myke, 29 Nov 2015i am a note user too since galaxy note, lack of microsd card, IMO, is not really a big issue f... moreNo matter what argument you try, "fast charging" is still a useless gimmick. It's a short-term solution, accelerating/shortening the charging cycles. "under 90 minutes" to get a full charge heats up that sealed battery a lot more than normal charging. Read about it at battery university dot com.
My swapping the removable battery of my Note 3 only takes me UNDER 90 SECONDS. I can then charge it via a charger craddle, even with a powerbank. My Note practically stays TRULY wireless. Just the other day, I ordered a two extended batteries of 6400mAh capacities in order not to even change batteries at all during my whole day of heavy use. These are the advantages of a removable battery.
Even the Note 4 is more favorable than the Note.5 with its sealed battery. It even has your favorite "fast charging". Flawless? From my colleague who got this half-baked thing, she reports she gets some once-a-week hanging for no apparent reason, and does some hanging when she does multi-windows tasking. Her 26Gb (32GB version only available here) of user space is nearing its fill. She has to carry around an OTG connector to connect her flash drive to transfer or have more files. Far cry from the Note 3 she had lost, as she had a 32GB microSD card extra.
You like the glass back? I think it's terrible that you have to buy a heavy case just to protect it.
TheNeighbor, 28 Nov 2015This is some weird experiment Samsung is doing, to see what's and who's sticking. I mean they'... moreI totally agree.. every day i have to download 10 GB torrent films on my note 4 especially on my 128 GB memory card.( i jave 3 memory cards 128 GB).. u and me are the power users and uses their minds more than people whose said note 5 is the best phone in camera and speed.. i dont care about speed and camera. I care about the practical things. I think people whose waiting phones for practicality and inportant features are the people whose think..
Ahmed, 28 Nov 2015I've been trying my Note 5 for 11 days the battery lasts only for 5.20 hours screen on time wi... moreit seems that you are owning note 5 or it is a defective piece .... if it that go and replace it..
AnonD-77443, 28 Nov 2015I left iPhones for Samsung 5 years ago because there were a lot more features and options. Sam... moreI am betting that you don't need even 20 gb of memory. So it is just wrong feelings.
Sheikha, 28 Nov 2015I am in Pakistan, should I go for SM N920I or SM920C? Also is SM N920I region lock i.e. will I... morei am a note user too since galaxy note, lack of microsd card, IMO, is not really a big issue for me, although, i agree to the fact that having a microsd is a big advantage, but there is always a workaround on this. Android is used to have workaround always. GN5's battery life is at its best, quick/fast charge is a big advantage, flawless response, best display, best camera, new functionalities on spen, and many more.. we can't always have a perfect phone for everyone since most of us are looking for those "extra features", i 've been from nokia before, and my 3210 still lives up until now, it has no sd card, and no way i can add piece of hardware, but i am satisfied, not because of the phone, but because of its functionalities. we tend to look for features, but we forgot why they are built for, not for showoff, but, to make our families and loved ones at our reach. "MicroSd?", nah, not a big deal, as i always have my dual port flash drive with me, in which i can just connect with my phone, and store all the medias there. for you Sheikha, i suggest try a hands on first on the GN5, and see, check and verify for yourselves.. Cause the phone that you will be having should be the phone you really like, and that phone will satisfy your needs, don't get a phone that is just advised to you or recommended to you by just some people who really doesn't know what you need. so, good luck to whatever your decision would be, and be happy for your new phone. ;)
I am in Pakistan, should I go for SM N920I or SM920C? Also is SM N920I region lock i.e. will I get updates in Pakiztan? Please advise
I've been trying my Note 5 for 11 days the battery lasts only for 5.20 hours screen on time with 45 % of screen brightness I don't know if that's good or not
AnonD-77443, 28 Nov 2015I left iPhones for Samsung 5 years ago because there were a lot more features and options. Sam... moreThis is some weird experiment Samsung is doing, to see what's and who's sticking. I mean they've even stopped selling this crap in Europe. Dubai also only has 32GB, and that's like the shopping capital of consumerism!
Samsung knows they are slumping in sales of this from the start. It's purposely sabotaging their market. To see how many iPhone users and underpowered users will get this half-baked thing?
Even the color choices has been limited to only two colors in most markets. It doesn't make sense at all. They could sell 64GB versions of their S6 Edge Plus, but not for the Note.5 in my region? Just because the S6 Edge (normal) was more popular, and so they thought the Plus will sells as good? Damn silly, as the Plus doesn't even have the useful infrared remote controller function.
Samsung failed miserably in getting iPhone users to switch - they don't understand that they can't leave their collected paid apps and love of limited functionality of just calls/text/surfing/selfless. They just can't be convinced with "fast wireless charging", nor with just 32GB. They love carrying their powerbanks. They love plugging in to power outlets every 4 hours. They love to hear that the latest processor is ALWAYS 20% much faster than the previous model every 6 months.
But with the Galaxy Note.5, it's:
*We've made the back much more fragile with glass as most will interpret it as "premium".
*We took out that pesky expandable memory because we replaced the internal memory with something that doesn't run compatible with it.
*We give you fast charging/fast wireless charging to run the sealed battery to die faster so you'd buy the latest Galaxy by next year for sure.
*We took out those useful features like infrared for no reason.
TheNeighbor, 28 Nov 2015It sounds like a typical iPhone user scenario, but then they have a 128GB model. They can stor... moreI left iPhones for Samsung 5 years ago because there were a lot more features and options. Samsung should be ashamed that they only offer 32GB Note 5s in Australia but we can get 128GB iPhones.
AnonD-77443, 28 Nov 2015Your right, everyone has different needs and uses in a mobile phone. Limiting a lot of markets... moreIt sounds like a typical iPhone user scenario, but then they have a 128GB model. They can store a whole lot more than the typical 32GB of the Note.5.
my self note 5 wasted,i just bought not even one month,Sim card error and i send to servicing center,they change my motherboard and gave me,still no use,mobile very hot always,at least if external memory card slot can save data.
note 5 internal memory if any problem always need factory reset and with out back up cant do anything,either storage another disk.
my self for me not supportable.
TheNeighbor, 28 Nov 2015Exactly - you don't download movies. You carry your laptop with its 1TB everyday. I have a lap... moreYour right, everyone has different needs and uses in a mobile phone. Limiting a lot of markets to just 32GB is a really bad move by Samsung.
I know people who ONLY use smart phones to call, message and maybe social media. On the other hand, I have 50-60GB of topo maps, loads of songs, movies, TV shows, photos and work files (I'm currently using 150GB of 192GB). Smart phones are meant to be the ultimate, all in one device... limiting the storage to 32GB isn't something you expect from a "premium" phone.
AnonD-471267, 28 Nov 2015I dont know how u use ur storage, but for me 26gb is more than enough. Maybe i never download ... moreExactly - you don't download movies. You carry your laptop with its 1TB everyday. I have a laptop - it has a 256GB SSD, and 1 TB of HDD. I don't carry that daily. I even carry a 10" Surface but I only put in a 64GB card for immediate files, and I don't carry that daily either.
What I carry daily is my Galaxy Note - it has an extra 120GB of user space for work and entertainment composed of music + audio books (14GB), PDF books (37GB+), and video (50GB+). I download full HD movies that take 2 to 4 GB per movie. TV episodes can take 300 to 500 + MB. I can probably say I can download some 2GB daily. This is because I'm making use of my unlimited data service to its maximum.
Is it strange that I use my Galaxy Note 3 this way? - there is already 256GB SD card out, and it will not be strange that 256GB microSD cards will be out by next year. Yes, I can use it like a laptop. 26GB of user space is pathetic after getting use to 147GB of total storage space to play around.
TheNeighbor, 28 Nov 2015Yeah, for most of us who use microSD cards, they are essential. 32GB means only about 26GB for... moreI dont know how u use ur storage, but for me 26gb is more than enough. Maybe i never download movie and let it in my storage. My phone just for game,sosial and work and 26 gb is enough :)
AnonD-77443, 28 Nov 2015I agree, the GN5 is (or could be) a great phone... its just a shame that it was ruined for so ... moreI actually dont care about who still arguing wanna big storage. But for me 26 gb for apps and pic and doc for work should be enough unless u wanna make ur phone as laptop. Go buy a laptop though, theres many laptop built in 1tb.
My laptop 1tb, my external hdd 2tb, as need more for my phone? I think i dont need it :)
AnonD-471267, 28 Nov 2015I dont know whether who comments here already own or not their GN5, but for me for galaxy note... moreI agree, the GN5 is (or could be) a great phone... its just a shame that it was ruined for so many people by only offering it with 32GB storage. WHAT WERE THEY THINKING!!!
AnonD-471267, 28 Nov 2015I dont know whether who comments here already own or not their GN5, but for me for galaxy note... moreYeah, for most of us who use microSD cards, they are essential. 32GB means only about 26GB for apps and media. Telling us that that is enough is like telling people that 40GB is enough for their laptops.