5. Here is a side-by-side comparison of both devices to see what you’d be giving up if you were to make the jump.




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Galaxy Note 5 advantages:

  • Better screen protection
  • Slightly higher pixel density
  • Better processor
  • Bigger RAM
  • 64GB storage variant
  • Dual-SIM
  • Qi Wireless charging
  • Dual-tone LED flashes
  • Higher front cam resolution
  • Updated OS
  • Thinner
  • Lighter

Galaxy Note 5 disadvantages:

  • Storage not expandable
  • Smaller battery
  • Non-removable battery

The advantages, by numbers, totally outweigh the disadvantages. Although these three cons are something that matters a lot to some users. As for its smaller battery, we’ll just have to wait and see if the new processor would be more efficient in energy consumption.

If we were to ask you, would these three disadvantages be a deal breaker for you?

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7 Responses

  1. kamz says:

    if you’re coming from Note 2 or Samsung Galaxy S2 – S4, this is a worthy upgrade (unless of course you have more money, you can go for the S6 edge +).

    having iflix and hooq for movies and spotify, deezer and the like for music, the 32gb and 64gb will suffice. (lalo na if you are in postpaid).

    hirap lang nito backup. you have to transfer pa sa PC.

  2. kiko says:

    Personally, I think not worth the upgrade from Note 4 (which I have). Pixel density even if slightly higher as you said will NOT be noticeable since they have the same resolutions. The camera has a slight advantage only in low light because of the smaller aperture and the speed to launch. The extra GB of RAM is more future proofing than having to meet application demands at the moment. And as someone pointed out earlier,note 4 has gorilla glass 4 (same as note 5),not 3. The battery even if it’s the same as note 4 or slightly better still wouldn’t last you an entire day when you’re on LTE data signal. I still keep a fully charged spare battery when I’m out on data signal. Wireless charging is also possible on Note 4 just change the back cover. The spen new functions (except possibly writing when screen is off) might trickle down to the note 4 with subsequent software updates. 64GB max will probably give you only 60ish GB for your own apps and content.

    So, I think the only real advantage of note 5 is aesthetics. BUT I really don’t mind how the Note 4 looks like (the faux leather back cover isn’t that bad as some people portray it to be). It just isn’t as premium looking as glass. Plus having a glass front and back on the note 5 will likely have you putting a case on it, anyway.

    All that, then no, im sticking to my Note 4.

  3. Ay sus! says:

    Bagong bago pa tong note 4 ko. Hahah technology nga naman.

  4. Aside from aesthetics, slight RAM and camera upgrade (not sure if N4 and N5 has the same back camera aperture), there not much reason to upgrade from N4 to N5.

    Also, sure, there are a lot of powerbanks now to justify phasing out of removable batteries, but expandable memory is still a thing now.

  5. Nagmamagaling says:

    Note 4 also has Corning Gorilla Glass 4.

    About the Note 5, not really worth the upgrade if not for the aesthetics and bigger RAM. I could also get wireless charging on my Note 4 with a new back cover and so on.

  6. sammerpan says:

    Seriously, the Note5 is dual sim?!

  7. phonebuddy says:

    i-enjoyin ko muna note 4 ko.mukhang useful ang sd card for me sa movies on the go.kung rugged siguro na pwede kong ibagsak-bagsak lang ng walang worries, baka magmadali akong mag upgrade. opinion ko lang naman.

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