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  Reply # 1617789 26-Aug-2016 11:38
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For those of you moaning about the "feel" of the performance, enable developer options in settings by tapping on the build number sufficient times, then reduce the animation scales within the developer options to less than one. It will make you device "feel" faster.

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Reply # 1617811 26-Aug-2016 12:14
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networkn:

 

So, I've had my note 7 a week now. My review in 1 word... Meh!

 

It's not bad, but it's not a big upgrade over my note 5 either. Maybe my note 5 was coping fine with what I did, but my Note 7 doesn't feel any faster.  The camera on my N5 was fine, same with N7.

 

The screen is good, but I had no issues with my N5 screen either... 

 

I am trying to find something about it that I've noticed is significantly better than my N5, and so far I can't.

 

 

 

 

 

 

How did your N5 go under water?


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  Reply # 1617813 26-Aug-2016 12:15
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Kopkiwi:

 

networkn:

 

So, I've had my note 7 a week now. My review in 1 word... Meh!

 

It's not bad, but it's not a big upgrade over my note 5 either. Maybe my note 5 was coping fine with what I did, but my Note 7 doesn't feel any faster.  The camera on my N5 was fine, same with N7.

 

The screen is good, but I had no issues with my N5 screen either... 

 

I am trying to find something about it that I've noticed is significantly better than my N5, and so far I can't.

 

 

 

 

 

 

How did your N5 go under water?

 

 

 

 

I know it's strange, but I don't take my phone swimming with me!


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  Reply # 1617898 26-Aug-2016 14:21
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Also I bought the wireless charger (samsung) and it' charges about 2/3 the speed of the cable. 

 

 


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  Reply # 1617928 26-Aug-2016 15:19
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networkn:

 

Kopkiwi:

 

networkn:

 

So, I've had my note 7 a week now. My review in 1 word... Meh!

 

It's not bad, but it's not a big upgrade over my note 5 either. Maybe my note 5 was coping fine with what I did, but my Note 7 doesn't feel any faster.  The camera on my N5 was fine, same with N7.

 

The screen is good, but I had no issues with my N5 screen either... 

 

I am trying to find something about it that I've noticed is significantly better than my N5, and so far I can't.

 

 

 

 

 

 

How did your N5 go under water?

 

 

 

 

I know it's strange, but I don't take my phone swimming with me!

 

 

Got a snap chat the other day from a mate, was going down the water slide with his 2 year old son. Was able to video the ride all the way down and into the water. Was a pretty cool video to watch.


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  Reply # 1617929 26-Aug-2016 15:20
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Kopkiwi:

 

networkn:

 

Kopkiwi:

 

networkn:

 

So, I've had my note 7 a week now. My review in 1 word... Meh!

 

It's not bad, but it's not a big upgrade over my note 5 either. Maybe my note 5 was coping fine with what I did, but my Note 7 doesn't feel any faster.  The camera on my N5 was fine, same with N7.

 

The screen is good, but I had no issues with my N5 screen either... 

 

I am trying to find something about it that I've noticed is significantly better than my N5, and so far I can't.

 

 

 

 

 

 

How did your N5 go under water?

 

 

 

 

I know it's strange, but I don't take my phone swimming with me!

 

 

Got a snap chat the other day from a mate, was going down the water slide with his 2 year old son. Was able to video the ride all the way down and into the water. Was a pretty cool video to watch.

 

 

 

 

Yeah that sounds great. Hardly $1600 worth though :) 

 

 


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  Reply # 1617951 26-Aug-2016 15:51
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Got a snap chat the other day from a mate, was going down the water slide with his 2 year old son. Was able to video the ride all the way down and into the water. Was a pretty cool video to watch.

 

 

i see mine as more of a 'drop it in the toilet/sink' saviour rather than a 'waterslide/diving' option.


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  Reply # 1617957 26-Aug-2016 16:00
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networkn:

 

Kopkiwi:

 

networkn:

 

Kopkiwi:

 

networkn:

 

So, I've had my note 7 a week now. My review in 1 word... Meh!

 

It's not bad, but it's not a big upgrade over my note 5 either. Maybe my note 5 was coping fine with what I did, but my Note 7 doesn't feel any faster.  The camera on my N5 was fine, same with N7.

 

The screen is good, but I had no issues with my N5 screen either... 

 

I am trying to find something about it that I've noticed is significantly better than my N5, and so far I can't.

 

 

 

 

 

 

How did your N5 go under water?

 

 

 

 

I know it's strange, but I don't take my phone swimming with me!

 

 

Got a snap chat the other day from a mate, was going down the water slide with his 2 year old son. Was able to video the ride all the way down and into the water. Was a pretty cool video to watch.

 

 

 

 

Yeah that sounds great. Hardly $1600 worth though :) 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Eh, paid considerably less than that, enough so that I only had to pay about $350 from my own pocket after selling my Note 5.


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  Reply # 1617969 26-Aug-2016 16:18
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I started having the bootloop issue today. Also the phone kept restarting a few moments after booting.

I was able to fix it by clearing cache from recovery mode.

The problem seems to have disappeared for now... But it's got me worried that a few people are having this issue.

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  Reply # 1618002 26-Aug-2016 17:50
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for those with bootloop issues, it seems like you aren't the only ones: http://forum.xda-developers.com/note-7/help/note-7-repeated-restart-bootloop-issues-t3444510


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  Reply # 1619001 29-Aug-2016 10:39
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I tried the Note 7 out in the shop. It's definitely desirable over my aging Note 3. It's a very nice device. The camera itself makes the upgrade worthwhile for me and everything else is a bonus. I was concerned about the edge vs bezel but handling the phone, it doesn't seem to be an issue.

 

I go to Hong Kong in a few weeks. I can see if I can get the Note 7 cheaper there. I guess then I just risk lacking a warranty - anyone know if Samsung warranty is international?


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  Reply # 1619032 29-Aug-2016 11:40
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Been using the Note 7 for a few days, the performance is pretty bad at times, and that's after dropping the resolution down to 1080p and turning the animations down.

 

Very nice device otherwise, but the frequent significant lagginess is really offputting.

 

Iris scanning is too fiddly to be useful, the edge menu is relatively useless, the screen is really nice, the audio quality over headphones doesn't sound right at all, might just need some settings tweaked.

 

The screen-off notes is really handy. Can't seem to get them to pin to the lockscreen, but I may have misinterpreted how that works.

 

The blue light filter is very nice.

 

Google Quick Search box seems to be hammering the CPU, need to work out how to shut that off. (Edit: Settings\Applications\Default Applications\Device Assistance App\ - Change from Google to None, disables the home button long-press and seems to make Google a little bit less CPU hungry.)

 

Enabling GPU acceleration in the developer settings seems to make the UI a little bit less laggy, might just be placebo.





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  Reply # 1619107 29-Aug-2016 13:40
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stevenz:

Been using the Note 7 for a few days, the performance is pretty bad at times, and that's after dropping the resolution down to 1080p and turning the animations down.


Very nice device otherwise, but the frequent significant lagginess is really offputting.


Iris scanning is too fiddly to be useful, the edge menu is relatively useless, the screen is really nice, the audio quality over headphones doesn't sound right at all, might just need some settings tweaked.


The screen-off notes is really handy. Can't seem to get them to pin to the lockscreen, but I may have misinterpreted how that works.


The blue light filter is very nice.


Google Quick Search box seems to be hammering the CPU, need to work out how to shut that off. (Edit: Settings\Applications\Default Applications\Device Assistance App\ - Change from Google to None, disables the home button long-press and seems to make Google a little bit less CPU hungry.)


Enabling GPU acceleration in the developer settings seems to make the UI a little bit less laggy, might just be placebo.



I dont have any laggyness on mine :/
I have all the apps i use on the edge screen so i can have a clear homescreen. Love having that option.
Also took the quick Google search app off the home screen.
I haven't tried headphones yet
And im yet to figure out how to pin a memo on the lock screen so it's visible (it just shows the pin icon on the lock screen)

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  Reply # 1619139 29-Aug-2016 14:00
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So if you pin it, and then double-tap on the "pinned" icon on the always-on display, then it'll show the note. Not super-intuitive, but I may just be being thick.

 

That feature is super useful instead of wandering back and forth with postits or taking photos of MAC address and serial numbers!

 

 





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  Reply # 1619144 29-Aug-2016 14:06
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stevenz:

So if you pin it, and then double-tap on the "pinned" icon on the always-on display, then it'll show the note. Not super-intuitive, but I may just be being thick.


That feature is super useful instead of wandering back and forth with postits or taking photos of MAC address and serial numbers!


 



I totally just got it to work. You have to leave the note on the screen until it says it will be shown for 1 hour. Before i would turn the screen off straight after pinning it and it would just show the pin icon

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