G Chand, 29 Aug 2016Hahahaha that's right they gave 12mp cam in s7 and note 7 so when they launch note 8 and s8 than people have some reason to buy those latest phones!otherwise who would buy.cause phone tech has reached a place where very little improvement is possible now...10 years ago each year the phone became rwice faster and twice better camera.now upper limit is reached.they have to play tricks to make you buy more
Farcry 5, 29 Aug 2016Pedro the neighbor..what u think im should upgrade from Note 4 to Note 7?
The only thing i ... moreI've admired the Note 4, yet I felt out had not enough features to make me jump from my Note 3.
Water-resistance alone should not be the sole reason to upgrade. There's the wickedly fast-focusing super-sharp excellent camera, more internal memory, excellent fingerprint unlocking, S Pen greatly improved, and HDR playback
Iris scanning is slower and less convenient than a fingerprint scan, putting glass as a rear material is stupid, wireless charging is a waste of time, sealed battery means spending more money for replacing it when it starts giving shorter life per charge, and no way you can have extended battery that will DIRECTLY power the device.
You'll miss the Infrared remote functions, user battery replacement, and sturdier back.
Another gigantic phone. Why can't they make a small phone about 4.6", dual SIM, removable battery and stylus and radio (better still with DAB radio!)
In Next Note Model, Samsung should increse the width of phone upto 78.5 mm, as it improves the reading text on the phone.
CrossMKD, 28 Aug 2016600$ vs 1100$ (V20 Vs Note7) Yes i would say the LG is with ``normal`` descent price vs the Sa... moreIt has (first ever phone having)cgg5 on both sides,brighest phone,(first ever phone with)dual edge screen,(too much)improved s pen,IP68 certified(dust and water proof),sAMOLED 5.7 inches(big) screen,1440×2560 pixels(518 ppi pixel density),(first ever and improved)grace ui,always on display,exynos 8890 chipset(octa core with great benchmark),mali-T880m12(great gpu),4 gb ram with 64 gb rom,expandable storage,same cameras of S7E(which won a lot of awards for camera),better li-po battery,(first ever Samsung phone with)type c connector,(first ever phone with)iris scanner which is great,SpO2,fast charging,wireless charging,3500mAh(large battery),HDR display.
It is not name which people are paying for(in case of Note 7).
Yeah.It is expensive(almost 950$) but worth every penny.
Iris scanner is a great feature.Don't degrade it.
If i had a 500$ or so,i would choose oneplus 3,mate 8 or p9 plus.
But not lg.
My Galaxy Note7 encountered touch screen problems! I need an update to fix it soon.
Pedro the neighbor..what u think im should upgrade from Note 4 to Note 7?
The only thing i like about Note 7 is waterproof.
utt, 29 Aug 2016Any chance we use 2 sims and memory card in the dual sim model as modified on the s6 edge+ dual? Yes, you can. You need to be accurate make sure the SIM is really glued securely into the microSD card.
Any chance we use 2 sims and memory card in the dual sim model as modified on the s6 edge+ dual?
the best phone of the world. note7 is a lot better than s7 edge and 6s Plus, perfect phone for me, has a perfect Super AMOLED Screen
whitedragon, 29 Aug 2016Spen using when sketching might only show .1% usage (by the sketch software), but I would sugg... moreYeah, the 340Hz as oppose to what I'm used to is helping me better with my sketching. I just bought the pro tools of Autodesk Sketchbook, and the Note7's S Pen just flies! The new synthetic brushes and blending brushes are just wonderful! (For the artists out there)
The pin-point accuracy is well-worth my getting a Note7. the smaller tip lets me do more details. Hand writing has been more enjoyable. Creating thin and thick lines and airbrush control is smooth with the 4096 levels of pressure control.
No way I'm getting any smartphone with at least an active Wacom digitizer (S Pen). If Samsung is coming up with tilt input next year, I'll be getting that - my experience with Apple's Pencil on the iPad Pro is really positive with tilt input.
Checking the built-in battery meter, Sketchbook actually uses 6 to 7% for using it for 3 hours. The other battery monitor strangely registers it as .1%.
Pedro-TheNeighbor, 29 Aug 2016Sorry, paying $600 for something with lower battery efficiency, no split, no screenSuper AMOLE... moreI agree I wouldn't get a phone without these features!!!!!!
good job it has them then hahahaha
Pedro-TheNeighbor, 29 Aug 2016They only power saving thing I do is to keep the screen brightness to 50%, GPS off. Everything... moreSpen using when sketching might only show .1% usage (by the sketch software), but I would suggest "trust your instincts" on that one...
Apparently the digitiser ramps up to 340hz when the Spen is used; that would increment the power used by Android or System (or something more generic than the Sketch software).
good job keeping on it..
best to learn our new toys once and then happily rely on their performance..
even with gps off, the phone pings wifi and gps regularly unless we dig up all the esoteric little places it has options setup to 'keep them active' (even without them showing).
having run hidden networks for years, I have seen the huge drain that can be made constantly looking for the 'hidden network'.
I do believe our phones will yield better runtimes in a week or so-once Android settles a bit ;-)
whitedragon, 29 Aug 2016Pedro, I keep having responses 'moderated' away to some black hole at the back of the couch...... moreThey only power saving thing I do is to keep the screen brightness to 50%, GPS off. Everything else are on.
On pure LTE data, it lasted 7:51H, 5:48H SOT, with 1 GB consumed. Mixed with
YouTube, surfing, drawing on Sketchbook, and Spotify via Bluetooth headset.
I thought drawing Sketchbook was the culprit, however the chart shows it only consumed .1% if the total power used.
It's not hitting the over 8 hours SOT via Wi-Fi. LTE does take up more. That's more than 2.5 hours or 30% less than while connected to Wi-Fi.
I'm really looking at the Screen On Time. Note7 seems to have a good job at keeping the battery at minimal drain when it's not being used. Looks like it is giving 6 to 6.5 hours SOT on a charge.
That's my usual personal usage scenario whereby I'm mostly on YouTube and internet browsing - not into games. Games or heavy downloads will drastically shorten SOT, and overall battery as short as 6 hours.
As for taking care of the battery, maintain the charge not lower than 40% for better life cycles. I charge once it hits 50%. If you keep deep draining, expect the usual claimed 300 to 500 charging cycles. If you maintain the battery not reaching not less than 50%, you can prolong the battery to last 1200 cycles.
Now I have to be carrying a powerbank all the time until Zerolemon comes out with an integrated battery case of 8500 mAh.
Looks like someone is not getting the Note7 with the amount of rants.
CrossMKD, 28 Aug 2016600$ vs 1100$ (V20 Vs Note7) Yes i would say the LG is with ``normal`` descent price vs the Sa... moreSorry, paying $600 for something with lower battery efficiency, no split, no screenSuper AMOLED screen, no water-resistance, no dual SIM, no best overall camera with the fastest focusing, no secret folder, no iris scanner, no 6.5 hours Screen On Time (even up to over 8 hours), and no active Wacom digitizer pen (which is the number one reason why a Galaxy Note exists).
You're right, paying $1000+ doesn't make sense - if you don't need or use the above features. Note7 is currently the best smartphone, V10 is but a shadow - well-deserved $600 pricing.
Zootopia, 28 Aug 2016Thanks, But no thanks
Your answer isn't even close to what I ask.
and that's not an answer, ... moreI have had it happen where a response doesn't actually respond to the person it was intended for.
Given no one else responded to you,.. I am guessing you had an issue with my 'article'.
If you actually noted what I wrote,.. there was three or four paragraphs helping you as a consumer to figure out whether a Note was shortlist worthy for you,.. and four paragraphs giving you 'user experience' / my take on the phone.
Not sure which you had issue reading; but both tacts were reasonable based on what you asked..
Given most people in forums can either be 'fanpeople' of their chosen product, I took a fairly neutral approach and tried to respond in a way that mattered to you...
To actually help you to make up your mind with regards to purchasing a fairly expensive phone.
Based on you sharp response, I feel I overwhelmed you/ or you didn't actually want a reasoned response/ you don't want to hear positivity about the new Notes..
This phone smashes the Note 5 out of the park; and is highly recommended if you are considering a Note purchase! (Simple enough?!)
Pedro-TheNeighbor, 28 Aug 2016Except Note.5 has no memory expansion, no water-resistance, no f/1.7 camera, and the other goo... morePedro, I keep having responses 'moderated' away to some black hole at the back of the couch...
It has been frustrating as I have written a couple of responces confirming the value of what you have written.
Today; when another person noted the bickering and pointlessness that fills these forums, I tried to chip in that valuable contributions (like yours' with regards to power usage across screen resolutions) get deleted due to a small minority who devalue the whole thread/forum.
Hoping this isn't another one that 'doesn't make it', as I genuinely would like to reassure you that your comments are valued.
On topic of battery consumption...
There are a few areas in the phone to turn off 'inspect networks',.. even with Wifi and bluetooth (and GPS turned 'off') default settings on the phone have these things running in the background.
I encourage you to go through and look for all the areas (I found three or four) where these can be properly disabled. Whilst it won't net you significantly extra time, it might just help.
I find pretty good runtimes,.. though I try to keep the screen off a lot.
Standard stuff like tuning all webforums to use a grey or 'dark' palette can help the OLED screen (power consumption lessened)...
I know you are an experienced user, and this stuff might not help you.. many people do read these forums.
Good work for sharing your efforts with regards to power consumption; i did get to read them when they were 'up'.