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Old 08-31-2015, 09:58 PM
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I'd be very hesitant to get an S6. My S4 drains its battery for no apparent reason regularly enough that I take advantage of the removable battery a couple times a week.

The 6 Edge does look neat though.
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Old 09-01-2015, 04:58 PM
 
Location: Sinking in the Great Salt Lake
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I have an S6... right after I got it my bank account balance started shoot upwards like a rocket, I lost 50 lbs while eating steak every night, hot women started throwing themselves at me, casinos started comping me luxury suites and discovered I suddenly had psychic powers.

Seriously though, it's a nice phone. Not $600 bucks nice (especially knowing there will something even better out next year) but it's still pretty cool to have what was a high-end desktop PC only a few years ago in my pocket.
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Old 09-01-2015, 05:10 PM
 
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I have an S6... right after I got it my bank account balance started shoot upwards like a rocket, I lost 50 lbs while eating steak every night, hot women started throwing themselves at me, casinos started comping me luxury suites and discovered I suddenly had psychic powers.

Seriously though, it's a nice phone. Not $600 bucks nice (especially knowing there will something even better out next year) but it's still pretty cool to have what was a high-end desktop PC only a few years ago in my pocket.
Damn, I was all ready to go get myself a new S6 Edge until I got to your second paragraph.
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Old 09-07-2015, 01:51 PM
 
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I have a note 3 and was looking at Note 5 and was told to get note 4 that it is less problmatic. Any truth to this?
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Old 09-07-2015, 01:59 PM
 
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I also have a Note 3, and I love it. I probably won't upgrade to the Note 5 since it does not have a removable battery, as that is the most common part to fail. I'll most likely "upgrade" to the Note 4.
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Old 09-07-2015, 06:08 PM
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I have a note 3 and was looking at Note 5 and was told to get note 4 that it is less problmatic. Any truth to this?
Which problems would those be?

There is the nasty design flaw where you can permanently damage the device by accidentally sticking the S Pen in upside down.
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Old 09-07-2015, 06:48 PM
 
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Which problems would those be?

There is the nasty design flaw where you can permanently damage the device by accidentally sticking the S Pen in upside down.
That is what I heard but also no changeable battery or SD card in Note 5. I think I will go with the 4 and maybe see how it goes with the 5 next year.
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Old 09-12-2015, 09:49 AM
 
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I also have a Note 3, and I love it. I probably won't upgrade to the Note 5 since it does not have a removable battery, as that is the most common part to fail. I'll most likely "upgrade" to the Note 4.
My Note 2 died this week, so I upgraded to the Note 4. Had my 2 for longest time I ever had a phone. It had so many features, I didn't feel the need to upgrade. Wanted the 4 because of the removable battery and memory.

Like the new phone, but missing the 2.
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Old 12-03-2015, 02:39 PM
 
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I upgraded from the LG G2 to a Note 5 and they are night and day different. The G2 had some nice features that I used a lot, like knock on and I got used to the volume buttons in the back. But, I don't think the antenna on the G2 is very good. At work, in our breakroom, my G2 would lose connection to Sprint's network all the time, my Note 5 is always showing top bars and never drops coverage. The processor in the Note 5 is an octa-core with 4 GIG of RAM. I have an old IBM Thinkpad T60 with less computing power. Camera on the Note is easily the best I have used in a smartphone. TouchWiz has its flaws, but I didn't notice it to be any better or worse than the G2 UI. I got a wireless Qi charger from Samsung for free by adding a card and activating for Samsung Pay and it works brilliantly. Battery lasts me all day easily with moderate use meaning texting all day, hour of Netflix over lunch, social media checks a couple times an hour and some internet surfing. I have big man hands and can use it one handed, but I could see where someone with smaller hands would struggle and find it not as functional to use. I leased it through Sprint for 10 bucks a month after my loyalty discount and am very satisfied. I went in with the idea of switching to iPhone 6S Plus, but side by side the Note just seemed nicer to me.
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Old 12-09-2015, 07:08 PM
 
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id'e buy apple before a Samsung again. why you might ask because apple has American support and not someone in a third world country that works for a bowl of rice a day and has no clue as to what your saying!
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