08-29-2015 09:38 AM
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  1. kodos's Avatar
    I just wanted to say - I have had Smartphones since the original iPhone (opening weekend!). I have had iPhones up to the 5S, I've had a Windows Phone (Lumia 1520), and the Galaxy S6 Edge. I've spent some time with an iPhone 6, though never owned one.

    All of these phones have had issues and compromises somewhere that made them feel less than they should be. It wasn't until I got my Note 5 that I suddenly have a phone that "ticks all the boxes". This thing is phenomenal. I cannot even express how great it is. Snappy (a problem with my S6 Edge, even though the guts are identical except for RAM), wonderful form factor (perfect for my hands, the Lumia 1520 was too big), good camera (also same as the S6 Edge, but I had been spoiled with the 1520's wonderful 20MP camera), good app ecosystem (problem with WP which was my favorite until now), great ergonomics and beautiful design (problem with Samsung Phones until the S6), great battery life (so far 1.5 days of very active use - not quite as good as the 1520, but I just need 24 hours of battery life to be happy) and the S-Pen which I use far more than I imagined.

    I just wanted to say that I really love this phone - and am very glad I got it. I am very dependent on my phones, and this thing has made me very happy.

    If you are hesitant about the Note 5, go check it out - you will probably come away very impressed.
    08-25-2015 06:54 AM
  2. cvflowe's Avatar
    I upgraded to the Note 5 from the 1520 as well. I loved the 1520 especially on W10, but you are correct. The Note 5 checks almost every box a big screen phone should have.


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    kodos and James8561 like this.
    08-25-2015 07:06 AM
  3. TabGuy's Avatar
    I agree. I've had Note 2, 3, 4 and now Note 5. This is the first one that responds instantly to anything I do. No lag whatsoever.
    Gray Area, kodos and mayconvert like this.
    08-25-2015 09:25 AM
  4. anon(607340)'s Avatar
    I'm with you 100%, best phone I've ever owned (coming from MyTouch 4G > Galaxy S2 > Galaxy S3 > Galaxy Nexus > Nexus 4 > HTC One (M7) > HTC One (M8) > Galaxy Note 3 > Galaxy S5 > Galaxy Note 4 > Galaxy S6 > Galaxy Note 5)

    Needless to say I've owned a lot of Android phones, and this one Trumps them all (and calls them bimbos)
    mayconvert likes this.
    08-25-2015 10:44 AM
  5. lwallum's Avatar
    Very awesome phone! !

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-N920A using Tapatalk
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    08-25-2015 10:55 AM
  6. shook187's Avatar
    I have to agree this phone is phenomenon..so silky smooth, I can't make this thing lag.

    Can't believe people are trying to dump on this phone because of lack of expandable memory and removable battery... this phone is head over heels better than anything I've ever owned Android and trust me I've owned them all.

    Definitely Apple like smooth experience.

    Sent from my SM-N920T using Tapatalk
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    08-25-2015 11:05 AM
  7. 8100User's Avatar
    I'm loving mine, as well!

    I had looked at earlier Notes, but always passed, due to the size. This one just FEELS smaller in my hand, and is no problem being put in my front pants pocket, where I keep my phones.

    Love the stylus, but it's the added features that amaze me... safe areas, where your phone stays unlocked once you configure it, so you don't have to enter a password when you're at home/office/in your car, the fingerprint reader works flawlessly, love the stylus, multiple windows... I can go on and on!

    Have you guys tried SideSync? Puts a FULL Note5 screen on your PC, that's fully functional! If your Note5 is charging on your desk, lauch SideSync and you can use your PC for all of the Note5 functions!~Brilliant!

    It's also buttery smooth, with no lag. Looks GREAT... what's not to like?

    For those who are passing on the Note5, because it doesn't have removable battery or sd card slot, oh, well....I realize everyone's needs are different, but I once purchased a 2nd battery for another phone, and after a week, it basically stayed at home, as I simply didn't want to bother carrying it around.

    Bottom line... Samsung has done a great job on the Note5 (one error... the stylus issue, but hopefully I don't mistakenly insert my stylus backwards)
    kodos likes this.
    08-25-2015 11:20 AM
  8. Chino32's Avatar
    i was just saying this the other day...i loved my Note 4 but got damn the 5 is a bad b!tch hahahaha it does everything right..the only issue i have, which isn't note 5 specific is the wonky bluetooth issues. i had the same thing on my Note 4 once it went to the latest lollipop
    08-25-2015 11:45 AM
  9. sx4dude2013's Avatar
    I love mine too. Nice to be back on android from the iPhone 6. Still trying to get things settled. but soon it will be smooth sailing

    Posted via the Android Central App
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    08-25-2015 01:00 PM
  10. sfla99's Avatar
    I agree aswell, this is the first time I feel content with a phone. This year alone I have had iPhone 6, then iPhone 6+, S6, then S6 Edge, then LG G4 and now the Note 5 and man this phone is phenomenal.

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-N920A using Tapatalk
    08-25-2015 02:25 PM
  11. kodos's Avatar
    I'm loving mine, as well!

    Have you guys tried SideSync? Puts a FULL Note5 screen on your PC, that's fully functional! If your Note5 is charging on your desk, lauch SideSync and you can use your PC for all of the Note5 functions!~Brilliant!
    Funny you mentioned SideSync - I just installed it today. It is great! I especially like it because I can respond to text messages with my computer! Something I always liked about having a Mac and iMessage on my old iPhones.

    Love it.
    08-25-2015 02:27 PM
  12. Coney718's Avatar
    I have to agree this phone is phenomenon..so silky smooth, I can't make this thing lag.

    Can't believe people are trying to dump on this phone because of lack of expandable memory and removable battery... this phone is head over heels better than anything I've ever owned Android and trust me I've owned them all.

    Definitely Apple like smooth experience.

    Sent from my SM-N920T using Tapatalk
    I was worried about lag on this phone. When I got my S6 it was smooth too but 2 months later it started slowing down and lagging like crazy. Even after a hard reset. I eventually went back to my iphone 6. Do you think the Note 5 will still be lag free after a few months of use?
    08-25-2015 02:35 PM
  13. kodos's Avatar
    My S6 lagged almost immediately - especially with Google Maps active for some reason. I have a feeling it was some issue with Android 5.0 since the guts of the phones are so identical. The Note5 on the other hand hasn't missed a beat no matter what I've done (and is on Android 5.1). Of course, only time will tell. So far it has been a very different experience from my S6 Edge.

    I was worried about lag on this phone. When I got my S6 it was smooth too but 2 months later it started slowing down and lagging like crazy. Even after a hard reset. I eventually went back to my iphone 6. Do you think the Note 5 will still be lag free after a few months of use?
    08-25-2015 02:44 PM
  14. E Padilla's Avatar
    I just wanted to say - I have had Smartphones since the original iPhone (opening weekend!). I have had iPhones up to the 5S, I've had a Windows Phone (Lumia 1520), and the Galaxy S6 Edge. I've spent some time with an iPhone 6, though never owned one.

    All of these phones have had issues and compromises somewhere that made them feel less than they should be. It wasn't until I got my Note 5 that I suddenly have a phone that "ticks all the boxes". This thing is phenomenal. I cannot even express how great it is. Snappy (a problem with my S6 Edge, even though the guts are identical except for RAM), wonderful form factor (perfect for my hands, the Lumia 1520 was too big), good camera (also same as the S6 Edge, but I had been spoiled with the 1520's wonderful 20MP camera), good app ecosystem (problem with WP which was my favorite until now), great ergonomics and beautiful design (problem with Samsung Phones until the S6), great battery life (so far 1.5 days of very active use - not quite as good as the 1520, but I just need 24 hours of battery life to be happy) and the S-Pen which I use far more than I imagined.

    I just wanted to say that I really love this phone - and am very glad I got it. I am very dependent on my phones, and this thing has made me very happy.

    If you are hesitant about the Note 5, go check it out - you will probably come away very impressed.
    Heh I'm also coming from a Nokia Lumia 1520 and I also agree with your sentiments. The windows phone has its merits but the note 5 is just perfect for me. Loved reading your experience.

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    08-25-2015 02:48 PM
  15. shook187's Avatar
    I was worried about lag on this phone. When I got my S6 it was smooth too but 2 months later it started slowing down and lagging like crazy. Even after a hard reset. I eventually went back to my iphone 6. Do you think the Note 5 will still be lag free after a few months of use?
    I can't really answer that cause I haven't had it that long but personally from my past experience I can make a phone lag within a few days and this one hasn't

    I had the S6 all though it was a step in the right direction over my Note 4, I still saw lag from time to time...but man if size don't matter then I would definitely suggest anyone upgrade to the Note 5, the whole TouchWiz experience in another league comparing it to the S6.

    Just look around the different forums, you won't see too many people complaining about lag.

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    08-25-2015 02:49 PM
  16. Coney718's Avatar
    My S6 lagged almost immediately - especially with Google Maps active for some reason. I have a feeling it was some issue with Android 5.0 since the guts of the phones are so identical. The Note5 on the other hand hasn't missed a beat no matter what I've done (and is on Android 5.1). Of course, only time will tell. So far it has been a very different experience from my S6 Edge.
    Good to know. Maybe I'll take a chance on this one. I thought the S6 would be the phone to finally lure me away from Apple for good but I was let down. I have T-mobile jump on demand so I might just take a shot on the Note 5.
    08-25-2015 02:50 PM
  17. shook187's Avatar
    Good to know. Maybe I'll take a chance on this one. I thought the S6 would be the phone to finally lure me away from Apple for good but I was let down. I have T-mobile jump on demand so I might just take a shot on the Note 5.
    I didn't mind the S6, main problem I had with it was battery life. Battery life was abysmal and I couldn't see myself keeping a phone with such battery life, it wouldn't have fit into lifestyle. Lag wasn't that much of a problem for me.

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    08-25-2015 02:54 PM
  18. GregMargie's Avatar
    Funny you mentioned SideSync - I just installed it today. It is great! I especially like it because I can respond to text messages with my computer! Something I always liked about having a Mac and iMessage on my old iPhones.
    You can do that with "Pushbullet" app as well. Just another option.
    08-25-2015 03:04 PM
  19. purpleclad's Avatar
    I too had the S6 edge, and it lagged terribly. This N5 is buttery smooth, sooo much nicer.
    08-25-2015 03:07 PM
  20. Carlos Reyes4's Avatar
    I am a former iPhone 6 plus owner as well and before that I had owned various android phones. I have to agree with everyone here this phone is amazing. The feel in the hand plus the glass and metal makes it feel very expensive (which it is), a feeling which only the iphones and the htc m8 had done for me up to this point. It is very nice to be back on Android (material design is nice) after almost a year with IOS. Not even 2 days into it and I already have my phone looking like I want it to look and operate, not locked down like IOS. No regret whatsoever.
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    08-25-2015 04:59 PM
  21. Carlo Villa's Avatar
    Just got it today, and I love it



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    08-25-2015 05:24 PM
  22. anon(153966)'s Avatar
    I bought a SGN5 today. And thus far, I'm not wowed. I change devices often, I guess we'll see in a few days...
    08-25-2015 06:24 PM
  23. shook187's Avatar
    I bought a SGN5 today. And thus far, I'm not wowed. I change devices often, I guess we'll see in a few days...
    After a few days and your phone is performing like a beast let us know if your opinions changed.

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    08-25-2015 07:07 PM
  24. oshogg's Avatar
    Yeah, best phone ever!

    Osho

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    08-26-2015 01:14 AM
  25. fruit2droid's Avatar
    First time Android owner, just wanted to share my experience with my new Note 5. In past years, I've always been tempted by the Note series, especially during the times where Apple had not immersed itself into the "phablet" domain. As a lover of mobile entertainment, I have always wanted something sharp with enough screen real estate to view my favourite shows and movies WITHOUT paying pay per view. With the Android platform, I find that the versatility of this system has given me a lot more freedom, being able to view and save my favourite shows to watch offline. Moving from my iPhone 6 Plus, I really appreciate the reduced bezels that shrinks the overall size of the device to fit comfortably in my hands while maintaining the same large-screen viewing experience. Customization wise, I am LOVING the various themes, launchers and animated wallpapers. Moving to the significantly different Android platform has opened my eyes the the amount of restrictions placed on iOS users in comparison.
    08-26-2015 01:13 PM
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