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Old 08-18-2015, 07:20 AM
 
Location: City Data Land
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Samsung released their new Note 5 and Edge 6+ phones this past week. They had a similar redesign to the Galaxy 6 and Edge 6 released in June, in which Samsung removed some of the key features distinguishing their older flagship phones from these ones: the expandable storage, removeable battery, and water resistance, in favor of a sleeker look. The Note 5 and Edge 6+ also do not come with the 128 GB option, and the price runs about $700-800. What do you think of the changes? If you own a Samsung, would you be interested in this one? If you don't own a Samsung, would you be interested in buying one of the new Samsung models? Here's a review of the Note 5.

Galaxy Note 5 hands on review | TechRadar
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Old 08-18-2015, 07:48 AM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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No interest in Sammy, especially after they took those features away.
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Old 08-18-2015, 08:45 AM
 
Location: Southern California
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I had an S6 and love the way the S6 Edge+ and Note 5 look but it stops there. TouchWiz is just more than I can handle. It ruins the android experience for me. I was enjoying the S6 until I went back to stock and near stock android now I can't get past how clunky TouchWiz is.

I'm looking forward to the Moto X Pure Edition that comes out in a few weeks and the new Nexus devices that come out in October. They will be about half the price of the Samsung devices and just as good if not better.

For now I'm using a $219 Unlocked Contract Free Moto G (2015 version) that is an awesome phone.
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Old 08-18-2015, 05:19 PM
 
Location: Florida
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Done with Samsung turning their phones into IPhone lookalikes. Went in a new direction - LG G4. What a fantastic phone !
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Old 08-19-2015, 07:12 PM
 
Location: Vallejo
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More looking at the Moto X as I'm semi-cheap and I'm really not sure that finger print, wireless charging, better camera, better display, more RAM is really worth $300 to me. Note 5 does look very nice though... of course so does the Note 4. I'm really not a fan of the pleather back, but also not a fan of glass back. Removable battery and SD aren't really a big deal to me. Most stuff is on the could these days for me 32 GB is good enough. Most of the (300 GB) or so I have on OneDrive I really don't need on my phone. S-pen is really nice, but $300 for it? I already have a Wacom tablet anyway.

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Old 08-21-2015, 04:21 PM
 
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Samsung released their new Note 5 and Edge 6+ phones this past week. They had a similar redesign to the Galaxy 6 and Edge 6 released in June, in which Samsung removed some of the key features distinguishing their older flagship phones from these ones: the expandable storage, removeable battery, and water resistance, in favor of a sleeker look. The Note 5 and Edge 6+ also do not come with the 128 GB option, and the price runs about $700-800. What do you think of the changes? If you own a Samsung, would you be interested in this one? If you don't own a Samsung, would you be interested in buying one of the new Samsung models? Here's a review of the Note 5.

Galaxy Note 5 hands on review | TechRadar
My Samsung S4 with a triple oversize battery and excellent protection from custom rubber case does everything I need a phone to do - including that carrying it enhances my exercise program! :>}

Don in Austin
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Old 08-23-2015, 08:20 PM
 
Location: Here or There
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FWIW, I have the Galaxy Note Edge, and I love it. However, for the reasons that some people mentioned above, like the non-expandable storage and no longer having a removable battery, I definitely wont be upgrading. I detest Touchwiz, and if it wasnt for the fact that I liked the Note Edge, I would have dropped Samsung. With these two new phones being their latest offering, I suspect I will drop Samsung when my Note Edge dies. I will then take a serious look at LG and the Nexus line (I have a N7 tablet).
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Old 08-30-2015, 06:05 PM
 
Location: Portland, OR
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I have an S5 and an S3 mini. Samsung lost me with the latest 6's, I really really value the removeable battery and expandable storage options at a reasonable price, for instance Tiger direct have a 128GB MicroSD for $55 (after rebate ATM). I also have several friends who have the S6 edge, and none of them like it; anecdotal, but telling, since both of them liked their 3 or 4's.
I think Moto are king of Droids at the moment. I'm still interested in what Apple will do with the 6S and 6+S.
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Old 08-30-2015, 06:38 PM
 
Location: Greater NYC, USA
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I have Galaxy S5.

It's a nifty gadget that is slowly taking over your life. I have apps that I use every day and I have apps that pop-up a reminder that I can use my cell phone as remote to control my TV.
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Old 08-30-2015, 07:54 PM
 
Location: Talmadge, San Diego, CA
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I have Galaxy S5.

It's a nifty gadget that is slowly taking over your life. I have apps that I use every day and I have apps that pop-up a reminder that I can use my cell phone as remote to control my TV.
I have the same phone, but I don't use it to control my TV. I prefer the remote that came with the cable box.
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