Samsung has announced two new phablets quite recently, the Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge+. We’ve covered the launch of both of these devices extensively, if you’d like to check that out. Either way, the Note 5 is Samsung’s newest phablet in the ‘Note’ series of devices, and the S6 Edge+ is essentially a phablet version of the company’s Galaxy S6 Edge+ flagship which was launched during MWC in Barcelona back in March. That being said, it was just a matter of time before someone takes one of these devices and submits it to a drop test. Well, that has just happened for the Galaxy Note 5, read on.
You’ll notice that there’s an embedded video below this article. This is a video clip from YouTube, courtesy of PhoneBuff, who performed a drop test on the Galaxy Note 5. As many of you know, the Galaxy Note 5 sports glass on both its front and back side, just like the Galaxy S6 flagships which were announced back in March. That being said, the source has dropped this device several times from different angles (back, bottom, front) to a tile and concrete block from 1m of height. The glass shattered rather quickly, but the device remained somewhat functional even at the end of the test. The display started acting weird by the end of the drop test, and the damage was quite visible. The glass protecting the rear-facing camera also cracked when the phone was dropped onto the concrete, while the metal trim around the device is actually surprisingly sturdy. One thing is for sure, the Galaxy Note 5 did better than the Galaxy S6 in this drop test, how well did it do? Well, we’ll let you be the judge of that, but the Galaxy Note 5 is definitely not meant to be a rugged device.
The Galaxy Note 5 sports a 5.7-inch QHD Super AMOLED display, 4GB of RAM and 32 or 64GB of internal storage. This device, much like every other flagship Samsung has released this year, is powered by the Exynos 7420 64-bit octa-core SoC. The Galaxy Note 5 also sports a 16-megapixel OIS camera on the back and ships with Android 5.1.1 Lollipop out of the box. The S Pen stylus is here once again, and it also sports some new tricks this time around. If you’d like to know more about the device, visit our Galaxy Note 5 page which is linked at the beginning of this article.