Verizon's Samsung Galaxy Note 7 seems to be the worst version that you can get (software-wise)

Verizon's Samsung Galaxy Note 7 seems to be the worst version that you can get (software-wise)
If you're planning to buy a Samsung Galaxy Note 7 in the US, and you don't need to get it from a carrier in particular, you should probably try to avoid purchasing it from Verizon. That's because, software-wise, Verizon's Note 7 is different (in a bad way) from the versions available on other carriers. 

Droid-life points out to the fact that, unlike the Note 7 available on other US carriers, the handset sold by Verizon doesn't come with Samsung Cloud, a new service that offers users 15 GB of free cloud storage space. It has Verizon's own Cloud app instead, which only gives you 5 GB of free storage.

Next, the Verizon Note 7 ships with an older version of the Settings menu, so you won't be able to enjoy the brand new TouchWiz Settings menu that Samsung polished and simplified. Furthermore, the phone strangely doesn't let you view RAM usage, and does not feature the "Device Maintenance" section that should help users optimize its performance. And another nuisance: Verizon's new Galaxy Note comes without Samsung Pay (normally pre-installed on all recent high-end Galaxies), so you have to go to Google Play and download the app yourself if you intend to use it.

Of course, if you're already a Verizon customer, or you absolutely need the Galaxy Note 7 to run on Verizon's network, you'll probably have to make do with these shortcomings. But it's a shame that a carrier, albeit a powerful one like Verizon, can alter the software experience of an otherwise great handset, isn't it?


source: Droid-life

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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. JesseJames

Posts: 226; Member since: Feb 22, 2015

Isn't the verizon version of every phone the worse phone to get?

7. Mxyzptlk unregistered

The best version isn't saying much because you still have to deal with TouchWiz.

12. JesseJames

Posts: 226; Member since: Feb 22, 2015

To be fair, samsung has made some great strides in making touchwiz much less of an eyesore than ever before.

15. Mxyzptlk unregistered

The bloat and the lag are the problems, not the looks.

20. aegislash

Posts: 1531; Member since: Jan 27, 2015

What lag? I haven't experienced lag with Touchwiz in years.

22. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Yet PA just published an article about the iPhone 6S outperforming the Note 7.

59. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Yeah it lags a bit, we know, but the positives far outweighs the negatives on the Note 7. Look, even your fellow Apple user is sick of you now because of your highly repetitive trolling nonsense. Read comment #55.

34. Creep

Posts: 193; Member since: Apr 05, 2016

What lag?!?!?! Are you Samsung fanboys serious?!?! THERE IS LAG IN TOUCHWIZ. HOLY s**t. Don't believe anyone? XDA confirmed it. XDA, a very reputable source:http://www.xda-developers.com/with-the-note-7-samsung-still-delivers-embarrassing-real-world-performance/ No more excuses. Touchwiz DOES lag. It's mind blowing you got upranked 7 times by Samsung faboys in denial lol

49. M.O.A.B

Posts: 322; Member since: Feb 13, 2015

You are just so happy with this article aren't you ?? Do you realize that this is still the initial software ? Of course it will have some bugs and will be removed with next updates .. the phone still didn't recieve any update and you ignore this fact "Most importantly, we don’t think the lack of reports on these issues come due to malice, nor from cronyism. But many of these problems can be fixed — they probably will be, as we’ve noted multiple times throughout the past year that Samsung updates have done a good job at improving performance or battery life." Here is there unbaised thoughts (from the reputable source as you know earlier ) about the current software .. which of course you dont agree with because you are a fanboy Iam writing this reply from my smooth and fast 8 months old note 5 just to let you know

54. natypes

Posts: 1110; Member since: Feb 02, 2015

Yeah, One plus didn't pay for that. Lmao. Buy and use a new Samsung device OBJECTIVELY and then get back to me. You're so easily swayed by advertising it's pathetic. One Plus knows where to spend some ad money and that was with Xda. I'm on xda, I get it, but for anyone that's used a newer Samsung device you know the truth. Samsung is not without flaws, but it's 10x better than a One Plus.

46. tedkord

Posts: 17469; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

He's a troll, who is hurt deeply by all the reviews calling the Note 7 the best large phone there is.

52. sgtdisturbed47

Posts: 970; Member since: Feb 02, 2012

Note 4 and Note 5 are pretty recent, and both show lag. Easy remedy is removing the stupid transition animations within the Developer menu, though. I hate transition animations though, even on iPhone (easy Cydia tweak to remove those as well).

23. JesseJames

Posts: 226; Member since: Feb 22, 2015

When last have you used a samsung device? Be honest. As far as performance goes, they have improved it exponentially over the years.

37. Creep

Posts: 193; Member since: Apr 05, 2016

Improving =/= being good Lil Wayne's singing voice exponentially improved throughout the years; still sounds like sh1t. We all will admit touchwiz lag has improved. But it hasn't improved ENOUGH.

47. tedkord

Posts: 17469; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

The Note 5 had the highest customer satisfaction ratings of any phone. They must not be too bad.

25. maherk

Posts: 7017; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

You always talk about that lag even though you never owned a Galaxy phone. And as far as I know, isn't the crash rate on iOS is higher than that on Android? And switch of the slow animations on iOS and you will start to notice the lag every now and then. I had a iPad Mini 3 for 2 weeks and app crashes were enough for me to sell it. No gadget, no matter how optimized and beefed up with specs it is, it will never be safe from lags and stutters every now and then.

38. ChickenDinner

Posts: 30; Member since: Feb 14, 2016

But, he's right. I own the Note 7 and I can confirm laggy issues. I was so happy PA posted the article about the 6s beating it and XDA posting the article about touchiz pause and lagging issues. I still like my Note 7 a whole lot thanks to amazing features. but improvements must be made.

48. rick_mobile

Posts: 359; Member since: Dec 13, 2010

You are right there is still some minor lag (sometimes) in sam phones but the features and top notch hardware usually make up for it. It needs better optimization and a bit more performance. I would still get the note over the iphone even though the note has a lot of bugs right now. I had the iphone 6s plus for a few weeks and it had more apps crash than any android ive had, yeah it's smoother most of the time but there is still minor pag ever now and then. The iphone also bored me to death

55. darkkjedii

Posts: 31607; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

As an iPhone owner, I can honestly say, it lags also, and crashes as well. I get sick of people saying the Note lags, when it does a million more things than the iPhone, but they dont talk about the iPhone lag. IOS has a ton of issues, shown by the fact Apple keeps issuing .x updates. I'm going to keep it real, iOS needs help, and more cutting edge features. Now that's real talk.

58. dimas

Posts: 3420; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

Spot on dark. Right on the mark.

62. darkkjedii

Posts: 31607; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Truth is truth bro.

60. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

"I get sick of people saying the Note lags" The only two people here who repetitively says the Note 7 lags is Mxy and Creep, ALMOST EVERY SINGLE NOTE 7 ARTICLE they repeat the same crap, the Creep guy is even worse, even on some non-Note 7 articles he mentions it.

67. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Do you want a crying towel?

68. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

I wont use your overused crying towel, even your fellow Apple user doesn't agree with you, you should be crying a river now.

70. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Yeah, you're bumburned. You need the towel.

72. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

I told you, I don't need your towel that"s wet with your tears

33. bobby84

Posts: 595; Member since: May 13, 2016

Okay this guy never used Samsung and becomes Samsung is number one in sales, marketshare and have the two best phones you can buy, he likes to bring up lag because he know he can prove it and he just heard it somewhere and running with it. It wasn't about lag it was about the Note 7 reloading apps. Lag is when you give the phone a input and it has delays in responding. Samsung doesn't have that issue. About 3 years ago I know their messaging app were sluggish, not any of my Samsung phones.

57. dimas

Posts: 3420; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

Using s7 edge, unlocked exynos version. No lag, few stutter when opening game apps but not a big deal. You guys in America are just getting screwed by your carriers. Don't always blame the gadget, see what your carriers are messing with your device so you can complain properly to your consumer protection agencies.

17. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

No matter how much you repeat BS, its never gonna make it true. Your feelings about TW is subjective. Even though I don like the effect TW has on the phone, it still makes it a much better phone than anyone you're using right now. No phone is perfect. Even if TW is a con in some respects, what it offers brings features to the device that Android doesn't support and is why Samsung is the top selling Android OE. You can talk about TW until you are blue in the face. It isn't gonna change the fact that Samsung right now makes the best phones in the world and why your OEM of choice is "falling with style."

44. CreeDiddy

Posts: 2275; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

Remember its got 4GB's of RAM TechieXP1969. bobby84 is has no need to lie on his experiences. I experience lag on my iPhone 6 plus. Its not perfect.

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