I recently purchased the Galaxy Note 5, and I am going to be honest... Being a previous owner of both the Note 3 and Note 4, this new device have yet to show any signs of lag, poor battery life and and performance issues. While I still have great respect for the previous versions, I must admit that the Note 5 is by far the best phone Samsung have ever made in this series. With all the negative comments about removable battery, lack of Micro SD card etc. Its a compromise I am willing to make. This phone is perfect in every single aspect from design to flawless performance, and I intent to keep it as my daily driver for a very long time.
mrlapa, 04 Dec 2015Owned all previous models of the note. LOVE IT.
WILL NOT GET THIS ONE no microsd. If the new Galaxy Note is perceived as lower than previous models, there's something wrong, right there.
Heavy users with 64 or 128 GB microSD card with previous Galaxy Notes will not settle for the pitiful 32 GB version being sold in MOST countries.
64 GB version is like just adding only a 32 GB of microSD card on top of the 32 GB internal memory for another $150. What did Samsung thought of them to do with their 128 GB microSD card? Utter silliness.
Another missed market is removable battery system, where they could have sold OEM DOUBLE or even TRIPLE extended battery instead of "portable power packs". It's going to thicken the body, but you'll not charge for DAYS for sure, instead of carrying a powerbank all the time.
Equinox Hydroid, 03 Dec 2015Does samsung returned the water sound of screen lock of note 5 as in note 3 or its a click sou... moreThere are two entirely new lockscreen animations i guess one is transparent liqued & other is colorfull liqued bubbles but they work only in swipe unlock option not in fingerprint mode. But both of them are really cool.
GsmArena is the best place. I bought Galaxy tab 4 and i witnessed the good battery life as reviewed in this site.
pleaseusers, kindly review on the device that you own
Owned all previous models of the note. LOVE IT.
WILL NOT GET THIS ONE no microsd.
Equinox Hydroid, 03 Dec 201595% of the persons who are commenting here don't have this phone at all only attacking the own... moreNo one is denying the positives of the GN5.
Looks greats, great performance, great screen, good camera and battery life.
The only reason i don't have one is that Samsung crippled it by only releasing a 32GB version.... it could be twice as quick, have a pop out SLR camera and 1 week battery life... I (and many others) simply won't get a device that requires constant data and cache management to free up storage.
Will you admit this failing of the GN5 is the question?
Equinox Hydroid, 03 Dec 201595% of the persons who are commenting here don't have this phone at all only attacking the own... morePositive sides:
It comes in platinum gold - yes, you need to be that person in the room.
It has UFS 2.0 internal memory that's mostly only 32 GB in most countries.
You can brag it has 4gb RAM.
Anonymous, 03 Dec 2015This site is the worst place to get any help...the comments are full of silly fanboys...just t... more95% of the persons who are commenting here don't have this phone at all only attacking the owners of the device & focusing on the negative sides only & become blind towards the positive sides!!! this is the conclusion here!
jbatista, 03 Dec 2015I personally would rate the note 5 based on users' preference. I personally would consider the... moreThis site is the worst place to get any help...the comments are full of silly fanboys...just talking utter crap most of the time about devices they dont even own,or you have people who likewise dont own the device and just praise it...if you want to make a decision I strongly suggest going to multiple unbiased sites and seeing the devices for yourself
Barking dogs seldom bite, most of us have stopped insisted sd card slot or fixed battery complaints. This is maximum we can agitate. Now everybody will never ever talk about it again. 32gb is more than enough, keeping in view to change within a year, loss of 50% and add another 50% for new model, we lose our total investment. All going to their Kitty!
I personally would rate the note 5 based on users' preference. I personally would consider the note 4 no different from the note 5 unless we compare and contrast the chip set. However, the note 4 is more adjustable than the note 5 considering the memory expansion for those who do heavy activities with their handset. That being said, the note 5 reminds us of an iphone form but with a greater engine running it. Although the note 5 has few treats a little more marketable than the note 4, but to me it is no different from each. The note 4 wins in my view since it is more adjustable than the 5. I am a heavy tech user and the note 5 wouldn't be a fit for me since the memo expansion is limited. Pixel wise, a slight difference. Camera, there is couple of differences. I expected the note 5 to have a superior material, and a waterproof and scratch proof feature. I am surprised that Samsung has not included waterproof, dust, etc features to this brutal beast. If you're going for the note 5, just consider also getting the Iphone 6S Plus.
Marshmallow will bring vanilla android, it will enhance it's ram management and beauty. 80% of Sammy's product s Note plus S series are sold out at 500$ price, this is a perfect strategy to rip customer of earnings, rest if they buy cheaper it becomes outdated, intro of sd card slot and eliminate head phone Jack will revolutionise mobile technology. We can hear with Bluetooth. Its pity in Finland people still using symbian Nokia sets, perfect as fist performance. Only Asian middle eastern are spend thrift. My E72 still in immaculate performance.
Atool35, 03 Dec 2015Powerful device... ignore the troll called TheNeighbor and his stereo-type propaganda.
- Exce... more- Excellent screen - yeah, same resolution as the Note 4.
- Most efficient Exynos SoC, - Nope, colleague complains of hanging, and even Absolute-Allen keeps writing about it.
- Great battery life - Not for long, and actually Note 4 has even a longer battery stamina by 5 hours.
- Way better design than Note 4 - Fragile glass back? S Pen storage flaw with pen getting stuck when wrongly inserted?
- No heating whatsoever - Hahaha, Parag just admitted it had some heating. And no, you can't expect it working without heat happening. It's thermodynamics.
TheNeighbor, 03 Dec 2015Pretty much what Samsung hope to attract as their customers now - underpowered, non-critical t... moreCritical thinking? I just read about a phone from Kyocera that can be wash with soap. What is Samsung doing with theirs? Weird features from competitors keep on appearing. I want the fingerprint sensors at the back at least so then they will have to put metal back cover. Give me 4000mah battery and I will shut up. Give me 256gb internal storage then I have no need for sd slot. Give me 8gb ram then I will not blame touchwiz for lags.
Powerful device... ignore the troll called TheNeighbor and his stereo-type propaganda.
- Excellent screen
- Most efficient Exynos SoC
- Great battery life
- Way better design than Note 4
- No heating whatsoever
No matter how you look at it, having a fast internal memory, processor and good camera mean little if the past Galaxy Notes were even more capable and less flawed than the Note.5. Samsung should bring back the removable battery, infrared remote control, one-motion S Pen release and memory expansions slot:
*128Gb microSD card at less than $75, than $300 for a mere 32GB more of internal memory.
*Full power in under 90 SECONDS, than "under 90 MINUTES".
*Control most of appliances with infrared control system.
*Double or tripple the power with extended battery, than carrying a powerbank.
*No fragile, fingerprint prone glass back.
*No S Pen storage flaw to speak of.
*No screen freezing to speak of.
*No frequent wifi disconnection to speak of.
And what some would boast about the Note.5 is how it comes in gold, and it's special order for over $1000.
Anonymous, 03 Dec 2015Although the glass back looks nice and premium, I still prefer the Note 3 faux leather with fa... moreWindows have glass. Picture frames have glass. Nothing so premium about it. Adding another 100% surface at the rear just makes it twice as more fragile.