07-28-2017 10:23 AM
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  1. IronCat21's Avatar
    Hey all!

    I currently have a Droid Turbo 2. I really like it! But it's just starting to get too buggy for me and resetting it doesn't seem to do the trick. I believe it is certain apps just don't work well with it. Anyways, I was always a fan of the Note 5. I want to get a pre-owned refurbished one and I was wondering if it's still a good phones these days?

    I need something with a battery that will get me 4 hours of on screen time, and not crash and restart at random times like my current Turbo 2. I also don't want to spend more than 250-275, and I could get one in excellent shape for that price. Please give me some input if you'd still buy this phone, or what you would suggest!
    07-08-2017 11:22 PM
  2. Sam_Gs7's Avatar
    The Note 5 is a highly rated phone and with removable
    battery, but I'm not sure if still can be Updated to Nougat
    wait for other answers or inquire in your Network store
    07-09-2017 12:07 AM
  3. Jewels81's Avatar
    The Note 5 is a highly rated phone and with removable
    battery, but I'm not sure if still can be Updated to Nougat
    wait for other answers or inquire in your Network store
    Note 5 doesn't have a removable battery. And note 5 is running nougat 7.0. Well mine is😁
    jlost likes this.
    07-09-2017 02:19 AM
  4. Jewels81's Avatar
    I've had the note 5 since a month after it came out. I think it is a great phone. Battery still last me thru the day. Stopped using it when I got the note7, but that got recalled so I tried 2 other phones but I couldn't stay away so I'm back on my note 5 til note 8 comes out. I would recommend it. Go for it.
    jlost, pwscott and amyf27 like this.
    07-09-2017 02:23 AM
  5. jlost's Avatar
    I have had mine for about 15 months and it is still a great phone. Worth it if you can get rather cheap.
    Jewels81 likes this.
    07-09-2017 08:45 AM
  6. Doug Moffat's Avatar
    The Note 5 is a fine phone if you don't mind lack of MHL, IR Blaster, replaceable battery, internal temperature monitor and flimsy stylus.
    07-09-2017 12:50 PM
  7. Climb14er's Avatar
    The Note 5 is a fine phone if you don't mind lack of MHL, IR Blaster, replaceable battery, internal temperature monitor and flimsy stylus.
    NONE of that matters in real world use, especially business use! The fact that virtually all Samsung phones have sealed batteries makes it even more mute. Note 5 is an excellent phone, denigrated by the masses who fawned over the Note 7... but... which one survives? Get over bashing the Note 5! It's still performing very well. πŸ˜‰
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    07-09-2017 01:30 PM
  8. Doug Moffat's Avatar
    NONE of that matters in real world use, especially business use! The fact that virtually all Samsung phones have sealed batteries makes it even more mute. Note 5 is an excellent phone, denigrated by the masses who fawned over the Note 7... but... which one survives? Get over bashing the Note 5! It's still performing very well.
    Look, I've had all the Notes with the exception of the first.

    It's hardly "bashing" to clinically point out the features Samsung deleted from what was a supposedly a workhorse phone. Explain to me how the 5 was an improvement over prior Notes.

    Postscript: I use the Note 5 all the time to read books. I'm hardly ignorant of it's workings.
    07-09-2017 01:45 PM
  9. Climb14er's Avatar
    Look, I've had all the Notes with the exception of the first.

    It's hardly "bashing" to clinically point out the features Samsung deleted from what was a supposedly a workhorse phone. Explain to me how the 5 was an improvement over prior Notes.

    Postscript: I use the Note 5 all the time to read books. I'm hardly ignorant of it's workings.
    Never said you were ignorant of the workings! You're just focusing on things that really mean little to the excellent performance of the Note 5. Since you're mentioning your Note experience... I've had the same cell number... 24 years! The Note 5 is an excellent phone. It's still running! The Note 7 was excellent... but flawed. The things you posted are not needed for hard business use.
    07-09-2017 02:31 PM
  10. IronCat21's Avatar
    Not sure why I'd need MHL, IR blaster is a fad, replaceable battery is nice but if it quick charges, that's really better. Internal temp is nice but still, I'm not rooting it so I won't have to worry about it overheating.

    I need something that won't lag when I move from Google Chrome to my PayPal Here app back to Chrome while on the phone. I have a small business and I like the idea of the quick notes it offers with the stylus.

    Can anyone show me some screen shots of your actual on screen time for battery life? My Turbo 2 claims two days of time, but I never got more than 4.5 hours, and I really don't need more than 4 especially since it quick charges.
    07-09-2017 04:38 PM
  11. IronCat21's Avatar
    Also can someone explain if this blue light of death of a problem I should be concerned about?
    07-09-2017 04:40 PM
  12. Doug Moffat's Avatar
    NONE of that matters in real world use, especially business use! The fact that virtually all Samsung phones have sealed batteries makes it even more mute. Note 5 is an excellent phone, denigrated by the masses who fawned over the Note 7... but... which one survives? Get over bashing the Note 5! It's still performing very well.
    So MHL doesn't matter in the real world? Even when you want to connect your phone to computer/monitor for a presentation in a courtroom or at a conference. The same with directing devices with infrared? Interesting.
    07-09-2017 09:29 PM
  13. Climb14er's Avatar
    So MHL doesn't matter in the real world? Even when you want to connect your phone to computer/monitor for a presentation in a courtroom or at a conference. The same with directing devices with infrared? Interesting.
    My MacBook Pro handles all the conference and business applications that I need it to do. The Note 5 64GB handles everything I need it to do. I don't see any problems with the Note 5 except for degrading battery but my extended warranty has handled all this. Sure, if I had my way, like many others, we'd want certain features in our phones. The Note 5 has been the best phone I've used to date.
    jlost and yarnsrj like this.
    07-10-2017 12:28 AM
  14. IronCat21's Avatar
    Well I went ahead and purchased one so we will see how it works out! I'll hold onto my Droid for a bit just incase there's some problems.
    Jewels81 likes this.
    07-10-2017 03:20 PM
  15. jlost's Avatar
    Well I went ahead and purchased one so we will see how it works out! I'll hold onto my Droid for a bit just incase there's some problems.
    Good choice
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    07-10-2017 04:14 PM
  16. amyf27's Avatar
    Good choice
    Which color note did you purchase
    07-11-2017 05:22 AM
  17. IronCat21's Avatar
    I went with the Sapphire black 32gb for $240. It's in really good shape! I might just want to replace the battery since it's used. Any idea the cost ? I looked it up myself and I know I'd end up cracking the screen.. lol

    I just can't justify spending $800 on a new phone, even with a payment plan. Most people take really good care of expensive phones like these, so I don't have any worries.
    07-11-2017 04:52 PM
  18. david61983's Avatar
    I picked one up on ebay last month when new ones were going for $175 shipped. One of the best purchases I ever made. Terrific phone!
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    07-11-2017 08:38 PM
  19. underway99's Avatar
    I went with the Sapphire black 32gb for $240. It's in really good shape! I might just want to replace the battery since it's used. Any idea the cost ? I looked it up myself and I know I'd end up cracking the screen.. lol

    I just can't justify spending $800 on a new phone, even with a payment plan. Most people take really good care of expensive phones like these, so I don't have any worries.
    I've read that battery replacement by Samsung costs somewhere in the $75 range, plus shipping. I've also read that Samsung won't do the battery replacement unless they determine that the existing battery is flawed or beyond its useful life. No first-hand experience there though. I'd contact Samsung and ask. You can set up the work on their site. I'm not sure I'd be comfortable having my Note opened up by a third-party repair place. If Samsung does it, then the work (and battery) should be warranted against premature failure and poor workmanship.

    Please report back and let us know how it works out for you.
    07-11-2017 10:16 PM
  20. IronCat21's Avatar
    Thanks guys!! I'm super happy to hear that this phone is still great. Im really excited to get my hands on it. I'll definitely scroll through the forum when I get it to learn some stuff. I'll definitely look into the battery replacement though considering the phones been used for two years.
    07-11-2017 10:21 PM
  21. Doug Moffat's Avatar
    My MacBook Pro handles all the conference and business applications that I need it to do. The Note 5 64GB handles everything I need it to do. I don't see any problems with the Note 5 except for degrading battery but my extended warranty has handled all this. Sure, if I had my way, like many others, we'd want certain features in our phones. The Note 5 has been the best phone I've used to date.
    Alright, you win. The Note 5 is a fine phone and at a reasonable price a great deal.

    A few caveats: I wanted to play a you tube video during a trial but couldn't with my Note 5. I prefer not to bring a computer. My definition of a workhorse would have allowed me to play the video. As does my Note 4 and S8+.

    Second, a 2 year old Note 5 is susceptible to an exhausted battery whereas the Note 4 can easily take a new battery.

    I see the Note 5 as a step back. You don't. We simply disagree.
    07-11-2017 10:47 PM
  22. Climb14er's Avatar
    I went with the Sapphire black 32gb for $240. It's in really good shape! I might just want to replace the battery since it's used. Any idea the cost ? I looked it up myself and I know I'd end up cracking the screen.. lol

    I just can't justify spending $800 on a new phone, even with a payment plan. Most people take really good care of expensive phones like these, so I don't have any worries.
    Local Denver top rated repair shops are quoting approx $65.00 for a battery replacement. Sammy factory repair... hit or miss, for me, a huge turn off, based on their past foul ups.
    IronCat21 likes this.
    07-12-2017 08:42 AM
  23. IronCat21's Avatar
    I tried cellphonerepair.com, and they quoted me at $220. Like what ?? πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚
    07-12-2017 04:08 PM
  24. jlost's Avatar
    Which color note did you purchase
    Gold I love goooolllldd
    07-12-2017 06:25 PM
  25. thesavo's Avatar
    Not sure why I'd need MHL, IR blaster is a fad, replaceable battery is nice but if it quick charges, that's really better. Internal temp is nice but still, I'm not rooting it so I won't have to worry about it overheating.
    IR blasters are only a "FAD" because OEM's stop producing phones with them. Some of us use them everyday.
    I wish they still made a phone with stylus and IR blaster.
    kct1975 likes this.
    07-14-2017 12:23 PM
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