sajibe, 09 Aug 2016Same question every year
why the ram is not Xgb
why non removable battery
why no fm radio
... moreI know right!?//
Brand X can make a cup of coffee in the morning.
And hug you to sleep at night....
True missing an IR blaster from an earlier Note(even though I never used it once on my Note Edge...), that phone will now be retired to lounge room remote status.
Pretty cool as lounge room remotes go as it can be my chrome cast interface, Presto program selector, and a nice big backlit screen (OLED so blacks don't illuminate), and I can IMDB whatever I am watching to find out about actors etc, and if Imhave to scribble down a note, or entertain the children with an art program... all bases covered.
Having wanted a water resistant phone that also has the wacom digitiser/stylus, I am pretty happy with Samsungs latest release.
(If not because it means they have no further reason to hold my Note Edge back from getting Lollipop -Yes I spray this everywhere- caveat emptor)
whitedragon, 10 Aug 2016Awesome post. (Newsworthy) Don't get why readers here never +1 useful stuff (I do, but thats... moreI'd like to mention that I made these charts of my battery use as a way to predict and know what to expect. These are not the same usage statistics compared to the average user. My wife for example is a typical user who only consumes a daily average of .62GB of data, and only gets to use 21% from her network data service. I on the other hand average daily 1.97GB on data.
absolut-allen, 10 Aug 2016Smartphones are not even close to laptops, Not even the i3 laptops. Keep dreaming buddy. Allen, I agree with your statement. I'm just saying smartphones are very handy. I work with architectural drawings using Revit, 3DS Max, and full Photoshop on a laptop. But I'd like my most used device with power for all-day power with no worries. Peace.
IT Manager, 10 Aug 2016True that, especially for those people who have really bad handwriting. I love to write ever s... moreI'm taking advantage of the carrier's "free" phone on a higher plan. I need extensive data. My planned budget cash for buying the (eventually disappointing) Note.5 went to me spending it for the wife's S7 Edge. Ironically, they are giving out free clear back base and the wireless 3100mAh power backpack. Hehe, I want the more effective 8500mAh Zerolemon battery extension out in 3 to 4 month's time.
I made some comparisons between the Note 3's S Pen and Note7's - it's actually the pen hardware that's responsible for the controlling of line values. I tested both the S Pens on both phones. Bottom line is, the Note7 S Pen is easier to handle with the slightest pressure can make darker lines, with rarely loss of continuous light lines. the Note 3's S Pen needs more pressure for darker lines. It's even worse with the Note 1's S Pen as it has the lowest level of pressure sensitivity. In conclusion, I just buy the Note7's spare S Pen ($20+) for better performance on my Note 3. I mean the pen tip's .07mm from 1.6mm also make a big difference. I can see the point for accuracy on what I'm marking for my drawings.
Now that the S Pen's magic has worn off a bit, I'm looking forward to the excellent fast-focusing camera that I can expect and even with better UI from the S7 Edge.
absolut-allen, 10 Aug 2016Smartphones are not even close to laptops, Not even the i3 laptops. Keep dreaming buddy. A lot of consumers don't need high power computing.
Not everyone applies photoshop filters to raw files. Not everyone is into video editing...
A lot of people want facebook, emails, to type a letter, and the sort of stuff that a first generation netbook could achieve.
For these tasks modern phones, with their efficient operating systems are 'more than enough'.
What you have said isn't wrong, but nor is it correct for 7 billion plus differing usage scenarios....
At officeworks, nearly a decade ago, selling laptops to students: the most important metric was enough minimum memory, and good build quality (reliable, as warranty doesn't get back a ten thousand word essay).
The amount of users who would buy a laptop without even touching its' keyboard was silly.
I actually made my customers type on the keyboard to make sure it fit their needs.
Someone on facebook might not need a great keyboard; students generally WOULD be typing... everyone has different computing needs... and even then; most any computer was powerful enough (for AVERAGE users).
Modern phones?; power to burn.
Literally, depending on SAR level or chipset/cooling! ;-)
iJack, 08 Aug 2016You will wait foreverSo funny. Well then I have to buy 4GB version. I am from India. It lunch in 11 August. But if Samsung lunch 6gb version then I will be disappointed.
IT Manager, 10 Aug 2016True that, especially for those people who have really bad handwriting. I love to write ever s... moreA lot of the 'free bonuses' are for preorders, with them not being included after the 18th Aug (certainly with a few carriers in my country).
It could be like the free vr headset deals with past Samsungs, that are given well beyond the advertised 'offer date'... but we don't truly know.
VR headsets were likely a clearing of stock (they had white innards that are highly reflective, rectified with newer models), or for boosting 'adoption rate statistics'. (Windows 10 I am looking at you)
The 256gb micro sd is great value (who wouldn't want 310gb usable storage? ) as is the fit watch offer....
Perhaps interest free isn't such a great offer if you lose $200 of accessories!?
Pedro-TheNeighbor, 10 Aug 2016I am currently still using my Note 3 with a Zerolemon 10,000mAh extended battery as I abuse/ex... moreAwesome post.
Don't get why readers here never +1 useful stuff (I do, but thats a rant if ever I could muster one... ;-))
Kudos to you (+1 as well cause some users sort by 'useful posts')
Pedro-TheNeighbor, 10 Aug 2016I am currently still using my Note 3 with a Zerolemon 10,000mAh extended battery as I abuse/ex... moreSmartphones are not even close to laptops, Not even the i3 laptops. Keep dreaming buddy.
GG1976, 10 Aug 2016Waiting for the endurance rating. Missing infrared port... It´s an excellent phone but ... moreOf course there's an awful LOT of cheaper options, but what is really your taste? The Note7's captive market are for those people who 1) really have the money and 2) will really use the S Pen. My question for you is this: Do you have the money and will you use the S Pen extensively? If not, then this phone is not for you. My previous phone is Nexus 5. It's a decent phone with decent specs for a quite decent price. However, it already broke when got soaked ONCE in the water. :( So I have decided to buy a waterproof phone instead. It's a bit pricey but I think it's worth it.
Pedro-TheNeighbor, 09 Aug 2016And some are tech junkies who don't even use the S Pen at all.True that, especially for those people who have really bad handwriting. I love to write ever since, so I really waited for the new Note series this year (I cannot wait for Note 8). I think I made a good decision buying this product. They also offer 0% interest for 12/24 months if you buy on Aug. 20-21, so it's really not a pain in the pocket.
whitedragon, 10 Aug 2016Not true for everyone; but here is another 'story'..
Bought an open box Nokia 920 over thre... moreI am currently still using my Note 3 with a Zerolemon 10,000mAh extended battery as I abuse/extensively use my smartphone. Smartphones are becoming as powerful as laptops, and have become as main internet terminals for almost everything - entertainment, work, communications, and status symbols for SOME people who think glass back and less features of the previous Galaxy Note was awesome (while carrying another phone to compensate).
Anyway, I have closely monitored my wife's S7 Edge (3600mAh) for a couple of months now, and I know what to expect with the battery usage for the Note7(3500mAh). Around between 5 to 7 hours SOT, and a 12 hours if continuous usage. You can see this from the 3 usage instances from 100 to 0% on the Excel: http://flic.kr/p/L18x9c
Of course you can save power with lower usage time, and it could last more than 18 hours with some 3 hours of SOT, data and wifi turned on when you need to.
That's without 2 Bluetooth devices connected, not over 2GB of daily data on LTE, and not on an 18-hour stretch - this is how I use my smartphone. Therefore I would need to really charge the Note7 half way. Luckily, Zerolemon will be making an 8500mAh integrated battery backpack to charge the Note with just a press of a button. No more wires. Who wouldn't want about 265% of power than stock battery (Note 3)? http://flic.kr/p/L18xn8
Out of the ZL 8500mAh battery, I can expect only 150% (5000mAh) charge (yeah, the whole DC/AC conversions would mean some power losses of 30%) than the indicated capacity.
At least the integrated battery pack will protect that glass back, but no resolve on the eventual degrading sealed battery till you get it replaced.
Give me a grippy back over that slippery fingerprinty glass anyday.
The back looks very boring, hardly any difference from the note 5.
JM, 09 Aug 2016Whaaaat! The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 has a Non-Removable battery? That is just so Not Cool! What... moreSony Vita and Nintendo 3DS are sealed units, yes,.. still work fine (six-seven years on)...
Do not confuse Not user replacable with 'not replacable'.
Waterproofing comes at this cost? I will pay. Never replaced a battery in any phone since Nokia Symbian days.
Monster make a credit card sized recharge battery, Samsung have a battery cover... these should mitigate needing to drop phone to super low power levels, and thereby reducing the number of useful recharge cycles. Which will be more than the time most users are on contract and their niece or nephew won't complain about an hour less runtime on a hand me down phone.
Pedro-TheNeighbor, 09 Aug 2016All because it says 100% on the counter every time.Not true for everyone; but here is another 'story'..
Bought an open box Nokia 920 over three years ago.. battery had been left fully discharged, (and by a few months if the service docket was anything to go by),.. have left the thing on wireless charge plates for weeks on end, have also killed it on several occaisions in field (and not bothered to recharge in upon returning home (sometimes for days),.. left it in a drawer, dead for two months even.
Otherwise generally being 'overcharged', and never put on recharge around 20% (considered ideal, 10% and less statistically halving the number of recharges whilst maintaining full capacity)
In 4G mode runs for over a week every time. (Blows me away actually).
I have no fear of 'fast charging' or wireless charging nowadays.
My Note Edge got a little confused recently (worst was shutting down at 27%) after a week or two of being 'flakey'.
Ran it down to zero, let it die, put on charge WITHOUT TURNING ON (not fast charge mode) Gave it an extra hour or two of 'trickle charge' past 100%,.. and voila,.. back to around an hour per 1% (again 4G).
Sure wifi on etc makes it drain quicker, but my point is to do with reliability of batteries.
This has been my daily driver for just shy of two years. Treated harshly (auto/full brightness in sun, hidden wireless networks, need bluetooth on for kevo door lock etc, high speed modem wifi hotspot usage etc).. until the last week or so, never had any battery issue.(now fixed using above method).
Still haven't got Lollipop in local area, and I have never run battery saver etc. always got a day of heavy usage, generally two days of real world...
Waiting for the endurance rating. Missing infrared port...
It´s an excellent phone but there are cheaper options ( less s-pen)
Just had a hands on with a black Note 7 here in the U of K, thanks to a Samsung rep. The most understated phone out there. Slimmmer by far than the 4, and even the 7, it is a pleasure to hold. The curves are slight so no problem with grip. However, it is a smudge magnet, so you're going to need a case, else it will be covered in, well, smudges, and you'll drop it because it's so slippery. Exudes quality, very fast, the S-Pen ejection mechanism is very classy, as is the ability to draw on the display when the phone is off. This is not like any other Note, and NOT like the S7 series at all. Way more compact and understated.
Light, slim and does not project it's power, so I think it's going to be a massive hit because it isn't pretentious.
One more thing, the power and volume controls are very well positioned and clicky, so it's ergonomic too. The S-Case with the square window (that I tried too) is clever in that it also acts as a kickstand for watching movies.
Apple, your move!
In Lebanon.. It costs 777 $ with 550 $ gift (Vr gear,samsung smart watch....) which is an amazing offer for this device