I opened my Note7 this afternoon, and got a message that it will have an update to limit the battery to charge only to just 60%. I'm happy to comply to this move, if it means giving some safety measure.
I implore fellow Note7 users to do so. The trolls here will go on about the 1 out of 42,000 chance of explosion - they don't really care about anyone's safety, they just wabt to make excuses for their sour graping and think the Note.5 is still "the best".
Note7 replacements are getting to their owners for most countries in about a week or so. I still blame Samsung execs for to much rushing
I am fairly OS agnostic although I do prefer Android on my smartphone but plan to get an iPad mini 4 for FREE because my carrier is offering it to me. I think fanboy posturing is a waste of time. Enjoy them all.
I am going LG V20 under AT&T. Planning to get Note8 next year and Exynos. I don't want the inferior SoC inside my Samsungs. Whatever you choose, it is all good.
Samsung Galaxy Note7 (Exynos)
Samsung Galaxy S7 edge (Exynos)
Apple iPhone 7 Plus
OnePlus 3 (best value)
All five are great, folks. Avoid that iPhone 7 Minus. The 2X optical zoom is a killer and exclusive feature for the 7 Plus. Perfect for taking photos and recording videos during events like concerts. Why go gold when you can go platinum with the Plus? But my heart is with LG this year. Removable battery is a must for me after this Note7 battery debacle.
Samsung will learn from their Note7 debacle and make the 8 great! Doesn't mean the Note7 is terrible with its stigma. Still has the best design, brightest display and best overall camera found on any smartphone of 2016. The iPhone 7 Plus lost to it in low light, dynamic range, selfie, and audio quality from the video recording. Note7's cam is an improvement of the S7 edge. Don't hate on the Note7. Still arguably the best out there.
rock, 21 Sep 2016non-removable battery????...is Samsung nuts!!!ummm seriously...... where have you been the last few years.....
Whether it's the improved camera, the metal-and-glass chassis, the oodles of power involved (from SamsungÂ’s own octa-core Exynos chipset) or just the fact that the TouchWiz software it runs on top of Android looks less childish these days, Samsung's got a lot right here and this is a brilliant phone. The S Pen does come in useful quite often, and there are interesting features such as iris recognition for security.
We can't tell you how close it is between the Galaxy Note 7, iPhone 6S Plus and S7 Edge for the title of 'best smartphone in the world.' All three are beautiful, but the curved screen, smaller size, and more affordable price puts the S7 just in front. But the Note 7 is still an amazing smartphone - especially if you adore phablets, and stylus'.
I agree damage has been done, dent n it's reputation confirmed! But I think This episode is an eye opened to All regarding loop holes n quality checks. N future we will be Safe of these hand grenades.
Savor , 22 Sep 2016Note7 still has the best camera on a smartphone in 2016. I saw the Supersaf video and iPhone 7... moreThe iphone camera and video samples were very average. The GN7 blows them away especially in low light.
Mulan, 21 Sep 2016It was fixed with with wireless 1TB HDD.
But the damage done by the explosions of Note 7's ... moreYeah, because spending more money on a wireless hdd is a good way to fix the GN5 problem.
Make sure you never drive a car, fly in a plane or catch a bus... people die in those every day.
Plenty of phones have exploded in the past, Samsung was straight onto the problem and GN7 phones are now fine.
Mulan, 21 Sep 2016It was fixed with with wireless 1TB HDD.
But the damage done by the explosions of Note 7's ... moreWe can also connect to a wireless hard drive - at home. Why do you insist that we carry one? Haha, you will have the likely chance of a wireless hard drive failing due to carrying it and accidental drops.
Mulan, 21 Sep 2016"Started in some countries" ONLY.
Just like when you insists that 64GB Note 5 was available... moreSorry, I'm getting mine in 9 days. India is 2 weeks after mine. There's a full schedule for all countries.
While you exaggerate it will take months to replace them, regular sale of Note7 have already started in the US. You know that. Other markets restart selling note7 by October 21. It means Samsung has replenished stocks - no excuse for Samsung not being able to supply within a month.
Anyone holding on to the first wave of Note7 and not taking advantage of the total recall will have a chance of .0001% of it exploding! Based on the statistics of the US having nearly 100 exploding out of 1 million. Hahahaha - that's the probability you are hoping for? Pathetic.
Even with Samsung's official probability 1 out of 42,000 is .00024%!
While you PRETEND-insist THAT THEY STILL EXPLODE, I know you just want the price to go down, and cheaper for you to spend for one. After you finish your 12-month payment for the Note.5?
Note7 still has the best camera on a smartphone in 2016. I saw the Supersaf video and iPhone 7 Plus has terrible mono audio for video recording and dynamic range is poor. Samsung's ISOCELL still blows away the typical BSI sensors in low light. Only thing I like from the 7+ is that zoom.
Also, PhoneBuff had the Note7 drop 50x face down. Still worked. The iPhone 7+ took only 10x until it stops working. Where Samsung S7 and Note7 is poor is RAM management. They tend to lose speed tests to OnePlus 3 and LG G5. Note7 is still one of the best phones out there. Forget the recall.
Damage has been done? Keep saying that to yourselves. Note7 may no longer sell as well but Samsung with billions of dollars across all industries will recover. Foldable displays will make this recall a footNote. And this will push Samsung to make the Note8 so much better next year.
Received mine beginning September. No problems. Then Samsung called and asked to send it back and have it replaced with an S7 till new stock arrives. I told them to send replacement Note 7 as soon as new stock arrives. Then a "brilliant" software self installed itself limiting battery life to 60%. Ridiculous. I am old enough to decide whether I want to take the risk or not, dont need Samsung to baby sit me.... Phone also gets stuck every now and then and needs restart. I will seriously reconsider the replacement brand next year
Bunyip22, 21 Sep 2016The big issue with the GN5 was the lack of storage and no SD card. That CAN'T be fixed.
The... moreIt was fixed with with wireless 1TB HDD.
But the damage done by the explosions of Note 7's cannot be fixed.
Burned skin scars and property ashes caused by its explosions cannot be fixed anymore!
Pedro-TheNeighbor, 21 Sep 2016More foolish sour grapes statements. Look up that meaning.
It's so sweet to know exploding ... more"Started in some countries" ONLY.
Just like when you insists that 64GB Note 5 was available in "some countries only".
Means that replacement has not yet started in MOST countries and there are still exploding Note 7 in the markets. Perhaps it will take another six months to finish all the replacement mess. By that time new Note 8 will be few months for launching and that will be my next Note phone. For sure it will beat your explosive phone all the way especially with safety.
The damage is done, replacing won't do the trick, this is the most dangerous phone now!