Starting tomorrow (October 15) at noon Eastern, you will no longer be able to bring a Galaxy Note 7 on an airplane in the US. You should have already returned your Note 7 if you own one, but if for some reason you have not yet and try to fly, it’s curtains for you, buddy. (more…)
Provided that you can no longer purchase a Galaxy Note 7, we recommended that you check out the Galaxy S7 Edge earlier this week. I know what you’re thinking, though, “Tim, there’s no Blue Coral option for the S7 Edge!” Well, that could be changing if the latest leak pans out to be accurate.
Blue Coral was a color introduced first on the Galaxy Note 7, and to my surprise, it seemed to resonate with quite a few people. It was a bright and shiny blue, along with rose gold accents on the siding. To put it gently, Blue Coral was an acquired taste. (more…)
This morning, shortly after Samsung announced that it had permanently ended the life of the Galaxy Note 7, we shared with you a handful of phones that would be solid replacements. While none can fully match the feature set of the Galaxy Note 7 (How sad is that, by the way?), deciding on something new is a given at this point, because there are legitimate safety concerns over the Note ownership. Keeping it is probably not in anyone’s best interest.
At the end of that recommendation post, we asked for you to weigh in on what you thought would be a good replacement. Obviously, not everyone is going to agree with the choices we laid out, but since a number of people have continued to ask us, we figured it was time for a poll. So, let’s do this – which phone would you choose after the Galaxy Note 7?
Now that the Galaxy Note 7 is officially done for and not coming back, those of you (a cool million or so of you) who owned the phone are probably wondering which phone should be the replacement as you makes plans for a return. I have both good news and bad news on this subject. The good news is that there are quite a few really good phones out there (or that are coming in a couple of weeks). The bad news is that there are no phones like the Note 7. You will have to sacrifice a bit.
I know that may sound slightly depressing, but let’s run through some decent options and why they may be your best choice today or in a couple of weeks. (more…)
Just hours after announcing that it had halted all sales of the Galaxy Note 7 due to a wave of reports of replacement devices catching fire, Samsung has now permanently killed off the device for good. Sales have stopped. Production has stopped. There is no more Galaxy Note 7. It’s not coming back, ever. This is the end. (more…)
Moments ago, Samsung confirmed that they are halting all sales and exchanges of the Galaxy Note 7 across the globe. Not only that, but they are recommending that owners of the phone turn them off and “take advantage of the remedies available.” Those remedies are returning the phone at the place of purchase for a refund or swapping the phone out for something else. That’s it. Samsung wants you to get rid of your Note 7 right now. Please do it. (more…)