Pedro-TheNeighbor, 19 Aug 2016Cool. That brings 5:42H SOT on wifi with full brightness. We shouldn't be draining the battery... moreHow do you like the several rumors that the S8 might be bringing back the removable battery? Of course you know, Note 8 would follow suit if that happens.
AnonD-550733, 19 Aug 2016If you even buy a cheap(in price) screen protector of 2/3 $,it can take care of all scratches.... moreHow can you put a screen protector on the screen that has edges? For sure it will wrinkle.
AnonD-550733, 19 Aug 2016Buy a screen protector(cheap or expensive) and this minor problem is solved. Some people did ... moreNo thanks, I don't like putting screen protector on a phone because it will make the resolution ugly! I'd rather buy a cheaper phone with Corning Gorilla Glass 4 than an expensive phone with a downgraded screen. I will wait for the next Note, I hope Corning Gorilla Glass 4 will be back.
Well, so much for Gorilla Glass 5 being unbreakable "80 percent" of the time.
Those curved corners pretty much cracked on first impact at 1m height than a 6ft drop Corning is claiming. Gorilla Glass is tempered and chemically strengthened glass. The thing with ALL real glass like Corning's is still breakable. The 80 percent claim of not breaking is balcony - it seems the opposite. This is what most if you were asking for - glass on the back for a sort of twisted concept of "premium". WTF.
I've put cases in all of my Galaxy devices, and I strongly insisted that my wife get a case for her Galaxy S7 Edge with ample elevated rubberized perimeter edges. She dropped it once, front glass facing to the concrete floor with no damage, thanks to the Spigen case.
We all know from reports that it would cost $250 to replace that front panel, and probably the water-resistance will never be the same.
Same problem with the Note7, if you decided to go no case at all. You can even forget getting just a bumper frame. Sticker skins or clear thin plastic will never help. Glass protection are just a waste as they break easy, making it harder for touch features, won't stick properly as cases can push them off, and they give tiny rainbow effects.
I suggest thick elevated perimeter rigid cases like OtterBox series, Spigen, Tech21, or anything that prevents those curved glass corners and edges front coming in contact with the hard surface in accidental drops.
Other than the front glass panel, now you even have to worry another 100 percent more of glass at the back - I really have to congratulate those who wanted this. They didn't like the flexible, more sturdy leather textured back. Samsung listened to you.
I'm amazed at some who claim that their "premium" glass-backed smartphone can survive accidental drops WITHOUT ANY CASE like the video. Well, try filming it, and post your claims on YouTube.
Oh, I'm still getting a Note7, and am just waiting for the black onyx to arrive. It's the camera and the S Pen are the main reasons why I'm getting it - not for its glass back, nor fragile corners.
SSSS, 18 Aug 2016Who uses radio on a cellphone? wtf?Me and million others around the world...Any problem?
Too bad, still no IR (infrared) blaster on this phone. I've been waiting for Samsung to add it back, a great feature to control other compatible electronic devices.
Forgot to mention: FLAC audio codec: If they had 5.1-Microphones, the Audio and Video recorder (see HTC One M10) could make great use of it. The One M10 just does not have sufficient microhpones.
Android 7 should give users the possiblity, to choose, which storage applications should be able to access to and which one not: MicroSD, Internal, OTG, and whatever device. Maybe, USB-C-3.1 can exhaust and max out firewire. Or at least make more use of it with an adapter. But let's not drift off-topic.
Here is, what shortcuts (costumizable of course) and improvements they could have used: too:
-2x Home: INSTANTLY start video recording
-3x Home: INSTANTLY start slow-motion recording (with previous camera settings, or shortcut-associated settings)
-Hold physical shutter key for at least half a second: Start burst-shot right away. When the RAM is full, keep shooting slower (long-haul-burst), until ENOSPC, overheat or weak battery comes.
-2x shutter-key: take a photo and continue running the camera-application.
-3x shutter-key: Quick snapshot: just take a photo, and do not open the camera application. Treat this photo like a screenshot, but save it in the camera folder. Write into EXIF-data, which kind of shortcut has been used.-
-Tap-to-shoot-mode: shoot a photo, when the shutter button is PRESSED, not released.
-Absolute zero-chain-shutter lag: like iPhone: ALWAYS react, when shutter is pressed. Not just sometimes. Example: The Galaxy S5 had a very variable shutter lag. Sometimes, the shutter-key reacted faster during chain-shooting. Sometimes, the camera did not react. Sometimes, it refocuses for no reason, even if the current focus is correct. This can be very irritating and even annoying.
-Place the camera in the corner (already mentioned)
Very important: I noticed, how much smoother 60fps is than 30fps. Combinig this with 2160p would be godlike.
I could also keep talking about DCi-4K@48fps (13MPx would be better, because the image sensor would even have a few pixels to spare for slight sensor-internal stabilization) and how the S5 is able to take 4000✖3000-pictures during recording a 4:3-video (12 cheated pixels), but that's too much off-topic.
AnonD-482830, 19 Aug 2016I have love samsung products and I have turned many people to use its products over the past f... moreYeah, that's exactly what I forgot to mention.
I expected a much larger, 5120-mAh-Battery.
But the Note 3 still works very well, as it is. It has a crappy and slow camera without optical image stabilization, but it had USB 3.0! It's not as fast as the Note 7's USB-C 3.1, but it beats up Note 4, S6 (including variants), Note 5 and S7. The Note 3 beats it's successors in many way. For a long time, it was the only 4K-Video-recording, USB 3.0-having, Temperature/Humidity-Sensor-having, 3-Microphone-having, S-Pen-having, SmartScreen+AirView-having device. I also expected the Note 7 to have a pressure-sensitive touchscreen and home-key. Many third-party applications could start so much with it. That's practical.
But just because a new phone comes out, that does not mean, that an old device gets worse! It's like somebody showing you the middle finger and insulting you. That's just a word! And everybody could do this! If it really was so easy to insult everybody, that would lead to disaster.
The Note 3 is still the Note 3, the leading flagship from 2013, even if the Note 7 comes out.
It just RELATIVELY gets worse. But that does not change, what and how you can use your device at all. It does not ABSOLUTELY get worse.
Unicode test: ☺‼ ‼
Xee did an underwater-writing-test with the S-Pen of the Galaxy Note 7.
In 2014, I already had the idea, if I was TechRax, GizmoSlip, etc. to make an underwater writing test with the Note 8.0 (not to be confused with the coming Note 8 or whatever) and the Note 10.1.
But that's awesome. Finally, a way to use the device underwater.
They should have done this test with the Note 5 last year. I had that idea, but I wonder, why nobody else had this idea.
Here is, how the device could have been improved:
-6 or 8 GB of RAM
-1080p@120fps (slowing down, and having 60fps to spare)
-or 1440p@120fps, 1080p@180fps, 720p@360fps, 480p@480fps, 240p@960fps
-LG-V10-Like keyboard (and NumPad from GT-i8000)
-LG-V10-like camera-application (set resolution, framerate and bitrate independent from each other + more manual video control + L/R-microphone status)
-Physical shutter button (like Xperia/i8000) (if possible: with integrated zoom knob)
-camera application would allow only LOSSLESS digital zoom + accessing settings (like FDR-AXP33).
-Write sensor data in metadata during recording instead of VDiS-boost, which saves ressources, and both versions can be kept
-Write metadata/EXIF of all still frames of HDR + keep original.
-Show EXiF in the gallery (was removed in Note 4 for no reason)
-Costumizable camera application (was removed in S6)
-Revert all changes of Hyun Yeul Liar. (they reduced menus, removed icons in context-menus and navigation bars, less important noifications, etc. everybody, who intimidates Samsung to do that should watch ksa5HKcqrW8.)
-Place camera in the Sony/iPhone-corner, so that it can't be covered by accident. Even the best phone camera in the entire world can be covered by accident, if placed badly.
-if I forgot to mention anything, I will reply to this comment to complete itÂ…
I actually use our N9005 much more frequently, tha our G935F, just because of that S-Pen! If you once used that pen, using the finger is a torture. It feels like all other smartphones are so much restricted to the finger, which is not nearly as precise.
The S7 has triple performance of the Note 3, but there is barely any difference! One can't feel the difference of just a few milleseconds.
I have love samsung products and I have turned many people to use its products over the past few years...
This was the long waiting device for me to buy , for Me the note series mean Functionality! more than anything else, being aesthetic is a bonus! but the following issues were below the expectations
Battery : not less than 4000mah. 5000mah would be amazing!
RAM : I was expecting nothing less than 6 GIG
I just want to tell samsung if you are worried about the thickness , well the people using big device would much care about the how much battery juice they have than 1-2 mm extra-thickness! and definitely not to carry a charger ! , 30 grams extra with big battery that satisfy the functionality would be a wise decision to go for..
second they used to top the specs , the reason I mentioned the RAM is that , you want to invest in a device that would be in a good shape for the next 2-3 years , android system is RAM hungry and when you buy a NOTE series you wanted to cope up with updates for the next 2-3 years
I am waiting a device from samsung in which there is Top specs with amazing battery like Note 7 with A9pro battery (5000mah)
if they made two versions form the note series big Battery and regular battery , most people are going to go for the bigger battery without concern about the 1-2 mm extra thickness!
AnonD-18025, 19 Aug 2016Take care of the screen, it is easier to scratch than Note 5 screen.Buy a screen protector(cheap or expensive) and this minor problem is solved.
Some people did bend test on it and it had no bulk and even did not bend a single cm in test.
All the other phones bend a little centimeters.
Anonymous, 19 Aug 2016all this better and newer specs with scratchy screen is nothing :(If you even buy a cheap(in price) screen protector of 2/3 $,it can take care of all scratches.
Even with this (little)problem,this is the best and the most future proof mobile in the market.
Ed, 19 Aug 2016I feel like in the next year or maybe this year Samsung will over take apple in sales Samsung ... moreSamsung has overtaken apple in sales.
Go and watch sales of the whole world=
1st = Samsung
2nd = Apple
3rd = Huawei
Anonymous, 19 Aug 2016I'm mainly on wifi downloading apps... Full power resolution and brightness. It has used 35pc... moreCool. That brings 5:42H SOT on wifi with full brightness. We shouldn't be draining the battery ALL the way to zero. So, if we only get 4:30H SOT if you use 80℅. Even better if brightness is at 50℅.
Looks like I'll need to be carrying a powerbank once i get it.
Official regular release of units for my region is in 12 hours. Update says no black onyx from where in getting it. Patience. I'm giving it a week...
Glass front protector reviews aren't very positive, even with OtterBox's Alpha Glass. They seem to produce speckles of rainbows against the AMOLED pixels, and peel off because of the edges of protective cases. Pro reviews just advise not to get one. It's a lesser issue with plastic glass covers.
I'm sure glad this is NOT like the Note.5 with only 32 GB, and no memory expansion. 256 GB microSD is really a sweet deal.
AnonD-430264, 18 Aug 2016And yes, as technology moves forward it's makes old tech obsolete. Who uses 8-tracks and recor... moreNo, they have been replaced by better tech, but in the case of radio no. It hasn't been replaced by anything better yet.
If something else comes with better functionality and is also free, i would say awesome. But fm radio is indeed a missing feature here. feature a high end phone must have.
I feel like in the next year or maybe this year Samsung will over take apple in sales Samsung is just better now its always been but s5 under they where decent but when the s6 came out they completely stepped up their game they showed we are going to lead innovation something apple can't do everything on apple is so basic thats why i switched when i use my phone i'm in control of what it does lit
Pedro-TheNeighbor, 19 Aug 2016I'd rather have the silver than the gold platinum my carrier has in stock now. Black Onyx is w... moreI'm mainly on wifi downloading apps... Full power resolution and brightness. It has used 35pct for 2 hours screen on.
I feel like the note has a smaller edge than the edge 6 and 7 which i think is good for cases i my self have the edge plus i love the phone to death but i dropped it last week i did have a decent case on i should've got a better one my edge left screen is broken :/ its about 250 to fix so i think if i do end up getting this phone it'll be harder to crack with the case and the Gorilla glass 5 come to think about it if i get a job now i can probably pay the 250 and get the note 7 because i have jump on demand. I really hope with the new GS8 the screen will be shatter proof people say its far fetched but if you think about the moto force is about the same size as the note 7 but like i said with the curved edges it might be hard to make it shatter proof but i think they should adopt that idea for moto.