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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by TrueFangz, Oct 5, 2016.

  1. TrueFangz

    TrueFangz Android Enthusiast
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    Ahh Jeez.

    According to a report from The Verge, a replacement Galaxy Note 7 caused evacuation of a Southwest flight departing Louisville, KY this morning. Still in the boarding process, the owner, Brian Green, was asked by flight attendants to turn off his cellphone, but then the unexpected happened.

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  2. 1xsculler

    1xsculler Member

    Neither my first Note 7 nor my replacement have ever become other than slightly warm during charging and I loved them both but they'll have to do another recall if these great phones aren't allowed on planes.
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  3. kate

    kate Dreaming of Bugdroid.

    Will be interesting to see if Samsung verifies this Note 7 is a replacement model, if it is that could make things complicated for them.

    Glad no one was injured. :)
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  4. Sheesh! My original got very hot and had no battery life. My replacement is beautifully perfect....[emoji55]
  5. TrueFangz

    TrueFangz Android Enthusiast
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    Both of mine have seemed fine, and the newer one seems even better. I love this phone, but am getting tired of the high concern. Hope everything pans out well, I want to keep this phone, but also don't want to have to keep worrying about it.
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  6. AZgl1500

    AZgl1500 Extreme Android User

    Oh jeez, I gotta put up with my Note 4 for another 4 years. :D
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  7. The_Chief

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    Whoops! I guess the Note 7 didn't realize that it was a non-smoking flight :p
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  8. Predrag

    Predrag Newbie

    This will end badly for Samsung. Most people understand that, even with the number of these devices catching fire / exploding, it is still a minuscule percentage of the total devices sold. In other words, Samsung devices are just as safe as all other phones.

    The problem is that there is a growing movement towards banning these devices from public transportation or other public spaces. If this catches on (and there is a strong likelihood), an ordinary person will simply avoid buying Samsung, if they can expect to be turned away from a train, plane or bus.
  9. The_Chief

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  10. ironass

    ironass Extreme Android User

    Seems like hardly a day goes by without there being another Samsung Galaxy Note 7 disaster story hitting the headlines.

    Exploding batteries on the initial release, (except Chinese models), followed by numerous stories from around the world of more explosions and fires, both when charging and not charging. News that Samsung were replacing all 2.5 million handsets in 10 countries that had the faulty batteries that has, so far, wiped US$16 billion off of their share price. Now we have reports that the replacements are just as likely to suffer the same issue according to post #1, above.

    Tests by the Applied Energy Hub battery laboratory in Singapore show that it would appear that the Note 7 battery does not like pressure, as this article shows... So this is what happens when you apply a bit of pressure to Samsung Galaxy Note 7. I am assuming that this is one of the, "old", batteries... or is it?

    Jokes are emerging about the Note 7, "blowing the competition away", and being an, "iPhone 7 killer, if you put them close enough to each other", are emerging. None of this can do the Samsung name and reputation any good and can only but harm the sales of the Galaxy Note 7 and even, maybe, the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge since not all customers will be au fait with the difference in handsets and they too, could possibly become guilty by association.

    It may not be just the Note 7 that does not like pressure... I'm sure there are some Samsung employees that don't either.
  11. The_Chief

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  12. WeeWilly

    WeeWilly Android Enthusiast

    I've decided to get an S7 Edge and either sell my Note 7 or return it if there's a second recall.
  13. philayl

    philayl Android Expert

    Hi, if things get that bad you will be lucky to sell it. Phil
  14. mikedt

    mikedt 你好

    This seems like an appropriate thread:

    Spotted this evening at Guangzhou Airport, before my flight back to Jinan. Huge N7 ad right in front of the security check. :thumbsupdroid: No specific announcements or notices about N7, apart from the usual warning, that all phones must be turned off during the whole flight, and no charging devices from power-banks either.

    airportnote7.jpg note7ad.jpg

    Pics taken with Note 7.
    #14 mikedt, Oct 7, 2016
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  15. ironass

    ironass Extreme Android User

    I wonder what images will stick in potential buyers minds more... Samsung's advertising or the meme's doing the rounds, such as these...



  16. TrueFangz

    TrueFangz Android Enthusiast
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  17. Groundpounder

    Groundpounder Member

    Good thing he has all that kit on, but no gloves.....
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  18. mikedt

    mikedt 你好

    Whomever done the photoshopping forgot the gloves probably.
  19. Groundpounder

    Groundpounder Member

    In all seriousness, I am probably not going to go back to a Note 7 (I'm using a 7 Edge right now) because I am a pilot, and my company has strictly forbidden the use of the Note 7 on board aircraft. With this latest overheating issue, I don't see them reversing that rule any time soon. I'm not a big fan of the 7 Edge, I didn't play with it enough in the store when I traded my Note 7 in, and I dislike the curved screen. I was thinking of switching to a Google phone, but they are priced a lot higher than I expected, and the specs aren't blowing my socks off.
  20. TexandroidSS

    TexandroidSS Well-Known Member

    I hear they're going to go the same way they did with the Note 6 7, they're going to skip calling it the Note 7 recall 2 and call it the Note 7 recall 7......
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  21. El Presidente

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  22. Hadron

    Hadron Smoke me a kipper...
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    AndroidHeadlines reported the same incident.
  23. kokiangel

    kokiangel Android Expert

    I find it interesting that they are investigating whether it is truly a replacement note 7. I guess I wouldn't want to admit I didn't have my potentially flawed note 7 replaced when I could have and it caught fire. Oops? That would be so very bad. Good for Samsung and the CPSC who signed off on the phones though.
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  24. The_Chief

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    I have decided that if the worst DOES happen and Jeanette (that's what I named my Note 7) lets the smoke out, I will turn her over to the CPSC... NOT Samsung. I'll let the feds verify that it's a replacement before Samsung can take it away and do some kind of damage control. Hopefully that scenario doesn't arise :thinking:
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  25. ironass

    ironass Extreme Android User

    I like Jeanette but the way things are going, perhaps a better choice might be Icarus or Prometheus.

    "IF", the, so-called, "good battery", replacements are experiencing the same issues as the original release models, I cannot see Samsung continuing with the Note 7 after a second recall. Particularly as quite a few carriers are already allowing users to choose another device in lieu of the Note 7.

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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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