Galaxy Note 9 vs Galaxy Note 5: What You Need to Know

Galaxy Note 9 vs Galaxy Note 5: What You Need to Know is a post by Cory Gunther from Gotta Be Mobile.

With the Galaxy Note 9 release date quickly approaching potential buyers are weighing all of their options. If you’re still using an old Galaxy Note 5 you have plenty of new phones to choose from. Great devices like the S9+ or Galaxy Note 8, or wait for Samsung’s new Note.

After the Note 7 recall, you probably kept the Note 5 and still use it today. With that in mind, this guide will go over everything we know so far about the Galaxy Note 9. Then, we’ll compare it to the Galaxy Note 5 so buyers know what to expect.

The new Note 9 has two cameras on the back, a huge 6.3-inch screen, and lots of software enhancements. And While the Galaxy Note 5 is still a great phone, it’s more than a little outdated and probably out of space. Samsung’s new phones are water-resistant, have microSD cards, and vastly improved cameras. Our slideshow below will tell you why the Note 9 is worth the upgrade.

If you’re still using the Galaxy Note 5 chances are you’re considering an upgrade. And while the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ earlier this year were enticing options, Samsung’s new Note might finally have enough upgrades to make it worth the switch. It’s bigger than ever before, faster, and rumors suggest a huge battery along with fancy new S-Pen features.

Typically the choice is just about getting the latest specs or a bigger screen, but there’s a lot more to this upgrade cycle. Mainly because the Note 5 is nearly three years old, and we don’t think it’ll get the Galaxy Android Oreo update. As a result, you have a phone that’s missing a lot of key features.

Read: 10 Things the Galaxy Note 8 Can Do

Our link above goes over some cool things the Note 8 can do. Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy Note 9 will be similar, yet even better. For those of you on the fence, we want to help you make the right decision. Here we’ll compare the older Galaxy Note 5 to everything we know about the Note 9. Additionally, we’ll explain what makes it worth buying or if you’ll be better off just getting a Galaxy S9+ instead.

Galaxy Note 9 vs Note 5: Display

Galaxy Note 9 vs Note 5: Display

The first and biggest difference here is the display, but you already knew that.

The Galaxy Note line was always Samsung's biggest and best smartphone. That changed in 2017 though, because the Galaxy S8 and S8+ are almost just as big, and the S9 is too.

Samsung's Galaxy Note 5 has a 5.7-inch Quad HD display. It looks great and all, but it's actually the smallest screen out of any high-end Samsung released in the last few years. The Galaxy S9 is 5.8-inches, the Galaxy S9+ is 6.2-inches, and the upcoming Galaxy Note 9 will be 6.3 or 6.4-inches. 

It's pretty massive. However, physically, it isn't much bigger than the Galaxy Note 5. And, it's thinner so you'll be able to easily use it with one hand. So don't think you're getting a gigantic phone you won't be able to hold. Samsung slimmed down the bezels around the screen and removed the home button. As a result, the front is almost all screen. Going from 5.7-inches to 6.3-inches in the Galaxy Note 8 is a big change. And the Note 9 offers the same jump.

Both phones have a Quad-HD AMOLED screen that looks gorgeous, only the Note 9 is a few generations better so it's brighter, has more vivid colors, and works better outdoors. If you can handle the bigger screen, just upgrade. The only big question you need to ask yourself is if you want a curved screen. The display on the Note 9 will curve off the sides of the device instead of laying flat. Some love it, others don't. Decide what's right for you.

Galaxy Note 9 vs Galaxy Note 5: What You Need to Know is a post by Cory Gunther from Gotta Be Mobile.

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