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Samsung Galaxy Note 7

Samsung Galaxy Note 7

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Engadget Review

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.

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Pros
  • Comfortable and well-designed
  • Top-tier performance
  • Gorgeous, curved display
  • Excellent battery life
  • Top-notch camera
  • TouchWiz has been cleaned up
Cons
  • Recalled and later discontinued due to exploding batteries
  • Expensive
  • 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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Key Specs

Type
Smartphone
Operating system
Android
Screen size
5.722
Internal memory
641
Camera
Yes
Carriers (US)
AT&T
Type
Operating system
Screen size
Internal memory
Camera
Carriers (US)
Smartphone
Android
5.722
641
Yes
AT&T

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