Clearly samsung acknowledges the brief ownership (rentership) period of their devices as of the last 2-3 years. They know they can toss any old thing out there and enough looky-lou's will have to have it that they will not suffer from pushing a mediocre product. One of the most intelligent things I have seen posted here, and this is true of ALL manufacturers, is that they feed us tiny upgrades i.e. one go of ram higher, per device evolution rather than jumping out with something really monumental with regards to performance (read: 5gb ram, 3.5ghz octave core, etc.) I'm severely disappointed with the note 5 and the games that were played with regards to "leaked" specs and info about it. It was enough to ease the sting of a sealed battery compartment by building it with the long-rumored 4500mah battery that suddenly became a 3000mah one upon unboxing. I'm moving away from Samsung until they really show a strong desire to be number one again and that is done by building stellar devices that set the standard, not mock-ups of other middling yet overpriced clones on the market.
What I shall say NOTHING special, Except the ram 4 gb.The rest still remain the same . Disappointed with Samsung .Can't there get more idle?I had using note 3 until now,thinking of change new set of Galaxy NOTE.But there keep disappointed me.........so sad............
TheNeighbor, 18 Aug 2015I already tested it out. Trust me, not missing out on anything on a Note.5 (NotePOINTfive)... ... morePut the soul of iphone in the Note. Nice one. Maybe Steve Jobs came back and posesses Samsung CEO.
TheNeighbor, 18 Aug 2015I already tested it out. Trust me, not missing out on anything on a Note.5 (NotePOINTfive)... ... moreUFS 2.0 doesn't make any difference when transferring files as obviously the Note's being throttled with only USB 2.0 connection, but it does help reduce lag as every type of flash memory starts to lag as you fill it with lots of files and simultaneously run many files, but UFS 2.0 is faster so can run more at once without the phone slowing so is much better than old eMMC memory.
But that's still no excuse not to have an SD slot because the phone would only slow down if reading system files from SD card so wouldn't affect anything if you only store media files on it and don't move apps to the SD.
*Its like apple iphone .
*No sd card slot.
*Non removable battery.
*lake of some note 4 options.
*Still not having more brightness in direct sunlight like apple iphone 6 plus display. But colour contrast is more than that.
*except s-pen work. Iphone 6plus is best .
*my opinion is wait for some more weeks because the next generation iphone will be release soon and price of the note 5 will be also reduce more and more.
* apple iphone price will not be drop quikly like samsung.
Unbelievable... well, I guess I do believe it.
I guess my long run with Samsung is over...
No removable battery + No memory card slot = No more Samsung.
Will keep my Galaxy note 4 until I find something else...
I will hate giving up the S pen, but if I had wanted an iPhone, I'd have bought one.
You know Samsung, if you'd only taken one of those 2 things away... nah. never mind. I'd still leave the brand.
Bunyip22, 18 Aug 2015Thanks Samsung but no thanks.... I'll stick with my Note 4, bigger removable battery, SD card,... moreI already tested it out. Trust me, not missing out on anything on a Note.5 (NotePOINTfive)... If you put a Note 4 side by side with it, and not know any of the specs, you can't tell which one has a better processor, or their milliseconds performance differences.
Battery testing by PA proves the Note.5 has only an increased 5% battery efficiency than a Note 4.
Drop test already shows glass back breaks at 1st drop try.
Who cares about UFS 2.0 internal memory as 3 times faster when Wi-Fi Direct or cabled connection to your laptop has no significant data speed rate transfer difference? Not with a micro USB 2.0 anyway for wired connection. Are we talking about how long a few GB of LIMITED file transfers? A few seconds difference going to kill anyone? I bet my USB 3.0 in my Note 3 is even faster.
Overall, NotePOINTfive is just a shiny hipster bling toy ATM. Samsung has taken out the soul of the Note series, and replaced it with an iPhone one.
What I liked: the touchwiz design & features + the 4GB RAM + screen resolution + the s-pen features.
What I Disliked: The non removable 3000 mAh battery + The iphone design + No SD card
To be honest my Note 4 32GB with me since December 2014 & never used an SD card for more memory space.
But I'm now confused to try the new experience with Note 5 or to keep on Note 4 ?????
From all the reviews I've read it seems this is literally the same screen as the Note 4 with no improvements at all, and if true that's the first time they've done that on any Galaxy phone.
Thanks Samsung but no thanks.... I'll stick with my Note 4, bigger removable battery, SD card, grippier back and better drop resistance.... I'm sure others will prefer GN5 benchmarks, better looks and a marginally better camera though.
I have a Note 4, if decide to change to a different phone it won't be a Note 5 due its lack of SD card slot and changeable battery.
In my opinion, a backward step and to rub salt in the wound, Samsung have neglected Note 4 users with updates and security patches.
we have said it all will the Korean giant listen ?? No just move on get the note 4 or wait for the nexus
OUTRAGUS!!! The info regarding the 128 GB memory size of the Note 5 is fub a mistake its not happening there will only be a 32 and 64 GB versions CNET wrote. And to top it all the Note 5 is not being launched in the UK. They have decided to launch the S6 edge + instead, bigger version of the S6 edge. Samsung your starting to disappoint not only me but others too.
Alan Parker, 18 Aug 2015Apple has the advertising and promotion to convince people that something average is extraordi... moreAlan Parker, sorry what I meant to say is that Apple is VERY good however Android is on a league of its own. I find the music, camera, and smoothness on the OS of my droids to be so good
Alan Parker, 18 Aug 2015Apple has the advertising and promotion to convince people that something average is extraordi... moreI tested both. Android is VERY smooth I love it.. however it does not have the longevety that Apple iOS or Blackberry OS has. Basically Android tends to age very badly. That being said I bought a Samsung GS6 HTC One M9 and LG G4 so I will test them see how long they last. These phones are a month old and so far so good.
Romano, 18 Aug 2015Love the resistance WE are showing NOT buying into these phones. They purposely place these no... moreApple has the advertising and promotion to convince people that something average is extraordinary but Samsung just can't do that so when they make a bad phone they don't have the kind of braindead fanboys to blindly defend them like Apple has.
Anonymous, 18 Aug 2015Sound like Apple. How ironic~ :pNot ironic at all. I am referring to ALL phone companies. Apple and Samsung namely. HTC, Blackberry, and LG seem to really try to put the BEST they can do