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Samsung Galaxy Note 5

Samsung Galaxy Note 5

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91 Engadget Score
The best in its category. We highly recommend it.
91

The best in its category. We highly recommend it.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

Engadget Review

Samsung's Galaxy Note series has never been for everyone, but the Note 5 just might change some minds. It's the smallest, most comfortable version of the phablet to date, and thoughtful software tweaks make the S Pen feel way less gimmicky. A great screen and first-rate performance are icing on the proverbial cake, but some people will still feel burned by the lack of expandable memory, a bigger 128GB option or a removable battery.

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Pros
  • Amazing screen
  • Top-tier performance
  • Much-improved S Pen experience
  • Greatcamera
Cons
  • Grabbing the S Pen takes an extra step
  • Some will miss the microSD slot
  • Far pricier than similar phones

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89
 
Average Critic Score
Critic Reviews 10

90
 
Average User Score
User Reviews 7
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Specs

Key Specs

Type
Smartphone
Operating system
Android
Screen size
5.722
Internal memory
321
Camera
Yes
Carriers (US)
AT&T
Type
Operating system
Screen size
Internal memory
Camera
Carriers (US)
Smartphone
Android
5.722
321
Yes
AT&T

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91 Engadget Score
The best in its category. We highly recommend it.
91

The best in its category. We highly recommend it.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

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91
 

User Reviews

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WeaponZero
A gadget unicorn - Engadget
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eirigance
I do not understand everyone's obsession with SD card support? What is the benefit?...read more
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