Samsung Galaxy A7 (2016)  Samsung Galaxy Note 4 
Samsung Galaxy A7 (2016) Samsung Galaxy Note 4
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Excellence Score
25.5
36.7
Value for Money Score
56.2
50.6
Price Rs. 15,510 onwards Rs. 31,699 onwards
Launch Date (India) Feb, 2016 Oct, 2014
Expected Launch Date N/A N/A
Smartphone OS Android 5.1 Lollipop, Upgradeable to 7.0 Nougat Android 4.4, Upgradeable to 6.0 Marshmallow
Touchscreen Yes (Capacitive) Yes (Capacitive)
Screen Size 5.5 inches 5.7 inches
Screen Resolution 1080x1920 pixels (~ 401 pixels per inch) 1440x2560 pixels (~ 515 pixels per inch)
Display Features Super AMOLED, Scratch Resistant (Corning Gorilla Glass 4) Super AMOLED, Scratch Resistant (Corning Gorilla Glass 3), 2.5D Glass Screen
Full Physical QWERTY Keypad
Processor 1.6 GHz 2.7 GHz
Processor Type Octa Core Quad Core
Processor Name N/A Qualcomm Snapdragon 805
GPU N/A Adreno 420
RAM 3 GB 3 GB
3G Yes Yes
4G Yes Yes
VoLTE Yes Yes
WiFi Yes Yes
GPS Yes Yes
Bluetooth Yes Yes
USB Yes Yes
Camera 13.0 MP 16.0 MP
Camera Auto-Focus Yes Yes
Camera Flash Yes Yes
HD Video Recording Yes (Full HD) Yes (4K)
Other Camera Features Optical Image Stabilization, Geo-tagging, Touch Focus, Face Detection, Panorama, HDR, F/1.9 Aperture Optical Image/Video Stabilization, Dual Shot, Simultaneous HD Video and Image Recording, Geo-tagging, Touch Focus, Face Detection, Smile Detection, Image Stabilization, Panorama, HDR
Secondary Camera 5.0 MP 3.7 MP
Secondary Camera Features Full HD Video Recording, F/1.9 Aperture Full HD Video Recording, F/1.9 Selfie (90 degree), Wide selfie mode (120 degree)
Internal Memory 16 GB 32 GB
Expandable Memory Slot up to 128 GB up to 64 GB
Contacts Storage Unlimited Unlimited
SMS Storage Unlimited Unlimited
Music Player Yes Yes
FM Radio Yes
Dual SIM GSM+GSM
Thickness 7.3 mm 8.5 mm
Weight 169 gm 176 gm
Battery Capacity 3300 mAh 3220 mAh
Battery Standby N/A N/A
Battery Standby (3G) N/A N/A
Battery Talktime N/A N/A
Battery Talktime (3G) 17.00 hrs N/A
Fast Charging Yes
Other Battery Parameters Internet 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 hrs N/A
Fingerprint sensor Yes Yes
Other Features Supports Fast Battery Charging; Samsung Pay; S-Voice; NFC; WiFi Direct; WiFi Dual Band; ANT+ Support; Noise Filtration S Pen stylus; S Pen Optimized Features- Air Command, Screen Write, Action Memo, Scrapbook, S Finder, Pen Window, S Note, S Planner, Email with hand writing integration, S Pen Keeper, Quick Command, Easy Clip, Photo Note, Paper Artist, Shape Match, Formula Match, Smart Select, Advanced S Pen; S Voice; Air Gestures; Ultra Power Saving mode; Multi-window (Managing multiple applications at once on a single screen); Fast Charging (Go from zero to 50% in around 30 minutes); DLNA; NFC; Yes, via MHL; IR LED (Remote Control); Download Booster; WiFi Direct; WiFi Dual Band; ANT+ support; USB On-The-Go; Noise Filtration
2-minute Review [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
2-minute Review [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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