Samsung Galaxy Note 7 – “Specification” “Advantages” “Review”
Samsung Galaxy Note 7 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 Note 7 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.
While taking constant photos and watching videos on such a large screen will have a knock-on effect on battery life, considering the size and resolution of the display, it’s not as significant as you might fear. The 3,500mAh battery, while 100 mAh smaller than that of the S7 Edge, does a fine job in keeping the device powered through a full day of intense use.
If you’re a more moderate user, you should get an easy day-and-a-half out of the battery before needing to charge, and if you’re a really occasional user, the handset could last as long as a couple of days.
For the camera, Samsung’s stuck with the same 12MP dual-sensor setup found on the S7 and S7 Edge. It’s a testament to the rest of the phone to say that the camera isn’t really a standout feature, but that’s not to say it doesn’t deliver.
It’s quick to capture images, colours are accurate and vibrant and there’s a host of built-in filters and options to play around with, which might cut down on the need for third-party apps and free up space on your phone.
The same is true of the front-facing 5MP snapper too. If you’re looking for a phone that can show off your selfies in the best way, the Note 7 isn’t going to let you down and those built-in filters will probably come in handy once again.
Samsung’s S Pen
One of the major upgrades for the Note 7, beyond its design, is the S Pen. It has a narrower, more sensitive tip than previous models and Samsung has decided to side-step the embarrassing problem of being able to break your phone by inserting the S Pen the wrong way around.
While I’ve never necessarily been a daily user of the stylus when testing a phone equipped with one (I just don’t feel the need to annotate my photos or write notes in handwriting that often), the Note 7 does a great job of bringing in even a user like me.
It’s now far more likely that I’ll use the S Pen’s new hover functions to record a video clip of a film playing on my screen and automatically turn it into a GIF for sharing, as well as translating a word on-the-fly.
You can now do both of those things very simply without ever leaving the page (or clip) you’re looking at, or even touching the screen.
Elsewhere, the S Pen can still do all the expected things such as letting you draw or take notes. You can annotate or alter any screenshots or images with it too.
One of the things that truly makes the Note 7 stand apart from rivals is the iris scanner, in addition to the fingerprint scanner which has become almost standard for flagship devices.
In WIRED’s test, the iris scanner performed surprisingly reliably – it’s worth noting though that I don’t wear glasses, which can make things trickier – but taking the scanner outdoors into bright sunlight tripped it up and I had to resort to unlocking it with a PIN.
Note 7’s waterproof case
The Note 7’s other, slightly less unique, feature is that its casing is waterproof. While it may not survive a long swim in the sea, it would likely manage a quick dip in the shallows.
This means the Note 7 is amazingly useful in the UK’s changeable and frequently dreary weather. If it rains, you don’t need to stop using your phone and it will mostly respond accurately despite your wet fingers, unlike with a non-waterproof handset.
Taking it into the shower, therefore, might become part of your daily routine if you just can’t tear yourself away from the morning podcast or playlist.
Samsung Galaxy Note7 detailed specifications
|Release date||August 2016|
|Dimensions (mm)||153.50 x 73.90 x 7.90|
|Battery capacity (mAh)||3500|
|Colours||Blue Coral, Gold Platinum, Silver Titanium, Black Onyx|
|Screen size (inches)||5.70|
|Pixels per inch (PPI)||518|
|Processor make||Exynos 8890|
|Expandable storage type||microSD|
|Expandable storage up to (GB)||256|
|Operating System||Android 6.0.1|
|Wi-Fi standards supported||802.11 a/ b/ g/ n/ ac|
|Bluetooth||Yes, v 4.20|
|Number of SIMs||2|
|Supports 4G in India (Band 40)||Yes|
|Supports 4G in India (Band 40)||Yes|
|Ambient light sensor||Yes|