Sheraz, 20 Aug 2016Does anyone know whether note 7 gps require internet connection to work or does it work on its own? for google map you need data/internet,, only if you have some other GPS applications that doesn't need data
Ashish.jspr, 22 Aug 2016No snapdragon processor..They cut the main thing as they have used their own cheaper processor... moreYeah. Except that the version with the SD820 chipset has lower battery life and suffers quite a lot of frame drops when gaming. You better get your facts straight before talking rubbish.
I study phones like a science. It's a everyday thing for me. I am not trying to say Note7 is the perfect smartphone because that doesn't exist. They each will have their flaws. What I'm saying is don't bash it if you never tried it. If that dude scratching it with things turned you off, buy another phone. There will be flaws anyone will find with it too. You make a hissyfit with scratches like it left an emotional scar on you when people probably have acne or moles but worry so much on an appearance of a phone!
I try to look hard for a better phone. There is better value in other phones since paying over $200 is ridiculous for any smartphone. Most flagships go below that in two years. Flagships are generally overpriced and overrated. Scams for companies to milk on when most people can live with flagship specs from 2012-2013. But finding a better flagship of 2016? This Note7 is it. I don't get why u mad, bro? It's just a phone, man. They are all disposal anyway. We go through honeymoon phases. We get sick of it and upgrade. Next year, we will have foldable displays and Project Ara.
Again, scratches would bother me since I am more OCD than most of you reading this BUT there are bigger problems in the world. I would be OCD of any tiny dog ear in my basketball cards or if certain things isn't aligned. I would get OCD if the case of the phone is flawed too. I would get OCD if the icon doesn't match color with the wallpaper. I study it for nights as an obsession. But then I said screw it, I'll get a Note7. Battery is a little lower than S7e. Fingerprint magnet. Yadda yadda yadda. Go find your dealbreakers. Still the best smartphone of 2016 in my eyes, baby.
pr3zy, 22 Aug 2016I bought a note 7 on the 19th of August.besy phone I have used to date! It's everything I want... moreKey features I like:
-beautiful design, feels very comfortable to hold. Feels smaller than it is. (curved glass on the front and back, symmetrical)
- s pen feels better to write with and I like the GIF creator (you can make a video into a GIF with the S Pen)
-5.7" AMOLED display (same size as last year's note 5 but the phone is smaller to hold than an iPhone 6S plus and Note 5)
-water and dust resistant -extremely quick iris scanner to unlock your device, apps and folders -SD card slot is back (I received a free 128Gb SD card + there's 64GB internal memory(Note 5 did not have this and iPhone have never had this)
- new type C usb port means faster transfer speeds and doesn't matter which way you insert the charger)
- camera is exceptional as always/expected
You guys who own this phone, do you face the same issues as mentioned here in this article http://www.xda-developers.com/with-the-note-7-samsung-still-delivers-embarrassing-real-world-performance/
I bought a note 7 on the 19th of August.besy phone I have used to date! It's everything I wanted the Samsung galaxy note 5 to be and more! Highly recommend this phone! I definitely have no regrets buying this fantastic device!
Anonymous, 21 Aug 2016what the phase of your brain?! leave this crapp seller i have tab s but not get marshmallow i ... moreI wholeheartedly agree; Samsung seem very happy to leave older devices unupdated (sometimes in specific 'high socio-economic' areas) as if to push customers to buying new tech.
I do not like that company tactic, and agree as consumers we have to vote with our wallets.
Unfortunately Iam weak knee'd and bought a Note 7 from a Telco that makes many many errors and whilst charging premium dollars, often underdelivers on service....
I will have no one to complain to, but to acknowledge I was willing to be 'pants' again.
Sammy have stated they will have faster rollouts going forward,.. and seemed to have taken active steps towards that goal (moving a lot of their apps that were default included with devices to the app store).
As their apps were written to make use of specific hardware, and having varying chipsets in the market, it no doubt proved a nightmare for previous devices to keep them updated.
You do know you can always go user customised Operating System and get your own chosen variant of an OS...
I have kitkat on a Nexus S as an example, and can put Marshmallow on my Motorola that maxed out at Android 4.4.2...
Having had both an Exynos variant and a Snapdragon variant Note (several in fact), the Exynos variant is 'hands down' the winner.
The reason why people tout Apple iOS products is due to their syncronistic hardware and software marriage. Every aspect of the silicon is utilised, and the hardware punches "well above its' weight".
The same with Samsungs developed Exynos processors..
Being an inhouse design, they can make their software utilise the threads very well.
The nature of having an eight core processor means nothing if they are not loaded well.
When Android with Touchwiz/GraceUX runs on an Exynos processor you can be sure that it will run with less hiccups.
In fact the divide in the community between lagging Touchwiz, and other users swearing that it is a smooth experience would probably find correlation to the chipsets used.
My experience is the 'more powerful' snapdragon chipsets lead to 'lagging' and unresponsive front ends,.. where as the Exynos variants run much smoother.
Personally, being a fan of high end audio, and appreciating a nice set of headphones can get a person a long way towards a 'good stereo system',.. I try to find the best portable media players that I can...
The HDR capable screen (and oh my Lord it it!,.. it upscales and up colours even 'very average content' (if using the 'dynamic display profile') to brilliance.. even sub DVDquality stuff looks better than bluray... Pair this video brilliance with audio Nirvana and we have a multimedia tool better than any on the planet.
Exynos always had the better DAC (digital to analogue converters), which will not benefit bluetooth headphones, but will improve 'wired' headsets very nicely.
If you are not critically listening, maybe not so obvious.. but if we are 'critically comparing CPUs, stating Snapdragon is better', lets get 'realworld', and figure out what matters.
Subjective reality aside, Exynos delivers objectively better usage and 'sipping' of the battery(longer battery life).
Exynos is a win. even if the snapdragon chip this time around gets the same DAC unit as the HTC 10.. the Exynos unit gets the Lucky DAC co developed by Wolfson/Cirrus Logic (Cirrus now owning Wolfson I believe).
Anyhow, it is a flagship. Better phone you cannot find.
Some people have money and want to spend it.. this is the best money can buy presently.
Well done Samsung.
No snapdragon processor..They cut the main thing as they have used their own cheaper processor.
Still there is no match for snapdragon.mi prime or Moto G4 are far better than this crap.
Well i was playing with this phone in the store..OMG,,,, the back was scratched badly and screen had scratches too,nice phone very fast ,but for almost $900 ,no thank you ,battery endurance 90HR???For now i will stick with my note 4
The poor scratch resistant glass is a deal breaker for this phone!
whitedragon, 21 Aug 2016Screen WILL scratch. Definately get a screen protector.... I hit jb hifi today (sunday) ... morewhat the phase of your brain?! leave this crapp seller i have tab s but not get marshmallow i just angry for now several hours aho i saw the news but i think samsung want to releasemarshmallow when i vome back i knew the truth. if i wanna buy a phone or tablet i just will buy sony or htc never samsung again neveeeeeer.
Bunyip22, 21 Aug 2016
The more I use the note 7 the more I like it.
The camera is simply amazing. I got great ... moreScreen WILL scratch.
Definately get a screen protector....
I hit jb hifi today (sunday) and got genuine samsung screen protectors (x2) and a tech 21 wallet case. The case is pretty awesome, and I am happy, but had I have had the forethought, I would be using a spigen case ordered direct or through ozgadgetguy...(both have free postage and excellent prices);
One spigen case is slimline with 'grips' for holding....
And this phone needs grips!
My wallet case is awesome, paid ~$50, has microfiber inside and military grade to 2m drop protection all whilst being super thin, and relatively light.
Keep my drivers license inside, hopefully use the phone as my credit card....(paywave stuff).
Anyhow, screen protector deals with scratches, case protects lens bump and offers much better screen guarding, even svelte cases that have raised edges to stop the screen contacting surfaces....
Picture quality is insane. Watching Mulan on presto couldn't believe the quality... (presto is pretty average quality, dependant on data levels too.).
Drove 1hr including through 'blackspots' for reception.
Vastly more power for aerials in this phone (as 'body SAR readings suggests),.. and I didn't lose picture/sound/quality whole trip.
Normally would have issues,.. quite a few valleys with blackspots on drive...
All my apps are saved onto the internal storage of any phone. I prefer it that way because if I move apps to the sd card, sometimes the app icon disappears when I do a reboot. The launcher still takes time to read where the app is. All my photos, music, and videos are stored on the sd card.
I tried looking carefully to all the other 2016 flagships out there. Everything from camera, battery life, design, and features.
HTC Marlin and Sailfish - Stock Android but boring. No theming. No sd slot and VR.
Apple iPhone 7/7 Plus - Ugly design. No sd slot and VR.
LG V20 and G5 - Ugly camera hump. VR is no good from LG.
HTC 10 - Bland design. No VR similar to Gear VR.
Xiaomi Mi 5 - Only 1080p. No sd slot and VR.
OnePlus 3 - No sd slot and VR.
ZTE Axon 7 - No VR.
Most Huaweis and many reasonably-priced Chinese phones are still only on 1080p or lacks VR. I know VR isn't for everyone but I want to experience it for enhanced media consumption like having a portable IMAX 3D theater.
People can whine about the GG5's prone to scratches. But after you weigh the pluses and minuses focusing on features you need, Note7 generally comes out on top for me. It checkmarks high internal storage, sd slot, and VR. One of those three is the main differentiator. Note7 checks all three. Any other flagship usually lacks one of them.
I don't even love Samsung, but there is no doubt in my objective mind that the Note7 is the best smartphone money I can buy for myself in 2016.