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  1. Phillip Pugh's Avatar
    I just picked my Note 4 up 2 weeks ago but I absolutely plan to go to the Note 5 when it comes out. Removable battery isn't a big deal to me but I would like to have the SD card storage option. Metal chassis isn't a huge thing to me. I was deciding on the Nexus 6 or Note 4 and ultimately went with the Note 4. I like the quickness of updates with the Nexus like bit couldn't justify the size with no real benefits. Might as well get a Moto X. At least with the Note you get the S PEN and several other options to take advantage of the screen size.

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    Good points the note 4 is a multi tasking beast the the nexus 6 is like the iPhone plus just a big phone with no added benefits over its smaller counterpoint love my note edge will keep it and get the gs6, but who knows the note 5,might be so temping that I'd have to get it anyway hehe :-)

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    03-25-2015 08:35 AM
  2. P_Devil's Avatar
    I fear this so much. The note 4 is my first android phone and I'm all about what makes it stand out.
    I had a 64GB iPhone 5 before getting my S5 and later upgrading to my current Note Edge. I was initially fine with the 64GB of storage, that was back when smartphones didn't support microSDXC yet and the maximum capacity card was 32GB. But I quickly filled the space and had to continually swap content out, I hated it. I used it for two years and, after that, I told myself I would never get a phone like that again. The phone was alright, I have to qualms with Apple or iOS for my needs but rather with the fixed capacity. Plus I spent $400 on that phone while signing a two year contract. No thank you.

    If there is a change with the Note 5, meaning no SD Card or removable battery, then it would be time for an adjustment or adapt to what's new.
    But I don't want to adapt to what's new, not if Samsung is going to continue what they did with the Galaxy S. At this point it's not anything new as Apple has been doing it ever since they released the iPhone and Google has also been doing it with their various Nexus hardware partners. Even Motorola switched to fixed capacities a few years ago. I think it's different than BlackBerry switching away from physical keyboards as that was a whole market trend. Not including an SD card is something that some companies do with some of their phones, it's not a market-wide switch. Samsung is even split within their releases. Some of their phones support it, others don't.

    I suppose the whole market will eventually switch over as that model proves to be more profitable for OEMs. I just don't want it to happen, not until I can get a phone with 200GB of capacity without paying $400 on-contract (or $35 a month through Verizon Edge).
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    03-25-2015 08:50 AM
  3. Martin Crombie's Avatar
    Any phone with a non removeable battery will be slow/redundant after 20 months. This is a forced upgrade ploy by Samsung after the Note4. I'm praying I'm wrong but that's how it going..
    (Still on my note2 with note4 rom TN4)
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    03-28-2015 06:15 AM
  4. Carrtman's Avatar
    My phone isn't even 3 months old and I really love it. I'm probably not going to jump from the N 4 to the N 6 maybe if done right the N 7 but I usually keep my phones for at least 4 years.

    I don't need to have the newest gadget every year and with the direction Samsung is going (applelike) I'm very worried obviously. Their Exynos chip will make it even harder to create some nice custom ROMS .
    03-28-2015 07:41 AM
  5. shanghaichica's Avatar
    I plan on it. I have the T-mobile Jump program so I can upgrade every year. I may as well get the next Note.

    Note in my house!
    Have you gone back to the note 4?

    Posted from my gold note 4
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    03-28-2015 01:20 PM
  6. beh's Avatar
    Until Samsung gets out of the smartphone business, I'm sure these questions will be repeated on a yearly basis.

    Question: Who's gonna trade Note 5 for Note 6???
    Question: Who's gonna trade Note 6 for Note 7???
    Question: Who's gonna trade Note 7 for Note 8???
    Question: Who's gonna trade Note 8 for Note 9???
    Question: Who's gonna trade Note 9 for Note 10???
    Question: Who's gonna trade Note 10 for Note 11???
    Question: Who's gonna trade Note 11 for Note 12???
    Question: Who's gonna trade Note 12 for Note 13???
    Question: Who's gonna trade Note 13 for Note 14???
    Question: Who's gonna trade Note 14 for Note 15???
    Question: Who's gonna trade Note 15 for Note 16???
    Question: Who's gonna trade Note 16 for Note 17???
    Question: Who's gonna trade Note 17 for Note 18???
    Question: Who's gonna trade Note 18 for Note 19???
    Question: Who's gonna trade Note 19 for Note 20???
    Question: Who's gonna trade Note 20 for Note 21???
    Question: Who's gonna trade Note 21 for Note 22???
    Question: Who's gonna trade Note 22 for Note 23???
    Last question: Who's gonna trade Note 23 for Note Human Brain-implated phone?
    Like DAH. Is Rocky 93 out yet ;^)
    03-28-2015 04:51 PM
  7. doctordwaynewilliams's Avatar
    Have you gone back to the note 4?

    Posted from my gold note 4
    Yep.
    03-28-2015 09:41 PM
  8. NCzerniak83's Avatar
    Have you gone back to the note 4?

    Posted from my gold note 4
    "Note in my house" ahhhhahahaha!

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-N910A using Tapatalk
    03-29-2015 04:04 AM
  9. Ntchwaidumela's Avatar
    I plan on it. I have the T-mobile Jump program so I can upgrade every year. I may as well get the next Note.

    Note in my house!
    Me, too. I don't think I would do the N5, if they take away external storage option, though. I really don't want to pay $1,000 for a phone with the memory capacity I need. If they go that way, I'll more than likely switch or keep my N4 for another year.

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    03-30-2015 04:44 PM
  10. Ntchwaidumela's Avatar
    Two words: Planned Obsolescence.

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    03-30-2015 04:48 PM
  11. Mirhako's Avatar
    I'm with a lot of you. No SD card, no removable battery, no more samsung. I'm already never buying another Samsung tablet. Bought the Note 10.1 2012 a few months after it came out, it still hasn't gotten an update..

    I love the Note phones, but if they keep trying to be apple, I'll just find a different phone.

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    03-30-2015 05:33 PM
  12. doctordwaynewilliams's Avatar
    I'm with a lot of you. No SD card, no removable battery, no more samsung. I'm already never buying another Samsung tablet. Bought the Note 10.1 2012 a few months after it came out, it still hasn't gotten an update..

    I love the Note phones, but if they keep trying to be apple, I'll just find a different phone.

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    And what happens if all Android smartphones go this route?

    Note in my house!
    04-01-2015 03:06 PM
  13. bigsmoke79's Avatar
    And what happens if all Android smartphones go this route?

    Note in my house!
    I will keep my note 4 longer! it is planned obsolescence like the guy above said soley designed to make you upgrade your phone after 2 years!

    If all Android phones drop these features (I hope not) then I genuinely may consider going back to a iphone? cause I'd get top customer service, a good quality phone and good resale value, timely updates all built in with the price, customisation would be Androids only advantage to me then.

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    04-01-2015 03:23 PM
  14. ab304945's Avatar
    I will prob upgrade from the gs5

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    04-01-2015 03:28 PM
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