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  1. WingLT's Avatar
    As long as you already have an activated Sim, then you don't need their help.
    My understanding is that when going to return the Note 7 they want the Sim card. They wanted it the last time when returning the first Note 7.
    10-13-2016 08:24 PM
  2. kayjbee's Avatar
    I have a Note 7 that I'll have to return (like the rest of you Note 7 users), and I'm having a dilemma deciding what to do after that. Everything else that is out now feels/looks like a downgrade. Aside from the old Note 5 (or even older Notes) nothing has stylus. The Note 7 was the only thing with dual ambient light sensors (it was the only thing I was always happy with brightness wise with ambient light sensors/auto brightness enabled), only thing with GG5, and one of the few things with USB 3.1.

    I still have my previous phone (an HTC One m8) that I never traded in, so I could either stick with that and keep an eye open for what is coming out. (Ex: Huawei Mate 9, Lenovo Phab2 Pro, LG v20, Pixel XL, Predator 6, etc). Given that I've conceded that I'm going to have to give up the stylus if I want anything modern and decent I at least don't want to give up on a decent screen to body ratio (Note has an 80.94% screen to body ratio and 518 ppi).

    Here is what I see as drawbacks to what's currently out there, what is scheduled to be out soon, and some of the rumored devices:

    Note 5 - old, no external sd card slot, small battery, short battery life, weaker hardware, software will not be updated. What little support is still provided for this phone will not be around much longer. - I'm not really even considering this an option at this point.

    S7 Edge - Probably the closest we can get to a Note7, but its smaller, sharper edged, older (technology wise and software wise). Old microUSB technology (slower charging). Only supports up to 200 gb sd card (good bye 56gb the phone will never see) (76.09% screen to body ratio). (I've got a 2016 Gear VR, and Samsung wireless charger, both of which I should be able to send to Verizon/Samsung and get reimbursed for unless I decide to settle for a S7 edge).

    HTC 10 - Looks almost exactly like my HTC One m8. I feel like if I were to go with it I'd be paying for somethings that is almost the same as what I already have. They've also made the speakers worse than the m8s. (They only have a single mono speaker on the HTC 10).

    V20 - 70.24% screen to body ratio, 513 ppi, USB 2.0

    Pixel XL - 71.22% screen to body ratio, Ugly looking back (seen the back? who's idea was it to make the top part a shiny glass - like the the Note7 for the camera and above, but make the rest of the back - more than half an ugly non-matching color?), no external SD card slot (they say you get unlimited backup of pictures and video to the cloud, but the key words there are backup and cloud. What if you're in an area where you can't access wi-fi or a mobile network, and streaming video over the mobile network is going to suck up your allotted data).

    Phab 2 Pro - Only available in gold or grey. Looks like it has physical buttons (triangle, circle, and square) at the bottom as opposed to lights that shut off and hide. 70.83% screen to body ratio.LCD screen.MicroSD limited to 128gb.
    https://www.lg.com/us/mobile-phones/v20

    Mate 9 - Seems like the most promising, but everything about it is pretty much still rumors. The Long Island version looks very much like the Note 7, but word is that version will only be available in China. Manhattan specs are currently unknown. Unknown what carriers in the US would have the phone(s). Rumor is it may not have sdcard slot, and may only have 498ppi, and it may be usb 2.0.
    Huawei Mate 9 may have curved screen model with Daydream support | Android Central

    ZenPhone 3 Deluxe - Probably has the highest screen to body ratio next to the Note 7 with 79% screen-to-body, but may have other things that negate it. Colors limited to silver, grey, and gold. MicroSD only supports up to 128gb. 3000 mAh battery. ZenUI, and may never get software updates. (Doesn't look like this phone is offered on my carrier - Verizon - anyway, so makes this a moot option).
    ZenFone 3 Deluxe (ZS570KL) | Phones | ASUS USA

    What do you think? Should I go back to using my HTC One m8, and see what comes out, or settle for something that is out now?
    I'm pretty sure the s7 edged takes the 256gb SD card. I just got the s7 edge and inserted the 256gb card and no issues.
    10-13-2016 08:31 PM
  3. Blues Fan's Avatar
    Do you think the s8 will be inferior to the s8 edge the same way the S7 is inferior to the S7 edge?
    Not sure. back in March I made the mistake of buying the S7 instead of the S7 Edge thinking I'd like going to a smaller screen after having note 5. Nope, needed a bigger screen. I wish I would have bought the Edge because I probably wouldn't have bought the Note 7 then.

    I will probably hold off until the Note 8 but if I get the S8 it will be the Edge. Won't make the mistake again.
    10-13-2016 08:31 PM
  4. keepnitreel's Avatar
    My understanding is that when going to return the Note 7 they want the Sim card. They wanted it the last time when returning the first Note 7.
    I thought they were sending everyone boxes to return the N7 or is that only a Verizon thing?
    10-13-2016 08:32 PM
  5. WingLT's Avatar
    I thought they were sending everyone boxes to return the N7 or is that only a Verizon thing?
    I can return it to the Sprint store but they would want the sim card. Plus I just looked into the ZTE it doesn't work with Sprint yet...
    10-13-2016 08:41 PM
  6. Preach2k's Avatar
    I think I am Leaning towards the Pixel XL 128GB! I will use it with this Stylus for Electronic Signatures. I will try out the Stylus before I commit!

    I was hoping the the LG-V20 would be out before The the end of the month. A Verizon Rep told me it could be out by Thanksgiving!
    10-13-2016 08:54 PM
  7. sweetypie31's Avatar
    I have both the note 5 and the S7 edge. You are correct that the edge is the closet you'll get to the note 7 spec wise. It is a tad bit smaller but not by that much. I am using the free 256sd card I got and it works fine. Both phones are good. The only reason I didn't stick with my note five was because I wanted to utilize my SD card and even though my note 5 was 64gb I somehow ran out of space.
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    10-13-2016 08:56 PM
  8. Kilroy672's Avatar
    I'm really thinking turning mine in really soon. I used to have the Note 4 before I got the S7E. I seen on eBay they have them as low as the mid $200's. What is the latest software the N4 has? Will they ever update to the Grace UI since the 7 is no more? Also should I go back to the 4 or try the 5? But I'll miss the AOD no matter which one I get. Will the S-pen fit into the N4? Decisions decisions?? Which phone has the better battery life? My Note 4 was lossing battery life before I sold it.
    10-13-2016 08:58 PM
  9. ryannote7's Avatar
    returned my note7 today and ordered a iphone 7 plus 128gb. im told wait time is 6-8 weeks
    10-13-2016 09:04 PM
  10. Jude526's Avatar
    I had the 4 before the N7. I have actually had all the Notes. My battery life was getting bad on the Note 4 ad we'll. I replaced the battery. I traded it in when I got the Note7
    Monday I surrendered my beautiful blue coral Note7. I loved that phone. Was the best. . But Samsung will overcome this.
    I got the Note 5 and I am pleased with it so far. I use the stylus so no other phone was going to suit me. I had the edge for 12 days waiting g on the Note7 replacement. Hated that phone.
    Note 5 o lyrics drawback to me is no SD card but will use the cloud. No 64 gig in store and actually Verizon is out of it. I can order it but I am done setting up phones for awhile.
    This phone will get me thru while I am waiting. . I am liking it and I recommend it
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    10-13-2016 09:08 PM
  11. SpookDroid's Avatar
    The Note 4 is not updated even to Marshmallow, let alone the newest UI (and it never will). Might be wrong about Marshmallow, though, but if it is, that's the last update it'll see. The Note 5 will see Nougat, but that's way down the line.

    No AOD on the 4, yes on the 5. And nope, no S-Pen from different models will fit in any other Note. For me, both had decent battery life, but the 5 took the crown by mere minutes. The Note 4, however, has older cells, so chances are they won't last as long. But you get removable battery and SD card with the 4, something you don't have on the 5. But you get wireless charging and newer software (and at least a year's worth of updates in the future) on the 5. No waterproofing on either, so that you'd miss from the 7. Also better camera and manual mode on the 5.
    10-13-2016 09:08 PM
  12. ZOMMBIE1's Avatar
    I have a Note 7 that I'll have to return (like the rest of you Note 7 users), and I'm having a dilemma deciding what to do after that. Everything else that is out now feels/looks like a downgrade. Aside from the old Note 5 (or even older Notes) nothing has stylus. The Note 7 was the only thing with dual ambient light sensors (it was the only thing I was always happy with brightness wise with ambient light sensors/auto brightness enabled), only thing with GG5, and one of the few things with USB 3.1.

    I still have my previous phone (an HTC One m8) that I never traded in, so I could either stick with that and keep an eye open for what is coming out. (Ex: Huawei Mate 9, Lenovo Phab2 Pro, LG v20, Pixel XL, Predator 6, etc). Given that I've conceded that I'm going to have to give up the stylus if I want anything modern and decent I at least don't want to give up on a decent screen to body ratio (Note has an 80.94% screen to body ratio and 518 ppi).

    Here is what I see as drawbacks to what's currently out there, what is scheduled to be out soon, and some of the rumored devices:

    Note 5 - old, no external sd card slot, small battery, short battery life, weaker hardware, software will not be updated. What little support is still provided for this phone will not be around much longer. - I'm not really even considering this an option at this point.

    S7 Edge - Probably the closest we can get to a Note7, but its smaller, sharper edged, older (technology wise and software wise). Old microUSB technology (slower charging). Only supports up to 200 gb sd card (good bye 56gb the phone will never see) (76.09% screen to body ratio). (I've got a 2016 Gear VR, and Samsung wireless charger, both of which I should be able to send to Verizon/Samsung and get reimbursed for unless I decide to settle for a S7 edge).

    HTC 10 - Looks almost exactly like my HTC One m8. I feel like if I were to go with it I'd be paying for somethings that is almost the same as what I already have. They've also made the speakers worse than the m8s. (They only have a single mono speaker on the HTC 10).

    V20 - 70.24% screen to body ratio, 513 ppi, USB 2.0

    Pixel XL - 71.22% screen to body ratio, Ugly looking back (seen the back? who's idea was it to make the top part a shiny glass - like the the Note7 for the camera and above, but make the rest of the back - more than half an ugly non-matching color?), no external SD card slot (they say you get unlimited backup of pictures and video to the cloud, but the key words there are backup and cloud. What if you're in an area where you can't access wi-fi or a mobile network, and streaming video over the mobile network is going to suck up your allotted data).

    Phab 2 Pro - Only available in gold or grey. Looks like it has physical buttons (triangle, circle, and square) at the bottom as opposed to lights that shut off and hide. 70.83% screen to body ratio.LCD screen.MicroSD limited to 128gb.
    https://www.lg.com/us/mobile-phones/v20

    Mate 9 - Seems like the most promising, but everything about it is pretty much still rumors. The Long Island version looks very much like the Note 7, but word is that version will only be available in China. Manhattan specs are currently unknown. Unknown what carriers in the US would have the phone(s). Rumor is it may not have sdcard slot, and may only have 498ppi, and it may be usb 2.0.
    Huawei Mate 9 may have curved screen model with Daydream support | Android Central

    ZenPhone 3 Deluxe - Probably has the highest screen to body ratio next to the Note 7 with 79% screen-to-body, but may have other things that negate it. Colors limited to silver, grey, and gold. MicroSD only supports up to 128gb. 3000 mAh battery. ZenUI, and may never get software updates. (Doesn't look like this phone is offered on my carrier - Verizon - anyway, so makes this a moot option).
    ZenFone 3 Deluxe (ZS570KL) | Phones | ASUS USA

    What do you think? Should I go back to using my HTC One m8, and see what comes out, or settle for something that is out now?
    Showing 238Gb on my S7 edge
    Attached Thumbnails Here are the Major Note 7 Alternatives (sorry, none of them are exactly like the Note 7)-843.jpg  
    10-13-2016 09:13 PM
  13. ZOMMBIE1's Avatar
    I'm just curious with you all that are switching to the S7 edge, will you buy the s8 Edge or whatever they call the larger screen, or will you hold onto the S7 Edge and buy a Note 8 later next year?
    I always upgrade to the S series then the Note series. I Like having a new device every six months.
    10-13-2016 09:16 PM
  14. AdamHLG's Avatar
    Showing 238Gb on my S7 edge
    Omg that font. To each their own I suppose. But OMG that font lol.
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    10-13-2016 09:17 PM
  15. ZOMMBIE1's Avatar
    I like my phone to be my phone. Cannot with Apple. I just prefer Android
    It's personal choice. Choose carefully.
    This will be your upgrade
    Exactly. With an iPhone it's not your phone it's Tim crooks phone..
    10-13-2016 09:22 PM
  16. IslandGuy's Avatar
    Went from the Note 4 to the Note 7. Turned the 7 in today and went with the Note 5. Despite no expandable storage I highly recommend it as the best alternative. Will have to make some adjustments to my media saving habits by using more cloud storage. Nothing can replace the Note 7 but so far the 5 is almost as good so the transition is seamless.
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    10-13-2016 09:23 PM
  17. Kilroy672's Avatar
    If I do decide to get the note 5 from eBay and if its unlocked what carriers do I need to look for that will work on T-Mobile as well? I know ATT for sure what about Metro PCS?
    10-13-2016 09:25 PM
  18. wirelessgal's Avatar
    I owned all 3 and still have the Note 5. I returned the Note 7 because I also have the S7E. I wanted to replace my S7E with the Note 7 as my daily driver but found it was too heavy for me to use long term. Also when I compared it to my Note 5, I didn't feel it was a huge upgrade from it. That could also be because I already have the S7E.
    Anyways, to answer your question, I would pick the Note 5 over the Note 4. I love my Note 5. It's still a very fast phone. S pen is much improved on the Note 5. Call quality & RF is better. I had some call quality & RF issues on my Note 4. My brother has my Note 4 but he upgraded to the Note. 7. Instead of going back to the Note 4 he ended up buying the Axon 7. Ever since he updated his Note 4 to Marshmallow it went downhill from there.
    The advantages of getting a Note 4 are : removable battery, expandable memory card slot, IR blaster and the price is cheaper.

    The advantages of getting a Note 5 are : big improvements over the Note 4, including S pen, RF and call quality, will get Nougat, smoother phone overall,.. there are more reasons that others have said.
    10-13-2016 09:43 PM
  19. Joeykool's Avatar
    No way am I getting an iphone. Thanks for all the info
    10-13-2016 09:58 PM
  20. Slade8525's Avatar
    You legally can't take the phone on a plane now. If you do...well let's just say you might not make it to your destination as you could be held for questioning for a very long time.
    no one will EVER check anyways, it would have to go off to get caught. spirit and southwest airlines made NO MENTION AT ALL on a recent trip to and from vegas, and no one looked twice at us using our naked note 7's with s-pen out the whole trip out and back.
    10-13-2016 09:59 PM
  21. Doug Moffat's Avatar
    Been using the Note 5 since release. Considering going back to my Note 4 because of the battery and mhl capability. Only concern is not most current operating system but possible phone lag.
    10-13-2016 10:06 PM
  22. Doug Moffat's Avatar
    I'll just stick with my Note 5 or possibly revert to my Note 4. Not giving up S pen. Not going to happen.
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    10-13-2016 10:10 PM
  23. Nakrohtap's Avatar
    Do you think the s8 will be inferior to the s8 edge the same way the S7 is inferior to the S7 edge?
    I would bet no edge version will be available option for the S8, just an S8 plus. Both will probably have slightly curved edges like the Note7.
    10-13-2016 10:10 PM
  24. KrisYYC's Avatar
    The Note 4 is not updated even to Marshmallow, let alone the newest UI (and it never will). Might be wrong about Marshmallow, though, but if it is, that's the last update it'll see.
    The Note 4 has had Marshmallow for a while now. At least mine has (international unlocked).
    10-13-2016 10:12 PM
  25. Jay Sacks's Avatar
    Note 4 also has wireless charging with a simple battery cover replacement or $12 insert. Passed on the note 5 because of storage. Guess another year with the Note 4. Still blistering fast and replaced the battery with a new one. No case needed and still naked and not a scratch.
    10-13-2016 10:20 PM
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