Samsung Galaxy Note 5
If you're considering Samsung's Galaxy Note series, do yourself a favor and avoid the Galaxy Note 5.
The Galaxy Note series is Samsung's workhorse. It's aimed at power users who want top-of-the-line hardware and a stylus that can be used to have fun or get work done on-the-go.
Years ago, the Note 5 was the most powerful phone in Samsung's arsenal. But now, three years after launch, it finds itself in the bargain bin. And for good reason.
The Galaxy Note 5, like the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge, remains on Android Nougat. It didn't get Android Oreo and it won't get Android Pie. And like the Galaxy S6, it no longer receives frequent updates. This is a big concern, particularly as the hardware continues to age.
If you want to invest in the Note series, you're much better off going with the Galaxy Note 8 or the Galaxy Note 9. They're affordable, they've got better software support, and they better cameras and performance.
Some of you might even want to go with the Galaxy Note 10 when it arrives. If you can afford it.
It makes little sense to invest in the Note 5 at this point. Go with something else.