The Samsung Galaxy Note7 is the successor to the Galaxy Note 5, skipping the sixth generation to match it with the Galaxy S. The Galaxy Note7 series features a QHD 5.7 inch screen, Snapdragon 821 or Exynos 8893 processor, 4GB of RAM, 64GB of expandable internal storage, 12MP main camera, 5MP front camera and 3500 mAh battery. The reader incorporates iris Note7 as biometric security, iris patterns reading user to unlock the smartphone, features the S Pen stylus and is now certified IP68 submersible.
Old rockers never die. And speaking of the Note, we are talking about one of the good guys. Maybe even the best, power, capabilities and extra features. Samsung pulled from plans in Europe last year, but this time has returned to stay. The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 is here. And it comes with a bunch of unique features, such as iris scan, ability to play videos in HDR (the first mobile market with this feature) or its protective glass Gorilla Glass 5.
And all this without forgetting the functions of their S-Pen styles. An accessory can support up to 4,096 different pressure points – twice the end of last year with which to draw, create sketches and all kinds of additional shares. Translate any word in a foreign language, using a magnifying glass, handles content without touching the screen … A creative universe to discover and make your mobile a step further.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 includes the keys to design his brothers Samsung Galaxy S7 andSamsung Galaxy S7 edge (hence the decision of the Korean match the nomenclature and “leapfrog” the Note 6), with the combined use of glass and aluminum (30% more resistant) in a sleek and slim body, with three different color choices. As being the usual trend among manufacturers, instead of betting on clawing few millimeters Samsung has decided to improve the capacity of your battery. Specifically, the jump occurs from 3,000 milliamp of Note 5 to 3,500 milliamps.
In short, a team designed to satisfy those looking for something more than a mobile. For those who want a plus facilities when working or playing or entertaining. A phablet for those who seek a gear in their day to day. We had the chance to tinker with Note 7, here we bring you the keys, features and our initial views on one of the models who are called to mark this year.
The S Pen, the perfect companion
Styles with a very light design, up to 4,096 pressure points, creating animated GIFs, zoom function, notes for the screen always on
If we talk about the Samsung Galaxy Note, we could not miss its inseparable accessory. The S Pen supposed to approach the professional world, but also an alternative way to interact with our smartphone. The pencil of the Korean company is presented with the double pressure points than last year (up 4,096 points), which means that we will have a similar to drawing on a canvas when we make sketches or drawings experience. Its design has been careful to maintain harmony with the design, with a very light body 3 grams and more than 10 centimeters long.
The S Pen has 4,096 pressure points, double the pen last year
And what about the features? Samsung brings a new menu that appears right out of your site, with six functions that are going to give much play:
You create Note!. A note is opened blank to say whatever we want. We can write in the note keyboard, dictate voice or handwriting. We can also choose a type of brush to draw or make a sketch. Moreover, within the note itself we are given the option to insert an image. And all this with a good selection of tools for writing and drawing.
-To Write: A couple of pens of those that many has hardly touched our live, a pen, a pencil or a pen.
-To Draw: pencils, pens, brushes ink or watercolor, charcoal, colored pencils, crayons, paints with blurred textures or colored markers .
As you can see, it is a very wide selection to create true works of art in the pocket if it can draw, of course. And all this with the finesse that gives us over 4,000 pressure points.
Select Smart or Intelligent Selection. This is a feature we’ve seen in past years and that allows us toselect a particular area of the screen with the S Pen drawing. Whether a geometric figure or an irregular shape that is drawn with the pen. From this selection it is possible to extract the text you inside, copy it or share it .
The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 can create animated video from any YouTube or another website that have open on the screen GIF
But also one of the great innovations of this year is the ability to create animated GIFs. Especially now, there is so much passion for this type of moving images and we could even see in WhatsApp. This image is created from a video we have in mobile, either on YouTube or any web videos. To create the GIF, the first thing we will do is open the video you want to capture and play to the point where we want to start recording the GIF. We stopped playing and select the “Smart Select” feature and “Animation”. Then we create a box on the part of the image that interests us to convert, choose the quality and started recording. The maximum time that can last animated GIF are 15 seconds and, after saving, can share on social networks or directly see it in the gallery.
Writing on screen. Automatically captures a picture of the screen and allows us to write or draw on top of that image. Choose between different types of item writing or drawing (pen, pencil, brushes …)
Translation. By clicking Translate, we can choose the language input and output. When the pointer moves for any word is translated automatically. Until we can hear how the word sounds in the language translated (in case we want to communicate in a basic way with someone who does not speak the same language).
Zoom in. This is the typical magnifying glass effect. By bringing the pen to a display area, we enlarge the area (square). We can choose the percentage of zoom.
Quick View. We’re on a website, but we want to take a call or do anything else on the mobile (search for a contact, look at the WhatsApp or whatever). At that time, we press the pen Quick View and then Internet page is minimized automatically. We can continue doing other things, but that page we will have this as an icon on the bottom right of the screen. The grace of this feature is that if we keep a couple of seconds the S Pen in the page icon once again is maximized. We can also drag the icon to any part of the screen or delete it if you took it away.
Apart from these features, another added to the S Pen that have found very original deal with the function Always On Display (always on). This function premiered in the Samsung Galaxy S7 and Samsung Galaxy S7 edge. With this service basic phone information is displayed when the screen is off (time, battery percentage, calendar). With the S Pen, you can create a drawing or a quick note on a black background that appears in Always On Display. A very useful feature if, for example, we want to remember to buy milk after work.
HDR content player, future investment
The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 is the first smartphone that will be released with the ability to play content HDR. Maybe these acronyms you sound-much of your camera phone. But the HDR (High Dynamic Range) goes far beyond creating pictures in all kinds of strange landscapes. In the world of video, it will become the standard for high – quality content in the coming years. This video enhancement system increases the gradation (contrast levels) of each color to make the image more similar to what we see in the real world with our own eyes.
The Samsung Galaxy Noe 7-art TVs compatible with content adds HDR
So far, an important part of the progress we have seen in the image processing have been associated with increasing the number of pixels displayed on the screen. The old conventional TV in 4: 3 format reproduced videos in 576 x 320 pixels. The high – definition (Full HD) display videos detailed in 1,920 x 1,080 pixels, while the UHD or 4K reaches up to 3,840 x 2,160 pixels and multiplied by four the level of detail … with the HDR working on the quality of each pixel so that the final image is more vivid and realistic.
And in those enters the Samsung Galaxy Note 7, a model that wanted to forward to the future with this unique feature. The first reviews are very positive, and the difference between content with and without HDR is evident. Yes, be the first to have a background. To enjoy these videos is necessary to have access to content like this, and so far there are few suppliers who have dared to develop (eg, Netflix works with titles in HDR). But it will have to wait a few months to have a decent catalog, the fact that the next -generation TVs are compatible with HDR likely to accelerate the process.
Using aluminum 30% stronger, the first Samsung Galaxy Note 7 waterproof design, beveled glass front and rear
Samsung has decided to bring its design the new Samsung Galaxy Note S7 . So, we enjoy a combination of glass and aluminum that leaves a very smart terminal, with the differential touch of rounded bevels. This model is available in three different colors, black, blue and titanium. It also incorporates the certification IP68, which allows us to immerse the equipment in water until half an hour to one meter deep. Of course, that does not mean they are going to take with us to swim underwater pool or sea, as there are corrosive elements such as chlorine or salt water itself may end up damaging the equipment. What it does provide us it is that the team does not spoil if we fall a shower or have a spill.
Speaking of break, the aluminum which is built the Note 7 is still stronger than the Samsung Galaxy S7. Specifically, from the Korean claim that this aluminum AL7000 type is 30% more resistant to shocks and 20% more resistant to scratches.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 debuts protection Gorilla Glass 5
In the field of the screen, regardless of content playback HDR Samsung Galaxy Note 7 includes a panel Super AMOLED type 5.7 inches. Its resolution is put back in 2K 2560 x 1440 pixels, but what is new is their protection. And the flag mobile screen Samsung will be the first to bring the new generation of glass Gorilla Glass 5.
Iris recognition, fingerprint reader, secure folder protected by KNOX, Samsung payments through Pay
One of the most common concerns when using a smartphone is safety. Especially if you want to take your phone to a corporate environment. And the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 could not fail at this point. Users have at their disposal several authentication methods, and also a secure folder KNOX protected to keep your private files. The crown jewel is the reader iris, a tool that looks like something out of the future. Almost instantly we can unlock the screen or use it to access this private space with only align our eyes with two circles that appear at the top of the screen. The information is saved our iris in a protected system folder (such information never leaves the phone or go through any server).
The private folder protected by KNOX allows us to save all important documents and images
It also reuses the fingerprint recognition through the start button. Personally, I think it’s a little more uncomfortable than the terminals that put the reader in the rear. Reviews aside, the operation of this reader is good and very fast. And, as usual in Android, other security methods available such as pattern or unlock password or PIN.
Finally, the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 is compatible with Samsung Pay. Samsung Pay leverages NFC technology and some of the functions of authentication (fingerprint, iris recognition …) so that we convert our smartphone to a credit card. This technology is practically touch, which greatly reduces the chances that a criminal can get to hack the transaction.
Same set of cameras Samsung Galaxy S7, Dual Pixel Technology, pictures almost double of light, video recording at 4K
A photographic rivaling set by the market ‘s most powerful being, thanks to excellent technology. We talk about Dual Pixel, a system with dual 12 megapixel sensor. Thanks to this dual sensor, an exceptional improvement is achieved in two key elements of the camera. On the one hand, these two sensors behave as if we have two eyes instead of one and allow the autofocusing is done almost instantly. But we also may enhance the brightness of images and achieve excellent results in low light conditions (photos almost twice brighter than the previous generation). This results in an aperture of f / 1.7.
As expected, the main chamber of the team will be able to record content in 4K resolution to transfer our latest generation TV. As for the front camera is a sensor with a resolution of 5 megapixel camera that records video in Full HD and also reaches an aperture of f / 1.7 (best photos in a dark environment).
New virtual reality glasses lighter and wider viewing angle, cover with a waterproof battery of 3,100 milliamps, BlackBerry holster type …
The new glasses VR are retro-compatible with the latest Premium Samsung phones, but I must say that the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 is not compatible with previous glasses. The company has renewed its design in black, as it has been demonstrated following several studies that surround experience is better with dark glasses. It has also introduced a new padding inside to make them more comfortable to wear long periods. And all this with an improved lens, which is now able to offer a viewing angle of 101 degrees (instead of 96 degrees from the previous version).
Samsung Gear FIT2. A sports health bracelet to monitor vital signs while doing sport, with all kinds of functions to record activity and even measure the quality of our sleep.
Samsung Gear IconX. Headphones wireless controlling health and offer music (with 4GB memory)
Special cases. Finally, we have several specific cases designed for Note 7 that are designed to offer a bonus to the usual protection equipment. For example, we have a case that focuses on camera Note or a cover that incorporates a BlackBerry – style keyboard for users who want a retro air mobile. However, the case that most caught our attention is Battery Pack. This case incorporates a battery of 3,100 milliamps and is able to load quickly the phablet (wirelessly). And all this with a design that is also resistant dust and water. Its capacity almost equals that of the Note (3,500 milliamps) itself.
Exynos processor eight-core, 4 GB of RAM, 64 GB of internal memory
In the bowels of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 are the same processor Exynos who deployed the company in the Samsung Galaxy S7. That is, a chip with eight cores, four of them at a rate of up to 2.3 GHz and the remaining four to 1.6 GHz. This processor is combined with a memory RAM of 4 GB. As we already see firsthand this technical group is able to run smoothly all the games and applications for the Android platform. As for internal memory, placed in 64 GB . This capability can be extended by up to 256 extra GB if we turn to a memory card microSD. As always, we also have the option to improve the space through an online storage system.
Autonomy, price and reviews
3,500 milliamp battery, premium design, iris reader, ability to play content in HDR
The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 has a battery of 3,500 milliamps. This is a considerable increase from 3,000 milliamp last year, but that does not mean we will enjoy greater autonomy. And the power of processor must take into account, one of the crucial points when measuring time computer usage.
As for the views of Samsung Galaxy Note 7 we face a phablet that borders on excellence. The terminal flag of Samsung maintains the foundation we have already seen in the Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 edge (and how good results are giving the company Korean). Among its main innovations are the ability to play content in HDR (a clear commitment to the future) or the inclusion of an iris recognition tool. This system opens in a top of the range equipment and allows access to the advanced features of phablet, such as your secure folder for storing documents and private photos. In addition, progress has been made in the integration of the S Pen with interesting features. One of our favorite is to create animated video from YouTube or another website GIF. Undoubtedly, the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 is destined to become one of the great names of this year. Welcome back!
Samsung Galaxy Note 7
|Model||Samsung Galaxy Note 7|
|Resolution||2,560 x 1,440 pixels|
|Density||518 dots per inch|
|Technology||SuperAMOLED, Playing contents HDR|
|Protection||Gorilla Glass 5|
|Dimensions||153.5 x 73.9 x 7.9 mm|
|materials||Curved aluminum and glass with bevels|
|Colors||Blue, black and titanium|
|Water resistance||Yes, IP68|
|Flash||Warm White LED Flash|
|Video||4K video recording|
|Sensor and modes||Double sensorpixel autofocus with phase detection
|Opening||f / 1.7|
|Image Stabilization||Intelligent optical stabilizer|
|front camera||5 megapixel resolution
Recording Full HD videos
Aperture f / 1.7
Shooting modes: selfie, selfie panoramic, Collage Video, Live Streaming, Virtual Shooting
|Others||Quick Launch (Quick access to the camera)
Filters in real time. Cake, deep, retro, film, monochrome, Nostalgia, golden delicious
Option shooting RAW
Shooting with volume down button
Multimedia and S-Pen
|formats||Playback Formats Audio: MP3, M4A, 3GA, AAC, OGG, OGA, WAV, WMA, AMR, AWB, FLAC, MID, MIDI, XMF, MXMF, IMY, RTTTL, RTX, OTA
Playback Formats: Video in HDR, MP4, M4V, 3GP, 3G2, WMV, ASF, AVI, FLV, MKV, WEBM
|S-Pen||0.7 mm diameter tip. It measures 108 mm. long. Weighs 3 g.Additional features of the S-Pen (Lupa, Notes, Drawing, Translation,
Up to 4,096 different pressure points
|OS||Android 6 Marshmallow|
|own applications||Samsung PaySafe folder
Always On Display (always on)
|CPU processor||Exynos processor eight-core quad-core 2.3 GHz and four cores at 1.6 GHz|
|graphics processor (GPU)||–|
|Power Tests||AnTuTu Benchmark:
|Internal memory||64 GB|
|Extension||Up to 256 GB through microSD cardsOnline storage systems (Dropbox, Box, OneDrive, Google Drive)|
|Mobile Network||4GHSPA / HSPA +
|Wifi||802.11 a / b / n / ac. 2.4 / 5 GHz. MIMO (2 x 2) 620 Mbps|
|GPS Location||Yes, a-GPS|
|Bluetooth||4.2 Low Energy, ANT +|
|connector||USB type C|
|Audio||3.5 mm minijack|
|Others||It allows you to create WiFi areas|
|Duration in use||–|
|Tester tests Antutu||–|