1. vm81's Avatar
    While I love this phone and am glad I upgraded to this, the experience has been subpar as I am spending increasing amount of time making sure things work (unlike any other android phone I have had) - Samsung Pay, Fast charging issues, WiFi bug to begin with and battery optimization to some extent.

    We buy these phones to make our lives easier - not to spend hours of precious time figuring out what to do with issues. I understand there will be issues that come up from time to time but this has had its share in the first 2 months of launch.

    Not saying if its Verizon or Samsung hampering the experience - I guess both are at fault to certain extent. Oh well...nothing we can do about it.
    11-07-2015 07:19 PM
  2. macdarwin's Avatar
    This is why im stucked and love android. Non stop figuring out either my personal taste or issues.

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    11-07-2015 07:32 PM
  3. DamienP's Avatar
    I paid my $900 so that I could have a dependable device. The only reason I went up in cost from the $100 phones is they were not dependable. I spend WAY too much time figuring out how to better understand the technology then benefiting from its uses.

    It's all an illusion. I wanted a minimum of a 5.7" screen size device that was dependable. I had an LG G Stylo ($150 phone) that so far was no less dependable than this phone. The Note 5 is only sometimes faster, not always. The only clear upgrade I have experienced for the additional $750 is the use of the s-pen and fingerprint sensor.

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    11-08-2015 01:38 AM
  4. Kelly Kearns's Avatar
    While I love this phone and am glad I upgraded to this, the experience has been subpar as I am spending increasing amount of time making sure things work (unlike any other android phone I have had) - Samsung Pay, Fast charging issues, WiFi bug to begin with and battery optimization to some extent.

    We buy these phones to make our lives easier - not to spend hours of precious time figuring out what to do with issues. I understand there will be issues that come up from time to time but this has had its share in the first 2 months of launch.

    Not saying if its Verizon or Samsung hampering the experience - I guess both are at fault to certain extent. Oh well...nothing we can do about it.
    The WiFi bug is a Verizon issue. The Samsung Pay issue is on Verizon and just a few people so far, the fast charging issue is also easily corrected.

    There is no android phone that you don't have to set it up for battery optimization.
    11-08-2015 01:46 AM
  5. Kelly Kearns's Avatar
    I paid my $900 so that I could have a dependable device. The only reason I went up in cost from the $100 phones is they were not dependable. I spend WAY too much time figuring out how to better understand the technology then benefiting from its uses.

    It's all an illusion. I wanted a minimum of a 5.7" screen size device that was dependable. I had an LG G Stylo ($150 phone) that so far was no less dependable than this phone. The Note 5 is only sometimes faster, not always. The only clear upgrade I have experienced for the additional $750 is the use of the s-pen and fingerprint sensor.

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    The Note 5 is not faster than the LG G Stylo nor an upgrade from that phone?
    11-08-2015 01:48 AM
  6. doctordwaynewilliams's Avatar
    While I love this phone and am glad I upgraded to this, the experience has been subpar as I am spending increasing amount of time making sure things work (unlike any other android phone I have had) - Samsung Pay, Fast charging issues, WiFi bug to begin with and battery optimization to some extent.

    We buy these phones to make our lives easier - not to spend hours of precious time figuring out what to do with issues. I understand there will be issues that come up from time to time but this has had its share in the first 2 months of launch.

    Not saying if its Verizon or Samsung hampering the experience - I guess both are at fault to certain extent. Oh well...nothing we can do about it.
    I wouldn't say that your issues are related to Samsung because my Note 5 on T-mobile is perfect.
    11-08-2015 08:36 AM
  7. jlilnc14's Avatar
    While I love this phone and am glad I upgraded to this, the experience has been subpar as I am spending increasing amount of time making sure things work (unlike any other android phone I have had) - Samsung Pay, Fast charging issues, WiFi bug to begin with and battery optimization to some extent.

    We buy these phones to make our lives easier - not to spend hours of precious time figuring out what to do with issues. I understand there will be issues that come up from time to time but this has had its share in the first 2 months of launch.

    Not saying if its Verizon or Samsung hampering the experience - I guess both are at fault to certain extent. Oh well...nothing we can do about it.
    Download DNSet on Google play for the wifi bug. I wasn't able to get wifi on one certain router but after using that app which switches from ipv6 to ipv4, it works now. I had thought Google had fixed that ipv6 bug already, but i guess not.

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    11-08-2015 09:00 AM
  8. Kelly Kearns's Avatar
    The Verizon bug is turning WiFi on keeps the 4G data on and causes a high standby use.
    11-08-2015 01:18 PM
  9. Trees's Avatar
    Is there a thread in here about this bug? I'm on Verizon, but don't think I've run into the problem.
    11-09-2015 06:24 AM
  10. Kelly Kearns's Avatar
    Is there a thread in here about this bug? I'm on Verizon, but don't think I've run into the problem.
    Yup, there was a thread about high standby while on WiFi, been a month or so. I'll see if I can find it.

    I've seen a couple others that haven't had it in Verizon, but people in all phones on Verizon having it.
    11-09-2015 06:29 AM
  11. Kelly Kearns's Avatar
    Is there a thread in here about this bug? I'm on Verizon, but don't think I've run into the problem.
    Here you go.

    http://forums.androidcentral.com/sho...d.php?t=574806
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    11-09-2015 06:42 AM
  12. Miami1683's Avatar
    I have the same WiFi bug in vzw. Today I'm carrying my Nexus 6 instead. It causes the battery to drain so quick I have to charge but mid morning. My Nexus doesn't have that issue. I'm hoping for an update to be released soon on vzw. I know it can be better overall
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    11-09-2015 06:42 AM
  13. DamienP's Avatar
    The Note 5 is not faster than the LG G Stylo nor an upgrade from that phone?
    No. It is an upgrade. It is faster but not all the time.
    I have been trying to figure it out, but it seems like i was having at least two different problems. One, had a defective device. Two i had an international unlocked device (sm-n920g) on metropcs. If i apply the information i got from a few different website, it would seem that the two best unlocked phones for me on metro would be the Canadian sm-n920w8 and of course the Tmobile sm-n920t.

    The LG G Stylo (2gig ram) is way under rated.

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    11-13-2015 12:38 AM
  14. kj11's Avatar

    The LG G Stylo (2gig ram) is way under rated.
    Maybe in your opinion. I've never even heard of the thing, so I looked around...poor guy doesn't even have his own thread here in the forums. Quick Google search shows reviews to be marginal at best. Perhaps it's me, but I can't get too excited about a $200 phone. Hell the screen comparison alone should blow you away.
    11-13-2015 01:59 AM
  15. Kelly Kearns's Avatar
    No. It is an upgrade. It is faster but not all the time.
    I have been trying to figure it out, but it seems like i was having at least two different problems. One, had a defective device. Two i had an international unlocked device (sm-n920g) on metropcs. If i apply the information i got from a few different website, it would seem that the two best unlocked phones for me on metro would be the Canadian sm-n920w8 and of course the Tmobile sm-n920t.

    The LG G Stylo (2gig ram) is way under rated.

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    And I would go with the TMO variant.

    First, TMO doesn't put much bloat and so far, isn't removing features like other carriers are doing. There is also an app, Package Disabler Pro and you can disable anything, without root.

    Second, TMO sends out updates in a very timely manner. I got my phone on release date and there have been 4 updates already. They are getting out the Google monthly security updates quickly. So far, TMO has been first or second to receive the update each time.

    The really big thing, Samsung USA will work on that phone, handle warranty issues etc. They will not do that with international phones. They might now actually repair them, but charge you, and maybe even while in warranty. It used to be, and still could be, they wouldn't even do a repair on an international model even if you did pay them. They just wouldn't touch it.

    Warranty problems for Samsung international phones here in the US, just doesn't exist and very possible that paid repair at Samsung Service doesn't exist still either.

    From the forums, it seems many less TMO owners are having problems with battery and other issues. A lot of the TMO owners seem to get really good battery life.
    11-13-2015 09:20 AM
  16. Gary02468's Avatar
    While I love this phone and am glad I upgraded to this, the experience has been subpar as I am spending increasing amount of time making sure things work (unlike any other android phone I have had) - Samsung Pay, Fast charging issues, WiFi bug to begin with and battery optimization to some extent.
    I sympathize. My AT&T Note 5 has had none of these problems. It simply works as it should. I'd be annoyed too if I had to expend effort on fixes and workarounds.
    11-14-2015 05:57 AM
  17. alejovh1's Avatar
    Tmobile note 5 here, I don't have any of the issues you are experiencing. So fast this phone it's been incredible.
    11-14-2015 07:56 AM
  18. vdeng's Avatar
    I'm having battery issues
    11-14-2015 12:50 PM

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