absolut-allen, 16 Aug 2015I keep reading all these complaints about no sd, no IR blaster, no removable battery, just a b... moreI am thankful some of us agree with the same thing. These people keep bringing 'samsung copy apple' into the discussion table. It gets boring to fight this samsung haters. Even when samsung used to have sd slot and removable battery back then the 'samsung copy apple' thing never stop. What the worst could happen even IF samsung did really copy apple? Its not like apple gonna die any soon. Samsung sales don't even affect apple sales anymore. It just jealousy talking.
Everyone saying it's fine for Samsung to remove features like SD and removable battery because Apple did it just don't realise that iPhone gets updates for longer and much better app compatability, but Samsung always stops updates after 2 years and app fragmentation with Android means apps aren't always compatible and that's why phones like Note 5 & S6 after a few years become completely useless if they don't even give the ability to upgrade to get a few more years out of them.
So basically the Note 5 has all the restrictions of iPhone plus the app fragmentation issues of Android meaning Samsung removed any reason people had making these better than iPhone so you may as well get an iPhone.
Anonymous, 16 Aug 2015It is also Super Functional. Keep defending sd card not going to put sd slot in your phone. Sm... moreSamsung aren't thinking outside the box as the only reason they're changing and removing so many features is they've lost a lot of profits the last few years so they now copy off Apple by Making disposable phones that only last a few years since they're not upgradable and so difficult to change battery most just won't bother and be forced to buy a new phone.
I keep reading all these complaints about no sd, no IR blaster, no removable battery, just a big S6, etc.
I've had my S4 since prelaunch. Yep, I have a nice empty sd card slot. Had bought a high-end SanDisk 64GB,loaded it up with tons of files, pictures, videos, etc. Then as the updates came the less functionality I with the sd card. Eventually after about 6 months the card died altogether. Lost everything!
Reality, it's been empty since and I'm running a 16GB version of S4 with everything I want on the phone and no need for a new card. Plus, over the years I've had this phone I've known no one; business, friends or family that even either knew what a sd card was or didn't even bother with it anyways. Most owned iPhone and had no problems doing whatever they wanted with their phones.
As far as removable battery: I've yet to replace the battery in this phone and it still runs like a champ even with live wallpaper going 24/7. Plus I'm always on the road on business and have always had a usable phone. No need for multiple batteries.
The whole IR blaster, I fell into that gimmick for about 2 days. It was cool controlling my devices with my phone, not! Ended up going back to my all-in-one remote and used my phone for other things.
There's a market out there (pretty sure much larger) that can function without sd cards, IR blasters and multiple batteries. And besides, the S6 is a nice phone, so why not have a larger version with more functionality with a stylus?
Galaxy Note 5 (white & black), 64GB... ordered ;)
SKYGUIDE, 14 Aug 2015Before I was thinking about to buy samsung with removable battery, it was 2 years ago..but now... morei tend to you agree with you on the image ghost part.. i have owned multiple amoled (or super amoled) and i still had the same problem with each of them...
but undeniably the screen was so good at its time.. and keeps getting better.. its just gets that residue after a year or 2 of use.
[deleted post]Now the marketing and advertising from Samsung, that all these shortcomings that are irrelevant to convert the advantage .samsung only care about profit, and you still buy samsung phones. every additional phone series notes is more expensive than the previous model, samsung your tits like sheep
[deleted post]Li-Po is better than Li-Ion. It hold charges better and have longer life cycle of over 400 cycle. Plus, it is eco-friendly battery. Yes, you can dispose them in the trash with no problem as they don't cause harm to the environment if you somehow able to remove them from the Note 5 or replacing the battery.
Anonymous, 16 Aug 2015Why do you need a SD card when u have 128gb storage.It's perfect 4gb ram it's carzy fast and t... more32GB internal+128GB card is much cheaper than 128GB variant. If you're phone crashed then goodbye to your 128GB data, use clouds? Don't upload your private videos.
kraaaj, 16 Aug 2015so....you should be the next CEO of samsung!!!!!!n't it han.......;)Lol man u have just nailed it :)
Anonymous, 16 Aug 2015Why do you need a SD card when u have 128gb storage.It's perfect 4gb ram it's carzy fast and t... moreTrue man the only thing missing in note5 is the IR blaster.apart from that everything is just perfect.
Note5sdcard, 16 Aug 2015There are some samsung shills posting here trying to convince us the note 5 is worth buying. L... moreIt is also Super Functional. Keep defending sd card not going to put sd slot in your phone. Smartsung is leaving behind old tech to be more creative. They are thinking outside the box. Samsung is the leader of being an open-minded company. They accept changes faster than the consumer can take.
There are some samsung shills posting here trying to convince us the note 5 is worth buying. Lol.
Super sexy? What am i going to do with that? The aesthetic aspect wears thin pretty quickly anyway. Over the 2 years or so you'll have the phone only function matters.
TheNeighbor, 16 Aug 2015So, basically, there is no such 11,000mAh power bank that charges "40 minutes"...U have not answered my question inspite of me asking u again and again..
let me ask u once again "u r a hypocrite" right or wrong? Answer this que and then i will answer ur que.
Note 4 has exynos 7420 and mali t 760 mp8 and note 5 exybos 7430 and mali t760mp8..... so whats a downgrading. No removable batterry and sd card and infra red port.. hey sammy we are prople and all of us have minds so plz play away from us we are not stupid people hhh
I understand why Samsung might also want to get rid of the removable battery. The same reasons HTC would. Or Motorola. The reasons why the iPhone always had a battery built-in. Once you no longer need to design a phone with a removable back panel, it opens up all sorts of possibilities. Your phone can be lighter! Thinner! More waterproof! You can fit more battery inside a smaller space! The back panel can be made of metal or glass instead of flexible dimpled Band-Aid lookalike plastic! Despite the Note 5 not waterproof but it is still a prove of concept. Future design will definitely better.
TheNeighbor, 16 Aug 2015What's bugging us is the sealed battery and would only have effective 300 charging cycles. Bat... moreSmartphone with unremovable battery usually have higher effective charge cycle of 500. The lower charging cycle is for removable battery.