Well Well Well.
Samsung is back with another phablet ( which is short of a basic requirements like expandable memory and removable battery)
When is samsung going to learn? 128 GB version is a necessity in a phablet and not a luxury?
64 GB is like peanuts and dropbox is useless without stable internet connection in India.
And when is Samsung going to come out with a water resistant phablet? Sony is far ahead in this regards.
3000 mah? Seriously? Note 2 has 3100 mah and I still replace it everyday with the other battery to last a day with heavy usage.
4000 mah would have been decent figure for a phablet since you do not buy a phablet just to call and text.
That said, my Note 2 is still better than any other note series in terms of performance. No Lag even after 2 years of constant use with a 64 GB Memory card. It is definitely a No nonsense phablet.
Looks like I am sticking with my Note 2 until Samsung learns from its mistakes.
Samsung is turning out to be more like Apple where the users have to pay more just for memory and nothing else
But I do appreciate the design. Looks GORGEOUS and is worth the premium price.
The day is not far before Samsung reaches where Nokia is, if you know what I mean.
john, 22 Aug 2015 samsung devices are always pricer than others .Surely it will be a flop flagship like s6. Dude I think you areally using some bloody cheap mobiles
Dude removable battery is totally worst i just hate this type of phone. i believe in new technology but this type of technology brings only headache.
TheNeighbor, 22 Aug 2015Of course there are some complacent persons who would not mind paying for something that actua... moreI'm not that interested in metal bodied phones especially since it almost certainly uses weak 6000 series aluminium and the phone specs are about 2 years outdated so it offers nothing over my old Note 3.
AnonD-389805, 22 Aug 2015Maybe you're happy to be a sheep taking whatever phone you're given but you are exactly the so... moreDude read my comment carefully almost 99% of the smartphone users think what i have mentioned b it a andriod user or ios user or any OS user ,but i guess u r amongst the few OVERSMART TROLLS who think that non removable battery and micro sd sd are the only most advanced features a smartphone can have ...what a HYPOCRITE thinking..lol.
Anonymous, 22 Aug 2015By far this the best note. note 4 and note 3 both are laggy, ram mamngment crap on both doesn'... moreIf you say the note 4 is laggy its obvious you have never owned one.
Also, you clearly don't understand the RAM management of the GN4... RAM is used for quick re-opening of apps. The more apps you open the more RAM you will use. When the RAM is running low the Note 4 uses the Low Memory Killer (LMK) to free memory by closing apps from the least recently used (LRU) list.
This means that when the RAM is getting full the Note 4 is simply making the most of the 3GB RAM to keep as many apps open as possible for quick opening. It won't actually slow your phone by having a nearly full RAM as the Note 4 will automatically close apps as required.
samsung devices are always pricer than others .Surely it will be a flop flagship like s6.
Anonymous, 22 Aug 2015note 5 sucks!!! no sd card no water resistant no ir blaster no removable battery lagy ui ...By far this the best note. note 4 and note 3 both are laggy, ram mamngment crap on both doesn't has better screen than note 5.
AnonD-142729, 22 Aug 2015To put it simply Note 5 sucks big time and can be regarded as the worst phablet made by samsun... moreActually it's the best note made by Samsung unlike laggy and crapy note 3 and 4.
PS. Used all note line since note 1
Galaxy A8 Dual SIM version can take 128GB micro SD card, has 16/5 MP cameras, and a damn metal back. Just uploaded the only demo unit from the only store that has one.
So why can't micro SD cards be on a Note.5? They really want us carry storage like USB OTG dongles and wireless HDDs? Rely on cloud and have us pay for those services? Become renters than owners of devices we buy?
Impracticality over aesthetics that easily breaks?
To put it simply Note 5 sucks big time and can be regarded as the worst phablet made by samsung since the development of Note 3. It's better for me to wait for Google Ara's modular phone, LG G4 Pro, Xiaomi Mi5 plus or Xperia Z5 ultra than to buy fancy garbage.
Nothing special about this phone... ill stick to my note 4 until note 6 arrive...
Anonymous, 22 Aug 2015I like this Galaxy A8 and the new Zenfone 2 Deluxe special edition. Tough choices. Have to wai... moreLet us stress that there will be only 32GB version as my region's supply. 32GB Note.5. 64GB will be rare. You have to specially order one overseas.
UFS 2.0 incompatible with a micro SD? Then why the heck can you use an OTG dongle?
TheNeighbor, 22 Aug 2015That's right, folks - A8 has a metal back that's more sturdy than the glass that shatters at t... moreI like this Galaxy A8 and the new Zenfone 2 Deluxe special edition. Tough choices. Have to wait until IFA first to see what they have to offer. Must have patience for the next 2 weeks. Pheww.
Is the note 5 under specked and hence a disaster at launch ????
i think yes
all who agree say aye.
Anonymous, 22 Aug 2015Wait. Galaxy A8 have metal back? Are you serious?That's right, folks - A8 has a metal back that's more sturdy than the glass that shatters at the back of a Note.5.
It even has the 16/5 MP cameras!
AnonD-389805, 22 Aug 2015Maybe you're happy to be a sheep taking whatever phone you're given but you are exactly the so... moreOf course there are some complacent persons who would not mind paying for something that actually does less. Samsung really is capable in putting in a memory slot at least. Interestingly, there's a new A8 5.9mm thick (bling-bling alert!), and takes in up to 128GB micro SD card! Yes, a micro SD! Have a look:
Sure, it has only a 1080p 5.7", Snapdragon 615 processor. It's currently $560 and even have a slightly higher battery. It even has an FM radio! Unlike the Note.5, it has a total metal back - isn't that MORE "premium" (cough).
The main point is, how come the A8 has these better less fragile construction than a more expensive flagship? Samsung easily could have added these.
You are actually having and allowing compromises with the more expensive S Pen-capable Note.5. You are getting less features for $200+ more. Has it come to the lower models are actually even better? And if we are arguing about the processors, would milliseconds differences would kill you?
AnonD-295933, 22 Aug 2015even my BB LEAP is faster than Note 5.. hahahahah... camera on Note5 is really good tho.. but ... moreOh, great. We have enough Apple fans here, no thank you. We don't need another Fruit to argue about Note5. You BB just go away. You are even lower than Apple or Microsoft.