In the last few weeks, two new phones have been released: the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 and the iPhone 7, and both have been met with skepticism.
First, the Note 7. This phone seemed fantastic, with the massive array of new tech that one would expect with a Samsung product, including a curved OLED display, an upgraded stylus, and VR compatibility and capability to name a few. The reception was fantastic, with the Samsung stock price rising over the following weeks. However, after weeks of explosive success, it was revealed that the phone was actually explosive. The battery cell in the new phone turned out to be unstable, causing many phones to be explode while charging. So, in conclusion, the Note 7 is a great phone, but wait until the updated version comes out.
The other major phone announcement came from Apple with its new iPhone 7 and 7 Plus. The latest iteration in the line of iPhones comes with a few changes, none of which were seen as positives. Besides the comments about its similar look to the iPhone 6s, the largest story has been about the lack of headphone jack. This has lead to serious complaints about needing to use the charging port to listen to music, and the necessity of adapters, now referred to as dongles. On the tech side, the new phone is very impressive, with updated cameras, home buttons, and screen. Furthermore, the new A10 processor has been shown to beat the Note 7's Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor.
In conclusion, both phones show a lot of promise, with each having unique advantages. However, we will need to see more user feedback before we can draw any bigger conclusions.