The problem started last year when Samsung decided to listen to the fashionista segment who whined about Samsung's DESIGN and BUILD QUALITY for years in 2013-2014. Majority of strangers don't notice or even care what phone another person is holding. I certainly don't.
I really hope Samsung learns from this and bring back removable battery to the Note line. The J series have it. Why can't the Note? They could have easily avoided losing more money had it just been a battery recall and not trying to replace the entire device. I could live with faux leather back or matte plastic as long as they are replaceable.
Note series was supposed to be a PRODUCTIVITY device. Not some "planned obsolescence fashion accessory" that Apple users treat their iPhone as before getting disposed in two years. This glass rear stuff, non-removable battery, and no sd slot is complete nonsense that Apple tried to go backwards with the industry.
But by Samsung going style over substance, fashion over function last year, this is what happens. Explosion inside the phones and Samsung's wallets. The phone fashionistas don't know jack about tech. As long as it is pretty design and in a pretty color, they will buy it. The practical users are more forward thinking with the features and usage.
Go back to being practical again, Samsung. I hope LG and Nokia troll Samsung for this since they still maintained their practicality and common sense. Removable battery, please? I don't want to base my usage by the lifespan of a sealed battery. And if the rear breaks, I can replace it too. Samsung lost their practical edge by going edge...
ahmed tanveer, 04 Sep 2016Many phones have li-po batteries but only Samsung is having this problem.
I think its not abo... moreFor example, maybe some people have manipulated the devices and are deceiving Samsung.
But that is not that likely. I wonder, why something like that never happened in the labotary tests.
Here are some examples of how Samsung could have made a better device:
-The camera's purpose is not being a part of the design language. I suggest, that the Galaxy S8 will have a frameless camera, where the lens is barely visible on the black colour variant.
-2160p@60fps (smooth + detail; 30fps to spare at half playback speed), 1440p@180fps, 1080p@240fps (a quarter playback speed, and you have still got those smooth sixty frames per second to spare!) , 720p@480fps (wasn't there an 1080p@480fps MT6795?
-Unlimited burst shots (100 is a large improvement to thirty, and is mostly enough, and the S7 shoots at 22 photos per second, which is really unbeatably fast, but why not contiune shooting at 101 photos, but at a lower speed, which is better than Nothing?
-Physical Camera Shutter button (which allows reserving volume keys for video recording)
- 8 GB RAM and 5000+ mAh battery (I do not care about thickness!)
But I wonder, how much the next year's Note 8 (this post was written in 2016) will cause confusion with the Note 8.0-Tablet from early 2013.
pros.. s-pen , good camera , good display , good battery !
cons... exploding . edge style . not optimised
[deleted post]Go and give your story to Disney.
They will be interested in your rubbish story.
I bet you didn't even owned note 7.
fruitcake, 03 Sep 2016Will the Exploding lithium battery on the Note 7 finally make Samsung switch to a more secure ... moreMany phones have li-po batteries but only Samsung is having this problem.
I think its not about battery type.Its something else which Samsung is trying to figure out and solve.
Samsung fan, 03 Sep 2016I hope that samsung will avoid its mistakes in note15.
I had note3 and note4 edge. Unfortunat... moreMate 8 has these cons.=
Worse screen type,low resolution,no 4k,no vr,no iris scanner,old,buggy software,bad gpu,low pixels,worse camera(than note 7),no type c,no wireless charging,no HDR,no edge screen,no water or dust proof,no always on display,worse battery type,low benchmarks,no SpO2,old chipset,old processor.
I think these cons. are enough to break deal with mate 8.
Note 7 is the best.
Bunyau engau Mujap, 03 Sep 2016I think u know what Note 7 problem is.I didn't got what you said.
PARAG B, 02 Sep 2016dude cameras on lg g5 is anytime better than of s7 ,s7 edge and Note7.
rest of the specs are ... moreNote 7 has (first ever phone having)cgg5 on both sides,brighest phone,(first ever phone with)dual edge screen,(too much)improved s pen,IP68 certified(dust and water proof),sAMOLED 5.7 inches(big) screen,1440×2560 pixels(518 ppi pixel density),(first ever and improved)grace ui,always on display,exynos 8890 chipset(octa core with great benchmark),mali-T880m12(great gpu),4 gb ram with 64 gb rom,expandable storage,same cameras of S7E(which won a lot of awards for camera),better li-po battery,(first ever samsung phone with)type c connector,(first ever phone with)iris scanner which is great,SpO2,fast charging,wireless charging,3500mAh(large battery),HDR display.
I think these specs. are great.
In my country stopped selling Note 7 due to its charging flaw and for those who already bought it they will replace the devices for free that was an official announcement from samsung here! Really sooooo disappointed :( :S
Anonymous, 04 Sep 2016LOL! I have been using wireless FAST charging with my 64GB Note 5 ever since.
There was never... moreA big DUH right there. I was NOT talking about fast wireless charging. I was talking about charging with third-party USB Type-C cables with logic chips that are not compatible with the fast charger.
Reread what I said and REALLY watch the video. The video demonstrates the danger that happen with incompatible cables, and was to help Note7 with Type C connection to avoid using fast charging with third-party cables - even with recognized brands.
Looks like manufacturers are not yet coordinated with the standards with USB Type-C and fast-charging with using Type-C cables.
You aren't contributing to these forums, might as well keep mum if you don't have anything helpful to say.
Anonymous, 04 Sep 2016Faulty battery, never mind. Safety is more important than those features.
Note 5 is safer. I'... moreYes, I'm getting back a more stable battery. I'm covered for one year, and I get the still best. The thing about storage cards is I treat them as really temporary. You think I keep my only copies on my card? Sorry, my OneDrive is constantly uploading and updating all my important folders.
Just don't get the Note7 then, with all your complaints. Let see you go back on your word.
Pedro-TheNeighbor, 02 Sep 2016STOP using quick charging!
Amid this controversy of exploding Note7 while charging, I am no... moreLOL! I have been using wireless FAST charging with my 64GB Note 5 ever since.
There was never any news of Note 5 exploding.
Now here you are depending the faulty Note 7 explosion here and there.
Samsung itself already recalled all units sold, that is the same thing as admitting that Note 7 is really dangerous. Wake up blind troll!
Pedro-TheNeighbor, 03 Sep 2016Well, as per Samsung's order for a recall of every Note7 sold before China market, I'm giving ... moreFaulty battery, never mind. Safety is more important than those features.
Note 5 is safer. I'd rather wait for the next Note phone.
Good luck with your files in the 256GB microSD card once it exploded. LOL!
OM! This phone is not safe!
Note 5 is better and safe.
Don't trade safety for microSD card support, it is not worth your life.
While some of the Note.5 owners are coming here complaining how the Note7 is not worth the upgrade, here are 10 reasons why the Note7 is better than than last year's Note:
1. Better screen tech with max 1000 nits brightness, HDR playback.
2. Front and back ambient light sensor for better autobrightness control.
3. Better S Pen with smaller tip and twice more levels of pressure sensitivity at 4096 and accuracy.
4. Better Camera - best performing for both stills and video with f/1.7 sensor.
5. More base storage at 64 GB as 32 GB was the only option for most countries for the Note.5.
6. Water-resistance - rain, snow, pool accidents.
7. Memory expansion as opposed to the general 32 GB availability of the Note.5.
8. USB Type C port for future proofing and transfer speed.
9. New software features - secret folder, edge software, S Pen translate, magnifying, GIF making.
10. Iris scanner as a backup way of unlocking.
11. Bigger battery and longer usage time.
Both during their launch cost were pretty much the same, yet for better value with functions - guess which is better for your money?