Why we’re also disappointed with the Galaxy Note7
Before you proceed, let us clarify that we loved the Samsung Galaxy Note7. It’s almost everything we expected it to be. However, the inner geek in us wanted a bit more. Samsung has made it a mandate to be always ahead of the pack and it has done so very well (and wowed a lot of people) each time it announces a new flagship phone.
And one more thing, read our “7 Winning Features of the Galaxy Note7” here too.
So, while everything seems fine and dandy, there are a few things we thought Samsung could have considered including into the Note7.
Bigger Battery. We already know the S7 Edge had 3,600mAh so we’re expecting a little bit bigger than that. While the Note7’s 3,500mAh I actually an upgrade to the 3,00mAh on the Note5, we think they could have added a few hundred mAh more. Making it 4,000mAh would have been excellent.
No 6GB RAM. Close to half a dozen brands already have 6GB of RAM while dozens of mid-range phones also run on 4GB of RAM (come to think of it, two years ago we said 2GB was more than enough). We were really expecting the Galaxy Note7 to have 6GB, even 8GB just because Samsung can afford it. We’ve always known Samsung to really push the limits of their smartphones, especially the Galaxy Note series. Why stop now?
No 4K Display. The QHD resolution has been around for 2 years and we’ve seen the Sony Xperia Z5 Premium packing a 4K display in a 5.5-inch screen. At 5.7 inches, the Note 7 could benefit from a little more bragging rights.
Besides, Samsung is strongly pushing for VR and it will definitely benefit from a 4K resolution (more pixels = better VR experience).
Getting these 3 additional features included in the Note7 would have made it the best smartphone of 2016, hands down. Nevertheless, it’s a great smartphone and you’d be hard-pressed to look for a match elsewhere.