AnonD-482013, 08 Aug 2016bro i have a samsung s4 3 years now with 2 extra batteries and its working fine for me wanted ... morei agree with you in basics, because my current phone is htc one + .. and i am a very heavy user of smartphone in addition to being an IT user. But few months back i started the hunt for a new phone because i cpuld feel the heaviness of the new apps on my phone.
Let me have my liberty to post my opinion with regard to what the people are complaining about.
1. NO IR BLASTER REMOTE.
IR blasters are good for controlling smart devices; aircon, TVs, etc. But controlling these devices may sometimes fall into wrong doing. Public appliances like, TVs at airports, aircons at clubs etc., these appliances must require only authorize personel to operate this machinery/devices. So if you control these things without a certain permission you are and thereby violating one's privacy (the owener). It seems samsung are directly responsible with these, not rather its consumers. Thereby the removal of the IR blasters.
2. NO FM RADIO.
Galaxy S and Notes are part of Samsung's flagshiplines. These flagship smartphones are aim to the general public at anytime. But considering the expensive nature of these phones, only those rich people who can afford this kind of devices. Judging by that, these people do not typically listens to fm radios. Why would they listen when they can stream? Moreover, these flagship phones require hardware management designs. A single component in a smartphone is very essential to the space it takes to the ratio on value it had while maintaining phones overall design. (See examples like Apple removing 3.5mm headphone jack). So by removing the hardware components/ Fm raduo receivers, engineers may put something more valuable than the fm radio. Plus, as I had mentioned, these devices are target to the rich people. On emerging markets like, India, xountries in africa and philippines (where I live) have other devices which cater the needs of the fm radio. Theres the J series, and A series with affordable prices. I use J7 btw.
3. NO REMOVABLE BATTERY
Let me ask a question though, What's the difference if I buy a power pack and a separate battery? There is really none in my opinion. To me Id rather had a water resistant phone than having a removable battery. Plus, fast charging will cater the needs extra juice on the go whenever you are running low on juice. There's also wirrless baterry pack.
4. NO OPTION FOR FLAT DISPLAY
Really samsung? Well I guess they are making the "Edge Display Tech" as there defining feature. As there trademark or something.
I am particulary saying about the iris scanner. Why do you complain about this. Its not gonna bite when you dont use it though. Maybe it has to do with Europian release i think. Remember note 5? It was not release in the europian countries. Maybe its because of the cold. People tend to use gloves in cold weather, fingerprint wont function with gloves on thats why they did not release the the Note 5. Now there is an iris scanner on the new note maybe europiam people are happy now. Haha, i think its a ridiculous yet a viable theory dont you think?
Well guys, those are my insights about this new Note, hope I can clear some hate about this devices. Its really a nice device though, theres nothing to hate about it. (Although 4GB ram is somewhat disappointing) But other than that its worth an upgrade.
Feel free to comment about this post. Be sure to post your opinions constructively though, you are not an immature kid! And I dont feed trools.
adam, 08 Aug 2016IR useful for lost remotes or accessing devices you don't have remotes for like office aircons... more
How stupid you are to loose your TV remote control.
It is not polite to mess up with office aircons or TVs (even the aircons in nightclubs) basically only authorized person is allowed to adjust those public appliances.
Put yourself as the owner of those appliances, will you be happy if someone is messing around with your stuff?
And Samsung's message is clear not to mess around with public appliances when it removes the IR blaster in their phones.
Pedro-TheNeighbor, 08 Aug 2016Super AMOLED screen. Split screen function. An active digitizer pen that has 4096 levels of pr... moreDon't forget the return of glass body and non-removable battery.
O also the Samsung pay and Gear VR headset support.
aldebsi, 08 Aug 2016I have to say that I am disappointed .. I mean there is now WOW factor .. everyone was waiting... morebro i have a samsung s4 3 years now with 2 extra batteries and its working fine for me wanted to upgrade to a note watched the note 5......disappointed and this note 7 still disappointed so i will upgrade to the note 4 instead don't need the latest to feel like someone the non removable batteries is a deal breaker for me given the issues samsung phones does have with over heating etc etc
Joey, 08 Aug 2016Again no FM radio and no removable battery! Samsung continues producing overpriced useless was... moreTry iPhone maybe you can find FM radio and removable battery and the cheapest price from Apple phones.
xxx, 08 Aug 2016then dont buy this phone.....i think you are poor people who dont have a money :pXXX i so agree with you 100% and people does fall for the gimmicks and quick to fork out money for minor upgrades every year........no radio and built in batteries for flagships is the norm now.......glad for those who are caught up with hype
What is wrong with you "non removal battery" MOANERS?!
I was one of the anti "non removal battery" myself.
But now thanks Samsung made us a battery that is charged in 1/2 hr and lasts more than ever. They also made a backup battery that can be bought separately to be attached to the back of the mobile and it would charge it wirelessly.
How else would the phone be water resistance if the battery would be removable.
What is wrong with that?
Correct me if I am wrong.
Pedro-TheNeighbor, 08 Aug 2016Super AMOLED screen. Split screen function. An active digitizer pen that has 4096 levels of pr... moreThis is laughable. You call that an upgrade? Have fun putting the phone to your eye 100's of times a day when you want to access your phone.
Talk about gimmicks.
A lot of complains about ir blaster annd FM radio on this site. Those people can afford to buy this phone must have internet connection and smart TV. Sour grapes say the fox. Remouvable battery is not important. I will never buy an other battery to replace it, and I think nobody will do with the existing fast charging right now. Most opinions posted here are from hatters or kids. The most of features of this phone will have also a chipper chinese phone. But not the same display, camera or design. And IOS is not much better than android. Iphone 6s plus is more expensive than note7 with lower specs. But note 7 is way better than any Iphone including iphone 7 pro.
Enyway is a marketing trick. Both Samsung and Apple are doing the minimal improuvements to keep the pozition on the market.
Joey, 08 Aug 2016Again no FM radio and no removable battery! Samsung continues producing overpriced useless was... morethen dont buy this phone.....i think you are poor people who dont have a money :p
aldebsi, 08 Aug 2016I have to say that I am disappointed .. I mean there is now WOW factor .. everyone was waiting... moreSuper AMOLED screen. Split screen function. An active digitizer pen that has 4096 levels of pressure sensitivity which is twice more than standard Wacom pen system. Water-resistance. Best camera on a mobile phone right now, ranked #1 (via S7 Edge). HDR video. Iris scanner. Return of memory expansion.
And way better than the Note.5.
I have to say that I am disappointed .. I mean there is now WOW factor .. everyone was waiting for the Note7 release so badly .. but all what u get is an expensive S7 with a stylus .. ok and maybe couple of more features .. like the iris scanner and c connector .. thats it ... but is this what customers were waiting for!??
I have been postponing the decision of buying a new phone for so long now, waiting for the Note7 .. and here it is!!
I am a very satisfied owner of an HTC but I did not like the HTC 10 .. it was more disappointing. I am not sure what to buy now!?? may be oneplus3 or s7 .. im really disappointed.
Again no FM radio and no removable battery! Samsung continues producing overpriced useless waste only for the trashcan...
I think samsung company despite first magnanimous start on "Galaxy s" in about 5-6 years ago ,the time that Iphone had looked like a Lord , it seem that SAM run in a way that Iphone had been run! EXPENSIVE!!! with many feature that exist in another brands .
I use to "Galaxy S ii i9100" about 4 years, when SAM show up to us some benefits> quality ,best screen resolution , comfortable ... ,,, and now i found another company that grow up same way that SAM started
Anonymous, 08 Aug 2016IR transforms your smartphone into universal remote control for TVs, air conditioners, you nam... moreI bet you can't use your Note 4 for other task while using it as a remote control.
Anonymous, 08 Aug 2016IR transforms your smartphone into universal remote control for TVs, air conditioners, you nam... moreIt is only one use, what is so essential about that?
All appliances that works on remote control comes with their dedicated remote controller so why worry about IR?