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  1. alodar101's Avatar
    With the strength of high end smart phones today they should have a productive lifecycle of 36mos. Anything less than that is unacceptable.

    Having a device that is 100% at your fingertips is the function required doesn't matter if it last a week between charges. Being tied to a new electrical outlet for any time is unacceptable.

    Using SD cards allows you to have the most protection of your personal information. Using the cloud you give up any rights to you and your family's privacy such as facial recognition, bank account info, etc they are just trying to lull you into thinking it is safe, get use to being tracked every minute of your life and every place you go if you use the cloud.
    How do you get by without a credit card or a driver's license? You registered your car? Have a bus pass? Written a check? Registered for classes at college?

    Time for worry about that is gone. They got ya!

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    08-18-2015 05:44 PM
  2. da3lynx's Avatar
    Good to see some positivity. I'll be getting my note 5 tomorrow, and as long the battery lasts longer than 10 hours with more than 1 h 20min on screen time, I'll be fine. I've adjusted to expecting my battery to last until I get home from work, so I'm hoping my expectations will be exceeded.

    I have horrid on screen time, I know lol.

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    08-18-2015 06:00 PM
  3. race4life's Avatar
    I've only had mine for 24 hours and I'm very impressed. I had a S6, got bad battery life and switched to the S6 Active. Was good battery life but just wasn't excited about it. So far the battery on the note 5 is impressing me. I had a note 4 and I just felt it was way too big. This might about the same size but it doesn't feel any better then my S6 active. Loving it so far.

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    08-18-2015 06:13 PM
  4. mhettrich's Avatar
    Happy to hear people are having such a positive experience with the phone. I can't wait to get mine on Friday!
    Aquila, co.ag.2005 and Gray Area like this.
    08-18-2015 06:16 PM
  5. Dr Footie's Avatar
    Getting the Note 5 this weekend. Was planning on trading in my galaxy S3 on Verizon. It's in great shape although my battery is toast! Will they give me $200 for such an old phone tho? Should I buy a new battery for it? Thanks for any help, new to the trading in game.

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    08-18-2015 06:45 PM
  6. Jdane07's Avatar
    Just ordered my 64GB Black Note 5 from T-Mobile. Says it will be delivered tomorrow, but I doubt that.
    I'm excited; couldn't make up my mind on what I wanted, but the more I watched videos on it the more I loved it (coming from Note 4).

    Posted via the Android Central App
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    08-18-2015 07:53 PM
  7. Aquila's Avatar
    OP - glad you found what you like

    All, please remember that all complaints about removable whatever need to be directed to the stickied thread that says, "all discussion about lack of MicroSD and removable battery must go here" in the thread title.
    ladyc0524, mclarryjr and Gray Area like this.
    08-18-2015 09:03 PM
  8. mavrrick's Avatar
    OP - glad you found what you like

    All, please remember that all complaints about removable whatever need to be directed to the stickied thread that says, "all discussion about lack of MicroSD and removable battery must go here" in the thread title.
    Saying no one can discuss a concern but in one thread is ludicrous.

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    08-18-2015 09:12 PM
  9. Aquila's Avatar
    Before you give any grief about voicing there concerns or reasons for a comment in this thread you should be aware that apparently stickies don't show up in the android central app. This is the top thread at the time of my posting.

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    That's good info, thanks! I'm specifically referring to people who are aware and are posting in multiple threads (so they already know better) and as an FYI in case some others were not aware that we have a dedicated thread for that stuff. But I didn't know they can't see the sticky in that app.
    08-18-2015 09:15 PM
  10. mavrrick's Avatar
    After posting I realized I had to click on the sticky tabs to see it. I honestly never saw that till you brought it up. Obviously I have never used it either. But I also don't think it is right to say someone can't discuss something if it effects there response in the thread.

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    08-18-2015 09:20 PM
  11. Dude2's Avatar
    Not at all there are many ways to safeguard you and your family from privacy intrusions.
    08-18-2015 09:23 PM
  12. Dude2's Avatar
    Your carrier already can track where you go so if you have a cell phone at all -- they can find you.
    Current location is only part of security. The data mining of you and your family is even more valuable.
    08-18-2015 09:26 PM
  13. Almeuit's Avatar
    Current location is only part of security. The data mining of you and your family is even more valuable.
    It doesn't bother me -- if anyone looked close enough they could find out things (like my job, my house, etc.)
    08-18-2015 09:36 PM
  14. Dude2's Avatar
    Here's a thread to discuss removable batteries and Sdcards http://forums.androidcentral.com/sam...ml#post4613187

    I'm really happy with Note so far on the hardware and the performance of the phone itself. It feels great in my hand and is very fast without any lag what so ever. The biggest surprise for me is the fingerprint scanner and on how accurate it is, I really didn't expect that. I'm also impressed with the sound quality of the speakers compared to the HTC M8, I assumed it wouldn't be even close to as good.
    The OP made this statement:
    "As a smartphone user I have evolved a few years back and don't need the SD card anymore and while I know many people like it I just feel it's time everyone accepts cloud storage and can see the benefits of using it. There is no benefit using an SD card and many times they get corrupted and slow the device down."

    I am simply giving my option like everyone else such as:
    "As a smartphone user I have evolved a few years back and don't need a simpleton's phone anymore and while I know many people like it I just feel it's time everyone accepts additional storage growth ( you can actually not buy SD cards and use the cloud only if you choose too) and can see the benefits of using it. There is no benefit for a business or engineering professional using the cloud and many times they get there personal data mined and it slows the device connections down.
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    08-18-2015 09:40 PM
  15. Dude2's Avatar
    Don't be fooled, if you have a smartphone, your being followed everywhere you go. Being in the cloud doesn't matter, its GPS and your cell provider. If they want you they will find you, don't do anything wrong and it doesn't matter.
    Location is only part of the issue. Mining your families personal info is a bigger value target. If a smartphone has a SD Card slot you do not have to use it and can still use the cloud exclusively. If you do not want to buy a spare battery you never have to. The converse is not true if the features are not available.
    08-18-2015 09:47 PM
  16. Dude2's Avatar
    It doesn't matter whether you use cloud or sd card. The fact that we are are using a piece of technology that we think we own is open season on our "no longer private information". The moment you enter information on the mobile device Apple, Samsung, Google and other companies has free access to our data. We paid for the device, but we really don't own it. They (i.e. Apple, Google...etc) control our phones and they can collect info, modify settings, push (install) apps without us knowing or our permission. So, using cloud service is just a neat way to backup/store and retrieve data without having to re-install everything if you were to reset the phone. And sd card do backup data but, doesn't auto-restore. It is more secure if you encrypt all info, but that will cause other problems such as slowing the system down and take up more memory. Plus companies still can access the sd card for info as expected. The more we use the latest tech the easier and more data companies collect. We don't own the devices we pay for.
    Backup and restore are pretty simple apps these days and anyone who wants to can use them and purchase an SD Card. It is about function and availability ie not being tied to an electrical outlet.
    08-18-2015 09:51 PM
  17. Dude2's Avatar
    How do you get by without a credit card or a driver's license? You registered your car? Have a bus pass? Written a check? Registered for classes at college?

    Time for worry about that is gone. They got ya!

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    The items you list above are only part of your personal data.
    08-18-2015 09:54 PM
  18. Dude2's Avatar
    It doesn't bother me -- if anyone looked close enough they could find out things (like my job, my house, etc.)
    If some people want to turn their entire life, family, financial info, etc. to public view that's fine with me too. I would rather stay as safe as I can control personally.
    08-18-2015 09:59 PM
  19. anon(5630457)'s Avatar
    I've only had mine for 24 hours and I'm very impressed. I had a S6, got bad battery life and switched to the S6 Active. Was good battery life but just wasn't excited about it. So far the battery on the note 5 is impressing me. I had a note 4 and I just felt it was way too big. This might about the same size but it doesn't feel any better then my S6 active. Loving it so far.

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    I'm doing the same thing. I'm going from my S6 active to the Note 5, mainly because I won't be working outside full-time anymore and starting graduate school next week.
    08-18-2015 10:00 PM
  20. mclarryjr's Avatar
    There is no benefit for a business or engineering professional using the cloud and many times they get there personal data mined and it slows the device connections down.
    In your opinion there is no benefit of cloud storage for businesses. I would disagree because it makes my job much easier in many ways. I'm able to share or email any of my files from my phone, tablet, work pc, or from home whenever needed. I'm also able to update or access my files and do work where I need to. I understand that won't work for everyone but probably does for most.


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    08-18-2015 10:00 PM
  21. anon(5630457)'s Avatar
    I have horrid on screen time, I know lol.
    What is your current phone?
    08-18-2015 10:09 PM
  22. diego.roscetti's Avatar
    I was in the exact same position as the OP. I didn't see any real benefit of getting or upgrading to this device. Now I am starting to warm up to it.

    The biggest concern for me was the battery life. So far it seems like it is ok but I will wait a month or two to see if that changes at all.

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    08-18-2015 10:17 PM
  23. calicocat2010's Avatar
    It doesn't matter whether you use cloud or sd card. The fact that we are are using a piece of technology that we think we own is open season on our "no longer private information". The moment you enter information on the mobile device Apple, Samsung, Google and other companies has free access to our data. We paid for the device, but we really don't own it. They (i.e. Apple, Google...etc) control our phones and they can collect info, modify settings, push (install) apps without us knowing or our permission. So, using cloud service is just a neat way to backup/store and retrieve data without having to re-install everything if you were to reset the phone. And sd card do backup data but, doesn't auto-restore. It is more secure if you encrypt all info, but that will cause other problems such as slowing the system down and take up more memory. Plus companies still can access the sd card for info as expected. The more we use the latest tech the easier and more data companies collect. We don't own the devices we pay for.
    I don't think we will have problems with "security", "private information","Yes for SD", "No for SD" for much longer. - I came across this new device that is coming out the end of this year and should solve said problems.

    https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/k...rywhere#/story

    However, this is probably a New topic to discuss, but it kind of goes along with privacy and security, i.e. encryption and everything.
    08-18-2015 10:19 PM
  24. livetoride4666's Avatar
    Last time I ever order through bestbuy and the only reason why I did was for the free wireless charger. ATT has been shipping all this week so I know I would of received mine by now and after reading this thread I can't wait. Oh well, cheers to this Friday!

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    08-18-2015 10:28 PM
  25. boufa's Avatar
    Dude, don't trade in a note, you can trade in any smart phone as long as it works and doesn't have a cracked screen, if you don't have an older smart phone, you can buy a cheap one for 20-30 dollars on eBay. I am turning in my wife's old Samsung Attain and keeping my s4 for back up

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    I too am trading in a note 1. I don't use it, and its only worth $35 from at&t... And they will give me 200 credit for it. Im not gonna find a better deal than that. I need that 200 to pay off my note 4 next plan. I'm that confident that the Note 5 is worth it. Phone from drawer = free upgrade... Sign me up!
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    08-18-2015 10:36 PM
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