AnonD-111968, 12 Sep 2015I agree with The Neighbor. The glass back for me is not a very good choice by Samsung. There's... moreI think I've dropped my Note 3 twice in the 21 months I've been using it, and it always dropped on its back. I only use an aluminum anodized side bumper:
Even with a clear acrylic glass (plastic in short), that thing is going to be scratched up after a few days. I have a waterproof case that's made of acrylic, and it's prone to scratches.
At least a metal bumper can protect and have the back exposed, but that's a bad idea for this Note.5. You'd need a full protection like with Otterbox with that fragile back. In the end, those who'll actually be using this without protection are just asking for it to shatter. No matter how careful you want to be with a naked device - some m*ron will bump into you, and bam! -there goes that $1000 device on the ground.
I agree with The Neighbor. The glass back for me is not a very good choice by Samsung. There's a high probability that a phone will land on it's back the usual way it is being used- we can discuss the Physics about it. I believe those who favors the glass back are GUILTY since they are using a protective casing and covers the glass, so what's the point of having a glass back. Ah they are wise they use a transparent case :)
Anonymous, 12 Sep 2015You make no sense. I eat with glass plate. They serve soup with glass bowl in restaurant. Did ... moreYou mean they don't break when you drop them? Plates are made of ceramic mostly - they break too. Plastic plates don't break on impact though.
TheNeighbor, 12 Sep 2015Let's simplify because you seem not to comprehend: All first 4 Galaxy Notes = NO glass back... moreYou make no sense. I eat with glass plate. They serve soup with glass bowl in restaurant. Did that stop them from using glass? No. Just stop it neighbour.
TheNeighbor, 12 Sep 2015I think you should look up the meaning of the word before actually using it. Putting in ano... moreWhere your logic? People also buys glass kitchenware. Do you not use glass cup, glass plate, glass bowl in your house? Ever wonder why your mother buy it? We all know its prone to shattered but that doesn't stop glassware industry. I bet you hate that glass window in your house, your glass wind shield car, or even your glasses. You just stop making sense a long while ago. Why don't you use basic phone with plastic display. All plastic. Just live with plastic your whole live. The unhealthiest substance on the planet that gives you cancer. Plastic. Takes 1000years to decomposed them.
AnonD-100398, 12 Sep 2015Thats what iam saying GN4 is also a electronic device and has glass u r talking as if its or ... moreLet's simplify because you seem not to comprehend:
All first 4 Galaxy Notes = NO glass backs, only front has glass.
Note.5: Has glass back = more chances to break as back likely to even hit the ground when it slips off the hand.
Glass back of Note.5= adds another surface for smudgy fingerprints, more slippery if put in trouser side pockets- can slide out accidentally when you sit down.
Real realistic usage = Will need a thick case like Otterbox to cover that glass back for protection = utterly pointless to have glass back to begin with.
Even Apple has already stayed away with a glass back.
TheNeighbor, 12 Sep 2015I think you should look up the meaning of the word before actually using it. Putting in ano... moreThats what iam saying GN4 is also a electronic device and has glass u r talking as if its or any other smartphone is made of iron.& only note5 has front and back glass .LOL i think u forgot abt thr dony xperia flagship line up they all have glass front and back.and there r lots of ppl using it.once again u proved how HYPOCRITE U have become out of ur hate.lol
What!? Not able to insert a memory card????? Was the designer drunk or what was he thinking.
I was going to buy one, but not now!
AnonD-100398, 12 Sep 2015I bet u must have seen a shattered front screen GN4 ..so what in the world makes u all think t... moreI think you should look up the meaning of the word before actually using it.
Putting in another glass surface doubles the chances by 100% more. Utter illogical and impractical.
Anonymous, 12 Sep 2015Well, i've never seen a shattered back on a GN4 (its plastic and has a lot more grip :-) ).I bet u must have seen a shattered front screen GN4 ..so what in the world makes u all think that ONLY the BACK is prone to b shattered LOL.Again u all r crossing heights of HYPOCRITE thinking under ur rage of hatered.
U all r talking as if,if any phone drops only the back hits the ground first.u all r making me LOL like crazy .i mean what a biased thinking u all haters have got..Go get some logic first.& better luck next time.till then NOTE5 IS THE KING.moreover it has lots of premium transparent back covers.
I prefer Full HD with removable battery and Micro SD slot
QHD with non removable battery and no Micro SD slot
AnonD-100398, 12 Sep 2015U r purposely making it sound like ONLY GN5 can have the shattered glass.What a HYPOCRITE thin... moreWell, i've never seen a shattered back on a GN4 (its plastic and has a lot more grip :-) ).
AnonD-100398, 12 Sep 2015U r purposely making it sound like ONLY GN5 can have the shattered glass.What a HYPOCRITE thin... moreYou actually want a shatter prone glass back? A glass shiny, finger print prone, glass back? And your actually going to go around using it without a case? Because it'll be contradictory if you get a cover which is some plastic or some silicon because it won't show that shiny gold you want.
What is this deranged misplaced sense of logic what you actually want a glass backed device?
Why would anyone in their right mind want something that breaks upon FIRST impact?
Who wants something like this? Oh, you...
Anonymous, 12 Sep 2015Actually the drop tests show that a shattered back is very likely with the GN5.U r purposely making it sound like ONLY GN5 can have the shattered glass.What a HYPOCRITE thinking u & the neighboUr have .Lol.go get some life haters :p
AnonD-100398, 12 Sep 2015dude i can agree that note5 is not that big of a upgrade from note4 however ur point that the ... morebro i just bought note 5 yesterday n honestly i loved it, even though i hate note 4 because it laggs, it gvs errors that clear the ram etc, but note 5 doesnt lag its fast and a great camera plus new interface is superb
MANI, 12 Sep 2015My brother using note 3. It becomes hot around the camera when he browses for for long time. I... moreyes exaktly i just bought note 5 yesterday nd it was heating up lyk its gonna burn i was unable to hold, camera area plus its sides were getting to hot it sucks
Anonymous, 12 Sep 2015Actually the drop tests show that a shattered back is very likely with the GN5.Gorilla glass still will break, under any circumstance, even more with the size of the Galaxy Note.5. More surface area = more likely to break. Suffice to say, doubling the glass surface by putting glass at the back will even increase the chances for smudges, scratches and breakage by another 100%.
Samsung figured out this sales strategy with what Apple and Sony are doing - make the device fragile so there likely to increase sales or at least the costly repair. Also same goes for that sealed battery- fast charging and fast wireless charging will make the battery life shorter so you either have it replaced at a higher cost, or get a new device every year.
Another strategy they actually invented is the fiasco of getting the S Pen back in the wrong way - instant breakage of the S Pen detection sensor = more repairs = more money.
Ever wonder why Apple stopped implementing sapphire glass? They don't want eliminating glass breakage. They need that for extra profits.
Anonymous, 11 Sep 2015No it isn't, or you wouldn't be on here trying to stop it selling.Actually the drop tests show that a shattered back is very likely with the GN5.
MANI, 12 Sep 2015My brother using note 3. It becomes hot around the camera when he browses for for long time. I... moreAlmost Every smartphone if used for a long time gets a little heated from the back camera side, but if its heating too much then there is something wrong with it and it is suggested to send it for repair at a authorised service center.note5 has 14nm chipset which is rated to not overheat like the sd810 and 14 nm chipset it is going to b more benificial for note5 if u compair the demintions of note5 and 14nm chip ( means note5 will run more cooler than even the Galaxy s6 and the Galaxy s6 edge which has the same 14nm chipset)
Conclusion - Note5 and s6 edge plus will b the most efficiant and will run cooler even at heavy tasks than any other smartphone in the market.