Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Q&A: Ask us anything about the imposing phablet

In case you've been living under a boulder somewhere in Syberia, the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 has been the dominant topic on the interwebs for the past few months or so. And rightly so - albeit the few minor issues, it's by far the best Android device around and probably will retain that crown for a while.

As our review of the device is already live (you can check it out down below), but as usual, some questions you might have had could have been left unanswered. That's unfortunate, and we'd love to fix it! 

Hence, we're giving you the chance to ask us anything you wish to know and we'd do our best to answer as many questions as possible in a follow-up post in a couple of days. The stage is yours!

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1. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2266; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

why is the review score below the s7/edge but this has more than the s7/edge has?

12. sarcastic_nerd unregistered

Why did the G5 get a review score below the G2 despite G5 being a better phone than the G2?

15. Nibbler1

Posts: 40; Member since: Apr 03, 2015

Because it's new device that performs worse than 6 months old galaxy edge.

16. piyath

Posts: 2445; Member since: Mar 23, 2012

Because Note 7 is not worth that price and it still has UI lag and full of s**tty gimmicks too.. Oneplus 3 or ZTE Axon 7 are way better. Edge display is BS and U can buy a good third party stylus for about $50. Only good thing about Note 7 is the good camera. No 6 gb RAM even. Pathetic.

21. cheee

Posts: 50; Member since: Jul 11, 2016

because it is iphonearena

24. chenski

Posts: 777; Member since: Mar 22, 2015

I could swear it is samsungarena

35. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

You just wouldn't have enough evidence to back that claim compared to vice-versa...

42. luistoluca

Posts: 18; Member since: Nov 28, 2009

Galaxy S7/S7 Edge review: 90/100 Galaxy Note 5 review: 90/100 Galaxy Note 7 review: 87/100 WTF????

2. Kumar123 unregistered

How much storage is left out of 64GB internal memory?

36. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Well if I go by the Note 5, I believe I had 54GB of available space before I added apps and my stuff. The storage availability usually depends on carrier. Based on my experience VZW uses more space vs ATT for example, because VZW puts way more BS on their phones. But the empty space available from 64GB, will still be 3 times the total space of a 16GB iPhone if you could totally empty the internal storage.

62. cheee

Posts: 50; Member since: Jul 11, 2016

damn they delete most vote comment again

3. a.ahmadi97

Posts: 15; Member since: Mar 13, 2015

How's the real life tested battery life? I mean for everyday usage, not just numbers

37. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Well GSM claims the Note 7 was 2 hours lesser vs the S7 Edge. So I am considering the fact that because the Note has to power the S-Pen digitizer at all time, has power for the new USB Type C port, power to the Iris Scanner and I am sure the HDR display uses more power, the new mDIE ship uses more power and the fact that the SnapDragon uses more power vs the Exynos is why its 2 hours shorter. But it played 1440p video in a loop and it last 17:40 vs 19:40 for the S7 Edge. The S7 Edge is pushing everything the Note 7 is. I was thinking they would have a 90 min difference, but I expected the Note 7 to be on top since it had a larger cell. But I didn't consider the extra things on the Note that need power.

59. motwonk

Posts: 4; Member since: Aug 02, 2016

s7 edge has larger cell than note 7

4. Peeyushmalik96

Posts: 75; Member since: Jun 08, 2013

Can we get to re-review it? This time with more practical pros and cons like this post has...​xy-note-7-review-710104/

5. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3109; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

Do you feel the software is heavy?

6. vuyonc

Posts: 1091; Member since: Feb 24, 2014

Battery life benchmark, dangit.

7. Aphexpusher

Posts: 1; Member since: Aug 17, 2016

Does the note 7 have the same cooling system as the s7?

8. spetsnaz90

Posts: 1; Member since: Aug 17, 2016

Does it have any lag issues during multitasking or gaming ? And does it heat up? And the 4gb ram is it enough for harcore users (multitasker and gaming ...) ?

9. T.Law

Posts: 423; Member since: May 10, 2014


10. ProudGoooner

Posts: 19; Member since: Mar 18, 2015

I got so hyped at first when I saw the gorilla glass 5 news then after watching a YouTube drop testing video it got me wonder again will it at least protect the screen from simple scratches like keys or accidental bumps. Thanks :)

13. boriqua2000

Posts: 258; Member since: Mar 11, 2009

Can you shoot photos and videos under water and if so how do they look? Samples would be greatly appreciated.

14. der_damo

Posts: 213; Member since: Sep 16, 2014

I know you wrote, that it isn't an easy phone for one-handed use but the S7 felt pretty good for one-handed use - how do they compare?

17. AdrianUniq

Posts: 26; Member since: Dec 08, 2013

1. I'm a note 5 owner. Does it worth upgrading? 2. Is the device slippery? Because note 5 definetly is. 3. How much bloatware does it have, and can you delete it? ('cause I know you sammy) Thanks

18. Dude2014

Posts: 448; Member since: Feb 12, 2014

Is Note7's HDR display technology noticeably better than others?? We'd be glad if you could make an exclusive review about it.

20. bossman

Posts: 264; Member since: Jan 27, 2016

I heard that the note 7 has a lithium-polymer battery. Does it have better performance or worse performance compared to a lithium-ion battery?

22. Master619

Posts: 3; Member since: Dec 10, 2010

Does the sim tray of Note 7 still support either 2 sims or 1 sim 1 sd card?

23. tyson3

Posts: 63; Member since: May 15, 2012

At the end of the day the phone isnt going to be much different from any other phone out at this point. It has the same chipset, screen resolution and battery of most high end phones out. The s-pen is what separates it from the pack at this point. It will be a great phone but it's a Samsung who are terrible with updates and they always brag on the new processors that will eventually lag and the battery wont hold up. IPhone will sell like crazy and update on time. They will be faster than the note and will have a better antenna for call! It's sad that this phone will cost so much and it hasn't really pushed the boat or set the mark on how phones should be made. So it all comes down to what we want to spend and what feature do you really want. Others it's the same phone as any s7 or high-end android period!

25. LeonVonKaiser

Posts: 25; Member since: Aug 03, 2016

** I will shamelessly ask for green thumbs for this question so they have more reasons to answer it. ** Not that your so called "review" and score will discredit the awesomeness of this phone but PA, please explain this small thing and do not even try to dodge this question if you still have intergrity as a review site. The Galaxy Note 7 uses the same fingerprint scanner as the S7 and S7 Edge. You did not list the "Fingerprint scanner could be better" as a con to both devices in your review. So where the hell did that con for the Note 7 come from?? ________________________________________________ The Galaxy Note 7 uses the same Edge features as the S7 Edge. You did not list the "'Edge screen’ functionality is mostly useless" as a con to the device in your review. So where the hell did that con for the Note 7 come from?? ________________________________________________ "Iris Scanner is unreliable" - It's been shown to work in the dark due to the use of infrared. - It's been shown that albeit it may slightly slow down the process, it can still scan the iris even with glasses/contact lenses on. - It's been shown that an HD picture/video of the user's eyes cannot be used to fool the scanning process (via pocketnow) - It's been mentioned as an alternative/additional biometric scanner and not as replacement to the fingerprint scanner So what the hell do you define as unreliable??

26. drifter77

Posts: 402; Member since: Jun 12, 2015

PA answer this, what the battery life results for Note 7 upon changing the resolution from QHD to FHD to HD? We need three different results to see the difference.

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