Best thing is really the return of the memory expansion to the Galaxy Note, and some carriers are actually giving out free 256 GB microSD cards.
So happy that there is no 32GB internal storage version, 64GB is the base.
N.e.x.u.s, 02 Aug 2016The last real ground breaking Note was the 3. In 2013 it featured 4K video capture,Ir blaster... moreI do agree. I have a Note 3 and i'm still blocked with it because no new release convinced me to take a step forward.
xore, 03 Aug 2016"Bad microusb 3.0 experience" As a note3 user I don't know what are you talking about, I LOVE ... moreMe too. I really don't understand why Samsung went back to usb 2.0. As a Note 3 user i'm very pleased with its performance.
HappyBallz, 03 Aug 2016Seems to be a Samsung trend as of lately... couple of major manufacturers featured easily acce... moreStraight on! I'm so happy to be able to do all the heavy daily usage with 6-8 hours SOT with my 10,000mAh extended battery. No need to be conscious about having to turn off notifications, turn off data services, just so you can get through the day.
I'm all for the better S Pen functions, water-resistance, amazing camera, but not the glass back and sealed battery that's designed to die within the year, especially if you're doing all fast or wireless charging.
If I was to get the Note7, then I'll need to at least always have a powerbank to charge it half way during the day. A more elegant solution in one package with a Zerolemon integrated case with powerpack so you charge it up when needed.
But you will NOT still work around the 300 or so charging cycles of that sealed battery.
NOTE 5 User, 02 Aug 2016Hi guys I just want to share my opinion, I don't understand why you talk about specs and all t... moreSome people are about better specs and more powerful phones because they want to do more with them like playing Pokemon Go. If you don't need the better specs, then good for you, stick with your Note 5. Some of us has Note 3 who are interested in getting a Note 7 because it is waterproof. I paddle and bike in the rain. A waterproof phone with a large screen is definitely better than my Note 3. Do I want to buy a Note 5? No, because it doesn't have expanded memory which I need for all my videos and photos.
The world cannot work and revolve around your perception alone. :-) We each have our own.
"Bad microusb 3.0 experience" As a note3 user I don't know what are you talking about, I LOVE that my note3 was 3.0...
Vic, 03 Aug 2016What happened to NOTE 6??? Why the skip?They just want to match the S line smartphone. (Sasmung Galaxy S7/Samsung Galaxy Note7)
DinZ88, 03 Aug 2016Probably you wont find flagship with removable battery.Seems to be a Samsung trend as of lately... couple of major manufacturers featured easily accessible batteries in their models last year so it's not all dead and gone, they just fell short in specs just like Samsung's offerings hence why I'm still with my Note 4 (honestly no reason to upgrade except for a few games that I might get a little more performance from). It will be very hard to match this phone as far as its huge feature-set.
I think it is more of a lazy/cheap phone manufacturers' problem or unrealistic "market" research where test subject chose "slicker", thinner phones during sample test but in reality I see good number of people put a bulky-ass cases on anything they get anyway. So that extra 0.5-2 mm space for replaceable battery cover design be it metal, plastic or combination is no big deal to me personally. At times I think they pruposely want users to throw away their phones after max 2 years of use thus the have steady demand... I remember they were complaining when S3 or 4 was coming out that they start seeing a trend of people keeping phones for much longer than before and not wanting to upgrade...so I wouldn't count against this either.
I'm not even against Samsung making a line of S "slick" editions that can cater to those that love thinnest, metallic, glass-tastic or whatever phones possible. More options are always better for consumers, whether Samsung makes less money because of it or not obviously isn't my concern lol.
N.e.x.u.s, 02 Aug 2016Nothing comes close to the Original Android Phone my friend.I am current user of both the 5X a... morehmm correct... let me wait for the nexus release... and thank you so much....
The reason I am choosing the Galaxy Note over Galaxy S is mainly because of the S-pen. I take notes during meeting. I am glad that they are improving the S-pen writing and drawing even better than before. A rep in Vodaphone told me that it is coming to Australia later this month. I can't wait as my phone contract has already expired and I am due for an upgrade.
Good it finally got SD card back (new dual UFS/SD would be better) and is IP68 rated. But was waiting for return of the battery accessibility and IR transceiver... TL:DR - looks like I'm keeping my Note 4.
The thing is... I use my phone A LOT; between emails, web browsing, games and watching videos the battery gets demolished and even with fast charging it is no substitute. With as many recharge cycles as I went through with my Note 4 the original battery went down by 1/3 of the capacity of the original in just a span of 1 yr and 3 months(bought OEM Samsung battery. switched it out in 20 seconds (taking the protective case off was the longest part) and I was back to business). I refuse to buy phones with nearly irreparable batteries that will make my phone useless after 1+ year of heavy use.
I don't give a crap about glass back or it being credit-card-like thin ... I want options, accessibility and a true gadget-powerhouse multi-function device. You fell short for me Samsung...again. Much better than Note 5 but still not what Note series use to be...try again next year I guess.
No Matter, 03 Aug 2016Never liked curved screens. Looks ugly and not practical. Plenty of accidental touches when ho... morewell, 13.3 million people from the first half of this year disagree with you enough to actually purchase said curved screens on a phone. but to each his own.