Samsung Galaxy Note 7

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 was launched on 2nd August in US and some other European countries. Now the company has launched this much awaited phone in India. Samsung Galaxy note 7 is priced at Rs. 59,900 and it will be available from 2nd September on Amazon India and pre bookings will start on 22nd August. Let us take a look at the Pros & Cons and Common Queries about the Samsung Galaxy Note 7.

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Pros

  • Great design and build
  • 5.7 inch Super AMOLED display
  • Quad HD resolution
  • Corning Gorilla Glass 5
  • Intelligent S Pen
  • 4GB RAM & 64GB ROM
  • Water resistant
  • Iris Scanner
  • VR support
  • 3500 mAh battery
  • Good Camera
  • Fingerprint Sensor

Cons

  • Non removable battery
  • Hybrid microSD slot

Specifications

Key SpecsSamsung Galaxy Note 7
Display5.7 inches Super AMOLED
Screen ResolutionQHD (2560 x 1440)
Operating SystemAndroid 6.0.1 Marshmallow
Processor Quad-core - USA
Octa-core - Global
ChipsetExynos 8890
Memory4 GB RAM
Inbuilt Storage 64 GB
Storage UpgradeYes, upto 256 GB via microSD
Primary Camera12 MP, F/1.7, OIS, 1.4 µm pixel size
Video recording4K @ 30 FPS
Secondary Camera5 MP F/1.7, Dual Video Call
Battery 3500 mAh
Fingerprint SensorYes
Iris ScannerYes
USB Type CYes, with USB 3.1
NFCYes
4G readyYes
SIM card typeSingle SIM,
Dual SIM (Hybrid)
WaterproofYes, IP68
Weight169 gms
Price Rs 59,900

Coverage

Hindi | Samsung Note 7 India Pros, Cons, Hands on, Not a Review

Question- How is the Design and Build Quality?

Answer – The design is pretty similar to the Note 5 and S7 Edge. Galaxy Note 7 has a 5.7 inch display with the latest Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection. At the back it has aluminum alloy with Gorilla Glass 5 on the top. Both front and the back are nicely curved around the edges for better feel. The Note 7 and the S pen both are IP68 certified which means they are completely water and dust resistant. On the front it has a speaker grill and iris scanner accompanied with the usual sensors and front camera. On the bottom it has a fingerprint sensor inbuilt in the physical home button. There is a hybrid SIM tray on the top edge. Overall the build quality is as luxuries and strong as it can get, moreover, it weighs just 169 grams and 7.9 mm thin.

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Question – How is the Display Quality ?

Answer – Galaxy Note 7 has a 5.7 inch Super AMOLED display with 78.0% screen-to-body ratio. The display has a Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection and the display does not end on the top it curves down to seamlessly meets the metal frame. The display has a screen resolution of 1440 x 2560 pixels (Quad HD) and a pixel density of 518 ppi pixel density. It is a always on display, which means even if the phone is locked you can use it as a notebook to make notes using the S pen. The display quality is as expected, excellent.

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Question – What is the hardware used inside?

Answer – Galaxy note 7 is powered by an Octa Core processor with four cores clocked at 2.3GHz and four cores clocked at 1.6GHz with Exynos 8890 Octa chipset. It has 4 GB RAM and 64 GB internal storage expandable up to 256 GB via microSD slot.

Question- Which GPU is used in this handset?

Answer –Mali-T880 MP12

Question – What are the Camera Specifications?

AnswerIt is equipped with a 12 MP primary camera with LED flash, f/1.7 aperture, 1/2.5″ sensor size, 26mm lens, phase detection autofocus and OIS. On the front it has a 5 MP with f/1.7 aperture, 22mm and Auto HDR.

Question – Does it support Full-HD Video-Recording?

Answer – Yes, it supports 2160p@30fps, 1080p@60fps, 720p@240fps, HDR and also dual-video recording.

Question- How is the camera performance on Samsung Galaxy Note 7?

Answer – Camera performance is similar to the Galaxy S7 Edge.

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Question – What are the battery specifications ?

Answer – It is backed by a 3500 mAh Li-Po battery that is Non-removable.

Question – Does it support Fast charging?

Answer – Yes

Question- What are the SAR values?

Answer – Not known yet

Question- Does Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Have Dual SIM Slots?

Answer – Yes

Question – Does it have a 3.5 MM audio jack?

Answer – Yes

Question – Does it have a USB type C port?

Answer – Yes, it has a USB type C port.

Question- Does the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Have microSD Expansion option?

Answer – Yes, up to 256 GB.

Question – Does it have a dedicated microSD slot?

Answer – No it has a hybrid microSD slot.

Question – Does Samsung Galaxy Note 7 has any special features?

Answer – Galaxy Note 7 has plenty of special features. It has a smart select feature, always on display, most intelligent S pen and a Iris scanner among others.

Question – What is smart select feature?

Answer – Through this feature you can select and part of the video to convert it into animated gif.

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Question – What is always on display?

Answer – The display can be used as a notepad when it is locked. You can make notes on it with the S pen.

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Question – How is the S pen most intelligent?

Answer – The nib of the S pen is more thinner. It is now toned down to 0.7 mm from 1.6 mm, this allows more precision. The pen now moves inside, only one way, not backwards. it is also more pressure sensitive than before. Moreover, it is now IP68 certified which makes it water and dust resistant.

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Question – What is iris scanner?

Answer – There is an all new security feature in the Galaxy Note 7, called the iris scanner. Basically it uses the image of your iris as a password code. There is a dedicated front camera and a infrared light spot for this purpose. But it may not work when you use glasses or contacts.

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Question – What is secured folder?

Answer – It is a folder which you lock with some or all the security options like patterns, fingerprint sensor, iris scanner etc. 

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Question- Does the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 support Adaptive Brightness?

Answer – Yes

Question- Which OS version, type runs on the phone?

Answer – It comes with the latest Android OS, v6.0.1 (Marshmallow) with Touch Wiz UI on the top and it may receive v7.0 (Nougat) update in the future.

Question – Does it support single handed UI?

Answer – Yes

Question – Which smart accessories are compatible with the Galaxy note 7?

Answer – Yes VR headsets, Gearfit2 and iconX(wireless headphones) are compatible with it.

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Question – What are the connectivity options ?

Answer – Connectivity options include Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, bluetooth v4.2, GPS with with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS and GALILEO, NFC, USB v3.1, 3.5mm jack and Type-C 1.0 reversible connector

Question – What are the sensors on board?

Answer – Sensors on the phone include Iris scanner, fingerprint, accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer, heart rate and SpO2 sensor.

Question- How much RAM was free on first boot?

Answer – 2.8 GB was free out of 4 GB

Question- How much storage was free on first boot?

Answer – 53 GB was free out of 64 GB

Question – What are the dimensions of the phone?

Answer – 153.5 x 73.9 x 7.9 mm.

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Question- How much does Samsung Galaxy Note 7 weigh?

Answer – It weighs just 169 grams.

Question- Can you move apps to SD card on the Samsung Galaxy Note 7?

Answer – Yes, you can move apps to SD card.

Question- Does it have LED notification light?

Answer – Yes.

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Question- Does the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 offer theme options to choose from?

Answer – Yes

Question- How is the Call quality?

Answer – Not tested yet.

Question- What Color Variants are Available for Galaxy Note 7?

Answer – Galaxy Note 7 will come in a wide range of colors namely Gold Platinum, Silver Titanium, and Black Onyx color variants.

Question- Does it support VoLTE?

Answer – Yes

Question- Is there any offer with the device?

Answer –  Yes, if you will pre-book the device till August 30, you will get the new Gear VR at a discounted price of Rs. 1,990. It also comes with Reliance jio preview offer which comes with free calls, data and more benefits for 90 days.

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Question- Does It Support Tap Wake up Commands?

Answer – yes

Question – How was the gaming performance?

Answer – Not tested yet but it would be equal or even better than S7 edge.

Question- Does  Samsung Galaxy Note 7 have heating issues?

Answer – Not tested yet

Question- Can the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 be connected to a Bluetooth Headset?

Answer – Yes

Question- Mobile Hotspot Internet Sharing Supported?

Answer – Yes

Question- When the phone will be up for sale? 

Answer- The Galaxy Note 7 has been priced at Rs. 59,900 and will be available from 2nd September, Pre-bookings will start from 22nd August.

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