I think I will get neither Note7 or iPhone 7 mainly because 4K displays and Samsung Galaxy Wing (Project Valley) is coming within six months. The banning of Note7 usage on planes ticks me off since I plan to be on a plane four times within two months. I buy a $850 phone that I can't turn on for my 16 hr flight? The iPhone 7 is already old news with low res and why would I want be stuck on a 2K display from the Note7 when 4K is better for VR and coming out soon?
Note8 will correct the problems of Note7. And iPhone 8 will be radically different where Apple plans to shave the top and bottom bezels. Apple might make a sexy looking glass phone again while 7 is more 6SE. I really don't like the haptic feedback of the iPhone 7. Why not keep it simple, Apple? Capacitive home button that doesn't try to emulate a click? Note7 and iPhone 7 now seem to be just placeholders for something different and revolutionary next year.
Getting a PS4 slim instead. Only $299 and comes bundled with Uncharted 4. Don't have time to wait for the Pro. Not into 4K gaming but want 4K for VR and the $100 savings can be used on games since I only have a 720p TV to begin with! And we don't see drastic price drops on consoles like we do on smartphones. The iPhone 7 and Note7 will be under $400 by next year. These consoles may not be a PC, but neither are smartphones if you think about it. And consoles do last longer to keep and not as quickly disposal like overpriced smartphones are.
And why are expensive phones so easily smudged while cheaper phones are better at looking clean? Matte black iPhone 7 will resist fingerprints better than jet black but it still gets them. And remember iPhone 5's Scruffgate? While Note7 and jet black iPhone 7 are smudge and scratch magnets! We pay top dollar and they end up looking bad within 5 minutes.
2016 turned out fairly disappointing. Just wasting money on them. Neither S7 edge or Note7 seem practical with a useless dual edge display that are open to crackings since the sides are so exposed and slippery. Placeholders for Project YOUM announced in CES 2013.The real breakthrough year should be in 2017. The 2016 flagships are rehashes and baby steps.
LG G5, V20 - LG foolishly puts small batteries in them. Ugly camera visor humps. LG needs another year to refine modular designs.
HTC 10 - HTC shouldn't be taken seriously anymore. Ho-hum design. They peaked with the M7 in design and M8 in battery life and overall hardware.
Samsung S7 edge, Note7 - I would argue they should be ranked top 2, but there is a rumor dual edge should be standard for the S8. Say goodbye to flat screens as more useless dual displays with exposed sides will be common and lose its design luster. Then we have foldable screens coming that can actually protect the screen when closed. Note7 has all these issues that should be corrected by Note8. Removable battery next time, Samsung, to avoid another expensive recall.
Apple iPhone 7 / 7 Plus - I think the 2X optical zoom on the 7+ seems cool but the removal of the headphone and replacing the physical home button with a doorbuzzer are buzzkill. Add features Android had for years, slap sexy black options which attract fingerprints, and call it iPhone 7. The iPhone 8 is the real upgrade thanks to Apple finally reducing the height. I don't like glass but Apple will make it the best looking glass phone ever made.
Wait for Project Valley which should change the game for phablets, tablets, and wearables. Samsung Galaxy Wing, S8, and Note8 with 4K displays are coming. Maybe a worthy Nokia Android flagship too with hopefully removable battery. Don't waste your money on any of these placeholders and planned obsolescence products or you will start to feel buyer's remorse by the time Mobile World Congress happens in six months.
AnonD-394351, 09 Sep 2016This review section is hardly any help at all. Just a bunch of kids fighting among themselves ... moreif you are looking for mature feedback, then look elsewhere. im amazed at how emotional some people get on the internet...about a phone...which they have never owned...
People with the technical knowledge that you are looking for generally dont speak on these senseless threads. and even if they do, the less informed will bash them due to their lack of reasoning and understanding.
i hope i didnt burst your bubble, but its probably too late to hope for that anyway...im looking forward to the upcoming months to see how the battery fix pans out though...fyi...im a happy note 3 user
note 5 is best.instead of buying note 7 i recommend to buy lg v20.it is one the best phone in the world with dual camera
metal body with shock proof.and removable battery with b&o headset.lg is the perfect smart phone
AnonD-77443, 10 Sep 2016Paragb. Your sounding silly again. The GN7 will have the batteries fixed and faulty GN7 replac... moreAlthough I'm on the fence after this battery fiasco on whether I should even bother upgrading or waiting until Note 8, I didn't watch some comparison videos on YouTube of the Note 7 vs LG V20 camera comparisons.
There was no comparison to be honest. Note 7 takes the cake and it's easy to see that. I don't like square pics however (iPhone-like).
AnonD-100398, 10 Sep 2016yep! It looks awesome cause of edges but i was saying that along with the edge version the fla... moreYou had the same "losing display area" complaint with the gold S6 Edge plus you wanted. Here on the Note7, the radius of the curving edge is .5mm, and it's silly to even say you lose display with the tapered sides.
I see EVERYTHING that's on the display of the Note7, unless you have the tendency of watching or looking at the display at a 30° angle at landscape, you are the problem.
S Pen input be on the curved edge.
These are such miniscule problems you are emphasizing. It's not as major like memory expansion being taken out, and you gladly told us it was fine on the Note.5 as OTG dongle sticking out of your phone was completely fine by you.
I wouldn't be surprised you had place your reservation for the Note7 on the first day of launch in India. Just stop the pretending to hate the Note7.
AnonD-394351, 09 Sep 2016This review section is hardly any help at all. Just a bunch of kids fighting among themselves ... moreGo for the Note 7 after you are sure that all the units being shipped have the non-faulty batteries. Give it a few months. You won't run out of memory as easily with this phone.
AnonD-100398, 10 Sep 2016Lets see.However Samsung needs to really think something out of the box to sell those 2.5m Note7's.Because you and the rest never complained about sealed batteries, and never complained about glued glass backs - this is the result when there's a problem with the battery.
This could easily have been resolved with a removable battery as the only thing being replaced.
Thanks to people like you who cheered on with the Note.5 and wanted "premium" glass backs and sealed batteries, we have to endure putting on heavier cases, no chance for extended battery, have to carry power banks and degraded batteries in 6 to 12 months.
Degrading battery is a fact. Even cycling between 3 batteries, my past Galaxy Notes I had to buy entire sets of originals after 16 to 18 months because I am a heavy user.
Fast charge to full in "under 100 minutes"? Well I could get full charge in under 100 SECONDS even with a 10,000 mAh extended battery that gives me more than 28 hours with even heavy use of 11 hours SOT and even up to 8 GB LTE data use.
I'm all for sticking with the Note7 because of the camera, memory expansion and S Pen. Because of a majority of you would rather have the Note as something to show off and less of a tool, we get a lesser practical device.
AnonD-100398, 09 Sep 2016only after it explodes! Unfortunatly! samsung sud scrap the Note7 and make another note in the... moreParagb. Your sounding silly again. The GN7 will have the batteries fixed and faulty GN7 replaced in a couple of weeks.
You are dribbling rubbish about the camera again. The 9MP 16:9 note 7 outperforms the 16MP GN5 in all areas. See gsmarena tests.
AnonD-100398, 10 Sep 2016Yep! That may or may not happen :pI'm pretty sure you will. That's why you're here.
It should be scrapped and another one called Note 6 should be manufactured. Very saddening.
AnonD-571052, 09 Sep 2016Guys, recall program is good. Unlike some manufactures who blame end users. Good news is that... moreLets see.However Samsung needs to really think something out of the box to sell those 2.5m Note7's.
Pedro-TheNeighbor, 09 Sep 2016And yet you're telling us you will still get the Note7 anyway...Yep! That may or may not happen :p
AnonD-183089, 09 Sep 2016I like it as it is,,, edge screens makes phones more attractiveyep! It looks awesome cause of edges but i was saying that along with the edge version the flat screen version sud also be available.as what i think that the edges eats up some space of the screen plus the use of spen at the edges is not all that better than a flat screen.
AnonD-183089, 09 Sep 2016Guys i wil wait more few months till i get note 7 but how can i know the replaced unit and the... moreHere's the answer
AnonD-100398, 09 Sep 2016only after it explodes! Unfortunatly! samsung sud scrap the Note7 and make another note in the... moreGuys, recall program is good. Unlike some manufactures who blame end users.
Good news is that those sold 2.5m phones will be sold at cheaper rates.
k, 09 Sep 2016DGCA bans it on Indian Airlines.Note 7 is banned from many companies around the world. Samsung need to learn from Motorola which stops making removable battery.
So Samsung released a weapon instead of a phone worldwide