Samsung Galaxy Note 5 vs Galaxy Note 4: What’s Different?

Samsung has taken the wraps off its latest phablet Samsung Galaxy Note 5. The device will be rolled out for sale in the US and Canada starting August 21, 2015. Indian pricing and availability details, however have not been announced yet.

If you are planning to buy either of the two phablets and are confused about what improvements and upgrades does the Galaxy Note 5 brings with it over the predecessor, then in this post we have pitted the two against each other to ascertain which is better. Read on to find our how Samsung Galaxy Note 5 vs Galaxy Note 4 compare with each other.

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Samsung Galaxy Note 5 vs Galaxy Note 4 Comparison

Device/Features Samsung Galaxy  Note 5 Samsung Galaxy Note 4
Price TBA Rs. 41,599
Display 5.7 inch Super AMOLED – Gorilla Glass 4 5.7 inch Super AMOLED – Gorilla Glass 4
Resolution 1440×2560 – 518 ppi 1440×2560 – 515 ppi
SoC Exynos 7422 Qualcomm Snapdragon 805
CPU Octa Core (2.1GHz Quad + 1.5GHz Quad) Quad Core 2.7GHz Krait 450
Memory 32GB/64GB 32GB
MicroSD No Yes – upto 128 GB
Battery 3000 mAh 3220 mAh
Camera 16 MP, OIS, f/1.9 aperture 16 MP, OIS, AF, LED Flash, 4K Recording
Front Camera 5 MP 3.7 MP Wide Angle
Connectivity 4G LTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, NFC 4G LTE, Wi-Fi a/b/g/n/ac Dual band,
BT 4.1 LE, NFC,
OS Android 5.1 Lollipop – TouchWiz Android 4.4 KitKat – TouchWiz
Dimensions & Weight 153.2 x 76.1 x 7.6mm, 171 grams 153.5 x 78.6 x 8.5 mm, 176 grams
S Pen Yes Yes


The Galaxy Note 5 comes with a curved back and metal frame. The device features S Pen with clickable button which is easier to pull out. Users can also write on the display of the phone even when the device is on standby mode. All other button placements on the device are same as the predecessor.

Processor & RAM

While Galaxy Note is powered by a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 processor coupled with 3GB of RAM, the Note 5 comes with an octa-core Exynos 7422 processor paired with 4GB of RAM.


Both smartphones feature a 5.7 inch Super AMOLED display with 1440×2560 pixels resolution and Gorilla Glass 4 protection. Pixel density however has been bumped up to 518ppi on Galaxy Note 5 as opposed to 515ppi on Note 4.


Rear camera on both phones is 16 mega pixel with OIS and Auto Focus. The Galaxy Note 4 comes with a 3.7 mega pixel front camera while the Galaxy Note 5 comes with 5 mega pixel front shooter.

Operating System

Both devices are based on Android platform. The Galaxy Note 5 runs Android 5.1 with TouchWiz while the Galaxy Note 4 runs Android 4.4 KitKat with TouchWiz.


Galaxy Note 4 houses 32GB of internal memory and supports microSD card for expandable storage up to 128GB. The Samsung Galaxy Note 5 comes in two variants based on storage- 32GB and 64GB and lacks microSD card support.


Battery capacity of Samsung Galaxy Note 5 is 3000mAh which is less than the 3220mAh battery capacity of Galaxy Note 4.


Although the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 comes without microSD card support and smaller battery than it predecessor, yet it excels in other departments with more RAM, improved rear camera and front camera and two storage variants. The Galaxy Note 5 does offer a number of upgrades and proves itself as an impressive phablet.

Which smartphone among Samsung Galaxy Note 5 vs Galaxy Note 4 do you think is better? Share your views with us in the comments section below!

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