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

Meowmix
I'm a Trusted Advisor

Hey everyone! 

 

As you noticed today Samsung announced the Galaxy Note 5. I watched the announcement at work while it was going on.  Here are some specs on it! 

 

  • Android 5.1 Lollipop, TouchWiz
  • 5.7inch Quad-HD Super Amoled (2560×1440)
  • Exynos 7420 octa-core (2.1GHz quad + 1.5GHz quad) 64bit, 14nm
  • 4GB of RAM
  • 32 GB storage (No SD card slot) 
  • Non-removable 3,000 mAh battery with Fast Charging
  • 16MP rear camera F1.9 lens and OIS (optical image stabilization)
  • 5MP front-facing camera
  • WiFi N, Bluetooth 4.0 LE, GPS and NFC
  • 153.2 x 76.1 x 7.6mm
  • 171g
  • Wireless charging
  • SPen
  • 4G LTE enable

Rogers will be selling it for $359.99 on a 2-year term, $860 no-term  and the reservation system will be open as of August 14th. 

 

Rogers will be releasing this device ON August 21st in 32GB sapphire black it seems but hopefully they add the more GB later on. 

 

If you have any questions or concerns please post ANYTHING about the Note 5 and reservations here please and i will be able to assist you with any questions you have! 

 

Thanks! 🙂 

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Re: Samsung Galaxy Note 5 / S6 edge + Reservatio​n numbers / Questions

wpd
I Plan to Stick Around

Meowmix, thanks for the review, much appreciated.

I find this update to be more disappointing than the first time Apple introduced the "S" series . Effectively, they want more money for a device that does less than the version it's replacing. Nobody asked for glass that I can recall. Looks like I'll be sticking with the Note 4, which now I have battery issues since the recent update earlier this week.

Re: Samsung Galaxy Note 5 / S6 edge + Reservatio​n numbers / Questions

Meowmix
I'm a Trusted Advisor

Hello @Andre_Avigdor

Honestly i rather go with the Note 4. Many features the Note 4 have that the Note 5 doesn't. As u can see the ONLY good thing is the design change and built in wireless charging. ( Note 4 back plates wireless charging from Samsung are out there and I have one). Also the fast adapting chargers work for the Note 4 as well.

All in all, Note 4 is better lol. Again to each their own but someone that used both, i can tell the Note 4 is better.

Re: Samsung Galaxy Note 5 / S6 edge + Reservatio​n numbers / Questions

Babukb2
I Plan to Stick Around

not bad for battery, tests online showed around 9 something hours for Note 5, so your battery is probably nice and fresh and will still degrade a little to come down to the 9 hour mark, hopefully not though 🙂

 

28.9GB usable storage, again that's better than what i read, some review indicated that out of the 32 gb there was around 23 gb usable on the device

 

@Meowmix thank you for the write up, great info about the device and so far good news battery and storage wise

 

any comments on the software/feature side?

 

i know you mentioned it got warm/hot but how did the device respond? was it always smooth or did you encounter lag/stutter?

 

Re: Samsung Galaxy Note 5 / S6 edge + Reservatio​n numbers / Questions

Meowmix
I'm a Trusted Advisor

Hello @wpd

No problem. Always doing reviews on the devices I get in the threads!.

The Note 4 as i have said has more features and is a better device overall. While yes it does have the extra GB in ram or the design change it offers more. Samsung is doing what Apple has done.

Re: Samsung Galaxy Note 5 / S6 edge + Reservatio​n numbers / Questions

Meowmix
I'm a Trusted Advisor

Hello @Babukb2

Honestly my Note 4 can last up to 15-16hrs max with LTE, WiFi, 75% brightness and always emailing, calling and texting. The Note 4has been used none stop so hearing the battery that goes to 9 hrs isn't good at all lol.

I did encounter some lag while 9 apps were on to be honest and shutter while using the camera. I notice that when I was calling someone and texting or going on the Internet, the device would lag a bit and then hold. I don't know what's that about.

The OS is still as what the S6 has but a new version. There is still bloatware on it which i tend not to like.