Ed, 15 Aug 2016I have note 5. I've been waiting eagerly for Note 7 and when it arrived I saw no major updates... moreA lot of the 'upgrades' are quite subtle.
Curious; what software benefits from 6Gb of ram?
I ask this question often, and whilst I understand a developer might want that feature for running unoptimised code and some crazy tech stuff (generally from a desk, whilst phone is on wall power at 'max speed',..),.. I cannot think of a single consumer application.
Most large memory access stuff would be better off on a desktop via remote access. (And the RAM needed for that is minimal) so wicked large excel spreadsheets aside (desktop use), what can a phone do / how is a phone improved by this much RAM?
Really just gives Apple users bragging rights about how unoptimised android apps must be!
With regards battery technologies.. not all batteries are created equally. A lot of Chinese phones batteries', even at a higher mAh spec sheet number, might not yield any actual extra runtime.
(This has been my experience as a battery purchaser for a few decades- not all cells are created equal!)
I have note 5. I've been waiting eagerly for Note 7 and when it arrived I saw no major updates. Mainly cosmetics. I'd wait for Note 8 hoping to see a major overhaul.
I was hoping to see at least a 6GB ram with a 4000 mhps.
AnonD-367917, 15 Aug 2016Battery life on your device would suffer greatly vs using fm radio....
I used to love insta... moreYeah true internet radio consumes more phone battery juice, but I use Chromecast Audio, so no worry.
I am so happy that there is unlimited fast LTE data subscription with strong network signal coverage everywhere here, internet radio is not a problem, likewise cloud storage.
That is why I prefer to use two SIM cards rather than expansion memory.
Tcool, 15 Aug 2016I use TuneIn radio app with my unlimited LTE subscription. There is network coverage everywhere.Battery life on your device would suffer greatly vs using fm radio....
I used to love installing speaker wire in the wall cavities of a house being built, with no power on site, using the fm radio through loudspeaker on the tradesmen Nokia tough phones (5120, 5140 etc)..
Not everyone has unlimited LTE,.. in fact most people I know would have a few GBs per month. In my country data costs a truckload. To be fair, we get tech rollouts usually ahead of the US.. a few people have 'prepaid unlimited on 3g' (a limited time plan offered by one of the carriers),.. in fact the carriers like to offer very little data with these premium phones, hoping that users 'accidentally' go over.
Many 'news' investigation type shows bring light to the fact.
Glad you are covered.
The Note 7 is an internationally sold phone. Globally, unlimited data connections, would be the exception, not the rule.
now, everyone are going crazy about the super HD quality of this guy, but when sony launched a 4k display phone, everyone said that its a trash and useless
Pedro-TheNeighbor, 14 Aug 2016I personally do not use the speaker for audio of the video I'm watching, or music in listening... moreFor the first time I have to agree with you with not using the phone loudspeaker for listening to audio or watching videos. But that doesn't mean we are at peace.
AnonD-367917, 15 Aug 2016Sir, Yes-Sir!
You seem to have learned to take it in your stride when you are being 'infilt... moreYou noticed that, huh. He doesn't seem to know what image he's using though.
Anyway, Bunyip22 and I were the adamant protesters of the lack of features Samsung has stripped the Galaxy Note line with the Note(point)5. I call it the "point 5" because it seems it can do half of what a real Galaxy Note is. 32GB was the only model available in both our regions. 32GB which comes out with 26GB of space for files and apps in late 2015 - it had been designed for advanced internet networks, and Samsung "hoped" everyone had that internet speed so out files would be in the cloud services? And it was from the frustrations that I opted to just upgrade my Note 3 with extended battery and 128GB of memory expansion, and hold off till something else like Microsoft outing a Surface phone with a pen.
Then the Note7 came out, and brought the memory expansion - something our friend points out unimportant as Samsung took it out. Well, it was due to the poor sales of 2015 for the obvious reason that its core customers like me did not get an S6 or the Note.5 that brought back memory expansion. Ironically, they are even giving out their highest, 256GB capacity for free. This is what criticism can do - positive changes can happen, and all the different polls kept saying that 70% of respondents they want memory expansion.
Well. we got memory expansion back... and looks like I'd have to live with the glass back. I've been extensively researching on the best option for me, and Ghostek's Atomic 3 series gives another layer of water-resistance (safe for going to salt water), and the toughest drop protection known, as they include aluminium frame, while everything is sealed. It's still in pre-order. But I wonder about how it will affect the S Pen interaction. It looks very good. Otterbox's, and Spigen's are coming soon as well.
I know from the statistics I've been doing of the S7 Edge and now a latest review video confirms the 3500mAh will last only some 4.5 hours of SOT. Seeing that I average some 6 hours of SOT daily (with no restrictions of how I use my Note 3 with extended battery), I'm forced to carry a powerbank to plug to power up the sealed battery in the middle of the day. I hope to be doing this until Zerolemon will be out with an powerpack battery-case solution in 3 to 4 months as they usually do.
I will be doing a battery statistics chart, of course - expecting it to be very similar with the S7 Edge's as they are almost the same specs. I saw a couple of videos showing how the resolution of the screen is lowered to extend the battery to up to 3 hours, but did not say if this is with the SOT - which I greatly doubt.
My Note 3 becomes a secondary device left at home. I just find the focusing takes too long for shots, and after experiencing months with the S7 Edge's fantastic camera, I told myself it's time to move to the best mobile camera to date. Only a few months will tell me if I need to go back to the Note 3 if i really do want extended battery in my main daily drive. Hence, Zerolemon's some integrated 8500mAh battery case should be able to convince me.
Only a few more days till we all get this baby. Oh, I hope it does not have any surprising design flaws...
What is the quality of this Note 7? All plastic inside?!!! Even the sim compartment is delicate plastic ?!!! Edge screen is not better. It senses where your finger touch on edges while holding it. It is Waterproof; so sealed all over. And so what is the sound quality of Note 7 ? One should hear the ring tones atleast while on public road or in a bus or so. Otherwise all incoming calls will be missing. This is what is now with all Samsung phones. I owned S7 edge few months before and did not want to keep it even for 24 hours. Immediately disposed it off for heavy loss.
Samsung galaxy note series is my dream phone.
I expect always some different from Samsung and samsung can.
Savor, 14 Aug 2016VR is the future but it needs resolution of 2K or 4K to look less pixelated. VR will be anothe... more4k vs 2.5k samsung...
Samsung use a 'diamond array' for pixel structure.
DisplayMate review confirms that this makes the resolution 'resolve' much higher.. appearing much sharper than it really is.
Would this work for VR in the same manner.. most likely (won't know until I have tried)..
What I do know is that mobile phones don't really want to push graphics at a decent frame rate @ 8 million pixels per frame (4k).
For augmented reality John Carmack and other industry veterans are acknowledging that high refresh rate is important. Otherwise the immersion break between movement and update is disconcerting to the user and causes all sorts of 'motion type sicknesses'.
I have a few Headsets, and have am familiar with VR.
Having been a member of Canberras' legendary "KC's Virtual Reality Cafe" back in the day (1993? era). I recall the day I was sneaking up on my mum in Pterodactyl first person shooter.. I would say 'look behind you', give her just enough time to turn around, before blasting her in the face. (Innuendo free mindset I have, Freud has nothing on this convo).. She would yell out "You little, ahem, 'poo'" and other profanities, much to the chagrin of the people sitting around enjoying their lunch...
Anyhow my Sony HMD-T3W is apparently very low res.. yes there is a notion of 'screen door affect'; at 1280x720 there should be.. but most people acknowledge it is better than a range of other 'higher resolution' technologies.
It does depend on the technology though...
Light emitters that beam onto the eye surface using a mirror array, apparently, even at 1280x720, reveal not 'screen door effect'.
Sometimes things are only noticable to a trained eye.
MP3s at 320kb are missing second harmonics of a cymbal crash.. most would never notice.
If you are looking for it? Very evident (on right equipment)!
Diamond array QHD might just be the right balance... not too high a resolution to actually render graphics to as well as not having 'evident' pixel edges.
Theory vs reality.
Theory is often proved wrong, eg world is flat. World is centre of universe.
Lets hear from some users..
I know Sammy are going for a wide field of view.. not sure how the curved edge will pan out for them on these here Note 7s.
Ballsy, 15 Aug 2016Because there are numerous apps that tune in to radio station one of them is called IHeart Rad... moreI use TuneIn radio app with my unlimited LTE subscription. There is network coverage everywhere.
AnonD-572466, 15 Aug 2016Yep, looks like it. No morse code receiver or built-in landing platform for carrier pigeons ei... moreWould be amusing kind of watching them 'slide off'.
A lot of carriers do not want to sell phones with FM receivers (or the user might not use 'data connection' for music and entertainment). True.
Pedro-TheNeighbor, 14 Aug 2016I personally do not use the speaker for audio of the video I'm watching, or music in listening... moreSir, Yes-Sir!
You seem to have learned to take it in your stride when you are being 'infiltrated' and harassed by a given element that can frequent these boards.
It is so funny watching them flip flop based on whatever 'toy' they have,.. whilst claiming others want them 'for bragging rights'.
Anyhow, enough negativity.. this was a compliment to yourself- in fact my post to Bunyip was on exactly this topic.. I dug seeing 'the old crew' reforming.
Just didn't feel safe writing to you as your graphic seems to get lifted by a person who claims that others 'lift avatar' and 'fake pages' (to make them look bad)- of course only the inverse is true.
I only take task about it as I know the last time I took a big hiatus from GSMARENA is was to do with the forums quality going 'way south' once they get onboard.
Given they don't even have or want the phone (only versions of it that don't exist so as to 'make out like it is deficient') it is just all to crazy.
I can handle internet trolls,.. but the fact that they get posts removed easily, yet their banal banter and multiple accounts keep on bringing everybody down.. is just weird!
I get that moderators cannot read through all the threads on a website this large.. and so they only read the posts 'being reported'.
Regular people never seem to report them,.. so they continue to exist; always clocking up their post count with inane comments.
Your comment count,.. earned properly, from sharing useful knowledge and adding to the discourse; is part of why you are a board veteran. The best thing is how you keep the flow civil and nice.
I had complimented Aaman, but my post has been awaiting moderation for 'too long'. I don't think it will make it.. oh well.
wtfff, 14 Aug 2016why does this not have an FM radio ?????? do we live in the stone age or something ???Yep, looks like it. No morse code receiver or built-in landing platform for carrier pigeons either. So disappointing...
wtfff, 14 Aug 2016why does this not have an FM radio ?????? do we live in the stone age or something ???why you need fm radio? you live in the stone age or something?
Aaman27, 14 Aug 2016I've been seeing your posts for a while here in this(Note7's) thread. And I've noticed you exp... moreAaman(27), thankyou for your kind words..
They actually matter more than an upvote, because the upvotes I get,get downvoted by a consortium of 'one'.
So sharing the sentiment and contributing words towards a postitive community reinforces what I have most come to miss about this website.
I know many of the origional members, and many since them, still come by for phone specifications, and every so often even go so far as to comment... although all to often they exit again once a 'flame war' with a 'fan-boy/girl' begins. A certain amount of maturity is lacking, which is fair, as with phone prices dropping (a good thing), so too has the entry point for the readerbase here.
Yes my sentiments with regards to the InfraRed Blaster were shared simply trying to inform other readers that just because they do not see a use for something, doesn't mean that others might not have a need for it.
Same argument is often leveraged for FM radio, not everyone having data plans sufficient for internet radio etc...
I would hope with a wide readerbase here we would have representatives from many 'walks of life',. and that we are in a safe place to express such sentiments.
Typically tertiary students (university as an example) are versed in the difficulties of other nations and 'world events' and are typically shown to have less cultural bias, and a more holistic paradigm, being inclusive of others 'points of view'.
I believe the world is going in the right direction, at a personal level, and that 'we' the people hold sway and influence by rolemodelling peace and happiness.
I do think 'tolerance' is a dirty word because I do not feel I have to tolerate much; being generally emphatic towards the needs of others..
I AM NOT affiliated with Tcool, (the earlier thanks from them was not me),.. I say this as a regular poster quit this website recently believing I was that person. (And it was all too confusing having such subversive tactics littered through the forums. Fair enough.) I did write an explanatory (short) post after they threatened to leave, but it was removed. (Any guesses who?)
So whilst that earlier post was removed, I see nothing offensive here(nor really on the other one that was removed :), and would hope that the moderators show some common sense and let this one stay on board.
I don't care much for IR blasters. I do feel they add something.. but I have already given posts on GSMARENA how I never used my Note Edge once with this feature.. (An old Galaxy /Nexus S maybe).
I have, as a technician when being on callout and seeing the difficulty a family has finding or fighting with the remote,.. suggested to the parents that their flagship S(4) be used as a universal.
I have done this severeal times, as an aside, to PC tech work.
Get a snicker out of it, because it is one of the many things a well versed technologist can show people how to get better use out of their products.
Anyhow my carrier has confirmed 'my preorder has moved up in the que' (perhaps suggesting later preorders were taken without ability to confirm product)- I got in on day one.
Unfortunately living in rural Western Australia (phones coming from Eastern states), even though the launch day is 19th.. I won't get it until the 29th. (Just a guess.. no doubt I will post the day it lands;)).
For me waterproof phone matters a large amount, and I am an Spen user.
In fact my daughter is the real Spen user, and her art is phenominal. And her accolades at school for her drawing styles is on the rise. I thank Samsung for throwning in a free version of Artrage on my Note Edge. (ArtRage was from the people who made KidPix/other early windows 95 art software that blew me away back then,.. and was my only reason, at the time, to relinquish DOS)
A waterproof camera has been sorely missing from my life ever since Sony factory recalled my TX5, and then lost it (more than three years ago). I have spent exhaustive time trying to track it down,.. many phone calls and emails.. and the best they are willing to offer me is a discount off a new purchase. TO which I had told them in advance 'that is a far from satisfactory option'; with them rejecting all fair requests on my part,.. this will be one I will endeaver to put equal time to what I lost hunting for that device into raising consumer awareness about their ethos. The stupid thing is I have spent $100,000 on Sony products in my lifetime so far. Since losing that camera. $0.
To be fair this is the first time I have in anyway highlighted that story to the internet. ( I have reffered to my beloved TX5 camera many times.. - it caught the first time my daughter ever swam on it.. to me.. in the pool.. camera bobbing below the water surface a few times as she left the wall of the pool and came to 'daddy'. It was her camera,.. and my five year old would give me directions like 'pan left' and 'focus on this' in her early days of using it. What Sony took from my life by leaving us without her camera for years is just silly. So finally getting a replacement.
Aaman, again thankyou.. hope I didn't bore you by writing so much.. I just figured I would make one last reach out to Sony today,.. and I guess it has been on my mind since going to bed last night.
Cheers for wanting an active, useful community.
(Would) Be nice, ay!