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Samsung Galaxy Note 7 - Is Bigger Always Better?

By: Anthony Garreffa | Phones in Mobile Devices | Posted: Aug 25, 2016 12:05 am

Wrapping it up

 

After my four days with the Galaxy Note 7 smartphone, it's clear to me that Samsung has performed some significant changes to its predecessors. It's a thinner, more powerful Note smartphone with the S Pen including more features, and the mistakes Samsung made on the Note 5 have been rectified. Bringing back the microSD card slot goes a long way, especially when you consider there's 64GB base storage, meaning you can buy a 256GB microSD card and enjoy over 300GB of on-the-go storage.

 

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The comparison between the iPhone 6S and Galaxy Note 7 is an interesting one, as I'm moving from a 4.7-inch to 5.7-inch display, and I'm someone who despises the size and feel of the iPhone 6S Plus, which has a 5.5-inch display. But the Galaxy Note 7 and its 5.7-inch dual curved display was nothing but bliss to hold, use, and draw on.

 

 

I need some more time with the Galaxy Note 7, but my first impressions from the few days I've had it now are nothing but good. There are some smaller downsides - such as being scared of my screen getting scratched, or scuff marks on the body - but other than that, it's a great phone. There were times when TouchWiz felt slow and laggy, but these events were few and far between for me. Once I had switched TouchWiz for the custom Nova Launcher, most of those lagging issues disappeared.

 

If you're a fan of larger smartphones, then the Galaxy Note 7 should be on your radar, and if you're using an iPhone 6/6S Plus, then it's a no-brainer. The Note 7 is a glorious phone, with some crazy specifications, features, and selling points - like the S Pen, the phone being waterproof, and the glorious 5.7-inch Super AMOLED display. The fast-charging capabilities alongside the wireless charging goodness is another thing worth raving over, with Samsung seemingly adding features and awesome sauce (hey, Kyle - or BitWit now rather) in its stride.

 

Samsung has knocked it out of the park with the Galaxy Note 7, plain and simple. It's an amazing phone, and a great upgrade over the Galaxy Note 7 - and even the newly-released Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge. A no regrets smartphone purchase.

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