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My views of the Samsung Galaxy Note 5

Posted on | October 2, 2015 | No Comments


Well, I have been using a Samsung Galaxy Note 2 for several years now and I am loving it.  I started using a Note when people still thought that 5 1/2 inches of screen was too much to carry.

Not to self talk to IMAX people about complaints the screen allows too much to be seen easily!

Well, I loved the Note 5.

Am I going to dump the Note 2, not likely, because it is still working and satisfying my needs.

But I did like, sorry love, the Note 5.

Here are some of my thoughts on this phone.

  1. This is not a toy and you are not paying toy prices du 2799dhs
  2. If I had to describe this phone in one word “Sweet”
  3. The Note5 is elegant in its form factor with a beautiful polished case. As I unboxed the phone I couldn’t help but say that it shared a lot of the look and feel of an iPhone. Does the Note5 want to look like an iPhone, why not!
  4. Surprisingly the Note 5 is chunkier than my Note2 but it has a presence that is elegant, nice lines, where as the Note2 is very plastic chic.
  5. This is the aspect of the Note that I think is under sold! The SPen is the Note5 feature that is still the game changer. Now  the Spen is spring loaded and there is an audio and vibration cue when it is activated.
  6. This is an Android product running the latest operating system and I do have major envy, of 5.1.1
  7. I love the little things like the way the screen goes to black when you power down, moving to black from left to right!
  8. The screen image is absolutely crystal clear!
  9. Wireless charging! 2 hours to full charge
  10. 5.7 inch screen
  11. Video stabalizer
  12. Livestream capability to Youtube
  13. 4K UHD video!

So is there a downside?

There are complaints by some and I was with the crowd for a moment until I realised that the complaint was silly.

Unlike my Note2 the Note5 is missing 2 things.


  • No microSD card slot
  • No removable battery


The question you have to ask is how much local storage do you really need?

We are loading our lives to the cloud so I am not sure that a  32GB and 64GB configuration isn’t more than adequate.

The battery life was fine it seems to last a good day on the battery, others who tested the phone found the same.

But this is a big issue that I am wondering about. The Note5 is NOT WATERPROOF!

The Verdict.

This is a sweet phone that I would buy without question if I was in the market for a new phone!

Listen to the podcast review with Jatin Mava of Digitalnexa.com



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