5 days now since my note 7 have been recalled. and samsung malaysia gave me galaxy A5 2016 as a loan phone. need to wait until 29th sept. i hope soooo..
my opinion is, i am might be not affected by exploding thing from samsung. as my phone never showing any sign to have battery defects. my phone not even warming when using while charging using third party charger. but the story of me to begin annoying with samsung is when they forced people to return their phones for exchanged. and the worst is people need to wait another years to get the new safe one. this is to show how desperate they are to released this phone before making a proper test of it. this also to show how they want to be always number one in the world. they produce to much phone everyday. as u can see they used poor quality things inside their devices.
before get it i'd waiting for couple of weeks. then when get it, i need to pay an extra buck because i am not a preorder one. and after get it, i need to return it and wait for couple of weeks again??? yesss... i know samsung is concern about their customers safety and LIFE. but you should concern about that before you even released that things and make a proper test first??? samsung you really one to be number one right?? and now recalled all the note7 devices all over the world without knowing which are defected units except for china. this means china made one are better than yours?
here are my experienced with samsung. I begin to used samsung devices since i8910 omnia hd. then every years all my phone are samsung. all galaxy series and note series i have been used for a past years. btw i also using other devices which is apple starting from iphone 4 until now iphone 6s. thats mean i'am using samsung and apple for my daily life.
yes.. i admit that smsung has improved their device technology every year. with new kind of tech that others hard to catch. this is why samsung become famous. but samsung really made their device using less quality things. the most common issue i had with samsung is overheating, poor speaker quality, lagging software even note 7 has a lagging software too. I also hated apple for restricted their phone that user cannot doing anything to their phones unless they jailbroken it. but i still using apple product because of it simplicity, and the most important is the smoothnes of their user interfaces. and their quality too... gsmarena stated that iphone 6s scored below average loudspeaker quality, but when i faced - to - faced it with note 7, its clearly iphone sound more crisp and you can even hear a bass sound from its speaker.
now using galaxy a5 2016.. on the paper its like a beast... but using it.. its the worst. design is beauty. inside are nightmare. phone lagging like hell. and phone overheating tooo.. this u called 2016 devices? i think lenovo is more speedier than this. this remind me back years ago when my note 2 suddenly become very hot until u can see a light smoke coming out. luckily note2 has a removable battery when I quickly removed it. it happen to me twice before i changed it to galaxy s3. if u want to use samsung devices and getting rid of lagging thing please use third party launchers like NOVA launcher my favorite one. touchwiz is the worst launcher in the world.
now back to where I start annoying with samsung. Its the recall thing. they should prepare the safe one on the spot exchange to customers to avoid waiting. but that is not happen because of greediness of them. the victim of this scenario is not only the people who are facing the exploding and burning. we all the note 7 user too are the victims now. we cant use our expensive 'time bombs' for a very while now. and still waiting with hope.
serve you right SAMSUNG. u are to greedy. to desperate to be number #1. now we know u made your devices using poor quality materials.. I lost my faith to you samsung. Note7 might be my last devices from you. I lost my faith not because the exploding things. it is because of i am really annoying with this recalled thing and all this time your software support are very poor.
hurm.. i will missing S-pen.. i hope other brands espcially apple will make phone with wacom pen digitizer or whatever they called it.
see i am not samsung haters or apple fan. i loved both and using both since a years. and like other brands too.. not specific. this is only my opinion. my experienced. samsung really ruined my trust.....
sorry bad english
Equinox Hydroid, 25 Sep 2016Any body got the safe version yet?Canada and the US began receiving safe versions.
Bunyip22, 25 Sep 2016The risk on the old GN7 was tiny (probably 1 in 40 or 50k). Any battery can explode.. especia... moreI am one of the defender of the Note 7 so I know that the battery issue is very minor. This is one of the best 2016 smartphone, and one of the best of Samsung yet. It has it all: Camera, MicroSD slot, USB-C, QHD SuperAMOLED display, Android 6.0.1 with Nougat coming soon, design, new S-Pen, TouchWiz enhancements (altrough sometimes there are problems and lost of features with it like using an SD card as internal storage extension), powerful SoC in both variants, iris scanner... Only complain here is the non-removable battery.
6 days before my region's official exchange program begins. There's just one report of an exploding Note7, and it was faked.
Anyway, I've been sketching again with it after the OTA update. The S Pen has been wonderfully accurate and responsive when I need details. I discovered that the pro version of Sketchbook has some advanced oil painting simulations close to the real thing. I can blend colors easily.
The Note7 isn't created to match desktop digital illustration yet, with the limited pixel size per drawing.
Have a look at a sketch I did within the fittest week when I got the Note7:
ProJames, 25 Sep 2016I hope you realize you want to compare a mid-end device with a super premium device and that t... moreThe risk on the old GN7 was tiny (probably 1 in 40 or 50k).
Any battery can explode.. especially if you don't use proper chargers.
The risk with the new Note 7 is that tiny its not worth worrying about... there is more risk getting out of bed and driving your car.
My new Note 7 should be here in 5 days... Samsung has said we can keep the headphones and chargers from the old device we return... bonus :-)
I am retiring my S4 and planning to replace it with the new and improved version of Note 7 coming this October. But honestly, I am scared. I'm thinking of settling with an S7 Edge instead but I really like having an S pen. Can you all gadget experts tell me if I could trust Samsung again? Exploding batteries is a serious matter, not to mention a hassle in airport security procedures. Thank you.
Rtan , 24 Sep 2016How is this phone compare to the Lenovo p2 ..? Check it out and the price. I hope you realize you want to compare a mid-end device with a super premium device and that this is not possible. Compare the P2 with the G4+, compare the Note 7 with the V20.
Savor, 24 Sep 2016Best Smartphone
2010 - Apple iPhone 4
2011 - Apple iPhone 4s
2012 - Apple iPhone 5
2013 ... moreiPhone 4 had that antenna issue in 2010. I thought the S2 was more impressive. It had no LTE.
2011 was the first time I bothered getting a real smartphone - the Galaxy Note, because of the S Pen. It was the first to have split-screen functionality, has the biggest screen after the Dell Streak.
8 months later, the Note II, which I was able to produce better drawings because the S Pen had level of pressure sensitivity went up from 256 to 1024. I was able to produce this: http://flic.kr/p/e35qpJ
Another 12 months later, in late 2013, it was the Note 3, with the S Pen's same level of pressure sensitivity stuck at 1024. It had the infrared remote control function. It had LTE.
Note 4 in 2014 was impressive, a refinement, and the S Pen had 2048 levels of pressure sensitivity. It wasn't enough to nudge me to get it.
Note.5 was a big disappointment with no memory expansion, 32 GB version was the only option in countries like mine. I was planning to get it, however the memory expansion was a big is big issue. Even taking out past features and putting glass at the back was counter-innovative.
Fast-forward Note7, this was what the Note.5 should have been at least, and I would have gotten it. The Note 3's slower focus was getting to me, especially trying to record my toddler son's moments. And the fact the S Pen's level of pressure sensitivity was quadruple from the Note 3's.
Note is a keeper. I'm getting my replacement by next week, and I would not have to keep worrying with the chance of 1 out of 42,000 chance of it exploding DURING charging.
Give it time. The Note7 will get more appreciated and beloved as time goes on while phones like the iPhone 7/7 Plus won't age as gracefully for having inferior design, display, battery life, and cameras to the bad misconception of the "exploding" Note7 which doesn't deserve its bad reputation.
As time goes by, Note7 will be appreciated. Apple fans can continue on their smear campaign. The smarter folks will realize in a few years the Note7 was always the better phone. Once the smoke clears, Note7 > iPhone 7 Plus. You know it is true but some people are in denial right now. Apple is rehashing the same resolution and design for years...
Note7 will age like fine wine. Every iPhone with incremental updates will age like spoiled milk while every future iOS update will slow it down. Apple does planned obsolescence better than Samsung.
2010 - Apple iPhone 4
2011 - Apple iPhone 4s
2012 - Apple iPhone 5
2013 - Samsung Galaxy Note 3
2014 - Samsung Galaxy Note 4
2015 - Samsung Galaxy S6 edge
2016 - Samsung Galaxy Note7
Android was not mature enough yet until the post-Ice Cream Sandwich era. Each year could be arguable but this is asking which phone aged the best and the one you can go back to and feel comfortable using now for 2016?
I remember HTC One M7 was a standout in early 2013. Issues galore with purple photos and battery life was average to awful. Took 3.5 hours to charge. Looking back, Note 3 was the all-around better phone besting Nexus 5 and LG G2 because it had microSD slot and removable battery. For longtime Note users, the Note 3 is still a personal favorite.
Samd thing happened in 2014. HTC One M8 and OnePlus One were standouts. S5 was maligned for bad design. The iPhone 6/6 Plus only had 1gb RAM. Why would anyone go back to an iPhone 6 when the Note 4 had 3gb, QHD, microSD slot, and the last Note with removable battery? At the end, Note 4 stood out ahead of its class besting the awful battery life from the LG G3.
Last year, you can make a case S6 edge stood out the best although its main Achilles was battery life. It changed the game for Samsung for better and for worse in design shedding its ugly design label. But Note5 losing both removable battery and microSD slot made it one of the worst Note entries ever.
This year, Note7 regains microSD slot. Gains dual edges from the S6 era and water-resistance from the S5 era.
Let's compare Note7 vs S7 edge.
Design - Push (look nearly alike)
Display - Note7 (slightly)
Camera - Note7 (slightly)
Battery Life - S7 edge (slightly)
Forget the recall. LG boot loops are far more common than exploding Note7s. The only advantage S7 edge has is GG4 doesn't scratch as easily and slightly better battery life. It is proven on this site Note7 has the slightly better camera than its S7 sibling. Not to mention all the S-Pen features. Samsung is a true OEM. The only brand that can build a phone completely in-house. Samsung builds skyscrapers and tanks. Don't underestimate that Samsung only makes phones and TVs. All these Chinese makers only offer phones cheaper because they copy others and save money on R&D. You can try to save money but you get what you pay. You want the best? You pay top dollar for it.
Don't waste your time on other alternative brands like I did because you hate Samsung. Only their software is an advantage but lose consistently in hardware to Samsungs. It is arguable that Samsung has usually made the best smartphone of the year during the past half decade with the best camera or all-around features and it is typically a Note phone. In 3-5 years from now, you will look back at 2016 and say Note7 was the best for its year. An iPhone 7 Plus, LG V20, Google Pixel XL, HTC 10, ZTE Axon 7, Xiaomi Mi 5, and OnePlus 3 are all fighting for 3rd place.
^ Samsung generally is best in class in all those or near the top.
Best of 2016
2. S7 edge
3. [insert your favorite non-Samsung flagship here]
Ahmadouds, 24 Sep 2016Please the V20 has 2X optical zoom and wide angel and a 3 types of focus and a 16 MP sensor an... morePlease check the review studio photos of the v20 in good and bad light... The GN7 thumps it.
Please check the V20 battery life... Very very poor.
Just checked the V20 review.
What do you know... The GN7 12MP thumps the V20 16MP in both good and low light studio photos... A certain 2 people are very quiet atm....
Oh... And LG has come up with another very poor battery life score. GN7 ftw.
Pedro-TheNeighbor, 24 Sep 2016The exploding is a no-issue anymore. Since you don't need the S Pen at all, and you think it'... moreThat's good for you. Personally I liked the large size and also the few times I used the S-pen it was handy but it didn't make or break the phone. As I implied it was handy but in no way a necessity. I liked the phone it was just unnecessary in many areas and very slow in my opinion. I'm glad you like your S-pen and I don't plan to get any Samsung phones in the near future.
Norel, 24 Sep 2016So far my Note 7 works awesome to date, I'm very satisfied with my Samsung Note 7.I never said it was a bad phone. It was very good in fact. But it was no where near what it should have been. I liked it too but it's sad when it doesn't even have a noticeable speed difference from my 2 year old G3. Regardless of options or the battery-gate