Samsung has just announced its new Galaxy Note smartphone, the Galaxy Note 5, this came alongside the introduction of a larger version of the Galaxy 6 Edge called the Edge Plus.

But how different is the Note 5 from the Note 4? Check out this spec shootout to find out.

Galaxy Note 5 Galaxy Note 4
Measurements 153.2 x 76.1 x 7.6mm 53.5 x 78.6 x 8.5mm
Weight 171 grams 176 grams
Display 5.7 inch Super AMOLED display with 2560 x 1440 resolution and 515 ppi. 5.7 inch Super AMOLED display with 2560 x 1440 resolution and 515 ppi.
Cameras 16 megapixel rear-facing camera with a f/1.9 aperture and 5 megapixel front-facing camera with a f/1.9 aperture. 16 megapixel rear-facing camera with f/2.4 aperture and 3.7 megapixel front-facing camera with f/1.9 aperture.
Performance Exynos octa-core processor with 4 2.1GHz cores and four 1.5GHz cores and 4GB of RAM. 2.7GHz quad-core processor with 3GB of RAM.
Storage 32GB or 64GB, no microSD support. 32GB of storage, with microSD card support.
Battery 3000mAh 3220mAh
Software Android with Samsung TouchWiz. Android with Samsung TouchWiz.

Samsung Galaxy Note 5

The Note 5 doesn’t improve upon the Note 4 in all aspects, it still has the same display, a smaller battery and similar cameras, however Samsung has improved the base storage (no microSD card slot in the 5 unfortunately), with a brand new design a slightly better camera and a lighter and thinner design.

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