CNet's drop test:
It may be that Gorilla Glass 5 is the strongest Corning has produced, however, forming it with curves and the ground impacting on those curves can't withstand the drop height they are claiming.
The Note7 can't be dropping perfectly flat on either front or the back 100%. There's likely a bit of a spin. Just look what happens when it hits those rounded/curved GLASS corners - no way it's going to survive 1.5 meters without a protective case!
Ghostek Atomic case with aluminum frame, with sealed front clear plastic, and back with plastic frame and frosted plastic cover, with sealed ports is the ultimate way to deal with this. I saw a reviewer throwing a S7 with one 20m away and hitting stone surfaces, yet survived.
Can't wait to get one, for release in late September.
can anyone say samsung note 7's samsung keyboard is duel tone like samsung c5.
this phone does NOT come with an 8 core chip only a quadcore. 2.15GHz, 1.6GHz, Quad-Core. that information is taken DIRECTLY from Samsung themselves
No body is telling coral blue looks, is it dull or perfect. IPhone has also crawled to blue color. What without warranty price, me getting 800 $ wth 256 gb mc.
Bunyip22, 26 Aug 2016There are so many variables. Many people run their phone on max power, max res and max brightn... moreYes, different users have different results. I do not go full brightness, I don't play games.
And the Note7 Exynos seems to be INITIALLY going great wifi, can go over 8 hours SOT on browsing and watching a few YouTube videos.
I'm glad we got the more efficient Exynos version.
Pedro-TheNeighbor, 26 Aug 2016I was perplexed as to why pro reviewers are reporting some 4 to 5 hours of Screen On Time usag... moreThere are so many variables. Many people run their phone on max power, max res and max brightness and use lots of 4G. Also some games (i.e. clash) will chew 10x the battery of an e-book.
I was generally getting about 5-6 hours on exynos with everything on max. I had the media server draining the battery but that has stopped since i deleted the videos and music i copied over... a file may have been corrupt.
I haven't had a real chance to test the battery but am sure i would get a lot more than 6 hours SOT if i really tried.
yash , 25 Aug 2016No it's wrong battery is smaller than the s7 edge 100 mh. Not a deal breaker.
But it has more than 20 plus points in compare with S7E.
And you asked difference in these two.
20-25 are too much(i think) to make one phone(note 7) a better choice than others(S7E and all other phones in market right now including iphone 7 which is going to release).
I was perplexed as to why pro reviewers are reporting some 4 to 5 hours of Screen On Time usage. Then I realized they are with a SnapDragon processor as most of them are in the US. While I have the Exynos.
I mean, I'm getting 4.5 hours SOT at 50% battery mark (not at 100%). Exynos has an Octave process - two sets of processors composed of a low-frequency set, and higher-frequency set. If you're just browsing with no intensive work, the low set is in play; and the higher would kick in when more demanding stuff in being done. This is why I can get 6 to 8 hours SOT when just browsing.
And the Note7 has a slightly better processor than my wife's S7 Edge because I've never been able to achieve over 8 hours SOT with that.
So folks, looks like the Note7 Exynos is well worth getting.
Am I wrong about my assumptions? Hit me up with a comment.
yash , 25 Aug 2016No it's wrong battery is smaller than the s7 edge 100 mh. no, it's correct..Edge is 3600mAh
yash , 25 Aug 2016No it's wrong battery is smaller than the s7 edge 100 mh. actually 150mah but s7 edge use Li-lon battery but note 7 use Li-Po
yash , 25 Aug 2016No it's wrong battery is smaller than the s7 edge 100 mh. That 100 mAh difference does NOT even make it to 3% from the overall battery. It's negligible.
Mobacon, 26 Aug 2016Your are incorrect the S7 Edge battery is the best it can go a full day. My note 7 can't is at... moreThe Note 7 is consistently getting 6 hours plus of screen on time (substantially more if you customize performance, brightness and screen resolution).
Do you spend most your day at work/school on your phone?
If not you should go into the battery settings to see what is chewing the battery life.
Well folks, I've gone through 6 battery charges for the Note7, here are some of my initial conclusion:
1. Reducing the screen resolution from 1440p to 720p does not seem to change the battery longevity.
2. Without a SIM card (during first two days) the battery on just wifi is excellent, giving me about 14 hours, with 7 hours SOT, consuming about 800mb of content, and still having some 20% battery left.
3. Pop in a SIM card, the battery usage time is reduced, even if I was using wifi for my data. This is expected.
4. The battery can drain as fast as 6.5 hours if you continuously download some 4-5 GB of YouTube content (wifi), while using the some 4 hours SOT.
5. The battery performance is that of what I'm used to the stock battery of the Note 3, and expect a maximum use of 12 hours, with some 5 hours SOT, and consuming over 1 GB of data. It can go longer if you conserve by reducing actual SOT or data consumed, of course.
You can see my battery tally here: http://flic.kr/p/L6GpMY
I haven't even started using it via LTE. I expect some 20% more power consumption to power LTE connection.
The Note7 has excellent battery conservation WHEN YOU ARE NOT using and is on standby. But who wants to do that? - might as well get a dumb phone for calls. Smartphones are meant to be used as mini computers connected to the internet. We use these more often than our PCs to connect. We are still reduced to charging during our waking hours, and that 3500 mAh battery is barely enough.
Excuse me, but I have to charge my powerbank for a few hours so I can use it to power my gorgeous Note7 every 6 hours...
Your are incorrect the S7 Edge battery is the best it can go a full day. My note 7 can't is at 2% percent when i get home
The Samsung Note series are and have always been topdollar compared to all other smartphones, the Note 7 even kicks S 7 edge's ass.
[deleted post]First let me say I'm not defending the Note 7 or any other phone for that matter.
But, the so-called "tests" shown in the YouTube video are not done in a controlled manner. The device drops are random because they are dropped at different angles depending on the release from the person's individual fingers. A more controlled test would be to utilize an armature that would release each device, without bias to angle or height, on the same surface at approximately the same point on that surface.