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

Results: would you buy the resurrected Samsung Galaxy Note FE?
So, the Galaxy Note FE is out in South Korea and is, reportedly, doing amazingly well. In case you just got an Internet connection, here's a quick recap: the Note 7 died due to battery issues, the Note FE is a refurbished variant with the same design, similar hardware, and a smaller, safe battery. There you go — 11 months of history in one sentence.

Anyway, rumors have it that the Note FE may not be limited to the South Korean markets only. Some analysts are playing "hot potato" with our hopes and dreams, suggesting that Sammy might be keeping a stock of the Note FE earmarked for a few international markets. And we thought we'd ask, if that's true and the FE does indeed come over to the Western part of the globe, would you lunge towards the first Samsung store that stocks it? Here's how that poll went:

Would you buy the resurrected Samsung Galaxy Note FE

Yes! I need it now!
28.53%
No way...
18.8%
Only if it costs $500 or below
52.67%

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25 Comments

1. g2a5b0e unregistered

The truth is that the Note FE is still a better device than most flagships that have released over the last year. Most of those devices range from $500-700, so I wouldn't have an issue paying up to $600 for this. If I didn't already have my eyes on the Note 8, it would be a no-brainer at that price for me.

4. Tremz

Posts: 7; Member since: Jul 12, 2017

I completely agree. Can't wait for the Note 8.

10. Flash

Posts: 1972; Member since: May 19, 2017

You're wrong because that's an opinion, not a fact. The Note 7 doesn't hold a candle to the Pixel or even the Nexus 6P.

12. talon95

Posts: 1002; Member since: Jul 31, 2012

Sure, he's wrong, but you're right that it doesn't hold a candle to the Pixel? He actually says "most" so it's quite an accurate statement and can be taken factually based on the data PA readers know about the specs of the phone. You didn't provide any factual or subjective evidence along with your very definitive statement. Of the two of you I find his statement far more factual. You might want to reconsider calling the kettle black.

17. g2a5b0e unregistered

My first sentence was an opinion, so I don't see how that could be wrong. The first clause in my second sentence is fact. Do you not agree that most flagships released over the last year cost $500-700? Is there even any point in me responding to you? We both know you're just a troll here with the purpose of wasting everyone's time because you surely have nothing better to do.

20. Nexus4lifes

Posts: 299; Member since: Feb 13, 2014

Pixel yes - 6p Nope - had the note 7 have the pixel, 6p and the s8+ now. 6p is crippled by the sd810 - worst chip in recent times.

26. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Your first line applies to your second line.

21. phonearenarocks

Posts: 607; Member since: Mar 26, 2015

I hope that they make enough of these, if Note 8 and S9 get released with 18:9 aspect ratio, I am going to get myself the FE

24. Tsepz_GP

Posts: 1176; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

Indeed. :) They should release in an Exynos only variant to.

2. nikhil23

Posts: 490; Member since: Dec 07, 2016

Typically, Samsung products are priced a bit higher in S Korea. I suspect it would be released in US for around $500

3. g2a5b0e unregistered

If it was released here for that price, I think it would sell pretty well. Had the original Note 7 never left the market, it probably wouldn't retail that cheap yet.

5. Heisenberg

Posts: 378; Member since: Feb 11, 2015

What country are you?

7. g2a5b0e unregistered

United States.

6. darkkjedii

Posts: 31529; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I'm waiting for the Note 8. The Note 7, is still a top 5 device.

8. Lumbergh

Posts: 463; Member since: Feb 14, 2016

The Note 8 will be trash, just like the Note 7.

11. Flash

Posts: 1972; Member since: May 19, 2017

But but it was the "best reviewed device ever."

9. det_bradlee

Posts: 163; Member since: Jun 08, 2015

I would gladly drop $500 for a new Note 7 simply because I will not accept the removal of the physical home button and rear placement for the new fingerprint scanner. I will not buy another Samsung phone without a front side physical home button/fp scanner.

18. g2a5b0e unregistered

Physical home buttons are going the way of the dodo. Like anything else, get used to it or stop buying new stuff.

19. darkkjedii

Posts: 31529; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Well said.

15. Slytherin

Posts: 268; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

Nothing is going to touch the Note 8 this year, not even the s**tty iPhone. The 7 was a nice device, but the 8 is nearly here!

22. Papa_Ji

Posts: 873; Member since: Jun 27, 2016

Yes.... samsung knows almost everything about upcoming iPhone so they will easily beat it.

23. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

Would buy a Note FE in a heartbeat for 600 bucks!

25. CableTelcontar

Posts: 97; Member since: Nov 19, 2014

I would jump at this if I was sure the TSA wouldn't stop me at the airports

27. DroidDaddyo

Posts: 35; Member since: Jan 18, 2015

My Galaxy Note 7 FE is arriving tomorrow. I love the Note series. People who think the battery size is a big let down don't realize it's still an upgrade from the Note 5 (my current phone) and barely less than the rumored size of the Note 8 battery. Also, while paying extra for my Note 7 FE, I'm still getting the phone with the features I care about, primarily a fingerprint sensor on the front of my phone where it belongs IMO. I personally don't understand people wanting a phone with an all screen front but everyone should be able to buy the phone with the features they want.

28. tokuzumi

Posts: 1948; Member since: Aug 27, 2009

Most I could pay for that phone would be $450. Anything more than that, and it's too expensive for a year old phone that maybe has 5-6 more months of support from Samsung. Plus, with the LG G6 being offered for the same money, there's almost no point.

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