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Samsung Galaxy Note 5

Discussion in 'Google Android (OS & Devices)' started by 2SHY, Aug 14, 2015.

  1. wraith666

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    Waiting all that time hoping it was a worthy upgrade to my Note 3. Nope looks like I'm waiting on the LG G4 Pro
     
  2. Myne_h

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    Yup.

    With an S4 that has a 128gb microSD and a 7500mah battery, I'm quite interested in the Note4 now because of this.

    The only thing I actually consider an upgrade on new phones is the screen size.

    What I think I'm actually going to end up doing is, for the first time in a decade or so, switching to a SIM only plan.

    If many people think the same as I do, we might have hit the "good enough." point.
     
  3. chainbolt

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    I would not call it a massive disaster. t looks great, and is most probably the best performing 5.7 inch phablet you can currently get. But I don't see a reason for Note 4 user to upgrade. I expected a much stronger battery, and the new Exynos 7422 chipset, both did not come. Neither can I see any other breakthrough item like we got with the S6. I will probably wait for the S7 - hopefully with a 5.7 inch screen.
     
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  4. thecondor

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    Any news on release date in Aus yet?
     
  5. TrennaHowar

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    oohh man I was keen for this phone. But 1.1k is just bonkers for a bloody phone.
     
  6. thecondor

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    Cheers mate, I just had a read. Insane pricing. The gold is a nice phone though.
     
  7. xplod140

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    No 128GB? What a joke, this phone is now dead to me.
     
  8. rbdirty

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    Echoing the previous regarding no microsd and battery...

    I dropped my older google nexus phone a few months back and have been using a cheap $50 telstra phone since. I was purposely hanging out for the note 5 as I held off buying the note 4.

    Looks like i'll be reconsidering my options now - price is a killer too!

    Hopefully there will be some good reviews comparing the note 4 to note 5.
     
  9. mshagg

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    Note 4 and N4 edge werent priced too far from that mark at launch were they?
     
  10. WishBone17

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    Ive used the Note series since the Note1

    im on the Note 4 at the moment, but thats it for me.
    as a long time note user, im going to upgrade to LG G4 Pro when it comes out.

    Shame on you Sammy, you have become what a despise and that is a damn Iphone wanna-be.

    absolute sh*tc**ts!
     
  11. Kookooburra

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    Using the s pen can u copy and paste+cut?
     
  12. anthonyl

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    So I'm currently on the Note 3 and was considering the note 5 but just don't think I would use all it's features. What would be a good alternative? S6? LG4?
     
  13. General_Cartman

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    Install an AOSP based rom on your Note 3. It will feel like a new phone. Samsung phones are held back by the abomination that is touchwiz.
     
  14. anthonyl

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    My contract is up so I want a new phone.
     
  15. General_Cartman

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    If you can hold on a bit, wait for the new Nexus 5.
     
  16. sanjay

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    G4...absolutely love mine :D
     
  17. anthonyl

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    I am leaning towards it...
     
  18. wraith666

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    Wait for the G4 Pro rumoured to be out in October.
     
  19. rbdirty

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    That's what I am doing.
    I'll make my mind up when it arrives.
     
  20. chainbolt

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    And anyway, try to play high resolution files from the cloud. :sick:
     

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