Specs Comparison: Samsung Galaxy Note7 vs Galaxy Note 5

Specs Comparison: Samsung Galaxy Note7 vs Galaxy Note 5

With the release of the Samsung Galaxy Note7, we take a look what has changed from its predecessor in terms of paper. Here is our specs comparison for the Note7 vs the Note 5.

Samsung Galaxy Note7Samsung Galaxy Note 5
5.7-inch Curved Super AMOLED Quad-HD display, 2560 x 1440 resolution5.7-inch Quad HD Super AMOLED display @ 2560×1440 pixels
Corning Gorilla Glass 5Gorilla Glass 4
Exynos 8890 Octa CPUSamsung Exynos 7420 64-bit octa-core CPU
Mali T-880 GPUMali-T760MP8 Graphics
64GB internal storage32GB, 64GB internal storage
Expandable up to 256GB via microSD (uses SIM 2 slot)N/A
12MP Dual Pixel rear camera dual-tone, dual LED flash, f/1.7 aperture16 megapixel rear camera, OIS, dual-LED flash, f1.9
HDR VideoN/A
5 megapixel front-facing camera with f/1.7 aperture
5 megapixel front-facing camera, f1.9
Dual SIM (hybrid), dual LTEDual-SIM, 4G/LTE
WiFi 802.11acWiFi 802.11 b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth 4.1Bluetooth 4.2
USB Type CMicroUSB
Iris ScannerN/A
Fast Wireless ChargingQi Wireless Charging
Fingerprint ScannerFingerprint Scanner
Heart-Rate SensorHeart-Rate Sensor
IP68 ratingN/A
153.5 x 73.9 x 7.9mm153.2 x 76.1 x 7.6mm
169 g171 grams
Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow with TouchWizAndroid 5.1 Lollipop with TouchWiz
3,500mAh Li-Ion non-removable battery3,000mAh Li-Ion non-removable battery

Summary of advantages

Samsung Galaxy Note7:


  • More pixels per inch
  • Corning Gorilla Glass 5
  • Faster processor
  • Bigger starting storage
  • Expandable memory
  • HDR video
  • Dual LTE
  • USB Type-C
  • Iris Scanner
  • IP68 rating
  • Lighter at 169 grams
  • Android 6.0.1 OS
  • Bigger 3500mAh battery

Samsung Galaxy Note 5:

  • Higher resolution rear camera at 16MP
  • Slightly more updated Bluetooth version
  • Thinner at 7.6mm

Specs that remained the same:

  • Display size
  • Display resolution
  • Super AMOLED screen
  • 4GB RAM
  • NFC
  • Wireless charging
  • Heart-rate sensor

In terms of price, the Note 5, during its time, was priced at Php36,990 for the 32GB variant. The Galaxy Note7, however, will be available for Php39,990 for the 64GB storage.

There you have it. Those are what has changed for the new Note7 compared to its predecessor strictly on paper.

Kevin Bruce Francisco is the Senior Editor and Video Producer for YugaTech. He's a Digital Filmmaking graduate who's always either daydreaming of traveling or actually going places on his bike. Follow him on Twitter for more tech updates @kevincofrancis.

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