Irrespective of what you might say, Samsung smartphones have gained widespread popularity, particularly in the United States, where the company’s Galaxy Note 5 is the most popular smartphone around. Now, AnTuTu has compiled a list of the most popular handsets for the first half of 2016, and guess which company is dominating thoe charts: Samsung.
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As surprising as it maybe, Samsung’s Galaxy Note 5 is topping the charts, despite the fact that there are a few things from the smartphone that can labelled as an abhorrence, including the lack of expandable storage capabilities as well as no removable battery and absence of an IR blaster.
In fact, we are shocked to see that a Galaxy S7, a device that sports better hardware, an expandable storage slot and the same battery capacity is securing a lower ranking. Perhaps we should give the devices sometime to popularize; with the company’s Galaxy Note 7 coming in the month of August, those charts might show something completely different when the second half of 2016’s results are being published.
Galaxy Note 5 features 5.7-inch Super AMOLED display with a QHD display. In order to make the build quality far more robust than Galaxy Note 4, Galaxy Note 5 does not pack a removable battery and the rear side is definitely a fingerprint magnet if you use it for prolonged periods. One of the biggest gripes of the 5.7-inch smartphone is that it does not feature a storage card slot, which to some is definitely a deal breaker, but on the upside, it does feature an Exynos 7420 SoC coupled with 4GB of LPDDR4 RAM.
Additionally, it also features a 16MP rear camera sensor with image and video OIS, and the aperture of this smartphone stands in at F/1.9, allowing you to separate the focused subject from the background for the final result to really stand out. One of the things that Samsung has improved considerably are the camera sensors inside its mobile devices, and Galaxy Note 5 is a prime example of how far the Korean tech giant has come.
The phablet also has a 3,000mAh battery, which actually gives you better battery timing compared to Galaxy Note 4, despite the latter possessing a larger cell inside its housing. Other specifications of Galaxy Note 5 include a wireless charging circuit, as well as an 802.11ac Wi-Fi adapter.
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