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Buy a Note 7 now or wait for the iPhone 7? Note 7 doesn't have great battery life and will occasionally slow down a little here and there. Will it get worse as time passes? Ugh....
Edited by DADDYDC650 - 8/22/16 at 10:47pm
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Buy a Note 7 now or wait for the iPhone 7? Note 7 doesn't have great battery life and will occasionally slow down a little here and there. Will it get worse as time passes? Ugh....

I really like MKBHD for phone reviews, and the sample he received of what the iPhone 7 will potentially look like was so disappointing to me. The 6, and 6S look great, but a year without a bit redesign feels kinda 'meh'. I mean, I know at some point they have to somewhat stop changing so drastically, but it looks boring IMO. However, I'm not sure how legit his prototype was.

I'll post some battery screenshots from my phone in this post in a few.

EDIT:

These first two are from my day with the always-on display activated.



And these two are without.



Obviously my usage is going to be different from your usage, but the majority of my usage is browsing OCN on mobile, quick product shopping and lookups via dedicated apps (Amazon, Newegg, etc.), mobile banking, checking email (3 accounts sync'd through email app and 1 through Gmail app), and lots of texting. There's some light gaming in there on the first day via Kingdom Rush Frontiers and some Carmageddon. I'm sure that's not everything, but I'm happy that the 5 hour SoT mark seems to be consistent.
Edited by pez - 8/22/16 at 11:16pm
 
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the SOT looks good but I completely destroy phones. I'm literally on it the whole day. Either browsing, texting or watching YouTube videos. I WILL notice the occasional lag which I'm ok with. I'm worried about how much worse it will get a couple of months from now.

In regards to the iPhone 7, it's looks aren't much and no OLED sucks but I'm sure the battery life will be pretty good since I was satisfied with the iPhone 6s Plus BL and the OS was sooo damn smooth and rarely ever let me down. I also like how I can walk into an Apple store for a replacement and be handed a mint condition phone. Can't say that about Samsung. I'd have to call T-Mobile and ask them for a replacement and hope that it's in good condition.
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True why would you buy 3x the price Samsung stuff when you can get an equal phone. Brand and gimmick features?!
My 110 euro Xiaomi Mi4C has better endurance and similar performance to an Samsung Galaxy S6 also it doesn't feel heavy is smaller and doesn't have a bulging camera lens. The same can be said for the newer phones versus the S7.
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the SOT looks good but I completely destroy phones. I'm literally on it the whole day. Either browsing, texting or watching YouTube videos. I WILL notice the occasional lag which I'm ok with. I'm worried about how much worse it will get a couple of months from now.

In regards to the iPhone 7, it's looks aren't much and no OLED sucks but I'm sure the battery life will be pretty good since I was satisfied with the iPhone 6s Plus BL and the OS was sooo damn smooth and rarely ever let me down. I also like how I can walk into an Apple store for a replacement and be handed a mint condition phone. Can't say that about Samsung. I'd have to call T-Mobile and ask them for a replacement and hope that it's in good condition.

The reason I decided to take the chance was the fact that my Dad still uses my old Note 3 and it's still smooth and quick to this day. It's not flagship levels of quick by 2016 standards, but enough so that I was impressed it wasn't crawling to do mundane tasks...because let's face it. We've all been burned by Samsung software before lol.

That is a big proponent and benefit of Apple devices, IMO, as well. I had to do something similar with my old iPhone 4. However, I had to get the Note 3 replaced at one point and that warranty claim was actually carried out through VZW, much like T-Mobile would for you. It was relatively painless, though, definitely not as nice as walking out of a store with a phone the same day.

If I can get a chance to pretty much kill the phone, I'll try, but 5 hours of SoT is a normal usage for me. I usually find time to binge watch some YouTube or Netflix. I'm just happy this is the first time I've bought a Samsung device and didn't need to immediately do heavy tweaking to make it work out of the box like it should.

As for the lag that people are reporting, I'm not seeing it. Like you, I don't expect a completely perfect experience....I mean, no informed consumer necessarily should. Consistent issues are a no go, but here and there I find acceptable.

I haven't read that article in depth just yet, but the default animation is set to x1.0 across the board and I find that to be a bit annoying. Setting to x0.5 has made the phone feel automatically snappier. This is basically everything that effects the windows transitions and any GUI animations across the OS. This effectively changed the speed of everything from secondary windows, pulling down the notification shade, and switching between apps. Unfortunately, the normal consumer doesn't know how to get to (let alone access) these settings.
 
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Buy a Note 7 now or wait for the iPhone 7? Note 7 doesn't have great battery life and will occasionally slow down a little here and there. Will it get worse as time passes? Ugh....

I've been using an S5 since early '14 without any noticeable degradation of battery life. No slow downs, no lag, no crashes and excellent battery life.

I like iPhones more than Android phones but they don't fit my needs. Unfortunately no SD card slot is a dealbreaker. frown.gif
From what you've posted you want an iPhone, you should buy the iPhone 7 without second guessing as you've already made up your mind. thumb.gif
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I've been using an S5 since early '14 without any noticeable degradation of battery life. No slow downs, no lag, no crashes and excellent battery life.

I like iPhones more than Android phones but they don't fit my needs. Unfortunately no SD card slot is a dealbreaker. frown.gif
From what you've posted you want an iPhone, you should buy the iPhone 7 without second guessing as you've already made up your mind. thumb.gif
You must not use your phone a lot to never notice lag on Touchwiz. Especially on an old S5...
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