08-10-2016 11:31 AM
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  1. Leetemp's Avatar
    Is it me, or are there others that are under impressed from what this newest offering of a Samsung note has to offer? Would I love to upgrade from a note edge? Yes, but this new note just doesn't feel like it is offering enough to warrant upgrading. I know it offers 1 more GB of RAM and a bit faster processor, better iris, touch key, but it also takes away value from the back camera, USB-C (have to buy new charging cords?) and no changeable battery. Yes, I also know it is water resistant, but that is not a big selling point to me at all. Can anyone offer up something that I might be missing. Like I said, I would love to have it (keep up with the Jones') but right now I am not feeling it. HELP!
    JHStewart1023 likes this.
    08-09-2016 12:48 PM
  2. archer75's Avatar
    You shouldn't have to be forced into buying something. If you aren't feeling it don't get it. If what you have is working for you, keep it!
    Nygiants1991 and MRS DIVA like this.
    08-09-2016 12:51 PM
  3. TJA3500's Avatar
    It comes with an adapter so you can use your old cord.
    It will also work with your old wireless charger.
    optimummind likes this.
    08-09-2016 12:54 PM
  4. Aquila's Avatar
    Stronger glass, IP68, more accurate display, larger display, more power efficient display, better camera, RAW support, 1 more GB RAM, larger internal storage 64 vs 32, faster storage, much better processor, more efficient processor, better audio, faster data transfer via USB 3.1 Type C, faster charging, better bluetooth tech, iris scanner, better fingerprint sensor, HDR video playback, larger battery, much better battery life, more color choices, better build quality, better software, more secure, will be up to date and supported longer and comes with some really cool free stuff.

    That's 27 things off the top of my head, I'm sure there are others.
    08-09-2016 12:55 PM
  5. Kelly Kearns's Avatar
    Is it me, or are there others that are under impressed from what this newest offering of a Samsung note has to offer? Would I love to upgrade from a note edge? Yes, but this new note just doesn't feel like it is offering enough to warrant upgrading. I know it offers 1 more GB of RAM and a bit faster processor, better iris, touch key, but it also takes away value from the back camera, USB-C (have to buy new charging cords?) and no changeable battery. Yes, I also know it is water resistant, but that is not a big selling point to me at all. Can anyone offer up something that I might be missing. Like I said, I would love to have it (keep up with the Jones') but right now I am not feeling it. HELP!
    Well USB-C is becoming the standard. You also get an adapter.

    There are specs all over the place. Some people live by them, some ignore them completely. In simple terms.. Every new Note has been an upgrade from the last one, no exceptions.

    The sealed batteries are also becoming the industry standard. My Note 5 battery, though smaller than the Note 4 battery, outperformed the Note 4 battery.

    Samsung has said for years they are going to start opening walk in service centers and they have opened some. As they have more phones with sealed batteries, I would expect that to continue.
    jdfry15 and Leetemp like this.
    08-09-2016 12:57 PM
  6. SpookDroid's Avatar
    Once you're set on listing the things you don't FIRST, it's pretty hard to make someone change their minds (just sayin').

    That being said, the new Note is not meant to be a 'leap' in hardware, but a continuation of design. The camera is not a step back just because it has less pixel count since it offers other props and, of course, larger pixels. You won't need new cables as the phone ships with the USB-C adapter, so you can keep using the very same stuff you already own (plus the cable included will also have one 'normal' USB plug on one end). I never ran out of battery on my Note 5 so replaceable battery is not for me, but I can see why it matters for some. In that case, I suggest looking into the extra battery pack case (and it charges it wirelessly, so that's cool!).

    And of course, the S Pen. It's improved, more features (whether or not those additional features appeal to you, that's your call) and improved sensitivity. Tighter curves instead of a single drop, better design language, smaller frame, lighter body. Like I said, it's not meant to be a hardware jump but rather a continuation of the S7 series (which is, also, why they made it a Note 7 and skipped the 6).

    You can read about it in AC's take on the subject
    Galaxy Note 7: The 7 new features you need to know about! | Android Central
    Should you upgrade to the Galaxy Note 7 from the Galaxy Note 4? | Android Central
    08-09-2016 12:59 PM
  7. dpham00's Avatar
    Is it me, or are there others that are under impressed from what this newest offering of a Samsung note has to offer? Would I love to upgrade from a note edge? Yes, but this new note just doesn't feel like it is offering enough to warrant upgrading. I know it offers 1 more GB of RAM and a bit faster processor, better iris, touch key, but it also takes away value from the back camera, USB-C (have to buy new charging cords?) and no changeable battery. Yes, I also know it is water resistant, but that is not a big selling point to me at all. Can anyone offer up something that I might be missing. Like I said, I would love to have it (keep up with the Jones') but right now I am not feeling it. HELP!
    What do you mean, "takes away value from the back camera"? The s7 camera is overall a significant improvement over the note 4.
    keepnitreel and Jona005 like this.
    08-09-2016 12:59 PM
  8. Aquila's Avatar
    What do you mean, "takes away value from the back camera"? The s7 camera is overall a significant improvement over the note 4.
    I think that's a reference to the MP count. Not everyone knows that they just cut off the superfluous 2MP on each side of the 16:9 image and made it a 12:9 or 4:3 image with better quality of the same subject area.
    Jona005 likes this.
    08-09-2016 01:03 PM
  9. dsignori's Avatar
    I guess it depends what you value. As archer says above, if you don't see the value, you should stick with what you have or look at other options. That said, I can think of the following upgrades from your Note:


    - 64GB base storage
    - Bigger Battery
    - MUCH improved Cameras, front and rear
    - Faster CPU
    - Faster Graphics
    - More RAM
    - HDR screen
    - BETTER screen overall with numerous improvements
    - Excellent fingerprint reader
    - Fast charging
    - Built in Wireless Fast Charging
    - much improved and additional S-Pen features
    - Ability to scale screen resolution down to save power or improve gaming
    - Iris Scanner (if you care)
    - Always on Display, with 3rd party notifications
    - USB-C (yes you will need new adapters or cords
    - Freebies like a 256gb sd card or a Gear Fit 2 with purchase
    optimummind and Leetemp like this.
    08-09-2016 01:04 PM
  10. mpazevedo's Avatar
    The back camera? Dual Pixel 12.0 MP tech is better the the normal 16MP camera. MP is not everything. Faster autofocus, and a lens that lets in 95% more light than the Note5. The Samsung Pay, more storage, wireless charging. Coming from a Note 4 it's a big upgrade. The iceing on the cake for me was testing it out at a local Best Buy. One word, Elegant. The dam thing is sexy. Feels great in the hand. But then again, that just my opinion.
    Gsxr151 and Leetemp like this.
    08-09-2016 01:05 PM
  11. Gsxr151's Avatar
    Yes, x2. I am coming from a Note Edge - been using it since launch day about 2 years ago. It's been a fantastic ride with the edge, but it's that time. Honestly, the only thing I don't like about the new Note 7 is that Samsung is going more mainstream. I used to love that it was an elite club.
    Leetemp likes this.
    08-09-2016 01:14 PM
  12. SpookDroid's Avatar
    Yes, x2. I am coming from a Note Edge - been using it since launch day about 2 years ago. It's been a fantastic ride with the edge, but it's that time. Honestly, the only thing I don't like about the new Note 7 is that Samsung is going more mainstream. I used to love that it was an elite club.
    At $850 a pop? Yeah, it's still an 'elite' product.
    Gsxr151 likes this.
    08-09-2016 01:16 PM
  13. mpazevedo's Avatar
    At $850 a pop? Yeah, it's still an 'elite' product.
    $850? **** I paid $880, thanks AT&T.
    Gsxr151 likes this.
    08-09-2016 01:23 PM
  14. SpookDroid's Avatar
    $850? **** I paid $880, thanks AT&T.
    I think US Cellular users will pay 750, if that makes you feel 'better' :P
    mpazevedo likes this.
    08-09-2016 01:25 PM
  15. russel5150's Avatar
    At $850 a pop? Yeah, it's still an 'elite' product.
    I remember people seeing my note2 or 3 and saying "wow your phone is huge why not just use a tablet as a phone".

    Nowadays the size of the phone is so common the only time i get looks is when i pull the s pen out, and even that not so much.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    Gsxr151 likes this.
    08-09-2016 01:25 PM
  16. ThrottleJohnny's Avatar
    Yeah, the price tag alone suggests this won't be a completely mainstream offering.

    I'm pretty sure the S7 will remain the top selling Samsung phone.

    Posted via the Android Central App
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    08-09-2016 01:42 PM
  17. dpham00's Avatar
    I think that's a reference to the MP count. Not everyone knows that they just cut off the superfluous 2MP on each side of the 16:9 image and made it a 12:9 or 4:3 image with better quality of the same subject area.
    Not only that but there is significant improvement in low light and focus speed.
    Leetemp and Aquila like this.
    08-09-2016 02:37 PM
  18. the game 161's Avatar
    Yeah, the price tag alone suggests this won't be a completely mainstream offering.

    I'm pretty sure the S7 will remain the top selling Samsung phone.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    Early pre orders would suggest otherwise
    08-09-2016 03:57 PM
  19. ThrottleJohnny's Avatar
    Pre-orders look great, but these are people who know they want the phone. I'm talking about post release interest. That price tag just isn't for everyone.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    08-09-2016 04:10 PM
  20. areyes163's Avatar
    I think the price is in line with most top end devices. For example the iPhone which is less capable is $849.99 for the 64gb plus and $949.00 for the 128 GB. I don't see what the problem is. Yeah it is expensive but not any different than anything else really.
    Not Quite Right likes this.
    08-09-2016 04:19 PM
  21. ThrottleJohnny's Avatar
    Except the S7 will begin to drop in price and be the subject of all sort of carrier deals. That's all I'm really saying.

    The Note is going to be for people who want truly top of the line.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    08-09-2016 04:39 PM
  22. anon(52425)'s Avatar
    I was under impressed with the Note Edge. So no.
    08-09-2016 04:40 PM
  23. badMojo69's Avatar
    None of your pros matter, because it only has 4gigs of ram and not 6 and it's a old processor and doesn't have a removable back cover and no IR blaster.

    I'm just saying...that's the only gripe the OG note people have.
    recDNA likes this.
    08-09-2016 04:49 PM
  24. freedomx20a's Avatar
    In Canada edge s7 gets exynos


    Waiting for note 7 was not worth it since they will give us the USA treatment with the note

    posted via the lovely innovative Priv by BlackBerry - Powered by Android
    08-09-2016 04:57 PM
  25. Kelly Kearns's Avatar
    I was under impressed with the Note Edge. So no.
    It can't be compared to the Note Edge.
    08-09-2016 05:19 PM
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