1. Lepa79's Avatar
    I have an opportunity to buy an almost brand new 32gb blue note 5 from a friend for $300. Phone comes with Samsung wireless charger and 2 cases. Phone has been shut down and in box since beginning of 2016, so it was only used for couple of months.

    I was a note user back on note 3 and for a short while on note 4 until I moved to Nexus for 6, 6p, and 5x. Have been on Nexus for about 2 years now and love pure android but I've been playing with Note 5 for few days (borrowed it) and I have to say, I'm pretty impressed with the speed and hardware. Samsung came a long way since i left in favor of nexus and spen is great.

    Note 7 looks amazing, but $300 for almost new note 5 is a good deal i think and makes it hard to justify spending $900 on note 7. If I decide to make the move back to Sammy, should I buy Note 5 or consider note 7?
    08-14-2016 08:20 AM
  2. Dennis Piccioni's Avatar
    An almost unused Note 5 for $300 sounds like a sweet deal. What are the trade in prices for those? Can you get your friend to go lower?
    08-14-2016 09:16 AM
  3. TwitchyPuppy's Avatar
    I really think you should. It'll stay a pretty cool device for a long while!

    Heck I even got a Note 4 for my business and I don't feel like it's outdated at all.
    Lepa79 and Lampros_G like this.
    08-14-2016 09:37 AM
  4. Lepa79's Avatar
    I really think you should. It'll stay a pretty cool device for a long while!

    Heck I even got a Note 4 for my business and I don't feel like it's outdated at all.
    I believe it will get updated to Nougat too, but that will be it on software front. Hardware will be good for at least 2 more years.
    That being said, I will be looking to upgrade to note 8 next year if I buy this note 5 for $300 now. Cheap note 7 alternative to hold me up until then and I am really liking test driving it. Feels very premium and I'm pleasetly surprised how smooth and fast this is.

    I have been on Google project fi for 6 months now. Going back to VZ is the ONLY thing that is holding me back from buying this thing. Dang I hate carrier's BS.
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    08-14-2016 10:05 AM
  5. jerry12's Avatar
    The Note 7 doesn't have very much over the Note 5 but the memory card.
    aximtreo likes this.
    08-16-2016 09:57 AM
  6. Gaston Garcia's Avatar
    I have an opportunity to buy an almost brand new 32gb blue note 5 from a friend for $300. Phone comes with Samsung wireless charger and 2 cases. Phone has been shut down and in box since beginning of 2016, so it was only used for couple of months.

    I was a note user back on note 3 and for a short while on note 4 until I moved to Nexus for 6, 6p, and 5x. Have been on Nexus for about 2 years now and love pure android but I've been playing with Note 5 for few days (borrowed it) and I have to say, I'm pretty impressed with the speed and hardware. Samsung came a long way since i left in favor of nexus and spen is great.

    Note 7 looks amazing, but $300 for almost new note 5 is a good deal i think and makes it hard to justify spending $900 on note 7. If I decide to make the move back to Sammy, should I buy Note 5 or consider note 7?
    Of course
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    08-16-2016 08:33 PM
  7. MousePad's Avatar
    300$ for a pristine N5 is a pretty sweet deal. The hardware is solid, software currently is also very good. I think there was some confirmation about Nougat coming around january or february, but don't take my word for it.

    I personally would go for it. My daily driver is a N5 and could not be more satisfied. I'm considering the N7, but I think I'm gonna pass for this one and wait to see the N8.

    Let us know what you decide.
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    08-17-2016 08:09 AM
  8. Lepa79's Avatar
    300$ for a pristine N5 is a pretty sweet deal. The hardware is solid, software currently is also very good. I think there was some confirmation about Nougat coming around january or february, but don't take my word for it.

    I personally would go for it. My daily driver is a N5 and could not be more satisfied. I'm considering the N7, but I think I'm gonna pass for this one and wait to see the N8.

    Let us know what you decide.
    I really like note 5. Im very impressed. Only thing keeping me from pulling the trigger is leaving project fi and back to VZ. I really hate that.

    My friend still letting me test away the note 5 until I make my final decision. It's now a matter of going back to VZ or stay with project fi.
    08-17-2016 04:49 PM

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