The Note 5 is not want I want in a smartphone. I fell in love with the Note series from the first and have been a loyal user through the 4 series, which I currently use. Now, however, I will be looking for a different product line.
First of all, I don't care anything about the stylus; I never use it (I mean never). I also don't care if a phone has a tft or led display; either is more than enough and the screen resolution really isn't a big deal for me either. The screen size IS. I actually prefer the Note 3 over the 4 as far as the screen goes. I was hoping for something slightly larger out of the 5, although the screen size is okay. I couldn't care less what the case looks like; my phones are always in a case anyway and I wouldn't have it any other way.
I do not want to have to plug in a USB drive to save off my files and the lack of a microusb is a big deal for me. The Note 3 and 4 both last about 5 hours before going dead for me (yes, I am on my phone A LOT) and not having a removable battery is a big problem. Thus can, of course, be partially remedied by carrying external batteries, but it is a pain to use the phone when they are plugged in and its actually hard to find ones that have enough capacity to charge the Note series.
Not having an IR blaster is a big step backwards as well. This isn't incredibly important for me, but it is a feature I like.
What Samsung did is redesign a grear phone to be more like the iPhone plus, which is not what made this series popular.
Case appearance = I don't care.
Fingerprint Reader = Useless
No removable battery = Huge problem
No Micro USB = Big Problem
No IR blaster = Annoying
Screen = OK, but not exciting.
Went to the biggest Reliance digital store in Bangalore India and the sales guy said that there were very few advance bookings for the S6+ edge
Though the note 5 not yet launched hardly any customers are asking about it.
finally a senior samsung software engineering manager from their R&D centre mentioned to me that he was not happy by the decisions taken by samis headquarters in South Korea on removeing some of the fearures.
Question will sami learn .... or are they going ti crash like nokia
No memory card slot, while only 32/64GB versions are available, but not the 128GB version...
Paragb, 30 Aug 2015Oh big boring essAys again lol..sorry dude but just cant read all that lol :p Ur love for n... moreYou can't read? Short attention span, easily lured to shiny impractical things, silly enough to think the S Pen works on the S6 Edge Plus... Pretty much says it all.
I'm planning to buy a flagship smartphone.... I'm very interested in Note5... Should I go for it or wait for the s7 or any other smartphone?
TheNeighbor, 30 Aug 2015Sorry, I could care less of any of your S6 or Edge fancies. They are worthless to me without t... moreOh big boring essAys again lol..sorry dude but just cant read all that lol :p
Ur love for note5 and s6 edge+ is in denial rightnow sooner or later u will start loving it more than anything else in your life.
No memory card slot...that's a deal breaker...note 4 will probably be the last Samsung I will own.
Paragb, 30 Aug 2015Again a note for u - just accept that the Note5 & The S6 Edge+ r the best smartphones righ... morehttp://st.gsmarena.com/imgroot/news/15/08/weekly-poll-results-note5-s6edgeplus/-728/gsmarena_002.jpg
TheNeighbor, 30 Aug 2015Sorry, I could care less of any of your S6 or Edge fancies. They are worthless to me without t... moreYou should know that many people who own this love this phone. Only those who doesn't own it yet says everything you said. Here the prove if you don't believe it.
Lousy phone without micro SD slot and non-removable battery. S pen is a failure in Note 5. The 4GB Ram doesnt speed up the phone at all, as it is for Multi-Windows function, which a lot of people mistaken for its speed! Note 5 only max up to 64GB!!! It's not enough!!!
If you were to do a calculation on Note 5 memory price as compared to microSD card, you will know how much more expensive it is!
This phone is a failure.
Microsoft is coming up with a phone with micro SD slot support up to 256GB, removable battery, stylus pen and USB C connector!
Paragb, 30 Aug 2015Again a note for u - just accept that the Note5 & The S6 Edge+ r the best smartphones righ... moreSorry, I could care less of any of your S6 or Edge fancies. They are worthless to me without the S Pen, no matter how good looking they are. Note 5 on the other hand, I can get for free with my serice contract renewal. I'd be paying for the same amount of service, and why not get the "free" device that usually comes along with it.
Unlike you who just likes how it looks and the IDEA of fast memory, for me the S Pen is all important, and I was really hoping for it to be my next upgrade. Not likely now, with all the fiasco numb-nut job that Samsung did. I appreciate the processor upgrade and better fingerprint scanner, BUT NOT the terrible sealed battery, no memory expansion, glass back, and the S Pen design flaw.
Hey, you like the bling and not even know how it really works, ignoring the weakness of the device and all for a shiny fragile device choice - your sense of what is good like the logic of iPhone users - "don't-know-better-don't-care-it-looks-good-it's-popular-I-want-it".
I'm a big Galaxy Note fan (not the brand Samsung) since 2011. I can only come to forums warning people not to get this.
I think more better lcd more bigger but battery not large, i thought 4000ma more better than, there is no radio, said to be confirmed its doesnt clear
TheNeighbor, 29 Aug 2015And some people think the S Pen works in other Samsung non-Note models... like an ordinary cap... moreAgain a note for u - just accept that the Note5 & The S6 Edge+ r the best smartphones rightnow .. i know u also love the note5 and s6 edge + from the bottom of ur heart but u r living in denial rightnow .sooner or later u wud b seen praising the note5 and s6 edge+ here only on gsma..just mark my words if u want lol.
Ricardo , 29 Aug 2015I'm a Note user since Note 1. Now I'm waiting for Note 5 to replace my Note 4. I'm an Architec... moreLook l been followed n upgrade ssung model up until now. Q?, y?, do u need to change to non-removable cover n sd slot, y cant u just do like note4 also u could have design the look even more aerodynamic feel so that samsung can be launch commercially to it looks everytime new one came out. As i look at note5, it just like a square object, nothing that catch my eye for the urge to buy them.