Review: Samsung Galaxy Note 7 - The Good, The Bad and The Ugly!

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This has been a highly anticipated piece of technology. A big upgrade when compared to the Note 5. It was released in 10 countries last month mid-August but the hype has been squashed by the ugly news of its lithium battery defects. Many reports have claimed that the battery has “exploded” and “caught alight” which has triggered a massive recall by Samsung for all Note 7’s sold so far, that’s a good couple million units. The most disturbing report was that one model had combusted in a 6-year old's hands. US airlines have discouraged people from charging or using their Note 7 on aircraft's and have highly encouraged all users to exchange their Note 7 at the retailers they bought it from and they can expect either a full refund or replacement Note 7 once the defects have been resolved.

Pending the result of the recall, Samsung will need to decide whether to relaunch the Note 7 or to scrap it all together and move straight on to the Note 8.

If Samsung were to relaunch after sorting the battery problem, we could expect it in South Africa by the end of September.

Let’s take a break from the ugly and focus on what we can expect from a fully functional Samsung Note 7 that is jam packed with advanced features and userbility:

Key features:

  • This model boasts a spacious 5.7 inch AMOLED screen which is the absolute best

  • Pixel dense 2K resolution

  • Dual curve screen

  • The S Pen embeds right in the phone for easy carrying and is also a GIF maker! You can make a GIF out of just about anything

  • Finger Print and Iris Scanner – Yes, the James Bond feature we’ve all been waiting for. You can unlock your phone and unlock files that with the Iris Scanner feature

  • It’s the first phone ever to have Gorilla Glass 5

  • Also the first phone that has a USB-C port

  • It is waterproof with an IP68 rating

  • Octa-core CPU to allow faster navigation coupled with 4gb RAM

  • It comes packed with 64gb storage and a microSD slot if that wasn’t already enough

  • Wireless and fast charging for the built-in 3500mAh battery

  • 12mp camera, f1 aperture and a 5mp front camera

  • Size: 153.5 x 73.9 x 7.9mm and weighs in at 169g

  • You get the option of 4 different stunning colours: Black Onyx, Blue Coral, Gold Platinum and Silver Titanium  

There’s no doubt it’s a fantastic phone in theory, it just needs to be fine tuned in practice. We look forward to seeing Samsung’s response and bounce-back-ability. If the price is right we will definitely be enjoying the new Note 7!

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