The official Galaxy Note 7 return kit is morbidly hilarious and totally practical

The official Galaxy Note 7 return kit is morbidly hilarious and totally practical
The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 is done for. So done for, apparently, Samsung is sending return kits to owners of the Galaxy Note 7 bent on disposing of their dangerous smartphones. The morbidly hilarious package contains no less than four boxes, some of which feature thermal insulation. There are also an anti-static bag, an instruction manual, and a pair of safety gloves. Who knew a smartphone had to be handled with this much care? Sending the Galaxy Note 7 on its way is the equivalent of delivering an especially dangerous convict with maximum security measures.

Humor aside, Samsung is definitely doing the right thing. Sending the Note 7 back to the company is much safer in this manner, as it greatly reduces the risk of the battery igniting during transportation – and it will contain the damage to within the boxes in the case of a fire. This is a more competent alternative to bringing the handset back to the store, or sending it via courier in its original, non flame-proof packaging.

So, if you own a Galaxy Note 7 and haven't returned it yet, don't be surprised if a package worthy of carrying explosives in it suddenly shows up at your door. The instructions are clear – power down the Note 7, put it inside the box, put the box inside another box, repeat until there are no more boxes left to fill and the thing is ready for its return trip. As for the safety gloves, you can keep them as a souvenir.



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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

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73 Comments

1. Zylam

Posts: 1822; Member since: Oct 20, 2010

LOLOLOL best phone on the market.

3. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

Yes, the best phone on the market, bar the battery issue which has stained it's reputation. A fixed and completely battery-safe Note7 is the best on the market, hands down.

5. Unordinary unregistered

Except thats not the case lmfao. Worst phone on the market. Wait.. Its not on the market anymore, because it was so bad lol. RIP Note 7 2016-2016

19. Landon

Posts: 1247; Member since: May 07, 2015

As much as I like my Note 5 and other Samsung products, you're right lol. Maybe it will take a situation like this to have the industry come out with new battery tech!

27. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

That might not currently be the case. But, the fact that several profesionnal tech sites and reviews hailed and lauded the Note7 even before the battery issue began, confirms that, bar the battery issue, it's the phone of 2016. Deal with it.

31. truthwins unregistered

Samsung hired troll is back to defend his boss samsung.

35. truthwins unregistered

Still defending that crap .note 7 was just a 900$ Headache Deal with it.

44. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

Before the iPhone 7 came out.....besides, this phone doesn't even exist any more. Next year they will have to figure out how to compete with that bezeless iPhone 8 with true wireless charging and ceramic back all presented in the new spaceship campus.

74. BlackhawkFlys

Posts: 930; Member since: May 07, 2014

Good, keep your hopes high... You will be disappointed

55. Unordinary unregistered

Several professional tech sites and reviews hailed and lauded the iPhone 4 even before the antenna issue began. Guess it still was considered the "best phone of the year" even with the issues it had. LOL Your logic is pure hilarity lol The Note 7 is dead. Deal with it

58. Junito

Posts: 145; Member since: Feb 12, 2012

I just don't know how can they even makes such statements with a straight face. Best device of the year, lasted only a month or two, no longevity.

68. zunaidahmed

Posts: 1185; Member since: Dec 24, 2011

Well, too bad it didn't explode during their review, or I am pretty sure Samsung would have got 0/10 and a lawsuit on their had.

11. Xperia14

Posts: 1208; Member since: Sep 01, 2015

*for one month

15. Lumbergh

Posts: 463; Member since: Feb 14, 2016

Qualities of a phone: -Performance -Build Quaility -Call Quality -Ecosystem -SAFETY -Display -Features -BATTERY LIFE -VALUE Battery exploding affects the overall consensus of the device. I'm sorry, but the Note 7 sucks period.

36. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

It didn't suck before the battery issue began, as it ticked all the boxes you mentioned, with the "SAFETY" one being the exception - though it can be made safe again with a battery re-design. And, the "VALUE" box is absolutely irrelevant when it comes to the user experience of a device, as value has to do with (re)sales or marketing, not the actual performance of a device! That's ridiculous.

60. AlikMalix unregistered

Performance - was not best - iPhone 6s preformed much faster and did not throttle within minutes of intense graphics. Build quality - I guess it looked nicer than other devices - but now we know real built quality. Call quality - um... it makes calls - 100 points Ecosystem - debatable, but iOS is till considered better. No third party support for any note 7 exclusive features like s-pen. On iPhone forcetouch, iMessage, siri all have 3rd party developer support and they're all taking advantage of it. Safety - ahem!!! Also, Proven by second recall. Display - very sharp, just like every phone today. Features - very many, and most are redundant, but lacks several that I need and have on my iPhone. Battery life - Debatable - drops juice when not in use - prefer iPhone with exceptional stand by and on par with not when in use. Value - market desires that not a blog nerd that gets wet because he can access the damn system files. Absolutely no face to face support unless you consider a sales guy at Verizon or Best Buy. My post isn't to rally up another troll war - just wanted to point out it's NOT the best phone out there! Don't take my word for it - the market decides what's best for the value and all the things Limberrgh outlined. It's a great device from Samsung - but it only has two things I like the rest is "meh".

61. Unordinary unregistered

Very well said. But of course, Im just an illogical fanboy :)

40. NarutoKage14

Posts: 1346; Member since: Aug 31, 2016

Half of those points are subjective. If the Note didn't have dangerously faulty battery components it would be a great value for me. It offers almost everything I need of a device.

45. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

Another quality is availability! Nuff said!

46. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

Another quality is availability! Nuff said!

70. willywanta

Posts: 502; Member since: Jun 04, 2014

Well, did u use note7 before the battery issue?

30. NarutoKage14

Posts: 1346; Member since: Aug 31, 2016

Correction: other than the faulty battery components it's the best phablet. No other phablet out there comes close to the Note series in terms of software features. Apart from professionals few others could take full advantage of the Note. All that said I'm glad i didn't jump the gun on getting one because I dodged so many recall headaches.

32. truthwins unregistered

"other than the faulty battery components it's the best phablet. No other phablet out there comes close to the Note series in terms of software features. " lol that battery was a part of the package how can a phone operate without a battery. And the fact is Note 7 is not only a explosive device it is extremely laggy and can be easily scratched .

38. NarutoKage14

Posts: 1346; Member since: Aug 31, 2016

Laggy and easily scratched, that's all you can come up with? There is no other phablet out there that can compete with the Note 7 in terms of its suite of complimentary features.

39. Deelron

Posts: 22; Member since: Aug 22, 2016

If it still existed, sure. You can put whatever great features in a car that you want but if the transmission randomly falls out (even when parked) it doesn't matter how supple the leather seats are.

41. truthwins unregistered

Right there is no phablet out there that can compete with the note 7 which is permanently abandoned by samsung due to its poorly designed flawed.

42. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

43. truthwins unregistered

But the damage has been done and note 7 is a history. Deal with it

63. epdm2be

Posts: 827; Member since: Apr 20, 2012

Yes there is. It's called Galaxy S7 Edge

59. amats69

Posts: 1527; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

"Best phone on the market" - LMAO hopefully Samsung will notice your effort on still defending the note 7 no matter what. Note 7 is just a piece of crap due to its poor engineering and poor QC.

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