So, what does that tell you then ? We certainly haven't been told the whole story regarding the battery issue. If it was related only to a defect in the battery, then ramping down the performance wouldn't be an issue UNLESS, they didn't actually change the battery in the replacement units, just altered the strain on the defective batteries.
Either way, you've paid for phones with considerably less performance than advertised and Samsung is trying to get away with it. And then there's also the possibility of the batteries potentially going BOOM ! Why did they lower the performance if the battery is ok ?
If you look at the Geekbench scores for all Android phones, the Note 7 is listed at 1.6GHz, both single and Multi-core. The geekbench 4 score on the Note 7 I have lists it at 1.59GHz. No tangible difference.
I'm no tech guy but there doesn't seem tio be a difference from the original benchmark scores to what's being displayed on the phone now.
If the Chinese article ( and I can't read it ) is factual, why hasn't the mainstream tech media picked up on this ?
UPDATE: On further inspection of the results, the single and multicore results suggest the phone is running equivalent to the Note 5. There's clearly a performance lag for whatever reason.
I've updated the initial assessment of the phone I have. According to Geekbench 4, it's performing at the Note 5 level. Nowhere near the level of the Note 7 prior to recall or the exynos version of it today.
Wow, I'm at a loss for words with Samsung at his point. Why should anyone trust anything they say or do going forward ?? I would certainly be pushing to return the device and get your money back.
What a joke !