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New report shows there are many Galaxy Note 7s still in use

Samsung’s exchange and refund program for the Galaxy Note 7 has entered the final stretch as the company recently mentioned that returns have exceeded 90 percent. It stopped producing and selling this handset about two months ago and has since been busy with getting people to return their units. It hasn’t exactly been easily and Samsung has had to offer them incentives and also make it harder to use the Galaxy Note 7 to get them to return it. Despite all of that, a new report shows that there are still quite a few Galaxy Note 7s in active duty, apparently there are more Galaxy Note 7s still out there than there are LG V20s.

The report from app research firm Apteligent gets its data from devices that check in with the company’s analytics. What this means is that these Galaxy Note 7 handsets are actively being used even though that’s something Samsung has been advising customers against since the past few months.

Samsung has been trying to make one last push by working with carriers in some markets to cut network access to the Galaxy Note 7 and reduce the battery charge limit to 30 percent. It’s also releasing a software update in the United States that will remotely brick the device. The company will certainly be hoping that these measures do the trick and people stop holding on to their Galaxy Note 7s, as unlikely as that may seem.

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EugeneOnTheEdge
EugeneOnTheEdge

I don’t own a Note7–in fact, never had one. However, if I were to be one of those people who had their Note7, I would NEVER return it. Memorabilia, you know. I’d salvage the battery and try to keep the phone look new, and keep it in a glass cage, put on top of a decorative stand. I kinda wanna do this to all Samsung flagships, remembering how far they’ve actually gone and reimagined things.

krym73
krym73

im not returning my Note7 no matter what the haters have got to say. I don’t use it as my primary any longer because I hate having to explain why I decided to keep mine to everyone who notices I have one. My s7 edge is ky daily driver and pretty close to what the note 7 offers but certain features on the note 7 that no other phone can even get close to doing.Thats why I’m keeping MY phone.

maccyb
maccyb

Would it not be better to get your cash back and use it to get a phone that actually works? Like the Note8 when it comes out?

Wellaflex
Wellaflex

Maybe because of port’s rom? I was received on note 3 with note 7 port, a lot of messages to change the phone

maccyb
maccyb

I don’t think that’s it. They know how many they sold and how many they got back, simple math.

bgsky
bgsky

The note 7 was the best phone, now it is s7 edge.

maccyb
maccyb

Very true, it’s a great phone, and until Note8 arrives it’s fine for me. I need a stylus for my work, but I can use my hybrid tablet for a while.

RaymondPJR
RaymondPJR

Bollucks! The Note 7 still reigns supreme! Nothing else can compare!

maccyb
maccyb

It was a great phone, but only until Note8…. 🙂

SenorSjon
SenorSjon

And what would they get instead if the want the stylus? Note 4 is EOL and Note 5 isn’t available in half the world.

maccyb
maccyb

If someone really wants a stylus so badly, they can buy a Note 5 from approved suppliers on line, and get it for a good price. Then wait for Note8 if they decide to get one. The Note 5 is a great device, I sold it for a Note7. I need a stylus too, for my engineering work. Now I have to carry a big tablet with stylus, but I can survive until Note8 arrives. No point in moaning and crying. I say to them, be a man, not a crying baby! It happened. Get over it.

SenorSjon
SenorSjon

Point is, we Europeans get ignored by Samsung like no other, taking the Android market share for granted around here. We never had a N5, but got the dodgy S6E+ instead. So the N4 was the last available and supported Note around here.

maccyb
maccyb

That’s very true. It wasn’t a good move admittedly. In Istanbul where I live I got it, but in Athens, the UK, and Germany some friends of mine were very disappointed too. I cannot understand that decision. 4 of my Greek friends came here on the bus together for a weekend holiday, but mainly to buy Note 5 from one of the many Samsung stores here. It’s a short trip for them. I even shipped a couple to some friends further away. But if someone really needs one they can get one.

RaymondPJR
RaymondPJR

LG makes a fine stylus phone, no need to carry any big tablet! Obviously you didn’t look too hard! Can’t compare to the Note however.

maccyb
maccyb

No, you don’t understand. The LG is a good phone, but unfortunately, I work on engineering systems and pipeline design. The LG G4 Stylus unfortunately just doesn’t cut it for precision work and can’t handle the specialized engineering programs I use. I wish it did. It was the first thing I tried but didn’t come close ! I would have gone back to Note 5 as it was perfect, but I sold it so no way was I buying one again.

antonmassoud
antonmassoud

There are Note7 in use more than LG V20 in use

maccyb
maccyb

Yes, it’s hard to believe there are so many of our fellow Samsung customers that are incredibly stupid.

gsdworld21
gsdworld21

Everyone has had enough warning. Send out a worldwide update to disable them all

maccyb
maccyb

GSDWORLD21. I am in total agreement. Someone should help those too stupid to help themselves. 🙂

maccyb
maccyb

The percentage of phones that haven’t been returned is a good reflection of the small percentage of the population who aren’t very smart. It’s the dumbass quotient. Lol.

RaymondPJR
RaymondPJR

Nah, you’ve got it backwards! The 15 percent holding the Note 7 are those sane, calm souls who don’t panic at the sight of their shadow! We know beyond a doubt that a few phones overheating doesn’t mean they will all overheat!

maccyb
maccyb

It’s recalled. Would you keep a car that was recalled because the engine might explode while you are driving? Would you keep a heater that has been recalled because it might have faulty wiring and burn your house down? These people are idiots. There is no other appropriate label.

stondec
stondec

It’s a great phone that puts the Pixel, LG V20, Iphone 7, etc to shame, that’s why a lot of people are still holding on to their very functional and superior Note 7 phones. Also a lot of people don’t buy into the irresponsible, exaggeration of the phones exploding. The truth is that while there have been reports of some melting, there’s never been any explosion. The FUD around this phone is as idiotic as being afraid of the boogie man.

Vibgyoar
Vibgyoar

That is the problem with all the gross exaggeration put out by the media. Talk of exploding phones is so at variance with users experience that they disbelieve the whole narrative. Also Samsung have been slow to publish their report and it makes you think maybe it’s because the truth will pour even more cold water on the efforts to get the remaining phones returned.

maccyb
maccyb

No, people are just denying the simple fact that Samsung recalled the phone because there was a safety issue. Nobody would keep a recalled car, washing machine, hair dryer, or anything else that was subject to a safety recall, but for some reason people lose their basic intelligence in relation to a phone. Forget the media, the device was defective, and we will find out what caused it shortly. If people are too stupid that’s their own fault.