Would you still consider buying the Galaxy Note 7?

By Scorpus ยท 48 replies
Sep 16, 2016
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  1. Samsung's Galaxy Note 7s are an explosive issue for the company right now. With batteries self-combusting left, right and center, the smartphone's launch has become a total disaster, despite overwhelmingly positive reviews about the handset's actual features.

    With a recall underway, and Samsung set to have replacement devices next week, the Note 7 is set to return to retail shelves. However, it will be interesting to see if it sells in any significant quantities when that happens, considering users could still face difficulties using the phones on airplanes and in other places, even with fixed batteries.

    Would you consider purchasing a Galaxy Note 7 after Samsung puts the phone back on sale?

    Are the issues with exploding batteries a significant deterrent even with a completely fixed battery inside? Or would you only consider buying a Note 7 on a significant discount? Let us know in the comments below.

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  2. yRaz

    yRaz Nigerian Prince Posts: 2,325   +1,429

    Yeah, and I'd just put in one of the China batteries that don't explode since it's the Korean ones that blow up.
    Last edited: Sep 16, 2016
  3. ghostf1re

    ghostf1re TS Booster Posts: 174   +70

    I've owned one since day one. I love it. I have zero issues with it. I don't care about the recall. I'll trade mine in just because they are willing to give me a new one. But I'm certainly not switching to another phone.
    davidish likes this.
  4. Uncle Al

    Uncle Al TS Evangelist Posts: 3,350   +1,999

    Certainly! I need a new car so please include one of those auto chargers too!
    davislane1 likes this.
  5. Kite005

    Kite005 TS Rookie

    Yeah I want one. It's got to be fixable and I'll probably get one pretty soon.
  6. nickstricks007

    nickstricks007 TS Enthusiast Posts: 29   +11

    This type of issue isn't new and a little research of the Google machine shows over the last few years the major smart phone manufacturers including LG, HTC and Apple have had incidents where the batteries in their phones have caught fire or exploded due to failure. I do think Samsung is handling it much better than any of the above mentioned companies and I would gladly buy a Note 7 once things are sorted out. Until they find a safer alternative that is as cost effective as Li Ion, the reality is that these incidents (although not very often) will continue to happen.
  7. Trillionsin

    Trillionsin TS Evangelist Posts: 1,596   +257

    When is the re-release date? lol
  8. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 8,647   +3,274

    Nope. I like and use Samsung phones but the Note series never has and never will be for me. The non Edge S series is more my speed.
  9. Musician

    Musician TS Enthusiast Posts: 27   +20

    I'm waiting for the telcos to start selling them again. Getting it over iPhone 7.
  10. killedhertwice

    killedhertwice TS Rookie

    My Huawei Honor Note 8 is shredding every so-called 'phablet' into pieces.
  11. Hbtechguru

    Hbtechguru TS Rookie

    The 10 days I spent with it, I think that the note 7 is the best device and will remain so for the next few years!! I am waiting for my replacement to arrive!! There is no way I'm going to Go with another device because of this!!

    And yes , Samsung has handled this issue very very well.
    SirChocula and VitalyT like this.
  12. kanehi

    kanehi TS Rookie Posts: 42   +6

    When it's time to upgrade my GN4 it'll definitely be the GN7. I usually wait a few months to see if a new phone will have issues and I'm glad I did.
  13. VitalyT

    VitalyT Russ-Puss Posts: 3,666   +1,951

    A resounding YES!

    I've been looking forward to this phone to upgrade from my Note 4. This little hiccup is nothing, they will fix it quick. It's just the press and the competition are trying to blow it out of proportion, as usual. The issue will be quickly forgotten shortly after the fix.

    And it would take local providers (in Ireland) long enough anyway to let the fix happen first.
    Last edited: Sep 17, 2016
  14. Kaz T

    Kaz T TS Rookie

    I love mine... I haven't powered it down... haven't had a problem and love it as much as my Note 4 if not more... I charge it in a fire proof dish... lol... just in case... I will exchange with the replacement but do not want a different phone or my money back... I am on love with it and feel dorry for Samsung having to cope with such a huge glitch... but onward and upward and I can't see myself ever wanting anything otger than The Galaxy Note...
    VitalyT likes this.
  15. Nobina

    Nobina TS Evangelist Posts: 1,336   +843

    it's gonna get overshadowed in a year like every time.
  16. Faelan

    Faelan TS Member Posts: 16

    The Galaxy Note 7 was never really on my radar to be honest. I had a Note 2 and loved it from a pure hardware perspective, but Samsung lost me because of their inability to keep Android updated. Heck, the Note 7 hasn't even been launched in my country (the recall happened just a couple of days before it was supposed to launch) and they, to the best of my knowledge, never officially launched the Note 5 in my country. Meanwhile, I'm still getting some good use out of my iPad 4, now running iOS 10, which I got a month before my Note 2. Basically, Samsung didn't make me feel like a valued customer.

    But to answer the question, yes - I think it would have affected my decision to get the Note 7 if I was in the market for a new flagship Android phone and it certainly doesn't make me regret ditching Samsung.
  17. Jaycomputers

    Jaycomputers TS Rookie

    Don't put to much into having the latest update right away. Stock Android is way behind anyway when it comes to having the latest features. If anything Samsung should be the true representation of Android.
  18. wastedkill

    wastedkill TS Evangelist Posts: 1,423   +350

    If I was Jihadi John I'd be stocking up on these bad boys, hen'ce why im investing in Samsung stock right now..
  19. Greg S

    Greg S TechSpot Staff Posts: 1,072   +428

    I'd still buy one but not at full retail price just because of the extra scrutiny the Note 7 would receive.
  20. Benses

    Benses TS Rookie

    For me its no, I had returned it and got a refund instead of exchange for the recall. Iphone 6 Plus is still chugging along nicely and couldn't justify to myself the upgrade.
  21. Faelan

    Faelan TS Member Posts: 16

    Heh... my Note 2 is forever stuck with Kitkat and that took Samsung 6 months to release if I remember correctly. That's not insignificant in my world. I mean, we're talking premium phones at a premium price. The iPhone 7+ isn't that much more expensive than the Note 7 in my country, but I'm pretty sure it'll be supported for years. I do not have faith in Samsung doing the same with the Note 7, but I certainly won't cry if Samsung proves me wrong on that. I do value things like that and it's something I'm willing to pay that little extra for, assuming everything else adds up compared to the competition. Other people may view things differently and have different values that put the Note 7 or Samsung in general ahead of the competition. I'm totally okay with that and understand that.
  22. Timonius

    Timonius TS Evangelist Posts: 647   +58

    For such a serious oversight, no, not this generation. Maybe their next one.
  23. drjekelmrhyde

    drjekelmrhyde TS Addict Posts: 249   +63

    Yes or a HP Elite. I'm willing to bet the refubs will be $450 or under in a month or 2.
  24. Skjorn

    Skjorn TS Addict Posts: 182   +114

    Think I'm going to replace my LG Optimus G with the upcoming LG V20. I considered a Galaxy S7 but the camera and audio has me sold to the V20.
  25. The Truth

    The Truth TS Rookie

    Half price...I'm in.

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