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Galaxy Note loyalism remains at 70% despite Note 7 fiasco, new study says

Apple CEO Tim Cook, like all company CEOs, will welcome all former Galaxy Note 7 customers who are thinking about making the switch, but there may not be much of a story to tell. According to a new study, Galaxy Note loyalism remains despite the Galaxy Note 7 recall worldwide.

Research firm Baystreet, in a recent note, has said that “We believe the vast majority (70%) will remain with Samsung and likely choose a Galaxy S7 device alternative,” and that “Note customers are also among Samsung’s most loyal.” As for how many Baystreet believes will switch, the firm says that “Our base case assumes roughly half of switchers (or 15% of total) will choose an iOS device, which equates to only a 200-300k increase to 4Q16 iPhone sales.” In other words, rival company CEOs may not want to “count the chickens” that will likely never hatch.

Galaxy Note (and Samsung) loyalism remains high according to reports from carriers. In the US, wireless carrier Sprint says that the majority of Note 7 switchers are opting for a Samsung Galaxy S7 or Galaxy S7 edge. Another study from a research firm says that Note 7 switchers are opting for the Galaxy S7 edge over its flat-paneled sibling (which makes sense in terms of its dual-edge design and edge functionality). The Galaxy S7 edge and the now-deceased Galaxy Note 7 are more alike than ever, but Galaxy Note loyalists will never see the two as equals — and the compromises in switching from one Samsung device to another are too great for some.

Closer to home, over a million Galaxy Note 7 owners are still clinging to their devices despite the official recall, and our poll showed that 55% of our readers will keep their Galaxy Note 7 without fear of any potential consequences.

Are you a Galaxy Note loyalist? Still holding on to your Galaxy Note 7?

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moonbeamsyndicate
moonbeamsyndicate

Yes I AM still holding onto my Note 7. At the moment. But only because I don’t have another device to draw on with a stylus atm. Samsung has alienated me with their bullshit attitude to European Note 7 adoptees. No financial incentive to downgrade to S7 Edge, no discount on a Note 8. Because we’re not Korean or American. So less likely to call them out. I’d gladly have taken a REASONABLE offer. Samsung Europe hasn’t made one. An S7 Edge isn’t going to do it for me. Not even a blue one. And yes, the colour DOES make… Read more »

RayJ
RayJ

Will always be a Note loyalist, never owned another Galaxy series till I had to give up my Note 7 for the S7 Edge. Samsung kept their promise of a $100 bill credit with the exchange so I’m happy, will be waiting for the Note 8!

eHoolie
eHoolie

I will purchase the Note8, but I wont jump on it like I did the 7. Lets wait and see if it doesn’t blow up first. Man I wish I still had my 3.

alcohol007
alcohol007

Note 7 is hands down the best smartphone in the market today including the pixel. I just wish they hadn’t stopped production. I cant get used to any other phone.

monkeyboy196five
monkeyboy196five

I dont think Samsung will “brick” these remaining million or so note 7s. I think they will use these as a perfect testbed as these people do not want to give them back, a perfect opportunity to monitor these devices. They just need an update that will monitor and collect info. The owners choice if they want to accept this. I too think it is extremely odd that no other note 7s have gone up in smoke despite there are still a million or so phones still active. Hmmmmm does seem iffy !!! Personally i dont think there is anything… Read more »

Reshock
Reshock

Samsung will figure it out, reports are around the world, and the number of delivered phone to flame out looks like a reasonable %. Now I Love the Note 4 and below and and am impressed with the Note 7 enough to like it but not buy it. The Note 5 would not handle the amount of data on my 4. NOW MY COMPLAINT is SECURITY UPDATES! I have decided to purchase a Unlocked Phone the next time. But even there Samsung has been lacking. They have a year to impress me with my Verizon Note 4! Now my second… Read more »

iceguyver
iceguyver

Samsung rushed the development of the Note 7. Hopefully they will have better luck with the Note 8.

Dominick079
Dominick079

I think most of the cases of Note 7’s catching fire were people looking for a lawsuit. I find it extremely odd that not a single Note 7 has caught fire since the second recall & Samsung can not recreate the problem. Samsung had no choice but to issue a 2nd recall and stop production so that they aren’t liable for anymore fake stories. Now as far as Note 7 users keeping their phones. I think your fighting a losing battle as they will probably eventually brick the remaining Note 7’s. I was going to upgrade my Note 5 to… Read more »

loribear
loribear

I had thought about buying the note 5 , as i saw some on ebay , as we’ve been bypassed here in the uk , but was told we could’nt use them in our country because of certain things missing to do with signal & updating ,does anyone know if it’s true ?

o0MHJ0o
o0MHJ0o

Unfortunately yes, because it’s not a European phone or rather, it’s not got global connectivity. The signal strength will be either very weak or very limited. I’m not sure about updates but certainly using the phone may be cumbersome… But not impossible

Algusod
Algusod

We got threatening notices to turn in our dangerous devices. And while I do not agree that they are dangerous, I have followed the instructions. I traded a Note 5 for the defective Note 7 device Verizon provided, so technically I was forced to downgrade to comply with guidance. But I’m not getting a warm fuzzy feeling we are being taken care of. I have been posting on the Verizon community and Facebook that they should set up a task force to account for all of us Note 7 victims and keep us informed of our status. All we have… Read more »

Pito726
Pito726

I wanted to keep my Note 7 but my carrier threatened if I didn’t return it I would be forced to pay the full amount of the phone. That’s a bunch of BS!

loribear
loribear

I was going to buy the note 7 as i like the look of it , but glad i did’nt now , i just hope they put on a back you can take off & a better battery next time , i’m afraid i’ll always be a phablet fan, i really love them & hate iphones , they’re too restrictive .

ebfields
ebfields

I’m holding on to my Note 5 until next year. I have had all the Notes before and I”m still happy to stick with Samsung even though I regret what happened to the N7. Note 8 will assuredly be my next phone.

lostinakiba
lostinakiba

i have Note 5, i couldn’t decide between buying a Note 7 or wait for Note 8, now I will wait of course, but if i need to buy another phone before its release, i will get another Note 5, nothing else comes close.

kambod
kambod

This fiasco could be prevented if batteries were not non-removable! Bad decision!

Goodamus
Goodamus

I suggest to Samsung to strongly invest in the base of Note 5 and Note 4 , providind them updates to Android version 7 .
It is important in this moment to change the image that Samsung is not a customer oriented company

insanejojo
insanejojo

after all the note bashing, finally one article to win back people…

smashh315
smashh315

I like the galaxy note 7.but the iPhone 7 Plus 256gb battery last me all day power use.much faster than any smartphone.everything I need to accomplish on a smartphone I do on my fast iPhone

SAMgalaxyXXX
SAMgalaxyXXX

In real world usage, much faster by 1-2-3 seconds? No thanks!!! It’s not all about speed. There is nothing you can really do with any of the latest iphones (6/6s/7) that you can’t with most flagships nowadays that are much cheaper. However the Note series is a different story. I wouldn’t even exchange my Note 4 for the iPhone 7plus and to be honest not for any other phone despite having some minor issues lately but all phones do. Only the Note 7 was close to replace it. So I’ll wait for the next Note or whatever they want to… Read more »

preime101
preime101

you clearly don’t seem to have particularly high requirements for your phone then.

smashh315
smashh315

I switched to the iPhone 7 plus 256gb

Msfusa
Msfusa

I’m still using my N7 and no problem at all, I will hold until the N8 come out. The best phone ever.

sgs2aus
sgs2aus

I would love my S7E if I didn’t first own a N7.

It’s a great phone in every respect, however, when you’ve used a Note 7, nothing comes close to comparing. I’ll be pre-ordering the Note 8 the first second pre-ordering opens.

They’d be terribly crazy to discontinue the Note line, it’s the Gold standard for smartphones.

msb2013
msb2013

Yess definitely holding on to my N7. I have had zero issue whatsoever so far.

tranhdaquy
tranhdaquy

so beautiful. i hope i can have one

Ryan Burgerman
Ryan Burgerman

I love the Note 7! I was still using the original Note until I ordered this one. I was waiting for my exchange phone until Samsung decided to stop the program,and the delivery was halted while enroute. Now it looks like I’ll be getting the S7 edge until the Note 8 comes out. You’ll never see me with an apple product! Sorry Tim.

ZCTrouble
ZCTrouble

I rather take my chances with my note 7. If it catches fire I’ll buy a note 4. The Note 7 is the best phone ever!!