This phone looks like its made for Amphibians - why in this world would one need to take notes under water? It boggles the mind why phone manufacturers focus on gimmicky features instead of useful stuff like battery and handling? This idea of just pushing girly features to people is bullish. Why do we need an iris scanner that a fingerprint cannot? Because a finger can get wet? thought the phone is said to be water resistant. So if the fingerprint scanner gets wet, it doesn't work? I am seeing a gradual convergence of the Note and S series here. No more difference! This phone is simply a repackaged S7, nothing ground breaking here.
[deleted post]Many problems with LG devices they should first be careful i got LG3 after three month screen start to show orange color then i got LG 4 and after one month mother bord is down
For most users there is nil difference between 4 and 6Gb of ram..
If anyone can list a normal use scenario that it could possibly benefit, I'm listening...
Anyone who understands hardware, 6Gb is a detriment rather than a positive.. either the chips suck extra juice, or are generally slower speed.
The ram in a phone, clocked faster, is a benefit to ALL programs.. having large amounts of ram running at high speed isn't good for battery life.
Designing buses to interface with weird amounts of ram, sure.. but for a phone that doesn't have some triple chip memory access, 4Gb is as high end as a phone could reasonably want to go.
Developers, sure, might have a need, as working version of software in development can have memory leaks; and likely that phone would be on wall power...
Users,.. who would want that unoptimised software on their device that would use that much ram?
Smaller high speed ram is much better!
Back in the video card days where two models existed, one with more ram, one with smaller (but faster ram), the faster ram yielded more frames per second every time.
Ram can only make a device 'faster' if the usage demands more and we have hit a wall,..
when we run out of ram, unused apps get dropped from ram, whilst the new stuff gets loaded in,.. faster ram clears and loads quicker in this scenario.
I have always opted for less ram that runs quicker, and it has always met my needs.
I am the sort of user who will happily keep fifty webpages open across three different browsers.
Photoshopping large 'raw' files might need a machine with more ram than the standard (windows desktop), assuming the user wants to leave tonnes of webpages open at the same time.
Windows desktop likes a lot of ram itself.
This is a phone operating system, designed for trivial amounts of ram..
Android 4 was designed to cache programs into ram just in case a user might want them, perhaps saving a hitch/ half second to load a program on first use.
So when we have seen our 2Gb ram phones 80% used, it isn't because we are actually using it..
Faster ram chips is preferable every time. The best chips are usually very expensive.
4Gb is insane amounts for consumer phone use.
I would have been annoyed if this phone had 6Gb and would have lost most interest in it, as it would have shown poor design, and just an interest to 'look good on paper'.
H.R. LIPTON , 02 Aug 2016note 7 is note,there is no alternative phone like that. yes there is ,,,the chineese phone made by hawie,,something like that..will have a note..and flat screen..that is the one i am getting..hate curved screen
just another 7 edge...i hate the curved screen....i have the note 4, and was praying samsung would provide a flat screen..bye bye samsung
the note 7 is plain stupid , why coz as a note user, i can tell that the most important thing note users care about is the power of note series, it always had the most powerful chip sets screens ram even the biggest battery but now samsung thinks the pen it why people care about, i have my note 3 for like 3 years now and i don't use the s pen and i wont use it on the note 5 either, the note 7 is a big disappointment to me , 3500mhm battery instead of 4000 or 4200 only 4gb of ram instead of 6 or 8 snapdragon 820 instead of 823 and not even a one improvement for the screen or cameras i'm not asking for more resolution but they could have tweaked some small things and why samsung never make a better speakers ? or sound quality in general ugh i wanna kick the asses of samsung's designers
and last but not least i think gsm arena made a mistake with the specs of the phone the camers sensor is 1/ 2.5 " not 2.6
Disappointing. Been waiting for this for a long while but they didn't deliver. No new processor, no dual camera, only 4GB RAM, not even the 3800 battery. No fizz...
Cannot believe his is smaller than my Vodafone smart ultra 6 ,,unbelievable,, absolute masterpiece of engineering.
No user-replaceable battery = not interested.
On a daily basis an external battery pack may keep you going but do nothing to fix the fact that, after a year or so of aggressive use, lithium batteries lose a lot of their performance. I am not willing to buy a device that I need to send to a third party for a repair.
I think note7 is the best smart phone in the world but I like to have a Galaxy note with support of project tango
Samsung found secret formula for making Note series...
You take first one of S series phone...
You pack a Drilling machine...
Make a hole under the phone...
Find a pen...
Write some software of it...
You have Brillant New Note...
God damn you samsung...
I think Galaxy note7 is the best smart phone in the world but I like to have a Galaxy note eight support of project tango
Alien , 02 Aug 2016Pfff..
Only 4Gb RAM..
No Snapdragon 823..
How is this better than the S7 or S7 Edge?
And d... moreIf you don't want an s-pen, go right ahead.
Note design is clear in its use,.. this is the next one, and is waterproof.
Anonymous, 02 Aug 2016The note series should over shadow the s series not copy it. Bit of a letdown . I'm sure the p... moreNote is for s-pen users.
The tech is fine.
Well done Sammy.
(I like the optional keyboard, lack of IR blaster my only negative,.. maybe some trick software can make the iris scanner the IR blaster..? )
Why Samsung always do that!
They do not make a huge step in hardware specifications
they could put a 6 GB instead of 4 GB
no any new thing on screen its the same as note 5! why?
the phone get lighter than Note 5 but not thinner! why?!
i expected that if they move from 5 to 7, they will also make a huge step in hardware specification too, since other companies start to give a better hardware than this and will do that in the next days soon, but Samsung didn't!
and above that, for me the only thing that would make me never consider to have a note 7 is the glass!
What about a metal note?! it would be amazing with a stylus... :)
Second phone in the Note line which doesn't have an IR blaster. Could someone from Samsung explain us why? I am addicted to that feature since the Note 3.
The note series should over shadow the s series not copy it. Bit of a letdown . I'm sure the phone is great but slight upgrades won't be enough to make people change. Why is the battery smaller than the s7edge when the note is larger and has a bigger screen to power. No ir blaster of radio