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Samsung Galaxy Note 5 (SM-N920F) vs Samsung Galaxy M30 (SM-M305F/DS 64GB)

Side by side comparison between Samsung Galaxy Note 5 vs Samsung Galaxy M30 phones, differences, pros, cons with full specifications. What's the better?

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Compare Samsung Galaxy M30 XSamsung Galaxy Note 5 (SM-N920F)18Points
Samsung Galaxy Note 5 (SM-N920F)
5.7"
AMOLED

1440x2560

16
MP

5mp

4GB
RAM

64bit Octa

3000
mAh

(Non removable)

vs
13PointsSamsung Galaxy M30 (SM-M305F/DS 64GB)Compare Samsung Galaxy Note 5 X
Samsung Galaxy M30 (SM-M305F/DS 64GB)
6.4"
AMOLED

1080x2340

13
MP

16mp

4GB
RAM

64bit Octa

5000
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better phone? Samsung Galaxy Note 5 (SM-N920F)

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-N920F)18 Advantages Samsung Galaxy Note 5 (SM-N920F)vsGalaxy M30 (SM-M305F/DS 64GB)13 Advantages Samsung Galaxy M30 (SM-M305F/DS 64GB)
+2.1Ghz 64bit Octa-Core1%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
vs1.8Ghz 64bit Octa-Core
+UFS 2.0Advantage
Fastest write and read storage.
vseMMC 5.1
+171 grams (5.99 ounces)2%
Lighter
vs174 grams (6.09 ounces)
+7.6 millimeters (0.3 inches)12%
Thinner
vs8.5 millimeters (0.33 inches)
+Aluminum frame, glass front/backAdvantage
More resistant material
vsPlastic body, glass front
+1440x2560 pixels46%
Higher resolution screen
vs1080x2340 pixels
+515 PPI28%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
vs403 PPI
+OIS: Optical stabilizationAdvantage
Image stabilization prevents blurry photos and helps in recording motion video
vsEIS: Digital stabilization
+BSI sensorAdvantage
The BSI sensor allows the entry of more light generating photos with more detail and brightness
vsNot supported
+4K UHD (3840x2160)3 times
More image quality for recording videos with the primary camera
vsFull HD (1920x1080)
+(front) 2K UHD (2560x1440)78%
More image quality for recording videos with the secondary camera
vs(front) Full HD (1920x1080)
+BarometerAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+Heart rateAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+SpO2Advantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+ANT+Advantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+DLNAAdvantage
With DLNA technology you can access and play media files on TV, tablet or DLNA compatible device.
vsNot supported
+NFCAdvantage
NFC allows you to make payments by approach quickly and securely
vsNot supported
+Gorilla Glass 4Advantage
Protection against scratches on the screen lets you carry your phone with your keys
vsNot supported
32GB (25GB available)vs+64GB (50GB available)100%
More internal storage for applications and files
Not supportedvs+Until 1TB microSD, microSDXCAdvantage
More external storage for files using memory cards
5.7"vs+6.4"12%
Larger screen
(back) 16MPvs+(triple camera) 13MP + 5MP + 5MP44%
Higher resolution main camera
(front) 5MPvs+(front) 16MP2 times
Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
Android 7.0 Nougatvs+Android 10Advantage
Android 10 is newer and safer
(4G+ LTE-A) 300 Mbpsvs+(4G+ LTE-A) 600 Mbps100%
Faster for surfing the internet and download files
Not supportedvs+Face unlockAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
3000 mAhvs+5000 mAh67%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
1 slot (Single-SIM)vs+2 slots (Dual-SIM)
(dedicated slot)Advantage
It's more advantageous to have more than one phone operator in the same device
Not supportedvs+FMAdvantage
The radio lets you listen to your songs and sports in general
4.2 + A2DPvs+5.0 + A2DP/LEAdvantage
Bluetooth 5.0 + A2DP/LE is newer and faster
MicroUSB 2.0, USB OTG On-The-Govs+Type-CAdvantage
Reversible connector, you can stick in a USB-C cable any which way; either side is up.

27 Common items in both devices
4GB LPDDR4 / 4GB LPDDR4X
Super AMOLED
16 million
LED flash
Only digital zoom
Autofocus / PDAF: phase detection autofocus
HDR photo/video on both cameras / HDR photo on both cameras
+20 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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Physical featuresSamsung Galaxy Note 5 (SM-N920F)Samsung Galaxy M30 (SM-M305F/DS 64GB)
ModelGalaxy Note 5 (SM-N920F)Galaxy M30 (SM-M305F/DS 64GB)
Other model namesGalaxy Note5 N920F, Samsung NobleGalaxy M30 SM-M305F/Dual-Sim (64GB + 4GB RAM)
Country or region available(Europe)
(Europe)
India(Global, International)
India, (Global, International)
BrandSamsungSamsung
Release dateAugust, 2015March, 2019
Depth7.6 millimeters (0.3 inches)8.5 millimeters (0.33 inches)
Size (width x height)76.1 x 153.2 millimeters (3 x 6.03 in)75.1 x 159 millimeters (2.96 x 6.26 in)
Weight171 grams (5.99 ounces)174 grams (6.09 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Build, materialsAluminum frame, glass front/backPlastic body, glass front
Protection against water and othersNot supportedNot supported
System (OS)Samsung Galaxy Note 5 (SM-N920F)Samsung Galaxy M30 (SM-M305F/DS 64GB)
Operating systemAndroid 5.1.1 LollipopAndroid 8.1 Oreo
Firmware updateAndroid 7.0 NougatAndroid 10
HardwareSamsung Galaxy Note 5 (SM-N920F)Samsung Galaxy M30 (SM-M305F/DS 64GB)
Chipset64bit - Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 7420 (14nm)64bit - Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 7904 (14nm)
CPU processorOcta-Core, 2 processors:
2.1Ghz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A57
1.5Ghz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A53
Octa-Core, 2 processors:
1.8Ghz Dual-Core ARM Cortex-A73
1.6Ghz Hexa-Core ARM Cortex-A53
GPU graphical controllerARM Mali-T760 MP8ARM Mali-G71 MP2
RAM memory4GB LPDDR44GB LPDDR4X
Internal storage32GB (25GB available)
UFS 2.0
64GB (50GB available)
eMMC 5.1
External storageNot supportedUntil 1TB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
DisplaySamsung Galaxy Note 5 (SM-N920F)Samsung Galaxy M30 (SM-M305F/DS 64GB)
Display typeSuper AMOLEDSuper AMOLED
Screen size5.7" inches6.4" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~76.8% (screen-to-body ratio)~84.2% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution1440x2560 pixels1080x2340 pixels
TouchscreenCapacitive MultitouchCapacitive Multitouch
Pixel density (dot pitch)515 PPI403 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassGorilla Glass 4Not supported
Display featuresfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Mobile networksSamsung Galaxy Note 5 (SM-N920F)Samsung Galaxy M30 (SM-M305F/DS 64GB)
Dual-SIMNot supportedDual-SIM Standby - Call active on one sim card
(dedicated slot)
SIM card1 slot (Single-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
2 slots (Dual-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
Maximum download/upload300/50 Mbps600/150 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 850/900/1900/2100
Primary 4G networkLTE Cat6 700/800/850/900/1700/1800/1900/2100/2600 (Bands 1,2,3,4,5,7,8,12,17,20,25,26,28)LTE Cat12/13 (Bands 1, 3, 5, 8, 20)
TD-LTE (Bands 40, 41)
Primary 5G networkNot supportedNot supported
Primary data networkGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, LTE, LTE-AGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-A
Secondary 2G networkNot supportedGSM 850/900/1800/1900
Secondary 3G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 4G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary data networkNot supportedGPRS, EDGE
CallingSamsung Galaxy Note 5 (SM-N920F)Samsung Galaxy M30 (SM-M305F/DS 64GB)
MessagingSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mailSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mail
SpeakerphoneSupportedSupported
Video callingSupportedSupported
Call controlVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commandsVoice dialing, Voice recorder
CameraSamsung Galaxy Note 5 (SM-N920F)Samsung Galaxy M30 (SM-M305F/DS 64GB)
Back camera (main camera)16 megapixels(triple camera)
13 megapixels
5MP ultrawidef/2.212mm
5MP depthf/2.2
Main camera resolution5312x2988 pixels4128x3096 pixels
Video recording (primary)4K UHD (3840x2160) 30 fpsFull HD (1920x1080) 30 fps
FlashLED flashLED flash
Focal aperturef/1.9 (aperture)f/1.9 (aperture)
Focal length28mm lensfeature not registered
Sensor size1/2.6" inchesfeature not registered
Pixel size1.12µm pixelfeature not registered
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 sensorSupportedNot supported
HDRHDR photo/video on both camerasHDR photo on both cameras
2ª cameraSamsung Galaxy Note 5 (SM-N920F)Samsung Galaxy M30 (SM-M305F/DS 64GB)
Front camera (secondary)5 megapixels16 megapixels
Front camera resolution2592x1944 pixels4608x3456 pixels
Video recording (secondary)2K UHD (2560x1440)Full HD (1920x1080)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturef/1.9 (aperture)f/2.0 (aperture)
Focal length22mm lensfeature not registered
Sensor size1/4.1" inchesfeature not registered
Pixel size1.34µm pixelfeature not registered
MultimediaSamsung Galaxy Note 5 (SM-N920F)Samsung Galaxy M30 (SM-M305F/DS 64GB)
RadioNot supportedFM
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.264, H.263, DivX, XviD, WMVMP4, H.264, H.263, WMV, MKV
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLACMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLAC
ConnectivitySamsung Galaxy Note 5 (SM-N920F)Samsung Galaxy M30 (SM-M305F/DS 64GB)
USBMicroUSB 2.0, USB OTG On-The-GoUSB 2.0 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-Go
TV outputNot supportedNot supported
Audio output3.5mm jack3.5mm jack
Bluetooth4.2 + A2DP5.0 + A2DP/LE
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz)802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO
DLNASupportedNot supported
NFCSupportedNot supported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, BeiDouA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, BeiDou
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported
Other functionsSamsung Galaxy Note 5 (SM-N920F)Samsung Galaxy M30 (SM-M305F/DS 64GB)
Active noise cancellationSupportedSupported
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported
RingtonesPolyphonic and customizedPolyphonic and customized
Web browserHTML, XHTML, HTML5HTML, XHTML, HTML5
SensorsAccelerometer
Proximity sensor
Compass
Ambient Light sensor
Gyroscope
Barometer
Heart rate
SpO2
Fingerprint sensor (front-mounted)
ANT+
Accelerometer
Proximity sensor
Compass
Ambient Light sensor
Gyroscope
Face unlock
Fingerprint sensor (rear-mounted)
Other features- Colors: Black, White, Gold Platinum, Silver Titan
- S Pen stylus
- Samsung Pay (Visa, MasterCard certified)
- S-Voice natural language
- ANT+
- WiFi direct, hotspot
- Colors: Black, Blue
- 19.5:9 display ratio FHD+
- Dolby Atmos sound
- WiFi direct, hotspot
Power supplySamsung Galaxy Note 5 (SM-N920F)Samsung Galaxy M30 (SM-M305F/DS 64GB)
BatteryLi-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)LiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)
Battery capacity3000 mAh5000 mAh
Charger, watts Standard charging
WPC/Qi Wireless charging
15W Fast battery charging
Talk time autonomy1320 minutes | 22 hours | 0.9 day1860 minutes | 31 hours | 1.3 days
Standbyfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Radiation rateSamsung Galaxy Note 5 (SM-N920F)Samsung Galaxy M30 (SM-M305F/DS 64GB)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)1.15W/kg (head) | 1.16W/kg (body)0.409W/kg (head)
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)0.382W/kg (head) | 0.499W/kg (body)feature not registered
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