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That 4100 mAh Note5 battery? It may be in a Note5 Active, coming in November

That 4100 mAh Note5 battery? It may be in a Note5 Active, coming in November
There were persistent rumors from several sources that the Note5 will have a huge, 4100 mAh battery pack, which should have made for some spectacular longevity, given how optimized Samsung's display and chipset power consumption are. Sadly, the speculation turned out too good to be true, and the Note5 arrived with a 3000 mAh battery pack "only". Granted, the phablet still managed to provide impressive endurance results in our battery benchmark test, and yet those would be even better with a 4100 mAh unit.

Fortunately, the rumor might have been partially true. We just received tips that there will be a Galaxy Note5 Active model released in November on AT&T, and it will sport a 4100 mAh juicer, with all else staying true to the regular Note5. Our tipster points out that the durable phablet will have IP68 waterproofing certification, and arrive in week 46, which falls in the week of Monday, November 8th, just in time for your holiday shopping schedule. 

The reason that we are relaying this arguably unconfirmed by a second source tip, is that Samsung did absolutely the same thing with the Galaxy S6 Active, releasing it with a much larger battery than the regular version, resulting in a stellar achievement on our battery life test of the device. This bodes well for the eventual Note5 Active's battery endurance, and yet, if the S6 Active is any indication, the phablet version won't sport the same premium glass design, but rather focus on drop test durability, a waterproof chassis, and longevity. We don't mind, as Samsung managed to stuff a large battery in a relatively slim chassis with the S6 Active, so hopefully the same will go for the claimed Note5 Active come this fall.

Thanks for the tip!

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posted on 20 Aug 2015, 09:03 7

1. Ruturaj (Posts: 1450; Member since: 16 Oct 2014)


This strategy is ridiculous, I am going to buy note 5, and in November I will be pissed if active version is out, if I wait and active version is not out I still will be pissed.

posted on 20 Aug 2015, 09:07 20

3. TyrionLannister (unregistered)


The active won't look nearly as sexy and won't have a fingerprint scanner.

Plus, a newer phone won't make your phone perform worse suddenly.

posted on 20 Aug 2015, 09:44 6

16. Ruturaj (Posts: 1450; Member since: 16 Oct 2014)


Yes but I would prefer active, as I drop my phone often and would like waterproof model. Samsung should at least announce all phones together.

posted on 20 Aug 2015, 10:08 10

21. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 10700; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)


Then I guess you better wait.

posted on 20 Aug 2015, 11:56

37. Ruturaj (Posts: 1450; Member since: 16 Oct 2014)


Already pre ordered note 5 and don't want to cancel it now.

posted on 20 Aug 2015, 09:58 2

19. Ruturaj (Posts: 1450; Member since: 16 Oct 2014)


Also about being sexy, you will never use phone like that without case right, and I think S6 active version is much better that putting normal S6 in thick case. Same would be case for note, I don't think I would use note (pre ordered it, haven't received it yet) without the case.

posted on 20 Aug 2015, 10:23 5

23. TyrionLannister (unregistered)


I use my S6 with tempered glass on both sides. It fell 1 time and no dents or scratches. Also if it falls hard, the glass will protect the screen and break itself. I'll buy another tempered glass then.

I'll never put a phone in an ugly plastic case. That defeats the whole point of build quality and feel in the hand.

posted on 20 Aug 2015, 10:42 2

27. saffant (Posts: 274; Member since: 04 Jul 2011)


What about the sides?

posted on 20 Aug 2015, 11:39 1

32. TyrionLannister (unregistered)


The sides are really tough due to the 7000 series aluminum. Didn't you see the side drop tests.

posted on 20 Aug 2015, 12:02 6

39. miket1737 (Posts: 3027; Member since: 17 Mar 2013)


pretty sure S6 uses 6013 grade aluminum but no doubt about it it is still built tough and the screen most likely will not crack if it lands on the metal band of the phone dead on, things pretty rock solid. Also Tyrion, which tempered glass protectors you have? do they go all the way to the edge or close enough at least and leave no halo effect around the border?

posted on 20 Aug 2015, 13:11 1

44. TyrionLannister (unregistered)


I use a rock one. No they don't go all the way due to the 2.5D glass. But the tempered glass I use is a 2.5D glass too so it's smooth and a non issue. About the halo effect, it's surprisingly less on this one compared to nilkin ones.

I can't give you the link as it's only available on our local amazon site and not amazon.com.

posted on 20 Aug 2015, 11:54 1

36. Ruturaj (Posts: 1450; Member since: 16 Oct 2014)


I prefer gripper phone, I have faux leather back same as note 3 on my S4, with previous slippery back I dropped it many times.

posted on 24 Aug 2015, 06:07

64. DennisBlaine (Posts: 3; Member since: 05 Mar 2015)


NO it won't make it worse. But if you settle for less then discover what you really want is coming soon, you get it don't you? DISAPPOINTED!

posted on 20 Aug 2015, 09:10 1

4. Jason2k13 (Posts: 1217; Member since: 28 Mar 2013)


Then stick to the note 5? or just wait a little bit longer? or buy both? or just get out more and socialize with people, rather than worrying about a phone not coming out when you want it to be.

posted on 20 Aug 2015, 09:45 2

17. Ruturaj (Posts: 1450; Member since: 16 Oct 2014)


I get out more that's why I want a active version but I also want bigger screen (that's why I haven't bought S6 active).

posted on 20 Aug 2015, 09:22 11

9. QWERTYphone (Posts: 654; Member since: 22 Sep 2014)


F samsung !!!! The Note5 SHOULD have LAUNCHED with both a removable battery and SD, and not made of fragile glass. I waited months for the S6 active to fix these issues. The lack of a fingerprint scanner was ridiculous. Samsung FAILED again.
LG G4 PRO here I come !!!!

posted on 20 Aug 2015, 10:23 5

24. TyrionLannister (unregistered)


S6 active doesn't have a microSd or removable battery, and neither will note 5 active have them.

posted on 20 Aug 2015, 12:54 4

42. QWERTYphone (Posts: 654; Member since: 22 Sep 2014)


NO $hit, Captain Obvious. We ALL KNEW that Samsung has abandoned both removable batteries and SD for the Note/Galaxy and that is why they are a FAILURE.

posted on 20 Aug 2015, 18:43

54. xdza1979 (Posts: 291; Member since: 08 Aug 2015)


If you knew that then its time for you to shut up and stop spamming Samsung articles with the same annoying message, Captin Troll!

posted on 20 Aug 2015, 11:44 6

33. M.O.A.B (Posts: 183; Member since: 13 Feb 2015)


i hope lg g4 pro wont have both so you may commit suicide and let us have rest of your endless whining and moaning about sd cards and removable battery !!

posted on 20 Aug 2015, 12:55

43. QWERTYphone (Posts: 654; Member since: 22 Sep 2014)


If so, I would take clueless idiots like YOU with me.

posted on 20 Aug 2015, 15:12 2

50. darkkjedii (Posts: 22128; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Lmao!!!

posted on 20 Aug 2015, 17:31

52. Trex95 (Posts: 938; Member since: 03 Mar 2013)


Lol. I think all upcoming Android phones including mid range no more removable battrey and no more SD slot.

posted on 20 Aug 2015, 15:10 3

49. darkkjedii (Posts: 22128; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Good riddance.

posted on 20 Aug 2015, 11:16 1

31. GOAT78 (Posts: 10; Member since: 17 Aug 2015)


yeah but if you wait until November, the regular Note 5 will be cheaper. I'm not sure why folks are rushing to buy the Note 5 right after release. Samsung is pushing the S6 Edge+ more than the Note 5. If the Note 5 flops, they will drop the price. Who wants to pay $800+ for the Note 5.

posted on 20 Aug 2015, 09:04 7

2. jmill75 (Posts: 62; Member since: 22 Jul 2009)


The S6 Active is one of the best under rated phones of the year.

I do not need a note version on the active but this could be one heck of a device for those who want the note in a durable form factor.

posted on 20 Aug 2015, 09:16 1

5. Taters (banned) (Posts: 6474; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)


I am not sure there is a market for this because I can't see a profession where the GS6 active isn't enough and you need a stylus and waterproofing together. Structural engineer maybe but that's just one profession. Lol

Oh well, whatever works for you Samsung.

posted on 20 Aug 2015, 09:59 1

20. Ruturaj (Posts: 1450; Member since: 16 Oct 2014)


For those who do outdoor sports or go out on weekends but work professional on workdays and/or want a big screen.

posted on 20 Aug 2015, 09:19 1

6. Landon (Posts: 556; Member since: 07 May 2015)


Why play with my emotions, Samsung? I'll still be ordering my Note 5 today but c'mon man!

posted on 20 Aug 2015, 09:19 4

7. bugsbunny00 (Posts: 2123; Member since: 07 Jun 2013)


Getting tired of the only one getting the active is AT&T.why can't the other three get it?.:(

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