I didn't get the Note 5 after my Note 2 died from too much dropping on concrete.
I got the S7 - which is ok, nice phone, though I was used to the bigger screen.
Frankly there isn't much difference in performance between the two, people are complaining about very minor things, fractions of seconds that make no difference in the real world.
Both phones seem to me to just fine.
The only reason I got the S7 is for the SD card slot since I had stuff on my SD card from the Note 2. And it mounted no problems and all files accessible.
TN, 29 May 2016Smartphones are never investments. They depreciate, and become outdated in a matter of 3 to 4 ... moreJust wanted to inform you that
I have used S7 edge for 1 month this is what I have found out is when compare with Note 5
1) Camera recording became more uglier when recording in the dark (not totally dark but still got light source surrounding me but the color of my videos turn to be uglier maybe because of 'auto light up' the dark spot function in S7 that cannot be remove or setting it out)
2) Lagging! IS TRUE!! My S7 Edge sometimes having lagging issue when I'm downloading a big large of file (such like 2 gb size) suddenly it turn to be lagged.. it's really disappointing me, I have spent so many of bucks to buy this flagship phone but I'm still need to bear this issue
3) Graphic game become WORST!! when my phone starting to heat up after I'm played heavy games for a minutes. what I heard and read that EXYNOS 8890 will downgrade/decrease the games graphic perfromance to cool down the heat issue especially for the CPU.. that really worst for me to having this smartphone
4) The speaker sound is to low sometimes I can't heard my ringtone when I put it in my beg
5) The camera is fantastic when snap a pic but not that good when take a photo in a dark without flash
6) Yes is S7 edge is the awesome flagship phone when we talk about water resistant function but when we talk about durability, This phone is extremely fragile and easy to get cracked even put it inside a trouser pocket
I don't mind to downgrade my S7 Edge with Note 5.. even I lost expendable memory slot function..
BTW after I downgrade to Note 5 I noticed,
1) My Note 5 battery performance is same like I'm using S7 Edge even though S7 edge built with 36000mah is it true S7 edge is battery is built with 3600mah battery??
2) My Note 5 less lagging compare to S7 edge.. YESS THIS TRUEE
3) Graphic game never decreasing when I played my games in high resolution graphic even though my Note 5 having heat issue sometimes
4) Note 5 camera is better than S7 Edge. Yes is true when I shoot photo in super dark, the image shows the originality texture of image color still remained and I felt really satisfied with it!
I am not anti with S7 edge this is my experiences when I using S7 Edge. I decided to sold it and downgraded it to Note 5 before the price dropped in the market..
[deleted post]I'm so so sorry, we are the same person... I knew the GN5 would be a big let down so I set up both accounts and have been talking to myself (T N) since the GN2 days (check it out).... :-). In fact all the negative GN5 comments that have ever been posted here are all from my accounts... I am the only one person in the world that thinks the GN5 wasn't a worthy upgrade on the GN4.... sorry :-(
Anonymous, 30 May 2016So Mr. TN you admit that 32GB is not enough and 64GB is more than enough?
Lately you are gett... moreDuh.
You're not getting it. I'd rather get a 32gb model WITH a microSD slot, THAN just a 64GB internal only.
However having 64GB with microSD is even better. Heck, I'd want a 128GB or even the rumored 256GB WITH still microSD support if it was available. This is Android, not iOS.
Bunyip22, 30 May 2016Feel free to point out any point where i have ever been hypocritical.
I owned the first 4 n... moreSo Mr. TN you admit that 32GB is not enough and 64GB is more than enough?
Lately you are getting smart alleged teacher.
Bunyip22, 30 May 2016Feel free to point out any point where i have ever been hypocritical. I owned the first 4 n... moreDude i am not some guy who just likes to call people hypocrite for no reason .go through your own comments you will find enough evidence .you wont have to go very far try to read may be 10 recent pages here spamed by you .you will find enough proofs.
[deleted post]Yeh! Those kinds of silly tricks are not new for me.I know these people are so fake while trooling that they reply to there own comments with diffrent nicknames just to support whatever bs they wanna troll with . guys who are geniunely intrested in buying note5 if they come here for any help or to get any advise .all they find here is a spam all over by these non Note5 users TN and Bunyip22.with there same repeatative stuff..
Bunyip22, 30 May 2016Yep, i use it the same way. Large amounts of data (photos, songs, maps, videos and movies) are... moreI saw a 64GB Note.5 being sold at a shop. $700, and I thought it as a useless buy with no memory expansion. Used the money to buy an S7 Edge for the wife. Even made the hack to accomodate all 2 SIMs and microSD cards.
S7 Edge camera is so superb that we send up taking more pictures and especially that motion picture where it takes an additional first 3 seconds video that one snapshot takes up about 8mb. Also take precious 60fps 1080p and 4k video records of our child's baby moments.
One minute of 60fps 1080p takes just over 200mb, 350mb per minute for 4k. Take into account downloading 4k movie contents talking up 5 to 20GB, the Note.5 runs out memory space very fast.
This is main reason we never want the Note.5 as it has NO memory expansion. Potential buyers just need to stay away from this.
TN, 30 May 2016And if they missed it, you happen to be using a 64GB Note 4. Yes, I too will seek a at least a... moreYep, i use it the same way. Large amounts of data (photos, songs, maps, videos and movies) are all stored on the SD. Apps and app data are stored on the phone. Apart from initially copying the data onto the micro sd card there is no impact on speed.
PARAG B, 30 May 2016No matter what you and Bunyip22 are nothing but HYPOCRITE trolls here & Thats very evident... moreFeel free to point out any point where i have ever been hypocritical.
I owned the first 4 notes and I would have got a GN5 but 32GB (before OS and apps) is not even close to meeting my needs. The GN6/7 will be back on track with 232+GB so I will probably be getting it.
TN, 29 May 2016Not to disappoint - sealed battery is still not my cup of tea. Read my comment again. I might ... moreNo matter what you and Bunyip22 are nothing but HYPOCRITE trolls here & Thats very evident by your comments ,u both can no longer hide behind your not so logical and always changing reasons no more.LOL.All you both do is assume sh!t things and troll here every day and night ( you dont even own Note5 and assume things based on your plastic note3 or note4)LOL
Bunyip22, 30 May 2016You were replying to TN not me...
I've never said the GN4 is better than the GN5 for everyo... moreAnd if they missed it, you happen to be using a 64GB Note 4. Yes, I too will seek a at least a 64 GB version, with a microSD card. I usually download using the internal drive, then transfer onto the card.
Downloading 4k content can mean 5 to 20 GB of data space. I do it on my phone rather than wait it out at home. Yeah, I do it to watch crisp quality movies on a 4k monitor. This, and VR content are compelling reasons for large-capacity memory expansion. 1 hour of VR can go up to 21 GB.
Jimbo Jangles, 29 May 2016Not happy with the fact that i cant add my mem card from my note 3. Love the phone and the ne... moreYep, Samsung have seen that it was a big mistake to not offer an SD card.
Tcool, 29 May 2016Yes Mr. Bunyip22, than you for conceding that Note 5 is better than your plastic phones Note 3... moreYou were replying to TN not me...
I've never said the GN4 is better than the GN5 for everyone. The GN 5 has better looks, build (more fragile though), better camera, speed, battery life (non removable though) etc.... BUT without a SD card the GN5 limited me to 32GB less the OS and apps so i'm down to probably 10-15GB which is PATHETIC in 2015/2016. If the GN5 has an SD card i would have brought one and loved it.
The S7 DUOS only allows 32GB (ignoring the hack) which is also pathetic by Samsung.
The GN6/7 will almost certainly improve every area over the GN5 and GN4 so it will most likely be my next phone. I don't want the GN6/7 duos so it will offer at least 232GB of storage space.
Not happy with the fact that i cant add my mem card from my note 3.
Love the phone and the new features. The speed and usability is awesome. Seamless syncing and restoring from old phone.
PARAG B, 29 May 2016Dont put long ,repeatative & boring essays here just to justify your future purchase LOL
... moreNot to disappoint - sealed battery is still not my cup of tea. Read my comment again. I might not even get the next Galaxy Note because of that one thing, and might as well get a Note 4.
I use the Note as a tool, not something to show off as a possession. That fragile glass back still irks me.
TN, 29 May 2016Smartphones are never investments. They depreciate, and become outdated in a matter of 3 to 4 ... moreDont put long ,repeatative & boring essays here just to justify your future purchase LOL
Btw even we Note5 users can buy the next note series smartphone and get all the postive points you wrote from the upcoming note flagship.
You were talking as if we Note5 users can't buy The Next Note?..i thought you are a little inttelligent but it seems you are totaly dumb to just plainly assume things abt Note5 users. LOL
..I know that even if samsung wud offer you Sh!t like only 23gb user available internal space ( where one cant even use the external card as internal storage) and the same sh!t camera of s7 you will still buy it ,
I know you are too desperate to buy the Next note series as you did not buy Note5 Mainly cause of NON REMOVABLE BATTERY what happed now ? How come all of a sudden you are now accepting NON REMOVABLE BATTERY ??. Previously you use to write repeatative boring comments against sealed battries, what happen Now ??LOL..
This type of behaviour proves that you are a HYPOCRITE person ...
dont get too much angry as pointing out my spelling mistakes and typos just to change the topic is not working for you either LoL.
TN, 29 May 2016Smartphones are never investments. They depreciate, and become outdated in a matter of 3 to 4 ... moreYes Mr. Bunyip22, than you for conceding that Note 5 is better than your plastic phones Note 3 and Note 4 and the all expensive 32GB S7 Edge with easy to scratch home button.
At last you are agreeing that 64 GB Note 5 is mostly available worldwide.
PARAG B, 29 May 2016The "successor" is a key word here.but it seems that the best note5 haters like TN & Bunyi... moreSmartphones are never investments. They depreciate, and become outdated in a matter of 3 to 4 months, as Mr. T and you have. The $800 to $935 you spent on the Note.5 is now worth LESS THAN $500, as Mr. T is wonderfully telling us everytime. Someone here already posted that it's now $415.
Note.5 was a failure from the start. It is only you and Mr. T who are all ok for something substandard with no memory expansion, and other features missing from past Galaxy Notes. 64GB is not enough without memory expansion, and not making that 64GB model (NOT "modal" which means in a state) available everywhere just is not winning everyone to get it.
64GB internal WITH memory expansion - now THAT is something i want. I'd still want a removable battery actual - as my experience with the S7 Edge's battery is just ok, but not for my real power requirements that I really need without charging for the day.
For sure we'll get:
*liquid cooling pipe system
*water-resistant - wonderful protection for rainy days.
*memory expansion gives 8 times more possible memory space - all the way to 256GB microSD than mere 64GB internal.
*at least f/1.7 sensor for even better low light camera capture
*240 fps slow motion recording
*updated CPU and GPU processors
*better battery at leas 98H endurance rating, versus only 85H