What a disappointment.. the same shame as the s6.. no sd card.. no camera improvement.. a copy of an up sized s6.. I would rather stick to my note 4 for now.
Been a Samsung user since Nokia. . Had so much hopes for the note 5. Well seems like no one cares for what people want in general. Come on Sammy learn something, don't repeat the mistake made by Nokia. This road is going nowhere. Now a long wait for the note 6. Hope that doesn't disappoint.
Thinking about getting the Note 5 and after seeing the review i will be keeping my Note 4 . Samsung Apple must be laughing and you have giving them every reasons to be laughing because of the Note 5. I am very disappointed with the phone and it is downgrade to the Note 4 , please update the Finger Scanner on the note 4 so it can work more accurately and stop pushing away your customers.
the wait is over,
it's time to buy Note4.
Note4 has eveything i need, while Note5 hasn't..
and i don't need the so-called "slim premium material" since i'll put an UAG or Spigen case on it anyway.
alip87, 14 Aug 2015look like samsung aiming for a new market user especially from apple die-hard fans and not the... morethat's my opinion too (see my comment below) I think samsung decided to attract iphone fans but the problem here is that iphone fans are mostly narrow-minded people who still believe iphones are the best smartphone with the best specifications hence its popularity
Note 4 still looks like a better deal to me.Compared to this crap.
look like samsung aiming for a new market user especially from apple die-hard fans and not the loyal note-series fans...for those who already owned the note-series (note1~note4), this is quite upsetting..no sdcard? no infrared? low battery capacity? u got to be kidding...
I used Note 1 and currently Note 3, thought next one continue to buy Note 5, but no removeable battery, no external SD card storage, no new Type C USB. Will wait for Microsoft flagship phone, hopefully they got the apps I used ready as well.
Anonymous, 14 Aug 2015I think the direction they are trying to push is to use cloud storage or OTG USB drive connect... moreI agree. I am going in that direction myself. Apple did too. Even HTC is going in the same unremovable battery.
I agree with everybody. No IR, no micro SD slot and non removable battery is a very big no no for me. I'm still using a Note II and plan to upgrade this next few weeks, and finally decided to go with the Note 4! We don't need superduper fast CPUs anymore, we need more juice from batteries to last longer!
Peter, 13 Aug 2015Bybye Samy....After using all Note series I am very disappointed. My Note4 has 32GB storage a... moreI think the direction they are trying to push is to use cloud storage or OTG USB drive connecting to your phone when needed, unless you want your 30GB of music, 30GB of movies, 30GB of photos, 30GB of videos all sit together in your phone.
i am very disappointed in the Note 5 after watching the review and trust me Samsung i will be keeping my Note 4. Please upgrade the Finger Scanner on the Note 4 so that it can work more accurately and stop pushing away your customers
The only new interesting S-Pen feature in Note 5 is making quick notes without unlocking the phone itself. Hope somehow it will be possible to copy that feature for Note 4.
My opinion is that samsung doesn't care about its old and loyal customers anymore and all samsung wants now is attracting new type of customers and those new customers happen to be actual iphone users
after the official release,,,,who owns note 4 will not even think about note 5 coz it will be a downgrade! And who plans to get a note will go for note 4 now! the only difference is 4GB RAM in addition of removing SD card & max. memory is 64GB & It's iphone design :S
This the 1st time to get disappointed from a note series device!
hahha note 5, 13 Aug 2015Oh my god 0.6mm less thick than note 4 with such stupid hardware and battery and you call it f... moreWhat?
Acording to the spec cheats of note 4 and note 5, it is 0.9mm thinner.
It's also less wide.
And slightly less tall.
And it weight less.
Plus it comes with wireless charging.
But yes, the battery is a bit smaller, and it doesnt have microSD card slot, but it do have wireless charging, if the two former or the latter takes up most space, I dont know.
But they did manage to make the device smaller over all.
Personaly I do think they should have made it thicker, with a larger battery inside, since it has a camera hump anyway.