Galaxy Note 8 vs Galaxy Note 5: Worth the Upgrade?
With Galaxy Note 8 pre-orders readily available and the release date almost here buyers have a tough choice to make. Those with the aging Galaxy Note 5 have plenty of new phones to choose from, and we’ll help you decide if the Note 8 is the right choice. After the Note 7 recall, the Note 5 is Samsung’s last Note device. Here’s how it compares to the newest release.
Rumors were right on target. The Galaxy Note 8 has a bigger 6.3-inch screen, two cameras on the back, and lots of software enhancements. A lot changed since the Note 5, but not everyone will enjoy some of the changes.
Samsung’s new Note is available for pre-order as we speak, with a release date scheduled for September 15th. It’s also expensive, coming in over $900. Is it worth the upgrade? Read on to find out.
Read: 10 Reasons You’ll Love the Galaxy Note 8
While the Galaxy Note 5 is still a great phone it’s starting to show signs of aging. That’s because Samsung’s new phones are water-resistant, have microSD cards, and vastly improved cameras. There are plenty of reasons one would upgrade to the Galaxy Note 8 and we’ll break them all down in the slideshow below.
If you’re still using the Galaxy Note 5 chances are you’re considering an upgrade. And while the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ earlier this year were enticing options, Samsung brought even more to the table with the all-new Note. It’s bigger than ever before, faster, and has a few extra software tricks up its sleeve.
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 most with the Note 5 still have it because of the Galaxy Note 7 recall. As a result, you have a phone that’s a few years old and missing lots of key features.
Read: 10 Things the Galaxy Note 8 Can Do
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 the new Galaxy Note 8. Additionally, we’ll explain what makes it worth buying or if you’ll be better off just getting a Galaxy S8+ instead.
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08/28/2017 at 8:37 pm
Note 5 has 64Gb of internal storage as well.
08/29/2017 at 4:51 pm
Samsung can’t justify to me why I should pay $930 for a nice looking cell phone that does the same as a “basic” phone that may be a little slower, may not have the sharpest screen, and doesn’t have a “premium” camera (I rarely take pics anyway)
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10/06/2017 at 10:08 pm
With Samsung removing the home button I must keep the note 5. Its like microsoft removing the start button in Windows 8. We all know how that worked out. I cant see “how I will get used to it”. btw, I own both, the note 5 which was out of contract and I was supposed to send it back to verizon and get $480 refund over time but Im thinking I’ll keep it (note 5), too bad its past the 14 days because then I could send back the note 8.