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3 reasons Android fans are already complaining about the Galaxy Note 5

Published Aug 13th, 2015 4:24PM EDT
Galaxy Note 5 Biggest Complaints
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It seems like no one can release a phone that’s good enough for Android fans these days. Recently we documented Android fans complaining because the OnePlus 2, which delivers cutting-edge hardware for under $390, lacks support for NFC. Now it seems that Samsung’s just-announced Galaxy Note 5 is getting the same treatment if comments over at Reddit’s Android fan page are anything to go by.

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So what are the big complaints about the Galaxy Note 5? Here are the three big ones:

  • The Note 5 only has a 3,000mAh battery. This strikes us as a reasonable complaint since the Note 4 had a 3,200mAh battery and wasn’t as powerful as what the Note 5 will be. It’s not a huge difference in battery size but we can see why it would bother some people.
  • The Note 5 lacks a microSD card slot. This one shouldn’t have come as too much of a surprise since Samsung took away microSD card support for the Galaxy S6. The hope here was that because the Note 5 was a larger overall device, Samsung would find a spot for microSD. Sadly, that turned out to not be the case.
  • The Note 5 only comes in either 32GB or 64GB options. This one is legitimately baffling because with a device as big as the Note 5, you’d expect Samsung would give it heftier storage options. It seems that the 128GB versions of the Galaxy S6 didn’t sell as expected, which might explain why Samsung is maxing the Note 5 out at 64GB. All the same, that would be even more reason to include a microSD card slot.

In all, these complaints seem to be a lot more valid than the comical whining about not being able to use Google Wallet on the OnePlus 2. All the same, I can’t help but feel that many fans are overlooking the fact that the Note 5 really looks like a terrific phablet…

Prior to joining BGR as News Editor, Brad Reed spent five years covering the wireless industry for Network World. His first smartphone was a BlackBerry but he has since become a loyal Android user.