Officially launched on the 17th of August, Myanmar’s leading brand for phablet brings to the market the new Galaxy Note 5. The Note 5 arrives repolished in design, using fineness materials, and comes equipped with top of the line specifications making this the top product of Samsung’s lineup.
Going for the premium feel to create an everlasting first impression, the Note 5 left behind the aluminum frame and pleather back of the previous model and comes with a metal frame and a gorilla glass 4 for the front and its curved back. The curve back fits beautifully and comfortably in the palm of the user to allow ease to the user experience.
The colors available are Gold, Silver Titanium and Pearl White. With these color selection and a metal frame, the Myanmar market will be looking to get a hold of the premium phone as nothing of the Note 5 feels nor looks cheap.
There isn’t much difference in the display as it is the same 5.7”, Quad HD Amoled screen as its predecessor the Galaxy Note 4. The only difference between the two is the screen ratio in which the Note 5 is thinner and taller to allow ease into the user’s hand.
What makes the Note is the S Pen and the new pen is longer and comes with a metallic appearance that looks and feels better than its predecessor. The penmanship pressure sensitivity and writing performance has improved and gives the user control over their writing and drawing.
The additional feature to the new S Pen is the “Click to Access”. Gone are the days when you have to fiddle to slide out the pen, now all you have to do is press the end and with a click it pops out the pen. This makes using the S Pen a lot more convenient.
With the camera specs of 16MP for its rear and 5 MP for the front, the Note 5 camera comes equipped with video digital imaging stabilization in addition to its optical imaging stabilization technology. Supported by f1.9, the action ready camera gives you photo that are clear allowing you to create memories at any time.
Looking at the numbers it may appear disappointing that the battery power dropped from 3220 mAh from the Note 4 to 3000 mAh. However, according to the testers at phonearena.com the Note 5’s battery life has a longer usage in comparison due to the upgrade in chipset and OS. There is also now the additional capability for a wireless charging liberating you from string hassle and just placing it ontop of the wireless charger.
Chipset and Memory
The Note 5 comes with an Exynos 7 Octa 7420 but with a 4GB of RAM allowing everything to run smoothly, even jumping from one app to the other. One flaw to this is the storage options. Your options are the 32 and 64GB and neither have an expandable option. It is recommended to go on the cloud or export more to leave space.
The latest version (4.0) allows sharing content with PC, tablet or TV smooth. Once setup you’ll get the benefit of auto-connection so that you’ll be able to respond to text and calls from the computer screen, similar to Apple. You will also be able to drag and drop software and files with ease.
A premium look with a premium feel comes with a premium price at 880,000 Kyats. At this price the target market would be to business executives and entrepreneurs. It will be available in Yangon, Mandalay and other cities in Myanmar from the 23rd of August onwards.