Samsung Galaxy Note 7 

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Phonecurry's 2-Minute Review

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What we liked

  • Great build quality

  • Arguably the most beautiful phone ever made by Samsung!

  • Relatively comfortable to use even with the giant screen size, as a result of some excellent ergonomics

  • Excellent dual-curved display, with great image quality

  • Touchwiz is one of the better Android UIs around

  • Excellent, top-notch performance, backed by top-line hardware, as you would expect from a flagship device

  • Flawless S Pen Stylus

  • The "Always On" display feature has been improved and now shows third-party app notifications

  • Useful "screen off memo" feature

  • The new S Pen features and their interactions with the Always On screen can quickly work their way into your daily routine

  • "Secure Folder" is another great new feature

  • Excellent battery life - marginally improved over the Note 5 too

  • Very good media experience - including system-wide video and sound enhancements, which would work with any video or music player you download

  • Good loudspeaker

  • Great audio quality via headphones

  • Very good front and back cameras - the image quality is easily among the best

  • Excellent video recording performance too - 4K videos are packed with detail

  • 1080p @ 60fps videos are smooth

  • With all the software and hardware enhancements, the phone feels like an almost incomprehensibly versatile device, right out of the box

  • On the whole, this is certainly the best "big" Android phone you can get, if money is no object!

What we didn't

  • The unique Iris scanner as a way of unlocking the phone works alright but is still not as accurate/reliable as the fingerprint sensor

  • The 'Edge screen' functionality is not particularly useful

  • While the overall camera quality is very good, but the image post-processing is sometimes a bit too aggressive

  • The sheer versatility of the phone (how much it can do) is a 2 edged sword - if you are regularly going as far as to edit spreadsheets, or draw, or watch full-length movies, or have two apps open side-by-side, the phone is, without a doubt, the best in the game - but for more regular users, the phone, with all its goodies can sometimes seem overwhelming

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Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Specifications

Operating System
Smartphone OSAndroid 6.0, Expected upgrade to 7.0
TouchscreenYes (Capacitive)
Screen Size5.7 inches
Screen Resolution1440x2560 pixels (~ 515 pixels per inch)
Display Features
  • Super AMOLED
  • Scratch Resistant (Corning Gorilla Glass 5)
  • Accelerometer
  • Ambient Light Sensor
  • Proximity Sensor
  • Gyroscope
  • Barometer
  • Heart Rate
  • SpO2
  • Iris Scanner
Fingerprint sensorYes
Processor2.3 GHz, Octa Core, Exynos 8890
GPUMali-T880 MP12
Internal Memory64 GB
Expandable Memory Slotup to 256 GB
Battery Capacity3500 mAh
Weight169 gm
Thickness7.9 mm
Camera12.0 MP
Camera Auto-FocusYes
Camera FlashYes
HD Video RecordingYes (4K)
Other Camera Features
  • Phase Detection Auto Focus
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • F/1.7 Aperture
  • Dual Video Recording
  • 1/2.6" Sensor Size
  • 1.4 um Pixel Size
  • Geo-tagging
  • Simultaneous 4K video and 9MP image recording
  • Touch Focus
  • Face/Smile Detection
  • Auto HDR
  • Panorama
Secondary Camera5.0 MP
Secondary Camera Features
  • F/1.7 Aperture
  • Dual Video Call
  • Auto HDR
2G Internet (GPRS/EDGE)Yes
App StoreGoogle Play Store
Dual SIMGSM+GSM (Hybrid SIM slot)
Noise FiltrationYes
  • Fast Battery Charging
  • Qi/PMA Wireless Charging
  • Dust Proof and Water Resistant
  • S Pen
  • Samsung Pay
  • Corning Gorilla Glass 5 back panel
  • ANT+ Support
  • WiFi Direct
  • WiFi Dual Band
  • USB Type-C

About Samsung

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Brand Perception
Very Good
Service Quality
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