Samsung, the Korean giant, has recently launched a new smartphone Galaxy Note 5 priced at Rs 53900. It comes powered by a 64-bit Exynos 7420 SoC octa-core processor with four Cortex A-53 cores clocked at 2.1GHz. If you have purchased this device then here are tips and tricks that will help you in exploring the device with ease.
The device comes with few motion gestures like the Direct call; Smart alert, mute and Palm swipe to capture. To enable this on your device, Open the settings, tap on Motion and gesture and click toggle all the about mentioned application to enable them on your device.
How to insert the SIM card on your device?
Samsung Galaxy Note 5 comes with a non-removable back panel and the SIM card slot is present on the Top left of the device. To insert SIM on your device, Switch off you device and push the ejector pin in the slot. Now remove the tray and place the SIM on the slot and push back the tray in the respective port. You have successfully inserted SIM on your device.
How to share your Data network via Tethering on the device?
Sharing on the internet over another device can be done using the Tethering mode on the device. To share the data on your Note 5, Open the settings and tap on Mobile hotspot and tethering. Further tap on the Mobile Hotspot and toggle the off button to activate that on your device.
There are two methods to capture a screenshot on your Note 5.
Method 1: Press the power/lock key along with Home key to capture screenshot on your device.
Method 2: Swipe your finger from left to right and vice-versa to capture the screenshot on your device.
Once the screenshot is captured using any of the methods, it is saved in the gallery. If you want to use the image quickly after the capture, you can access that from the notification panel.
To check for updates on your device, Open the setting and head over to System section and tap on About device. Now click on Software Update and tap on update now. The device checks for updates, and if there are no updates, then a message stating the latest updates have already been installed is displayed on the screen.
External apps can be installed by enabling the Unknown sources options on your device. To enable this option on your Note 5, Open the settings and tap on Lock screen and security. In the new window, Tap on Uknown sources option, and click on the ok button in the pop-up to enable that on your device.
There is no such option available on the device where you can customize the quick settings in the notification panel.
Power saving mode is used to enhance the performance of the battery by disabling the background option on your device. The device comes with power saving mode and ultra power saving mode. To enable any of them on your device, Open the settings, tap on battery and click on power saving mode and toggle the off button to enable that on your device.
How to use the Ultra Power Saving mode on your device?
To enable the Ultra power saving mode, Open the settings, tap on the battery in the personal section and click on Ultra power saving mode. Now toggle the off button, a new pop-up appears you need to tap on the check box to agree the terms and conditions and tap on Agree button to enable that on your device. To get out from the power saving mode, tap on more button that is on the top right of the screen and tap on disabling Ultra power saving mode. Your device would be resumed to normal.
Direction, G-sensor, Acceleration, Light, E- compass, Proximity, Gyro, Pressure, Linear acceleration and random vector are the sensors available on the device.
Are there LED notification lights on the device?
The device comes with LED notification lights. To enable this on your Note 5, Open the settings, tap on Sounds and notifications. In the new window, tap on LED indicator to enable them on your device.
How to use the Screen pinning feature on the Samsung Galaxy Note 5?
Screen pinning feature helps you to pin any of the application on the screen. To enable this feature on your device, Open the settings and tap on lock screen and security in the personal section. In the new window, scroll down to security and tap on Other security settings. Further, tap on the Pin window in the advanced section. Now toggle the off button to enable that on your device. Open the recent menu and tap on pin button that is at the bottom right on the app. To unpin the screen, you need to press the recent key along with the back key.
What are the Bloatware available on this device?
Bloatware is the unwanted applications that come pre-installed on any device. Facebook, Whatsapp, Messenger and few Microsoft apps are the bloatware that comes pre-installed on this device.
Can I Move apps from phone storage to SD card on this device?
There is no external slot on the device where you can place external Micro SD card. So there isn’t any option to move an app from internal storage to external storage on the device.
The device comes with 32GB as its internal storage out of which 24.78GB of space is available for the user and rest of space is occupied by System memory and pre-installed apps.
How much free RAM is available for the device if no apps are running?
The device comes with 4GB RAM, where the system occupies 1.3GB, pre-installed apps use 548MB, and 1.7GB of free RAM is available when no apps are running on the device.
We have tested the device with few benchmarking tools and here are their respective scores.
Antutu benchmark score: 67583
Vellamo Multicore score: 3042
Vellamo Metal score: 2486
Chrome Browser Score: 4926
Geekbench Single-core score: 1174
Geekbench Multi-core score: 4255
Quadrant Standard score: 33219
The device comes with S health application that is used to record the fitness on your device. This application comes with following features steps count, Heart Rate, Stress rate, SpO2 measure, etc. To use this options on your device, Open the S Health app and login with your Samsung account by accepting the terms and conditions. It will help you in tracking the details of your fitness on your device.
How to scroll capture on your device?
Samsung’s new smartphone Galaxy Note 5 has got scroll capture feature where you can capture the entire web page in a single capture. To use this on your device, remove the S-Pen and open the web page that you want to capture. Now, click on S-Pen to use the air command feature on your device. Further, tap on screen writes, few options are displayed on the screen, now tap on scroll capture. Click on capture more, when you are done with capture tap on done button. Now, tap on ‘save in gallery’ to save the image on your device.
How to reset your device?
Always remember to reset the device, before your give the device to any other for a permanent use. To factory reset your device, open the Settings, tap on Backup and reset in the personal section and click on factory reset data. In the new window, tap on reset device and further tap on Erase everything. The device will reboot, and data is completely erased from your device and it will restart as if you have booted the device for the first time.
The smart manager helps increase the performance of the device by clearing the cache from your device and stops the unwanted applications and release memory on your device. To use this on your device, Open the smart manager app and tap on clean on. The changes in the RAM value is displayed on your screen.
Developer mode is helpful in rooting the device and also helpful in changing the custom ROMs on your device. To enable the developer mode on your device, Open the settings and tap on About Phone. In the new window click on Software info and tap on build number 7 times continuously. Developer mode is enabled on your device; developer options appear in System section.
Easy mode helps to use the device with a simpler home screen layout and straightforward applications. In this, the font size is bit large when compared to normal mode. To enable this on your device, open the Settings, tap on easy mode in the personal section. Now tap on Easy mode to enable and click on done button to enable that on your device. This mode comes with three sections on the screen, when you swipe left from the home screen you can add contacts by tapping plus button. When you swipe right, you can add additional apps by tapping on plus button on you device.
These are the general questions a user search for when he purchases a new device. If you have any other queries pass them in the comment box, we will get back to you.