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No offense, but I think there is a bit of fanboying going on here (and with your other iPhone 7 posts) which is to be expected since you have a new toy and are happy with it. The fact is the Note 7 has the best display on any smart phone and is far superior to the iPhone's in nearly every way. The camera is also better overall with the auto-focus being the fastest of any phone camera ever. That said, I am not going to fanboy out over my Note 7 which (besides the obvious) has plenty of problems itself. The Snapdragon 820 is simply sub par for this kind of flagship device, period. The Apple SOC's are so far beyond any of the Android ones its just not even funny. The RAM management is still a sore subject with Android and with Galaxy phones in particular. The sound quality of the on board speaker is pretty underwhelming as well. Other than those issues, the Note 7 remains the best smart phone on the market today (of course just in my opinion) with the iPhone 7 simply being too small for my tastes. I'd have to get the Plus and even then it would have a smaller screen with lower PPI, no curve, and bezels for days! The iPhone is a fantastic device and I agree with you for the most part but your posts are just coming off a tad too complimentary, as if there are absolutely no issues whatsoever and everything about it is perfect. That's just not reality, not for any product...

I kind of figured this type of post was coming...
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Since I can remember, I have been a spec-head; a device's quality is measured by benchmark scores and features. As far as the feature content goes, you're absolutely right about the Note 7. The screen is superior, it has the s-pen, expandable storage, an iris scanner (an industry first on a smartphone), a giant battery, and a giant list of baked in features that Samsung flagships are known for. The Note 7 is a techie's dream as far as smartphones are concerned (I should know... my last phone was a Note 4).

So, taking all of the listed items above, why would I go with an iPhone 7, which is very clearly an inferior device?

As you mentioned, the SoC is the best currently on the market, but that's not why I went with it. Every time I went to look at new smartphones, I always walked over to the Apple section to check out their current crop of devices. My biggest complaint was that they were too small for the longest time. This item was fixed starting with the 6, but I still didn't want one. Then I got a Note 4, and it's a great phone. It was THE BEST Android phone on the market when I got it... but after using it for 2 years, I will admit that I believe I made a mistake purchasing it. It was too big to use with a single hand, I hardly ever used the s-pen, I never used the slide-to-unlock fingerprint scanner, I never replaced the battery, I never customized it, the case made it WAYYYY too bulky, it never worked right with bluetooth in my car, and it seemed like anytime I installed a new app, the battery life got shorter.

It was a good device, but it literally echoed every other Android device I had had before; it was a cool tech toy, and that's it.



So taking all those things into consideration, I decided to get a smaller phone with more storage, which is literally all I wanted. As it turns out, there was ONE device on Verizon that met this criteria: iPhone.

I took the plunge, and my previous posts are the results. Again, I used Android for 5 years before this. I gave Android a chance, and I have always felt like something was missing. Now after using the iPhone 7 for several weeks, I can finally put my finger on that missing link; a worry-free and smooth user experience. iPhone no longer offers crazy capabilities that are beyond the rest of the industry, but they do offer (in my opinion) simply the best user experience and app ecosystem available on a smartphone. I'm tired of trying to get a computer out of my smartphone... I'd rather have my smartphone simply work and work well, and the iPhone 7 does that.

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post #832 of 1187
Nothing at all wrong with that. It's a great phone. But some of the gushing is the newness I bet. Let's see how you feel about the iPhone (and particularly iOS with its limitations for the sake of simplicity) after using it for as long as you did Android. Eventually everybody tires of the same old thing so a switch to something different seems so much more impressive than it may actually be. The perfect smart phone has yet to be built, after all...
post #833 of 1187
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Originally Posted by Majin SSJ Eric View Post

No offense, but I think there is a bit of fanboying going on here (and with your other iPhone 7 posts) which is to be expected since you have a new toy and are happy with it. The fact is the Note 7 has the best display on any smart phone and is far superior to the iPhone's in nearly every way. The camera is also better overall with the auto-focus being the fastest of any phone camera ever. That said, I am not going to fanboy out over my Note 7 which (besides the obvious) has plenty of problems itself. The Snapdragon 820 is simply sub par for this kind of flagship device, period. The Apple SOC's are so far beyond any of the Android ones its just not even funny. The RAM management is still a sore subject with Android and with Galaxy phones in particular. The sound quality of the on board speaker is pretty underwhelming as well. Other than those issues, the Note 7 remains the best smart phone on the market today (of course just in my opinion) with the iPhone 7 simply being too small for my tastes. I'd have to get the Plus and even then it would have a smaller screen with lower PPI, no curve, and bezels for days! The iPhone is a fantastic device and I agree with you for the most part but your posts are just coming off a tad too complimentary, as if there are absolutely no issues whatsoever and everything about it is perfect. That's just not reality, not for any product...

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Nothing at all wrong with that. It's a great phone. But some of the gushing is the newness I bet. Let's see how you feel about the iPhone (and particularly iOS with its limitations for the sake of simplicity) after using it for as long as you did Android. Eventually everybody tires of the same old thing so a switch to something different seems so much more impressive than it may actually be. The perfect smart phone has yet to be built, after all...

IDK I was on a 6+ when I switched to a Galaxy S7 and just did not like it. The phone was nice enough, well built, good features, but nothing that stood out to me versus the 6+ besides camera speed and the always on display, which was noticeable but not really a big deal to me in either case.

Problem was it had the same issue I've had with every Android phone since my Droid Incredible, the little gremlins that plague every iteration of that OS. "Oh yeah sometimes it'll just freeze up for a second, but it's only for like a second so whatever." "Oh yeah the Samsung phones are weird with Android auto, you gotta turn on USB debugging then manually force the USB connection type to get it to work, then it works fine every other time." "Yeah idk why hitting the back button in that one situation in the messenger app boots you back to the home page rather than going back to your list of messaging threads." Apple phones never pull that junk except in rare cases, and those rare cases are treated like a real bug and fixed. All the little Android issues get shrugged off because it's Android. Yeah, I can find work arounds for them, or new ROMs where they are fixed and what not, but I shouldn't have to, it should either be fixed, or better yet, not there at all. What's the point of flagship hardware if it's crammed with substandard software? Not even Windows has such a track record of ignored, niggling issues.

Anyways, I only made it 3 months with the S7 before I was too frustrated with the thing to keep it, so I sold it to a buddy and grabbed an iPhone 7, which actually feels like an improvement over both the 6+ and the S7, and while the improvement over the s7 is mostly software side, still the hardware feels comparable everywhere it doesn't necessarily beat out the S7.
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No question, iOS is much more polished than Android, just limiting in some ways...
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A little update about my 7 Plus:

Pros
Extremely fast. Much faster than my 6 and 6s.

Heavy and well built. Was never a fan of the large phones but after having it, it will be hard to go back to a small phone.

NO HISSING! Not sure where people are getting that from. Even the YT vids I've seen you can't hear it.

The matte black finish is spectacular. About time they did this. I absolutely love it.

The lack of an actual home button. Although I never had issues with the 6, the home button on my 6s was starting to fail.

The 3D touch is pretty cool however I'm not really a fan of it.

iOS 10 seems crisper. Maybe it's just me or maybe it's the A10 chip but it just seems quicker.

Takes really nice photos and video although I must confess I can't tell the difference from photos/video taken with previous versions.

Battery life is much, much longer than the 6 and 6s. I do like that.

Cons
Time to take a photo is long. Seems like it has been that way since the 6.

The black finish while cool is prone to scratches and smudges. Case is most definitely a must.

This is a HUGE con. Since upgrading to the new phone my bluetooth earbuds fail to connect correctly. They will mate to the phone however no sound will play. This is a daily occurrence and since I refuse to use corded earbuds because I'm training it's a huge inconvenience. I literally have to erase the earbuds from the phone, restart the phone and re-connect the earbuds. Big PITA!

And finally, yes the battery lasts longer but it also takes a bit longer to charge. Not a big deal since the 7 Plus will last me all day I just plug it in at night and it's good to go in the morning.



I really really love this phone. Curious what Apple has planned for the 8.
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Nothing at all wrong with that. It's a great phone. But some of the gushing is the newness I bet. Let's see how you feel about the iPhone (and particularly iOS with its limitations for the sake of simplicity) after using it for as long as you did Android. Eventually everybody tires of the same old thing so a switch to something different seems so much more impressive than it may actually be. The perfect smart phone has yet to be built, after all...

Well at least it doesn't explode.
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Neither does mine.
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Neither does mine.
I mean, at this point why not swap it for an s7 or s7 edge? Sure it likely won't blow up but why risk it when you can have a nearly identical replacement with no history of lighting off? The stylus is neat, but it's not that neat lol.
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New Note 7 replacements are arriving to retailers on Wednesday.
I don't need it. TMo paid off my current N7 phone today and I still have it.
Unless they don't try to update my EIP on the second switch, I'm staying with the free Note 7 replacement.

I rather get a $250 discount on the S8 though.
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Anyone having issues with the phone not ringing and just getting a voicemail? I have tried the do not disturb on and off and airplane mode, both my phone and my wife phone randomly once a day won't ring at all and we will just get a voicemail? I have found other cases but wonder if any of you guys on here are having these issues?
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