AnonD-100398, 12 Nov 2015U just can't use the IP 6s+ and Z5P they way u can use the NOTE5 .
6s+ & Z5p are the ex... moreYou mean less more features, less useful, and more fragile.
At least the competition builds on more features rather than take them out.
Jimin, 12 Nov 2015I live in Korea and iphones 6s and 6s plus preorder of 95,000 unit news is not that surprising... moreTrue that man! I live in India and we can buy the unlocked Iphones directly but they are way expensive for no good reason but for the same as u mentioned .
Even i am not using any case for now as i have 1 year screen replacement with my note5 from samsung as a preorder offer but after 1 year i will buy a good quality case .I also got a wireless charger in the preorder offer.
& I already have 3 good quality power banks to charge allmost all my devices like 4 Smartphones in my home, 2 PS4 controllers plus it also charges my Sony MDR 10 RBT headphones. but the battery back up on note5 is already better.and i mostly charge it with the wireless charger .Anyways Thanks for the information u gave abt korea.
MadDy here!, 12 Nov 2015Having migrating from iPhone to android to iPhone to Android for several years, my experience ... moreU just can't use the IP 6s+ and Z5P they way u can use the NOTE5 .
6s+ & Z5p are the exact copy of there previous flagship line up means they still come with those huge bezels and over repeated design language.
Note5 is now very compact ,light weighted and very pocketable. & came with a overall new design than its previous note design line up.
Its also more affordable than the Ip 6s+ for the 64 gb model.
Z5P does not even have a 64gb model Lol.
TheNeighbor, 12 Nov 2015And you said it was a lie that the glass back breaks easily, according to some video. Where is... moreOn that I already said that you tube is ur friend.
The problem is that i hate spoon feeding Lol.
AnonD-100398, 12 Nov 2015I have no bad ram management issue what so ever and i think almost every android user is aware... moreAnd you said it was a lie that the glass back breaks easily, according to some video. Where is that video link?
MadDy here!, 12 Nov 2015Having migrating from iPhone to android to iPhone to Android for several years, my experience ... moreOwning smartphones are NOT investments. They depreciate. Apple "updates" make their old devices buggy, slower, and non-reversal in iOS.
MadDy here!, 12 Nov 2015Having migrating from iPhone to android to iPhone to Android for several years, my experience ... moreI have no bad ram management issue what so ever and i think almost every android user is aware that they do not really need to keep checking ram or clearing the ram on any android smartphone ( btw do u do that on ur ip 6s+?) the android is smart enough to take care of it all by itself, but using a task switcher and removing the apps u do not need is a good practice but i expected u to b aware of this .
and updates on any phone does not normaly stay valid after 4 to 5 years b it apple or android. But NOTE5 wud b supported IMO for at least 4 to 5 years as it is flagship grade device.
Android has many advantages over ios u also know that .
At least u agree that the camera is just awesome on the note5 .
On note5 only if u need great battery life instead of performance use the power saving mode.
Sound quality from wired or wireless music output quality is also loud and excellent on NOTE5.
Note5 has wireless charging.
Note5 has SAMOLED screen great for battery backup and comes with customizable screen modes also has great outdoor visibility and viewing angles which is way better than the 1080p lcd on 6s+ .
6s+ is indeed a good device but overall it is not so price worthy compaired to NOTE5 .But i agree that its a little more robust ( just as galaxy A8) as it has all metal back cover but it does not have wireless charging and note5 makes up for that with its gorilla glass at the back but i know its not that better than having the all metal back cover but it takes normal drops easily as i already have experience .
Having migrating from iPhone to android to iPhone to Android for several years, my experience will help a few to make up their mind if to go with ios or android!
Had Note 5 for 2 months, flawless peformance with battery and everything. The downside was available ram! i only use basic apps like facebook, instagram, twitter and pinterest. After closing all apps and clearing everything it used to show 1.6GB available ram, and just after 30 mins again the damn thing goes back to 600mb available ram from 4GB total ram? Are they serious? Huge pile up of ram used to drain battery faster and sometimes make the phone hot.
The second problem was that we as android user accept the fact that we will not be getting the updates on time, and dont even know till when our phone would be given support and updated. Apples iphone 4s shows how they can support their several years ago phone aswell, thats acheiving customers satisfaction in a big way.
Now i shifted to iPhone 6s plus, knowing that i will be supported till when i would want to keep my phone. Its just a kind of reassurance for the money you throw on the things you buy. I am happy and content now, no stress whatsoever.
I always saw that android is to mobiles what windows is to computers. Both arent optimised to run the hardware which is insanely increased day by day. Just look at Note 5 and Iphone 6s+ specs, and iphone mostly beats it except the camera department.
I am a android and apple guy, i own both. but Sensible decision is to invest in Apple, not android. You should value the money you spend so much.
Anonymous, 11 Nov 2015Same here. Samsung is only releasing a 32GB Note 5 is Australia... One of the more stupid thin... moreI agree with you in Dubai, Saudis, it's the same no wherebto be seen or expected. I think they just advertise it, and release after a qtr. 64, 128 all are bumps!
Overall nice device. Battery life is decent. I get around 7_8 hours of heavy Usage. Mediam Usage 9_10 hours. Which is not bad at all but also could be better. Fast charging charges my phone from 0_100 percent in around 1 hour. Speed is fast but after 4 months starting to lag a bit. Light weight. Camera is out of this world and beats competition. No SD card slot is a huge huge disappointment for me. And last thing price for this phone could of better cheaper alot of cheaper in my books but offers no other features like other devices. Like download booster ultra power saving mode Spen and extra volume mode.....
I want to write comments on gsmarena on note 5 (-ve comments). I dont hv any other use. Which mobile sud i buy.
AnonD-100398, 12 Nov 2015Now that's a very honest short review.i read from a very long time cause most ppl here post th... moreI live in Korea and iphones 6s and 6s plus preorder of 95,000 unit news is not that surprising for me. We have over 28million people in Seoul. 95% of them use android and most of them are either LG or Samsung. Phone is not a big deal here unlike the US. You can't buy and pay them directly and walk out the store. It doesn't work that way in Korea. You have to buy it on contract.
Another thing is that decent phone cases doesn't exist here in Korea. That explain a lot why Samsung built it glass back with metallic color. You will not find a decent phone cases in Seoul. Only 5-10 dollar cases that fit like junks and no one cares. Everyone just buy $1 glass screen proctector and crappy wallet cases and be happy with it.
No Spigen, no Otterbox, no one buy branded manufacturer cases because we barely have them in store. Half of the time, you probably will see them case-less and don't give a damn about it. As you know Samsing offers wireless charging with a charging pad but no one buys that either.
They all will buy a cheap $5 battery pack or $5 qi pad that sucks. Even if the smartphone have removable battery we still prefer the cheap battery pack than expensive OEM battery. That is how unsignificant Samsung or LG is in their home country. Honestly, if you sees us with an iphone it is not because we like them. We just love imported foreign product. I mean, who doesn't want to brag their new US branded phone here.
AnonD-100398, 12 Nov 2015Boring Statement of the year award goes to......guys plz give this guy a round of applause ..LOL.Still no video showing us how tough that glass back is as you claim... Why don't you post one with your Note.5...
i agree with the comment about the Samsung Galaxy Note 4, you can upgrade and has a slot card to change high memory and can add more if it is full on videos and photos. Like other phones with a similarity of Note 4...
Anonymous, 12 Nov 2015In early august Samsung said the GN5 sales were beating the GN4. We haven't heard a word about... moreI guess there was a news some time back which also included the edge s6 plus or may b the s6 and s6 edge. There were some news for apple exchange offers as well Anyways i think the news wud come shortly never the less in my region the phone goes out of stock most of the times mainly for the platimum gold color.
the best for using mobile is the replaceble battery, i had encounter of my cp's built in battery...it was happened that stacked in 1 day and cannot switched power on even the battery was full charged.
Hello. I m a proud owner of note 5.
Does Any one know that note 5 doesn't have a micro sd and removable battery . Any one who hates the most this feature. You?
OK who cares
In early august Samsung said the GN5 sales were beating the GN4. We haven't heard a word about sales in 3 months since (that I've seen). I'm guessing this means the GN5 sales aren't really that good?
Anonymous, 11 Nov 2015I'm gonna make an honest compare......First Display:both 6splus and note 5 are really good but... moreNow that's a very honest short review.i read from a very long time cause most ppl here post things here like a fanboys which is completly biased.
I agree with you completely mate..the night time photography even with fornt camera is just great on Note5 plus i just love the theme support on NOTE5 it gives a option to change a UI style according to our taste.
& yes iphone 6s plus is indeed more solidly built however the note5 cud have also gone for a full metal back cover but users wud have had to loose the wireless charging feature any ways my Note5 already had quite a few drops from my bed but its still intact as of now.so i must say the gorilla glass on both the sides is doing a very good job in protecting the Note5.
LOLLIPOP on NOTE5 is much more polished and the UI experience is much better than any previous versions of KITKAT. I know it is not dead simple or dead stable like the IOS .but i guess that is the price one has to pay for the extra features NOTE5 offers like the themes support Customization,spen software etc