Like a famous beer publicity goes, this is probably the best smartphone in the world at the moment, beautiful design, IP68 even when using stylus pen, HDR, curved edges yet more ergonomic than the S7 Edge. The iris scanner is cool too, while the finger print scanner is still with us, so more options to utilise for locking and safety.
In my humble opinion, Sammy could have opted for a bigger battery though (although this one isn`t small) considering the workload and 5.7 awesome screen - damn even Apple is considering introducing curved edges and its still lagging behind super amoled stuff, as Samsung picture is still the wow eye catching winner even for a tv nowadays, maybe the exception stands with the Mac pc.
Anyway back to the battery subject. While I appreciate that for a glass/metal unibody design (apart from being sealed - IP68) its difficult, one can consider access to the battery in some way going forward, as I`m tad concerned about the longevity, and it would be a waste to just stamp an expiry date on it (few years?) and have it replaced by the then Note9 or 10 (?), also considering the high-end price tag (cc EUR850!); moreover I believe that fast/quick charging will finally have its toll on it too.
Then again maybe that`s how things work in business, if not Notes would just stop here at the Note 7. Companies will always give you an excuse or an incentive to replace your present device and forget about all its original wowness, and similar to the cars` sector, prices fall quickly.
Opinions welcome :)
disapointed, 01 Sep 2016Note 7 is a nice phone, But Samsung forgets that the software is more important. Removing kno... moreThats mean it has been discontinued darling. Live with it. No one wants it except for some poor people looking for an old flagship at a cheap price.
the best smartphone and i havent any problem with my battery it is good
LG G5? My LG G2 is better than the G5. Honestly Samsung is on top right now. I wish they had double tap to wake and sleep like LG though.
Note 7 is a nice phone, But Samsung forgets that the software is more important.
Removing know features from the previous Note line such as Action Memo or S finder.
makes the "Note" "S pen" not useful. how many times does someone need to translate a word? how many times does someone need to write under water?
Samsung has no tradition, no backwards compatibility , and no respect to users.
each time they change everything , and delete very useful features.
This phone is a big disappointment. not only because of hardware missing IR Blaster. But mainly Software.
Microsoft has respect to users, you can still open old WORD documents in new Word versions!
Samsung removes application, and have no backward compatibility!
No Tradition, and no respect to customers.The main goal is sell a product and move to the next one, as if the older one was never there. All the old concepts are erased.
You can also see this reflected in Samsung Mobile youtube channels all old device videos were removed. as if they never sold note 3 note 4 or galaxy s4 s5. nothing.
I told myself not to buy sammy phones ever again after having used s1-s4. I must admit sammy new phones are gud! Dam it! I dont want to go back on my words. Lol I have been using LG but LG is slacking!
Right, 31 Aug 2016Yah its the case in exynos variant but only few cases,don't worry Samsung will fix itMine did that last night. I had just restarted it because it was laggy and then it prompted me to enter a password to start the device - I had no idea what the password was referring to. Boatload ear was opened and then froze. Managed to open the OS again but them went back to asking for the password.
Returned to retailer and replacement given.
Note 7 sales in India is postponed. Got this message from my Mobile Store Guy.
"Dear Team Note 7 launch is postponed. Kindly inform all your customers"
Anonymous, 01 Sep 2016can any one who has a note 7 help me? do anyone hear a quiet static noise when making calls i... moreIts brand new, bugs happen, if it continues to happen take it to your service provider, they will factory reset it first, see what the issue is, and eventualy replace it for you
Is the SoC Snapdragon 821 more energy efficient then it's 820 big brother ?
Damn it, Samsung! A recall because of exploding batteries!
I am not stuck picking an INFERIOR flagship.
iPhone 7 is crap. Don't want to be stuck using iTunes every single time I want to delete a photo in an album. When I connect a phone to computer, I want it to read the internal storage. Not open up stupid iTunes that crashes on 90% of computers because it isn't a Mac. I also need my Bluetooth data transfer, torrent apps, and file manager.
Nexus looks crap too. Boring stock Android. Never elite in any other area like camera, battery life, or display. Nobody buys Nexus except Android purists and they ate overrated by their owners since you will sacrifice hardware for better software.
LG V20 has an ugly camera hump. LG has failed in design with the G5 and V20 with these ugly visors. It has removable battery but VR is crap on LG. No water-resistance. The Samsung flagships still look better.
NONE of these other phones interest me. If this gets too serious, I guess I will have to settle for the S7 edge. Damn shame, Shamesung. You made the best 2016 flagship for me only to cripple it with a faulty battery.
can any one who has a note 7 help me?
do anyone hear a quiet static noise when making calls it is not too loud but it can be heared in a quiet room. is it normal?
Looking at my usage statistics (I tabulate using Office Excel), the Note7 can reach an accumulated ALMOST 9 hours of Screen On Time (SOT) if you are to be using it as only Wifi mode with Flight mode on. This is with Bluetooth connected, with browsing, 1GB of data used and some Youtube watching.
With a SIM on, on Wifi, and the same tasks above, up to 8 hours SOT can be achieved by the Note7.
On pure LTE connection however, It can not go above 6 hours of accumulated SOT.
I'm pretty impressed with how I'm coming from the Note 3 on LTE having only barely 3 hours SOT per battery charge (with the same parameters as I have mentioned). The Note 3 has a Snapdragon 800, and 3200 mAh battery capacity.
This entirely depends how light or heavy you use your device - as I can run down the battery in 10 hours using average 5.5 hours SOT (with 600 mb to 1 GB data usage). But if you use the Note7 sparingly with some 4 hours SOT, you can get through an 18-hour active day and have some 20 to 30% left.
Although you have to keep in mind that having deep discharges of below 20% mark of the battery will have long-term disadvantages. It is even ideal to charge your device when it hits 40 to 50% mark to even increase your battery life cycles to over a thousand than 300 to 500 battery cycles. 1 battery cycle is the equivalent of a full charge. I have made 3 occasion of completely depleting the battery to have it calibrated for correct readings.
Best that you avoid fast charging or any form of wireless charging. Yes, I know how faster Fast charging is - just above 90 minutes to fully charge, however you put more stress to the battery. Wireless charging (normal or fast) is just slow. You still plug the charging pad to charge Note7. You can always get a charging dock (for Type-C) and charge without the extra heat that comes with induction charging.
Now that I have to live with the fact of carrying around a powerbank everywhere to keep up the charge TWICE daily to keep that sealed battery healthy. Waiting on Zerolemon to provide an 8500mAh integrated battery case so I don't have to deal with the wires.
First i bought s3
Next i bought note4
Then i upgraded to note 5
I was thinking of upgrading to note 7 but i found out that it has some issues so now i have finnaly decided to go for edge version.
Vipul Bariya, 31 Aug 2016Hello Friends, I am new user for Android. I would like to know the difference between the diff... more3:2 is the ratio on many real cameras and prints perfect to 6x4 etc...
probably best to take whichever framing convention works best for your OUTPUT format of choice.
the amount of times I see everyone using their iphones in 'portrait' orientation for capturing photos at school assembly shows people dont print or even review their photos.
a vertical 16:9 (9:16), is useless for most/all prints and screen playback.... given the shots will get cropped for printing, not an issue..
either photograph at highest native resolution (ideally with raw mode capure activated as well), or, if you know you will only playback on 16:9 ratio (widescreen displays) you could opt for that.
megapixel is overrated nowadays...
reason why selfie cams are low resolution is they are for social media mostly... and smaller resolution means a 'less compressed shot'(better colour etc) for final screen render.
most screens are 1920x1080 = ~2 million pixels.
even a 9 million pixel widescreen shot has 'pixels to throw away' a plenty.
effectively allowing a 3x zoom (crop) from the photo without loosing any detail when displayed on 'full high definition' displays.
3 megapixel will print to A4 size acceptably, 6 megapixel beautifully so....
more megapixels ultimately just makes larger files or higher compression (worse colour).
raw mode photos gives a lot of scope for future editing or 'manipulating' the photo before shrinking it (jpeg) for emailing etc...
the imx260 sensor is a world first sensor, using some crazy chip bonding and is a technological breakthrough product..
first camera phone with decent photos (actual recorded colour depth)..
some people argue the less megapixels have less 'punch' but the opposite is true-the recorded colour range on this phone outmusters everything out there... (camera phones)
I have been very impressed with the Note 7. Battery life has been amazing normally every Day and a half needing to charge on medium battery power setting. I am a photographer/designer so I do use it alot. Bonus, waterproofing.... the 1.7 fstop allows me the flexibility of not using my dslr in water shoots anymore. instagram @chadwickcarlisle
Dnc, 31 Aug 20167 Key dissapointment (samsung Note 7).
2.poor battery life 3500mah... moreYour complaints are moot...
You cited A9 Pro as having better battery, but you failed to tell us that it too has non-removable battery.
"Poor battery"? GSM Arena did not make a review of the A9 Pro, yet the other tech site said it scored 10:10H versus Note7 with 9:49H. That's 21 minutes of difference despite the A9 Pro's extra 1500mAh.
You claim the front camera of the A9 Pro is higher MP, yet you failed to mention it's only f/1.9 versus f/1.7 of the Note7, and it can do QHD video recording and has OIS.
Then you cite Note 3 having a 2.3GHz processor, yet you failed to mention that it's only a Quad-core versus the Note7 with Octa-core.
I have FM radio on my Bluetooth earset - I do not use it as FM signal is fuzzy and I can listen to internet radio. Those getting a high-end smartphone like the Note7 would have data subscription anyway.
Note7 is currently the best set of features, with a few misses like the back being glass, no infrared remote and not being able switch the battery to an even bigger capacity. You can't compare to a mid-ranged device with the specs, and of course note7 will be more expensive. If your needs are with the midrange, stay with those.