Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Review

Update - 2017.05.02


Samsung Galaxy Note 7 has launched. There is no better evidence of The Future of Computing than the big-screened smartphone. Big phones have become the personal computers for many people, taking the place of countless devices, together with tablets and laptops. The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 is Samsung’s best device that I have ever seen. They’ve become more than phones in ways that smaller devices haven’t matched — research shows that owners of phablets use their own devices a lot more than others.

However, large phones come with their set of baggage that isn’t seen on normal-sized phones. They’re frequently clumsy to use, awkward to carry, and less attractive. More often than not, a large phone is just a stretched-out version of a small phone.

Samsung Galaxy Note 7

Samsung has been improving that dynamic. Lately, I can’t say the same for the iPhone 6S Plus, Nexus 6P, or any other big phone available on the market, which is downright clunky in comparison.

The Note 7 is Samsung’s best device ever, and arguably one of the best big phones ever made. If that’s all you see to know, then you can stop reading right now and place your order. It’ll price you $849 or more, depending on the provider, and can be preordered now. It will be available in shops starting on August 19th.

However, it’s interesting to explore why the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 is the most effective big phone ever. Samsung has more life with big phones than any other company.

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Design

Samsung Galaxy Note 7

Samsung has once again designed a smartphone fit for a supermodel.

With the beautiful curved display, that wraps around each side of the phone.

Samsung’s design team has also added a similar curve to the back of the phone which, not only makes it feel friendly to hold but also adds some symmetry to its seems.

The Note 7’s camera bump has been smoothed out – giving the rear of the phone a smooth and unspoiled finish.

As well as looking incredible, this device can also deal with a thorough soaking as it boasts a water resistant case.

However, these minor faults are a small price to pay for the Note 7’s overall beauty.

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Display

Samsung Galaxy Note 7

The Note 7 sports a large 5.7inch display which is by far one of best screens currently available on the market. In this device, AMOLED Quad HD screen.

Samsung has maintained to include this monster display in a device that’s bodily smaller than many its rivals. Samsung has made something truly special here.
Lined up next to the iPhone 6S Plus and Nexus 6P, the Note 7 looks impossibly compact.

This smart design makes the phablet feel much better to handle in one hand.

The Note 7 does, include an always-on screen which displays the time, some basic notifications and date, we like the use of this technology.

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Performance

Samsung Galaxy Note 7

The same thought can just barely be used with the overall performance experience and processing power, too. Users familiar with the S7 Edge and Galaxy S7 know what to expect here – 4GB of RAM, the Snapdragon 820 with the Adreno 530. It’s worthy of note that the Exynos 8890 edition of the phone will also be provided, but it won’t be the model made available to users in the West.

It’s not hard to merit the Snapdragon 820, one of the crucial abundantly available SoC packages found today. It also comes with the good processor with the Adreno 530, which has been able to render and play Final Fantasy IX and MOBIUS Final Fantasy with the best of them.

4GB of RAM will not make the majority of users feel like they’re lacking. However, some users have already lamented that the Galaxy simply doesn’t have good RAM management.

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Battery Life

Samsung Galaxy Note 7

The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 contains, 3500mAh battery capacity, and it’s what users get in a pretty slender and smooth body.

Thankfully, battery saving options are sufficient, with a lot of customizable options to get the most out of the phone. That is all found in the Device Maintenance area of the settings. Making out some RAM, some storage and changing some settings to make better battery life.

These type of options include not only the toning down of the processor power. Yes, you can make the Quad HD capable display output only HD Android. According to Samsung, All of these options can bring up some hours one has left in the battery.

A short test in our own Android Authority battery testing app used a mixture of web browsing, gameplay, and video playback while on Wi-Fi, and predicted that the screen on time could be more than 6 hours.

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Iris Scanner

Samsung Galaxy Note 7

You can see what very a lot looks like a Note7 on the lock screen, On the top left, we’ll see what looks like a notification LED, however, when I had to choose, this will have one thing to do with the iris scanning. It works nicely with glasses.

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Camera

Samsung Galaxy Note 7

The Note 7 has the same back and front camera as the Galaxy S7 Edge, which is some of the best possible on a smartphone.

The rear 12-megapixel camera is good, great in low-light and makes it difficult to take a poor photograph. It can take RAW images too. The front-facing 5-megapixel selfie camera is nice, however, lacks fantastic detail, producing softer-looking pictures that some may find more flattering.


  • The back glass has surprisingly high ranges of friction, which makes it easier to keep hold of, however also makes it a fingerprint magnet
  • There’s a heartbeat sensor on the back that barely anyone will employ for health monitoring. However, it can be used as a selfie camera trigger
  • The Note 7 had the strongest signal of any smartphone I’ve tested, however, allowed battery drain and received hot in the congested network conditions of London commuter trains

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Specification

Display size: 5.7 inches
OS: Android v.6.0.1 Marshmallow
Storage: 64/128/256 GB
Rear Camera: 12 MP
Front-facing Camera: 5 MP
Battery: Non-removable, Li-Po 4000 mAh battery
RAM: 6 GB of RAM
Color: Silver Titan,
White Pearl, Gold Platinum, Black Sapphire
iris scanner


Samsung Galaxy Note 7

The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 is, without the doubt, the best phablet going. It’s highly effective, filled with useful features and little in the way of gimmicks.

The camera, wi-fi charging, waterproofing, screen and fingerprint scanner are also top notch. However, it’s the curved edges and minuscule bezels around the screen that are the Note 7’s best bit.

Android 7.0 Nougat is much updated on battery life and notifications. The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 will get an update to Nougat.

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