Samsung has been taking a hit for equipping the Galaxy Note 5 with a smaller battery than its predecessor the Galaxy Note 4. The Galaxy Note 5 has a 3000 mAh battery which is also non-removable. So recently the battery has been put under a battery test.
So the device started off its run through the battery test track by recording twenty eight and a half hours of talk time before its battery called it quits. Surprisingly the score is exactly the same as Samsung Galaxy Note 4’s and is worthy for a flagship device.
Apart from this the device also recorded 10 hours and 43 minutes of web browsing which once again matched the result of its predecessor before its Android Lollipop update. This has surprised us a lot knowing that the device has a smaller battery than the Note 4.
Now coming to the video playback the smaller battery caused problems for the Galaxy Note 5 when compared to its predecessor. The new device only lasted for about 14 hours on a single charge. Now this is a drop of 4 hours compared to the Note 4.
However the outstanding standby performance of the 14nm Exynos 7420 chipset has allowed the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 to achieve an endurance rating of 85 hours in our battery test. Now this means that the new phablet will easily make it through three full days on a single charge if you use it for an hour each of telephony, web browsing and video playback daily.
Moreover the endurance rating of the new device is just 5 hours short of the one posted by Samsung Galaxy Note 4 with Android Lollipop on board. Even with a smaller battery the Galaxy Note 5 will pass for having a good battery life.