At first I was very hesitant to upgrade to Nougat 7 because of many negative feedback here but nevertheless decided to take the plunge, and it was a very good decision to do so. My Note 5 Duos now feels like a new smartphone with many new useful and cool features (I like that when taking screenshots there an option to scroll down for a bigger coverage area; also selfie in the camera now has a wide panorama option; availability to do split screens w/window size control; double click to quickly open previous app; night mode to go easy on the eyes, etc etc). With regards to battery, there's no fast drain on my unit at all - from 100% at night and waking up the next day, level goes down to around 95% - not bad at all (just close all apps before sleeping). In a way the Note 7 fiasco could be said to be a blessing for Note 5 owners because now I've installed two Nougat 7 updates already, something which would not have happened if the Note 7 was still around because as it is now, the Note 5 is the de facto flagship of Note series and Samsung is fully supportive with respect to software updates in a timely manner. Kudos to Samsung for looking out for Note 5 owners, I am one happy camper.
The Nougat update definitely is a wow. Puts more value to the handset since this was released still way back 2015. It feels like new. I was supposed to buy a new phone this year and is planning to buy the S8+ but deeply realized that there is no significant improvement at all that you can cite giving you that more reason to buy the new models these days. Hopefully the Note 8 will soon be launched giving me that reason to buy a new handset. Couldn't trade the S Pen feature for any other device.
After updating my Note 5 duos to Android Nougat 7.0, i no more see the ultra power saving mode in my phone. It was very much useful feature. Please bring it back.
Note 5 is a great device. I update nougat last month. It is a great experience. Battery timing and speed well than the previous version.
I have this phone for about one year and I didn't have any any problem with it.
all of the screen quality, performance, battery life, camera, network and etc are the best for this range.
I upgrade it to android 7 and didn't have problem with battery life or other things.
V, 18 Apr 2017I am totally confused. Some said nougat improves battery life and some said the other way roun... moreI upgraded my note5 last mounth & didn't have any problem until now.
the battery life and performance goes better, because you can change the resolution and some other feature that help the battery life
BisoBiso, 23 Apr 2017i'd like to ask if it's water resistant or notNo it isn't. in this range only S7 & S7 EDGE are water resist.
Does anyone have any idea about note 5 duos comes in 3gb ram and 5.1 inch screen configuration variant.is it the actual note 5 or just a hoax.. Someone has posted it online at a very cheaper rate with emi option also.
Please put in your thoughts regarding the same.
Alok, 25 Apr 2017Bro, phone is in factory state, not a single application installed other than those comes with... morePlease samsung respond to your customers, it's a big issue, battery drain faster and slow charging after Nougat.
And why each time your updates creates problem for users, I am experiencing this since Galaxy S.
You need to work on software optimization.
Anonymous, 22 Apr 2017Those who are atruggling with battery life, check if you have installed any beta app. I was al... moreBro, phone is in factory state, not a single application installed other than those comes with the phone in box.
Now say ?
Getting SOT 4 HRS max, was getting 5.30 HRS SOT before Nougat.
mobsons, 18 Apr 2017Infact I am also confused, how someone is getting good battery backup, since I am very much di... moreThose who are atruggling with battery life, check if you have installed any beta app. I was also experiencing the battery issue then i just uninstallwd 3 beta apps and now battery came back to normal. These apps were draining my battery like hell. Overnight my battery was draining from 85% to 38% in idle mode.
V, 18 Apr 2017I am totally confused. Some said nougat improves battery life and some said the other way roun... morei also have sm-n9208..i upgraded it to Nougat...Battery back is less ( almost 1hr) than Marshmallow..I would suggest you to stay with Marshmallow if you have not any problem. There is nothing special in Nougat...if you still want to update your phone then upgrade it via Odin tool..it will not upgrade phone bootloader. Hence ,you can go back to marshmallow if you have any problem with Nougat ...Always reset your phone ( before and after upgrading )for a best result...
V, 18 Apr 2017I am totally confused. Some said nougat improves battery life and some said the other way roun... moreInfact I am also confused, how someone is getting good battery backup, since I am very much disappointed with this Nougat.
Battery back up is very poor compared to Marshmallow, around 1Hour difference in SOT.
I observed that my note 5 duos 920CD suddenly started going off anytime i put on my data. It doesn't come on until i plug it into power. This started recently after updating to Nougat. Pls who knows how i can fix this problem
I am totally confused. Some said nougat improves battery life and some said the other way round. Should I upgrade or not? I own Note 5 SM-N9208.