neha pr, 27 Aug 2016Samsung Galaxy S8 > samsung Note 7Don't be too eager or fast.
S8 is not going to be released till June/July 2017.
I don't think anyone will wait for s8 if he wants to buy a phone this month.
S8 is future and Note 7 is present technology.
And future technology is better than present.
In future,there will be many phones which will compete with s8 but there is no competition of note 7 with any mobile.
There is no competition of s8 and note 7 because of time zone.
Note 7 is best option.
AnonD-316697, 26 Aug 2016I am planning to buy this , should I go for it ?
Real users of the phone, please share your e... moreSharing experiences is 'one thing', and as helpful as that can be... you ultimately need to evaluate purchase from your own needs/wants perspective.
If you have not considered an 'S-pen' phone previously, then that should be where to start!
The Note line exists for S-Pen users. (The first iterations of the Note line, had it being technologically ahead the curve, with a bigger screen and battery, but this is not the case presently).
If using the S-pen is not something you feel you would need,.. then the market for phones opens way up for you... there are a lot of competitive options available.
I personally believe that it is ethical to buy reliable parts. The world cannot afford to keep churning out stuff designed for the rubbish heap in a couple of years. And even if it could, this is irresponsible rolemodelling to the 'next generation' that we pioneered cheaper stuff to market/disposable society.
So what does a flagship need to make it 'the best'?
Everyone has differing needs.
My top three, that easily made this the 'phone for me', are based on needing the S-Pen, and finding a phone with low SAR value.
The camera quality;
Having worked in high end camera stores; the two cameras that every family needs access towards are a 'high end quality camera', for special occaisions and master photos, and a small portable 'everyday shooter' for capturing life unfolding.
For years I recommended people grab the Sony TX5 (even though the bastards factory recalled and lost my unit, with no 'fair grounds' for replacement, lost me as a customer).
The TX5 is a waterproof camera, that is small. It is quick to take the shot, allowing users to compose by selecting anywhere on the screen they might want to focus. It does panorama and has a very sensitive sensor capable of gathering good detail in poor lighting/have faster shutter speeds for less 'blurred shots'.
The camera in the Note 7 uses a Sony IMX260 sensor. It is optically stabilised, with 'fast' glass (f1.7 lens). And this is a waterproof phone. So photos of childrens' first ever swim are perfectly doable.
Whilst it is a 4:3 resolution sensor, the panorama mode, with the phone held 'vertically', makes for some insane 'widescreen' shots. Or 'banner' prints.
In fact some of the cool phone tech is just brilliant, and I encourage new users to play/learn.
Waterproofing- So I mentioned this, as part of describing how useful a 'wet area' camera can prove. Knowing I wanted a weather sealed camera/phone a few years ago.. very happy with the new Note 7.
The screen quality- best screen on the planet. Admittedly small. Combined with the HDR ' upscaling' chipset.. hard to beat this phone as a multimedia source ,.. when combined with:
The audio quality; insane.
My Note 4 was a snapdragon variant. And is poo. (Couldn't drive my headphones at all correctly, and I listen at 'softer levels' than the norm.)
After fair burn in, the audio chip (Lucky DAC in my wolfson/cirrus paired effort) sounds fabulous. Combined with 300GBs of storage, my large FLAC file library can find home in a unit newer than my Samsung S(Voodoo sound modified).
The audio of this phone is worth the entry price when combined with an everyday great camera, and a beaut multimedia screen.
Playing FLACs at near full volume output is around 1.5% power used per hour. So nice long life as a portable media player-
Anyhow.. paired with a Voyager (Plantronics) headset.. beaut sound quality. Same as bluetooth to some Sony MDR1ABTs..
And the phone speaker is so loud and clear for calls I am finally getting in habit of holding phone away from my head.
So a lot of this stuff is just 'modern samsung flagship' stuff.
I didn't mention s-pen usage habits...
Waterproofing, good camera, great multimedia is also on the S7s.
What have been your considerations so far with regards to finding a phone...
What makes your 'short list'?
AnonD-574032, 26 Aug 2016My problem with the dual-edge curved display is I keep activating items on the sides of the sc... moreHave you tried handling the note 7? I find its curve much more manageable than that of the s6/s7 edge.
AnonD-218710, 26 Aug 2016No body is telling coral blue looks, is it dull or perfect. IPhone has also crawled to blue c... moreIn some angles and certain lighting, the Blue Choral can looks super gorgeous
But I think it's more safe to grab the Black Onyx
Does anyone know when will it be sold offline in Indonesia (not the 5-21 August pre orders) ?
I'm so deseperate to have it
Guys just i have to know why note 6 it doesnt made is somebody noticed that ?!!😧
AnonD-77443, 21 Aug 2016I would have preferred the flat screen but the edge display is fine. It looks better but costs... moreMy problem with the dual-edge curved display is I keep activating items on the sides of the screen. The phone might fall off my hand if I try not to grip the phone to avoid activating the sides of the screen.
Went into Carphone warehouse today to have a look at the Note 7,but someone had come into the store and stolen the display model,so the assistants went into the back and got me the Note 7 out so i could look at the real phone in Coral Blue,as this phone looks superb and a lot better shape than the S7 Edge,its Squarer phone and is a lot slimmer,its not out while 2nd September in the UK,but its the pricing of this phone that puts me off from buying it straight away,so will wait to see if someone sells it on ebay at a reasonable price,with the Galaxy S8 Edge not to far away
I am planning to buy this , should I go for it ?
Real users of the phone, please share your experience.
AnonD-218710, 26 Aug 2016No body is telling coral blue looks, is it dull or perfect. IPhone has also crawled to blue c... moreMy region didn't get the coral blue, but i saw two Koreans tourists with each - I like it now. I guess it's just different and sets it apart from the rest.
The black onyx in my opinion looks the most absolute gorgeous. Even the metal sides are black.
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.
AnonD-77443, 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.