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Design Flaw Renders Galaxy Note 5 Breakable
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http://www.extremetech.com/mobile/212842...-the-phone
Wow. F*** Samsung.
Quote:The Samsung Galaxy Note 5 has come in for some pretty positive reviews, thanks to its brilliant display, fast processor, and overall solid value. Not as many people love the lack of a memory card slot and removable battery this time around, especially considering (and despite erroneous early reports) the lack of a 128GB internal storage option.

Similarly, not everyone needs the included Wacom-powered stylus. But it’s really what makes a Note a Note, and Samsung has improved it to the point where you can even write on the screen while it’s off and it will record your memos. That said, several reviewers have found a serious flaw. If you put the stylus back into the phone backwards — easy to do if you’re not paying close attention, given the shape of the stylus and the slot — it actually breaks the phone.

Here’s what happens: Whenever you want to eject the stylus, you press on it, and a little spring-loaded mechanism pops it out slightly, so you can pull it out the rest of the way. Inserting the stylus back in will deliver the same positive feedback as the mechanism clicks it into place. This mechanism is new to the Galaxy Note 5, and it works well in practice. So far, so good.

The problem is, you can also insert the stylus all the way into the slot backwards. When you do so, it gets stuck. And then, when you try and pull it out forcibly, it breaks the stylus detection mechanism, which is how the Air Command software works the way it does — including that nifty ability to write on the screen while the phone is off.

And just like that, you’ve broken a very expensive, brand new phone.
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#2
Damn, apparently they didn't give the phone to some beta testers first.
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#3
IMHO, I don't see much of a difference between Galaxy S4 (2 generations ago) and S5 and S6.

Same for Galaxy Note 3, 4, and 5...

The S3 had absolutely phenomenal differences from the S2 which was like a complete generation apart. And while the S4 might be a bit bigger, featuring full 1080p resolution over the 1280x720 of my old S3, the "feel" of it isn't too much different.

It was the S3, S4, and Note 3 that really took the world by thunder.

And WTF is Samsung thinking by removing the SD card slot from the Note 5??? The SD card slot was one of the major reasons for Samsung's massive success compared to LG and Nexus stuff. In about 2 years from now, the Note 4 will be worth more on Ebay than the Note 5, LOL.
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