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  1. Ntchwaidumela's Avatar
    My original thoughts were, "no replaceable battery AND no microSD option...no deal." But, with the revelation that there will be a microSD option and the sealed battery should be enough to get a moderately heavy user through the day, I'll probably do the upgrade. However, I'm still not buying into the glass back. It'll add weight to any already large phone. The current back of the Note 4 is thin plastic, yet it's durable and doesn't add weight. That would have been fine with me for the Note 5. That said, looks like I'll do the upgrade...especially since my Gear S will only work with Samsung devices. And I do love my Gear S.
    07-29-2015 09:26 AM
  2. Madscotsman's Avatar
    My original thoughts were, "no replaceable battery AND no microSD option...no deal." But, with the revelation that there will be a microSD option and the sealed battery should be enough to get a moderately heavy user through the day, I'll probably do the upgrade. However, I'm still not buying into the glass back. It'll add weight to any already large phone. The current back of the Note 4 is thin plastic, yet it's durable and doesn't add weight. That would have been fine with me for the Note 5. That said, looks like I'll do the upgrade...especially since my Gear S will only work with Samsung devices. And I do love my Gear S.
    Not sure where you heard there will be a SD option, but there won't be.
    07-29-2015 09:47 AM
  3. Ntchwaidumela's Avatar
    Not sure where you heard there will be a SD option, but there won't be.
    The latest leaks seem to point out that there will be. It will be on the slide out tray for the SIM at the top of the phone. The latest photos seem to back that up. We'll just have to wait and see for sure.
    07-29-2015 09:52 AM
  4. smooth4lyfe's Avatar
    The latest leaks seem to point out that there will be. It will be on the slide out tray for the SIM at the top of the phone. The latest photos seem to back that up. We'll just have to wait and see for sure.
    The S6 Edge also has a slide out tray on the top of the phone, and it does not have an SD Card slot
    Unless you are saying there are 2 trays (one on the side AND one at the top), I will need the pics of the renders showing that
    07-29-2015 10:21 AM
  5. rushmore's Avatar
    The latest leaks seem to point out that there will be. It will be on the slide out tray for the SIM at the top of the phone. The latest photos seem to back that up. We'll just have to wait and see for sure.
    Cool if correct, but usually the tray is wider/thicker if also fitting the sd slot. Looks like no room for both.
    07-29-2015 10:22 AM
  6. rushmore's Avatar
    The Moto X does have an SD card, is 5.7, and starts at 400 dollars with a price bump of 50 per storage bump. The storage is 16/32/64.
    If the display is power efficient (not very likely since Moto farms out for their displays) like the Note 4, I would buy the 64GB version. The 3,000 mah fixed battery though is likely going to be a problem. 5.7" 1440p LCD and a 808 chip that is no more power efficient than the 805 in the Note 4. My guess is at least 2.5 hours less screen time than the Note 4- presuming not too much white screen in the background of course on the Note 4.
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    07-29-2015 10:30 AM
  7. Almeuit's Avatar
    The S6 Edge also has a slide out tray on the top of the phone, and it does not have an SD Card slot
    Unless you are saying there are 2 trays (one on the side AND one at the top), I will need the pics of the renders showing that
    He may be saying it will be like the Moto X Style (or Pure Edition in the US) where the SIM tray is also an SD card tray.
    07-29-2015 10:38 AM
  8. smooth4lyfe's Avatar
    He may be saying it will be like the Moto X Style (or Pure Edition in the US) where the SIM tray is also an SD card tray.
    Hmmm, I have not seen any leak that even points to the possibility of that. Did I miss something?
    07-29-2015 10:59 AM
  9. Almeuit's Avatar
    Hmmm, I have not seen any leak that even points to the possibility of that. Did I miss something?
    No -- he is just saying the SIM slot for the Note 5 looks bigger so he is hoping for that.
    07-29-2015 11:02 AM
  10. smooth4lyfe's Avatar
    No -- he is just saying the SIM slot for the Note 5 looks bigger so he is hoping for that.
    Ahhh got it
    07-29-2015 11:03 AM
  11. rushmore's Avatar
    Catch is it looks the same size as other sim pin covers. Not seeing how a sd slot would go their too.
    07-29-2015 11:18 AM
  12. mclarryjr's Avatar
    I agree that it doesn't look big enough for both but we can always hope it is I guess.
    07-29-2015 11:20 AM
  13. Madscotsman's Avatar
    Think it is really just a matter of perspective in that picture, there won't be a SD slot in that tray
    07-29-2015 11:22 AM
  14. Almeuit's Avatar
    Think it is really just a matter of perspective in that picture, there won't be a SD slot in that tray
    People can hope . Moto did it so I could see Samsung maybe following .. if not then not much else we can do.
    07-29-2015 11:26 AM
  15. scottwood2's Avatar
    I would like a removable battery and card slot but I think the way for them to hit a home run here is to:

    Offer a huge battery for the best battery life in its class and give us large internal storage. I think that would work. They have to have something to set this apart from the S6 Plus. This is the flagship device for them.
    07-29-2015 11:38 AM
  16. TournaFlyer's Avatar
    There was a report of a Sprint "placeholder" on their website for the Note 5 that included SD card. However, that coulda' just been a copy/paste thing. I have come around some on the loss of these items, but not if it is appreciably more expensive. I'd be all over the Moto X Pure except I'm now hooked on wireless charging. lol.
    07-29-2015 12:08 PM
  17. anon8380037's Avatar
    The fact that no images or renders of the Power button side leaked afaik, and the S6 Edge Plus is coming out at the same time gives a little hope that Samsung have Note aficionados in their hearts (cough) and may at least offer an sd card slot, if they understand a lot of their customers storage habits.

    But with UFS 2.0 etc, why would they mess their SoC performance stats with a slower memory - unless they had an additional dedicated wotsit for the card reader, as someone tried to explain.

    I can't see it happening.
    07-29-2015 12:08 PM
  18. tadpoles's Avatar
    I would like a removable battery and card slot but I think the way for them to hit a home run here is to:

    Offer a huge battery for the best battery life in its class and give us large internal storage. I think that would work. They have to have something to set this apart from the S6 Plus. This is the flagship device for them.
    At a very competitive price, not $750 or more. Then it might be a home run.

    from the Elegance
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    07-29-2015 12:18 PM
  19. smooth4lyfe's Avatar
    I would like a removable battery and card slot but I think the way for them to hit a home run here is to:

    Offer a huge battery for the best battery life in its class and give us large internal storage. I think that would work. They have to have something to set this apart from the S6 Plus. This is the flagship device for them.
    I'm pretty sure this is what they are going to do

    If the rumors are true, the battery will be 4100mah along with the Exynos processor. How I see it, if the S6 can last a full day with a 2300mah and the Exynos processor, it would last probably twice as long with a 4100mah battery

    Speaking of storage, I am almost certain the base model will be 32GB, which is plenty of storage for a phone, but then they will also have a 64GB and possibly a 128GB version as well
    07-29-2015 12:32 PM
  20. rushmore's Avatar
    Samsung might be impacted from not only some core Note owners if no sd slot, but the iPhone 6+ refresh and the Moto X Pure. The Moto X Pure 64GB with micro sd is expected to cost $500 with no carrier bloat. The new Moto X is already getting positive buzz from the media.

    Moto X with 64GB and a micro sd slot for $500, or a Note 5 128GB for probably $950. The big issue though for Moto X is the 3000 mah display. I am not aware of a very power efficient LCD display, so this could be an issue perhaps.

    The Note 5 128gb subsidized could end up being a similar price as the 64GB Moto X at full price.
    07-29-2015 01:18 PM
  21. smooth4lyfe's Avatar
    I can only speak for myself but I've come up with a solution that seemed like a no-brainer to me:

    I never buy carrier-branded smartphones and, guess what, THERE IS NO SIM-CARD in my "phone", all I really need is a private, powerful PDA / pocketable tablet for my apps (lots of them) and data.

    For phone-calls I still use my old clamshell "hard-keyed" NOKIA-phone which happens to have a genuine electrical power-on/off switch. And just in case that it will give up on me, I already have a new twin-model as a spare.

    Problem solved! ;-)
    Wow so old-school!
    07-29-2015 01:22 PM
  22. atakin77's Avatar
    If the display is power efficient (not very likely since Moto farms out for their displays) like the Note 4, I would buy the 64GB version. The 3,000 mah fixed battery though is likely going to be a problem. 5.7" 1440p LCD and a 808 chip that is no more power efficient than the 805 in the Note 4. My guess is at least 2.5 hours less screen time than the Note 4- presuming not too much white screen in the background of course on the Note 4.
    The screen is 1080p, not 1440. No TouchWiz either so I'd think the new moto x would be similar to the note 4 in terms of battery life.
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    07-29-2015 01:34 PM
  23. anon8380037's Avatar
    The screen is 1080p, not 1440. No TouchWiz either so I'd think the new moto x would be similar to the note 4 in terms of battery life.
    Oops! Darn Thanks button.

    That's the Pure edition with an SD 610 procesor or something.
    The Style edition has the hi res screen and SD 808.
    07-29-2015 01:43 PM
  24. atakin77's Avatar
    Oops! Darn Thanks button.

    That's the Pure edition with an SD 610 procesor or something.
    The Style edition has the hi res screen and SD 808.
    Ahh... Yes you are correct, thanks
    anon8380037 likes this.
    07-29-2015 01:56 PM
  25. Preach2k's Avatar
    The Moto X does have an SD card, is 5.7, and starts at 400 dollars with a price bump of 50 per storage bump. The storage is 16/32/64.
    The only thing I do not like about Motorola is the Camera. The shots from the Moto X, Droid, and Nexus have not been that Great in the past in my opinion.

    Sent from my GNOTE4 using Tapatalk
    07-29-2015 02:02 PM
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