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note 7 possible recall? (repost sorry didn't see the earlier one)

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by blackcar, Sep 1, 2016.

  1. durandetto

    durandetto Android Enthusiast

    I'm just hoping the replacement will have better reception than this one. That's really my only complaint with this phone. The reception is horrible I spend way more time on 3g now and sprints 3g is worse than dial up.


  2. Preach2k

    Preach2k Android Enthusiast

    I get great reception on Verizon. I have no issues with this phone. Holding on to it until the replacement comes.
  3. mikedt

    mikedt 你好

    Can't see it been that somehow. If anything third-rate and faulty cables, can cause phones not to charge properly or not charge at all. The Note 7 isn't subject to a recall here in China, different battery supplier apparently.

    FYI it's Samsung, not Google, that pushes updates for their Galaxy devices. Could very well be a liability though, like if you refuse the safety recall and not swap out your phone. IANAL, you might not be able to sue Samsung if a defective unsafe battery subsequently combusts and burns your house down or something. Like if you had a car that was subject to a recall due to unsafe brakes, you refused the recall, e.g. "DO NOT DRIVE UNTIL CHECKED", kept on driving the thing and then crashed as a result of brake failure.

    Samsung can and does refuse to update and not support devices in certain situations though, e.g. grey imports, or rooted and modified devices.
    #53 mikedt, Sep 2, 2016
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  4. DILands

    DILands Android Expert

    NBC mentioned (silly me, didn't know) that the situation is similar to hoverboards - same type batteries
  5. toptobottom

    toptobottom Android Enthusiast

    I think many of us from the older generation still think our phones are like that old black or Princess/Trimline indestructable phones.

    The problem is Corporations today are just pumping out products in short timeframes. The race to get something out to market without ample prototype testing and evaluation is becoming the standard. They have funds to cover the losses with no looking back. The Consumer has now become the Beta tester.

    We take these devices for granted that they are harmless. Handling them with precaution is no different than wanting to leave your car running in an attached garage so it would be nice and warm/cool for you as you set off to work in the morning.
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  6. TexandroidSS

    TexandroidSS Well-Known Member

    Considering it's Sprint, how can you tell if it's 3G and not really 4G? :p
  7. Preach2k

    Preach2k Android Enthusiast

  8. MannyrtFresh

    MannyrtFresh Well-Known Member

    You are aware that the free promotion item ended on the 8/28 right. Valid purchase had to be by that date.
  9. TexandroidSS

    TexandroidSS Well-Known Member

    I guess the two options are to hurry up and get your item swapped before everyone else sends theirs in and Samsung is issuing out refurbs, or wait it out as long as you can in hopes that the refurbs have been depleted.

    My question is will the new version of the Note charge as fast?
  10. RichardRight

    RichardRight Newbie

    I'm curious about a question someone else raised here. Considering Samsung called this a voluntary recall, is there any chance that they will refuse to send updates to any phone that was recalled but is not returned?
  11. Preach2k

    Preach2k Android Enthusiast

    No! A lot of people are not having issues with their phone. Those people do not have to return their phones if they do not want to.
  12. Chip Elliott

    Chip Elliott Newbie

    I find this all very interesting. I noticed from when I got my Note7 that when charging it got REALLY hot. I have taken a routine of only charging it for 10 minutes or so every few hours in order to continue to use it. I am heading to my Verizon store this morning and will let you know what happens.
  13. The_Chief

    The_Chief Accept no imitations!
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    The problem is, Preach, that the people whose phones blew up on them weren't having issues, either. No warning! I'm not having a problem, but it's not a chance I'm willing to take if a fix is available.
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  14. DILands

    DILands Android Expert

  15. RichardRight

    RichardRight Newbie

    , I'm curious how you know this? Because I've known two definite groups of people with this phone, those who do report that it gets very hot, and those who report, like me, that it's not getting hot at all. Since right now, the odds are 35 out of 2.5 million, how can we be sure that with the new device, our odds get to be less than that of having some other catastrophic issue?
  16. RichardRight

    RichardRight Newbie

    Also, it might seem like someone's device just exploded with no warning. In fact, that is physically impossible. Before a device ignites, it is going to heat up to very hot levels. One's phone does not ignite if it is at room temperature.
  17. Preach2k

    Preach2k Android Enthusiast

    I actually heard the opposite. That the phones were charging hot all the time. A guy on another forum said that his phone would always charge hot out of the box. He walked away came back and found a burn starting to show on the right side of his screen. He ran and unplugged his phone. I will post the picture when I find it again.
    Here it is:
    #67 Preach2k, Sep 3, 2016
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  18. Fun Human

    Fun Human Member

    My Verizon Note 7 has been awesome! I love the edge. $25. credit and replacement seems fine. Though my phone is working fine I'd be a fool not to replace it. Seriously with the battery issue that I'm sure Samsung is trying to down play (obviously recall is major) so not to due anymore Brand damage. What's the value of a non-replaced phone? Zero if you ask me. What reseller would take on the liability. Is there any other first question when selling it later other than "is this a replacement phone?"

    One point I haven't seen yet. Though the non removable battery I'm sure is a factor is water resistance. Sure would have been a lot easier to just replace the battery had it been removable!! My only regret is I've really got mine tweaked to the way I like it! With the widgets, Edge screen and folders (aside from calender's screen) I'm down to one screen!

    Just thought of this. Could these be banned from airline travel?? Lithium battery's have been a hot topic!!
  19. RichardRight

    RichardRight Newbie

    Not saying you should lie to a potential buyer, but how would they even know if it was a replacement phone or not?
  20. InfernalByte

    InfernalByte Android Expert

    #70 InfernalByte, Sep 3, 2016
    Last edited: Sep 3, 2016
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  21. I am almost tempted to take T-Mobile up on their return/exchange offer but I can't be without a device for 2 - 4 weeks. I can always use my back-up phone, but i'd rather not.

    The funny thing is, I haven't had issues with charging and now that I have it on battery saver mode, it goes for a little over 2 days. However, I turned my phone to look at the back yesterday and saw a crack and I am impeccable at keeping my gadgets in flawless condition. I never dropped it or anything and now there is a scratch/crack on the back.

    Isn't gorilla glass supposed to be scratch resistant? I wonder how I got it.
  22. RichardRight

    RichardRight Newbie

    Before exchanging our phones, we should conduct our own scratch and endurance test on the phones. See if we can scratch it with our keys, or break the glass with just a 3-foot drop.
  23. johnpjackson

    johnpjackson Android Enthusiast

    Lay the phone in a Pyrex baking dish when you leave it to charge, if you're really concerned about leaving it unattended.
  24. toptobottom

    toptobottom Android Enthusiast

    Then at noon pre-heat oven to 350 deg., bake for 30 minutes and enjoy! :p
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  25. The_Chief

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    I talked with the folks at my local Verizon store today, and they had no idea when replacement Note 7s would be in. Samsung called back EVERYTHING. So... I guess we'll all know when replacements are available.

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The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 release date was September 2016. Features and Specs include a 5.7" inch screen, 12MP camera, 4GB RAM, Exynos 8890 Octa processor, and 3500mAh battery.

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