NOTE 7 Posts on XDA

With the Note 8, Samsung No Longer Delivers Embarrassing Real-World Performance [Comparing Note 8, Pixel XL, OnePlus 5]

For the longest time, TouchWiz was often criticized for its inability to get with the times and correct some of its longest-running points of criticism. Bloatware, a myriad of redundant features, outdated aesthetics and sub-par performance were the main things that stood out to many enthusiasts -- particularly those enamored with stock Android. Through many...

The Note FE is a Captivating Re-Do That’s Still Worth Considering, Even in 2017

The Note 7 was such an important device both for Samsung and for Android enthusiasts, and so we were very excited to take a look at its replacement. The Note FE is identical to the Note 7, except for a bump down in battery capacity by 8.5%, a bump up to newer Nougat-based software (which...

Report: Samsung Plans to Launch the Galaxy Note 8 in August

Last year was pretty rough for Samsung as the company had to suspend the production of the Galaxy Note 7 due to some serious battery related issues which not only hurt the South Korean giant financially but also did damage to the Galaxy Note brand globally. After the ill-fated Galaxy Note 7 phablet, it looks...

Larger S8 Model Reportedly Packing 3,500mAh Battery

Samsung's latest and greatest is coming our way once again, with the announcement of the Galaxy S8 models being only weeks away at this point. After the failure of the ill-fated Note 7, Samsung needs to hit a homerun with their next device. Leaks suggest that the Galaxy S8 will come in two variants, with rumors...

Samsung Details Issues with Galaxy Note 7 Batteries, Phone Itself Not to Blame

The Galaxy Note 7 was recalled on September 2, only two weeks after its initial release. By October 11, the phone had been discontinued globally following reports of continued failures in the replacement models Samsung shipped shortly after. As of today, 96% of around 3 million Galaxy Note 7 units that were sold and activated have...

Report: Samsung to Disclose Note 7 Battery Issue this Month, Note 8 will Sport a 2160p Display

With CES happening this week, there's been a lot of talk about what Samsung will do with their upcoming smartphones. At the end of November, it was reported that Samsung would officially announce what actually caused the battery issue of the Galaxy Note 7. We were told they would announce what went wrong by the end...

iFixit Ranks 2016’s Smartphones in Order of Repairability

Just like we enjoy having full control of the software in our smartphones, some of us at XDA also prefer to do our own device repairs as well. When a new smartphone or tablet gets torn down by iFixit, you typically see us writing about it. Not only is it interesting to us, but we...

Report Says the Galaxy S8 will have 5.7″ and 6.2″ Displays

A new report out of South Korea claims that Samsung will be changing things up a bit for their upcoming flagship series. With the loss of the Galaxy Note 7, it seems Samsung might feel they are losing out on customers who prefer a larger display on their smartphone. To compensate, the upcoming Galaxy S8 will...

Samsung Hit With Multiple Class Action Lawsuits Over the Galaxy Note 7

We assumed this was going to happen sooner or later, and now we're seeing two different cases where Galaxy Note 7 customers have banded together and filed a class action lawsuit against the South Korean tech giant. One of these cases is taking place in the United States and currently consists of three different plaintiffs....

Samsung is Reportedly Increasing Production of the Galaxy S7

It seems Samsung is unable to end 2016 on a good note due to the Galaxy Note 7 issues. After the company's replacement Galaxy Note 7 units continued to have battery issues, multiple carriers and retailers choose to no longer sell the device anymore. Instead, they offered to let their current Note 7 customers come in...

Samsung to Permanently Discontinue Production and Sales of Galaxy Note 7

It's been a rough ride for Samsung in the second half of 2016. After news emerged that Samsung would be pausing the production of the Note 7, newer developments kill off all hopes of the "temporary halt" ever transitioning back to full scale production. For starters, yet another Galaxy Note 7 burned up, this time in...

Samsung Sent us a “Note 7 Return Kit” with a Thermally-Insulated Box and Safety Gloves

Samsung is apparently sending out packaging for returning Galaxy Note 7 devices, and we received one of these "Return Kits" at our XDA office. The contents and instructions highlight the extents to which Samsung is going to ensure the safety of their customers. The Return Kit comes with various boxes, including a thermally-insulated box for the device...