Refurbished Galaxy Note 7, Should We Get One?

We’re expecting the launch date of the refurbished Samsung Galaxy Note 7, also known as Galaxy FE on July 7. The Industry sources have re-confirmed the date launch and have stated that the price tag would be lower than previous rumors, falling somewhere under the $615 USD tag.

Although the phone will only go on sale in South Korea, there is no surprised when the export sellers will bring the device to other markets around the world. So it arises a big question, should you think about getting one?

After remaking, we can ensure that the new Galaxy FE will no longer burn out as the Note 7. Samsung had not done an amount of work to fix the overheating issue, instead the company chose to face an absolute PR nightmare.

Furthermore, reducing the battery capacity to a smaller size, possibly down to 3,200 from 3,500 mAh will avoid the compression problem. But if you are a person that requires a huge battery capacity, the new Galaxy FE is not ideal.

The age of the hardware is also a thing you should consider. There has been about 10 months since the first appearance of Galaxy Note 7, so the 2017’s flagships have already surpassed the Note 7’s performance. However, the Exynos 8890 is still a high-end performing chipset, along with a QHD AMOLED panel, a 12MP dual pixel main camera, 4 GB RAM / 64 GB expendable memory, and the IP68 standard for water resistance rating, which make the phone still competitive.

Moreover, in terms of software, the Galaxy Note FE is reportedly pre-installed Samsung’s latest software updates with Android 7.1.1 Nougat and also comes with Bixby assistant on board.

The prices of Galaxy Note FE will range from $425 to around $620 at the highest. So it’s possible that the handset will retail for around the $600 mark, which isn’t really good price for a 2016’s refurbished flagship. The new OnePlus 5 with  higher-end specs is even cheaper than it.

Also read: Galaxy Note 7 alternative: Here are top 5 flagships

That being said, the launch of the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is coming closer, and those who are eager for a top phablet, just wait for a little longer. Rumored specs will include a more powerful process, similar to the S8/S8 Plus, a higher memory package, and especially the Galaxy Note 8 is the first Samsung’s device comes with a dual camera setup with “optical zoom” capabilities. Also, the phone has a slimmer bezel-less design.

Do you intend to pick up the Galaxy FE? Is the refurbished Note 7 not worth the hassle at this point? Let’s know your thoughts in the comment below.


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