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  1. SteveISU's Avatar
    Like the note 4, I am not getting notifications on Wifi.
    08-22-2015 07:36 PM
  2. uberclaud's Avatar
    You can't customize the battery saving mode, you used to be able to just have a black and white screen
    The got rid of the stock calendar agenda widget and flashlight widget
    Made it harder to search apps
    Bluetooth cannot keep your device hidden to other devices while paired
    Removed a lot of the little customizations within the settings
    08-22-2015 07:53 PM
  3. robertopod1968's Avatar
    Looking forward to your thoughts on battery life comparison to the S6 Active

    dreaming of electric sheep
    You didnt ask me but I'm getting the same battery life as I did with the s6 active.
    Had mine just over 24 hours now, battery life is a little better with heavy use than my Note 4. After 12 hrs down to 30 % left. Not a fan of the headphone jack on the bottom. Love the note taking feature with the screen off. Screen seems a little sharper text and icons smaller. Camera is snappier. Glass is a huge fingerprint magnet getting case this coming week - the s view clear one from Samsung. Sound is iffy when compared to the Note 4 but ok. I upgrade every year and was leary of no sd card but getting used to not having it with 64gb, used about half of my 32gb internal and 32gb sd card in the 4. Will just get a 128gb next Summer so not a big deal. Everyone who has seen it so far says more premium looking that my 4, looks smaller and feels thinner with less bezel. More streamlined. Overall I don't miss my Note 4 much now. Seems like a worthy upgrade.

    http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i1...psyudugi4b.jpg
    08-22-2015 09:43 PM
  4. Kelly Kearns's Avatar
    Stop the cleaning out the task manager as soon as you can, Android really runs better with some RAM on board, unlike windows.

    My Note 4 was a bit too heavy and a little wide. After a long day of using the Note 4, my hair day would ache.

    The N5 is much lighter and not as wide. From what I read, I think the N5 actually weighs more than the N4, but it seems the weight is distributed better so it seems much lighter when holding it.
    Delirious D likes this.
    08-23-2015 04:48 AM
  5. MDMcAtee's Avatar
    Looking forward to your thoughts on battery life comparison to the S6 Active

    dreaming of electric sheep
    About a day of pretty heavy usage with everything on and syncing with the screen at 50%(which isn't the best indicator ) 4.5 hours screen time on 18.5 hours actual usage down to 15% from full 1st time charge turned off and put on the charger.

    So far, my initial impressions are very favorable. Slightly better than the Active on its first day.

    #3 worry on my list is no longer a worry. On my AT&T version this phone is even louder than the Active. I watched a few YouTube videos and took a few calls and I am exceedingly happy to report that.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    08-23-2015 09:40 AM
  6. co.ag.2005's Avatar
    You can't customize the battery saving mode, you used to be able to just have a black and white screen
    The got rid of the stock calendar agenda widget and flashlight widget
    Made it harder to search apps
    Bluetooth cannot keep your device hidden to other devices while paired
    Removed a lot of the little customizations within the settings
    You can add a flashlight shortcut in the notification tray. Open notification tray, click pencil icon, reorder to your delight.

    Posted via my Note 5
    08-23-2015 09:51 AM
  7. pdub73's Avatar
    I had the Note 3, 4 and now the 5 I'm not as excited to have the 5 as I was when I got the 4 but that is because of how bad my Note3 was after the update to 4.4....

    Anyway, I like the new S pen features but miss some of the old functionality of the screen write option, like being able to crop right after clicking screen write.

    The app drawer on the Note4 allowed me to create folders and hide apps that I didn't want to uninstall, can't do either on the Note 5.

    I love the new camera, and it's features as well as the improved fingerprint scanner...

    The Note 5 is smooth, fast and has absolutely no lag, my Note 4 was great until lollipop ruined it...then it became laggy, and slow to open the gallery.

    I love the "live" calender and clock widgets Note 4 didn't have this...

    I miss the left soft key long press for menu options, but someone here found a workaround so I will check that out..

    I love the pop out S pen, but with my spigen case I still have to dig it out with nails I don't have😑

    But I am very happy with the Note 5...

    Battery life may not be as good as when I first got the Note 4 but it's too early to tell...
    08-23-2015 10:17 AM
  8. ctk4949's Avatar
    I dont like that you dont have a choice to use a default app once or always.
    08-23-2015 10:50 AM
  9. Connert's Avatar
    I had the Note 3, 4 and now the 5 I'm not as excited to have the 5 as I was when I got the 4 but that is because of how bad my Note3 was after the update to 4.4....

    Anyway, I like the new S pen features but miss some of the old functionality of the screen write option, like being able to crop right after clicking screen write.

    The app drawer on the Note4 allowed me to create folders and hide apps that I didn't want to uninstall, can't do either on the Note 5.

    I love the new camera, and it's features as well as the improved fingerprint scanner...

    The Note 5 is smooth, fast and has absolutely no lag, my Note 4 was great until lollipop ruined it...then it became laggy, and slow to open the gallery.

    I love the "live" calender and clock widgets Note 4 didn't have this...

    I miss the left soft key long press for menu options, but someone here found a workaround so I will check that out..

    I love the pop out S pen, but with my spigen case I still have to dig it out with nails I don't have😑

    But I am very happy with the Note 5...

    Battery life may not be as good as when I first got the Note 4 but it's too early to tell...
    I used the crop function in screen write also, so when you mentioned this I had to check it out. Just got the phone yesterday and still adjusting to it and setting up the little things here and there.

    I found you can do the same thing by first using smart select instead of screen write and now you can write on the screen after selecting. It really works the same just backwards, if that makes sense.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    08-23-2015 11:43 AM
  10. bhatech's Avatar
    This sucks



    Aggressive background task killing demo from AP.
    08-23-2015 12:01 PM
  11. TJohnsonmp01's Avatar
    Awesome I was looking at those too. I have a problem with cases I can't ever have enough. I had 12 for my Note 4 LOL. I have a few for work, a few for church and dates and of course a few Wonder Woman! I have one for work that is good because it has protection BUT it's not cute. I have a few others on the way and look forward to the next month or so when there are options
    08-23-2015 02:54 PM
  12. pdub73's Avatar
    I used the crop function in screen write also, so when you mentioned this I had to check it out. Just got the phone yesterday and still adjusting to it and setting up the little things here and there.

    I found you can do the same thing by first using smart select instead of screen write and now you can write on the screen after selecting. It really works the same just backwards, if that makes sense.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    Yea I noticed that too, but it's not as accurate, but I can get used it....
    08-23-2015 03:02 PM
  13. SoundofReason's Avatar
    I just got my Note 5 2 days ago and I have been playing with it non stop.

    What I like about it:
    1. Gorgeous screen, my eyes are sensitive and yes it is better than the Note 4's
    2. The speaker may not be the best, but its definitely louder and placed in a better spot than on the Note 4. I can at least put my phone down on a flat surface and hear it now when I am watching videos.
    3. The camera is just amazing!
    4. This phone is FAST. I haven't had any slow down yet and I re downloaded everything. The speed of it is just amazing.
    5. And yes, I like the way that it looks with the glass backing.

    What I don't like so far:
    1. Ok, why can I only type 160 characters in a text message...I mean wth Samsung? This did urk me to no end.
    2. The screen is "denser" meaning that things are smaller. The google search bar is about the width of a pencil! Why so small Samsung?

    That is it for now...
    ladyc0524 likes this.
    08-23-2015 03:29 PM
  14. co.ag.2005's Avatar
    I just got my Note 5 2 days ago and I have been playing with it non stop.

    What I like about it:
    1. Gorgeous screen, my eyes are sensitive and yes it is better than the Note 4's
    2. The speaker may not be the best, but its definitely louder and placed in a better spot than on the Note 4. I can at least put my phone down on a flat surface and hear it now when I am watching videos.
    3. The camera is just amazing!
    4. This phone is FAST. I haven't had any slow down yet and I re downloaded everything. The speed of it is just amazing.
    5. And yes, I like the way that it looks with the glass backing.

    What I don't like so far:
    1. Ok, why can I only type 160 characters in a text message...I mean wth Samsung? This did urk me to no end.
    2. The screen is "denser" meaning that things are smaller. The google search bar is about the width of a pencil! Why so small Samsung?

    That is it for now...
    for #2:
    change the grid size and they get bigger, right? Long press on a blank space on your home screen and choose grid size. I think when you go with a smaller grid, everything gets bigger.
    SoundofReason likes this.
    08-23-2015 03:54 PM
  15. Diraan's Avatar
    This sucks

    Aggressive background task killing demo from AP.
    Well, that's not good. It looks better than what I get with my iPhone 6+, but I had hoped for more. The main reason I'm getting this phone is for the S Pen, which I know is not a killer feature for most, but for tech-savvy(ish) writers, it's invaluable.
    Delirious D likes this.
    08-23-2015 07:10 PM
  16. OldTrader's Avatar
    I'm coming from a Lumia 1020 and I must say this phone is far superior in about every way. The two things that most impress me are the camera speed and the fact that I can now hear people on the other end of the line. I can take 5 pictures with the Note 5 in the time it would take the Lumia just to get ready, and another 5 on the Samsung in the time it would take the Lumia to save it's photo. As for hearing people, during the last couple of years, I though I was losing my hearing due to having to ask everyone to repeat themselves on the phone, but I now know it was just the Lumia. Goodbye Lumia and Windows, Hello Android and Samsung.
    chezm and Delirious D like this.
    08-23-2015 07:31 PM
  17. debdroid1a's Avatar

    The app drawer on the Note4 allowed me to create folders and hide apps that I didn't want to uninstall, can't do either on the Note 5.
    .
    Actually you can. Choose "edit", drag and drop the first into the other app and it creates a folder. Rename, etc., and you have a folder for unused or unliked apps.

    Posted via the *Note 5*
    08-23-2015 07:38 PM
  18. debdroid1a's Avatar

    I miss the left soft key long press for menu options, but someone here found a workaround so I will check that out..

    .
    It's now on the right side, the back button. I had to learn that as my S5 was on the left side too.

    Posted via the *Note 5*
    08-23-2015 07:43 PM
  19. Earl_E_Adopter's Avatar
    I came from a Note 3...

    I love the screen, new TouchWiz UI, and the option to change themes. I also like the new keyboard look, as well as the awesome camera.

    What I don't like is the new Calendar.. there doesn't seem to be a quick sync option for my work calendar..matter of fact, my work calendar (Exchange) is not showing up under the calendar options at all.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    I put my exchange calender behind Knox. There is an option to share calendar and other choices with personal side. Work can't see personal stuff.

    Posted from my Note 5 via the Android Central App
    08-23-2015 08:54 PM
  20. SoundofReason's Avatar
    for #2:
    change the grid size and they get bigger, right? Long press on a blank space on your home screen and choose grid size. I think when you go with a smaller grid, everything gets bigger.
    Hey man, thanks! It didn't change the google search but it did make the icons bigger which is want I wanted
    co.ag.2005 likes this.
    08-23-2015 08:57 PM
  21. SoundofReason's Avatar
    Anyone know how to get rid of the folder with apps from Samsung, Google and Microsoft at the top when you click apps? I just don't want folders up there.
    08-23-2015 08:58 PM
  22. alt075's Avatar
    I love this phone. My only concern is how slippery. I'm getting this case but I hope it doesn't make it to bulky.
    http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/71EPzoxr7kL._SL1500_.jpg
    08-23-2015 09:30 PM
  23. waynew73's Avatar
    Try uisng Google Keyboard.. Far, far better than Sammy's

    Posted via the Android Central App
    alt075, co.ag.2005 and mge1201 like this.
    08-23-2015 09:34 PM
  24. tomphk's Avatar
    Slippery, yes. I also find it to get quite warm. Not uncomfortable, but definitely some warmth. Will most likely fit some sort of case.

    Sent from my SM-N9200 using Tapatalk
    08-24-2015 02:14 AM
  25. Delirious D's Avatar
    Anyone know how to get rid of the folder with apps from Samsung, Google and Microsoft at the top when you click apps? I just don't want folders up there.
    In apps menu click edit then click on the folder it'll give option to delete folder. . It won't delete the apps.. just the folder. .

    Sent using my gorgeous Korean Phone and its clicky stick...
    08-24-2015 03:43 AM
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