Anth0ny, 20 Sep 2016you are too funny LOL if you are sleeping, why take the time to slowly open your eye lids to ... morei`m not using fingerprints like ever...i`ve done a few bad things in my life and i`m so very afraid to not get caught ...also about the iris scanner, does it work when i`m so very high (like usually) and the pupils are wide open ?
Samsung needs to improve S models Performance much. Please show as some blast of geekbench score and more speed in openning apps and dont forget gaming performance we wll be glad if all games will run as high as 80fps or above with no lags and major frame drops
Bunyip22, 23 Sep 2016You don't get a choice with the update... it just happens.I had the choice to update or not... Well, at that moment, I was in a bad spot, and it cancelled the update. The notification just sat there on the cog-wheel settings icon. Prior to this, I had a notification telling about it.
I suspect it has the kill command for the phone once it has reach a certain time. Deadline is about 3 months to exchange to the safe Note7. Oh, thank goodness I'm getting mine next week. Hello, Black Onyx.
Savor , 22 Sep 2016I am fairly OS agnostic although I do prefer Android on my smartphone but plan to get an iPad ... moreLG V20 - terrible battery life, screen color is not calibrated correctly.
iPhone 7 Plus - there's nothing to be excited about it. As it turns out, where the headphone jack used to be placed has some plastic to fill up the void, and Apple's excuse of "courage" turns out to be a move to earn more revenues from selling lightning connections for headphones, and pushing for their silly-looking AirPods. Same iOS, and need for iTunes over a computer to manage files. Bezels are the same silly top and bottom chin side. Price is just silly high with not features much features. Just yuck.
One Plus 3 - no memory expansion. That one thing is about the only thing that I don't like about it even with such an affordable price.
S7 Edge - well worth than above mentioned for its outstanding camera, screen, water-resistance, memory expansion, and long battery life.
Note7 just wipes every device you mentioned. The trolls who are hanging on to the excuse of 1 out of 42,000 chance of explosion DURING charging will be practically gone. And none of the above has the S Pen - which besides the camera and memory expansion, is the reason why people like me get it. Jotting down notes, sketching, and navigational precision.
I'm still going that Samsung gives the Note series the removable battery option, just cramp in 5000mAh. I still need to charge one time in the day so I can have battery until late evening, despite the fact I can get 7 hours SOT from a full charge. No one should be draining the battery often if they want the device to last long.
Just saw a battery comparison video of Note7 v iPhone 7 Plus. This was the less efficient Snapdragon 820 Note7 and it still outlasted the 7+! It lasted 1 hr longer in video playback. Imagine had it been Exynos? The camera comparison from SuperSaf was great too especially regarding the audio recording. It got me completely convinced the 7+ has poorer cameras on both sides and its only real advantage is the 2X optical zoom which is gimmicky in low light as it is just digital zoom in disguise.
Note7 > iPhone 7+
Note7 > iPhone 7+
Note7 > iPhone 7+, Snapdragon 820 still beat it
Note7 < iPhone 7+
Note7 also has the brightest screen at 1000 nits. And also is smaller and narrower while having a 0.2 bigger display. The only attractive iPhone 7+ is the matte black which attracts fingerprints too. All four color options of the Note7 look good. It takes nearly 3 hrs to charge a iPhone 7+. Cut it down to 2 hrs and 15 min with an iPad charger. The Note7 takes only 90 minutes. The tired old explosion jokes need to go away. It beats iPhone 7+ in several key aspects like camera and battery life.
I really like its selfie cam (wide angle). No need of a selfie stick and the video recording is in stereo while iPhone 7+ is stuck on mono! Go on forums and LG has a far more common issue with the reboot loop on the G4, G5, and V10. This is far, far more common and has happened on three different phones already! I might not take a gamble on the V20 and might just go Note7. I can't trust LG while Samsung will sort this out after the recall. Just cover up the back with a dbrand skin if you hate smudges.
You can't deny what a great all-around phone Note7 still is. Pre-recall or post-recall, this is still the best smartphone of the year. Don't hate if you never owned it or just read stories about the explosions. Still arguably the best out there.
Battery life is now limited to 60%. Finally called Samsung for a GN7 replacement.
When they deliver my new one i will give them my current one... may keep the current charger and headphones as compensation for my time :)
[deleted post]6 months... Right. Sure. Some countries have given a deadline until the end of this year to replace with the safe Note7 version.
6 months... Right...
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.