So, refurbished Samsung Galaxy Note 7 – are you getting one?


After months of speculations and contradicting information, Samsung finally confirmed that it will sell refurbished Galaxy Note 7 devices. The news broke out yesterday, and although the Korean tech giant didn't go into too much detail as to when or where exactly will that happen, it mentioned that the decision will be largely based on consumer interest in local markets.

As you may know, Samsung was forced to recall all Note 7 smartphones due to defects which caused some units to combust when charging. After several different probes indicated that there are no other problems with the handsets except for the batteries, Samsung's decision to sell some of its recalled inventory seems like a sound idea – the company will mitigate some of its losses, and consumers will get a chance of owning a premium phone for a fraction of the price. The reconditioned units are expected to come with new batteries of a smaller capacity, probably 3,000 or 3,200 mAh.

So, if the Note 7 ends up in your neck of the woods at some point, would you consider buying it?

Would you buy a refurbished Samsung Galaxy Note 7?

Yes, my body is ready!
21.94%
If they offer a good enough discount.
57.75%
Nice idea, but I'm saving up for the Galaxy S8
10.95%
No way, Samsung lost my trust in October
9.36%

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39 Comments

1. Mr.Pussy

Posts: 348; Member since: Feb 16, 2017

Hell yes! Bring it to US and give us a reallllllly good discount please. I'll buy 2.

32. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

The CPSC won't allow the device back in the USA...per PA made up claim...lol The US does not continue to ban a product simply because it has been recalled. The US unliek many countries, does have strict policies for products if a recall makes it to an official Gov't release. For Samsung to sell the Note 7 in the USA again, they simply have to refile the device with the FCC and show where the defect has been repaired. Hopefully Samsung can work it out and get the device here. If not, wherever it is sold, I will be getting a couple. Me an the wife usually gift our phones after a year to members of her family. Comes in handy because its 15 people and its hard buying expensive items for everyone at once. So having a phone that's already paid for is a nice treat. So Note 7's would be a VERY nice gift!

2. Wiencon

Posts: 2278; Member since: Aug 06, 2014

If it has reasonable price then there is no reason why you shouldn't get it, great device and the battery problems are surely fixed now

3. Tyrion_Lannister unregistered

At $400, hell yeah.

13. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

I might sell my OP3 if that's the case.

4. SPASE

Posts: 261; Member since: May 03, 2013

"my body is ready" I HATE reading that, no matter what oem camp it comes from.

14. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Or maybe a person.

5. weevil81

Posts: 12; Member since: Jun 16, 2013

Naa Already resigned to tha next big thang!

6. Camilla81

Posts: 90; Member since: Mar 18, 2017

Why bother? You wont be able to travel with this device to no where in the world.

7. Pureviewuser1

Posts: 161; Member since: Mar 28, 2016

Yesssss if the price is right

8. Bankz

Posts: 2550; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

No, not with the galaxy s8 coming out and the note 8 shaping up to be the best and the most feature rich phone on the planet. Infact i suspect it might be foldable. Had a discussion about it with my friends over at android central some days ago in their forum. Although if the price it right say $400 then people will definitely consider it. great design BTW but not on the galaxy s8 level.

9. Tabby_Tiger

Posts: 305; Member since: Jan 23, 2017

Somehow I doubt this is for real and the phones will end up in landfill or recycled. But if it is true then I expect the hype will cause the phone to sell out faster than the fastest selling iPhone.

25. AmashAziz

Posts: 2934; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

The refurbishment is confirmed by Samsung, if you misread the article.

10. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3109; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

You should add "yes, I'm a dumbass that buys defective low quality products and don't care about my safety and the people around me".

27. phonearenarocks

Posts: 607; Member since: Mar 26, 2015

90% of the people think against it, I now have doubts about who that dumbass is!

33. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

SO that means iPhone will be on that list since as a single model, they top the list as the most failure prone device in smartphone history. iPhone catch fire, explode, burn down house,s burned cars, burned people, electrocuted people and just bent for being carried in your pocket. So that would qualify by YOUR OWN WORDS to be "defective low quality products and don't care about the safety and the people around me". Right? I mean either it goes for the goose an gander, or are you gonna continue to be a hypocrite trolling poor excuse for a human being? And "yes, YOU ARE a dumbass that buys defective low quality products...."

36. sgtdisturbed47

Posts: 970; Member since: Feb 02, 2012

Wall of text cuz you mad.

11. Cat97

Posts: 1983; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

I really like the device and it has no competition right now. The S8 Plus looks to be a bit too ugly and it will probably be twice the price. I would get one if completely without scratches and with at least a 3400 mAh battery. If priced right, it may be a bestseller.

12. Pureviewuser1

Posts: 161; Member since: Mar 28, 2016

Yesssss if the price is right

15. Moose

Posts: 418; Member since: Jan 05, 2015

I didn't vote because I didn't want any of the options offered. My choice would have been that I'm not interested in such an expensive phone, refurbished or brand new - not the 8 Note either but Samsung hasn't lost my trust.

17. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

"My choice would have been that I'm not interested in such an expensive phone," This refurbished Note7 won't be expensive at all. I'll rather retail at midrange prices, like $300~$400... That's a steal.

16. jeroome86

Posts: 2314; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

Uh. USA PA? I would say not.

18. Valinor

Posts: 182; Member since: Mar 26, 2013

Awesome.......... i just threw out my tempered glass screen protector and slickwraps skin last week.........could have sold that s**t.

19. _PHug_

Posts: 482; Member since: Oct 11, 2011

The correct answer is "No I'm waiting for the Note 8" but that wasn't offered as a choice so I chose saving for Galaxy S8

24. Rampage_Taco

Posts: 1109; Member since: Jan 17, 2017

I was looking for that answer since the 7 won't be available in the U.S. :(

20. kerginaldo17 unregistered

Just waiting for the refurbished Note 7. But for a fair price

21. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

At $300 I would totally buy one to tide me over until the N8 comes out.

31. SprintGuy26

Posts: 229; Member since: Mar 21, 2011

yea i as thinking the same...$300 ill buy one fore sure, i had the note 2 and LOVED it, havent had a note since the note 2..so if the price is $300 ill buy it that week...im sure all the battery issues are fix by now if not then Samsung will be getting sued left and right and the company would take a very hard hit

22. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

will be around $600-$650 IMO, since it won't be cheaper than S7edge.. and that's still much cheaper than S8+

26. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

no one would buy it at full price with the rep it has. The point isnt to profit, the point is to mitigate loss.

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