Sammy what r u doing, 19 Aug 2015NO IR blaster, No SD card and a NON-removable battery. That is a big NO for me. the only reaso... moreso why do you even use samsung phones in the first place if you are an obvious hater and liar?
NO IR blaster, No SD card and a NON-removable battery. That is a big NO for me. the only reason I would by a bloatware filled flimsy plastic slow piece of crap like Samsung was only because of those three things. they went premium and apart from flimsy it is still filled with useless software features and bloatware crap. Thank u sammy. the only reason I sold my Note 4 bcz it was slow like hell. Sony rescued me
Note 5 flop, 19 Aug 2015i was quite sure why they wont mention note 4 anywhere with note 5 even on any benchmark tests... moreWhat the heck do you mean? Who is not mentioning the Note 4?
And the Note 5 is better than the Note 4 in every single way basically except not having the removable battery, sd slot, or ir blaster. While important to many us....those three things alone dont even come close to describing the entire device.....Not even in the slightest.
Deroo, 19 Aug 2015I'm going with NOT on both devices. I have a note 3 that is almost out of contract and I was l... moreApple excludes sd cards because they are greedy control freeks that want to dictate what you can and cannot do and make more money off you while doing.
Samsung left SD cards out because of technical reasons with component controllers and bandwidth with their new solid state based memory and sd slots.
And the first half of the LG G and G pro's could not use SD card or take out the battery.....and for no reason....Except the original glass back.
The Original M7 had neither feature either. And still now the M9 can only use an SD card. And there was definitely no good reason. The unibody was a partial excuse for battery.
And thats just two very specific flagship lines.
Thats not including the many many many many other phones that lack either or both. And usually for no reason.
And Android locked down like iOS????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL.
And if you want the best phone with sd slot and removable battery nothing can currently overtake the Note 4.
i was quite sure why they wont mention note 4 anywhere with note 5 even on any benchmark tests as note 5 loses to note 4 in many terms.Samsung is playing it smart not mentioning hugely massively popular note 4 anywhere with flop note 5 and also postponed 5.1.1 updates of note 4 so that they can sell note 5 a bit in name of android.For every samsung past phones there is huge price drop after net flagship release but there isnt any in note 4 after launch of note 5 so that people buy note 5.Note 4 is still selling at same 41900.But whatever samsung may do people are aware of fact that note 4 is better than note 5 by huge margins.Stupid samsung and their cheap marketing strategy.
I'm going with NOT on both devices. I have a note 3 that is almost out of contract and I was looking to upgrade, but with no SD card slot and a non removable battery I will be keeping my note 3 and going to prepaid.
My next phone will probably not be a Samsung, they are becoming too Apple by stripping features and Android OS is becoming too like Apple iOS by being locked down.
Sure I could install a ROM etc then adblock then a decent 3rd party youtube app, and all the other things, but by the time I do that I may as well just keep what I have. Each Samsung upgrade feels more and more incremental and not as ground breaking as the upgrade path I followed previously (Galaxy S to Galaxy S2 then note 3)
It's been fun Samsung, but I will keep what I have.
I currently have note 4 and it's the best phone I've ever had and to be honest i am very disappointed by the note 5 and the way samsung phones are going.
ddl, 18 Aug 2015Now that android does not allow apps on sd cards, no sd card is not that big issue. All the fi... moreSamsung in fact allowed app2sd even when google took it out.
Google added the feature back in.
And Android marshmellow allows you to install the SD card as internal storage.
So you were saying?
None of the above. It is the far most degenerate note device was ever made in the note history.
Now that android does not allow apps on sd cards, no sd card is not that big issue. All the files and videos are online. one drive, google drive or box etc etc. We can save our photos and videos on clouds too. People use netflix and youtube for videos.
But SD card is still a must have for me and many more. Because i have just 3gb data and i dont get free wifi on the go. Keeping things on SD card instead of cloud boosts the battery life. There is big list for plus for SD cards on mobiles. These are just some of my IMPORTANT needs.
Eyescream, 17 Aug 2015I think it's ridiculous that everyone complains that there's no expandable memory. Yes it's a... moreIt's like telling us laptops shouldn't have expandable memory too. A Galaxy Note is a little computer as well.
Anonymous, 17 Aug 2015sh*t phones from sh*t company - I guess will loose half price after 2 week. Self claimed geek/... moreYou sound like you're writing from your cell , where you got scorched by the sun standing like a twit to long in the sun, duped into standing in a line , for what , is, only a phone, If your mind will allow,lets go back, to where duped "I" folk screamed denial of big phone screened, android marvels, whilst squinting at what apple told them they need. DENIALLLLLLLL, off with the apple blinckers, oooooooo the i6, oooooooo the i6+
in the millions, DENIALLLLLLL, trapped like a rat in the headlights, till, of course, apple take off the blinckers, then ooooo its, big screens all the way. 2003 the worlds video calling on Motorola a1000, 2013 farcetime for apple, that is as long as you ring another apple, why, before you know where you are, apple will have invented true multitasking. Not.
SiadeMeme, 17 Aug 2015Pretty sure I, along with many others here, sound like a broken record when I say... No expan... moreWhat's the point of your comment, address your complaint to apple. If it was something good you would give the credit to apple, and call samsung a copy cat, wel,l give the credit for this to apple, yes, samsung copied rotten apple, control freak apple, pay for everything and don't share it apple, yes apple have led samsung into this, they should sue, its apples idea, great innovation. Wait a minute, ..I never going to buy apple again.
I think it's ridiculous that everyone complains that there's no expandable memory. Yes it's a little disappointing no doubt, considering the previous Notes have it. BUT, do many people really use more than 16 gigs or 32 gigs, or 64 gigs of files on their phones? Christ ... I'm lucky if I even use up a 4 gig card. The more disappointing thing is lack of removable battery (in case the battery goes bad and you need to replace it), and no IR Blaster. But expandable memory? come on people...
Both the phones look hot. I don't care about SD cards and expandable memory. My current phone HTC One X doesn't have these features and I am so looking forward to buying this fantastic Note 5 :)
No micro sd card slot, no removable battery, no water resistant. No Buy for me
fruitcake, 17 Aug 2015Moto X Style will be more popular than both these Samsung phones,as it will be more affordable... moreSamsung phone always expensive regardless of its material whether it is plastic or faux leather. Expensive with glass is better than expensive with mere plastic.
fruitcake, 17 Aug 2015Moto X Style will be more popular than both these Samsung phones,as it will be more affordable... morebut it does not has a display to compete with these phone.. performance is also not as fast(theoritical and probhably real as I own s6 and it is aesome)..
and camera is also not better but good enough.. in India, we can get both with almost same cost (lest than $65 difference probhably like in case of s5 and moto x gen 1)..