I have a bit of a situation. I purchased my note 7 in late August. Upon hearing about the recall, I registered for the Note 7 Replacement on Sept. 3. After waiting 3 weeks and not receiving any updates or news, I got fed up, and decided to take advantage of Rogers extending the return period on the phone to 30 days, and returned the phone for my money back, and purchased a different brand of phone instead. Then today, over a month after I registered for the replacement, and having absolutely no communication from Samsung whatsoever, I received a package containing a replacement Note 7, and a box to return the old one in. Of course, I don't have the old device anymore, and there were no instructions on what do do if you no longer have the old device and no longer need the replacement phone. Truthfully, I completely forgot about the replacement Note 7 I had signed up for once I decided to return it to Rogers. What do I do with the new phone? Take it back to Rogers?
I'm just worried that they will be looking for the old Note 7 IMEI to check off their returned list, and when that doesn't show up, I'll have a bunch of red tape and hoops to jump through to convince Samsung that I returned the replacement phone. As we know, Samsung doesn't seem too terribly organized, and I can see my situation slipping through the cracks of their process by sending in a good note 7 in the return/recalled packaging.
All my settings are the same restore from Google and smart switch
If you want to get the best performance out of your device, set it up from scratch. Never restore settings from a backup, Google settings backup, or even transfer settings (etc) from another device. I can't guarantee that will make the exact point difference from you were seeing, but it's typically better to start fresh.
Also, may be worth downloading GB4.0.0 from apkmirror, just in case they tweaked the score algorithm again in 4.0.1 that they released on the 16th. It's common that public changelogs don't list every change.
I have done some performance tests with a home made application.
I got the same results for old and new Galaxy Note 7.
Up to now, I'm very satisfied with the replacement.
I was just setting some accounts up on my new Note 7 and was alerted to a New Google sign in for this device. I was about to ignore it, when I noticed that this “New Device” was last signed in, in Ireland on 3 Oct.
Two options I think; 1) my account was hacked, but that seems unlikely and would still not account for this device being used (as it shows the same serial number). Or 2) I have received a quickly refurbished device.
Any other thoughts would be welcomed before I contact Samsung for an explanation.