Samsung has launched the Dual Sim variant of the Samsung Note 5 in India. The new Note 5 with Dual Sim, 32 GB version, is available at Rs. 47,900 while the 64 GB Version costs Rs. 53900.
The phone is available on the Samsung official website for purchase, while it is yet to go on sale on any major e-commerce websites.
Samsung Galaxy Note 5 is one of the top selling high-end models with excellent camera quality and hardware specs. It offers everything that you desire to have on your next smartphone.
To refresh, Samsung Note 5 is powered by the Octa-Core Samsung Processor Exynos 7420 clocked at 2.1 GHz. The Exynos 7420 is a 64 Bit processor is made from an advanced 14nm manufacturing process.
Exynos 7420 outshines the Snapdragon 810 in most of the performance benchmarks and is quite energy efficient too.
The Samsung Note 5 comes with a 16 MP rear camera with Optical Image Stabilization and PDAF technology that ensures detailed images in daylight or even the low light conditions. We checked the camera quality of the Samsung Note 5 and compared it to the Google Nexus 6P and the iPhone 6s.
All three smartphones offer the best camera quality you can have on a smartphone.
It is difficult to pick a single winner in these three as far as the camera quality is concerned, in some of the shots Samsung Note 5 scores above other two and in some its trails.
The front camera on the Samsung Note 5 is a 5 MP wide-angle shooter that is good for taking selfies.
The Note 5 now runs on the latest Android OS – Android Marshmallow with the Samsung Touch Wiz UI. Further, It is equipped with 4 GB of LPDDR 4 Ram Note 5; it can open and close apps in the blink of an eye.
The Samsung Note 5 is available in three colors – Gold, Silver, and Black. It looks stunning in the Gold variant, followed by the Silver.
Also, the Galaxy Note 5 comes with 5.7-inch OLED display, with Quad HD (2560 x 1440) resolution, and 518 PPI. The color reproduction is one of the best I have ever seen on any of the Samsung phones.
The Note 5 display is its best feature.
The mobile comes with 3000 mAH battery, and with lots of optimizations so that users get all day battery life.
The Samsung Note 5 supports high-speed CAT 6, 4G LTE bands, along with 3G and 2G native support.
Further, the mobile comes with 7.5 mm thickness and weighs 171 grams.
You can expect to get it cheaper with some credit card discounts if it gets listed on the e-commerce stores soon.
Undoubtedly, the Google Nexus 6P and the Samsung Note 5 are the best Android phones you can lay your hands on if money is not a matter of concern.
Buy Samsung Note 5 Cheaper in India Price Dropped By 5K
Deal Alert: Samsung India has reduced the price for the Note 5, and now you can buy Samsung Note 5 cheaper in India. The smartphone was priced close to Rs. 49,000 for the 32 GB variant earlier.
After the price drop, now the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 is available for Rs. 43,000 in the market.
Some of the e-commerce websites have also dropped the price, and I also checked with some of the top physical retail stores like E-Zone, they also confirmed the price has dropped by Rs. 5,000.
While the Samsung Note 6 launch is still months away, if you wish to buy the Note 5 it’s the best time.
Samsung Note 5 Dual Sim, and the 64 GB version will also get a price cut in line with the single sim, 32 GB variant.
While you can pick one up cheaper in physical retail store easily, online price correction has started happening for some colors options on Amazon, Flipkart, and Snapdeal.
Should You Buy Samsung Note 5 or S7?
It was anticipated that Samsung would drop the price of the Samsung Note 5 to keep the sales volume up after the launch of latest Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge.
The Samsung Galaxy S7 is available at Rs. 48,900, and the S7 Edge costs Rs. 56,900.
These come with free VR headset worth Rs. 8000, this free addition makes the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 expensive compared to the latest entrants.
Is Note 5 Worth it After 5K Discount
But the question here is should you buy the Samsung Note 5 or should you get the latest Samsung Galaxy S7.
There are many differences when we compare the Samsung S7 Vs. the Samsung Galaxy Note 5.
Key Specs Compared Samsung Note 5 VS Samsung S7
|Parameter||Samsung Note 5||Samsung S7|
|Display Size||5.7 inches||5.1|
|Water Dust Proof||No||Yes|
|Processor||Exynos 7420||Exynos 8890|
|Battery Capacity||2900 mAH||3000 mAH|
|OS||Android M||Android M|
|Rear Camera||16 MP||12 MP|
|Front Camera||5 MP||5 MP|
Samsung Note 5 has a larger display with same Quad HD resolution as S7, but it comes with S-pen support. Notably, the base variant of Note 5 does not have dual sim support.
The Exynos 7420 processor is good, but the Exynos 8890 in the Samsung S7 is much faster.
Further, the Samsung S7 has Dual sim support; you can also add a 128 GB memory card to it that is not possible with Note 5.
The S7 is water and dust proof and has a far better rear camera compared to Note 5. However, the Megapixel count is lower on S7.
If you wish to use the S-Pen and want a large screen mobile, Samsung Note 5 is an excellent choice, else the Samsung S7 scores much higher on many parameters and will appeal to most buyers.
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