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Improved S Pen

The Samsung Galaxy Note5 phablet is more than just a larger version of the Samsung Galaxy S6 / S6 edge. It comes with an improved S Pen stylus that fits in a slot at the bottom. Just press on the end, and a spring-loaded action will pop it out, allowing you to pull it out.

The improved design of the S Pen does introduce a potential problem. It can be inserted backwards without resistance... until it gets stuck, often permanently. Granted, most users will never make such a foolish mistake, but kids don't know enough so parents beware!

Unboxing The Samsung Galaxy Note5

Unboxing The Samsung Galaxy Note5

Unboxing The Samsung Galaxy Note5

Unboxing The Samsung Galaxy Note5

If you remove the S Pen while the Galaxy Note5 is turned off, it automatically activates the screen so you can instantly write a note. The note can then be saved in S Notes without turning on the Galaxy Note5. This is a very useful feature for times when you need to scribble something quickly.

Contest iconThe nib of the S Pen is made from plastic and will wear with frequent use. Once it doesn't write as smoothly as it did, you can use the nib extractor to pull out the old nib and replace it with one of the 5 spare nibs Samsung provides with each Galaxy Note5.

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Dual SIM Capability

The other advantage (for some users) the Samsung Galaxy Note5 has over its smaller brethren, the Samsung Galaxy S6 / S6 edge, is its dual SIM, dual active capability. This means you get to access two networks simultaneously.

Unboxing The Samsung Galaxy Note5

Unboxing The Samsung Galaxy Note5

The SIM card tray is located at the top of the Galaxy Note5. Insert the provided SIM ejection pin into the small hole next to the SIM card tray, and push until the tray pops out. The tray holds both cards, with the outer slot for SIM1, and the inner slot for SIM2.

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Here are the specifications of the Samsung Galaxy Note5 phablet.

Samsung Galaxy Note5 Specifications



Operating System

Android 5.1.1 Lollipop


Samsung Exynos 7420


- 2.1 GHz ARM Cortex-A57 (quad-core) processor
- 1.5 GHz ARM Cortex-A53 (quad-core) processor

Graphics Processor

ARM Mali-T760MP8


5.7" Super AMOLED display
- 1440 x 2560 resolution
- 518 ppi pixel density
- Corning Gorilla Glass 4 protection

Primary Camera

- 16 MP sensor with f/1.9 lens
- 5312 x 2988 pixels
- Optical image stabilisation + VDIS
- Dual-tone LED flash
- Video : 2160p @ 30 fps, 1080p @ 60 fps with OIS

Secondary Camera

- 5 MP sensor with f/1.9 lens
- 1080p video with VDIS



Internal Storage

32 GB / 64 GB flash storage

Storage Expansion


SIM Card Slot

Two Nano-SIM slots


- HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE Cat9 450/50 Mbps
- HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
- GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
- 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac WiFi
- Bluetooth v4.2, A2DP, EDR, LE


Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS. Beidou (not in the US / Canada)



S Pen

Sample rate : 240 Hz
Pressure level : 2,048

Fingerprint Sensor



Accelerometer, proximity, RGB light, geo-magnetic, gyro, barometer, Hall, HRM


Non-removable 3000 mAh Li-Polymer battery
- with fast charging capability in wired and wireless modes


- 76.1 mm wide
- 153.2 mm tall
- 7.6 mm thick


171 g

Colour Options

- Black Sapphire
- Gold Platinum
- Silver Titan
- White Pearl

Launch Price

RM 2,699 (~US 639)


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Samsung Galaxy Note5 :
Unboxing & First Impressions


Introduction, Unboxing Video
Unboxing The Galaxy Note5
What's Inside The Box?


The Samsung Galaxy Note5
Display & Size
The Improved Cameras


Improved S Pen
Dual SIM Capability
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