CNET First Look
Meet the Samsung Galaxy Note 5Samsung's latest extra-large, stylus-wielding phone takes the plunge to metal-and-glass, and adds a few new tricks.
[MUSIC] Hey, everyone. I'm Jessica Dolcourt for CNET, with our very first look at the Samsung Galaxy Note 5. This device looks very different from previous Notes. First of all, it uses a sort of leather-like backing and folio look. And it just looks like a much larger Galaxy S6. Like that device, this one is very smooth, it's slim, it's sleek. And it has no removable backing. This is a unibody phone. It feels extremely thin and light for a phone of this size. It's got the same 5.7 inch display as last time but since it's crammed into a smaller body, it's going to feel a lot easier to hold with one hand. Especially if you've got small hands like me. Now the defining feature of the Note is, of course, the S-Pen stylus. This one's different, it pops in and out on the bottom here instead of just sliding out. It's also got a slightly different design. It's flatter, but you still still have that button that lets you press for control. You can of course do everything on this that you could with previous Notes, but there are enhanced features, including this sort of redesigned short wheel cut. You can sort of customize this with apps of your own. Another cool feature is that you can take a memo even when the screen is off, if you've got something you've got to think of really fast, you can write it down right away. other specs across board are pretty great too. We have a 16 megapixel camera in the back, 5 megapixel camera in the front; lots of modes on both of those. You also have 32 gigabytes or 64 gigabytes or internal memory. No removal back cover or battery, Like I said before, but you have a pretty large inside neither the less And it runs Android 5.1 Lollipop. The phone will come in four different colors, white, silver, black and gold. I'm Jessica Dolcourt for CNET. Make sure you check out much more about this phone at cnet.com.