Samsung Galaxy Note 5 (Gear VR Compatible Smartphone)

Phone Weight: 171 g (6.0 oz)
Phone Height: 153.2 mm (6.03 in)
Phone Width: 76.1 mm (3.00 in)
Phone Thickness: 7.6 mm (0.30 in) D

Wiki Info: The Galaxy Note 5 adopts a similar design and construction to the Galaxy S6, featuring a unibody metal frame and glass backing, although unlike the standard S6, the back of the device is curved. It is offered in dark blue, white, gold, and silver colour finishes. The storage slot for the S Pen stylus uses a spring-loaded mechanism to eject the pen. The Galaxy Note 5 shipped with Android Lollipop. The new “Screen off memo” feature allows the phone to be awoken directly to a note screen when the stylus is removed. The Camera app on the Note 5 also allows public and private livestreaming directly to YouTube, and supports export of RAW images.


“…you might be surprised at just how many Gear VR games and apps still support it…”

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Additional Information…

Price at Time of Press: £388 ($516
Range Of Colours: Gold Platinum, Black Sapphire, White Pearl, Silver Titanium, Pink Gold
Memory Sizes: 32 GB, 64 GB, 128 GB
Headphone Jack: Yes
Central Processing Unit (CPU): Octa-core 64-bit 14 nm
Graphics Processing Unit (GPU): Mali-T760 MP8
Battery: Li-Ion 3000 mAh
Main Display: 5.7 inch (145 mm) Quad HD Super AMOLED
Pixel Resolution: 2560 × 1440
Rear camera: 16 Megapixel
Wi-Fi Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac (2.4 & 5GHz)
Bluetooth Connectivity: 4, 4G/LTE

Final Verdict: When it comes to the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 you might be surprised at just how many Gear VR games and apps still support it, with more coming out each and every day. But when it comes to use in a Gear VR is it far from being the best, but only because it is the oldest model that is supported by a Gear VR. It tends to overheat very quickly indeed and when it comes to smartphones that are NOT supported by developers, it is sadly the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 that it tends to be. So is it still worth buying one today? Well, to be fair to it, it’s still a powerful phone and perfect for a daily driver. But if you can get a later model I do suggest you do just that.


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