Galaxy Note 7 Detailed Review:
Design and Build:
A Dual Glass design with tactile home button and single camera optics on the rear next to a heart rate sensor. Then there is the Iris Scanner, a dedicated secondary camera module and LED light that accompanies the existing front-facing camera and notification light. A USB-C charging port is one of the more obvious changes, centered between the speaker, the headphone jack that the Galaxy is thankfully still holding on.
The 5.7-inch screen is now curved. Note 7 also comes with water resistance, a micro SD slot to expand its already quite sizable 64GB of internal storage up to 256GB, extra security from its fingerprint and iris-scanner combination, 3,500mAh battery and a gorgeous curved edge display. Samsung Galaxy Note 7 is Gorilla Glass 5.
Galaxy Not 7 display size is 5.7-inch with super AMOLED display. Colors are strong and vibrant, blacks are dark and there’s no muddiness in the whites. It’s a joy to look at, and its brightness means it’s perfectly viewable even in direct sunlight. There are only some minor reflections if you see it very closely but it doesn’t affect use.
Speaking of color, a Blue Light Filter is easily accessible in the notification shade and can be set on a schedule so that it only triggers when it matters after the sun goes down. In the settings, the AOD can be changed to have a number of different clocks, a few different calendars, and a small number of canned images. The AOD lists the different notification icons that are sitting in the notification shade, so you can get a quick glance at what is waiting for you on the lock screen.
The Note 7 has an ‘Always-on display’. Even when the phone is locked, a clock and a row of notification icons glow on the screen. The bonus with AMOLED tech is that it only needs to light up individual pixels, so there’s not a huge drain on the battery from this feature.
Performance and Software:
Galaxy Note 7 comes with Snapdragon 820 with the Adreno 530 and 4GB of RAM. There is also 64 GB internal memory which can be expandable with micro SD card up to 256 GB. Apps open instantly on the Note 7 and there’s no slow animations or janky scrolling.
Note 7 comes with 3500 mAh battery. It is what users get in a pretty slender and sleek body. Battery saving options are abundant, with a lot of customizable options to get the most out of the phone. This is all found in the Device Maintenance area of the settings, where a number of tweaks can be made to the user experience – clearing out some storage, some RAM, and changing some settings to get better battery life. There’s Fast Charging on board with both wired and wireless.
Note 7 comes with 12 MP camera it’s super-fast to open, simple to operate and has a wide aperture for better low-light performance. There’s optical image stabilization too, for keeping everything steady. It is best for low light snaps. The camera setup reduces blur and brings out more colors which have an extra bespoke sensor to take better night photos. These also help the auto-focus work fantastically well. The sensor has two ‘photo bodies’ instead of one and this means the camera can focus much quicker, and more accurately than before. Double-tapping the home button takes you straight into shooting mode and then it’s a case of swiping to the left for manual options and to the right for live filters.
Front camera comes with 5 MP selfie camera. It struggles with faces and smooths out details.
New S Pen Stylus:
1) Samsung’s stylus embeds right in the phone for easy carrying.
2) Off-screen memos can capture thoughts, even if the display is unlit.
3) Can create and edit animated GIFs from non-DRM videos.
This phone is designed to use the tiny Samsung’s S Pen stylus, which has always made the Note series business-friendly. On occasion, drawing on the sides did mess up our critical business memos. New to the stylus’ capabilities are a GIF maker. It allows you to record just about any moving image and turn it into an animated GIF.
Other S Pen capabilities include Screen Select for clipping portions of the screen with lasso tools, Screen Write for annotating screenshots, and newcomers Translate and Magnify. Hovering over foreign text word-by-word with the S Pen’s Translate is a letdown when the far more comprehensive Google Translate exists.
Uses of IRIS Scanner:
1) You often exit a swimming pool or shower with incredible pruny hands and desperately need to check your phone.
2) Your fingers are grasping the middle of this really big phone, unable to make it down to the home button.
3) You want a second biometrically controlled way of accessing certain files and folders, far from your phone prying, Pokémon Go-playing kids.
4) Your friends want you to unlock the phone from the bar stool next to you.
5) You want a new party trick because no one fancies your smartwatch.
Pros and Cons of Galaxy Note 7:
Top notch camera
New S Pen functionality
Excellent battery life
Software still a bit ugly
Pointless iris scanner
Prone to overheat
Touch capacitive buttons
Galaxy Note 7 Price:
Samsung Galaxy Note 7 will cost at Rs.59900/- in India.
The Galaxy Note 7 took Samsung’s best phone to date, the S7 Edge, stretched it to a 5.7-inch curved display. It has the same top-of-the-line camera and specs but was meant for big hands with equally big wallets. Unfortunately, two recalls leading to its ultimate cancellation. You get a powerful processor, one of the best displays available, strong network connectivity, an excellent camera, great battery life, and a useful S Pen stylus.
Samsung Galaxy Note 7
The Galaxy Note 7 took Samsung's best phone to date, the S7 Edge, stretched it to a 5.7-inch curved display. It has the same top-of-the-line camera and specs but was meant for big hands with equally big wallets. Unfortunately, two recalls leading to its ultimate cancellation. You get a powerful processor, one of the best displays available, strong network connectivity, an excellent camera, great battery life, and a useful S Pen stylus.