Samsung Galaxy Note 7 First Impressions - The Most Exciting Note Yet!
Fortunately, we were able to grab a hold of the device briefly to share with you what we initially think about this new beastly device. Let's start!
Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Specs
Build Quality / Design
|Beautiful glass back showing the now slightly protruding dual pixel camera, LED flash, and sensors|
This device is improved overall! It's constructed using a solid metal frame made with the extra tough Aluminum 7000 grade metal alloy that's sandwiched between the shatter / scratch resistant Gorilla Glass 5 protected edge to edge curved glass in front and back.
|Microphone and dual hybrid SIM slots|
|3.5 mm jack, USB Type C port, another mic, speaker, and S Pen holder below|
On top of the Type C port, there's the Samsung home button with fingerprint scanner
|Volume rocker on the side|
Also noticed that the phone looks slimmer than its 7.9 mm thickness due to the dual curved design
|Power button at right|
|SIM tray opened, iris scanner, earspeaker, and selfie camera|
It's a type of setup that's elegant looking yet extra tough!Design-wise, the Note 7 shares a similar design language with the Galaxy S7 Edge. It comes with beautiful contours and curves all over, and the edge to edge dual edge screen / glass at the back, and nicely crafted metal frame.
At 5.7 inch big, some supposedly smaller 5.5 inch phones with black bezels are even wider in comparison. It also doesn't look thick at 7.9 mm slim.So far, the phone looks definitely stunning! To nitpick, my only gripe is its curved glass back is prone to fingerprint smudges. Fortunately, that's just a minor issue for most.
Ergonomically, this is a 5.7 inch phablet that feels as slim as regular smartphones. Together with its curves and right amount of heft, it made it super nice to hold and feels perfect in the hands. What's surprising here is it isn't slippery compared with other metal phones with glass at the back.
As of the moment
|The Antutu score of Note 7|
This is the most exciting Note yet! On first look, it appears that Samsung was able to hit nearly all the right buttons due to its amazing design, crazy good build, powerful specs, and innovative features.
The UI is also so much better now as it is cleaner / smoother than ever, the Iris scanner is no joke due to its super fast response, and the IP68 resistances makes it usable in most conditions.
Of course, let's not jump into conclusions yet. We'll further test what this handset can do in real life usage, how it performs in gaming, and etc. So far, this device is really impressive! Potentially, this is the best phablet in the world today!
Stay tuned for our next updates!