Whenever we are planning to buy a new smartphone, we always look for more than one devices for comparison. We always make a comparison for choosing the best device. In the comparison, we find something happy and sad in all the devices. After a long process, we will decide which phone is the best to buy. Similar, there are many people who might confuse with Samsung Galaxy Note 5 and Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge. Both devices are the best in their own way. So, to pick the best one, here is you need to know a comparison between Note 5 vs S7 Edge.

In the comparison, we will compare some features and specs of both the devices. At the end of each feature, we will mention that which one is the best for that particular feature. By this way, you can also find the real one if you are finding a feature-oriented device.

So, let’s begin the Note 5 vs S7 Edge comparison, “Samsung Galaxy Note 5 and Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge”.

Galaxy Note 5 vs S7 Edge


The Samsung Galaxy Note 5 smartphone comes with a huge 5.7 inches QHD Super AMOLED touch display. The display offers a screen resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixels. The pixel density of it is also around 518 PPI.

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On the other side, the Galaxy S7 Edge offers 5.5 inches QHD Super AMOLED touch display. It has the same screen resolution similar to the Note 5. It comes with 534 PPI as a pixel density.

But, what makes the S7 Edge differ is the Edge Display. The edge display will enhance the screen experience for everyone. While the Note 5 display is having a normal one rather than a curved one. You can feel the glass difference when you use both this device, the S7 Edge may win the battle. So, for the display aspect, you should prefer Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge.


As the S7 Edge display is a little smaller than the Note 5, you could not find much difference. The S7 Edge device is a thicker one compared to Note 5. So, you may have to keep care while using it with one hand. Both are protected by a Corning Gorilla Glass 4 protection. You will have a perfect grip to hold it in a palm.

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As the Curved Edge display makes the S7 Edge stronger, what should be the special aspect of Note 5? The S Pen will make Note 5 a strong contender against the S7 Edge. You do not have an S Pen feature with S7 Edge. So, now it’s in your hand to go whether with S Pen or an Edge Display. But, as a strong recommendation, you should stand with the Edge Display.

OS and Performance

In terms of OS, you find an older OS version in Samsung Galaxy Note 5. The Android Lollipop 5.1 version operates the Note 5. While the S7 Edge offers a newer Android OS version compared to the Note 5. An Android Marshmallow 6 version is an OS of Galaxy S7 Edge. Due to the particular OS version, you can find a different user interface.

Now, what brings the processor? The Note 5 comes with the energetic 2.1 GHz Exynos 7420 64-bit Octa-Core Processor. On the same note, the S7 Edge is powered by a powerful 2.3 GHz Exynos 8890 Octa-Core Processor. The secondary clock speed features 1.5 GHz for Note 5 and 1.6 GHz for S7 Edge. From this figures, you can expect that which device will produce more power. In addition to it, both these devices will have the same amount of RAM, 4 GB.

In the end, what you think which device provides power-packed performance? Obviously, it is Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge. Except for the RAM memory, you can find the S7 Edge is more powerful.


For the storage space, you can have a different variant for Note 5. It is available with 32 GB and 64 GB. But, if you want to go with the expandable storage, then you should have to go to the S7 Edge.

On this side, the S7 Edge will only have 32 GB internal storage space. You would not have another variant for internal memory. But, look at the possible expandable storage of it and you won’t say anything. With its 200 GB expandable memory space, you would not go with any other device.

So, here you shouldn’t think that the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge is again the better one?


For which feature the people always looking when it comes to the Samsung? Yes, the Camera is the only aspect that people always have beloved. To maintain the same culture, The Note 5 sports 16 MP resolution Rear Camera and 5 MP resolution Front Camera.

The Rear camera has Flash Support, Auto Focus, f/1.9 aperture, OIS + VDIS, Camera Filters, Zoom Support, and more. The Selfie camera also offers f/1.9 aperture, OIS, wide-angle selfie, and more features.

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However, the Galaxy S7 Edge presents with 16 MP Rear Camera and 5 MP Front Camera. The rear camera resolution is quite lesser than the Note 5, but you will find more features than it. You can have features like Dual Pixel, Auto Focus, Motion Mode, Panorama Mode, f/1.7 aperture, Hyperlapse, Slow Motion, and more. The Front camera also offers same aperture similar to the Rear one.

But, what matters to you is your matter to decide. If you prefer the Note 5 by just seeing the resolution, then check the pixel size of the picture. You will definitely find the difference. For the low light photography, you should prefer to use S7 Edge. The brightness of the Note 5 image will be higher than the S7 Edge.

Battery and Connectivity

The Note 5 is backed by a 3000 mAh capacity with Li-Po battery. Besides it, the S7 edge will have 3600 mAh capacity Li-Ion battery. From the mAh capacity, it very easy to choose the better one for anyone. Both these devices have a non-user-friendly battery.

Let us know about the connectivity features of both the devices. Note 5 offers 3G, 4G LTE, Wi-Fi, EDGE, GPRS, Micro USB, Bluetooth, Hotspot, NFC, GPS, and more connectivities. While the Galaxy S7 Edge supports quite same connectivity options similar to Note 5.

Other Features

First of all, let us talk about the SIM compatibility. Both the devices will support Dual SIM connectivity with Nano type SIM card. The Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge is Water and Dust Resistant device despite all other features. It also offers Gear support. While the Note 5 does not have this superior features to share. As you get more protection from S7 Edge, you should choose the same one for yourself.

Note 5 and S7 Edge supports quite similar sensors. You will get sensors like Accelerometer, Fingerprint Sensor, Gyro Sensor, Hall Sensor, HR Sensor, Proximity Sensor, and RGB Light Sensor. Both will support almost all the Audio and Video formats.


Now, it is time to pick the best one between two. There is no need to say anything if you have visited all the points mentioned above. With every aspect you have visited here, the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge is pretty superior.

The only trustworthy thing about the Note 5 is only S Pen support. On the other side, you will find many strong sides in Galaxy S7 Edge. So, undoubtedly, you can go with the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge which offers a bundle of features.

We hope that this guide will help you to choose the best one for you from Note 5 vs S7 Edge. Do also let us know which one should be better for you.

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Mukesh Chauhan
Mukesh Chauhan is an Engineering Student, who loves to write about technology and gadgets. Currently he is studying and working as an Editor on Theandroidportal.com