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Get ready to meet Samsung’s all new and sleek Note 5 and
S6 Edge+ addition to its Smartphone arsenal that will definitely leave you in
awe.

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.

General
Specifications

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:

  • 5.7” Quad HD SUPER AMOLED Display, 2560×1440
  • 4GB RAM – This is the most amount of RAM Samsung
    has ever built into their devices. Just think of the endless possibilities of
    enjoying seamless game play, while still running other programs in the
    background simultaneously.
  • 4G+ LTE Category 9 (Connection speeds of up to 450
    Mbps – However, not all service providers are providing this high speed
    connection for now)
  • 64bit Octa-Core Processor
  • Battery capacity of 3 000mAh that boasts Ultra-Fast
    Charging (with cable) and Fast Wireless Charging.

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.

Differences Between

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.

 

Additional Features

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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