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I Plan to Stick Around
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Re: Samsung Galaxy Note 5 / S6 edge + Reservation numbers / Questions

I'm glad I held out, but now I have a decision to make. Nexus 6P or Note 5.

 

Some pros and cons of each

 

Nexus- Pro

  • bigger battery- could possibly lead to better battery life.
  • Marshmellow with no bloatware. The Touchwiz skin gets bad reviews- I don't have experience with anything but. Also, the Rogers apps save and except for the My Account app are useless.
  • Front facing speakers that apparently pack punch
  • Aluminum body
  • Price- you can purchase 32 gb outright for not much more than you can subsidize the 64gb Note 5.
  • Unlocked- works on pretty much every band

 

Note 5- pro

  • Ease of availability- in stores both Rogers and third party as well as online
  • Apparently the best camera out of all the major smartphones complete with no OIS
  • Stylus
  • 4gb ram ( Nexus apparently dosen't need the extra gb of ram because stock android runs much smoother)

 

Nexus 6p- Cons

  • While the camera is good it lacks OIS making low light shooting less than perfect
  • More difficult to obtain. Third party retailer availability is yet to be decided. The big 3 networks so far have only comitted to carrying 32gb which with no expandable memory is ludicrous.
  • Lack of accessories- I'm a huge Otterbox fan... no defender series
  • A different style of fast charging rendering all previous QI chargers useless

 

Note 5- Cons

  • While the glass back looks attractive, it is fragile
  • Battery life is suspect- for Samsung only to put a 3000mAh battery in there is beyond silly.
  • Touchwiz,loaded with OEM and carrier bloatware.  With the 6P you get the Android updates when Google makes them. With the Note, you have to wait until Samsung is done tinkering with it and then they give it to Rogers to also tinker with.
  • Locked- requires unlocking. Will work  with many bands, not all.

 

I'm sure they are both great phones I'm strongly leaning towards ordering a 64GB Nexus 6P from Google directly.

 

Any thoughts?

 

 

 

I Plan to Stick Around
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Re: Samsung Galaxy Note 5 / S6 edge + Reservation numbers / Questions

@constable145

 

Honestly, it's really up to you. You're right, they are both great phones. They both have different PROS and CONS. It really comes down to which one you want. I had always been a Samsung guy, then I switched to the Nexus 6 last night. Even though the Nexus is a really good powerful phone, I still missed the features/Camera of Samsung phones. Thaty's why I'm switching back to Samsung and getting the Note 5.

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I Plan to Stick Around
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Re: Samsung Galaxy Note 5 / S6 edge + Reservation numbers / Questions

Hey Meowmix just came to apologize to you. Sorry for earlier post.
I Plan to Stick Around
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Re: Samsung Galaxy Note 5 / S6 edge + Reservation numbers / Questions

@KLDW

 

Just so we are clear- are you referring to last years Motorola Nexus 6, or this years JUST releaased  Huawei Nexus 6P.

 

The two phones have little in common.

 

 

I Plan to Stick Around
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Re: Samsung Galaxy Note 5 / S6 edge + Reservation numbers / Questions

@constable145

 

yes, I am referring to last years model. And yes, I know they are completely different. My whole point of that post was not comparing last years nexus 6 to this years Nexus 6P. Just trying to say the choice between the Nexus 6P or Note 5 is up to your own personal preference. They're both great phones. Both have their pros and cons.

I Plan to Stick Around
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Re: Samsung Galaxy Note 5 / S6 edge + Reservation numbers / Questions

And i totally meant last year, not last night haha.

I'm a Trusted Advisor
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Re: Samsung Galaxy Note 5 / S6 edge + Reservation numbers / Questions

Hello @amynlakhani

No worries Smiley Happy. It seems like Rogers silently released those models but it would have been nice on their part if they announce it before hand. That way customers could have had the choice.
I've Been Around
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Re: Samsung Galaxy Note 5 / S6 edge + Reservation numbers / Questions

What colours is the Note 5 available in at present?  How do I get the silver case?

I'm a Trusted Advisor
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Re: Samsung Galaxy Note 5 / S6 edge + Reservation numbers / Questions

Hello @WarrenInOntario

Rogers only offers Black & Silver at the moment. Here is the link to it.

http://www.rogers.com/web/link/wirelessBuyFlow?forwardTo=PhoneThenPlan&productType=normal&productId_...

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Re: Samsung Galaxy Note 5 / S6 edge + Reservation numbers / Questions

@WarrenInOntario

 

Is there a specific silver case you are looking for?

 

You check out our accessories for the Note 5 available here.

 

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