Tcool, 14 Aug 2016The only use of IR blaster is as a remote control of appliances nothing more.
Nobody is stupi... moreYes you always argue this way.. and for some reason
A) if you cannot see a use for it then it must be useless
B)if your current device doesn't have it, you argue that because it is gone, it must not be good.
HighDefDVD, and BetaMax are good examples of technology that was 'better' that went away.
As did SuperAudioCDs/DVDAudio etc..
doesn't mean that because the market went one way that the features are useless or 'no good'
I am not wanting every phone to have an InfraRed Sender,.. but flagships being at the highest cost, can generally include the most parts into one device.
I understand some tech takes up considerable space,.. or I would want a projector built into my phone ala the Galaxy Beam phones.
I think that FM receivers and, more so, transceivers are great tech that could be around in more devices.
Sometimes a company doesn't include certain technology as it doesn't want to cannibalise sales in other areas (eg Sony Phones not sounding as good as their Walkmans 'intentionally'),.. sometimes it is to see which features users are willing to lean towards (say release several devices but only give certain parts of the feature set to each model, and see which ones sell).
Please do not reject outright that an InfraRed transmitter, given how much stuff in our world has 'remotes' is useless tech in a device that we always carry on us.
Just because your hifi is not like mine...
I have on my loungeroom 'rack'; from top to bottom, Surround Amp, HDDVD player, Bluray player, CD player, CD player, gaming console, 300 disc carousel, Power Amp.
I also have a stereo system in every room of the house bar the kitchen (yes the bathroom has a lifestyle Nakamichi slimline thing; that I have lost the remote for, and would benefit from a waterproof phone with IR sending).
The projector room/home theatre can benefit from a backlit remote and the any room with multiple devices to turn on (none of the TVs use the inbuilt speakers,.. all being pared with amp/speaker combos), benefit from remotes that allow me to set Macros (chains of command from one button press).
During a movie in the loungeroom, in darkness, having my phone choose the next thing on presto, but also doubling as a remote where I can change volume on the amp, and stop the DVD player, is really handy.
Don't knock it till you've tried it!!
GK, 14 Aug 2016What is the quality of this Note 7? All plastic inside?!!! Even the sim compartment is delic... moreYour comments are unsupported and silly. If you read all the review and see the video on YouTube you will appreciate that Note 7 is probably the best phone Samsung have ever released.
For years, the Note series had proven time and time again as being the true Samsung flagship. Then Galaxy Note edge arrived in 2014 and it looked weird until S6 edge made it look cool last year. So Note5 was neglected because it wasn't as cool as its dual edge siblings and removed sd slot. For the last four months, S7 edge has been the king of the heap. The real king has returned with the same dual curved display.
Note7 is the best smartphone of 2016. Not the iPhone 7 (or 6SameEdition). No longer the S7 edge which doesn't have the best display anymore, no Type-C, Gorilla Glass 5, S-Pen, and iris scanner, and so on and so on. If S7 edge was just an appetizer, Note7 is the main course for 2016. Get it, folks. Samsung is offering 256gn card or Gear Fit 2. AT&T is offering Gear Fit or a Galaxy Tab E. Will take the sd card and tablet, thank you very much. Not into wearables.
This is miles ahead of iPhone 7. Best smartphone of 2016. I don't care if Note7 doesn't sell as well as S7 edge or won't win awards for best phone of the year. Note isn't as popular as S phones. The real phone connoisseurs know the Note series have normally been superior to the S-line. Planning to get Gear VR to watch my Netflix on the go. This changes my way of streaming my Netflix films and shows. The future is here and it is written in Note7's S-Pen...
Note7 (black onyx)
256gb micro-sd card + 64 internal storage
Gear VR + Netflix or Hulu
Long 13+ hr video playback on battery
Best display on the market
= pure win!
Best multimedia device of all-time! This is THE ONE to get, folks! The best of the best.
Khawaja, 14 Aug 2016What you missed:
1. Looks way better than note 5
2. Lovely to hold and has a great grip
4. ... moreI haven't held a GN7 but i think you might be wrong about great grip.
The GN4 has great grip with the plastic back.
I have held a S6 edge with glass back and thin sides and it certainly wasn't grippy... i doubt the s7 will have lots of grip either.
Silver GN7 has been pre-ordered with free 256GB card. Shipping 18/08.
If the camera wasn't such a big step up over the GN4 i might have stayed with the GN4.
Will let you know how it goes.
GK, 14 Aug 2016What is the quality of this Note 7? All plastic inside?!!! Even the sim compartment is delic... moreGee you say silly things.
Should all the phone be metal and weigh 250g?
You really think that water proofing affects the sound quality? LOL
I'm sure glad the memory expansion is back, as contrast to last year's Galaxy Note. No way I'd get this without being able to use my 128 GB microSD.
Only 64 GB of internal will not be enough, as someone is telling us it is. Now we can have 256 GB microSD this year, and a 512 GB card in the future.
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.
no !!!! i think Sony is better . quad hd need more performance on gpu just look at antutu benchmarking lags in 3d part is very high and framerate is low but on xperia x you can get more framerate for games. x series is one of the best sony mobiles without any extra features that just for advertising. on note 7 in front and back there are two light sensor!! it is can be good but it s can be a mistaken part in some cases just an extra features just for advertising.
how about its battery performance without using power backpack which have smaller battery than S7 edge but big screen?????????
AlenAlosious, 14 Aug 2016The Galaxy Note 7's highlight features are its iris scanner, the first time Samsung has introd... moreWhat you missed:
1. Looks way better than note 5
2. Lovely to hold and has a great grip
4. S-Pen nib's thickness has been decreased to less than half of previous S-Pen and S-Pen now feels more smooth and natural to write with
3. Supports HDR video playback (technology presently only found on high end TVs)
4. According to DisplayMate note 7 has the best mobile screen on the market
The Galaxy Note 7's highlight features are its iris scanner, the first time Samsung has introduced the feature on one of its smartphones, apart from the improved S Pen stylus and dual-edge 5.7-inch QHD (1440x2560 pixels) Super Amoled display with Corning Gorilla Glass 5. The smartphone (and the S Pen stylus bundled alongside) is also IP68 certified for dust and water resistance, just like the Samsung Galaxy S7 and Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge from earlier this year. As with previous flagship models, the phablet packs a fingerprint sensor on the home button and is also compatible with the Samsung Pay mobile payment service.
Here's what the Note 7 has that the Note 5 doesn't:
1.Curved screens (sharper, less sloping than the S7 Edge)
2.USB-C charger port (Samsung's first phone to adopt the new standard)
3.Iris scanner to unlock the phone with your eyes
4.Gorilla Glass 5 screen (the first phone with Corning's new screen tech)
5.More sensitive, accurate S Pen stylus
6.Water-resistant phone body and S Pen
7.MicroSD card slot (like the S7 phones)
8.Larger battery (3,500 mAh versus Note 5's 3,000 mAh)
9.Better low-light camera
10.New S Pen tricks, like magnification and GIF-making
11.Stylus won't get stuck if you jam it in backwards
12.Coral Blue color choice (it's great)
I will upgrade to Note 7 because my Note 5 doesn't have my favorite plastic back material. LOL!
whitedragon, 14 Aug 2016Actually having had this feature for near to two decades across a range of devices that have g... moreThe only use of IR blaster is as a remote control of appliances nothing more.
Nobody is stupid enough to loose the remote controller of their appliances so what is the essence of bringing it back to the unit?
If is important enough like your principle of bringing back the microSD card support, for sure it will also return. But it didn't. Stick to your principle!