Friday, August 5, 2016

The big screen references of Samsung Galaxy Note 7, the new reference to big screen

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Review
Samsung Galaxy Note 7 The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 now in official. And we were able to take control of this smartphone - can we really still talking about PHABLET? - To the big screen, especially the high-end features. Between the Galaxy Note 4 of 2014 and the device of the day, the differences are notable. Just get back on our first impressions.

The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 ready after a "white" year in 2015, during which he had to settle for a Galaxy S6 Edge + instead of the Galaxy Note 5 , reserved for Asian and American markets. This Korean brand seems to have heard the frustration of its customers and, two years after the Note 4, be equipped with pen device that makes the series trademark. A success ? At first glance, there's not much wrong with this large format smartphone, apart from its price, also XXL. so you can enjoy everything here.

Review in table

Technical sheet

ModelSamsung Galaxy Note 7
Android versionAndroid 6.0.1 Marshmallow
interface builderTouchWiz
Screen Size5.7 inches
Definition2560 x 1440 pixels
pixel density518 dpi
TechnologySuper AMOLED
Anti-scratchGorilla Glass 5 (tbc)
SoCExynos 8890 Octa
Processor (CPU)4 cores at 2.3 GHz + 4 cores at 1.6 GHz)
Graphics chip (GPU)Mali-T880 MP12
random access memory (RAM)4GB LPDDR4
Internal memory (flash)64GB (UFS 2.0)
microSDYes (up to 256GB)
Camera (dorsal)12 megapixel dual-Pixel 
Optical stabilization
Camera (front)5 megapixel camera (f / 1.7)
video recording4K
Wireless802.11 a / b / g / n / ac (2.4 + 5 GHz)
networks4G cat. 9 (390/150 Mbps)
SIM1 x nano SIM
Fingerprint SensorYes, in front
(inputs / outputs)
USB Type-C
Drums3500 mAh
Dimensions153.5 x 73.9 x 7.9 mm
Weight169 grams
ColorsBlue Coral, Black Onyx and Silver Titanium
Suggested priceAbout 849 euros

Beautiful screen and beautiful design for a giant of S7

While the Galaxy Note vocation  rather range kept sober shapes evoking his professional vocation, the Galaxy Note 7 reminds the Galaxy S6 edge +, the stylus more. The device is in effect similar to Galaxy S7 edge of the side of his design, with style "dual-edge" frankly successful and enjoyable in hand: the screen is curved, like the glass back of the device, and mingles very well to metal chassis. In hand, one does not discern the unpleasant sensation that break we had displeased with the Galaxy S6 edge. It is also more "soft" than the Galaxy S7 edge.

Galaxy Note 7 Screen
On Side dimensions, we can not say that Samsung has exaggerated. The Note 7 is slightly larger than the Galaxy S7 edge of 5.5 inches (153.5 x 73.9 x 7.9 mm against 150.9 x 72.6 x 7.7 mm for the edge S7) its weight is higher than 12 grams (169 grams against 157 grams) and, for the rest, the device is similar. A front button therefore welcomes a fingerprint sensor and the back, the camera is slightly protruding. Even at his screen, few things should be noted: Samsung retains a QHD resolution on a diagonal of 5.7 inch, with a Super AMOLED panel. At first glance, the quality is excellent and only the definition of the lower screen (very slightly) mechanically at 518 dpi.

The specifics of Note 7 are rare, when compared to the range S7. This in itself by its colors - silver, black and blue a successful - and obviously not his pen, located at the bottom right of the case. The S-Pen removes easily with a spring system and, in principle , should not be able to insert it upside down.

Galaxy Note 7 Screen behind
Galaxy Note 7 Screen behind
Cap on biometrics and security

Cap on biometrics and security Galaxy Note 7

This is not surprising, the Note 7 has a fingerprint sensor on the front. Samsung also offers a previously reserved in the Korean feature a tablet marketed to Indian authorities: the detection of the iris. Infrared sensors located above the phone screen are therefore loaded to scan your peepers to ensure the release of the smartphone or access to a secure folder, in which you can place applications that you want to protect from prying.

We configured the iris sensor on a Note 7, which therefore requires the user to watch a few seconds ahead of him to save "his eyes". Just then specify in the settings that you want to activate the release by iris scanner, and voila. The scan is really fast (less than one second) and simple to perform (just align his eyes with two circles that appear on the smartphone), we regret that demand both steps. It must indeed click on the button and perform a physical swipe up to start the iris scan. Fortunately, it is quite possible to set both the fingerprint reader and the iris scan to unlock the phone. so that we can choose one or the other, depending on the circumstances.

An Improved Style

Galaxy Note 7 Style

Like every year, you might say, Samsung improves its S-Pen stylus. Compared to that of the Galaxy Note 4 , last sold in our country, it is obviously more convenient, including its removal by a spring system. Its top is thinner and is supposed to recognize more pressure levels and small innovation, it enables writing on the screen even when it is wet - the smartphone is IP68. It is also possible to write on the screen off with the functionality Always-On Display ,  S7officially use under Marshmallow, integrated version in Note 7.

This pen, therefore, is associated with many features. These appear as an option when the wheel is removed the S-Pen from the slot, and in particular it allows screenshots on the fly, to annotate or write or draw. The Note 7 goes a step further because through the Air View system (pen detection without touching the screen), you can zoom in on a specific area of ​​a page. A practical feature also translate text using Google Translate (but by selecting words, not sentences) or to design GIF on applications displaying video. So we are halfway between entertainment and productivity, it is quite attractive.

Performances, photo and autonomy

For the rest, the Note 7 is clearly a Galaxy S7 edge in slightly larger version. It has the same SoC Exynos 8890 eight-core , 4GB RAM LPDDR4 but also more generous storage space (64GB instead of 32GB), with a microSD slot compatible with cards up 256GB. It runs Marshmallow, is compatible with the Vulkan API, and its TouchWiz interface is hardly changed from that of the Galaxy S7. Photo hand, our initial tests show good results, and for good reason: the Note 7 ships same Dual-Pixel camera of 12 megapixels (with optical stabilization and f / 1.7) that the S7.

Our only complaint was the battery of the device. While the Galaxy S7 edge up to a capacity of 3600 mAh, the PHABLET loads a battery of 3500 mAh which, one imagines, will provide slightly less well.


With availability early September and a price located around 850 euros, the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 will enjoy a comfortable lead on the schedule of its competitors, but will have to convince on price, since it will be more expensive one hundred euros. However, it is as balanced as appealing and, by its dimensions, is presented more as a large multifunctional smartphone as a disproportionate PHABLET for followers of note taking. This is probably his greatest quality.
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