I would like to see Samsung create a quality smaller phone (an iPhone SE type version).
Samsung's mobile phone in your note which gives an infrared port, which is not lacking in Note 7 can frustrate consumers
Pedro-TheNeighbor, 16 Aug 2016I have dropped mine less than 5 times - with a case. I am careful with these fragile tech from... moreJust get a clear case and be done with it. I've dropped my Note 5 several times and it's still fine. Clear case so it shows off the phone.
Unless you work on a construction site or are really clumsy, get over it man.
whitedragon, 17 Aug 2016Yeah, watching the Corning advertorials for Gorilla Glass drops, they all thand perfectly flat... moreMy friend's Note 4 (with Spigen credit card case) fell front upper corner first - the surest way to get the phone's only glass part get wreaked. He even had a sheet of protective glass on. I'm not making this up (for people doubting).
Now there's another 100% of glass to protect! It's annoying to also think the curved glass contribute to the likelihood of a breakage. This is why I'm considering Ghosteck's aluminium perimeter frame, front (clear acrylic?) protective panel fused, it's the easiest disassemble, and yet it's water-resistant. The back part's frame has a rubberized perimeter. Normally i like an open front panel for the S Pen direct input, deep perimeter frame against drops, but now the curving glass needs protecting.
OtterBox Defender with that extra clip panel is something to consider too.
Pedro-TheNeighbor, 16 Aug 2016I have dropped mine less than 5 times - with a case. I am careful with these fragile tech from... moreYeah, watching the Corning advertorials for Gorilla Glass drops, they all thand perfectly flat; distributing thenforce of the impact equally over the largest surface. Even the real world usage where they show a lady dropping her phone from high... has it flip, and flip, and.... land perfectly flat!
An actual 'non ideal' impact isn't going to survive four out of five drops.
Cases needed unless it is a desk/briefcase/desk phone..
I had always wanted a Zagg for my HTC TouchPro2, but at the time they were iPhones only...
The UAG cases look designed to do some pretty clever force distribution...
Based on your friends case/ story, I realise I have been pretty fortunate with my Note Edge drops.
I have a lifetime type screen protector that probably needs replacing; if only they hadn't packed up their kiosk and left,,,,
I just read the review and almost everything is awesome, except for one thing: Battery life endurance rating. If you compare that test between the note 4, note 5, and note 7, you're going to see a decrease in battery life. Maybe i'm wrong, but it's supposed to be better on note 7, if you compare it to the previous notes...
Really Samsung, no fm radio... After all your progress with the s7
Does whatsapp, message & calls notifications appears on the gear fit2. Can someone help. Thanks
kerginaldo, 16 Aug 2016Why not removable battery? In 12/18 months we need send the device to change the batt. Besides... moreit's not mandatory to change the battery and if u don't over push it it'll last more than 2 years, that's when u start thinking of buying a new one ;)
Jimmy81, 16 Aug 2016I pre-ordered the note 7 in Dubai on July 23rd and received it on August 3rd. It's been alrea... moreHey jimmy wht color options available there in UAE, as I'm from Kuwait - I'm desperate to get the coral blue
Does it have metal back or is it gorilla glass back with metal on sides only?
Will i get a virtual reality if i am in England and order Note 7 within a month or two?
Bunyip22, 16 Aug 2016I ordered mine direct through Samsung so may not get a text. Not holding my breath for deliver... moreI have dropped mine less than 5 times - with a case. I am careful with these fragile tech from dropping, however, I have to consider that I may not be the person doing the dropping. I have seen someone with a Note 4 with the most durable Spigen case, and had the screen cracked from a 1M drop.
Don't get me wrong, I can admire how the Note7 feels in the hand without a case. Only thing is, Gorilla glass is still glass. It may be chemically strengthened, but glass breaks. I do not believe their advertisement of it not breaking "80%" of the time. Hey, the majority of the the masses wanted "premium", they got glass. It's an illogical material for the back that will be the side likely to hit a ground.
Super protective cases like Otterbox has been my usual, and currently Zerolemon's heavy case with the extended battery. Now I'd like to be getting the Ghostek Atomic 3.0 (sturdy aluminium frame and additional water-resistance at only 11mm thick). I'm hoping Zerolemon's 8500mAh integrated battery pack will come with a front protection.
For $60-$65 for a heavy case, I personally do not want to pay $300 just for the front screen to be replaced, or extra for the back glass replaced. This was an Apple tactic and the sealed battery as well. Anyone can forget about the water-resistance of this thing once it happens.
I can respect your way if you are going with no case, but make sure you got insurance.
Why not removable battery? In 12/18 months we need send the device to change the batt. Besides the back cover in glass is fragile.Just a drop and bye bye N7.Expensive with dubious resources. Not a deal for me.
Bunyip22, 16 Aug 2016I ordered mine direct through Samsung so may not get a text. Not holding my breath for deliver... moreWith the note edge I grabbed the official 's-chip' case, which, paired with the samsung fit wristwatch, would wake and unlock the phone upon flipping open the cover.
I chose that case to recess the camera bump.
I am thinking some sort of adhesive case,.. very thin, without removing the 'blackness'!
If I could see the cost of the camera case, I would consider..
And maybe a nice leather flip one with a bank card holder... as I use a kevo lock (bluetooth device to open) for the front door, i like just taking my phone with me when I go out...
Samsung direct,.. I read something about their supplies recently, not sure, but I think the article suggested that they had stopped taking preorders somthat they could fulfill demand.
I reckon we will both have our phones come the 19th (latest)..
whitedragon, 16 Aug 20165th (I think),.. as soon as Telstra did preorders.
I have had two emails from them confirming... moreI ordered mine direct through Samsung so may not get a text. Not holding my breath for delivery this week.
I have never had a case and the GN7 looks too nice for a case.... i haven't damaged a phone yet... touch wood :-)
Turning down the resolution to 720p, if it benefited battery longevity of ACTIVE USE to an extent would be very welcomed. 1080p on a 5.7" screen is already too much, that comparing it to a Note II's 720p has no direct impact of seeing a big difference. I'll personally be testing these settings by next week on the Note7.
You do not complain about 1080p on a 15" laptop screen being so low resolutioned. Then imagined it on a 10" - you still won't complain; and now imagined it on a 5.7" - you will complain? This is relative with the distances you view your screens - for example, 32"-1080p screens are meant to be for smaller rooms and optimal viewing distance is between 1.5 to 2 meters (5-6.5 feet), even up to 3m. Right now, I'm more than half a meter away from my 14" 1080p screen - I DO NOT discern the pixels. If it were to be 28" in diagonal length, then I would be standing some 1 meter away and would not see the pixels either.
Now if you are looking at the screen of your 5.7" device, the closest you will place it relative to your eyes would be between .20 to .25 meters (8" to 10"). Normally it would be a foot or 12 inches away (.3m). Again, there is no way you can discern the pixels even more with the resolution being even more finer than your regular laptop. If we take a 32" 1080p TV into an equation to know what distance relative to a 5.7" phone:
(5.7"/32")x2M = .36M (14.16")
That's even farther than how you are actual most closest distance you would be holding your 5.7" screened device (.20m to .25m)! But I'm normally 1.6m away from my 32" 1080p TV (I just measured), and hence a .28M distance relative to a 5.7" phone is optimal enough.
So I say 1440p is overkill for a 5.7" screened device for regular viewing of its screen.
The benefits I see for higher resolution are when you have screenshots, VR (although I question the pixels I see while I view those demos), and for bragging how much resolution your smartphone's screen has. 4k and 8k resolutions for the next generation should benefit VR experiences, and experience would be nicer if the weight of the entire VR gear set would be lesser on the head.