Those deterred from purchasing the Galaxy Note 7 because of this concern have a slew of existing and upcoming smartphone alternatives they can choose from. If you cannot trust the performance of the Galaxy Note 7 you could consider the following alternatives:
The latest flagship smartphone from OnePlus has been creating waves since it was released. The fact that the company had to pause sales temporarily owing to high demand speaks volumes of its popularity.
The OnePlus 3 has a 5.5-inch Full HD display with a 1,920 x 1,080 pixel resolution. It packs in a quad-core Snapdragon 820 processor and 6 GB of RAM. The 16-megapixel primary camera on the handset is quite stellar and its 8-megapixel front-facing camera even offers a Smile Capture mode for selfie lovers.
A cool feature of the handset is its Dash Charge support, which basically allows you to charge the device to nearly 60 percent in half an hour. It is also water- and dust-resistant, offers fingerprint scanner support and at $399 is much more affordable than the $864 Galaxy Note 7.
The LG V20 debuted at an event in San Francisco, California, on Sept. 6. The smartphone may not have the iris scanner on the Galaxy Note 7, but it is looking to entice consumers with its superior audio capabilities and secondary always-on screen.
The fact that it boasts the latest Android 7.0 Nougat OS, which betters the Android Marshmallow on the Galaxy Note 7, is yet another reason to opt for the handset.
The smartphone sports a 5.7-inch QHD display, a quad-core Snapdragon 820 chipset and 4 GB of RAM. The dual-camera setup the device rocks is also a feature that will lure consumers.
Leaks point to a $650 price point for the unlocked variant of the smartphone, which still makes it cheaper than the Samsung offering.
The HTC flagship hit the shelves in May this year and is quite a popular Android option. The HTC 10 boasts a 5.2-inch Quad HD display with a resolution of 2,560 x 1,440 pixels. It houses a Snapdragon 820 processor and 4 GB of RAM. The company claims that the handset has one of the best cameras around and offers support for 27 hours of talk time. The fast charging capability, 50 percent in 30 minutes, is also a plus. The fingerprint scanner equipped smartphone's unlocked version is currenty priced at $599.
The iPhone 7 is slated to debut on Sept. 7, alongside the iPhone 7 Plus, and if the rumored specs are the real deal, then Apple lovers are in for a feast. The iPhone 7's rumored pressure-sensitive home button could well be a winning feature. If Apple chooses to take the wireless EarPods route and negates the headphone jack, the iPhone 7 would have another attractive feature to lure consumers. The presence of a dual-camera setup on the rear of the smartphone could also up the ante.
Moreover, the A10 processor on the smartphone could well give a new meaning to speed and have iOS lovers reveling.