Need to upgrade - Can't decide

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  1. spydergirl

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    Currently have the G Note 2, which I've loved, but has burned out and become obsolete. Now I can't decide between -

    G Note 5

    Droid Turbo

    I absolutely LOVE the camera on my husband's Turbo. The camera on my GN2 is beyond horrible. The GN5 seems to be improved, but still lacking.

    My other drawback is the non-removable battery and SD card, which is a feature on both phones. Is this the wave of the future of phones? I like to be able to swap out batteries and use after-market extended batteries and accessories.

    I need to upgrade soon because I depend on my phone for work, but just can't decide. :-(

    Any suggestions, advice, or thoughts?

    Thanks in advance.

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  2. Miller6386

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    My choice between the 2 would be the Note 5. But considering other devices I'd go with the Note 4. Had mine since February which is the longest I've held onto one device in 8 years

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  3. TisMyDroid

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    I'm not familiar with the camera features on the Turbo but on the N5 they are excellent. Better than any phone I've ever had. I live that I can double press on the home button and have immediate access to my camera even when the screen is off. I love the burst shot feature. I can hold the volume button and it will take numerous consecutive shots. Then I pick out the best one. The picture quality is excellent. Here is an example of burst shots of my granddaughter going under water. [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
    That are pics chosen out of 17 burst shots.

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    I am not a photo expert, but I think my Turbo takes pretty good pictures, much better than people give it credit for. As far as batteries, you should not need a replaceable battery with the Turbo. You should easily be able to get through a full day and into the second day with a single charge; and the Turbo charge feature works good if you do need to top off in between full charges.

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  5. dezymond

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    By all the reviews I've read, they've said the N5 has one of the best cameras on the market. I know Moto isn't well known for their cameras, it's one of their weaknesses as a company, but I have heard some great improvements in other devices, not the Turbo though. That being said, I think any of the top tier phones today take awesome photos and unless you have an eye for it, then I don't think the differences between top tier cameras today are very significant.

    As for removable battery and SD card support, some companies still do support it, but they really are becoming obsolete features. Samsung was pretty much the last one standing for removable battery and they did away with it (I think LG may be the last one). Same with microSD support, what was once a major plus for Samsung, they've gone and abandoned it and I believe there rest of the industry will follow.

    Software optimization has been significantly improved since the days of the Note 2, and I believe you'll notice that, which is why non-removable batteries shouldn't be too big of a deal unless you're a "power user". You could use various sized powerbanks and that will definitely get you through the day. Also quick charging seems to be the new thing and I honestly wouldn't mind it once I decide to upgrade.
     
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  6. Gramesmith

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    My Vote is for Note 5. One of my friends is using Note 5. He told me that the performance of Note 5 is really good. Personally, I really like the style of Note 5.
     
  7. GoCliffGo05

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    If you're stuck between those two, do yourself a favor and pickup the note 5. Not only is it superior, a lot of support has seemed to have faded regarding the turbo.

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    Note 5, hands down. Samsung is known for their camera and screen quality. In the past, Motorola was known for their radios, not for their camera. I can EASILY print an 8x10 or larger from a Samsung and you'd never guess it was taken with a phone instead of a dslr. In fact, I did it numerous times with my S5 and Note 4! People focus on the megapixels of a camera when that is just a small piece of the puzzle to a great image. The lens and sensor of the camera make the biggest impact. Don't get me wrong, the Turbo is definitely improved in camera, but it is still lacking.

    Here is a shot I took with my S5 and printed in 8x10
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  9. spydergirl

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    Wow! Great picture!

    Thank you all so much for taking the time to share your feedback and suggestions. It's been extremely helpful .... especially regarding the extended battery options. I'm feeling more hopeful.

    I think my lean now is definitely toward the GN5 and I'll certainly keep you posted on my progress.

    Thank you !!!!!

    Sent from my GN2
     
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