The Galaxy Note 7 is here. It’s big, it’s beautiful, and it’s bloody expensive.
We’ve already spent some time with it for our hands-on review, and some of us think it could be the best phone in the world. Whatever side of the fence you lie on, there’s no denying it’s making waves.
Having spent a bit more time with it at Samsung’s launch event, we’ve come up with a list of things we love and dislike about Samsung’s latest superphone.
Things we love…
1) It’s got an amazing screen
The Galaxy S7 Edge’s screen is superb. Its 2K resolution and AMOLED panel result in a super-sharp display with punchy colours and deep blacks, while its curved edges give it a certain je ne sais quois.
The Note 7 takes this incredible screen, and bumps it up to 5.7 glorious inches of viewable real estate, making it ideal for movies, gaming, and browsing. What’s not to love?
2) It’s got a really clever stick
Well, a stylus. Well, an S Pen, if you want to get really specific. This little wand is what sets the Note 7 apart from every other flagship smartphone in the universe, letting you draw, doodle and scribble notes in an instant.
Apart from the fact that it’s more accurate than ever, it’ll let you translate words on websites (or even from photos), create GIFs from YouTube, and it’ll even work underwater. Speaking of which....
3) It’s ready for bath time
Yep, like it’s Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge siblings, the Galaxy Note 7 is IP68-rated, which means it’ll survive full immersion in sinks, baths, toilets and rain.
The S Pen shrugs off water with ease too, which means you can doodle in the bathtub too, though we’re not sure why you ever would. Still, who knows when inspiration will strike.
4) It’s got heaps of storage space
The Note 7 lands with 64GB of in-built memory, which should be plenty for most people. If you’re a media hoarder though, then you can up the ante by slotting in a microSD card, which Samsung thankfully decided to include.
Cards up with up to 256GB of memory are supported, so it’s safe to say that storage space will never be an issue. Sorted.