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    Default Note 7 refugees

    I'm a free agent again after having returned my Note 7 during the recall. I LOVED that phone, but after using the iPhone 6s+ for a year I noticed how a lot of apps I used have MUCH better versions for the iPhone than their Android counterparts (namely Fitbit, MyFitnesspal, Weather Channel, and Storm). Since I use those apps several times a day, it may be worth sticking with iPhone even though I'm more or less underwhelmed with the iPhone 7 announcement (the camera looks rad, though).

    On the Note, I enjoyed having the S Pen (hella easy to write down notes and numbers during phone calls), the split screen functionality, the amazing screen, the great camera, all of the extra features of Android/Touchwiz, and I like the form factor a bit more since it's less tall than the iPhone + models.

    I'm also planning on getting a new iPad soon, so I'll still have access to most of the app versions I like (except Fitbit), so there's that to consider too.

    Decisions are hard, man.
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    Default Re: Note 7 refugees

    GENERALLY speak often the iPhone version is better but there are a few exceptions.. For the most part most apps offer pretty much an equivalent experience on both platforms, BUT when one is better than the other its usually the iPhone version that's better. The iPhone 7 looks like a SWEET phone especially if you like taking photos!
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    Dude I totally miss the s pen. I was super bummed to hear Apple didn't support the apple pen on the new 7.
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    I had the Note 7 as well, and have recognized a few people from the Android Central Note 7 forum on here. I really liked the Note 7 also. Other than the much discussed stutter/lag issues I never had a problem with it.

    I love the design of the Note 7, and it's one of the reasons why I want the Iphone 7 plus in jet black, it sort of reminds me of it. The Iphone 7 surprised me and has a lot more improvements than I expected. I'm not that bothered by the missing headphone jack, since I'm used to listening via bluetooth now. I'm glad they're including the adapter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by qnet View Post
    I had the Note 7 as well, and have recognized a few people from the Android Central Note 7 forum on here. I really liked the Note 7 also. Other than the much discussed stutter/lag issues I never had a problem with it.

    I love the design of the Note 7, and it's one of the reasons why I want the Iphone 7 plus in jet black, it sort of reminds me of it. The Iphone 7 surprised me and has a lot more improvements than I expected. I'm not that bothered by the missing headphone jack, since I'm used to listening via bluetooth now. I'm glad they're including the adapter.
    I am also getting the iphone 7 plus in jet black I also advised those folks that had note 7 in black to just switch over. Of course I was attacked by the Samsung Knights but I held my ground and made some great rebuttles we all are still friends lol.
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    Note 7 is great phone no doubt... But the 7 plus... It's new improvements certainly couldn't be preempted by many of us... Not even the rumors do it justice. The dual cameras, that was just jaw dropping
    the speakers coming through stereo first time ever on iPhone... The quardcore like processing.
    #Innovation unmatched
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    Quote Originally Posted by Robert siulapwa View Post
    Note 7 is great phone no doubt... But the 7 plus... It's new improvements certainly couldn't be preempted by many of us... Not even the rumors do it justice. The dual cameras, that was just jaw dropping
    the speakers coming through stereo first time ever on iPhone... The quardcore like processing.
    #Innovation unmatched
    I agree. I did enjoy my note 7 for sure. I sent it back just before the recall happened due to scratching and lag. But other than that the device was amazing. I switched back to the 6s plus and was unsure whether is would get the 7 plus. But after seeing the announcement I was sold.
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    I returned my Note 7 as well. I really loved the size and overall design. Mine was a little laggy, but mine got really hot while plugged in a couple times.

    I just ordered the 7 plus in black. I almost went jet black, but I'm afraid it looks like a fingerprint magnet. I'm most excited about the new camera.
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    Took my Note 7 back yesterday and I'm going to give the I7P a shoot. Was never an Spen user anyway. I just wanted a black Flagship phone. I'll at least keep the I7P until next summer and see where I'll move to then. I'm a Windows Phone guy, so since I can't be there I'm pretty free to try everything else.
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    Quote Originally Posted by badMojo69 View Post
    Took my Note 7 back yesterday and I'm going to give the I7P a shoot. Was never an Spen user anyway. I just wanted a black Flagship phone. I'll at least keep the I7P until next summer and see where I'll move to then. I'm a Windows Phone guy, so since I can't be there I'm pretty free to try everything else.
    The s-pen was my favorite thing about the note. It's really the only feature I miss.
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    Yep returned that device and pre ordered a iPhone 7 Plus today, the note is a nice phone but really needs a software update and obviously new battery.
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    I had the Note 7 also and sent it back. I'm seriously considering the 7 plus. I was very impressed with the internals.
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    Had a hard time deciding but yesterday I returned my Note 7 and then at 3a preordered the I7P. Now the wait will seem forever but I have a junker phone to use until then.
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    I keep going back and forth as I absolutely love the Note 7. As of right now it is in the box and I plan on taking it back to the AT&T store today for a full refund. Overall I have not had a single issue with the device and as far as I can tell have not experienced any of the lag issues that I've seen others speak of. Even though my phone may be perfectly fine the few reports I've seen of Notes with the problematic batteries is enough to make me return it and not put myself or my family at risk.

    Going to order the 7 Plus today and use my 6s plus and Nexus 6p while waiting for it. I'll give the 7 Plus a 14 day run and if I feel I still miss the Note 7 and the new Note 7's are available at that time, I will return the 7 Plus. If it wasn't for that damn S-pen it would be a much easier decision. Once you start using the S-Pen it is really difficult to go back to a phone that doesn't have one.
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    Thanks for the replies, all. This is the first time where two phones I really like are out at the same time and I have to make a decision like this! In the past it's been easy. I'm just glad I still have a 6s+ while I decide. If I had a phone that I desperately needed to upgrade I feel like I'd have more of a rash decision to make.
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    I am on the same boat, returned my N7 yesterday and just pre-ordered the 7+. Will give iphone another try under the 14 day exchange policy and will make another decision if I want to go back to the note/android. I was an OG iPhone user up until iPhone 3 before I decided to go try Android. I do have a 6p to keep me updated with Android. Man I do miss the notes hardware/screen/s-pen and MST payments..MST rocks!
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    I had absolutely no plans on getting an iPhone 7 this year----reports had it being a minor upgrade over the 6S at best. While that's more or less true, circumstances change. Had a great experience with the Note 7, but I also use Android Auto and having that thing plugged into my console and between my legs on a car ride screams "accident waiting to happen" to me. So being in line for a new phone, and using a 6S Plus in the interim, I caught the keynote the other day and noticed they changed the home button (which breaks and becomes a giant issue over time), made it IP67, and offer it in black/jet black. Sans my Note 7, this was an easy decision. 256GB iPhone 7 Plus in Jet Black (the unicorn of these phones, apparently) is on it's way by the 16th.
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    Quote Originally Posted by aggie View Post
    I keep going back and forth as I absolutely love the Note 7. As of right now it is in the box and I plan on taking it back to the AT&T store today for a full refund. Overall I have not had a single issue with the device and as far as I can tell have not experienced any of the lag issues that I've seen others speak of. Even though my phone may be perfectly fine the few reports I've seen of Notes with the problematic batteries is enough to make me return it and not put myself or my family at risk.

    Going to order the 7 Plus today and use my 6s plus and Nexus 6p while waiting for it. I'll give the 7 Plus a 14 day run and if I feel I still miss the Note 7 and the new Note 7's are available at that time, I will return the 7 Plus. If it wasn't for that damn S-pen it would be a much easier decision. Once you start using the S-Pen it is really difficult to go back to a phone that doesn't have one.
    I did have a hard time taking it back. I had to move back to my V10, wipe the N7, put it in the box and just stop using it or I would probably still have it. It's a damn nice phone, but I just needed my sanity back. It was like being in a bad relationship. Just waiting for the next fight to happen.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Adranalyne View Post
    having that thing plugged into my console and between my legs on a car ride screams "accident waiting to happen" to me.
    That's what she said.
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    Did you return the Note 7, and now all ready for the iPhone 7?

    Quote Originally Posted by aggie View Post
    I keep going back and forth as I absolutely love the Note 7. As of right now it is in the box and I plan on taking it back to the AT&T store today for a full refund. Overall I have not had a single issue with the device and as far as I can tell have not experienced any of the lag issues that I've seen others speak of. Even though my phone may be perfectly fine the few reports I've seen of Notes with the problematic batteries is enough to make me return it and not put myself or my family at risk.

    Going to order the 7 Plus today and use my 6s plus and Nexus 6p while waiting for it. I'll give the 7 Plus a 14 day run and if I feel I still miss the Note 7 and the new Note 7's are available at that time, I will return the 7 Plus. If it wasn't for that damn S-pen it would be a much easier decision. Once you start using the S-Pen it is really difficult to go back to a phone that doesn't have one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by afctee View Post
    Did you return the Note 7, and now all ready for the iPhone 7?
    Yup 256 GB Black ordered yesterday afternoon from AT&T. Sadly delivery dates already were pushed back to October 7-14. Should have taken my Note back a day sooner but it really was a struggle just to put it back in the box.

    Thinking when the new ones come out I'll sell my 6P and 6S Plus and go with a lineup of the iPhone 7 plus and Note 7. I always keep an iPhone and Android device and rotate back and forth.
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    Quote Originally Posted by aggie View Post
    Yup 256 GB Black ordered yesterday afternoon from AT&T. Sadly delivery dates already were pushed back to October 7-14. Should have taken my Note back a day sooner but it really was a struggle just to put it back in the box.

    Thinking when the new ones come out I'll sell my 6P and 6S Plus and go with a lineup of the iPhone 7 plus and Note 7. I always keep an iPhone and Android device and rotate back and forth.
    I usually keep a iPhone and android as well.
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    For those that have the note 7, both Samsung and the US government has recommended that you power off the device immediately.

    I do prefer Android because it gives you more freedom but... The telephoto lens was a big curve ball. Last year, I had the note 5 and 6s+ and returned the 6s+. Let's see how it goes this year
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    I guess I could be called one. Sort of. Not really. I Jumped to the Note 7, coming from my iPhone 6S+. Returned it about 5 days later. Same deal every time. Lags no matter how much HP is under the hood. It's a sexy looking phone, that's for sure but Android is still a BM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Xm_jdm View Post
    I guess I could be called one. Sort of. Not really. I Jumped to the Note 7, coming from my iPhone 6S+. Returned it about 5 days later. Same deal every time. Lags no matter how much HP is under the hood. It's a sexy looking phone, that's for sure but Android is still a BM.
    If you want a more fluid Android experience, I would consider the upcoming pixel phones
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