Samsung Galaxy Note 7: Yeah! or Meh...? (poll results)

It's already been more than a week since Samsung unveiled its 'next big thing', the Galaxy Note 7, to the world, and it's time to take a look at the public's initial reaction to the new phone.

The Galaxy Note 7 adds further refinements to the established design of the Galaxy series, with a curved screen and a tapered display of the new and tougher Gorilla Glass 5 kind.

Nonetheless, at its core, the Galaxy Note 7 remains strikingly similar to the Galaxy S7 Edge: it's only a bit bigger with a 5.7" display rather than the 5.5" one on the S7 Edge, and surprisingly it even has a smaller battery. Of course, a big reason for its existence is the S Pen, and the handy stylus has also been improved and now there is one app that takes care of all your jotting and drawing needs.

So at the end of the day, looking at all the similarities and all the slight, but still important differences, we asked you, our readers, to tell us: is the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 a 'Yeah!' or a 'Meh...' in your book? You've already cast your vote, and the result is close: around 58% of you like the Galaxy Note 7, but still a very significant 42% wrote it off as a 'meh' release. Take a look at the results right below.

Samsung Galaxy Note 7: meh or yeah?


Related phones

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




Posts: 943; Member since: Feb 23, 2014

S7 Edge with a pen. No thanks Ill wait for new Nexus.

2. Creep

Posts: 193; Member since: Apr 05, 2016

Then you are an idiot. Note 7 > everything.

4. JMartin22

Posts: 2379; Member since: Apr 30, 2013

The only thing I like about Note 7 is the improved design engineering and display panel (which gets brighter) - other than that, I see no reason to upgrade from my S7 edge over it.

9. bobby84

Posts: 595; Member since: May 13, 2016

You need to do more research then.

31. zelase

Posts: 59; Member since: Apr 20, 2014

but chinese note 7 is better :(

62. sgtdisturbed47

Posts: 969; Member since: Feb 02, 2012

Not that hard these days to do all of the necessary research in a matter of a few minutes. Same processor, camera, smaller battery, and design elements of the S7 Edge. I agree with JMartin, the HDR-compatible screen is a big jump forward for smartphones but the rest of the Note 7 is the same old thing being advertised as "new". Going from a Note 5 to a Note 7 will likely get the battery life cut by at least 1/3. Being able to manually adjust the resolution to FHD instead of QHD is the only saving grace for that Note7 battery (FHD is just fine on a 5.7" screen anyway). A good way for a big company to quietly admit that QHD on a smartphone screen is unnecessary is to allow the user to reduce the resolution and not see a difference.

64. TheNeighbor

Posts: 370; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

One thumb up for you. I'm coming from a Note 3, and it's one more week till I get this. I'd like to see if the resolution change will benefit the battery efficiency for the better. I have always said FHD and above is overkill for 5.7". I means the 720p on a Note 2 is very much enough.

69. bobby84

Posts: 595; Member since: May 13, 2016

Idiot, the note 7 battery is 500mah bigger than the note 5

81. sgtdisturbed47

Posts: 969; Member since: Feb 02, 2012

You think that 500mAh difference between Note7 and Note5 matters? Note7 is 100mAh less than S7 Edge, which happens to have quite a bit less SOT than the Note5. By that logic, I'm sure you understand that because the S7 Edge does worse than the Note5, that the Note7 will also do worse. Only an idiot wouldn't understand that.

74. JMartin22

Posts: 2379; Member since: Apr 30, 2013

Research for what you bigot? The features are worthwhile to some, but they are no incentive for me to upgrade my current phone, which is competent enough for my needs.

13. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Well if you have a Galaxy S, for what reason would you upgrade to the Note in the same year? That sounds stupid...right? It would seem the only person that would buy a Note, would either have a Note or have an older Galaxy S. On a fool would buy a Note and S released in the same year. Literally only a clueless person would even talk about buying a Note 7 if they own a S7.

53. chenski

Posts: 777; Member since: Mar 22, 2015

Haha for once I agree with you

65. TheNeighbor

Posts: 370; Member since: Nov 15, 2013


66. Rocket

Posts: 697; Member since: Feb 24, 2014

Well said buddy.

75. JMartin22

Posts: 2379; Member since: Apr 30, 2013

Your gibberish sounds so incoherent. You should honestly just stop talking. You sound mind-numbing and dumb when you attack someone. I gave my opinion on why the device is not to my liking, I didn't bash it.

20. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

Sheep talk!

35. willard12 unregistered

....says they guy who will be getting the iPhone 6se....without a pen.

24. piyath

Posts: 2445; Member since: Mar 23, 2012

Everything and the touchwiz lag

45. SupermanayrB

Posts: 1188; Member since: Mar 20, 2012

This comment is so 3 years ago.

52. Mxyzptlk unregistered

I think you are in denial.

60. Bernoulli

Posts: 4362; Member since: Sep 01, 2012

One of those moments I'll agree with you

85. LiquidGalaxy

Posts: 332; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

And yet still extremely relevant...

36. phillip.phillip

Posts: 50; Member since: Dec 09, 2015

Not better than my iPhone.

48. Pattyface

Posts: 1658; Member since: Aug 20, 2014

Yes it is.. let's be serious for a moment

50. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

Better is subjective. Some find paying more for less "better", in which case, the iPhone is "better" to them...

54. chenski

Posts: 777; Member since: Mar 22, 2015

I don't agree with you and I'm smart =p

6. maherk

Posts: 6999; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

You act as if the S7 Edge is a mediocre device lol

10. bobby84

Posts: 595; Member since: May 13, 2016

But the s7 edge is already better the the Nexus from next Year

55. chenski

Posts: 777; Member since: Mar 22, 2015

Isn't newer flagships always better than old in terms of technology?

71. iushnt

Posts: 3139; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

Yes you finally got the point

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