Exposed: the Galaxy Note 5 is leaked in-full, packaging and all

by: Matthew BensonAugust 9, 2015
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There are secrets, and then there are secrets. Samsung sure knows how to keep them given the design and definite details of last year’s Galaxy Note Edge remained a total secret until the launch event. This year however, the Galaxy Note 5 can’t seem to stay out of the limelight. While the past few weeks have brought a venerable flood of leaks, today’s latest (and possibly last) seemingly leaves nothing left to the imagination whatsoever.

Thanks to a recent post on reddit, not only is the device in-hand and photographed at all angles, even the box makes an appearance. Have a look:

As per the above box shot, the device will come with a 64 Bit Octa-core SoC (believed to be an Exynos 7420), 4GB of RAM, a 5.7-inch QHD sAMOLED display, 16-megapixel rear camera (with OIS) and 5-megapixel front camera, and support for wireless charging. The battery is expected to come in at 3000mAh. Unfortunately the reddit post indicates that upon boot-up, the Note 5 only has about half the RAM free, thus suggesting the full 4GB is necessary for TouchWiz and the S-Pen Suite.

Also mentioned is reiteration, yet again, that the Galaxy Note 5 will not have support for microSD, though rumors persist and now suggest the Dual SIM variant will have it. As the Korean Galaxy A8 proves however, even with the presence of a second SIM tray, full functionality need not be enabled. While the A8 we have already spent time with does in fact have a microSD/SIM 2 tray, only the microSD function works. Samsung could technically include the same tray so as to not manufacturer a new piece, yet simply not support the expandable storage; i.e. the exact opposite of the Korean A8.

The leak also brings with it details that the Note 5 will feature a spring-loaded S-Pen despite recent reports suggesting it definitively would not. Specifically, the mechanism will be similar to that of a microSD or SIM card: upon pushing it, the stylus will pop out slightly which then requires the user to manually pull it out.

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Additionally the curved back of the device can be seen in full, though in fact Samsung’s Galaxy A series already features a similar taper despite it not being widely highlighted in reviews or commentary:

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The pictures are in-and-of-themselves amusing, if only for the fact that they were seemingly either taken in an Apple Store, or else taken at the Apple section of an electronics store. The iPhone can clearly be seen in some of the shots, as can be product information. Several readers have pointed out that the most logical location of the photo shoot was inside a Canadian Bell store as indicated by the background on various product shots.

On a final note regarding the Note 5, the presence of a 32GB variant on the box implies that that the device will not start from 64GB as some rumors had implied.

The Galaxy S6 Edge Plus also appears in some of the leaked pictures, showing the phablet-sized product in all of its glory. No box shots were provided however the device is largely expected to be a clone of the S6 Edge specs with the exception of an increase to 4GB of RAM.

Given that Samsung’s 2015 Unpacked event is just a few days away, we expect these two devices to become official quite soon and thus official press renders, specs, and pics will be plentiful. Given the mysterious entity Samsung is teasing on the promo pictures, there is a possibility a Galaxy Tab Edge will be joining them, unlike the Orbis/Gear A which is allegedly going to see a later release.

Note: While the device shots contained in this piece were posted by iNoob, the two box shots could not be traced to their origin as the Facebook page they seemingly came from is no longer active. In the event the source of the pictures can be verified, please leave a comment below and the piece will be updated to reflect the new information.

 

  • Choda Boy

    I’ll keep my Note 4, thanks. BTW, I called the spring-loaded S-Pen eject in the past.

    • stfu

      Nobody cares

      • Kanoosh

        i-i cared

      • Choda Boy

        Aww, my entire self-worth was based on your approval. :-(

    • n900mixalot

      Just another thing to break that Samsung will blame the user for.

      • Choda Boy

        True!

  • Cowen K. Gittens

    I like how it looks

  • Caleb Johns

    Can’t say if I do or do not like it.

  • limbopope

    Is a non glass back now a thing of dreams from Samsung flagships. I was never one of these design critics wanting glass over utility. And I’m not putting a “sticker” skin on a phone that cost so much. I’ll stay with my Note 4 thanks

    • andrew

      K..

      • Somedude

        M..

    • Raghu Vamsi

      cool

    • Marc Perrusquia

      I’m keeping my note 4 too. I just bought a g4 the other day to ride me over till lg’s “super premium” Phone or the Huawei Nexus.

      • limbopope

        G4 looks more appealing everyday if Sammy doesn’t hurry up with the Exynos Note 4 5.1.1 update and fix the excruciating recent app lag and RAM bleed. I’m actually using the S-pen so it’s keeping me with the Note 4

        • Marc Perrusquia

          It sound like our situations are almost identical. I also have an exynos note 4, I imported it to use on AT&T I never got any updates so I just flashed simprom on there. I think if you have the exynos note 4 that makes the note 5 even less appealing since the 5433 is so similar to the 7420. I use the S-pen quite a bit so it’s odd using a phone without it as my daily driver again. But if I have to sacrifice the S-pen to get a removable battery and micro sd expansion I can live with that.

          • limbopope

            Like Note 4 use case twins! I must check out simple rom :) Just want to keep most of the spen functionality. First thing is first though after root need to scrub out the terrible Sammy emojis. I do hope at least that Note 5 customers will get proper flagship software attention unlike the Note 4. It might be (just) one solid thing the Note 5 has over the 4.

          • Marc Perrusquia

            Simplrom is pretty great it retains all of the stock functionality while keeping your Android build up to date. I’m more of a stock Android guy so I was looking for AOSP based roms but the exynos note doesn’t seem to support any. The only downside to simplrom is that I noticed a slight drop in battery life, but that may just be Lollipop. It’s still really good battery though and I hotswap batteries endlessly and love having that option. I hope Lg finds success with their phones so more OEMs might bring back removable batteries and SD card slots.

          • limbopope

            Thanks again Marc I’ll definitely check it out especially since I’ll be holding out for Note 6, LG surprises or even more unknown surprises over the next year.

          • Marc Perrusquia

            No problem man it’s always a blast talking to other Android fans who know their stuff :-)

    • Flowingwind

      Sticking with my Note 4 with 128GB microSD card and 10,000 mAh removable Zerolemon battery until Spring/Sunmer 2016.

      • limbopope

        Hopefully your 10000mAh battery will beat the Note 5 when it comes out :-)

      • Dan

        I’m with you! If I want Apple I will buy Apple. I now have an lg g4. Miss the note stuff but oh well, I still have removable battery!

      • DKinMN

        Are you me?

        • Somedude

          No I am you

      • techgeek

        yea i cant go with out the 10k zerolemon i can actually get a whole day of usage out of my phone running 64gb card atm probably gonna get a 128 soon since im almost out of space.

      • Adam A. Galas

        Woot! Woot! Preach it brother! Note 4, Zerolemon battery, 128 GB SD card plus root and flash stock Android rom to delete bloatware and touchwiz and make the phone really fly! Future proof and good for the next decade!

        • Jaymus Lonestar

          Just curious, do you still have all the S-pen functionality after your root and flashing or did you lose it all since you said you removed TouchWiz?

    • RoboCop

      My wife has an S6 and threw a case on immediately because of the glass. The only reason I would (I hate putting cases on phones) is because of how thin/slippery it is. Maybe these will be better. I’m not worries about scratches or finger prints I just don’t want the thing sliding out of my pocket or asking someone to take a picture and they drop it

      • limbopope

        I’m with you RoboCop. Raving about premium feel in the hand and thinness yet you’d be a fool not to put a case on it. It seems like a no win situation.

    • Dirk DM Van Acker

      No need for a skin I used the edge s6 for 4 months without any protection and it’s scratchless . Not one micro scratch and I use it daily in my pocket.

      • limbopope

        I’d love if I could trial a glass back device for a month and see. I’m in the kitchen lots and I can’t always guarantee a clean surface and in my earlier days I have scratched gorilla glass 3 front panels from careless kitchen placement. If only I Co kd hand a phone back after 30 days if it got scratched by :-D

      • Alan Parker

        I live near the beach and sand is like Kryptonite to tempered glass as if you get sand on your fingertips you get a load of micro scratches making the screen almost impossible to see in direct sunlight.

        • Ian

          So if you live by a beach put a cover on your phone no matter what brand it is.

      • Svengalis

        Have you dropped it more then 4 feet yet? I hate to see what happens if you do.

        • Ian

          Look on youtube..it is awesome how strong the s6 is….

      • Somedude

        Can’t wait until you drop it in a nice concrete floor :-)

        • Ian

          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DpsyGweP5so
          Drop test…….and run over by a car,

          • Iz Zoo

            That guy in the video is a douche with apples balls in his mouth.

          • Ian

            Maybe, i don’t know him. Anyway the s6 took a lot of dropping.

    • Svengalis

      It’s the only reason I don’t want to own this phone. I can deal with no sd card cause I dunt even use the one I have, I can deal with the battery not being removable although it would suck but I can’t deal with the glass back cause I don’t use cases on my phone they are all ugly.

      • limbopope

        Ugly as sin. At least with the removable back Samsung devices you could get official cases that replaced the back cover which did nearly impact on bulk as much as an add on case. Maybe there will be some ergonomically beauty of a case for the Note 5 *cough~cough*

      • Darrick Gates

        Use a crystal clear case. I hate hate hate phone cases too but I recently started using the clear minimum cases and they work beautifully plus I dropped my phone the other day and the case protected it perfectly.

    • seeteedub

      This is what I’m hearing from a lot of the people I’ve spoken to… Sticking with the Note 4 instead of upgrading…

  • Mohammed Imtiaz

    The leaks are from Canada for sure, as it was shot in a Bell carrier retail store thanks to the Bell logo on the iPad!

  • PandaTurtle

    I’m digging everything except the confirmation of multiple storage sizes (why else specify 32 GB on the box?) and no microSD slot. I know it’s been known for a while, but I was holding onto hope. :/

    I guess the silver lining is that the Note 4 should see a price drop, making it easier on my wallet to acquire.

    • Ahmed Mohamedeen

      Here in Egypt the Note 4 Started to drop 100$ of its price this week ! it’ll drop even more when note 5 be released

    • Disqus_deez

      Crazy thing is nobody has taken the sim card tray out and Snapped a pic nor taken a pic of the right dose of the Note 5.

  • Carlos Diaz

    These pictures were taken inside a best buy in one of the pictures the blue shirt is visible . looks very nice , but I think I favor the s6 edge plus .

    • Hal Roberts

      Yea I got to look it it last night at my best buy. The employee was looking at it at the samsung kiosk.

  • Grzegorz

    No irda for TV control…?

    • pIXo

      lol :D

    • moonoverparma

      Doesn’t look like it which really sucks.

    • cdm283813

      I use my ir remote control app everyday. Totally disappointed but I wasn’t getting a Note 5. I just dont want Samsung, HTC and LG to dump it on future phones.

      • Larry Davis

        I use the IR and peel every day. Taking away this and all the other features is just too much.

    • Svengalis

      I see ir blaster at the top

    • Alan Parker

      That’s just the noise cancelling mic at the top so it definitely doesn’t have an IR blaster.

  • Hal Roberts

    Yeah the employee at Best Buy last night had it out looking at it. They got one in advance. Preorders start right after the presentation thursday

  • dhruv bisht

    this looks the same!! galaxy s6 again. just wider.

  • Joshua Simpson

    Groundbreaking design changes from Samsung. Truly innovative. They’ve really stepped up their game now. I really like how the new note is so different from any other Samsung phone.

  • Btort

    They should offer 64GB as a standard, so people would stop caring about sd slots, 32gb is not enough for the majority of us

    • D13H4RD2L1V3

      This.

      64GB shouldn’t cost much extra to make it base, considering the Note is already considered a very expensive device.

      • Ron_Swanson

        64gb base is a pipe dream…..but it would be nice.

      • Btort

        yeah. $699 plus tax should include 64GB of memory if they aren’t offering sd slot

    • Natty Bee

      There is basically no storage size which will make people stop wanting expandable storage. By removing that option from the Note, Samsung is sending a big F.U. to long time Note buyers.

      • Dan

        For sure!

      • Dis

        I agree and I disagree. There will always be people who want more storage but as storage capacity increases there will be less and less and less people who care that much. I’ve used 240GB SSDs in my PCs and laptops for years and never needed more space despite many claiming it is far too small.

        • Jared Ba

          I made the mistake of getting 240gb for my Mac laptop and it’s been a constant headache.

          • Al Espinosa

            Not me. I back up my Mac and store to my WD Mycloud but I wish Samsung did not exclude the SD card slot

          • Dis

            For just programs and working files?

        • Hoek

          Im currently using 690GB on my PC, i have a pretty big music and movie collection and most of them are backed up to disc and externals.

          • Dis

            Have you tried Google Music?

          • Hoek

            That requires a decent internet connection and seeing im rural that didnt work out to well for me, it also costs if i wanted to upload all that stuff i have, the way im doing it is free. I have tried it but doesnt work for me.

          • Dis

            That’s a shame. It has saved me 80GB of music space. Though tbh I still just put music on YouTube more often really.

      • Btort

        that’s why the note 4 is the last device ill buy from them till they bring the old features back. Once these new s6 users see how horrible touchwiz is, they won’t be a repeat buyer hopefully

    • Alan Parker

      Samsung knows very well 32gb might not be enough for many because that means people buying it thinking it’s enough realise months down the line they don’t have enough memory and so they have to buy a whole new phone when with a micro SD slot many would keep their phone for years and just easily upgrade memory and battery when needed.
      Samsung are now just following the Apple school of greed but I doubt it will work because Apple has the marketing department and braindead iSheep following while Samsung just doesn’t.
      And don’t forget Samsung’s service centres are atrocious compared to Apple so they’ll lose customers that way too.

    • Kanoosh

      the hugely depends on what carrier you are on and where you live..i have T-mobile so for me 32gigs is perfect for now, but people with verizon or at&t will need more for offline usage due to no unlimited plans, so i agree that people are taking up more space by the minute.. phones one day will have to be 64gb standard (or 128?)..us android users actually use our apps lol..

      • Disqus_deez

        That’s not even the only factor. Just the fact of wanting to save music and documents is a huge issue. Regardless on the data plan from your service provider

        • Kanoosh

          That’s exactly what I meant, though..People with limited data plans (i.e. verizon and At&t) are forced to cache their music and documents and other stuff for offline viewing so they preserve their data..
          I have Tmobile which allows free music streaming and “unlimited” data which is why 32 gigs is enough for me, for now lol..

          • Disqus_deez

            I have sprint with unlimited data. I have lots of music on my SD card that u rarely hear being streamed. So 32 be isn’t anything especially since a portion will got to th e system itself so u really won’t have a full 32. 64 will get full quick depending on how u use the device.

          • Kanoosh

            yea but you can always upload your local storage to the cloud to stream so there’s that..and yea i know a portion is taken out for the system , but my main point is, i have over 200 apps installed along with cached files and documents (not music) and STILL have wiggle room on my Note 4 32gig storage with no SD card installed.. So 32 (or 28 if you will) gigs is perfectly fine for the majority of consumers.

          • Disqus_deez

            Naw streaming from the cloud required to much for the average user not to mention that a a battery killer also.

      • Flowingwind

        I have T-Mobile unlimited Everything including 7GB of mobile hotspot. I need more than 32GB of internal storage when there is no SD card slot available. I store all my Google Music (12GB), pictures/videos (16GB) and Apps (6GB) on my 128GB microSD card. 64GB should be the standard for the Note Series.

    • RoboCop

      I agree, they gotta pick one or the other. Once phones had 4K video and 2k displays, extra storage became a requirement. I’d never rule a phone out for lack of SD (I love my Nexus 6) but 64GB for $50-$75 more vs making room for an SD slot is ridiculous. If the Note never had one before this wouldn’t be a big deal but claiming everything is improved and then removing an important feature isnt a smart thing

    • My Galaxy Prime

      32 is actually great for the majority because the majority aren’t tech users. They don’t download music, movies, or apps to the point where it fills up the phone. The majority take pictures but how many 5mb pictures will fill up a 32 gb phone? The majority user is either the elderly person who just needs a phone to communicate or the average teen that streams everything and uses the cloud to back up pictures and videos. 32 is just fine for the majority. It’s the power users that need more storage space. Now, if you were speaking of the majority of power users, then you will be correct.

      • thekeelo_g

        Isn’t the Note inherently a phone for power users, though?

        • My Galaxy Prime

          According to who? And if you need additional room to hoard photos and videos and you never look at, there’s cloud storage for free or spend an extra 100 to get 64 gb. There are options that make the slower sd card obsolete. You know sd card also attribute to lag right because of the slower read/write speeds?

          • margaret

            Ive a 128gb sd card which is very fast.i it depends on what kind you buy. Sd is a must. Like i said i dont want my personal data up on cloud . Big brother sees enough. So samsung has really let me dwn with note 5. Glass back which would break if dropped or scrached in pocket with keys or bag. Why have a nice looking phone with out sd card. Il stay with my note 3 for now.

      • Svengalis

        Elderly people don’t own note’s they own iPhones

        • Iz Zoo

          That’s what made me switch to samsung. I had the 1st 3 iphones til I switched.

  • Juan Paolo Garcia

    No USB Type C. Oh well.

    • Alan Parker

      Yeah now you have to plug the phone into the computer and use painfully slow USB 2.0 to backup everything instead of just pulling the SD and put into a card reader.

  • galaxyNote4isBoss

    Definitely buying 64gb Note5 and 32gb S6Edge+ day one of instore launch August 21st.

    • n900mixalot

      You’d buy a Samsung Galaxy Turd as long as it had Samsung’s name on it.

    • squiddy20

      Because you have no life.

  • Mohd Danial

    that amount of ram won’t be enough its like back to 2gb of ram to spare., iPhone is laughing away with a gb of ram

  • Meir Cohen

    Bye bye samsung. After many years it is the time to say goodbye !

    Sent from my Note 4.

    • Alan Parker

      Yep this was my last hope that Samsung hadn’t completely morphed into Apple with them going so far style over substance and essentially making their phones disposable since you have to buy a whole new phone when you’re out of memory and so insanely difficult to change the battery most just won’t bother and so buy a new phone.

      • Meir Cohen

        ?Agreed !

        • Dan

          Double agree

          • Jeffrey Chen

            Triple agree

          • Agree on your agree.

          • T-Monkey The Tech Junkie

            and i also agree

        • Syed Alwi

          i also AGREEEE!

      • My Galaxy Prime

        When you run out of memory, use one of the free cloud options available and delete the files you never use. Problem solved.

        • Somedude

          Or use a laptop go figure

          • My Galaxy Prime

            Exactly

        • margaret

          Why! Had you not read the news few weeks back? About cloud. No. I would rather have a memory card than put it on cloud!

          • My Galaxy Prime

            No. I have not read the news about cloud. Which cloud? Are they all bad? Is the government watching you through the cloud? Are people waiting specifically for you to upload a picture of what u had for lunch just so they can do…what will they do with your picture? You know what? I don’t even care. Sd cards will become obsolete and OEMs will stop putting them in their devices. Good luck when you run out of options.

          • margaret

            A funny ha ha! Sd cards will never become obsolete. And cloud i dont trust . Your not living in the real world when you dont know about things like that. Il never run out of options. And there will always be sd cards. Now you sit have a think about what you just posted. If you have nothing constructive to say then dont reply!

          • My Galaxy Prime

            Sd cards are slow and fail way too often causing the user to lose all their data. Also because of the slow read/write speed, it causes lag on the device. Google hates sd cards, Samsung hates sd cards, Xiomi hates sd cards. More and more Android manufactures are ditching the sd card slot. HTC also got rid of theirs. I do, in fact, live in the real world and very soon Android OEMS will remove support for the sd card except in emerging markets unless OEMs increase the on board storage for their low range devices. So once the sd card is removed, what will you use? And I assume you didn’t know but Google has placed restrictions on the sd card for their upcoming Android M so you won’t be able to swap cards like you do now. Read. There are articles about this online. So there’s my constructive argument

          • J.J.
          • My Galaxy Prime

            Android M will encrypt the sd card so it can only be used in that 1 device. If you want to use it elsewhere, you have format it, which will cause you to lose everything. How is that different than non removable on board storage? And really, EVERYTHING I said is false? So Samsung loves the sd card? Google loves the sd card? Xiaomi loves the sd card? Is this why they’ve pulled their support? Google readied the support because of emerging markets but put restrictions on it. Please tell which part of this is false?

          • J.J.

            you still have the option(support) to not use it as internal storage which would make it swappable without format, http://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/nexus2cee_223-329×519.png. google has showns their lack of belief in sd cards but that is now changing. samsung likes sd card which is why at least 99% of their other phone models use them. i believe they recently changed with the s6/note hoping they could follow apples footsteps with a better design, but lacking in other areas. and xiaomi i dont know much about so mostly everything was false lol.

          • My Galaxy Prime

            Like I said before, support for sd cards is only because of the emerging markets where devices with 8 gb of internal storage and that will change once the on board storage increases. From the reading I’ve done on several sites including Android.com, Google is placing restrictions on the sd card, as I have stated before. If you want to use the card the way you do now, (transferring private data, allowing apps to gain access, and moving apps to the sd) you MUST encrypted it. If you want to save pictures and music, that’s pretty much all you can do with the sd card. So my statement was correct, Google is restricting sd card support. And “99%” of the models Samsung make are mid and low range devices that come with 8gb or less of on board storage. They need sd support. So yes, everything I said is still true

          • J.J.

            either way. to me wether its 8gb or 64gb, i (along with may other flagship buyers) still need sd support

          • My Galaxy Prime

            For what? Get a 64 gb phone and you’re good. How much hoarding do you do on your device? Do you really need that movie you’ve seen twice? How about the picture of your lunch you too 8 months ago that you forgot? Do you really NEED that? And what happens when your sd card corrupts, your lose your phone, or you lose your sd card? The only people that NEED sd cards are those whose phones came with minimal internal storage because the OS takes up a huge chunk of it.

          • avtella

            I agree with some of what you say, but just because we don’t like to keep all our stuff on our devices does not mean others don’t. I get what you mean but different people have different uses and requirements. You cant extrapolate your own usage scenarios on others. Some people like to hoard that’s their interest or they may not like to stream that stuff due to data limits or signal issues etc and many other reasons.

            As for you speaking of multiple failures, you must have very bad luck or bought some very low end ones because I have not had any fail yet and know many others who have had maybe 1 card fail in like 5 years. Of course it depends on usage but if you are accumulating significant writes on the cards to cause them to fail quickly the internal flash wont fair much better either.

          • My Galaxy Prime

            My original point was that complaining about something that is going out the window was stupid. Complaining about a device because it doesn’t come with sd support when there are alternative options and when most OEMs are moving away from sd cards is stupid.

          • avtella

            I think it will slowly be a moot point once more internal storage comes with phones at a much less premium.

          • J.J.

            preach!! i personally would have no problem with ditching the sd card if companies were not a holes charging $100 a tier. but business is business….we made 3.1 billion instead of 3.2 billion..time to hose the consumer

          • avtella

            That’s what I meant in my previous statement it all about that premium, every time you upgrade. As storage increases and that premium decreases people will be more open to no SD support.

          • J.J.

            32gb note 4 64gb sd only 19gb left total. not to be mean but who are you to tell anyone what they need. if it was that simple no one needs a smartphone period. its what i want and whats convenient for me(not anyone else). i dont take pictures of food, i take video/photos of my family which i would like to look at whenever/asmany times as i please no matter what my internet situation(flights/mountain stays/unexpected areas with no data/subways/ some basements). i use the “precious” cloud for back up only plus a computer hard drive plus a external hard drive to back up my things in case of card failure. im old school too so i like physical picture albums too(hard copies). to each his own. remember 1gb was sufficient years ago. holla back in 10 years and see how much space is on your future 32 gb phone.. oops thats right, 32gb wont even be a flagship option

          • My Galaxy Prime

            “i (along with may other flagship buyers) still need sd support” Who are YOU to say what people need? No, 32 GB won’t be an option and neither will sd cards. Holla at me when you run out of smartphone options due to lack of sd support.

          • J.J.

            you are confused, what i said is a fact, what you said is opinion. thats why you have to repeat the same points over and over to all of those flagship buyers on this forum complaining about needing sd support. there are many across plenty of forums and sites who have been vocal who feel the same as i. sooo “i along with many other…”

          • J.J.

            also if and when that happens(which it probably will eventually)i wont run out of options ill just have to change my usage or buy the 2TB note 16 lol. as the years pass the amount “needed” will continue to go up exponentially, im just ahead of the curve. but for now ill keep my sd card thx

          • Adam Knotts

            Why are u creating a false dicotomy? Do you really think people with sd cards cant use the cloud??? U can use both of them. In fact u should use both of them. U talk like just because a manufacture supports microsd cards it means that on that phone u cant use the cloud. wtf are u on?? They dropped microsd card support so they can sell u overpriced memory. Pure and simple. The lg4 has a microsd card slot and it has ZERO LAG. You must work for samsung. Im afraid lay offs are coming your way bud. lol

          • My Galaxy Prime

            When did I say you couldn’t have both? I said if you don’t have expandable memory, you could use cloud storage. I told people what there options were and that’s it. And it is known (read anything about micro sd card’s read/write speeds and how they affect devices) since the read/ write speed on sd cards are slower than internal memory, it causes apps to load and data to move slower, which results in lag. And how did you know I work for Samsung? No where am I supporting Samsung. The only time I’ve mention Samsung is when I stated the phone I had and when someone asked me if I’ve ever purchased a Samsung sd card. My whole argument was about sd cards as a whole but because I feel that not having an sd slot isn’t a big deal, I must work for Samsung.

          • Adam Knotts

            So what ur saying is that if i have a ssd in my computer then a i hookup a external mechanical hardive to store anythng i dont need ultrafast assess to. This makes my ssd slower??? Well i have such a setup and your out of your mind. The biggest storage items like video and music dont need ultrafast storage. Your movies arent going to look any better because their on your internal storage trust me.

          • margaret

            Thats true. Thank you for pointing that out:)

          • margaret

            Maybe you didnt buy proper sd card. Did you buy from samsung? If not and thats why it failed. You assumed wrong. I know about sd card restrictions. Omg everyone who owns a smartphone knows google did that. But il stick to sd card. You depend on your cloud!

          • My Galaxy Prime

            A proper sd card? An sd card is an sd card. One isn’t better than the other based on the manufacturer. And no, I’ve never purchased a Samsung sd card. Not because anything was wrong, I just never have and they still failed. Sd cards fail quite often. The whole reason I started using cloud storage is because sd cards fail and you end up losing everything. Cloud storage has never failed and if you run out of space, open a new (free) account. I will continue to use my cloud storage but when your card fails and you lose everything, I hope you remember this conversation. I’ll be the tiny voice in your head saying “told you so”.

          • margaret

            Theres so many diff sd cards out there if you look! Pay extra for a good one or DONT!

          • My Galaxy Prime

            So you would pay extra for a slow sd card that causes lag, which can and will eventually fail but not pay extra for more storage on a Note 5? Umm, ok

          • avtella

            If your phone fails at least the MicroSD survives assuming you didn’t have stuff on Cloud already. The 64GB U3 Extreme from SanDisk was only $30 on sale so it’s not that expensive. Even the highly rated Samsung Pro and Lexar have been on similar sales.

            I owned an HTC One X, was unfortunate to have its internal Flash fail before the photos of a birthday party taken on the same day could be backed up.

          • My Galaxy Prime

            And if your sd card fails or you lose your phone, what do you do then?

          • avtella

            I’m sure we can keep going on the possibilities lol. I see it as flexibility in addition to my NAS and Google Drive sync. There are times when you have bad signal or no signal in some areas and its nice to have things on hand for some people that may be a large amount of data and not for others, but you cannot extrapolate your own usage habits on others is my point.

            I myself have a pretty empty external card to be honest as most of my stuff is on the cloud. I still have some photos/music saved to the MicroSD rather than internal for convenience sake and to leave more room for other stuff. For those that need to constantly stream stuff I cant imagine battery life would be very good especially in low signal environments compared to having the data stored on-board.

            And as for Samsung I understand why they did what they did. It was for the UFS filesystem implementation.

          • margaret

            Good luck with cloud. I have NEVER lost anything. Sd works flawlessy. Me HAPPY!

          • margaret

            Sd cards made by diff manufacturers. Samsung and other companies. I use samsung and other good ones. You stay in cloud and dont come back saying i lost my stuff. And no voice in my head will be saying anything. Only good job sd card !

          • My Galaxy Prime

            I won’t come back saying I lost my stuff. I never have. I’ve accidentally deleted important things on my phone and thankfully I had my cloud storage to download them again. What will you do if you lose your phone? If it gets stolen? If the card collects dust and stops working? Or if you catch water damage? What are your options to recover your files?

          • margaret

            Would you do if cloud gets hacked like before. . Etc etc But ive all my data backed up to hardrive. But i dont have to. My husband has a program to recover lost data. So i know a lot of ways. Bit sd card is working great and its fast opening media. Who needs cloud! Your on a no win arguement here. No matter what you say il have something better to say back. Now you like cloud? I dont. I like sd!

          • Techist

            Pathetic arguments. Where did you get the idea that a device can only store either to the cloud or to an SD card? They do both, so you get the best of both worlds. Cloud when it’s available and SD card when you can’t access the cloud!

          • avtella

            Samsung actually makes good MicroSD cards the PRO is their High end.

            I myelf have a SanDisk Extreme U3 Class 64 GB which I got on discount and it’s no slouch. The only slow SD Cards are the very cheap SanDisk Ultra, Samsung Evo and their low end equivalents from other manufacturers whose writes can dip to single digits.

            Yes the internal Flash is 2x faster but for the storage flexibility it’s worth getting a MicroSD rather than paying much, but that’s my opinion and no I don’t get any lag with 40+ MB/s writes and reads in the 60-70MB/s range. It’s cheaper than the jump from 32 to 64 GB version of any phone.

          • margaret

            Eactly. Thank you for your comment:) i dont get any lags and its better paying for good memory card.

          • margaret

            So if you hsve never bought samsung sd card then how can you say they fail? Lost for words are you! Dont knock it until you have tried it!

          • My Galaxy Prime

            I am lost for words. How can I repeat myself so many times and you’re still lost. I said SD Cards fail. I never named any specific sd card. I generalized it, meaning, all sd cards fails. Eventually, they all do and you have to reformat it.

          • Techist

            I’ve had SD cards in many devices over many years and not a single one of them has ever failed. And all the devices have performed just as well with them as without them. That said, I have always been careful to buy genuine SD cards from reputable companies (Samsung, Sandisk, PNY, etc.) I did once purchase a fake microSD card on eBay and realized it immediately when I received it and was able to return it for a full refund. Good quality SD and microSD cards are a great way to add storage capacity to a device. Many people have had nothing but good experiences with good SD cards. Your argument that they always fail is a false argument.

          • My Galaxy Prime

            http://photo.stackexchange.com/questions/40489/what-causes-an-sd-card-to-go-corrupt
            http://www.nextofwindows.com/symptoms-of-corrupt-sd-card-and-possible-ways-to-recover-inaccessible-photos
            http://www.digicamhelp.com/accessories/memory-cards/corrupted-memory-card/

            Sorry, this is not my argument. This is the argument from many in people in tech and photographers. I’m just regurgitating what they said. My favorite part about the article was the last point, “It’s worth it to buy high-quality name-brand cards because of the inherent issues in the last section. Even then, failure is inevitable (like death and taxes), so don’t place all of your eggs in the same basket — make sure you have backups. Other than that, the main advice is to be careful when writes are occurring.”

          • margaret

            And the memory card i have is very quick in openimg my media. So dont say they fail when you dont use them!

          • My Galaxy Prime

            I don’t use them? Let me go down my list. I had a Sidekick 3, 3 blackberries, HTC hero and Evo, Samsung Galaxy S3 and S5, Galaxy Tab, and 2 Asus Transformer Primes, all of which used sd cards. I know they fail because I’ve used them for years
            The S6 is the first device I’ve used that doesn’t support sd cards so I’ve seen both sides of the coin. I can argue from the perspective of an sd card user and a non expandable storage user.

          • margaret

            You must be unlucky person
            Sad!

          • margaret

            Ive used more phones than that and i personally have NEVER had sd card fail. Now just except what i say. And go annoy someone else. Because its like talking to a break wall. One more time SD CARDS NEVER FAILED ON ME! Can you understand that ! You like cloud! I like SD CARDS!

          • My Galaxy Prime

            Congrats. BECAUSE YOU HAVE NEVER HAD THEM FAIL DOESN’T MEAN THEY DONT. See, I can use caps too. And there are different types of sd card failures. You may have experienced it. It’s okay, you don’t have to tell me but here’s a few ways your sd card fail. Enjoy reading http://photo.stackexchange.com/questions/40489/what-causes-an-sd-card-to-go-corrupt

          • Philipp Levkovski

            Umm…so I guess the cloud (which someone else is in charge of) will NEVER fail? Cause that is what im getting out of your Comments. Maintenance on servers? Virus’? Hacking? Oh look, my nude pics are all over the internet! Oh wait I have to spend my data re-downloading things I’ve already downloaded once before..why is my bill $800 dollars!? Shoot, I forgot to re-download my movie before I left the house…how human of me. Guess I can choose between watching that awesome movie or not using data till my billing cycle is over. Just upgrade my data plan? Sure, give me a minute I have to get a second job, brb. Also, I want to play this game…boogers, which app do I need least that I can delete for a few days? I love playing musical apps! SO MUCH FUN! Hold on everyone, I’ve got to empty my phone and upload to the cloud to take your first dance marriage video. JUST GIVE ME A MINUTE! Why did you have to have your wedding here! Does anyone have a hotspot, I wanted to watch a movie on the way up? AM I THE ONLY ONE THAT THINKS THIS GUY IS A RICH POMPOUS JACKHOLE who will say anything to get you to do things his way?

          • My Galaxy Prime

            This article is 2 days old and I no longer care. Bye

          • Philipp Levkovski

            Exactly. Point taken and proven :) Buh Bye

          • My Galaxy Prime

            Didn’t actually prove anything nor did I even take the time to read your comment but ok. Duces

          • Alan Parillon

            Thank god, cause you’re talking out of your rear.

          • My Galaxy Prime

            So why are you responding? You have no idea what’s going on. You have no idea what the argument was about. You have no idea about anything. This is 2 days old already. This news is old.

          • Alan Parillon

            I thought you weren’t coming back, shill? For someone who no longer cared it’s amazing it took you a whole 2 minutes to respond to me.

          • My Galaxy Prime

            I was actually in the middle of replying to someone else who has nothing else better to do than to comment on a 2 day old article when I saw yours. Bye bitch. Get a life. I read Google made some changes last night. Troll on those message boards

          • margaret

            Dont have to. Ive never had SD CARD FAIL! whats the use gona on about it. No matter what you say im not gona repeat myself. Now if you dont trust sd card then stop goin on about them. ENOUGH ALREADY! the matter ends here!

          • My Galaxy Prime

            The matter ended a day ago and I’ve moved on. I even forgot about this article. Why are you still on this? Do something better with your life.

          • margaret

            Because i received a notifaction from you today. Im glad you have moved on. Goidbye

          • margaret

            I have a nice life thank you. Now dont reply. Do something better with your life. No need to reply.

          • My Galaxy Prime

            Why do YOU keep replying? I haven’t been on this page since yesterday so whatever notification you received was from then. I suggest you get better cell service because yours is extremely slow. Also, you sent ME 2 replies in under 10 minutes. I ignored the first one until you sent this. May I suggest getting yourself some dick and hopping off mine. I don’t care for you nor this argument. If you want to cry like a baby about a lack of an sd card, cry like a fuckin baby. I don’t care. Keep your dusty note 3. I don’t care. I DON’T CARE! I’m watching a movie and you’re being annoying.

          • margaret

            Will you leave me ALONE! STOP REPLYING to me. Your a stalker! Your a filthy mouthed ffb! And ENOUGH will sd card. I havent been on since yestr morning and you keep goin on about this sd thing. Just FO! Your a pyhco! I will note leave this post and my brilliant NOTE 3. I dont cry like a fucking baby. Your fkn simple. NOW STOP REPLYING TO ME! leave this post you silly boy. LEAVE ME ALONE! it ends here! STOP!

          • margaret

            I ve also used phone that didnt support sd cards. BUG MISTAKE HUGE! Now sd cards are briiliant!

          • hampsure

            SD Cards fail all of the time. I would never solely trust a card like you are doing.

          • margaret

            Mines never failed. Infact ive never had an sd card fail. If you buy the proper ones, good ones they wont fail. I wouldnt trust cloud. Ive plenty of places to put my stuff. But why would i do that! Sd card is worrying briiliant.maybe you had bad experience with one.

          • margaret

            Then dont! Im the lucky one lol
            I like sd cards. The proper ones!

          • margaret

            And no way will i trust cloud like you do!

          • avtella

            Well my HTC One X died internal Flash was corrupted lost all the photos I took that very day.

            At least with a MicroSD the data on it survives the phone. The cards that fail all the time are the low end cards. You can get a good card on discount that lasts very long. I have not suffered any failures myself as of yet.

          • hampsure

            My SanDisk 128GB just failed a month ago and lost a bunch!

          • avtella

            That 128GB is an Ultra. They (Sandisk) don’t make the high end version in 128GB. Only Lexar (aka Micron) has a 128GB equivelant of its High end model of the big three brands.

            Even that SanDisk 200GB card being released is actually a low end Ultra.

            Either way always good to have a backup, I backup to my NAS and Google because if your phones internal or SD fails as we both had
            its horrible lol.

          • avtella

            They “can” fail (mostly low end) but its not rampant as you make it out to be.

            If you saw so many fail they must have been pretty low quality or fakes from eBay. Get high end ones and I doubt you will see that.

            I always backup to my NAS/Google Drive.

        • Jared Ba

          For full quality media files, clouds cost a lot of money–and if you’re not in a wi-fi spot, devour your montyly data plan.

          • Cicero

            Buy a 64GB or more model. How often do you play on your phone large media files? Maybe airplane tipping. If it is often than this and you are a power media consumer I sugest another device for better performance and enjoyed watching like tablet.

          • My Galaxy Prime

            I back up my full quality media and my cloud storage is free. Box, drop box, OneDrive, it’s all free and use it as a back up drive not your main storage option. You back up the files you want but don’t need and delete it from your device

        • Alan Parker

          I have unlimited 25mbps 4g but I live in a hilly area so I can stand in one spot and have blazing fast downloads or if I move a few meters my connection grinds to a halt meaning I would have no access to any of my files on the cloud.
          Now to me that sounds like a huge downgrade to now where I have everything I want already on my phone plus access to cloud services.

          And more importantly you can’t install apps or record video on the cloud so when you run out of memory you have to start deleting things like a freaking iPhone user.

          • Ian

            Just paint a yellow X on the spot.

          • Alan Parker

            So I should treat my Internet usage like searching for pirate treasure?

          • Ian

            No, but maybe lighten up and realize not everyone lives away from good coverage. In fact the majority have good coverage.

          • avtella

            In emerging markets, where they still sell a lot of high end phones it’s not the case.

            In fact as an example when I was with Sprint till last year their 3G was barely at 2G speeds in my area and this is in a Minneapolis suburb. Streaming really kills the battery in mid/Low signal conditions as well. I no longer suffer that on T-Mobile but there are a lot of people still in that boat even here.

            I’m pretty much a cloud user though I also have a MicroSD Card, but I see the other side of the argument as well.

          • Ian

            Indeed there are always to sides :)

          • My Galaxy Prime

            How many videos, that you don’t watch, do you need on your phone? Use cloud storage as a back up. Jesus, no one with an sd slot thinks about this? I feel like a parrot. Back up what you don’t need and delete it from your phone.

          • Adam Knotts

            Wow no one who doesnt have a sd card slot knows how easy it is to access the files u have on your phone even with no internet needed. No one with a nonremovable battery knows about external battery chargers that would keep a battery charged and ready to go. It can be swapped out in seconds. They seem to think that a hour to get a fully charged phone is quick. Gosh i feel like a parrot!!

          • My Galaxy Prime

            Are you assuming that I’ve never had a phone with an sd slot because you know what assuming makes you? I’ve owned devices that used sd slots. The S6 is actually my first device that doesn’t have it so I know the benefits and the downside of both. Do you? The reason why people are on here defending non removable storage is because we’ve learned that it really isn’t needed. When we know we’ll need files on our devices, we either use available wifi, our data connection, or we download what we need before hand. Who uses cloud storage as their main storage option? You people make it seem like you have to save EVERYTHING onto your cloud and the only way you can access anything is by downloading it. I thought that when I had my S5. Yes, I had a 16 GB Galaxy S5 with a 64 gb sd card. I was upset that the S6 didnt have an sd slot then I bought it and realized I never actually needed one. As far the battery, does anyone swap batteries anymore? and quick charge really makes a difference. 0 to 50% in 15 minutes. It’s a wonderful thing.

          • Adam Knotts

            There are zero advantages to not having a microsd card slot. None. There are zero advantages to not having a removable battery. Zero!! As far as sd cards cause lag where is the evidence for this?? The lg4 supports microsd cards and has zero lag. It also supports quickcharge and has a removable battery. Your statements are backed up by NOTHING JUST YOUR ASSERTIONS. WHERE IS YOUR EVIDENCE?????? Did samsung tell you this? So you mean the manufacture whos trying to sell u a phone that doesnt have these two things told u that not having these things makes the phone better and u believed them. What a sucker!!!! AS samsung use to say have fun wallhugger!!

          • My Galaxy Prime

            http://www.talkandroid.com/92167-poor-performing-sd-cards-to-blame-for-smartphone-lag/
            http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2503938
            http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2099028.
            http://www.howtogeek.com/196541/emmc-vs.-ssd-not-all-solid-state-storage-is-equal/
            Had to get your proof. The advantage to not having an sd card is that apps have access to your storage without a prompt asking you if you want to give it access everytime. An advantage is not having your card corrupt and losing your data. An advantage is not worrying about losing your sd card. As for the S6, not having a removable battery means wireless charging is built in. So as far as your wall hugger comment, anywhere that offers wireless charging means that you can always top off your device and quick charge allows you to charge your phone and go about your business. You haven’t used this phone so you really don’t know what you’re talking about. And Samsung didn’t tell me anything. Stop assuming. I’m basing this on my own experience and from what I’ve read. I gave you 4 different sites that you can read about how slow sd cards are and the benefits on on board storage. Enjoy.

          • Adam Knotts

            U do realize that they have removable backs with wireless charging right? And as far as lose ur microsd card wtf its in ur fn phone. Of course microsd cards are slower than onboard storage. So what. U put your apps on the internal storage and u put your music movies and documents on the microsd card. It’s way faster than it needs to be for those things and way way faster than the cloud. Try watching a hd movie from ur cloud and tell me what’s wrong with this picture. Plus show me your cellular bill while ur at it. I suppose u have a wifi router that follows you right. So tell me why the lg4 has a removable battery and microsd card support yet it doesn’t lag. Must be magic i guess lol.

          • My Galaxy Prime

            Never mind the fact that you’re still commenting on a 3 day old article and I haven’t said anything to you in over a day. Oh snap! A Samsung commercial about it’s built in wireless charging literally just came on. Lol Hulu just responded to your wireless charging comment lol. When you “swap” your sd card or just take it out, you run the risk of losing it. Lol my girlfriend mentioned that she can’t find her 8 gb sd card after the 32 gb card I used for 3 years and gave to her no longer works. And who watches HD movies from the cloud? I download movies to my phone, watch them, and delete them. Why would I keep movies on my device? Lol what would I be saving them for? A 32 gb phone can save a few movies and then you delete them. They’re not dvds. You can actually get rid of them. And I don’t mind showing you my bill. 117 for 16gb of data, roadside assistance, insurance, unlimited calling and texting and it’s great. I have Verizon but I also have WiFi at home and work. I download my movies on WiFi and watch them on my commute to work because, you know, that’s smart. And because of the slower read/ write speeds, apps open a bit slower. Speed tests between the G4 and the S6 have proved this. Pictures take a bit longer to open.

          • Adam Knotts

            Um no.The lg4 won the real world speed tests not the s6. Proves processer doesn’t make as much difference as software optimization. They want more money for less features. I’m cool with that. The absurdity is when u call these missing features a feature. Guess next ur going to tell me how not making it waterproof is a feature too.

          • Adam Knotts

            There are fake microsd cards out there that say there 64gb and are really 4 gb if u get one of these it will corrupt and lose your data so u need to be sure that the microsd card is legit. But if u get a genuine name brand u won’t have any problems. I rather have slow memory than no memory. It gets ridiculous when u have to start deleting stuff to make room for other stuff. Enjoy your 4k capable phone that can store ur one 4k movies while everyone else eventually gets to use 2 terabyte microsd cards.

          • My Galaxy Prime

            Lol really? 2 comments in a row? I’m not gay dude, hop off. You did read what the websites stated right, doesn’t matter if the card is genuine, it will eventually fail. I’ll enjoy my 3+gb movies and delete them after watching because I don’t have short term memory loss and have to horde movies. I had quite a few movies actually and still had 30 gb left on my device. I also have several games, documents, and stream music because, who downloads anymore? And I don’t delete to make room for other things. I delete pictures and videos because I’ve either watched them or never look at them so why are they taking up space? So enjoy your 2 terabyte card until it eventually fails or you lose it. But you can take a look at my current storage. No problems here.

          • Adam Knotts

            I know u don’t have any time for me. Ur to busy taking it in the rear from Samsung. And apparently enjoying your every minute of it. No options is a good thing ses u. F choosing if u want to put a memory card in or not. F choices right. And u don’t buy a apple why???

          • margaret

            Zzzzzźzzźzzzż

          • henucu

            yes you are gay else you won’t talk about your current storage

          • My Galaxy Prime

            Lol 7 months later. #NoLife #NoFriends #ThisArticleIsAsIrrelivantAsThisHashtag

          • henucu

            sad that you have no friends. why

          • My Galaxy Prime

            Lol I have friends that I talk to instead of restarting a 7 month conversation that is no longer relevant today. I don’t even have an S6 anymore. Lol dude, 7 months? Get a life

          • margaret

            Its no use trying to explain to him Adam. Ive been hearing this for days that all sd fails. Ive always had sd cards and they never fail on me. But he wont listen. Hes tortuned me for days over this. And the lauguage from him to me us awful. So he will go on at you Adam.

          • margaret

            Nice one.

        • Gordon Bainbridge

          Just try getting something out of the cloud when you’re in rural areas of Washington, Montana, or Idaho. The cloud is a solution for urban areas.

          • Cicero

            If you really want your data when you are in this limited situation try usb on the go. At the end you want full speed and huge amount of storage and 3 days working battery and want to pay cheap. This is a productivity phone at the end. And you have choices out there.

          • My Galaxy Prime

            The cloud is a solution for your back up and are you insinuating that people in rural areas can never get access to internet? You back up the things you don’t need but want to keep onto your cloud storage and if you ever need them again, they’re available. Your cloud storage shouldn’t be your main storage. Are all Android users that have an sd slot hoarders? Do you seriously keep everything you don’t need on your phone? For what? That picture you haven’t looked at in months, why is it on your device taking up space? Get rid of it. Back it up and delete it off your phone. And now you have more storage space. Already watched that movie? Delete it. Problem solved.

          • Law_Dogg

            This is a reasonable position – I don’t do it (yet), but agree it should be done. Any recommendations on best ways to do this? I’m a Picasa user, and would love to just blast all my pics “up to the cloud” and not worry about them anymore…but is there any cloud systems that just, in (something approaching) real time, back up the photos you take in the cloud to review/discard later?

          • My Galaxy Prime

            Google Photos, drop box, and Microsoft OneDrive. You can instantly back up your pictures, videos, or a specific file. You can either choose to back it up via WiFi only or back it up with WiFi and your data service.

        • Ian

          Very good point…MGP, of course not for everyone but generally a very good point.

          • My Galaxy Prime

            Or, like somedude said, use a laptop

          • Ian

            Unless you are James Bond the cloud is fine, actually it is better than fine, you can lose your phone but you cant lose the cloud, of course if you do lose your phone change your cloud password..:)

          • Josh

            The cloud is not necessarily fine. E.G. the reasons stated above your comment. Areas with bad reception,data plan easily sucked dry, or hell look at the recent spateofcloud like services hacked and security breaches. No the cloud idea is a whimsical farce and NOT a be all end all solution.

          • Ian

            You are correct, it is not a be all end all solution and putting sensitive data there would not be wise. Having said that i keep all my photos(and video clips) in the cloud and feel comfortable that they are more secure than if i was to lose my phone.

        • Pinpointer

          doesn’t this cloud storage require some kind of internet to access? Also cloud storage is the same as an internet server which basically stores your personal information on somebody’s computer

          • Filly Jnr

            except its not someones computer its in a warehouse full of servers which- personally- I have never heard of the cloud failing or experienced it.

          • Andrew

            Have you heard of global companies spying on you through your personal details ? Heard of security breaches where personal details are leaked ?

        • Keg Man

          you aren’t using your phone to it’s full potential if you think cloud storage is a solution. How bout watching movies on a plane? In a car? My phone was useless for more than half the trip traveling down I95 from NY to FL. I had verizon. If you depend on a cloud to back up your photos, thats great for a backup, but they destroy the file size and picture quality. Unless you are on T-mobile, playing music from the cloud will destroy your data. This whole cloud thing is useful at times, but it’s really designed to eat into your data

          • Cicero

            How large is your phone storage (not SD)? If you want to keep all your movies collection on your phone I think it is a wrong move. If you know will have a trip just upload your desired movies on the phone. After your trip is done delete it. Keeping all media there just for nothing will give you full storage capacity. I know it is confortable just to be all there in SD but how often did you acces some media file on your SD card? I have around 30GB of media files on my SD which I am not used from more than 1 year. So?

          • J.J.

            32gb note 4 with 64gb card. 7gb left on phone. 12gb left on card. that is your personal preference. others prefer to have the option to access all of their materials no matter what the data situation is. you cant seriously tell them they are wrong just because they want something you dont. plus why does everyone think that since they have wifi/4g constantly that the other billions of people in emerging countries do also, the cloud is just not and option for them.

          • Cicero

            Sorry to say but you took this personally too. I’m just expressed my personal opinion just you did too. That’s me and what I am doing when I have such a situation. But 64 and 128GB phones are available with ufs2.0 interface. And yes they have a huge price related. But out there are others brand solutions too. You can choose what is best for you. Enjoy!

          • J.J.

            i understand your point but to me a personal opinion is “i would do this” not “its a wrong move” insinuating that your “opinion” is fact, just a difference in our interpretation, no biggie lol, but yes i will have to look into other brands for the moment. hopefully the lg g4 pro is real and coming soon

          • OlayTerry

            I’m really tired of people with such small minds that they think no world exists out there besides their own little experience.

            I have a 32gb Note 4 that’s out of space (only 300 or so mb left) from only apps I actually use. A lot of these are work related apps. I don’t store pictures, music or videos on the internal memory, those all go into the 128gb SD card. What would be ideal for me is at least 64 or 128gb internal storage with microSD support. There are many large files I need to access quickly and placing them on the cloud would not work. Try opening up a 600MB PDF file from the cloud very quickly to find some obscure info on one of the pages. That’s impractical. If I had such a file already in my SD (not occupying my internal storage), I could access the info I need speedily.

            I sill use the cloud, but only to backup files I already have on my SD.

            Please (you and others like you) do up all a favor and shut the heck up about telling us how we don’t need SD and we should use OTG and the cloud and delete files we don’t need because your mind appears to be incapable of conceiving that others have different needs than you do.

          • avtella

            Agreed. Exactly, my usage is just the opposite of yours, my stuff is mostly on the cloud though I have a card. However others have different usage scenarios, we can’t assume others do things the same way for various reasons which they may have.

          • lee

            i agree, i have a 200gb micro sd card…. woiuld be redundant if i bought a note 5, so I’ll sitck with note 4

          • Alan Parillon

            Amen.

          • Cicero

            I’m sorry for you if you are such a busy man and you can not afford a 64GB phone with a high speed memory read interface (ufs2.0). So my answer is about choosing the new tech. At the end it is like you don’t want to change your pentium 4 cpu with hdd eide interface because is cheaper and more convenient for you. But you will always have choices to buy a brand which will offer you what you desire.
            P.S. I only said my opinion and I never said it is the absolute truth. I think you take this too personally.

          • Cicero

            Sorry my Master to disturb you. Like you said “I’m really tired of people with such small minds that they think no world exists out there besides their own little experience” but your needs are different than mine. You need something pro (you tell us that you use your work files on your phone) but in a small and powerful phone device. You have alot to choose from phones, tablets and laptops. So I don’t need what you need and I don’t state I own the absolute truth about anything. But I can say to you “your mind appears to be incapable of conceiving that others have different needs than you do”. Ciao!

        • Josh

          Clouds nice if you can access it. Where I work signal is spotty because of building materials and cell blockers so I can’t always access online. Or what happens when your now no longer unlimited data plan is almost used up for the month, the cloud doesn’t help then. I really wish people would think before offering up that poor excuse of an idea. No changeable battery is easy enough to get around but noexpandable memory??? Inexcusable. Absolute non starter for me. Samsung has effectively lost my business because of that move. Looks like the Moto X or this year’s LG Nexus 5 or possibly G4 for me. Till then I’ll stick with my Note 4

        • Andrew

          Great, if you don’t mind having companies snoop at all your personal info AND you have unlimited data to download a movie everytime you want to watch it. For what is described as a business tool this is useless…not buying.

          • Alan Parker

            That’s true, I’ve heard of too many of these services being hacked and people lose personal information for me to trust having possibly hundreds of gigabytes of my personal data floating around on some server ready to be hacked or for the service to go down or out of business when right now I can have everything safely with me on an SD card protected by my own security.

        • Cyberstriker

          Why don’t know ask Jennifer Lawrence about cloud services option and she’ll tell you otherwise.

      • margaret

        I totally agree?

        • Somedude

          I don’t agree

          • margaret

            Thats your opinion! But its not mine!

        • Ian

          Thats your opinion! But its not mine!

          • henucu

            Thats their opinion.not yours not mine.

          • Ian

            Actually, i was referring to one person…if you look.

          • Ohnoes

            I think you where refering to multiple people, but then that’s my opinion and not yours or theirs.

          • Ian

            Considering i made the statement to Margaret with no reference to the others then clearly it was replying to Margaret.

            In fact i was repeating what Margaret said because i found it condescending.

            I don’t presume to think about what you do and do not know, please do not do the same to me.

          • margaret

            Whats this about condescending ian?

        • Porcelain bleach

          I agree infinity .Boom

      • Dan Severn

        Seriously, come on man. You can watch a 3 minute you tube video and change the battery yourself. Samsung isn’t like Apple, it doesn’t cost 100 bucks for a battery.

        • Alan Parker

          Really???
          Have you ever attempted to disassemble one of these type of glued and taped together phones?
          You need a special hot plate or hair dryer and very gently pry it apart with a fraction too much force and it shatters, and a bit too much heat and you melt the phone.

          • Dan Severn

            It’s not waterproof. Samsung phones are the easiest to disassemble. It’s not glued together. Only adhesive resin strip on the battery. I could be wrong though. I don’t know how the gorilla glass wraps around it.

          • Dan Severn

            Just to be clear. I think it’s horrible what they’ve done. I won’t be buying it.

          • Alan Parker

            It’ll be the same as the Galaxy S6 where the back panel is glued on and you have to apply heat then gradually pry it off and all that pulling can make it easily shatter if you’re not very careful.

          • Dan Severn

            Can you say Galaxy Note 5 Edge Active Plus… Hahahaha!

          • Jeff

            Did you actually watch the video of them changing the battery. It’s a lot more complex than using a dryer to take the back off.

          • Jeff

            Sorry, meant to reply to Dan.

          • Rasheed Alhimianee

            Who keeps a phone longer then 2 years on top of that ios is limited compared to android imo I rather have a more functional OS with a beautiful body that feels solid. so I don’t get why ppl so butt hurt over this

          • faisbross

            True but then again there’s the what ifs…what if your battery breaks just a day after the one year warranty runs out? You’re suppose to be keeping it for another year right? What if a week later there’s an error in the internal memory? What if they can still fix all of it for you but you have to fork out a hundred and fifty dollars…
            Maybe you have a lot of money but where I come from I better stick to Note 4.
            Still being hopeful though…

          • Alan Parker

            Obviously the battery can fail but for me I’m what they’d call a power user so I use the phone a lot so batteries just wear out quick and after a year I could lose 20% or more of the battery capacity, and with quick charge on the Note the battery will wear out even quicker so I’ve always changed the battery every year on my phones.
            But if I did that I’d lose the warranty having to disassemble it.

          • Dathon

            Buy a Mophie battery case or similar and you will have no issues with battery life. That is what I did with my S6. You can even get an Incipio case with built-in MICRO-SD card slot for memory expandability. Just wait, and more companies will come out with ways around the battery/sd card limitiations.

          • Alan Parker

            Yes yes there’s battery cases, power banks, OTG flash drives, cloud services etc…
            But the fact is these are all solutions to problems that don’t need to exist since new phones take away features old phones used to have. And I was under the impression each new phone was supposed to be an upgrade from the last.

          • Sean

            mophie batteries mess up your port! stay awaaaaay

          • Dathon

            Please…this is why you get insurance through your phone carrier. They will replace the darn phone for you.

          • faisbross

            Insurance? For phones? Never heard of it. Not in my country. The carriers don’t provide any insurance to my knowledge. Besides I don’t like the hassle and all those waiting. Hey, if its for you. Cool. We all have our preference.

          • J.J.

            millions of people. ill give you one example the person who just lost their job/ took a pay cut. there are tons of financial reasons to not buy a phone every two years.

          • watkins

            Who buys a phone based on a appearances alone? Sheep that’s who.

          • Rasheed Alhimianee

            I never said looks alone I have no idea where your pulling that from? Sheep much?

          • watkins

            Because without using one or reading a single review, you know exactly what Samsung’s newest spin on tw is and how much more functional this note is? Sheep yes.

          • T-Monkey The Tech Junkie

            2 words: Expiration Date. Preplanned kill off for GS8 or 9 note /7 or 8.
            1more word : expansion

          • Flowingwind

            That is what I was thinking “who keeps a phone more than two years”. Yet Carriers push EIP for phones to replace two year contracts. They say once the device is paid off, in two years, you will save $20 to $30 on your bill but who keeps a phone longer than two years? Most people will upgrade every six to twelve months.

          • Choda Boy

            I still have ALL of the cell phones I have ever owned (except for the one I gave my mom). Even without cell service, cell phones make great info devices around the house, game devices, and mobile monitors for DSLR cameras.

          • Cyberstriker

            I know a lot of people that keeps smartphones for over 2 years and than some cause they can’t afford latest phones that comes out every year.

          • zdaxxy

            Still using my Galaxy Note 2… was hoping for Note3/4/5 to have the waterproof, 4K screen, wireless charging…looks like I am waiting on the Note6 to meet my list now…

          • henucu

            Even a kid can swap a glued battery in any cell phone.just set the temperature on hair dryer to exactly whats on thermostat.

          • Alan Parker

            It’s not a glued battery it’s a glued case which is very different and even experienced repairers have trouble with.

        • nak19

          Buy a power bank why open it.

        • Charles Green

          Really? You want to do that everyday? I use my device. I can’t work with it tethered to some wall or USB port somewhere. Most Note users feel the same way. Loved Samsung been on board with everyone except the S6 since the first Galaxy (captivate)….but this won’t work. I know someone will step in as Lg is starting to to fill the production void but that could take a while. Sammie you killed it.

        • J.J.

          a bit naive to think any person could successfully attempt this repair.

        • Jarred Sutherland

          It’s pretty easy to replace a battery in an iPhone. Last I checked as well the battery ran me $20 (the OEM battery, not some jank third party).

      • Tony_Stark5

        Quadruple agree. Already have the G4 with a 32GB SD card. Great phone.

      • Timothy McAuliffe

        Check out nexpaq, it may help with the memory issues and provide extended battery life and a protective case to house it all in. If you are patient, the nexpaq model for this phone should come out in 2-3 months. I’d doubt you’d use 32 gigabytes of memory that quickly.

        • Alan Parker

          On my Galaxy S5 out of 131gb I have less than 10gb left.

          • J.J.

            lol about 19 gb left from 96gb total. someone understands!!!

      • faisbross

        Last hope? Its still a rumor. The phone shown (if its real) was probably a prototype. Samsung might change the specs ever since. I hate the no micro sd card and fixed battery too but the last hope will be right before it is officially introduced. I don’t do the finger cross thing but its still too early to give up…

      • disqus_jyCpuhYO49

        some of the sacrifices arent even necessary! The Sony Flagships have the unibody with integrated battery + IP certifications but still HAVE an SD slot. Why cant Samsung at least do that? have an expandable memory slot if at all they cant let us have removable batteries?

      • Filly Jnr

        You could just delete some stuff if you run out of memory…
        Just saying

        • Alan Parker

          And that’s an improvement how?

        • Andrew

          or buy a different phone where you don’t have to ?

      • toomuchgame441

        They’re mighty morphing Apple Rangers… Duh

      • Matthew Jackson

        Agreed and can you or someone explain to my why the battery is smaller? What the hell were they thinking

        • Alan Parker

          Samsung try to argue you don’t need a big battery since you have quick charge and wireless charging but that’s just a load of bull since the battery life is so poor you have to plan your day around when you can get a charge.
          The reality is they just want the phone as thin as possible because it’s all about making the phone look good going all style over substance as they now want to attract iPhone users.

          • Techist

            With a more power efficient processor (and other components), you can actually get longer battery life out of a smaller battery in the same way you can get more miles out of a 40mpg car with a 15 gallon gas tank than a 25mpg car with a 20 gallon tank (600 vs 500 miles). That said, however, I still would prefer a larger battery taking advantage of the greater power efficiency to give even longer battery life as contrasted to a thinner device. A Note 5 that’s the same thickness (or even slightly more) as the Note 4 but with 2 day battery life is preferable to a thinner Note 5 with about the same battery life, especially if the battery is non-removable.

          • Alan Parker

            It’s true that improved components do improve battery life but the Galaxy S6 is showing battery life is a bit worse than the S5 before it and this is the reason Samsung so heavily promote the quick charge as a way to justify having a battery that they make as small as possible that’s just enough for a day’s use.

      • BIGtrouble05

        Why would you have to buy a new phone when you run out of memory??? Cloud storage, Back up to a computer, or simply delete the items you no longer need or use. whats an sd card…its a portable micro chip..therefore purchase a portable hard drive. seriously! People what will you do when you sd card gets full on top of the phone??? smh

        • zanzee

          Buy a $60 128gb card? What if I’m going on a trip and want storage for games/movies/music ect. on my phone so I can miricast it in my hotel room? Netflix/hulu in south east Asian or Africa ect… isn’t really an option.

      • nezr

        buy a new phone when you are out of memory? lol
        learn how to manage your memory

        • Alan Parker

          My first smartphone had 8mb(Yes Megabytes) of memory and every year phones have more features and use more memory, so try to use your brain and realise managing memory means nothing when you can no longer do things on the phone because there just isn’t enough memory to use all these new apps and features and starts ruining the phone because of it.

          So just try to understand that people start using their phone thinking they have enough memory but start using it more but what do you do if you don’t even have the memory to take a video with all the apps installed?
          You have no choice but to buy a whole new $800 phone instead of a $60 memory card.

      • Charles Sweeney

        I definitely agree! That metal band and speaker grill is so Applesque not to mention the glass back, no SD card slot, yada yada yada. I now have my sights set on LG.

      • mattymatt2323 .

        you can still delete things when you run out of memory, stupid

        • Alan Parker

          And having to delete things like a freaking iPhone user is your idea of an upgrade?
          It’s sad watching you sheep in action always looking for ways to find solutions to problems that shouldn’t exist in $800+ phones.

    • Daggett Beaver

      Don’t let the door hit ya where the good Lord split ya.

      –Samsung

      • Andrew

        That would be easy were it not for shareholders, so no, that’s not samsungs moto

    • cdm283813

      It’s funny that when people give up on the Note 5 they can’t name another device or they wait for the new Nexus. It just blows my mind.
      Just buy the G4 and shut up unless people have inside knowledge on upcoming flagships with both options. The G4 is the only option so far in 2015.

      • FreshWitIT

        Moto X Pure 2015

      • D McCoy

        HTC M9 Plus (^_-)

      • Err0xx

        G4 Pro gonna be a boss. It might have my attention and I’ve been a diehard Note fan since the original, currently have Note 4.

        • J.J.

          was thinking about that too cause my note 4 is losing selling value by the minute. hope some manufactures announce something soon

      • Sanity

        Note 4 is it. G4 is butt ugly.

      • J.J.

        i think thats why we are so pissed(me included) because i cant name another option that matches the note series plus sd and battery. for me and many others im sure going from a note 4 to a g4 is not worth it.

    • Monsterilla Lal

      Thanks for the memories Samsung. It has been great fun since the Galaxy S1. As with many others, signing off from the Note 4.

    • Marcel West-Bailey

      hey is your note having issues? mine is getting texts late (the rest of my family has verizon and they don’t have any of the same issues), lagging and freezing, and frequently doesn’t respond to taps.

      • Hoek

        Clear the phones cache.

    • Alawami

      sticking with my ancient Note 2.

    • Al Espinosa

      Yeah me to. I think. Samsung has been deleting features that take the value out of there phones. Like the IR blaster in the Mega 2. Makes no sense

    • TexAg2000

      YEP! Ditto here … Samsung Galaxy S3, S4, and now Note 4 will be my last Samsung product if this trend of no MicroSD and no replaceable battery continues. If I wanted an iPhone, I would get a goddamn iPhone.

    • TexAg2000

      Also … I think this helped me decide on a Nexus 6 for my next phone. I have an invite for Google Project Fi here in Austin … I may as well go ahead and get it going.

    • Btort

      long time supporters shouldn’t buy these POS devices

    • Sudara Madushan

      totally agree

    • Flowingwind

      I had the Samsung Galaxy S 2, 3, Samsung Galaxy Note 2, 3, 4. The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 will be my last Samsung phone. They say “Breaking up is hard to do” not in this case.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tbad22CKlB4

    • Chandigarh Boy

      They seem like on features killing spree…

      No IR Blaster,

      No MicroSD (likely),

      No user replaceable battery,

      No IP67 dust & waterproof (though Note never had it, I wished it will),

      No MHL (likely, S6 skipped it too),

      No (Temp. & Humidity sensor, though I don’t really care about this one)

  • moonoverparma

    Battery size??

  • Alan Parker

    If I wanted an iPhone I’d buy an iPhone instead of this iPhone wannabe.

    • galaxyNote4isBoss

      I doubt very seriously you can buy this or a iphone. Go back to your bargain basement low budget buying community you don’t be long here we are buyers not people who post comments and can’t afford to buy.

    • thepeddle

      Why would you want an Iphone

      • Alan Parker

        I wouldn’t!
        But I’m just saying Samsung phones are becoming so restricted and lacking features and copying so much off of Apple then Apple is probably the better choice for those wanting style over substance.

        • Andrew Kim

          But Samsung phones do look better than iPhones, have better cameras, are faster, and offer more functionality

  • Alexander Rockwell

    I like the spring loaded pen, but otherwise… meh. I’ll stick with my 4 until this high gloss glass phase passes. And 64gb becomes standard since US carriers rarely carry anything beyond the smallest offered size. No SD means 64gb should be the version getting offered to most.

  • Motaz

    wondering how different would it look compared to the s6+

    • Alexander Rockwell

      You can see the S6+ in the bottom two pics.

  • Yaniv Moshe

    I got note edge .
    Love it so much.
    No note 5 edge ?
    :-(

  • jd

    No removable battery …no SD card, ‘m definitely done.

    That’s the only reason I had a Samsung phone. I’ll be picking up an LG.

    • Natty Bee

      Why wait on Nexus? They haven’t had those features in years…

      • MMAOriginator

        Totally agree,

        The Huawei Nexus is going to be a beast.

        just hate have to wait till October

        • Allen Scott

          what? ok. im as disappointed as the next person about the possibility of ( and yes. still possibility) of no sd-storage.
          batteries? im sorry. who’s but hurt about there tablet not having a removable battery?/ a non-removable batter = better battery life and power usage ….100% of the time.

          as for the nexus? if i was going to get a phone. that doesn’t have expandable storage and is the most powerful phone on the market……. the note 5. still. wins. fyi. the snapdragon 620 has half the process-power as the exynos, the note 5 has double the screen rez, far more functions including but not limited to the s-pin and same ram is both 4-gigs. basically. as huawei is a bargain bin brand. so is this next “flag ship”..

          • n900mixalot

            Have you seen the S6 battery life? It’s laughable.

          • Allen Scott

            compared to?

            yes. i have a s6.. and a note 4… and a m9… and a iphone 6. why? i work on them, fix them, compare them.

            the s6 while running ALL options All day. last half the time as my note 4. thats a fact. however. like most of android devices you can regulate that. with proper management i have my s6 lasting about 16 hours
            12 on the m9
            22 note 4
            26 iphone. ( then again. the iphone isn’t doing much to began with.)

            now. what if i told you. that every phone with a crap non removable battery… would still be a crap battery. Even if it was removable!?

            personally. id take a good integrated battery over having to track down and buy multiple crap batteries.

          • disqus_jyCpuhYO49

            what kind of proper management are you talking about? how do you exactly have your note 4 running for that long?

          • Allen Scott

            Having your screen brightness on auto, and options like WiFi, off tell needed. When your battery is finally in the red. Kick in into u-power saving mode. You’ll still get your calls, text, mail and your alarm well still go off.

          • Allen Scott

            compared to?

            i own and work with just about all smart phones in the united states… and a few international. ( also how i know thats a live demo box) so yeah. ive seen the s6’s battery life. and you do know thats manageable right? with everything on and running/ pushing that 64bit processor. yeah you can kill it in about 8-10 hours. But. with the slightest adjustments, your s6 can and will last you over a day.
            in comparative usage the s6 does pull in third under the note 4 and iphone 6 ( granted, the iphone 6 isnt doing much to begain with).
            so laughable?. you must be a jolly person.

          • Kendra Joyce

            I have had every note that have came out. I really don’t like not being able to remove my battery or have a micro SD card slot. Samsung is messing up big time. Other than that I will probably stick with my note 4. The only thing they should have changed should have been a bigger screen. Not the same size as the 4. Faster processor and wireless charing like the galaxy s6. I also have the galaxy gear s watch thst I love. All glass I do not like at all. I doubt I will even get the 5. Unless it has wireless charging.

          • My Galaxy Prime

            It has wireless charging.

      • cdm283813

        Exactly! “Because the Note 5 doesn’t have SD and removable battery I’m getting a Nexus!”
        Such fools!

        • Brett Hallahan

          Not foolish. If you have a choice between two phones, both have no SD, and one is much faster with base Android and almost instant updates, I would choose the latter instantly.

      • Svengalis

        It will most likely be cheaper and have a bigger screen

  • Elisha Loewen

    The photos of the the phone were taken inside the store of the Canadian telecom giant Bell Mobility. You can see the Bell logo on the screen of a tablet in the background.

  • Kamen Minkov

    “Posted”, not “leaked”. If a company like Samsung wants to keep some information a secret, it will.

  • Natty Bee

    By failing to include removable battery and removable storage on the Note, Samsung is sending a clear message to long time fans that they simply do not care about returning customers. They have their eye on Apple, and have lost all concern with keeping their own customers.

    On well, all good things come to an end eventually. This makes it really easy for me not to buy

    • Andrew Kim

      One thing wrong about your statement. Samsung wouldnt do this unless it was for the money. There arent as many people as you and i compared to others who dont care about them

  • D13H4RD2L1V3

    There’s no point in not adding microSD card support if you only sell one storage variant in a key market, like the US.

    Come on, Sammy. Make all storage sizes available globally on launch.

    The Note is more than a bigger S-line device, and people who use Notes typically need more storage. I know that because one phone that I used to have (and really loved using it) was the SM-N9005 variant of the Galaxy Note 3.

    • Daggett Beaver

      We still don’t know if there will be microSD storage. But if there isn’t, I’m guessing it’s because they’d have to add to their SoC a second controller for it. Personally, I don’t want microSD storage. Internal UFS is faster, lasts longer, and isn’t crippled by Android’s microSD write limitations. But I can see why some people want it, so they should probably get some other phone.

  • Kanoosh

    i don’t know why anyone said there wasn’t going to be a Sring-loaded S-pen this time around DESPITE seeing all the leaks of a spring loaded version in pictures lol.. Spring loaded makes sense wtf people , stop always believing “leaks” or what someone else says JUST because.

  • willam osullivan

    Personally I think the note 4 is the best looking phone they’ve ever made….actually I think it’s the the best all around

    • n900mixalot

      Nah, the Note Edge is better. ;o)

    • margaret

      Note 3 is very good flagship phone.. For a few extra features, il stay with my trusted note 3 lte, 128gb sd card, and removable battery. Happy days!

      • Hoek

        Same, i have a Note 3 and dont see any reason to upgrade, the note 3 is fast and it seems thats the only upgrade you get with some things taken away, so i to will stick with my Note 3.

        • margaret

          Yeah. Note 3 is running well on lollipop. Really fast:)

  • rmcrys

    I am extremely pleased worth my Note 4, but I am also tired of Samsung putting so much garbage (Galaxy Apps, Flipboard, Briefing, etc), and COMPLETELY tired of seeing the high end products customers receiving updates so late/few as the S/Note class would cost <300€.

    When the Note 4 isn't enough for me anymore/contact renew (~ Q3 2016) if Apple has an interesting device (or OnePlus) then I'll change. Samsung no more in the next years.

    I am a Samsung S/Note buyer since 4 years ago, and software updates/support is at 200€ level, and 2 chargers (S3 and Note 4) broke 7-9 months after buying them, and I got no free replacement.

    In comparison, I had 2 iPads (iPad 3 and iPad Mini 2), one with a little "yellow" screen and the other with random boots, and were replaced no questions asked, and iOS update on time. One Apple charger broke (everyone at home charged with it lol, which never happened with Samsung's) after 1 year and I got a free replacement, no questions asked.

    So much money for Samsung but people only buy hardware. With Apple/Nexus at least you buy on time updates, top support (Apple) and no garbage.

    • n900mixalot

      Even Motorola figured out how to replace Nexus devices with little hassle. Samsung makes you send it in at your expense, THEN decides and some people are lucky, others not so much.

  • Trysta

    Anyone else kind of surprised that the battery size isn’t listed on the back of the box? They have other technical details like Ram, # of processor cores etc. Why not battery size?!

    If it really is 3000mah as has been recently rumored then Samsung has lost their minds.

    • Disqus_deez

      I’m thinking the box is a fake. And also that these pics were taken using the same phone from other post. Just a hunch.

  • Disqus_deez

    And yet nobody takes a pic of the right side of the devices for some reason. I’ll remain hopeful until Thursday. Maybe just maybe Samsung is trolling and sent out fake devices. #ICANHOPE

  • s2weden2000

    ePicness…

  • Kolos

    How about the battery?

  • haupman

    So this will be like the Note 4, except worse? I’m baffled why anyone with a Note 3 or 4 would buy this?

    The improvement in specs is useless. Any Note 3 or 4 owner can tell you Samsung will use the specs increase to bloat up the phone and end up with mediocre performance.

    • R6ex

      Agree. I’m keeping my Note 3. Note 5 should have a 5.9 inch screen on a bezel-less frame.

    • margaret

      Ive note 3 and i wont be buying note 5. Note 3 is running smooth and fast. And i have 128gb in it which is great and i can look at all my media anytime.

  • Not1Not2Not3

    I’m really interested to see what Samsung claims will be the advantage over the Note 4. From what I’m seeing from the leaks, the Note 5 is definitely a downgrade from the N4. No removable battery, no expandable memory, no ir blaster and it looks exactly like the S6. In my eyes the only reason someone would “upgrade” from the N4 to N5 is for bragging rights or just pure new phone addiction. And I do admit I have phone addiction problems. So with all the complaining I just did. I probably will end up trading in my Note 4 for a Note 5.

    • seattle tech

      Losing a lot of features to style but the speed performance is night and day.

    • Allen Scott

      note 4 specs. http://www.gsmarena.com/samsung_galaxy_note_4-6434.php

      note 5 specs. http://www.androidauthority.com/oneplus-2-international-giveaway-632394/

      i mean.. your getting some very wrong information if your thinking the note 5 is NOT an upgrade from the note 4.. excluding the removable storage. ( huge miss there for samsung… if that is at all true. we still actually don’t know.) ( did NOT see the sim card slot open and or whats really going on in there). as for the box in that picture. that is NOT a retail box. its a demo unit box and the brave dood in the photo… is definitely fired. but those boxes never gives full info.

    • Svengalis

      Lol that sounds like me as well. I do alot of complaining to about the removed features and the glass back but I will probably still get this when it comes out. I just just hope our complaints are heard and Samsung doesn’t pull this with the note 6.

  • buddanho

    Awesomeeeee

  • Iz3man

    I’m all for getting new tech, and I love the note line but the damned 2.5d glass makes full tempered screen protectors useless (a must for my needs) the lack of sd card is a downer. The all glass design while nifty is impractical for me.

    I got the note 4 on launch, and regretted getting rid of my Note 3 right away. I’ll stick with my Note 4 until Sammy realizes how friggin cool the lg g4s leather, actual leather, back is and releases the flat screened, leather , 4800mah battery with dual micro SD support note 6. :D

  • maddy

    4000 mah battery and i am in…..but still can’t say if I do or do not like it……

    • GOAT

      3000 mAh battery. I believe they are claiming that the 64bit processor and extra RAM will ease the load on the battery. The Note 4 has a 3220 mAh battery and it is great.

      • Ron_Swanson

        That still isn’t confirmed and to be honest, I would be shocked if it didn’t have the 4000 mAH battery due to the size of the Note 5….

      • maddy

        well they said similar things for s6 and the battery life sucks…..downgrade from s5….thinking if its the same here???

  • Mat

    Samsung reps already have the note 5. Came into the store yesterday with it. Nothing is “leaked” I guess if samsung is sending reps the phone already. Has push spring s-pen. No removable battery . no expandable SD card slot. Kind of a disappointed showing for me.

  • Alan Parker

    I’m betting Samsung deliberately limit availability of 64gb and 128gb models as over time Samsung makes more profit as more have to upgrade sooner meaning more will buy a new phone after 1 year instead of 2.
    Also I heard they want more buying the S6 Edge+ as they’re more profitable so lack of higher memory Note 5s will have more buying that.

  • Then that’s settled, won’t be getting it. Too bad, they have abandoned some things that made them standout. No sd card & still starting at 32GB – no go

  • Christopher Hernandez

    Idc about a removable battery, just as long as my battery can get me through a full day of heavy usage, and the rumored 4000mah battery seemed great and now im hearing 3000? Fuuuck that, samsung should also offer the sd slot like they do on the m9 and the note 5 is going to have the same processor as the s6? And same camera… i think they forgot why everyone loved the note line up :(

    • GOAT

      The Note was always different from the S line. Now they have the same processor, camera and features. The Note 5 is an S6 with a stylus and an extra GB of RAM.

  • Johan

    Everyone keeps talking about the lack of expandable storage and removable battery.
    Sure, lacking those features is bad.
    But what is far worse for me, is that Samsung phones now also lacks MHL.

  • cdm283813

    I’m just upset over the missing Ir port. Otherwise the lack of SD card slot and removable batteries does not bother me because the entire industry has headed this direction bad or good.
    If I criticise missing features how can I look at the Nexus, HTC, Motorola or even Apple. Only the G4 has both features and I just don’t like that phone. So many people are hypocrites because they knock Samsung for missing features but they own a device that don’t have them as well.

    • GOAT

      I actually use my IR Blaster for my daughter’s Samsung TV. When she falls asleep with the TV on, I can stand at her bedroom door and use my Note 4 to turn off the TV without going in and disturbing her.

      • n900mixalot

        AWWWWWW!!!!

  • Sam Lambert

    French tags, this picture is from Quebec. Anyone know where?

    • GOAT

      Doesn’t that region get theirs a month or so after the U.S?

      • Sam Lambert

        Never saw that happening. Canada gets the devices at the same time as the US.

        • GOAT

          Ok. Thanks

  • Michael Hall

    Samsung are entitled to change long standing features such as sd cards and removable batteries. I, along with many others (if the comments are anything to go by) are also entitled to spend our money elsewhere if we view these features as essential.

    LG with their forthcoming Note equivalent are likely to incorporate both features and I suspect that more manufacturers (particularly those building marker share) will begin to fill the gap created by Samsung.

    • n900mixalot

      Ugh, if LG figured out how to come out with a phablet like the G4 with a useful stylus, unlike the weak Stylo, they’d be killing the Note 5 out of the gate.

  • I said right when I thank that the S Pen will have an ejection with a spring.
    https://newsgeekhightech.wordpress.com/2015/08/02/un-systeme-dejection-commence-a-simposer-pour-le-galaxy-note-5/

  • CPDogg76

    The photos were taken at Costco

  • Glenda Carranza

    I just purchased an unlocked galaxy note 4 (n910h) has anyone had experience with this specific model

  • GOAT

    Samsung is announcing 2 phones this week with no ability to add additional storage unless you fork over another $100+ like Apple does with the iPhones. Today, Amazon has deep discounts on class 10 microSD cards. 64GB for $25 and $60 for 128GB. To add to the hurt Samsung will face, on the same day they announce these new phones, Verizon will announce that they will no longer offer phone subsides, just like T-Mobile. The Note 5 will probably start at $750 if not $800. That means that Verizon and T-Mobile customers have a huge decision to make. Spend $750 for a 32GB phone upfront or maybe add the extra $25 to $30 to their monthly bill. If 32GB is not enough, the 64GB is going to be $850+. So, do they wait for the Note 6 and hope that Samsung returns to what made the Note so popular or do they go elsewhere. I am not trying to speak for anyone but it’s something that should cross their minds. I upgrade my Note every year when the new one is released. I am keeping my Note 4 in hopes that the Note 5 flops and Samsung is forced to drop the price. I predict that by December, the Note 5 will be $150 cheaper than what it will be on day 1. Similar to the S6 and S6 edge price drops.

  • wargamer1969

    Ugh fingerprint magnet just like the S6. No Sd no sale.

  • 3o5pHeNoM

    Extremely dissapointed with this info. I have the note 4 non edge and love it, really was hoping for something spectacular with the 5 but it seems they took a step backwards….

    • wargamer1969

      Same here was going to pay to upgrade on my next program with ATT but not with this info. Its basically just a bigger S6 with a stylus and slight speed bump. I’m more interested in the Tab Edge now.

    • seeteedub

      All of you fantastic folks are convincing me to get a Note 4 instead.. Thank you!

      • limbopope

        I couldn’t recommend it more but wait until 5.1.1 is out unless you’re willing to root. I have some niggling ram bleed issue and lagging recent apps opening. Another month (very) hopefully and the software maybe be squeaky clean and price even lower ;)

  • RoboCop

    I like that Samsung is making a bigger version of the 6/6 edge. I have no use for the pen. I just wish these weren’t going to be $750+ cuz I’d much rather get the Moto X for $400 and have enough for an Xbox One lol

    • GOAT

      Hold out until about December. If the specs are true, the Note 5 will flop. Samsung will be forced to drop the price. Just like they’re doing with the S6 and S6 edge. I was really looking forward to dropping $750 on the Note 5 but with these specs, there is no way i spend that type of money on it.

      • RoboCop

        I like that Samsung had the sale with buying a 4k TV and getting an S6 free. I’d consider that if they gave me a Note 5 or 6 edge+

  • G1andonly

    When Samsung made the note 4, they made a mistake by putting to much into it. It has everything you could want in a phone and more that’s why it’s taking so long to update to 5.1.1 (At lease on tmo) If they kept updating it sooner you wouldn’t need to buy a new phone for 3 years, that’s why I won’t, I’ll keep my 4 for another 2 years and when the time comes it won’t be Samsung. So this year they give a far inferior product which they can keep. No themes, no new TW in the 5.1 update, what it Sammy doing? Losing customers that’s what.

  • My Galaxy Prime

    This constant complaint about SD cards is getting very annoying especially since there are free storage options. How much hoarding gets done on your device where you feel you need to complain? How many movies do you need to keep after watching them? Do you really need to save that photo you haven’t looked at in months? Seeing how you can’t save apps to your sd unless you root your phone, why even need an sd card? If your phone starts at 16 gb, that’s understandable. If it starts at 32, you’ll be fine without the slot but many of you won’t even try it so your complaints really don’t have any merit. It’s like complaining that a tomato ios disgusting without ever trying a tomato. Try out a phone without removable storage and actually experience it before complaining. Worst off, is that people keep saying they’ll hold off for something else. More and more OEMs are ditching sd card slots and android M will place restrictions so the card can’t be swapped. So you’re going to pass on this device due to a lack of expandable storage so you can purchase a phone, which lacks expandable storage later? Unless you’re in a developing nation where the devices sold are low tier with 8 gb of on board storage, the decision to hold off and the complaints about the sd are plain stupid, at best.

    • n900mixalot

      Wait, which is it? More are getting rid of them or Android M will support them? LOL. And I can save apps to my microSD card on my unrooted Verizon Note Edge … so … I’m not sure what point you’re making.

      • My Galaxy Prime

        More OEMs are getting rid of them and Android M will limit the support so both. Google is keeping support for the sd card because of emerging markets where devices with 8gb of storage are being sold. Google will encrypt the sd card so it can ONLY be used on your device and cant be swapped into another one unless you format your card. And you’re saving app data on your sd card. Any additional files are being saved to your device. So those apps that require a large download, that’s getting saved to your phone and not your sd card. So having an sd card is pretty pointless. That’s my point.

    • GOAT

      I can save Apps to my SD card on my Note 4 and it’s not rooted. Secondly, Samsung is trying to make more money by eliminating the SD card slot. The Note series is used by a lot of “power” users. They use their device as a work tool. Saving large documents and so forth. People on long trips watch movies. Samsung will probably charge $750 for the 32GB phone and $850 to $899 for the 64GB. You can buy a class 10 64GB micro SD card for $25. A 128GB micro SD card is $60. The 128GB version Note 5 (if there is one) will be $1000. So do the math. Samsung wins. Yes, other manufacturers are not offering card slots but we didn’t want phones from them. We wanted what the Note was all about. If i wanted a closed phone with no removable battery and no SD card slot, I would buy an iPhone over a Samsung any day of the week. At least once a week i remove my battery from my Note 4 when it starts lagging and freezing. What am I suppose to do now? As mush as i hate iOS, it’s a lot more stable and there is much more stability between OS and the hardware. I go with Samsung because of the features on the Note 4 and the option to customize my phone. Can’t do that with iOS.

      • My Galaxy Prime

        The apps get saved but not the additional data. So the 25 mb app gets saved but the additional gb to run that game gets saved on your device and Samsung wants to make money? Of course they do. The whole point of any for profit business is to make money and as much of it as possible. How large is a document that requires expandable storage? 50kb? 1 mb? 32 gb isn’t enough? And for those on flights, more and more airlines are offering free WiFi and if not, 4 movies at 1 gb each will not fill up a 32 gb device. And after you watch that movie, are you going to keep it on your phone forever or are you going to eventually delete it after watching? And your point about removing the battery because of lag emphasizes the point I made earlier. You’re complaining before trying it. I used to have to pull out my battery due to lag with my S5 but Samsung cleaned up TouchWiz so much that slow downs don’t happen. There’s no need to forcefully restart your device. And you said you bought the Note 4 because of the features but will purchase an iPhone, which doesn’t offer many of the features that the Note 4 has? So, instead of purchasing the Note 5 because it doesn’t have an sd card slot, you would purchase an iPhone that doesn’t come close to the features that u had on your Note 4?

        • GOAT

          Yes, the Note 5 will have more features than an iPhone but why is Samsung going with a 3000 mAh battery when the Note 4 has a 3220 mAh battery. No IR blaster on the Note 5. another feature I use. Believe me, I wanted to buy the Note 5 but it’s basically a S6 with a stylus. Same processor, same camera. Only the RAM, screen size and S-pen are different. i think that is a mistake.

          • My Galaxy Prime

            The camera will have similar features to the S6, which has a better camera than the Note 4. The Note 5 is expected to come with an exynos processor which is faster than the Note 4 and more power efficient. That’s not the same processor and the reason for the smaller battery. However, if the Note 5 came with a processor that wasn’t energy efficient and a smaller battery, I would say that’s a valid reason not to choose this device because there’s no alternative for making your processor faster and nothing to make your phone last longer. Look, I was just like you. I had the S5 and when I saw the S6, I was upset because after Samsung, Verizon, and I installed apps onto my S5, I was left with about 3 gb of on board storage. I didn’t want to run out of storage again. But then I bought a 64 gb S6 and never think about storage. After watching movies, I delete them and Google Photos gives you unlimited storage (for free) to back up all your pictures. So after backing up, I delete all the pictures I don’t look at. But I also use Google Drive for documents when I don’t need those docs on my phone and I even use Drive to back up my back ups. My point is, there are plenty of options that allow you to live without an sd card. Try asking other users who don’t have expandable storage if it’s an issue for them. You also have a 14 day return policy (depending on where you live). Try out the new device and if storage is really an issue for you, return it but at least you can say that you tried it and that you know definitively that it won’t work.

        • Alan Parker

          All of the data can be moved to the SD card by using one of many apps on Google Play.

          • My Galaxy Prime

            I’ve tried those apps. The only way you can move the app data along with the additional files is by rooting your phone. Dude, I’m an android user that’s rooted my phones. I’ve searched for apps that allowed me to move the entire app and all additional files to the sd card and almost all of them required root access.

          • Alan Parker

            Well where I live it’s completely legal to root and won’t affect my warranty so see no reason not to since it makes the phone better.

          • My Galaxy Prime

            I think you completely missed the point that I was making. If you like rooting your phone, root it.

          • Alan Parker

            You say you don’t want to root and I say there’s no reason not to. What other point is there to miss?

  • sonybru

    So the only upgrade is the side speaker? Note 3 had that. I’m waiting for their reveal. They’re pulling people’s legs. This can’t be it.

  • Anthony Evans

    Sticking with my note 4 till the note 6.. and even then if its no micro sd and a non removable battery may switch to an LG or something else

    • GOAT

      where can this be bought?

  • warrior charizard

    here’s an idea for you people https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1pmG39y5qP0 do what is in this video instead of whinning about no sd card slot.

  • vvhitevvizard

    yet again no removable sd card slot AT LEAST? Gonna stay with my Note II + 128GB microSD.

  • FreshWitIT

    I’m thinking of getting a MOTO X PURE 2015 to hold me over till 2016. I have a note 3 and was going to wait till next year anyway but my screen recently received the ‘Spider Crack Update” and my screen is pretty badly cracked now. So I’m in the market for a phone. I was 1st looking at the Sony z4v but after looking into the phone more the 810 overheats and the camera sucks. So now its between Note 5 vs Moto X Pure 2015. Pure has sdcard but no removable battery. But moto is $399 off contract, works on all networks, upgraded camera, micro sdcard, almost pure vanilla android, dual front facing speakers, water resistant, quad hd. 5.7″.

  • Jimmy McGovern

    So how about comments from people who are just excited about a new phone and not comparing it to LG, Apple, or any other manufacturer. I understand this is a free world and you can post what you want, but if all you’re going to do is complain, take it somewhere else. I for one am excited about the phone as I will be upgrading from a SGS5 with not enough HDD. There is only so much you can put on an SD card and Verizon only offered the 16GB on the Edge program. It’s not all bad.

    • Svengalis

      What is there to be excited about? The glass back, no one uses glass backs anymore. The removal of the sd card? The smaller battery which is also not removable ? You are better off getting the note 4.

      • GOAT

        coming from an S5, the Note 5 will seem like a great phone. When you own a Note 4, the Note 5 is a step back. Even Apple went away from the glass back on their iPhones.

      • Jimmy McGovern

        Obviously Samsung uses a glass back so your point isn’t valid. SD cards are slower. Removable battery although nice is a thing of the past as wireless charging and batter tech improves.

    • Alan Parker

      I’ve had every Galaxy S before the S6 and I have the Note 3 and I was never unhappy until now that Samsung has turned it’s back on their loyal customers so I have every right to complain and compare to other phones.

      • Jimmy McGovern

        If Samsung didn’t listen to your complaints before, what makes you think they are going to listen to them now? Move along.

        • Alan Parker

          No one knows how well the Note will sell now they’ve alienated their core customers so you just go back to sleep while us people who actually care about our phones keep moving along with what we’re doing.

  • Lane

    Does anyone here care about software that Samsung has to offer? Is anyone here curious about productivity tool that no other manufacturer would ever be able to put on the table?

  • eddiex

    This is going in reverse now Apple is suppose to copy Samsung. Get back you your roots Sumsung.

  • tiger

    Did anyone notice…4GB RAM is actually just 2GB that we get to use???!! So, this Note 5 basically has 2GB RAM for us to use…the rest belongs to Samsung traditional bloatware?!! So much for multi-tasking….

  • R6ex

    5.7 inch again?!

    No thanks. I’ll keep my Note 3.

  • ddd

    I am too excite to watch note 5 event and get note 5 whenever it release for carrier. I want to see note 5 which has bigger than 5.7 inch like 6 inch with 4k. Processor is fastest like speed of light. Camera is 21 mega pixels on back and 8 mega pixels on front. Battery is around 5000 mah. If they made it, I am getting no matter what. I am not sure what is samsung’s plans for next note phone. Like apple, they design the phone and ios 8(copy from android features), and camera and display tech, battery which e made from other companies. This is 100% true. Like samsung, they made everything like display to camera.
    I hope samsung can brainstorm new ideas to make better phone. Samsung shouldn’t care about other companies so samsung should create new own ideas and features for next phone. Samsung is king of the world.

  • doctorjee

    I decided on note5 long back, but then moto x style happened…

  • oualid m

    nice

  • George Ouimet

    I’ve been waiting for 100% proof of whether or not there will be a removable battery (only reason I’ve ever stuck with Samsung). They lost my wife as a customer when they sealed up the S6. She moved onto LG. Looks like this is it for me as well.

    I’m very curious how much LG’s sales will go up from this buffoon move. LG is going to be laughing all the way to the bank after this.

  • Brian Preble

    I don’t get it. Why pay extra for ‘premium’ materials that will be covered by a case? And who is stupid enough to use ANY $700 device without protection. Especially one with a glass back. Every iPhone I’ve ever seen had a shattered back.

    • Svengalis

      Exactly how is a glass back premium, who can tell if you have to have the phone in a case. I dunt user a case with my note 4 I just use tempered glass for the screen.

    • Hoek

      I thought the same but from the few drop tests ive seen i was surprised how well it took it, the glass seems pretty darn strong, thats the s6 that is, this being beigger may make it more breakable.

      • Brian Preble

        Aye, it does sound rugged, at least on the S6. Personally, I bought the Note 3 for storage space and screen size. I don’t care about the pen, and never use any phone or tablet without a case. They’re all too fragile and expensive. Now to decide if I want to take a chance on the Note 5, assuming they have a 128 Gb version to compensate for the lack of SD card, or get an LG4.

  • HiiPOWERuser

    So much hatoration. I’ll take an S6 edge plus 64 gb.

  • Bryce

    Still has a hardware home button = FAIL

    • Alan Parker

      Frees up space on the screen that onscreen home button wastes, so physical buttons = WIN

      • Bryce

        The same can be accomplished using dedicated capacitive buttons (see Galaxy S2 as an example) instead of using a single clicky hardware button that could get gunked up and break. So the Note 5 is still FAIL.

    • Svengalis

      Nothing really bad about that.

  • Jared Ba

    Last year, it was a given that the Note 5 would have a 5.9+ screen, smaller top and bottom bezels, and UHD resolution to get rid of the screen door effect on Gear VR. Maybe a lot of us don’t need any of these things but I certainly want them–and they would have given the Note 5 a clear wow factor over the Apple 6s. But now I don’t know why I’d switch from a Note 4 to this for such small improvements and lose the SD card and battery to boot. Sad to say but after buying both the Note 3 and Note 4 I might stray toward another brand this fall. Honestly don’t know what Samsung’s thinking these days.

    • Svengalis

      Cutting cost and features to fatten their profits.

  • phantomsofthedesert

    I like it very much, I would wanna have one in my hand before I give my opinion. the only things that would stop me from updating is No Sd card and removable battery. I have Note 4 and Galaxy S5 at the moment. I feel they may be my last Samsung. phones. I will however lookn at other Samsung models

  • Luis FerNando Araujo

    I believe samsung should keep s6 family glass and metal and note family the way it is with expendable memory and removable battery. They should improve the ergonomics on the aluminum frame and stylus, but keeping two diferent type of customers.

  • AndroidBrian

    F u Samsung. Is a SD card tray so Impossible to install?

  • Jared Ba

    Re: styling and construction materials, aesthetic beauty is always a huge factor for me but even I have to recognize that this is an 800 dollar phone so it’s insane not to have a substantial protective cover on it–not just one of those clear cases. With that in mind, I don’t care if the sides and back are made of metal, plastic, pleather, or chewing gum. I’m never going to see them anyway.

  • Xtremexx

    That SIM card tray just looks too big for just a micro/nano sim. Cmon samsung, dont give me a larger s6 with just a pen and a change in name to differentiate it.

  • Dan Severn

    Smelly Poptart ass

  • margaret

    Samsung should listen to what their customers want. Sd card. Removable battery. This why samsung has lost so much in sales. There going in diff direction. WRONG MOVE! HUGE!

    • abazigal

      Sales was going down already for the S5, which sported all these features. Guess they weren’t enough to allow Samsung to stand out amidst the competition.

  • Nightfall

    Blah, blah, blah… Removable battery, blah, blah, SD card… Blah, blah, blah… Goodbye Samsung.

    That’s pretty much all the comments.

  • najiy91

    someone please tell me about the ir blaster and battery size.

    • GOAT

      No IR blaster and a 3000 mAh battery. Down from the 3220 mAh in the Note 4.

  • xtriker360

    I have never change the battery on my note 4 so I won’t missed that, but the SD card I really use, unless I can get the 128gb one I’m not sure about getting the note 5.

    • GOAT

      You’ll be spending about $1000 or more for the 128GB version if they have one.

  • Lady_ara

    I won’t mind removing the sd card option in Galaxy note 5. Because when you have samsung account set up on your note, you have like 50gb cloud for backing up contacts, pictures and videos. What’s on the phone are for my games and everything else.. Sd card sometimes are not reliable in keeping files.

    • abazigal

      But won’t those files also be stored locally on your device as well?
      For example, though I use icloud photo library to sync my photos across my Apple devices, this also means that my 6gb of photos also reside on my iPhone, iPad, and 2 Macs. I could optimise the photos (essentially storing just a thumbnail on my phone to save on storage), but I have enough storage on my devices that I don’t see the need to do so yet.

  • John Doe

    Where the hell you get the idea that these pics were taken in an Apple store??
    The pics where taken in a Canadian Bell Mobile store, Yes maybe over top of a Apple display
    area …

  • Keyur

    I will stick to note 4, as long as it functions. Samsung for some odd reason is morphing into apple. And these last few releases have pretty much solidified that notion. It was nice knowing you samsung.

  • Paul

    Just buy the 128 gb option

  • Marc-Antoine Potvin

    I can assure you thats not in an apple store because you can clearly see the Bell logo in the back ground on a tablet screen and to be working for Bell (Canadian carrier) the price tag of the phone is clearly from bell Canada so they are in a bell store in canada

  • Samsung you just screwed yourself. I would rather now own a apple I crap. Sent from my note 4 The last of the best. P.S. #fuckyousamsung

  • Thewolverine

    You know the claim for non user removable battery is because they can squeez more in yet the batteries are getting smaller. And whats with that shitty speech about innovating maybe put your money where your mouth is and set a standard before apple and do 64 gb standard if your going to move off the sd card 64,124 and if possible 248.

  • Jon Johns

    According to this article, the note 5 battery will be even smaller than the note 4 battery. I have to switch out my note 4 battery 2 to 3 times a day so the note 5 won’t work for me. Also expandable memory is a requirement for me so it looks like im done with samsung.

  • Isaac

    And Samsungs downward spiral continues. Moto X pure looking better and better

  • Sandro Mancini

    Mark my words: the Note 5 will be an utter failure, given its lack of microSD and removable battery and the Galaxy S6 Edge Plus. All Note 4 users will skip this one, for sure. I for one will (my Note 4 with extra removable battery and charger and 128Gb microSD will last a while).

    • abazigal

      Depends on your definition of failure though, since Samsung is still the most profitable Android OEM out there (even as its profitability is dropping every quarter).

  • GOAT

    People are using the cloud as a reason to excuse the fact that there is no SD card slot. Remember how well the cloud worked for those Celebrities who had their nude pictures leaked? You’re trusting Samsung with your data? Really? It’s one thing to have the NSA spying on us but to have a foreign country holding your data is a crazy thought.

    • Ian

      I don’t have stuff that important so the cloud is great for me.
      You don’t have to use Samsung storage, it is only one option.

    • Alawami

      it’s not just about privacy. but the upload speed is Sh1t in many countries .

    • abazigal

      Samsung isn’t the cloud. There’s nothing stopping you from using a Samsung phone in tandem with another cloud service like dropbox to store your photos.

  • steven

    I to am very disappointed with the fact that they will be removing the battery and sd slot. Not so much the battery because I’m still using a Note 3 and it is still using the original battery (i’m using the otterbox defender and it is a PIA to remove)
    and still holds a great charge but the sd card slot is a deal breaker for me. If I wanted an iphone I would just buy an iphone and not an iphone wannabe. At this point I will probably just use my Note 3 until it dies and then try and find a note 4 at that time. The note series was a great run and up until the news of removing two of the features that I loved about the device I wouldn’t even of considered another phone but that will be changing unfortunately.

  • Tom Wallace

    I’m gone too. This is just a GS6 XL. Same chip everything. They are milking money out of there loyal following. If I wanted that I’d have an iPhone. Sammy I’m gone. This G4 is really nice

  • Peter Chen

    I am a fan of Samsung Note and current own a Samsung S4. Thought of upgrading to Note 5 but this is really if this news is a reality, I am not going to purchase from Samsung anymore. Micro-SD card & removable battery is the reason I go for Samsung.

  • Michael Opheim

    Reduced mAh sealed battery internal storage only. ..well otg but transfer of Google movies to library on external is a not .price of device? If it’s anything along the s6. ..I’m sure this newest device will probably have the newest os that has the same excitement as airplane mode with the joy of diareah colors. Lollipoop plus +

  • WakeUp Mr. WEST

    Sticking with my gs6

  • crazed_z06

    Some with Samsung. They now provide now value over the iPhone

  • André On

    Bye Samsung !

  • Jav Carr

    That is not USB Type c. But I like it. Now if only they would give us boot loader unlockable devices without the Stupid Knox warranty E-fuse.

  • Victor

    I’m lost so what’s the mah in the battery?

  • Tyler

    It’s basically an iphone. I have a note 4 because it’s better than iphone. What would possibly make me want to get one now. I refuse to upgrade if this dissapointment is all that’s available

  • Mario Cruz

    I hate the black saphire color, I want a black phone not a blue one.

  • Alan Tegel

    I said this on another forum … If they put a 4000 mAh battery and an option up to 256GB this could be an inconveniently hard decision. But by dropping the battery size and only offering 128GB on a flagship device there is no point for the Note name …. And those that say 3000 mAh is enough ….. With touchwiz …. Good luck and hope mophie comes out with a large attached battery making the pretty design equivalent of a super model wearing a large burla bag ….. Unless they fix the design flaws that is it for me …. For a sealed design the bug fixed Droid Turbo is better … I fun the Note 4 with 200GB and multiple batteries including a 6440 mAh battery with the wireless charging options … I only have 25 GB left and a limited data plan with no broadband …. Cloud is nice but it assumes a urban environment with high capacity internet …. Not something you can assume in the internet desert that is the USA.

    • Godbody

      256GB is a bit of a stretch for anyone. What people were demanding more than anything as far as internal storage goes, was a starting point of 64GB.

      • Alan Tegel

        I understand your point; however, my point is this is there flagship device and meant for power users. Provide a device that supports it. Otherwise if the device feature set becomes so blended in with the others it becomes meaningless. At this point call the device the S6 S-pen addition, becuase that is the only difference.

  • Braian Maciel

    So what other phone can i get since Samsung morphed into Apple? Looking for a phablet, with a stylus would be nice but either way need a note 5 alternative that is also an android.

  • roberthenderson

    Well, at least least the Moto X Pure will give me the sd card, front facing speakers and a close to pure Android experience (for hundreds less). Goodbye note 3 and goodbye customer hating Samsung.

  • casper

    It’s time to stay up for iPhone 6s baby

  • Matthew Decker

    The new iphone… x_x

  • Evan

    This article suggests the pictures were taken in an Apple Store or in an Apple section of a store, but as a Canadian I can tell you by the “Bell” logo on some of the tablets in the images that this was in a Bell Wireless Store, a Canadian wireless provider. Wonder if whoever took these photos is going to lose their job haha

  • Muhammad Shoaib

    no sd card and removable battery.. so what????
    i like the premium look.i will definitely buy both note 5 and s6 edge +

    • Steven Crazed AZ Peterson

      I could deal without the removable battery but I cannot stomach the deletion of the MicroSD. I use the Google Play Music subscription and store my music on the phone so I don’t need to stream it and eat my data plan. Plus with T-Mobile having a spotty network, I like having my music on my phone. I have a Note 3 with a 64gb SD and it is 3/4 full of music. My phone memory would have been full long ago. For the love of god, please give us expandable memory that isn’t cloud storage.

  • LJ

    The way these phones are designed is for a purpose. People want their phones to do everything these days. The phone’s internals need to run as quick and efficient as possible. Why not have a battery than is non removable, that is integrated to run inline with the system. Better processor speeds and performance. The same with the sd cards… Put a class 2 sd card in your note 4 and see the difference, for yourself, in the performance of your phone. People want speed and performance… That’s what you’re getting. Expandable storage, contrary to popular belief, can have a negative impact.

  • Camilo Gonzalez

    Fantastic pictures but idc about those two phones show us the third one! There’s supposed to be three the things Sammy is unveiling the 13th I want to see the note 5+ (I’m not being a troll there is a teaser pic Samsung put out of three phones and the pic read when big gets BIGGER)

  • 3o5pHeNoM

    I’m not the techiest dude. I have the regular note 4 and love it, with the next program from AT&T I was super excited to get the new upgrade every year waiting for the note 5. My wife bought the s6 edge and what a joke… not even half an hour with it and returned it! Wtf is the point some BS color coding crap etc. Totally useless. She returned for a note 4 edge. Much, much better use of the edge screen. Now I’m waiting to see an improved note regular and edge, and what happened?? Apperently discontinued the note edge, and replaced with the useless s6 edge but “plus”? What the hell is that? Better be upgraded hard core or something cause if the same ol shiit like the s6 edge wow.. what a tease. As with the regular note 5 also..come on! Forcing different models of memory like iphone is lame.cause that’s what they’ll do. Style, doesnt even look much better..At least design a full edgless screen, 3d (like the technology on the Nintendo 3ds), something! But dont take away awesome features!!This is my first Samsung, switched from iPhone (owned all iphones 1-5s) cause apple was slow stepping. Skeptical at first because I thought that Samsung was rushing technology and specs too quickly, I was afraid they would run out of innovative ideas like apple did…. unfortunately it’s looking that way, not even 1 full year as a Samsung fan and now they’re making question them?? Hard to stay loyal if you take away what made u game changers. Idk maybe I’m wrong or being a brat but this kinda turned me off.

    • tiger

      What was slow stepping with Apple? Screen size?

      • 3o5pHeNoM

        Basically everything.every spec and detail on the phone is behind on iPhone. Even iwatch… they made it seem as if if we’re the newest tech made when Samsung were the first creators like 3 years ago. Every other manufacturer made one and now apple thinks they created it. Either way I think all smart watches are uslesless but to each thier own. I’m just saying apple used to be the innovative ppl. Now they release a “new” phone and what changes. The last 4 generations haven’t gotten any major upgrade. Just the basics slight faster, improved camera… wow fingerprint scanner and ipay… their done, same with iPad. They were the first tablet makers, now every other table out there makes iPad looks novice, and the priciest too.

        • tiger

          You think that Samsung Notes/S series have better processors? You think that Samsung Gear watches are better than Apple Watch? How so?

          No major upgrades on iPhones x 4 gen? Processors don’t count?

          Force Touch? TouchID? You think that Samsung fingerprint stuff is just as good?

          Name me a tablet by Samsung or others that make iPad novice?

          Be prepared…I assume that you know your stuff…I hope that I wont be disappointed by yet another ignorant Android fanboy.

        • tiger

          Here’s a nice one: 4GB of RAM………wow!!!!! Except, you can only use 2GB of it! The rest goes to bloatware constantly draining your processing power and battery!

          Oh yeah, iOS is so behind!! LOL Android and their silly specs (or lack of)….

  • trob6969

    Oh well…helloooo LG!

  • Arkon DiMarco

    I decided to wait for the Note 5 last year. I will wait 3 more days to nail this coffin shut, but it’s looking like I will go for last years Note 4 or the new Oneplus 2 . It’s looking like the Note 5 is a downgrade. No removable battery or MicroSD, same camera as last year…. what the HELL are they thinking. This is the phone that will once and for all topple Samsung from its place at the top.

  • D13H4RD2L1V3

    I still don’t get why they used glass.

    Someone give me a reason that ISN’T wireless charging since that’s already a good reason.

  • SJJ

    No Micro SD card….this is a step forward?? Really disappointed. Will stay with Note 4 if that us true!

  • Zach Chen

    Hope we get some leaked apks from the note 5 soon, I’ve always loved the stock samsung browser. :)

  • Frank Arcati

    Bye Samsung this note 5 you can keep.I hope your sales are Lower then ever.I’ll stick with my better Note 4 I ever have a built in IR Blaster! And this looks more like a apple product.I don’t like the rounded bezels. Make it easier to slip out of your hands.the note 4 was fine the way it was.but you had to change the way it looked.now you have a glass back.like apple had years ago.but they did away with it because they learned! When will you samsung.I’ll wait for the note 6 and see if you change back .otherwise I’ll be looking elsewhere but for now I’ll stick with my note 4.it has more useful stuff

  • Isaac

    I really can’t imagine they are going to use the same processor for the Note 5, it basically will going to be a bigger version of S6 with pen.

    • tiger

      A processor that is easily overwhelmed in gaming given high res display.

      • Isaac

        I’m okay with current resolution, but they said the new processor save more space for the device which it will help to use a bigger batteries

        • Alan Parker

          They’ll most likely release a version of the Note 5 with the 7422 in maybe 6 months as it means they’ll sell more without having to do much just like how Apple makes the S models which is a cheap way to sell more.

          • Isaac

            I have the Note 3 since almost two years, I really want to change the phone at the time the Note 5 releases, since that became old and besides that I didn’t update my Note 3 to lollipop.

            But I’m afraid the new Note won’t be huge difference, I mean look Samsung acting strange and weird lately, they released Tab S2 with lower specifications than Tab S1 and there is no 10.5 version!!

          • Alan Parker

            The Note 5 will be smoother as the UFS 2.0 memory causes less lag so you will notice it faster going through the menus, but if you want practicality like upgradable memory and replaceable battery then just don’t bother and go for the LG G4 or even the Note 4.
            And Samsung are being weird lately because they’re losing sales lately and changing everything to try to be more like Apple and said they’re planning on making less phones now.

          • Isaac

            I’m good without upgradable memory and replaceable battery and never used their advantages , Actually my Note 3’s memroy is 16GB and currently I’m using 13GB.
            The reason that I buy the Galaxy phones is because the screen quality, mostly I used it to watch videos and browsing.

          • tiger

            Good luck with a processor that cannot keep up with display resolution in gaming…and now with ONLY 2GB of RAM for user. Yeah, shitty device.

          • Isaac

            I don’t play games in my phone, even I can’t remember the last time I played game on my phone, maybe 10 months or a one year.

          • Alan Parker

            Seems Samsung are so obsessed with making it look smooth navigating the menus by keeping more system apps open in Ram that they’re sacrificing app ram for the perceived smoothness.

          • tiger

            Don’t forget Note 5 using 2GB of RAM on its own BLOATWARE! Note 5 just has 2GB RAM for user. LOL. Inefficiencies galore with Samsung (and Android as a whole).

  • Adrian Wood

    @ Alan Parker,
    You guys are so amusing !!!

    While, like you I find it absolutely disgusting that Samsung has followed Apple’s lead by abandoning it’s micro-SD slot don’t you think that’s it’s a total over-reaction on your part to suggest that there is no alternative to parting ways with the brand ? For your information there are only two companies at the top of this smartphone game, that’s Samsung and Apple and despite where your brand allegiance may lie,these two companies bring out the best from each other, forcing more innovation which we the consumer ultimately benefit.
    If you don’t see my point or what I’m getting at, then ask yourself this question……..Who else in the industry innovates as much as the two ?
    LG ?, Sony ? HTC ? …………

    I think not !!!

    • Alan Parker

      I’ve never said Samsung makes bad phones which is attested by the fact I’ve had so many of them, but the issue is they once made phones with every possible feature thrown at it which was what made them the best, but because of bigger competition from other top end smartphones including Chinese brands like Oneplus Samsung’s profits have fell and so they’re now trying to copy off of Apple by going style over substance.

    • Godbody

      LG just dropped an amazing phone and HTC…well, no other manufacturer comes close as far as premium built phones are concerned. One of the main reasons I bought my HTC One M8

      • tiger

        HTC = bankruptcy.

  • Fox Sage

    I saw one Saturday. Very sad. And crazy. I cannot even imagine 64gb without expansion; but 32gb? Samsung’s bloatware of non-functional beta gimmicks were the pits, but this is insanity. I literally “lol-ed” at the camera specs, although I should be insulted. I’m exasperated that I will have to wait for the G4 Pro, supposedly featuring a 27mp camera, replaceable battery, and possibly a stylus. My xenophobic investment instincts have been permanently validated by this. I wouldn’t invest two cents in anything Asian, etc., aside from buying the occasional $900 disposable phone.

  • J.J.

    anyone who claims “use the cloud” is forgetting the fact that yes you may have wifi/4g constantly in your wonderfully connected country, but there are billions who do not. the cloud is not an option for them.

  • Godbody

    Expandable memory isn’t a big deal…It shouldn’t be Samsung’s fault that YOU guys don’t wanna live in modern times. I was always big on microSD cards too. I have two 64GB cards (bought them years apart. I’d have bought a 128GB if I knew I needed that much storage) that I bought dating back to my Galaxy S3 days. I have an HTC One M8 and I’m STILL using the internal memory. Who downloads mad sh*t these days? Streaming baby. For music I have Pandora & Spotify. For movies/shows I have Netflix, Hulu, HBO GO, and a ton of websites I can watch movies/TV shows on and then Chromecast them to my TV. Yeah the convenience of internal storage is not having to rely on 4G/WiFi to watch your movies and listen to music, but even then, I get WiFi just about everywhere I go thanks to Optimum Wifi. I’m more worried about the battery being 3,000mah vs the initial 4,000mah that was rumored

    • My Galaxy Prime

      People like to live in 2012

    • J.J.

      again not every country has 4g/wifi constantly, you just listed thousands of dollars of products/services YOU had/have, do you really believe the billions of others on this planet have all of your conveniences? ever heard of a internet cafe. some people must travel miles and miles to have access. and when they do they want to store all their things locally so they can access them at home.

      • Godbody

        You raise a good point, but Samsung & Apple are companies worth BILLIONS. They do all kinds of internal/market research and they must’ve picked up on the fact that ‘streaming’ is the trend. Out with the old, in with the new. I don’t think they mind turning off a chunk of their consumer base because they have the understanding that in a few years, everyone’s gonna be streaming. As far as countries that don’t have all of these conveniences, well.. China & India are huge markets. The BRICS countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa) have some of the fastest growing economies. They’ll catch up to the world sooner than later. These are the people Sammy/Apple are targeting. the U.S., Europe, and BRICS countries. Not to offend anyone, but I highly doubt they’re designing these phones and picking what functionality they’ll have with kids in Indonesia or Iran in mind.

        • J.J.

          you are very correct, but this “turning off a chunk of their consumer base” is why we complain(first world problems lol) because i am that consumer base who loves notes with an sd card.

        • 3o5pHeNoM

          Streaming is not a trend, its a way for carriers to suck people’s money out of their pockets. It used to be unlimited now they force you to pay extra for gigs. Samsung and Apple etc have nothing to do with streaming, it is the carrier. As for the cloud then yes. U must purchase vloud space. As the old saying goes “if it ain’t broke don’t fix”

  • Charlton Mathurin (BlazingAnge

    Bye bye Samsung I’ll stick it out with my note 4 and look into another brand. I need my micro SD slot. It’s a must have for me to expand on my media.

    • GOAT

      A lot of folks are saying to use the cloud. Not sure that I am interested in that.

  • Luke Coleman

    Venerable – I do not think it means what you think it means.

  • Steven Bobulsky

    Dead as a doornail.

  • Memphis Mornin

    No MicroSD = no purchase.

  • Paul Fasone

    My S4, just did a hard reset on its own last week. Between the unreliability and lack of effective, native backup/restore capabilities I’ll wait to see what the iPhone 6S and 6S Plus bring to the table in September.

    I’m ready to switch to Apple for these reasons:
    1) They’re an integrated solution with unrivaled support.
    2) IOS has a much better choice of apps.
    3) Because it has better security my company will permit accessing company email with an Apple smartphone, but not Android.
    4) Backup and restore is straightforwardand effective with iCloud.
    5) Apple is an American company.

    I vow that I will never go through an experience that I had last week with Verizon, Samsung, and Google support pointing fingers at each other and saying it’s the other company’s fault!!!

  • Amigo_URSO

    GALAXY TAB EDGE? And no NOTE 10.1 ? What a waste of time and money…
    and whats the point in having 4gb of ram if only the system itself uses 2gb…

  • Matthew Williams

    Coming from an S5 user, I wished samsung could’ve at least kept the SD card slot available. Also with the removable back for the battery. That’s what make an android an ANDROID. You are playing at Apple’s level as far as trying to “Catch Up” with design. My S5 is “water resistant” . Not a lot of smartphones are. It’s the outside of the box thinking and design planning that keeps us loyal Samsung fans with these phones, not the piggy backing and style similarities.

  • gfifer1

    This phone makes it clear that Samsung is no longer concerned with what their users want, but rather with taking more of their money while providing less features. Fancy looking phones are useless if they can’t deliver valuable features. I didn’t stop buying iPhones to get an Android for no reason.

    I get Samsung is trying to increase sales, but alienating their fan base is not the way to do that at all. Stop trying to be Apple, Samung, and embrace your own identity. My Samsung S5 is my first Samsung, and will also be my last. I’ll just get a Nexus phone next time, at least I can customize its software without my warranty being compromised.

  • Truther

    I am with you Meir. Bye bye Samsung. If I wanted a POS, I would buy an Iphone, or I guess now a Samsung Note 5. Dont need a clone. As far as you morons who are sucking the “cloud” teet, here is an indisputable reason NOT to use the cloud. Ever hear of “the fappening”? Discussion over.

    • My Galaxy Prime

      Well, we don’t use Apple lol. All other services actually offer decent security. But what will you do when your sd card fails, your phone gets lost or stolen, you accidentally delete files off your sd card, or catch water damage? What will you do if you pop your sd card oit of your phone and lose it?

    • tiger

      The Frappening happened how again? Can you help me? (Hint: you don’t know jack shit dude…no iCloud was NOT hacked.)

      And if you want to keep going, then google this first: Who got sued for Fappening? Who did the celebs sue because of it?

  • Jkdem85

    Thats one of the newly designed verizon store, looks exactly like mine in NJ.

  • Tommy Madison

    No microsd card, no replaceable battery NO DEAL!!! I thought I was upgrading my galaxy S5 to the note thinking it would have these 2 features since sales of the s6 were so bad after yanking these features…. Looks like I will be continuing the search. Samsung is looking more like apple every day. That’s not a compliment.

  • Greg K

    I’ve already played with both note 5 and note 5 edge or whatever they are calling it. Specs 4 both are identical except edge doesn’t have pen and edge is not like note 4 edge at all. Also funny how specs closely compare to s6. The chip is the same as s6. Sadly no expandable memory at all. Only cloud based. Still will prob get one when they release cause i like the bigger screen over s6.

  • Halton Brooks

    It just isn’t the Note 4. It may be newer….but that doesn’t necessarily mean stronger. I’m staying g with my Note 4. The legend continues. The sheer amount of domination from it and accolades…..it left bodies everywhere. It still does. Note 5 is just a transition device…a chance for Note 3 owners to have a taste….but the ship already set sail and the passengers slept through the maiden voyage. It’s the first phone in Android history to spank iPhone completely unchallenged. Both of them….blood n bone style. Two at a time bitches. Two at a time.

  • Tina

    Gonna be renewing my contract around the days the Note 5 comes out.
    I’m definitely going for the note series but the note 5… apparently not easy to change battery, no microSD, curved back…
    Gonna stick with a Note 4 for sure :) I like to have a phone where I can easily purchase parts and replace them myself

  • Only a retard would remove microSD from Samsungs. I would have put a spring-loaded SDXC card slot!

  • Svengalis

    The first picture of the top of the phone is fake. Why in one picture the IF blaster/top mic(i don’t know what it is) is closer to the sim tray and in the other picture it is on the complete opposite side ?

  • leo

    im sticking to my note 4 and mega 6.3……. looks like an iiphone and to make thats just mental…… give me note 5 plus 6.5 inch with micro sd support 128gb inside and I’ll be all over it regardless of price…..!

  • watkins

    Sticking with my note 4 and patiently waiting for the launch of the g4 pro. Samsung can keep this garbage.

  • Samsung Lover

    extra memory slot and battery replacement were advantagse of Samsung over iphone and Samsung got rid off those..too bad. Also its not waterproof ..I am not buying note 5 for those crazy prices…

  • Gunslinger1998

    Am I the only one that wants this phone. I can get pass the lack of removal battery and SD card. I don’t need more than 64gb. For the battery. Wireless charging. It’ll be fine. And I cannot get rid of the s pen features.

  • tiger

    4GB RAM becomes 2GB RAM in usage…what a phone!!! Love those bloatware running constantly in the background and draining your processors and resources! Go Samsung! Screw 8 cores! You need 50 cores running! This thing needs Impulse Drive to run this thing!

  • Kyle Ong

    I guesx many ppl wanted a android run with apple design.
    Perhaps a new CEO of sammy will start anthorr revolution

  • vampyren

    I dont like the removal of SD and battery cover but if the phone is much faster without the usual Android lag then i will buy this.

    My syster and a friend have the S6 and it feels really smooth and solid. I dont care what people say about Samsung being like Apple but for me its a good thing when i tested the S6. If they offer 128GB its going to be perfectly fine.. Also i charge my battery several times during the day and even after 2-3 years they work just fine so the talk about the battery being bad after one year is nonsense. I think there is a much much higher chance people drop their phones and shatter the screen then coming up to the batteries end of life.

  • Zachary Vincent Manning

    People, will always be butthurt about phones because they have a preconcieved notion of what they deserve / what a million dollar corporation should do to their phones. All idiots in my opinion. Watch the note 4 outlast any phone out right now. Much ignorance, can’t wait to get mine. Scrubs..

  • Brhet Hohwald

    I can see going into the Verizon store and walking up to the Samsung Note 5 display and asking the sales person if the Note 5 is the New I phone. I see it going something like this –

    Me: So this is the new I-phone?
    Salesperson: No this is the new Samsung Note 5.
    ME: Does it have a removable Battery?
    Salesperson: no…
    Me: Does it have a slot for expanded memory?
    Salesperson: no…
    Me: Does it have bloated software that I cant remove?
    Salesperson: Yes…
    Me: Is it going to fall behind the times lacking a 4k screen for VR?
    Salesperson: Yes.
    Me: Is the battery really only 3000 mAh and underwhelming?
    Salesperson: yes
    Me: does the phone use the companies own hardware chipset?
    Salesperson: yes…
    Me: So its lacking the newest tech, using proprietary hardware, no removable battery or expansion memory, and has proprietary software that I cant delete. So let me ask again, this is the new I-phone?
    Salesperson: No sir, its just an I-phone clone!
    Me: Ohh…. can you show me a real android phone?

    This conversation is going to make me sad when i have it. Sony Z4 or Lg g4 pro…

  • droidtomtom

    That does not look like USB-C either.

  • shima

    Boring is best way this phone can be summed up. I hate this style over function mentality so many people have. Samsung gonna see more declines in sales. What makes this better than the new Moto X Pure Edition. the only thing on this phone worth having is S-pen. that what really separate from competitors. Moto X price and moto maker is nice.

  • HellsPlumber

    No longer do I get exited over the next Samsung device, I just dread the changes they’ll make.
    The Gear lost hardware features and switched to their closed OS, Tizen.
    The S series decided it wants to be an Apple product and prioritize fashion over functionality.
    And finally the Note, who’s user base mostly consisted of advanced users and artists, has also decided to jump on the Apple bandwagon.

    Say goodbye to battery swapping/replacing, expanding memory and innovative features. And most likely goodbye to support for Note 4 and S5, which were sparse enough.

  • Chandigarh Boy

    They seem like on features killing spree… bye bye Samsung, I don’t want a Samsung iPhone, I want a Samsung Galaxy.

    No IR Blaster,

    No MicroSD (likely),

    No user replaceable battery,

    No IP67 dust & waterproof (though Note never had it, I wished it will),

    No MHL (likely, S6 skipped it too),

    No (Temp. & Humidity sensor, though I don’t really care about this one)

  • Alan Parker

    If they remove MHL TV output like they did on S6 that really is the final nail in the Note’s coffin since they’ve removed so many features power users use like SD slot, removable battery, IR blaster and for someone like me who stays in a lot of hotels for work I can’t even connect it to a TV.

  • klmbaby

    I’m done…no sd slot and weak a battery!?!? Dayum I hate to leave you Samsung after so many phones I’ve own from you but you screwed this Note up big time. That OneplusOne maybe for me now…

  • Patrick Horne

    Another thing that the pic next to the iPhone 6+ shows is how loooooong the Note 5 is. It’s nearly iPhone length, which is significantly longer than the Note 3, and somewhat more than the Note 4. With the same sized screen.
    What is wrong with you Samsung? You are going in the wrong direction. Geeesh.

  • margaret

    To the ppl who monitor this forum. Wil you plz get my prime of my back. He keeps pestering me about sd cards failing. The lauguage is discousting. I keep getn notifactions from him calling me names. I hope you will do something about this. PLEASE!

  • Dicks Opinions

    I double dog agree

  • mattymatt2323 .

    90% of the people that have commented here are scum and rag on products before even using them. I can only hope they get cancer

    • My Galaxy Prime

      Exactly

      • Alan Parker

        You keep saying you’re finished with this thread so unless you’re a liar then leave.

        • My Galaxy Prime

          Well, apparently, there are people like you with nothing else better to do than to continue to comment on a 4 day old article. I was responding to 2 other people who replied to me after I haven’t commented in over a day and saw this new post. I was scrolling and decided to reply TO SOMEONE ELSE. So, I’m not a liar at all. It’s just that others don’t have lives and need to feel some sort of relevance in comment threads. Or maybe they seek attention. I don’t know. Well, I guess have fun replying to people that forgot you existed as you search for someone, anyone who will give you the time of day.

          • Alan Parker

            You ever heard of the term “Projecting”?
            It’s just so sad watching you trolling around for negative reactions to make you feel better and I’ve got no interest in making you feel better by feeding the troll anymore.

          • My Galaxy Prime

            Lol so why do you keep replying? I haven’t been on this page for 1 full day and 3 different people, including you, have replied to ME! I was just sitting here, having a drink and watching tv with my girl, enjoying my night and 3 of you replied to me. I’m not trolling for negative reactions. Who looks for negative reactions? Negative reactions cause stress and anxiety, I’m trying to relax and chill. Lol but fine, you’re done. I’m just going to be here, playing xbox, and not bitching about a phone not having an sd slot. See ya…or hopefully not.

    • Alan Parker

      I tried the S6 so I know exactly what to expect since it is basically the same phone with bigger screen and S-Pen.
      And if you don’t like people discussing what they want in their phones then go to an iPhone forum since most of them have your mentality of accepting whatever you get.

    • KRS

      I think you are the scum to wish that on anyone. Remember karma will get you.
      We will all find out tomorrow what the note 5 is about. I won’t be in the market because I like my s5.

  • David

    No memory slot? No removable battery? Dealbreakers. Done with Samsung. Currently using a Note 4. Next mobile: we’ll see…

  • Jimmy Harris

    Yip bye bye samsung we need sd cards looks like it will be a long time before I come back the people hate internal memory when will you listen

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