The last few news hours paint a pretty strong picture for the future of this phone.
I do understand how one unchecked news source can be quoted by everyone, so one incidence wasn't 'enough' to go by and pack this phone up...
The quoted sms accidently sent metioning tactics like 'slow him down'... is pretty screwy. Samsung might be 'somewhat' forced to follow financial direction suggestions and split lines and areas of operations.. damn.
Note 7 is a nice phone.
My first one, I trusted, even with recall notices, I would have been happy to have kept it.
Knowing they can issue a software flash that makes the phone a brick, my time with Samsung (and their low SAR) seems likely over.
Will have to find a fair replacement; makes me feel like my symbian/psion days of having a seperate computer/organiser to my telephone...
Perhaps my tablet becomes my organiser etc and my phone- heaven forbid- is an actual phone. My favorite phones were always tradesmen models (tough) you could throw at your feet when hitting cafes'.
The Note 7 was the closest to a small (vs my note edge) phone that had it all, including as 'extras', the best screen, camera and audio. Whilst my tablet has a pen, the draw straight to screen feature with the s-pen (even with the screen off) is something that a dollar notebook and pencil might have to takeover.
If a one box 'best' no longer is an option, then seperates I will do.
Seperate audio player and amp, seperate organiser and a small phone.
Just when I had got use to 'one box to rule them all'- using kevo locks and NFC chip bank card payments I could literally leave home with just my phone. (My drivers licence sits with my phone in its case.. most other 'rewards cards' can be made digital and stored on the phone. Leaving home with one 'toy' (no keys and wallet) makes me feel free as a child! (In my country children have freedom, just to clarify)
The best Note made by Samsung was the Note 4.Battery removable, great camera, slot for micro sd and the best?: none exploded..
AnonD-391186, 09 Oct 2016Go for Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge. Best Phone Ever...Welcome to your opinion. And that phone will become outdated in a few more months.
Anonymous, 09 Oct 2016Even a powered down Note7 can explode. Get that thing out of your house. Bury it in the ground... moreYes, getting rid of it by tomorrow.
Note 4 and Note.5 are being offered at extremely low plans for $25 cash out. Hehe, guess which I'll choose?
Today another exploded replaced device and AT&T stopped selling the note 7 and offered to replace the phone with another samsung device or another brands
I think as a result samsung will stop selling this phone to save its goodwill and an early S8 release is expected!
Really sooo sad i love this device
Pedro-TheNeighbor, 09 Oct 2016Yes. I have powered down and retired my Note7. I have placed back my 128 GB microSD card to my... moreEven a powered down Note7 can explode. Get that thing out of your house. Bury it in the ground. One day Samsung entire factory of Note7 will burn down.
AmarR, 09 Oct 2016And.. here we go..
http://www.sammobile.com/2016/10/09/another-safe-galaxy-note-7-has-explo... moreYes. I have powered down and retired my Note7. I have placed back my 128 GB microSD card to my Note 3. Restored connection to my smart and reset up my Spotify music. Just waiting for the go to return it. Somehow, my telco agent needs to ask "special permission" to cancel my account.
Being back with my Note 3 means I'm back with 10,000mAh extended battery, which means no need charging at the middle of my day despite heavy use.
I'll miss the better responsive S Pen, camera... for a month or two.
Pedro-TheNeighbor, 09 Oct 2016I'm going back to the Note 3, while Samsung resolves its Note7 battery issues. Note7 has the B... moreAnd.. here we go..
Another one exploded..
AnonD-391186, 09 Oct 2016Go for Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge. Best Phone Ever...There is no best phone ever !! There is no perfect phone.. just grap what do u want .. what is fit your job ..
If samsung offers me a note 7 for only 150$ i wont buy it .... nowadays every note7 user feels like he/she is the unlucky user .. its just a curse .. samsung should take all note 7 from markwts and replaced the users with new note5 .. and we dont forget the remain price . If samsung will just go to the abyss
AnonD-595414, 09 Oct 2016I've been really sceptical about these explosions but now I'm disappointed that the Note7 may ... moreYou could go for the new lg v20. It's got the newest Android OS and a complete package of what other new phones lacks. Check specifications if you haven't done so. Just my opinion.
Samsung, do a recall and replace all Note7 with Note5 at least. Lets just stop this Note7 things. Its not working amymore. Financial wise, it ia better to divert all that spending to halting Note7 instead of replacing it again and again . I cant bear anymore news about Note7. I officially assumed it as a discontinued device. Lets just pretend Note7 never exist.
They should allow every customer who purchased a Note 7 the ability to exchange their device for the Note 8 when it comes out
AnonD-595414, 09 Oct 2016I've been really sceptical about these explosions but now I'm disappointed that the Note7 may ... moreGo for real sure buy. Try to get one Note 7 that Samsung is selling in China and Hong Kong, those they dont have the Samsung brand logo on front. They don't have battery problem because they have different supplier batteries and as I know for friends that bought the divice they dont habe any problem all oposite they have great experiencie. I have my all mighty note 4 and I will buy note 7 here in Hong Kong. I dont understand why only usa citizens and in USA only these phones have this big problem. Over the world no problem. Just USA...
Anonymous, 09 Oct 2016Replacement Note 7's are also catching on fire. This means that Samsung, 1. has ZERO quality c... moreWhy only in EEUU the note 7 fires and explotes? I haven't read or known other countries that have this problem. I am from Chile but I work in China and Hong Kong and the note is been sold as normal as I know for friend users not have problem at all, anyways as I read this units that are in China mainland and Hong Kong those without the samsung brand on front of phone, they have other batteries. I really want to upgrade my all mighty Note 4 to Note 7 but all this problema that Happen to USA citizen that bought note 7 it makes me a bit paranoide but as I see in China and Hong Kong not problem at all
That's the problem of being so advanced and not thoroughly tested, it will (literally) go up in SMOKE!!!
Replacement Note 7's are also catching on fire. This means that Samsung, 1. has ZERO quality control, 2. Has no records of batch specific quality control. Samsung has no idea how many of their Note 7 phones are corrupted and could potentially catch on fire. Unlike the first time around, Samsung isn't even acknowledging the continued problem with the replacement phones.
I've been really sceptical about these explosions but now I'm disappointed that the Note7 may never hit he UK market on the 28th of October.
I read tons of peoples comments in which they highly recommend the device and report no overheating at all.
Really need to upgrade my dying S4, removal of the headphone jack makes the iPhone a definite no, that being said the optimisation of IOS makes it really attractive but due to the jack I have to stick with Android.
If the Note7 never sees the light of day in the UK what would you recommend as a new device?
Those Xiaomi devices look really appealing as I am a big fan of Xiaomi products, always top quality from them. Or would the Google Pixel be a good option? So confused and disappointing as I closely followed the Note7 and was set on getting that.
Before anyone asks, I don't care much about the explosions, I'm sceptical about them and that being said, the percentage change of my device going off is extremely, extremely small.