And So It Begins - Samsung's Secret Weapon

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I have a Black Onyx S7 Edge and I must say the color and quality are pretty good; however, a Black Onyx Note 7 doesn't change the fact that I just don't trust the device.
 
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Samsung may want to test the heck out of the battery before rushing this new phone out. I don't think Samsung could take another round of exploding phones. They may be hit on the 4th of July, but not any other day.
 
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To be honest, I think people are exaggerating the situation. Sure, from a customer's point of view, the first batch of the Note 7 affected Samsung's reputation and trust, but let me tell you that when they fix that, people will still buy the device because spec-wise it is the best Android phone in the market.

And with only a 5% decrease in its projected net income, the situation may not be as bad as people make it out to be; let's not forget that smart phones aren't the only things Samsung invests in. To me, it is more of a hit to the reputation than to the actual economics and statistics; if Samsung can make it up and earn people's trust again, they'll be fine, and let's not forget that Apple, for instance, released a phone that actually bends and people still bought it in the millions!
 
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I understand, I am just saying that factory problems and mistakes aren't the end of the world, especially to giants like Apple and Samsung. And whoever still kept their Note 7 after hearing all of these things is the one to blame.
 

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To be honest, I think people are exaggerating the situation. Sure, from a customer's point of view, the first batch of the Note 7 affected Samsung's reputation and trust, but let me tell you that when they fix that, people will still buy the device because spec-wise it is the best Android phone in the market.

And with only a 5% decrease in its projected net income, the situation may not be as bad as people make it out to be; let's not forget that smart phones aren't the only things Samsung invests in. To me, it is more of a hit to the reputation than to the actual economics and statistics; if Samsung can make it up and earn people's trust again, they'll be fine, and let's not forget that Apple, for instance, released a phone that actually bends and people still bought it in the millions!
I think they'll survive, but I think this will hit Samsung harder than you think. It's going to take a while to restore trust. Hell, the first thing you hear when they announce airline boarding is a warning about Samsung Note 7's. It makes you realize how big this is.

A phone that can bend, but probably won't, isn't as big of a deal as a phone that might blow up in your face or take a plane down.
 
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You're right and I agree with you, but I just brought it up as an example of how a huge company can recover from an issue, even if it is as big as an unsafe battery or as silly as a phone that bends (although for someone who is nit-picky like myself, it's pretty much a deal-breaker). After buying the S7 Edge, I must admit that it exceeded my subpar expectations of a Samsung product, which is why I kind of feel for them at the moment since they do produce good quality and reliable phones nowadays and wanted to break from the stereotype that a Samsung phone is just a name rather than a quality device.
 

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After buying the S7 Edge, I must admit that it exceeded my subpar expectations of a Samsung product, which is why I kind of feel for them at the moment since they do produce good quality and reliable phones nowadays and wanted to break from the stereotype that a Samsung phone is just a name rather than a quality device.
I've really developed a trust is the experience of those who have operated a phone for some time, even more than the experts who fiddle with the gadget for a few minutes. I was able to take advantage of a Samsung offer of a 30-day trial of a Galaxy S6 Edge last year, and would've traded my iPhone 6 Plus for it had the offer been made.

However, it did seem the Galaxy was a mite skittish, with more apps crashing over time and the tendency of the device to race off in all directions like a highly-strung thoroughbred.

So what's your experience?



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@Woesong I am not one to make decisions solely based on expert reviews, either, because I feel like they are either biased or paid sometimes. I have had this phone for a couple of months now and I am very happy with its performance, both battery-wise and speed-wise. I was always scared of TouchWiz because I had horrible experiences with it in the past, but they have done a complete overhaul of how it works, performs, and just how reliable it is on a day to day usage. I must add that I am not running the stock ROM, though, but I am running a custom ROM called Renovate Edge, which basically has the same interface as the stock ROM but with under-the-hood modifications to make it even better.

I fiddled around with some other Android phones before I purchased this one, like the HTC 10, but I liked the build design, sturdiness, and responsiveness of the S7 Edge the most, even though I'm a huge HTC fan. I have not regretted my decision, however I must tell you that finding a proper cover while a protector screen is installed is a pain, because the screen protector's edges start to come out a little bit.