Ok people no SD card slot and no removable battery does not mean the end of the world. Apple has done it since the beginning and their customers dont complain. The android os was built in the first place to operate with out having to read an SD card every couple of minutes. The galaxy s6 has done quite well without either of these and in my opinion is the nicest looking phone on the market. As far as the glass goes, it is built the latest and strongest,might i add, gorilla 4 glass that is currently out at this time. You cant compare this device to the iPhone in any way because this is clearly in a class of its own. Wireless charging and a redesigned S-pen not to mention the crazy amount of RAM that is going to power it. I can say as a current NOTE 4 user i am extremely excited and pleased with what Samsung is and will be introducing.
Without the sd card and a weaker battery (non removable). They are using many of the same specs as the note 4.
If this is supposed to save Samsung phone division from going under, they are in trouble. Their marketing division should be fired. They missed the boat with this opportunity to capture the market back.
I can say, it will be price way to much, for an all glass is a no extra features. Its a no no for me. I have a galaxy s4 and it is in great shape. I will keep it and maybe look at apple because Samsung is going to price them out of the market like they did when the S6 came out. I know its about the mighty dollar, but come on...price it where you can sell it, with lease features, and just because its all glass don't make it a better than apple phone. I hated apple but I guess I may be going that way. Thanks Samsung for pushing me that way, with price and glass, breakable phones.
I am so disappointed.
CAMERA: I was waiting for Note 5 eagerly in large part because of a promised 20MP camera. My trusty and impressive 13MP Note 3 was good but not quite good enough to replace a real mini-camera. Now I see Samsung could not pull it off and the upgrade is only to 16MP.
REMOVABLE BATTERY: This is an absolute deal breaker. So long Samsung! I'm sad we have to part ways.
This is an absolute necessity for me and a prime reason I went with Samsung to start with. I have 3 spares for my Note 3 because I use the phone on long trips away from an AC outlet or car charger. I have been SO pleased with the removable battery. I have boasted of it to phone admirers, shown off how I can switch out a battery in under 10 seconds and belittled the iPhone and competitors because of their lack of a removable battery.
Now I have to give up on Samsung. Dammit.
the glass aint breakable like you would get on an iphone, plus iphones are shit only reason people still buy them is because the are sheep and follow suit the only phones that come close to samsung is htc and both far exceed any thing the iphone can do so what if you can change the battery or add a sd card dont think samsung would worry about you few not buying one
Screw the not removeable SD card. What are you guys storing on your phones to use up more than 32 gb?!
DaFerg, 11 Aug 2015You sound like you have an addiction to your phone. It'll do you some good and put it down to... moreSome of us may not want to spend $200 extra for the 128 version or some may have 10 SD cards full of stuff they don't want to download again there is not enough difference between the 4 and the 5 to make me buy the 5 only difference is a different look and 1 gig ram this is the worst upgrade yet
I agree...I have owned a Note 1, Note 2, Note 3 & Note 4 but no removable battery or SD = no further business with Samsung on my part
bummer. I guess I'll be waiting for the note 6 now and getting a note 4 to replace my note 3. you know the old saying...if it's not broke, then don't fix it. Not sure why they are going this round but it is really disappointing.
I was really hoping to replace my Note II with the Note 5. It is getting really slow, and the camera is definitely showing it's age. I can do without the SD card if necessary, but not the removable battery. I can't remember how many times I popped it out to force a reset on lock-up. My Note II battery also had to be replaced once already with a $12 aftermarket that has been good as the original. If these specs are correct, they have forsaken everything that made the Note series great. As painful as it may be, I will wait for the next high-end with a removable battery.
Ronnieho, 11 Aug 2015Samsung has under estimated the preferrence of current note user, by removing sd slot and remo... moreYou sound like you have an addiction to your phone. It'll do you some good and put it down to charge, How much crap do you need on your phone that 128 gig internal isnt enough?
Samsung has under estimated the preferrence of current note user, by removing sd slot and removable battery. This will hurt their sales numbers of note5 becoz there are alot of upgraders who is going to turn away including me.
Are they serious about the no card slot and the non-removable battery. What's up with that? These were real assets for the Galaxy Note unlike the competitor. Might as well go for an IPhone.
No removable battery, no micro sd-card and breakable glass on both sides is a no deal for me.
CruzinHard, 11 Aug 2015No replaceable SD card & no replaceable battery = No buy.On the road a lot. No AC for quick charge. Carry spare batteries for my mega. Dont wNt drag an expensive charger from place to place. Hate to leave Samsung but I need a replaceable battery.
The Note 5 will be a disappointment for Samsung because they have not given anyone a reason to upgrade. I will keep my Note 2 till I find something worth upgrading to...perhaps a different brand.