zzero, 23 Aug 2015I have a Note 3, and i was waiting the Note 5 just like a kid is waiting for his new bike, I a... moreI understand that pain of waiting.. I'm waiting for it too..but I absolutely love it! I agree with the memory issue... Its just a way too make their phones faster than the bunch.. Its a good plan executed badly.. In my opinion.. They should have scrapped the 32gb model and instead kept 64 & 128 only..(prince them closer too..like only 30 -40 $ for the bigger one) ... That would have been perfect..even I feel bad about the non expandability but its just a sacrifice for future proofing I guess
Anonymous, 23 Aug 2015So if the battery is swollen, how can we know? What can we do?No brand really offers that.. Maybe because they are confident about the battery staying ok if you dont regularly overcharge (like every two days). Other than that.. You can always go to the service centre ( not the best way to solve) if you feel your battery is draining way too fast.probably an indication of battery problem ...
Akash, 23 Aug 2015And check battery condition??? Who does that?? And apart from LG...which other flagship lets y... moreI have a Note 3, and i was waiting the Note 5 just like a kid is waiting for his new bike, I agree with you about the battery, it looks way better that way and i love the design, i can live with that, but they could make a slot for te sd card just like the one used for te SIM, think about this: i allways have a backup on my sd card because i like to change my rom and use a custom one, only the back up uses 8 GB! Plus all europe maps, yes i travel a lot, several more Gb's, and i'm left with 10 GB for 800$?
I'm not talking anymore about complains and samsung/iphone fanboys, this is Samsung just laughing in our faces.
I'm not going to buy the Note 5, really seeking for an alternative right now but i think i will stick to my note 3 till next year.
my guess samsung had note 4 team working on refreshed design for note 6 .. and s6 team updating same design to note5. they should at least keep same features not downgrade note 5 to s6 design. and yes i say downgrade cz looks dont matter to me.. no features like sd card removal is a downgrade. no a worth updgrade for sure ..
Rexs, 23 Aug 2015PRO :
1. Nice design and placement ( speaker back at bottom where it should be.. just like No... moreAnd check battery condition??? Who does that?? And apart from LG...which other flagship lets you open up the back??
Have you used any other flagship? No company is still offering removable backs for their flagship except LG. HTC SONY APPLE MOTOROLA...even smaller brands like HUAWEI HONOR, MEIZU ,XIAOMI (to name a few)have sealed backs to give a premium look
Rexs, 23 Aug 2015PRO : 1. Nice design and placement ( speaker back at bottom where it should be.. just like No... moreReally thats the only pro you know about?? Speakers Lol... Google it.. I assure you you will find over 10...5 of which are extremely useful as well...
Anonymous, 23 Aug 2015Ill tell you why I buy flagship products and not some garbage mid-range device, its because ap... moreWell you are one section of customers... But there are others who are well used to having non swappable batteries but hate cheap looking phones.. And for them seeing that note 5 skipped that feature hardly matters... But SD card is a necessity. I agree.. But lets just face it... In order to make their flash storage faster ...they sacrificed it... And maybe soon enough people will find it easily acceptable...because touchwiz had a reputation for becoming frustratingly slow in a year or so(never experienced it on my S2..guess it was only in cheaper phones)... Maybe this is the solution.And as for your scenario..I think note4 is the only option. Cause you rely on it way too much(swap battery). And another option would be delete all but the handful of apps you actually use.(apps which can't be deleted can be disabled).In my experience that helps keep your phone faster.
But note5 can easily run a day so you wont be swapping the battery by mid day... Neither would you on note 4 which gives you the convenience too..
yoo, 23 Aug 2015everyone say that note5 will fail, even some say "every one who has note4 won't upgrade t... moreeveryone said S5 will sell well.. and then said the same about S6 and S6..
end result is S6 variants are a even bigger flops than S5..
note 5 if flops won't affect samsung much .. it is not expected to sell like S line and note 3 is the last in note series which didn't face any competition from apple
everyone say that note5 will fail, even some say "every one who has note4 won't upgrade to note5"
but let see, i bet it's sales will be good....
1. Nice design and placement ( speaker back at bottom where it should be.. just like Note 3 )..
2. Finally a solid metal structure..
1. Not much CAMERA improvement.. or none if I may say..
2. No MicroSD Slot..
3. Non Removable Battery..
No offense guys, but I really think this is just Note 4 downgrade in a new body..
I feel they rush the deadline ( by cutting major elements ) just to be one step ahead of their American Competitor..
Do You have any idea how many people will skip this N5 knowing that they wouldn't be able to expand the memory and that they can't check their battery condition from time to time..
Please fire your current marketing division as they are ruining your financial performance.
Akash, 23 Aug 2015What does your funtionality involve? You dont need a camera, fingerprint reader, ram, stylus ,... moreIll tell you why I buy flagship products and not some garbage mid-range device, its because app developers insist on updating their apps daily to include more and more bloat, because they know the hardware is keeping up with their bloatware, so that any low to mid-range device that starts out fast at first, becomes slow within the year.
Which would mean that I have to continue to buy a new low to mid-range device yearly, which would cost me more than shelling out for a flagship and future proofing myself for a few years.
I am still using my Note 1, and the phone itself is flawless for my needs, but the stupid app developers keep updating with bloatware to the point the phone takes 30 seconds just to load an app.
I looked at my apps, I only use internet, splanner, Facebook and messenger, line, magic jack for calls, Skype, google translate, tune-in radio, and various banking apps, my phone used to be able to run all of these easily until the bloat got to be excessive. Heck, FB messenger alone sucks up half the RAM.
So now I need a few flagship to tide me over for the next few years, but without SD to put all my extra junk and movies, and the changeable battery so that I don't walk around looking like an idiot tied down with what appears to be a second phone (battery pack)
Akash, 23 Aug 2015What does your funtionality involve? You dont need a camera, fingerprint reader, ram, stylus ,... moreI think the point he was trying to make is all the marginal improvements (looks, cameras, ram, speed, 64 bit, better finger print scanner etc) don't mean much to a user who relies on removable batteries and lots of storage space. I own a Note 4 but with the removal of the SD card and downgrading of battery life along with no removable battery I will be sticking with the Note 4. The performance of the GN4 is great and it has all the features i need... when the GN5 sales are slow Samsung will realise it too.
Anonymous, 23 Aug 2015I dont care about looks, I care about function, and Sammy always built the Note series around ... moreWhat does your funtionality involve? You dont need a camera, fingerprint reader, ram, stylus , premium look and feel, fast processor or anything? So get yourself a budget device... Make sure that has swappable battery(coz many dont..even in budget phones).. And you can keep swapping its battery all day and put sd cards... Coz you dont need a note or any flagship.That would be a FUNCTIONAL "smart" phone for you
How many microphones it got? Not like it matters something if they are trash, so find out max sound pressure levels that can note5 withstand without distortion. For now Lumias lead...
And sammy do not says much, maybe they are not proud?.
I guess i'll be waiting for note 6. From 3 to 6. Hopefully there might be great changes in features and specs that i wish to have rather than a note 4 or 5 upgrade. Until next year. ^-^
Samsung fan, 23 Aug 2015who normally buy Samsung?Me. From low to high end. My latest is note 3 and thinking if im gonna bite off this one. I ignore 4 coz im waiting for 5. Should I ignore this one too?
Akash, 23 Aug 2015Guys losing their minds over non replaceable backs??? Have you been living in a cave...??
Peo... moreI dont care about looks, I care about function, and Sammy always built the Note series around function. as for the improvements you said..
1: Better front and back cam - dont care, im not a professional photographer, even the pictures from my note 1 are good enough for now.
2: Better fingerprint scanner - dont care, never lock my phone anyway
3: Better RAM - dont care, asus zenphone has 4gb of ram too, and sammy uses such poor memory management, you could put 10gb ram and it wouldnt mattter.
4: Better processor with 64 bit architecture - even a lg g4 can run 99% of apps without any stutter, this chasing after top specs is kinda useless now.
5: Better software implementation of stylus or s pen - dont use spen, a lot of people never touch it.
6: And finally it looks worth its price. - until you drop it, that is