In case you haven’t heard yet, the new flagship in town is Samsung Galaxy Note 7. The phone is a beauty in itself and packs all the latest hardware and software components you can think of as far as Android handsets are concerned.
Many call the Galaxy Note 7 a larger S7 Edge. While there is some truth in this statement since Samsung merely fine-tuned the Galaxy S7 Edge, added 0.2 inches of display and a stylus. But how useful are these steps? Let’s take a look at the five major reasons as to why we think you should switch to the new Samsung Galaxy Note 7.
Samsung Galaxy Note 7, just like the S7 and S7 Edge, comes with an IP68 certification. This means the phone can still work following submersion into shallow fresh water, even if this lasts for up to 30 minutes. You don’t have to worry about getting wet when with the Note 7. In fact, you can still use the S Pen stylus when in these same conditions without any worries, because it is waterproof too. The Galaxy Note 5 did not come with this feature, which should mean you get a major upgrade with the new phablet.
S Pen stylus
As noted above, there are claims that the Galaxy Note 7 is just a bigger Galaxy S7 Edge with an S Pen stylus. Well, the stylus is one thing that Samsung might never share with any other flagship lineup, no matter now cool and useful it gets. Having said this, the Galaxy Note 7 comes with an even better and smarter S Pen stylus than any of its previous models.
Users can now create and play around with GIFs from videos, which they can proceed to share with friends. There is also a new ability to translate content to a multitude of languages as well as zoom in and out of sections of content. With the addition of Always On display, Samsung has also made it possible to keep on using the “sleeping” screen as a notepad. You don’t need to unlock the phone in order to open the scribbled notes, which saves lots of time.
Samsung Display is known for its quality screens when it comes to TVs. The High Dynamic Range technology that has made Samsung TVs such popular devices has now made its way to the smartphone arena via the Galaxy Note 7. With an HDR screen, a wider range of colors is displayed. These colors have brighter whites and deeper blacks, but it will depend on whether the content was filmed in this way or not.
As far as displaying brighter whites and deeper blacks are concerned, AMOLED panels from Samsung have already got it all. Now that HDR is on top of everything, the display quality of the Galaxy Note 7 will be unmatched. But as for now, the technology might not be of huge use since there is not so much HDR content out there.
If security is your top-most priority, Samsung Galaxy Note 7 has what it takes to keep your content as secure and private as you’d like them. Featuring iris scanning technology for the first time, it will mean any access to the phone requires your eyes to be scanned. Unlike fingerprints that can easily be reproduced (because we touch everywhere), it is not possible to get a copy of someone’s iris.
The technology is fast and perfect as long as the conditions are right. But if you feel this is too much, you can always turn to the fingerprint scanner, which Samsung says is 100 times less secure than iris scanning.
Expandable storage and futureproof USB-C
Samsung ditched expandable storage capabilities from the 2015 flagship lineup, meaning the Note 5 lacked this important feature. As a result, the latter came in with three storage options of 32GB, 64GB, and 128GB. The story is different this year with the Galaxy Note 7 packing 64GB of expandable storage.
Samsung has also made the move from microUSB ports to the more efficient and future-proof USB Type-C connector. This means you get faster transfer of data as well as charging speeds, which should be welcome additions for any smartphone buyer.