Bunyip22, 21 Aug 2016
The more I use the note 7 the more I like it.
The camera is simply amazing. I got great ... moreScreen WILL scratch.
Definately get a screen protector....
I hit jb hifi today (sunday) and got genuine samsung screen protectors (x2) and a tech 21 wallet case. The case is pretty awesome, and I am happy, but had I have had the forethought, I would be using a spigen case ordered direct or through ozgadgetguy...(both have free postage and excellent prices);
One spigen case is slimline with 'grips' for holding....
And this phone needs grips!
My wallet case is awesome, paid ~$50, has microfiber inside and military grade to 2m drop protection all whilst being super thin, and relatively light.
Keep my drivers license inside, hopefully use the phone as my credit card....(paywave stuff).
Anyhow, screen protector deals with scratches, case protects lens bump and offers much better screen guarding, even svelte cases that have raised edges to stop the screen contacting surfaces....
Picture quality is insane. Watching Mulan on presto couldn't believe the quality... (presto is pretty average quality, dependant on data levels too.).
Drove 1hr including through 'blackspots' for reception.
Vastly more power for aerials in this phone (as 'body SAR readings suggests),.. and I didn't lose picture/sound/quality whole trip.
Normally would have issues,.. quite a few valleys with blackspots on drive...
All my apps are saved onto the internal storage of any phone. I prefer it that way because if I move apps to the sd card, sometimes the app icon disappears when I do a reboot. The launcher still takes time to read where the app is. All my photos, music, and videos are stored on the sd card.
I tried looking carefully to all the other 2016 flagships out there. Everything from camera, battery life, design, and features.
HTC Marlin and Sailfish - Stock Android but boring. No theming. No sd slot and VR.
Apple iPhone 7/7 Plus - Ugly design. No sd slot and VR.
LG V20 and G5 - Ugly camera hump. VR is no good from LG.
HTC 10 - Bland design. No VR similar to Gear VR.
Xiaomi Mi 5 - Only 1080p. No sd slot and VR.
OnePlus 3 - No sd slot and VR.
ZTE Axon 7 - No VR.
Most Huaweis and many reasonably-priced Chinese phones are still only on 1080p or lacks VR. I know VR isn't for everyone but I want to experience it for enhanced media consumption like having a portable IMAX 3D theater.
People can whine about the GG5's prone to scratches. But after you weigh the pluses and minuses focusing on features you need, Note7 generally comes out on top for me. It checkmarks high internal storage, sd slot, and VR. One of those three is the main differentiator. Note7 checks all three. Any other flagship usually lacks one of them.
I don't even love Samsung, but there is no doubt in my objective mind that the Note7 is the best smartphone money I can buy for myself in 2016.
Julliard, 21 Aug 2016Whatever you say, it doesn't change the fact Gorilla Glass 4 is worst. GG4 more prone to crack... moreWe can just look at the many justifications of Note.5 users like him - don't need memory expansion, nor water-resistance, considers the camera as "downgrade" counting megapixels differences rather than aperture, nor the S Pen's 4096 levels of pressure sensitivity, nor the iris scanner, nor the bigger battery.
We all know they want a Note7, and the scratch-prone of its screen is that last excuse they are looking for of NOT getting this more functional device.
But here we have it - Note7 being way better than the Note.5, especially having MEMORY EXPANSION.
Amazing spec, but 64gb for my dual Sim is simply not enough for my 300 apps & music. Hell to the engineers that invented the hybrid slot! So no dedicated slot for a SD card or no 128gb in Europe = no purchase until the next version or some other Chinese mobile
[deleted post]Whatever you say, it doesn't change the fact Gorilla Glass 4 is worst. GG4 more prone to cracking. I assumed you prefer the older generation gorilla glass then.
Myksy, 21 Aug 2016The only thing i dont like about my note 7 is the plastic thing that covered the camera flash.... moreEbay sells these camera lens covers,or by a Sticker to protect the Back and they include a camera lens sticker,as i have one on the S7 Edge,as glass is a Finger magnet
I want to buy this phone plsss provide how is the battery backup and screen on time??????
how is the speaker quality o f this phone
Anonymous, 21 Aug 2016Because is useless and have distorted soundAgreed and nailed it!
PTN, 21 Aug 2016Samsung should put screen protection with the unit out of the box since the screen is downgrad... moreIt should have a screen protector attached with phone on both sides instead of putting it in box.
It has screen protectors in back and front but with specs like things.
mEMES, 21 Aug 2016non removable battery
not a good thing.Non removable battery is better(proved by experts).
And most phones lack removable battery.So,don't make it a big issue.
Anonymous, 21 Aug 2016Scratches easily and NO curved glass protector fits EDGE screens totally. So i skip this
.Scratches are not a big deal.
It 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),(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.
It is world's best.
Anonymous, 21 Aug 2016claims marshmallow, and android is coming out with logat??? so outdated in a couple months? no... moreNote 7 will get android N after 2 months of release be experts,critics,google and company.
So,it will be getting N in October.
So,it is not outdated.
Mario , 21 Aug 2016Why no radio ??Because is useless and have distorted sound
Two main reasons why I want Note7 over any other phone -
64gb internal storage.. The American version of the S7 edge only has 32gb. I like downloading from torrent sites using Flud or uTorrent. Some entire TV series on Pirate Bay is as high as 30+gb. I refuse to get a Xiaomi Mi 5, OnePlus 3, and iPhone 7 lacks a micro-sd slot. That's a huge red flag.
Gear VR. This applies to several Samsung phones too but Gear VR is the cheapest to experience VR smut! ;) LG 360 VR cost double and is rated poorly. Oculus Rift, PlayStation VR, and HTC Vive are all costly and require wires being attached. The Gear VR is something I plan using with all the movies and TV shows I downloaded from torrent sites.
Add in the best display, great camera, design, and battery life.
The only advantages S7 edge has over Note7 -
+ Slightly smaller
+ More scratch-resistance from GG4
+ Slightly better battery life but S7 edge lacks the feature to lower the resolution
The fairly average speaker loudness is a push for both. S7 edge also lacks the S-Pen and all the valuable features it can offer. It lacks Type-C which is the future standard. I don't care about the iris scanner but it is there for extra security. The deciding factor between both goes back to the first reason. 64gb v 32gb internal. And also the S-Pen where I can write reminders to myself on the lockscreen like a Post-It or can easily make gifs. For a little extra, get the best of the best!