It wasn't that long ago Sansung did the update on the S4 to JellyBean or it may have been the KitKat system from memory. and they were giving out free replacement batteries as the update caused a 'swollen battery'. Charge would go from 100% to 4% in seconds. This is what worries me.
I'm disappointed as I've been due my upgrade for a while and been waiting for the Note 5. I'm not too bothered about the memory not being expandable but I honestly don't think phone batteries are designed for a 2 year contract.
Looks like I will be getting an iPhone, after being loyal to Samsung for almost 8 years.
bubba0, 12 Aug 2015I'll wait for the note 6, looks like the note 5,is a downgrade from my phone.Well it looks like I'll be keeping my note 4 and will be waiting until the note 6 come out. How is the note 5 smaller than the note 4 can we talk about a downgrade. Nah I'm coo off the note 5
I'll wait for the note 6, looks like the note 5,is a downgrade from my phone.
Bye Note 5, no expandability and battery replacement, many is going for iphone 6s plus and moreover ios 9 is just around the corner. What a waste.
I know a lot of people who carry around multiple batteries for their Note phones. I am one of them. I have 3 extra batteries with an external charger for my Note 4. I also had them for my Note 3 and Note 2. Before the Note series I had the Moment, Galaxy S, and Galaxy S2. When I travel or at work, I don't have time to stand at an outlet to charge my phone. I don't care if 10 min of charging will give you 4 hours of "talk time" hint is talk time. It takes me 20 seconds to go from 2% battery to 100% battery. I'm a very heavy user. I kill my Note 4 battery in 8 to 10 hours. Samsung had teased Apple people about hanging around the wall outlet but now you have to do the same thing with Samsung phones.
With the Micro SD card. It is faster to transfer my pictures and power points from my phone to my computer or my computer to my phone with the micro SD card. I don't have to worry about loading the drivers for the computer to recognize my phone on someone elses computer. Plus if someone so happens to have a virus on their computer, it would only effect the card and not my phone. I can also get a 128GB Micro SD card for 68 dollars equaling 160GB vs paying 200 dollars more for a 128GB internal memory phone. Even if Samsung wanted faster picture taking by going strait internal memory. I still want the option to transfer my pictures to a Micro SD card. I'm not the only one who feels this way. Samsung can do what ever they want with the Galaxy S series phone because it is for the "Main Stream" people. But the Galaxy Note series is for the Business, traveler, power house, and big screen type user. Now they are trying to make it like the Galaxy S series phone. That is a big mistake in my opinion and much more peoples opinion. I guess we will see what happens when the phone comes out. I'm predicting low sales under Note 4 and Note 3 sales.
Oh I have also said when IPhone 3 came out "what idiot puts glass on both sides of the phone?". You seen a lot of broken glass on the IPhones in the front and back those 2 years. Now Samsung is that idiot. Plus glass is very easy for fingerprints smudges. That is why I liked the Note 3 and Note 4 backing because it did show fingerprints and it was grippy. I'm sure I will see a lot of broken back glasses on the Galaxy S6, S6 edge, Note 5, and S6 edge plus. Good job Samsung...lol
I was honestly considering changing over from my iPhone 5 to a note 5. No removable sd. No removable battery. Now I'm leaning towards a note 4. Or just staying iPhone. I'm torn. I want to switch to an android device but I refuse to support those decisions. Any suggestions?
I was really excited for a note 5 upgrade from my Note 1 which is finally dying.
Than I checked out online and think wth is sammy thinking removing the two best parts of the phone.. no way will i pay extra for their memory or pay they them more money to change a battery.. As it stands now i love having 2 batteries, one minute and at 100%, no way will i carry a power bank either..
Bye sammy, hope note 6 is better and I will reconsider.
I will probably pick up a motorola pure now
People STILL bitching about no SDcard slot!?!?!?! Theres more than enough services out there(Dropbox, Google Drive, Google Photos, etc) to cover all your needs that you you use on an SD card anyway. damn its 2015 with 4 months left and people still bitch about sd card slots, smh
I have the note 4 and is waiting on the note 5 if they are not going to have a removable battery then at lease push for a bigger amp.battery the SD card I might be willing to over look I said might but I can't get a note 5 missing both I won't do it
i just picked up a 128 memory card for 60 bucks. if the phone is only a 60 dollar upgrade.. then maybe.. maybe.
way not to listen to us and yea. the LG g4 is looking better..
I have Ben waiting on the note 5 .I have the note 4. I talk so bad to my iPhone friends about no SD card slot and how they are always on a plug now I'm just a closed mouth .if it's no battery I kind of might can swoll that. But I'm not pay a zillion dollars for a 64 or 128 GB.phone I'm going to feel let down and to close to being a iphone.I dislike iphones.I will wait for a note 6..and hopefully the camera is better
Right, people keep saying that there is not going to be a removable battery and no SD Card Slot. I have 111 apps, 603 tracks of music and 139 videos/photos on my note 3 and that only takes up 26 GB of my 32 GB internal Memory. I will be the first to admit I prefer phones with a removable battery seeing as how after a year they need changing out for a new one anyway. But what I am trying to state here is that it is ALL Rumours we won't know the true specifications until they announce it on the 13/08/15. I just wonder why you bash the phone before you know the TRUE specifications of the phone.
shouldn't have to buy the 128g it should have a card slot. really I think other than a octo core and a gig of ram its not even as good as the note 4 with card slot
You're on drugs if you think the LG G4 is a good phone. The Processor is HORRIBLE. Instead of moving forward they moved backwards! Im one who definitely wanted a removable battery and a microSD slot so my current 128GB didnt go to waste but what can you do. The microSD would actually slow down the phone because the harddrive being used in the Note 5 is similar to a SSD. Yes everyone is sad over the minor issue but get over it and move on.
I figured out something by reading comments from various different websites. All of these comments seem to be repetitive and cut and paste,no removable battery or SD and I won't buy. What I figured out is about 65% of them are apple trolls attempting to discourage buyers 10% actually care about no removable battery and SD and about 25% really don't care one way or another,they just like to distance themselves from that gawd awful iPhone and I can't blame them. I know a litiny of people who own an Note; including myself and sit at airports all the time where people are using them and I have never,never,ever ever,ever seen someone whip out an battery or an SD card to change out. Doesn't mean that they haven't, just never seen it.