7 Awesome Samsung Galaxy Note 5 Tips and Tricks

Samsung Galaxy Note 5

If “big” is your thing, then there is no better way than the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 way. This phablet is actually one of the hottest around, if not the hottest.

The super-sized smartphone has a killer design and so are the specs. If you are in the market for a new smartphone that will deliver the best performance, has a huge enough display and has a super camera, look no further than Galaxy Note 5.

Samsung went for a 5.7-inch Super AMOLED screen with QHD resolution and the device comes with Android 5.1 Lollipop out of the box. However, this device is currently receiving the new Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update as we speak. Under the hood is an Exynos 7420 chipset that boasts eight cores and is supported by a massive RAM of 4GB. Although it has no expandable storage, the Galaxy Note 5 comes with three storage options of 32GB, 64GB and 128GB for space-hungry users.

The rear of the phone has a decent 16MP snapper and you’ll be sure of going through the day with the 3000mAh non-removable battery.

To help you enjoy this device, here are some cool Galaxy Note 5 tips and tricks to start you off.

Swipe to capture a screenshot

One of the hardest things on an Android phone is to take a screenshot with a combination of buttons. Samsung has a better way of doing things with the Note 5’s range of gesture-supported actions. By swiping across the screen of your Note 5 with your palm, you will be able to capture a screenshot.

One-handed mode

Samsung Galaxy Note 5 is a phablet with a screen size of 5.7 inches. This requires some huge hands to handle comfortably. Samsung is aware that not all people have huge hands and as such, it has equipped the Note 5 with a one-handed mode that shrinks the UI down.

The option is available in Settings>Display>One-handed operation. Once enabled, it only requires pressing the home button thrice to bring it to life.

Scrolling screenshot for capturing web pages

Have you ever found yourself in a situation where you capture several screenshots in order to get the full details of information on a given web page? Well, with Samsung Galaxy Note 5, this hassle is no more. The phone has a scrolling screenshot feature where it is possible to get a screenshot of an entire webpage.

Using the S-Pen, select “Screen write” and once you click on it, the current page will be captured and the option to scroll more provided as well, either up or down. The phone will keep on capturing the screenshot as you scroll, but you can also stop it at any point. When done, the Galaxy Note 5 stitches the screens to come up with one screenshot. Amazing huh!

Camera quick launch

There are moments in life that happen in a nick of time. Such moments need devices that can open up their cameras in a pretty fast way in order to capture them; otherwise, they’ll be gone. The Galaxy Note 5 is one such device and you only need to double tap the home button to start the camera in basically less than a second. You can also swipe to the left when on the lock screen.

Lock your phone using a fingerprint

With the acquisition of passwords becoming increasingly easier among hackers, the use of a fingerprint is becoming popular as a way of ensuring improved security. Samsung has this installed on the Galaxy Note 5 and you can use it too.

Just head to your Lock screen and Security Settings and tap on Fingerprints. The on-screen instructions should be easy to follow and in no time, you will be able to use your fingerprint to lock and unlock your Galaxy Note 5.

Samsung Galaxy Note 5

Take quick notes without unlocking the screen

Samsung Galaxy Note 5 comes with an S-Pen. This is one of the things that make this phone unique among other Galaxy models. With this tool, you can jot down quick notes without even waking up the screen. All you need to do is pull the S-Pen out of its pocket and start noting down whatever you want and place it back. The phone will automatically save the notes.


The Galaxy Note 5 comes with quite a good number of themes that you can use to change the appearance of your phone and other things such as the look and feel. These themes can be found in a new themes store preinstalled on the device.



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