Results: would you buy the refurbished Samsung Galaxy Note FE?

Results: would you buy the refurbished Samsung Galaxy Note FE?
The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 may have died a swift death, but it's not gone forever, it seems. Reports are saying that Sammy is gearing up to re-launch a small batch of refurbished Note 7 units, equipped with a smaller 3,200 mAh battery. The handset will be renamed to the Note FE, probably because Samsung wants to stay away from the Note 7 name.

In terms of hardware and appearance — the FE is pretty much the same phone, sans the battery, which will hopefully be much more stable. So, it's still a top-notch phablet, for sure, and that curved glass design is definitely not getting old anytime soon.

As for price, it is speculated that the Note FE will don a price-tag that's about %30 lower than the Note 7's. This would mean about $520 - $550, if the phone hits the US market. If this all turns out to be true, would you buy the Galaxy Note FE?

If given the chance, would you buy the Galaxy Note FE?

Oh, yeah!
Nope, especially not that close to the Note 8's launch



1. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

Sure... I'd love to have this Note "F-ing Explosive" limited edition phone... but, I doubt it will get world-wide release :-/

2. kiko007

Posts: 7525; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Considering the possible Airline f**kery that would take place trying to designate which version of the Note 7 someone owns, I'd say no global release is a good thing. The last thing I need is another delayed take-off.

4. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

They should probably change something about the appearance to easily distinguish which is which.

5. cmdacos

Posts: 4391; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

Not sure about the US but Canadian airlines stopped the announcement shortly after the full recall. Outside of this, nobody inspects any phones during check-in even during the peak period of note 7 issues.

27. tuminatr

Posts: 1179; Member since: Feb 23, 2009

and thats good because most people can't tell the difference from one phone to the next. During the recall I got scrutinized for my S7 edge

16. BuffaloSouce unregistered

Delayed take offs is what's in style these days and you don't even need to buy The Note. Just buy your ticket and wait for the ass hats to come and start plucking people out their seats due to "overbooking“.

23. matistight

Posts: 1054; Member since: May 13, 2009

Just don't say that you have one. Not everyone that works for airlines even know what iPhone we are on.

6. Bankz

Posts: 2550; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

You mean the Galaxy note 7 "Fire Edition"?

13. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

Fiery Explosion

21. kopkiwi

Posts: 102; Member since: May 31, 2013

Lame name is lame. Poor try.

3. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

[insert piyath retarded trolling comment here]

9. piyath

Posts: 2445; Member since: Mar 23, 2012

No To Fanboys

22. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Yup, no to blind fanboy retards like you.

28. tuminatr

Posts: 1179; Member since: Feb 23, 2009

what no trolling comment so you decided to make your own?

7. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

I would love to going back to my Note 7. I miss my pen. It come sin so handy with the work I have to do. When I dont want to carry a larger tablet around to sites, I can bring up my PDF floor-plans, make camera locations and POS equipment location on a drawing, make notations and then when I get back to my desk, pull it up and continue to complete the changes. The S8 is a beautiful phone, but its not the Note. I'd buy the Note 7 anytime. My wife misses hers too. And she has had more S models than me. She too says she misses having the pen. She actually likes the S8 more than I do. But if the phone is only gonna be released in Asian locations, what are the chances of being able to change the UI language. Because eon my wife's phone, I get hers to Filipino/Tagalog, but not everything changes. Most of the UI is still in English. The note 7, surely looks better than the next iPhones that are coming is, rumors are 100% correct. Which they likely are!

15. LebronJamesFanboy

Posts: 671; Member since: Mar 23, 2013

"It come sin so handy" Please proofread. Seriously.

8. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

I think Samsung should just roll the Note and S release together. And just make 3 phones. The Galaxy S, the Galaxy S Plus and the Galaxy S Pro. The Pro would come with the S-Pen, while the other 2 would be what they are now. $750 for the base S, $800 for the S+ and $850 for the S Pro. Sized at 5.5, 6.2 and 6.4. The base should be QHD, the + @ QHD+ and the Pro @ 4K/4k+ Then push the release schedule to be right at the same time the iPhone comes out.

14. Phonehex

Posts: 769; Member since: Feb 16, 2016

They could release all together but then they lose hype of a new phone after a few months . Keeping the S line and the Note line apart by 5 or 6 months is a very good strategy IMO. 2 big launch events an years keeps the brand awareness quite high all the time

18. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

I disagree, because Samsung has new phone being released all year. The Note is used by an elite group of users, above the S-line.. But I dont think its needs its one Unpack.

10. piyath

Posts: 2445; Member since: Mar 23, 2012

S-BOMB made in North Korea

11. jellmoo

Posts: 2678; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

If it had come out a few months ago, sure. Now? It's a little too close to a potential Note 8 launch.

12. jm405

Posts: 82; Member since: Mar 22, 2016

Technically if they did in fact fix the problem, maybe it's called Fire Extinguished or Fire Excluded. Either way, Samsung is pretty stupid if they really did use the "FE" model name to distinguish these refurbished Notes.

17. Tkvdogg

Posts: 19; Member since: Oct 20, 2014

Count Me In

19. Jdzspace

Posts: 22; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

No thanks, I'm perfectly happy with my note7 classic. Though I would love to be able to update the phone without rendering it a paperweight. But I imagine that even if it did come to the US it'll probably have something in the code to destroy a classic note 7 anyways

20. jasrockett

Posts: 128; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

I'd definitely go it a third time but it'd wanta be cheap. Maybe a special price for those that stayed with it the second time, say $300 AU

24. WACaddell1967

Posts: 4; Member since: Sep 21, 2014

Of course I would. I didn't have any overheating issues in the first place. I wasn't even going to send mine back until I was forced to. In fact, we were instructed to send the first one back, which we got a replacement, and it worked better than the first one. I never had any problems with either. The only true issue I had was the IR chip was removed so you can use it as a remote control for your TV anymore. If the Note 8 doesn't have it, I won't be purchasing another smartphone from Samsung again.

25. kilroy238

Posts: 7; Member since: Mar 04, 2014

I loved my Note 7 and was of the last minute hold outs to return it. I would gladly but this phone but I'm looking too forward to the Note 8 to bother.

26. HanoiBoi

Posts: 43; Member since: May 05, 2016

Flaming Electronics

29. dmitrilp_

Posts: 330; Member since: Sep 12, 2016

I'm definitely getting it.

30. WACaddell1967

Posts: 4; Member since: Sep 21, 2014

Of course. It was very few Note 7 that had issues in the first place. For the most part it was an outstanding phone. My current phone overheats far more than my Note 7.

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