Anonymous, 08 Sep 2015i just love everithing about this!!! Yes, especially the fragile back.
Tis phone is juz AWESOME !!!
Display is fantastic, price acceptable, premium design, outstanding camera!
The only blemish is d speaker not strong enuf and without SD card...
AnonD-431572, 07 Sep 2015Of course, I can't take a side, Notes are good. What should I do? Note 5 in design and perfor... moreI would wait Galaxy S7 and see if their design language still the same. If it still glass and metal and if that goes the same for future Note6 so, buy Note5 then.
Pare, 07 Sep 2015
Why woud you mind a lot about the SD card thats not present on Samsung phones now a days?
J... moreWhy are you wanting LESS for something this expensive? LESS options, LESS features, more fragile?
I can use 119GB out of a 128GB Samsung Evo micro SD card, 56GB out of a 64GB, and about 29GB out of a 32GB. Anyone's choice of extra space OPTIONS other than the 32GB of internal, which you can only have about 26GB of use for apps, data and media. Apps along can take more than 10GB leaving you some 15GB for media.
What's a normal 480p movie file - 800mb? That means you can store up to 12 movies in on the Note.5 - that's just video. What about music albums? And you like to keep going back to your pc to keep loading media?
Only the 32GB version is sold to MOST of the World's market. The 64 model is apparently common for the US.
Meantime, I got an extra space of 119GB filled with ALL my audio books, music, and some HD movies, and seasons of TV series which I have yet to watch, which I can cast to my smart TV or consume on the road. I can store downloaded media immediately. And what's wrong if I'm actually getting so much features and more storage space? I know I'm getting my money's worth.
Honestly, while i like the note 4 better overall, i have to admit the note 5 is pretty darn nice in its own right. The smoothness is like nothing ive ever experienced in any samsung smartphone. The battery life doesn't seem all that bad but not having a microsd slot is indeed a bummer.
Why woud you mind a lot about the SD card thats not present on Samsung phones now a days?
Just like Apple they do have icloud and itunes!
Samsung has it too! not the old one!
Its called the SIDE SYNC!! where in you can just grag files from your PC from your phone or the ther way around.
nothing to worry much about the removable SD card.
Anonymous, 07 Sep 2015This is by far the most neutral review of Note5 I have read. You not taking side of any Notes.Of course, I can't take a side, Notes are good. What should I do?
Note 5 in design and performance is incredible.
Note 4 or Note Edge in feature and performance are good.
I want Note 5, but I'm afraid of the battery won't last in 1 year, and I shattered it's glass.
I want Note 4 or Note Edge, but I want Note 5 performance.
Choose Note 5 but have high risk to break it.
or Play safe with Note 4 but the performance is not as high as Note 5.
I feel betrayed if I choose Note 4, because I can get Note 5 with better performance (in mind)
But, if I choose Note 5, I'm afraid It won't take long time before I break it's glass, the battery or someone play a joke with it's spen. Not only that, I will lose IR Blaster, Micro SD, Edge (Note Edge in mind).
Too many horror in Note 5, it's like samsung shake a hand with the virgin ghost.
Come on, I need a safety, when I ride a roller coaster, I want a belt or any other safety so I can play with fun without a worry to drop from it. Note 5 is like roller coaster, it's fast, but the safety is up to myself, whether I hold the belt or not will decide my fate while riding it/ roller coaster. The Hell.
If Note 5 just like Note 4/ Note Edge (features) but with higher specification, it will easy to choose. Note 5 is higher in specification and more beautiful indeed, but less features and not safe to have it.
I like features, so I will choose Note Edge (Removable Battery, IR Blaster, Edge, Micro SD). I know I will feel betrayed after choose it. But I can't do anything. There is no game or apk that need 4GB of RAM. So, I assume 3GB of RAM in Note Edge is enough. :(
Note Edge is slower, but I like it's feature. Micro SD is slow but what I need is capacity, not the speed. I can sacrifice few second. I will take that.
"You can race with your car as fast as you want, but be careful. I prefer slow and safe."
How about lag? "If you move fast you can't see everything that you pass, I move very slow so I see everything."
"I want to get there as fast as possible, but I don't want to lose the scenery." the feature.
AnonD-431572, 07 Sep 2015You are right, I can't see the truth because of the gold and premium fuzzy that are caused by ... moreThis is by far the most neutral review of Note5 I have read. You not taking side of any Notes.
Which much better dual core but 2gb ram compare with the phone which quad core but 1gb ram?
TheNeighbor, 07 Sep 2015Anything gold and anything with the word "premium" seem to excite you a lot... You are right, I can't see the truth because of the gold and premium fuzzy that are caused by note 5.
I think Note 4 and Note Edge is the last best smartphone. You know, many manufacturer use internal battery. In my point of view, internal battery is not good for any devices. Recently, my watch need a battery replacement. few days ago, I should replace my remote battery. When I see the truth about devices, the first that it need is the power or battery.
I know Note 5 battery is good, samsung set its mind that Note 5 will have wireless charging, so I'm sure the battery is good. But, you know 4 or more battery's of Note 4 or Note Edge Vs 1 Battery of Note 5. Which one will win?
When you buy Note 4 or Note Edge you can buy the battery as much as you want. But when you buy Note 5, your battery is inside it. If you want to use Note 5 for long term (more than 1 or 2 years) you surely have to service it's battery. The problem will comes when there are no service for it's battery after years and need a time in service. I know new samsung pay and fingerprint scanner is damn good. But, I'm not always use my money anytime with samsung pay, so I can live without samsung pay. not only that, Note 4 and Note Edge is the best smartphone with many feature.
I'm sure, many manufacturer will remove Micro SD and Removable Battery, that's why Note 4 and Note Edge is the last devices with it.
Better performance of Note 5 can't kill the most featured device with removable battery for it's power safety and Micro SD of Note 4.
Note 5 can do the cloud, But Note 4 can do that too.
If you got 100GB+32GB on the cloud and internal storage, Note 4 can do 100GB+32GB+128GB as cloud, internal, external storage.
You can carry power bank for your Note 5, but Note 4 can carry power bank too and Note 4 can swap it's battery. I'm pretty sure there are no games or app that need 4GB of RAM for it's minimum system requirement. In PC, YES, there are game that need 4GB of RAM, but for smartphone, I'm sure, NO. I hear that 4K video that note 5 can do, is split each 8 minutes or 4GB of storage for each. Summary, Note 5 storage or UFS 2.0 work just like Micro SD (Can't save more than 4GB) but faster. I'm stupid to think that Note 5 storage work like internal hard disk drive (can save more than 4GB in single file).
The processing speed in note 5 is good, I agree, but I can wait few seconds in processing if I will get Micro SD, and Removable Battery. Removable battery is a must for it's degradation. Every battery degrade over time, whatever it's type, Li-Ion, Li-Po are same.
frank!, 07 Sep 2015lol,you guys don't have enough knowledge yet interms of gadgets. why? because you don't know ... moreBoss listen inbuilt memory gives much more fastness comparing to third accessory called SD CARD
SMOHCOZ, 07 Sep 2015I dont like the cover of the new note 5, i prefer the old lather cover.Buy a leather casing. Easy.
I dont like the cover of the new note 5, i prefer the old lather cover.
I lamented the fact that the expandable memory is gone when the Note5 was announced. Then I saw it in the flesh in Gold Platinum... Just stunning, I had to have it. Now that I've had it for a few days it is much better than I expected, I absolutely LOVE IT. Specs are one thing, using it is another
lol,you guys don't have enough knowledge yet interms of gadgets.
why? because you don't know why if the phone has above 16GB built in memory don't have any SD card slot.
that's why apple don't have any SD card slot in their phone because they don't want a third party running in their device..that's Samsung company working on it.they slow created a phone that don't have any SD card slot.so that the device will smoothly and fast..because in the future all phones don't have any SD card slow.
just sayi'n this try to read more articles to gather more knowledge. and don't get your opinon from other's opinion..
TheNeighbor, 05 Sep 2015I have 3 of these. Like I said, I don't have to carry around a USB flash dongle when I got 128... moreagreed I honestly can't figure out why on their premium device they'd drop sd support and not offer 128gb option.. Main reason why I will no longer be buying a note.. Ive given up on Samsung but I'm hopeful that other manufacturers developers realize that consumers need offline capacity and capability too