07-16-2016 08:13 PM
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  1. revtech's Avatar
    With the note 7 coming out the price will be dropping for note 5's . . Obviously the note 7 will be better, but to those of you who have a note 5 do you think it would still be a good buy today?

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    07-02-2016 08:29 AM
  2. Roguefoxx's Avatar
    The Note 5 will be a good buy for a good couple years I would wager. Great phone that does everything one would need from a phone and then some. Buttery smooth running the latest released OS. The only reason I would see to purchase the Note 7 would be the expandable memory and battery, but neither of those have been an issue whatsoever with my 64GB Note 5, especially with fast charging.
    07-02-2016 08:35 AM
  3. soldier45's Avatar
    Yes although I upgrade every year, would still get a Note 5 since I think its the best there is to this day.
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    07-02-2016 10:39 AM
  4. MDMcAtee's Avatar
    With the note 7 coming out the price will be dropping for note 5's . . Obviously the note 7 will be better, but to those of you who have a note 5 do you think it would still be a good buy today?

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    I personally believe that there will be a big enough demand for the unlocked version of the 64 gig note 5 that prices won't drop much, especially if buying through the carriers.

    The 5 is a sweet phone and with the latest version of mm it's made some great improvements on it and with the curved screen the 7 is going to have there will be enough people who pass on it.

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    07-02-2016 11:21 AM
  5. kawana72's Avatar
    The Note 5 will be a good buy for a good couple years I would wager. Great phone that does everything one would need from a phone and then some. Buttery smooth running the latest released OS. The only reason I would see to purchase the Note 7 would be the expandable memory and battery, but neither of those have been an issue whatsoever with my 64GB Note 5, especially with fast charging.
    Agreed. Aside from the possibility of Android Nougat and the expandable memory, the specs will probably be an incremental jump so if the price is right, I say go for it.
    07-02-2016 02:20 PM
  6. novice's Avatar
    I don't want an Edge. Full stop.
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    07-02-2016 11:15 PM
  7. amyf27's Avatar
    Note 5 is fantastic, and if you're looking to save some money and not quite ready to go for the higher price of the Note 7 when it comes out, the Note 5 is a great buy. I use mine heavily for work and home alike. It can do anything I need and is just a fantastic device all around. Plus I figure waiting a few months after release and being out there on the market, there'll be some specials on the Note 7.

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    07-03-2016 03:35 PM
  8. jdfry15's Avatar
    The note 5 is still a really solid phone, great screen and very good battery life. I wish I had 64gb version the 32 is almost filled up now. That is my main issue. I want the sd card back for all my pictures and videos. I did have the s7 edge for a couple weeks and took it back. Missed the note features too much, but I like what samsung is doing. I do the the note 5 will be a solid phone for the next couple years if you can deal with the storage options. Mine hasn't gone to crap after software updates like my note 4 did. My note 4 was almost unusable after lollipop, but my note 5 has been solid on mm.
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    07-03-2016 04:28 PM
  9. kenlhlp's Avatar
    I found the note 5 to be the worst smart phone I have ever owned. Sorry battery life, crashes often. Went back to the active.
    Lefty724 and PlaybookFanatic like this.
    07-04-2016 10:43 AM
  10. Soylent_Green's Avatar
    After dealing with serious issues with mine, no I wouldn't buy another one. Hoping the 6/7 won't be like the 5.
    07-04-2016 12:17 PM
  11. bassplayrguy's Avatar
    I found the note 5 to be the worst smart phone I have ever owned. Sorry battery life, crashes often. Went back to the active.
    Odd, I've not had a single crash. Mm has improved an already solid battery life.

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    07-04-2016 12:29 PM
  12. Roguefoxx's Avatar
    I found the note 5 to be the worst smart phone I have ever owned. Sorry battery life, crashes often. Went back to the active.
    After dealing with serious issues with mine, no I wouldn't buy another one. Hoping the 6/7 won't be like the 5.
    I'd wager you two received defective devices as what you are describing is definitely the exception, not the norm. This phone has been rock solid, no crashing and very smooth even through the update to MM.
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    07-04-2016 03:01 PM
  13. tube517's Avatar
    I would wait until the Note 7 comes out.......

    Then,wait for the Note 5 price to drop and then buy it.
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    07-04-2016 03:03 PM
  14. faith3935's Avatar
    It's worth buying if you're trying to save money. I love my Note5. I got mines on September and I've been very happy with it, I got the 32GB model so that i wish it had a Micro SD slot so I don't have to worry about losing space but I did find a work around for a lack of built in micro SD card slot. If you buy a Meenova Dash Micro it will alleviate for the lack of micro SD card.
    07-04-2016 04:04 PM
  15. novice's Avatar
    When I bought my Note 5 I went back to Verizon to buy a Note 4 for my daughter thinking the phone would be sharply discounted. I was surprised when the price of the 4 was almost the same as the 5. So I wouldn't count on some new great deal.

    Periodically I see great deals on both the 5 and the 4. But these are special promotions and it's a mater of catch as catch can.
    07-05-2016 10:02 PM
  16. Speedygi's Avatar
    Only problem I had with this phone is battery life but I knew coming in you wouldn't quite expect superb battery life with its huge 5.8 inch screen
    07-05-2016 10:26 PM
  17. Morty2264's Avatar
    I would say yes. These days, just because you don't have the latest and greatest, doesn't mean what was "just out" a year or so ago can't be just as good for a suitable upgrade.

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    07-05-2016 10:38 PM
  18. kmod75's Avatar
    Just picked one up on eBay for $425 - New 32gb Verizon. So far it's absolutely great! I've had Galaxy S's, but this by far takes the cake. Very fast and smooth...would definilty by again.
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    07-07-2016 01:01 PM
  19. TLD1's Avatar
    I just bought a Note 5 from a member here, and I can't wait to get it in the mail. I've been an iPhone & BlackBerry user for the last 8-years, and although I still enjoy the iPhone and iOS as a whole...I've become a little weary of the "same old thing"...so, this will be my first Android device! All the specs look good, and I got a screaming deal...so I expect the transition to go well. I may have to start an "iPhone 6s to Note 5" thread or something!
    07-07-2016 01:56 PM
  20. alejovh1#AC's Avatar
    I'm thinking of getting one too this week. I'm using a oneplus 3 and miss my note 5 a lot
    07-10-2016 08:37 PM
  21. beh's Avatar
    If the Note 7 models including the Unlocked model has the SnapDragon 821 chip I very likely will purchase a second Note 5 as my backup.
    07-12-2016 12:49 PM
  22. areyes163's Avatar
    I just bought another note 5 and it is currently being shipped. Depending on what the Note 7 is i may or may not buy that. The Note 5 was over if my favorites within the past year. And i have had a lot of phones since it's release. I only hope the Note 7 is really something special otherwise i will keep the 5 for a while. The 5 is a very solid device and like i said i just bought another add i missed it.
    07-12-2016 03:22 PM
  23. tanson1011's Avatar
    With the note 7 coming out the price will be dropping for note 5's . . Obviously the note 7 will be better, but to those of you who have a note 5 do you think it would still be a good buy today?

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    My note 5 just went for a dip. Had to get a new phone. I was pissed as I was waiting for the note 7. But I ended up getting the s7e. I'd wait. The battery life is going to be way better. The s7e battery is a breathe of fresh air when it comes to battery life. Wait a month or so. Note 7 is going to be a beast.
    07-12-2016 05:17 PM
  24. debdroid1a's Avatar
    I personally believe that there will be a big enough demand for the unlocked version of the 64 gig note 5 that prices won't drop much, especially if buying through the carriers.

    The 5 is a sweet phone and with the latest version of mm it's made some great improvements on it and with the curved screen the 7 is going to have there will be enough people who pass on it.

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    I don't know about that. Only people who are phone nerds (me included) even know about "unlocked versions". Most don't even understand bloatware or software updates. My dad is still running on 2. something (I checked Saturday after I updated his many, many apps that needed updating), as long as he can make calls, use a few fun apps, he doesn't care. Last year at Thanksgiving I saw my cousin had a Note 4. It was less expensive so that's why she got the N4.
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    07-13-2016 12:30 PM
  25. newswatcher's Avatar
    I got mine a few days ago, used but mint (and I mean "mint" like new) on swappa. I had a Verizon store person install the sim and I was up and going. I've had two upgrades (a major one, took about 45-min, and a minor one today, 9-min) the last two days with no ill effects. I'm just learning the phone but it rings and I can talk on it. One problem I had which had me in a frenzy was that when I connected the 5 to my computer it wasn't seen under "Devices" thus I couldn't put folders of music on the device. I called Verizon and they were very helpful (as usual) and we figured out the "USB connection" in notifications was set for just "Charging" only and not for MTP (to transfer files in and out). We spent a lot of time getting it to be seen in "Devices" but it's there now and I've got some music on the phone. I use SmartSwitch and Wondershare MobileGo to access the phone for installation of .apks I've backed up from my older S4.

    I think I would buy it again though, after reading the horrific posts/threads about marshmallow 6.0.1, I was initially apprehensive. But Google appears to be listening and sending out updates (mine through Samsung Kies 3 for the major update, and the second smaller update via Verizon OTA). I was again apprehensive hoping these "updates" wouldn't ruin my phone set-up. But all seems well now. So I would buy the 5 again though I am looking at the Note 7 but that wouldn't be until next year for me when the prices come down. My 5 is immaculate (the previous owner took fantastic care of this device). I'm happy (for now)...
    07-13-2016 08:00 PM
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