Anonymous, 20 Aug 2016An 1000$ phone should already be scratch proof. Even a 200$ phone is more scratch proof than this. Yes, just like all million dollars car which can not be scratched by keys or knief, right?
Apple iPhone users don't even have VR. Samsung owners can enjoy the beauty of Netflix VR. For $99.99, that's like having IMAX 3D anywhere you go. No need to go to strip clubs either since you can be like the cameraman with naked women. What more do you want, people? Indestructible material?
The iPhone 7 is barely getting dust/water-resistance and wireless charging. Note7 has both. The Note7 also has fast charging going 0-100% in 75 minutes. That's only 10 minutes slower than the LG V10. Samsung actually packs the fast charger with the flagship while others brands don't.
Only issues I see -
GG5 is prone to scratches
Rear glass (dislike and rear glasd)
Non removable battery
Average loud speaker
But there is so much goodness with this smartphone, I can overlook several of its flaws. Samsung got the basics right in making a great smartphone -
Battery life (still excellent video playback)
Camera (using the S7 module)
Display (brightest screen ever and HDR)
Design (sexier, bigger brother of the S7 edge)
Throw in all the other features and free goodies worth $250-$500 and you're whining about some guy grabbing razors to test its scratch resistance? Um, okay.
That's true. The harder a material is the easier it is to break or crack. The softer a material, the more difficult it is to break. Which will you prefer.
Gren, 20 Aug 2016phonebuff ranked the note 7 as their third toughest screen. It was dropped 50 times and still... moreYa it did not stop working ,but it shattered in the first drop.
My point is?
Can you regularly use a shattered screen smartphones in daily life. I cant.
I'm sure that Apple will make and also will have to make a special procedure for it to make it harder again. If that is not the case, the next "gate" like "scratchgate" or something like that will appear in just a second
"Corning now says that what we likely have seen on the video is likely to be Â“metallic transferÂ” Which happens when a harder materialÂ’s friction with a softer material causes the softer one to transfer onto the harder one."
Or, um, a scratch.
We live in a world where everything we touch or own will be flawed. Look at yourselves in the mirror. Do you have flawless skin without any mole or freckle? Do you have perfect teeth? Perfect hygiene? Are you Mr. or Miss Congeniality?
The people complaining about scratches, that's your OCDness talking. Not your PRACTICALITY. We live in real world where book shelves aren't always aligned. Our favorite shoes will get dirty and will never look new again. The paint from our car starts to chip off. The food we eat isn't always perfectly cooked. Reality is a way to show every flaw.
I don't get why some of you are pursuing perfection when it is practically impossible. We are flawed just like the things we buy. Unless you plan to put the Note7 in a museum under a dustproof glass, flaws are everywhere in life. Through misalignments, dust particles in the screen, or minor scruff marks with our car or gadgets.
Learn to live your life in the real world with bigger problems than worry about shallow scratches. No such thing as the perfect human being, perfect life, perfect job, perfect family, and perfect anything. Relax. None of us will live forever to even care. Live in reality. Live in the real world. Accept flaws.
Just because of the gorilla glass 5 you will lose the benefit of owning a jaguar. I mean galaxy note 7. There are a lot of scratch proof shatter proof screen protectors out there that costs around $8-15.
I love my note 7 specially the new s-pen. The world is at the tip of my s-pen. Lol
Anonymous, 20 Aug 2016An 1000$ phone should already be scratch proof. Even a 200$ phone is more scratch proof than this. True, but still, a 1000$ phone is not everything-proof, it is mostly tested for drops ans some light scratches.
ProJames, 20 Aug 2016Anyways, when you have a phone that is worth 1000$, you don't use it without some kind of prot... moreAn 1000$ phone should already be scratch proof. Even a 200$ phone is more scratch proof than this.
Anyways, when you have a phone that is worth 1000$, you don't use it without some kind of protection! Seriousely, each time I get a device, I get some protection for it. Who does not clearly does not realise that they've spent 1000$ nor they realise what 1000$ represents.
I would love if the Note7 was indestructible or was harder scratch but should being susceptible to scratches deprive me from...?
+ Beautiful display with HDR
+ Beautiful design
+ Great camera
+ Excellent battery life
+ 64gb internal storage
+ S Pen which can translate words
+ Ability to lower resolution to 720p or 1080p
+ Gif makers
+ Type-C which the S7 edge doesn't have
+ Free 256gb micro-sd card or Gear Fit 2
+ New $100 Gear VR for VR smut and Netflix!
+ More shatterproof than Gorilla Glass 4
Gee, once we get the Note7, let's go find razor blades and coins to go scratch the screen! Gimme a break. If those itty-bitty scratches bother you so much, don't buy it. Stick to your S7 edge or whatever suits your needs or budget. There will still be millions and millions more who don't care about something so petty if you look at Note7's positives.
The best smartphone of the year. S7 edge got demoted to #2. The rest of the competition is fighting for 3rd place.
Paul60, 20 Aug 2016Exactly!Not sure as are you being sarcastic or not, I drive a car everyday, I wouldn't want it to be scratched, it's all about taking care of it property. I live in a house and I would most certainly want to make it look good from the outside. It's all.about first impression, when I see a person with a damaged phine, the first thing that comes to my mind is he/she is a careless person, who has no respect for his hard earned money. Accidents happen, no one can avoid that, but gg5 is clearly subpar compared to gg4 in some areas. They shouldn't have made gg5 mainstream, could have just made it a sub-product from areas where scratches does not matter but shattering does, clearly phones are not its right home.
Grey1213, 20 Aug 2016Scratch resistance is easily prevented by a cheap screen protector. A case doesn't save you fr... moreHow many times you drop your phone?
But by just putting the phone with CG5 in the pocket will make scratches, by the end of your two-year contract, the screen will be like a frosted designed glass. LOL!
Simply more evidence that it was rushed out before it was ready.
From all reviews and tests I've seen, it looks like this is Corning's Snapdragon 810... :(
What's more likely to happen: scratching the display with everyday objects like keys, some things on the table etc. or dropping the phone on concrete? In my case I'd 1000 times prefer the scratch resistance, I just happen not to drop my phone so often.
As for Corning explanations - BS in my opinion because the guy is testing all the phones the same way, you can check the other videos and it's evident GG3/GG4 is more scratch resistant and magically there's no "material transfer" despite using the same tools.