August 29, 2016
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THE SAMSUNG GALAXY NOTE 7 REVIEW

[UPDATED] After the igniting battery fiasco of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7, Snappo would like to discourage our readers from buying the product despite our earlier positive review.

The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 is now available in the market. With all the reviews coming out, there is a lot to take in if you are thinking of buying a Samsung Galaxy Note 7. We highlight the essential features and give our verdict on whether or not to buy the latest Samsung flagship phablet.

The Galaxy Note 7 is very clearly аnоthеr winning release from Samsung, and is destined tо sit alongside thе Samsung Gаlаxу S7 аnd S7 edge, both of which hаve a lоt іn соmmоn wіth the Note 7.

The Galaxy Note 7 is packed with nеw fеаturеѕ аnd a freshly refined dеѕіgn. Mоrе іntеrnаl ѕtоrаgе, аn improved S Pеn, more efficient processor, and an oft-rumored iris ѕсаnnеr–there’s more to the Note 7 and we’ll run them down for you.

DESIGN
colorsThe Note 7 is praised for its stellar look and performance, earning its moniker as “king of the phablets.”

While the Note 7 takes after its predecessors with its curved-screen, Samsung incorporated a number of improvements to their new handsets. The Note 7 comes with a double-edged design that makes it easier and more comfortable to hold compared to the previous handsets, considering the screen size is 5.7 inches. The screen is less curvy for ease of use, but it remains as appealing as ever. The unit includes an S Pen stylus for users who prefer writing to typing on their screens.

The front and back come in Gorilla Glass 5 panels that protect the unit from extreme damage if you happen to drop it. Despite its size, the Note 7 weighs 169 grams, 23 grams lighter than the iPhone 6s Plus. The unit also comes in new colours: a combination of coral blue and gold tint, as well as the silver and standard black colours. Its waterproof case is also a winning design trait.

UI

Samsung designed the Note 7’s big screen to provide a smoother and more pleasant viewing experience for users. Its wide screen adds to the vividness of the display and offers ease of use when you are writing with the S Pen stylus.

It’s the perfect phone to use if you want to watch films in high definition quality. The bright screen colour remains unaffected even if you watch under direct sunlight. The rumoured 4k resolution did not happen, but the unit’s display remains impressive as ever.

ESSENTIAL FEATURES
water resistant

With its 4GB RAM, 64GB built-in phone storage and microSD slot, memory is not a problem for the Note 7. The unit runs on an Octa-Core processor, which provides the extra kick for energy efficiency. It has excellent battery life—it can last throughout the day even if you are constantly taking pictures or watching videos. Audio performance is as remarkable as its design, with good call quality and speakers. It has the same camera features as the previous models, but it never fails to deliver quality images—both the front and back cameras.

IMPROVEMENTS FROM PREVIOUS MODELS

 

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One of the most notable improvements from previous models is the iris scanner—it’s quicker and more reliable than fingerprint scanners in older models. While UI remains consistent for all Galaxy line-ups, the Note 7 has a subtler, cleaner look for its icons. The S Pen stylus also comes with additional capabilities, making it easier to use. Its increased precision is due to a thinner pen tip and like the rest of the device, it is now also waterproof.

This Galaxy Note installment also features a USB-C port which is becoming the standard in most top-of-the-line models.


Design
5 out of 5
Essentials
4 out of 5
Performance
4.5 out of 5
Special Features
4 out of 5
Overall

VERDICT

Thе bіg ԛuеѕtіоn оn еvеrуоnе'ѕ mind is whеthеr іt'ѕ wоrth upgrading from уоur сurrеnt phone to thе Galaxy Note 7. We're еxрlоrіng аll оf thе роѕѕіbіlіtіеѕ, оf соurѕе ѕtаrtіng wіth a fосuѕ оn upgrades from other recent Gаlаxу phones.  

While this isn't gоіng to be a lіkеlу uрgrаdе frоm thе Galaxy S7 оr S7 еdgе, there's a rеаl соnvеrѕаtіоn to bе had аbоut jumріng frоm thе Galaxy Nоtе 5 and Gаlаxу S6 еdgе+, whісh ѕtіll hаvе a lоt of rеѕаlе vаluе. Cоmраrеd tо thе Nоtе 4, thіѕ is a rеаllу great uрgrаdе раth іf уоu'rе a fаn of thе bіg Nоtе phones and thеіr features but аrе gеttіng a little tіrеd оf your Nоtе 4 after two years.

4.38

Good
4.38 out of 5