Finally the Galaxy Note 5 and the Galaxy S6 Edge + have been presented (although without too many surprises) in New York. In GizTab we already had the opportunity to take a quick look at them exclusively, so below we summarize, in addition to the characteristics of both devices, our first impressions and opinions, in THE GOOD, THE BAD and THE UGLY of the new Samsung phablets.
Samsung has worked hard to design its new terminals, and the Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge + can boast it. Being made of metal and glass make them gain elegance and encumbrate them as the authentic kings of the phablet world.
In the case of the Galaxy Note 5 we noticed its evolution in design compared to the previous version, the Galaxy Note 4: We say goodbye to the imitation leather on the back cover, and welcome a one-piece body made of metal and glass, with which the phablet wins in elegance.
HeS-Pen, or optical pencil, it also evolves in design and in the way it fits the body of the Note 5, and it shows that Samsung works on unifying its line of high-end phones so the Note 5 reminds us a lot of aesthetics and Galaxy S6 finishes.
But since not everything goes from appearances neither in real life nor in technological life, Samsung has also invested time and effort in improving the entrails of its phablet proposals. Thus, the Galaxy Note 5 and the Galaxy S6 Edge + evolve as far as hardware is concerned and incorporate 4 GB of RAM, Exynos 7420 octacore processor (4 cores at 2.1 GHz + four cores at 1.5 GHz) and 3,000 mAh battery with fast charge.
As for the cameras, both phablet share a 16 Mpx rear with optical stabilizer, and an improved front up to 5 megapixels Designed for selfies or selfies.
Both the Note 5 and the S6 Edge + incorporate interesting developments in terms of software, such as the possibility of streaming live through YouTube, or the complete virtualization of the mobile device on the computer, so you can connect both and work much more comfortably. Of course, in this first look we gave both terminals we could not test these functions in detail, so we were in debt to have them carefully in future deliveries.
Not everything is rosy in life, and as far as technology is concerned either … So neither the Galaxy Note 5 and nor the Galaxy S6 Edge + escape this reality. There are things that can be improved in future releases, such as the fact that Neither terminal supports microSD cards to expand the capacity of its internal memory. So we will have to settle for 32 GB or 64 GB of storage.
For design reasons, Samsung has opted for constructions that do not allow the inclusion of a microSD card slot, as well as they also do not allow the Note 5 or S6 Edge + battery to be removable… These are things that the unibody design has.
Another thing we miss is that Samsung's top range is again resistant to water and dust. With the Galaxy S5 Samsung gave an interesting plus to its top of the range making it practically indestructible, but for design issues The new phablets do not have the IP67 certification of resistance to water and dust.
While the design of the Galaxy S6 Edge + is impressive, we miss the S-Pen or optical pencil… And it is that at first glance it seems that its 5.7-inch screen is not fully exploited due to the absence of this accessory that has characterized the Note range since its birth.
Thus, the S6 Edge + seems to become more an older brother of the Galaxy S6 Edge, that is, a member of the top of the range, more than one of the Note family …
The performance of the Galaxy Note 5 is one of the things that causes more expectation, because we know that a while ago in PhoneArena leaked the AnTuTu benchmark results, one of the platforms that measures the performance of portable devices, according to which the Galaxy Note 5 is positioned as the most powerful equipment registered to date, this thanks to the score it obtained in its benchmark: In the test, the Galaxy Note 5 achieved a score of 69,702 points, while the Galaxy S6 edge + achieved one of 68,345 points.
Question of waiting to have a little more time with these terminals to make a thorough review and to confirm this and other data that currently remain in speculation. And, in short, to beAfter carefully testing both the Galaxy Note 5 and the S6 Edge + we can have a clearer opinion to share here. Meanwhile, it is best to see the summary of our first impressions in the following video:
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