Galaxy Note 7

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  1. hmscott

    hmscott Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    :rolleyes:
     
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    Even iVerge is now admitting that the alleged battery problems appear to be limited to South Korea and may be due to third-party chargers (sketchy cheapo chargers have caused all sorts of problems with all sorts of devices).
     
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    I turn rapid charging off. I don't have the need, as it needlessly stresses the battery. I usually throw it on the wireless charger at night, and has plenty of time to charge. I'm sure a cheap charger could cause issues though.
     
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    If the batteries had the proper circuitry to protect them, which doesn't cost crap, exploding batteries simply wouldn't happen. A faulty charger would be rejected, battery cells would be consistently and evenly charged to their optimal voltage, and over current issues would be a thing of the past. Seriously, vaping has taught me a lot about battery technology. My vape has all of those protections built in and trust me, I can fire my vape at 100W which is far more than we will ever see a phone use... Should the protection fail, the atomizer will not fire and the battery will not charge. My mod can be picked up for 35 bucks and there are cheaper ones that don't have built in batteries that use 18650 cells that have the same protection.
     
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    Tinderbox (UK) BAKED BEAN KING

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    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/wires/ap...-phone-shipment-battery-explosion-claims.html

    John.
     
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    Ethrem Notebook Prophet

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    Lol they screwed up in their home market that's hilarious!

    Still though, I wouldn't buy one... It could just be that the penalties for damages would be astronomical in their home market versus the international market. US companies ship out defective product to other countries for this reason and so does China.
     
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  7. Spartan

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    Global recall

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    Seems like Dubai purchased Note 7 devices won't be replaced, as usual, they will always find a way here to NOT give you a replacement!

    http://gulfnews.com/business/sector...ching-fire-in-the-uae-retailers-say-1.1889616

     
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    My carrier let me know I should swing by the local store to discuss options (which I'm guessing are "wait a while for a replacement device, or take an S7 Edge instead"). Not sure which I'll do. On one hand, I don't really use the stylus at all, and there's arguably a bit more lag on the Note 7 likely due to the extra software overlay for the stylus. On the other hand, I prefer the ergonomics of the Note 7 and the 64 gb onboard storage instead of 32.

    Overall I'm extremely happy with the device--the cameras in particular are breathtaking, and the screen is unbelievable--and it's a bummer this happened. But kudos to Samsung for standing by their product and addressing a faulty component within days of the issue coming to light instead of months.
     
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    I would be nice if a service centre could replace the battery with an non exploding one as, oled display quality use to be a bit variable and when you find a perfect one it`s nice to be able to keep it.

    EDIT: I just read that you should be able to swap for a replacement in a couple of weeks as new stock becomes available.

    John
     
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