Poll results: once you have a Note 7, it's hard to let go

Poll results: once you have a Note 7, it's hard to let go
The Galaxy Note 7 went from being among the best devices of 2016 to being the punchline of an overused joke. Even after recalling the first batch and supposedly fixing a defective battery issue, Samsung couldn't fully solve the problem with spontaneous combustions, as units that have been deemed “safe” are now blowing up left and right.

After suspending sales for a while to investigate the issue, the company has now announced that Note 7 production has been canceled. Samsung's partners have been asked to stop selling the devices and customers that own one of the hot phablets are implored to power their device off and exchange it for another Galaxy as soon as possible (or get a full refund).

Seeing how many owners refused to send their unit back when the first recall was going on, we wondered — how many of you want to / would hold on to their Note 7s now? Here's how the voters answered!

Will / would you return your Note 7?

I have one, returning it for full refund
I have one, exchanging it for another Galaxy device
I have one, I am keeping it and hoping it's safe
If I had one, I would return it for a full refund
If I had one, I would exchange it for another Galaxy
If I had one, I would keep it and hope it's safe

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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



1. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Better to be safe than sorry. People stop making excuses for Samsung.

2. kiko007

Posts: 7521; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

I say let them keep it. Let natural selection do its job with the idiots...

5. legiloca

Posts: 1676; Member since: Nov 11, 2014

Let me rephrase your statement to not look rude. "I say let them keep it. Let natural selection do its job eventually, sad and hard truth." Thank me later when you didn't get yourself in trouble for your statement, this is already a hard time for all those who bought one, and you are not helping in any way at all.

8. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3109; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

You're acting like it's a natural disaster. Come on man get a grip.

34. verbalize

Posts: 150; Member since: May 03, 2013

Pure junk. Why would anyone want to support a company that rushes its products. That's why there phones are so glitchy and last 1 1/2 years if that.

36. EC112987

Posts: 1216; Member since: Nov 10, 2014


12. kiko007

Posts: 7521; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Thanks. I appreciate the tame perspective from other parties. However, there are people here who in all likelihood don't have the capacity to differentiate pleasure from safety. If they refuse to see reason....to hell with them. I'm tired of being nice to dudes who'd sooner lose their hand than give up a phone. Why? Because of a damn pen? Buy a Note 5 then.....

15. Fona13A unregistered

The human race is genetically struggling with the line between safety and pleasure. It's called prostitution.

18. kiko007

Posts: 7521; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Haha xD....this made me laugh so hard. +2

29. rick_mobile

Posts: 359; Member since: Dec 13, 2010

Human bio-wiring makes it difficult to let go of something after positive/pleasurable experience. Seems like that mentality goes with athletes, extremem sports, racetracks.just to name a few.

30. PrYmCHGOan

Posts: 335; Member since: Sep 28, 2016

Do you own or have own an iPhone? YEs! Have iPhone caught on fire? Yes Have you still bought them and kept them? Yes! So why do you give a care what others do with the phone they like? You are a hypocrite. Just STFU and let people take whatever risk they like with their own lives. I see people take risks all the time in my job. Like example. I would never work on a crane on the top of a building. NEVER! When you are way up their, even though most times nothing goes wrong, it could. I think those people are idiots. But not in a bad way. I too wish I had the nerves to be able to even assume that risk. Those guys make good money. But I am afraid of heights. People ahve died too. Tehn you ahve fools with videos, where they are on the roof of a building and they are doing flips on the edge. Aren't they idiots? Yes. Even though I would never do it and risk my life, they are welcome too. Same with the Note 7. Facts...2.5M Notes were shipped. Only 100 ever showed any issue whatsoever. only 25 actually caught fire.. 1.5M replacements went out, so far about 6 have actually exploded. Since Apple fans love to use numbers in their case, I'm using them too. 6 out of over 1M phones caught fire. That tells me that the rest likely won't. After all, millions of peopel used the oruginal for a full month with no issue. They were all afst charging, wireless charging, carrying phone sin bags and pockets with no issue. The fact is the vast majority wont even have an issue. If they choose not to return thier phoen which they bought with their money, then its their business. Why do you care? OH WAIT--YOU DON"T You are just here trolling. Millions of defectiv eproducts are sold every day. many fo them have killed people. Yet they are still being made an bought. How many times have you talked or blogged about them...ZERO!!!! But you spent so much time on just this one product? WHY?! TRUE HATE!!!! IF ANYONE WANTS TO SEE WHAT HATER IS...JUST LOOK FOR KIKO and his crony illogical hypocritical self-righteous crony friends, who have multiple account and like their own comments.

35. kiko007

Posts: 7521; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

I ain't reading that s**t......lol :D.

41. greyarea

Posts: 267; Member since: Aug 14, 2015

And if anyone wants to see what a paid worked up shill, narcissist.. Look for pryumchgoan and his massive, self-righteous word vomits.

21. Commentator

Posts: 3723; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

"It's already a hard time for all those who bought one" Gee, they get to trade in an impossibly-fast device unthinkable even ten years ago for another impossibly-fast device unthinkable ten years ago. What hard times we live in...

28. sonnyt

Posts: 12; Member since: Nov 06, 2012

It's good to encourage those with one to exchange for something else, but relegate to calling those keeping the phone idiots is as irrational as them keeping the phone. You probably will likely die from idiots texting with their fruity phone while driving than experiencing a burning phone. People, please be civil and decent about it.

13. R.Mohanraj

Posts: 18; Member since: Jul 11, 2016

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17. bobby84

Posts: 595; Member since: May 13, 2016

As much as my phone cost I would replace it for any other phone. there is simply nothing better. Why get a s7 edge when i can wait for the s8 it's 5 months. I heard it will be awesome so far.

3. HugoBarraCyanogenmod

Posts: 1412; Member since: Jul 06, 2014

"I have one" aka Sammy fans choose to kiss note 7 eternally. Yet they're calling phonearena biased against Samsung. The device will not have resale value nor software update. Better safe than sorry

4. legiloca

Posts: 1676; Member since: Nov 11, 2014

If you have a Note 7 and don't want to return it, you gotta agree that you're willing to risk your family, friends and community for having one. And chances are, apps and software updates will be stopped (though sideloading is possible, let alone cumbersome to do all the time) or probably a forced update will come that will brick your Note 7. I'd return it if I were you folks.

7. acruzlu unregistered

I'm aware the risks and am willing to take them until further notice. I am willing to accept that getting nougat is not possible with the note 7. If Samsung emails me saying the notes will be remotely activated then I will move.

11. darkkjedii

Posts: 31670; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I caved in bro. Once they got pulled, and discontinued, it was time to let go of the dopest ever device.

14. acruzlu unregistered

It's cool man. Not hating. I may end up begrudgingly changing as well. Not sure if to the s7 edge or LG v20. Just the usb type-c and the 64gb base storage and a tiny bit of the iris scanner is hard to give up.

23. darkkjedii

Posts: 31670; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Ugh! Don't remind me lol. I'm hating life right now. All those goodies.

32. acruzlu unregistered

Sorry man didn't mean to. I work in sales, and mentioning feature/benefits are what helps me sometimes. If they decide to continue the note series, coming back?

37. darkkjedii

Posts: 31670; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

If they do, I'm there on launch day bro. You???

40. acruzlu unregistered

You know it man. Been with the note series since the note 3 and see no reason not to.

24. McLTE

Posts: 922; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

I'm with you Dark. I exchanged mine once and now the replacement will go back. I just don't want to risk it. Having said that, I am getting my money back. There just is not a better phone on the market. In my opinion, it's the best mobile phone ever designed (minus the obvious issues). I will get my money back and hope that Samsung keeps the design language (Note 7 was perfect!!) and brings us a new, safe device. I have NOT lost faith in Samsung. I believe they will learn from this and the next device will the the safest ever. They HAVE TO. I also believe that all manufactures will take this as a learning exercise and really look at their entire process closely.

38. darkkjedii

Posts: 31670; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

100% totally agree with that post bro. I've never owned a better device, sans battery issue.

31. PrYmCHGOan

Posts: 335; Member since: Sep 28, 2016

My family and friends aren't at risk. I'm at risk. There is more risk in me riding my bike, then keeping my Note 7.

42. darkkjedii

Posts: 31670; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Rumors point to Samsung IMEI locking the unreturned notes. Not ironclad, but it's being said by some reliable Youtubers.

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