My Samsung Galaxy Note 5 worked great until I allowed a system update a day ago (I received annoying dialog box insisting that I do the update. Now myNote 5 does not work as a USB device when connected to my laptop. I think someone needs to QA these system updates better. I don't know who did this (AT&T or Samsung), but this is a major problem. I don't appreciate having my phone inadvertently disabled in this manner. Since my phone was sabatoged by tbis system update rendering it unfit for the intended purpose, I want my phone either returned to fully working condition or replaced.
I have had several Note 5's. These are fantastic phones overall. They have a gorgeous resolution and great camera. I do like that they added the 7.0 update to it. 4 GB of ram and excellent video quality. They are definitely future proof!
There are ways to expand battery life but you need to know how to tweak your phone. I do agree, its a shame about the 32GB storage. The Note 4 had an expandable memory slot and removable battery which was GREAT! There are 64GB versions of the note 5 but hard to find because most of them are 32GB.
Its a great feel and look. I have the s7 edge now and love the display even more. I think for the price today, you cant beat the note 5. However, since its a little over 2 years old now, you want to make sure the battery is still good when buying one since its very difficult to replace the battery.
I am hesitant on the note 8 since it cost so damn much. For now, ill stick to what I have.
Overall the note 5 is a beast of a phone and has an excellent s pen. The speakers are pretty good. If you can find the 64GB version, get that one. I also really like the xynos 7420, its snappy. Good luck!
Help: Am in UK and have an unlocked AT&T branded American Note5, which I love. However, although it works fine on all UK networks (am currently on Vodafone), because it is not rooted etc, I cannot obtain any firmware etc upgrades, such as security patches or move from 6.0 to 7 (Nougat) because it still tries to access the AT&T servers when I try a manual update.
I lack the technical skills and do not have a Mac or Windows PC, so cannot root it.
Any tips on how I can remove the AT&T stuff and obtain Samsung's latest software?
(Yes, I plan to get an 8 when I can afford it, but my 5 has a lot of life left in it yet!)
Solitary Man, 11 Sep 2017You Can't use the pin to extract the sim tray, and simply place the simcard in it. Push it back into the phone.
It is a great phone.i am going to use this phone at least 15 years lol.the phone will not be outdated.
feeling a little limitating having only 32gb of storage
for a heavy gamer/pdf/ video recording/ camera taking photos user
but with the 64gb version would not have any issues at all
battery life its ok, to bad that the phone only got nougat 7.0
life span of a phone should be at least 3 years
this phone already have 2 and will still manage to go for 2 more
I have now bought the Note 5 second for a month now.i have to say that it is best battery back up.And every feauture are there including S pen.i hope to use this phablet more years that i can.it is good big hand users.The screen is the best thing in it.
Arsalan, 11 Sep 2017Freinds plzz tell me which phone charging backup is better note 5 or a76a7 6 ofcourse
fitz, 05 Sep 2017how can one Insert the sim card in Samsung galaxy note 5You Can't
Freinds plzz tell me which phone charging backup is better note 5 or a76
AnonD-696191, 30 Aug 2017One of the best phone i have ever used....im using note 5 since it launched and got nothing er... moreBattery backup? Means u buy another battery la? I have problem with battery. Already ask at Samsung center but need to wait a long time.. More than 2 weeks and too expansive 250.. Can u share with me where it is u buy?
Hi everyone this is Manoj here. I'm going to purchase a 2nd hand note 5 in 15-16 k . Plz tell me is it worth to buy or not. Currently I'm using mi note 3 32gb.
Anonymous, 26 Aug 2017The note 8 cost almost double the price of the note 5Currently cost 3 times what a note 5 cost, since they will receive your note 5 for $300(it's worth about $250), and they're selling the note 8 for $900+
AnonD-698713, 09 Sep 2017This samsung note 5 got battery issue. Before go to bed is 98% and wake up in the morning beco... morehope it happened after the latest update thats why i kept the installation of the latest update at postpone.
This samsung note 5 got battery issue. Before go to bed is 98% and wake up in the morning become 20%......
I like to listen to Gold FM Radio in Sri Lanka but the music stops every 5 to 10 minutes due to 'buffering'- an utter nuisance and should not happen in a Samsung Note 5, There must be a remedy. Could someone please let me know of a way out?