Poll results: Do you like the Note 7 design story?

The Note 7 employs a lot of improvements for Samsung when it comes to design. It is made with the upscale 7000-series aluminum, and employs the shortest, steepest curve radius from all Dual edge screen phones from the company so far. It is also waterproof and is the first phone with Gorilla Glass 5. That is why we asked you what do you think of the Note 7 design this time, and the overwhelming majority - 79% - of our respondents are positive about the looks and feel of Samsung's latest and greatest.

Did you know, for instance, that the Note 7 is employing the toughest 7000 series aluminum alloy for the frame and the sides? That would make it 1.3 times stronger and 1.2 times more scratch-resistant than the metal which Samsung used for the Galaxy S7. Moreover, in order to leave the most flat space for the S Pen to draw on, and to make this the narrowest Note ever, Samsung employed a rare 3D thermoforming process, producing the steepest "edge" sloping of a curved display it's ever done, as you can see below.

Adding to the toughness of the Note 7 is the usage of the Gorilla Glass 5 for surface protection - the Note 7 is the first phone that ships with Corning's newest material - and the waterproofing of the handset. In addition, the Galaxy Note7 employs a one-glass screen, where the touch sensor is directly printed on the display panel, making the touchscreen more responsive, and the display package overall thinner, brighter and lighter.

This time, however, the glass of the front and back is curved exactly with the same 0.5mm radius, and fuses seamlessly with the metal frame around the sides, instead of sticking out, like on the Note 5. The camera protrusion has also been shaved off significantly, and the overall impression is for one sleeker, more polished device that is on top of that the most compact and easy to use with one hand Note ever.

Oh, did we mention the funky new Blue Coral hue? According to Samsung it "follows this year’s color trends, which are less vivid and more tranquil," though we wouldn't call the employment of the golden metal frame "tranquil" against the relaxing blue - it just looks good, and is the first time Samsung is using a separate color for the metallic frame. 

Do you like the Note 7 design story?

Yes, it's waterproof, tougher, and the best-looking, most compact Note ever!
Nah, it still seems big and fragile
At $850, I don't care

source: Samsung

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Galaxy Note 7
  • Display 5.7" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 820, Quad-core, 2150 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3500 mAh



1. Fonedoc

Posts: 9; Member since: Jul 14, 2016

Sad that it doesnt have a flat screen varient of 6" with all the capabilities the note 7 has.

19. Spaldam

Posts: 5; Member since: Aug 08, 2016

That's the main reason I've been looking at alternatives for my next phone since the announcement.

2. chenski

Posts: 781; Member since: Mar 22, 2015

The curves get smaller and smaller

20. Spaldam

Posts: 5; Member since: Aug 08, 2016

Hopefully that's it's saving grace.... The larger curves, especially on the 6 edge were not comfortable.

3. FlySheikh

Posts: 444; Member since: Oct 02, 2015

I do actually. My only fear is durability.

7. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

Yup. That's why I'm eagerly waiting to see a drop test.

4. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2267; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

speaking of a curve screen the S7 far more better,the side notification on the N7 is useless but just a little curve,.

5. Amroze

Posts: 597; Member since: Jul 04, 2016

Ugly as hell. Bring back the original Note 4 and 5 design back. Flat and wider screen. Also get rid of those ugly curves. If the design doesn't look trendy and modern stylish, no need for ergonomics. Damdung you can screw your UGLY NOTE7, WHICH IS A S7E, WITH SPENS FEATURES. You've pisset me off, I had so high hopes, it resemblance was like N5. With better specs than the S series. Eagerly waiting for Ip7+.....

6. Clars123

Posts: 1079; Member since: Mar 16, 2015

okay..bye...have fun

23. ososucre

Posts: 25; Member since: Aug 12, 2013

OK enjoy your ip7+ hope will satisfy you then

8. Ahovking

Posts: 711; Member since: Feb 03, 2015

its more waterproof, more tougher, and a slight improved design changed and more compact.. OH like every iPhone, and Note and countless phones ever made are? New Phones always has improved features (improved waterproofing) more refined design, smaller in size etc... overlooking the "new phone" factor.. it doesn't bring anything new. Just like the iPhone will being nothing new.. (had to add that or i'll be branded as a fanboy or some hater... reality is every phone is stalling)

11. Bankz

Posts: 2550; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

How bout the Motorola? The Moto Z is probably the most innovative android phone of all time imo. They're the only ones pushing innovation at this point. They started the true always on voice command system (that almost everyone now copies), the always on display (that almost everyone now copies), the started the ara movement (that almost everyone will now copy), they're doing Mods (which single handedly will give ara a run for its money) they first introduced the finger print sensor (which everyone now copies). Anyway, back to your statement, what you said is totally true. Phones are now at their most boring point. With each release becoming less and less exciting every year. Thank God for phones like the Moto Z and companies like motorola and LG.

15. tedkord

Posts: 17464; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Wait, so you're saying new phones are improved over older models? So, tech advances? How did the rest of us not see this???

22. Ahovking

Posts: 711; Member since: Feb 03, 2015

im saying there is a lack of progress, of innovation in phones.. the Note isnt special or noteworthy.. it is nothing but minor upgrades and improvements over the last Note.. reread what i said.

9. Bankz

Posts: 2550; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

This phone is probably the most gorgeous phone on the planet, along with the Moto Z tbh.. The new xperia XR is quite the looker too, sort of like for them professionals.. One more thing, even though off topic, but why do people hate the ip6 series design? Just curious. The iphone 6 series are not bad looking phones by any stretch of the imagination (except the plus models), infact, they're one of the most beautiful and most elegant looking phones on the market right now, don't know where all the apple design hate is coming from (even sometimes from me). I understand the lack of excitement but to hate the 6 series design is just pure butthurt Here's hoping the ip7+ knocks it outta the park both in terms of design and functionality. Btw, the ip7+ has no optical zoom, don't know where those are coming from. They just have a very good zoom system.

10. Landon

Posts: 1248; Member since: May 07, 2015

In my opinion, the two main reasons why I dislike the iPhone 6 series: 1. Antenna lines are ugly 2. Screen-to-body ratio is simply not good

12. Ahovking

Posts: 711; Member since: Feb 03, 2015

I think the main reason why is the same reason why everyone hated on S1-S5 designs.. because it wasn't good.. its not a good design.. the iPhone is boring.. their using the Cheapest metal, with Antenna lines that stand out.. its like a step back from the iPhone 5.

13. kenaldinho4444

Posts: 66; Member since: Jun 05, 2015

The S7E was the most beautiful phone until this baby was unveiled.

14. Fellwalker

Posts: 542; Member since: Apr 04, 2014

Curves are a fashion. Glass on the back is too breakable. Battery life might be acceptable but it is a real shame that phones are becoming more expensive to buy and much harder to repair. Replaceable battery would have been far better, so the phone might remain good for more than a couple of years before the capacity drops too far. I always thought of Note as an S series that was more practical and usable. No longer. Sad.

16. KingSam

Posts: 1505; Member since: Mar 13, 2016

We like ladies with curves not phones! Get it right Samsung.

21. tedkord

Posts: 17464; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Since the S7 Edge was the best selling Android smartphone of this year, I guess we like curved phones, too.

17. darkkjedii

Posts: 31601; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Bring it on.

18. Huserma91

Posts: 1; Member since: Aug 08, 2016

I have the note 4 works great still. I'm looking to upgrade but I'm a bit disappointed. I was expecting after two years the N7 would have better specs. The battery is only a 3500 which you can't even replace, the phone is glass which I doubt will be protected by a drop even in an outta box. The IR blaster is removed.... and the camera went from a 16mp to a 12mp. I've never had an LG but I hear the LG V20 is going to have a 4000mah 21mp camera, aluminum frame, IR blaster, and a removeable battery. Though not confirmed, I hope it's true might have to look into them.

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