Samsung released the Galaxy Note 7 and the phone was followed with positive reviews that were quickly negated by a lot of trouble – trouble that begun when the Note 7 begun exploding and catching fire in different parts around the world.
The issues grew even bigger, forcing Samsung to issue a global recall for the handset. But since then, the Korean tech giant has successfully replaced all recalled units in the U.S. and in fact, official selling of the phone have already resumed in the home country. Many are flocking to stores to get the new phone despite the issues in the recent past, an indicator that the phone is still in huge demand.
In the U.S., the company acknowledged that the Galaxy Note 7 is no special than any other phone that is expected to experience temperature fluctuations when in use. In short, you can still get yourself a new Note 7 if you want. And if you are still not convinced, here are 5 reasons to make you buy a Galaxy Note 7 in favor of its closest rival, Apple iPhone 7 Plus, which is also new in the market.
When it comes to the battery capacity and life in general, you will love what the 3500mAh unit on the Galaxy Note 7 has to offer. This, however, doesn’t mean there is a worst battery life on the iPhone 7 Plus, however, you will end up with a dead iPhone earlier than it will take to kill the Note 7. In addition to offering a longer battery life than the 2900mAh unit on the Apple phone, the Note 7 also comes with fast charging, which promises a shorter period of charging the battery to full capacity.
Better screen quality
This happens each and every year with Samsung and Apple devices. Why Apple has chosen to stick with Full HD panels for its flagship iPhones is still unknown. However, its poor choice means that Samsung has always stayed ahead when it comes to this department. The story is the same this year with a QHD Super AMOLED screen on the Galaxy Note 7 as opposed to the IPS LCD Full HD panel on the iPhone 7 Plus.
There is, however, word that Apple will finally be making the switch starting next year, where the iPhone 8 will come with an OLED screen with QHD resolution.
Samsung Galaxy Note 7 has one storage option of 64GB against three options of 32GB, 128GB, and 256GB on the iPhone 7 Plus. However, you get room for microSD card storage on the Note 7, which can accommodate up to 256GB. It is way cheaper to get a microSD card of 128GB, for instance, than adding another $100 to the price of the Note 7 just so as to get a 256GB iPhone 7 Plus.
The S Pen has remained unique to the Galaxy Note series ever since its initial days. This has never made it to an iPhone, but Cupertino has managed to introduce the Apple Pencil to the iPad fraternity. This device adds several other capabilities to the Galaxy Note 7, things like being able to scribble notes when on the go, even if the device’s screen is off. You can draw sketches of things you want and basically use it as you would use a normal pen. There is rumor that Apple might make this jump in 2017 with the iPhone 8, but as for now, the iPhone 7 Plus still trails the Galaxy Note 7 on this aspect.
3.5mm headphone jack
Apple did one strange thing with the iPhone 7 Plus – it omitted the traditional headphone jack. This means that you must the company’s headphones. But if you don’t like them? Well, there is an adapter for you. Alternatively, there is Bluetooth for wireless connection. Why this hassle when this feature is still available on the Galaxy Note 7?
Samsung made the change from microUSB to USB Type-C, but kept the 3.5mm headphone jack – a feature that it is highly touted to drop with the 2017 Galaxy S8.
One area that the iPhone 7 Plus must for sure be ahead of the Galaxy Note 7 is the main camera department, where it comes with a dual-lens 12MP snapper as compared to the single-lens 12MP snapper on the latter.
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