Samsung Galaxy Note 7
Between its first-rate screen, powerful performance and an improved S Pen, the Galaxy Note 7 was perhaps the best Android phones money could buy when it launched. However, after repeated reports of exploding batteries Samsung issued a recall. Even after the company shipped replacement units, those devices also proved to be explosive. Samsung then permanently halted sales of the device. The Galaxy Note 7 originally received one of the highest review scores in Engadget history, but for obvious reasons, we can no longer recommend anyone use or even own one.
- Comfortable and well-designed
- Top-tier performance
- Gorgeous, curved display
- Excellent battery life
- Top-notch camera
- TouchWiz has been cleaned up
- Recalled and later discontinued due to exploding batteries
- Iris scanner doesn't work well with eyeglasses
- S Pen still won't win over naysayers
- Updated S Pen feels flimsier
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- Critic Reviews (10)
- 90AVERAGE CRITIC SCORE10 ReviewsCNET90Samsung Galaxy Note 7 review: The ultimate phone fThe Galaxy Note 7 is the best no-compromise, big-screen phone you can buy if price is no object. All but the most devoted stylus lovers, however, will do just as well with the cheaper S7 models.The Wall Street Journal90Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Review: Best New Android PhoIt’s in keeping with Samsung’s winning 2016 formula: Do more—in more places—with bigger screens, better cameras and more storage. But if you don't think you will use this stylus, don't buy the Note 7. Save $100 or $200 and get the Galaxy S7 or Galaxy S7 Edge instead.TechCrunch90Samsung swings for the fences with the Galaxy NoteThe Note 7 does an admirable job combining some of the best features of the Note and Galaxy S ... In the case of some features like iris scanning, it may feel like overkill, but taken as a whole, there’s little doubt that the new Note has a heck of a lot to offer.Wired90Review: Samsung Galaxy Note 7The Note 7 combines so many superpowers—its camera, its display, its security features, its VR capabilities, its sleek and stylish looks—that it might be worth it. At the very least, it makes smartphones exciting again.PC Mag90Samsung Galaxy Note 7The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 is the most attractive and powerful phablet you can buy, but it's also the most expensive.The Verge90Samsung Galaxy Note 7 review: the best big phoneIf you haven’t yet been sold on why a phone with a big screen can change how you think about mobile computing, the Note 7 is the best pitch yet.TechRadar90Samsung Galaxy Note 7 reviewThe Galaxy Note 7 takes Samsung's best phone to date – the S7 Edge – and it stretches it with a 5.7-inch curved display and adds an S Pen stylus. It has the same top-of-the-line camera and specs, but it's meant for big hands with equally big wallets.phoneArena90Samsung Galaxy Note 7 ReviewThe Galaxy Note 7 is an almost incomprehensibly versatile smartphone. It can do so much right out of the box! However, the large screen, the seemingly endless functionality, and all of that S Pen goodness are obviously… not for everybody.Digital Trends90SAMSUNG GALAXY NOTE 7 REVIEWSamsung’s Galaxy Note 7 is the best phablet you can buy.Business Insider90Samsung's new Galaxy Note 7 is the most beautifulThe Note 7's biggest weakness is its software. ... Aside from that, when it comes to hardware and design, Samsung has cemented its position as the leader in the smartphone world. The Note 7 is the best phone the company has ever made and one of the first you should consider buying.