Samsung Galaxy Note5: Business Revolutionised


Date: 08 October 2015

High-level functionality within a stylish shell and loaded with security, it’s the ultimate business device in one

Samsung’s latest phablet, the new Galaxy Note5, is packed with enhanced security features, applications and functionality to make it the perfect companion for the busy business person. Whatever the profession of the user, the 5.7 inch Super AMOLED display of Samsung’s latest smartphone provides the right balance of bright and big, without compromising on comfort, making working on-the-go easy and effective.

“The Samsung Galaxy Note5 has been designed with the needs of the business in mind,” says Craige Fleischer, Director of Integrated Mobility, Samsung South Africa. “It is easy to use, powerful and boasts some of the most advanced and versatile hardware and software on the market today.”

Microsoft Office Offers Users More

The Galaxy Note5 comes installed with Microsoft Office to give users access to the software they need to remain productive and in touch, no matter where they are and with Microsoft OneDrive, customers receive an additional 100GB of storage free for two years. Users can automatically upload photos they take with their Galaxy Note5 with enough space for 38,000 images which can be easily viewed and shared from the device. The high resolution display makes using spreadsheets and word documents simple and easy, providing everything business user’s need, even when not in the office.

Seamless Connection with SideSync

The enhanced features of the Galaxy Note5 allow for a seamless connection between the smartphone and a computer or tablet through Wi-Fi connection, meaning notifications that arrive on the handset will show directly on the computer monitor. Once the devices are manually paired, the new auto connection feature provides a seamless pairing interface to re-connect the devices. Moving information from one Samsung device to another is simple with SideSync two-way file sharing: Galaxy Note5 users can drag and drop files from the smartphone to the PC and vice versa.

Note-taking Made Easy with the S Pen

The all-new S Pen makes note-taking so much easier, an essential tool for any professional. The S Pen can be used to take notes, write emails and it can even log notes without having to turn on the phone. The Galaxy Note5 provides the facility to annotate PDFs which makes a big difference, especially for people who have to sign a number of documents.

A Step-up in Security

Security is paramount to any business user and the Galaxy Note5 provides technology and solutions that respond to this. The built-in fingerprint scanner effortlessly unlocks the device when accessed by the right individual, adding on another layer of much-needed security.

The Galaxy Note5 also offers Samsung’s impressive out-of-the-box security platforms, KNOX Active Protection and the My KNOX app. Both of these solutions protect sensitive data, whether personal or private, and are designed to make it easy for the user to ensure data is safe. There is no steep learning curve or need for employees to undergo extensive training. KNOX has features that allow for increased end-user productivity, while also offering an array of security functionalities. Many of the latter are quite technical, but for the user it means simple access to corporate systems, quick password changes, and protection of data on the move and the relief of knowing their data is secure and inaccessible if the device is lost or stolen.

“We always strive to be at the cutting-edge of design and technology and the Galaxy Note5 takes this to a new level,” concludes Fleischer. “The qualities of this smartphone ensure that it is capable of handling an array of business processes, capturing data and remaining secure at the same time.”



Samsung Electronics South Africa has released its most impressive S Pen yet with the Galaxy Note5. Sleek and chic, the S Pen is incredibly versatile with impressive features and capabilities that improve productivity, entertainment and interaction of the device. This signature tool has been upgraded with a host of new functionalities. From Air Command to Smart Capture, the all new S Pen pushes boundaries and redefines the way in which users engage with the Note5 handset.

“Samsung has put a lot of thought into the development of the new S Pen and how it can enhance and empower the user experience,” says Craige Fleischer, Director of Integrated Mobility at Samsung SA. “It unlocks new functionality in the Samsung Galaxy Note5 and has had extra elements added in, that are truly remarkable.”

The redefined S Pen comes with an improved Air Command feature which is activated immediately when the S Pen is removed from the handset or when the button at the top of the pen is pressed. Users can then access the feature with a simple tap of the screen when the floating pen icon appears. Air Command gives users easy access to a menu of three key functions: Screen Write, Smart Select and Action Memo. Shortcuts to frequently used apps can also be added to the menu to quick access.

In addition to the improved menu, Air Command also affords users the ability to take notes even with the screen locked, by simply removing the S pen and writing on the screen. This makes jotting down memos quick and easy.

One of the highlights of the S Pen is the all new Scroll Capture within the Screen Write function which allows a screen shot of long pages to be taken, making it easier to read, annotate and share. For awkward shapes and images, consumers can use Smart Select to outline, adapt and then submitted to the Galaxy Note5 Scrapbook.

The S Pen has a host of features to assist consumers get things done and Samsung have made sure the basics are excellent as well. True-to-life pressure sensitivity and a very accurate pen tip put the writer in complete control. The sensitivity of the S Pen to screen ratio is set to mimic true life writing with complete accuracy and flow, allowing users to create drawings, take notes and work with superb quality. The S Pen can also make notes on PDFs, edit spreadsheets and multitask across a number of windows. With seven different pen types and a refined design, the S Pen is a seamless bridge between the 2D digital world and the 3D physical one.

“The Note5 S Pen has been designed to make the user’s engagement with the device something remarkable. Think instant availability, simplicity and connectivity. Whether working or enjoying the features built into the device, it allows the consumer to take complete control over every aspect of their digital experience,” concludes Fleischer.

SA Pricing:

Takealot R11,959
MTN R13,499
Samsung R13,999
Vodacom R14,579


Specifications Samsung Galaxy Note 5
Operating system Android 5.1 Lollipop
Dimensions 153.2 x 76.1 x 7.6 mm
Weight 171g
Display 5.7″ Quad HD Super AMOLED (2,560 x 1,440)
Rear camera 16MP OIS (F1.9)
Front camera 5MP (F1.9)
Storage, internal 32/64GB (UFS 2.0)
Processor Octa core (2.1GHz Quad + 1.5GHz Quad), 64 bit, 14nm process
Network LTE Cat.9 / LTE Cat.6
Battery 3,000mAh


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