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Samsung Galaxy Note 7 vs Note 5: Should You Upgrade? Compare Specs Here

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Galaxy Note 7 - Official
Galaxy Note 7 – Official

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 has finally been unveiled. The launch confirmed that the South Korean electronics giant will no longer rollout a Galaxy Note 6 after the 2015 release of the Galaxy Note 5.

Some individuals might still be uncertain about upgrading from its predecessor, or are looking into the many online bargains offering the Galaxy Note 5 at a very low price. If you are among those people, we have rounded up Samsung Galaxy Note 7 specs that will help you decide if it is worth the investment.



Both the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy Note 7 have a 5.7-inch Super AMOLED display. However, what makes the new version better is how it is the first Samsung phone to be marketed with a Mobile High Dynamic Range (HDR) display.

Both carry Samsung?s tried and tested 1,440 x 2,560 pixels (Quad HD) display resolution (518ppi).



Samsung Galaxy Note 5 uses an Exynos 7420 chip (14nm, octa-core, 2.1GHz, Cat.9). Samsung Galaxy Note 7 is more powerful with its Exynos 8890 chip (14nm, octa-core, 2.6GHz, Cat.12), but it is the same one that was used in the Galaxy S7.

Galaxy Note 7


There were rumors that the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 will have a 6GB of LPDDR5 RAM, but it was revealed during the launch that it will still carry the same 4GB LPDDR4 RAM as its predecessor. Nonetheless, insiders explained that the 4GB LPDDR4 RAM already packs quite a punch.



This is where the big differences start, since Samsung Galaxy Note 7 has doubled from its predecessor?s standard 32GB storage capacity to 64GB storage. Furthermore, it has a microSD card slot that can boost the smartphones? storage.

The Galaxy Note 7 also boasts of an ultra-fast Universal Flash Storage 2.0 (UFS 2.0) that can read files 2.7x faster than the usual handsets.



Oddly enough, the megapixels of the Galaxy Note 7 are lesser: 12-megapixels versus Galaxy Note 5?s 16-megapixel. However, this is because the type of camera has changed.

Samsung has re-purposed the Galaxy S7?s camera to make it Dual Pixel. This increased pixel count means that every single pixel that is captured has two photodiodes. It also allows images to focus much faster.

The aperture of the Galaxy Note 7 is also said to be much bigger than its predecessor, allowing users to shoot better even in low light.

The secondary camera of both handsets are still at 5 megapixels.



The Note 7 features a 3,500mAh battery, which is more powerful compared to Note 5?s 3,000mAh power supply.



The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 is the company?s first phone to feature a USB Type-C connection. It is intended to replace the Micro USB port that Note 5 and other previous handsets still have.



Because of its powerful new battery, the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 ? which measures 153.5 x 7.9 x 7.9mm – is slightly thicker than the Note 5 (153.2 x 76.1 7.6mm).

Galaxy Note 7


The Galaxy Note 7 is 2g lighter than the Note 5. ?



Among the most exciting new features of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 is its water resistant capabilities, which none of its predecessors have boasted of.



The stylus of the new Samsung Galaxy Note 7 is said to be the most sensitive of all S Pens, with two times the pressure level of its predecessor (4,096 versus Note 5?s 2,048 pressure level).


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