Poll: will you / would you return your Note 7 now that Samsung deems all of them dangerous?

Boy oh boy, the Note 7 went from being potentially one of the best devices of 2016 to being one that many fear to handle, or allow onto planes. 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.
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96 Comments

8. JMartin22

Posts: 2370; Member since: Apr 30, 2013

For some people, it's simply convenience. While many of the models are defective, let's keep this all within reason, of the millions of Notes sold, only a handful of incidents have actually occurred. For some, it's not worth giving up the time and investment they've put into getting the phone or the desire to give up the user experience on the phone that they have, if the device has shown no signs of degradation at all.

10. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

For others, some defect of natural selection deciding he or she doesn't want to adhere to public safety and turn the phone in...is a problem. It's a phone with a pen!!! Turn it in...now!

13. JMartin22

Posts: 2370; Member since: Apr 30, 2013

That's their decision, even if it's against public advisory, if their device has showcased no issues thus far and they're content with it, so be it. They have been warned though. That doesn't mean I'm going to wish them ill or mock their potential misfortunes.

61. NarutoKage14

Posts: 1324; Member since: Aug 31, 2016

Their decision could also put other people at risk, have you thought about that?

12. acruzlu unregistered

Well said Jmartin. No one seems to understand that, they are not seeing it from both sides, their opinions are really one-sided.

27. Hyperreal

Posts: 361; Member since: Oct 08, 2013

you are the idiot of he day. you don't understand that potentially ALL units might be defective. If yours didn't show any sign of being defective it doesn't mean it will not explode in the future! Samsung is shutting down production. It means that the issue is real and dangerous. You are an idiot because you risk your own and other lives because you dont want " to give up the user experience on the phone" and because its convenient! lololol I have no pity for such idiots if anything happens to you.

38. JMartin22

Posts: 2370; Member since: Apr 30, 2013

For you to try to demagogue anyone does nothing but showcase what a despicable asshole you are. They're grown, responsible adults that can make their own decisions; despite the contrary circumstances; if you disagree with their actions, well, state it in a more elegant and less belligerent fashion that doesn't make you look like a mindless angry neanderthal.

58. acruzlu unregistered

The potential for units being defective is less than 1% considering there were only like 5 reported incidents of alleged explosions.

91. epdm2be

Posts: 822; Member since: Apr 20, 2012

I thought is was more like 35 (at least).

94. acruzlu unregistered

Don't forget the 26 false claims. So 9 at least. Such a an insignificant number.

55. fyahking

Posts: 1146; Member since: Jan 28, 2015

People should return their iPhones too that are exploding for years now. Apple and the media has not made a big deal about it, but more explosions will come. I can guarantee it unless they were charging it wrong.:)

56. Ninetysix

Posts: 2964; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

Notsureifsrs or just plain stupid.

62. acruzlu unregistered

His logic is correct as well. Apple should have done the same with people that got electrocuted to death. Apple probably paid off some of the news outlet to not report on the incidents.

68. Ninetysix

Posts: 2964; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

Comparing a random issue with something that has a defect is just plain dumb. It's sad that you can't see the difference.

80. MANOFSTEEL

Posts: 127; Member since: Nov 25, 2015

He can't, he is drinking too much Shamesung Kool Aid

86. sissy246

Posts: 7115; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

I understand it is more random with the iPhones, but it doesn't make it any less dangerous when it happens.

15. EC112987

Posts: 1215; Member since: Nov 10, 2014

Returned mine yesterday. Picked up and iPhone 6s as my second phone. Saved money and got a ton of accessories. Safety first my people. I'll stick with Apple until next year. 7plus/6s duo :(

92. epdm2be

Posts: 822; Member since: Apr 20, 2012

Why didn't you go for the S7 Edge which is basically the same device sans pen?

18. Hoggington

Posts: 356; Member since: Feb 23, 2016

Kind of funny that all the people saying they'll keep it, are probably the same people that rant and rave about not getting updates in a timely manner. Hate to break it to you guys...but there will never be one more update. Are you suddenly ok with no updates? Suddenly ok with never seeing Nougat on your phone? Suddenly ok with a locked 60% batt capacity, which there is zero doubt Sammy will implement on the replacement N7's as well? Brilliant guys.

37. GreenMan

Posts: 2697; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

The line between Fanboys and Mentally ill people is slimmer than you'd imagine...! They're sick, so leave them be... And while you're at it... G'Day!

60. Acdc1a

Posts: 473; Member since: Jan 21, 2016

Leave them be until they injure others because of their stupidity. Planes, buses, hotels, dorm rooms, apartment buildings...

73. acruzlu unregistered

Extremely small chances less than 1% of that happening. Are you one of those people who believe every hype piece they read?

79. Acdc1a

Posts: 473; Member since: Jan 21, 2016

Would you want to step on a plane with a 1% chance of crashing? GTFO.

81. acruzlu unregistered

What about the other 99% of the time when it doesn't crash?

84. Acdc1a

Posts: 473; Member since: Jan 21, 2016

If I were to go on a plane an knew for sure I had a 1 in 100 chance of crashing I would immediately exit that plane.

90. acruzlu unregistered

Guess you might as well not fly at all then.

19. aegislash

Posts: 1495; Member since: Jan 27, 2015

After returning my first one, I told myself I was going to hold off on getting another and just wait until the S8/S8 Edge launch....I caved in, and got a *safe* unit once they were available for purchase...I'll be heading over to T-Mobile tonight to return it once again. This situation is an absolute embarrassment and I sincerely hope Samsung is taking as much heat as they can handle, because they deserve it. It's just such a shame, because the Note7 is easily the most gorgeous smartphone ever. Alongside that, mine generally ran perfectly apart from the odd hiccup here and there. The Galaxy S8 is truly going to have to impress....and by impress, I don't mean copying all of the iPhone 8 rumors so far, as the recent S8 rumors have shown. Samsung needs to rebuild from the ground up, and create a device with truly unique features, and show the world that they're capable of making a well built solid device that doesn't risk exploding. I am well aware that any phone can catch fire, but isolated incidents don't compare to 100+ explosions from the same device in under a month. I never thought I'd be saying this about my favorite company, but I am so ashamed of Samsung. This situation has truly been a huge letdown, to me, and to thousands and thousands of other people who have had faith in Samsung since the beginning.

41. GreenMan

Posts: 2697; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

@aegislash Buddy, by the length of your post and the way you speak about things, you sound a lot like... Wait for it... Techie...! Why? Why a new account? Does it hurt your ego to accept that Samsung Phones ARE INDEED exploding and isn't just a fairy tale by users who wanted a refund...? I might be wrong, but your manner of writing 'smells' quite fishy... Oh well... G'Day!

78. aegislash

Posts: 1495; Member since: Jan 27, 2015

Wait a minute.....'does it hurt your ego to accept that Samsung phones are indeed exploding blah blah'...did you perhaps maybe even bother to read my post? Literally most of what I said is shaming Samsung for this mess. Nice try, buddy, but I am indeed not Techie. Maybe try reading next time before making yourself look like an idiot.

21. norhochapin

Posts: 1; Member since: Oct 11, 2016

any of you got this device? I do, and i tell you; there is no phone in the market equal to this one. my phone is a tool for me, and the productivity in this is just amazing. split screen and cutting and pasting with the pen do go a long way while emailing spread sheets or parts of pdf's. it takes it much much further than the note 5, it will be really sad to let go of mine.

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