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Note 5: No simultaneous data & voice?

Discussion in 'ANDROID Phones, Tablets and Devices' started by KevinJames, Sep 9, 2015.

  1. KevinJames

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    I was reading some reviews on Amazon. Two users gave the Note 5 just 1 star and noted that they can no longer surf net while on phone call. One person was using his Note 5 as a hotspot for his laptop. The data connection was suspended when he got a phone call. Anyone else know anything about this? Is it because of the Exynos processor?

    http://www.amazon.com/Samsung-Galax...?ie=UTF8&filterBy=addOneStar&showViewpoints=0

    This would be a BIG deal breaker for me (along with everything else I've already complained about.)

    BTW, my only concern is for AT&T users. One poster mentioned VoLTE (which is Verizon), so I am confused because the phone they claimed to buy and review was an international GSM phone. ((Verizon issue logged here)
     
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    I was actually going to give the Note 5 a trial run until I read this. Although, the fact that I could only get it in a max of 64GB of storage did make my decision to go with the 6S Plus instead a lot easier since I was able to get it with 128GB.
     
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    We bought our Note 5's about a month ago and aren't disappointed whatsoever. I have made a phone call and used the internet at the same time. So, I doubt it's true. Sometimes people do the oddest thing and blame the phone instead of the situation. As for storage, I have almost 100gb of cloud storage. Pretty much eliminates any issues of lacking enough space for my stuff. We have the 32gb version and I still have 10gb left on the phone to use as needed. I am not a business user and maybe that's the issue for some. However, if you're a business user, cloud storage would be a good option as you most likely have unlimited data or wifi available to move your items around.
     
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    @bshane06: Thanks. I subsequently found out the complaint came from a Verizon user on a 3G network. Those on LTE do not have the issue. AT&T customers, both on 3 & 4G have no issues. As it is, I decided to wait for the Note6. Based on the recently released Galaxy S7 and other credible news reports, the Note6 is sizing up to be a spectacular device. (I fondly remember the days when I could upgrade every year and not worry about how it would hit my funds. Now that I'm retired, I have to be more cautious.)
     
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    I thought about waiting for the s7 edge plus. But the Note 5 has such high ratings and switching from BlackBerry, I wanted a tried and true phone that has stood the test of time (6 mos!). As I said, we're very happy with the Note 5. Looking forward to Note 8 when our contract is up. You never know, we may keep them longer!
     
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    @bshane06: I still have my Note3 and love it. It is beginning to show signs of aging, but all-in-all it has been a great device. I didn't go to the Note4 because I was satisfied and I didn't go to the Note5 because I liked having expandable storage and swappable battery. So by Sept., I will be 3 years into this phone and wanting an upgrade.

    BTW, Maxwell Smart was one of my favorite comedy shows back in the 1960s. I used to buy the books (short stories) and read every one of them. Now, at age 60+, it all seems very silly.
     
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    I'm thinking Samsung, as one aspect of why they went w/o expandable storage, was banking on cloud storage to be main storage for their phones. However, cloud storage isn't perfect. I hate that it eats up data when I'm not on wifi. And it eats A LOT of data! So, that's one drawback. Plus you have to remember which cloud you put it on if you have multiples like me. I have close to 100gb but it's on 4 different clouds. As for the battery, I'm banking on Marshmallow to save the day with Doze.
    I liked Max and his goofiness! I always picture him with his shoe phone sometimes when I answer my phone. :)
     
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    Thanks! I read it already. That's why I said one aspect. I think there were multiple reasons to make the change. Usually, in business, it comes down to money. To build the Note 5 w/o a removable battery and expandable memory saved money, as well. So, do I beleive it was performance? It's one reason. :)
     
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    Just stumbled upon this thread too late, but I'd contribute to this thread anyways.

    As you already figured out, the lack of simultaneous voice and data on the Note 5 is a network thing. The Sprint and Verizon variants are more affected by this. You do get simultaneous voice and data on Verizon when on LTE. If the person is on 3G, that functionality goes out the window since Verizon's 3g has never supported it. Also, if the person does not turn on Advanced Calling on LTE, he will not get simultaneous voice and data on the newer Android devices (like the Note 5) or any iOS device on Verizon. This is due to the integrated antennae (for lack of a better description). Older Android phones, like the Note 4, S5, etc are not affected by this because they have an extra antenna that can be devoted to data only.


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