08-23-2015 12:16 PM
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  1. Oscar Maradiaga's Avatar
    My 1st thoughts when I heard no micro sd card was awww man. After all these years of having my music on my sd card. My pictures any videos. I couldn't believe it. I was skeptical that the next note would be better then the note 4. But after such a long delay for 5.1.1 on the note 4 and all the hiccups it wants to see what the Note 5 would provide. I'm really glad I went ahead and purchased the Note 5. Its thinner and light compared to any a note before. With phones getting bigger the note 5 doesnt feel big at all considering it has the same screen size as the note 4 its unbelievable how light this phone is. Now on to Touchwiz. I've never been a big fan but this version is stripped down no uninstalling apps that you dont need. That there is actually close to no bloatware is incredible. I'm on Sprint and the Note 5 LTE speeds are fast. I understand new product more revolutionized speeds and specs. But I didn't expect this. I downloaded 2.4 GB of Eminems discography in under 5 minutes thats never been that fast. If your on the fence here about whether this Note is worth the upgrade from a note 4 believe me it is. Let me not even say anything about the the camera. Its absolutely a marvel how pictures are so clean and crisp. I can't say much about the battery yet but so far its as good as my Note 4 . I got it at 10 am. Charged it to 100% by 1120 and is still at 34%percent with heavy use. Setting up my apps my folders was a blurr. If you can manage to scoop the note 5 believe me its worth ever penny long live the note 4 it was a pleasure having such an innovative phone
    08-19-2015 06:53 PM
  2. kway_NY's Avatar
    CONGRATS, hopefully I'll be following you to the other side, oh or the new side, or the 5 side. ENJOY, see u there soon.
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    08-19-2015 08:33 PM
  3. PublicImageLtd's Avatar
    I'm not touching the note 5.. No sd card slot, no removal battery that's done it for me. If they get the note 6 with memory card and removable battery I will maybe think about it.
    Now let me think... Ah yes, a phone no removable battery.... No sd card slot? Ah yes. The dreaded iphone!!!!

    Posted via the Android Central App
    08-20-2015 02:48 PM
  4. Oscar Maradiaga's Avatar
    http://www.amazon.com/SanDisk-Adapte...cUvbUpU4623463


    Thats a 64GB card they retailed at $200.00 when ot 1st came out. LG just released the LG 4 and its a fail. Sales are so bad that they have to come out with another flagship that will fill probably undersell here in the U.S.

    Look iphone followed Samsung into the world of phablets and bigger screens. Only now samsung has understood that consumers need a phone without a micro sd card. How much media can you carry that you need 128gb which was released recently. Samsung has made the note 5 a joy no lag no bloated software and now with an internal device with memory it has improved speeds faster then ever. Put it this way my wife has a note 4 she inherited from me and she had agalaxy S5 before that and she absolutely loves the note 4. The note 4 was great but samsung touchwiz had alot of lag and hiccups. Its time that you move on. Believe me an sd card isnt that great and its outdated technology
    08-20-2015 08:28 PM
  5. bgbagz's Avatar
    Well fellas, I am glad you are enjoying the N5... However... Come back to us 8 months when your battery life has been tested over time....... Let us know....

    Sent from my SM-N910T using Tapatalk
    08-20-2015 08:56 PM
  6. Kelly Kearns's Avatar
    Doesn't have enough to be your last post in this forum, you can always help answer questions!
    08-20-2015 08:57 PM
  7. Kelly Kearns's Avatar
    Well fellas, I am glad you are enjoying the N5... However... Come back to us 8 months when your battery life has been tested over time....... Let us know....

    Sent from my SM-N910T using Tapatalk
    There isn't that much difference in battery size.. Why 8 months? Already it has been shown to be just as good as the N4 battery time or better.
    08-20-2015 08:58 PM
  8. itguyjax8430's Avatar
    Well fellas, I am glad you are enjoying the N5... However... Come back to us 8 months when your battery life has been tested over time....... Let us know....

    Sent from my SM-N910T using Tapatalk
    Are you saying that the battery will only last 8 months? It's funny how people are downing the sealed battery with all these assumptions. I guess all those people with phones with sealed batteries better be scared. Like all the iPhone people, iPad owners, Nexus 6 owners, 99% of tablet owners, HTC owners, Moto owners.... You see where I'm going with this?
    08-20-2015 09:15 PM
  9. Kelly Kearns's Avatar
    Are you saying that the battery will only last 8 months? It's funny how people are downing the sealed battery with all these assumptions. I guess all those people with phones with sealed batteries better be scared. Like all the iPhone people, iPad owners, Nexus 6 owners, 99% of tablet owners, HTC owners, Moto owners.... You see where I'm going with this?
    We traded in an iPhone 4 at T-Mobile two weeks ago when we switched over. It was bought when released. The battery is just as great as when new. It was released in June 2010 according to the search I just did.
    08-20-2015 09:19 PM
  10. nahoku's Avatar
    The battery is just as great as when new. It was released in June 2010
    This, I would be highly skeptical of. Maybe it "seemed" great, but the reality is quite different. All batteries deteriorate over time.

    However, I agree that in 8 months, the battery in the Note 5 should still be performing quite well.
    08-20-2015 10:35 PM
  11. Kelly Kearns's Avatar
    This, I would be highly skeptical of. Maybe it "seemed" great, but the reality is quite different. All batteries deteriorate over time.

    However, I agree that in 8 months, the battery in the Note 5 should still be performing quite well.
    Actually it worked just as well as the day it was bought.
    08-21-2015 12:15 AM
  12. nahoku's Avatar
    Actually it worked just as well as the day it was bought.
    Not trying to discount that your experience was great with your phone. Just skeptical that a 5 year old battery with all the cycles you put on it would work just as well as the day you bought it. That would be a most amazing battery.
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    08-21-2015 12:50 AM
  13. NotAnAppleGuy's Avatar
    Not trying to discount that your experience was great with your phone. Just skeptical that a 5 year old battery with all the cycles you put on it would work just as well as the day you bought it. That would be a most amazing battery.
    Exactly. That seems EXTREMELY far fetched. My S3 thats 2.5 years old can't keep a charge for over 10 hours in standby mode. And that is the original battery.

    Posted Via Galaxy Note Edge. Yea, the phone is perfect...
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    08-21-2015 05:05 AM
  14. Kelly Kearns's Avatar
    Heck my LG Optimus that was from like 2010, sill had to be used by my niece all the time and we traded that on as one of our phones, made it all day on a charge. The most recent time my niece had to use it easy about 3 months ago when she cracked her iPhone screen. I've never had to replace a battery in a phone.
    08-21-2015 05:33 AM
  15. Honey_184's Avatar
    The battery is just as great as when new. It was released in June 2010 according to the search I just did.
    Your phone must've been one of the exceptions.. My husband, daughter & I purchased the iPhone 5 when it first came out, traded them in exactly 2 yrs later & all 3 of them had significant battery deterioration compared to when they were fresh out of the box. Had we kept them for longer, unless we were ok with being glued to a power outlet or lug around a battery pack, those 3 batteries would've needed replacement.

    Posted via the Android Central App on my Beautiful Beast of a Note 4
    08-21-2015 06:07 AM
  16. rong21's Avatar
    Are you saying that the battery will only last 8 months? It's funny how people are downing the sealed battery with all these assumptions. I guess all those people with phones with sealed batteries better be scared. Like all the iPhone people, iPad owners, Nexus 6 owners, 99% of tablet owners, HTC owners, Moto owners.... You see where I'm going with this?
    I also have a G2 with a sealed battery. Have had it almost 2 years with no problems. My wife and son have iPhones, my son is a power user. No battery issues. These type of arguments about sealed batteries are stupid.
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    08-21-2015 06:18 AM
  17. pcbtmr's Avatar
    So, given that the Note5 has a sealed battery, what do you do when the phone is non-responsive and will not power down by the power button and you need phone usage right away? Drive to the VZW store and complain or wait all day for the battery to totally die down?
    Is there an internal reset button on the Note5 that no one has mentioned?
    08-21-2015 07:17 AM
  18. itguyjax8430's Avatar
    So, given that the Note5 has a sealed battery, what do you do when the phone is non-responsive and will not power down by the power button and you need phone usage right away? Drive to the VZW store and complain or wait all day for the battery to totally die down?
    Is there an internal reset button on the Note5 that no one has mentioned?
    Power button and Volume down is the reset procedure just like on the iPhone it is power button and home button. What else you got?
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    08-21-2015 07:27 AM
  19. pcbtmr's Avatar
    Power & Volume Down pulls up the normal restarting menu on my Note4. What do you do when the buttons are non-responsive?
    08-21-2015 08:34 AM
  20. Kelly Kearns's Avatar
    Your phone must've been one of the exceptions.. My husband, daughter & I purchased the iPhone 5 when it first came out, traded them in exactly 2 yrs later & all 3 of them had significant battery deterioration compared to when they were fresh out of the box. Had we kept them for longer, unless we were ok with being glued to a power outlet or lug around a battery pack, those 3 batteries would've needed replacement.

    Posted via the Android Central App on my Beautiful Beast of a Note 4
    Oh my sister has had every iPhone, never had a battery problem.
    08-21-2015 08:44 AM
  21. Kelly Kearns's Avatar
    Power & Volume Down pulls up the normal restarting menu on my Note4. What do you do when the buttons are non-responsive?
    To do a hard reset in my S6E, you hold down power and volume down for 7 seconds.
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    08-21-2015 08:45 AM
  22. Oscar Maradiaga's Avatar
    Wow all this talk about a battery. The itouch battery doesnt last long we all know iphone batteries dont last long. My brother in law is constantly plugging in his phone to have a charge. Thats an iphone 5 when i showed him how fast my note 4 and 5 are he was blown away and said he would to to a verizon store and check out the note 5
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    08-21-2015 10:26 AM
  23. jimd1050's Avatar
    To do a hard reset in my S6E, you hold down power and volume down for 7 seconds.
    Thanks Kelly - my prior Motorola Droid Maxx was the same way. Even if it totally crashed, the button combination ALWAYS worked! I have had a few times with my Note 4 when I've had to pull the battery, but never with a phone with a non-removable battery - they have to engineer in a Fail Safe! (Well, SHOULD) :-)
    08-21-2015 10:41 AM
  24. rong21's Avatar
    The Note 4 is the 3rd phone I have had with a removable battery and to be honest the only time I ever remove the battery is to get the sim card to put into my other phone.

    I had a GS3 and had to do a few battery pulls but only because I was flashing ROMS and a couple caused issues on reboot. I'm not a power user so no need to swap and I've never experienced a problem with battery degradation............yet
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    08-21-2015 11:37 AM
  25. BOSSY TEXAS CHICK's Avatar
    My 1st thoughts when I heard no micro sd card was awww man. ......If you can manage to scoop the note 5 believe me its worth ever penny long live the note 4 it was a pleasure having such an innovative phone
    My Take: i have to INDEED agree it is an upgrade in almost every conceivable way EVEN if it has lost barely a handful of hardware features... And i don't truly consider them "lost", more like, "dumped excess baggage"....

    With the great upgrade programs available, the high trade in values carriers are giving for older phones, the Samsung $200.00 promos, minimal monthly costs for a NEW flagship, for the ppl here who love "latest & greatest" its really a no brainer!

    For some, a Note 4 or S6 will surf them into the next couple of years and they prolly shouldn't upgrade. BUT, for ppl who clearly have an interest in "new tech", surely the cost a little upwards of $1.00 a day should NOT keep you from enjoyng the Note 5's lag free, excellent camera experience, high performance, beautiful screen etc etc etc!

    Comparing the Note 4 to the Note 5 is not a fair comparison. Is the Note 4 a good, solid, "power user's" dream? Sure is! Is the Note 5 a sexy, lag-free performance beast with an A-M-A-Z-I-N-G camera? Uh huh! Gitcha 1!

    (And i ain't talking out of "both sides of my mouth, becuz i do feel Samsung is making HUGE decision "FAILS" in lots of different respects, however, the Note 5 offering is a GREAT device regardless!

    BTC
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    08-21-2015 12:06 PM
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