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  1. Budman40's Avatar
    I absolutely love this phone. I did have reservations about the battery but waited because I knew it would get better. Two days ago I cleared the cache in recovery and today I had much better battery life. Today has been one week that I've had the phone.
    08-26-2016 11:10 PM
  2. Jewels81's Avatar
    I love my blue coral note 7. Don't regret getting it at all. Does awesome for me. Battery great for me. During a 12 hour work day with playing with the phone during breaks and lunch I have 55 to 60% battery life left when i get home. Now if I'm home and constantly playing on it non stop then I get between 5 to 6 hours depending on what I'm doing. So I really don't have any complaints. It does what I need it to do.
    08-27-2016 05:33 AM
  3. spasell's Avatar
    Impartial on it. I came from the note 4 and a long line of smartphones before that. I fel in love with my note 4 right away, almost all positives. Unfortunately this one feels like every phone I had before the note 4, it's got alot of positives and negatives.

    Positives:
    1. Phone is gorgeous
    2. Fingerprint scanner works impressively fast and accurately. Serious, I am super impressed with how well it works.
    3. Auto brightness seems to work better.
    4. Waterproof. Not a big deal because I've never had water damage, but now I don't have to stress about it.
    5. Updated android has some nice new features and optimizations

    Negatives:
    1. Camera is worse. I get it that the pixels are bigger and the photo ARE better in the dark. blah blah blah. I take most my photos and videos outside with ample light. For me it's a lose lose. I never take pictures with terrible lighting and when I do, they still aren't gonna be great from a cell phone anyways. I wish they atleast stuck with 16MP. My note 4's videos and pictures were beautiful. The only thing better is my DSLR and honestly it would give it a run for its money for pre-processed standard pictures.

    2. Battery: It's not worse than my Note 4's but it's not better. What a disappointment. They both barely last the full average day for me. Anything outside the average and I have to charge it. Why cut corners on battery? To slim it down an unfathomable amount? Most people put huge cases on it anyways, who cares if its a hair bigger or smaller. The size race ended years ago.

    3. Messaging: Stock app would continually freeze on me after I imported my last phones messages. I downloaded Chomp SMS and use that flawlessly, so not a big deal. But after so many years I have no idea how they still can't figure it out but aftermarket apps can.

    4. Fragility: I run my phones naked. My note 4 has been dropped dozens of times over the years and has been great. In fact I have never had a cracked screen with any of my phones. However with this one I am actually nervous. The screen is curved around the edges which will definitely make it a weak point. Also it now has 2 glass sides to worry about.

    5. Speed: At first it was actually laggy and alot of apps had kinks. After doing alot of organization and deleting bloatware it is no longer laggy and works great. The problem is that it is literally not any faster than my 2 year old note 4. What gives?!

    6. Lost Features: In an futile effort to declutter touchwiz they deleted many useful features. Not any faster anyways but thanks for deleting the features.

    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.
    Totally disagree on the camera. Don't know how you're using it but I've noticed a difference between this and the Note 5 even and it blows away my iPhone 6+.
    08-27-2016 05:47 AM
  4. doctordwaynewilliams's Avatar
    There are so many things to like about my Note 7. The smartphone is gorgeous. Love the black color. The first major improvement over the Note 5 is the S-pen. The accuracy of the S-pen is loads better. Although I am still getting used to the thicker lines it produces. The text input box is much improved. Performance wise it's not as smooth as my Note 5. Once action memo is back I will be more satisfied. Always on display is a nice touch. I really like what Samsung did with Notes app. Overall look of the software is very refined. The edge display is exciting. I love that I can just swipe from the side and see my calendar and the day's agenda. The camera takes great photos, but then again so did my Note 5. It's not a huge upgrade over the Note 5, but I'm glad I upgraded. I went with a different carrier as well. AT&T to Verizon. I didn't get a screen protector as I feel they Are no longer necessary. But I got a decent Spigen case for $10 so I'm happy. I should keep this smartphone for a year. Or at least that's what I'm hoping for. I have had every Note ever released And I'm starting to believe that it's my niche. I'm just overwhelmingly satisfied with the Samsung Galaxy Note series and the Note 7 doesn't disappoint.
    linzgeneral, cwbcpa and Wildo6882 like this.
    08-27-2016 09:07 AM
  5. cynth.hgn'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! :-)
    Regarding your comment that they will design a proper screen protector. This isn't the first edge phone. The s6 edge came out over 2 years ago, so they've had plenty of time to figure it out. I'm thinking the design is too difficult otherwise we would have seen it by now
    08-27-2016 12:37 PM
  6. TylerLV76's Avatar
    Didnt make it a full week before mine went back. The display wasnt as good as my S7 Edge or S7 Active. Looked washed out, slightly grainy, had a yellow tint and the blacks werent as deep. Battery life wasnt terrible but not as good as my Edge and of course nowhere near my Active. Phone seemed to stutter a bit more than the other 2 even after wiping the cache partition and running package disabler. For me the main reason for returning it was it wasnt a big enough upgrade from the edge to justify $900. The only advantage was the S-Pen which was easily remedied with a nice stylus. I've been know to try things multiple times so maybe Ill give it another shot down the road. In the mean time I'll keep an eye on this forum to see if the upcoming updates help.
    08-27-2016 01:20 PM
  7. msndrstood's Avatar
    This. This is what was lacking in all of my other Notes 2-5 without extended batteries. I couldn't be happier with it. And I got a great tempered glass screen protector that sticks and works with my Spigen wallet case. 😍



    08-27-2016 02:31 PM
  8. anon(5630457)'s Avatar
    I love it! This is definitely the dream phone I've always wanted--a Galaxy Note with IP68 rating. Now I have it!

    As far as performance, it's works just as well as my S7 edge did. The S pen features are definitely more refined than they were on the Note 5.

    The only thing I question on this phone is the iris scanner. I don't like the extra swipe on the lock screen to use it. I wish Samsung would figure out a way to make it work more seamlessly.

    I plan on hanging onto this phone now until the Note 8 comes out.
    08-27-2016 02:49 PM
  9. kaelthanas's Avatar
    This. This is what was lacking in all of my other Notes 2-5 without extended batteries. I couldn't be happier with it. And I got a great tempered glass screen protector that sticks and works with my Spigen wallet case. 😍

    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/2016...a883f68249.jpg

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    What glass screen protector? I need a good one.
    08-27-2016 02:55 PM
  10. msndrstood's Avatar
    What glass screen protector? I need a good one.
    This one. I got it yesterday and so far so good despite the negative reviews. I've used Pleson screen protectors for my Note 4 and 5 and never had to replace them. Very satisfied.

    Galaxy Note 7 Screen Protector, PLESON® [3D Full Coverage] Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Tempered Glass Screen Protector, [Case Friendly] 9H/Bubble Free Screen Protector for Galaxy Note 7 - Lifetime Warranty https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01K4H0EKO...cUvbUpU5371494
    08-27-2016 03:05 PM
  11. kaelthanas's Avatar
    This one. I got it yesterday and so far so good despite the negative reviews. I've used Pleson screen protectors for my Note 4 and 5 and never had to replace them. Very satisfied.

    Galaxy Note 7 Screen Protector, PLESON® [3D Full Coverage] Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Tempered Glass Screen Protector, [Case Friendly] 9H/Bubble Free Screen Protector for Galaxy Note 7 - Lifetime Warranty https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01K4H0EKO...cUvbUpU5371497
    Thank you, if you don't mind letting me know how it holds up that would be much appreciated.
    08-27-2016 03:06 PM
  12. msndrstood's Avatar
    Thank you, if you don't mind letting me know how it holds up that would be much appreciated.
    No problem, bookmarked this thread for the future.
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    08-27-2016 03:57 PM
  13. LL HUGH J's Avatar
    I agree with the poster who said the Note 4's camera was better. That thing took GORGEOUS pics and vids. Really wish they kept the 16 MP
    toenail_flicker likes this.
    08-27-2016 06:42 PM
  14. srsgonu's Avatar
    I love it! This is definitely the dream phone I've always wanted--a Galaxy Note with IP68 rating. Now I have it!

    As far as performance, it's works just as well as my S7 edge did. The S pen features are definitely more refined than they were on the Note 5.

    The only thing I question on this phone is the iris scanner. I don't like the extra swipe on the lock screen to use it. I wish Samsung would figure out a way to make it work more seamlessly.

    I plan on hanging onto this phone now until the Note 8 comes out.
    I think iris scanner implementation is fine. It's for folks who wear gloves.
    08-27-2016 07:06 PM
  15. PraetorianGuard14's Avatar
    The current one is better
    08-27-2016 07:40 PM
  16. LalaKitty's Avatar
    I love many aspects of it, but currently on a call with TMobile to get a replacement. First my blue phone arrived with the wrong color S Pen. Second, is major lag and running hot. I tried rebooting, system restore to factory, and using system maintenance to clean things up. Nothing is working. I already had the Note 5 and never had this problem. Thinking I got a buggy one. The sucky thing is TMobile is suppose to be out about 2 months on the blue, so I might have to cave and get the black which is ok. Hoping to get this rectified quickly, currently on hold for a rep.
    08-27-2016 08:23 PM
  17. linzgeneral's Avatar
    There are so many things to like about my Note 7. The smartphone is gorgeous. Love the black color. The first major improvement over the Note 5 is the S-pen. The accuracy of the S-pen is loads better. Although I am still getting used to the thicker lines it produces. The text input box is much improved. Performance wise it's not as smooth as my Note 5. Once action memo is back I will be more satisfied. Always on display is a nice touch. I really like what Samsung did with Notes app. Overall look of the software is very refined. The edge display is exciting. I love that I can just swipe from the side and see my calendar and the day's agenda. The camera takes great photos, but then again so did my Note 5. It's not a huge upgrade over the Note 5, but I'm glad I upgraded. I went with a different carrier as well. AT&T to Verizon. I didn't get a screen protector as I feel they Are no longer necessary. But I got a decent Spigen case for $10 so I'm happy. I should keep this smartphone for a year. Or at least that's what I'm hoping for. I have had every Note ever released And I'm starting to believe that it's my niche. I'm just overwhelmingly satisfied with the Samsung Galaxy Note series and the Note 7 doesn't disappoint.
    Excellent review.. Thanx.. Why do you say the 7 isn't as smooth as the 5?
    08-27-2016 08:53 PM
  18. cwbcpa's Avatar
    I think iris scanner implementation is fine. It's for folks who wear gloves.
    Yes or when you're at the pool and your hands are wet. That was me tonight. Picked up the phone. Pressed the home button, Fingerprint didn't work since my hands were wet. Iris scanner popped up. I looked at the phone and it opened instantly. Very useful stuff.
    08-27-2016 09:21 PM
  19. doctordwaynewilliams's Avatar
    Excellent review.. Thanx.. Why do you say the 7 isn't as smooth as the 5?
    Just from experience so far my Note 5 was smoother. I had stated in another thread that Samsung's Exynos chips perform better in their Smartphones than Qualcom chips. It seems to be the case this time around. The lag doesn't bother me. It really isn't that bad, but it is a noticeable difference.
    08-27-2016 10:19 PM
  20. the real batman's Avatar
    I absolutely love it. It is without a doubt the best phone I've ever had. What brought my love to an all time high today was the battery being a complete boss. I was on a train home from the city and the battery got down to like 8%. I put it on medium power saving(but kept the screen resolution at QHD) and continued using Snapchat, Facebook, Instagram and Google Music for the entire 90 minute commute home. When I walked in the house I was still streaming music and I took a couple of pics on 1%. Coming from a Note 4 that would basically cease to function properly and just flat out refused to take pictures once it got under 15 percent it was amazing seeing my Note 7 just handle like a boss with a battery under 5%.
    08-27-2016 10:51 PM
  21. chyeo1979's Avatar
    Just from experience so far my Note 5 was smoother. I had stated in another thread that Samsung's Exynos chips perform better in their Smartphones than Qualcom chips. It seems to be the case this time around. The lag doesn't bother me. It really isn't that bad, but it is a noticeable difference.
    Does that mean the Note 7 with Exynos chip will be smoother than the Note 7 with snapdragon? For my region, we are getting the Exynos but i wonder is it really that different?
    08-27-2016 11:05 PM
  22. zxphenomenalxz's Avatar
    Returning mine Monday most likely.

    Nice phone, screen is stunning and the curve is nice ( my first curved screen phone ) battery is excellent.

    But I really just can't stand the Samsung software. Im not overly impressed by the camera either coming from the HTC 10. Speakers also aren't as good.

    The only peace of mind I have with this phone is the waterproof but other than it gives me major anxiety as far as taking one drop .

    I wanted to love this phone I really really did but I miss my 10. I miss the close to stock software and interface. I miss the speakers as well as the build of the phone


    The 10 uses way less RAM by comparison too.

    Also, the fingerprint reader is a tad faster on the 10. I like that I can just place my finger on it to wake it up but with the Note I have to physically click the button to wake it with my finger.
    08-27-2016 11:21 PM
  23. Kelly Kearns's Avatar
    Just an FYI, using a lot of RAM is not a bad thing. Android performs much better with a full RAM.
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    08-27-2016 11:26 PM
  24. boriqua2000's Avatar
    When I first started using my note 7 the screen was bright and vibrant. Now it looks dim for some reason. I have all the settings correct but it's still dim. When i open the YouTube app the screen brightens up again. But as soon as i leave the app it's back to dimness.
    08-28-2016 12:10 AM
  25. D13H4RD2L1V3's Avatar
    Hey.

    Do you by any chance have Video Enhancer enabled? It's in display settings.

    It boosts brightness, contrast and saturation while playing video in certain apps.
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    08-28-2016 12:20 AM
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