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Topic # 204540 6-Oct-2016 09:24
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I'm torn. I want to try this phone.

 

However, it's not cheap and it concerns me that it could end up being either difficult to sell a couple of years from now or, if it is sold, the price realised will be lower than you'd reasonably expect.

 

Also, if the ban on using them during flights is going to continue even post recall (not saying it is, but it may) then using the phone to play games, read, listen to music etc on flights becomes impossible and that would be annoyingly inconvenient since I travel a fair bit.

 

Interested in everyone's thoughts...






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  Reply # 1646396 6-Oct-2016 09:40
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Its probably the best Android phone available, but yeah considering even the replacement units still catch on fire, I'd say it's not worth buying.


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  Reply # 1646407 6-Oct-2016 09:55
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It is quite scary for potential buyers and Samsung itself, even after the replacement, that up there, happened. So frustrating I bet.


 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1646409 6-Oct-2016 10:05
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I just read this on GSM Arena and came to share it in the Note 7 forum 

 

But yeah, it is a cause for concern. So far there has been 2 reported cases, 1 in china last week and now this one

 

Fingers crossed but if Samsung does recall this product completely, then I am just going for the S7 edge


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  Reply # 1646476 6-Oct-2016 11:17
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I've been part of the Sammy family since my first Galaxy S2 (having moved away from an iPhone). Since then we have had a Note 2, Note 3 and Note 4.

 

My wife has the Note 3 and will not part with it (also having moved away from Apple). I traded the Note 2 and Note 4 back to Spark when I purchased the Note 7, so my all up cost for the Note 7 was aprox $950. The Note 7 is without a doubt, the best phone I have ever owned, in terms of functionality, flexibility, ease of use, quick and easy wireless charging, battery life, screen resolution and just sheer beauty.

 

FWIW, do I have any regrets with my purchase? Absolutely not.

 

If I still had my Note 4 as my day to day phone, would I consider a purchase of the Note 7? Absolutely, BUT, I would keep my trusty Note 4 as a backup.

 

Am I looking ahead to the Note 8? Yes, and that may possibly be the first time I change phone on the next model cycle. It depends on how the new models perform, bearing in mind there is lot of media hype and some media commentators just praying for a disaster to befall Samsung - it sells copy! If the Note 7 performs well and the battery issue is in reality a "non" issue, then I will look forward to the Note 9.

 

Samsung have proven their response to customer concerns, so I feel safe continuing to be part of the "Sammy family". It's just a shame that I traded my Note 4, but I may just pick up another Note 3 or 4 on Trademe as a backup.


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  Reply # 1646503 6-Oct-2016 11:25
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jeeg:

 

Its probably the best Android phone available, but yeah considering even the replacement units still catch on fire, I'd say it's not worth buying.

 

 

There are NO confirmed reports of this yet. The devices that have been reported as catching fire have either not been returned yet or are in the process of being examined. 

 

I'm going to call it as a mixup in the replacement shipping process. 

 

 




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  Reply # 1646526 6-Oct-2016 11:40
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DaveB:

 

I've been part of the Sammy family since my first Galaxy S2 (having moved away from an iPhone). Since then we have had a Note 2, Note 3 and Note 4.

 

My wife has the Note 3 and will not part with it (also having moved away from Apple). I traded the Note 2 and Note 4 back to Spark when I purchased the Note 7, so my all up cost for the Note 7 was aprox $950. The Note 7 is without a doubt, the best phone I have ever owned, in terms of functionality, flexibility, ease of use, quick and easy wireless charging, battery life, screen resolution and just sheer beauty.

 

FWIW, do I have any regrets with my purchase? Absolutely not.

 

If I still had my Note 4 as my day to day phone, would I consider a purchase of the Note 7? Absolutely, BUT, I would keep my trusty Note 4 as a backup.

 

Am I looking ahead to the Note 8? Yes, and that may possibly be the first time I change phone on the next model cycle. It depends on how the new models perform, bearing in mind there is lot of media hype and some media commentators just praying for a disaster to befall Samsung - it sells copy! If the Note 7 performs well and the battery issue is in reality a "non" issue, then I will look forward to the Note 9.

 

Samsung have proven their response to customer concerns, so I feel safe continuing to be part of the "Sammy family". It's just a shame that I traded my Note 4, but I may just pick up another Note 3 or 4 on Trademe as a backup.

 

 

 

 

Seems reasonable.

 

I'm thinking that if I do change, my iPhone 6+ will not be leaving my possession for 6 months or so just in case!

 

I'll just treat it as a wifi only device for browsing and game playing etc in the house meanwhile.






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  Reply # 1646552 6-Oct-2016 11:59
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I'll wait to see what samsung/telcos will throw in when they release them again. Maybe free VR headset and account credit :)


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  Reply # 1646556 6-Oct-2016 12:03
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Geektastic:

 

DaveB:

 

I've been part of the Sammy family since my first Galaxy S2 (having moved away from an iPhone). Since then we have had a Note 2, Note 3 and Note 4.

 

My wife has the Note 3 and will not part with it (also having moved away from Apple). I traded the Note 2 and Note 4 back to Spark when I purchased the Note 7, so my all up cost for the Note 7 was aprox $950. The Note 7 is without a doubt, the best phone I have ever owned, in terms of functionality, flexibility, ease of use, quick and easy wireless charging, battery life, screen resolution and just sheer beauty.

 

FWIW, do I have any regrets with my purchase? Absolutely not.

 

If I still had my Note 4 as my day to day phone, would I consider a purchase of the Note 7? Absolutely, BUT, I would keep my trusty Note 4 as a backup.

 

Am I looking ahead to the Note 8? Yes, and that may possibly be the first time I change phone on the next model cycle. It depends on how the new models perform, bearing in mind there is lot of media hype and some media commentators just praying for a disaster to befall Samsung - it sells copy! If the Note 7 performs well and the battery issue is in reality a "non" issue, then I will look forward to the Note 9.

 

Samsung have proven their response to customer concerns, so I feel safe continuing to be part of the "Sammy family". It's just a shame that I traded my Note 4, but I may just pick up another Note 3 or 4 on Trademe as a backup.

 

 

 

 

Seems reasonable.

 

I'm thinking that if I do change, my iPhone 6+ will not be leaving my possession for 6 months or so just in case!

 

I'll just treat it as a wifi only device for browsing and game playing etc in the house meanwhile.

 

 

 

 

...... or game playing on an aircraft! If you keep the iPhone 6 as a backup, it's not going to lose much value over the next 6 months. I doubt it will get much use though!

 

 

 

On another thought. If, (and that's a big "IF"), if the new Note 7 continues to have a problem I wonder what sort of deal a Note 7 user would get when the new Note 8 becomes available? Samsung have been, in my mind, quite generous with their replacement offer almost worldwide. Would they have to be even more generous for further customer inconvenience? Or would they tighten their belts?




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  Reply # 1646559 6-Oct-2016 12:08
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I'll wait to see what samsung/telcos will throw in when they release them again. Maybe free VR headset and account credit :)

 

 

 

 

It will be interesting to see, certainly.

 

VF will have to make some room on their website - since the iPhone was launched it has almost nothing else on the front page!!






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  Reply # 1646561 6-Oct-2016 12:09
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Seems reasonable.

 

I'm thinking that if I do change, my iPhone 6+ will not be leaving my possession for 6 months or so just in case!

 

I'll just treat it as a wifi only device for browsing and game playing etc in the house meanwhile.

 

 

 

 

Jump into Clash of Clans :) Let me know when you do, you can join our clan! :) 

 

 




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  Reply # 1646841 6-Oct-2016 17:59
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networkn:

 

 

 

 

Seems reasonable.

 

I'm thinking that if I do change, my iPhone 6+ will not be leaving my possession for 6 months or so just in case!

 

I'll just treat it as a wifi only device for browsing and game playing etc in the house meanwhile.

 

 

 

 

Jump into Clash of Clans :) Let me know when you do, you can join our clan! :) 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Is it better than Clash of Kings? I tried that for a while and just got fed up with rich Chinese and Russian players buying their way to the top...!






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  Reply # 1646850 6-Oct-2016 18:15
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ibuksh:

 

I just read this on GSM Arena and came to share it in the Note 7 forum 

 

But yeah, it is a cause for concern. So far there has been 2 reported cases, 1 in china last week and now this one

 

Fingers crossed but if Samsung does recall this product completely, then I am just going for the S7 edge

 

 

There was also a case in Korea last week, the guy reported the issue, Samsung dismissed it, then the guy got the major TV stations to do interviews with him. Samsung then launched an investigation with external investigator that said it was "damage from external source". The Korean forums are speculating that Samsung bribed the external investigator company.


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  Reply # 1646864 6-Oct-2016 18:48
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A Southwest airlines had one catch fire onboard. It was one of the replacement devices. Not looking good, I think I would keep clear, plenty of alternatives out there. 





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  Reply # 1647657 8-Oct-2016 11:13
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All the big US carriers are now allowing owners of safe Note 7s to exchange them for other devices. I wonder if NZ carriers will do that?





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  Reply # 1647661 8-Oct-2016 11:25
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MikeB4:

 

A Southwest airlines had one catch fire onboard. It was one of the replacement devices. Not looking good, I think I would keep clear, plenty of alternatives out there. 

 

 

Not really any alternatives that set my pants on fire. Don't want an iPhone - possibly S7 - the curvy screen on N7 and S7E don't particularly grab me (even though I like the N7 overall).


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