By the numbers: Galaxy Note 5 versus Note 4 and Note 3

With the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 now officially official, it's time for a quick reminder of how it stacks up against its two immediate predecessors, the Galaxy Note 4 and Note 3. While all three are 5.7-inch phones with Samsung's S Pen stylus input, the company's latest big-screened handset loses a couple of trademark features, while bumping up specs in other areas.

Read on to see how these three compare.

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CategoryGalaxy Note 5Galaxy Note 4Galaxy Note 3
OSAndroid 5.0 LollipopAndroid 5.0 LollipopAndroid 5.1 Lollipop
Dimensions153.2 x 76.1 x 7.6mm, 171g153.5 x 78.6 x 8.5mm, 176g151.2 x 79.2 mm x 8.3 mm, 168g
ProcessorExynos 7420 (64bit, 14nm)Octa core (2.1GHz Quad + 1.5GHz Quad)2.7 GHz Quad-Core Processor (Snapdragon 805)or 1.9 GHz Octa-Core (1.9GHz Quad + 1.3GHz Quad-Core) Processor (Exynos)2.3GHz Snapdragon 800 CPUor Exynos Octa-Core
Memory4GB RAM (LPDDR4)32/64GB (UFS 2.0)3GB RAM32 GB Internal memory + micro SD slot (up to 64GB)3GB RAM32GB/64GB on-board storage, expandable via microSD card (upto 64GB card supported)
Display5.7" Quad HD Super AMOLED 2560x1440 (518ppi)5.7" Quad HD Super AMOLED 2560x1440 (518ppi)5.7" Quad HD Super AMOLED 1920x1080 (386ppi)
CameraRear: 16 MP OIS (F1.9)Front: 5 MP (F1.9)Rear: 16 MP OIS (F2.2)Front: 3.7 MP (F1.9)Rear: 13MP (F2.2)Front: 2.1 MP
Battery3000mAh non-removable3220mAh removable3220mAh removable
Wireless ChargingBuilt-inWith replacement backWith replacement back
ConnectivityWiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4/5GHz), MIMO (2x2) 620MbpsBluetooth® v4.2 LE, ANT+, USB 2.0, NFC, Location (GPS, Glonass, Beidou)WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (HT80) MIMO PCIeGPS / GLONASS / BaiduNFC, Bluetooth® v 4.1 (BLE, ANT+)Wifi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS
Quick ChargeYesYesNo

So, Note 4 and Note 3 owners, are you planning on upgrading? Let us know in the comments!

Alex Dobie
Executive Editor

Alex was with Android Central for over a decade, producing written and video content for the site, and served as global Executive Editor from 2016 to 2022.