im fine with no SD card
but Non-Removable battery totally deal breaker for me, im not that heavy user but im looking for a long lasting phone,
because basically battery died first then the phone( depend on how you use it )
i already have S5, Planning to upgrade into Much better phone, but S6, S6+ or Note5 is a big no no for me. i guess im going to nOTE 4 ( high end or the lumia 640XL mid range)
don't see a big upgrade from Note 4. I think we are reaching the point of saturation.
afsal, 14 Aug 2015its awesome i m waiting to bye ...in dubaigood bye :p :p :p
Here's my review on Note 5. It is better than expected and surprisingly more practical as a productivity tool compare to Note 4. This is the list of new feature introduced in the Note 5. The 4gb ram is already expected. There are a scroll capture screenshot feature for grabbing an entire website. The Spen note taking can be used without unlocking screen even when screen is turn off. You can write immediately on a black screen. Samsung also work with Montblanc, the luxury pen maker to build Spen for the Note.
The curved back is for easy one hand operation and prevent slipping. It comes with new Bluetooth 4.2. It have a larger screen to body ratio. Samsung offers a physical keyboard cover for typo-free typing. The glass back and front used the same shiny metallic type as S6 with new color. A not to be missed feature is the new in-built Youtube Live Broadcasting from within the camera app without downloading any apps or signing in to anything. You can now mark up PDFs and write on the screen. The new Air Command menu has blurs background for easy viewing. A fast wireless charging is also provided. 2 hours of faster wireless charging from 0% to 100%, up to 1A. It proudly support PMA and WPC wireless charging standard other than the common Qi standard. The battery is an unremovable 3000mAh similar to its sibling the Note Edge. Those who never kept a spare battery will go on not caring about it. A fingerprint sensors (non-swipe) is borrowed from S6. New faster LTE Cat9 modem.
That all just the start. Note 5 also mimics the magnetic strip on credit or debit card as Samsung Pay use MST to work with any mobile payment terminal even if there is no built in NFC in the terminal. The camera may have the same megapixel as S6 but it comes with different features. 5mp front. 16mp rear. Both comes with new VDIS+OIS feature for better stability and no more shaky video. The camera is acknowledge by DxOMark scoring. An F1.9 aperture ensure better lighting in photos with new auto real time HDR recording. Almost forgot, the new Spen is an ejectable Spen which is push to pull and also clickable at the top. So, is this still the same old Note 4 for you or will you upgrade? Can you still say your Note 4 can do all that too? The only downside is no removable battery amidst the 220mah less and no sd slot which is not much of a deal breaker with all this specs. Its not like you have much of a choice out there when it comes to a super powerful feature packed phablet with stylus. On top of that, expect an update from Samsung to Android M which is soon to be announce later this year.
Anonymous, 14 Aug 2015There are actually more feature added to it. Better than Note 4. A device truly made for multi... moreI like the note-taking with the screen off.
Faster processor - would you notice it?
More RAM - my Note 3 does fine with 3GB RAM
Fast UFS internal memory - to do what? Render? It doesn't help that it has micro USB 2 port - my Note has USB 3.0
And what else? Samsung pay that 90% the World will never use. That QWERTY keyboard accessory - plain silly and useless! What is Samsung doing?
What's more useful are expandable memory, changeable battery, infrared remote and a non-glass back.
bad decision samsung very bad... i was waiting despertly... but very disappointed with u...
no sd card slot .. battery down from 3220 to 3000 ... no other new features... only body and design will not impress me... same chipset from s6 7420 same camera from s6... already note 4 camera beat s6 camera in camera battleground.... so sorry..... I will go for note 4 now
I know where this will appear first. Samsung always release their phone to Korean drama immediately for product promotion. I will keep my eyes on it and see how they use it. Who knows, Marvel Avenger might make a new movie featuring Note 5 and S6 edge+. We have seen Samsung in a lot of movie like Jurassic World too. Can't wait for their high budget ads and gimmicky marketing that always win an award.
Unfortunately Samsung has singed its death sentence with this.
I am sure it will be a great performing and looking phone and I personally don't care that much about the SD slot, because 32 GB or 64 GB is more than enough for me, but a non-removable 3000 mAh battery??
I work in a Phoneshop, people flock to the Note 4 because it has one of the best battery lives of any phone out there. Why would you downgrade on that? It just doesn't make sense. So many people i know were waiting on this phone...now they will go to LG for flagships or choose cheaper brands...
i dont know why samsung are not going to sell this in the uk thats a dumb move and why is there no ir blaster i don't get why thats missing its a note phone it seems that they are going with the apple think were you pay more for less and that works with apple as the have only make like 3 phones max and the switch them up every 2 years it seems not including the s, but samsung wtf the note is my favorite line that you do and the sd card thing i could take but no ir not cool man
AnonD-365083, 14 Aug 2015Is this Dual SIM ?Dual sim will be launched with micro sd card support. (Saurces)
No micro sd, No iR blaster Onyelyyyyyy 3000mh battery ..... by by by samsung... Sony experia z5 wellcome...
no pros but many cons!!!!!!!!!!!
-16mp rear camera only (should have been 20+mp)
-64gb memory instead of 128gb (above all no card slot)
-no dual sim version
TheNeighbor, 14 Aug 2015The Galaxy NotePOINTfive has practically less features than the first 4 Notes, even with all t... moreThere are actually more feature added to it. Better than Note 4. A device truly made for multitasking.
am still using note 2 now...note 3 design does not appeal to me ..now note 5 seems to be worse than note 4 .....why must Samsung follow iphone design with non-replaceable battery and non-expandable SD card slot ??...samsung will fail in their Note 5 . Note 5 now lost its original identity and soon become S series phone . Note 4 will be my target to change . Samsung need to seriously address to the needs of their note fans .