09-04-2015 01:57 PM
47 12
tools
  1. nahoku's Avatar
    You make some great points and I think you even left out a few! I believe Sammy stripped a bunch more features than most ppl noticed,
    Yes, this is not an "all inclusive" list. This is just stuff I picked up from forums, and web. If I had a Note 5, I would be able to list everything. And, I'm not trying to make a point... I'm merely pointing things out.
    08-31-2015 01:05 AM
  2. nahoku's Avatar
    Hey folks. I am one of the few who have bought and used the Note 5 for 14 days, comparing it with the Note 4. I will return the Note 5, will keep the Note 4. It is a great phone though, minus the sealed battery and a few other missing features.
    Curious about a camera feature found on the Note 4... I'm wondering if it's still there on the Note 5.

    If you open the camera app and long press on the screen, the Note 4 focus ring will turn blue and will display "Focus/Exposure". It's the exposure lock feature... like a half-press on a camera's shutter button. Does it still happen on the Note 5? Thanks!

    By the way, what made you jump to the Note 5?
    08-31-2015 01:37 AM
  3. Sammuel1973's Avatar
    Curious about a camera feature found on the Note 4... I'm wondering if it's still there on the Note 5.

    If you open the camera app and long press on the screen, the Note 4 focus ring will turn blue and will display "Focus/Exposure". It's the exposure lock feature... like a half-press on a camera's shutter button. Does it still happen on the Note 5? Thanks!

    By the way, what made you jump to the Note 5?
    Yes, still there. I never use it, even on my Note 4. I am not a camera guy.

    I have always been a sucker for the "latest and greatest", and as a mobile technology enthusiast and a long time Note series user, I gotta have the Note 5. The design and build is to die for, but comparing it overall with the Note 4, it comes down to the battery life. All goodies the Note 5 has is moot when the phone dies by 3pm. Not good on the wknds when I am not near an outlet. I did give it a fair shot though.
    08-31-2015 01:51 AM
  4. nahoku's Avatar
    Yes, still there. I never use it, even on my Note 4. I am not a camera guy.

    I have always been a sucker for the "latest and greatest", and as a mobile technology enthusiast and a long time Note series user, I gotta have the Note 5. The design and build is to die for, but comparing it overall with the Note 4, it comes down to the battery life. All goodies the Note 5 has is moot when the phone dies by 3pm. Not good on the wknds when I am not near an outlet. I did give it a fair shot though.
    Thanks for the confirmation on the camera app! It's a quick way to get into spot mode for back-lit subjects.

    I'm kind of surprised, and kind of not surprised to hear the battery didn't last that long for you. I would think Samsung would've tested really thoroughly before releasing the phone with a small battery. Even though I don't really care for it, I would hate to see the Note 5 fail, mostly because I really do want Samsung to succeed. I think removing the battery and SD was a big mistake, but from what I've been READING on XDA, the new screens are showing discoloration problems too. Something I think might hurt the phone if it's rampant. Time will tell.
    08-31-2015 02:16 AM
  5. NotAnAppleGuy's Avatar
    An S6 with a bigger display, more RAM and a bigger battery - with a Pen! :-)
    Point taken. My point is, Samsung gimped some of the key features in the Note 5 that define the Note series. And on top of that, the Note 4 isn't even a year old.

    Posted Via Galaxy Note Edge. Yea, the phone is perfect...
    jimd1050 and dlgus like this.
    08-31-2015 02:34 AM
  6. rexbitz's Avatar
    I'm going to run the note 4 till samsung wakes up and smells the coffee. They shouldn't change 2 features that made a huge amount of people stay with the brand.
    D Android, nahoku, Andy847 and 4 others like this.
    08-31-2015 05:05 AM
  7. Katrina White1's Avatar
    I now have both. N4 and N5. I switched carriers and couldn't use my 4 from sprint. I love both. If you have a 4 and enjoy it, keep it. If you have the Xtra Cash and want the latest and greatest, go for the 5. You won't be disappointed.

    Some of the things that appear to be missing from the 4 are in different places on the 5. And yes, there are some things that just aren't there either. Nothing was a deal breaker for me. I will say had I not switched Carriers, I'd still be using my 4 exclusively. Until October anyway.

    Lollipop changed my 4, but it's not unbearable. The 5 simply picks up where my 4 left off.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    08-31-2015 09:13 AM
  8. Rmedy21's Avatar
    I was at my local Verizon store today. I must say the note 5 is a handsome device. It feels great in the hand too. I thought I was going to get the note 5. But I used the weekend to reflect on why I wanted the note 5. Honestly I could not even think of any reason to upgrade. Normally I always have to get the latest and greatest. But for some reason I'm not even interested in the note 5. I guess I look forward to see what else is out there

    Quote The Note 4 Never More😤
    08-31-2015 01:53 PM
  9. KillerNut's Avatar

    1) On the Note 4, it gives you the "just once/always" option, and will continue to give you this option until you select always? There is no "just once" on the Note 5... you are given one choice to choose the default app. You can clear the choice on both Notes
    2) On the Note 4, you can disable fast charging, it can't be disabled on the Note 5
    3) Samsung did away with the "Side key" panel on the Note 5. This alone, (well, not just this!!!), would make me never upgrade to the Note 5. I use this ALL THE TIME!
    4) "My Interests" wallpapers on the lockscreen is no longer a choice on the Note 5
    5) According to some threads I've read, the speaker on the Note 5 is softer than the Note 4
    6) I believe Smart Dock capability is also not present with a Note 5
    7) "Smart detect", where the phone can detect text from a photo and convert it to text, is no longer present on the Note 5
    8) Note 5's don't light up with notifications
    9) Samsung's HDMI MHL adapter doesn't fit on a Note 5
    10) You can't adjust the delay, or turn off the "touch key" lights on the Note 5
    11) Can no longer capture frame by frame stills from video
    WOW! I think you totally just sold me on going with a note 4 instead of a note 5. Thanks.
    08-31-2015 03:01 PM
  10. Katrina White1's Avatar
    #8, 10. Yes, you can. Just tested both. I believe there's side key, although I could be wrong. I thought i remembered seeing it in a tutorial.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    nahoku likes this.
    08-31-2015 03:57 PM
  11. nahoku's Avatar
    #8, 10. Yes, you can. Just tested both. I believe there's side key, although I could be wrong. I thought i remembered seeing it in a tutorial.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    8) Note 5's don't light up with notifications: Information came from AC in THIS thread. More than one person verified it and people were talking about installing 3rd party app, so I assumed Notifications lighting up was dropped. You should probably reply to that thread to show people how to make they're notifications light up. Is there a setting for it? Is it carrier specific?

    10) You can't adjust the delay, or turn off the "touch key" lights on the Note 5: Info was drawn on XDA from THIS thread. There are also reports around the web, but it now seems that this function is carrier specific. Keep in mind that when I originally made this list, the carrier specifics weren't mentioned, and it's possible that everyone in the thread had the same carrier that disabled the function.

    I have edited the list for #10, but for #8, I don't know what to do since more than one person verified it in the post. I might have to go down to do this test myself, athough I dont know what I have to try.

    I certainly don't want to mislead anyone with this list.

    EDIT: Forgot about this...

    I believe there's side key, although I could be wrong.
    The Side Key panel, should be a resident of your Notification/Quick settings panel. You should see an icon with the name "Side key panel". Is it there?
    08-31-2015 05:25 PM
  12. barrettdaniel's Avatar
    I actually haven't went to any local stores to look at and hold the N5 for myself, but after reading multiple reviews and watching a couple videos, I can see why people might get a N5 if you have the extra cash. I'm sticking with my N4 even though I like having the newest tech. I have never had to change out my battery, and I don't think external storage is mandatory for me thanks to cloud storage, however I do use an SD card and I like knowing if my battery starts to suck I can get a new one easily and swap it out. I guess it's just my personal preference, if I can't ever get that again in a future Samsung device it wouldn't be the end of the world.

    I think that maybe the target audience for the N5 isn't necessarily current Note fans, but maybe they're trying to attract new users to the Note family. Just a thought, probably wrong lol
    08-31-2015 09:50 PM
  13. nahoku's Avatar
    I think that maybe the target audience for the N5 isn't necessarily current Note fans, but maybe they're trying to attract new users to the Note family. Just a thought, probably wrong lol
    No, I don't think you're wrong at all. I'm sure Samsung is NOT aiming the Note 5 at current owners. If they did, they wouldn't keep taking features away... previous owners notice that kind of stuff. Myself, I'm disheartened by it, and really, if I change to another brand down the road, I'm sure I'll lose all the stuff I like about the Note 4... well, maybe most of the stuff (they'll still be on Android).
    08-31-2015 10:53 PM
  14. OTACORB's Avatar
    If Samsung was worth a crap, they would give Note 4 purchasers most all of those features. They would just have to provide the software update. This is the chief problem with these Android manufacturers. Once they sell you the damn phone, you are stuck. Sure Google may update Android and push that out, but everything that the manufacture changed or did to the phone will remain the same. Unlike Apple which don't always support every feature on their older devices, but at least they do give you most of it. However, I am down with the Note 4 for the time being and it nothing wrong with it. I won't be upgrading to the Note 5 though.
    08-31-2015 11:44 PM
  15. Ntchwaidumela's Avatar
    An S6 with a bigger display, more RAM and a bigger battery - with a Pen! :-)
    Same size battery.
    jimd1050 likes this.
    09-01-2015 10:58 PM
  16. neoberry99's Avatar
    Normally I always have to get the latest and greatest. But for some reason I'm not even interested in the note 5. I guess I look forward to see what else is out there

    Quote The Note 4 Never More😤
    It's called prorities......life. It happens to the best of us.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    dlgus likes this.
    09-02-2015 07:27 AM
  17. DexterMcDade's Avatar
    Have a Note 4 a little over month. Highly capable smartphone and is an effective communication tool. Options for customization are endless. Good upgrade, congratulations

    Posted via the Android Central App
    09-02-2015 10:50 PM
  18. Tsepz_GP's Avatar
    Had my Note 4 since a few days before global launch in Oct last year, it has served me well, a true 'Power User' device.

    After the disappointing Note5 was announced I decided that I'll stick with my Note 4, ordered a SanDisk 64GB MicroSDXC and UltraSlim TPU Case for it, both arrived yesterday, my Note 4 feels new again, and with over 90GB memory in it now, I can throw more of my media (series, movies, music and docs) into it.

    Samsung can keep their crappy Note 5 that is limited to just 60GB, with No IR Blaster, aggressive RAM Management and slippery S6 design.

    Sent from my Note 4 +64GB MicroSDXC via Tapatalk
    D Android likes this.
    09-03-2015 11:59 AM
  19. dlgus's Avatar
    LOL, just posted on another thread that I am keeping my Note 4 for at least 2 yrs, since my phone is not even a year old. And I completely agree with you on the price. I had a seriously WTF??? moment when I saw that.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    09-03-2015 12:38 PM
  20. dorrien12's Avatar
    Oh, yeah. Coming from a Note 3, there was zero way I was going to do a Note 5. All that money for a lesser (IMO) device. Got the Note 4 and I am very happy.
    Same here, had Note 3, got Note Edge instead of the 5.
    09-03-2015 11:53 PM
  21. Edge50's Avatar
    Wut? No notification light on the note
    09-04-2015 12:04 PM
  22. Joey 2120's Avatar
    I have the awesome note 4 and on a 2 year lease and when we upgrade we will get the note 5. I wish Sprint will do samsung for life program. If they can do Iphone for life...come on do it for us! I can't wait for the new OS to 6.0 marshmallow!

    Posted via the Android Central App
    09-04-2015 01:57 PM
47 12

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 1
    Last Post: 09-06-2015, 11:54 AM
  2. Replies: 12
    Last Post: 09-01-2015, 08:50 AM
  3. Why can't I change my password, says doesn't match?
    By AC Question in forum Ask a Question
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 08-28-2015, 10:37 PM
  4. Replies: 0
    Last Post: 08-28-2015, 09:53 PM
  5. I forget my scren pin lock how could u help me
    By AC Question in forum Ask a Question
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 08-28-2015, 09:15 PM
LINK TO POST COPIED TO CLIPBOARD