Many smartphone owners usually upgrade their devices after two years of use. With this in mind, those who were rocking the 2014 Samsung Galaxy Note 4 had been eager to finally make the switch to last year’s Samsung Galaxy Note 7, but we all know what happened to the handset.
Now, in 2015, Samsung Galaxy Note 5 was released and even though most of the features that have made the Galaxy Note series such a popular smartphone lineup were still all over, the phablet was missing one essential ingredient – a microSD card slot. In order to deal with this problem, the South Korean company made the Galaxy Note 5 in three storage variants of 32GB, 64GB and 128GB.
Of course, selling the Galaxy Note 5 in three storage variants meant that buyers had more options to choose from. But this also meant spending more in order to get more storage, which kind of put off some buyers, especially since the standard model was already pricey, coming in at about $800.
With rumors of a Samsung Galaxy Note 8 already flying around and the fact that the Galaxy S8 and S8+ have already taken the price game to the next level, it’s possible that the Galaxy Note 5 might just be many people’s safest bet as far as owning a Galaxy Note device is concerned (if price is a major factor). If this is indeed the case for you, then there’s no better time to grab yourself a brand new Note 5 than now.
A seller on eBay by the name Quick Ship Electronics, who has a positive feedback of 99.7%, has discounted the Galaxy Note 5 by a massive $500, selling it at just $299.99. However, as usual with such sweet deals, there’s a catch. Apparently, this phone is locked to AT&T and as such, those on other carriers might not get lucky. If you don’t like what is shipped to you, the seller has a 30 days money back guarantee, but the buyer pays for the return shipping costs.
Just to jog your memory, the Galaxy Note 5 has a 5.7-inch Super AMOLED QHD display screen with Gorilla Glass protection on top, an Exynos 7420 SoC and 4GB RAM running the show and 32GB of storage with no room for microSD card expansion. The back has a 16MP camera with all the bells and whistles of a flagship smartphone camera while the front has a 5MP sensor for selfies. To keep it going is a 3000mAh battery unit that supports fast charging technology.
Even though the phone has Android Lollipop out of the box, an update to Android 7.0 Nougat is already available for download. Remember, this variant of Samsung Galaxy Note 5 is only compatible with AT&T.