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  1. Cakefish's Avatar
    @OP - I am not really with my purchase either. I wish it had a 6 inch screen. I came from a Note 4 which i loved. Anyways, certain things i noticed really upset me.

    First, it didn't come with a default music, video player, and voice recorder app. I was beyond LIVID. I never use the Samsung store and so glad i went in to browse because i was able to download Samsung's proprietary apps for my music, videos, and voice recording. People who aren't tech savvy won't do this and will assume Samsung tricked consumers and hate the device because they cannot locate the icons when browsing through their apps. Certain consumers will take it at face value that it is either there or it isn't.

    Second, you cannot block people anymore. I have one contact who is evil as HELL and the "AUTO REJECT LIST" option is not available in the contacts app anymore. Yes, i know i can remove this person, but i get a certain pleasure knowing i can block instead.

    Third, there is no option anymore to change the text message style bubbles. All previous versions had this and now it is not there anymore. One could previously change to different colors and bubble sizes. Very frustrating.

    Forth, LIVE WALLPAPERS are gone. I like having different wallpaper options. Ughhh!!!

    Fifth, the panels/home screens now have no transition options. There use to be an option where one can pick "3D ROTATION" or "CARD STACK". Also, the home panels now cannot keep going when you swipe to the left. If you have 5 home panels, you can only scroll 5 times and it stops. The same with the app panel page. If you have 3 panels full of apps, it'll only let you scroll 3 times. I like having the option that after scrolling to the end it goes to the 1st page. Instead i need to scroll all the way backwards in order to get to the beginning.

    Sixth, flashlight widget is gone. Why? I have no idea.

    Seven, the "HIDE APP" feature is gone. I came from a Note 4 and it offered "HIDE APP". That is such a great feature. Sometimes people have nosey friends who wanna browse and riffle through your gallery to see if you have naughty photos and HIDE APP was great to hide the gallery icon so nosey friends can't intrude and now its gone. Why? I have no idea.

    Eighth, my Gmail doesn't sync new email unless I hit refresh 3 or 4 times.

    Ninth, the battery loses 10% just sitting there for 2 hours and I don't even touch it. My Note 4 didn't do that and the Note 4 has a smaller battery than the S7 Edge.

    Tenth, I noticed that I have issued scrolling web pages because my index finger is holding the phone by the sides which bothers the curved edges where normal phones with no curved edges doesn't have this issue. The curved screen is making my browsing experience awful.

    I know my review sounds negative, but i am just not pleased. I just find it odd when they remove features that people love and are functional features. On the plus side, it does seem like it isn't cluttered with bloatware and the battery size has increased. I guess you win some and then lose some. One can never have it all. I am returning to my Note 4 once I get my free VR gift and throwing this thing to the side.
    Call blocking is in the settings menu of the phone app:



    No idea why you think live wallpapers are gone because they're not? They're still very much a part of Android.
    03-16-2016 06:36 PM
  2. torbach1's Avatar
    @OP - I am not really with my purchase either. I wish it had a 6 inch screen. I came from a Note 4 which i loved. Anyways, certain things i noticed really upset me.

    First, it didn't come with a default music, video player, and voice recorder app. I was beyond LIVID. I never use the Samsung store and so glad i went in to browse because i was able to download Samsung's proprietary apps for my music, videos, and voice recording. People who aren't tech savvy won't do this and will assume Samsung tricked consumers and hate the device because they cannot locate the icons when browsing through their apps. Certain consumers will take it at face value that it is either there or it isn't.

    Second, you cannot block people anymore. I have one contact who is evil as HELL and the "AUTO REJECT LIST" option is not available in the contacts app anymore. Yes, i know i can remove this person, but i get a certain pleasure knowing i can block instead.

    Third, there is no option anymore to change the text message style bubbles. All previous versions had this and now it is not there anymore. One could previously change to different colors and bubble sizes. Very frustrating.

    Forth, LIVE WALLPAPERS are gone. I like having different wallpaper options. Ughhh!!!

    Fifth, the panels/home screens now have no transition options. There use to be an option where one can pick "3D ROTATION" or "CARD STACK". Also, the home panels now cannot keep going when you swipe to the left. If you have 5 home panels, you can only scroll 5 times and it stops. The same with the app panel page. If you have 3 panels full of apps, it'll only let you scroll 3 times. I like having the option that after scrolling to the end it goes to the 1st page. Instead i need to scroll all the way backwards in order to get to the beginning.

    Sixth, flashlight widget is gone. Why? I have no idea.

    Seven, the "HIDE APP" feature is gone. I came from a Note 4 and it offered "HIDE APP". That is such a great feature. Sometimes people have nosey friends who wanna browse and riffle through your gallery to see if you have naughty photos and HIDE APP was great to hide the gallery icon so nosey friends can't intrude and now its gone. Why? I have no idea.

    Eighth, my Gmail doesn't sync new email unless I hit refresh 3 or 4 times.

    Ninth, the battery loses 10% just sitting there for 2 hours and I don't even touch it. My Note 4 didn't do that and the Note 4 has a smaller battery than the S7 Edge.

    Tenth, I noticed that I have issued scrolling web pages because my index finger is holding the phone by the sides which bothers the curved edges where normal phones with no curved edges doesn't have this issue. The curved screen is making my browsing experience awful.

    I know my review sounds negative, but i am just not pleased. I just find it odd when they remove features that people love and are functional features. On the plus side, it does seem like it isn't cluttered with bloatware and the battery size has increased. I guess you win some and then lose some. One can never have it all. I am returning to my Note 4 once I get my free VR gift and throwing this thing to the side.
    Not sure who your carrier is, but most of the things you mentioned don't match my phone.

    1. Ok, but most people use Google Music or other streaming players, and most consumers are asking Samsung to ship less bloatware. There are many music and video players out there both free and paid that are great.

    2. Mine definitely has this feature. See picture.


    3. Not sure what that is, but I'm sure there are 3rd party texting apps that have this.

    4. Live Wallpapers are definitely still around. See image.

    5. Try Nova launcher, it has this and many more customizations even in the free version.

    6. The flashlight widget was replaced by a shortcut (see screenshot). With Nova Pro ($4.99), you can set a swipe down gesture to show the shortcuts if you don't want to swipe down. There are also free flashlight apps aplenty out there. Again, this is Samsung trying to remove bloatware. Why build another app that Android has built in.

    7. Again, try Nova launcher. You can use an app icon as a folder cover, hiding the apps in the folder. Also since Marshmallow, you've had the option of pinning a single app so nosey friends who pick up your phone won't see other apps, and with Knox, you can create a separate partition if you want for apps or photos you'd prefer others not see.

    8. That's probably something wrong with your device or some software that's conflicting with it. Gmail works fine on mine.

    9. Turn off the always on screen and Doze will change that. Mine loses far less than the Note 4 or S6 Edge+ did on standby time.

    10. Can't help you there. Maybe a 2nd hand Note 5 would be a better option for you over?

    Best of luck.

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    03-16-2016 09:17 PM
  3. torbach1's Avatar
    I guess it only posts one screenshot per post. So live wallpapers...

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    03-16-2016 09:18 PM
  4. torbach1's Avatar
    And block contacts...

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    03-16-2016 09:18 PM
  5. xocomaox's Avatar
    Since your software issues should all be taken care of, the issue with the edge screen can be solved with the way you hold your phone or (simpler) a case that gives the edges more meat to hold onto.

    Of these two options, I prefer the case as it is easier to do than re-learn how you hold a phone.
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    03-17-2016 11:03 AM
  6. rong21's Avatar
    Guess I'm easy to please.

    With the S7 Edge I found a phone that finally fits my sweet spot. Is it perfect? No but it's a great compromise for me. I have the S6 Active. Love the phone except it's kind of ugly, screen is too small and has no fingerprint scanner. It's now my back up phone.. My Nexus 6P would be perfect except it's too big, isn't water resistant and no Samsung Pay. I will be selling it.

    Edge fits what I want. Bigger screen in a smaller package, great battery, great looking. Samsung Pay, water resistant. Only think I miss is having the same fingerprint scanner as my Nexus. Bloatware? Really don't care.
    03-17-2016 11:13 AM
  7. torbach1's Avatar
    Guess I'm easy to please.

    With the S7 Edge I found a phone that finally fits my sweet spot. Is it perfect? No but it's a great compromise for me. I have the S6 Active. Love the phone except it's kind of ugly, screen is too small and has no fingerprint scanner. It's now my back up phone.. My Nexus 6P would be perfect except it's too big, isn't water resistant and no Samsung Pay. I will be selling it.

    Edge fits what I want. Bigger screen in a smaller package, great battery, great looking. Samsung Pay, water resistant. Only think I miss is having the same fingerprint scanner as my Nexus. Bloatware? Really don't care.
    I'm in the same boat. Have to admit that the 6P's fingerprint reader is insanely quick.

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    03-17-2016 11:21 AM
  8. dizzll's Avatar
    Ya'll some super ballers with those new whips LOL.. Works perfect in my 97 Civic :-)
    03-17-2016 09:53 PM
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