The Note series might go away, but the Notes will always live in many buyers' hearts the same way Nokia and Nexus still is.
I didn't realize how beautiful it is using a Note after getting a free hand me down Note 3. I also had experience handling a Note II from years back. The Note 3 has given me ZERO issues. It is a Verizon branded stuck on Android 5.0 (not even 5.1) Lollipop and the phone is smooth. I don't see all this TouchWiz lag people keep talking about. The only thing I don't like is the notification shade. It has a light hairline crack and a few scuffs on the bottom sides but Note 3 works like a charm and definitely holds up very well after three years.
I feel Samsung peaked in design with the Note 5 and 7 but overall practical features and durability with the 3 & 4. The Note 3 and 4 holds up better against the iPhone 5s and 6 Plus than the S4 and S5 do. Never let what you love go away. Your love for Note should never fade. Long live the Note!
Note7 (August 17, 2016- October 10, 2016)
Note family (2011-Forever In Our Hearts)
Note7 was the best smartphone of 2016.
Note series was the best smartphone series ever.
Pedro-TheNeighbor, 20 Oct 2016I'm one of the hardcore Note user (except for the half-baked Note.5) commentators who got the ... moreI've been using fast wireless charging with the premium 64GB Note 5 and there is no heating or whatever.
While these OVER BAKED phone is exploding even with normal charging.
Never mind, I will stick to my SAFE Note 5.
The good thing about this whole fiasco is that i actually gained $100 in rebates as well as a new gear vr. The sad thing is no note 7 :(
I am a big fan of the galaxy note series because of its USP .
I wanted to share opinion on adding an extra feature on to the stylus .
I have never used the stylus as a remote to capture photos on the note .
I hope samsung works out on providing remote support in its upcoming note release.
I'm one of the hardcore Note user (except for the half-baked Note.5) commentators who got the Note7 for 45 days, and fully gave it back after the warnings.
It is NOT a good idea to continue using it because sooner or later, Samsung will give a kill command rendering it useless. Even if you root it and use a custom ROM, it's still dangerous.
The battery is too compressed, and it's the pressure that's making it short-circuiting. All the fancy features are useless, if the device has the tendency to overheat and explode.
You can either still exchange it with at least the S7 Edge (with some cash back), or get an entire refund.
Samsung has done it before with water-resistance, and removable battery. All they need is to up the design. I'd rather it being 1 or 2mm thicker than something with a sealed battery that will eventual expand.
in my country samsung was offering free flight tickets if we buy note 7 and now they transferred the offer to Note 5 & S7 Edge.....we returned a year back really sad about happened to note 7 :( let's see whats up next with S8 variants & if samsung will continue the with the note series again in august 2017 or will cancel this series!
Well well well...what to write???..I was waiting for this note for more than a year!!! I didn't buy note 5...Just I went to buy NOTE 7 after too much waiting, patience etc etc ... The story is OVER for Good???
WHAT'S THIS,... AGAIN ONE YEAR I HAVE TO WAIT ???? Or NOTE brand is only gone for good??? It'll be CRAZY!!!! COMPLETELY CRAZY ,IF SO!!
WELL I HAVE ONE S7 EDGE, BUT I WANT A NOTE!!!
COME ON SAMSUNG, DON'T TEST YOUR CUSTOMERS...
NO note???? Crazy???..Such a wonderful phone was note 7. ..HOW LONG SHOULD WE WAIT FOR A NOTE AGAIN!..
I HAVE BEEN WAITING FOR 1 YEAR 4 MONTHS already!!!!
I love Samsung a lot , A company since 1938.
The Note 7 was the best phone but it burst into flames.
I hope that Samsung Will Continue its Note Series. And I would like to see the next Samsung Galaxy Note , that must be Note 8 . Hope so Samsung Will not Discontinue its Samsung Note series, which is the best series, and only series with a stylus, which none other brand gives. Also ,Samsung is only the one , who provides Super Amoled Screens which i like the most.Apple Imports From Samsung , Samsung Batteries, etc and dosent give much good specifications. Samsung Shall Continue, and shall be a nice Company Again
It's true that it is a pity that so many phones had to be returned because of a few being defective. This N7 was great.
But for those keeping theirs, just think of one thing (if not for safety). This phone will not be supported by Samsung anymore, meaning there wont be any firmware development (at least official FW), so your are going to be stuck with that V6.0.1 that it came with..... :(
Boetaru, 19 Oct 2016so true... extremely suspicious... really! Cause most of them RETURNED THE PHONE or are cautious from using it!!!! Eitherway Samsung already announced it internationally and even the news so responsibility is no longer their but those who dont want to return it.
ESES, 18 Oct 2016I use my NOTE 7 every day whithout problems and I do not give it away. Best phone ever. :)Just don't come back crying here when you get arrested.
Note 7 is definitely the best phone that I have ever used. Features, IU, smooth... I had no overheating or battery issues. Awesome phone. Very unfortunate that becuz of a small batch that the entire Note 7 is scraped. Obviously, safety first! I am certain that Samsung will sort out the issues, learn from this whole debacle & come back with a BANG...
the samsung galaxy note 7 would be the best no.1 mobile in the world but for the battery exploded problem note 7 got banned but note 7 has too many more features than s7 and s7 edge.. note 7 with new fixed version should be released note 8 or note 7 2017 if there no problem occured in note 7 battery i would brought it but still i support samsung and in the next year s8 will be available but this battery problem make up a huge panic in the world:-(
Best phone I ever had! srsly. So sad that samsung is halting all note 7, as much as possible I don't want to return it because I don't have any problem with my phone, no overheating, etc. but unfortunately, many of the airlines won't allow me to board the plane with my note 7 :( so yeah, I'm back with my old phone.
SAMSUNG!!!!......Please DON'T KILL the Galaxy Note brand. Your specialty is in NOTE SERIES. If you kill it, then you won't be any good anymore. Your Note fans are still out there waiting your next innovation on your NOTE Series. Thanks.
Anonymous, 17 Oct 2016I am still using it despite of advisory from Samsung. Great performance and much better than ... moreIm planning to do the same thing as well but unfortunately, it didn't reach here in our city. Im stock at my current phone
Anonymous, 18 Oct 2016So bummed I have to return my Note 7! I really loved it. Now I am trying to decide what to rep... moreHonestly, it depends what you want.
If the waterproofing is a big deal to you then S7 is your best bet. I wouldn't go Edge--too much accidental screen touch and the flat back makes it feel uncomfortable in the hand vs the Note 7--but YMMV.
If the S-Pen is your jam then you'll have to go back to a Note 5 but that's still a pretty great device.
Or if you are into pure horsepower I would go OnePlus 3. Cheap, solid, and blazing fast. You'll have to be okay with 1080p and no waterproofing, though.