Dell Inspiron 15 5515 vs Inspiron 15 3505

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Display 1920 x 1080
Battery 42 Wh
CPU
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Review

Evaluation of Dell Inspiron 15 5515 and Inspiron 15 3505 important characteristics
Performance
System and application performance
Gaming
Performance in popular 3D games
Display
Viewing angle, color accuracy, brightness
Battery Life
Potential battery life in light and average use
Connectivity
Ports, webcam and other interfaces
Case
Design, materials, durability and usability
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Key Differences

What are the key differences between the notebooks
Advantages of the Dell Inspiron 15 5515
  • Higher number of cutting-edge USB Type-C ports: 1 versus 0
  • Easier to carry: weighs 320 grams less (around 0.71 lbs)
  • Around 2.4x better multi-core CPU performance in the Cinebench R23 test
  • Thinner bezels and 11% higher screen-to-body ratio
  • Supports next-generation Wi-Fi 6 wireless networks
  • Smaller footprint: 10% more compact case (126.3 vs 140.4 square inches)
  • Provides 14% higher max. screen brightness: 250 vs 220 nits
Advantages of the Dell Inspiron 15 3505
  • Includes an old-school USB-A port
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Tests and Specifications

Comparison table of test results and technical specs

Case

Weight 1.64 kg (3.62 lbs) 1.96 kg (4.32 lbs)
Dimensions 356 x 228.9 x 14.6-17.9 mm
14.02 x 9.01 x 0.57-0.7 inches
249 x 363.9 x 18-19.8 mm
9.8 x 14.33 x 0.71-0.78 inches
Area 815 cm2 (126.3 inches2) 906 cm2 (140.4 inches2)
Screen-to-body ratio ~82.4% ~74.1%
Side bezels 5.3 mm -48.2 mm
Colors Blue White
Transformer No No
Size comparison
Cooling solution
Cooling system Active Active
Vapor chamber No No
Number of fans 1 1
Noise level - 34.5 dB

Display

Size 15.6 inches 15.6 inches
Type IPS LCD IPS LCD
Refresh rate 60 Hz 60 Hz
PPI 141 ppi 141 ppi
Aspect ratio 16:9 16:9
Resolution 1920 x 1080 pixels 1920 x 1080 pixels
HDR support No No
Touchscreen No No
Coating Matte Matte
Display tests
Contrast 600:1 940:1
sRGB color space 55.7% 60.4%
Adobe RGB profile 38.4% 41.7%
DCI-P3 color gamut 39.5% 40.3%
Response time 35 ms 32 ms
Max. brightness
250 nits
220 nits

Battery

Capacity
Voltage 11.25 V 11.4 V
Full charging time - 3:00 hr
Battery type Li-Po Li-Po
Replaceable No No
Fast charging Yes Yes
USB Power Delivery Yes No
Charging port position Left Left
Charge power 65 W 45 W
Weigh of AC adapter - 276 gramm

CPU

CPU name
Base frequency 2.6 GHz 2.6 GHz
Turbo frequency 3.8 GHz 3.5 GHz
Cores 4 2
Threads 8 4
L3 Cache 4 MB 4 MB
Integrated GPU Radeon RX Vega 6 Radeon RX Vega 3
Fabrication process 7 nm 14 nm

Benchmarks

Geekbench 5 (Single-Core)
Geekbench 5 (Multi-Core)
Cinebench R23 (Single-Core)
Cinebench R23 (Multi-Core)

Graphics Card

GPU name
TGP 15 W 15 W
Type Integrated Integrated
Fabrication process 7 nm 14 nm
GPU base clock 0 MHz 300 MHz
GPU boost clock 1500 MHz 1400 MHz
FLOPS - 0.54 TFLOPS
Memory size System Shared System Shared
Memory type DDR4 DDR4
Memory speed 3.2 Gbps 2.4 Gbps
Shading units (cores) 384 192
Texture mapping units (TMUs) 24 12
Raster operations pipelines (ROPs) 8 8
GPU performance

RAM

RAM size
Channels 2x4 GB 1x4 GB
Clock 3200 MHz 2400 MHz
Type DDR4 DDR4
Upgradable Yes Yes
Total slots 2 2
Max. ram size 32 GB 32 GB

Storage

Storage size
Bus PCI-E Gen 3.0 (4x) PCI-E Gen 3.0 (4x)
Storage type SSD (M2) SSD (M2)
Channels 1x256 GB 1x128 GB
Upgradable Yes Yes
Total slots 2 1
NVMe Yes Yes

Sound

Audio chip Realtek Realtek ALC3204
Speakers 2.0 2.0
Power 2x2W 2x2W
Dolby Atmos No No
Loudness - 82 dB
Microphones 2 2

Connectivity

Wi-Fi standard v6 v5
Bluetooth v5.1 v5
Fingerprint Yes No
Optical drive No No
Webcam Above the display Above the display
Webcam resolution 1280 x 720 1280 x 720
Ports
USB-A 2x USB 3.2 3x USB 3.2
USB Type-C 1x USB 3.2 No
Thunderbolt No No
HDMI 1x HDMI 1.4 1x HDMI 1.4
DisplayPort No No
VGA No No
Audio jack (3.5 mm) Yes Yes
Ethernet (RJ45) No Yes
SD card reader Yes No
Proprietary charging port Yes Yes

Input

Keyboard
Keyboard type Island Island
Numpad Yes Yes
Backlight Yes Yes
Key travel 1.3 mm -
Touchpad
Size 11.5 x 8.0 cm 10.4 x 6.4 cm
Surface - Plastic
Windows Precision Yes Yes
*Disclaimer! Ports, speakers, display, and other specifications can be different depending on the laptop’s particular configuration or region.

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