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  1. BergerKing's Avatar
    My missus keeps wanting to 'play' with my Note 5. I have to remind her to keep to her Note 4
    Solved that issue with getting her a 5, too, which she adores. Glad we didn't get the GN4.
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    09-21-2015 06:10 PM
  2. eclectic11's Avatar
    Yes! and these are my personal reasons why I kept the Note 5 after my test drive. Smaller footprint (i can use this phone with one hand based on how the back is curved without sacrifice of screen size). Barely any side bezel makes the screen look way better despite having same resolution, Faster ( don't care what anyone says it just is), fast camera launch alone won me over, speaker placement, write on screen when phone is off, scroll capture, themes without having to root, no lag without having to root, battery life is better and I no longer have to use power saving mode to get it, standby time is way better, and the camera is better. Built in wireless charging. I could not return it after experiencing all of that. It was worth every penny to me. The phone feels complete now despite the obvious features not being there. I don't care about that anymore and I am completely satisfied. Was going to keep the Note 4 as a back up, but honestly I don't even want to anymore. Gonna sell it. I would also say, as a current user of both a Note 5 and and iPhone 6, if you always wished for and experience in one phone that was kind of like the best of both worlds the Note 5 is it.

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    09-21-2015 06:51 PM
  3. Oscar Maradiaga's Avatar
    Lets just say the note 5 is the real deal
    09-21-2015 09:26 PM
  4. Dominator81's Avatar
    It's worth it. I upgraded for speed and Samsung Pay. It's also a little more comfortable to hold.

    The only con for me is the lack of IR blaster... I actually used it so I miss it.

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    09-21-2015 10:45 PM
  5. MDMcAtee's Avatar
    Lets just say the note 5 is the real deal
    I agree 👍

    Posted from my AT&T 64 gig black Galaxy Note 5
    09-21-2015 10:53 PM
  6. Miami1683's Avatar
    Definitely worth the upgrade to me. I left my note 4 for various issues and went to a Nexus 6. The Note 5 is what a Note should be

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    09-22-2015 05:07 AM
  7. sramse05's Avatar
    Attaching a link to a blog post I wrote on Sprint Community providing my personal thoughts around your question, wrote about a few of the new features that I found compelling.

    https://community.sprint.com/baw/com...r-why-a-note-5
    09-22-2015 09:42 AM
  8. jlczl's Avatar
    To the OP. If you don't like or can't root and you'd like a good fingerprint sensor along with Samsung Pay then you should go with the Note 5. I don't think you'll regret it unless you enjoy the power of removable batteries or the flexibility of expandable storage or the convenience of the IR blaster.

    Note 4 vs Note 5 Speed Comparison:
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    09-22-2015 07:52 PM
  9. soldier45's Avatar
    Better battery life, better camera, lighter, thinner. More premium feel. Built in wireless charging. More features with the S pen. Overall I don't miss my Note 4. Get the 64gb version though.



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    09-22-2015 08:04 PM
  10. climb's Avatar
    Oh my - jump with both feet!!!!

    My biggest concern was the smaller 3000 mah non-removable battery. The Samsung folks have really optimized this phone. Lasts as long if not longer than my beloved Note 4.

    Having said that I also made a conscious decision to moderate my OCD charging habits......I simply charge more frequently, love the sleek fast charging wireless pads, and purchased a incipio fast car charger - the battery has been a non-issue for me.

    However I did pick up two external fast charging battery packs - the oh so sleek Samsung 5200 mah in silver and the Aukey 10200 mah fast charger battery.

    The speed of the phone is noticeably faster than my Note 4, the double tap access to the camera is a wonderful feature, but, IMHO, the phone's form factor is beyond dreamy - like a velvet jewel in my hand. I could not be happier!!!!

    Make the jump !!!!

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    09-22-2015 08:06 PM
  11. Sammuel1973's Avatar
    Oh my - jump with both feet!!!!

    My biggest concern was the smaller 3000 mah non-removable battery. The Samsung folks have really optimized this phone. Lasts as long if not longer than my beloved Note 4.

    Having said that I also made a conscious decision to moderate my OCD charging habits......I simply charge more frequently, love the sleek fast charging wireless pads, and purchased a incipio fast car charger - the battery has been a non-issue for me.

    However I did pick up two external fast charging battery packs - the oh so sleek Samsung 5200 mah in silver and the Aukey 10200 mah fast charger battery.

    The speed of the phone is noticeably faster than my Note 4, the double tap access to the camera is a wonderful feature, but, IMHO, the phone's form factor is beyond dreamy - like a velvet jewel in my hand. I could not be happier!!!!

    Make the jump !!!!

    Posted via the Android Central App
    I agree, even though I returned my Note 5, there's no denying that it's one good looking phone. Curious, how are you able to change your battery charging habit? Like just make sure you're charged when sitting next to a wall outlet? With all the extra charging stuff, I think you would be fine.
    09-22-2015 08:18 PM
  12. BarfingMonkey's Avatar
    Yes

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    09-22-2015 10:21 PM
  13. OceanView's Avatar
    Well, I just ordered the Note 5.
    Should be here before the weekend which will give me time to install all my apps and use it for a bit.
    I'll report back and update this thread when I get a chance.

    Thanks all for positive responses.
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    09-23-2015 01:10 PM
  14. honda-Dave's Avatar
    I have had all 5 notes, and I can say, this is one of, if not the best of the series. I love everything about it. I thought the lack of a removable battery and external memory were going to make me hate it, but this thing is awesome!

    work:G.S.6 edge play: G.S. Note 4
    Galaxy Tab S 8.4
    Galaxy Gear S & Gear 1 (tizen)
    Galaxy Tab 2 10.1
    Galaxy Gear Circle & Level speaker box
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    09-23-2015 09:52 PM
  15. Jason Carter3's Avatar
    I do love the fast charge on the Note 5. I was having issues with my battery draining very fast. I was upset that this seemed to be something I would just have to deal with. I gave it some thought. And I found I had 2 apps that drained my battery. Clean sweep and Cm Security. Once deleted, I LOVE my battery. I also had to delete a battery app called Bataria. It was $2.99 and kept your battery from draining. Had 5 stars, 1 million downloads. After deleting that and just using the settings built into the note 5, my battery holds a charge for days with normal use. And normal for me is using my phone 5-15 times a day for 5-15 minutes at a time. And I also have the wireless charger. It doesn't utilize the fast charge, it's a "overnight" charger.

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    10-26-2015 09:51 AM
  16. badkitties's Avatar
    considering that I only paid $296 for my Verizon Note 5, I think it's definitely worth it.

    I'm just kicking myself for only buying two during the $400 off promo offered by Verizon.
    10-26-2015 10:19 AM
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