The Note 7 has a larger screen as the S7 Edge to go along with that same color-rich Super AMOLED panel and pixel-dense 2K resolution. It’s perfect for the new Samsung Gear VR and also supports Mobile HDR.
Mobile HDR, on the the hand, allows for darker blacks and brighter whites, and it’s more meaningful than any size increase or jumping to a 4K resolution. It’ll be up to Netflix, Amazon Prime and other popular services to deliver more content with the expanded contrast ratio.
S Pen and GIF maker
amsung’s stylus embeds right in the phone for easy carrying
Off-screen memos can capture thoughts, even if the display is unlit
Can create and edit animated GIFs from non-DRM videos
There’s another reason the Note 7 edges don’t slope so dramatically: this phone is designed to use the tiny Samsung’s S Pen stylus, which has always made the Note series business-friendly. On occasion, drawing on the sides did mess up our critical business memos (aka our Snapchat game), but those instances were few and far between. It’s a happy medium between fashion and functionality.
It’s fast The Note 7 we tested has Samsung’s own processor on board – the Exynos 8890 – plus 4GB of RAM and 64GB storage. This is an incredibly quick combination, making the Note 7 one of the fastest phones on the planet. Apple’s iPhone 6S Plus is still marginally quicker in some tests, though.
The camera is amazing, but no better than the S7 and S7 EdgeSamsung’s smartphone camera are the best on the planet, but the Note 7 won’t give you better results than the cheaper S7 or S7 Edge because it uses exactly the same camera hardware inside.