The Note 5 is a complete joke. It has a smaller, non-removable battery and offers little more in real performance terms that the Note 3, let alone the Note 4. The Note 2, 3 and 4 all had bigger batteries.
Best of all, of course, none of the Note 3 or Note 4 accessories will work with the Note 5. Then to cap it all it won't be available in Europe this year. Then add in that anyone in Europe who is coming up for their 2nd anniversary of getting the Note 3 on a two year contract, will have no upgrade path within the Note range other than the Note 4 and that is a questionable upgrade, especially after it being out for almost a year.
Let's not also forget there is also a question mark over whether there will even be a 128 GB version too. Then add in that Samsung's track record for updates is attrocious, why would anyone in their right mind go with Samsung any more?! It wouldn't be so bad if at least there was an S6 plus but no only the S6 Edge+. All in all the whole scenario is a joke! Samsung is now standing in a mess entirely of its own making.
Anonymous, 15 Aug 2015Goodd portip with spen:) 2015 is the age of selfie camera! We can take excellent selfie phot... moremany will admit that the phone lg g4. has the best camera, especially Samsung fanboy, who do not see any further than the Samsung
Its A note 4 minus a few details.
Chip change and no SD card and smaller battery.
Anonymous, 15 Aug 2015Regarding the no FM radio complain. Do you see the word 'To be confirmed' at the specs sheet? ... moreFM chips aren't included by the manufacturers they just happen to have an FM receiver built into the WIFI module that gets made by other manufacturers and Samsung refuses to activate them, and this isn't cell carriers disabling them either because they are also disabled on factory unlocked phones.
Hey people i found some thing interesting.....
i have note 3 and note 4 and i just interchanged the camera.
all note series has same camera connector plug.
now my note 3 has camera of note 4(working and good clear images)
now i am waiting for note 5 camera on ebay or amazon.
(that means no need of upgrade to stupid note 5)
Hmmm... Not much difference from Note4. I think the disadvantage of new Samsung smartphones coming out lately is 1.Selling price would be stupidly pricey considering not much upgrade from previous model 2.Again.. Not much difference from Note 4 3.Samsung is killing the MicroSD card expansion slot.
allcatraz, 15 Aug 2015next galaxy s7 . have, no removable 2300 mah battery,no micro sd slot 32gb,. 5,3 inch qhd scre... moreRegarding the no FM radio complain. Do you see the word 'To be confirmed' at the specs sheet? That because consumers don't realize that they had been carrying FM chips inside their smartphone all these year. Almost all smartphone have FM chip built in them. This is only left to the matter that Samsung had those chip switched off. You can have them activated but there are too many commercial resistance against activating the FM chips. This is due to the fact that music streaming services like the one in Apple Iphone and Google Play Music wants consumer to use their service instead.
samsung forcing it user to visit samsung store again and again...
hey sammy, learn a lesson from blackberry,nokia,etc...
what the shit you made in note 5??? even note 4 was better
Sorry Samsung . I was a fan from the note 1 but now ... this specifications will definitely make me not buying this phone ...
Hey guys...soo note 5 has arrived....but really sad to see samsung just copying apple and mite not last...we loved samsung coz they gave us what consumers loved...removable battery and mmc card slot...i have used all note series...but i think gonna skip note 5...soo i sold note 4 dual sim which i used...for the awesome LG G4...its the best android phone till date...this is the 1st time i brought a lg product...totally loving it
I got free extra battery with charger...free extra back cover and free screen replacement worth 6.5k...and lg g4 has 32 gb inbuilt and 2tb expandable...thou 128 or 256 gb cards are enough...samsung should learn from lg and bring back removable battery and mmc slot...
the note series have always looked different by design, you don't have to scrutinize the phone to know if first, it's a note and second, which note. now, the long awaited note looks like an s6, it doesn't have its own identification. I have always bought every note series because most important, they don't look anything like the s-series ( can't be caught dead with an s-series) and that am a die hard fan of galaxy notes. Now, I can't believe I will not buy note for just the reason that it looks like the s6. Gosh! am sad.
SKYGUIDE, 15 Aug 2015That means you did not use it a lot, you were just making calls like nokiaOMG. I consume 2 to 3 battery changes daily. Not used enough? Do you see how many posts here I've made? 80% of those were made with swipe typing with Galaxy Notes.