Samsung Galaxy Note7

The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 is now available again following a recall due to exploding batteries that resulted in burns and fires. New versions of the phone began to go on sale on September 21. Samsung says that it has successfully recalled 80% of the affected handsets.

It’s the S Pen that gives the Galaxy Note7 and its predecessors their unique identity and writing on the screen with the new S Pen feels the most natural yet. And with this generation, you can even scribble notes where the screen is off and it would happily venture where most electronics would not dare – underwater.

Samsung Galaxy Note7 smartphone was launched in August 2016. The phone comes with a 5.70-inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 1440 pixels by 2560 pixels at a PPI of 518 pixels per inch.

The Samsung Galaxy Note7 is powered by 1.6GHz octa-core Exynos 8890 processor and it comes with 4GB of RAM. The phone packs 64GB of internal storage that can be expanded up to 256GB via a microSD card. As far as the cameras are concerned, the Samsung Galaxy Note7 packs a 12-megapixel primary camera on the rear and a 5-megapixel front shooter for selfies.

The Samsung Galaxy Note7 runs Android 6.0.1 and is powered by a 3500mAh non removable battery. It measures 153.50 x 73.90 x 7.90 (height x width x thickness) and weighs 169.00 grams.

The Samsung Galaxy Note7 is a dual SIM (GSM and GSM) smartphone that accepts two Nano-SIM. Connectivity options include Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth, NFC, 3G, 4G (with support for Band 40 used by some LTE networks in India). Sensors on the phone include Proximity sensor, Ambient light sensor, Accelerometer, and Gyroscope.

The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 is the best big-screen phone with a stylus you can buy. It’s artfully designed dual curves make holding it manageable and just as stylish as the Galaxy S7 Edge. It has expanded S Pen functionality, a slick operating system (TouchWiz critics, go home) and a bigger battery than the Note 5.

It takes a lot from the S7 and S7 Edge, including the world’s best camera on a phone that will make you the go-to person for snapping photos (be warned, this is an annoying compliment). We also really like the smaller details, like the fast selfie camera flip gesture.

The potential of Mobile HDR has yet to be realized and the phone isn’t any more powerful than the S7 or S7 Edge. It’s missing the 6GB of RAM that is only making its way to a Note 7 variant in China, but the numbers game isn’t important as long as you can get over the one figure: its high price.

DesignTechnical characteristics
Samsung Galaxy Note 7
Samsung Galaxy Note 7
Samsung Galaxy Note 7
NETWORK Technology GSM / HSPA / LTE
LAUNCH Announced 2016, August
Status Available. Released 2016, September
BODY Dimensions 153.5 x 73.9 x 7.9 mm (6.04 x 2.91 x 0.31 in)
Weight 169 g (5.96 oz)
Build Corning Gorilla Glass 5 back panel
SIM Single SIM (Nano-SIM) or Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
– IP68 certified – dust proof and water resistant over 1.5 meter and 30 minutes
– Stylus
– Samsung Pay (Visa, MasterCard certified)
DISPLAY Type Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 5.7 inches (~78.0% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution 1440 x 2560 pixels (~518 ppi pixel density)
Multitouch Yes
Protection Corning Gorilla Glass 5
– Always-on display
– TouchWiz UI
PLATFORM OS Android OS, v6.0.1 (Marshmallow), planned upgrade to v7.0 (Nougat)
Chipset Exynos 8890 Octa
CPU Octa-core (4×2.3 GHz Mongoose & 4×1.6 GHz Cortex-A53)
GPU Mali-T880 MP12
MEMORY Card slot microSD, up to 256 GB (dedicated slot) – single-SIM model
microSD, up to 256 GB (uses SIM 2 slot) – dual-SIM model
Internal 64 GB, 4 GB RAM
CAMERA Primary 12 MP, f/1.7, 26mm, phase detection autofocus, OIS, LED flash
Features 1/2.5″ sensor size, 1.4 µm pixel size, geo-tagging, simultaneous 4K video and 9MP image recording, touch focus, face/smile detection, Auto HDR, panorama
Video 2160p@30fps, 1080p@60fps, 720p@240fps, HDR, dual-video rec.
Secondary 5 MP, f/1.7, 22mm, dual video call, Auto HDR
SOUND Alert types Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
Loudspeaker Yes
3.5mm jack Yes
– 24-bit/192kHz audio
– Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
COMMS WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth v4.2, A2DP, EDR, LE
GPS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO
NFC Yes
Radio No
USB v3.1, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector
FEATURES Sensors Iris scanner, fingerprint, accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer, heart rate, SpO2
Messaging SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM
Browser HTML5
Java No
– Fast battery charging
– Qi wireless charging (market dependent)
– ANT+ support
– S-Voice natural language commands and dictation
– MP4/DivX/XviD/WMV/H.265 player
– MP3/WAV/WMA/eAAC+/FLAC player
– Photo/video editor
– Document editor
BATTERY Non-removable Li-Ion 3500 mAh battery
MISC Colors Blue Coral, Gold Platinum, Silver Titanium, Black Onyx
SAR EU 0.25 W/kg (head)     1.28 W/kg (body)
Price group 9/10

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