Samsung Galaxy Note 7 vs Galaxy Note 5 vs Galaxy S7 edge: three-way specs comparison


The wait is finally over - Samsung has finally unveiled the Note 7, the worst kept secret in the industry for the past few months. To say that all aspects and features of the phone have leaked weeks before we got to see it officially unveiled will be nothing but a major understatement. It seems that everyone and their mothers were well-aware of what the new Note phablet on the block will have to offer a long time ago.

In reality, it looks as if Samsung took all the best bits out of the Galaxy S7 edge and the Note 5 and intertwined them in a spellbinding amalgam of stunning design and features. The functionality-boosting S Pen and the sexy curved edge display, as well as the water-proof body and that spacious battery are all on board, making the Note 7 definitely a phone to lust after.

If you've wondered how it stacks up with the S7 edge and its predecessor, the Note 5, then you've come to the right place - we will be comparing the specs of that noteworthy trio right here, right now. Check it out!

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 vs Samsung Galaxy Note 5 vs Samsung Galaxy S7 edge

Display

Display size

5.7 inches
5.7 inches
5.5 inches

Resolution

1440 x 2560 pixels
1440 x 2560 pixels
1440 x 2560 pixels

Pixel density

518 ppi
518 ppi
534 ppi

Technology

Super AMOLED
Super AMOLED
Super AMOLED

Screen-to-body

78.16 %
76.62 %
76.09 %

Hardware & Performance

System chip

Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 MSM8996
Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 7420
Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 MSM8996

Processor

Quad-core, 2150 MHz, Kryo, 64-bit, 14 nm
Octa-core, 2100 MHz, ARM Cortex-A57 and ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit, 14 nm
Quad-core, 2200 MHz, Kryo, 64-bit, 14 nm

GPU

Adreno 530
Mali-T760 MP8
Adreno 530

RAM

4 GB LPDDR4
4 GB LPDDR4
4 GB LPDDR4

Internal storage

64 GB
64 GB
32 GB

OS

Android (6.0 Marshmallow)
Android (7.0 Nougat, 6.0 Marshmallow, 5.1 Lollipop), Samsung TouchWiz UI
Android (8.0 Oreo, 7.0 Nougat, 6.0 Marshmallow), Samsung TouchWiz UI

Battery

Capacity

3500 mAh
3000 mAh
3600 mAh

Charging

Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0
 
Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0

Talk time (3G)

 
22.00 hours
the average is 24 h (1418 min)
36.00 hours
the average is 24 h (1418 min)

Internet use

 
 
3G: 13 hours; LTE: 15 hours; Wi-Fi: 15 hours

Music playback

 
64.00 hours
66.00 hours

Video playback

 
15.00 hours
19.00 hours

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Single camera
Single camera

Main camera

12 megapixels
16 megapixels
12 megapixels

Features

Optical image stabilization, Phase detection autofocus
Optical image stabilization, Phase detection autofocus, CMOS image sensor, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI)
Optical image stabilization, Phase detection autofocus

Specifications

Aperture size: F1.7; Focal length: 26 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.5"; Pixel size: 1.4 μm
Aperture size: F1.9; Focal length: 28 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.6"; Pixel size: 1.12 μm
Aperture size: F1.7; Focal length: 26 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.5"; Pixel size: 1.4 μm

Video recording

3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 2560x1440 (QHD), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (60 fps), 1280x720 (HD), 640x480 (VGA)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (60 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (240 fps)

Features

Video calling
Optical image stabilization, Continuous autofocus, Object tracking, Digital image stabilization, Video calling
High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Picture-taking during video recording, Video calling, Video sharing

Front

5 megapixels
5 megapixels
5 megapixels

Design

Dimensions

6.04 x 2.91 x 0.31 inches (153.5 x 73.9 x 7.9 mm)
6.03 x 3.00 x 0.30 inches (153.2 x 76.1 x 7.6 mm)
5.94 x 2.86 x 0.30 inches (150.9 x 72.6 x 7.7 mm)

Weight

5.96 oz (169 g)
the average is 6.1 oz (174 g)
6.03 oz (171 g)
the average is 6.1 oz (174 g)
5.54 oz (157 g)
the average is 6.1 oz (174 g)

Materials

 
Back: Glass; Frame: Metal
Back: Glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 4); Frame: Aluminum

Resistance

Water, Dust; IP 68
 
Water, Dust; IP 68

Biometrics

Iris scanner, Fingerprint (touch)
Fingerprint (touch)
Fingerprint (touch)

Features

Stylus, Touch sensitive control keys
Stylus, Touch sensitive control keys
Touch sensitive control keys

Shopping information

MSRP price

 
 
$ 799




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8 Comments

1. jdrch

Posts: 107; Member since: Jul 08, 2014

*Prays for Samsung to have seen the light and enable adoptable storage*

2. Kumar123 unregistered

This specs comparison really shows that there is little reasons for people who already have note 5 and s7 edge to upgrade to note . Actually our phone is so powerful now that it doesn't make sense to upgrade every year less alone in 6 months.

5. manojmcn

Posts: 634; Member since: Jul 16, 2015

The replacement cycle is longer than earlier. Still there are millions who are on this path. Mainly Note 4/S6/LG G3, G4, etc...plus the elite iphone customers (esp since the phone design is going to repeat 3rd time in a row).

3. ChafedBanana

Posts: 409; Member since: Sep 20, 2011

The specs for the Note 7 say that the battery is user replaceable. Wtf?

7. phonearenarocks

Posts: 607; Member since: Mar 26, 2015

That's what I've been thinking too

4. dubaiboy78

Posts: 457; Member since: Sep 19, 2014

S7 edge wins lol

6. manojmcn

Posts: 634; Member since: Jul 16, 2015

Which ever you buy Samsung wins.. So this may be why the two devices are similar except for spen features.

8. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

21,500Mhz? are you sure? Wow, that's some great overclocking for a CPU with no active cooling.

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