kakouille, 22 Aug 2015''The same as the note 4",are you blind?He might have a point. I used GSM Arena's own comparison tool and juxaposed both the Note 5 & Note Edge. I could find only very minor differences. Maybe the processor is very slightly better on the N5 and the front camera. Other than that, I still think the Edge has the edge (pun not intended). So that does it. I'm getting the Note Edge, not the Note 5.
I concur with all the negative comments below
The ONLY reason I'm still considering this device is the stylus functionality and Samsung Pay.
Can anyone tell me - are any other manufacturers coming up with a similar secure payment system that doesn't rely on NFC / tap card readers?
I need a reason to turn my back on Samsung - can't support bad ideas any longer :S
This is beginning of end for Samsung...Taking away key features (sd card, removable battery) ...(Moto x style with it's competitive price and specs will beat note 5 any day) in flagship phones..Not launching Good budget phones like Moto g 3, Asus zephone or mid rangers like Moto x play or one plus 2...
Samsung better start manufacturing washing machines again
AJ.Edge, 22 Aug 2015Buy yourself Nokia 1100 in that case because not only Note 5 but every phone with that big scr... moreNo one said about the front screen breaking genius, we are talking about the back, since the whole device is made of GLASS, all phones have glass in the front. Drop tests on the Note 5 fared real bad.
kakouille, 22 Aug 2015''The same as the note 4",are you blind?The Note 4 looks and feels better than this cheap looking all glass abomination.
what happened to the loudspeaker volume test? why some reviews have them while others don't?
Angry Mobile Nerd, 22 Aug 2015Sorry GSMArena but your new gallery format has got to be one of the dumbest most non-user fri... moreBut it is sleek and beautiful so it more than justifies the trade off... :-D
That's the new fashion - make things "beautiful" and less usable...
I would take even note4 with double battery(so it would last 2x of awesome note4 batt life) but considering what can I expect next year, its no longer possible to be fan of that note (from samsung). Its almost symbol of long lasting, and they give it hi-price materials with no point if its sealed in protection kit or secondary powerbank. Good bye S notes, welcome other notes.
They should have called this a "Note 4 Neo" (for lower class/variant).
Well, anyway, I can't wait to get my hands on my brand new NOTE 4 next week! =D Hehe!
junb2015, 22 Aug 2015I think sealed battery is ok if it's not decreased in capacity, the Note4 Lollipop battery lif... moreWhat if the battery is swollen? No one cares ? Strange!
Or most of the people are rich to buy the new phone every year before the battery is swollen?
Anonymous, 22 Aug 2015In store models usually have heavy demo software installed.Whenever I play around with a store demo unit, I always initially reset the unit before tinkering with it. I hate other people changing different settings of the phone before I get hold of it.
Wow, non replaceable battery nor micro card??? Nice Apple device.
This phone has traded usability for looks. For this particular phone this was not a good pathway. This phone was originally marketed towards people that need greater capabilities from their phone for actual work. Extra storage became necessary and a larger battery.
The obvious counterpoint being stated is that well the battery is doing better than Note 4, but imagine if they actually did innovate a little and include that larger battery. At the end of the day you might not have needed to charge the phone for night time use even after a day of heavy use.
The other thing is that at a certain point the battery will start to become obsolete particularly due to the usage this phone is expected to take. Users here are again disadvantaged.
This phone is a step back rather than a step forward.
Super Amoled doesn't have infinite contrast; the contrast is 10,000:1.
I guess there is no UV sensor, the heart rate sensor is more like Galaxy S5 or Alpha heart rate.
I love how they praise the all metal design with no removable battery and tell you it elegance is a great trade off. But they also tell you a case is highly recommended. So who care how pretty it is if you cant see it. Saw one at tmobil from the front looks just like my note 4. Me personaly would rather have a removable battery and sd card.
I always believe in the hardware of every Samsung flagship but I tend to lose my interest when I see the quality. But now... Everything Here is phenomenal, topnotch performance and camera and of course the overall construction of the smartphone making it a TRUE FLAGSHIP device.