1. jrisch's Avatar
    I've had my Note 5 now for a couple of weeks, replacing my aged Note 3. I love the Note 5 and it is a great upgrade. The lack of a removable battery doesn't impact me at all, I prefer to use a separate power pack for the very occasional times an additional charge is needed. The lack of microSD card slot is a minor irritant, but I got the 64GB Note 5 and I carry SanDisk Ultra Dual for the videos I want to have available.

    There are a few issues/irritations going from the Note 3 to the Note 5:
    • Despite the higher density, a folder on the Note 5 only displays 9 visible items, whereas the lower density Note 3 can display 16.
    • The contact widget is missing a direct dial version. I have found a Shortcut Dial Pro app but the widgets it creates have very small images.
    • The button arrangement with multitasking on the left is taking some getting used to. I still find myself long-pressing the home button.
    • I miss the Pen Window from the Air Command (yes, I am an S-Pen user). Just to draw a quick rectangle and pop a calculator in it was so easy.
    • I have the S-Pen Removal set to trigger Action Memo, and both devices are in S-View cases. On the Note 3 I can write straight onto the window without opening the case. On the Note 5 I have to open the case first which wakens the device, then put it back to sleep with the power button, before withdrawing the pen to black screen write.
    • Have to scroll through the home screens whereas the Note 3 allows you to switch by tapping the appropriate home screen button.
    • And the app drawer has to be sorted manually!


    They are small irritations in themselves and I really love the Note 5. Any suggestions for overcoming these are welcome, and any thoughts on further irritations I've yet to find?
    12-15-2015 06:55 AM
  2. dpham00's Avatar
    I use Nova which let's me make much larger folders and sorts app drawer automatically.
    12-15-2015 09:18 AM
  3. russel5150's Avatar
    I miss the direct dial, they should have kept it.

    Sent with my white Note5 with nonremovable back and no SDcard!
    12-16-2015 03:49 AM
  4. Trees's Avatar
    Tapping the home screen buttons work in TouchWiz for automatically scrolling through the various home pages.
    12-16-2015 06:25 AM
  5. jrisch's Avatar
    Tapping the home screen buttons work in TouchWiz for automatically scrolling through the various home pages.
    Tapping the home screen buttons on the Note 5 scrolls one screen at a time, same as if you swipe. On the Note 3 tapping the 4th button, say, jumps to the 4th home screen no matter which home screen you were on. It's a small thing, but if I have the last screen dedicated to a calendar, it's swifter to just tap the last button rather than scroll across.
    Trees likes this.
    12-16-2015 05:14 PM
  6. jrisch's Avatar
    I miss the direct dial, they should have kept it.

    Sent with my white Note5 with nonremovable back and no SDcard!
    As I noted, the Shortcut Dial app generates direct dial widgets. I just don't like the images it shows.
    12-16-2015 05:16 PM
  7. jrisch's Avatar
    I use Nova which let's me make much larger folders and sorts app drawer automatically.
    I've never used another launcher other than the Google Now launcher on my Nexus 7, but on my 4th TouchWiz device I'm finally considering switching.
    12-16-2015 05:21 PM
  8. srinathp1988's Avatar
    I noticed that in the default launcher, calendar and clock shows the correct date and time in home screen icon itself like iphone but when i use nova launcher, it just shows some static date in calendar widget. Any idea how to fix this?

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    12-16-2015 07:54 PM
  9. jrisch's Avatar
    My N920C has just updated to Marshmallow and the direct dial widgets are back, as is the capability to jump to a specific window in both the app drawer and the home screen by tapping the mini buttons.
    03-17-2016 06:48 AM

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