Difference between Galaxy Note 7 & Galaxy Note 5

Difference between Galaxy Note 7 & Galaxy Note 5

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The much-awaited smart phone of the season, Samsung Galaxy Note 7 was ultimately released at the unpacked event 2016 in New York. This smart phone is a successor to the Note 5. However, with every advertisement around this new device, Note 7 looks like an incremental upgrade to the Note 5.

Well, there are many new things like a funky S Pen and an iris scanner for security, however mostly these are more updated specifications to choose this mobile over the Galaxy Note 5. Here are the comparisons of specifications between these two Samsung devices:



Galaxy Note 7 is backed by 4GB LPDDR4 RAM and features an Octa-core Exynos 8890, 14nm, 64 bit (2.3GHz Quad + 1.6GHz Quad) processor. Besides, Note 5 is backed by 4GB of RAM and features Samsung’s Exynos 7420 64-bit Octa-core processor. So, in terms of clock speed, Note 7 is better than its predecessor.


Galaxy Note 7 sports a 5.7-inch super AMOLED QHD display which is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 5 and the display has 518ppi pixel density. Besides, Note 5 features a 5.7-inch super AMOLED QHD display. Both the devices’ resolution is 2560×1440 pixels.


Note 5 features a 16MP rear camera with f/1.9 aperture, whereas Note 7 sports a dual-pixel 12MP sensor camera with f/1.7 aperture. Both the devices are different in aperture size, but the front camera is of 5MP for both devices.


Note 5 came in two storages options: 32GB and 64GB. There was no expandable storage option. The new Note 7 has come with a standard 64GB of storage which can be expandable with the support of micro SD card up to 256GB.


Note 7 is backed by a 3500mAh battery with USB Type-C compatibility, whereas Note sports a 3000mAh battery with a micro-USB connector.

Operating system:

Note 7 will be powered by Android 6.0 Marshmallow OS, while Note 5 runs on Android 5.1 Lollipop OS. Furthermore, Note 7 is IP68 water & dust resistant, which is unavailable on Note 5.


Galaxy Note 5 only has a fingerprint sensor for security, whereas Note 7 additionally comes with iris scanner for improved biometric safety on the smart phone.

UK price & availability:

Samsung officially has not still confirmed the UK pricing for Note 7, however, the pre-order will be available on August 16 at £749. This device will go on sale on September 2. If we take this price as official, then Note 5 is lesser expensive.

We will recommend you to buy Galaxy Note 7, as it will be provided officially by every major mobile operator in the UK. So, don’t just wait anymore. Pre-order today!

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