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Don't go looking for your lost phone on a Qantas flight.

Old 8th Sep 2016, 22:06
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You must have seen the travelling gilet, generally worn by gentlemen of a certain age heading on holiday at the airport, looking like they're going on safari rather than a week in Benidorm. Kharki coloured with plenty of pockets ��
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Old 13th Sep 2016, 11:32
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Pulling premium seats apart in the search of missing phones is becoming quite a common task of the line ngineer. In every case that I have experienced the phone has been retrieved undamaged and returned promptly to the passenger who was standing by the seat waiting. In every instance it has taken less than 15 minutes, and I was grateful that the passenger and crew had the common sense not to move the seat whilst the phone was in there.
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Old 13th Sep 2016, 16:22
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Flight yesterday went a step further - any Samsung Galaxy 7 phones were to be powered down and stored in carry on until after deplaning. Apparently, they do not need the assistance of seat mechanics to become incandescent.
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Old 13th Sep 2016, 16:39
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Ian W - It is Galaxy NOTE 7, still brand new and a very hot item. We also got specific instructions on Lufthansa to power it off and put it in hand luggage
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Samsung must be pushing the electronics and batteries to the limit in the new models. I have a Galaxy Note 3 and it's an excellent smartphone, and has never shown any tendency to cause problems via overheating or via battery problems.
It's nearly 3 yrs old, been accidentally dropped from around 2 metres height multiple times, has a smashed screen (despite a rubber-lined steel protective case), and it still functions flawlessly.
What gets me, is the Note 7 doesn't appear to have any huge advances in technology over the Note 3, just incremental "improvements". However, the "improvements" are obviously pushing the battery limits.
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