09-18-2016 04:41 PM
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  1. sangs's Avatar
    nah my ATT note 7 has NO blue light on and it has a pinkish hue over it. Looks so diff compared to my brother's phone.. his is actually brighter... It has nothing to do with the carrier.. it has to do with the AMOLED screens in general.
    I think that's a different issue than what Droid Life is claiming Verizon is doing to its Note's though.
    08-19-2016 07:42 PM
  2. Almeuit's Avatar
    It's no secret some of these websites are now in T-Mobile's pocket...
    I think that's a stretch. A site is in T-Mobile's pocket because what they talk about being disabled? That doesn't even sound reasonable.
    bhatech, libra89, queenren and 1 others like this.
    08-19-2016 09:17 PM
  3. Almeuit's Avatar
    As for those with display complaints just ensure it hasn't changed to another mode on display settings by default. Usually that would be the cause.
    08-19-2016 09:19 PM
  4. PraetorianGuard14's Avatar
    I think that's a stretch. A site is in T-Mobile's pocket because what they talk about being disabled? That doesn't even sound reasonable.
    The bias that some Android/smartphone websites show towards T-Mobile is definitely suspicious.
    benjamminh likes this.
    08-19-2016 11:25 PM
  5. Almeuit's Avatar
    The bias that some Android/smartphone websites show towards T-Mobile is definitely suspicious.
    And I get that but them simply mentioning what is/isn't there due to a carrier is hardly enough evidence for "biased". Otherwise AC is biased against AT&T due to their excessive bloatware.. .except they aren't. They just simply talked about what they did to phones.
    aximtreo likes this.
    08-20-2016 12:14 AM
  6. dsignori's Avatar
    I have Ad Block on the Sammy browser, using Ad Block Plus. And I'm overjoyed they took away the useless RAM "management" snake oil, brought to you by the cheats at Cheetah Mobile. Can't say I'm familiar with smart settings "suggestions." I know I have smart lock for location, devices, etc. And the screen looks great, so not sure about the "warmer" issue.
    All of this, yes.

    - I am trying the Samsung Internet Browser (for the first time mind you), and I added the ad blocker fine. It is fast this way too, wow :-)
    - My screen temperature looks nothing like that one pictured, it is much more neutral (or blue-ish). I guess they got a bad one, or one that is just off. I wonder if they bothered to ask any other VZ users if their screen is yellow-ish before blaming it on Verizon. I would bet anything VZW is NOT calibrating screen hue, come on here :-)
    - Taking away RAM management is not gimping, it's actually helping by removing the silliness, YMMV
    - I couldn't care less about the Settings layout. I see so many people wetting their pant over this, and I guess that's what may be important to them. Not to me however. The settings are fine, I prefer this layout to the new one.

    Droid Life does tend toward the dramatic with their comments, and their reviews as well, so I am not surprised by this.

    All that said, for the things that are ACTUALLY true from Droid Life (not the screen temperature, and not the ad-blocker gate), VZW should stay out of it IMO and leave the device alone. VZ did remove the Samsung Cloud also, which I am pissed about...
    08-20-2016 12:17 AM
  7. dpham00's Avatar
    I don't see the warm problem on my phone and no one else has reported about it. I have seen a few reports of pink screen though. So he might have a defective one.

    I don't really care about a "pure" Samsung phone, so the only thing I do care about is the removal of Samsung cloud. And that isn't even a big deal with smart switch.

    The ram and device management looks like clean master and that I would consider bloat.

    Samsung pay can be installed from the Google Play store. So what if it isn't pre-installed? Even better so it doesn't take up space for those who don't use it. I can understand if it couldn't be installed... But as is... Meh.

    What is the tw settings menu? I am not familiar with this.
    08-20-2016 10:39 AM
  8. pool_shark's Avatar
    On the Note 5 Verizon removed find my mobile, write on PDF, and smart manager.
    So I am not surprised that they removed features from the Note 7.
    08-20-2016 10:46 AM
  9. kramer5150's Avatar
    Doesn't Verizon remove Device Manager from all their Android phones? Its not on my LGV10 either.
    08-20-2016 01:21 PM
  10. Clocks's Avatar
    Doesn't Verizon remove Device Manager from all their Android phones? Its not on my LGV10 either.
    Android device manager is on the note 7.
    08-20-2016 01:42 PM
  11. maf113's Avatar
    Normal for Verizon. If there is anything on the phone that competes with one of their products than Verizon will remove it. For exa.ple Samsung Cloud competes with Verizon Cloud.
    08-20-2016 01:45 PM
  12. bhatech's Avatar
    Normal for Verizon to do this.
    Normal for Verizon users to defend whatever they do.
    Normal for non Verizon users (like me) to thrash them.

    This won't change in any foreseeable future, so if you have coverage from other carriers give them a try if not well pretty much out of luck with Verizon branded phones unless you buy iPhone or few Android unlocked phones that works in Verizon with some limitations.
    Premium1 and queenren like this.
    08-20-2016 01:57 PM
  13. PraetorianGuard14's Avatar
    I am not really defending Verizon per say, I am just defending the fact that every other carrier looks for ways to screw their customers over. There's no good guy here, not even TMO once you look past their gimmicks.
    stronggeek likes this.
    08-20-2016 02:05 PM
  14. eRod v1.0's Avatar
    TMO removed the caller ID from Hiya feature that was supposed to be in the phone. Again, they did it to the S7/Edge variants too.
    08-20-2016 02:10 PM
  15. kilofoxtrot's Avatar
    Activated Postpay Verizon LTE phones are sold unlocked. Which is a nice benefit. Are others?
    08-20-2016 02:19 PM
  16. Premium1's Avatar
    Seems like a anti-Verizon rant. I don't notice any issues with my phone so far.
    Not a rant when verizon takes away features of the phone..
    sean8102, bhatech and JoJoCal19 like this.
    08-20-2016 06:52 PM
  17. Premium1's Avatar
    According to several tweets by Droid-Life and replies to their tweets, VZW has a warmer temperature screen setting, ad block on the browser is disabled, smart settings suggestions are gone, Device Management settings section gone, and RAM management settings gone.

    https://twitter.com/droid_life

    Can anyone confirm all of this? I have mine sitting here unopened and if all of this is true, I think I'm finally done with them and will send it back and look at other carrier options. Was excited to switch from my iPhone 6 Plus to this, and as aggravated as I am at Apple about their lack of innovation and stale OS, that is one thing I will give Apple, they tell VZW to shove it and they provide their own updates, and sell the phones with no bloatware and no missing settings.
    That is why I switched. Prepaid options like cricket and go phone give just as good of service in my area and have the added benefit of being able to buy unlocked devices (like the note 7 international version with exynos chip)
    JoJoCal19 and aximtreo like this.
    08-20-2016 06:54 PM
  18. felloffthetruck's Avatar
    At least they included the stock Samsung Browser and I don't see DT Ignite.
    Premium1 likes this.
    08-20-2016 07:04 PM
  19. Almeuit's Avatar
    I am not really defending Verizon per say, I am just defending the fact that every other carrier looks for ways to screw their customers over. There's no good guy here, not even TMO once you look past their gimmicks.
    Sounds like you're diving into plan related stuff versus just talking about the bloat on the phone .
    bhatech likes this.
    08-20-2016 07:19 PM
  20. noordzy77's Avatar
    DT Ignite is there.. I disabled it.
    Oj467 likes this.
    08-20-2016 07:31 PM
  21. Aquila's Avatar
    According to several tweets by Droid-Life and replies to their tweets, VZW has a warmer temperature screen setting, ad block on the browser is disabled, smart settings suggestions are gone, Device Management settings section gone, and RAM management settings gone.

    https://twitter.com/droid_life

    Can anyone confirm all of this? I have mine sitting here unopened and if all of this is true, I think I'm finally done with them and will send it back and look at other carrier options. Was excited to switch from my iPhone 6 Plus to this, and as aggravated as I am at Apple about their lack of innovation and stale OS, that is one thing I will give Apple, they tell VZW to shove it and they provide their own updates, and sell the phones with no bloatware and no missing settings.
    Screen I'd be grumpy about if they made it less accurate. I'm not sure what smart setting suggestions is, but having the device management and RAM management settings disappear is a good thing. Those settings can be used to interfere with the device's natural resource management, creating many more problems than they could actually help mitigate.
    08-21-2016 05:29 AM
  22. xxaarraa's Avatar
    I don't understand how carriers think their software department is better than Google's. I mean, give it up already, leave the apps and settings and UX to Google and Samsung. Geezuz Verizon.
    bhatech and akin_t like this.
    08-21-2016 06:18 AM
  23. Mooncatt's Avatar
    I don't understand how carriers think their software department is better than Google's. I mean, give it up already, leave the apps and settings and UX to Google and Samsung. Geezuz Verizon.
    It's probably more to do with trying to make a buck than thinking their's is actually better. Considering how many people just go with what's installed already, I'm guessing it makes them a decent enough profit to keep it up.
    08-21-2016 08:02 AM
  24. billykac's Avatar
    No more than VZW mods every other phone, IMO.
    Not "gimped" for me.
    Couldn't be happier.

    If bloat is an issue, just get Package Disabler Pro and be done with that.
    08-21-2016 08:09 AM
  25. oldtimefighter's Avatar
    According to several tweets by Droid-Life and replies to their tweets, VZW has a warmer temperature screen setting, ad block on the browser is disabled, smart settings suggestions are gone, Device Management settings section gone, and RAM management settings gone.

    https://twitter.com/droid_life

    Can anyone confirm all of this? I have mine sitting here unopened and if all of this is true, I think I'm finally done with them and will send it back and look at other carrier options. Was excited to switch from my iPhone 6 Plus to this, and as aggravated as I am at Apple about their lack of innovation and stale OS, that is one thing I will give Apple, they tell VZW to shove it and they provide their own updates, and sell the phones with no bloatware and no missing settings.
    Why would anyone want to use the Samsung browser anyway? There are a number of ad-blockers for Firefox or just go with Adguard.

    RAM management? Is that a Cheetah crap app? You are better off without it...

    Personally, how any one can handle all the bloat installed on carrier phones is beyond me. Why iPhone phones are immune to this and Android phones are not is just wrong.

    You really want to move from iPhone? I would consider one of the upcoming Nexus phones.
    08-21-2016 09:40 AM
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