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  1. pjbelsch's Avatar
    How's everyone feeling about their Note 7s? Likes / Dislikes - etc

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    how did you get the batman logo on the always on display???? thats F******* SICK
    08-26-2016 07:42 AM
  2. PraetorianGuard14's Avatar
    I'm also not impressed. My Note 5 was smooth, fast and flawless. I was looking forward to all the features and the slimmer design. Normally when I buy a phone, I slap a case and screen protector on and forget about it. With this edge screen, I have gone through 3 screen protectors, and I don't trust any case except my heavy thick spigen wallet case. If Samsung keeps only offering edge screens, I may pass
    The Note line may not be the cell phone line for you.
    08-26-2016 07:47 AM
  3. cynth.hgn's Avatar
    The Note line may not be the cell phone line for you.
    Excuse me? I've had every Note from the "line" they were all exactly for me, until they stopped offering a flat version. Having s pen with only a curved screen option is not a smart idea
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    08-26-2016 07:59 AM
  4. Todd Anthony1's Avatar
    how did you get the batman logo on the always on display???? thats F******* SICK
    Go into your AOD menu. Click About Always on Display and make sure it's updated to the latest version (it will have an option to update if it's not). Under the Clock layouts, the very last screen option gives you the ability to use your own photo. I just went on Google photos and downloaded some logos with black backgrounds (sports teams, Batman logo, you know, the necessities haha)
    08-26-2016 08:00 AM
  5. PraetorianGuard14's Avatar
    Excuse me? I've had every Note from the "line" they were all exactly for me, until they stopped offering a flat version. Having s pen with only a curved screen option is not a smart idea
    I believe Samsung phones will have the edge from now on
    08-26-2016 08:01 AM
  6. cynth.hgn's Avatar
    I believe Samsung phones will have the edge from now on
    They seem to listen to their customers. If the complaints about the curved screen keep coming the way they have been, I think they'll at least offer a flat version the way they brought back sd slot after all the complaints. I'll go back to my 64gb N5, which is flawless, and see what happens with the N8
    exdrinker likes this.
    08-26-2016 08:05 AM
  7. stmax's Avatar
    Loving it so far Just trying to get Better with Built in keyboard
    08-26-2016 08:05 AM
  8. D13H4RD2L1V3's Avatar
    I made an entire thread with my impressions because I've got A LOT to talk about.

    http://forums.androidcentral.com/sam...axy-note7.html
    dsignori and Serkle K like this.
    08-26-2016 08:14 AM
  9. Todd Anthony1's Avatar
    Loving it so far Just trying to get Better with Built in keyboard
    Download the Google keyboard. Much, much better than the stock keyboard. It learns the way you type and Swype.
    08-26-2016 08:15 AM
  10. dannyar11's Avatar
    To sum things up quickly, I hate this phone. Love the looks but its as janky and laggy as a 2014 android device. Ive owned every iteration since the original note and this is the first one that truly disappoints me. The battery has been lackluster which is mindboggling. Why does the s7 edge which has a smaller screen have a bigger battery? Also why does the s7 edge feel so much smoother when they both have identical specs? They dropped the hammer here. Definitely not worth $900 when you can get a Nexus 6p for 350$ which is exactly what im doing.
    08-26-2016 08:45 AM
  11. don Adams's Avatar
    Maybe I'm a loner on this but my battery life has went through the roof on this phone. I am someone that uses their phone throughout the ENTIRE day (emails, text, web, games on break, phone calls, and social media). I started with 100% at 8am yesterday and with the regular use i got out of this, compared to the use i was getting out the note 5, i had 38% battery life when i got home at 8pm. I even worked longer and i still got a great battery life. This has been typical for me after the firsr couple of full charges then drains.
    08-26-2016 08:58 AM
  12. billykac's Avatar
    My experience has been awesome.
    Best mobile device yet.
    08-26-2016 09:01 AM
  13. stmax's Avatar
    One thing I've noticed is that I use the iris scanner A LOT which is a complete surprise to me. The reason why is that coming from LG I never had a finger biometric device. So my muscle memory has been using the power button to turn on the device rather than the home button. So then once the screen turns on my eyes simply and almost accidentally unlock it.
    08-26-2016 09:15 AM
  14. mysterygirl's Avatar
    Loving this phone!!!

    Screen is beautiful. The edge display works flawlessly in my opinion. It's hardly noticeable other than making the device smaller and sleeker. It's a significant improvement to the S7 Edge. I'm still running TW Grace UX, which surprised me because I normally install Nova. But TW has improved a lot. I may still make the switch to Nova for customization (and I do tend to find Nova to be a faster launcher). Battery life had been a bit of a mixed bag, but I think I've sorted it out and am easily making it through a day with my typical usage.

    Bottom line is that I'm VERY happy. Hoping to hold onto this phone for at least a year, which is unusual for me!
    08-26-2016 09:34 AM
  15. laurmyer's Avatar
    I went from the Note 4 to the Note 7. I opted not to get the Note 5 because of lack of micro SD card expansion. I only upgraded to Note 7 because my Note 4 started acting wonky and I didn't want to deal with it.

    So far I like the Note 7 with the exception of the lack of a good tempered glass screen protector. I HATE the adhesive edges of the ones currently available! Ugh! Once anyone finds a decent tempered glass screen protector, please let me know!
    08-26-2016 09:54 AM
  16. Jennifer Boulders's Avatar
    Gave up my Note 5.... Don't like the edge screen. Seems a little glitchy but nothing to pull my hair out over. It does feel better in the hand. If my Note 5 had Micro SD Storage I wouldn't have upgraded.
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    08-26-2016 10:51 AM
  17. Dimas de Leon's Avatar
    This is from Todd Anthony's instructions from another thread so I'll give credit where credit is due


    Go into the Always On Display section in settings. At the bottom click ABOUT ALWAYS ON DISPLAY. Make sure it is version 1.7.29. if it isn't, it should give you an option to update it right then and there. If you are on that version, go to LAYOUTS, Content to Show = CLOCK, and then scroll to the very last one on the bottom. That AOD lets you use your own photo. :-)

    Here's mines .....
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    Mine just upgrade to version 1.7.34, not sure what the difference is but I can see that I can add a background in addition to a photo

    How's your Note 7 Experience?-screenshot_20160826-092107.jpg.
    08-26-2016 12:15 PM
  18. dsignori's Avatar
    I made an entire thread with my impressions because I've got A LOT to talk about.

    http://forums.androidcentral.com/sam...axy-note7.html
    Great review, very thorough.
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    08-26-2016 12:28 PM
  19. Sapient's Avatar
    Maybe I'm a loner on this but my battery life has went through the roof on this phone. I am someone that uses their phone throughout the ENTIRE day (emails, text, web, games on break, phone calls, and social media). I started with 100% at 8am yesterday and with the regular use i got out of this, compared to the use i was getting out the note 5, i had 38% battery life when i got home at 8pm. I even worked longer and i still got a great battery life. This has been typical for me after the firsr couple of full charges then drains.
    You are not alone. This is exactly the experience I've had moving from the Note 5 to the Note 7. This is the best battery performance I've had in a phone. I've got charging capabilities all over my office, car, and home, but once at night is all I'm needing.
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    08-26-2016 12:43 PM
  20. madmurd's Avatar
    Mmm things not looking as good as I thought. Might sack n7 and grab a s7 edge insted
    08-26-2016 03:19 PM
  21. Inevitable Flux's Avatar
    Pretty decent. Lag is more pronounced on the Note 7 than it was on my Note 5, but in every other way, it's an improvement. I also, initially, wasn't too happy about action memo disappearing from Samsung Notes. Happy to see it'll make it's return with an update in late September.

    All in all... I'd only return the Note 7 if I had a momentary lapse in judgment or if I was in some sort of nightmare, possibly.
    08-26-2016 04:25 PM
  22. rushmore's Avatar
    Honestly, I miss my Note 5. Mainly its the edge screen I'm not a fan of. But everyone's different.
    I was thinking same thing, but I can one hand the N7 comfortably, but not the N4, 5 or MXPE. The display is really good and using a Spigen thin case (the model that leaves the buttons uncovered) adjusts for having no bezel.

    Still see what you mean though.
    08-26-2016 06:35 PM
  23. chyeo1979's Avatar
    Coming from a G4 (before that a Note 3) and not someone totally intolerant about lags, the Note 7 has been performing well for me so far and much better than my G4 in terms of smoothness and responsiveness.

    Likes
    - Got a black Note 7. One of the best looking phone ever to me.
    - Love the fingerprint and Iris scanners, work perfect for me.
    - S pen is great, and the best feature to me is the screen off memo (already exist in Note 5) which truly allows you to take quick notes rather than needing to unlock and launch the S Note.
    - Killer screen, no need to mention more on that.
    - Double press home button to launch camera is fast. Trashed the same feature on my G4 which is 3x slower for the camera to launch. And of course the camera is one of the best out there
    - Always on display. great for someone without a watch like me.

    Unsure/Dislike
    - Battery life. Standby battery life seem to drop faster than my G4 even if I did not enable the always on display. However actual usage (screen on) battery life trashed the G4. Still, was hoping for an even better battery life.
    - Although it's a beauty, there is no way to use this phone without a casing on as it is a fingerprint magnet and fragile. Would much prefer the back to be some sort of metal.
    - Worst thing on Note 7 is definitely the reported scratch prone GG5 with an edge display which is hard to put on a screen protector.
    08-26-2016 07:15 PM
  24. BOSSY TEXAS CHICK's Avatar
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    Overall I was super happy with my note 4. The only reason I didn't just replace the aging battery and I upgraded is I was hoping for some pleasant surprises and because I have the money to. Unfortunately I was disappointed. If I could take the note 4, add waterproof abilities, put that fingerprint scanner in & update to the newest android. I would do it in a heartbeat. In fact I would even pay more money for it than I did this phone!

    My wife upgraded too and she is pretty much on the brink of returning it and going back to the note 4. It's really sad because this phone is gorgeous, but there are just so many down falls. It finally FEELS like a flagship phone. But now it just doesn't function like one.
    Why not get a Note 5? That was their best phone yet due to its screen is wayyyy more durable... Love that phone, Wayyyy fewer downsides from Note 7 (for your "usage case scenerio")AND nice upgrade from Note 4 in many ways...(AND, you could prolly get one on Swappa in mint condition for about 400 bucks!)

    BTC
    08-26-2016 07:36 PM
  25. glenninduluth's Avatar
    After one week I can honestly say this is the finest phone I have ever owned. I picked mine up at a local Sprint store on the second day of availability. Got the last black one but they still had a number of blue and silver ones in stock. I know others have had issues with lag & battery life but I have had none of that. I have had many Samsung phones included two in the Note series (2&4). I loved both of them. And as much as I loved the Note 4 (never a single issue with it) I never really felt like it was a major upgrade (other than in build quality) from the Note 2 I had before it. All of that is very different with the Note 7. This not only looks but feels and operates like it is on a different level! Love the curved edges but I can see where others may not. Battery life for me is much better than on the Note 4 (and the 4 had decent battery life). I have not run into any lag issues but I have a feeling that is a user variable. I have a decent number of apps loaded but I am good about not having a ton running at one time. I have not had a single crash or restart. It has literally worked perfect from the get go. I have several different smart watches that I switch around that are having no issues communicating with the phone. Also, I have to say that this is the first phone in some time where I don't feel the need to download a separate launcher. TouchWiz may not be perfect but it has come a long way and I am more than happy with it on this phone. I did however download a dark theme from there theme store. I am even using the stock web browser for the first time in ages. My gripes are only a few. Lack of hard screen protectors (but they will come and that is not Samsung's fault). I downloaded the Google keyboard as it is much better than the Samsung one. Needed to download the offical music player (Really?! What logical reason is there for not including that in the first place?) I wish there was a setting to allow the home screens to continually scroll instead of coming to an end at the left or right. That is about it for complaints from me. I did originally buy the S View cover for it but I returned it and picked up the LED cover. Something about the front part of the S View cover just felt flimsy to me compared to the old S View cover I had on the Note 4. The LED cover feels much stronger and even gives a bit more grip to the phone. Oh, and I opted for the free 256GB memory card and I already received notification that it is on its way! :-)
    08-26-2016 07:37 PM
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