Samsung surely raised a few eyebrows by equipping the Galaxy Note5 with a smaller battery than its predecessor. The newcomer’s 3,000mAh unit is also non-removable, so we were quite curious to put it through the rigors of our battery test.

The Note5 started off its run through our battery test track by recording twenty eight and a half hours of talk time before its battery called it quits. That’s the exact same score as Samsung Galaxy Note 4 and a result worthy for a flagship.

Talk time

  • Lenovo Vibe Z2 Pro33:20h
  • Motorola DROID Turbo30:09h
  • Microsoft Lumia 640 XL LTE Dual SIM29:46h
  • Microsoft Lumia 640 XL LTE29:46h
  • Microsoft Lumia 640 XL Dual SIM29:46h
  • Microsoft Lumia 640 XL29:46h
  • Samsung Galaxy Note528:34h
  • Nokia Lumia 152028:34h
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 428:31h
  • Sony Xperia Z4 Tablet LTE28:25h
  • Samsung Galaxy S527:37h
  • Sony Xperia Z126:53h
  • BlackBerry Curve 93806:52h

With 10 hours and 43 minutes of web browsing, Samsung Galaxy Note5 once again matched the result of it predecessor before its Android Lollipop update. Considering the Note5’s smaller battery, we find its achievement to be quite stellar.

Web browsing

  • Huawei Ascend Mate2 4G16:41h
  • Samsung Galaxy S6 edge10:56h
  • Samsung Galaxy S610:56h
  • HTC Desire 51010:53h
  • Microsoft Lumia 532 Dual SIM10:52h
  • Motorola Moto G 4G10:52h
  • Samsung Galaxy Note510:43h
  • Huawei Honor 710:38h
  • LG AKA10:38h
  • Nokia Lumia 83010:36h
  • Apple iPhone 610:29h
  • Meizu MX4 Pro10:24h
  • BlackBerry Bold 97904:02h

Video playback is where the smaller battery of the Note5 put it at a disadvantage when compared to its predecessor. Samsung’s new flagship phablet lasted for almost 14 hours on a single charge – almost four hours less compared to its predecessor.

Video playback

  • LG G Flex19:57h
  • Samsung Galaxy S6 active18:03h
  • Huawei Ascend Mate2 4G18:01h
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 417:52h
  • Samsung Galaxy Note513:51h
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 313:32h
  • Sony Xperia T2 Ultra13:12h
  • Nokia Lumia 102013:12h
  • HTC One Max13:11h
  • Motorola Moto E (2nd gen)13:04h
  • Lenovo Vibe X25:09h

Superb standby performance of the 14nm Exynos 7420 chipset allowed Samsung Galaxy Note5 to achieve an endurance rating of 85 hours in our battery test. This means that the phablet will easily make it thorough three full days on a single charge if you use it for an hour each of telephony, web browsing, and video playback daily.

The endurance rating of the Note5 comes only 5 hours short of the one posted by Samsung Galaxy Note 4 with Android Lollipop on board. We reckon that such battery performance will be sufficient for even a discerning power user. The fast charging options on the other hand, ensure that top ups will be quick and convenient.

You can find our more about Samsung Galaxy Note5 in our detailed review.

Source : GSM ARENA