Tcool, 23 Dec 2015I wonder how thick is that 6400mAh battery is and it will sure make your phone a plastic brick. Ew!Way better than carrying ugly external power packs with wires. I saw someone charging his Note.5 while in his right jeans back pocket, while his powerbank on the left with wire bridging over - that's what's happening. That's what Samsung is trying so hard to even REPLICATE from Apple.
I'd just have one elegant device to carry around besides my wallet and keys. I can still do heavy usage like downloading media, and not have to worry about power, or switching to an extra phone, or even change to a fresh battery.
Still love you, man.
Tcool, 23 Dec 2015Ok fine. I give up. It is clear that you don't like this phone. What is your point of staying ... moreDitto with Bunyip. I'm here to warn people NOT to get this half-baked excuse of a Galaxy Note, and Samsung to realize that there are people people like us who are power users who NEED and actually use extra batteries and memory expansion. GSM Arena is the biggest forum for this.
Bunyip and I are long time users and have been championing the Galaxy Note series up to the Note 4. The fifth iteration isn't up to scratch with the rest. My theory is Samsung is just making an experiment to see how well it can do - well, it sucks.
I've held this several times, and even played around with my boss' brand new one for two hours - not missing anything. All I love about it is the camera, and how responsive it takes good pictures no matter how fast to who it out. Camera isn't why isn't the lone purpose why I'd get a flagship device - you said it before, "then use a DSLR if you want good photos".
Glass back is probably the silliest thing because of the entire focus on wireless charging. It's just nonsense to charge it only as fast as normal wired charging - utterly inconvenient as your phone has to stay there for hours, where you interrupt charging when you need to use it. It adds more heat and therefore RUINS that sealed BATTERY even FASTER. Heat is the number one enemy of ANY battery.
Tcool, 23 Dec 2015So what is your point of keep coming back to this page if you don't like this phone? Don't be ... moreI love the note series but think that Samsung has ruined it by only offering 32GB in my country. (I can live with the sealed battery). If people don't complain about bad product decisions nothing changes.
Do you think I'm insulted by the plastic comments? The note 4 looks great (not as nice as GN5 though) has more grip, won't shatter, doesn't show finger prints and is removable. It's clear you are more worried about looks than function which is ok.
TheNeighbor, 23 Dec 2015"a slim back cover battery pack for Note 5 that will give fully charged battery in less than 9... moreOk fine. I give up. It is clear that you don't like this phone. What is your point of staying on this page?
AnonD-77443, 23 Dec 2015PS as well as being bulky i'm pretty sure the Samsung wireless battery pack is PLASTIC ...... ... moreSo what is your point of keep coming back to this page if you don't like this phone? Don't be as plastic as your phone.
TheNeighbor, 23 Dec 2015Hehe, since I change my battery after 12 hours (usually in the late afternoon), I don't need t... moreI wonder how thick is that 6400mAh battery is and it will sure make your phone a plastic brick. Ew!
I'm expecting Note 6 - to come with 6 inch display or 5.7 but with 1.6 ratio (10x16 - 1600x2560), again with microSD slot, InfraRed and FM Radio (and why not with AM or better wide range ham receiver); min. 4000 mAh LiPol battery, USB 3.0, and separated charging port 2000-2500 mA (max. 2 hours full charging), stereo speakers.
The rest in N5 (or N4) is awesome.
AnonD-218710, 23 Dec 2015The Neighbour, Honestly My Note 1 four years old dosnt need a battery change, maybe charge dai... moreNot if 2-4 GB of data runs through it daily. Mind you, I had the first Note too. I'm pretty that you won't be needing to charge of you're just using it for texting and occasional calls.
TheNeighbor, 23 Dec 2015Hehe, since I change my battery after 12 hours (usually in the late afternoon), I don't need t... moreThe Neighbour, Honestly My Note 1 four years old dosnt need a battery change, maybe charge daily snd used to the idea. It's common sense fast charging devices are more the damaging. It's a Rule more you plugin chargers more it replenish. Make a routuine to charge at 10% left, than thrice charging.
AnonD-100398, 21 Dec 2015man i thought z5p was best for you now u have changed ur best smartphone to Note4 ? 1st deci... moreI love the regular Z5. Doesn't mean I don't have an opinion about other phones. I'm not a fanboy.
Tcool, 23 Dec 2015Looks? What looks are you talking? Since when a plastic phone looks better? Ew!well looks aren't everything.. a phone has to be durable too. note4 proved to be an overall better device. Plus design is subjective, I hate note5's glass back and small bezels.
And I love Z5's wider bezels and mat glass.
Tcool, 23 Dec 2015It is your network provider's signal that is not stable, not the phone.I know im not blaming the phone. But i prefer 2 bars of 4G compared to full bars of 3G. Theres a hidden menu where you can select LTE Only. Ive googled but cant find anything. So if anyone knows the code to secret menu pls let me know
In the mean while,Note5 is such a huge sucess even without the removeable battery and a card slot :) There is just no better smartphone out there rightnow.LOL
Tcool, 23 Dec 2015Your two extra batteries will reach their service life span but the non-removable battery will... moreHehe, since I change my battery after 12 hours (usually in the late afternoon), I don't need to plug in and wait for 2 hours, or am unable to use my phone because it's charging with a power bank or wireless charging pad. Anyway, after 18 months of much of the abuse of doing this almost everyday, with some 2 to 4 GB of data usage like downloading all sortsf of media, the first batch of batteries can only gove me some 60-70% compared to a brand new battery.
The battery technology of lithium-polymer and lithium-ion has not changed in the last two decades. They expire even more faster with the amount of abuse with fast charging and fast wireless charging. It's decieving because all you see is "100" daily, but about 3-6 months, we'll all notice that you find yourself charging more often because the battery is no longer as before.
With my second set of batteries, I'm getting back the real hours of usage as brand new. I do not need to go to the serivice center every 6-8 months, shell out more money, and wait for days to have them replace that sealed battery - all so I KNOW for sure I'm getting the most optimum performance of my device.
My third set of batteries is coming with two (2) DOUBLE capacity (that's 6400mAh each) where I'll likely not even change the battery before I go home, but still enjoy not having to turn off notifications, suppress apps, or limit my downloads, and most of all - not have to carry any charger/powerbank/charging pad/extra phone (hahaha) to get through the day.
I still love you, man.
Tcool, 23 Dec 2015And you don't know that there is a slim back cover battery pack for Note 5 that will give full... morePS as well as being bulky i'm pretty sure the Samsung wireless battery pack is PLASTIC ...... and it has NO OPENING for the camera and flash... you really should have studied it before promoting it as a suitable alternative to the GN4 replaceable battery.... also, Samsung sells a wireless back cover for the GN4.
Tcool, 23 Dec 2015And you don't know that there is a slim back cover battery pack for Note 5 that will give full... more"a slim back cover battery pack for Note 5 that will give fully charged battery in less than 90 seconds rather than pulling out the removable battery". Wow, that's wonderful! 90 seconds to get a full charge by just plugging in with that miraculous "battery pack". It's usually 30 minutes to get at least 50% power, but 90 seconds just takes the cake!!!
What is it? Which brand?