Equinox Hydroid, 20 Nov 2015as a note 4 user mine is 32GB never used a micro SDcard till now & after a year of using i... moreBattery backup on this beast (Note5) really depends on ur usage. however if u use Note5 moderately it will give almost similer battery performance like the note4.
which is expected to get better with the Android 6.0 marshmallow update .
& yes even in my 64gb Note5 i still have more than 30gb free even i do not play lots of huge games on my note5 i play very few Premium games on Note5 .
i mainly play games on my Ps4 and for movies and tv shows i prefer watching it on 42" Lg 3d Led Tv.which is already connected to my high speed broadband connection and HD DVR set top box.
so sometime i feel that even i cud have gone for 32gb model however went with 64gb as future proofing. And the price diffrence was not that much between 32 and 64gb model.
TheNeighbor, 20 Nov 2015I guess this guy has a problem on comprehension, logic, and spelling.Stop copying my allegations in ur comments.Lol do something original LOL.
PARAG B, 20 Nov 2015Yes man! & 64gb is enough for majority of the ppl.and majority always wins.
and removable... moreas a note 4 user mine is 32GB never used a micro SDcard till now & after a year of using it I have a free memory of 10.45GB...cause I used to play games on my tablet & don't watch movies on my device, my device only for internet & applications as heavy internet user.
for me If I shifted to note 5 will not suffer!
but mate advice me about the NOTE 5 battery is it good enough as note 4?!
Bhabani, 20 Nov 2015If one TV show is 10 GB + how much TV shows you will store in 120 GB MicroSD card .10 ? 10 tv ... moreA SEASON of TV show means 10 to 12 or even up to 20+ EPISODES - "cripple" the phone? Not even a chance. The point is that you CAN watch them on a 5.7" screen, at anytime, anywhere. I guess you don't do that with your Note? 4K content is 8 to 15GB - you honestly tell us you download stuff and be just anchored to you television at home, or carry a wireless HDD all the time? Really?
Do you use LTE and use 2-4GB of data daily? If you don't know, that takes a lot on battery - which is why I have an extra battery.
What is the use of having a Galaxy Note when you need to turn off your data, turn off bluetooth, worry about power, turn off notifications, not download so much like 2GB like I do, so it can last the day? I don't have to do those things - all I do is change my battery in 80 seconds (and this is for the other readers out there who's interested in my demonstration):
It's pretty laughable in my perspective - having to be limited and worried about battery, and carrying powerbanks and planting chargers everywhere.
Anonymous, 20 Nov 2015People who carry power bank never expect to charge their phone to 100%. They carry them just t... moreYeah, and I entirely don't plug in to a charger or powerbank by just swapping batteries. Carrying them is such a hassle than carrying an extra battery. I have powerbanks, and I use them to fully charge my bluetooth earset, and extra batteries because they automattically turn off to prevent overcharging - AT HOME.
TheNeighbor, 20 Nov 2015I already have experience with devices with sealed batteries - it's such a pain having to brin... morePeople who carry power bank never expect to charge their phone to 100%. They carry them just to keep the phone alive long enough until they get home and then charge it properly with a wall charger. That is the idea of using a powerbank.
If one TV show is 10 GB + how much TV shows you will store in 120 GB MicroSD card .10 ? 10 tv shows are everything you want to store in mobile phone.(real crippled phone). My advice is watch TV shows on a 4k TV. it is beautiful . If you want to store the TV shows store it in a 2 TB external hard drives and you can attach it to a TV.
So we can get an elegant phone. But ONE ELEGANT DEVICE is b*********.
Regarding mobiles plugged into walls, it doesn't seem to me as if your body is nailed to wall. I charge my note 5 from 20% to 100 % during 1 hr of Bath and breakfast.
And changing battery DAILY by removing case of a premium phone in 2015 seems most inconvenient , beyond doubt.
Exhausting battery in the middle of the day is an occasional / accidental phenomenon for most
64gb is still more than enough and removable battery is still old school.LOL
There is just no better smartphone than Note5 rightnow.
Bunyup has also accepted that he wud buy 64gn if its available in his country.
Bunyip22, 20 Nov 2015Round tyres are old school also....
Ive lost count of the times a friend has been plugged i... moreI already have experience with devices with sealed batteries - it's such a pain having to bring along a powerbank of I bring along my Galaxy Note 8.
Since I consume some 1 to 2GB of days daily over LTE, I can imagine plugging in like 4 to 6 hours with a powerbank if I gotten the Note.5. This is the future of keeping up with the deficiencies of a so-called "upgrade" that's even more fragile with a glass back.
I too have seen colleagues struggling to keep up their charging daily. It's plainly the most inefficient way, charging the spent spare battery at home while you sleep.
80 seconds, people - that's how long it takes to swap a battery with a fresh one, and boot time included.
Way more efficient than carrying a powerbank/charging pad/charger with cable, and waste "under 90-120 minutes" to get a full charge back.
PARAG B, 20 Nov 2015Yes man! & 64gb is enough for majority of the ppl.and majority always wins. and removable... more"64GB is enough" - where the competition sells 128GB models, previous Galaxy Note models taking in up to 128/200GB microSD card, this is such backward thinking.
Round tyres are old school also....
Ive lost count of the times a friend has been plugged into a wall, car or power bank and I power off, change the battery and go on my way at 100% full.
Old school but still the best...
Equinox Hydroid, 20 Nov 2015I see the device is very good in specs...but for the persons who don't like non-removable batt... moreYes man! & 64gb is enough for majority of the ppl.and majority always wins.
and removable battery is so old school.LOL
TheNeighbor, 20 Nov 2015Crippled is the right word to describe this thing. Even with 64GB, it's like just putting in O... moreYep, in my 64GB GN4 i have a 128GB card... going from 192GB down to a 32GB GN5 simply isn't an option....
A single TV show season can be 10GB+, cloud access of this data isn't realistic in regional Australia.
Bunyip22, 20 Nov 2015All countries have different bands and frequencies for calls and data. I can buy a grey market... moreCrippled is the right word to describe this thing. Even with 64GB, it's like just putting in ONLY an extra 32GB of microSD card on top of a 32GB version. I was used to having 26GB (from 32GB internal) plus 56GB (from 64GB microSD card). Now I'm use to 120GB of extra space with 128GB microSD card.
Now Samsung expects its customers with 32GB? Very strange marketing right there.
I see the device is very good in specs...but for the persons who don't like non-removable batteries this feature going to disappear as all of the manufacturers now is taking this way only cheap devices will have the removable batteries, I think the built in battery is more stable.
may be removing the SD card slot is a problem for most of us but the device is great indeed
so don't wait to see Note 6 with a removable battery :)
Nicolas, 19 Nov 2015You are wrong! I easily bought one with 64 GB and now enjoying it!All countries have different bands and frequencies for calls and data. I can buy a grey market 64GB GN5 in Australia but it will only work on part of the Telstra network, to get full coverage I would need to but the crippled 32GB GN5. All countries should have 32, 64 and 128GB versions available for their telcos. POOR WORK SAMSUNG!!
Anonymous, 19 Nov 2015Poor Australia. In Singapore and Malaysia, we have 64gb version launched and available.Tell that to my carrier. Even Middle Eastern countries have only 32GB.