I am excited to try the Gear VR headset that comes free with my Note 7.
Just curious if what I am saying against VR headset are true.
I pre order Note 7 to compensate my Note 3, in addition was considering an iPad Pro.
I bought my wife a 32GB S7 Edge at more than $1000 for her status symbol nothing more.
whitedragon, 10 Aug 2016I know right!?// Brand X can make a cup of coffee in the morning. And hug you to sleep at ... moreWhat company are you with? I have Note Edge with Vodafone and recently got Marshmallows v6.0 and before that had lollipop. Im still torn on should I get Note 7 or not though mostly just because for me it is S7 on steroids with pen. Need to move on as my Note Edge wont connect to any Bluetooth hi fi device, only PC or other phones and thats about it. Embarrassing really when mates at the time had far lesser phones which could do that. Wish Samsung would make say screen that is compatible with Spen which we could hook up to Note so that screen is used for writing etc as no matter how good their pen is screen is just to small to use to its full potential.
Pedro-TheNeighbor, 08 Aug 2016I doubt the V10 can do 8 hours SOT, unless you're using extended battery.I never said the V10 is better. Its battery life is terrible (saved only by quick charge and swapping batteries). I would like the missing features to be in the Next Note, hopefully.
sr777, 10 Aug 2016How dumb. Some people are comparing iPad pro with Galaxy Note.
iPads should be compared wi... moreNo one is doing that.
Clearly you didn't even try to read or understand the question they were asking...
They asked a question: "which would suit them better, for around the house use,. Watching movies etc."
Many self help books say 'we often see in others what we fear of ourselves.
vrvly, 10 Aug 2016Is it me or they did not mention ambilight sensor on back. Also brightness go up to 1000nits. ... moreBrightness 1000nits,,.. that was my concern for dropping down to FHD or HD, the inevitable brightness drop (OLED brightness comes from illuminating pixels)..
If 1000nits is true the HDR video, and FHD, HD all become kind of AWESOME!
Nice one Bruvva!
whitedragon, 10 Aug 2016From a photography point of view (pun not intended but I will take what I can get), f1.7 on a ... moreI thinker around with the S7 Edge's camera and I think you'll enjoy motion photo- an extra 3-second video prior to the still shots. It increase the file size to 7 to 8 mb to each 12mp pictures, but it gives context to what you're shooting.
Like people hurrying up, and see how artificially they would set their smiles before the shot. Or just naturally occurring events. One thing though, they took out raw image outputs! But not worried about it.
That fast fire up and focus really works! Waterproof of the phone had me not worry recording our kids playing in the rain.
Low light photos is very much good. Dxomark Mobile had ranked the S7 Edge #1 as having the best performing overall still shots and video recording scores.
That same quality and a few more tricks with the interface being improved for better one-handed operations make it so compelling for me to getting the Note7.
Is it me or they did not mention ambilight sensor on back. Also brightness go up to 1000nits. Also reflection is the best. Take that you can set resolution of screen - you will got awesome battery endurance.
Pedro-TheNeighbor, 10 Aug 2016Today, I was passing by the store and tested the Note7's pen on the Note 3 to draw. It seems t... moreFrom a photography point of view (pun not intended but I will take what I can get), f1.7 on a small sensor is far from achieving the sort of defocus than an actual camera (big sensor) achieves with an f1.7...
I love the software that sammy has.. something about changing the focus after the shot.. It looks like it is software defocus, but it is certainly clever.. must be some sort of dual shot trick that does a little bit like what HDR cameras do when they combine shots.
Does make me wonder how much the camera software mucks about with our photos prior to 'we' the user actually getting them.
Waterproofness does it for me..
And a few of the cool new spen features (like language translate etc)
Being on a note edge and without lollipop I cannot even write straight to screen upon pulling out the Spen. Samsung suck for purposefully delaying my region (one of the first that got the note edge) from getting the update. Note 4s have it as of a week ago. Flagship customers who paid 20% more for a plastic backed screen and 'gorilla glass 3'? Stuff you says samsung.
- we will delay you getting the update knowing you are the kind of customers with money that will buy an upgrade!
Ever since I installed marshmallow- half the edge features (eg camera buttons on the edge when taking photos) have gone.
I don't like samsungs tactics,.. but I do like samsungs phones.
Hmmmm. I really hope the amp section in the Note 7 is quality . I have an Exynos variant on its way.. Soo looking forward to seeing some benchmarks on audio quality.
And, yeah.. that camera.
Sony burned me a few years ago on a TX5 that was factory recalled (laminate peeling), so my 'daily shooter' (waterproof/dropproof/freezeproof etc) went into the shop. And they lost it.
I have chased it down for years. I have spent many many hours on the phone and via email.
The best the bastards have offered me is half off a new product. I explained they are nuts if they think I would give them more money after how they had treated me....
So this Note 7 will be my new 'daily snapper'. Soooo excited!
Pedro-TheNeighbor, 10 Aug 2016Today, I was passing by the store and tested the Note7's pen on the Note 3 to draw. It seems t... moreI was stoked when I read that you had played with a Note 7 stylus on older Notes (an earlier post..)..
My daughter has a Note 2, my about to become loungeroom fodder device is a Note Edge.
Thinking about buying a cobalt blue Spen for my Black Onyx Note 7.
My black Note 7 Spen becoming a spare and enjoying play on the older devices..
You rule for trying this out. (Again, +1)
whitedragon, 10 Aug 2016I did consider (for file sharing) going with an Apple phone,.. but their SAR is too high for m... moreToday, I was passing by the store and tested the Note7's pen on the Note 3 to draw. It seems that the Note7's S Pen hardware is responsible for better response.
The Note 3's S Pen needed more pressure to create wider or bold lines, while the Note7's has way more range and I don't have to exert so much pressure to get bolder lines.
Funny thing is, I can just buy a separate Note7 S Pen to get better results! Haha, but I want that F/1.7 camera.
I watch this page everyday. Also I watch every note 7 hands on videos. But, no capacity afford it. ... #sad
Pedro-TheNeighbor, 10 Aug 2016I'm considering the iPad Pro because I have yet to find a negative review from a graphics arti... moreI did consider (for file sharing) going with an Apple phone,.. but their SAR is too high for me.
I do see the benefits of going to an All Apple ecosystem,.. and the GF grabbed an Air2 after she saw my tablet.
My daughter has had an iPad2 for years now.. and with the exception of needing to support an IT customer of mine, I borrowed it from her to see how to sort out the problem,.. other than that I had never used an iPad or iDevice (apart from the first Shuffle 512Mb and a 3rd gen Shuffle I won from some internet reviews; that I gave to my daughter after seeing iTUnes annoyances).
I did look at Sony RXR cameras that could wifi direct to iPad, and the sony Lens cameras that wifi to a phone or camera.. these would be my methods to get photos onto an ipad fairly easily.
Also we can buy wifi SD cards, but I am not sure how easy they are to go with an Apple product.
I did find ways to get around iTunes (eg VLC allows direct file drop into its folder, FLAC and everything!)
But we are off topic..
Hey does a douchebag go around downvoting every upvote you get.. even using multiple logins to remove all +1s?
I often find a mismatch that could only be accounted for by this happening.
I get now why so many forums only have a +1 button and don't allow 'downvoting'.
Its just not cool.
As an artist you would get much value out of an Apple Pencil and the 'Pro'. The light calibration stuff is wicked. I missed out on that cause I went with the 12.9", the A4 size being perfect for PDFs and comics etc.
Looking forward to playing baldurs gate with the children across android and iOS (aiming for a party of four-five).
How dumb. Some people are comparing iPad pro with Galaxy Note.
iPads should be compared with other similar tablets. Noe even with the Surface lineup.
Anonymous, 10 Aug 2016ok tnx i will purchase ipad pro with pensil for indoor i think its size is a good point for ho... moreCheers (buddy) for asking....
Ummm,.. I would have to know your usage...(needs)
The ipad was a no-brainer... whilst I love OLED, the extra size of the iPad does make it much more versatile.. and the speakers on the 'pros' are insanely good (for small portable devices).
You seem pretty keen on the xperia.. is this for ps4 remote play or something?
The HTC does have a very loud and very good quality headphone output (for 'audiophiles'- not a dirty word).
Give a breakdown of your planned usage.
For reference,.. I bought a phablet because I wanted to combine my purchase costs of a phone and tablet,.. allowing me to get a 'better part'.
Like any Jack of All Trades,.. it is only a master of 'some'.
After I got an ipad, most of my consumption was on it.. my phone is in many ways back to simply being a phone.
Have you considered a small unit?
Being a technologist, and for many generations always pairing an organiser with a phone with a modem,.. I have been using all sorts of crazy phone tech since 1993. (Our country hadn't even approved caller id for the new digital handsets at this time).,..
I know a whilst back I had to recommend an actuarian friend a phone.
at the time I suggested three; knowing his needs three options gave him some scope.
I recommended the Samsung S5 (due to waterproofing), a Sony Z3 compact (audio output and svelte design), and the HTC M8 (a perfect good looking phone in many ways).
I am not sure why you are so keen on Sony X series,.. Z series offering some pretty great value presently. I do understand that cost might not be a factor (you are looking at iPhones etc)
The newest HTC doesn't really do it for me (and I had considered making it a day one purchase prior to release.. something about the aesthetic..)
Any interest to wait for the Nexus HTC variants about to roll out?
After languishing in Android fragmentation hell (My Note Edge still has no lollipop and only has January security updates); going Nexus sounds pretty good.
Have you looked at phones from Oppo and the chinese brands?
Have you considered which Androids get frequent rollouts in fair time?
Anyhow.. what is your usage plans... (eg how much time each day doing X, and Y and Z)!!?
Cheers,.. this would help me to help you!
It's all marketing, can sell stones n style, no difference in specs only 900 $ extra to spend. Technology has stationed, 4k uhd screen need of hour VR, next year total total change n style and specs. Top buttom area
nearly eliminated. Wait Wait Wait. Heavens not going to fall.
One of the features that got me stuck to Samsung devices is the inferred blaster and it's missing on this phone previous productions like the S7.. It's all I look out for in a phone and of course the other powerful features. Sacrifice the blaster and I'm gone. I'm stuck with my S6 Edge and I'm not changing phones until they bring the IR blaster back.
choa noa, 07 Aug 2016no infrared , no ir blaster ,no fm radioFirst of all,IR blaster and Infrared are the same thing.
Most of the high end drop IR blaster and fm radio.
So,it is not a very big thing to reject a phone.
It has more than 25 great plus points.