01-13-2016 01:43 PM
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  1. robonik's Avatar
    oh and did i mention ...finger print scanner, WOW, so much better than the note 4 one, and damn this thing is sooooo fast, the s-pen is great too, real smooth to write with, no complaints from me so far
    Congratulations! I too was impressed with the Note 5. In fact, I bought mine fully intending to return it during the buyer's remorse period because of the absence of the SD card & user replaceable battery. But once I experienced the outstanding performance, S Pen, gorgeous screen and the great workarounds for the SD card and the battery those previously perceived faults faded into history and I never looked back.

    I am self employed in the wholesale grocery business, I had no idea how valuable the S Pen would turn out to be! In the first two weeks the notes that I made and retrieved with the S Pen paid for the phone and service several times over. It's invaluable to me to be able to jot price quotations, order information, contact info, etc. quickly and easily and they are so easily retrievable.
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    01-11-2016 12:58 PM
  2. cane929's Avatar
    Funny you say that robonik, I bought my Note 5 also thinking if I don't like it I have 14 days to decide, but wow, what a beast of a phone, can't believe what I was missing with my iphone 5, I also agree (although this is my first fingerprint device) the fingerprint works great, I have 4 fingers programmed and they work like a charm, I am a little over whelmed at the moment with all that this phone offers, way beyond my capabilities
    01-12-2016 07:46 AM
  3. cane929's Avatar
    Funny you say that robonik, I bought my Note 5 also thinking if I don't like it I have 14 days to decide, but wow, what a beast of a phone, can't believe what I was missing with my iphone 5, I also agree (although this is my first fingerprint device) the fingerprint works great, I have 4 fingers programmed and they work like a charm, I am a little over whelmed at the moment with all that this phone offers, way beyond my capabilities
    I might have spoke too soon, it could be just me and lack of experience with Android, but boy had a very rough day with my one day old Note 5, from refusing to stay connected to my car to lost signal and couldn't make any calls until I restarted the phone twice, first restart didn't fix problem. Samsung pay wouldn't work due to the GPS not able to find location, Amazon prime music stopped streaming, the phone acted as if it was in Airplane mode but it was off, so not sure what happened but will be researching it, any advise is appreciated. Love the phone otherwise.
    01-12-2016 01:52 PM
  4. robonik's Avatar
    I might have spoke too soon, it could be just me and lack of experience with Android, but boy had a very rough day with my one day old Note 5, from refusing to stay connected to my car to lost signal and couldn't make any calls until I restarted the phone twice, first restart didn't fix problem. Samsung pay wouldn't work due to the GPS not able to find location, Amazon prime music stopped streaming, the phone acted as if it was in Airplane mode but it was off, so not sure what happened but will be researching it, any advise is appreciated. Love the phone otherwise.
    Don't worry, if you continue to have issues warranty will solve your problem(s). I had a Bluetooth connection problem where it kept dropping my new Plantronics high-end headset. I never had that problem with my Galaxy S5 "flagship" which is now relegated to being a back up device. It took 2 warranty exchanges through T-Mobile to correct my issue but now the phone is perfect. I thought I would be switching back and forth with the S5 - no way - I love the Note 5.

    Good luck.
    01-12-2016 06:39 PM
  5. cane929's Avatar
    Don't worry, if you continue to have issues warranty will solve your problem(s). I had a Bluetooth connection problem where it kept dropping my new Plantronics high-end headset. I never had that problem with my Galaxy S5 "flagship" which is now relegated to being a back up device. It took 2 warranty exchanges through T-Mobile to correct my issue but now the phone is perfect. I thought I would be switching back and forth with the S5 - no way - I love the Note 5.

    Good luck.
    Thanks, yeah, I am not too worried about it, discovered today why I can't connect to our network extender (verizon have week signal by where we live) I had to switch off HD calling feature, then it connected to the extender with no problems.
    Love the phone so far.
    01-12-2016 08:35 PM
  6. Frozen Corpse's Avatar
    It's been a great phone for me. I jumped from the Note 4 to the 5.

    Samsung Galaxy Note 5 (32 gigs+white) running on T-Mobile.
    01-12-2016 08:56 PM
  7. areyes163's Avatar
    I absolutely love the note 5. So far she runs like a dream. Handles everything I have asked it to do.
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    01-12-2016 10:03 PM
  8. BergerKing's Avatar
    Upgraded from an S4 to Note 5 back in August. Hands down blows that phone clear out of the water, feels great, runs great, and handles everything I've thrown at it to date and has barely gotten warm. Haters will hate, but hard not to love the 5.
    01-13-2016 01:01 AM
  9. cane929's Avatar
    Verizon did a system/account/signal reset and its working like a charm now, I noticed it was much faster now (don't know if I am imagining but it feels like it) love it so far.

    Also, the UAG is simply an amazing case thanks to all that recommended it.
    01-13-2016 07:10 AM
  10. burwil's Avatar
    I've always used screen protectors on phones but I'm tempted to yank this one off. I got a couple extras so it would be no big deal to put it back on. They just seem to accumulate junk much more than glass. Doesn't matter how good they are, which brand, after awhile they collect oils and such on the surface and become a chore to clean while a naked screen remains easy to wipe. I've had a naked iPad Air for some time now with no protector and the screen is still perfect. Maybe apples and oranges since it stays at home but it is still exposed to dust and particles.
    01-13-2016 07:45 AM
  11. robonik's Avatar
    I've always used screen protectors on phones but I'm tempted to yank this one off. I got a couple extras so it would be no big deal to put it back on. They just seem to accumulate junk much more than glass. Doesn't matter how good they are, which brand, after awhile they collect oils and such on the surface and become a chore to clean while a naked screen remains easy to wipe. I've had a naked iPad Air for some time now with no protector and the screen is still perfect. Maybe apples and oranges since it stays at home but it is still exposed to dust and particles.
    Go with your temptation! Enjoy your phone in all its glory without putting any protection on your Gorilla Glass! No need to believe the marketing on screen protection, it is just not necessary with normal use of your devices equipped with Gorilla Glass. There are some users that as soon as they buy a shiny new cell phone feel the need to rush to the accessory rack and start buying all kinds of goodies to protect their investment.

    I agree 100% when it comes to a good case, one like Tech 21 with impact resistant D3O material, there are many other good brands of cases that work as well.

    But as for the screen, think about it! It is your primary link to your device, it's the one thing that comes between you and your information, your photos, your videos and everything else you need from your device. So why distort or otherwise impair your visual and tactile enjoyment with unnecessary protection?

    Here's is evidence that should dispel any paranoia of damaging your device with normal use:


    I am not the most careful person in the world and I have no scratches on any smart phone screen I've owned since 2010 including a Vibrant, a Galaxy S2, an iPhone (hate to admit but tried one for a couple months then sold it), Galaxy S5 and now the Note5. I still use my SGS2 on a daily basis as a timer, alarm clock, etc. No scratches or signs of wear on any of the screens on any of my devices.

    Burwil, you are 100% correct, when it comes to screen protectors: "They just seem to accumulate junk much more than glass. Doesn't matter how good they are, which brand, after awhile they collect oils and such on the surface and become a chore to clean while a naked screen remains easy to wipe."


    I couldn't agree with you more, and furthermore, they just don't feel right. But most importantly, they are unnecessary on Gorilla Glass given the strength of the product. Using screen protection over Gorilla Glass would be like putting a Kevlar, bullet proof vest on the Terminator.

    Enjoy your Note 5!
    01-13-2016 09:36 AM
  12. robonik's Avatar
    Brutal! Comparison between Gorilla Glass 3 and Gorilla Glass 4


    I don't think anyone is going to put their phone through this! Like I said, putting a protector on Gorilla Glass is like putting a bullet proof vest on the Terminator.
    01-13-2016 10:34 AM
  13. jsbcarman's Avatar
    After a full week or so, I stuck on this thing, battery could be better, but having had so many smart phones that suck battery power I have resigned myself to always have a charger wherever I'm at, and home, work, car, whatever, I wouldn't trade this for anything except maybe a note 6 lol. It's been great, hope I didn't just jinx it though

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    01-13-2016 12:12 PM
  14. burwil's Avatar
    Mine always spends time a a wireless charger daily...one or twice per day. One for home and one for work.
    01-13-2016 01:43 PM
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