Big Battle: Samsung Galaxy Note 5 vs BlackBerry Priv: Specs, Features, Price Face-off

Big Battle: Samsung Galaxy Note 5 vs BlackBerry Priv: Specs, Features, Price Face-off
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A man looks at Samsung Electronics' Galaxy Note5 at its showroom in Seoul on October 29, 2015. South Korea's Samsung Electronics pulled out of an extended earnings dive on October 29, reporting a nearly 30 percent surge in third-quarter net profit and announcing a 10 billion USD share buyback. (Photo : JUNG YEON-JE/AFP/Getty Images) 
New Blackberry Priv 
New BlackBerry Priv that runs on the Android system (Photo : Todd Korol/Toronto Star via Getty Images) 
Samsung Galaxy Note 5 is a more advanced version of the previous well-loved Note 4, a product of a clever re-design of the previous series. It adopts a stylish metal casing and premium glass surface with its elegant and advanced stylus with an automatic eject mechanism and the latest configuration.

Read: Why You Might Want to Get a Blackberry Priv Rather Than an iPhone

While the latest in Blackberry, Priv, comes in a signature retro-inspired design, slide keyboard, and a curved edge display that almost looks bezel free.
For anyone planning to buy any of these devices, you can check and compare here:


While both have AMOLED displays that pack a resolution of 1,440 x 2,560 pixels, there's more that looks sharp and deeper in the color display. The Galaxy Note 5 has a bigger screen of 5.7 inches as compared to the Priv's 5.4 inch display.

Under The Hood

Both Samsung and Blackberry handsets run on the Android  5.1.1 Lollipop OS, and both can also be upgraded to the Android 6.0 Marshmallow.  Both are also equipped with 32GB as native storage space. The Galaxy Note 5 is powered by the Exynos 7420 processor and comes with 4GB of RAM,  and in 32GB and 64GB storage variants.
The BlackBerry Priv is powered by a Snapdragon 808 SoC and 3GB of RAM with a 32GB native storage. It supports a microSD card expansion.

Camera, Battery

The Galaxy Note 5 sports a solid 16-megapixel rear-facing sensor with OIS support in addition to a 5-megapixel selfie-clicker with regular LED flash.
The BlackBerry Priv, on the other hand, houses a stunning 18-megapixel Schneider-Kreuznach camera unit with OIS support and a 2-megapixel front-facing snapper. The Priv also carries a dual-LED flash.


The Galaxy Note 5 houses a fingerprint sensor. It also has an advanced S Pen stylus along with the device.
The BlackBerry handset doesn't have a fingerprint sensor but features a capacitive 4-row BlackBerry keyboard.
The BlackBerry Priv with 32GB storage is now available can be ordered from the official store for $699 in the U.S. The 32GB Samsung Galaxy Note 5, on the other hand, will set the buyers back at $749.99 in Best Buy.
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