I can over look the no SD card and the non removable battery as long as they make a version with enough built in memory. What I don't understand is that I have always thought of the Note line as the powerhouse of phones the phone that had the most the biggest and best of the samsungs and really any phone manufacturer and this just isn't. It's a non edged S6 plus with a pen. I have been holding off upgrading from my Note 3 to upgrade to this I may still do it, I am on the fence but after hearing the rumors and seeing the current specs I am disappointed. I just hope that they are wrong and samsung fooled us all and the Note 5 blows us out of the water tomorrow.
Horseman , 12 Aug 2015I guess ill juat get the note4 instead of the note5I don't care about the SD card but if there's no battery replacement then I will have to stick with my galaxy s4 for now.
Yeah no the phone looks alot more better but at least make a micro sd slot on the side....why??? WHY!!!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous, 12 Aug 2015then don't buy SamsugWith Pleasure Mr. CEO Samsung
I need my micro SD that's a must.....stupid samsung trying to make be like the iPhone..I switched from iPhone to samsung because of the removal battery and the micro sd..
Unfortunately, most people these days are into immediate gratification. The desire to have the latest and greatest will definitely win out over a consolidated effort to push the manufacturer to develop phone that is in line with the needs of loyal Samsung customers. Unfortunately, we will succomb to the wims of a company that we have propelled into the "MEGA" company range.
I have been a loyal Samsung customer since I had to give up my Treo :-) I did not go Apple or Blackberry despite the fact that they have used more premium build materials. I held out knowing that Samsung would one day get the message and start building a premium device which would match the premium features that I have come to love. Who knew that I would have to sacrifice 2 of the most important features, removable battery and storage, just to get a premium look.
Please tell me, why loyal Samsung customers could not have both? Please tell me why Samsung had to cower to Apple and create the Android iPhone? I as certain that in a few years Apple would be forced to do a complete redesign to gain back it's customer base lost to Samsung. I say we make them give us what we want, I say we don't sacrifice, I say we don't support this new design and I say that we as consumers exercise our voice and our financial power to force manufactures to provide us with a quality device, with the features we want without any short cuts. Let's face it, the device is a tad overpriced, we should have been graced with premium materials such as metal and gorilla glass @ the Note2 and the S4. Here we are @ the Note5 and all I can say is "What the heck Samsung!?"
I passed on upgrading to the Note4, the only one I haven't owned. I predict an increase in sales and demand for the Note4 until Samsung goes back to the drawing board and releases a Note5S, which will be redesigned to include removable storage and a larger capacity removable battery. And while they are at it, please add the built in loop to connect a lanyard or wristlet. I love a large phone, and I am not a fan of bulky cases, so Samsung lets go back to the simple things that don't require to much in the way of a design change.
Again, I am a huge fan of Samsung, not so much of a "MEGA" company that despite their huge success and profits imposes short cuts and copy cat devices on their loyal customers.
If Samsung are trying to loose customers they're doing a great job the things I love about my note are the things they're no removable battery no simcard slot what I guess I'll give LG a shot.I love my note 4 thought the 5 would be a seamless transition but seems I'm wrong go figure
i enjoyed my galaxy note 4 and i still prefer removable battery and an SD card on it. Without it, i dont think i would upgrade to note 5. It has low battery life, wouldnt last a day for me and no sd card for additional sotrage. Marketing manager of this product should resign, he doesnt know what people wants, they tend to copy apple again.Premuim style.
wow i guess i wont be upgrading to note 5 then :(no memory card slot and no removable battery which is a huge selling point for me. dam greedy capitalism.
The removable battery won't cause a problem at all and the SD Card situation won't be a problem either because android phones have the Google photos app where you sync your pictures to the cloud and you have unlimited storage, the memory of the phone will be used for files and apps, so make sure you don't download apps that take a lot of memory like Facebook, Instagram, Walmart, Target or other apps.
Billman, 12 Aug 2015Before you run out and buy the Note 5, check out the specs on the upcoming LG G4 Pro. The G4 h... moreAcutally looking forward to that phone. Hoping Samsung makes me eat crow tomorrow and releases a 4100mah battery if not the LG g4 pro with be my next phone
Before you run out and buy the Note 5, check out the specs on the upcoming LG G4 Pro. The G4 has everything power users want in a phone plus extras! I can't think of one single reason to buy the Note 5 over the G4. It has a better camera, same ROM/Internal storage, 27/8MP camera and an SD card slot capable of 2TB.
Kashif khan, 12 Aug 2015Android user looking for freedom with s6 and now note 5 user r limited no sd card no removeabl... moreI am agree with you. If I paid the same price for the phone look like iphone. I should get a iphone instead. They should know why the people switch from iphone to android, because of the removable battery and extendable sd card. I think LG and APPLE should thanks the new samsung galaxy s6 and note 5 designer.
Android user looking for freedom with s6 and now note 5 user r limited no sd card no removeable battery shorter battery life mean No Android,samsung coping iphone so why not we r shifted on iphone,i bet with these kind of smartphone samsung will struggle to achieve their dreams,iphone and even Nokia will dominant in future,
jond11, 12 Aug 2015Didn't Samsung already introduce this phone ( galaxy S6 )? Oh I'm sorry this is ground break... moreHopefully your question is not rhetorical. Personally for me, I'm fine with the non-removable battery and the no SD card thing. I'm anxiously waiting for the new S Pen features for this new Note. And I don't hate other brand too. For me, the Galaxy Note series was made for it's S Pen functionality and features.
There was Micro SD or Sim card Slot below Volume button . My opinion was they maintain Note 5 Specs upto launching date
redimp, 12 Aug 2015Cloud storage doesn't work if your somewhere with no wifi or contract signal. My Iphone crappe... moreSame happened with my old iPhone 4 when I dropped it in water and lost a whole weekend's worth of family photos and videos which were completely gone since the phone fried.
And that was when I swore I'd only use phones with removable memory since no matter what happens to the phone you just pull the card and everything's fine.