03-06-2016 08:14 PM
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  1. Joe J1's Avatar
    Screen seems much smaller than the note 5. Maybe 5.4"?
    It appears to still have the same amount of bloat as the note 5.
    No dual speakers.
    Loss of IR
    What audio chip is in it?
    Camera is 4:3 so to use 16:9 you have to drop to 8mps?
    Rumors of it getting warm. My Note 5 is always cool
    Battery life may not be increased as much as I hoped for.
    32gb. Samsung is the world leader in storage and they put the modern day 16gb
    03-01-2016 03:29 PM
  2. Almeuit's Avatar
    Screen seems much smaller than the note 5. Maybe 5.4"?
    It appears to still have the same amount of bloat as the note 5.
    No dual speakers.
    Loss of IR
    What audio chip is in it?
    Rumors of it getting warm. My Note 5 is always cool
    Battery life may not be increased as much as I hoped for.
    • The screen is only .2 smaller than the Note 5 (5.7 vs 5.5)
    • I don't believe many Samsung phones have (if ever) had dual speakers did they? I mean I do like dual speakers but it isn't something I expect from them since they haven't designed it this way.
    • IR - I can't comment. I use my remotes versus that but I do see how some could like it.
    • I am not sure on the Audip chip
    • The warm claims will calm down I am sure. All my phones run warm when I first get them due to being on them more but more so installing a lot more apps and things.
    • Battery life is hard to talk about since it is SO early. A lot of phones in the past have seen battery life improve after a week or so (as some like to say when it "calms down").
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    03-01-2016 03:32 PM
  3. Adranalyne's Avatar
    Screen seems much smaller than the note 5. Maybe 5.4"?
    It appears to still have the same amount of bloat as the note 5.
    No dual speakers.
    Loss of IR
    What audio chip is in it?
    Camera is 4:3 so to use 16:9 you have to drop to 8mps?
    Rumors of it getting warm. My Note 5 is always cool
    Battery life may not be increased as much as I hoped for.
    -It's a 5.5 inch display as opposed to 5.7. Not much of a difference.
    -I'm sure there's carrier bloat like usual, but some of the Samsung bloat has been trimmed.
    -The Note 5/S6 Edge+ didn't have dual speakers or an IR blaster. These are features you most likely won't see much of.
    -No one has clarified to my knowledge.
    -It's 9 MP in 16:9. The improvements in low light and speed makes up for this and then some.
    -It's way too early to know about overheating. Seems more like the exception than the rule.
    -Waaaaay too early to know anything definitive about battery life.

    I tend not to make snap judgments when a small group have had the device 24 hours or less. You should do the same.

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    03-01-2016 03:44 PM
  4. Joe J1's Avatar
    People were calling this the perfect phone and there was one rumor that the s7 would have the front earpiece as a secondary speaker with increases wattage. I held my note 5 side by side to the s7 edge and the screen is smaller than just .2 inches.
    What is the audio dac?
    03-01-2016 03:47 PM
  5. Zendroid1's Avatar
    Take deep breaths OP and wait for your device to arrive.
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    03-01-2016 03:56 PM
  6. ahamick's Avatar
    People were calling this the perfect phone and there was one rumor that the s7 would have the front earpiece as a secondary speaker with increases wattage. I held my note 5 side by side to the s7 edge and the screen is smaller than just .2 inches.
    What is the audio dac?
    Perhaps the screen is appearing smaller than .2" due to the curve?

    I held a display S7E next to my G4 and it seemed noticably narrower and a marginal amount shorter. Obviously if you "unwrapped" the edge screen it would be just as wide as other 5.5" phones. Its just the illusion of being smaller due to the curve

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    03-01-2016 04:02 PM
  7. Adranalyne's Avatar
    People were calling this the perfect phone and there was one rumor that the s7 would have the front earpiece as a secondary speaker with increases wattage. I held my note 5 side by side to the s7 edge and the screen is smaller than just .2 inches.
    What is the audio dac?
    Sounds like you had some unrealistic expectations for this device. As far as the screen goes, those are the screen sizes. It may seem smaller because it's curved on both sides, but that's to be expected.

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    03-01-2016 04:14 PM
  8. Joe J1's Avatar
    haha. It's not helping that some people that ordered it sunday are getting it. I was super excited but now it doesn't seem to be as big a jump as my rooted silver note 5 debloated with no ads
    03-01-2016 04:21 PM
  9. scott_0's Avatar
    is this what we're doing now? complaints and things we hate about phones we don't even own? smh
    SR45, lsmith9523, nonie and 5 others like this.
    03-01-2016 04:22 PM
  10. Joe J1's Avatar
    Dual louder speakers is not unrealistic and very possible and one of the only weaknesses not being addressed.
    03-01-2016 04:23 PM
  11. Adranalyne's Avatar
    haha. It's not helping that some people that ordered it last night are getting it. I was super excited but now it doesn't seem to be as big a jump as my rooted silver note 5 debloated with no ads
    I'd agree with you. I don't think the S7 Edge is a large jump over the Note 5, either. That's more of a testament to how good the Note 5 is, though. Larger battery, improved screen and camera, more powerful/efficient CPU, and more durable (IP68). To some, losing the S Pen is too much for those things. No shame in that.

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    03-01-2016 04:26 PM
  12. Almeuit's Avatar
    I held my note 5 side by side to the s7 edge and the screen is smaller than just .2 inches.
    If you check the spec sheets it really is 5.5 vs 5.7 -- I am not making it up. I know it may seem that way but that could be due to the curved vs. non curved screen (or possibly the bezels).

    Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 edge specs | Android Central -
    Display:
    5.5-inch 2560x1440
    Super AMOLED
    Dual edge screen
    Samsung Galaxy Note 5 specs | Android Central -
    Display:
    5.7-inch QHD (2560x1440, 518 ppi) Super AMOLED
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    03-01-2016 04:45 PM
  13. ThrottleJohnny's Avatar
    This seems more a case of buyer's remorse/early adopter's panic lol I see it every time a new flagship debuts. People start looking for problems where they may or may not exist. I sometimes find myself doing the same. But you really have to live with a phone for at least a week to know if it's for you or not.

    The over heating could be a real issue if more and more people report it and it doesn't improve. The rest, I need to judge it for myself. Thank God we have time to return it.

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    03-01-2016 04:55 PM
  14. Techno-guy's Avatar
    Had mine for 24 hours now and battery life is terrific so take that off your complaint list! The 3600mAh battery (plus Marshmallow) is an enormous improvement and I'm pretty sensitive to poor battery life (like my S6 edge had). Very happy so far.
    huntnyc, nonie, Cakefish and 3 others like this.
    03-01-2016 06:43 PM
  15. Joe J1's Avatar
    Had mine for 24 hours now and battery life is terrific so take that off your complaint list! The 3600mAh battery (plus Marshmallow) is an enormous improvement and I'm pretty sensitive to poor battery life (like my S6 edge had). Very happy so far.
    If you are coming from a s6 edge it's like having DOUBLE the battery life
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    03-01-2016 06:51 PM
  16. meyerweb#CB's Avatar
    Dual louder speakers is not unrealistic and very possible and one of the only weaknesses not being addressed.
    But Samsung never claimed it supports dual speakers, so it's hardly fair to complain it doesn't. If you ordered a phone expecting it to have a feature that's not in the specs or documented anywhere, that's your fault, not Samsung's.
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    03-01-2016 09:08 PM
  17. bhatech's Avatar
    I have a S7 edge and no it doesn't over heat or anything like that. It's definitely better than your Note 5 which I had previously. It's an improvement in every aspect other than fixed 32 GB but with SD card slot. I would rather still have 64 GB version but not deal breaker. Every other area is major improvement.

    There will always be complaints for any phone, some valid but 90% probably nitpicking. This is definitely a fantastic option at this point, only need to see how it holds up in a month or two.
    03-01-2016 09:17 PM
  18. terrain's Avatar
    Having owned every iteration of the Note including the 5 I anticipate the 7 edge being quite a bit a step up from my N5. I never thought I'd go w/out a stylus but I'm ready to give it up and there is chance that I'll never look back. In terms of screen size - I'll take the edge over a bit larger screen. Note was great in the size but a bit smaller with some edge goodness will suit my current use case better.
    xocomaox and barskin like this.
    03-01-2016 09:25 PM
  19. Lastnv's Avatar
    Sounds like you're just trying to justify keeping your Note 5. My S7e ****s on any phone out right now sorry.
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    03-02-2016 06:55 AM
  20. barondebxl's Avatar
    5.7 vs 5.5 is 0.2 inches. Unless Samsung lied and the screen is smaller which can't be true.

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    03-02-2016 03:11 PM
  21. barondebxl's Avatar
    Sounds like you're just trying to justify keeping your Note 5. My S7e ****s on any phone out right now sorry.
    Exactly, sounds like it

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    03-02-2016 03:12 PM
  22. barskin's Avatar
    You know what? If you don't want it, you don't want it. The 2/10 of an inch doesn't seem like a problem to me (I, myself am moving from the 5.7 Note 4) but, if it might be to you. You can probably cancel the deal, and some S7 Edge hungry person will snap it up. Most everyone on this forum is chomping at the bit to get his or her new Edge, but you should do whatever makes you happy.

    Having said that, I must say, this sounds like good advice, too.
    Take deep breaths OP and wait for your device to arrive.
    03-02-2016 03:34 PM
  23. barskin's Avatar
    Having owned every iteration of the Note including the 5 I anticipate the 7 edge being quite a bit a step up from my N5. I never thought I'd go w/out a stylus but I'm ready to give it up and there is chance that I'll never look back. In terms of screen size - I'll take the edge over a bit larger screen. Note was great in the size but a bit smaller with some edge goodness will suit my current use case better.
    Now, that's what I'm talkin' about!

    But, that's us. You know, as the French say, chacun à son goût, which, I believe, means, "If you have gout, you're probably not worried about which smartphone to buy."
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    03-02-2016 03:38 PM
  24. HMBgal's Avatar
    If you are coming from a s6 edge it's like having DOUBLE the battery life
    That would be nice. I'm not getting the s7 anytime soon because of VZW contractual obligations and I'm too cheap to buy it outright (make that poor). I'm wondering if it's my imagination, but I swear the the battery life is getting shorter in my s6 (had it since it first came out...a year maybe?). I feel like one of the people on their old Apple phones that were constantly looking for a place to plug in. I've tweaked and followed all the advice on how to get more life out the battery, but no go. To use the phone the way I like (Waze screen on while I'm driving, etc.) I'm dead in the water before noon. So I bought a Mophie case to get me through. I hated covering up my pretty phone, but needs must. And I know the IR blaster isn't a big deal for most people--I'm guessing that must have been the case or Samsung wouldn't have eliminated it--I'm bummed because I use it all the time and will miss it. Not sure if it will drive me to the Note or not. More research and reading threads from you fine folks in my future.
    03-03-2016 10:13 AM
  25. Joe J1's Avatar
    Considering I still own 2 note 1's note 2 note 3 note 5 s2 s3 s5 s6 edge and have 2 s7 edges on order. I don't think that's the case
    03-03-2016 10:20 AM
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