I am glad I bought Note5. In the past 6 years I had used S2, S4, Note2. I loved N2 a lot but it lags. I wanted to get Note4(bcoz I have lotsa photos and music on MicroSD fron N2) but decided to buy Note5 bcoz it has better camera and nicer design. After 1 month of using Note5 (firmware N9208XXU2PE2, May2016), I donÂ’t miss the MicroSD card anymore. I put my files on USB flash drive and connect to OTG. Before I go travelling, I move photos from internal N5 to a flashdrive OTG. Its camera is very clear and fast. The battery seemed to last 14 hours with facebook, browser & social messaging, on Wifi. When I travel, I use Google Map & Navigation and shooting photos (without flash) and is on mobile broadband. So its battery only lasted about 5-6hours (Note2 lasted 7-8hours). So I have to bring along my powerbank (with fastcharge) to charge when I am in the car. So far, no lag for all the apps I needed for my daily use. I am very satisfied with its size too. N2 was too thick and feels big. It does get hot when I do gaming or GPS stuffs but that is normal and happened to many phones I used.
In fact Samsung Galaxy Note 5 duos sm 9208 is problematic phone. Network problems and Samsung is not ready to listen to its loyal customers to solve the issue.
my samsung duos N9208 says custom binary blocked by FAP lock I used it for a day only the battery went flat l tried to recharge it keeps giving me that message and cannot come on.
Please help l spent so much on it $850
H, 06 Jun 2016I found a way to unlock my Note5 without spending. To think i almost went for those sites tha... moreDo you mean your Note5 duos is locked with the carrier? My Note5 duos is unlocked version and I follow your instructions, but nothing came out.
Hadoken, 31 May 2016Just updated last friday to 6.0.1, no problems so far. From the philippines by the wayMy battery is draining fast after the update.... is ur svoice enabled? Manila here
H, 28 May 2016I have the same issue here, updated my phone to
N9208OLB2BPE... moreI found a way to unlock my Note5 without spending. To think i almost went for those sites that charges between 35usd - 50usd, those sites are scam! I found this in one on the web.
From your device just dial.
To get your IMEI just key in *#06#, you'll see 2 IMEI's if you have a dual sim like my Note5, just key in the first one and it should come up with the list of operators that you can use for your phone.
Downside is that I had to backup everything because it reinstalls the OS. You can use Samsung smart switch to do that.
I hope this helps.
Bought May 2016 in Indonesia, on 3rd June charger broke down and I claimed the warranty at SEIN. They happen to have this on stock and they replace it on the same day. Cable was fine, the adaptor turns to be off, just wont charge. Asked the technician and she told me she thinks its a weakness and only happens to the fast charging adaptor only. So user of S6, S7, Note 5 will face same issue. If possible keep the warranty card and also the purchase receipt for Indonesian user as Samsung require this to be able to claim your official warranty.
I can not make a call out from my 2nd sim, can only receive call, messages and data. Can you assist?
V, 30 May 2016My current version is N9208ZTU2BPE1, with May security updates. I think Sammy is quite ignoran... moreHello. After TRYING to talk to Samsung Malaysia, they told me to call the US Service Dept. I tried to no avail to get some help from Malaysia, Called the US. They gave me a ticket# and told me to go to Best Buy.... there, the Samsung rep. Looks at me like I'm from Mars, and at my insistence, calls Samsung on his: HUAWAI NEXUS.... After 50Plus minutes, they tell me to go back Where I came from and furnish proof of US purchase!
I called again to ask why they are bouncing me back and forth and they sent me a FAX number to Fax them information to.....
I do not know how to get my sim2 to work again!
THANKS MARSHMALLOW and No more SAMSUNG....
I was suppose to buy Samsung Note 5 duos and was A big Fan of note Series but when i saw the specification of note storage, i am very much disappointed that note 5 does have Sd Card slot.! I wish there was a SD card slot.!
Just updated last friday to 6.0.1, no problems so far. From the philippines by the way
Hi I am from Solomon Islands, could not make a call out from my sim 2 with any network but I can only receive calla, text messages and data. Any idea why this is happening?
H, 28 May 2016I have the same issue here, updated my phone to Current version:N9208XXU2BPE2/ N9208OLB2BPE... moreMy current version is N9208ZTU2BPE1, with May security updates. I think Sammy is quite ignorant and/or so slow when it comes to dealing with the customers' feedback and suggestions.
V, 28 May 2016I still have the same network problems, sm-n9208 duos, even after updating yesterday at 209MB.... moreI have the same issue here, updated my phone to
It started about 5 days ago. I still have v5.0 then when both my SIMS lost 3G/4G signal, i brought it to Samsung service and they said that it's an issue with my provider. Apparently I am locked to the Phone provider, but that's crazy because it used to work just fine, even with my Note 4. Somehow they forced my to upgrade to 6.0.1 and now i have 4G on sim one but 2G only for SIM 2. That sucks because I have data for both.
I found a link that unlocks my phone from the carrier, will that solve my issue here?
I still have the same network problems, sm-n9208 duos, even after updating yesterday at 209MB. First, 4G band 7 (2600MHz) is not supported anymore and sim2 could access only 2G and 3G, not 4G, even if sim1 is already disabled from 4G.
Hmm....finally Samsung has solved note 5 duos sm n9208 network problems...I am now able to get both 2g and 4g networks.....the update was about 134mb