The Samsung Galaxy Note5 was one of the best smartphones that was released in 2015. The only issue was availability since Samsung decided that some markets were better off with just the S6 edge+. A few markets got both but countries especially in Europe didn’t receive the Note5.
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Samsung phones typically have a smaller DPI setting that reduces the amount of information that can be displayed on any given screen estate. Now, it has been discovered that Samsung smartphones such as the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge as well as others running on Android Marshmallow can be tweaked thanks to the native DPI scaling feature.
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For those of you who have followed the Note5 closely since its release, you might remember an issue with the Galaxy Note5 that many referred to as pengate. The design flaw allowed users to insert their pens incorrectly and if they pulled it out after doing so, cause damage to the detection sensor.
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Like every year, AnTuTu has released a chart of the best performing smartphones of the year 2015. Now, with the release of AnTuTu 6.0, other platforms are also included and that is good because the Apple iPhone 6s and 6s Plus top the chart.
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A photograph is as good as the subject in it. An out of focus photo is as good as a nonexistent one and this is a problem that still afflicts smartphone cameras. Anything apart from perfect lighting conditions or equally still subject apart, a majority of smartphones just can’t focus fast enough to capture the subject. So, color us surprised when we learnt that the Sony Xperia Z5 adopted Sony’s blazing Hybrid Autofocus system from it’s DSLR lineup and implemented it in a smartphone. With potentially class leading focus speeds, what better way than to see how much better the Z5 is against the competition than to pitch them head to head?
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Samsung has now started rolling out a new update to the Galaxy Note5. The update brings about improvements to the fast charging and also now shows the Android security patch info.
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In November, a roadmap for Samsung’s Android 6.0 Marshmallow update had surfaced and it revealed that the Note5 and S6 edge+ would be getting the update sometime in December. One T-Mobile Note5 user even got the update to 6.0 accidentally but both the phones haven’t received the official release yet. However, it seems that Samsung is ready with the update for the Note 4 and they have already begun rolling out the update across some devices.
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A software update roadmap for Samsung devices has just appeared online and it lists out 2 phases of updates for phones to Android 6.0 Marshmallow. The Samsung Galaxy Note5 and S6 edge+ will be the first to get it as they are scheduled for an update in December 2015 itself.
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Samsung has been having a good run with its payment service – Samsung Pay in its home country i.e South Korea. Now, the company is looking forward to roping in customers in USA as well through a new promotion. Every user who signs up for Samsung Pay gets a free wireless charger.
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The first thing that I thought to myself when we were receiving a review unit for a screen protector is whether it is worth reviewing one. I thought about it and well it probably makes more sense than any other accessory we review for smartphones these days and that has got to do with the fact that the touchscreen is arguably the most important component of our smartphone. It serves as the medium through which we communicate, create and consume content on our devices. Without the screen, essentially the phone is useless and its kind of like the windshield on a car. So it makes perfect sense to review a screen protector especially for a flagship product such as the Samsung Galaxy Note5 whose screen is all the more impressive. So lets go ahead and check out the Olixar tempered glass protector.
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A new update has started rolling out for the Samsung Galaxy Note5. The update brings in battery life improvements, call stability and more.
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The Snapdragon 820 is one of the most anticipated SoCs. Considering how the 810 was a bit of a let down, many are looking forward to the 820 to bring Qualcomm back to the top of their game. New reports suggest that the Snapdragon 820 might be around 50% more powerful than Samsung’s Exynos 7420 that is powering their 2015 flagships.
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We hope that you have seen our unboxing of the Samsung Fast Charge Wireless Pad by now. Along with the Note5 and S6 edge+, Samsung also announced a new fast charge compatible battery pack which has a capacity of 5200 mAH which we unboxed.
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The Obliq Slim Meta case for the Galaxy Note5 is a case that is designed to protect your phone while at the same time maintaining the slim profile and shape of your handset. In this review we take a look at the case’s design, handling and protection to see whether it really has your phone’s back ‘covered’.
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Every year at IFA, Samsung unveils one of the most awaited smartphones of the year, the new Note smartphone. The first Galaxy Note smartphone was met with a lot of criticism from many users and bloggers alike for being too big and being too similar to the Galaxy S II in many aspects. Many predicted that the device would fail. Since then, the Note series has come a long way. The Galaxy Note5 is the fifth iteration in the Galaxy lineup of devices. It is probably the best example of the kind of engineering and power packed smartphones that Samsung is able to produce. This year, Samsung announced the Note5 earlier than usual prior to IFA which is its usual stomping ground in an attempt to enter the market prior to the iPhone 6S and 6S Plus. Alongside it came the Galaxy S6 edge+ which is a larger version of the S6 edge with an extra gig of RAM and a larger battery.
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