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General I'm Keeping My Note 7

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by johnpjackson, Oct 21, 2016.

  1. johnpjackson

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    ...for as long as I can, or until an equal or better device is released by Samsung, or another manufacturer. Or, of course, until when/if Samsung or my carrier was to cut off my connectivity or otherwise incapacitate my device.

    Apparently, I have a lot of company:

    http://gadgets.ndtv.com/mobiles/new...ver-a-million-people-worldwide-report-1476691

    I hope this situation holds. The longer it does, the better an idea it will give each of us individually about the chances of our Note 7's failing. The same is true for Samsung, even though I'm sure they would rather not gain data about that in this manner.

     

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    Ok. It's your life anyway.
     
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    Well yeah. And more than a million others.
     
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    I went to get a 64gb Note 5. It's now back ordered until mid December. What am I supposed to do? Just get a phone I don't want. I don't even want a Note 5 but I love having an SPen and I certainly am not getting a phone with only 32gb.
     
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    I've gone back to my Note4 with a Note7 rom installed. Runs really well. Also have the 256gb microsd that came with my Note7 to help boost the storage up from 32gb.
     
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    While it's perfectly understandable you have a sense of entitlement in keeping your Note 7 considering the money it cost you, but at the same time there's no question this particular model has become unacceptable for public consumption.
    Hopefully not but if your phone should ever self-ignite and somebody else gets hurt or their home, or car, or business gets damaged, at this point you, not Samsung, will be the more likely focus for a healthy lawsuit. By choosing to intentionally ignore the recall notices despite knowledge of the potential risk involved, what was Samsung's responsibility has now shifted onto you.
     
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    It's ridiculous to keep scolding people. They already know the risks. Do you think you lecturing them is going to somehow change their mind?
     
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    If you think that is scolding you would be wrong. A very good point has been made and it wasn't done in anger. It was said well. I too didn't want to give up my Note7 or my replacement Note7 but when I later thought about it, it is true that it could potentially harm others. I handed mine back the day before I had to fly on a plane and then board a ship.

    Thinking of others and where the blame would clearly lie if something were to happen, we should be reminded of this more often than not.
     
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    I don't view it as scolding, I view it as a Public Message that you need to be aware of the "letter of the law"...
    Samsung has now reneged on being liable for the Note 7.... so, anyone who chooses to ignore the speed limits is going to be ticketed by the LEOs around here....

    that is just a 'round about way of saying, ignore the law, and you "potentially could be in court".
     
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    You don't think telling a GROWN person that they have a sense of entitlement isn't scolding them? Okay...
     
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    Scolding is by definition an angry rebuke or angry reprimand. I sensed no anger in what was written in any way, shape or form. There was no scolding here.
     
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    This. Svim has enough credit in his tank and a pretty exemplary posting record, he wasn't scolding.

    Can we move on now please. :)
     
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    I would like to know how many EXYNOS equipped phones actually caught fire ( they didn't explode- bombs explode ), or was it mainly Snapdragon versions??. It was the Snapdragon 810 chips that got very hot, thats why Sammy went with their own exynos chips in the S5 (I think). Sony used it and those phones got very hot too.
    Perhaps the 820 Snapdragon chip gets hot too, then coupled with a too tight fitting battery and novelty of USB-C charging, made a volatile mix. Apparently the ONE PLUS 3 gets quite warm too.
    The only real change from Note 4 to Note 7 (we never had the 5 in UK), was the too tight battery and the USB-C port, so as Sammy have got plenty of 7's to play with, I wonder if they could try a micro usb port on one. At least it would knock that off list of faults if it didn't get hot, and make them sort it out before S8 turns up.
    I never found anything wrong with micro usb. If S8 were to get hot, then Sammy would be lost.
     
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    Did any Note7 catch fire in other places, besides the US, China and Japan, because elsewhere they were all Exynos. AFAIK Snapdragon was only used in those three countries that required CDMA compatibility. I did read reports of one igniting in the UK, which would have been Exynos. The S7 uses same processor arrangements as well, with Snapdragon for CDMA compatibility in certain countries.

    My Chinese N7 with Snapdragon never got particularly hot at all, a bit warm when gaming, but that was it.
     
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    My wife hasn't had any problems with either of her note 7. She has her through T-Mobile. She going to switch to over to a prepaid device until something comes out she likes. She loves her note 7 but we have kids who use our phones when we are out and about, we don't want to risk them playing a game or using an app and the phone goes nuclear
     
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    Yes here in Australia which would have been an Exynos.
     
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    The HTC 10 uses the 820 processor and they do get warm when charging but they don't self-ignite so I doubt the processor was the cause of the Note 7's problem.
     
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    I thought all of the Note 7's problems were battery failures, not hardware issues.
     
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    I don't think even Samsung knows. Give up with that one and forget about it.
     
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    I really hope the OP doesn't plan on taking any airline flights with his Note 7, assuming they are a resident of the US. If you get caught, you'll have a hefty fine to pay, and /or face imprisonment

    The Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR) are federal transportation safety rules found in 49 CFR, parts 171-180. The FAA enforces the HMR in aviation. Passengers violating the HMR can be fined from $250 to $50,000. Those who intentionally violate the regulations are subject to a criminal penalty of up to $500,000 and/or five years imprisonment. So, it is important to know what items are hazardous materials and whether or not they are allowed in the aircraft cabin or in checked baggage.
     
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    I know this is a shock to some, but there are LOTS of people who don't get on an airliner for YEARS at a time. Even Decades. Some people NEVER get on a jet. Are we sure we don't have any paid Samsung (corporate) mouthpieces hanging around here to troll?
     
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    Nope, I just switched from a Samsung to a LG phone, so I am not brand loyal. I just don't think a lot of people know that the repercussions for violating FAA HMR's are very very hefty. If you don't have to fly on airplane, ever, I envy you. Well kind of, but that is a discussion for another day.
     
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    Isn't that called aerophobia or aviophobia I believe?
     
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    Just returning mine today.. love the phone so much..sorta depressed over giving it back..
     
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    Same here. I nearly cried when I hit the factory reset button. And the poor fellow at UPS had to tug the box out of my hand. Then I went to lunch and drowned my sorrows with lots of diet soda. (It is the middle of the day after all!) :(
    As much as I loved it I feel better knowing my current backup phone won't catch fire and I am now patiently waiting for the next great thing...or a good Black Friday sale. :)
     

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