07-22-2015 02:17 AM
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  1. sulla1965'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.
    Same here, I've never bought an extra battery or filled up my internal storage in 5 years of owning smartphones. People love the feel of the s6 so I'm sure they will do a similar design with note 5. Besides the Note series always mimics the Galaxy s series anyway. So it should come as no surprise. Apple has already shown that sealed battery and no sd card isn't essential to sell devices in great quantities.
    07-08-2015 10:09 PM
  2. Ntchwaidumela'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.
    If all this is true, this will probably be my next device. By the time it's released, any of the bugs on the G4 should be fixed. The camera and screen on the G4 is FANTASTIC!
    07-09-2015 01:37 PM
  3. Ntchwaidumela's Avatar
    I believe that doing away with the features that differentiate the S line from the Note line is a huge mistake. Believe me, if we Note owners wanted the S, we would have been all over it and there would be an overage of used Note 4s available on the market. Note users LOVE our phones! We anticipate upcoming versions with baited breath every year. It looks like most of us are now going to be anticipating LG phones. Many of us have switched to the Note line for its distinct features: removable battery, microSD card option, great screen, decent camera, S pen, Android OS, etc. Many have even switched from Almighty iPhone because of those features.

    Look, Samsung! If you are seeking to make a better iPhone, forget it. Ain't gonna happen. You don't control the Android OS. If, however, you're trying to merge the S and Note lines, JUST SAY SO. To your users, it appears that's exactly what you're planning. But you're operating under false pretenses. You're urinating in our ears and trying to tell us it's cider! It looks like I'll be selling my really cool Gear S (which will only operate with your devices) and moving on to LG.
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    07-09-2015 02:00 PM
  4. russel5150's Avatar
    The removable battery and sd card isnt a big deal for me, i bounce back and forth between the notes and the motorola droids, and the droids have been that way. I do see why people want them, and yes its annoying to see samsung going this direction.

    What i dont like is the glass back, even apple moved away from it.

    The pic in the link looks like it could be a note 5, it even has the spot for the spen.

    If the note 5 is more like the s6 and less like the note 4, i will probably stay with my droid turbo and see what their offering is this fall.. which is fine w me, because i enjoy both the note phones and the droids.

    Looks like all the people who complained about a perfectly good plastic back on the notes may be getting what they wished for..

    To be honest, since samsung was toying with their own system to use to move away from android, it wouldnt surprise me at all if that comes up.

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    07-09-2015 06:49 PM
  5. Ntchwaidumela's Avatar
    Well said! The more info I'm seeing about the Note 5 the more I'm going to just hold on to my Note 4 indefinitely and hope Samsung comes back to their senses! If not, I'll be looking elsewhere for my next phone. Your loss Samsung!!!!!
    The LG G4 is looking better and better. I'm going to hold on to my Note 4 and see what the next generation LG G looks like. I believe Samsung is making a huge mistake in combining the S and N.

    Sent from my Nexus 7 using Tapatalk
    07-10-2015 01:48 PM
  6. calicocat2010's Avatar
    SEEE, I am Still on the fence about this too. I tried doing a test yesterday to see if I could deal without my SD card. I took it out and started relying on Dropbox, only. About 15 minutes ago, I thought , "Well maybe a phone withOUT removable battery won't be so bad. BUT then it got me thinking the other way, what if the Note 5 all of a sudden froze up , wouldn't respond to any capacitive buttons and restarting the phone didn't work. Would I Have to send it in to Samsung? YEAH I believe so." THEN I started reading other posts about no wifi, or slow Internet speeds. Well yeah I Could download specific movie and music files before going on a trip , plus drag and drop, but if I'm in a hurry well having a SD Card right in my phone would be quicker to access Those said files.

    Ugh, I just don't know. Grrr. D**N you Samsung!

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    07-10-2015 11:11 PM
  7. radicchio's Avatar
    SEEE, I am Still on the fence about this too. I tried doing a test yesterday to see if I could deal without my SD card. I took it out and started relying on Dropbox, only. About 15 minutes ago, I thought , "Well maybe a phone withOUT removable battery won't be so bad. BUT then it got me thinking the other way, what if the Note 5 all of a sudden froze up , wouldn't respond to any capacitive buttons and restarting the phone didn't work. Would I Have to send it in to Samsung? YEAH I believe so." THEN I started reading other posts about no wifi, or slow Internet speeds. Well yeah I Could download specific movie and music files before going on a trip , plus drag and drop, but if I'm in a hurry well having a SD Card right in my phone would be quicker to access Those said files.

    Ugh, I just don't know. Grrr. D**N you Samsung!

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    What about using the Meenova Mini MicroSD Reader?
    07-11-2015 01:20 AM
  8. thegame161's Avatar
    I never thought I would say this I may go back to iphone if the note 5 is not what I expect. I use SD cards like crazy that is very important to me. I could see Samsung losing some people from the note series

    Your Friendly Neighbor Verizon Wireless Note 4 LTE ๐Ÿ˜Ž
    But iphone don't use them either
    07-11-2015 02:32 AM
  9. calicocat2010's Avatar
    What about using the Meenova Mini MicroSD Reader?
    Well, I've read reviews on how the SD card can get stuck inside the reader. The reader itself does look very convenient from videos I watched and the speeds on the Micro Dash seem very quick, but I don't want to ruin my SD card if I can't remove it properly.
    07-11-2015 02:33 AM
  10. Rmedy21's Avatar
    But iphone don't use them either
    That is true. However, Apple has a good record with reliability.

    Your friendly neighbor Verizon Galaxy Note 4 ๐Ÿ˜Ž
    07-11-2015 02:43 AM
  11. thegame161's Avatar
    That is true. However, Apple has a good record with reliability.

    Your friendly neighbor Verizon Galaxy Note 4 ๐Ÿ˜Ž
    You don't think Samsung do?
    07-11-2015 02:50 AM
  12. Rmedy21's Avatar
    You don't think Samsung do?
    Nothing is ever perfect. Samsung has come along way. Their newer products has become better. I personally think Samsung should just stick to what they know best and what sells. I bought the S6 and didn't like it. Now I'm just waiting to see what the note 5 has the offer. Sd card is a must for me. The non removable battery I can deal with.

    Your friendly neighbor Verizon Galaxy Note 4 ๐Ÿ˜Ž
    07-11-2015 02:56 AM
  13. thegame161's Avatar
    Nothing is ever perfect. Samsung has come along way. Their newer products has become better. I personally think Samsung should just stick to what they know best and what sells. I bought the S6 and didn't like it. Now I'm just waiting to see what the note 5 has the offer. Sd card is a must for me. The non removable battery I can deal with.

    Your friendly neighbor Verizon Galaxy Note 4 ๐Ÿ˜Ž
    I suppose it's how they price the higher models of storage.

    If they are adding SD card slot with the new S tab 2 which will be metal build why not note 5?

    Why didn't you like S6?

    Sent from my SM-G925F using Tapatalk
    07-11-2015 02:59 AM
  14. Rmedy21's Avatar
    I suppose it's how they price the higher models of storage.

    If they are adding SD card slot with the new S tab 2 which will be metal build why not note 5?

    Why didn't you like S6?

    Sent from my SM-G925F using Tapatalk
    Hopefully the price tag won't be a hefty one. The battery life was not all that great. The one good thing about the phone other than the camera. It charges really fast. I've gotten use to the note screen size as well so it felt awkward using the small screen. Also while texting there were some lagging while texting it was pretty bad.

    Your friendly neighbor Verizon Galaxy Note 4 ๐Ÿ˜Ž
    07-11-2015 03:05 AM
  15. thegame161's Avatar
    Hopefully the price tag won't be a hefty one. The battery life was not all that great. The one good thing about the phone other than the camera. It charges really fast. I've gotten use to the note screen size as well so it felt awkward using the small screen. Also while texting there were some lagging while texting it was pretty bad.

    Your friendly neighbor Verizon Galaxy Note 4 ๐Ÿ˜Ž
    Really? I've found texting very Laggy on my note 4. Have to wait 3 or 4 secs till it begins typing.

    On my edge I've had no such issues

    Not sure why but my note 4 battery life has been dissapointing lately. On my edge been getting more on screen time than on my note which is odd

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    07-11-2015 03:30 AM
  16. Cool Jeff's Avatar
    If all this is true, this will probably be my next device. By the time it's released, any of the bugs on the G4 should be fixed. The camera and screen on the G4 is FANTASTIC!
    Totally agree!
    If the Note 5 will be without SD slot and/or too big I will definitely get a G4 (or G4 Pro if it's coming soon)
    07-11-2015 07:54 AM
  17. Rmedy21's Avatar
    Really? I've found texting very Laggy on my note 4. Have to wait 3 or 4 secs till it begins typing.

    On my edge I've had no such issues

    Not sure why but my note 4 battery life has been dissapointing lately. On my edge been getting more on screen time than on my note which is odd

    Sent from my SM-G925F using Tapatalk
    That is odd. It depends on the time or day for me. But I always use an extended battery so I can't complain.

    Your friendly neighbor Verizon Galaxy Note 4 ๐Ÿ˜Ž
    07-11-2015 08:56 AM
  18. ThrottleJohnny's Avatar
    Yeah.....no. I'm not buying an Apple or LG product, period. But that's just me.

    Apple = No customization. Nope.

    The LG G4 will be months old by the time the Note 5 appears, and it's ugly as sin. Nope

    Look, I will be sad if the option to add storage is no longer available on the N5. But that doesn't change the fact that Samsung will still run circles around the competition in terms of the features I still care about.
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    07-11-2015 11:43 AM
  19. Aflaaaak'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.
    Thing I've always disliked about Apple is the choices they make to exclude a feature or three that they must know everyone wants, and seem to say "We know what's good for you, and we decided you don't need these silly things (like an IR blaster, or whatever). Then, they spend gazillions on the slickest PR campaigns since the Tobacco companies to convince you the extra they charge for everything is so worth it, because, well they are Apple, and you'll feel better once you're "one of us". OK, Apple bash rant over
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    07-12-2015 09:08 AM
  20. Aflaaaak'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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    Well said.
    07-12-2015 09:13 AM
  21. calicocat2010's Avatar
    Well I caved yesterday and bought the 6400 mAh Anker Extended Battery charger with Dilex Case soo....if this charger is as good as customers say then I could handle No removable battery, only.
    07-12-2015 11:49 AM
  22. Talne's Avatar
    I Cant wait for the Note 5, Battery life and storage have never been an issue for me and my phone lives it's entire life in an Otter Box commuter case so appearance is not an issue either, Its a phone, mini computer not a fashion accessory and from 6 feet away you cant tell one phone from the other, I'm sure the vast majority of users have no idea what memory expansion or replaceable battery is or care, I believe Samsung sell the wheels of this thing.
    07-13-2015 11:37 AM
  23. philip42's Avatar
    I Cant wait for the Note 5, Battery life and storage have never been an issue for me and my phone lives it's entire life in an Otter Box commuter case so appearance is not an issue either, Its a phone, mini computer not a fashion accessory and from 6 feet away you cant tell one phone from the other, I'm sure the vast majority of users have no idea what memory expansion or replaceable battery is or care, I believe Samsung sell the wheels of this thing.
    This is kind of a contradiction. You're saying that all phones are the same once you stick a case on them. So why should you have two features removed, SD slot and removable battery, when you're not even benefiting from the glass sleek build? This is what annoys me. I always put a case on a phone so it's lose lose for me with this sealed in approach.

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    07-14-2015 02:23 PM
  24. philip42's Avatar
    To continue with the paranoid theme! I have a feeling quick charge is not good for batteries. They heat up when on quick charge. It seems to me that the sealed in batteries will be killed even quicker, rendering the device knackered after only about a year's use.

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    07-14-2015 02:25 PM
  25. clevin's Avatar
    Although I personally won't buy note 5 due to sealed battery and lack of SD, I am not going to question Sammi's market research. They must have enough confidence to believe, based on s6 sales, that these changes are necessary sacrifices and will not significantly affect sales negatively.

    If you are a removable battery and/or SD loyalist, AND you are a yearly upgrade enthusiastic, I can feel your pain.
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    07-14-2015 05:24 PM
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