With our Samsung Galaxy Note 5 unboxing out of the way, we’re moving onto a Galaxy Note 5 vs. Galaxy Note 4 comparison, since I’m sure many Note 4 owners are contemplating an upgrade to the new beast. While the Note 5 has some significant changes from the Note 4 (both good and bad), I would argue that the overall package is quite impressive compared to any phone.
As you will see in the video and images below, these two phones still look quite similar yet are very different at the same time. They have their large QHD displays, S Pens, and Note-clusive software packages, but they differ in that the Note 5 is very much a large take on the Galaxy S6. It features plenty of glass, as well as a full metal frame. It also has a truly ergonomic feel to its backside, thanks to subtle curves on each edge. Gone is the faux leather, in is an ultra premium build.
Of course, we can’t talk about the Note 5 without mentioning its missing SD card slot, lack of a IR blaster, and non-removable battery. Those three things missing might be dealbreakers for some.