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Samsung Galaxy Note 5 (SM-N920A) vs Samsung Galaxy S5 (SM-G900A)

Side by side comparison between Samsung Galaxy Note 5 vs Samsung Galaxy S5 phones, differences, pros, cons and full specifications. What's the better?

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Compare Samsung Galaxy S5 XSamsung Galaxy Note 5 (SM-N920A)19Points
Samsung Galaxy Note 5 (SM-N920A)
5.7"
AMOLED

1440x2560

16
MP

5mp

4GB
RAM

64bit Octa

3000
mAh

(Non removable)

vs
07PointsSamsung Galaxy S5 (SM-G900A)Compare Samsung Galaxy Note 5 X
Samsung Galaxy S5 (SM-G900A)
5.1"
AMOLED

1080x1920

16
MP

2.1mp

2GB
RAM

32bit Quad

2800
mAh

(Removable)

What's the better phone? Samsung Galaxy Note 5 (SM-N920A)

The phonemore's choice is much more technical than personal. Therefore, you shouldn't only consider this. Our goal is to help you, but what's important to us may not be important to you. You decide which one is the best! Comment!

Galaxy Note 5 (SM-N920A)19 Advantages Samsung Galaxy Note 5 (SM-N920A)vsGalaxy S5 (SM-G900A)7 Advantages Samsung Galaxy S5 (SM-G900A)
+2.1GHz 64bit Octa-Core5%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
vs2.5GHz 32bit Quad-Core
+4GB LPDDR4100%
More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking.
vs2GB LPDDR3
+32GB (25GB available)150%
More internal storage for applications and files
vs16GB (10GB available)
+UFS 2.0Advantage
Fastest write and read storage.
vseMMC 5.0
+7.6 millimeters (0.3 inches)7%
Thinner
vs8.1 millimeters (0.32 inches)
+Aluminum frame, glass front/backAdvantage
More resistant material
vsPlastic body, glass front
+1440x2560 pixels78%
Higher resolution screen
vs1080x1920 pixels
+515 PPI19%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
vs432 PPI
+5.7"12%
Larger screen
vs5.1"
+OIS: Optical stabilizationAdvantage
Image stabilization prevents blurry photos and helps in recording motion video
vsEIS: Digital stabilization
+HDR photo/video on both camerasAdvantage
The HDR technology produced photos with more detail in dark areas
vsHDR photo/video only main camera
+f/1.9 (aperture)16%
Diaphragm opening (Aperture) of the camera which has the smallest F number takes photos with better light exposure.
vsf/2.2 (aperture)
+(front) 5MP143%
Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
vs(front) 2.1MP
+(front) 2K UHD (2560x1440)78%
More image quality for recording videos with the secondary camera
vs(front) Full HD (1920x1080)
+Android 7.0 NougatAdvantage
Android 7.0 Nougat is newer and safer
vsAndroid 6.0.1 Marshmallow
+(4G+ LTE-A) 300 Mbps100%
Faster for surfing the internet and download files
vs(4G LTE) 150 Mbps
+SpO2Advantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+3000 mAh7%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
vs2800 mAh
+4.2 + A2DPAdvantage
Bluetooth 4.2 + A2DP is newer and faster
vs4.0 + A2DP
Not supportedvs+Until 128GB microSD, microSDXCAdvantage
More external storage for files using memory cards
171 grams (5.99 ounces)vs+145 grams (5.08 ounces)18%
Lighter
Not supportedvs+HumidityAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
Not supportedvs+TemperatureAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
Li-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)vs+Li-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Removable)Advantage
Removable battery can be replaced easily
MicroUSB 2.0, USB OTG On-The-Govs+MicroUSB 3.0, USB OTG On-The-GoAdvantage
Newer and faster USB version for transferring photos, mp3 or data.
Not supportedvs+IP67 certifiedAdvantage
Protection against water allows you talk to your friends in the rain, for example

32 Common items in both devices
Super AMOLED
16 million
(back) 16MP
LED flash
Only digital zoom
Autofocus / PDAF: phase detection autofocus
BSI sensor
+25 specs and more in the table below

Check the comparison table below for more items that are not evaluated in comparison score above.

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📱 Model features

Samsung Galaxy Note 5 (SM-N920A)Samsung Galaxy S5 (SM-G900A)
ModelGalaxy Note 5 (SM-N920A)Galaxy S5 (SM-G900A)
Other model namesAT&T Galaxy Note5 N920A, Samsung NobleAT&T Galaxy S5 (4G LTE), Samsung Pacific
Country or region availableUSA
USA
USA
USA
BrandSamsungSamsung
Release date8/21/20154/11/2014
Depth7.6 millimeters (0.3 inches)8.1 millimeters (0.32 inches)
Size (width x height)76.1 x 153.2 millimeters (3 x 6.03 in)72.5 x 142 millimeters (2.85 x 5.59 in)
Weight171 grams (5.99 ounces)145 grams (5.08 ounces)
Build, materialsAluminum frame, glass front/backPlastic body, glass front
Protection against water and othersNot supportedIP67 certified: dust proof and waterproof over 1 meter and 30min

🤖 Operating System

Samsung Galaxy Note 5 (SM-N920A)Samsung Galaxy S5 (SM-G900A)
System versionAndroid 5.1.1 LollipopAndroid 4.4.2 KitKat
Firmware updateAndroid 7.0 NougatAndroid 6.0.1 Marshmallow
User Interfacefeature not registeredfeature not registered

⚙️ Processor

Samsung Galaxy Note 5 (SM-N920A)Samsung Galaxy S5 (SM-G900A)
Chipset64bit - Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 7420 (14nm)32bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 MSM8974-AC (28nm)
CPUOcta-Core, 2 processors:
2.1GHz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A57
1.5GHz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A53
Quad-Core, 1 processor:
2.5GHz Quad-Core Krait 400
GPU graphical controllerARM Mali-T760 MP8Qualcomm Adreno 330 578Mhz
Performance (benchmark)feature not registeredfeature not registered

💽 Memory and storage

Samsung Galaxy Note 5 (SM-N920A)Samsung Galaxy S5 (SM-G900A)
RAM memory4GB LPDDR42GB LPDDR3
Internal storage32GB (25GB available)
UFS 2.0
16GB (10GB available)
eMMC 5.0
External storageNot supportedUntil 128GB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)

📲 Display

Samsung Galaxy Note 5 (SM-N920A)Samsung Galaxy S5 (SM-G900A)
Display typeSuper AMOLEDSuper AMOLED
Screen size5.7" inches5.1" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~76.8% (screen-to-body ratio)~69.6% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution1440x2560 pixels1080x1920 pixels
TouchscreenCapacitive MultitouchCapacitive Multitouch 10-points
Pixel density (dot pitch)515 PPI432 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassGorilla Glass 4Gorilla Glass 3
Display featuresfeature not registeredfeature not registered

📶 Mobile networks

Samsung Galaxy Note 5 (SM-N920A)Samsung Galaxy S5 (SM-G900A)
Dual-SIMNot supportedNot supported
SIM card1 slot (Single-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
1 slot (Single-SIM)
micro-SIM (3FF)
Maximum download/upload300/50 Mbps150/50 Mbps
Network technology2G, 3G, 4G2G, 3G, 4G
Frequency, bandsExpand band detailsCollapse details
GSM MHz bandQuad-Band 850/900/1800/1900Quad-Band 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 2G networkGSM 850/900/1800/1900GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 3G networkUMTS 850/900/1900/2100UMTS 850/1900/2100
Primary 4G networkLTE Cat6 700/800/850/900/1700/1800/1900/2100/2600 (Bands 1,2,3,4,5,7,8,17,20)LTE Cat4 (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 17)
Primary 5G networkNot supportedNot supported
Primary data networkGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, LTE, LTE-AGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, LTE
Secondary 2G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 3G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 4G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary data networkNot supportedNot supported

📷 Camera

Samsung Galaxy Note 5 (SM-N920A)Samsung Galaxy S5 (SM-G900A)
Back camera (main camera)16 megapixels16 megapixels
Main camera resolution5312x2988 pixels5312x2988 pixels
Video recording (primary)4K UHD (3840x2160) 30 fps4K UHD (3840x2160) 30 fps
FlashLED flashLED flash
Focal aperturef/1.9 (aperture)f/2.2 (aperture)
Focal length28mm lens31mm lens
Sensor size1/2.6" inches1/2.6" inches
Pixel size1.12µm pixel1.12µm pixel
AutofocusAutofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocus
Touch focusSupportedSupported
Image stabilizationOIS: Optical stabilizationEIS: Digital stabilization
ZoomOnly digital zoomOnly digital zoom
Face/smile detectionFace detection, Smile detectionFace detection, Smile detection
BSI sensorSupportedSupported
HDRHDR photo/video on both camerasHDR photo/video only main camera
Camera extrasfeature not registeredfeature not registered

📸 Front camera

Samsung Galaxy Note 5 (SM-N920A)Samsung Galaxy S5 (SM-G900A)
Front camera (secondary)5 megapixels2.1 megapixels
Front camera resolution2592x1944 pixels1920x1080 pixels
Video recording (secondary)2K UHD (2560x1440)Full HD (1920x1080)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturef/1.9 (aperture)f/2.4 (aperture)
Focal length22mm lens22mm lens
Sensor size1/4.1" inchesfeature not registered
Pixel size1.34µm pixelfeature not registered

🔉 Sound and multimedia

Samsung Galaxy Note 5 (SM-N920A)Samsung Galaxy S5 (SM-G900A)
LoudspeakerSupportedSupported
Active noise cancellation2 microphones or more2 microphones or more
RadioNot supportedNot supported
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.264, H.263, DivX, XviD, WMVMP4, DivX, XviD, H.264, H.263, WMV
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLACMP3, WAV, eAAC+, FLAC

🔌 Connectivity

Samsung Galaxy Note 5 (SM-N920A)Samsung Galaxy S5 (SM-G900A)
USBMicroUSB 2.0, USB OTG On-The-GoMicroUSB 3.0, USB OTG On-The-Go
Audio output3.5mm jack3.5mm jack
TV outputNot supportedMicro-B USB MHL-2
Bluetooth4.2 + A2DP4.0 + A2DP
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz)
WiFi Direct, hotspot
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO
WiFi Direct, hotspot
DLNASupportedSupported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, BeiDouA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, BeiDou
NFCSupportedSupported
Infrared portNot supportedSupported

🧭 Sensors

Samsung Galaxy Note 5 (SM-N920A)Samsung Galaxy S5 (SM-G900A)
SensorsAccelerometer
Ambient Light sensor
ANT+
Barometer
Compass
Fingerprint sensor (front-mounted)
Gyroscope
Heart rate
Proximity sensor
SpO2
Accelerometer
Ambient Light sensor
ANT+
Barometer
Compass
Fingerprint sensor (front-mounted)
Gesture
Gyroscope
Hall effect
Heart rate
Humidity
Proximity sensor
Temperature
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported

🔋 Battery

Samsung Galaxy Note 5 (SM-N920A)Samsung Galaxy S5 (SM-G900A)
Battery typeLi-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)Li-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Removable)
Battery capacity3000 mAh2800 mAh
Charger, watts Standard charging
WPC/Qi Wireless charging
Standard charging
Talk time autonomy22 hours21 hours
Standbyfeature not registered960 hours (40 days)

➕ Other features

Samsung Galaxy Note 5 (SM-N920A)Samsung Galaxy S5 (SM-G900A)
Call controlVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commandsVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commands
MessagingSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mailSMS (Swype), MMS, E-mail, Push mail
Hands-free callingSupportedSupported
Video callingSupportedSupported
RingtonesPolyphonic and customizedPolyphonic and customized
Web browserHTML, XHTML, HTML5HTML, XHTML, HTML5
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
Miscellaneous- Colors: Black, White, Gold Platinum, Silver Titan
- S Pen stylus
- Samsung Pay (Visa, MasterCard certified)
- S-Voice natural language
- ANT+
- Colors: Black, White, Blue, Gold
- Dual Shot camera (video + photo)
- Download Booster (LTE + WiFi)

☢️ Radiation rate

Samsung Galaxy Note 5 (SM-N920A)Samsung Galaxy S5 (SM-G900A)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)1.13W/kg (head), 1.25W/kg (body)feature not registered
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)0.289W/kg (head), 0.601W/kg (body)feature not registered
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