It's Note 5 reveal day! Woo?
I have to say that I was a bit surprised at the apparent lack of interest to the leaked press images and specs
for Samsung's Galaxy Note 5 (and S6 Edge Plus). Were I a Note user myself I suppose I'd be none too pleased at the prospect of a non-removable battery. Howard seems to be even more dismissive of the Note line; according to him a phablet-sized iPhone has made the Note altogether irrelevant.
But I can still vividly remember being in Hong Kong (in 2012, I think) and seeing Notes and Note 2s everywhere—the super-sized phone was easy to spot in the hands of kids, moms, dads, grandparents... Everyone
seemed to have one. I suspect that for a lot of users Samsung is
Android, and for a good couple of years there the Galaxy Note was king among Android phones, if only for its size.
Truth is, I've always admired the Note series—I've just never used one as my daily driver. Here's why.