Samsung Galaxy Note 7 

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launchAug, 2016

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Design

  • Great build quality
  • Relatively comfortable to use even with the giant screen size, as a result of some excellent ergonomics
  • The unique Iris scanner as a way of unlocking the phone works alright but is still not as accurate/reliable as the fingerprint sensor

Display

  • Excellent dual-curved display, with great image quality
  • The "Always On" display feature has been improved and now shows third-party app notifications

Software

  • Touchwiz is one of the better Android UIs around
  • The new S Pen features and their interactions with the Always On screen can quickly work their way into your daily routine
  • With all the software and hardware enhancements, the phone feels like an almost incomprehensibly versatile device, right out of the box
  • 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

Performance

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

Camera

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

Audio

  • Good loudspeaker
  • Great audio quality via headphones

Battery

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

More

  • Arguably the most beautiful phone ever made by Samsung!
  • Flawless S Pen Stylus
  • Useful "screen off memo" feature
  • "Secure Folder" is another great new feature
  • Very good media experience - including system-wide video and sound enhancements, which would work with any video or music player you download
  • 1080p @ 60fps videos are smooth
  • On the whole, this is certainly the best "big" Android phone you can get, if money is no object!
  • The 'Edge screen' functionality is not particularly useful

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Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Specifications

Operating System
Smartphone OSAndroid 6.0 MarshmallowLow likelihood of getting updated to next Android version
Display
TouchscreenYes (Capacitive)
Screen Size5.7 inches
Screen Resolution1440x2560 pixels (~ 515 pixels per inch)
Display TypeAMOLED
Display Features
  • Super AMOLED
Scratch Resistant DisplayYes, 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, Samsung Exynos 8890Ranked #29 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks
GPUMali-T880 MP12
RAM4 GB
Memory
Internal Memory64 GB
Expandable Memory SlotYes, up to 256 GB
Battery
Battery Capacity3500 mAh
Fast Charging SupportYes, Fast charger included
Dimensions
Weight169 gmMedium
Thickness7.9 mmMedium
Width73.9 mmOk for one-handed use
Camera
Primary Camera12.0MP
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 Camera5.0MP
Secondary Camera Features
  • F/1.7 Aperture
  • Dual Video Call
  • Auto HDR
Connectivity
BluetoothYes
Connecting PortUSB-C
WiFiYes
WiFi DirectYes
VoWiFi/WiFi-CallingYes
4GYes
VoLTEYes
3GYes
2G Internet (GPRS/EDGE)Yes
GPSYes + GLONASS + BeiDou
CompassYes
NFCYes
More
App StoreGoogle Play Store
Dual SIMGSM+GSM (Hybrid SIM slot)
Water ResistantYes, IP68 Rated (up to 1.5m for 30 mins)
Dust ResistantYes
Noise FiltrationYes
More
  • Fast Battery Charging
  • Qi/PMA Wireless Charging
  • S Pen
  • Samsung Pay
  • Corning Gorilla Glass 5 back panel
  • ANT+ Support

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