The lack of expandable is a crude attempt at marketing and is single handedly going to destroy this handset as it did the Samsung Galaxy S6 & S6 Edge.
The whole point of Android and it's success are based on (not entirely mind) on it's expand-ability and user personalisation. Removing this simple feature is going to brand Samsung the Apple of Android. They have already suffered with poor profits and significant lack of handset sales. I can only imagine how much worse this will get.
Good luck Samsung, you're going to need it!
Well, I had hoped that they either increase the battery output or make it removable. I am on a note 3 currently and patiently waiting the release of note 5. But I guess I won't be buying it...
[deleted post]Much of what you say is true but even elephants can react to small animals and barking dogs.
Sooo I've been an S series user since the s3 (which in my opinion was the best of the whole series btw) and though i am drawn to the s6 edge, the low battery life and the fact thats its non-removable (which sucks for us always-on-the-go type, who just switch out the battery and go from 0 to 100% in 60 secs) are the reasons i didnt jump on that ship yet.
Though the Note series has always been admirable, I'm not such a fan of screens over 5". I mean, when you take calls, you sorta look dumb, and also when you're doing stuff on your phone, the larger screen means more people can snoop over your shoulder.
But look at that battery life!! 4000+ mAh!!!!
I mowed to samsung from htc, iphone, etc. because of the need for SD card. (16,32 gb limited interior memories). In 2015 (and for a price of a decent laptop) I just want to have a device that offers the possibility to store a lots of photos, music, documents, etc and not acces clouds, sticks, etc. Now i have a 64 gb card nearly full...
As for the remowabel battery: It happend with multiple times, that accidentaly i dropped my phone in water or it got splashed somehow. Quickly remowing the battery, and letting the phone dry always worked for me....
i waited this long for this phablet and only to get dissapointed at the fact that i wont be able to use my SD card in it. Not having the SD card slot and a removeable battery is what killed it. Now is just customizeable iphone. Samsung you really messed it up.
Deal Breaker...Note 5. Samsung is Devolving instead of Evolving. soon samsungs gona hit rock bottom if continues the same pace.
its the removable battery, extra storage and the radio.. disappointing,., with the radio not being on the note 2 n 3. had hoped it would be on the note 4, but it didn't feature any such addition..so have had my note 3 for some 2 yrs now. eagerly awaiting a radio on the note 5.
but.. internal battery and fixed storage.. ?? again..anticlimax..
levido, 05 Aug 2015me and other was thinking that the new not 5 need + 6" + 4 Ram + removable battery ... moreI don't know about the other specs but the 6" might be possible. Samsung have a third mysterious device to be unveiled on 13 August Samsung Unpacked event. The teasers just out. The theme is "Big" this time.
For so many reasons I bought a Note 4 instead of Nexus 6 and now after 8 months I admit I made the worst mistake of my life!!! I WILL NEVER BUY SAMSUNG EVER AGAIN!!! No matter what shitty gimmicky things they put in it or I don't care if it even get 100,000 benchmark on Antutu I will never do it! And since right now I'm stuck with it. I have installed CM12 and have been happier that the last 5 months combined!
Really no expendable storage ,this is really disapointing . Should wait for the sony z5 or lg g4 .
Why would I want to lug a USB storage device with me, when I could have used an SD card? The external SD card is the advantage that Note had over IPhone as far as I'm concerned. So the choice remains Note 4 or IPhone plus - guess the Note 4s will suddenly get cheaper at least...
Been waiting to upgrade to the Note 5. Without a removable battery and a card slot this is just a S6 with a pen. I would have to carry a bulky battery charging device and an external drive with adapters for this thing to even be as useful as a Note 4.
I WILL NOT be getting this underperforming device.
Wow I am so very disappointed with what I just read about the Note 5. I have been waiting all year for the Note 5 and was ready to sell my Note 4. What changed my decision was the non removabe lithium polymer battery. Not a fan of lithium polymer technology. That ultimately changed my decision. Again, I am so very disappointed and regretfully have to say that Samsung have lost a very loyal customer because of this.
Samsung Galaxy Note 5 Good Features But Screen Ppi 700+ Above And Card Slot Device Available Plz