08-25-2016 11:02 PM
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  1. Tom Six's Avatar
    Seems like I just got the Note 5, not sure if I should upgrade to a Note 7. It is very dreamy to me, I love it. Although, I'd trade up in a second...it really is not in my budget. I was thinking of getting the S7 Edge? Any suggestions?
    08-21-2016 09:54 PM
  2. Lepa79's Avatar
    If you have $900 to throw away like everyone else seem to be doing, then more power to you. Go for it

    I'm staying with Note 5 for now. Just too expensive to justify the upgrade. Note 5 still one great device.
    08-21-2016 10:02 PM
  3. ab304945's Avatar
    I think it would be a good upgrade. But you should do what your budget allows for.

    The S7E is a good phone. A bit smaller and lack of the spen.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    08-21-2016 10:18 PM
  4. jdfry15's Avatar
    I sold my iPhone 6s plus and went back to the note 5 while waiting for my pre order. The note 5 is a great device and if I had the 64gb version it would be hard to justify the upgrade but I was starting to get low on storage. It's faster and batter last longer and there are some great new features but if financial reasons make you doubt it then it's not worth it.

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    08-21-2016 10:20 PM
  5. PRGDR's Avatar
    The Note 7 seems to be a great machine, but from what I have read (I do not have the note 7... yet...), not as good as to justify the huge price.

    If you do not have the cash for it, I would recommend you to skip this generation and keep the Note 5 (the Note 5 is still and excellent device, I see no compelling reason to go for the S7 Edge either).
    08-22-2016 06:38 AM
  6. zmann's Avatar
    I just did it,, great upgrade.
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    08-22-2016 08:05 AM
  7. RadeonHD4250's Avatar
    Like others have said, if you have the money to throw away, why ask? Well.

    Otherwise, I tend to follow the every other generation rule. I see no need to upgrade to every single device known to man.
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    08-22-2016 08:09 AM
  8. zsufi's Avatar
    I am on jod and upgrade made sense. If you are not on a program like jod and you have to sell the note 5 at a loss, upgrade is not worth.

    So far the main advantages of note 7
    Battery life, I am getting 5-6 hours of sot with 16 total hours before plugging in.
    The headphone volume is louder and cleaner, big improvement.
    Front camera is much better, more detail, flash is great. Rear camera is no different, I think same level as note 5.
    SD card

    Some disadvantages
    Speeed etc is the same as note 5, you surely don't feel an upgrade in day to day use, not at all
    Some stutter on web and Facebook scroll, weird
    900 dollars!!!
    Form factor, note 5 had amazing factor, felt very business structured, note 7 meh, looks the same as s7 edge.
    08-22-2016 08:14 AM
  9. AlexMarie15's Avatar
    I've been wondering this too. The battery life on my Note 5 is awful, but I find that every Note device I have has bad battery life after a certain time period. I'm waiting at least 2 months to see how the Note 7 performs battery wise before upgrading because that seems to be the only feature I desire. Everything else on the Note 5 perfectly suits my needs and wants. The only other option for me is the new iPhone for battery life alone, but part of me would rather bring a charger everywhere than having to be locked down in iOS.
    08-22-2016 08:27 AM
  10. jerrycau123's Avatar
    I am on the JOD program and I can swap out up to 3 phones a year! I love tmobile!
    I used the note 4 and 5..and the s7 edge ,and decided to try the Note 7, and...Wow! In my opinion this is the BEST phone that Samsung has ever produced!.
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    08-22-2016 08:50 AM
  11. jimd1050's Avatar
    If you have $900 to throw away like everyone else seem to be doing, then more power to you. Go for it

    I'm staying with Note 5 for now. Just too expensive to justify the upgrade. Note 5 still one great device.
    Don't forget, the words "Throw Away" are an opinion!

    I think it would be a good upgrade. But you should do what your budget allows for.

    The S7E is a good phone. A bit smaller and lack of the spen.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    I loved my Note 5, especially since Marshmallow, I wasn't quite sure what to do but had the money. I liked all of what I read prior to launch, played around with one in my AT&T Store for about 30 minutes on the Monday before "Delivery Day" so made an appointment for 10:00 AM on the 19th to go in and purchase one. I have been using it heavily ever since, checking every little setting, making sure I have it optimized, reading all the "Tips and Tricks" threads. If you have the funds available, I feel it stands "head and shoulders" above the Note 5 - This phone is Friggin' AWESOME!
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    8/23/16 - Edit for Climb14er - I added the words "I feel" in bold and removed the entire section the apparently lacked humility and semblance of reality - my apologies to everyone. I love my Note 7.
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    08-22-2016 09:42 AM
  12. lanocus's Avatar
    Upgrading from note 5 will be a good upgrade

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    08-22-2016 09:47 AM
  13. Strong_Genetics's Avatar
    I personally think there are enough new features to upgrade......And my #1 reason for me is removable storage......I have a 32gb note 5 now and I'm already maxed out on storage a year later....
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    08-22-2016 10:10 AM
  14. krisguy's Avatar
    I still owe over 500 USD on my Note, so I'm going to keep it. I want to keep my switchover to USB-C out as far as I can so I don't have to buy 12 new cords.

    Posted via the Android Central App
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    08-22-2016 10:42 AM
  15. bhatech's Avatar
    Yes why not !!!
    08-22-2016 10:45 AM
  16. jimd1050's Avatar
    Upgrading from note 5 will be a good upgrade

    Posted via the Android Central App
    Make that "Great" Upgrade!
    08-22-2016 12:11 PM
  17. njshoremom4gurlz's Avatar
    I wouldn't -
    To me it's almost same phone lol
    Than again I have to have one of each lol
    I'm upgrading from iPhone 6s Plus so ---- lol
    The note 5 is an upgrade for me
    08-22-2016 12:20 PM
  18. Climb14er's Avatar
    Don't forget, the words "Throw Away" are an opinion!



    I loved my Note 5, especially since Marshmallow, I wasn't quite sure what to do but had the money. I liked all of what I read prior to launch, played around with one in my AT&T Store for about 30 minutes on the Monday before "Delivery Day" so made an appointment for 10:00 AM on the 19th to go in and purchase one. I have been using it heavily ever since, checking every little setting, making sure I have it optimized, reading all the "Tips and Tricks" threads. If you have the funds available, it stands "head and shoulders" above the Note 5 - I don't care what anyone says. If you hear a person say it's not worth the money to upgrade from the Note 5, it's merely because that person can't afford the upgrade. This phone is Friggin' AWESOME!
    Let's see... same cell phone number for 23 years, been with Verizon for 17 years, same corporate domain for 22 years, Corporate President, been on Android since the beginning...

    My Note 5 does EVERYTHING I ask of it, and more. It'll easily last me another year, no sweat.

    I'VE GOT THE GRAND FOR A NOTE 7... BUT WHY?

    I've NEVER dropped a phone in the toilet, the displays are very similar, processing speed is excellent, 64GB... and I'm saving a THOUSAND BUCKS with phone, tax and accessories... which my Note 5 has got plenty of.

    I've posted, the Note 7 is an EXCELLENT PHONE! But for those with a Note 5, it's a ' mild' upgrade... but a necessary one for those who want the 'latest and greatest!'

    Your post is totally out to lunch and lacks any type of humility or semblance of reality for most people in this world!. 😎😉
    08-22-2016 01:32 PM
  19. MizWylie's Avatar
    Why do responders on this post make it sound like you have to put $900 on the table to get a Note 7?

    There's other options, like device payment plan, upgrade a 2 year plan depending on carrier, organ harvest?

    I guarantee not everyone throws $900 on the table every time a phone comes out. Some throw kidneys.

    Posted from the N7 Dolphin Tears™ on Big Red
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    08-22-2016 01:38 PM
  20. bmitchell1876's Avatar
    I'm coming from the Note3 and here's my 2 cents... note 3 was still a great lag- Free phone with removable storage... I've got Verizon udp so I'm a power user at 50-70gb a month

    I absolutely LOVE the screen and resolution of the phone - Note 5 is similar I believe

    Absolutely love the camera - Note 5 is similar

    The rest of the features are great but not worth an upgrade... I am seriously impressed with the iris scanner tech - almost as convenient as the fingerprint reader

    Bottom line if you only have 32gb of storage in note 5 then you will probably appreciate the upgrade but if you have the 64gb then I doubt the few features are worth it to you..

    That's my 2 cents... fyi I kept the note 3 as a backup because I've literally had zero issues with the phone
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    08-22-2016 02:20 PM
  21. EnemiesInTheEnd's Avatar
    It's a good upgrade from the Note 5 and you can justify it, but it isn't an exciting upgrade. I'd argue that the Note 5 is better in some ways than the Note 7. In my view, the Note 7 doesn't bring enough to the table to justify spending so much when you already have a Note 5.
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    08-22-2016 02:30 PM
  22. Bankz111's Avatar
    No! Not really worth it tbh. Wait for the S8 edge (this will be samsungs juggernaut imo) or note 8. Except you have so much cash to burn. The phone is pretty much meh, except the only thing that matters on earth to you are the curves on it.
    08-22-2016 02:33 PM
  23. debdroid1a's Avatar
    It's a good upgrade from the Note 5 and you can justify it, but it isn't an exciting upgrade. I'd argue that the Note 5 is better in some ways than the Note 7. In my view, the Note 7 doesn't bring enough to the table to justify spending so much when you already have a Note 5.
    What way do you find the Note 5 better then the Note 7?

    Posted via the *Note 5*
    08-22-2016 02:41 PM
  24. Almeuit's Avatar
    Let's see... same cell phone number for 23 years, been with Verizon for 17 years, same corporate domain for 22 years, Corporate President, been on Android since the beginning...

    My Note 5 does EVERYTHING I ask of it, and more. It'll easily last me another year, no sweat.

    I'VE GOT THE GRAND FOR A NOTE 7... BUT WHY?

    I've NEVER dropped a phone in the toilet, the displays are very similar, processing speed is excellent, 64GB... and I'm saving a THOUSAND BUCKS with phone, tax and accessories... which my Note 5 has got plenty of.

    I've posted, the Note 7 is an EXCELLENT PHONE! But for those with a Note 5, it's a ' mild' upgrade... but a necessary one for those who want the 'latest and greatest!'

    Your post is totally out to lunch and lacks any type of humility or semblance of reality for most people in this world!.
    I don't think it lacks humility. The OP is simply asking for opinions and he gave his -- he thinks it is worth it. After being on a Note 5 for a month and now on the Note 7 I would say the same. Would others agree? Some yes -- some no.

    Remember your opinion isn't the only one so shunning someone for giving theirs really isn't needed .
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    08-22-2016 02:44 PM
  25. TJA3500's Avatar
    I could upgrade to the Note 7 right now with Verizon for $349 and thats not counting any of the free stuff thrown in.
    08-22-2016 03:01 PM
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