Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Review – The best Samsung phone to date

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Review – The best Samsung phone to date

Pros                                                                                                    Cons

Premium design                                                                            Iris scanner still has some drawbacks

Stunning AMOLED display                                                           Edge Screen functionality is mostly pointless

Superb hardware                                                                          Extremely expensive

S Pen is much better

Simplified TouchWiz

Superb camera

Samsung ranks among very few smartphone manufacturers that have found great success in business. Samsung’s success comes from its in-house produced hardware, creative marketing efforts and exciting features.

The company’s super-sized Note Series has quickly become one of the most desired smartphones each and every year. This year, Samsung unveiled the highly anticipated Galaxy Note 7 with tons of new features and improvements. These changes might not seem revolutionary, but Samsung is showing the world that the Note Galaxy devices have evolved over the years and it is ready to take on Apple’s iPhone.

In this post, we will see what the new Galaxy Note 7 can do. Is it truly a complete package that we have waiting for? Let’s find out.


Samsung was criticized for offering high-end smartphones with plastic build. However, With the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge, Samsung switched over to new metal unibody frame, glass backing and curved display, offering the device a premium design. With the new Galaxy Note 7, Samsung has retained what the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge are known for including curves and metal towards the front and back of the phone, creating a seamless surface all around.


The Galaxy Note 7 marks the first Galaxy Note to come with a dual-sided curved display. Glass on the front and metal on the back make the phone look perfectly symmetrical and offer comfortable handling experience.


However, big screen of the phone seems to be somewhat a bad idea for one-handed operation, so make sure that you have a deep pocket or a bag to carry the phone in. The good news is that the Note 7’s massive screen is protected by the latest generation Gorilla Glass 5, which is specifically designed to withstand drops from 1.6 meters.

Software and new features

The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 marks the first Samsung phone to use Iris scanner, a new security feature. Basically, iris scanner on the Note 7 allows you to unlock your phone with just a glance thanks to a dedicated hardware mounted next to the phone’s front-facing camera.

However, it comes with some restrictions. One of such restriction is that you cannot use iris scanner with glasses or from any distance, which is a little bit disappointing.


With the new Galaxy Note 7, Samsung’s user interface, TouchWiz has been redesigned, as it is now cleaner and simpler with icon shapes and themes. You can even change the look of the Note’s UI using the Themes app.

S-Pen is one of the most famous things that characterize the Note series. With the Note 7, the S-Pen has evolved into a useful tool for users. You now can create a GIF animation using S Pen on the Note screen. The new S Pen also allows you to translate foreign languages by hovering over each word. This feature could be very useful when you travel abroad, but the bad thing is that it translates just one word at a time and you need to hover each and every word, which is a little exhausting.

Performance and battery life

The new Galaxy Note 7 features an AMOLED display which sports an incredibly high resolution of 1440 x 2560 pixels. Under the hood, the new handset is powered the quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 820, clocked at 2.1 GHz. The chip is paired with Adreno 530 GPU and 4GB of RAM.


The new device offers an excellent performance, as most apps and games run smoothly. The Note 7 comes equipped with 64GB of internal storage and a microSD card for further expansion.

The Note 7 packs with a 3500 mAh battery that can be charged either through the reversible USB Type-C port or wirelessly. The battery allows the device to last through a full day of moderate usage.


The Galaxy Note 7 offers the best camera quality in the market. The 12MP shooter is still there, but it has been upgraded to make the Note 7 the most wonderful camera phone that we have never seen in recent years.


The Note 7’s camera offers impressive images in low-light conditions thanks to its wide, F1.7 aperture. Everything you take looks nice and vibrant  On the front, the device sports a 5MP camera. Basically, the front-facing shooter works pretty well for selfies thanks to built-in beauty modes. The camera launches very quickly with a simple double tap, allowing you to capture every beautiful.


In general, the new Galaxy Note 7 is definitively a phone that you need to have. Samsung seems to move very fast with its Note series. The new device comes with a premium design, stunning AMOLED display, great camera performance, and iris scanner, making it a great choice for all.

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