My wife and I had the note 7 up until today actually. We both preordered and they were delivered to us on the 18th of last week. She had me return hers this morning. And about an hour later I retuned mine.
A few things about that... Her primary reason to return was that with our household full of Apple products, introducing a non-Apple device that didn't communicate seamlessly was too annoying for her. However I did agree to an extent with her, however, I was a little more forgiving.
My main reason was that after a week and with less than 50 apps on there, it started to lag and stutter. I changed out the launcher to Nova and that helped a little but not a lot. I also used package disabler to shut down bloatware but again, that yielded small results.
2 games I play a lot were terrible on the a note 7. I play a lot of Simpsons Tapped Out and Family Guy Quest for Stuff. On the Note 7, the lag was so bad and "stuttery" that I simply gave up playing on it and defaulted to my iPad Pro 12 inch. That's utterly embarrassing.
When doing a lot on the Note 7, it starts to get really bogged down. Yesterday morning I started app updates via the google play store and there were about 16 updates. When I selected update all, I started to carry on with my normal usage... And the lag kicked in almost immediately. I basically had to stop using the device for about 10 minutes until it was caught up and everything was downloaded and updated. Also embarrassing...
I know there is a speed comparison video comparing the iPhone 6 against the a note 7 and I decided to do my own real word test yesterday night. 9 out 10, the iPhone beat out the Note 7. And seriously, not a single moment of lag or stutter on the iPhone. On the Note? You bet.
So this morning I returned my wife's Note 7 and she went back to her SE. As I was driving home, I just had this feeling that I should get my return in before the window closed and I was stuck. I hadn't yet sent in my Jump trade in so when I got home, I gave it more though and ultimately set up my return as well.
I really try to like android and give it a go but it lets me down almost every single time. I can only imagine what the performance would be like 3-4 months in on that phone. With that said, I'm back to my iPhone 6S+ and will trade it in instead for the upcoming 7+.
Android has a good way of luring you in with all these awesome features. And then you sober up and the beer goggles come off and you've woken up next to a butterface.