Jarret, 05 Sep 2016Note7 is the great smartphone, just more better than iPhone7The Samsung Galaxy S7 edge is the best smartphone of the Year.
Hi Im writing from Scotland!
I do think Samsung did well to keep the trust, similiar happened with Apple as well, however they havent replaced for everyone....
I still have my note 7 in black, and Im really happy with it, ok a bit scared what if my one would have a wrong batery as well, but don't think so, hence its not warm too much when charging. My pen never stuck insede,of course Im not that fool to push it too hard, just noramally, why would a try? Nothing idiot proof in now days, if you want of course you can break everything..... As so many Apple fan laughing now on the recall,than they forget it quickly what happend with many Iphones in the past as well. It can happen, the only important how manufacturer will handle the problem, and I do think Samsung did well, even if it will be a bit uncomfortable for me too to get a new one and set it up again, but with smart switch it was way easier from note 3..
I used to have Iphone 4, my partner have 6 currently so I know apple as well, but i never liked thanks to the limitations on many things, which suppose to keep the OS stabile, however she isnt a heavy user, she just playing and 16gb enough for her, but since she got the 6 it was replaced 3 times already once thanks to the undiscoverd battery drainage, which wasnt solved with software update, battery change, and setting back to default. while I was a happy user of my note 3 for 3.5 years, and now it goes to my mum.
So at least Im still trust Note 7 hence its fantastic, stabile etc.....
Anonymous, 04 Sep 2016Return it and just using my old phone for awhile. In the coming months, several flagship new p... moreThose who said that S Pen stuck inside that because the used the pen under water then they didn't wait until dry immediately they insert it. It happen to me but I realize that was my mistake so I remove it easily by tapping the back of Note7 wait for sometime than I insert it again. Problem solved 😊
ET - the real one, 05 Sep 2016Indeed a battery fail is the only way it could actually hurt someone. Other than that, no over... moreWhat's the difference between "heat a lot and overheat"? What's the measure for that??!
Its not a big deal. They are atleast bothered and not giving themselves a bad reputation. Shit happens so what, it will be back and cheaper the note 7.
Although it might be frustrating to some new buyers, but i think it's ok since samsung is themselves recalling the phones instead of whining that users aren't charging it right or some other bcrap.
unlike apple that said "You're not holding it right" to it's customers. smh.
Be Cool, 05 Sep 2016Really? Apple must have recalled the all the iPhone 6S , due to faulty construction. http://... moreInteresting. I don't remember Apple recall any iphone after the faulty bending iohone or the antenna problem or any other issues. They have terrible customer service and point finger at customer instead, "You holding it wrong!". That was Apple infamous line blaming the users instead of solving the problem.
Mkdc, 04 Sep 2016Please stop sharing propaganda. Apple did exchange any bent iphone 6 and iphone 6 plus, though... moreReally?
Apple must have recalled the all the iPhone 6S , due to faulty construction.
And recall all the iPhone6 Plus because of the bending(don't play this 'you are holding it wrong')
jump in to ios, its not an option...how could you, gsmarena..... lol
Duel, 04 Sep 2016Samsung isn't getting any extra point for this, they do what everyone would do in this situati... more'If this flaw would have killed someone you know that Samsung would have been dead company after that.'
But if Apple kill someone with their regular explosions , nothing would happen with them.
Right? All the media will beck up them. Even the so called 'android sites' which bashing Samsung now every day. Well, this could only make Note the most popular device in the Universe. :) Not only the best, as it was so far.
And BTW Apple would never do, and never did recall of iphones, no matter what. They never risk the profit.
And ppl can see what Samsung did. Recall in US was not even needed, but to calm down the ppl they offer to replace the phone or full refund.
Julliard, 05 Sep 2016This is nothing. There were news Apple is investigating the death of a 23-year-old woman whose... moreI would say that yes most scary stories are overblown isolated cases or plain lies like the radiation stuff, but in therms of battery fails, I've seen them probably more than anyone who isn't working as a technician.
Lithium Ion batteries are considerably fragile to shocks and bending, and I've seen in my own hands about 4 pillow Lithium Ions. Dropping phones is common, but granted, nowadays many people use cases to protect the screen, which ends up protecting the battery as well.
The real problem with Lithium Ions is charging a punctured cell. Then they'll become that pillow that will burst into flames if not seen in time or by the control circuits.
ProJames, 05 Sep 2016You are so right. My S3 never injured me, my iPhones never did, my G1 never did, my Note 7 nev... moreIndeed a battery fail is the only way it could actually hurt someone. Other than that, no overheating could do it (unless internally short circuited, which well is another type of hardware fail).
Just some corrections: heavy usage can heat the battery a lot but not overheat it, it can happen in RC drones, helicopters and planes, maybe some RC cars too that push the battery beyond it's limits, but on phones/laptops they won't do this even in full power usage.
Malware is the same as extreme processing power usage, will heat up the battery more than normally but never close to overheating, no malware is so strong to the point of messing the hardware badly.
Dropping and factory defective batteries are the most common, these are the most common/only ways to make it explode, even I've seen about 4 cases of bulging batteries that were either factory defective or punctured. It's not that uncommon for Lithium Ion batteries to fail like that.
Apples bendgate will not harm the the person using it. But it shows that the build quality of Iphone 6 is not at par with other android phones. Apple did remedy it in the 6s model. As for Samsung they didn't do a quality check of the battery they are using which is very unlike of the company because they didn't use SD810 SOC for overheating issues. Safety of the consumers should be the top priority of any company. An exploding battery can harm consumers and burn property. Its just good that they recall the Note 7.
ithehappy, 05 Sep 2016Installing Windows?
ROFL1: It is an example of abusive usage of an phone (non-Windows Phone or Windows Embedded or Embedded CE)
2: It could be any other type of abusive usage like installing a bad custom ROM or anything else.
Julliard, 05 Sep 2016This is nothing. There were news Apple is investigating the death of a 23-year-old woman whose... moreYou are so right. My S3 never injured me, my iPhones never did, my G1 never did, my Note 7 never did (before it was recalled) and all my tablets, computers and portable game systems never ever injured me. At the end, YES a phone might blow up IF certain conditions are met.
These are the most common conditions in which a phone might cause you harm in any sort of manner.
-The phone must either have an defective battery (either an aftermarket non-official battery or an defective battery like the minority of Note 7)
-The battery overheats because of Intensive inapropriate usage (like installing Windows and playing an heavy game)
-Charging it with an unoficial charger might also cause battery damage
-Repeated drops could damage the battery so handle your phone like you would handle a stack of 1000$ bills; with lots of precaution.