TheNeighbor, 13 Sep 2015So far, the Note.5 has is a downgrade compared to the last two generation of Galaxy Notes. All... moreBoo. Being a lecturer of university doesn't mean you need to write a super long thesis in here. Nobody read this. Even your student. They probably dozed off during your ultra boring class.
So far, the Note.5 has is a downgrade compared to the last two generation of Galaxy Notes. All it has to show for are major flaws and a lot of compromises missing the following:
Versatility - all the goodness of the universal infrared remote, DIRECT user battery replacement, DIRECT third party extended batteries like Zerolemon, swappable high-capacity micro SD cards which go up to 128GB for only $75 now.
Rigidness - it's ironic that people complained about the plastic back, and yet now they'll need a heavy plastic protection for that fragile glass back from drops. All anyone needs for the past Galaxy Notes is a side bumper and back is exposed. Another glass surface doubles that breakage incident, especially for our hipster friends who actually like to use this without a case to show off the smudgy laden back.
Reliability - the S Pen for this is flawed getting stuck if anyone putts it in backwards, destroying the Pen detection switch. It's totally f***ed up flaw. You have to keep guard and tell off people not to put it in backwards all the time. This was never an issue with any of the Galaxy Notes.
Powerbank, USB OTG dongle, wireless HDD, and all the excuses for Samsung's direction for this excuse of a poor Galaxy Note-iPhone wannabe are bad compromises for Galaxy Note users. These compromises were the sources for jokes against iPhone users actually trying really hard forcing themselves to endure all the shortcomings of an iPhone.
Looks like there's no difference now.
TheNeighbor, 13 Sep 2015Yup, the smartphone is now officially has more brains than the owner. I'm actually outside, sk... moreThat removable battery statement is over-repeated. Fine. You win. You are right all along. You are the god of righteousness. We bow to you and worship your words. Note5 is not greater than Note 4. *I bet that is what you want to hear from us. Keep dreaming.
I didnt Find any big update from note 4 to note 5 i think better to buy note 4 than note 5.
kajam, 13 Sep 2015Just bought the phone upgraded from note 4 (i don't know some others will call this a downgrad... moreThe only thing i wud have loved the most on a Note5 is the Ir blaster however its not that big of deal breaker for me .if u compair the other features the Note5 is offering ir blaster is not big trade of.
Btw there is cheap solution for that using a 3.5 mm jack for Ir blaster.
MANI, 12 Sep 2015My brother using note 3. It becomes hot around the camera when he browses for for long time. I... moreJust bought the phone upgraded from note 4 (i don't know some others will call this a downgrade) i loved although i miss the exSD and the IR options but the phone is soooooo amazing fast, nice looking and my favorite is the s pen new features the only cons is limited color and max 64gb options. other than than i don't have any complain about the phone no heat or lack issues. but i am going to visit samsung website everyday to write a feedback and its going to be bad just to help get the features that taken from note 4 back.
[deleted post]Yup, the smartphone is now officially has more brains than the owner. I'm actually outside, sketching.
Have you ever heard of swipe texting? You should try it. It's darn fast. At least it will improve your spelling.
And that's the great thing about removable batteries - I only change every 12-13 hours, and get full power again, keeping my Note unthetered, thin and handy.
[deleted post]I think it's really time for you to look up what hypocrite means, since you've been obviously repeating it. It practically means saying something, yet doing or saying the opposite later on. Pay attention.
Some examples of hypocrite actions or saying you've been telling us:
*You said you're not an S Pen fan, and would like to get the Edge Plus - but now you're supposedly telling us you've ordered the Note.5.
*You are dissapointed that the infrared remote control is gone, yet you're ok SUPPOSEDLY ordered the Note.5 with no IR remote.
*And Bob cited Apple promoting that stylus is an outdated thing before, but now it's an ok thing with the Apple Pencil - an example of a contradictory or hypocritical statement.
*Apple fans keep defending that iOS with only 512mb RAM is good enough, but now aren't saying anything about the fact that iPad Air 2 sports 2GB RAM, and the new iPad Pro sports 4GB RAM, and they're ok with that - another example of a hypocritical stance.
Are you getting all of this? Do you now know what hypocrite is now?
TheNeighbor, 12 Sep 2015"Will never be waterproof"? Duh. Wrong interpretation of the news.There is nothing as totaly waterproof in smartphones even sony admited that.so no wrong interception.stop being CYNICAL all the time.
[deleted post]Now u have started to resort on personal attacks , good going my friend.
[deleted post]Stop giving obvious statements :( everyone knows a computer is always more smarter than any humen being ..u dont have any valid point . u r just SIDE tracking the conversation and resorting on PERSONAL attacks than any valid arguement .lol.stop being cheap like ur Note3.lol.
Btw its nice to know that u r having sleepless nights cause i bought the best smartphone which has "BEAUTY WITH BRAINS" For the first time in entire Note series history.
TheNeighbor, 13 Sep 2015My profession is architect/illustrator/university instructor. Even still working with pape... moreWhy don't you buy Suface Pro 4 with stylus or Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 LTE with Spen. Make more sense rather than complaining about Note5 all week long.
AnonD-440183, 13 Sep 2015Although you make some very goods points about their marketing strategy and decisions made, I ... moreMy profession is architect/illustrator/university instructor.
Even still working with paper, I use the S Pen to do some of my initial idea sketches, even using it to communicate with fellow designers through drawing. I can even do finer works using drawing apps like Infinite Painter, Sketchbook Pro and Adobe Photoshop Touch. Then Samsung had to f*** it up with the S Pen silo design flaw.
Infrared remote control for operating the class TV or projector so I don't have to go all the way to the custodian.
AnonD-440183, 13 Sep 2015And besides can you offer any proof that the fast charge will damage the battery more than the... moreYou can charge your battery in 1 hour? I get 100% power back in 1 minute with my pre-charged spare battery. Charging my spare battery either happens at home or in my bag with a cradle charger plugged into a powerbank. My devices remains totally wireless.
If you already have the Note.5, you should do the following to keep that battery optimized with reduced degradation:
*Keep charge between 40% to 80%
*Charge with normal non-fast charge for less heat
You can actually get better power longevity and up to 10 times more battery cycles.
AnonD-440183, 13 Sep 2015And besides can you offer any proof that the fast charge will damage the battery more than the... moreGo to battery university dot com, type search fast charging. It'll tell you everything with charts. Also read about depth of discharge, battery cycles.
Fast charging is a short term solution. A consolation prize to changeable batteries which I have recently bought 3 new ones after my first set becoming quite ineffective from 18 months ago. How ineffective? It was just giving me about 3 hours of on screen time, in a span of 5 to 6 hours.
New batteries give me more than twice more than that - over 6 hours of screen time, in the span of 13 to 14 hours. And I tether my unlimited data with my Surface, with Bluetooth always connected to my wireless earphones, all notifications on, LTE always on. Changing batteries only take a minute.
I'm just waiting for Apple to come out with an iPen and edge screens, so they can be seen as hypocrites. I can't believe Apple won so many lawsuits against Samsung for absurd design similarities, while they have been "borrowing" many other company's ideas and designs for a long time. I think that many competitors will have similar designs that will seem very much alike, but the fact that Apple actually sued someone else (and won!) for what they have been guilty for in the past (and present) makes me hate the money-hungry company even more. I don't hate iPhones, I hate Apple. Their products are actually pretty good. Its the way the charge ridiculous prices for questionable quality of hardware and their polished iOS (which is what people are really buying, but its good.) Should Samsung sue Apple because they copied the "phablet"-sized screens Samsung has become popular for? Hmmm....sounds silly, but Apple has already done it to them for other similar design points. I was mad at Steve Jobs for awhile because I thought he had something to do with the pricing for these devices. As I have learned, the company made those choices and he was not happy about it. F$%* Apple! But their devices are cool.
TheNeighbor, 13 Sep 2015This is some weird marketing experiment on Samsung's part, targeting people who don't really u... moreAnd besides can you offer any proof that the fast charge will damage the battery more than the normal life of any previous battery? It is possible that this was thought of in the design process and made more efficient to offer a similar over-all battery life while still allowing fast charge? By the way, fast charge is...AWESOME!! Full charge takes an hour and eights minutes from 1%. Who needs replaceable batteries? Take it from someone who used replaceable batteries EVERY SINGLE DAY and never had to charge my phone with 3 batteries in rotation. I will miss bringing them with me on long trips, but for the most part the long battery life and fast charge has made up for it.
TheNeighbor, 13 Sep 2015This is some weird marketing experiment on Samsung's part, targeting people who don't really u... moreAlthough you make some very goods points about their marketing strategy and decisions made, I should mention that the Samsung Galaxy Note series was designed for business-oriented people. (Not why I bought it though.) With this in mind, is it really a wonder why they took the SD card slot and replaceable battery away? Don't get me wrong, these were two of my favorite features that separated Samsung from Apple. But there are good reasons for this. I wrote a post for this somewhere on this thread. It's lengthy so I won't reiterate here.
Why did they take away the IR blaster and add the heart rate monitor? That is a very good question, considering they are now targeting normal, every day users and not the tech hungry individuals or business-orientated people as before. I could have said they took the IR blaster away because people who are serious business people don't have time for TV. But that doesn't make sense now with the target change. I don't care that my Note 5 doesn't have one. Why? You guessed it! I don't watch TV anymore. Not worth the time if you want to get your life in order. Besides, you already have a remote. What you may not have is a heart rate monitor, which in my opinion is better because it promotes health and not laziness. I don't want to sound like I am a health nut, because I'm not. But it makes sense.
The glass back was something necessary for the new wireless charging technology, even though it is not as practical or pleasant as one would hope for. It will not work with any metal covers. This is something iPhones can't do. Is it that important? Maybe not, but it's a new technology that Samsung is taking advantage of. It will be big one day. But, Apple might let it slip by like other technologies they failed to incorporate, but seems to make up for later. I'm not saying that one is better than the other. I am simply saying that each device has its specialized features that will be dependent on what the user needs it for. That is what ultimately makes it a good device for any particular consumer.