Galaxy Note 5 vs Galaxy Note 7


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Upgrading from the Galaxy Note 5 to a Galaxy Note 7 brought some confusion and some issues. Despite the numbers going from a 5 to a 7, the Galaxy Note 7 was the direct successor to the Galaxy Note 5. Samsung did not release a Galaxy Note 6. The Galaxy Note 7 was also recalled due to battery issues and later re-released as the Galaxy Note 7 FE (Fan Edition). The Note 7 Fan Edition feature set included a 5.7-inch Quad HD Super AMOLED display that had a new always-on option that was able to show the clock and alerts for new notifications. Other features of the Note 7 FE included 64GB of internal storage, the return of a microSD card slot, 3220 mAh battery, 5MP front-facing camera, and a 12MP rear-facing camera.

Storage Options

Galaxy Note 5 Storage

The Samsung Galaxy Note 5 has 2 storage options:

  • 32 GB
  • 64 GB

Which Galaxy Note 5 storage should I buy?

Galaxy Note 7 Storage

The Galaxy Note 7 has 1 storage option:

  • 64 GB

Which storage Galaxy Note 7 is the most popular?

The Galaxy Note 5 offers one storage size not found on the Galaxy Note 5: 32 GB. Both the Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy Note 7 share one storage option: 64 GB.

Color Choices

Galaxy Note 5 Colors

The Galaxy Note 5 is available in 10 colors:

  • Black
  • Blue
  • Gold
  • Green
  • Pink
  • Red
  • Rose Gold
  • Silver
  • Titanium
  • White

Which Galaxy Note 5 color should you buy?

Galaxy Note 7 Colors

The Galaxy Note 7 is available in 4 colors:

  • Black
  • Blue
  • Gold
  • Silver

Which color Galaxy Note 7 is the most popular?

The Galaxy Note 5 boasts six colors not found in the Galaxy Note 7 color palette: Green, Pink, Red, Rose Gold, Titanium and White. Both the Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy Note 7 share four colors: Black, Silver, Blue and Gold.

More Specs

Samsung Galaxy Note 5 Specs

Physical
Size
(L x W x D)
153.2 x 76.1 x 7.6 mm
6.03 x 3 x 0.3 inches
Weight 171 grams
6.03 ounces
Display / Screen
Description Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Resolution 2560 x 1440 pixels
Display Size 5.7 inches
Processor
Description Exynos 7420
Cores 8
Ghz 2.1
Camera(s)
Description 5312 x 2988 pixels, optical image stabilization, autofocus, LED flash
Megapixels 16.0 megapixels
Battery
Lithium Ion 3000 mAh
Replaceable No

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Specs

Physical
Size
(L x W x D)
153.5 x 73.9 x 7.9 mm
6.04 x 2.91 x 0.31 inches
Weight 169 grams
5.96 ounces
Display / Screen
Description Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors | 518 ppi | Gorilla Glass 5
Resolution 1440 x 2560 pixels
Display Size 5.7 inches
Processor
Description Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 - USA
Cores 4
Ghz 2.15
Camera(s)
Description Rear: 12 MP, f/1.7, 26mm, phase detection autofocus, OIS, LED flash | Front: 5 MP, f/1.7, 22mm, dual video call, Auto HDR
Megapixels 12.0 megapixels
Battery
Description Non-removable Li-Po 3500 mAh battery
Lithium Ion 3500 mAh
Replaceable No

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