Samsung Galaxy Note 5 and Huawei Mate 8 are two big-sized smartphones that have been released last year. Today we’re going to compare them and let you decide which one from two awesome handsets suits your needs better.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 5 measures 153.2×76.1×7.6mm and weights 171 grams. Likewise the Galaxy S6, its back is made of glass, it’s shiny, elegant, but slippery and you must be careful not to drop it, because it can crack easily. Its frame is made of aluminum and it offers an S Pen with which you can write or draw on the screen. Under the screen, you’ll find the fingerprint scanner. On the other hand, the Huawei Mate 8 is thicker and heavier as it measures 157.1×80.6×7.9mm and weights 185 grams. The phone is made of metal/glass and it has a redesigned fingerprint sensor placed under the rear camera.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 5 comes with a super AMOLED display of 5.7-inch that supports a resolution of 2560×1440 pixels at 518 ppi and it’s protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 4. The Huawei Mate 8 has a bigger IPS NEO LCD display of 6-inch, which supports a Full HD resolution at 368 ppi and it’s protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 4, as well.
Processors, Graphics Cards & RAM
The Samsung Galaxy Note 5 houses an Exynos 7420 Octa chipset with an octa-core processor formed from a quad-core Cortex A53 processor clocked at 1.5GHz and a quad-core Cortex A57 processor clocked at 2.1GHz, a Mali-T760MP8 graphics card and 4GB of RAM. The Huawei Mate 8 has a HiSilicon Kirin 950 chipset, an octa-core processor formed from a quad-core Cortex A72 processor clocked at 2.3GHz and a quad-core Cortex A53 processor clocked at 1.8GHz, a Mali-T880 MP4 graphics card and it comes in two RAM variants of 3GB and 4GB.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 5 has been released in three internal storage variants of 32GB, 64GB and 128GB. Unfortunately, you will not be able to expand the capacity because the device doesn’t feature a card slot.
On the other hand, the Huawei Mate 8 is available in two internal storage variants of 32GB (the variant with 3GB of RAM) and 64GB (the variant with 4GB of RAM), which you will be able to expand up to 128GB using a microSD card.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 5 sports a primary camera of 16MP (found on the rear side of the handset) that offers OIS, autofocus, LED flash, geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, panorama, HDR and a secondary camera of 5MP (found on the front side of the device). The Huawei Mate 8 comes has a primary camera of 16MP that features dual-LED flash, OIS, geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, panorama, HDR and a secondary camera of 8MP.
Both devices have non-removable batteries, but the one found on the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 has a capacity of 3000 mAh and it is weaker than the 4000 mAh battery that the Huawei Mate 8 comes with.
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