The refurbished Samsung Galaxy Note FE: would you buy it?

The refurbished Samsung Galaxy Note FE: would you buy it?
So, as you most probably know, the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 suffered an unfortunate fate [cue overused “hot model” joke here]. After two recalls, Sammy announced that the phone will be gone from the market for good and, thus far, it has kept its promise. However, recent leaks and reports have suggested that a refurbished edition with a smaller (and, hopefully, not dangerous) battery will soon go on sale yet again (3rd time's a charm!).

Named the Samsung Galaxy Note FE, the phablet will sport the same hardware and stunning appearance as the Note 7, but a smaller 3,200 mAh (a downgrade from the original 3,500 mAh juice box). Reports say the refurbished handset will soon launch in South Korea, but don't exclude other markets just yet.

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!
59.54%
Nope, especially not that close to the Note 8's launch
40.46%

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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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28 Comments

1. parasshah100

Posts: 70; Member since: Jan 01, 2016

they should have picked a better name, Cant help but think FE stands for 'Fire Edition'

2. parasshah100

Posts: 70; Member since: Jan 01, 2016

or maybe 'Fire Explosion'. Damn I'll stop now

4. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

Or maybe Fire Extinguished edition...

8. Rampage_Taco

Posts: 1061; Member since: Jan 17, 2017

I like "Freedom Edition" better or Galaxy Note For Everyone

10. LionStone

Posts: 1048; Member since: Dec 10, 2010

Failed Edition ... you're welcome :)

11. Tony_Stark unregistered

Fiery Electronic

18. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

Fan Edition

6. libra89

Posts: 2282; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

FE apparently stands for Fan Edition, for the super Note fans.

3. androiduser

Posts: 510; Member since: Jun 18, 2014

I sure would cause i like the note line and this is the last note i may buy, never buying a note again, just maybe this last one if it will be available here

5. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

I'd buy it if the Note 8 is underwhelming...

7. Rampage_Taco

Posts: 1061; Member since: Jan 17, 2017

Had it been released in the states I would've been inclined to get one. But seeing as it won't be. And I use Verizon, I wouldn't even be able to buy the international variant and use it

9. UglyFrank

Posts: 2194; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

If it has the 8895 then it's worth it

12. Leo_MC

Posts: 7432; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

Too expensive.

15. razmahtaz001

Posts: 501; Member since: May 11, 2013

u seem like a cheap person LOL

17. Leo_MC

Posts: 7432; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

Yes, I am very careful with the way I spend my hard earned money.

22. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

Says the one who proudly bought an overpriced iDevice...

23. Leo_MC

Posts: 7432; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

I have already told this: my iPhone is going to cost me at least 50-100€ less than a Galaxy would have.

24. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

Unless you got a big ($200+) discount off the original price tag, costing less than a galaxy doesn't make it any less overpriced when you actually take into consideration what you get compared to the competition...but I guess some merely look at the price tag and choose to turn a blind eye to what they get.

25. Leo_MC

Posts: 7432; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

I wouldn't want to get into a fight regarding the prices vs. what you get for the money spent. I get my phones from carriers and the difference between an iPhone and a Galaxy is always neglectable; as for the return of the money, Samsung and Google ecosystem are still lagging behind Apple's ecosystem.

26. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

You're obviously delusional, no wonder...

28. Leo_MC

Posts: 7432; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

Well, when I'm talking about my usage scenarios and my needs, I'm always right ;).

13. dmakun

Posts: 382; Member since: Jun 06, 2011

Finally a Note that could perhaps replace my beloved Galaxy Note 4. Which the price was lower perhaps $450, I'd pick it for sure!

14. dmitrilp_

Posts: 330; Member since: Sep 12, 2016

In a heart beat!

16. cripton805

Posts: 1485; Member since: Mar 18, 2012

They should lower give it a 1080p screen and lower the price $100. Then it would really be something to consider. I would have bought it instead of my One Plus 3t and possibly the One Plus 5 depending on the product.

19. Tabby_Tiger

Posts: 305; Member since: Jan 23, 2017

It really depends on where it is going to be released in. I'd rather not buy import.

20. obedchuni

Posts: 335; Member since: Jun 16, 2014

why to buy the last year Flagship when the new one is coming out soon. hope they have fixed the burning issue..

21. Fellwalker

Posts: 538; Member since: Apr 04, 2014

I was already concerned that there was was not enough battery life. Now it is a smaller battery , no chance I'd buy one.

27. ozabb

Posts: 50; Member since: Dec 21, 2013

if it costs in the 300-400$ area heck yeah ill buy it. btw can we still sue if it catches fire?

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