No flat screen
No removable battery
No IR Blaster
The water resistance is a good move but the iris scanner is a waste. I would rather havery an fm radio. I would have been ready to replace my note 4 if they had made a note 4 with the newer cpu/gpu.
AnonD-430264, 09 Aug 2016I've had the Note 5, 2 weeks earlier than it was released and I'm definitely a power user on t... moreIt's likely you have been charging to keep the battery powered for the day - something I do not have to worry with an extended battery on my Note 3. If you have recorded your battery use, there will be a difference now at probably 20% less efficient. As I explained on my last post to someone about Depth of Discharge, keeping up the battery percentage whenever you can will increase the life cycles. http://flic.kr/p/J9T9mh
I believe the secret folder can be assigned with a fingerprint or digit code. Nothing so amazing about iris scanning, just something extra. I'm crazy about the S Pen getting 4096 levels of pressure sensitivity.
I'm not one of some rich people who can easily buy one or two note7. After one year or less they can easily replace the note7 with S8 or note8. But i still want to have a note7 for use more than two year to replace it with the new one. Because of that i need a smartphone that can easily replace the battery by my self. So the removal battery is one of great thing to have if your note7 battery is about to die within two year or less. Note that I'm not the rich people who have a lots of money.
Andy, 08 Aug 2016Let me have my liberty to post my opinion with regard to what the people are complaining about... moreAbout your comment segment on the removable battery... I have read all necessary literature, and watched Youtube videos on the matter of how batteries work, and the best practices according to the technical experts. The battery will degrade and you can just expect a good 300 to 500 charge cycles. Each cycle is equivalent to one fully drained to fully charged - it can be counted as the accumulations of fractions of charges, ie - you charge even if you don't fully drain the battery all the time.
And some rules are if you want a battery to be efficient are:
1. Keep the charge between 40% to 80% - best is never let your charge to lower than 50% as keeping up the battery's % up can increase life cycles. Here is a DoD (Depth of Discharge) chart showing you can increase battery cycles of up to 4 times, or even to more than 2000 charge cycles if you keep it charge above 75%: http://flic.kr/p/J9T9mh
2. Heat is the number one enemy of batteries - Do not fast charge or use any sort of induction (wireless) charging as they contribute to degradation mainly because they contribute more heat.
3. Best to charge small chunks of charging when you can top up your battery - this is related to number one on this list. This means you have to carry a powerbank most of the time.
I like the fact that water-resistance has made it more compelling for the device's survival, and not being able to take the battery is a security delay so that you can track where your device is if someone stole it - well, they can just remove the SIM in the mean time. Now we can lock our phones so no one can install or reboot to factory settings - ie, it's more secure than ever. I believe there are apps that prevent your device from being turned off. They can just reboot it, but not turn it off.
Pedro-TheNeighbor, 09 Aug 2016Hey, Allen. Um, I'm not super excited about the iris scanner, or fingerprint scanner to unlock... moreI've had the Note 5, 2 weeks earlier than it was released and I'm definitely a power user on this phone. I've not yet had to visit any service center for the battery, only had to buy multiple USB cords that plug into the charger because they crack up by the plugin. Decided to buy the wireless charger after 4 cracked wires.
Hey man, no big deal if you're into the Note 7 - the iris scanner is worthless (even for secret folders).
AnonD-430264, 08 Aug 2016This is laughable. You call that an upgrade? Have fun putting the phone to your eye 100's of t... moreHey, Allen. Um, I'm not super excited about the iris scanner, or fingerprint scanner to unlock my phone. You still have to press the home key or power button, swipe to the unlock interface, and then either put your fingerprint on the home button or look and the iris scanner.
What I'm doing currently is one less step with Google's Smart Lock (under security settings) whereby since I'm always connected with a trusted Bluetooth accessory like my wireless earphones, I just swipe to unlock.
Iris is just like the fingerprint scanner - it's there for opening your secret folder. The secret folder is something.
Note7 is a worthy upgrade to me mainly because of the camera and S Pen vast improvements compared to my present Note 3. Water-resistance and memory expansion are secondary things that are important to me. And I still hate the fact the back is glass, and having replace the battery means going to their service center and pay a lot more for just a new battery.
xxx, 08 Aug 2016then dont buy this phone.....i think you are poor people who dont have a money :pbuy the phone think of the people who need the money from the Oilmen who get the raw materials for the plastics to the miners who get the coal for wire to the thousands in assembly and many more in distribution and sales, buy this phone and you will be doing your part by contributing to the betterment of thousands of working men and women (and a couple rich guys too)
if u want buy a better phone..buy the huawei mate 8....superb design with superb specs...better than any sam's son
Note 7 :
Does not vary much from Note 4
and is a exact copy of the S7 series.
Yes, everything this device have are awesome except for it's a little bit narrow in shape. It should be equal to note 5 in width if not wider.
Andy, 08 Aug 2016Let me have my liberty to post my opinion with regard to what the people are complaining about... moreYour comment is a good example of people who just see the minus or negatives or cons instead of all the good and positive things N7 gives to user.
Deep condolences for you.
nobody, 08 Aug 2016What is wrong with you "non removal battery" MOANERS?! I was one of the anti "non removal bat... moreThe phone is impressing but for u who's asking like how can the phone be a water resistant with a renovat battery??? How then did Samsung manage to put it in a galaxy s5??? You'll getyour answer there you nobody!!!
The proponents of the ir blaster are mostly the really lazy and spoiled ones. Oh my god i must absolutely have one remote control for everything in my technologically advanced house! Two or 3 more won't do at all!