Samsung has announced an unprecedented recall of the Galaxy Note 7 just weeks after launching the well-received smartphone. Sales have been halted globally, and over the coming weeks Samsung will issue replacements to anyone affected. The issue is related to the phone’s battery, with some scattered reports that the cell can explode while charging; Samsung says 35 Note 7 handsets have been found with the issue, or 24 per million sold.
Here are the main 7 issues found in the Galaxy Note 7 :
1. Battery life
The new generation of Galaxy Note line of devices is equipped with a battery capacity of 3500 mAh. For comparison, Galaxy S7 Edge is powered by a battery 3600 mAh. According OT4Tech said that on a good day devices battery provides 4 to 4.5 hours in active mode. Even if you use only Wi-Fi without having to connect to cellular networks, the battery life will not exceed 5-5.5 hours.
2. scratched glass
Corning company is positioning the glass Gorilla Glass 5 used in the Galaxy Note 7, as the most solid in the world, able to survive after falling from a height of more than one and a half meters. However, this “persistence” very bad impact on the resistance to scratches.Galaxy Note 7 Display subject to scuffs and scratches.
After a series of tests on the smartphone display were quite noticeable marks. Moreover, if benchmarked other smartphones do not scratch up to level 6 on the Mohs scale of hardness, the markings on the glass Galaxy Note 7 were already on the 3 level of hardness.
3. Always dirty body
Glass body Galaxy Note 7 very easily soiled: just a couple of minutes to hold the device in his hand, so that it is completely covered with footprints. Every touch will leave an ugly mark on the device. But how to make glass shiny and nepachkayuschimisya same time, the engineers have not yet invented and justified only grease repellent coating, by which fingerprints can be cleaned at least.
Using the Galaxy Note 7 accompanied by a strong heating of the body. The glass shell of the device is not able to as effectively dissipate heat as the iPhone Aluminum Case.Moreover, the gadget is heated to a temperature such that the metal to the side faces can not be touched. If the outside temperature is above 20 degrees, use the device simply inconvenient. It is noteworthy that the overheating cause not only the game but also everyday tasks.
5. Logs in the interface
Samsung did not manage to solve the problem with the smoothness of the interface. Often when working with applications in the Galaxy Note 7 felt unpleasant delays. Maybe the whole thing in hardware: Galaxy Note 7, submitted almost six months after the debut of S7 family, offered all the same iron. It is the same chip Exynos 8890 Octa 8 (frequency stored: 4 core Exynos M1 Mangoose at 2.3 GHz and 4 Cortex-A53 core at 1.6 GHz) (or Snapdragon 820 for a number of markets) and the same amount of RAM (4 GB). But perhaps the case in the shell of the TouchWiz, because Nexus 6p such lags were not, says OT4Tech. “He proposes like crazy – says the blogger. – The Samsung, the smartphone for $ 1,000, which works as a device costing $ 700 or even $ 500 -. It is wrong ”
6. The screen edge
Use vaunted screen edge is not as convenient as Samsung says. Firstly, due to the fact that smartphones have rounded edges, the stylus and then hurt for them, so take notes by hand is not too convenient. In addition, the body with a curved display is completely symmetrical. Therefore, each time pulling Galaxy Note 7 from the pocket, you can not touch to determine the right direction and it is necessary to constantly twist in his hands.
7. TouchWiz interface
TouchWiz is still worse than the standard Android. Google is considering in detail every aspect of the operating system, exploring their opinions and making the interface more friendly. In addition to the intricate settings menu Samsung TouchWiz has deprived many useful functions drain OSes, like the quick adjustment of the screen brightness in the Notification Center. The user has to make more moves in order to perform certain actions.
Galaxy Note 7 sometimes looks like a remote control spaceship: you instinctively feel his equipment, you are absolutely sure that modern technology – that they are in your hands, but how and what works here – at first glance it is unclear. Half of the functions held by, because of the number of settings and options eyes run, the move difficult to understand, and TouchWiz is doing everything possible to stop you. From year to year the shell Samsung criticized for the same flaws, and it’s getting better, but still inferior to “pure» Android.