Design: Look & Feel
The Samsung Galaxy Note 5 doesn't come with a microSD card slot or removable battery but it does come wtih a beautiful metal and glass design that comes in black and white in the United States. Still no word on the gold model.
This is a big change from the plastic and metal design found on the Galaxy Note 4. The Galaxy Note 4 also comes in black and white in the United States.
The Galaxy Note 5 design feels great in the hand and thanks to its curved back plate and rounded edges, it's easier to hold. The Samsung Galaxy Note 5 is also thinner (7.6mm vs. 8.5mm) and lighter (171g vs. 176g) than the Samsung Galaxy Note 4.
The Galaxy Note 5's durability has already been called into question and you'll want to think about case if you're prone to dropping your device. The Galaxy Note 4's plastic doesn't look as good but it should be a little harder to damage.