Replace your Samsung Galaxy Note 7
The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 was one of the best smartphones released in 2016. However, following a global recall the phone has been permanently discontinued. Over 100 devices exploded or caught fire in the U.S. alone due to a faulty battery or component. The phone is no longer available, and carriers are disabling it with software updates. As a result here are some of the best Galaxy Note 7 alternatives.
How to replace your Samsung Galaxy Note 7
After reports that some Samsung Galaxy Note 7 devices have been catching fire, Samsung has decided to halt sales and recall any device that has been bought so far . Additionally, the US government has initiated an official Note 7 recall , which will affect approximately 1 million devices. So if you’ve just got your hands on the new smartphone, read on to find out how you can replace your Samsung Galaxy Note 7.
Although so far it appears that only a few devices have been affected, Samsung has deemed the risks high enough to start a costly global recall, so we’d highly recommend you return your Note 7 for a replacement or a refund.
The Samsung Galaxy Note7
Motorola Moto Z – The Moto Z boasts a sleek, modular design. A couple of the phone’s best features are its water resistance, responsive fingerprint scanner and a 5-megapixel front-facing camera. There’s no headphone jack though — just like the iPhone 7.
OnePlus 3 – The OnePlus 3 is a great alternative to the Note7, and at $400, it’s much cheaper, too. The specs are at a comparable level to Nexus, Galaxy and iPhones, but without the premium price tag.
LG V20 – The LG V20 is the first smartphone to launch with Android 7.0 Nougat pre-installed. This phone is great for photos with improved electronic image stabilization, and its sound quality is great. Also, it’s good at not catching on fire.
Samsung Galaxy S7 (Edge) – If you still trust Samsung, go for the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge. It’s a bit smaller than the Note7, but it has the same curved screen design without the explosions.
Pixel Phone by Google – The Pixel and Pixel XL have not yet been released — October 13 is the pre-order date. Our official review is forthcoming, but we got the opportunity to try the device at a recent media event. We liked the design and new features — and it even has a headphone jack.
Thanks to a series of unfortunate fires, millions of Samsung Galaxy Note 7 owners need to return their phones immediately. In some cases, for the second time. Since the Galaxy Note 7 is officially out of circulation, never to return, you may be wondering what would best fill that smartphone-sized hole in your heart.