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  1. ansa82's Avatar
    I hope the note 5 will be bigger!!

    Posted via the Android Central App
    03-06-2015 02:45 PM
  2. Tim Crowley's Avatar
    I can't imagine ever buying another phone without a removable battery. Ok, I'd consider it if you can give me a one week battery. But NO, Samsung, listen to me; don't make the Note 5 with removable battery and storage. We need these things,.
    nick sava likes this.
    03-06-2015 03:03 PM
  3. anon8380037's Avatar
    I don't think they will change the Note 5 format much. They don't need to impress more with solid case.
    IMO they will maintain removable batteries, but may consider not including an sd card as they create reading / writing and integration difficulties. Software will run smoother without it.

    Then, if they leave the removable back cover, there is less to convince people that they couldn't install an sd slot.

    It might have to be both, or none.
    Ntchwaidumela likes this.
    03-06-2015 06:33 PM
  4. D13H4RD2L1V3's Avatar
    Totally agree.

    I love the Note 4. It's the best phone Samsung has ever made IMHO.

    I don't swap batteries often, but I find that replacing a dying battery with a fresh one easily without having to send your phone in for some time is a huge plus for device longevity. BUT, an SD card slot is an absolute MUST for me. Not only does it make transferring content from an old device to a new device easier, but if for whatever reason I fill my internal storage to it's brim, I can just go out and buy an SD card and never have to worry about deleting stuff until I fill that SD card up.

    I don't use my phone for heavy tasks. The SD card will be useful to hold videos and photos and I can use the internal storage for apps. Plus, like I said, easily transferrable.

    The Note 5 will fail in my mind if any of these are true;

    1) Fixed battery that's smaller than the Note 4
    2) No SD card slot
    monsieurms and Ntchwaidumela like this.
    03-07-2015 01:19 AM
  5. MsBlingberry's Avatar
    I certainly agree! There's a reason most people made the switch from ios; different design, external storage and removable battery are top of the list. I zealously converted people to Samsung but if they are going to make 'samsung iphones', then I'm definitely out!

    Posted via my awesome N4
    clevin likes this.
    03-07-2015 03:30 AM
  6. monsieurms's Avatar
    This identical debate is going on in the S6 forum: http://forums.androidcentral.com/sam...ml#post4271036

    I'm not going to bother to repeat everything I said. But SD and removable batteries--those are deal breakers. If, when it comes time to upgrade, those things are gone from the Note line, I'll be looking around.

    If they offer 64gb for the same price point as the Note 4,I won't mind. I have read that using only internal memory may be removing the lag and make the overall speed a lot snappier.

    Sent from my SM-N910V using Tapatalk
    Depends on what you use the card for. THat's not enough storage for me--not even close--but in any event, my phone is plenty fast. There is no particular lag of any consequence.
    03-07-2015 06:59 AM
  7. indysteve9's Avatar
    It's one of the largest reasons I bought the Samsung Note 4. Plus that it was a large phone for my large hands and it's gorgeous screen.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    03-07-2015 07:57 AM
  8. msndrstood's Avatar
    There's hope Obi-Wan....

    http://www.trustedreviews.com/news/s...pecs-and-price

    via The Note 4
    monsieurms likes this.
    03-07-2015 08:19 AM
  9. Philip600rr's Avatar
    +1

    Posted via the Android Central App and Note 4
    03-07-2015 08:39 AM
  10. anon67808's Avatar
    With all the battery pulls the average Android user needs to perform over the course of a phones lifespan, it is imperative that a removeable battery is implemented in a Note 5.
    monsieurms likes this.
    03-07-2015 09:07 AM
  11. anon(394005)'s Avatar
    With all the battery pulls the average Android user needs to perform over the course of a phones lifespan, it is imperative that a removeable battery is implemented in a Note 5.
    Huh? Is that a joke? Because the last time I ever remember doing a battery pull was with the old HTC Thunderbolt; a finicky device by nature as it was Verizon and HTC's very first LTE device. Otherwise, I've never had to it with my old Note 2 and now Note 4.
    JnEricsonx likes this.
    03-07-2015 10:20 AM
  12. Premium1's Avatar
    I love my Note 4. But my fear is that Samsung will do away with the removable battery and microSD options, like they've done with the S6 and S6 Edge. IMHO these were two of the best (most desirable) options about Samsung devices. What difference does it make to have up to 128GB of internal memory if you can't remove it to transfer it to a new (or extra) phone or other device??? And with these large, high output screens, I'd rather carry an extra battery around than have to carry around a charger (and look for a place to plug it in). Yes, there are plug-in battery packs, etc., available, but I don't want the extra unwieldy bulk of trying to use my phone with something plugged into it while it's charging. So I (and I'm sure just about all other Note 4 users) hope that these options remain on the upcoming Note 5.

    If you agree (or disagree), please comment. Maybe Samsung will pay attention.
    Honestly if samsung makes the note 5 just like the s6 with a much larger battery I would be sold. 64gb for me is plenty of storage, and the non-removable battery isn't a deal breaker if the battery is nice and large.
    Saturn1217 likes this.
    03-07-2015 11:18 AM
  13. anon67808's Avatar
    Huh? Is that a joke? Because the last time I ever remember doing a battery pull was with the old HTC Thunderbolt; a finicky device by nature as it was Verizon and HTC's very first LTE device. Otherwise, I've never had to it with my old Note 2 and now Note 4.
    Not a joke. Consider yourself one of the lucky ones. While of course there are exceptions to the rule with yourself being one of them, a vast majority of Android owners, from the very first days to present time, have had to do a battery pull here and there because of some performance issue or another and some people even do it on a regularly scheduled basis such as weekly just for good measure. I don't do the latter but have pulled on my Note 4, Droid X, Droid Incredible 2, Evo 4G, Focus S WP7, HTC HD7S WP7, all my Blackberries, Treo's, etc, etc.
    03-07-2015 11:30 AM
  14. Premium1's Avatar
    I hope they keep it around the current size and continue shrinking the bezels. No need for a 6" phone, especially with the added home button that takes even more space on samsung devices.
    03-07-2015 11:38 AM
  15. beh's Avatar
    I would like to see the ability to change batteries and if you can remove the back then a microSD slot is just as easily added. The issues are space for the microSD card holder if Samsung decides to make the phone as thin as the S6/Edge and if they feel the need to make a metal back, neither of which will allow for a removable back cover.
    But in practice, with the rapid charge features of the new Samsung phones where 10 to 15 minutes gets you 4 hours of battery time a removable battery isn't really necessary. With wired data transfer, wireless data transfer, cloud data transfer and storage I would prefer the much faster internal SSD memory than a microSD card.
    But that's just me.
    03-07-2015 12:43 PM
  16. anon(394005)'s Avatar
    Not a joke. Consider yourself one of the lucky ones. While of course there are exceptions to the rule with yourself being one of them, a vast majority of Android owners, from the very first days to present time, have had to do a battery pull here and there because of some performance issue or another and some people even do it on a regularly scheduled basis such as weekly just for good measure. I don't do the latter but have pulled on my Note 4, Droid X, Droid Incredible 2, Evo 4G, Focus S WP7, HTC HD7S WP7, all my Blackberries, Treo's, etc, etc.
    The only time you would need to do a battery pull is if the device is locked up/not responding to touch. That may have been more common in Android's earlier days when the OS and apps were not as mature. But I don't think it's all that common anymore unless you have a really buggy app on your device. Either way, it's not really a valid reason for a device to have a removable battery as you can usually force power off/reboot a device by either pressing/holding the power button or in the case of those with a sealed/embedded battery use a key combo sequence to simulate a battery pull where it actually causes a brief disconnect to battery power.
    03-07-2015 02:14 PM
  17. Carrtman's Avatar
    Couldn't agree more OP, Samsung really delivered with the Note 4 all they needed to do was take the same design and our it into a smaller form factor and the s6 wouldn't have been an Samphone.

    But as long as they don't ruin the Note series I'm fine.
    monsieurms likes this.
    03-07-2015 02:21 PM
  18. anon67808's Avatar
    The only time you would need to do a battery pull is if the device is locked up/not responding to touch. That may have been more common in Android's earlier days when the OS and apps were not as mature. But I don't think it's all that common anymore unless you have a really buggy app on your device. Either way, it's not really a valid reason for a device to have a removable battery as you can usually force power off/reboot a device by either pressing/holding the power button or in the case of those with a sealed/embedded battery use a key combo sequence to simulate a battery pull where it actually causes a brief disconnect to battery power.
    Then we agree to disagree. I'm certain I'm not the only one who thinks this.

    Seems like you'd be a good candidate for a S6 then.
    03-07-2015 02:31 PM
  19. H3aTeRzz's Avatar
    The removable battery and additional storage options are KEY in me buying the next Samsung Note, or S series phones...PERIOD. I "Might" could survive without the option to add storage...but the battery...nope, can't do without that option.
    monsieurms and msndrstood like this.
    03-07-2015 02:35 PM
  20. plumcrazy's Avatar
    i need the battery more than i need the SD. if they do away with the battery, i will likely be leaving the note
    monsieurms likes this.
    03-07-2015 02:45 PM
  21. Ntchwaidumela's Avatar
    Yeah - just depends if you mean walking or sitting. Sitting is easy .. walking would be hard .. but if I knew my battery was getting anywhere near death I would have charged it before the phone call most likely. I couldn't really see a time where I couldn't plug it in and have it get some juice.
    I use public transportation extensively. Where would I plug in? If you're at an event (concert, etc.) taking lots of photos, where do you plug in? If you're on the golf course (as I often am), using a range finder app, where do you plug in? Those are just a few examples of why ALL phones should have the removable battery (and micro SD) features.

    A Rolls Royce dealer was once asked by feature reporter what if he didn't want a radio in his Rolls. The dealer responded simply, "Then don't turn it on."
    monsieurms likes this.
    03-07-2015 03:00 PM
  22. berdinkerdickle's Avatar
    Note 2 here. Never had to do a battery pull. Never had a freeze.
    Maybe your issues are with some of the apps you've installed. This is the most stable device I've ever owned..
    .
    Regarding the topic:
    Yes, I bought it because of the removable battery and SD card.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    03-07-2015 03:31 PM
  23. JnEricsonx's Avatar
    Count me as another person who only ever did a battery pull on my Thunderbolt, and in my case, it was all of, oh 2x in the 2.5 years I used it. I more view a replaceable battery as something if you want to get a brand new battery down the road, not swap one out halfway through the day. I use Otterbox case on my Note 2, taking that apart is a PITA, I also carry a powergen 9k portable battery with me, works pretty well.
    03-07-2015 03:41 PM
  24. Haalcyon's Avatar
    Note 2 here. Never had to do a battery pull. Never had a freeze.
    Maybe your issues are with some of the apps you've installed. This is the most stable device I've ever owned..
    .
    Regarding the topic:
    Yes, I bought it because of the removable battery and SD card.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    The Note 2 was a great device. I have fond memories of my times with the Note 2.

    G3 📱🍭
    03-07-2015 04:13 PM
  25. anon67808's Avatar
    So now everybody is going to chime in and say they have never had to pull a battery due to a performance issue of some sort or, only had to do it to a 4 year old phone. That's ok, I don't believe 99% of the garbage I hear on the internet anyway.
    03-07-2015 04:28 PM
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