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Video Comparison: Samsung Galaxy Note 7 vs Samsung Galaxy S7, S7 Edge




Samsung has just unveiled its newest smartphone, Galaxy Note7, which is now the current flagship handset of the South Korean giant. How does it differ from its Galaxy S7 / S7 Edge sibling? Here’s a quick comparison.

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Samsung Galaxy Note7Samsung Galaxy S7Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge
5.7-inch Curved Super AMOLED Quad-HD display, 2560 x 1440 resolution, 534ppi5.1-inch Super AMOLED Quad HD display @ 2560 x 1440 pixels, 577ppi5.5-inch Curved Super AMOLED Quad HD display @ 2560 x 1440 pixels, 534ppi
Corning Gorilla Glass 5Corning Gorilla Glass 4Corning Gorilla Glass 4
2.3 GHz Quad-Core + 1.6 GHz Quad-Core Exynos 8890 Octa CPU2.3 GHz Quad-Core + 1.6 GHz Quad-Core Exynos 8890 Octa 2.3 GHz Quad-Core + 1.6 GHz Quad-Core Exynos 8890 Octa
Mali-T880 GPUMali-T880 GPUMali-T880 GPU
4GB RAM4GB RAM4GB RAM
64GB internal storage32GB / 64GB internal storage32GB / 64GB internal storage
12MP Dual Pixel rear camera dual-tone, dual LED flash, f/1.7 aperture, HDR Video12MP Dual Pixel rear camera dual-tone, dual LED flash, f/1.7 aperture, HDR Video12MP Dual Pixel rear camera dual-tone, dual LED flash, f/1.7 aperture, HDR Video
Expandable via microSD, up to 256GB (uses SIM 2 slot)Expandable via microSD, up to 256GB (uses SIM 2 slot)Expandable via microSD, up to 256GB (uses SIM 2 slot)
5 megapixel front-facing camera with f/1.7 aperture5 megapixel front-facing camera with F/1.7 aperture5 megapixel front-facing camera with F/1.7 aperture
Dual SIM, dual LTE hybrid (2nd SIM tray is for microSD)Dual SIM, dual LTE hybrid (2nd SIM tray is for microSD)Dual SIM, dual LTE hybrid (2nd SIM tray is for microSD)
WiFi 802.11acWiFi 802.11acWiFi 802.11ac
Bluetooth 4.1Bluetooth 4.1Bluetooth 4.1
Fingerprint scannerFingerprint scannerFingerprint scanner
Heart-Rate SensorHeart-Rate SensorHeart-Rate Sensor
NFCNFCNFC
Fast Wireless ChargingFast Wireless ChargingFast Wireless Charging
Iris Scanner--
USB Type-CMicro-USBMicro-USB
IP68 ratingIP68 ratingIP68 rating
3,500mAh Li-Ion non-removable battery3,000mAh Li-Ion non-removable battery3,600mAh Li-Ion non-removable battery
Android 6.0 Marshmallow with TouchWizAndroid 6.0 Marshmallow with TouchWizAndroid 6.0 Marshmallow with TouchWiz

Summary of Advantages

Samsung Galaxy Note7:

  • Bigger display
  • Gorilla Glass 5
  • S Pen stylus input
  • Iris scanner
  • Larger battery (vs S7)
  • USB Type-C

Samsung Galaxy S7/S7 Edge:

  • Crisper display

In terms of power, what’s ticking inside the devices are both Exynos 8890 Octa which is currently the most powerful chipset from Samsung themselves. The Note7 also borrows the camera sensors of the S7s. So, what’s different about the Note7?

Mainly, it’s the S Pen, the trademark of the Note series. If you’re into note taking, the S Pen will be your digital best friend. Samsung also now uses your eyes to secure your device through a built-in iris scanner. And lastly, the Note7 is now the first Samsung handset to sport a USB Type-C port and not only that but also the Gorilla Glass 5 that’s stronger and better than previous versions.

If you own a Galaxy S7 or even an S7 Edge, upgrading to a Note7 is more of a luxury since the three devices are somehow similar with varying features for different people.

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This article was contributed by Daniel Morial, a film school graduate and technology enthusiast. He's the geeky encyclopedia and salesman among his friends for anything tech.

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