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The Samsung Galaxy Note 5 is a very successful device that has been released in August 2015, with a totally different design than its predecessor, which had faux leather back. We’ve decided to compare it with LG’s upcoming G5, which will arrive in April, lso with a brand new look.


The Galaxy Note 5 measures 153.2×76.1×7.6mm and weights 171grams. With the release of the Galaxy S6, Samsung has made the awaited change in design, ditching the polycarbonate material in favor of Corning Gorilla Glass for the back, and in 2015, all Galaxy flagships came with this new look, including the Note 5 phablet. On the other hand, the LG G5 measures 149.4×73.9×7.7mm and weights 159grams. While its predecessor had two variants of materials for its back: leather (with vertical stitching running down the middle) and plastic with a 3D diamond pattern. The successor will be made of metal and the physical buttons will be finally moved to the sides.


The Galaxy Note 5 has 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 LG G5 will have a smaller IPS LCD display of 5.3-inch with the same resolution, but it will support a higher pixel density of 554 ppi and will be protected by the same Corning Gorilla Glass 4.

Processors, Graphics Cards & RAM

The Galaxy Note comes with an Exynos 7420 Octa chipset that is be powered by an octa-core processor formed from a quad-core Cortex A57 processor clocked at 2.1GHz and a quad-core Cortex A53 processor clocked at 1.5GHz, which is backed by a Mali-T760MP8 graphics card and 4GB of RAM. The LG G5 comes in two variants of chipsets, processors, graphics cards and RAM as follows:

– a Qualcomm MSM8996 Snapdragon 820 chipset, a quad-core processor formed from a dual-core Kryo 1.6GHz and a dual-core Kryo 2.15GHz, an Adreno 530 graphics card and 4GB of RAM
– a Qualcomm MSM8976 Snapdragon 652 chipset, an octa-core processor formed from a quad-core Cortex A53 and a quad-core Cortex A72, an Adreno 510 graphics card and 3GB of RAM.


The Galaxy Note 5 as been released in three internal storage variants of 32GB, 64GB and 128GB, but it doesn’t provide a microSD card slot for expansion. The LG G5 comes with an internal storage of 32GB, which is expandable up to 200GB.


The Galaxy Note 5 sports a primary camera of 16MP (found on the rear side of the handset) that features OIS, autofocus, LED flash, geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR, panorama and a secondary camera of 5MP (found on the front side of the device). The LG G5 comes with a dual primary camera that’s composed from a 16MP camera and another one of 8MP and the available features are OIS, LED flash, geo-tagging, touch focus, panorama and HDR. On the front side was placed a secondary camera of 8MP.


The Galaxy Note 5 is powered by a non-removable battery with a capacity of 3000 mAh, while the LG G5 has smaller removable battery of 2800 mAh.