Samsung Galaxy Note 7

price N/A launch Aug, 2016

phonecurry editor's note based on opinion across 16 expert review(s)

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

16 expert review(s)


video review

source: @PhoneArena
OS
Smartphone OSAndroid 6.0, Expected upgrade to 7.0
Display
TouchscreenYes (Capacitive)
Screen Size5.7 inches
Screen Resolution1440x2560 pixels (~ 515 pixels per inch)
Display Features
  • Super AMOLED
  • Scratch Resistant (Corning Gorilla Glass 5)
Sensors
  • Accelerometer
  • Ambient Light Sensor
  • Proximity Sensor
  • Gyroscope
  • Barometer
  • Heart Rate
  • SpO2
  • Iris Scanner
Fingerprint sensorYes
Processor/RAM
Processor2.3 GHz, Octa Core, Exynos 8890
GPUMali-T880 MP12
RAM4 GB
Memory
Internal Memory64 GB
Expandable Memory Slotup to 256 GB
Battery
Battery Capacity3500 mAh
Dimensions
Weight169 gm
Thickness7.9 mm
Camera
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
Connectivity
BluetoothYes
USBYes
WiFiYes
4GYes
VoLTEYes
3GYes
2G Internet (GPRS/EDGE)Yes
GPSYes + GLONASS + BeiDou
CompassYes
NFCYes
More
App StoreGoogle Play Store
Dual SIMGSM+GSM (Hybrid SIM slot)
Noise FiltrationYes
More
  • 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
Note: All brand quality factors listed below are already taken into account (with appropriate weightage) when calculating the magic score for a phone!
brand rating
3.15/5
(Average)
average phonecurry internal rating for phones launched by this brand in the last 12 months
brand perception
Very Good
brand perception among consumers, based on surveys
service quality rating
Good
service & support quality rating, based on user surveys