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  1. david61983's Avatar
    I'm looking to upgrade from my S4 and am eyeing the Note 5. Is it still worth buying if I can get a near new one for a little over $300 on Swappa which I'm seen them go for? Can I expect a massive upgrade from my S4? Is the Note 5 getting Android N? Thanks.
    08-31-2016 08:35 PM
  2. amyf27's Avatar
    The note 5 is a big Upgrade from the S4 and the screen is noticeably larger
    08-31-2016 08:37 PM
  3. Kelly Kearns's Avatar
    Yes the Note 5 should get Android N. T-Mobile announced the devices they have in testing for N and the Note 5 is one.

    Yes the Note 5 is still a great phone.
    aximtreo likes this.
    08-31-2016 08:37 PM
  4. sydneycooper1979's Avatar
    Totally worth it.
    08-31-2016 08:42 PM
  5. TwitchyPuppy's Avatar
    Definitely worth it and, indeed, a massive upgrade.
    08-31-2016 08:52 PM
  6. Doug Moffat's Avatar
    A Note 5 in excellent condition for $300 sounds well worth it.

    For reasons that baffle me it takes Samsung ages to lower the price of the prior Note when a new model comes out.
    08-31-2016 09:43 PM
  7. SoundofReason's Avatar
    i wouldn't do it..these phones are garbage...sorry i like Samsung, but I have had two notes already and both times the back has cracked, so unless you got $200 to throw away to insurance each time the I say go for it. Quite honestly, I am starting to look at LG
    09-01-2016 08:30 AM
  8. Kelly Kearns's Avatar
    i wouldn't do it..these phones are garbage...sorry i like Samsung, but I have had two notes already and both times the back has cracked, so unless you got $200 to throw away to insurance each time the I say go for it. Quite honestly, I am starting to look at LG
    You have something odd. You have two phones that came at 1% battery out of the box.

    That isn't Samsung, your carrier should never sell those and return them to Samsung.
    pinkvikchick likes this.
    09-01-2016 09:49 AM
  9. PAC757's Avatar
    I think it's actually a good purchase if you can find a good used one, I was looking at the Note 7 and couldn't justify the price, found a like new 5 month old 64gb Note 5 for $350 and couldn't pass it up, now just have to wait for the phone to arrive. Haven't owned a Note since the Note II.
    09-01-2016 09:55 AM
  10. pinkvikchick's Avatar
    Yes! Yes! Yes! I upgraded to the SN7, I always sell my old phone (to pay for the next LOL) but this time, I can't let go really...
    09-01-2016 10:24 AM
  11. A_Stranger063's Avatar
    I have the same question is the note 5 still worth buying. I'm going to buy a note 5 with a 2 year contract. Will it still be good in 2019.
    02-08-2017 06:33 PM
  12. BarfingMonkey's Avatar
    Yes
    jimd1050 likes this.
    02-08-2017 09:01 PM
  13. underway99's Avatar
    I have the same question is the note 5 still worth buying. I'm going to buy a note 5 with a 2 year contract. Will it still be good in 2019.
    Yes, it's a great device. Expect to be happy with it right out of the box.

    If you buy this phone (or really, any phone) buy it with the expectation that it will receive no further OS upgrades. Meaning, don't buy the phone expecting it to get the next OS and whatever OS follows that one. This remains a device that has been on the market since fall 2015. That's ancient in phone years. While Samsung has promised at least Nougat at some point, it will be up to your carrier to determine if and/or when they push it to your phone.
    jimd1050 likes this.
    02-08-2017 10:08 PM
  14. srgonu's Avatar
    Yes it is. Tried OP3. It's a good device but camera experience is bad. Note 5 is better in all ways.
    jimd1050 likes this.
    02-09-2017 11:40 AM
  15. galaxyfive's Avatar
    You have something odd. You have two phones that came at 1% battery out of the box.

    That isn't Samsung, your carrier should never sell those and return them to Samsung.
    Those were early release Note 5's. Quite a few actually on a few different carriers. The consumer's job is to demand an inspection of the device before the transaction. If that's all the stock that your carrier has, wait for another shipment or go somewhere else. The note 5 still demands some respect today, in 2017. Very well built device.
    02-10-2017 06:00 AM
  16. BuckyBadg's Avatar
    I say go for it.
    02-10-2017 09:03 AM
  17. Climb14er's Avatar
    OP... the Note 5 is the best phone I've ever used. With that said, the first three from early on, were terrible phones all covered under warranty. Batteries that did not last, hardware issues, The fourth phone... much better, has been running straight forward since last June. I've got an extended warranty as these phones with the non replaceable battery, can 'go' at any time or degrade to the point of just not worth the hassle any more.

    Just because the Note 5 is a 64GB version, and I have the same, that means little if the phone is an older manufactured model that had early problems. You might luck out and get a great phone. Honestly, I'm VERY hesitant to buy any Samsung or any phone where the battery cannot be replaced, off of Swappa, Ebay and anywhere else. The whole non replaceable battery thing is a crap shoot.

    Good luck!
    02-10-2017 09:40 AM
  18. texn884's Avatar
    I have had mine for a good month now and really liking it coming from a BlackBerry Priv and I paid $469.00 was a customer return I think it has a TG screen protector and another one was in the box, found it on ebay a phone dealer in Houston.

    Its a sweet phone
    jimd1050 likes this.
    02-10-2017 05:46 PM
  19. David Son1's Avatar
    I'm looking to upgrade from my S4 and am eyeing the Note 5. Is it still worth buying if I can get a near new one for a little over $300 on Swappa which I'm seen them go for? Can I expect a massive upgrade from my S4? Is the Note 5 getting Android N? Thanks.

    I think for 300$ it is probably worth it. I've had mine since it came out and it still runs pretty well. The only problem is the battery life, it totally doesn't last as long as it used to. I have a long-term review of the galaxy note 5 I just uploaded yesterday. Gives pros and cons. Take a look, hope it helps answers some of your questions.

    jlost likes this.
    04-02-2017 02:06 AM
  20. jlost's Avatar
    Yes. This phone is still great and you can't beat the price.
    04-03-2017 08:44 AM
  21. Nikmanp355's Avatar
    What do i have to look out for when buying a Note5 today in 2017? I am hesitating whether to buy one now due to the fact that the C7 pro nor any other good alternatives isn't available in my country, The S8 or upcoming note8 is not my cup of tea. Or should I just wait for the C7 pro (SD626) to be released officially? Currently rocking an iphone SE 32gb and a Redmi note 4 (625)...
    07-28-2017 08:24 PM
  22. srgonu's Avatar
    I love this phone except the battery life.
    jlost likes this.
    07-28-2017 11:13 PM
  23. jlost's Avatar
    I love this phone except the battery life.
    Battery life is not very good no matter what I set my settings to. Though I have a charger whenever I need it so that's not an issue for me.
    07-29-2017 08:57 AM
  24. underway99's Avatar
    At the end it's still a Note, and that counts for a lot. My battery seems to be holding its own after almost two years (my Note is one of the early releases). It's not as good as when new, but I can still get an entire day from it.
    amyf27 likes this.
    07-29-2017 09:51 AM
  25. amyf27's Avatar
    The one I have I got as Certified Preowned through Tmobile and it runs and looks like new.
    07-29-2017 11:31 AM
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