Poll: have the Galaxy Note 7 issues and recall affected your buying decisions?

Poll: have the Galaxy Note 7 issues and recall affected your buying decisions?
So, Samsung seems to have had a bit of a doozie with the Galaxy Note 7. Days after its release, reports of inexplicable crashes started popping up only to be followed by a string of battery combustions shortly after. Turns out the hyper-powered has a few batches built with faulty batteries inside. Enough for Samsung to issue a full recall of all units out there — both in shops and in users' hands!

This introduces a couple of problems for potential buyers. First, we have the delay, which will certainly be felt by those most eager to get their hands on the brand-new Note. Second, there's probably a horde of users out there right now whose faith in Samsung has been shaken, and who are thinking twice about investing in a Note 7, recall or no recall.

Apple is rumored to be expecting a sales bump in iPhones thanks to the Note 7 blunder, while LG doesn't seem convinced that the issue will play a huge role in customer migration. But what's your take on the matter? If you were planning on a Note 7, are you now looking at alternatives? Or, if you had a Note 7, did you make use of some of the carriers' offers to replace it with another smartphone altogether?

Are you still planning on buying a Note 7?

Will buy as soon as sales resume / Will replace mine
39.83%
Will wait a couple of months more. If the problems are gone - yes
25.98%
Had one, replaced it with another brand / model
4.78%
Not touching it with a 10-foot pole!
29.42%

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Galaxy Note 7
  • Display 5.7" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 820, Quad-core, 2150 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3500 mAh

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50 Comments

1. Tom5521

Posts: 41; Member since: Sep 04, 2016

Disgusting phone with bad performance and exploding battery. What else can you ask for from Samsung? That considered as a great phone by samsung blind fanboys.

8. HugoBarraCyanogenmod

Posts: 1412; Member since: Jul 06, 2014

Let me comment on behalf of Hallyu so that he can rest for a day: "at least Samsung gives responsible repky to the consumer, unlike Apple's 'youre holding it wrong' lame statement" "if Samsung has bad quality then why is Samsung still the top seller and the sales continue increasing?" "everytime I think about Trump I'm allergic"

9. HugoBarraCyanogenmod

Posts: 1412; Member since: Jul 06, 2014

typo, ignore the last statement

13. seret6

Posts: 279; Member since: Aug 14, 2013

I was definitely gonna buy it, was anxious throughtout june and july, now since the battery scandal i will not even consider buying s8, note8...... Maybe have to go for an iphone from now on

43. Hallyu

Posts: 790; Member since: Jul 21, 2015

You do know that those are trolls right? Yet you still engage with them, and you're acting like an innocence. Cool!

12. tedkord

Posts: 17318; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

The best large phone there is, and it's great reviews really crawl right up your rump. It makes me laugh.

21. Creep

Posts: 193; Member since: Apr 05, 2016

Stop saying the Note 7 is the best large phone on every article. It's not.

28. Ordinary

Posts: 2454; Member since: Apr 23, 2015

Which one is?

34. Creep

Posts: 193; Member since: Apr 05, 2016

Certainly not the Note 7 with embarrassing real world performance and an exploding problem:http://www.xda-developers.com/with-the-note-7-samsung-still-delivers-embarrassing-real-world-performance/

36. Ordinary

Posts: 2454; Member since: Apr 23, 2015

Thats one aspect of the phone. There are ten others in which Note 7 is better than other phones objectively looking. On exploding case I agree but that is being fixed AFAIK.

42. Creep

Posts: 193; Member since: Apr 05, 2016

I can agree with you there Ordinary, but can we agree if a phone has notable lag issues, that's a pretty big deal? I guess I might be an exception, but I cannot imagine anyone wanting to deal with a laggy phone after spending $850. I can agree with you the Note 7 has some awesome features.

44. Ordinary

Posts: 2454; Member since: Apr 23, 2015

No phone is perfect there are just better or worse than others on the flagship level. I would much rather want a little slower phone with higher battery life than a faster one with lower battery life. It probably isnt just me but majority of people too. Right now there are no real alternatives to Note series which is one of the reasons why Note is better.

46. Hallyu

Posts: 790; Member since: Jul 21, 2015

Lag? If that is the only thing that keeps bothering your mind, I feel bad for you. Now tell me which phone doesn't lag statistically. Lag occurs on every smartphones, it's just that you can't notice it, but it's still there, and on one can deny it. The bottom line is that is it that obvious to feel it in real life? Not everyone use their phones the same way. Who know, some hardcore users just got bored and installed some malware or spamming apps and they just went there to complain that their Note 7 is laggy, sluggish, slow, blah blah blah... You mess up with your phone, and then go trash talk on blogs. How come most famous site reviewers don't experience that so called "lag" that you keep talking about? That's silly, and no one is going to believe such kind of blatant lie.

55. sun0066

Posts: 267; Member since: Feb 12, 2011

I had one Ithat is really leggy

64. BlackhawkFlys

Posts: 908; Member since: May 07, 2014

My Nokia 1202 has much better real life performance than the iPhone 6s and will probably perform better than the iPhone 7.

38. Mxyzptlk unregistered

He's a broken record. Tedkord will continue to repeat that until he's blue in the face.

49. tedkord

Posts: 17318; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Because it's the truth.

48. tedkord

Posts: 17318; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

It is.

2. manojmcn

Posts: 633; Member since: Jul 16, 2015

The 10-foot option be renamed Butt hurt and see their count ...Lol hahahahahaha

73. tedkord

Posts: 17318; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

It's mostly the same 5 people voting over and over again.

3. LebronJamesFanboy

Posts: 671; Member since: Mar 23, 2013

Yes. I was planning to purchase one, but didn't after seeing that report about it being not super fast compared to the 6s. Units exploding was the icing on the cake.

4. acruzlu unregistered

At least they don't explode without being plugged in like the iPhone 6s and catching someone's pants on fire.

10. Creep

Posts: 193; Member since: Apr 05, 2016

Funny how the word 'iPhone' is mentioned on every article about the Samsung Note 7 exploding.

29. Ordinary

Posts: 2454; Member since: Apr 23, 2015

Yep really funny when its in the article itself.

65. BlackhawkFlys

Posts: 908; Member since: May 07, 2014

Because were iPhone were the only phones that exploded besides the Note 7.

5. pmsap

Posts: 105; Member since: May 26, 2015

I had the antenna gate iphone 4. One difference is that samsung is recalling all damaged phones and apple "offered" me a case bump to solve the problem.

15. tedkord

Posts: 17318; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Apple offered you either a bumper OR a full refund. At that point, they'd done all they needed to rectify the situation. They had to be dragged to that point kicking and screaming and lied the whole way there, but the resolution was fine.

6. LetsBeHonest

Posts: 1548; Member since: Jun 04, 2013

Mistakes happens that's obvious for man or machines or a company but there is always a price has to pay for one's own mistakes. I believe this will result bad in terms of sales.

7. ebilcake

Posts: 1227; Member since: Jul 16, 2016

Note 7 never interested me to start with, so no it hasn't made any difference. :-p

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