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.
AnonD-77443, 16 Sep 2015Like I've said before, the big problem with cloud, sidesync etc is mobile coverage and data co... moreOver 7 GB of files to upload to OneDrive took about 2 days via LAN on my service - that's how slow my service is. Even my 4G LTE unlimited data is similar.
Anonymous, 15 Sep 2015Yeah, that makes sense... your phone is full and every time you want a new movie etc you need ... moreC, even i consider myself and most smartphone users (who do not even come here to comment cause they r too busy to come here )a average+ heavy user .
why a average and a heavy because we r a type of ppl who work the entire week and get extra time only in weekends so we use the smartphone for a very less time or a (average use) in a week however we use the smartphone a lot in weekends (heavy use) .
So, for us 64gb is more than enough .to tell u the fact i also have 16gb on my note2+ a 32gb card even that has labt 8 gb of empty space rightnow ,trust me while buying Note5 i was even thinking that i sud go for a 32gb version considering my usage ( but went for 64gb) on top of that i can easily move my data which i do not use to my laptop or a pc withen mins through superfast wifi connection to free up the space many users like me do this.
I dont like to carry a lot of data on my smartphone which i wont even use .
Dont get me wrong its not like i dont like to play games or watch tv series or movies on my smartphone i love that very much its just that my choices r very much sorted mean i wud only play few best premium games that i like on android 6gb max, i wud only watch good movies and tv series that i like 15gb max, i wud only keep selected collection of music that i like 8gb max , camera and video recording 10gb and misc 5gb so the total is some what 50 to 52 gb and this too is max amt of data size i am giving u .
Most of the times i wud go ranging between 35 to 40gb on a normal use but if i want i can even cut it down to 32gb, i guess the number of users like me are more i.e samsung and many other OEM's are introducing the cheaper 32 gb models more b it s6, s6 edge , note5 or s6 edge+ .if u see the market is flooded with these kind of 32 gb phones .you might feel that nobody is buying it.but thats not true samung has sold lots of 32gb s6 and s6 edge models so did Lg Nexus, Mi pbones , apple phones etc
Users who use there smartphone a lot (who endup complaining here & who have lots of time and they like to keep the screen on day and night ) wud never like the idea of non expandable storage. Btw These type of users r too demanding and r very few compaired to average users.
but if u see the advantage which is a very good one for users like me is that we atleast have the option to use the entire 64 gb as a internal memory and not 32gb like on the note4
My god! this has become a super long essay..sorry for that.
AnonD-77443, 16 Sep 2015Like I've said before, the big problem with cloud, sidesync etc is mobile coverage and data co... moreJust to follow up on cloud issues.
On my PC (with a quick fibre/LAN connection) i get about 800kB/s download from dropbox and 100kB/s from sugarsync (the restriction is at their end not mine).
If i was to download a typical 1GB movie from the cloud it would take 20 minutes with dropbox and 2.8 hours with Sugarsync.
Sure SD cards are slower but that's not an issue if you simply use it for storage of songs, movies, photos etc.
Anonymous, 15 Sep 2015I'm not saying more space isn't good. Not saying more battery isn't good. Tons of professional... moreLike I've said before, the big problem with cloud, sidesync etc is mobile coverage and data costs. It might be fine for someone who spends their life in a city and has unlimited data but that's not the reality for most.
I have Dropbox and sugarsync on several PC's and a laptop but even those have most of the data stored locally on the HDD/SSD. Copying from the cloud is a bit of a pain even with LAN on a PC.