Samsung sure knows how to make its fans excited. Nothing really means ‘happiness’ to a techy, unless you get a gadget launching earlier than its usual expected date and with significant upgrades to its overall specifications to boot.
With the Note 5 and S6 Edge+, Samsung has done that and a little more.
Internal specifications wise, there are minimal differences between the Note 5 and S6 Edge+. Both devices are beautifully designed in glass and metal which gives it a very premium look and feel. Although it boasts a larger display than other devices, they will still manage to fit snuggly in your hands.
Here’s a breakdown of their internal specifications:
The Note 5 and S6 Edge+ has followed in the footsteps of the S6 and S6 Edge, by doing away with the expandable memory slot and changeable battery – Which seals in the fate that expandable memory slots are sadly never ever coming back. The Note 5 and S6 Edge+ will be available in two different storage options, 32GB and 64GB.
The Always Amazing Camera
Samsung has always been known for its amazing camera functions and no, they did not disappoint. The Note 5 and S6 Edge+ proudly boasts a 16MP rear-facing camera and a 5MP front-facing camera, both of which have f1.9 aperture lens. Meaning you get to take better lit images even under dim light.
Aside from the new normal of having a Beautification mode for front-facing cameras, the Note 5 and S6 Edge+ also has features like Wide Selfie for group shots, Video Collage, Voice and Gesture Controls.
One impressive improvement is the video recording capabilities of the rear-facing camera. How much has it improved? Well, how about 4K recording for starters. The Rear Camera is able to record in amazing 4K resolution, 2160p at 30 fps (frames per second).
Unique To The Note 5
The Note 5 is equipped with an enhanced version of the S Pen. Samsung has included some flair when it comes to the enhanced S Pen. Instead of pulling the S Pen out just like its predecessors, all you need to do now is to press it and it will pop out, which is pretty neat.
The S Pen now offers improved writing capabilities and faster detection. The Air Command has also been changed for the better. It now offers Action Memo, Smart Select, Screen Write and you are able to program an addition three favourite shortcuts.
Smart Select allows you clip images of a specific website and save it into the Scrapbook app instead of saving the URL. It is almost the same as a screen grab, however it allows you to crop only the portions that you want.
In addition, the Screen Write feature allows you to Scroll Capture up to 22 webpages and make footnotes on it. Super useful when you are asking for your friend’s advice on which dress to buy.
Aside from the Note 5’s S Pen, both devices are similar internally as they are equipped with the same powerful processor, camera and connectivity functions.
However, notable differences can be seen from its exterior. Firstly, the dimensions and weight difference. The Note 5 measures 153.2 x 76.1 x 7.6mm and weighs 171g while the S6 Edge+ measures 154.4 x 75.8 x 6.9mm and weighs 153g.
Secondly, the most obvious difference is that the S6 Edge+ has dual curved screens while the Note 5 doesn’t. The Note 5 however, does have a slight curve on its back to provide a better snug grip.
We don’t really talk about accessories when it comes to a Smartphone review but this, this is truly noteworthy.
Remember when the QWERTY keyboard was all the rage? Well, Samsung has invented an actual physical QWERTY keyboard that can be mounted on to the Note 5 or S6 Edge+. HOW COOL IS THAT? Now you have the option of choosing between a touch or physical QWERTY keyboard.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 5 will be available in Singapore from 15 August onward, in two colours - Black Sapphire and Gold Platinum. It will be available in 32GB or 64GB storage options and will retail for SG$1 088 and SG$1 188 respectively.
The Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+ will be available in Singapore from 22 August onward, in two colours - Black Sapphire and Gold Platinum. It will be available in 32GB or 64GB storage options and will retail for SG$1 188 and SG$1 288 respectively.
Accessories for the Note 5 and S6 Edge+ will start retailing at SG$68 for the S View Cover to S$418 for the Level On Wireless Pro Headphone.
By Geralyne Kaye Ong / August 14, 2015 5:10PM GMT+8
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