From bad to worse...
I would love to upgrade my Note3. But Samsung bitterly failed with Note 4 and Note 5.
vs my Note 3.
No microSD card slot ( I already have 128gb +32 gb internal in my Note 3)
The battery is not user-replaceable
No IR port (!!!)
USB 2.0 vs USB 3.0
Any suggestions for other devices / manufacturers?
What irks me is that even though it's a minor feature, omitting the infrared remote function means I'd have to go to our custodian where I work, surrender my id, and fill up paper so I can have the TV remote.
IR is still with even the S6 and S6 Edge - why in the World did anyone in Samsung decided "not in the Note.5 or the Edge+"?
I'd have to say all these reduced features are for the iPhone users, or plain people who do not how tech works. Even the switch to nano SIM is to accommodate iPhone users to simple have no trouble to switch.
AnonD-430264, 02 Sep 2015What? An iPhone 5?
So you need to use your phone as a remote control? So you need to use y... moreWhat is up with you?
I'm out of the house like 14 to 15 hours at times. What's up with me is that I also use it as my main source of entertainment, communications, information downloading content on LTE, always connected to my Bluetooth earpiece and I can consume up to more than 150GB monthly.
Just because you don't do it, doesn't mean we have to follow how you use your limited usage habit
It's about options, and user control. Even if you don't swap batteries often, you got an option to just change it once it starts acting up. Even the option of third party extended batteries like Zerolemon for long usage for traveling. And that screen is mightily great fit watching the tons of media stored in the micro SD card.
TheNeighbor, 02 Sep 20155 hours of screen time? How about 8 hours with the Note 3, heck even with the Note 2:
http:... moreScreen brightness at 44%? Nice to have an improved screen ;) I'm at 32% max. 44% on this screen would be like staring into a flashlight all day.
Non Replaceable battery + No sd card + no FM radio = I keep my old phone and or hello to your competition
Steve J, 02 Sep 2015Well the chickens have come home to roost! I fondly remember our exchanges of opinion when I ... moreWhat? An iPhone 5?
So you need to use your phone as a remote control? So you need to use your phone over 16 hours a day without a charge? So you need almost 200GB of memory on your phone, for?
Wth are you doing with your phone that you need ALL that? You do know there are "other" mobile devices too, right?
Can't see why anyone needs multiple batteries. I can plugin on a bus, a cab, in my car, at the hotel, at home, at a friends, at the coffee shop, etc. But why do I need to? Heavy usage and I get over 13 hours on my phone alone. What is up with you people?
I'd planned to upgrade my Note 4 to Note 5, and I had ordered Note 5 Black Saphire 64GB (or 128GB if available) to Samsung Mobile Indonesia Region Yogjakarta. Yet, surprisingly, Samsung let loyal User down... again... since the version sold in Indonesia is 32GB only for unmatched LTE issue reason. 32GB without micro-SD is a real bad joke and a downgrade from Note 4 that has 32GB with micro-SD. What a dissapointing marketing. I'd never missed Note series since the first time was made, yet now, it may the first time to skip :-/
TheNeighbor, 30 Aug 2015Sorry, I could care less of any of your S6 or Edge fancies. They are worthless to me without t... moreWell the chickens have come home to roost! I fondly remember our exchanges of opinion when I rang the alarm bells when Samsung excised the FM radio from Note III. My viewpoint was that the omission weakened the device's ability to communicate for after all these smartphones are essentially communicating devices. I still have the same POV. Now they have crossed a bridge too far by omitting the mem card, the removable battery, the IR port. Obviously we are witnessing the rise and fall of a great product. Arrogant executives making awful decisions on a top-end device; answering questions that were never asked!
It is clear that Samsung have succumbed to I-Phone mania. The Note V is really an I-Phone V!! We can only lament the demise of a great series.
To be honest, the feature that catches my eyes the most is its physical keyboard case. i hope it will be available for the note 4. if note i am getting the rolable one LG has
To be honest, the feature that catches my eyes the most is its physical keyboard pouch. i hope it will be available for the note 4
Anonymous, 01 Sep 2015why can't they make tablets like this!?I thought the nvidia sjield was a good gaming tab, and cheap
TheNeighbor, 02 Sep 2015Review from PocketNow reveals Note.5 to be 4 to 4.5 hours of screen time. That's just "go... moreYea it's just ridiculous how people actually think a few hours of on screen time is good. It's even full of people who think phones with 2-3h OST have good battery "for at least a day".
AnonD-139514, 02 Sep 2015Iam getting good battery life..like 16 to 17 hrs with heavy use and 5 hrs screen time thats ve... moreReview from PocketNow reveals Note.5 to be 4 to 4.5 hours of screen time. That's just "good".
TheNeighbor, 02 Sep 20155 hours of screen time? How about 8 hours with the Note 3, heck even with the Note 2: http:... moreIt wud b roughly 7 hours for single sim & 5 to 6 hours for the dual sim version.
AnonD-139514, 02 Sep 2015Iam getting good battery life..like 16 to 17 hrs with heavy use and 5 hrs screen time thats ve... more5 hours of screen time? How about 8 hours with the Note 3, heck even with the Note 2:
I wonder what screen time would the Note.5 has? Anyone who can supply the answer? Screenshots preferably, please.