10-12-2016 09:27 AM
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  1. nizmoz's Avatar
    Not a good situation at the moment as there simply are no comparable alternatives....and in 2 weeks I start flying weekly so I am going to have to make some sort of move.....

    Honestly, this was / is a great phone without the gimmick curved screen the precludes a viable screen protector. Other than that this phone has everything I wanted.

    IF we are forced to switch, I haven't a clue what to so. The 7 Edge has worse edges the S7 has too small of a screen, the V20 coming out isn't waterproof and has a lesser quality screen and the iPhone 7 plus just isn't user friendly if you take a lot of pictures and constantly need to sort them into individual files, plug into your computer and easily transfer things, etc.

    I am starting to think that the only realistic alternative that is remotely close is to go backwards and find a new or lightly used Note 5. Worse battery life, no waterproofing, no additional storage.

    Don't really want to go with an S7 and get stuck living with it. My eyes and work need the bigger screen.....
    The V20 sceen is really not any worse. It is a high quality LCD IPS panel. One of the best. Also, you can easily plug the iPhone into a PC with a cable, and just go to the drive that got mapped and into the folder where the pictures are and copy them over. I do it all the time that way when I had the iPhone.
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    10-08-2016 03:06 PM
  2. jamesrick80's Avatar
    S7 edge is the closest to the feature set...if I'm forced to return...thats the only option.....and it will be getting Grace UX when it updates to nougat
    10-08-2016 03:22 PM
  3. akin_t's Avatar
    I gave up.

    I'm just going to get an HTC 10, nothing else meets my requirements and the HTC 10 is only $550 factory unlocked right now.

    GraceUX made TouchWiz bearable. I can't use an S7 edge or S7, I've tried.

    So yeah, I am really bummed this didn't work out but oh well, it's just a phone.
    10-08-2016 03:48 PM
  4. carme4's Avatar
    I agree. I love this phone. I went to AT&T yesterday and looked at others and there is none that suits me. I don't like the Iphone 7 plus, nor the S7edge. I could also do without the curved screen only because of the frustration of not having a decent tempered glass screen protector. I'm keeping my Note 7 unless it gets recalled. If it does, I will go back to my Note 4 until the new Note 8 comes out.
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    10-08-2016 03:54 PM
  5. soldier45's Avatar
    I love the curved screen its what I wished the Note 5 had on it last year, as I upgrade every year. But yeh there is not substitute for this phone. The Pixel XL looks just like a Iphone which I refuse to have and use since leaving the Iphone 4 years ago. Will hang onto mine till next Summer to see what comes out other than Apple.
    10-08-2016 04:08 PM
  6. naturecannon's Avatar
    I am liking the flat screen on the V20, will be much easier to find a TGSP for it that works/sticks. I also watched a video of a guy dropping it from chest height, dropped 3 times and barley a scratch. I don't see the same happening with this glass house of a Note 7. I love this phone but I don't see much support for it in near future so I am preparing mentally to move on, I suggest others do the same as well.

    I hope the V20 isn't hard to get when the day comes, i would imagine a good number of the N7 owners will be going that route since the screen real estate is similar.

    I just want to get a damn phone that I can settle in with and be done with it.

    The note 7 is like dating that crazy ex girlfriend you broke up with all the time, the sex was great but it just wasn't meant to be!!
    10-08-2016 04:18 PM
  7. Mdm23's Avatar
    Funny I see all this media talk, but on forums no one is giving up their Note 7. I've had 4 Note 7's pass through my house (I've had originally black, returned for silver, and now a replacement silver, and my wife had one) and none have had issues. There's no other phone that compares and mine is here to stay. Samsung is taking an unfair beating. They've done a stand-up job in my opinion. Plus, they've given away stuff this year like crazy (gear vr, fit watch, as card). When's the last time Apple gave away a free accessory to buyers? Yet the fanboys keep kissing their butts.
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    10-08-2016 04:22 PM
  8. MizWylie's Avatar
    I am liking the flat screen on the V20, will be much easier to find a TGSP for it that works/sticks. I also watched a video of a guy dropping it from chest height, dropped 3 times and barley a scratch. I don't see the same happening with this glass house of a Note 7. I love this phone but I don't see much support for it in near future so I am preparing mentally to move on, I suggest others do the same as well.

    I hope the V20 isn't hard to get when the day comes, i would imagine a good number of the N7 owners will be going that route since the screen real estate is similar.

    I just want to get a damn phone that I can settle in with and be done with it.

    The note 7 is like dating that crazy ex girlfriend you broke up with all the time, the sex was great but it just wasn't meant to be!!
    Oh goodness. This had me laughing so hard I scared the dog away.
    10-08-2016 04:29 PM
  9. Blues Fan's Avatar
    I know LG has their issues but I'd take a V20 over any iToy!
    Norg likes this.
    10-08-2016 04:37 PM
  10. SaltGuy's Avatar
    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
    I agree...
    The v10 actually is a nice phone that my wife uses. It's just awkward in my hand vs note 7 for same screen size. It's what made me grab the note 7 amongst other things... great design. I believe the v20 kind of addresses the shape / size.
    10-08-2016 04:38 PM
  11. AC Question's Avatar
    I have a Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge, runs Marshmallow. I am trying to switch from Sprint to FreedomPop. I need to set an APN but I can't access the mobile networks. I went into settings and it's not there at all!! Please help!
    10-08-2016 04:42 PM
  12. omgitselaine's Avatar
    I agree...
    The v10 actually is a nice phone that my wife uses. It's just awkward in my hand vs note 7 for same screen size. It's what made me grab the note 7 amongst other things... great design. I believe the v20 kind of addresses the shape / size.
    That's why I need to wait to actually feel and play with a V20 once they're on display.

    The size is the same as the V10 which I'm okay with but I want to be sure the V20 feels good in my hands and it feels solid.

    Let's see how all this drama plays out next week ?
    SaltGuy likes this.
    10-08-2016 04:44 PM
  13. recDNA's Avatar
    I gave up.

    I'm just going to get an HTC 10, nothing else meets my requirements and the HTC 10 is only $550 factory unlocked right now.

    GraceUX made TouchWiz bearable. I can't use an S7 edge or S7, I've tried.

    So yeah, I am really bummed this didn't work out but oh well, it's just a phone.
    What's the problem with s7? most overlooked and best alternative to n7 imo
    10-08-2016 05:15 PM
  14. ibcop's Avatar
    What's the problem with s7? most overlooked and best alternative to n7 imo
    Truth be told, I had a silver S7 Edge as a loaner and had it been black, I probably would have kept it.
    Harry Dunn likes this.
    10-08-2016 05:19 PM
  15. akin_t's Avatar
    What's the problem with s7? most overlooked and best alternative to n7 imo
    I know this sounds silly but, after using the GraceUX version of TouchWiz, it'll take me a while to warm up to the regular TouchWiz on the s7 or the s7 edge. I stayed away from Samsung until the Note 7 came around.

    I also like not having to check the charger port orientation when I'm in my car (USB-C is reversible).

    Of course the last option is to go with the Note 7 and take my chances with another recall or whether or not I'm permitted to use my phone on flights.
    10-08-2016 05:19 PM
  16. recDNA's Avatar
    I'd buy the s7 edge tomorrow if they discounted it. Cannot understand paying full price for a phone that is several months old.
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    10-08-2016 05:21 PM
  17. Mdm23's Avatar
    Funny I see all this media talk, but on forums no one is giving up their Note 7. I've had 4 Note 7's pass through my house (I've had originally black, returned for silver, and now a replacement silver, and my wife had one) and none have had issues. There's no other phone that compares and mine is here to stay. Samsung is taking an unfair beating. They've done a stand-up job in my opinion. Plus, they've given away stuff this year like crazy (gear vr, fit watch, as card). When's the last time Apple gave away a free accessory to buyers? Yet the fanboys keep kissing their butts.
    And....... Why was my post moved here?
    10-08-2016 07:12 PM
  18. dlgus's Avatar
    I keep thinking about this very question and keep landing in the same place.

    1. I am keeping my Note 7 unless there is a recall. I have a Gear VR on the way and it works flawlessly with my other Bluetooth devices, including the GearFit 2. I love the camera, display and build. Both N7s have performed great for me. The thought of it being gone is slightly depressing.

    2. If there is a recall and it is determined the phones are not safe, I will go Pixel XL. For me, it seems to be the second best phone.

    Here's to hoping this all blows over and the Note 7 goes on to moderate success. I don't want to give mine up.
    That's kinda my thinking too...
    10-08-2016 07:20 PM
  19. Amele's Avatar
    I am sticking with the Note for now, but I admit to wondering what to do if it turns out there are just too many negatives. Nothing else comes close is the problem. I have the idea of a 64 gb Note 5 in the back of my mind, but that is so not enough storage for me. I don't do streaming music, I do my own, and I really need an sd card for it. Not to mention the endless pics and vids of my grandkids, which I do backup to Google photos but often want on the phone, too.

    I don't trust LG. I had the old Optimus and it was ok, though not great battery. I still have a functioning LG G3 but it was one of those that got cracks for no reason anyone could tell me, around the microphone. It was terrible on wi-fi connection, and really really bad on call quality.

    I would end up wanting to download endless apps to try and make the Pixel more like Samsung. I am spoiled, vanilla android bores the hell out of me. But if it had a really good camera and
    128gb, and I could download a lot of apps, maybe. I don't see anything else. The Moto z force didn't interest me when it came out and still doesn't. None of the great cheaper phones, the axon and the one plus or whatever and all those, run on Verizon and that's the only carrier that works here. Oh forget it, I'm just depressing myself.
    10-08-2016 07:27 PM
  20. recDNA's Avatar
    No question if it were safe the N7 was the best phone out by a wide margin. I hated the speakers and curves but it was still the best phone available. I will miss the camera.
    10-08-2016 07:46 PM
  21. Morty2264's Avatar
    Hi, OP! I am considering both phones for my upgrade, whenever that happens. I'd watch some unboxing and review videos of both phones on YouTube to help narrow down your decision (Android Authority is a great source for these types of videos). Also, see what happens when these phones get released. Wait a few weeks or even months (I know, that's like saying you can't have ice cream but you REALLY want it and it's sitting right there...), and see if anything spur of the moment or glitch-wise makes you rethink one phone over the other.

    Personally, I am leaning more towards Pixel now, as I came to my LG G3 from my Nexus 5 and though I love LG, I miss stock Android.
    10-08-2016 07:47 PM
  22. iOS Gravity's Avatar
    I'd recommend waiting until Samsung makes an announcement.
    10-08-2016 08:45 PM
  23. billykac's Avatar
    I'd recommend waiting until Samsung makes an announcement.
    Agreed.

    Since the Pixel won't be out until 10/20 on VZW, the V20 not until after that (reportedly), I can't pull the trigger now. Waiting for Samsung to come forward with a response is easily built into this timeline.
    10-08-2016 09:37 PM
  24. ThrottleJohnny's Avatar
    I'd take a V20 over the Pixel. The feature set of the new LG ( including awesome audio and camera) appeals to me more.
    Joeykool and recDNA like this.
    10-08-2016 09:44 PM
  25. Joeykool's Avatar
    I'd take a V20 over the Pixel. The feature set of the new LG ( including awesome audio and camera) appeals to me more.
    Plus expandable memory makes v20 a winner for me
    recDNA likes this.
    10-08-2016 10:23 PM
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