11-16-2015 01:47 PM
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  1. cmhsam's Avatar
    So I have a Note 5 which i have used since launch day. Love the phone but its very slippery. Not a huge fan of the AMOLED screens but wanted to get away from iOS. Also not much use for me and the Stylus.

    This weekend i played with the V10 and the rubbery feel of the phone and screen quality seemed great. I was thinking of selling my note 5 (32gb) and getting the V10. The V10, liked screen quality, the feel of phone, and expandable memory/battery.

    Curios if anyone on here thought of switching or giving the V10 a shot?
    11-09-2015 05:46 AM
  2. Kelly Kearns's Avatar
    Not even considering it. You are moving from a top screen to a much lesser screen.
    11-09-2015 07:54 AM
  3. lou61166#CB's Avatar
    Not even considering it. You are moving from a top screen to a much lesser screen.
    This is all in preference some people do not like oversaturate d displays the V10 is more natural display not to mention maybe he likes a removable battery and sd card slot
    11-09-2015 08:06 AM
  4. 8100User's Avatar
    Everyone has different needs in a cell phone, and if you think the V10 will fit your needs better then the Note5, you should go for it!

    I've had the Note5 since a few days before it's official release (Verizon sent them out early), and it's been a fantastic phone for my needs. Love the S Pen, and use it all of the time.

    As for it being slippery, I purchased a Rhinoshield Crash Guard bumper for my Note5, and put a DBrand matt black skin on the back. My phone is now super thin, but the Crash Guard, combined with the matt black skin on the back, has made my Note5 very easy to carry, and not slippery at all.

    You do lose the beautiful glass back, but I also don't have to deal with smudges all over the back of my phone.

    That being said, the V10 does seem like a very good contender....
    11-09-2015 08:15 AM
  5. bassplayrguy's Avatar
    This is all in preference some people do not like oversaturate d displays the V10 is more natural display not to mention maybe he likes a removable battery and sd card slot
    According to diplaymate, the note 5 is the truest to natural colors of any phone out there. I love LG phones but the display is not as good as Samsung.
    11-09-2015 08:25 AM
  6. lou61166#CB's Avatar
    Once again it is in preference I could care less what display mate says or any other reviewer of phones displays or anything else it is the consumer who is the best judge of a phone not that many years ago these same reviewer said you could not tell the difference in the high resolution phone displays
    11-09-2015 08:31 AM
  7. bassplayrguy's Avatar
    Once again it is in preference I could care less what display mate says or any other reviewer of phones displays or anything else it is the consumer who is the best judge of a phone not that many years ago these same reviewer said you could not tell the difference in the high resolution phone displays
    I was just letting him know that the oversaturation days are in the past. That's all. The OP asked for opinions.
    11-09-2015 08:34 AM
  8. Kelly Kearns's Avatar
    Also there is an issue with seeing the LV screen in landscape mode, wearing polarized lens sunglasses.
    11-09-2015 09:07 AM
  9. Almeuit's Avatar
    Mod Note - Let's keep this on topic. The OP is asking for opinions and everyone is allowed to share their view.
    11-09-2015 10:00 AM
  10. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    Curios if anyone on here thought of switching or giving the V10 a shot?
    I have an upgrade coming up. I am kind of thinking of the V10. Not entirely sure. I haven't held it, so I can't give an accurate opinion.
    11-09-2015 10:34 AM
  11. Kevin OQuinn's Avatar
    There is a small gap in my use (i had an iphone between the two), but here are my thoughts.

    The Note 5 is a great phone. Awesome display (one of the very best), great camera, and unique features that I used more than I thought I would (s-pen).

    The V10 is also a great phone. An awesome display, a fantastic camera, and unique features that I'm using more than I thought I would (dual display).

    They are both manageable for their size, but I think the Note is a bit easier to manage.

    I can't comment on battery life yet, but I give it less weight than most since I can charge all day. The V10 does not have wireless charging in case that matters.

    The V10 also displays less information on the display than the Note. So less of a webpage, less of an email, etc.


    This might be controversial, but I think the V10 actually performs better (so far). I see less hiccups and stutters than I did with the Note. The camera app performs just as well too.

    I do like Touchwiz more than LG UI, but changing launchers mitigates (but doesn't eliminate) most of those issues.
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    11-09-2015 10:43 AM
  12. OceanView's Avatar
    It's up to you but I love the note 5. This phone had one of the best screens out there today. I love the saturated amoled screen plus the auto brightness works perfect.
    If the v10 fits your needs and curiosity, go for it.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    11-09-2015 10:44 AM
  13. maf113's Avatar
    No plan to downgrade.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    11-09-2015 11:13 AM
  14. wgragg's Avatar
    I am considering it, but for one reason only. They are trying to cram so much in to the screens, especially the home screen that the font is simply too small. I have looked in Accessibility and changed the font sizes, but that applies to only some apps and not the home screen or the built in keyboard. While I can see the smaller print with it being so sharp, it is a bit of a strain to do so.

    I wish Samsung had a different mode or theme for those of us with less than perfect vision!

    And no, I am not so bad I need one of those Jitterbug phones!
    verks likes this.
    11-09-2015 11:37 AM
  15. Mark Valentine's Avatar
    If you're not happy with the over saturation on the n5's display. You're able to switch the screen mode options. The adaptive display, amoled cinema, and amoled photo mode are sometimes over saturated a bit too much. But basic mode is similar to true RGB.

    Also Wgragg, look into the application iFonts. You can download a wide variety of fonts that may fit your liking. And they do change the font on the keyboard as well as the desktop home screen. Examples below...



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    11-09-2015 11:38 AM
  16. wgragg's Avatar
    Ok. I downloaded the app and downloaded a font, but it is very unclear how to actually change the font to the one I downloaded. I went into settings, and display and fonts and it does not show me anything different than what I tried before. It does not show the font I downloaded, nor how to change it on the home screen. It is obvious that the app developer's first language is not English, so I have some trouble understanding the directions.
    11-09-2015 01:00 PM
  17. felloffthetruck's Avatar
    I was thinking about it but losing the wireless charging and Samsung pay would not make me a happy camper.
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    11-09-2015 01:48 PM
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    11-09-2015 02:27 PM
  19. dpham00's Avatar
    I had the g4 and the rear Power button and fps doesn't work for me as I use my phone on my desk a lot. There were also other performance and touchscreen issues which may have been resolved, but regardless the rear buttons and fps is a no go for me
    11-09-2015 03:12 PM
  20. phungo80's Avatar
    I had the Nexus 6 and upgraded to the V10 last week. 2 things about the V10 that made me switch from it to the Note 5 are:
    1. flimsy power button.
    2. V10 Screen color is faded and Not correct. The note 5 colors set to basic is the most accurate. Simply compare the screens side by side and u will see how much better the note 5 is. This has nothing to do with note 5 over saturated colors.
    3. In hand feel of note 5 is much better. Note 5 has the higher screen to body ratio.
    11-09-2015 04:03 PM
  21. Kevin OQuinn's Avatar
    I had the Nexus 6 and upgraded to the V10 last week. 2 things about the V10 that made me switch from it to the Note 5 are:
    1. flimsy power button.
    2. V10 Screen color is faded and Not correct. The note 5 colors set to basic is the most accurate. Simply compare the screens side by side and u will see how much better the note 5 is. This has nothing to do with note 5 over saturated colors.
    3. In hand feel of note 5 is much better. Note 5 has the higher screen to body ratio.
    Actually, the AMOLED cinema is the most accurate mode on the Note 5.

    The power button is a bit wiggly on the V10 but I don't feel like it's going to break.

    I can't speak to the accuracy of the color on the V10 (don't have the means to test it), but faded isn't a word I would use to describe it. Looking at it next to the iPad Mini 4 it looks a bit over saturated (red is too red, blue is too blue), and white has a slight blue tint to it.
    11-09-2015 07:09 PM
  22. Mark Valentine's Avatar
    Eh, I disagree about amoled cinema being the most accurate. Its saturated to the point where it causes eye strain over time.
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    11-09-2015 07:20 PM
  23. meyerweb#CB's Avatar
    I had the g4 and the rear Power button and fps doesn't work for me as I use my phone on my desk a lot. There were also other performance and touchscreen issues which may have been resolved, but regardless the rear buttons and fps is a no go for me

    I use my G3 on my desk, too, but with tap on I never (or rarely) use the power button at all. Simply not an issue.
    11-09-2015 07:24 PM
  24. stronggeek's Avatar
    No, I will not switch. Other than the beautiful screen and the plethora of features that the Note 5 offers the S-Pen is the main reason for me coming back time and time again to the Note series.

    Samsung absolutely nailed it with the Note 5 as there's nothing else like it.
    11-09-2015 07:38 PM
  25. kj11's Avatar
    So I have a Note 5 which i have used since launch day. Love the phone but its very slippery. Not a huge fan of the AMOLED screens but wanted to get away from iOS. Also not much use for me and the Stylus.

    This weekend i played with the V10 and the rubbery feel of the phone and screen quality seemed great. I was thinking of selling my note 5 (32gb) and getting the V10. The V10, liked screen quality, the feel of phone, and expandable memory/battery.

    Curios if anyone on here thought of switching or giving the V10 a shot?
    It's kinda like going from Colin Kapernick to Blaine Gabbert....
    11-09-2015 08:26 PM
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