Samsung Galaxy Note vs Galaxy Note 7 5, from the practical to playful

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Technical characteristics

Design

Fun features

The S-Pen stylus

High-end features

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The Galaxy Note 7 complements an already strong 2016 range from Samsung, Galaxy since it has two successful, S7 and S7 edge. But mostly, he just succeed a Galaxy Note 5 that has not been marketed in France as well as its European alternative, the Galaxy S6 edge +. Change Does it really the deal compared to its predecessors? We made the comparison.

Model

Samsung Galaxy Note 7

Samsung Galaxy Note 5

Samsung Galaxy S6 edge +

OS version

Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow

N / C

N / C

Interface

TouchWiz

TouchWiz

TouchWiz

Screen Size

5.7 inches

5.7 inches

5.7 inches

Definition

2560 x 1440 pixels

2560 x 1440 pixels

2560 x 1440 pixels

pixel density

515 dpi

N / C

N / C

SoC

Exynos 8890 2.6 GHz to

Exynos 7420 2.1GHz to

Exynos 7420 2.1GHz to

Processor (CPU)

Cortex-A72, Octa-core

N / C

Cortex-A53, Cortex-A57, Octa-core

Graphics chip (GPU)

Mali-T880MP12

N / C

Mali-T760MP8

random access memory (RAM)

4GB

4GB

4GB

Internal memory (flash)

64 GB, 128 GB, 256 GB

32GB, 64GB

32GB, 64GB

MicroSD

Yes

N / C

N / C

Camera (dorsal)

12 Megapixels

16 Megapixels

16 Megapixels

Camera (front)

5 Megapixel

5 Megapixel

5 Megapixel

video recording

4K

4K

4K

Wireless

802.11 a / b / g / n / ac

802.11 a / b / g / n / ac

802.11 a / b / g / n / ac

Bluetooth

4.2 + A2DP + LE

4.1 + A2DP + EDR + LE

4.2 + A2DP + LE + apt-X

networks

N / C

GPRS, EDGE, HSDPA, LTE, GSM

GPRS, EDGE, LTE, HSPA, GSM

supported bands

GSM / HSDPA / LTE

850 MHz, 900 MHz, 1900 MHz, 2100 MHz, 1700 MHz, 800 MHz, 1800 MHz, 2600 MHz, 700 MHz

N / C

NFC

Yes

Yes

Yes

Ports (inputs / outputs)

USB Type-C

microUSB

microUSB

Geolocation

Yes

Yes

Yes

Drums

3500 mAh

3000 mAh

3000 mAh

Dimensions

153.5 x 73.9 x 7.9 mm

N / C

154.4 x 75.8 x 6.9 mm

Weight

168 grams

N / C

153 grams

Colors

Blue, Black, Silver

N / C

White, Blue, Grey, Gold

Price

811 euros

485 euros

9 euros

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A design in line with the Galaxy S6 edge +

It is a striking point when considering the current Galaxy Note 7. The device, despite its position in the rating range, now sports a design harmonized with the Galaxy range S. Much like the Galaxy S6 edge + therefore, it has a curved screen on the front, as his back is curved. Like the edge S6 + was a “great” Galaxy S6, Galaxy Note 7 is a Galaxy S7 revised version XL.

The Galaxy S6 Edge +

More S Note that by design, the Galaxy Note 7 However, registered in the line of its predecessor in terms of dimensions. Alros the Note 5 measuring 153.2 x 76.1 x 7.6 mm, the measurement Note 7 153.5 x 73.9 x 7.9 mm. It is slightly thicker, but less wide, and weighs two grams lighter. Samsung shows here that miniaturization limits have been reached, at least for the technologies it has to date.

A model geared more towards entertainment

This is one of the points that make a difference with the Galaxy Note 5. This was indeed essentially presented as a productivity tool, due to the integration of a handy stylus for taking notes. This is still the case this year, but Samsung multiplies own features to make their device a hybrid model, turned to both professionals and entertainment enthusiasts.

This applies in particular to the radius of the software options. The pen Note 7 means it can trigger an option to create GIF on the fly in apps disseminating the video, as YouTube use a dedicated social networks more than professional emails. In the same vein, Samsung introduces Note 7 as the first mobile to support the HDR video streaming. The latter, which we detailed the operation here, benefits include enhanced color rendition on applications such as Netflix. We can also bring the support API Vulkan – inaugurated at the Galaxy S7 – linked by a p games offered with the phone ack, and who will benefit. Finally, like the Galaxy S7, the Note 7 will come with a Gear VR headset for any pre-order: again, the smartphone is immersed in a universe far more playful than its predecessors.

A slightly improved stylus

Note that says, said stylus, absent from alternative 2015, the Galaxy S6 edge + marketed in Europe. Note that 7 has a refined tip (0.7 mm diameter), recognizes different pressure levels and very similar to that of the Note 5. However, it improves the options, coupled with a new version of TouchWiz based Marshmallow on. One can only hope that his options are given on the rating 5.

These options, therefore, relate to features Air View, which include the ability to zoom into text in using the pinch-to-zoom, or selection of words in the text, allowing a verbatim translation (Google Translate). For entertainment, the painting enthusiasts can mix different colors (almost) like on a real canvas.

Again, an XL version of a high-end smartphone

Different in terms of targeting and even prices – this is the most expensive Note range – the Galaxy Note 7 does not fall less in the line of his predecessor on one point: it is also the version giant Galaxy S of the year. The Galaxy Note 5 was equipped with the Exynos 7420 Galaxy S6 his camera of 16 megapixels and a qHD 5.7 inch screen when, for the same format, Note 7 adopts the Exynos 8890, 4 GB RAM and 12 megapixel camera of the Galaxy S7. Note that gains 500 mAh battery of 3000 mAh included in Note 5, but remains slightly below the 3600 mAh Galaxy S7 edge, yet slightly more compact.