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My Deal breaker with the Note 5

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Bluerang1, Aug 7, 2015.

  1. Bluerang1

    Bluerang1 Lurker
    Thread Starter

    I've seen outcry over the lack of an SD card slot and removable battery which is extremely justified but these don't bother me personally. I never removed or replaced my battery even though the battery life is terrible and it charges so slow. I don't really download music anymore as I mainly use online radio, and all my pictures are always backed up to Google Photos.

    However the possibility of a lack of an IR blaster is what will stop me from getting the Note 5. This was a big reason why I got the S4 that I currently own in the first place and it's been a very functional feature for me for past two years. Why would Samsung just get rid of it? If this is true then I'll be getting the Note 4. It apparently has a better bettery life and I'm too attached to Samsung to venture elsewhere.

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  2. Mdraej99

    Mdraej99 Android Enthusiast

    I'm brand loyal too... I was so excited about the Note 5....but now... I am a little bummed!! But what is the IR blaster?
  3. Bluerang1

    Bluerang1 Lurker
    Thread Starter

    The thing that enables the tv and electrical appliance universal remote feature
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  4. Mdraej99

    Mdraej99 Android Enthusiast

    Oh OK... thanks
  5. chong67

    chong67 Android Expert

    I never use the infra red. I heard you can use this at the sport bar to change the channels?
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  6. KOLIO

    KOLIO Guest

    It's quite easy.I've done this w/the NOTE3/4 & the GEAR2 @ work..................
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  7. dontpanicbobby

    dontpanicbobby 100% That Guy
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    I used to think it was lack of expandable storage the was keeping me away from the NOTE line. But it turns out I use IR just as much if not more than I use the expandable storage on my current device. It's so nice not to have to look for the remote when you're really comfy on the sofa or in bed.
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  8. Bodycount

    Bodycount Android Enthusiast

    Lack of 128 GB option with the lack of the SD card slot is turning me away. I can't function on just 64 GB. I know Samsung is really pushing their cloud service but this is totally wrong.
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  9. ceva321

    ceva321 Android Enthusiast

    Lol how lazy have we become. ... lol

    Seriously I miss the IR blaster but I still got the note 5
    #9 ceva321, Aug 30, 2015
    Last edited: Sep 14, 2015
  10. khaddem

    khaddem Newbie

    keep the hope alive people. the Note 6 will fix all these issues.
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  11. pdqgp

    pdqgp Well-Known Member

    I miss the IR Blaster too but I don't miss it. Both my TV and Stereo are connected via wifi and on my network and while I've not looked, I'm sure there is a controller for them via that method. It's how roku controls their stuff too.
  12. JohnnytheK

    JohnnytheK Newbie

    I've only used the ir blaster to fool with people in the break room at work. I really miss the removable battery, I changed my battery almost every day on my note 3. The fast charging works very well and I've used "super power saver" and it works very well.

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  13. pdqgp

    pdqgp Well-Known Member

    Install the Package Disabler App and eliminate the bloat and other crap that sucks power and you'll go 18-24hrs on a single charge with normal use. Blows me away daily.
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  14. JohnnytheK

    JohnnytheK Newbie

    Package disabler app? What am dat?
    Could you list a few apps you think are bloat?
  15. KOLIO

    KOLIO Guest

    I unrooted yesterday to flash the new update/image,start out fresh & bought this app.If it works as advertised (freezing unwanted apps),it's worth its weight in gold. Gonna run stock for a week or two see how things go.
    This is how things should be from ALL mfgs.
    BTW,where did you here about this app? I've spent a fair amount of time in the XDA Note5 forums & haven't heard a peep about this app.Lucky for me,I keep up w/this Note5 forum,or, I may never have heard about this app. (If you'd like to start a thread/how-to for this app,I'd be more than happy to sticky it @ the top of this forum,so others can better discover this gem).
  16. pdqgp

    pdqgp Well-Known Member

    I found it on xda. There a long thread on it. IIRC it's under the Note 5 General section.
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  17. KOLIO

    KOLIO Guest

    Admittedly,I zeroed-in on the T-Mobile Note5 sub-forum..................:paperbagdroid: ;)
  18. rtronick

    rtronick Lurker

    I don't miss the ir blaster as I never use it. I have all my important docs and files on my home server that only take a minute or two to download so no need for sd card slot. I also have 50GB of cloud storage through work if needed. I'm a moderate to heavy user and my Note 5 still has about 30% battery left at the end of the day. I'm very happy with the Note 5
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  19. JohnnytheK

    JohnnytheK Newbie

    I've went through my phone twice and deleted all the apps I don't use. Yesterday after 14 hours I had 26% battery left after pretty heavy use.
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  20. PrinceOfDorne

    PrinceOfDorne Well-Known Member

    I have had S4, HTC One, Note 3, S5 and S6 Edge and I have never used the IR blaster.
  21. khaddem

    khaddem Newbie

    How and where do I get the
    Package Disabler App?

  22. Bad battery lIfe.without ir..
    what are you doing sam
  23. isired

    isired Lurker

    I think that's why they got rid of it, though maybe a bit prematurely - I know there are probably still a significant amount of brands and/or models that don't offer this functionality. I have 4 TVs total that run the gamut in terms of price range - 2 Panasonic, 1 Vizio and 1 TCL Roku TV (best buy of the bunch, that last one) and all have remote control, media serving, etc. over WiFi. Ditto the SlingBox, Panasonic Blu-ray (a/k/a dust collector), Roku, FireTV, Xbox ONE and 360, et al.
  24. Stealthman

    Stealthman Android Enthusiast

    I had it on my galaxy S6, I set it up and only used it a few times. It's not a feature I miss.
  25. Cathodery

    Cathodery Lurker

    Seeing that the note 5, S7 And S7 edge didn't come with and ir blaster I've been holding out for the note 6 in hopes that Samsung will put it back in like the Micro sd card. If they don't as much as I prefer Samsung I'll go to LG which still comes with the ir blaster , removable battery and as card. All the things that made me get a Samsung instead of an iPhone.

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The Samsung Galaxy Note 5 release date was August 2015. Features and Specs include a 5.7" inch screen, 16MP camera, 4GB RAM, Exynos 7420 Octa processor, and 3000mAh battery.

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