People complaining about lack of SD card slot and unremovable battery of note 5 please grow up. Just look at the battery of this beast and have you actually used it, u won't need to replace the battery and the gigantous internal storage would not require further expansion
TheNeighbor, 17 Sep 2015S6 Active is meant for "non-city" use... Why didn't it come with a memory expansion?... moreYou are one of those people who keep waiting and waiting for the latest device year after year but never actually buyinh one aren't you. Just buy it already. Keep on waiting will do no good. You never knows when you die.
Anonymous, 17 Sep 2015Isn't Moto X Style a better choice. It is high end. Stock android experience. No bloatware exc... moreThanks for the tip, will check them out. In relation to stock android, i purchased a nexus 10 a few years ago and was really disappointed with the pure android OS... there were so many features and options that were missing compared with my then Note 3.
Bloatware doesn't worry me on high end devices, i either hide the app or stick it in a junk folder and there is no impact on my Note 4. I ha te the touchwizz launcher so use go launcher instead.
AnonD-77443, 17 Sep 2015Giving mid range phones more options (SD card and removable battery) than the "high end&q... moreForbes:
The loss of micro SD support and the removable battery weakens the Galaxy Note 5 offering compared to other manufacturers. It also weakens the phablet to lay year's Galaxy Note 4. If your older handset is perceived as a better handset than the latest model, then something is wrong."
Anonymous, 16 Sep 2015have you hear of tampered glass?S6 Active is meant for "non-city" use... Why didn't it come with a memory expansion? It's considered as high-end as the S6, or Note.5.
I'd like the latest a new device with the latest most fastest processing, but with all the bells and whistles. Reasoning that this thing is only for city dwellers just doesn't add up.
AnonD-77443, 17 Sep 2015Giving mid range phones more options (SD card and removable battery) than the "high end&q... moreIsn't Moto X Style a better choice. It is high end. Stock android experience. No bloatware except a couple Motorola setting apps. Similar spec to Galaxy Note. QHD 5.7inch display and others.
AnonD-77443, 17 Sep 2015Giving mid range phones more options (SD card and removable battery) than the "high end&q... moreThat's right - you having the highest premium device, yet it can't have the very simple features that low to midrange devices have? It isn't versatile enough? There's something wrong with this concept.
Anonymous, 16 Sep 2015And that is the exact reason why we also have many other budget phone or midrange phone with s... moreGiving mid range phones more options (SD card and removable battery) than the "high end" GN5 is a bit silly isn't it.... So far the best option to replace my GN4 is the Sony Z5 premium... will probably stick with the GN4 but.
TheNeighbor, 16 Sep 2015Doesn't matter. You'll need some heavy case on that fragile glass back, increasing that frame ... moreHere another example of Note5 skin. Made with wood grain type fibre.
TheNeighbor, 16 Sep 2015Doesn't matter. You'll need some heavy case on that fragile glass back, increasing that frame ... moreNote5 doesn't need heavy case on its fragile glass back. Just a simple carbon fibre skin on the back is enough as protection. Its is very durable. Made by dBrand. You lose the glossy glass but get a nice grip with the skin which also retain the curved shape.
TheNeighbor, 16 Sep 2015And the reality is, not all are with data plan, or would have fast internet service - even in ... moreAnd that is the exact reason why we also have many other budget phone or midrange phone with sd slot support from Samsung and various other brands. Its not like Samsung only sell Note5 alone. You make the purchases, your choice. City dwellers buy Note5 if they have fast internet service. The rest of us can go by with simple mid range smartphone that come with sd slot.
[deleted post]Doesn't matter. You'll need some heavy case on that fragile glass back, increasing that frame dimensions. One drop with the naked glass back will at least fracture it. Silicone or TPU will not be enough.
The screen-to-body ratio for the note 5 is 76.83%. I assumed the corners were square but they are not. So it is not 75.9%. It is, even in reality, greater than 76.83%, as I did not take into account that the corners are round. I wonder how they calculate for the ratio.
Anonymous, 16 Sep 2015The reality is that Samsung is a Korean company. They built phone base on what is available in... moreAnd the reality is, not all are with data plan, or would have fast internet service - even in the urban setting. Maximum data storage is a great advantage - no matter how small number would actually take advantage of this. I remember 128GB being $150+, and after less than a year now it's half that cost. Goes to show how much the demand is low, but I've taken advantage of getting one to increase my Note 3's capavity- absolutely no worries of hitting constant limitation like with a 64GB before for my media downloads.
And I really wonder the omission of the changeable battery as well. Battery swap rental shops are actually popular in Korea. All ZERO charging time. Wireless charging is a joke, even with the new fast one - 2 hours to charge? Also, much more heat will degrade the battery even faster. Also for fast charging.
AnonD-77443, 16 Sep 2015Like I've said before, the big problem with cloud, sidesync etc is mobile coverage and data co... moreThe reality is that Samsung is a Korean company. They built phone base on what is available in their country. Mobile coverage and data cost are not an issues for Korea which have one of the fastest internet in the world and widest mobile coverage(4G LTE-A) in their nation. And originally, Galaxy Note series is a niche device for city people. I wonder why non-city people buy it anyway knowing that it gives that huge disadvantages. Cloud computing is also the reality of the future. External storage like sd card, hard disk, usb drive and others will become obsolete in the future. Everything have it limits. We couldn't possibly built an sd card worth 20TB in the future even if the demand ask for it. It have been several years since the limit of internal storage for phone kept at 128gb maximum. It make more sense to go into cloud storage then letting our scientist and engineer to struggle figuring out to fit 1TB internal storage in our phone just to satisfy our needs.