Samsung Galaxy A7 (2016)  Samsung Galaxy Note 4  
Samsung Galaxy A7 (2016)Samsung Galaxy Note 4
magic score<50<50
PriceRs. 25,490 onwardsRs. 41,999 onwards
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Launch Date (India)Feb, 2016Oct, 2014
Smartphone OSAndroid 5.1, Upgradeable to 6.0, Expected upgrade to 7.0Android 4.4, Upgradeable to 6.0
Screen Size5.5 inches5.7 inches
Screen Resolution1080x1920 pixels (~ 401 pixels per inch)1440x2560 pixels (~ 515 pixels per inch)
Display FeaturesSuper AMOLED, Scratch Resistant (Corning Gorilla Glass 4)Super AMOLED, Scratch Resistant (Corning Gorilla Glass 3), 2.5D Glass Screen
Processor1.6 GHz2.7 GHz
Processor TypeOcta CoreQuad Core
Processor NameN/AQualcomm Snapdragon 805
GPUN/AAdreno 420
Camera13.0 MP16.0 MP
HD Video RecordingYes (Full HD)Yes (4K)
Secondary Camera5.0 MP3.7 MP
Internal Memory16 GB32 GB
Expandable Memory Slotup to 128 GBup to 64 GB
FM RadioYes
Thickness7.3 mm8.5 mm
Weight169 gm176 gm
Battery Capacity3300 mAh3220 mAh
Battery Talktime (3G)17.00 hrsN/A
Other Battery ParametersInternet Usage Time (3G): Up to 14 hrs, Internet Usage Time (LTE): Up to 14 hrs, Internet Usage Time (WiFi): Up to 17 hrs, Video Playback Time: Up to 15 hrs, Audio Playback Time: Up to 78 hrsN/A
Editor's Note [Positives]
  • Good looking, stylish, and well built
  • Flagship-level, premium build quality
  • Very good display, with pleasing colors
  • Great battery life
  • Software makes good user of the screen real estate with split-screen multitasking
  • Decent speed/performance
  • Good camera
  • Fast fingerprint reader
  • Great multimedia app package with advanced music player, FM radio too
  • Good audio quality
  • Good battery life
  • Great design and build quality
  • Gorgeous, top-notch, high-resolution display
  • Android interface with Samsung's TouchWiz on top
  • The Touchwiz interface is now more polished, and has a lot of clutter stripped off
  • Fingerprint sensor, and the S Heath App along with the health sensors, add useful functionality
  • New S Pen features, and improved multi-tasking functionality, add to the productivity muscle of the Note 4 - no other phone comes close in this area
  • Top-notch speed/performance backed by great hardware
  • Very good camera, with optical image stabilization, and stunning 4K videos
  • Excellent audio quality
  • Excellent battery life
  • Quick battery charging
  • Excellent loudspeaker
Editor's Note [Negatives]
  • Loudspeaker is on the quite side
  • Performance is underwhelming and inconsistent at times
  • Especially poor for gaming, given its price range - GPU performance is well below par
  • The large size of course means the phone is not the easiest to carry around, and handle
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