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  1. Herwick's Avatar
    Overall I love the phone.
    PRO:
    AOD is great I never really noticed how often I check the time until I didn't have to turn the phone on to see it. The night clock is great and works well for me. I don't see any lag unless I completely shut down the apps via task manager and even then I really don't notice it, only because I was looking for it. Battery life for me is great! I get anywhere from 10-12 hrs with regular use, heavy use 6-10 depending. I like the edge, I use it as much as I thought I would, think once I get used to it being there I will use it more.
    CON:
    The sound quality when on a call is not great. I can hear just fine but there is an emptiness/digital sound to the other person. On speaker I have to have the call volume up but media volume down to where I usually have it. My signal is not great either. It cuts out randomly and takes forever to dial. I will have full bars on 3G I press call and it drops to 1 bar and continually says dialing sometimes never connecting the call. Sometimes it connects but still says dialing and the connection will be horrible. But 2 minutes later in the exact same place in the house I will have no problems at all. However that could be the area I am in and not the phone.

    EDIT:
    So it was the HD calling messing with my sound quality and ability to make calls. Turned it off and TADA! Sounds normal and connects almost immediately.
    08-28-2016 12:27 PM
  2. cynth.hgn's Avatar
    Do your favorites not show up at the top of your contact list after you star them?
    Oops, yes they do. Thanks for that!
    08-28-2016 03:15 PM
  3. cynth.hgn's Avatar
    Settled in now and still loving it. Coming from a Note 5 its just more refined to me. Basically what I wanted out of the 5 last year. Haven't even begun to fill up the 256gb sd card I got with it yet. Battery life is noticeably better too.

    http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i1...pshqey7trz.jpg
    Are you using a screen protector?
    08-28-2016 03:18 PM
  4. spasell's Avatar
    Yes, indeed I did show stats with power saving on, set to medium, background data is ON. What's the problem with that? I actually got over 7 hours but had a slight charging bump on the wireless charger so I didn't post that one. And the phone is hardly gimped, it still does what it's supposed to do rather snappily, I might add. The only thing I really have off is location when I'm at home, which is most of the time.

    Look, this is massive improvement over the Note 5 for me. I would struggle to get 2.5 hours SoT. I charged that phone 4 times day since I am a heavy user and that is the worst battery performance of the Note series for me. So to be able to get 6 hours out of a phone for me is a huge deal. I was only able to achieve those kind of SoT times with Zerolemon batteries and those that know me on here, know I have battery anxiety. 😨

    So far, I don't have to worry about an extended battery for the N7 which makes me very happy. And that is what matters to me.
    Oh sorry. I'm not being critical of that. I try and understand the unreal battery stats of some knowing everyone uses their phones differently. It's just that when people post they get 7+ hours of SOT I actually laugh because they have to have set it up in power saving mode or turned off every radio on the phone.
    08-28-2016 05:09 PM
  5. spasell's Avatar
    One of the things I don't like is the speaker. It's really just average. I mean really average and maybe less. I have to hold it close to me if I don't have headphones and want to hear a video playing. My 6+ speaker was amazing. It was so loud I had to turn it down to 50% at times. But if that's all I don't like then that's damn good.
    08-28-2016 05:13 PM
  6. msndrstood's Avatar
    Oh sorry. I'm not being critical of that. I try and understand the unreal battery stats of some knowing everyone uses their phones differently. It's just that when people post they get 7+ hours of SOT I actually laugh because they have to have set it up in power saving mode or turned off every radio on the phone.
    That's the way I felt about the Note 5 when people are posting 6+ hours. I tried, but even in safe mode I couldn't get there. So I understand the skepticism. But truthfully, I am using the phone as it should be used, and just have location off while I'm at home and the mid power saving with background data on. Works for me!
    08-28-2016 05:21 PM
  7. Kelly Kearns's Avatar
    I used to get 5 and 6 hours SOT with my Note and 16-18 hours battery.

    They thing about battery I always tell everyone.. So much affects it.

    You can have two people with the same phone on the same network, set up the same and they can get different battery times because people use their phones differently.

    Now take into account different carriers, different apps, even the same carrier and different apps, different signals and using your phone in different ways.. Battery life can vary.

    Try and get your battery to where it works for you and it doesn't matter if someone gets better battery life that you if yours works for you.

    It's good to compare and ask questions and help each other find things that work, but don't get obsessed because others get better battery life than you. No matter how great your battery is, eventually there will be at least one person that gets better battery life than you.
    08-28-2016 08:06 PM
  8. doctordwaynewilliams's Avatar
    One of the things I don't like is the speaker. It's really just average. I mean really average and maybe less. I have to hold it close to me if I don't have headphones and want to hear a video playing. My 6+ speaker was amazing. It was so loud I had to turn it down to 50% at times. But if that's all I don't like then that's damn good.
    I haven't had any issues with the speakers. Actually, I was playing music through them this morning and thought they were louder than my Note 5. Sounded good to me. However, I won't be using them much. I have a bluetooth speaker I use. I'm really having a hard time finding anything to complain about. The Note 7 has been great thus far.
    08-28-2016 08:18 PM
  9. TylerLV76's Avatar
    I decided to give the phone one more chance today so I went and grabbed another black one from At&t. This time Im going to set it up as new and not restore anything. As for the screen complaints I had, theyre still there. This one looks exactly like the old one but Im going to do my best to ignore it. Well see within the next week if I keep this one.
    08-29-2016 01:05 PM
  10. kyle0k's Avatar
    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
    The same reason I didn't get it in the first place. It got rid of the swapable battery (I've come to terms with this by now) and more importantly no SD card.

    I'm not sure if the note 5 is more durable than the note 4, but it would be hard to believe. My wife and I both had it for 2 years and it survived a ton of drops, kicks, slides, etc... All Naked. I think the bezel around it does alot of good and I also think the fact that there is a battery compartment does alot of good. People rarely talk about it but the physics supports it. I have had alot of drops that pop the back part of the phone off and shoot the battery out. This is all energy that was dissipated doing that versus focused on cracking the screen. It's a little like the physics behind tempered glass. So even if the glass was officially harder on the note 5, I have my doubts about it standing up to more abuse.
    08-29-2016 01:24 PM
  11. Kelly Kearns's Avatar
    I've had all the Notes and waiting for my Note 7. The Note 4 was my least favorite, it was painful, physically, to use.

    My Note 5 has been durable. I carry it without a case, I dropped it once on the driveway and not a scratch or crack on any glass.

    The Note 5 cured me of wanting or needing a replaceable battery or SD card.

    The only screen I ever broke was my Note 2.

    As of now, without having my Note 7 yet, my very favorite Note of all time has been the Note 5, hands down.
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    08-29-2016 03:39 PM
  12. Nakrohtap's Avatar
    With the Note5, there was almost no consideration of shooting 4K video. SD storage was definitely welcome.
    I had a weird random wallpaper thing going on, as well as a little screen sensitivity issue. I did a "Reset Settings" yesterday and it seems to have helped.
    The only other issue to note is the reception issue. Doesn't seem as strong as the Note5.
    08-29-2016 05:16 PM
  13. Kelly Kearns's Avatar
    Yeah there wasn't anything for 4K, but for me, that wasn't something on my list of priorities. For someone interested in shooting 4K video, they would need an SD card.
    08-29-2016 05:20 PM
  14. anon(5630457)'s Avatar
    I think iris scanner implementation is fine. It's for folks who wear gloves.
    You'll still need to take your gloves off to swipe the screen up and to navigate the phone.
    08-29-2016 07:13 PM
  15. tlo07's Avatar
    For those of you coming from a Note 5 how does the N7 compare when listening to music with headphones? Still on the fence about upgrading. I will say if the N7 is released in the pink color that Best Buy has the S7 in I will be powerless to resist. I went to see it today and I thought it was beautiful. A Note 7 in that color would be stunning.
    08-29-2016 09:58 PM
  16. bembol's Avatar
    After a few days I am very happy and I can't get over how amazing this Coral Blue is!!!

    No lag, battery life is great.
    08-29-2016 11:02 PM
  17. durandetto's Avatar
    For those of you coming from a Note 5 how does the N7 compare when listening to music with headphones? Still on the fence about upgrading. I will say if the N7 is released in the pink color that Best Buy has the S7 in I will be powerless to resist. I went to see it today and I thought it was beautiful. A Note 7 in that color would be stunning.
    I use lg tones and there really is no difference between my note 5 and note 7 as far as sound quality. The connection seems to be good too, not choppy like others have said. Only problem is I can't get my n7 to connect to my explorers radio.
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    08-29-2016 11:19 PM
  18. Kelly Kearns's Avatar
    For those of you coming from a Note 5 how does the N7 compare when listening to music with headphones? Still on the fence about upgrading. I will say if the N7 is released in the pink color that Best Buy has the S7 in I will be powerless to resist. I went to see it today and I thought it was beautiful. A Note 7 in that color would be stunning.
    I have always wanted one of the pink Notes and they never make it to the US. Now there is a possibility one will and it will likely end Best Buy only also.. They don't carry T-Mobile phones 😠
    08-30-2016 02:48 AM
  19. MyFirstAndroidSucks's Avatar
    I am sure there will be excuses as to why, or maybe there will be some educated people on here that can discern what I am speaking about.

    I read forums, I rarely join them but it needed to be noted here (no pun intended) about how bad this phone sucks.

    I have a us version coal blue note 7 on T-MO.

    First, the one has an annoying duplicating notification tone. Sounds like it's on repeat or a DJ puts it on loop. The phone will ring for 2 to 15 seconds unless you hit the power button. Even that sometimes doesn't work. After a hard reset, and loading just one app to get notification sounds, the issue repeated it self immediately on the first sound. Oddly, it doesn't do it on all of the notifications, rather just some. It wasn't multiple notifications either, just one that caused it.

    Two, the annoying messages crash. (Even the Bestbuy Samsung Rep.) was getting them on her phone. <~More on that later.
    The messages app will just crash while typing. And I am by far not the only one getting that error. It happens at various times for no rhyme or reason.

    Three, the loud ... sounds. I know this is an issue that is on every phone. The issue being, you can precisely alter your sounds without using Fine Volume Control or another app that I found yesterday. That is annoying as s....

    Four, the weak a.. battery life. It sucks... 850.00 for a phone, .... should just work. Don't give me the whole "it's new" blah blah.. Because even being an iPhone guy, I never experienced this many problems - and I always get my phones Day 1 with them. (THEY ARE NOT WITHOUT ISSUES) I get that.. but as bad as the battery is (it's not this bad). The sound just works. I don't get stupid popups out of the box (ie. candy crush pop up when I turned on the phone). I don't get what all the hype is about...

    Five, the email system SUCKS! Deleting email on this thing is like watching flies you know what. I don't expect kids to understand this, but for working professionals, being able to swipe to delete "QUICKLY" like you can on an iPhone is important. It's sluggish at best... The outlook app is better but not by much... And I should not have to go and test 20 apps to see which one works the best when the one on the phone AND it's apps should just work.

    Six.. Reception issues.. The phone just gets poor reception... My iPhone and buddies Nexus received 4 out of 5 bars in most locations where as my Note 7 - did not. Averaged 2/3 bars. And again, I am not the only one with this problem. HOWEVER It does seem to be more on TMO than anything else.

    Seven, constant crashes!

    I did go to BestBuy to their Samsung rep and had them look at the phone after all the issues, the hard reset, sim switch, etc... The young lady there did the in place software refresh to see if their were any hangups. The notification loop, still there. Poor reception? Still there. Message error, still there. Funny though, after all was said and done, she told me she received the message error crash as well - and that it's been happening since she received the phone.

    Sadly, a lot of the issues above are on a lot of Samsung Note 7's. Of course T-MO isn't any help either as they just certified the Nougat software for the phone and have no release dates. Where as other carriers are ahead of the 8ball.

    Samsung.. YOU HAD ONE job. Build a phone that works... How hard is that? Oh! And PS... the LED Cover, sucks. No magnet? Nothing to keep it closed? Who designed it, an 8 year old? If this is the best attempt at a flagship model, you have a lot of work to do. While there are some things this phone does well, the far outweighs the good by a long shot.

    Android fanboys keep on... Trolling is childish and not needed. Maybe you have no issues with your phone, and if that is the case, good for you. For those of us adults who spend our money - we want things that work.

    I gave this phone a try and will await Nougat to see if it's resolved. Seeing as I can't return the phone as Coral Blue isn't exactly in stock.

    On a side note: I tried a Nexus and my iPhone 6 Plus and everything worked fine. Reception, etc... all worked the way they were supposed to. Back to the note 7 and it did not.

    Has anyone else had these issues or some of them? If so have you found a resolotion?

    Thanks
    08-30-2016 08:08 AM
  20. sweeperdk's Avatar
    Wow. I have been an iPhone user since the start, with a quick trip to android land with the note 3 and S6 edge +.

    I am now back on Note 7 and just sold my iPhone 6S and gotta say... I cannot recognize any of the issues you're talking about. Hate to say this, but my note just works... battery life is decent too.

    I'm not an android fanboy at all, but more of a tech fanboy, and this note 7 takes the cake for the best device I have had to date.
    08-30-2016 08:17 AM
  21. russel5150's Avatar
    I havent had the issues your talking about. I am on verizon though.

    Just curious, the LED cover? Magnet?

    Sounds like the note7 isnt for you, and maybe neither is tmobile.
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    08-30-2016 08:23 AM
  22. jdfry15's Avatar
    That is why they give us a 14 day return period. You can see if the phone fits your needs and you enjoy the way it works and all the features. You can return it and pick up the iphone 7 if that will fit your needs better. I agree there are things I like on my iphone more and things I like more on the iphone 6s plus. No phone is perfect.
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    08-30-2016 08:24 AM
  23. TylerLV76's Avatar
    You should definitely go back to an iPhone as quickly as possible. From what I can tell that seems to be the only possible way to prevent you from stroking out.
    08-30-2016 08:27 AM
  24. tinybfk's Avatar
    I agree the stock email app kinda sucks. I haven't had the messages app crash. Facebook crashed a few times and chrome crashed once yesterday. My battery life has been great for an Android phone. So-so compared to my iPhone though. I'm in no way an Android fan boy but I haven't had a lot of the problems you're having. I'm on Sprint though and not T-Mobile. Reception wise mine has been the same as my GS7E and my iPhone 6 plus. These are just my experiences. The messaging app crashing would irritate the heck out of me if I was experiencing it. I send a lot of links and stuff.
    08-30-2016 08:27 AM
  25. DaleReeck#AC's Avatar
    I have not had even one of those problems. For example, I find the email client better performing and faster than even the one on my iPhone 6S Plus.
    08-30-2016 08:28 AM
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