07-22-2015 02:17 AM
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  1. Saukrateaz's Avatar
    I'm gonna go all-in with the LG G4 if Samsung throws us under the bus again (i.e. Remove Extensibility by sealing up the phone.) I won't care even if the Note has a 4000+ mAh battery, a sealed up phone will last three years tops before the battery has degraded to the point of uselessness, and I cannot have a phone that will be useless in three years.
    So few people have the same phone for 3 years anyways.
    06-29-2015 10:51 AM
  2. D13H4RD2L1V3's Avatar
    But the stylus (and stylus-centric features) LG puts on is an absolute joke - it's a capacitive stylus, the same from the pens you can buy for a dollar or 2 on eBay. Galaxy Notes are the devices to go for styli and added functionality...
    If LG wants a Note competitor, it needs to put a digitizer that's similar to the one found on the Note.

    Only Wacom makes good ones, though, and they make them exclusively for Samsung. Which means LG either has to find one that works the same way (but may be crappier) or make one from scratch themselves.
    06-29-2015 11:20 AM
  3. kellyjdrummer's Avatar
    If this is the case I will be going to the LG G4. I need a removable memory card in my phone. I don't always have quick and reliable service to back everything to the cloud so the SD card is a must. The removable SD card and battery is what sold me to samsung. I just hope they keep these two options on the note 5.

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    Yes, a removable card and battery are the two first considerations on my list.
    06-29-2015 11:27 AM
  4. bigsmoke79's Avatar
    So few people have the same phone for 3 years anyways.
    That's not the point though? If you pay top money for a device you'd like it to last longer than 3 years. People may pass phones down to relatives etc who don't mind having the latest and greatest.

    And I also don't think it's extreme that people may move to Apple, alot of people me included came to the note range from ios for these extras and the big screen then stayed! but now the extras may disappear and Apple have a bigger screen phone in the market I'd at least consider it as a option.

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    06-29-2015 11:35 AM
  5. neo905's Avatar
    But the stylus (and stylus-centric features) LG puts on is an absolute joke - it's a capacitive stylus, the same from the pens you can buy for a dollar or 2 on eBay. Galaxy Notes are the devices to go for styli and added functionality...
    I guess we have to wait and see what LG and Samsung for that matter officially does. It's all speculation at this point.
    06-29-2015 12:42 PM
  6. Saukrateaz's Avatar
    That's not the point though? If you pay top money for a device you'd like it to last longer than 3 years. People may pass phones down to relatives etc who don't mind having the latest and greatest.

    And I also don't think it's extreme that people may move to Apple, alot of people me included came to the note range from ios for these extras and the big screen then stayed! but now the extras may disappear and Apple have a bigger screen phone in the market I'd at least consider it as a option.

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    The point is that after a couple years you should expect a wear and tear item to start to fail, if not fail all together. If its a replaceable item, then great, replace it. If not, pay someone to replace it. It comes down to YOU being able to replace it, or a service provided by a third party. You purchase the phone knowing that it may not be. The enclosed battery all started with Apple. Thank for them for this.
    I just think its crazy that so many people are up in arms over this possibility and saying they will run back to Apple. Hate to break it to you folks but the iPhones battery is MUCH worse than the Note 4. I get twice the time on my Note than my iPhone 6. I use the Note much more throughout my day too.
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    06-29-2015 03:43 PM
  7. Yathani's Avatar
    They said that N5 will come with USB type C but in the pictures it shows micro usb.
    06-29-2015 04:28 PM
  8. smooth4lyfe's Avatar
    No more IR Blaster??? Looks like im keeping the S6 if its going to be exactly the same
    06-29-2015 10:53 PM
  9. brad419's Avatar
    Have had a Note 4 since January. Never taken the back off. Sealed battery and SD card mean nothing to me. Can't ever see me going to an iPhone. Too much customization with Android. Maybe LG G4, had an LG G2 before I got the Note.
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    07-01-2015 08:23 PM
  10. Blacklac's Avatar
    Glad I just bought a Note 4 if the 5 is moving towards the S6 design. I think it's one of the ugliest phone I've ever seen. The Edge is kinda sexy from the front. That back is a disaster though... Just my taste.

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    07-01-2015 08:30 PM
  11. getbretweir's Avatar
    if the 4100 mAh is true I'll be first in line

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    07-01-2015 11:05 PM
  12. bigsmoke79's Avatar
    This looks like it's the end of the note line for me! Samsung have decided to ruin it!

    http://www.technobuffalo.com/2015/07...esign-details/

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    07-02-2015 03:53 AM
  13. jlost's Avatar
    I like android in general. I can't stand behind a company who lies to you about how they cone up with ideas first, and make you think that only there product is good. That's a good reason to not like a company. All they are is propaganda.
    07-03-2015 03:34 PM
  14. bigsmoke79's Avatar
    I gotta agree I would consider a 6s plus next time, I know people will say it has a sealed in battery and no sd card (fair enough)

    Samsung have went from being different to copying Apple, they are striving to be them not beat them.

    So why buy the imitation just buy the real thing? Say what you want about Apple their products are expensive but they work! they hold value when you sell them on, their customer service is first class (samsung can only dream off offering anything similar) and they make both hardware and software so it works seamlessly and you don't need to wait 8 months for the latest update!

    That's my reasons why I would consider switching, Samsung no longer have the extras sd card, removable battery so now they are just the same as all the other big phones ie Nexus 6 etc so I will just buy what's best for me.

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    07-03-2015 05:01 PM
  15. jlost's Avatar
    The latest update is what makes the phones not work anymore. When you buy a phone buy it because you like it, not because someone is making you like it. Aka Apple. They make you believe you like their phones to make money. Bendgate... wait for it because Samsung will have bendgate also lol. Although, can you sue over that? Probably. I think Apple will have a patient over the bendgate look
    07-03-2015 05:10 PM
  16. bigsmoke79's Avatar
    I agree, the market had changed since I moved to Android I came from Ios because the Note had the big screen and I was hooked have had note 1,2 and now 4.

    But now there's competition, Apple have brought out a big phone as have Google with the Nexus so years ago I didn't really have a option but now I do! so the next note isn't nailed on like it was for last lot of years.

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    07-04-2015 03:29 AM
  17. rdimedic's Avatar
    Why don't you just wait for the LG G4 Pro that will be the equivalent of the Note 5. It will have a stylus metal build, SD card and removable battery according to reports.
    I hadn't heard about that version. Thanks for the info!

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    07-06-2015 08:11 AM
  18. jlost's Avatar
    I haven't either. I saw something one that it will be all metal. If it is all metal it will be a sealed up phone, no?
    07-06-2015 08:14 AM
  19. philip42's Avatar
    A battery is a disposable item. Sealing it into a device this expensive is madness. The thing about Apple is they have a set charge for replacing your battery so you know you can do that at any stage. This offers some peace of mind. I get the impression with Samsung, and a lot of the Android sealed in gang, that these phones are not intended to be opened again, with all the glue and glass they use. This is totally unacceptable to be. Fair enough, give my phone a sealed in battery, but also make it possible for at least the manufacturer to replace the battery for me.

    With all the glass, how many people are going to want to risk carrying it around without a case? So when you put the case on, all those beautiful looks go out the window.

    Who are these sealed in batteries benefiting? It doesn't seem to be the owners.

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    07-06-2015 06:16 PM
  20. Shepx13's Avatar
    A battery is a disposable item. Sealing it into a device this expensive is madness. The thing about Apple is they have a set charge for replacing your battery so you know you can do that at any stage. This offers some peace of mind. I get the impression with Samsung, and a lot of the Android sealed in gang, that these phones are not intended to be opened again, with all the glue and glass they use. This is totally unacceptable to be.
    Apple haters ignore this point, and it's a big one. It shows that Apple wants to take care of their customers.

    I have a co-worker who has an iPhone 4. She's going to the Apple store today to get a replacement battery, which will cost her $79. She knew the price up front, because Apple doesn't treat their customers' old phones as if they are disposable.

    Samsung has missed the entire reason their phones are not selling as well as they used to: everyone knows that their phones are basically disposable after 2 years. They not only don't have an easy plan in place to replace a user's battery now, but they only update their phones for 2-3 years max. (not just a Samsung issue though) And they are worth half of what an iPhone is after 2 years.

    All of the Android manufacturers are going to eventually lose a percentage of customers until something changes. But Samsung is in a position to lose more than others, since they have a larger existing customer base.
    07-06-2015 08:33 PM
  21. RionDunn's Avatar
    I'm gonna go all-in with the LG G4 if Samsung throws us under the bus again (i.e. Remove Extensibility by sealing up the phone.) I won't care even if the Note has a 4000+ mAh battery, a sealed up phone will last three years tops before the battery has degraded to the point of uselessness, and I cannot have a phone that will be useless in three years.
    Would you really keep a phone for three years though? Everyone on this forum thread has a Note 4 or some new device. If we buy phones every year then the battery degrading after three years will not matter. Yes you man keep your previous phone but if it isn't your daily driver then the battery won't be used.

    Let's be realistic, the life of a battery doesn't so much matter. If it makes it through the first year warranty without any issues the battery will probably last along time.

    I'm not too sure if a removable battery and SD card really matters either. Especially with Google's unlimited cloud storage for pictures, the remaining internal memory on your phone will be plenty enough for everything else.

    I can't speak for everyone but I barely trust SD cards now a days, no matter how expensive, they all eventually become corrupt. Thoughts?
    07-06-2015 11:19 PM
  22. daiwolf's Avatar
    I saw the pictures. TBH, I'm skeptical on the legitimacy of the leak.

    It looks more like a blown-up S6. Yes, the Note line has always resembled the S-line, but you can easily tell a Note from a S just by looking at it. Of course, it's bigger, but there are also minor but significant design changes. Look at the Galaxy S4 and the Note 3. You can recognize both of them easily, even if I were to move the Note in such a way that it would look as if it's the same size as the S4.

    I really do hope they retain the microSD card slot and removable battery. The omission of those 2 didn't really bother me in the S6 because the S-line is geared towards general consumers. The Note-line, on the other hand, is usually geared towards businesspeople, artists and power users, so the omission of both may limit its appeal.
    Yea I agree with you that Def looks like a s6 in the case same colour as the s6 below it

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    07-07-2015 05:53 AM
  23. getbretweir's Avatar
    Would you really keep a phone for three years though? Everyone on this forum thread has a Note 4 or some new device. If we buy phones every year then the battery degrading after three years will not matter. Yes you man keep your previous phone but if it isn't your daily driver then the battery won't be used.

    Let's be realistic, the life of a battery doesn't so much matter. If it makes it through the first year warranty without any issues the battery will probably last along time.

    I'm not too sure if a removable battery and SD card really matters either. Especially with Google's unlimited cloud storage for pictures, the remaining internal memory on your phone will be plenty enough for everything else.

    I can't speak for everyone but I barely trust SD cards now a days, no matter how expensive, they all eventually become corrupt. Thoughts?
    in the past, no way I'd hold onto a phone for 3 years. there comes a point though when you reach diminishing returns, and each year the upgrades aren't as significant.

    if I can get a phone I really like, with a solid camera and USB-C, I can see holding onto it 3+ years.

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    07-07-2015 07:28 PM
  24. fotyc's Avatar
    I am getting a new phone in October (my S4 will be about 20 months old at that point) - this makes me wonder if there will be price cuts on the Note 4 - I was looking at the pricing on AT&T and that was the most expensive of the phones I would like to look at.

    I am going to hang onto replaceable batteries and SD cards as long as I can, because I can't afford to constantly move everything up and down to the cloud on a metered data plan, and because I have found that the batteries in all my phones have begun to lose their zip by the end of a year of life and I like to be able to start using a new one. Just my personal preference.
    07-08-2015 02:53 PM
  25. jlost's Avatar
    I keep my phones for a long time. I have my note 2 still lol
    07-08-2015 02:54 PM
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