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  1. linzgeneral's Avatar
    Hi guys. I have had every single Note from 1 to 5 the same week of release. However, I will be skipping the 7. I have played with the phone on 4 different occasions and each time I come out underwhelmed.

    I am not saying that the Note 5 is better than the 7, that would be ignorant of the facts. I do think that the 5 feels more solid and seems to be better constructed as I can almost see between the seams of the 7. The 7 also feels a bit like plastic as opposed to glass.
    The S pen that most said now feels like a real pen is actually even thinner and actually feels less of a real pen to me. Even though the tip is slimmer, to me, it's too slim as I don't know any normal pens with a top that skinny. The speed and feel when you write feels no faster or different to me. I actually prefer the pen on the 5.

    I could go on and on. But to summarize my thoughts, I think that the Note 7 is seriously overrated and not that much of an upgrade, at least for me. For instance, I have never water damaged my phone in 17 years of cell phone ownership. The fingerprint scanner is faster and more practical than the Iris scanner. Bigger battery but it will still suck, especially after a few months..Suffice it to say that I will be keeping my 5 and after trying to like the 7, I feel that much better about my choice.

    I am by no means here to spoil everyone's excitement, as there is obviously an abundance of it. I am just a bit curious if I am the only one who have made these observations or feel this way. I doesn't help that I am pissed at Samsung for intentionally gimping the Note 5 on battery and storage to sell the 7, as well as forcing us to deal with a curved screen.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    08-13-2016 03:57 PM
  2. nitroevo's Avatar
    Good for you. stick with the note 5
    08-13-2016 04:01 PM
  3. nonie's Avatar
    Hey, it's your money, you can spend on your choice.
    Everyone is entitled to there opinion.


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    on Samsung Galaxy s5
    dsignori and Jude526 like this.
    08-13-2016 04:07 PM
  4. RichBrown68's Avatar
    Hi guys. I have had every single Note from 1 to 5 the same week of release. However, I will be skipping the 7. I have played with the phone on 4 different occasions and each time I come out underwhelmed.

    I am not saying that the Note 5 is better than the 7, that would be ignorant of the facts. I do think that the 5 feels more solid and seems to be better constructed as I can almost see between the seams of the 7. The 7 also feels a bit like plastic as opposed to glass.
    The S pen that most said now feels like a real pen is actually even thinner and actually feels less of a real pen to me. Even though the tip is slimmer, to me, it's too slim as I don't know any normal pens with a top that skinny. The speed and feel when you write feels no faster or different to me. I actually prefer the pen on the 5.

    I could go on and on. But to summarize my thoughts, I think that the Note 7 is seriously overrated and not that much of an upgrade, at least for me. For instance, I have never water damaged my phone in 17 years of cell phone ownership. The fingerprint scanner is faster and more practical than the Iris scanner. Bigger battery but it will still suck, especially after a few months..Suffice it to say that I will be keeping my 5 and after trying to like the 7, I feel that much better about my choice.

    I am by no means here to spoil everyone's excitement, as there is obviously an abundance of it. I am just a bit curious if I am the only one who have made these observations or feel this way. I doesn't help that I am pissed at Samsung for intentionally gimping the Note 5 on battery and storage to sell the 7, as well as forcing us to deal with a curved screen.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    Yes... Yes you are the only one.

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    Shepx13, robber and Zookeeper63 like this.
    08-13-2016 04:11 PM
  5. dsignori's Avatar
    We all have different tastes. It sounds like the N7 didn't do it for you, and that's fine. Good luck , I am sure there will be many other fine choices too. And, the Note 5 is awesome ( I have it).
    dcooper830 likes this.
    08-13-2016 04:16 PM
  6. donm527's Avatar
    I would imagine a move from Note 5 to 7 is not a huge jump... because the 7 is really a Note 6 Just like I imagine iPhone 6+ owners wont be a huge jump to go to 7 either and better waiting until iPhone 8. If I were you I'd hold off until Note 8... and by that time might find out if the Iphone 8/Plus lives up to the hype.
    Ken in CA and Premium1 like this.
    08-13-2016 04:17 PM
  7. jhimmel's Avatar
    No need to apologize to us - none of us are affected by your choice. I'm sure there must be others who feel the same. Enjoy your Note 5!
    08-13-2016 04:21 PM
  8. stronggeek's Avatar
    Your'e darn right you should apologize!

    You don't like our choice of phones!

    How dare you?!

    Just kidding. Perhaps next year's note 8 will move you! BTW just those few features alone wouldn't do for me either, but there are oh so many more!
    shadoweave likes this.
    08-13-2016 04:56 PM
  9. russel5150's Avatar
    It's up to you, but i am curious how you Know the battery is going to suck?

    It is def going to outlast the note6 lol!

    Posted via the Android Central App
    Kelly Kearns and sandra_17 like this.
    08-13-2016 04:57 PM
  10. itsnotmeitsyou's Avatar
    Even if you were here to spoil everyone's excitement, it wouldn't work. It's an amazing device. It doesn't mean everyone will like it. If you can stick with last year's hardware, more power to you.
    Jewels81 likes this.
    08-13-2016 05:01 PM
  11. rushmore's Avatar
    .................. I am being as pragmatic as possible and can not rationalize how this device does not impress to some degree. How could the Note 5 be better? Great device, but seems no comparison with specs and features. Well whatever, nevermind.
    Premium1 and LegalAmerican like this.
    08-13-2016 05:12 PM
  12. linzgeneral's Avatar
    Just being the Devils advocate for a minute. I am not a Troll. I had more Notes than 90% of this forum.. Lol.. I ordered my first one out of Europe in the 1st week of release, when it wasn't in the US. I am also peeved how Samsung is dumbing down the NOTE line to push the Galaxy S phones to the forefront.
    Back in the day, you always knew the new Note would be leagues ahead of any existing device and would probably be the best phone money could buy for at least 6 months into the future. Now we are getting a mere new edition of a six month old Galaxy S line.
    Consider that we don't even have the option of a flat screen like the Galaxy S line and my point becomes pretty credible. I think that most are just excited that Sammy gave us back what we should have never lost in the first place battery and memory. Great marketing strategy, genius actually.
    I have had every single top phone available in the past 6 or so years. I use to sell them. I sold 100 phones in less than 5 months a few years ago. I currently carry 5 phones, own 4 smart watches, but always know that my Note is my main and real phone, nothing else is even an option. I would never actually consider any other phone to be my main driver.
    It's just that I am gonna hold on to this particular one for a little bit longer. Would take a look at the iPhone 7, again as a second phone, but that looks boring and more of the same as the current version. Perhaps 2017 for both a new Note and or IPhone.

    But guys don't get me wrong. Enjoy your Notes 7. Your feedback, which I appreciate, is overwhelming lol.. I am the only one..

    Posted via the Android Central App
    Cleophus likes this.
    08-13-2016 05:26 PM
  13. ibcop's Avatar
    Like others have said - it's your money and ultimately your decision on what device is best for you. There will always be something bigger and better around the corner.
    Carlo Villa and Premium1 like this.
    08-13-2016 05:30 PM
  14. stronggeek's Avatar
    Thank you!

    I'm still keeping the apology though.
    08-13-2016 05:34 PM
  15. ihbsbA's Avatar
    Hi guys. I have had every single Note from 1 to 5 the same week of release. However, I will be skipping the 7. I have played with the phone on 4 different occasions and each time I come out underwhelmed.

    I am not saying that the Note 5 is better than the 7, that would be ignorant of the facts. I do think that the 5 feels more solid and seems to be better constructed as I can almost see between the seams of the 7. The 7 also feels a bit like plastic as opposed to glass.
    The S pen that most said now feels like a real pen is actually even thinner and actually feels less of a real pen to me. Even though the tip is slimmer, to me, it's too slim as I don't know any normal pens with a top that skinny. The speed and feel when you write feels no faster or different to me. I actually prefer the pen on the 5.

    I could go on and on. But to summarize my thoughts, I think that the Note 7 is seriously overrated and not that much of an upgrade, at least for me. For instance, I have never water damaged my phone in 17 years of cell phone ownership. The fingerprint scanner is faster and more practical than the Iris scanner. Bigger battery but it will still suck, especially after a few months..Suffice it to say that I will be keeping my 5 and after trying to like the 7, I feel that much better about my choice.

    I am by no means here to spoil everyone's excitement, as there is obviously an abundance of it. I am just a bit curious if I am the only one who have made these observations or feel this way. I doesn't help that I am pissed at Samsung for intentionally gimping the Note 5 on battery and storage to sell the 7, as well as forcing us to deal with a curved screen.

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    Thanks for sharing?
    russel5150 and Thisistip like this.
    08-13-2016 05:36 PM
  16. ihbsbA's Avatar
    Just being the Devils advocate for a minute. I am not a Troll. I had more Notes than 90% of this forum.. Lol.. I ordered my first one out of Europe in the 1st week of release, when it wasn't in the US. I am also peeved how Samsung is dumbing down the NOTE line to push the Galaxy S phones to the forefront.
    Back in the day, you always knew the new Note would be leagues ahead of any existing device and would probably be the best phone money could buy for at least 6 months into the future. Now we are getting a mere new edition of a six month old Galaxy S line.
    Consider that we don't even have the option of a flat screen like the Galaxy S line and my point becomes pretty credible. I think that most are just excited that Sammy gave us back what we should have never lost in the first place battery and memory. Great marketing strategy, genius actually.
    I have had every single top phone available in the past 6 or so years. I use to sell them. I sold 100 phones in less than 5 months a few years ago. I currently carry 5 phones, own 4 smart watches, but always know that my Note is my main and real phone, nothing else is even an option. I would never actually consider any other phone to be my main driver.
    It's just that I am gonna hold on to this particular one for a little bit longer. Would take a look at the iPhone 7, again as a second phone, but that looks boring and more of the same as the current version. Perhaps 2017 for both a new Note and or IPhone.

    But guys don't get me wrong. Enjoy your Notes 7. Your feedback, which I appreciate, is overwhelming lol.. I am the only one..

    Posted via the Android Central App
    Not sure why you felt compelled to share this on an enthusiast forum... Do you want someone to talk to you into the purchase?
    SteelGator and linzgeneral like this.
    08-13-2016 05:37 PM
  17. noordzy77's Avatar
    All my pens I use are extra fine tips... the stylus on my Note 4 feels too big.
    08-13-2016 05:38 PM
  18. ZOMMBIE1's Avatar
    It sounds like you were torn and tried very hard to find reasons not to upgrade. But you will regret it if your a tech junky like me lol Im on the every six month new device binge between the S model and the Notes. You know that free 256GB memory card or gear fit 2 offer sounds great!

    S7 edge...Soon to be Note 7!
    linzgeneral likes this.
    08-13-2016 05:44 PM
  19. eckono38's Avatar
    My biggest gripe with the Note 7 is RAM management. I hope Samsung addresses this fast, and I also hope this phone gets upgraded to Android 7.0 relatively quick. I can't knock you for your opinion though. I actually prefer iOS, but I like Android. I'm a fan of tech in general. I ordered the note 7 and am ordering the iPhone 7 Plus/Pro as well.
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    08-13-2016 05:44 PM
  20. linzgeneral's Avatar
    It sounds like you were torn and tried very hard to find reasons not to upgrade. But you will regret it if your a tech junky like me lol Im on the every six month new device binge between the S model and the Notes. You know that free 256GB memory card or gear fit 2 offer sounds great!

    S7 edge...Soon to be Note 7!
    Lmao.. I vowed I would never get the 5 due to disappointment on release day.. I got it the first day it was available. Thought I would do the same with the 7 but I think Samsung has pissed me off with their obvious strategy.. Not to mention that my 5 is paid off..

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    08-13-2016 05:59 PM
  21. linzgeneral's Avatar
    My biggest gripe with the Note 7 is RAM management. I hope Samsung addresses this fast, and I also hope this phone gets upgraded to Android 7.0 relatively quick. I can't knock you for your opinion though. I actually prefer iOS, but I like Android. I'm a fan of tech in general. I ordered the note 7 and am ordering the iPhone 7 Plus/Pro as well.
    If the iPhone 7 pro/plus came with a pen, I would jump on it. Samsung has had me hostage with this darn spen. No matter how great a phone is as there are many great options with nice big screens and excellent cameras, if no pen, no go. I am finding myself desperately looking at Chinese phones from the likes of Huawei and others searching for a note knockoff.. Lol... A couple of them have note in the name, but no pen.. Smh..

    Posted via the Android Central App
    08-13-2016 06:03 PM
  22. T48's Avatar
    Back in the day, you always knew the new Note would be leagues ahead of any existing device and would probably be the best phone money could buy for at least 6 months into the future. Now we are getting a mere new edition of a six month old Galaxy S line.

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    There is a reason for that 6 month thing you noted(pun not intended) is because there was a 6 mo gap between the Galaxy S & the Galaxy Note series in most of those years. Then factor the leaps & bounds tech was coming along & it makes sense. Current year there is a 4 mo window from release from the S7 to announcing the Note series. While tech is always moving forward & they are definitely making gains each yr. Things do not seem like night & day as it did when the S2 Skyrocket & S3 for example or Note 3 to Note 4. All just my opinion & thinking the decision to launch the Note before the iphone was wise even though it narrows the development/production window between the S series & Note.
    08-13-2016 06:12 PM
  23. russel5150's Avatar
    Besides taking away removable battery and sdcard on the note5, they didnt dumb down the note line, what they have done is catch the S series up to the note line.. now that's my opinion, and i won't try to accredit it with how many phones i have had or other stuff.

    Sounds like you don't want it, and that's fine, the reasons you don't want it are up to you.

    What makes your argument less credible is when you say things like "i know the battery is going to suck" and the comment about 90 percent of the other people on the forum.

    It's your money, it's your choice, more power to ya, just don't insult us by claiming to be in the know over 90 percent of us. Those of us who love playing with phones but are still idiots compared to you don't like being reminded we are mere mortals lol

    Posted via the Android Central App
    08-13-2016 06:22 PM
  24. omgitselaine's Avatar
    With respect to your opinion but .................
    08-13-2016 06:26 PM
  25. Cherries01's Avatar
    Ok... Bye!
    Gsxr151, Jona005 and ihbsbA like this.
    08-13-2016 06:27 PM
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