Mulan, 13 Sep 2016Six-year old boy gets burned when a Samsung Galaxy Note 7 explodes in his hand.
Folks, this... moreMulan, thankyou for writing...
Kind of what I needed to hear to get me to consider boxing up my unit 'prematurely'.
My belief that it was to do with charging (possibly using unofficial cables and 'fast charge' etc, likely a combination of the two), that I was relatively safe to go on USING the phone.
If the best that comes out of that childs experience is to save others from the same fate, then they will have achieved much. Well wishes with them.
As an aside, imagine if that kid grows up to partake of this world 'non digitally', avoiding electronics. They could become a great inventor and/or theologist/philosopher...
Until now my only concern if my phone 'went up' would be if it would kill my headphones in the process...
Really don't want to pack this thing up. (IDIOT ALERT!)
Six-year old boy gets burned when a Samsung Galaxy Note 7 explodes in his hand.
Folks, this is what we've been afraid of, and why we continue to implore you to shut down your Samsung Galaxy Note 7 and return it. Last night, a 6-year old boy in Brooklyn New York was burned when the Galaxy Note 7 he was holding exploded in his hand. The youngster was rushed to Downstate Medical Center via ambulance with burns to his body.
It is not even charging at that time. The kid's grandmother, Linda Lewis, said that her grandson "was watching videos on the phone when the battery exploded. It set off alarms in my house."
So please if you want your family to stay safe, return your Note 7 and get a full refund.
Don't put your home in danger in exchange of good phone features.
Original-Jamaican, 12 Sep 2016Despite the big fiasco right now with the Note 7 Samsung still makes some of the best smart an... moreSamsung will always rule......Make best phones! Iphones like windows horrible Systems
Samsung, I think you should forget about Note 7 because public trust is the main concern at this moment. Maybe you must go directly with Note 8 with new brilliant innovation and idea, in order to gain customer trust again. Anyway, this just an idea. Thanks
Noobkiller, 12 Sep 2016Or Shutup a few phones caught fire. Everyone makes mistakes and barely any of them blew up anyway. Actually Pedro is arguably pretty 'on the fence' ie NOT FAN'PERSONING'.
The comment by Pedro just highlights the ambivalence towards the phones made by ONE MANUFACTURER, other comments, in context, clearly showing that whilst the Note series delivers features that we may wish for on a phone.. that this may not always be the case.. and that we are not so blind as to just buy from one phone company.
I use a Note 7.
I do so because as a phone it has many features I need, and a few more features that are optional and that I have been wanting.. It is svelte (by comparison to my Note Edge) and very usable.
I do find 'less than six inches' to be practically useless vs an actual tablet or a small laptop,.. but nothing a bluetooth keyboard and a battery bank cannot get around.
What I will miss with the 'replacement' Note 7 is the 'break in time' it took to get the headphone output to sound brilliant.
Out of the box the phone had 'very little soundfield', but air and spacing came good inside of a couple of days of play.. and I really enjoy listening to it presently.
Enough to continue using the phone in its present state, albeit with fast charge off, and all charging 'supervised' (ie not overnight), until the replacement unit lands.
VS dedicated DAC/Amp combos... this Note 7 holds its' own. Best sound into my B&W P7s I have ever heard... Anyhow, rumours of free VR headsets coming with replacement stock is an enticement and a reward I look forward to receiving (and then shelving).
Now, give me that camera case, or leather case, and that would be something 'special'..
Despite the big fiasco right now with the Note 7 Samsung still makes some of the best smart and feature rich devices out there. I have an S5 and I'm very happy with it. Never been a note fan due to the size. I feel very safe and confident with my S5 and i will stick with it as long as it is able to last me.
Pedro-TheNeighbor, 12 Sep 2016Very unfortunate that Samsung was able to put out a device that has a potentially sealed defec... moreSealed battery is there because marketing people in Samsung persuaded themselves that it improves sales. The same marketing people who put white charger and white earplugs along with all-black Note.
MobileMaster see what ur company is doing. I wish u guys good luck with this Samsung products.
Pedro-TheNeighbor, 12 Sep 2016And I don't care if Samsung close down their mobile division. Serves them right for failing on... moreOr Shutup a few phones caught fire. Everyone makes mistakes and barely any of them blew up anyway.
[deleted post]Except for the ones with the China-made battery.
Mulan, 12 Sep 2016I never regret buying Note 5 like you did buying this phone. LOL! Note 5 is safe in all aspects.And I don't care if Samsung close down their mobile division. Serves them right for failing on battery safety.
gaurav big-G, 12 Sep 2016Why not for the imported Smartphone.Samsung must have to give replacement of Note 7 it's a com... moreSamsung should stop making Note 7 as is posts danger to users.
Samsung should cancel this model and proceed to the next Note.
absolut-allen, 12 Sep 2016If Samsung wasn't trying to be like Apple and rushing out product to comeet, they wouldn't nee... moreAnd oh yeah, if this is the last Galaxy Note Samsung has produced, then be it. Serves them right for slacking on battery safety. They've already lost more than $14 Billion in market value.
I'm pretty sure a company with provide us smartphone with an active digitizer pen.
Pedro-TheNeighbor, 12 Sep 2016Very unfortunate that Samsung was able to put out a device that has a potentially sealed defec... moreI never regret buying Note 5 like you did buying this phone.
Note 5 is safe in all aspects.
Anonymous, 12 Sep 2016Samsung is giving no replacement for imported phoneWhy not for the imported Smartphone.Samsung must have to give replacement of Note 7 it's a compulsion.Samsung is totally responsible for making this smartphone Note7.
absolut-allen, 12 Sep 2016If Samsung wasn't trying to be like Apple and rushing out product to comeet, they wouldn't nee... moreMy stance on Samsung is on the negative for putting out MORE potentially combustible batteries.
If the Note series doesn't have the S Pen, my guess is I'd be using a low-ended smartphone. Never bothered having a look at the S1 or S2 until I heard the news of the Note having a digitizer pen.
I have the option to even replace it with the iPhone 7, or a V20. This things don't have digitizer pens. My subscription is high enough for any pick of any device right now. It's illogical to replace it with something that does less.
After the replacements are available, the Note7 will be working as it should. I'm just getting my money's worth. We've been warned not to use then for the meantime and that's what I'm doing.
There hasn't been any news of the China-battery exploding Samsung deemed safe. I'll look for the S, and checking the IMEI number, thank you very much. I'm not exactly a conventional Samsung fan.