Note 7 users, what phone are you switching to?

ag29

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For those of you that currently have the note 7, what phone are you going to switch to? Or if you already had the phone, what did you switch to?

At this point it's very likely it's going to get discontinued and everyone that has one will need to exchange it for another phone, so which phone are you going with? The s7 or s7 edge, the google pixel, or an Iphone?

No discussion about the fires please, I just would like to know what phone you're planning on switching to assuming the discontinuing of the note 7 does happen.
 

spinedoc77

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Just returned it a couple of hours ago. I downgraded back to a 7+, I feel like I'm slumming it but there really doesn't seem to be any wow phones this year. So it's back to old faithful, plain jane, fat bottom 7+ until 2017 I suppose.
 

ag29

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there really doesn't seem to be any wow phones this year. So it's back to old faithful, plain jane, fat bottom 7+ until 2017 I suppose.
I agree with you there, the new Iphones are a nice improvement over the old ones but I agree there isn't any real wow factor.
 
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Relentless Power

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Just returned it a couple of hours ago. I downgraded back to a 7+, I feel like I'm slumming it but there really doesn't seem to be any wow phones this year. So it's back to old faithful, plain jane, fat bottom 7+ until 2017 I suppose.
I hope your downgraded plain Jane 7 Plus makes it to 2017. I can only imagine your hardships your struggling with out your hazardous Note 7. Unreal.
 

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I returned my Note 7 earlier this week.

Other than the battery it was a stellar smartphone. Sadly the entire industry loses because of this unfortunate event. Apple desperately needs the competition and iPhone users take the hit as well. Without a challenger Apple is quick to get lazy, continue to stay fat and happy off profits, and make buyers wait years for improvements and innovation.

I'm looking forward to my upcoming Nexus Pixel XL.
 

KillaMac

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I just returned my Note 7 today. I am using a old backup Microsoft Lumia 640 crappy phone to get me by till I either get a LG V20 or iPhone 7 plus. I would buy a 7 plus if I could find one in stock in town, but no one has one. :(
 
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Just returned it a couple of hours ago. I downgraded back to a 7+, I feel like I'm slumming it but there really doesn't seem to be any wow phones this year. So it's back to old faithful, plain jane, fat bottom 7+ until 2017 I suppose.
Exactly what I did last month. I saw nothing on the horizon that was worthwhile. Neither the Pixel, nor LG 20 seemed appealing. Hence, back to iPhone. It may be plain, but it is reliable.
 

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Exactly what I did last month. I saw nothing on the horizon that was worthwhile. Neither the Pixel, nor LG 20 seemed appealing. Hence, back to iPhone. It may be plain, but it is reliable.
Just curious, why would the V20 not appeal to you when it is feature pack with all the Note 7 features except the pen?
 

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Just curious, why would the V20 not appeal to you when it is feature pack with all the Note 7 features except the pen?
The lack of waterproofing, no pen, no edge software... These were the main reasons I wanted the Note 7. I'm also not a fan of LG's software overlay.
I do like the secondary screen on the V10 and 20, but I don't like the limitations that LG imposed.

Don't get me wrong, the V20 is a great phone, but if I wanted Android, I would have gone back to the S7 Edge. I'm at a point where I want a simple, reliable, plain phone. Next year should reignite my passion for phones again, with the new iPhone, the S8 and the 2nd gen Pixel phone.
 

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The lack of waterproofing, no pen, no edge software... These were the main reasons I wanted the Note 7. I'm also not a fan of LG's software overlay.
I do like the secondary screen on the V10 and 20, but I don't like the limitations that LG imposed.

Don't get me wrong, the V20 is a great phone, but if I wanted Android, I would have gone back to the S7 Edge. I'm at a point where I want a simple, reliable, plain phone. Next year should reignite my passion for phones again, with the new iPhone, the S8 and the 2nd gen Pixel phone.
Well your reasons are why I got the Note 7 as well, but since we don't have a choice any more....no other phone has the s pen....and I already have an s7 edge for my work phone....it leaves me with the LG or Apple...
 

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Just returned it a couple of hours ago. I downgraded back to a 7+, I feel like I'm slumming it but there really doesn't seem to be any wow phones this year. So it's back to old faithful, plain jane, fat bottom 7+ until 2017 I suppose.
Every consider the OnePlus 3? Seems at least like a good holdover phone until something catches your eye next year.
 
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bigjnyc

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Went with the 7+ and I'm enjoying making it through the day on a full charge. Note 7 battery really sucked. Android battery management is really horrible. I don't understand how Samsung got away with making commercials making fun of iPhone batteries a couple of years ago.
 

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Went with the 7+ and I'm enjoying making it through the day on a full charge. Note 7 battery really sucked. Android battery management is really horrible. I don't understand how Samsung got away with making commercials making fun of iPhone batteries a couple of years ago.
You're pro Apple bias is preventing you from seeing the truth.

Apparently you are very eager to bash Android to justify your iPhone choice. To randomly say "Android battery management is really horrible" shows just how little you know. Anyone who looks it up on a credible site like GSMarena where fair comparisons are posted will see that many phones get great battery life.

We understand you like to brag, but it's unnecessary to exaggerate and tell stories.
 

spinedoc77

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You're pro Apple bias is preventing you from seeing the truth.

Apparently you are very eager to bash Android to justify your iPhone choice. To randomly say "Android battery management is really horrible" shows just how little you know. Anyone who looks it up on a credible site like GSMarena where fair comparisons are posted will see that many phones get great battery life.

We understand you like to brag, but it's unnecessary to exaggerate and tell stories.
While I loved my note 7 I have to agree the battery life and management was subpar. Battery life was usually below what I would expect, but it was also very inconsistent. One day I would get decent battery life, the next it would be terrible, no rhyme or reason.
 

KillaMac

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You're pro Apple bias is preventing you from seeing the truth.

Apparently you are very eager to bash Android to justify your iPhone choice. To randomly say "Android battery management is really horrible" shows just how little you know. Anyone who looks it up on a credible site like GSMarena where fair comparisons are posted will see that many phones get great battery life.

We understand you like to brag, but it's unnecessary to exaggerate and tell stories.
For someone who has owned many many android phones and some iPhone and agree with the guy above you were responding too. Apple has the best battery life because they build software and hardware so everything works great together. No need to bash someone for going to the iPhone. I most likely will be going that way now that my note 7 was taken away from me. You obviously don't have a clue as you haven't experienced both devices in real life use.

I've never had an android phone outlast an iPhone plus model yet.
 

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Back on the *yawn* BoringOS (iPhone 6S+) *yawn* because the significant other claimed the Note 5 in a NY minute! :eek:
 

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I'm sticking with the Note 7. I'm playing the Samsung lottery and still using my v1 Note 7. I'm still waiting for my replacement in the mail from Samsung Canada.

My Note 7 has never felt warm, has no carrier bloatware (windmobile), never had to reboot from TouchWiz crashing (current uptime is 12 days, rebooted when it last updated.)

If Samsung pushes an auto update to brick it, I'll probably get the s7edge or v20. Somethings about the v20 that I don't like are no hardware camera button (current Samsung flagships use a double tap of the home button to launch the camera), no AMOLED screen (I like how dim they are in the dark and how bright they are outside), no AOD/clock.

 

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Went with the 7+ and I'm enjoying making it through the day on a full charge. Note 7 battery really sucked. Android battery management is really horrible. I don't understand how Samsung got away with making commercials making fun of iPhone batteries a couple of years ago.
I switched to slow charging my Note 7 and was getting insane day and a half battery life out of it despite playing games on it. My last couple of days...which ironically is when I was starting to have overheating problems, I used it to make phone calls and videos and compile recipes from online sources. Oh jeez I'm going to miss using scroll capture on that phone. Now I don't want to turn it in. :( There really isn't a phone out there that compares. The S pen was amazing.

But I digress. I was going to just get an iPhone 7 since I was going to do that anyway to upgrade the live my 6S Plus is on. And I think I will get the iPhone 7 for that upgrade. But I want a Pixel phone, too. Or to at least consider one. However when I turn on my N7 I'm just taking a refund and not directly replacing the phone yet. I need time to decide what my next Android should be, for sure.
 
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