1. Johnston212's Avatar
    Okay, so I finally got fed up with the issues with my V10. After LG repaired the screen because it just stopped turning on, it stopped turning on again. So, I'm done. I was able to get help with AT&T and I have a new black S7 Edge on the way.

    This will be my first Samsung in a few years. Any tips or suggestions?
    10-29-2016 12:24 PM
  2. soldier45's Avatar
    I just turned in my Note 7 for an edge and its basically just a smaller Note 7 without an S pen. Much better than the V10 about on par with a V20 for as much as I tested one. The edge screen takes some getting used to. Try a different launcher once you get it from the play store. Or go to your local carrier store they should have one on display to check out.
    10-29-2016 01:53 PM
  3. jessicatoyia's Avatar
    Okay, so I finally got fed up with the issues with my V10. After LG repaired the screen because it just stopped turning on, it stopped turning on again. So, I'm done. I was able to get help with AT&T and I have a new black S7 Edge on the way.

    This will be my first Samsung in a few years. Any tips or suggestions?

    Your s7 edge wasn't on back order? I ordered mine and it's saying 11/26!! But the gold one went from 11/26 to 10/29.
    10-29-2016 09:11 PM
  4. Blues Fan's Avatar
    Your s7 edge wasn't on back order? I ordered mine and it's saying 11/26!! But the gold one went from 11/26 to 10/29.
    You're on tmobile, right? I saw your post in the other thread about best buy. That is true they don't sell Tmobile branded specific phones, BUT the unlocked s7 Edge they do sell which works with tmobile and is in stock to order. IMO I would give the unlocked phone a shot. No bloatware.
    10-30-2016 02:00 AM
  5. anon(9408097)'s Avatar
    Okay, so I finally got fed up with the issues with my V10. After LG repaired the screen because it just stopped turning on, it stopped turning on again. So, I'm done. I was able to get help with AT&T and I have a new black S7 Edge on the way.

    This will be my first Samsung in a few years. Any tips or suggestions?
    Use some other launcher and you'll be good! Stock launcher compared to others is a bit slower.
    10-30-2016 02:49 AM
  6. Johnston212's Avatar
    Use some other launcher and you'll be good! Stock launcher compared to others is a bit slower.
    Thanks, I always do. I have not been impressed with TouchWiz ever, so that has always been a hindrance for me. I also wish they would go ahead and conform to the design standards that Google setup with material design. The fingerprint reader is in a really annoying place compared to the V10.

    Also, anyone know any good rundowns of Samsung apps on the S7 Edge? YouTube has been less than helpful with that
    10-30-2016 03:30 AM
  7. bandofbrothers2112's Avatar
    Hi,


    I've recently moved from the iPhone 6 Plus to the s7 edge and am really liking it.

    The customisation on this device is awesome.

    I still find myself looking at the screen on the s7 edge and thinking...... WoW.

    Especially coming from a sandboxed iPhone and iOS which I felt the need to jailbreak to unlock its true potential but did come with ramifications.

    The freedom to put an App icon where I want to On the homescreen may sound insignificant to some but coming from iPhones it isn't.

    I'm still using TouchWizz and purchased the SB Theme from the theme store. I've looked at Nova Launcher but not taken the next step yet.

    One thing I did come across was Google Chrome creating battery drain connected to MediaServer and Chrome. After stopping and disabling Chrome,and using the Samsung Internet Browser all is good.

    I've heard there are nicer text Apps than the stock one but again I haven't taken the next step.

    As for other apps in the PlayStore that's very much a wants and needs thing. I'd say just read any reviews for them.

    This helped me.
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    10-30-2016 04:43 AM
  8. chanchan05's Avatar
    Thanks, I always do. I have not been impressed with TouchWiz ever, so that has always been a hindrance for me. I also wish they would go ahead and conform to the design standards that Google setup with material design. The fingerprint reader is in a really annoying place compared to the V10.

    Also, anyone know any good rundowns of Samsung apps on the S7 Edge? YouTube has been less than helpful with that
    Some would disagree with you and say that the fingerprint placement on LG and Pixels (on the back) are more annoying. It's just a matter of getting used to.
    10-30-2016 05:14 AM
  9. amyf27's Avatar
    Your s7 edge wasn't on back order? I ordered mine and it's saying 11/26!! But the gold one went from 11/26 to 10/29.
    Don't you have any in Stock locally?
    10-30-2016 06:30 AM
  10. Johnston212's Avatar
    Some would disagree with you and say that the fingerprint placement on LG and Pixels (on the back) are more annoying. It's just a matter of getting used to.
    I realize that I will have to get used to it. I was headed back to Samsung whether I liked it or not. For me, the standard design is intuitive. I can turn my phone on and unlock it with one gesture and I can even access the volume button with one hand, so that is preferable.

    Still, it at least works. Maybe I will try and just register my thumbs or something. Still wish that I could find reviews of the Samsung apps. YouTube keeps giving me people's top something lists.
    10-30-2016 09:52 AM
  11. Johnston212's Avatar
    Also, were there any promotions going right now?
    10-30-2016 09:53 AM
  12. T48's Avatar

    I've heard there are nicer text Apps than the stock one but again I haven't taken the next step.
    Don't mean to be off topic, but give Signal by Whisper Systems in the Play Store a look. Have only used it a couple of days, but works really well.
    End to end encrypted if you can convince a couple of close friends to use the same platform. Standard texts to anyone else not using it. Works on Android & ios.
    10-30-2016 10:09 AM
  13. chanchan05's Avatar
    I realize that I will have to get used to it. I was headed back to Samsung whether I liked it or not. For me, the standard design is intuitive. I can turn my phone on and unlock it with one gesture and I can even access the volume button with one hand, so that is preferable.

    Still, it at least works. Maybe I will try and just register my thumbs or something. Still wish that I could find reviews of the Samsung apps. YouTube keeps giving me people's top something lists.
    I register my thumbs and another finger. Thumbs to unlock when holding, the other to unlock when the phone is on a table face up. And I can still reach the volume buttons and power button with the same hand holding the phone.

    What Samsung apps are you trying to get a review of? The main problem is that in different carriers and countries, the stock apps. May be different. My phone for example did not come with the standard Samsung Music app I had to download that.
    10-30-2016 04:47 PM
  14. Johnston212's Avatar
    I register my thumbs and another finger. Thumbs to unlock when holding, the other to unlock when the phone is on a table face up. And I can still reach the volume buttons and power button with the same hand holding the phone.

    What Samsung apps are you trying to get a review of? The main problem is that in different carriers and countries, the stock apps. May be different. My phone for example did not come with the standard Samsung Music app I had to download that.
    Sorry, I probably should have mentioned that. I'm on AT&T, in case that helps any. The core apps or the ones that Samsung makes. I think that S Calendar is one. I know that I saw some comments from different people about how they find that superior, so I was curious. Otherwise, I'm curious about Samsung Pay and the Edge software itself.

    I'm just trying to keep myself distracted while I wait. I'm trying to get some more details from AT&T on the shipping. My backup G4 isn't quite as good as my V10, so I am eager to get my S7 upgrade.
    10-31-2016 08:15 AM
  15. Law2138's Avatar
    Hi,


    I've recently moved from the iPhone 6 Plus to the s7 edge and am really liking it.

    The customisation on this device is awesome.

    I still find myself looking at the screen on the s7 edge and thinking...... WoW.

    Especially coming from a sandboxed iPhone and iOS which I felt the need to jailbreak to unlock its true potential but did come with ramifications.

    The freedom to put an App icon where I want to On the homescreen may sound insignificant to some but coming from iPhones it isn't.

    I'm still using TouchWizz and purchased the SB Theme from the theme store. I've looked at Nova Launcher but not taken the next step yet.

    One thing I did come across was Google Chrome creating battery drain connected to MediaServer and Chrome. After stopping and disabling Chrome,and using the Samsung Internet Browser all is good.

    I've heard there are nicer text Apps than the stock one but again I haven't taken the next step.

    As for other apps in the PlayStore that's very much a wants and needs thing. I'd say just read any reviews for them.

    This helped me.
    (Nova Launcher + Nova Launcher Prime) and Textra IMO are the best launcher and messaging apps. Simple, effective and customization is just right. Not too technical, and gives you the freedom to do what you want.
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    10-31-2016 08:55 AM
  16. Johnston212's Avatar
    I've actually been enjoying Next 3D. I haven't had a chance to try it out on a visual powerhouse like the S7, so that is something to look forward to
    10-31-2016 09:04 AM
  17. Johnston212's Avatar
    Quick update. My order is now preparing to ship. Hopefully that means that it will get shipped today. Now, if they actually gave me the priority/express/overnight shipping that they said they would, maybe it will get here tomorrow...
    10-31-2016 12:10 PM
  18. jessicatoyia's Avatar
    Okay thank you!
    10-31-2016 08:29 PM
  19. jessicatoyia's Avatar
    Nope!
    10-31-2016 08:31 PM
  20. Johnston212's Avatar
    My S7 Edge is on the truck now. I promise that I am not parked on the couch in the living room waiting or anything...

    I did manage to stumble on a few videos that finally managed to get me really excited about this phone. I still dislike parts of the phone design, but I will have to deal with it.
    amyf27 likes this.
    11-01-2016 10:40 AM
  21. jessicatoyia's Avatar
    How long after you ordered it did you receive updates on the shipment like tracking and all that?
    11-01-2016 05:09 PM
  22. merlinskw's Avatar
    I came from the N7 to the S7edge I use nova launcher with condensed icons, Samsung package disabler, Pretty Slick running device, PS..A good case will definitely help smoothing down the edge screen.. Good Luck with your new phone
    11-02-2016 12:03 AM
  23. merlinskw's Avatar
    Converting to the S7 Edge-screenshot_20161102-013228.jpg
    amyf27 and Roman Akert like this.
    11-02-2016 01:45 AM
  24. Johnston212's Avatar
    How long after you ordered it did you receive updates on the shipment like tracking and all that?
    I ordered around 6 PM EST on Friday. It shipped Monday afternoon.
    11-02-2016 06:32 AM
  25. Delectron's Avatar
    I'm now on my fourth week with my S7 Edge and I'm mightily impressed with it. This is my first Android device as prior to this I've been an iPhone user for the past 8 years. I was all set to get a iPhone 7 but just out of curiosity I ventured into the local Samsung showroom just to have a peek at the competition. Anyway, long story short and after some research I went for a Silver Edge. Have to say that after iOS I was a bit bewildered by what you could do with Android and to be honest was a bit baffled by it all. I've since changed my launcher to Nova Prime with the Stealth icon pack and got myself a lovely Spigen Neo Hybrid case. Also changed the stock Samsung keyboard (which I couldn't get on with) to the Google keyboard, which serves my needs better. Love love love this phone now and I think I'd be hard pushed to go back to iOS
    11-03-2016 08:14 PM

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