Latest Samsung Galaxy Note 5 leak shows the phone in hand, backs up rumors of missing microSD slot

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Another Galaxy Note 5 leak has surfaced, and this one gives us perhaps our best look yet at Samsung’s next big Android phone.

Images shared by Droid-Life show what looks like a Galaxy Note 5 from several different angles. The Note 5 has the design of a Galaxy S6, which includes a metal frame and glass panels on the front and rear, but one notable tweak is that the rear of the Note 5 has curved sides that ought to make the gargantuan phone a bit easier to hold.

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Another tidbit to take away from these images is that the Note 5’s Air Command feature has a refreshed menu with options like Action memo, Smart select, Screen write, S Note, Settings, and Instagram. However, it’s unknown if the presence of Instagram means that you’ll be able to change that app in Air Command or if it’s just display a recently used app. The photos also show the Note 5’s S Pen — which is reportedly spring-loaded — its headphone jack, speaker, thin screen bezels, and standard microUSB port.

Finally, the source of this leak says that the Note 5 has 4GB of RAM, a 3000Ah non-removable battery, 32/64/128GB of built-in storage, and no microSD card slot.

Thanks to all of the leaks and rumors that we’ve seen in recent weeks, we’re getting a pretty solid idea of what makes the Note 5 tick ahead of Samsung’s August 13 reveal. And yes, it’s looking like the Note 5 will be a major departure from past models in that it’ll lack both a removable battery and microSD slot. Are those two missing features going to make you skip the Note 5?

Source: Droid-Life

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  • AllThingsReviewed215

    WTF Samsung…..SMFH

  • NR552

    64GB + cloud storage + Tmobile unlimited data… SDwhat? :)

    • csmits

      Except the T-mobile version will, as usually, only have 32GB. And cloud and t-mobile require a connection to the network, something that is not always available everywhere if you are on t-mobile. So yes, SD is handy for eg. music, games, ….

      • Andrew Singleton

        we will offer all 3 sizes, thank you very much.

        • csmits

          Have to see it before I believe it. For almost all the previous Note series T-Mobile only offered the base version and the base colors. Besides, companies really gut the customer on that extra GB with their prices, charging you $100 for extra 32GB. No, like many said here already, this does not feel like an upgrade. I will also move away from Samsung this year, after 5 years.

        • Andrew Singleton

          looks like we only offer 2 but only 2 exist. :)

    • RLB63

      Just wait until hackers get at the cloud and start holding your pictures hostage until you pay up. Apple didn’t keep them safe. The federal government didn’t keep is own employee data secure. It’s only a matter of time…..

      • Andrew Singleton

        probably the last thing anyone should be worrying about

      • mreveryphone

        What kind of pics are you storing in the cloud lol?

    • henucu

      with TMOBILE try getting your data where is no LTE coverage (lotsa places). then you yourself can answer SDwhat.

      • Walt Lonsdale

        Every company has dead spots

        • henucu

          agreed. T mobile has a bit more deadspots considering they are still expanding. I am with tmob and happy with them, but lets not forget they have more deadspots than at&t or verizon.

  • Sean

    Hope that battery size is wrong. If not, poor move on Samsung’s part.

  • Bryck

    No micro SD card!?! No wayyy.
    I’ll wait for the Moto X style with the cheaper price tag, and SD card.

  • Phone Guy

    Is that a USB C slot or a Micro USB slot in the photo. It almost doesn’t look symmetrical / as if its still a micros USB. Can anyone tell?

    • mreveryphone

      Micro…

    • henucu

      No USBC C. just the plain old micro usb.

  • Frankwhitess

    That battery situation is disturbing to the force..

  • Jose Lugo

    How did the battery go down in Size? The Note 4 had a 3220mAh. Could we at least gotten 3300 or 3400? Just saying. Oh and why are they sticking to the 5.7” screen size? Looks like they are sacrificing features for the sake of aesthetics. Grrr Yes, I’m skipping this Note 5 and sticking with my Note 4.

    • The smaller battery is especially odd since so many claimed that not having a user-replaceable battery meant they could put a bigger one in there due to more efficient use of space. Scratch that idea.

  • mreveryphone

    Looks like a BEAST!!! Can’t wait to get mine. This will sit all other phones down sd card slot or not. That’s the good thing about Android…you have choices. If your butt hurt about the sd card slot go and get a g4 or htc one. But don’t complain when you don’t have the abilities of the NOTE!! Let’s just hope the battery rumor leans towards the 4100mAh varient…

    • csmits

      The LG G4 pro looks like a beast as well as the LG Pro 3. I think many people are annoyed with the SD card, but let’s face it, not much of an upgrade. looks nicer and faster processor, but no USB C, no removable battery, no sd card slot, no IR blaster, same screen, smaller battery, same software as the Note 4, ….

      • mreveryphone

        All those phones sound nice and I’ll probably try them out but nothing has overtaken the s pen yet…

      • Walt Lonsdale

        G4 has a removable battery and an SD slot for up to a 2tb Card not to mention the best camera out there right now. And it’s less expensive.

        • mreveryphone

          If you go buy a 2tb card you have all my respect! But don’t cry when that card fails trying to access all the crap thats on it!

    • Mike Palomba

      I’m not saying the Note 4 isn’t a great phone but it is not the best phone on the market. In terms of performance it’s probably very similar to the G4. In terms of stability and ease of use, you can’t beat an iPhone. Several other android devices have an IR blaster whereas the Note 5 dropped it. There are plenty better phones out there.

      • mreveryphone

        Let’s see what software comes with it… If it can manipulate pdf’s that will be huge and a game changer…

        • Mike Palomba

          That software may be great, but I can guarantee you it will be ported to all different android phones within a matter of weeks. Then what advantage does the Note 5 have?

        • mreveryphone

          Doing it with the s pen will be way better than trying to do it with your finger

        • Mike Palomba

          While that may be true it’s not going to be the biggest deciding factor when people decide whether or not to buy this phone

        • mreveryphone

          The note series isn’t for Facebook, selfie addicts…. It’s for people with business in mind… So it probably will be the deciding factor…

        • Peter Smith

          I thought I couldn’t live without my s pen… But then I found stock Android and its hard to go back to any skin of Android. Love Samsung phones but hate there software. A stock Android note 5 would be awesome.

        • mreveryphone

          Isn’t that the N6?

        • Peter Smith

          Some what. You know depends on who makes the next nexus Google let’s them keep a few trade mark software from their phones. Thus if the s pen basic features worked with stock that would be good. Better yet give me the note 5 and let me take out all the bloatware including touchwiz…now that’s a phone.

        • mreveryphone

          Definitely don’t want basic s pen features… You might as well use the lg stylo, I think that’s what it’s called

    • Walt Lonsdale

      Why is the Note better than the G4?

      • mreveryphone

        The fact that you even asked this question shows me what type of level your on…

  • RLB63

    Waiting to see what the LG G5 looks like.

    I’ll hold onto my S4 wouldn’t want the G6 for $100 bucks.. for those that do great. Definitely not me!

  • JE_25

    I got to see the Note 5 in person and hold it in my hand. It looks great but no it does not have an sd card slot. Also got to hold the bigger version of the S6 Edge.

    • mreveryphone

      How much different are the edges on the +?

  • SEBA

    Yeah, I’ll skip the update this year. Currently I have larger battery on Note 4 and I’m getting very little use on it running 5.0.1 Note 5 will be hated by most owners not loved like previous models. What’s up with that apple like metal frame?

    • Andrew Singleton

      s6 just larger, frame wise. i use an app called locale (if this, then that) and it has probably given me about 30% better battery just having radios in the proper position based on my location or calendar event.

  • Andrew Singleton

    our rep was in yesterday to show us note 5 and s6 edge plus… gorgeous, but the note 4 is still great. spring-action stylus is a great upgrade.

  • Mike Palomba

    I do not understand the point of releasing an s6 edge+ and a note 5. They’re very similar is so many ways.

    • Peter Smith

      One is a big edge the other one is not. So really it’s the note edge without the s pen

    • henucu

      there are major differences like the s-pen and overflowing screen on edges. but yeah they can as well market this is as note 5S (spen) and note 5C (curved edge) models.

  • Jose Cart A Gena

    I skipped the s6 because of the lack of SD card aND removable battery. I had high hopes they would not make the same mistake with the note 5. You done messed up again Samsung. I can careless about a metal frame, was happy with the plastic. Stop listening to the media and listen to you customers. Now I have to stick to my s5 or go to another company.

    • Mike Palomba

      LG G4 sounds like what you’re looking for. Plus, I’ve read that the camera is amazing. Also, I’m pretty sure there’s a really good sale on it now.

      • Nate

        Yes, I like the camera and the battery is pretty decent thus far too. I have both the G4 and an N6.

        • Trevnerdio

          That’s my one complaint with my G4 – the battery seems horrible thus far </3

        • Nate

          Hmmm, I am definitely not seeing any battery troubles with mine. Came off the charger this morning around 8AM and its 4:12PM now and sitting at 87%. I have not done a lot on it but did play some Clash of clans and some texting and emails.

        • Trevnerdio

          Wut…I don’t even have Facebook nor any email account except for my Gmail synced with it.

        • Nate

          perhaps a bad battery? I have all kinds of stuff synced up. lol.

        • Trevnerdio

          Well I’ll have to keep an eye on it and see.

        • Nate

          Now if I stream a bunch of streaming video, periscope and whatnot like a couple hours worth, the battery will take a decent hit. Could also have something to do with the current network coverage in your area. If its having a hard time keeping a connection, it might always be pushing and scanning more than optimal.

        • Trevnerdio

          I’ve had poor signal for like 8 phones now, this one’s just a bit worse lol

        • Nate

          Hmmm, if you have not already done so a couple times, maybe try a new sim card. That really helped me once when my Note 2 stopped connecting very well. After tons of troubleshooting, a new sim cleared everything up.

        • Trevnerdio

          Just got a new one with this phone. Signal has always been terrible at my house. Nobody likes a cell tower in there backyard, right? *sigh*

        • JJCommonSense

          Do u have broadband internet?contact tmo and theyll send ua free cell spot

        • Trevnerdio

          Have one doesn’t reach the living room lol I also have a signal extender. With the 2, signal is barely acceptable.

        • Walt Lonsdale

          You can manually sync and that will save a lot of battery.

        • Walt Lonsdale

          I get about a day and a half from mine.

        • henucu

          No battery problems here.lats a day and then some more

        • Trevnerdio

          Looks like I need to get in contact with LG, then.

      • Trevnerdio

        Just upgraded from the Note Edge and I love it. Cameras are great, near-vanilla Android is wonderful (huge upgrade from TouchJiz), and apps install honestly at least 5x faster than they did on the Edge.

        • Mr. Mister

          I have the LG G4 Leather back and I prefer my note Edge..

  • mingkee

    No more Samsh?t after all.

  • Nate

    I think the SD Card missing is not really a big deal. I have a 64GB N6 and all is well in my world.

    I was initially worried about the battery thing with my N6 but with these big capacity pocket battery packs maybe it’s not that big of a deal if you are needing a charge on the go. They are not as small as replaceable batteries but still pretty easy to carry with you. Would still be nice to be able to replace the battery once the cell starts to degrade though. I mean at some point the cell is going to be so degraded that it will barely be able to power up the phone, then what? Professionally repaired, DIY repaired or trash. Seems like a waste of time and resources for customer to not have the ability to replace a degraded cell. So I think replaceable batteries really should stick around. I too think that Tablets need a replaceable battery feature. My 2012 N7 is barely able to last through a couple shows on Netflix. So at some point I will probably have to crack it open and manually swap the battery. What a pain.

    • Mr. Mister

      Warranty replacement

  • HeatFan786

    So they put in a 3000 mah battery? Isn’t that a little too small?

    • henucu

      thats what she said.

      • thepanttherlady

        I thought it but just couldn’t bring myself to write it. LOL

  • Stephen Wong

    I’m skipping the Note 5. I root my phone and flash a new rom very often with wiping the int sdcard every time. I also carry about 30GB of music with me and I’m not about to copy 30GB back to the int sdcard every time I flash my phone. The same goes with photos, not about to copy gigs and gigs back to the phone every time. Hello Sony.

    • Jose

      I agree on all. And how about front facing speakers? That’s why I love my nexus. 6 inch screen fast updates and front facing speakers

      • Stephen Wong

        Font facing stereo speakers would be ideal but not a deal breaker.

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  • Robert Vader

    No removal battery = Samsung downfall

    • Walt Lonsdale

      The LG G4 is much better in this respect

  • Praisedeath

    I don’t mind not having a SD card slot. Just don’t charge me additional $250 more for a 128GB phone when the SD card is only 100 bucks these days.

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    • henucu

      These are high speed storage modules not your regular sd card

  • scottb

    What the hell does it matter if the damn phone has SD card slot or not??? Get with the new age of cloud storage folks. SD cards break and go bad, therefor you are screwed with lost data.

    • thepanttherlady

      If it doesn’t to you that’s awesome. Those of us that it matters to will speak with our wallets.

    • DoDaDum

      Not everyone has a lot of data, not everyone is constantly connected, large files takes longer to transfer through the internet. SD card breaking are typically associated to cheap cards.

    • henucu

      I have never had a SD card break on me. But on the other hand…cloud broke and was not accessible many times. More over data transfers speeds are never good in places with no LTE. So Cloud isn’t better..SD card is.

    • Prod1702

      Samsung has there reasons why they do not offer SD cards anymore. Also if Apple has been able to do it since the start, Android phones can do it as well. I am with you. People need to move with the way things are going. If you need more space then by a larger phone.

    • gmo8492

      Never had an SD card fail on me, I still have a 7 year old 2GB sandisk card that has complete files on it. I also easily transfer files in seconds my computer, plus cloud storage isn’t free so stop trying to sell it like a used car dealership.

      • J.J.

        I have had two sandisk class 10s fail on me/so switched to Samsung pro and still enjoy sd cards. Cloud is my back up source thou

    • Jon

      There are some things that people don’t want to put in the cloud, so it isn’t a one size fits all solution like you may think.

    • J.J.

      I’m sure you are “blessed” enough to have a constant internet connection for your cloud but millions upon millions do not. The cloud is not a option. Open your horizons.

  • Irfan

    not impressed , same thing after when Note3 came just company trying this and that , plastic to metal , but need better attractive design ,Samsung took long to bring metal in the phone , now they need to think seriously to bring new design same thing in different material doest make any sense to me .. rest of the world i don’t care , save money live better walmart.

  • henucu

    Most people I know swap 3-4 batteries a day on their phone. Not to mention hundreds of SD cards in their pockets. Now what will they do with the note 5. Nada.

    • GinaDee

      The two people on earth who do as you say will need to learn to adapt to the modern way of storing data.

      True Samsung smartphone battery life does suck but maybe you can buy them a wireless charging port for their desk at work for their birthday?

      • henucu

        LOL try better next time if you want to look like a internet tough kid.

        Wireless charging port isn’t same as swapping a fully charged battery.

        • GinaDee

          I figured some of you Droid heads wouldn’t have a sense of humor. This is the internet after all.

          At least I know you are not indifferent to me. For that I’m flattered.

      • francob911 .

        Lol Im the 3rd btw i know 6 more people that wont upgrade their Note 3 to the 5 if theirs no sd card support .. If this happens than i would move to Sony or LG

      • superg05

        lol my note edge just lasted me 1 1/2 days before i charged it at 4 pm it was at 11 percent and was recharged in 30-40 minutes without ultra powersaving mode in which it would be 5-7 days

    • Mike_Jones

      I’m one of them. 3 batteries and 64 gb SD card. My phone won’t even last 5 hours without a battery swap. Not sure what Samsung is thinking.

    • Victor

      Been swapping batteries on my Samsung phones for Years. Definitely passing on this device…. Might get the iPhone 6s plus or LG g4 pro bye Samsung bye

      • alwaysBfrank

        I could live without the expandable storage but not the removable battery I work long hours and don’t always have access to an outlet,I’m using a s6 edge now and I hate it I really miss my note 4 but lollipop update ruined it, I hate the memory leak, the screen size and the battery life is terrible on the s6 edge I will be jumping to the LG4 Pro if it has a removable battery but if not it will be the Lg 4. It’s going to be different because I’ve been with Samsung since their 1st slider phone.

      • Mike

        So you gonna pass on the Note 5 because it has no removable battery and instead your gonna go with a 6s Plus which has no removable battery and I’m sure the battery life will be worse since the Note 4 and Edge had better battery life then the 6 plus.

        .

  • badassn

    I’ve owned the Note 2, 3, and 4. However, without a microsd-card slot, I won’t be getting this one.

  • vinnyjr

    Have Note 4, love it, also have the new SGS6 with 128gb of internal storage. That is plenty of storage, my issue is the battery. Wish it was bigger. These high rez screens suck down battery, make these new devices just a little thicker so a larger battery can be used. The Android system allows all kinds of ext. Storage options. Not an issue for me, I’ll get the 128gb model.

  • francob911 .

    Danm if this is True than im getting a Sony xperia Z5 it will for sure have a micro sd card support and water proof!

    • Redd Chon

      That on top of the latest leak showing a finger print scanner embedded into the power button. I am absolutely hyped for it even thought I’ll stay with my Z3 until it breaks.

      • francob911 .

        Yea LG is also doing it that way on the power button

  • VG

    It’s obvious Samsung is trying to copy Apple (i.e., no SD card memory expansion) so that customers will purchase the higher end models, thus increasing Samsung revenue and profits. However, this model works for Apple since those who chose to be in the Apple iOS world have no other options. Samsung will not achieve the same result since there are many Android options available besides Samsung. Those who really want removable battery and/or SD slots will simply shift to other Android phones that offer those features. Samsung is digging a hole for themselves by alienating their exisiting customer base.

  • J Cav the Great

    I have a Meenova Micro SD Reader. I no longer care if a phone has a SD slot or not. As long as it supports OTG (Which all Androids with 4.0+ should) then I’m good.

  • superg05

    wouldn’t a phone at least be more easy to waterproof now that its sealed i don’t get it

    • Mike_Jones

      Not with a S-Pen.

      • Rod

        Not really. The pen itself is already water proof, they would just have to seal the interior of the pen slot just like any other hole on the device.

  • Roberto Jaimes

    Not sure what the deal with removable batteries and SD cards is, I had the Note 3 and never had a SD card for it and I only managed used half the storage, and I had plenty of photos and videos and applications but it wasn’t an issue. As for the battery, I never had the need to swap batteries even though I had two extras, just found it pointless considering the battery life on the note was fantastic, could normally last a day. And I’m a teenager so constantly on my phone and still had battery left at the end of the day.

    • J.J.

      Because you did not need a sd none of the 20million other note 3 users dont either, and your use is the battery benchmark for the world! Jk. Seriously tho……32gb note 4 with a 64gb sd card with only 20gb left between both….. Up from 5am-to 10pm… Nights out maybe up till 2am battery will need a swap!! To each his own.

    • Mike_Jones

      I have a Note 3 and the battery life $uck. No way I would consider any phone without a removable battery unless I’m getting 128 gb for cheap.

      • Mike

        My note Edge gets great battery life and I’m sure the Note 5 battery is stronger so a non removable batter isn’t a deal breaker and the micro sd sd and I have an Iphone 6 128gb as well and I only managed to use 60gb so far. So an non micro sd card won’t bother me if the phone storage is 128gb or 64gb min.

  • TMorob

    So for me the SD card is a big deal 32GB of storage is not enough, now if they offered 64GB as there low end model and didn’t charge more then they did for the 32GB version of the Note 4 then I’d be ok with that. But to say no we don’t need it is just wrong. To have a beasty phone that has no removable battery and no SD card slot… Hmm sounds like Samsung decided not to innovate this year and decided to make things easy by copying Apple once again!

  • gmo8492

    A 3000mah battery!!! Wow someone at Samsung needs to get fired asap, no way the Note 5 is going to make it half a day on that thing. Instead of increasing the battery they took a cut and made the phone thinner. Ridiculous.

    • galaxyNote4isBoss

      Another uneducated person that just doesn’t understand technology advancements are you in grade school or lack even a GED.

      My S6 gets me 23 to 33hrs uptime daily on 5 to 6hrs screen on time daily the Exynos 7420 14nm processor is the best performance processor today.

      The S6, S6Edge, and S6Active, are the GOLD STANDARD OF Android smartphones today performance wise nothing else is better.

      The Galaxy Note 5 and S6Edge+ will be the GOLD STANDARD OF PHABLETS Worldwide as usual everything else is definitely obsolete and insignificant

      • gmo8492

        I didn’t know Professor Samsung knew so much about my education based on one post. Ok, I’m done humoring your ineptitude and fanboyism. Your post is complete nonsense, I’ve seen dozens of Galaxy S6’s that have very poor battery life and actually doesn’t even get 3hrs of SOT. Go to any tech forum and you’ll see how people loath the battery life on the S6, not to mention horrible memory management issues that haven’t been fixed to this day. Nice to know that you don’t share evidence of these fictitious advancements in battery tech you talk about so much. I’ll give you that Samsung is working on graphene batteries that are more dense and better, but those don’t come out until another 3 years. I have every right to assume that the battery life on the Note 5 will be worse than previous iterations. Looks like you flunked out of the 9th grade based on your childish post.

      • squiddy20

        “Another uneducated person that just doesn’t understand technology advancements are you in grade school or lack even a GED.” Says the guy who can’t even put a period between two sentences. Seriously, I had to look at this for a full minute to understand what you were trying to say. Maybe you should go back to school.

        “5 to 6hrs screen on time daily” You must lead the most boring life in history that you spend 5 to 6 hours a day staring at a <6 inch screen. That's literally a third of the average person's time awake each day.

      • Oliver Jackson

        Oh hum,here’s the pathertic loser trolling again like a bitch whose girlfriend broke up with him.Squid needs to get a life instead of trolling people online lol

  • J.J.

    If it’s really 3000mah I will pass(I’ve had every note). The lack of sd/removable battery already had me weary, but that would be the last straw!

  • Mac Oh Noez

    I use my device mostly for media. Music watch TV and sometimes as a communication device, I would be able to live without the SD slot, not that I want to….. but if I can’t switch out the battery….. this is a useless device. I have a zero lemon battery on my note 4 and I love it.

  • Alex P.

    3000 mAh, Alex, not “3000Ah”.

    And yea, it’s small. Smaller than on Note 4. Judging by S6 models (which also had decreased battery capacity) the logic dictates that we’ll be reading billions of “battery life sucks” threads in Note 5 – related forum threads very soon ;-) And I bet at the end of the year we’ll be reading another Forbes article, this time it’ll be titled “Samsung Silent On Disastrous Galaxy Note 5 Sales”.

    Pretty sad situation since I really liked S5 and Note 4, but oh well.

  • Rod

    This phone is a downgrade in every way. I will be keeping my note 4, my cash, and my Jump. I don’t get how this ended up being the Note 5. Oh well, I enjoyed the Note line while it lasted. :/

  • DetroitTechnoFan

    Cheap and works, but is gangly AF! There’s only so much you can do to make something “sleek” before you start gutting important features, and when you have to start adding dangly attachments to a phone just to restore a capability that would normally be on the side or under the battery cover and conveniently invisible, it’s not sleek anymore is it?

  • NotInterested

    I actually hope sales on this phone is really bad. I want Samsung to get the message that we are not interested in this downgrade. Glad I bought a Note 4 and will stick with it as long as I can. Will not buy another Samsung phone unless they rethink this plan of theirs

  • Good

    Not buying

  • Victor

    Atleast 4000 mah battery, that’s a deal breaker for me. Note 4 will be my last Samsung product

  • curious

    What are those two slots on the left side of the phone for? Are they both for sim cards?

    • curious

      or are those the volume buttons?

      • Mr. Mister

        Hard to say. Where is the sim slot then?

  • Mr. Mister

    Hard to say from the images, where is the sim card slot? Those look like volume buttons. Also, I’ve never swapped my battery in my Note 4 Edge or Note 4. That isn’t a deal breaker for me. Looks like an early release test unit. Once I see the full polished unit, Ill make my decision. But from the looks of this, its sleek and I like the stylus slot better.

  • JBLmobileG1

    I agree the Note 5 isn’t very impressive and is a downgrade. Be warned however, if you have a Note 4 and plan on keeping it, I HIGHLY recommend that you don’t upgrade the Android O/S. The reason being is that with every past Samsung phone that I owned, every time the new model was released the updated software would end up messing with the phone and cause issues. It’s as if Samsung does this on purpose to you will be forced to upgrade if you want the latest Samsung with less issues. I have learned from my past Samsung phones… S3, Note 2, and Note 3. I went with the LG G4 this year (my first Android LG ever) and I don’t think I will ever go back to Samsung unless they do some serious changing for the better.

    • Mr. Mister

      I hate I ever bought the LG G4.. Also you should know you can warranty exchange your device if its buggy. After 2 swaps you are giving an alternative device offer. LG G4 will be traded in for Note 5, I’m keeping my Note 4 Edge

      • skywalkr2

        You are the first person I have ever heard from that didn’t like the LG.

        • Mr. Mister

          Impossible. There are forums full of people. I prefer my note.

        • skywalkr2

          Well LG G4 isn’t really a Note competitor. Nothing is. LG G4 is more of a competitor to iPhone and Galaxy S6.

        • Mr. Mister

          Touche, very true.

        • Morton H

          I agree

        • Morton H

          Same here, I havent heard that from anyone else either. The G4 running Lollipop is flawless.

      • Morton H

        Its funny, I dont have those same issues with the G4

        • Mr. Mister

          Never said any problems. I just don’t care for the device at all. It’s a nice camera. But I really love my Note all around.

        • galaxyNote4isBoss

          The G4 is far from perfect don’t perpetrate a silly fraud.

        • squiddy20

          And that is just your opinion. The sad part is, you’ve probably never even held the device, so you more than likely aren’t even making a remotely informed decision.

    • Jose Lugo

      With you on that, I took the update to 5.0 on my note 4 and that was a killer. Random resets, battery life was horrible, plus a few other things. I downgraded to 4.4 and it’s back to normal. I am def not getting the Note 5. This Note 5 is a completely new phone-just with a pen. Might be looking at LG soon.

      • Toomanychoices

        I upgraded my s5 to lollipop and it destroyed my phone I too downgraded it back to kit Kat 4.4 and it was great. I will not upgrade my not 4 because I to be live samsung put bugs in software to encourage updating. On that note I uprgrade my s5 to lg4 and it has lollipop 5.1 and run flawless. Amazing battery great screen and web speeds. And I love the removable battery and as card slot. I too think the note 5 is a backwards move so I’ll be keeping my note 4 for some time

    • Morton H

      I have had the G2, G3, and now the G4,, the 4 is the best yet. I will not go back to Samsung at all.. and pay those heavy prices again. I sent my OPO and Nexus 6 back and just use the G4.

      • galaxyNote4isBoss

        Bargain basement purchases are a sad result of needing to save which means you have none truthfully.

        To settle for secondary products is pretty comical. LG will always be Samsung’s slut on a Friday night

        • squiddy20

          “Secondary” is purely your opinion. You. Singularly. As in, not shared by everyone. Try getting that through your thick, bullheaded, ignorant, backwater, messed-up bald head of yours.
          “Bargain basement purchases are a result of *wanting* to save.” There, I fixed it for you because what you said made absolutely no sense, especially the bit I took off. You should know this better than most since you were homeless back in 2006/2007. Hypocrite.

        • Morton H

          I didn’t recall asking your opinion on anything.

  • TJ0301_gmail KLJackson

    So, in phones without a removable battery what’s happens when something goes wrong with the phone n it won’t power off? The go to was popping out the battery for situations like that. It is even recommended to pop out the battery every so often to refresh the phone with the carrier n force updates of apps.

    The decrease in battery capacity may be due to better power management n consumption internals n the phone not having to mess with slower SD cards.

    I have a lot of music loaded on my Note 4 on a 64 Gig SD card n haven’t played with cloud music so I’m a little concerned with the lack of SD card slot on Note 5. I’ve had every Note since the Note 2, although I never really used the S Pen on any of them.

    Will just have to wait n see. Kinda want to stick with Samsung as I have a Samsung Flat Screen n Blu-Ray Player. Don’t know what’s already out or coming down the pike that is comparable to the Note 4 or Note 5?

    • You hold power+vol down.

      • TJ0301_gmail KLJackson

        K, thx. Is that the same for the iPhones?

    • Mike

      you do what iphones have been doing for years.

      • TJ0301_gmail KLJackson

        Thx. N the Power + Volume Down works for them as well?

  • YABD

    Another Samsung fail.

  • watkins

    So long Samsung. Lg g4 pro here I come.

    • galaxyNote4isBoss

      Nice way to waste money

      • watkins

        I have the note 4 and I’ve owned every note up until this point. What I’m not is a brand whore like you. No different then the apple sheep that lap up every new release without even questioning features being taken out. LG is the way better option. These new galaxy devices are TRASH.

        • galaxyNote4isBoss

          You are trash and nothing more than a fence straddling inconsistent android user who has financial problems.

          At the end of the day you are a sad typical joke

        • galaxyNote4isBoss

          Stop the madness you are what’s typical of android users today a fence straddling inconsistent android user who’s a comical fool at best.

          LG will always be Samsung’s slut on a Friday night they are the laughing stock of the android platform

        • squiddy20

          Says the guy who used to claim he’d “never” own any of “Samsuck’s crappy ass plastic devices”, and that HTC/Sprint would “never be beat”. Need I say more, hypocrite?

        • watkins

          He wins the internet for dumbassery today lol. I thought only Apple had sheep until now. Whoa….. Samsung has them too.

        • squiddy20

          Hate to break it to you, but look up “samsung knights”….

        • watkins

          Well I’ll be damned… I’ve officially lost faith in humanity.

        • squiddy20

          Sorry to do that to you man…

        • watkins

          Fence straddling and inconsistent? Lol because why? I’m not a brand whore that sticks to one manufacturer. Are you retarded? Android is an OS. There are several other companies that make Android devices. You’ve forgotten the beauty of Android in your blind Samsung fanboyism. When one manufacturer turns to crap like Samsung is doing. There are other options. LG g4 pro is obviously the better device in almost every way. Samsung might have a better screen on the next note but that’s about it.

      • squiddy20

        “Nice way to waste money” Except for the pretty real certainty that he’d be spending less buying the G4 Pro than the Note 5. Someone can’t do simple math…

        He says he won’t be buying the Note 5, you insult him for even saying such a blasphemous thing, then insult him again for supposedly being a “liar”? You clearly don’t know what you’re talking about.

        • Oliver Jackson

          Your already reported

        • squiddy20

          1. Did you mean to say “you’re” perchance?
          2. Reported for what? I didn’t say anything profane and certainly nothing that wasn’t true. Get over yourself.

        • Oliver Jackson

          Nobody needs to see or hear you troll like some little b***** besides the fact that you hide behind a fake avatar or nothing shows what type of individual you are .For once ,I would like to come and read comments without your asinine and ignorant insults. You got a issue with galaxyNote4isBoss,then you deal with that somewhere else. Get a woman ,get a life troll

        • thepanttherlady

          I’m telling you the same thing I told them, either comment on the article or don’t comment at all. Take the school girl bickering elsewhere.

        • Oliver Jackson

          Ok then why you don’t do the same to the troll then? You can’t be a moderator and be one sided ..

        • thepanttherlady

          My suggestion to you would be to worry about yourself and what you contribute to the community. The others were addressed hours ago.

        • squiddy20

          Are you talking about me, or Richard? Because in a sense, we both are trolls. I’m just better/slightly more respectful/tactful at it than him, and you just happen to like him. That “one sided” enough for you?

        • Oliver Jackson

          Thank you for proving my point and so where is thepanttherlady?

        • squiddy20

          1. You didn’t even answer my question, so I still have no clue if you meant that I was the troll or Richard, regardless of what I said.
          2. Like she said, she made a comment addressed to the both of us (Richard and I) already. Don’t believe me? Go look through her comment history. It’s publicly available for anyone to browse through.
          3. You missed my point. You happen to like Richard. You clearly don’t like me. Therefore, you automatically have a bias against me, and towards Richard. If I’m understanding your not-so-clearly-worded comments, you’re telling/asking thepanttherlady to address me specifically, while not saying anything about/to Richard, who is also a troll. I would argue he’s more of a troll than me since he insults anyone/everyone who doesn’t agree with him. Kind of hypocritical of you, no?
          4. Do you really expect thepanttherlady to be on here 24/7? I can’t imagine being a mod of one (or a few) sites that utilize Disqus is a paying job, meaning she (possibly) has an actual job. And she also (more than likely) has a life of her own.

        • squiddy20

          I’m replying here again because it seems the comment you made at 8:16 pm either got immediately deleted, or is in “limbo” waiting to be approved by a mod. Nevertheless, I got an email with your reply to my numbered comment which reads: “That’s your best pun boy? I don’t even waste my time with a nobody who was found on somebody doorstep who hides their face online in 2015. So for that matter I don’t respect you or anybody that thinks like you. And once again, thanks for proving my point again. #Iwinyoulose”
          First of all, what pun? I never used one, but if I did, it was certainly unintentional. I believe you need to look up what exactly a pun is.
          Secondly, by even replying to me, you are in fact “wast[ing] [your] time with a nobody who was found on somebody’s doorstep” (I fixed your grammatical error, you’re welcome).
          Thirdly, like I said already, Richard doesn’t use his real name in the 2 (that I know of) Disqus profiles that he uses actively. I don’t see you going after him for that. Oh, that’s right, he’s been banned so many times on so many different sites that he can’t use his real name. But nooo, that’s not his fault, it’s the mods who banned him, even though in every single case, he’s been more or less obnoxiously childish than he is/was here. And you call thepanttherlady “one sided”? You clearly don’t know what that means too. Or just apply it to your side of the argument but don’t expect the same for the other side.
          Finally, as I’ve said repeatedly to Richard, hashtags don’t work here on Disqus. So you’ve made yourself look pretty ridiculous. And you don’t have to respect me or anyone else. But good luck getting any respect with that ridiculously juvenile mentality. You clearly haven’t won anything.

        • galaxyNote4isBoss

          She’s probably Squiddy20 transvestite mother

      • mingkee

        I don’t know what you’re talking about.
        I used to have Note 2, Note 3, but I moved to G3 and I never look back since then.

  • galaxyNote4isBoss

    You can only laugh at useless mom and pop tech sites like Droid-Life and Android Authority, as well as Android Headlines these are bend over to Google and stock android shills that’s pretty typical they’ve always been worthless Samsung haters.

    The Galaxy S6Edge+ will have the 3000mAh battery that’s been known since February running the overclocked Exynos 7420

    While the Galaxy Note 5 will have the Exynos processor 7422 the all in one epop solution combining CPU, GPU, RAM, and storage which means bigger battery 3500 to 4100mAh easily

    I will be purchasing both the Galaxy Note 5 and S6Edge+ day one of launch adding to my already accumulating Galaxy family of products.

    When it’s time to pony up the cash people run the other way looking for inferior products made by LG, Sony, Htc, or crappy Nexus.

    Or they run to those losers the bargain basement low budget products Moto x, g, E all junk. It’s pretty sad how inconsistent android users are.

    • twomanychoices

      we feel so sorry for you. mental institution comes to mind…lol where you can safely have dreams of your samdroid life . but rember when you come back or they let your free. in the real world there two different things and we have choice. lol

      • galaxyNote4isBoss

        Poor guy being broke must hurt can’t have choice if you don’t have money

      • galaxyNote4isBoss

        People who have financial restrictions I feel sorry for. The only time you can do anything is get online and troll.

        Meanwhile I’m on lines 6,7,and 8 comes August 21st you loser couldn’t hold my wallet if I gave it to you.

        I can only laugh at the pathetic lives you losers live.

        • Duality

          wow

    • williejackbrainer

      Crappy Nexus? Where is your proof that it’s crappy? Also, the only thing that kept Samsung going is their “crappy” gimmicks. Hell, they don’t listen to their consumers, they want SD card slot and removable batteries. Does the upcoming Note 5 have this NOPE! They have saturated the market with their phones and that is why they saw a decrease in sales. Where is the innovation when it comes to Samsung. All I’ve been readings is that they’re copying Apple.
      I have no problem pony up cash on any device, however it’s our choice to purchase whatever phone we feel is the better choice for us. I seen more excited for the Moto G than this Samsung Note 5.

      • galaxyNote4isBoss

        Sounds good so it’s nice to know you bend over and take it up the ass for Google that’s pretty sad.

        At the end of the day all the Nexus 6 was turned out to be a big phone with no purpose big just for the sake of being big and a battery draining whore

        Sound

    • Jose Lugo

      You are delusional!! The only thing you got right is Note 4 Is Boss!

      • galaxyNote4isBoss

        That’s about the only you have right.

    • TheBagging Man

      Correct me if I’m incorrect. Are you gauging wealth on how much money people spend on phones and how many phones they own??

    • Homero

      Dumb Samsung nigger

  • Kevin

    People love hating on popular things to make themselves look cooler.

  • thepanttherlady

    @galaxynote4isboss:disqus and @squiddy20:disqus:

    Either stay on topic and comment about the article at hand or don’t. I’m sure I can speak for most people here when I say we’re getting tired of seeing the two of you bicker back and forth like schoolgirls.

    • williejackbrainer

      Thank you!

      • galaxyNote4isBoss

        What these losers @Squiddy20 and @the pantherlady gonna tell me I’m on lines 6,7,and 8 August 21st.

        These online losers couldn’t hold my wallet if I gave it to them we don’t live in the same world’s.

        I’m not on a silly pathetic budget I buy what I want when I want these people are useless online fools that’s why they allow Squiddy20 to troll on Tmo news where he wants

  • spartanjet

    Ive owned the Galaxy S3, Note 2, and now Note 4 and I think I’m pretty much done with Android/Samsung. I’m tired of Samsung throwing useless features on phones and taking away the important features such as a removable battery and SD storage. I’m tired of Android’s Windows 98 like UI and its always laggy and unresponsive plus that Ad company doesnt even support its “”free*”” (not really free your privacy and security pay for it) OS when security holes are found it takes much too long for their current model to react.

    I would love to jump on a Windows 10 phone when they come available or maybe the new Apples.

    • henucu

      Good luck finding basic apps on windows phone or finding basic features like attach a file to email on apple. (without using cloud or some workaround techniques)

  • hkm

    what Samsung should do is send out a mass message to all Note series owners and ask what would they have like to see in the next note. Personally, I would have wanted a sig. bigger batter. if it was going to be non-removeable, they would need to put a micro sd as a deal breaker. most note owners are happy with build quality, its everyone else that wants samsung to go premium.

  • thepanttherlady

    If you’re going to try and insult me at least spell my name correct. *rolling my eyes*

    • nycplayboy78

      Love you ThePantherLady :)

      • thepanttherlady

        *huggz*

        • Marcelo_L

          Yeah, you know it wouldn’t be the same around here without TPL.
          You kept us sane after David’s(and now Cam’s) departure, so we’ve got your back(so to speak).

  • squiddy20

    Well, that’s one sure way to get the ban hammer. How sad is it that, after being banned countless times on countless different sites over the years, all for more or less the same reason, you continually make the same childish rants/retorts, culminating in you usually getting banned?

    • galaxyNote4isBoss

      I’m sad? Please, this is the real world and in the real world people are gonna say things you don’t like. It’s my first amendment right to express my opinion no matter how much it might trample your precious feelings, just like it’s your right to be a panty waste and cry about it. As for me getting banned, people just can’t face the truth, they get offended like the bleeding heart liberals that run these crappy sites so they try to silence me. Just a bunch of losers like yourself with no backbone, no life and no money.

      • squiddy20

        1. If you could read, you’d see that I didn’t say you were sad. Try again.
        2. This is the Internet. Not the “real world”.
        3. Pretty sure the 1st Amendment doesn’t give you the right to insult people like a bratty 8 year old just because someone does something you don’t agree with. You could’ve been a man about it and just took it, but no, you had to call her names like we’re back in grade school. Try and stop acting like a petulant child for once in your life and own up to your mistakes.
        4. This has nothing to do with politics, you’re just an ignorant, juvenile as*hole. You make up insults about people because they do or say something you don’t like for christsakes. Grow up. Also, she clearly wasn’t offended by your ridiculous insult because you couldn’t even bother to spell her name correctly even though it was right in front of your face. Have a nice day.

        • galaxyNote4isBoss

          1. You’ve called me worse things than sad. You really have to play a semantics game just to refute me? That’s sad.
          2. This is up for debate. We’re still real people talking after all.
          3. If you could read you’d see that I do have these freedoms. Freedom of speech, freedom of religion and yes, freedom to insult. You have the freedom to be a douche too if that’s how you get your kicks.
          4. I was just joking around with the panttherlady, jeez does no one have a sense of humour any more?
          Also as a side note, she is actually the one who misspelt her own name. thepantherlady is the correct syntax.

        • squiddy20

          Now I know you’re really not Richard. Not once in the several years we’ve been bickering, has Richard actually A) spelled everything 100% correctly with perfect grammar and punctuation, and B) used a bullet/numbered response.
          Also as a side note, it’s her screen name. It doesn’t matter what the “correct syntax” is (and syntax definitely isn’t the right word there). You, or rather the real Richard, misspelled her name, “plain and simple”.

        • Brian Schmidt

          That’s exactly what the 1st Amendment gives us the right to do.

  • Jose Lugo

    Def uncalled for!!! It’s one thing to discuss phones but to get personal shows just how much you have grown as a person. I know this comment won’t mean much to you anyways but, I for one don’t need to stand for it.

    Good day sir!

  • Oliver Jackson

    The majority on here have compelling arguments of what the Note 5 and the S6 Edge Plus will be, just tune in @11am via YouTube. And all your answers will be revealed

    • Marcelo_L

      I’d mostly be inclined to agree with you, Oli. I just think that if some of our (at this point) suspicions about a lack of replaceable battery or micro-SD support being absent, then it’s a further indication of the desperation on the part of Samsung. It should’ve “Gone with what we know works, and tweak to add value”, rather than copycat-ing form factor.

      I have to wonder if, as Samsung has asserted, that customers don’t care about micro-SD support, just WHAT sampling of the population it did this survey upon? I cannot think of ONE Galaxy Note user I know ( and I know several ) that A) Does NOT use their GNote with a micro-SD mounted, and B) then also avails themselves of “cloud storage” to supplant that micro-SD storage. People with a Galaxy Note WANT/NEED expandable on-board storage because of how we use our handsets.

      Perhaps if Samsung actually gave us handsets that weren’t bogged down with several gigabytes of bloatware, and gave us a cleaner experience then people might feel that a 32Gb handset might be roomy enough for them. Again, find me someone with a 16Gb Galaxy Note(by far the largest selling model) that DOES NOT use a micro-SD mounted of some sizeable capacity, and then I might be inclined to listen to the weakest of arguments for why it’s support is omitted.

      As for the replaceable battery, excuse me, non-replaceable battery. If it weren’t for the fact that the batteries are replaceable on a the GNote 2 I currently use, I’d have started a class action lawsuit, because I know the original battery was ruined within a year because of bugs in their firmware (I’m a software engineer, and oddly have worked on power management software before, so yeah, maybe I’m a special case to be more sensitive to the issues surrounding power on these things) dealing with the horrible bluetooth (and WiFi calling) implementation on the GNote and GNote 2.
      Luckily the batteries are replaceable on current units. Doing away with that has been their greatest faux pas to date. However, as you said, @11AM they’ll demonstrate that they can probably surpass that faux pas with another one(or two).

      Way to go, Samsung!

  • Peter Smith

    It’s always a oem that makes something we like but then lacks in other areas. There is no perfect phone out there just almost perfect. So just choose your almost perfect phone and try to ignore what would make it perfect.

    • henucu

      But if the newer model doesnt have all the features of old model..what good is it

  • Mark L

    Why on earth would they remove the IR blaster?? It’s a tiny dot that wouldn’t cost anything. HTC and LG continue to put an IR blaster on their flagships, I guess I’ll have to switch to one of their phones.

    • Oliver Jackson

      The IR Blaster there Mark

  • Phil

    New Note 5 pics leaked today show No IR blaster.
    NO Removable battery.
    NO SD Card.

    Samsung Fail