1. cmhsam's Avatar
    Hey everyone

    So I got the note 5 on launch day and love the phone. Only issue is size and carrying it in suits with a case. I am thinking of switching back to the s6. Outside of screen real estate and spen any reasons not to downgrade? I don't do much video watching just mostly email, text, phone and surfing the Web

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    08-28-2015 05:20 AM
  2. Connert's Avatar
    I think you've nailed it. The two reasons I have a Note 5, size and most importantly the S Pen. So if you can be happy without those two items, I'd say go for it.

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    08-28-2015 06:03 AM
  3. anon(153966)'s Avatar
    Based on your requirements, you'd be the best judge of what you need. The only other thing I'd consider, is the battery life between the two devices.,
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    08-28-2015 06:55 AM
  4. cmhsam's Avatar
    Understood. I do think the S6 is a better device for me and my needs but wanted to make sure i wasnt missing anything hardware wise. The Note 5 seems very snappy and fluid to me. I know the S6 has the same internals except for the RAM which is 3GB vs 4GB. Will this make a huge difference?
    anon(153966) likes this.
    08-28-2015 08:53 AM
  5. MDMcAtee's Avatar
    Understood. I do think the S6 is a better device for me and my needs but wanted to make sure i wasnt missing anything hardware wise. The Note 5 seems very snappy and fluid to me. I know the S6 has the same internals except for the RAM which is 3GB vs 4GB. Will this make a huge difference?
    I am actually getting better download speeds on my Note than on the s6 and you have the full pro mode in the camera too that the s6 doesn't have.

    Posted from my Galaxy Note 5
    08-28-2015 08:56 AM
  6. dpham00's Avatar
    The fingerprint scanner seems faster and more accurate on the note 5. Also, the note 5 gets way better battery life than my old s6e.

    Sent from my Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note 5
    08-28-2015 09:36 AM
  7. TheDonJ77's Avatar
    I am loving the battery life on the Note 5, hands down, way better battery life than my 6 edge. At the end of the day, whatever suits your needs and works best for you is what you need to do.
    08-28-2015 10:13 AM
  8. Coney718's Avatar
    If you dont care about the size or the SPen there really isnt much difference hardware wise. Only thing is the S6 battery is slightly worse.
    08-28-2015 10:17 AM
  9. cmhsam's Avatar
    Thanks for the feedback. I am going to head over to bestbuy later today to play around more w the s6. It's hard to consider switching.

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    08-28-2015 11:52 AM
  10. ingogo's Avatar
    note 5 is more useful than s6. I like note 5 more than s6 or edge.
    08-28-2015 12:01 PM
  11. bhatech's Avatar
    Battery is horrible on S6, you can't make it thru a day on decent use unless you turn off bunch of sync, and other features to make it a dumb phone instead of smartphone.

    Sent from my SM-N920T using Tapatalk
    co.ag.2005 likes this.
    08-28-2015 02:45 PM
  12. anon(5630457)'s Avatar
    No offense, but didn't you know how big the phone was before buying it?
    08-28-2015 03:11 PM
  13. cmhsam's Avatar
    No offense, but didn't you know how big the phone was before buying it?
    None taken. I did but I also figured I could get used to it.

    P.S. That's what she said

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    Dr Footie likes this.
    08-28-2015 05:24 PM
  14. anon(153966)'s Avatar
    I bought the iPhone 6 Plus and thought I'd get used to it. Nope, traded it for a SGN5

    It was simply too t a l l...
    08-28-2015 05:27 PM
  15. cmhsam's Avatar
    So I went to Bestbuy and couldn't do it. The s6 just seemed too small. Sticking with this beast. Switched from the IP6 and this phone seems to be the best in terms of meeting smooth and fluid

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    08-28-2015 05:42 PM
  16. Blues Fan's Avatar
    The S6 is crap compared to the Note 5 or even Note 4. S6 had some lag, horrible battery life, and the audio on calls was bad. The Note 5 is faster, no lag, better battery and the audio, call quality is a lot better than the S6. Downside is no IR blaster compared to the S6.

    Like it better than the S6.
    bhatech likes this.
    08-28-2015 06:21 PM
  17. vamp07's Avatar
    The S6 is crap compared to the Note 5 or even Note 4. S6 had some lag, horrible battery life, and the audio on calls was bad. The Note 5 is faster, no lag, better battery and the audio, call quality is a lot better than the S6. Downside is no IR blaster compared to the S6.

    Like it better than the S6.
    This is the problem with asking questions in this forum. Sometimes you very very unbiased answers.

    1. The audio is the same.

    2. Battery life is less but not horrible. Actually it's impressive for a device this small and capable.

    3. It does have some lag which I found annoying but by no means makes the device unusable.

    Sent from my SM-G928T using Tapatalk
    quangtran1 likes this.
    08-29-2015 06:49 AM
  18. purpleclad's Avatar
    This is the problem with asking questions in this forum. Sometimes you very very unbiased answers.

    1. The audio is the same.

    2. Battery life is less but not horrible. Actually it's impressive for a device this small and capable.

    3. It does have some lag which I found annoying but by no means makes the device unusable.

    Sent from my SM-G928T using Tapatalk
    I really think it's device to device. My S6 edge had terrible problems with lagging, and my battery life was just awful. The speaker I honestly didn't hear a difference. The N5 has been fantastic in regards to what I was experiencing with the edge.
    08-29-2015 07:14 AM
  19. anon(153966)'s Avatar
    So I went to Bestbuy and couldn't do it. The s6 just seemed too small. Sticking with this beast. Switched from the IP6 and this phone seems to be the best in terms of meeting smooth and fluid

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    Ah, well keep us posted on developments. The real trick is getting past the 14 day return period
    08-29-2015 09:21 AM
  20. cmhsam's Avatar
    Ah, well keep us posted on developments. The real trick is getting past the 14 day return period
    Decision made. Sticking with the note.

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    jimd1050 likes this.
    08-29-2015 10:00 AM
  21. Blues Fan's Avatar
    I do know the call quality is a lot better and louder than my S6. That is why I traded my S6 in on a Note 4. Even the Note4 was better than my S6.

    The Note5 clearly though they made improvements compared to the S6. Like someone said the fingerprint scanner seems better on this compared to the S6 and it does run smoother and faster.

    Even with my otterbox on my phone I notice it charges wireless faster than my S6 did with the same type of Otterbox on the same wireless charger.

    The S6 was one of the worse phones I've ever owned. only the Mytouch 3g or whatever it was called back in 2010 was worse.
    08-29-2015 05:06 PM

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