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We ask: What is the Samsung Galaxy Note 5

What is the Samsung Galaxy Note 5?

| On 14, Aug 2015

In a much talked about news conference yesterday, Samsung announced the launch of two new devices; the Galaxy Note 5 and the Galaxy S6 Edge+. To discover more about the Galaxy S6 Edge+, have a read of this Samsung Geeks article. However, in this article we will delve into more detail about Samsung’s new Android phablet, looking at a few features in order to answer the burning question on every Samsung Geek’s lips, namely; what is the Samsung Galaxy Note 5?

A premium product

What is the Samsung Galaxy Note 5? It is without doubt a premium product first and foremost. Its design, which includes metal edges and a glass back, oozes sophistication and class, while its 5.7 inch display size and Super AMOLED technology make the screen look simply superb.

Attractively easy to hold despite its large size, the Note 5 is more convenient to use than previous devices in the Note series and can arguably stake a claim to the title of Samsung’s most elegant phablet yet.

The only downside, of course, is that a premium product inevitably comes with a premium price tag and, with prices starting at approximately $250 on-contract and a whopping $740 off-contract, only Samsung Geeks willing and able to enter the expensive high end of the market will get their hands on the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 to start with.

An improved S-Pen

The S-Pen stylus is a standard feature of Samsung devices in the Note series. However, the Note 5 introduces a greatly improved S-Pen, designed to improve productivity when using the phablet for work purposes and thus appeal to busy professionals perhaps more able to afford a premium product.

The Note 5’s S-Pen is far better than the ones in previous Note devices because it functions much more like a pen and paper, which was the original inspiring idea behind the S-Pen. The Note 5 automatically starts an Instant Memo as soon as it detects the S-Pen on the screen, so users can now write on the phone while it is on standby, instead of having to unlock the Note before taking notes.

Furthermore, users can now take a screenshot of an entire webpage and then, following a few clicks, get on with taking notes using the S-Pen. In addition, all the other S-Pen tools are easily accessible thanks to the fact that the Air Command menu is available through a little bubble on the screen.

A high quality camera

Finally, a high quality camera also greatly enhances the appeal of the Note 5. Superior to most other alternatives available on the market, the Note 5’s 16-megapixel rear-facing cameras boast the ability to stream live 1080p high definition video to YouTube, enabling users to participate in perhaps one of the internet’s next best innovations.

Moreover, its f/1.9 aperture and optical image stabilisation features facilitate the capture of highly detailed photos and videos at a 4K resolution. Therefore, all in all it is fair to say that Samsung have excelled when  it comes to the performance of the camera on the new Note 5.

Conclusion: What is the Samsung Galaxy Note 5?

Available in America from 21st August, the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 is a premium product with an elegant design, a much-improved S-Pen and a high quality camera with a very clever new YouTube live streaming feature. As a result, it is hugely frustrating that European Samsung Geeks will be seemingly unable to get their hands on one for a while since the South Korean firm has decided not to release the Note 5 in Europe yet.

We can only hope that they change their minds- and fast.

What feature of the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 are you most excited about? Feel free to let us know in the comments section below- we love to hear your views.