Aug 26, 2015 11:22 AM EDT

Samsung Galaxy Note 5 Reviews: New Flagship Has Exceptional Specs — Just AVOID Putting The S Pen In The Wrong Way

By Alex Cruz


Samsung Galaxy Note 5 was recently launched in the market and here comes its aftermath — reviews. So far, the company's new flagship had been receiving good reviews about its physical appearance and specs.

What came along with the excellent reviews were rumors of a design flaw in the S Pen. The allegations suggest that if the user places the S Pen in an opposite direction, besides getting stuck about 7/8th of the way through, the pen-detecting mechanism of the Note 5 would break, destroying the pen removal sensor of the phone.

Many opinions indicate that if it were inserted the wrong way, it should not fit, but if it does, the user must have exerted a hefty amount of force to get it in. Tech critics believe that by that time, users would have realized that they have been inserting the S Pen in the wrong way.

Android Police did an actual review of their own on Samsung Galaxy Note 5.

The review team found out that placing the Samsung Galaxy Note 5's pen the wrong way did not give the resistance that it's supposed to (just like with the previous Galaxy Notes). Furthermore, there were no clicking sounds, not even a slightest indication that it was placed the wrong way.

Once it's stuck, the user can try to remove it. If he succeeds, the tech site believes it may cause a damage to the mechanism Samsung Galaxy Note 5 is using to detect if the pen is still attached or has been detached from the phone.

Social media was flooded with comments about this issue, and News.com.au has learned that consumers are already debating who's to blame.

The Android Police tried reaching out to Samsung if this was a known issue, and the company's response stated, "We highly recommend our Galaxy Note5 users follow the instructions in the user guide to ensure there are no issues."

A follow-up note was sent to Samsung, asking whether they will be addressing this issue. Up to this point, there are no responses yet from the company.

Aside from the reported design flaw, Samsung Galaxy Note 5 seemed to awe the tech savvies. What's being highlighted though is the outstanding 5.7-inch 2560x1440 Super AMOLED (518 PPI) display.

It was followed by the 16MP rear and 5MP front camera. Gizmodo took a few sample shots, and they were amazing. An Exynos 7420 processor, 64-bit octa-core powers the device, which runs in Android 5.1 (Lollipop).

AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile, Sprint and U.S. Cellular carries Samsung Galaxy Note 5. Price starts at $720.

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