I'm sorry to disappoint you guys, but beside a few nerds nobody cares about micro sd, user replaceable battery and IR (especially IR). iPhone never had those features and it is still the best selling phone of all times by a huge margin.
I'd take the HTC One M9 over this one anyday:
- IR blaster
- No S-Pen to ruin your phone if reversed by mistake
- FM radio
- better build (its back won't break...)
- same speed on day to day use...
and so much more!
Only problem is the mediocre camera, but hey, I got a real camera for my real photography. The phone camera is just for social snapping.
Akash, 30 Aug 2015Totally agree with you .. We humans posses eyes and a brain... And we are supposed to act like... moreCall them blind, call them idiots, but people will still RUIN THE NOTE5 with a simple mistake...
And the fix is SO EXPENSIVE!
No micro SD Slot
No User Replaceable Battery
Glass Back: Means Easily Shattered
S-Pen Issue: One Way Only (Or else Accidents Happen), which is contradictory to the Traffic Rules that say One way causes Accidents.
Fragile Body: Hairline Cracks start to appear within 3-4 months.
Highly Priced: 64GB Version at INR 59,999
Less Capacity Battery on a Multi-tasking Phone.. Should have been at least 4500mAh
S-Pen Re-designed Menu Layout is Worst.
My Vote will Go for Samsung Galaxy Note 4
micro SD Slot up to 128GB
User Replaceable Battery
Metal Rim: Means Sturdy
S Pen: Can be put either way around, no damage to internal circuitry
Low Impact Body: Option to change Back Panel, Unbreakable Plastic.
Moderately Priced: 32GB Version at INR 40,999
Optimum Capacity Battery on a Multi-tasking Phone.. Should have been at least 3500mAh
S-Pen Menu Layout is OK.
Anonymous, 29 Aug 2015Sigh. Learn what design flaw means before you simply start parroting the Samsung Haters Club t... moreTotally agree with you .. We humans posses eyes and a brain... And we are supposed to act like BLIND IDIOTS that we will insert the stylus the opposite way ...and then expect our phones to be idiotproof?? Its NOT a design flaw ...its common sense that they didnt expect people to be so idiotic that they will perform such brainless acts
Dpx, 24 Aug 2015"The newcomer marks a noteworthy departure (no pun intended) from all of its predecessors... moreDesign is about more than appearance, it's also about build and materials. This is a completely new design for the Note series.
Anonymous, 21 Aug 2015SAMSUNG and Android is dead soon....Sure. How's the weather in the grassy knoll?
ICE, 25 Aug 2015Samsung Galaxy Note5 Has a Major Design Flaw: Be Careful How You Insert the S Pen, you can dam... moreSigh. Learn what design flaw means before you simply start parroting the Samsung Haters Club tallying points. Hint: this isn't one.
mj23, 29 Aug 2015Samsung tries to pull this strategy. Remember iphone 4 with metal sides and glass screen on fr... moreMaybe they can borrow some of the aluminum foil you use for headgear to make the upcoming aluminum backs you predict.
Samsung tries to pull this strategy. Remember iphone 4 with metal sides and glass screen on front and back? Same thing. I think next iteration of note would be full aluminum next year.just like what apple did with iphone6. And then they will put back the sd card expansion and ir blaster with new processor and camera just to force the consumers to buy the newer note 6. Tricky and clever samsung!
"No microSD card slot;
The battery is not user-replaceable"
I used to love the Note series, but Samsung really messed up with not including those two key features.
AnonD-417465, 26 Aug 2015Sorry I am lost to why you need a removing artery when Samsung offer a wireless battery cash, ... moreMy Note 4 has wireless charging, I use it all the time, with the same back plate. The Note 4 just gives the user more options, the Note 5 is trying to be an iPhone.
heryts, 27 Aug 2015There is power bank dude So carry around something as big or bigger than the phone itself, and heavier, a power bank is not an alternative to a small replaceable battery that gives you a fully charged phone in less than one minute.
AnonD-57516, 27 Aug 2015Exactly. I have used my S6 edge for a full day from 6am till 11.13pm with brightness at half, ... moreCome back 6 month's from now, and let us know how that battery is holding up.
AnonD-430264, 25 Aug 201514 hours-37 minutes-16 seconds I've run on hard usage today, with approximately 3 hours 44 min... moreExactly. I have used my S6 edge for a full day from 6am till 11.13pm with brightness at half, bluetooth switched on the whole time, 3hrs of mp3 music and lots of surfing like 5hrs on the internet browser. The phone still had 21% battery remaining at 11.13pm.
I don't see what is the big issue with blokes here complaining that the Note5 battery life isn't good.
If an S6 edge having 2600mAh could last my way, then I guess those clowns may have had their display brightness at 100% the whole time and they have been in a low signal zone too.