Why why why BLUE is missed out from mea and asia pacific region, says later. I will sendlegal notice, where is Blue two tone color. Everybody dont buy till you get one. Promised.
Sony is better? Haha.. At what? Overpricing their products because they can? I used to idolize Sony but they became a joke as early as 2006. Most people supporting Sony are probably PlayStation fanboys who believes Sony will someday return to their former glory and never will. Admit defeat. Samsung and LG are better than Sony. Sony is a has been with an ego to still be in denial. Koreans have got the Japanese beat already. Let it go, Sony fanboys.
People forget that QHD was introduced back in 2014 with the LG G3 and Oppo Find 7. What people don't realize is Samsung has mastered the art of QHD with battery life. Look at the GSM Arena battery test list and several Samsung are tops especially with video playback. Their optimization fot video playback and QHD is fantastic. While we see phones with only Full HD that still struggle with a 3000 mAh battery pack. LG G3, G4, and G5 have always struggled with QHD.
By next year when the S8 comes out, expect Ultra HD but expect the early 4K to take a hit on battery. This Note7 might be Samsung's final QHD flagship ever before we go through a couple of years with battery woes. So then you might ask, why need anything beyond 1080p? Why kill battery life? Easy answer - virtual reality. Quad HD should be bare minimum for VR headsets while 4K will be the driving force to VR.
"This begs the question of why you would possibly need a 4K panel on your smartphone. The emergence of virtual reality (VR) is the major driving force. A 1080p or even a 2K screen might be fine for everyday use, but pop that phone into Google Cardboard or a Samsung Gear VR headset, and it becomes quite pixelated, since the resolution is split across two eyes. ItÂ’s called the screen door effect. For example, a 1080p screen becomes 960 x 1080 pixels in a VR unit. This might seem like enough, but donÂ’t forget that the display appears much larger in a VR headset, thereby diluting the quality of the image.
Most people who try VR for the first time say how cool it is, but they almost always notice that the picture needs improvement. A 4K screen will play a big part in improving the experience by giving a 1920 x 2160 pixel resolution per eye."
whitedragon, 14 Aug 2016Bunyip22; good to see you...
Loving that this board is getting onboard more and more of the... moreI have always had black phones. However i think they will show finger prints more than silver.
Plus the silver looks pretty nice. :-)
Anonymous, 14 Aug 2016no !!!! i think Sony is better . quad hd need more performance on gpu just look at antutu benc... moreIf you dot know.. Samsung Note 7 have new future function can change resolution to 720(HD), 1080(FHD) and standard 1440(QHD).. Very useful.. And you can set your Phone resolution ratio, frame rate limit and texture guality when you playing all games.. and you can can set all each one type of games what you want went playing..
Anonymous, 14 Aug 2016no !!!! i think Sony is better . quad hd need more performance on gpu just look at antutu benc... moreif sony release a phone with stylus you can compare it with galaxy note 7. galaxy note 7 buyers buy this phone becaue its stylus no for other things . u can campare your xperia x with galaxy s7 or galaxy a7 but not with this one.
whitedragon, 14 Aug 2016Bunyip22; good to see you...
Loving that this board is getting onboard more and more of the... moreI personally do not use the speaker for audio of the video I'm watching, or music in listening to. If it's muffled because it got wet, then it's good that IP is working. I don't get people complaining about it off they keep getting it wet.
Looks like all the regular Galaxy Note commenters are assembling on the Note7 page. I've been here since the first Note.
Bunyip22, 14 Aug 2016Silver GN7 has been pre-ordered with free 256GB card. Shipping 18/08.
If the camera wasn't su... moreBunyip22; good to see you...
Loving that this board is getting onboard more and more of the old Note 4 crew. (Thread commentors from back in the day)
Starting to feel like I never left this place.
Lots of familiar faces.
Glad to hear.
I am going Black Onyx, and going to purchase a Cobalt Blue Stylus to use and give the 'included black' stylus to the older Notes in the house (daughter has Note 2, and my old Note Edge); apparently the Note 7 stylus works wonders on the other Notes.,,,
From the independant reviews I have read on the Note7, the grip/feel is excellent, the phone sits in the hand much better than the S7/S7E... One reviewer stating it was the nicest phone they had ever held (and they were an ardent tech journalist of many years heritage)
Waterproofing can affect sound output level for speakerphone etc.. we will have to wait and see...
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.