View Poll Results: Are you handing your phone in

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  • Already handed it over.

    23 32.86%
  • Probably going to hand it in.

    28 40.00%
  • Na, she'll be right mate.

    19 27.14%
09-15-2016 03:40 PM
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  1. ThrottleJohnny's Avatar
    If the government wants to widen the investigation then they better include every model of every phone from every manufacturer.
    Exactly.
    09-12-2016 09:26 PM
  2. ThrottleJohnny's Avatar
    It doesn't matter at this point and if they did make the correction, then it just makes it worse then you give the impression all Samsungs are blowing up. It could get govt widening investigation to more models maybe??
    It does? Not really. Anything with a battery or cord can catch fire. Apple has had several phones catch fire.
    09-12-2016 09:28 PM
  3. donm527's Avatar
    True... but I'm saying in this case at this moment... the media has already generated such a firestorm on the name Samsung... it's all you need to hear a couple of more other samsung models in the news that could be enough. Just giving out a possibility. Heck youre right and it could affect Apple... like I said Samsung SDI supplies to Apple.

    If the government wants to widen the investigation then they better include every model of every phone from every manufacturer.
    09-12-2016 09:31 PM
  4. donm527's Avatar
    Apple gets it share of stories like antenna gate and bend gate and even though people think they are so loved... they probably have a bigger target on their backs than anyone else with people wanting to jump on them for the next something-gate scandal.

    lol you know they are gonna squeeze/cover the antenna best they can, get an elephant to sit on the phone to see if it bends and drop it 100 ft to test the glass the moment the 7 comes out to find something. It because of past apple-gates people do this crazy tests and youtube videos on all phones now.

    It does? Not really. Anything with a battery or cord can catch fire. Apple has had several phones catch fire.
    09-12-2016 09:33 PM
  5. andrew_ackley's Avatar
    I would just like to add that this whole thing sucks. Big time. Makes me sad. It feels like it tarnishes Samsung and Android. Any brand damage Samsung takes on hurts Android too i feel like. My iPhone friends have been sneering at me.
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    09-12-2016 09:33 PM
  6. dcooper830's Avatar
    Went to Best Buy today and got on the list to receive a new replacement N7 when they come in. Pretty sure I'll use mine until then..... although if I hear anymore confirmed reports and N7s catching fire... I might fire up my N5 which I have on hand as backup.

    So far, there have been only 35 confirmed cases of phones catching fire that I'm aware of.
    09-12-2016 09:36 PM
  7. Aquila's Avatar
    Yeah, I'm guessing that the Galaxy Note 8 will have a replaceable battery.
    I sure hope not. Regression on that front due to something unrelated to that feature seems crazy.
    09-12-2016 09:37 PM
  8. ThrottleJohnny's Avatar
    I would just like to add that this whole thing sucks. Big time. Makes me sad. It feels like it tarnishes Samsung and Android. Any brand damage Samsung takes on hurts Android too i feel like. My iPhone friends have been sneering at me.
    Let them. Trust me when I say no company escapes an embarrassing scandal forever.
    09-12-2016 09:37 PM
  9. toenail_flicker's Avatar
    None of my friends - all iPhone users - have done anything like that.
    My iPhone friends have been sneering at me.
    09-12-2016 09:38 PM
  10. ehosey2's Avatar
    For those of us still on the 7 what are you using to read battery temp?
    https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...mbosdev.ampere

    I use the paid version to get notifications not only on my phone but they get pushed to my Gear S2 3G watch as well. The alerts are activated when the battery temperature hits 109 degrees Fahrenheit. The normal high my Note 7 reaches has been 99 degrees Fahrenheit.
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    09-12-2016 09:38 PM
  11. trucksmoveamerica#AC's Avatar
    I am waiting for the replacement. I bought mine from Verizon with a 2 year contract, I want to keep the older date and not reset the contract date when the replacements come out. Right now I'm using my note 5 till I get the replacement
    09-12-2016 09:40 PM
  12. ThrottleJohnny's Avatar
    I'm still waiting to see how this turns out a week, month even a year from now. It looks bad now, but I'm not so sure it will seem that way in 6 months, when Sammy is on to the next big thing.
    09-12-2016 09:40 PM
  13. MDMcAtee's Avatar
    Of course there aren't 2.5 million batteries sitting in a where [sic] house! They have to make them! Instead of making the whole phone, they would only have to make the batteries.
    How do you know this... Is it really just the batteries or is something else also wrong?
    09-12-2016 09:42 PM
  14. Ca_lvn's Avatar
    https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...mbosdev.ampere

    I use the paid version to get notifications not only on my phone but they get pushed to my Gear S2 3G watch as well. The alerts are activated when the battery temperature hits 109 degrees Fahrenheit. The normal high my Note 7 reaches has been 99 degrees Fahrenheit.
    Sweet thank you ,multitasking all evening 95.5 degrees 10% battery after all day heavy use time to charge. TKS
    09-12-2016 09:45 PM
  15. Amele's Avatar
    I returned mine to a Verizon store for a full refund and got my upgrade back. Was going to buy a Note 5 but my LG G3 is still limping along, when I thought it might be dead, and I reactivated it and am going to wait for the dust to settle and see if it seems like the replacements might show up in a month or two or is likely to drag on longer. Or if only those who still have them will get replacements. May still go with the Note 5 but tired of dealing with all this, and all the decisions involved. Have two cases, and an extra charging block and cord I bought, and that 256 gb card, so there is an investment there, but I have drawers full of old cases and chargers for dead phones so, nothing new there.
    09-12-2016 09:46 PM
  16. Jude526's Avatar
    I turned mine in since global recall and wanting no chances. Two have exploded in Phoenix that I am aware of. I know Samsung will bounce back from this. Am glad corporate Verizon offering double switch. Am using the edge7 right now. Twice today I went for the stylus. Lol. It's a habit. I hope Verizon knows soon but in the meantime I have a worry free device.
    09-12-2016 09:47 PM
  17. donm527's Avatar
    Yeah I'm waiting to hear when/if new ones start being available... I can get a Note 7 through work (when they were available) for $600 so that's the only reason I stick around. I had a hard time swallowing $900 at release and with this fiasco definitely if I had to buy full retail I wouldnt.

    I have a iPhone 6 loaner from work... so don't feel the rush to buy 7 unless work wants their phone back. I'd hate to wait that long but I could wait for S8 Edge if needed. But I'd really like to try the S-Pen and the software features related to it.

    I'm still waiting to see how this turns out a week, month even a year from now. It looks bad now, but I'm not so sure it will seem that way in 6 months, when Sammy is on to the next big thing.
    09-12-2016 09:49 PM
  18. Ca_lvn's Avatar

    After all day heavy usage.
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    09-12-2016 09:50 PM
  19. coolbreeze78's Avatar
    Samsung told me to keep my gifts. I somehow got the Fit 2 and 256 card free. Also got a year of Netflix (returned a T-Mo version after the first week...).

    09-12-2016 09:50 PM
  20. edubb256's Avatar
    Yes, you're right. You'd still have to wait. And turn in a defective battery and have a phone without a battery, so no working phone. Instead you can have a replacement, loaner or trade of a working phone.
    Exactly. You may have to wait the same amount of time to have a working phone, but the benefit to customer is I don't need to set up my phone again (It takes a few hours to restore apps/files/settings/logins etc.). The benefit to Samsung is manufacturing the battery and paying the carrier to install is probably cheaper than manufacturing a whole new phone.
    09-12-2016 09:56 PM
  21. edubb256's Avatar
    How do you know this... Is it really just the batteries or is something else also wrong?
    I don't. This is an academic discussion. In my first post I said "if only the battery was defective." If it something else, then obviously swappable batteries would make no difference whatsoever.
    09-12-2016 10:01 PM
  22. trucksmoveamerica#AC's Avatar
    I turned mine in since global recall and wanting no chances. Two have exploded in Phoenix that I am aware of. I know Samsung will bounce back from this. Am glad corporate Verizon offering double switch. Am using the edge7 right now. Twice today I went for the stylus. Lol. It's a habit. I hope Verizon knows soon but in the meantime I have a worry free device.
    Are you sure your worry free??

    http://www.sammobile.com/2016/09/11/...alaxy-s7-edge/

    http://news.softpedia.com/news/samsu...g-507925.shtml
    09-12-2016 10:05 PM
  23. Jude526's Avatar
    Yes. I am not concerned
    09-12-2016 10:08 PM
  24. scorpiodsu's Avatar
    I would just like to add that this whole thing sucks. Big time. Makes me sad. It feels like it tarnishes Samsung and Android. Any brand damage Samsung takes on hurts Android too i feel like. My iPhone friends have been sneering at me.
    I disagree somewhat. Logical people know how to separate the company that makes the hardware from the OS. The problem is that a lot of Samsung diehards make it feel like Android is Samsung and Samsung is Android. For instance a person can bash Samsung but not android. I ran into an instance where I said something negative about Samsung a while ago (which was well deserved at that time). And one of my friends who is a Samsung diehard immediately came at me talking about how Android is better than iOS. I had to quickly point out to him that I was talking about Samsung and not Android. He proceeded to be quiet at that point.

    So my point is that Android doesn't have to be tarnished because Samsung made the mistake. Diehard users must be careful when making the manufacturer synonymous with the OS. They could put out a tizen phone with Galaxy S models hardware, port over Google play services and basic users wouldn't know the difference unless someone told them.
    fwinst likes this.
    09-12-2016 10:14 PM
  25. trucksmoveamerica#AC's Avatar
    Lithium batteries can reach temperatures of up to 1000 degrees Fahrenheit when burning.

    Also, it's probably not a good idea to get a damaged lithium batterie wet, Lithium is highly reactive to water and dropping a burning phone into water might make things worse. Although, there is relatively little lithium in a Lithium-Ion battery, nevertheless, why take the chance?



    That said, since I never use my oven, that's where I have my Note 7 stored until Verizon finally sorts this mess out.
    You seem to be knowledgeable about batteries, and anyone else that may have knowledge on batteries.

    Don't batteries need to be able to vent somehow? Could the water proofing be blocking venting causing them to over heat? I've seen s couple reports on the s7 edge catching fire also, one while charging, one while in a pocket.

    I know very little about batteries, just thinking out loud.
    09-12-2016 10:15 PM
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