Tcool, 04 Feb 2016Only small percentage of users are heavy on phone LTE connection. Most users prefer using a po... moreI'd have to say it's "only those that can't afford heavy LTE useage use WIFI."
But then again, in the States - I have the option to have unlimited data with Direct TV + AT&T service. But before they offered that package I had 15GB of data a month. I'd cap that at the end of the month without downloading loading movies or streaming music.
Rarely use the WiFi.
TheNeighbor, 03 Feb 2016If anyone's heavy on LTE connection, the efficient standby time does not matter. Same amount o... moreOnly small percentage of users are heavy on phone LTE connection. Most users prefer using a portable WiFi hot spot.
Besides, there are lots of free WiFi almost everywhere, so no need to keep LTE always on. In transportations, in café, in malls, and also work places. One can switch it on only if there is no free WiFi available. Even at home, unless you are poor enough and can't afford ADSL subscription, I don't think so.
Anonymous, 04 Feb 2016I thought first that Note 5 would have a longer battery life because it has Li-Po battery (Not... moreIf you connect to either WiFi or LTE, or both - the radios will take the same amount of power to connect. It doesn't matter how efficient the device is at standby. Once you keep using internet connection, it drains the SAME way in any device. If you're heavy on internet via LTE, you'll need to either have that connected to a power source like a powerbank MOST of the time, or get a third party extended battery so to have double or tripple the battery capacity. Choosing the latter is more pratical.
We have greater demands now with our devices for services and high speed connections, and yet the battery technology has not changed in over 15 years. "Fast" charging actually degrades the battery even faster, and it does not help increase power efficiency. Cycling through a number of batteries helps to slow down the degradation. However, Samsung is now banking on sealed battery to guarantee your device won't be working properly by the time a new iteration comes out.
AnonD-100398, 03 Feb 2016Why? did u not know b4 buying note5 that it does not have all that ? LOL..U r either making st... moreI thought first that Note 5 would have a longer battery life because it has Li-Po battery (Note 4 has Li-Ion battery) so I didn't need a spare battery even though it is a piece smaller than big fast charger, but Note 5 still has poor battery life during my long work and trip using, and I am not a fashionable user like you.
AnonD-100398, 04 Feb 2016u keep on repeating the same old story of only 32 g in ur region and etc things from ages soun... moreYou and Tcool may be willing to spend good money on second rate products like the GN5 which has obvious weaknesses.... TheNeighbour, myself and others aren't.
Poor sales and complaints are two things big companies like Samsung listen too... you can thank us when your GN6 has a bigger battery and SD card :-)
AnonD-100398, 04 Feb 2016u keep on repeating the same old story of only 32 g in ur region and etc things from ages soun... more32gb is practically the only model Samsung designated to my region as well. They sold S6 Edge Plus with 64GB, but NOT the Note.5. There is no good reasoning to this logic.
I just suspect this is an experiment gone wrong.
AnonD-77443, 03 Feb 2016Not expecting empathy... :-)
If enough people make enough noise about stupid product decisi... moreCriticism makes things better. No complaints means "it's okay that we took out calendar annotation functions, took out Nearby Devices function, took out memory expansion, took out versatility of removable battery, took out infrared remote functions, and the rear glass breaks easily on one drop, but no one is complaining...". All of these things we enjoyed with past Galaxy Note devices. Now all we have is a nerfed and more fragile Note.5.
Indeed Samsung is really taking strides to make ammends with AT LEAST giving back memory expansion starting with the S7. If it wasn't for Samsung offering a Wacom digitizer pen (S Pen), and if Microsoft finally comes out with a Surface smartphone, then it's adios to Samsung for me. I was pretty amazed at what they had done with the previous Galaxy Notes as powerhouse devices.
AnonD-77443, 03 Feb 2016Not expecting empathy... :-) If enough people make enough noise about stupid product decisi... moreu keep on repeating the same old story of only 32 g in ur region and etc things from ages sounds as if u r looking out for empathy everytime lol. and again &again i understand how u feel, but sadly there are very less number of users like you but i know it will be tough for u to accept that fact.so move on ppl note5 is not the end of the world.Lol
AnonD-100398, 03 Feb 2016yes man if u remember u already have my empathy for you abt the only 32 gb model in ur region.... moreNot expecting empathy... :-)
If enough people make enough noise about stupid product decisions (small storage space, moderate battery life) then sales will be impacted and the decisions changed on the next model and its a win for everyone.
It seems to be working because the S7 is strongly rumored to have a lot bigger battery and bringing the SD card back... MORE POWER TO THE NOISY FEW! :-)
AnonD-77443, 03 Feb 2016If the GN5 targets business people why do they only release 32GB versions to many people with ... moreyes man if u remember u already have my empathy for you abt the only 32 gb model in ur region.so how many times sud i show empathy to you? Lol Its high time get over it man...a simple example for you...if every thing in this world wud have been the way i want it to be then i wud have been the king of the world by now but i am not lossing my sleep over it ...LOL.
AnonD-100398, 03 Feb 2016 1st of all let me make this very clear that Note5 is not made only for fun it is targated mos... moreIf the GN5 targets business people why do they only release 32GB versions to many people with no SD card?
Battery life is as important for business users as it is for teenage gamers... i've done many a long haul flight where the spare battery's have worked awesome. Replaceable batteries wont come back on the S7 or GN6 but i'm certain they will get substantial bumps to overcome the criticism.... and the SD card sounds like it will be back :-)
anand, 03 Feb 2016Battery is bad in note 5 its my first day using duos indian unit it draining alot but guys not... more 1st of all let me make this very clear that Note5 is not made only for fun it is targated mostly towards the buisness class ppl and not mainly towards some kids who wants to play games on it day and night .LOL so for Guys who want to play lots of games and have lots of time in there hands cud get a smartphone with like 5000 mah battery phones
Anonymous, 03 Feb 2016I had a Note 5 but I sold it after using it 3 month because of missed functions such as card s... moreWhy? did u not know b4 buying note5 that it does not have all that ? LOL..U r either making stories up or u r a noob big time.LOL Sorry but it was ur comment which made me say this.btw even i had lots of phones with removable battery and sd card but i never missed those features on Note5 ...so u see everybody is diffrent.
AnonD-100398, 02 Feb 2016That is right some ppl here do not even own note5 but they argue like they own it LOL...I had a Note 5 but I sold it after using it 3 month because of missed functions such as card slot and removable battery, now I still keep my Note 4.
Battery is bad in note 5 its my first day using duos indian unit it draining alot but guys note 5 is beast no lags and faster like ferari so i love it who cares for battery if u get dual sim in beast lols except battery money worth it
Tcool, 03 Feb 2016You should always bring with you a car battery so that you wouldn't have a problem with power.... moreIf anyone's heavy on LTE connection, the efficient standby time does not matter. Same amount of power used across any devices on LTE data for continuous use- even better with double or triple-capacity removable batteries.
UnhappyGalaxy, 03 Feb 2016Most of this phone is cool, very productive device. This is my 3rd Galaxy Note & 5th Sams... moreYou should always bring with you a car battery so that you wouldn't have a problem with power.
That is much better than a spare battery. LOL!
Most of this phone is cool, very productive device. This is my 3rd Galaxy Note & 5th Samsung phone. But if I don't get a replaceable battery back in the next generation this is my last. I ALWAYS carried 3 spare charged batteries with me and usually used at least 2 and most days 3 batteries in my Notes--even with plugging in while in a car. You're not Apple...and if I were an Apple devotee, you wouldn't have been able to sell me 5 phones, 2 TV's, a washer/dryer, etc. I almost didn't buy this phone because the battery wasn't replaceable and I knew the way I use the device the Note battery life would be a sucky user experience and I have to recharge 4x/day. I got lost on a business trip last week using a rental car with a broken cigarette lighter. You're supposed to be my main "go-to" electronic device--most of the time I don't even crack open my computer.
Vichus, 03 Feb 2016When Marshmallow update for this device?hi @Vichus Some of users of Galaxy Note 5 in US started receiving Android Marshmallow beta update today which shows that the official update is near.
including FebruaryÂ’s Android security patch.