Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Review

Wait, what? Why Note 7 and not Note 6? Easy: This year, Samsung is willing to align its S and Note lines better, so it's missing the “Note 6” and jumping straight to calling it Note 7. But, if this is going to give you peace of mind, if we count the Note Edge, then the Note 7 is actually the seventh Note in the series, so the name is indeed fitting.
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167 Comments

108. SupermanayrB

Posts: 1188; Member since: Mar 20, 2012

Soooooooooooooooooooooooo, the Note 7, which is a BETTER S7 Edge, gets a lower score?! I'm done with you, phone arena. Your name doesn't even deserve to be capitalized. I'll stick with Droid Life & venture on over to Android Authority. Your site is total bullisht! Watch the iPhone 7 get a 9.3 because it has a dual camera or some biased excuse. Same reason why I haven't been on BGR in 3 years. Way to follow in their footsteps. Then again, that's what sheep do.

123. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

PA should give the criteria scores of how they got such a score like AA.

116. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

Lol, iPhonearena gave the Note 7 review to this nut job hypocrite, who goes through immense burthurt moments and temper tantrums merely due to Samsung poking fun at his divine apple ( http://goo.gl/Mx22cK ) but proudly accepts it vice versa, even going as far a lying that "apple wouldn't do such a thing"? More reasons never to take any review on this site serious, not even gonna bother reading past the asinine author's name. From the looks of the above comments, I'm clearly not missing anything by not reading the review.

117. Achilis

Posts: 65; Member since: Oct 05, 2013

8.7 for this phone. LOL... Let's wait for their i phone review...

118. Achilis

Posts: 65; Member since: Oct 05, 2013

Verge gives it a 9.3. And as user of this phone since 4th of August i can assure you this phone should not be rated below that.

120. 87thobee

Posts: 10; Member since: Aug 02, 2014

This whole review is based on your options and not on the facts. A truly undeserved score for the Note 7, it should at least be a 9/10. In almost all the sections there was always something that was wrong with the device. What's good enough for you? An Apple logo?

124. GrosseFatigue

Posts: 206; Member since: Jul 27, 2011

Note 4 rating: 9.3, Note 7: 8.7!! Are they holding back for Apple? Apple phones are about one generation behind in terms of hardware, screen in particular. This review sucks.

133. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

6S get ton of legit cons and still get 9.3, lol...

139. willywanta

Posts: 502; Member since: Jun 04, 2014

You see, for some people (not me) note4 is the best note ever. For them, Note5 was a downgrade and the Note7 is a s7 edge plus. And they compare Note7 to the s7 edge, not the Note5. That's why the score is pretty low for the Note7. I think Note7 deserves at least a 9 score.

127. horsepower288

Posts: 4; Member since: Jul 04, 2016

So, this N7 review unit loses ~10% battery over night? How do you guys leave it for 6-8 hours? With all connectivity and sync functions turned on? My N4 (no carrier bloat) with everything turned off loses 1-2% till morning, and it has the archaic SD805, not the relatively new SD820

134. tedkord

Posts: 17357; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Guys, its Ray. You don't read a Ray review of a Samsung phone and expect anything more than what you got here. He's the guy that insisted the S5 screen was poorly color calibrated, when every other site was testing it as the top.

141. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

jump to androidauthority for more legit review, lol... note7 get 9.3 over there.

135. haneef4u

Posts: 40; Member since: Sep 06, 2012

Even the Verge gave a score of 9.3!

142. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

same for androidauthority

136. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2264; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

well this phone sure suck,judging by the reviewer it scored a 8 down the best galaxy S7/edge iris scanner and built quality may not be at its best..

138. willywanta

Posts: 502; Member since: Jun 04, 2014

It is clearly obvious that this review is based on personal preference, not facts.

144. Cobra

Posts: 7; Member since: May 06, 2012

An 8.7? This only continues to bring into question the other scores of this reviewer. Phone Arena can no longer ignore what this guy is obviously doing.

147. darkkjedii

Posts: 31056; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Beauty alone should give it a 10.7.

160. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

So the S7 Edge is an 11!

150. Igor_Henrique

Posts: 4; Member since: Jul 19, 2016

iPhonearena gave this a 8.7. Meanwhile they gave the iPhone SE a 9.0 You are ridiculous and envious

151. Igor_Henrique

Posts: 4; Member since: Jul 19, 2016

Galaxy note 7 is being critically acclaimed and comes iPhonearena and 8.7. Gross Lost credibility

152. Igor_Henrique

Posts: 4; Member since: Jul 19, 2016

iPhonearena IPHONE SE: 9.0 NOTE 7 8.7 HAHAHAHAHAHA You guys are ridiculous. f**king review

153. thesilentnight

Posts: 16; Member since: Mar 12, 2012

Galaxy Note 7 reviews have hit the internet this week and the consensus among them is that it might be the best designed smartphone ever. Today I got my hands on this precious new device, and my skepticism has quickly morphed into geeky reverence for the sheer brilliance, unfailing symmetry, and outrageous efficiency of the Note 7's design. ..... Vlad Savov The Verge....

154. thesilentnight

Posts: 16; Member since: Mar 12, 2012

You have no idea how much doubt and shade I threw at Dan while we were discussing his review scores. I couldn’t believe that this phone could be that polished and that beautiful. But honestly, I have a Galaxy Note 4 and the Note 7 is almost completely unrelatable to it. How you can fit a 5.7-inch screen into a device of this size is beyond me. It’s staggering. Putting the Note 7 next to an HTC 10 makes the 10 seem so unrefined and chunky. The 10 has edges where the Note 7 has curves. Small things adding up to a big effect. And keep in mind that I actually like the Note 4 and HTC 10 designs, there’s precious little bad about them. Samsung just did an incredible job with the 7. Vlad Savov The Verge

155. Willywill82

Posts: 6; Member since: Sep 25, 2010

What about that default app selection issue on the S7 UI? Is that an issue on the Note 7? Is the toggle feature in the default app settings mentioned in an article posted a few weeks ago available on this phone?

159. hitechredneck

Posts: 103; Member since: Nov 21, 2011

The iris scanner is not that tricky. Just got mine today and it took 3 tries to get my iris. Now I can unlock the phone by just looking at it. It's really sweet to be able to do that. Fingerprint scanner set up to. It really is a nice phone and put a spigen tough armor case on it.

163. Kevink

Posts: 1; Member since: Aug 20, 2016

I'll take LG over Samsung all day long...

165. fastm3driver

Posts: 9; Member since: Aug 12, 2016

I watched a youtube video on a note 8. It bends around the curved screen. weird and annoying. Not sure why you would want this. It looks neat and the screen is great otherwise but I don't want to watch warped videos.

170. tombcd

Posts: 25; Member since: Sep 29, 2012

I very much appreciate and thank PHONEARENA for providing the audio output level tests (headphone, mV) for the phones they review because you are one of the few if not the only site that does it. It is very important for me because 1) I often like to listed to music loudly, 2) loud phones (higher mV) can drive more high-end headphones, especially with higher impedance, 3) some music or videos are recorded with low audio levels so you have to level up the loudness just to listen to them at normal levels. So thank you for doing it and keep it up!

175. TrackPhoneUser

Posts: 256; Member since: Oct 21, 2015

This phone sure is ... HOT!

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