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  1. lanenubia's Avatar
    I am torn between going to Note 5 or S7e. I know what a S7e is like, but I have never seen a Note 5 in person. I had a Note 1, then the Note 3. Then skipped to the Note 7.

    For those who opted to go with the Note 5, are you happy with it. Is there anything you miss from the Note 7 other than the iris scanner and SD card?
    10-16-2016 04:41 PM
  2. LailaAK's Avatar
    sister-in-law is one of those people who upgrade phone every year.

    this time, she's so happy that she didn't get the Note 7. (only because she was waiting to see what the new iPhone 7 Plus would look like... then the Note 7 fiasco started)

    Last I checked, she is still very happy with her Note 5 that she purchased from Verizon for only $367(after $300 trade-in offer for a $9 smartphone, as welll as other discount).
    10-16-2016 04:56 PM
  3. felloffthetruck's Avatar
    Yes, I was happy with the Note 5. That was about 10 phones ago for me though.
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    10-16-2016 05:09 PM
  4. dsignori's Avatar
    The Note 5 is a great phone. I had/have it. I liked my Note 7 better, but the N5 was great too.

    Lot's of folks don't like the lack of SD card and the smallish battery (3000mah battery for a 5.7 inch screen seems kind of low). Overall though there is not much to not like. Great camera, great screen, flat screen (for those who don't want the curve), better S Notes I think. Very solid device ..
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    10-16-2016 05:10 PM
  5. fragologist's Avatar
    My brother in law has one and he loves it. Just keep in mind it does not have a replaceable battery and SD card slot. If that matters to you then get the note 4. I still use the note 4 and love it.
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    10-16-2016 05:11 PM
  6. Cary Quinn's Avatar
    I went from a Note 3 to the Note 5 and then the Note 7. I still have my Note 3 (paid for) and will probably switch back to it in the meantime.

    The Note 5 for me was a great upgrade from the 3. But my plan allows me to benefit from Cloud storage for shared media, and I was not using the full 64Gb of space on the phone. I will miss the new stylus and sceure folder, but there are workarounds for that. If money was no object, I could see myself going back to the Note 5.
    10-16-2016 05:19 PM
  7. amyf27's Avatar
    Loved my Note 7. Currently have the Note 5 and like it. I had this before my first Note 7 pre-order and had it paid off and sold ๐Ÿ˜. At any rate now I have a new one from tmobile. I do really enjoy it. I had the S7 EDGE briefly for just a few days before going with the Note 5. Issue I had with the edge was they only had gold or silver so I got gold. It was way too shiny and almost blinding in some perspectives. Ended up exchanging for the Note 5 because of the color issue and thought I was missing the flat screen and s pen. Well now I miss the S7 edge to me it was very close to a Note 7 setup. Now though no tmobile nearby locations have the black and neither does tmobile online it's not even offered as an option. I really liked the always on display and how it looked on the phone. Argh.
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    10-16-2016 05:55 PM
  8. lanenubia's Avatar
    Loved my Note 7. Currently have the Note 5 and like it. I had this before my first Note 7 pre-order and had it paid off and sold ๐Ÿ˜. At any rate now I have a new one from tmobile. I do really enjoy it. I had the S7 EDGE briefly for just a few days before going with the Note 5. Issue I had with the edge was they only had gold or silver so I got gold. It was way too shiny and almost blinding in some perspectives. Ended up exchanging for the Note 5 because of the color issue and thought I was missing the flat screen and s pen. Well now I miss the S7 edge to me it was very close to a Note 7 setup. Now though no tmobile nearby locations have the black and neither does tmobile online it's not even offered as an option. I really liked the always on display and how it looked on the phone. Argh.
    I was just about to settle on the Note 5 until I saw your comments. Now I am back in the middle again. The problem is that nothing is as good as the Note 7. Love the edge and I love the Stylus and use both of them daily. But I have to give one up.

    I think I am going to have to come to terms that I am going to be unhappy for the next year no matter which way I go.
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    10-16-2016 07:40 PM
  9. soldier45's Avatar
    Note 5 is what I traded in for since I upgrade every year. Wished I would have kept it a little longer now..
    10-16-2016 07:45 PM
  10. cynth.hgn's Avatar
    I had N5 before N7. Loved it when I had it, but after N7 I can't go back. S7 edge is closer to N7 imo, without spen of course. I'll use the s7 edge till the next Note comes out.
    10-16-2016 07:50 PM
  11. athenatp's Avatar
    I had a Note 5 and I might go back to it after I try out the LG V20. The only thing I hated was that the battery was really bad. I would charge 2-3 times a day, and I am not a heavy game or app user. But I do text and use the phone alot for my job. Internet use on it 2-3 times a day. Overall I was happy with it. Just hated the battery. I get all day heavier use with the Note. Leave my house at 100%, come back home with 30% without charging throughout the day.
    10-16-2016 08:45 PM
  12. E Padilla's Avatar
    The Note 5 is a great device but the user interface does look dated in comparison to the Note 7. I really miss my Note 7 but I can survive with the Note 5 till the Note 8 next year.

    Plus, my Note 5 was already paid off (Thank goodness I didn't sell it yet or give it away) so that helped in my migration back to the Note 5 after the Note 7 fiasco. If I had sold this phone and changed to Note 7.. I would be kinda irritated. The Note 5 just needs the Grace UX from the Note 7 but I somehow doubt Samsung will give us that update since the Note 5 is probably considered outdated tech in their eyes.
    10-16-2016 09:56 PM
  13. trucksmoveamerica#AC's Avatar
    I had N5 before N7. Loved it when I had it, but after N7 I can't go back. S7 edge is closer to N7 imo, without spen of course. I'll use the s7 edge till the next Note comes out.
    That's exactly how I feel, and what I'm doing. And after the last update that was waiting for me on the note 5 while I was using the note 7, the battery life on the note 5 sucks now.
    10-16-2016 10:30 PM
  14. calicocat2010's Avatar
    Nope. Not happy with my battery draining hog Note 5. It doesn't matter if i am using Package Disabler PRO, it doesn't matter if I have 5 signal bars most of time, it doesn't matter if I hardly use the phone. This Phone drains Horribly. I can be at 100% when I go to bed and when I wake up it's at 66 percent. THERE'S nothing that keeps it awake either. I have to charge it at least 2-3 times a day. If I keep disabling apps then the phone becomes useless to me as apps are what the people use to get through their day. And Get this, I used the SAME Apps on the Note 7, and of course with its bigger battery, that phone lasted me All day.

    Waiting Impatiently for my LG V20!
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    10-16-2016 10:51 PM
  15. Dimas de Leon's Avatar
    If Note 5 had Grace UX, I'd be happy. My loaner was a S7edge and I really liked it. I thought it was the perfect size and pretty damn fast, but again, it doesn't have Grace UX. I'm holding out for the LG V20. Then I'm eligible for a JUMP in late November.
    10-16-2016 11:07 PM
  16. amyf27's Avatar
    The Note 5 is a great device but the user interface does look dated in comparison to the Note 7. I really miss my Note 7 but I can survive with the Note 5 till the Note 8 next year.

    Plus, my Note 5 was already paid off (Thank goodness I didn't sell it yet or give it away) so that helped in my migration back to the Note 5 after the Note 7 fiasco. If I had sold this phone and changed to Note 7.. I would be kinda irritated. The Note 5 just needs the Grace UX from the Note 7 but I somehow doubt Samsung will give us that update since the Note 5 is probably considered outdated tech in their eyes.
    That's exactly what I did-had a Note 5 I had just paid off and sold to recover the initial Note 7 purchase. Have a new note 5 through tmobile now have had for 5 days have 9 more days before remorse period ends.

    Also, I have a paid off Nexus 6 I recently bought outright when I sold something else. Debating on going to that temporarily until a black s7Edge is available or S8Plus (if that's a real option), but unsure I used it for part of a day the other day and already missed the Samsung experience-samsung pay, layout, etc.
    10-17-2016 04:38 AM
  17. buckifvr's Avatar
    I had a Note 5 and traded it in for the Note 7. I liked the Note 5 but liked the Note 7 better. What a mistake, with all the BS with the Note 7. Don't get me wrong, I love the Note 7 but with the recall, I decided to go back to a Note 5 because I wanted fast wireless charging and the S-pen. Plus I didn't like the long curves on the S7E. Since I traded my original Note 5, I chose to purchase a used Note 5 on Amazon. By doing that I can get a full refund on my Note 7, retain my upgrade status, reverse the contract from 1 year to month to month thus reducing my monthly access fee. For me, its basically a wash. I am where I was before I upgraded to the Note 7. Too bad, I loved the Note 7.
    10-17-2016 08:13 AM
  18. sweetypie31's Avatar
    After returning my N7 I went with the S7 edge, but I still have my note 5 as a backup. It's a great phone. Had I not liked the S7 edge I would have kept using my note 5.The only reason I went away from it was because of being able to get an SD card back. I somehow used up all the space on a 64 gb phone. Other than that I was very happy with my 5.
    10-17-2016 08:44 AM
  19. Climb14er's Avatar
    Am I happy with the Note 5? Put it this way, it's treated me fairly well this last year, I like the flat screen, processor is smooth, no lag, display is excellent, reception excellent, battery could be better but I'm getting 5 hours SOT and with a quick recharge, back in business. The 64GB model I have coupled with The Cloud takes care of the non existent SD card. I prefer a replaceable battery and while the Note 7 looked to be a fine phone, it's now history and I look forward to a smoother running Note 8.
    10-17-2016 10:08 AM
  20. amyf27's Avatar
    My quirk is that I looooved the note 7. Note 5 in store price is less but it's almost the same as the S7edge which is newer...at this time I don't have an option to purchase one of the new devices outright say on Amazon or best buy etc..I'm going through Tmobile. I did get a Nexus 6 recently after selling an old bike . Using it right now, considering using it until I can get the black S7 edge I really want. Through Tmobile so far black isn't available online or in local stores. Once I do get it I'll sell the Nexus to recoup
    10-17-2016 10:45 AM
  21. amyf27's Avatar
    I meant to add that I still have the new Note 5 and have about 6 days left in the buyer remorse period.
    10-17-2016 10:46 AM
  22. haprieto's Avatar
    I'm a Note user. I swap the N7 for the S7E and is not the same. My previous Note 5 have the screen damaged. So with N7 fiasco, I send my Note 5 to be repair, so I can use it again.
    10-17-2016 10:56 AM
  23. audri5's Avatar
    I went back to the Note 5 which I love. Unfortunately I was close to having the 5 paid off when I jumped it so now I'm starting over. This time I went with a refurbished and am going to pay it off so when the Note 8 comes out I have a phone to fall back on if there are issues or I can pass it to my son. But if you're on the fence the Note 5 is the way to go!
    10-17-2016 11:26 AM
  24. pduffer's Avatar
    Only thing I miss from Note 7 is the iris scanner, always on display, and battery life. Otherwise my Note 5 seems to function as well for me.
    10-17-2016 12:02 PM
  25. amyf27's Avatar
    Always on display was beautiful on the S7 edge. I miss that
    10-17-2016 12:50 PM
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