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.
RAZ , 25 Aug 2016The Galaxy 7 edge is 5.5 inches. The Note is 5.7 inches, a mere 0.2 inch difference which is n... 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),(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.
Note 7 and S7 edge have too much differences if you see with open eyes.
absolut-allen, 25 Aug 2016I've heard pretty much the same from iPhone users. Most that I've talked to don't even care ab... moreiPhone with an active digitizer pen with tilt inputting would up the ante with all manufacturers!
Then Apple has the iPhone sealed for dust and water resistance, put more useful features - we have a win!
Most Apple users would not they have a safe limited gated ecosystem, and Apple users are still surprised I could control appliances with my Note 3, or how much transferring media without iTunes. I don't have to spend $150 for a 64 GB lightning connected dongle for memory expansion.
I bet when Apple finally provide a pen-enabled, water-resistant, memory expanded iPhone, invited guests will cheer so loudly just like always, and think Tim and Johnny as geniuses. Well, competition does bring better products.
I know how you feel - I stopped myself from getting the Note 4, and told myself the 5 is going to be better... I was wrong.
Haha, seriously, do you need more storage? I know I do.
64 GB of main memory has me just using 23% of the remaining 52 GB for users - I've placed all necessary apps I need, including some games.
My old 128 GB microSD card is still on action and has no lag problems.
Iris scanner has worn out its magic after the first day.
The secret folder is useful if you want to hide stuff.
The S Pen is so much better because I skipped two generations and I'm used to 1024 levels of pressure with the Note 3's.
Water-resistance is something I need as it rains a lot where I'm from.
After watching so many video reviews with coal blue Note7s, I like it now. This and silver aren't offered where I'm from. We get either black onyx or gold platinum.
And the camera is just something superb.
absolut-allen, 25 Aug 2016I've heard pretty much the same from iPhone users. Most that I've talked to don't even care ab... moreThe Galaxy 7 edge is 5.5 inches. The Note is 5.7 inches, a mere 0.2 inch difference which is nothing really, considering the sizes of these phablets. I think with the edge around it no longer makes sense to still have the Note series. Something has got to give between the two.
Samsung Galaxy Note 7 phone is very good, excellent facilities are there, but the price a little high.
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siddhss, 25 Aug 2016What the hell is this....I am in India I tried on first day of booking I went through 7 samsu... moreYou think your country the only one waiting in line. Go to the back of the queue buddy. India and dozens other countries also waiting with no fuss like you. So, shut up.
What the hell is this....I am in India I tried on first day of booking I went through 7 samsung outlet stores ..and every where I didn't get booking to Black Onyx color note 7.. due to shortage and high demend of this color..and this color will get from 12 sep .. after 20 days... Samsung u r always underestimate Indians....please work it up on this problem...and make it available for us.
DevRana, 24 Aug 2016good job paul......now this will be definitely a deal breaker :)Haha - yea, I think I know what you mean. :)
In any case, there are so many stats thrown around about devices. The key is that certain criteria have a higher precedence than others for any one individual. Therefore it seems an individual selects a device based on a prioritized set of their needs - and typically not some stat like "look, the HTC 10 or iPhone can open application X 0.2 seconds faster than a Note 7!" Well, that's nice but for me it isn't a useful stat. I don't care that it does open app X 0.2 seconds faster. I'm not going to care to miss the 0.2 seconds. Hence, to continue my example, I would miss S-Pen capability on an HTC 10 because the S-Pen functionality has an extremely high priority for me - so much so I doubt I would ever buy another phone without that functionality.
My post to which you responded was a perhaps cheap jab at Apple. And yes, I've had iPhones. They're nice phones for individuals that require the featureset they offer. They just don't have the featureset that I like and/or need.
Pedro-TheNeighbor, 25 Aug 2016Unfortunately, I have to agree. At least the Note7 is way ahead in terms of features.
While... moreI've heard pretty much the same from iPhone users. Most that I've talked to don't even care about upcoming release of iPhone 7.
I've noticed in commercials and in reality shows that more and more people are using Galaxy phones. That wasn't the case last year, all the stars on TV had iPhones.
Now I've been reading that there's a possibility the iPhone 7 or 7s is going to have an edge screen. How long before they add a pen?
I wouldn't be shocked if there's a corporation handshake between Apple and Samsung behind closed doors. If you look at how Intel and AMD work, they compete with each other but also work together like a merger to shut everyone else out of the market. Intel has even went to lengths of handing money to AMD in the past to keep them in business so they had competition in the market and weren't seen as a monopoly. Samsung and Apple have been using each other's ideas for quite some time now.
I'm going to wait for more user reviews before considering the Note 7 however. It's seems like a minimal upgrade to 5 with a slightly faster processor, slightly better camera and slightly better screen resolution.
Record sales fairy. Phone the touches of creativity is not found in any phone every piece of it is a jewel other companies 4 or 5 years of post-out phone like note7 .note 7 his age and previous generation of smart phones
I am having problems with Note 7 freezing the moment i start downloading more than three apps at the same time. It requires manual force restart (pressing power and volume down button together for 7 - 10 seconds). Is this with everybody or just my device?
All guys, what color option r u getting, coral Blue no where k MRS region. App start test its doomed with iPhone 6s. Let it pass till they stop playing games of availability k colors, by next year every color and 500$ a piece plus Nougart on.
I have looked at the GN7 photo quality (which is great) but haven't checked out the rest of the GN7 camera features until today. The swipe up down to go in and out of selfie mode, swipe right for modes and swipe left for effects is really easy to use.
Swiping right gives quick access to different a lot of modes including pro, panorama, slow motion (720p 240 fps), time lapse, virtual etc. Plus you can download other modes. The pro mode gives total control over iso, aperture, white balance, AF etc.
All in all Samsung has done a great job with the camera image quality and software.
I don't know if this is something in the S6 or Note.5, or even on the S7 - the magnifier widget function. It is extremely useful for magnification of tiny anything. The widget gives you a shortcut to use the camera for viewing, and even has a light function if you need it.
Great in using for reading extremely tiny text, like the text in the charger brick, or even smaller! Good for checking for dust on the screen prior to putting on a screen protector.
You can still use the regular camera function for viewing magnification.
absolut-allen, 25 Aug 2016It's about price, luxury, style and performance. Doesn't that tell you something, that people ... moreUnfortunately, I have to agree. At least the Note7 is way ahead in terms of features.
While getting mine, I ran into a long-time iPhone user, and told me his iPhone 6s Plus doesn't do much of anything more.
Once I heard about a Wacom digitizer own was on the first Galaxy Note, I was the first in line to get it at launch. Note7 feels the same way, after seeing how good the S Pen was, and how excellent the camera really is.
I tested the battery (wireless) backpack that came free with my pre-order of the Note7. It states 3100 mAh, however it only indicates that you can only transfer some 1700 mAh of power back to the Note7 - that's only slightly lower than half of the 3500 mAh battery. http://flic.kr/p/LsMdZA
So, starting at the 51% battery mark of the Note7, I turned it off and charged with a fully charged backpack charger. It took 2:20 hours to reach 100%, meaning it charged at a rate of 2:53 minutes per 1%. That's so slow, and also the fact that it will take even longer while the Note7 is in use! http://flic.kr/p/KyXT5H
Heat was at 37°C - checking after fully charging it. That felt warm. The charge session totally drained the backpack charger. Charging the backpack right now, and for 30 minutes, it has not surpass the first of four LED indicators. It will likely need to charge some two hours!
This cost some $85, puts on weight doubles the thickness. It is water and dust resistant, however it seems a bit pointless when it can just give barely half the charge for the Note7.
It becomes an extra weight onto the Note7 once you've discharged the stored juice, does NOT protect the entire front of the Note7 - I mean Samsung had all the opportunity to design it with a front bumper protector! The back is well protected from an accidental drop, but once it flips to the front of the Note7, and with the added weight, say goodbye to the smooth front glass!
My conclusion is - this battery backpack (although cool to think it gives power wirelessly) is not a suitable accessory for DAILY on-the-go topping up your power needs. You're better off powering your device with a powerbank while you have your device protected with a better case. Maybe it's a great emergency accessory to have, as a last resort thing for catastrophic scenarios (it is water-resistant).
I definitely can't wait for Zerolemon to start selling some 8500 external battery with integrated cases - something they've been since last year. I just wish they can bring back the front protection against heavy drops.
Samsung should seriously design something more robust, with more battery so it becomes more useful for DAILY use.
well, it is a simply matter of taste, if you like de note 7, get it, if not, go for something else, period, thats what these forums are for, so you can gather the pertinent info before buying any device
Pedro-TheNeighbor, 25 Aug 2016Yes, but snartphone "flagships" sell in the millions. I'd rather be using an Asus Zenfone of 1... moreIt's about price, luxury, style and performance. Doesn't that tell you something, that people who get the Note don't use the pen - so why do they buy it over the Edge? Because Samsung has marketed the Note as their ultimate high-end phone. People want it just for that.
Although I feel as if Samsung is catering more towards their S line as of late.