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Angry Galaxy Note 7 owners are dumping Android in favor of the iPhone 7

Published Oct 12th, 2016 6:28PM EDT
Galaxy Note 7 vs iPhone 7
Image: Zach Epstein, BGR

Once the dust settles on Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 “batterygate” scandal, Apple might emerge as a winner. Some analysts have suggested that the recall of the Note 7 could net Apple millions of additional iPhone 7 sales through the end of 2016, and some of those scorned customers have already begun come forward.

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Browsing through the Apple subreddit this week, we stumbled upon multiple posts from former Galaxy Note 7 owners who have settled on the iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus as their next device. Here’s what one disgruntled customer had to say:

“I’m just pissed at Samsung and I’m even more pissed that Google can’t make a decent phone that costs the same as the Note and iPhone. I was one that gave Samsung a pass at first and waited to get my second [Note] 7. I got an account credit, 2 256g SD cards, and a free [Oculus] VR headset, so I played the waiting game. And I’m sure we’re all aware how that’s played out.” – NsRhea

Fed up with Google and Android altogether, this customer decided to switch to the iPhone 7 Plus. And, unsurprisingly, this isn’t the only post of its kind. In fact, many Android users had already made up their minds — they just wanted to know some tips and tricks and gather some advice before making the switch.

“[…]the Note 7 has also done the same thing as every Samsung phone I’ve ever owned… slowed down incredibly after a month of use. And that’s why I’m considering a jump back to the iPhone. So for those of you who have switched in recent months, what features of Android do you miss?” – BillNyeDeGrasseTyson

Here’s another:

“First and foremost I missed having a smartphone. Note 7 survivor here coming from a 6+.. What should I know that’s different, some handy tips and tricks for this force touch capability, and where did Siri go?? It brings up voice commands when I long press on the home button now” – prollygointohell

And yet another:

“I returned my Note 7 yesterday and reserved the 7+ Black 128GB through Sprint yesterday, but their estimates state that the phone wont come until 11/25-12/15, it could be an overestimation but it still has me worried. Not sure what else to do. There’s a shattered 5s I could use, but I’m not really keen on the idea of using a shattered phone. Any suggestions?” – hackint0sh96

While this isn’t exactly a large enough sample size to prove that Apple is going to sell an additional 8 million iPhone 7 units this fall and winter, it does illustrate how some longtime Android users are simply fed up.

On the other hand, some would rather stick with the Note 7.

Jacob Siegal
Jacob Siegal Associate Editor

Jacob Siegal is Associate Editor at BGR, having joined the news team in 2013. He has over a decade of professional writing and editing experience, and helps to lead our technology and entertainment product launch and movie release coverage.