No expandable SD memory, no removable battery!? Very bad move Samsung, No thank you! I wont be upgrading to this phone, I'll stay with my Note 4. At least when i'm at a location unable to charge, I can switch out one of my 4 batteries quickly and easily, and can move my music videos and pictures to and from my laptop easily using SD card.
removal of sd card.. i didn't like. but my mate said it slows the fone down.
having got the phone now. its sooooo quick with camera operation.
its rediculously quick LOL
double tab button and camera is open in seconds, and ready to take.
Anonymous, 18 Oct 2015Would you choose the Note 4 over the Note 5?A mistake not allowing expandable memory. Taking out removable battery changed my mind about purchasing it.
Anonymous, 17 Oct 2015Got to use the note 5. I own a note 4. Ok here goes. The note 5 is such a let down fr... moreI am an iPhone user and I want to shift to samsung and note 5 being the most obvious choice. So, i just want to ask which phone to buy I'm planning for note 5 actually. PS i will be using android for the first time
Anonymous, 18 Oct 2015Would you choose the Note 4 over the Note 5?I'm currently using the Note 3, and passed up the Note 4, because there's little added features that I needed. Now it's time for a new service unit for my renewal which comes "free", I wanted the latest processor, and the Note 5 was suppose to be it - pretty dissapointed with the lesser features and silly fragile back.
I could get the Note 4 anytime, but it'll be a waste to know that I'll be getting something that's already dated tech to be used for another 2 years. Again, I can hold on another year for the Note 6 if I have to, so that "free" device with the service cost I'll be paying for anyway. If it wasn't for the useful S Pen, I'd never bother with the galaxy Note series.
Believe me, I don't want to be stuck with the Note.5 for the next 2 years as it'll be utterly LESS useful, more fragile, only comes in 32GB version where I live, and not waste some $1000+ for importing a 64GB version without a warranty. I'd rather spend my saved up $1000+ on a Surface Pro 4 with warranty.
My complaints here are valid. Some of you lot say you are ok with the fixed battery, are happy carrying your charger/powerbank/charger pad, and also complacent carrying micro USB dongles - you DON'T need to endure such nonsense before. You even say you didn't use the infrared remote capabilities - well, I do.
Bunyip22 and I are very vocal about more value, and NOT less to updated versions of the Galaxy Note. We were believers in not being status quo like iPhone users - underpowered users who use their devices as status symbols, and not as TOOLS as we do. You complain how cheap the plastic backs were? Well, you know that shiny glass back - you'll eventually be spending some $60-$70 more for a PLASTIC case to protect that silly fragile glass. So much for that thin design and shiny gold platinum some of you are banging on. Message to Samsung - I thought the idea for making the next generation devices was to make it better and NOT compromise features.
TheNeighbor, 18 Oct 2015Right... and you were all telling us that we should not compare Android with iPhones. As a ... moreThe Note5 troll officially has gone crazy. He even replying to himself these day. Poor guy. How is your therapist appointment? Not going well I see.
TheNeighbor, 17 Oct 2015Downgrade is right word to describe it - no matter how incredibly good looking their advertisi... moreRight... and you were all telling us that we should not compare Android with iPhones.
As a long time Galaxy Note user, I have every right to post my disappointments about this iteration.
TheNeighbor, 17 Oct 2015The price for the iPad Pro is out and comes only two versions - 32GB for $700, and 128GB for $... moreBro, first and foremost, Ipad Pro is a Tablet category. Not a phone, so please dont compare these two. If you want to compare, compare another phone to it. Lets take the Iphone for your sake. Iphone has the technology of pre-seperating the amount of ram allocation for each. Have u seen the new ios size?It is, very small. In fact, those who opt for ios cannot customize their phone much. It means, those who go for Iphone are in fact those going for simplicity. Android however, is customizable. Why not try flashing ios rom? u cant right? They are two seperate classes. Its funny how u compare things and how much hatred you have on Samsung. However, the fact is u have put ur dissatisfaction at the wrong place. Send a mail to Samsung regarding how dissapoointed you are..
dev, 17 Oct 2015Hi Nicky you must go for s6 as it has better battery life and fun loving set. Thanks but I want to choose one from those two note 5 or s6
david, 18 Oct 2015nothing is better than samsung galaxy a5........ Galaxy A9.
Anonymous, 17 Oct 2015Got to use the note 5.
I own a note 4.
Ok here goes.
The note 5 is such a let down fr... moreDowngrade is right word to describe it - no matter how incredibly good looking their advertising is. This is why I call it the Note.5 (Note POINT Five) because I only see it half capable of its predecessors.
It's a failure device, even Samsung knows it's going to be by avoiding selling in EU. They've even sabotaged it by only selling the 32GB version in most countries, and 64GB is very limited.
This product doesn't make sense with no removable battery, no memory expansion, no infrared remote, and it has the most fragile glass back. Samsung f***ed it up real good just to attract bling hipsters who say it had great build but only to put plastic cover to protect it. Just too pretentious.