08-11-2016 03:16 PM
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  1. shnweller's Avatar
    I played with one today at a Verizon store. I set up the iris scanner to my eyes and it works pretty well. So I left the phone like that. They need my eyes now to unlock it! Haha. I'm sure they'll figure it out though eventually.
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    08-08-2016 06:50 PM
  2. Rain816's Avatar
    Went to a T-mobile store in the mall and got my hands o a Coral Blue one. I love the color. My fav College team is the UNC Tarheels and that is the exact color of the phone. Next Friday cant come quick enough
    08-08-2016 08:27 PM
  3. D13H4RD2L1V3's Avatar
    It feels very different from the S7e. Much nicer to hold.
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    08-08-2016 10:06 PM
  4. Arsenio Martins's Avatar
    I'll go to Best Buy and check
    I canceled my t mobile because the pre order can't go through had issues I need to wait till it comes so I can TRY t mobile and see if I prefer it to ATT-
    Now I'll wait till its in stores and get it.
    I want the note it's just what carrier am I going to use lol
    Me hopping to a new carrier one phone on and the other not in doesn't make me too happy-
    So I'm now off the pre order got my $$ back and canceled everything.
    At att will see what they'll do for me but I do wanna try T mobile
    What I did was get a T-mobile sim card from Wal-Mart with their special $30 plan. I am on AT&T currently. I put the sim in my Nexus 5X, it has to be a phone that has all supported TMO bands in order to make a proper comparison. A year or two ago I did the same test and results were OK but AT&T pulled out ahead a majority of the time. I heard of the new results putting TMO ahead of the pack so I decided to try again. Just for reference I live in Mass and commute to the Cape so it's a wide variety of great reception to low. But almost every single time using Speedtest TMO either matched speeds or it was double to triple. Some areas I was hitting 30 maps. I was honestly suprised. I'll be hitting RI, CT and NY soon and will be testing there as well.

    Obviously results will vary but TMO has really stepped up on the reception front in the last couple of years.
    08-08-2016 10:20 PM
  5. MRS DIVA's Avatar
    As I'm in the UK, there is no opportunity to have a hands on experience yet. Therefore, thanks goes to everyone for posting photos and sharing their thoughts on this device.

    Coming from a ancient Note 2, I'm going to have a blast with this phone, it will a huge upgrade for me lol.

    I'm hoping customers in the UK will be offered gifts when ordering. Looking forward to seeing all the posts when your new gadget arrives.

    Posted from my Galaxy Tab Pro
    08-08-2016 11:22 PM
  6. ThrottleJohnny's Avatar
    Went to Best Buy today to play with the Black Onyx and wow. The most gorgeous phone I think I've ever seen. The S7e is so amazing looking and this one tops it easily. Great job Samsung.

    The people complaining about the edges are silly. These are like bezel less sides that tightly fold downward in way that's hardly noticeable if your looking straight at the front. Brilliantly done!

    Posted via the Android Central App
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    08-09-2016 12:08 AM
  7. steelrain82's Avatar
    Finally got to try one today at my local bestbuy. While I'm not thoroughly pleased with the latest and greatest, I will admit that the phone was gorgeous and is well built. It was nice in the hand and TouchWiz felt clean. However, I felt like something was missing, I can't put my finger on it. But I left feeling...bored. coming from Note 1,2,4 I was really disappointed with the calendar app, I didn't like how you couldn't write on it. I really don't like a sealed battery, but it seems like I'm stuck with it if I stay with the note. I also have an iphone 6 so I'm used to it. Actually the phone felt iphoneesque. Which isn't a bad thing. Something was just missing or not right though. I may go nexus or moto z. Completely different phones but the z was nice.


    ETA: maybe it was the edge, I think the way the bezels are, it made the screen look off to me. And I will agree ^^^^ the black onyx is insane.
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    08-09-2016 12:52 AM
  8. anon(9408097)'s Avatar
    Seems like many people are loving the Note. Not me, though. However I seem to put it, it feels to me an S7 edge plus. Now we have three sizes for the S7 series this year. Each with a different feel in hand. Thats all. For me at least.

    I've had a Note 3 and 4, S6, S6 edge and the S7. All great phones. But only kept buying Samsung for their cameras. I tend to keep my phones naked. Absolutely hated the feeling of using these phones without covers. Slimy slippery messes of reflections. The software too, didn't give me the satisfaction of spending so much money on the device. Nova launcher always saved the day. It completely changed my experience of using a Samsung phone.

    I change phones often. Switched to Apple for the built quality and camera and yes, iOS 10. Didn't feel major differences at all. The iPhone charged slower. Thats it. Which is ofcourse really annoying.

    Having said that all, maybe it's just me. But i dont care how expensive the phone looks. If it's a pain to use like it's meant to, it's not for me. It has to feel expensive too. And i don't care how much the tweak touchwiz, it's still not the fluid consistent stock android experience for me. Its practical and clunky. Smooth, but clunky.

    I will buy a Samsung phone when they come up with new sturdy solid durable built quality and an amazing amazing software which shows that they're trying to give us Android rather than Samsungs own take on Android. Till then, I am looking forward to the new Nexus phones as well as the iPhones.
    08-09-2016 05:43 AM
  9. anon(52425)'s Avatar
    After seeing the black and silver in person at Best Buy, I'm more confident in my choice of blue as others have said. I love the look of the silver and black, but I just didn't feel excited about them. At least not until I started fiddling with the device. I think Coral Blue will be the color that more people look for on used marketplace websites in a few years just like pebble blue was on the S3. Not that that changes anything, just that I think it'll be the more rare and desirable of the 3 when the dust settles.

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    Kind of like the rose gold now.. That nobody really wants anymore.
    08-09-2016 06:11 AM
  10. Kelly Kearns's Avatar
    Seems like many people are loving the Note. Not me, though. However I seem to put it, it feels to me an S7 edge plus. Now we have three sizes for the S7 series this year. Each with a different feel in hand. Thats all. For me at least.

    I've had a Note 3 and 4, S6, S6 edge and the S7. All great phones. But only kept buying Samsung for their cameras. I tend to keep my phones naked. Absolutely hated the feeling of using these phones without covers. Slimy slippery messes of reflections. The software too, didn't give me the satisfaction of spending so much money on the device. Nova launcher always saved the day. It completely changed my experience of using a Samsung phone.

    I change phones often. Switched to Apple for the built quality and camera and yes, iOS 10. Didn't feel major differences at all. The iPhone charged slower. Thats it. Which is ofcourse really annoying.

    Having said that all, maybe it's just me. But i dont care how expensive the phone looks. If it's a pain to use like it's meant to, it's not for me. It has to feel expensive too. And i don't care how much the tweak touchwiz, it's still not the fluid consistent stock android experience for me. Its practical and clunky. Smooth, but clunky.

    I will buy a Samsung phone when they come up with new sturdy solid durable built quality and an amazing amazing software which shows that they're trying to give us Android rather than Samsungs own take on Android. Till then, I am looking forward to the new Nexus phones as well as the iPhones.
    Whatever brand phone you buy is going to give you their version of Android. Samsung has TouchWiz, I use Nova but I like the stock apps that come with TouchWiz.

    You will not get Vanilla Android from anyone but Google. Vanilla Android isn't for everyone. I got a Nexus to try it, the Nexus is in my drawer as my back up device. Vanilla Android is, well.. Too Vanilla for me, YMMV.

    Samsung will continue with TouchWiz or if they change that, make another launcher that is Samsung's spin.
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    08-09-2016 06:34 AM
  11. Kelly Kearns's Avatar
    Kind of like the rose gold now.. That nobody really wants anymore.
    I've always liked the gold colors, but seems that gold isn't going to be released in the USA.

    I want blue sooooo badly, but I highly doubt I will get it. If I wait a couple of weeks and can be guaranteed the blue, I might wait. I hate to wait but I've got a perfectly good Note 5 right now.
    08-09-2016 06:41 AM
  12. Android Optimizer's Avatar
    I'm hoping customers in the UK will be offered gifts when ordering. Looking forward to seeing all the posts when your new gadget arrives.
    CNet stated that in the UK Samsung is going to offer the new VR headset to Note 7 purchasers. It doesn't have as high a monetary value as the 256gb sd card, or the fit2 watch, but its a good freebie. I plan to pick up the new Gear VR, to go with the Note 7, down the line myself.
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    08-09-2016 07:25 AM
  13. ThrottleJohnny's Avatar
    Whatever brand phone you buy is going to give you their version of Android. Samsung has TouchWiz, I use Nova but I like the stock apps that come with TouchWiz.

    You will not get Vanilla Android from anyone but Google. Vanilla Android isn't for everyone. I got a Nexus to try it, the Nexus is on my drawer as my back up device. Vanilla Android is, well.. Too Vanilla for me, YMMV.

    Samsung will continue with TouchWiz or if they change that, make another launcher that is Samsung's spin.
    Boom!

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    08-09-2016 08:19 AM
  14. Kelly Kearns's Avatar
    CNet stated that in the UK Samsung is going to offer the new VR headset to Note 7 purchasers. It doesn't have as high a monetary value as the 256gb sd card, or the fit2 watch, but its a good freebie. I plan to pick up the new Gear VR, to go with the Note 7, down the line myself.
    I would rather have the VR myself.
    08-09-2016 08:46 AM
  15. Nakrohtap's Avatar
    Seems like many people are loving the Note. Not me, though. However I seem to put it, it feels to me an S7 edge plus. Now we have three sizes for the S7 series this year. Each with a different feel in hand. Thats all. For me at least.

    I've had a Note 3 and 4, S6, S6 edge and the S7. All great phones. But only kept buying Samsung for their cameras. I tend to keep my phones naked. Absolutely hated the feeling of using these phones without covers. Slimy slippery messes of reflections. The software too, didn't give me the satisfaction of spending so much money on the device. Nova launcher always saved the day. It completely changed my experience of using a Samsung phone.

    I change phones often. Switched to Apple for the built quality and camera and yes, iOS 10. Didn't feel major differences at all. The iPhone charged slower. Thats it. Which is ofcourse really annoying.

    Having said that all, maybe it's just me. But i dont care how expensive the phone looks. If it's a pain to use like it's meant to, it's not for me. It has to feel expensive too. And i don't care how much the tweak touchwiz, it's still not the fluid consistent stock android experience for me. Its practical and clunky. Smooth, but clunky.

    I will buy a Samsung phone when they come up with new sturdy solid durable built quality and an amazing amazing software which shows that they're trying to give us Android rather than Samsungs own take on Android. Till then, I am looking forward to the new Nexus phones as well as the iPhones.
    If the Note7 is not solid sturdy build quality, then I don't know what is.
    Yes, it has glass on the back. Not my favorite feature. It does allow it to seem more premium.
    I feel that if they just made the back with some strong alloy that won't nick, that would be ideal.
    Possibly, even something mixed with rubber for grip.
    The Samsung Touchwiz is probably the most feature rich version of Android you are going to find.
    Some of the features of Android N are already a part of Touchwiz.
    I only wanted a Nexus back in the day to play with different ROMs, which all had different features and looks.
    I think Touchwiz is a lot cleaner than it used to be.
    Honestly, I think minus the rooting unlockable aspect of the Nexus, I think stock Android is kind of boring.
    Not to say anyone's opinion is wrong because they are just their own opinion.
    Everyone is different in what they look for in a smartphone. I think Samsung checks most boxes for most people, though.
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    08-09-2016 09:14 AM
  16. Kelly Kearns's Avatar
    If the Note7 is not solid sturdy build quality, then I don't know what is.
    Yes, it has glass on the back. Not my favorite feature. It does allow it to seem more premium.
    I feel that if they just made the back with some strong alloy that won't nick, that would be ideal.
    Possibly, even something mixed with rubber for grip.
    The Samsung Touchwiz is probably the most feature rich version of Android you are going to find.
    Some of the features of Android N are already a part of Touchwiz.
    I only wanted a Nexus back in the day to play with different ROMs, which all had different features and looks.
    I think Touchwiz is a lot cleaner than it used to be.
    Honestly, I think minus the rooting unlockable aspect of the Nexus, I think stock Android is kind of boring.
    Not to say anyone's opinion is wrong because they are just their own opinion.
    Everyone is different in what they look for in a smartphone. I think Samsung checks most boxes for most people, though.
    Stock Android is SOOOO boring to me and I didn't like having to search for a decent gallery app and messaging app because Google sure didn't include decent ones.
    08-09-2016 09:17 AM
  17. rushmore's Avatar
    Went to Best Buy today to play with the Black Onyx and wow. The most gorgeous phone I think I've ever seen. The S7e is so amazing looking and this one tops it easily. Great job Samsung.

    The people complaining about the edges are silly. These are like bezel less sides that tightly fold downward in way that's hardly noticeable if your looking straight at the front. Brilliantly done!

    Posted via the Android Central App
    Sites like Bluesnews that have a lot of side content are distorted in portrait mode. You really notice when comparing and almost make the content seem constrained. I ordered an N7, so have the "right" to comment
    08-09-2016 10:02 AM
  18. ThrottleJohnny's Avatar
    Sites like Bluesnews that have a lot of side content are distorted in portrait mode. You really notice when comparing and almost make the content seem constrained. I ordered an N7, so have the "right" to comment
    I notice some of that with my S7 Edge, but it doesn't distract me anymore. I eyes have adjusted to it and it's not a factor to me. It's like going from viewing content on a lap top, to an IPad.

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    08-09-2016 10:28 AM
  19. Clocks's Avatar
    Played with the black and silver at BB. I like the black more but the silver looked great. It's getting a lot of hate but I really liked it.

    Really excited by the Fit2 as well. Obviously its not a watch, but the UI is WAY WAY faster, smoother, and better than the moto 360 sport.

    No blue on display though.
    08-09-2016 10:34 AM
  20. dsignori's Avatar
    Stock Android is SOOOO boring to me
    Funny, me as well. I have always found this to be so. It's like heresy to say it though in some parts :-)
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    08-09-2016 10:58 AM
  21. Kelly Kearns's Avatar
    Funny, me as well. I have always found this to be so. It's like heresy to say it though in some parts :-)
    Yup and most the ambassadors and mods here have love for Vanilla Android. I'm probably the only one that doesn't. 😊
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    08-09-2016 11:49 AM
  22. Poppy59's Avatar
    CNet stated that in the UK Samsung is going to offer the new VR headset to Note 7 purchasers. It doesn't have as high a monetary value as the 256gb sd card, or the fit2 watch, but its a good freebie. I plan to pick up the new Gear VR, to go with the Note 7, down the line myself.
    Any word on the sim free price in the UK?

    Posted via the Android Central App
    08-09-2016 06:31 PM
  23. jbnerkG 1's Avatar
    What reason do people hate the silver
    08-09-2016 07:06 PM
  24. Kelly Kearns's Avatar
    What reason do people hate the silver
    I'm not sure. It isn't my favorite but I don't hate it. It isn't mirror like, it is more brushed but still a little reflective.
    08-09-2016 07:23 PM
  25. torbach1's Avatar
    In my original posting of this thread, I mentioned that I wouldn't be getting the Note because I have an S7 Edge and a Nexus 6P....

    I returned the Nexus today (still within the return period), will sell my S7 Edge, and ordered a black Note 7 from T-Mobile. I owe $570 on the S7 Edge and with the year of Netflix, I should easily be able to sell it and get enough to pay it off if I include the Netflix and Samsung freebies (<-gadget addict justifying purchase to himself :-) ).

    I just couldn't resist how good it feels in the hand. My S7 Edge is silver, and I love it, but too many smudges. So this time I'm going for black. The black Note7 is so damn classy looking in-person.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    08-09-2016 09:44 PM
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