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Samsung Galaxy Note 7: Post release review

Thursday, 25th August, 2016 - 14:50

The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 is a game changer after sharing a similar spec as its cousin the S7 Edge and plus a highly sophisticated S pen and stretching its curved display to 5.7-inches. The price tag is relatively big, much like the size of the device but equally worth it just by its looks. The Note Galaxy 7 is the large-screen phone of the year that all android users have been anxiously waiting for. The Note 7 maximizes the screen space with its newly functional S pen that slides right into the phone no matter way you put it in this time. Overall it is a fantastically clever, all-rounder that turns heads with its contemporary sleek design. It is completely formed from metal and glass and It stands out as being the best-looking phone you can buy right now as it’s more ergonomic than the HTC 10, less boring than the iPhone 6S and not as sharp as the Nexus 6P. It's also water-resistant enough to be dunked in the bath for about 30 minutes.

Samsung Galaxy Note 7

 

FOR

  • Elegantly curved design
  • Best camera on any smartphone
  • New S Pen functionality
  • Water-resistant microSD card slot
  • Excellent Battery life

AGAINST

  • Very expensive
  • Touchy capacitive buttons
  • Speaker at the bottom
  • Pointless iris scanner
  • Software is still ugly

 

Following our previous blog on what to expect of the note 7 prior to its release we talked talked about what to expect from the note 7 and discussed rumours and leaks, which we have since then compared the rumours with what Samsung have actually produced (shown below)

Price: 

Around £630  -  Denied; more expensive than rumoured, Actual Cost (UK) £749

Colours:

Black Onyx, Silver Titanium and, Blue Coral. - All confirmed plus Gold Platinum that we predicted also

Design:

A glass back and metal frame, Water and dust resistant – Both confirmed plus the Galaxy Note7 can withstand dust, dirt and sand, as well as stay 1.5 meters underwater for up to 30 minutes.

Storage:

64gb internal storage with Micro SD slot includedConfirmed with a max capacity of 256gb external SD

Other: 

Possible eye scanner - Confirmed

Finger print scanner - Confirmed

Waterproof at last - Confirmed

Improved selfie cameraConfirmed, 5MP on note 7 which is a big improvement since 3.7MP from note 4

Improved S Pen Confirmed, adapted to be like a real life pencil with rubber and hover abilities and more.

5.7in Quad-HDConfirmed

SuperAMOLED displayConfirmed

Always-on display Confirmed plus shows which song is playing.

Exynos 8890 processorConfirmed

6GB of RAMDenied, actual RAM 4GB