No matter what! Note5 is the best even without the removeable battery and a card slot :) There is just no better smartphone out there rightnow.
AnonD-77443, 03 Dec 2015I think your right in that glass backs are here to stay for a while. Personally i prefer the G... moreAlthough the glass back looks nice and premium, I still prefer the Note 3 faux leather with fake stitching. It looks nice and more durable compare to LG G4 leather. Real leather absorb moisture and sweat and tend to smell overtime. I just wish they bring back the faux leather even if it is unremovable. I don't mind at all. Removable battery is not much of a problem anymore for me. I had a laptop with built-in battery that is unremovable so it pretty much normal these day. As for sd slot, I think they will definitely bring it back. I read somewhere they figured out to make sd card works with UFS 2.0 type storage and they now also have 128gb UFS 2.0 storage available. It would be even better if they use 2.5D curved glass on the front for more premium looks.
AnonD-77443, 03 Dec 2015Wifi Direct?... yep... the Note 4 has that too.
The problem with the GN5 isn't about sharin... moreHehe, it seems no matter how they try to defend spending so much that does a whole lot LESS than previous Galaxy Notes, having just the latest processor and fragile glass back are all but a waste.
They have to endure copying and erasing that 26 GB of user space a while lot more often, while we just do some memory management a few times. They think this is the future and norm, while we enjoy so much features.
Bring back the microSD card slot, infrared remote function, and removable battery system, Samsung. Stop losing your real customers.
Bargain Hunting, 03 Dec 2015Not really, because with Wi-Fi Direct you can share or transfer data with other devices faster... moreWifi Direct?... yep... the Note 4 has that too.
The problem with the GN5 isn't about sharing data its about needing to keep clearing your cache, removing apps, videos, pics etc because Samsung is only releasing a 32GB GN5 in many countries. Loving my GN4 with 192GB of storage!
AAX, 02 Dec 2015Note 4 is the best and I think no need to buy the note 5 which it has limited storgeNot really, because with Wi-Fi Direct you can share or transfer data with other devices faster than saving it somewhere in the cloud.
AnonD-77443, 03 Dec 2015I think your right in that glass backs are here to stay for a while. Personally i prefer the G... moreI don't get where Samsung is heading. A removable battery system gives choices. The battery is the most likely to be worn out faster. I'm still keeping my choices open for my next phone device to replace my Note 3. It looks like I'll be keeping it a lot more longer than I intended. I need that S Pen. I need that AMOLED screen. I need that removable battery. I need that memory expansion - all pointing to the Note 4 than this half-baked Galaxy Note.5.
I'm expecting my extended batteries for my Note 3 in 2 weeks - I don't have to change batteries during the day, yet will be able to just heavily use my device. Now with manufacturers going sealed battery, I have to endure having to plug in some 2 to 4 hours during the day, and expect the battery deterioriated in a matter of 6 to 8 months. Man, that just sucks. And uncritical buyers are just happy NOT knowing about it, nor do they actually care. Yup, just as long as they see "100%" everyday - not knowing it is getting less and less in usage everytime they charge.
Glass back "premium"? That's why I stayed away from Sony, other than their pathetic battery life usage time. If this really is the "future", I wish they DOUBLE the battery capacities of theose darn sealed batteries - I certainly do not mind it being 15mm thick. Functionality over bling. Yeah, that's an idea, Samsung - make other variants with double the battery. Having to carry around charger/charging pad/powerbank is simply so SILLY, just to say your phone is less than 8mm thickness.
Anonymous, 03 Dec 2015Well, you don't have a choice. The new 2016 A series are a strong indicator glass back cover w... moreI think your right in that glass backs are here to stay for a while. Personally i prefer the GN4 back as it has a lot more grip, shows less finger prints and doesn't shatter when dropped. Plus its removable allowing 100% battery recharge in 60 seconds.
I think removable batteries are gone but SD cards may come back if Samsung can't develop high speed 128GB storage. 32GB is a joke in 2016 (almost)!
TheNeighbor, 02 Dec 2015I believe the current A series HAVE microSD slots. Disgusted that they put glass back.Well, you don't have a choice. The new 2016 A series are a strong indicator glass back cover will not be gone any sooner. Glass is better than cheap plastic and works better than metal. Gsmarena article did mentioned Fast Charging now available in the new A series. Samsung really wants to emphasize on wireless charging.
AnonD-100398, 02 Dec 2015Note5 is the best smartphone even without the Removeable Battery and a Card Slot :) There is j... moreNote.5 is sub par to previous generations of Galaxy Notes because it has less features, less versatile, only comes in 32 GB for most countries and more fragile because of rear glass.
Note 4 is the best and I think no need to buy the note 5 which it has limited storge
Best, 02 Dec 2015What can I say...it blows the Apple product out of the universe. People just stop what they ar... moreIt's been like that since 2011. What's even wow is we could change to fresh batteries to gain 100% power back, have 128 GB of extra storage space, no fragile glass back, remote control appliances and equipment, and not have to deal with iTunes to manage media.
Now Samsung is trying to make it like an iPhone.
AnonD-100398, 02 Dec 2015Hello guys, how are you? Today I got a new update of 99mb ,updated my Note5 with it, and here'... moreWow, it's flawed after all telling us "it's the smartest phone ritnw". So it did run hotter than before. So it did have RAM issues.
You've just contradicted your statements.
AnonD-183089, 02 Dec 2015LoooooolYeh i know its a big lol but i like to play around with him.Lol
TheNeighbor, 02 Dec 2015Galaxy Note 4 - that's what's better than a half-baked Note.5. It's substance over bling.Note5 is the best smartphone even without the Removeable Battery and a Card Slot :) There is just no better smartphone out there rightnow.
AnonD-183089, 02 Dec 2015Please guys check the specs of the newly released A7 2016....its an indicator that samsung is ... moreI believe the current A series HAVE microSD slots. Disgusted that they put glass back.
What can I say...it blows the Apple product out of the universe. People just stop what they are doing when I start taking notes... they are AMAZED!
just WOW WOW WOW....WOW ...
Please guys check the specs of the newly released A7 2016....its an indicator that samsung is correcting the way it took in s6 and note 5 by adding SD card slot and reducing the battery to 3300mAh non removable! The upcoming S7 in feb. Will be the huge indicator of note 6 :) but note 5 still the top android phone now as per antutu benchmark. Hoping samsung also to increase the battery size and returning the sd card in note 6