1. mwake4goten's Avatar
    Don't know whether to pull the trigger on this update. So just asking performance wise is this update worth it... Does it make the phone perform faster and how is the Nougat battery life? Thanks!
    04-29-2017 11:48 PM
  2. mhinc's Avatar
    Don't know whether to pull the trigger on this update. So just asking performance wise is this update worth it... Does it make the phone perform faster and how is the Nougat battery life? Thanks!
    Runs great on my S7 on Telus in Canada
    04-30-2017 12:11 AM
  3. srgonu's Avatar
    Runs great. I suggest factory reset.
    04-30-2017 12:43 AM
  4. Bob31464's Avatar
    I think so. I like the look and feel of it. My AT&T Note 5 seems snappier and battery life is better.
    04-30-2017 12:45 AM
  5. jlost's Avatar
    Do not do it. Cons out way the pros
    04-30-2017 06:26 AM
  6. Brad Bilger's Avatar
    Don't know whether to pull the trigger on this update. So just asking performance wise is this update worth it... Does it make the phone perform faster and how is the Nougat battery life? Thanks!
    To me, the sudden jump on my battery life alone outweighs any other problem. The pull down notification shade went bright white. To me, that's a minor bug. This was the smoothest update that I've ever had to deal with going back to jellybean to kit kat update.
    04-30-2017 07:17 AM
  7. sajjadm1's Avatar
    Don't know whether to pull the trigger on this update. So just asking performance wise is this update worth it... Does it make the phone perform faster and how is the Nougat battery life? Thanks!
    My personal experience has been mostly bad.

    - Pretty weird touch screen issues, a lot of touches go unresponsive (deal breaker for me)
    - a lot of essential features stripped off. Favorites in contacts gone
    - notifications are a big mess imo. Everyrhing is way too crowded and very small to click accurately. Its far too jam packed in one area
    - notification icons are very small too and again crammed with each other
    - settings favorites gone. Settings menu is way more confusing now despite a better visual appearance
    - just toggling data on or off takes so many steps
    - making a call takes more steps

    There are a few positives:

    - The battery life is definitely far better, from 6 Hr SOT to 7.5 SOT (this might be because i am using a lower resolution display)
    - speed seems mucb better and phone seems more smoother
    - multi window is definitely improved under nougat
    04-30-2017 02:09 PM
  8. SKalber's Avatar
    The only issue I have had with nougat on my Verizon note 5 is my screen won't turn off when using my speaker on a phone call so I minimize out of it. My battery life is a solid 2-3 hours better a day. I recommend the update.
    04-30-2017 09:58 PM
  9. BuckyBadg's Avatar
    Can't say I've noticed one iota of improved battery life after my Nougat update.
    05-01-2017 08:19 PM
  10. Doug Moffat's Avatar
    Can't contradict users who claim better battery life. But there does seem to be a placebo effect anytime a new OS is installed.

    As for me, Nougat is unexceptional but for the horrific white thing that is the pull down screen for notifications.
    jlost likes this.
    05-01-2017 08:36 PM
  11. debdroid1a's Avatar

    Favorites in contacts gone
    I really need to clean up my contacts. I found this very old one, but it works for this example.

    Press the info under the contact name. Press on the star. Now in favorites.
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    05-01-2017 08:59 PM
  12. mwake4goten's Avatar
    Can't say I've noticed one iota of improved battery life after my Nougat update.
    Well i tend to aggree, without hard stats it's hard to know if Nougat is genuinely faster than Marshmallow... I find a lot of people treat OS upgrades like the 'emperor's new clothes' and think that it's faster because it's new.

    Seems to be a mixed bag here some people saying it's good but some saying it's not worth upgrading because if problems...
    05-01-2017 09:46 PM
  13. jlost's Avatar
    I really need to clean up my contacts. I found this very old one, but it works for this example.

    Press the info under the contact name. Press on the star. Now in favorites.
    The thing is you have to now click on more menu items to get to that one item you were using before. Or in my case they just remove it.
    05-02-2017 05:47 AM
  14. jlost's Avatar
    Well i tend to aggree, without hard stats it's hard to know if Nougat is genuinely faster than Marshmallow... I find a lot of people treat OS upgrades like the 'emperor's new clothes' and think that it's faster because it's new.

    Seems to be a mixed bag here some people saying it's good but some saying it's not worth upgrading because if problems...
    For me, it's not faster as I get random reboots. Well, I haven't gotten any since the latest security patch.
    05-02-2017 05:49 AM
  15. debdroid1a's Avatar
    The thing is you have to now click on more menu items to get to that one item you were using before. Or in my case they just remove it.
    Must be your provider. Mines T-Mobile and they kept it.
    05-02-2017 06:32 AM
  16. dllrogers55's Avatar
    The only issue I have had with nougat on my Verizon note 5 is my screen won't turn off when using my speaker on a phone call so I minimize out of it. My battery life is a solid 2-3 hours better a day. I recommend the update.
    My screen stayed on during a call without being on speaker. I decided to do a factory reset and even though it took hours to get everything back it was worth it. Screen no longer stays on during a call!
    05-02-2017 07:53 AM
  17. veggie59's Avatar
    Must be your provider. Mines T-Mobile and they kept it.
    I have T-Mobile as well and my favorites are listed at the beginning of the contact list. It is just a different format but yes luckily we still have it.
    debdroid1a likes this.
    05-02-2017 11:46 AM
  18. veggie59's Avatar
    My screen stayed on during a call without being on speaker. I decided to do a factory reset and even though it took hours to get everything back it was worth it. Screen no longer stays on during a call!
    Hmmm....I think my screen has always stayed on during a call. Not sure lol. I think it goes black while against the ear and then lights back up when you pull it away.
    05-02-2017 11:47 AM
  19. brau0303's Avatar
    I think it is, to me the phone runs very well on Nougat. There seems to be allot of look & feel from the Note 7.

    Cheers,
    BR
    05-02-2017 02:50 PM

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