AnonD-22824, 19 Sep 20151) How stupid it is to remove the battery cover again and again, it closes all running apps sa... more1. You don't have to keep opening the back cover. It's an option. You can have extended battery, newer battery, fresh battery, and can inspect for flaws of the battery every 3 months, or when needed. Sacrificing utility so that the device is a FRACTION of a millimeter thinner, and smaller battery is stupid, and limited thinking.
2. You can still load media on the card from your PC. You have the option of NOT to use it also. If you've read articles about Microsoft asking $15 per every Android device made, it's about the exFAT/FAT format patent dispute, and looks like Samsung doesn't want paying for that anymore.
Do you know what's even more stupid? - having less options. Galaxy Note is suppose to be the best of the best, most versatile, and yes, more options you can do with that $1000+ device you spent on.
I'd like to OWN the devices I buy, not just be a dependent RENTER of cloud storage, service center repairs, more data usage, and can't do much compared to to older, or midranged device - " hey, I can do these functions with my $300-$500 device, how come your $1000+ device can't?"
Somethings really wrong.
No expandable memory, no battery swap, no Note5! Hunting now for a smartphone with swapable memory and battery.
Looks like advance bookings of this phone in Bangalore - India is week according a retailer I spoke too.
Not looking good for Sami on the note 5 too.
AnonD-213583, 19 Sep 2015Reading these comments from my Galaxy Note 5 =] I don't know why sooo many people are complai... moreI think sapphire black is better. Gold platinum doesn't match my everyday apparels. Its depend on user mostly.
Reading these comments from my Galaxy Note 5 =]
I don't know why sooo many people are complaining about this device, especially the over-repeated statement of non-removable battery.
If you like it then buy, if you don't like then don't buy it, simple. I certainly wouldn't mind being the only Note 5 user on this earth.
However if you do want to join, go for the Gold Platinum color. You certainly won't regret =]
TheNeighbor, 18 Sep 2015This is where at least a memory expansion greatly is needed. Not only for music - also for aud... moreIf cloud storage is not a thing then, why we have Nextbit Robin smartphone? Its a prove that smartphone technology is leaving the sd slot for good. It already raised one million dollars through Kickstarter campaign.
1) How stupid it is to remove the battery cover again and again, it closes all running apps saved in the memory
2) How stupid it is to not have full access to the Micro sd card slot without root.
Anonymous, 18 Sep 2015Yes,I am also streaming radio from time to time,but when I goin other country where the roamin... moreThis is where at least a memory expansion greatly is needed. Not only for music - also for audio books, video, and digital books to read.
I see they integrated Google Drive into the file explorer. Cloud isn't the answer to good ol' independent files... yet for MOST. I have 119GB out of the 128GB of micro SD inside my Note 3 - totally beats the waiting time accessing my 200GB OneDrive. It took over 5 minutes this morning to download a 23mb PPT file for me to edit in an area with only a fluctuating 3G signal.
I have bougth the whole galaxy series from beginning. But now when they have taken the decision to apple the Phones without memory card slot and battery changes. I just see a good Phone goes to the grave
Anonymous, 18 Sep 2015Yes,I am also streaming radio from time to time,but when I goin other country where the roamin... moreFor asian countries, going to other country and trying to listen to their radio is BS. The language differences is obvious and gibberish. Why even bother listening to radio. If you talking about American traveling to UK or England, then it is reasonable.
TheNeighbor, 18 Sep 2015Although FM radio is one feature hardly ever used - terrible programs, and I use internet musi... moreYes,I am also streaming radio from time to time,but when I goin other country where the roaming data charges equals to 15 Euro per MB,then anybody on here will seriously reconsider the lack of FM radio.I am sorry,but I am not going to pay for a device,that is missing the FM radio or a device which is missing the FM radio,the SD memory slot and the removable battery...
Anonymous, 18 Sep 2015I've also noticed,that there is no FM radio neither on Note 3 nor on the Note 4.I will need to... moreAlthough FM radio is one feature hardly ever used - terrible programs, and I use internet music streaming at times.
Seeing this a lot on tv. Mostly they emphasizes on the powerful camera. Nothing much really. The same as Note4.
TheNeighbor, 18 Sep 2015As someone mentioned as those things being "over-repeated" complaints, it cannot be ... moreI've also noticed,that there is no FM radio neither on Note 3 nor on the Note 4.I will need to stay with my Note 1 then...
TheNeighbor, 18 Sep 2015As someone mentioned as those things being "over-repeated" complaints, it cannot be ... moreMake ur own smartphone then, over reapeating the same complaints again and again will do u no good.Its already said & done Lol.
Anonymous, 18 Sep 2015Well,I am just about to change my Note 1,which gave me an exellent service for more then 3 yea... moreAs someone mentioned as those things being "over-repeated" complaints, it cannot be stressed enough to the Samsung design team and the executives who agreed to this going off to production. Terrible idea to just take out those two important features, while we see older or lower models having them instead. Weird that my old Note 1 could actually be more useful than this - I loved that device, and it's still working with a family member.
And micro USB adapters for micro SD cards, or even those USB dongles are going to be sticking out are poor consulation implementations.