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  1. brutos08's Avatar
    He's correct just scrap it now within a month the fickle consumers will forget it and move on
    10-10-2016 04:22 AM
  2. amyf27's Avatar
    I'm in the same exact position as you... Exchanged original note 7 for a silver S7E, loved the phone but not the color... So when the new note 7s were released I went back to it... Hopefully I can get a black S7E now with all this nonsense
    The gold isn't bad, looks nice with the black OtterBox (open screen design)
    10-10-2016 04:44 AM
  3. chyeo1979's Avatar
    Samsung needs to investigate all these cases to at least confirm the battery issue still exist and not fraud cases out to tarnish Note 7. If it's true, time to chop off the limb.
    10-10-2016 04:47 AM
  4. chyeo1979's Avatar
    If it's a voluntary recall, I might keep it. If it's not, then no choice will return it as they will remotely cripple it like the first time.
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    10-10-2016 05:02 AM
  5. From A Buick 8's Avatar
    Hopefully it doesn't catch fire, then you'll have no choice.
    Well, technically the phone catching fire would disable it.
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    10-10-2016 05:14 AM
  6. ZOMMBIE1's Avatar
    I was just asking if you guys had any other suggestions of a different phone if they were to recall the phone again.
    If I absolutely must trade it in and they are not going to fix my current N7. The closest would be a S7 edge. But I will most likely just hold onto it till the S8 comes out then trade it.
    10-10-2016 05:30 AM
  7. Jona005's Avatar
    The V20 will not have a ' lesser' screen.

    I had an Elephone P9000 and the thin film LCD was SUPERB. It was in most ways better than Samsungs Amoled. For a start whites where pristine white and colour reproduction more natural. All mostly due to the new LG thin film displays. Everything seems to float right on top of the display.

    Samsungs Amoleds have about a millimeter of glass above it, probably with a gap in between.

    Wait till you hold one before jumping to conclusions.

    While I'm quite used to the AMOLED displays, the brief time I spent using a V20 yesterday I thought the LCD was pretty impressive.
    10-10-2016 07:05 AM
  8. Kansatsusha's Avatar
    There many alternative but it still all fall under your carrier if they support it. Then there the following choices of what you prefer.

    Display Size
    IR?
    expandable mem
    Design style
    removable battery
    optional stylist
    water proof
    shock proof
    OS with or without unlock BL
    Camera spec
    Audio spec
    USB type

    I for one looking for Sprint, large enough display, audio quality, USB-C, Expandable mem, "hardware good enough to play my videos that have 1080hi10 flac encodes" with no lag, if there no special software on it I do look into rooting it like samsung knox, and uhhhh... the shock/water proof things... I can just put a case on it so that blah...

    So with that in mind I do have my eye on the V20 but I did catch my eye on the htc 10 again till I reconsider the screen size. Asus Zen deluxe have no Sprint so that a bummer. Note 7 halt production and now I dont think a nice promo will help... All the other random name phone I just starting to learn about dont have sprint so ehhhhh.... but if they do I'm not familiar with their name
    10-10-2016 07:08 AM
  9. naturalguy's Avatar
    Whuu? Half the internal storage, no hardware display scaling, weaker lowlight pics, a more pronounced curve that distorts video and web pages more, and is more sensitive to accidental presses on edges.


    Got to respectfully disagree.
    For one the S7 Edge hasn't been a complete nightmare like the Note 7 so we can start there before we get into any of the features.
    10-10-2016 07:31 AM
  10. naturalguy's Avatar
    Whuu? Half the internal storage, no hardware display scaling, weaker lowlight pics, a more pronounced curve that distorts video and web pages more, and is more sensitive to accidental presses on edges.


    Got to respectfully disagree.
    For one the S7 Edge hasn't been a complete nightmare like the Note 7 so we can start there before we get into any of the features.
    10-10-2016 07:31 AM
  11. rushmore's Avatar
    "Weaker lowlight pics"
    I thought they have the exact same camera with similar post-processing...
    Reviews that compared have pointed out lower light pics are better on the N7. Also the display was better overall.
    10-10-2016 07:43 AM
  12. nvettese's Avatar
    Personally, I feel that the V20 would be the better phone, as you are getting more for your money. Although I am not a Samsung user, I think that the Note series is the best phone you can buy hands down. The Pixel's cost cannot be justified if you are looking at features to price, and I believe that's where you need to look
    10-10-2016 07:50 AM
  13. naturecannon's Avatar
    Most people weren't even hurt, burnt phones incidents are all consistent looking. (burnt phone). I highly doubt it's fraud, not much to gain here, they would be better of stealing a candy bar from 7 Eleven if they wanted to hustle something free.
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    10-10-2016 07:51 AM
  14. rushmore's Avatar
    You are all right in some aspects. The 820/821 are same fab process. The 821 is probably the final milking of that design to optimize money. The tech supported could be bridged so would be common to both chips, but marketing and product differentiation (for money) is a factor. There are hardware differences though as part of the differentiation.

    The next big update is 10nm. This is needed to make 4K feasible and VR is driving this. No VR, no quest for 4K at the moment. Samsung knows the key to the real VR boom is to get rid of the screen door effect and keep the devices from overheating.

    They also know amoled is the best option due to power efficiency, contrast and latency, but has bad screen door compared to LCD at same res. Catch is LCD is a battery sucking demon at 1440p or higher, since the array design powers all of the display. Amoled can activate only the needed coordinates on the display.
    10-10-2016 07:53 AM
  15. athenatp's Avatar
    Samsung and the wireless providers will disable the phones if people don't return them. The last recall was evidence of that by shorting the battery life to 60%. Sorry it's hard for you to understand but safety is first and they will do what they have too to protect the human race.
    Charging a phone to 60% isn't disabling the phone....not being able to "use" the phone is "disabling" it. And alot of people have no problem not updating their phone to even get that 60% battery limit. Look, they only recovered 80% of the original Note's. So I guess the other 20% makes the Human race still unsafe. Here we go again with the "Drama" effect. I guess it's hard for me to understand y they haven't totally disabled and crippled the 20% of Note's that is still out there. Do you have the answer? I mean 20% out of about 2.5 million phones out there? That's alot of original Note 7's among the human race. Oh, let's not forget now the other 80% of replacements that are exploding. U need to stay inside because you don't know if your neighbor or your co-worker has one, that might explode anytime soon around u....
    Geez! LOL....
    Alright I lied the first time. Now I am done for real with this discussion.
    10-10-2016 08:23 AM
  16. WalkingHorse's Avatar
    The gold isn't bad, looks nice with the black OtterBox (open screen design)
    This is exactly what I've boiled my choices down to if we have to give up our N7's. I was wondering how the gold would look in a black OtterBox Symmetry case. The black N7 in a black OtterBox Symmetry is a fine looking phone.

    I'm choosing with my husband in mind because he is using an S6 right now and about ready to upgrade. So I'm going to pick a phone that he will take once the new Notes (7 or 8) are available. He covers his up in a Defender so doesn't care about color.
    10-10-2016 08:34 AM
  17. WalkingHorse's Avatar
    The gold isn't bad, looks nice with the black OtterBox (open screen design)
    This is exactly what I've boiled my choices down to if we have to give up our N7's. I was wondering how the gold would look in a black OtterBox Symmetry case. The black N7 in a black OtterBox Symmetry is a fine looking phone.

    I'm choosing with my husband in mind because he is using an S6 right now and about ready to upgrade. So I'm going to pick a phone that he will take once the new Notes (7 or 8) are available. He covers his up in a Defender so doesn't care about color.
    10-10-2016 08:34 AM
  18. billykac's Avatar
    Looking to get my hands on both of these phones.

    At the moment, the Pixel seems very overpriced for the feature set and design, as far as I can tell by looking at it over the 'net. Support from Google is likely to be good, but it's the VZW gatekeeper I worry about.

    The LG certainly has more really useful features, but I am not convinced about battery life and on-going support of LG phones. I loved my G2, but it certainly did fall off the radar really fast.

    This is a good discussion here on these two phones as a "move-to" platform after surviving the N7.

    I wonder if Samsung will try to extend some olive branch to us that will make this Pixel/V20 choice go away? Not sure I'd be interested in an upgrade path next Spring or next Summer to a new Samsung phone, and my having to use some "loaner" in the mean time. I am unfortunately far too impatient for that!
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    10-10-2016 09:06 AM
  19. dvarapala's Avatar
    What even sucks more it that I have bought all new USB C cables, and quite a few cases for the Note 7. Mine has been fine and I really don't want to get rid of it, it never has gotten warm.
    Heh.

    I bought 2 cases (one clear, one black) from Amazon in the days before the recall was announced.

    After exchanging my N7 for a "safe" replacement, I ordered a bunch of USB C cables, again from Amazon. They arrived on the same day that the first N7 caught fire on the Southwest plane.

    That's the way Murphy works.
    10-10-2016 09:35 AM
  20. Joeykool's Avatar
    Last night I plugged in my n7 to charge. It was just about done so I jumped on and started a video on you tube. I fell asleep with the phone in my lap while in the sofa. I woke up hearing the voice of the video. Phone was at 100% but hot. Checked gsam battery and temp was 98.

    I love this phone. I hate to get rid of it but I'm preparing myself to do so if I must. I never get an amazing phone... I usually get the free ones so this is a first for me and of course this happens.

    My next issue is I will probably get a v20. I don't have a replacement phone since we just switched to at&t so I want to wait till I get just swap it. I also got it at best buy so I'm hoping local at&t store will take care of me when the time comes.... if it comes. I still am hanging on a thread of hope for the n7.

    I'm going to miss that s pen
    10-10-2016 09:44 AM
  21. dvarapala's Avatar
    After this fiasco, I feel bad for anyone traveling with a Note 7. I cannot see any airline allowing this phone on their planes.
    I don't fly that often, but I have never once been asked to show my cell phone to the TSA or any airline personnel. When I go through security I put my phone inside my "checkpoint friendly" backpack and send it through the x-ray machine and never had a problem. As busy as the security lines are, can you imagine what would happen if the TSA suddenly started examining everyone's cell phone looking for Note 7s? That would easily double the wait at the security checkpoint, and nobody would stand for that.

    IMHO it's silly to worry about the N7 being singled out for a ban. I'm certainly not gonna worry about it.
    10-10-2016 09:46 AM
  22. bgapfire's Avatar
    Thank you as well.

    The only phone I'm even somewhat interested in if we were forced to turn our Notes in would be the V20.

    I really like the hardware which reminds me of my M7 and M8s a few years ago ..... and the screen size is large like the Note.

    I'd still need to have " playtime " with it when and if it gets into the retail stores. I just want to be sure it has that premium feel that I've gotten accustomed with the Note and S6 Edge+.

    For now I'm a sticking it out though
    There just isn't anything else that I want. Aside from it battery issues, it is the best big screen phone you can buy that feels like a smaller phone. If they do a 2nd official recall, then we don't have a choice. After having this phone, the other big phones feel so big now. LOL. I want all manufacturers to step up their game and give me an eye popping and ergonomically set phone to use now. The S7 edge will not do the trick.
    10-10-2016 09:46 AM
  23. omgitselaine's Avatar
    There just isn't anything else that I want. Aside from it battery issues, it is the best big screen phone you can buy that feels like a smaller phone. If they do a 2nd official recall, then we don't have a choice. After having this phone, the other big phones feel so big now. LOL. I want all manufacturers to step up their game and give me an eye popping and ergonomically set phone to use now. The S7 edge will not do the trick.
    I've been spoiled with the size of the Note and its real estate. I enjoy watching my numerous shows on the Note and rarely even watch my actual TV now haaaa !!!

    The V20 for now is the best candidate for ME as a replacement with its size and hardware. It looks great in Silver where it reminds me when I had my M7s and M8s.
    10-10-2016 09:53 AM
  24. amyf27's Avatar
    Heh.

    I bought 2 cases (one clear, one black) from Amazon in the days before the recall was announced.

    After exchanging my N7 for a "safe" replacement, I ordered a bunch of USB C cables, again from Amazon. They arrived on the same day that the first N7 caught fire on the Southwest plane.

    That's the way Murphy works.
    Amazon is great about crediting for that kind of stuff and half the time if it's a low dollar amount they don't even ask for it back
    10-10-2016 09:53 AM
  25. bpe4's Avatar
    If people have enjoyed their Samsung phones due to the vast array of features provided, this discussion is moot.

    Google/Nexus phones are barren of features. Some tiny things will certainly annoy the heck out of you. No separate volumes for Ring and Notifications. No ability to stop vibrating on notifications... the list goes on and on.

    LG UX comes close in providing as many features as Samsung does with Touchwiz/Grace. Between the Pixel and V20, you'll most certainly get closer to the Note7/Note5 experience with the V20 (minus the stylus).
    10-10-2016 09:58 AM
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