Samsung?s highly-anticipated?Galaxy Note 7 is official now. Not to forget, this time around, the Note 5 successor attracted way too many rumors and leaks prior to the release. Rightfully so, because, Samsung has crammed the new phablet with everything it could possibly think of. Meanwhile, the rival Apple iPhone 7 Plus is also garnering immense attention from the tech world. Hence, it?s time for a Note 7 vs. iPhone 7 Plus showdown.
The Galaxy Note 7 is no ordinary device, it flaunts a beautiful curved-edge display with an advanced S Pen that can do much more than just select or write. Not to forget the introduction of the iris scanner for authentication. There is no other top-end device available to even compete with Note 7 in this regard.
Unlike Apple, Samsung always puts customers? choice as a priority. This is precisely why Samsung did not remove the fingerprint scanner, but instead added the iris scanner as another way of authenticating the user. Also, many customers were not happy with the removal of microSD card slot in the Note 5. Samsung promptly brought the feature back in the latest Note 7. This is precisely why this South Korean tech giant wins customers and critics alike.
Note 7 Vs. iPhone 7 Plus: Price, Pre-Order, Release Date
Sans contract, the Samsung Galaxy Note 7?s price in the US is $849.99. Not to worry, as there are many promotional deals going on. All major carriers and e-retailers are generously giving away freebies. Check out the carrier-wise?pricing information and promo deals here.
While the pre-order window starts on August 3, this device will be officially released on August 19.
Moving on to the Apple device, the iPhone 7 Plus release date has been reported as?September 12. We are not expecting any price change from the usual ambit as there is going to be no radical design change this time around, as confirmed by KGI Securities.
Note 7 Vs. iPhone 7 Plus: Design & Key Features
In case, you liked the design of the Galaxy S7 Edge, the Note 7 will be very familiar as it also features dual-curved-edge display. However, the tech giant has apparently tweaked a little bit to make it look different from the other Edge variants. The curves are?reportedly slimmer and flow into the metallic rim seamlessly, and the back is marginally curved, Tech Radar noted.
Corning?s new Gorilla Glass 5 makes its debut in the Galaxy Note 7, promising much-better panel protection. This device comes with water and dust-resistant exterior, thanks to the IP68 rating. Plus, Samsung has introduced a new color called ?Coral Blue.?
The?S Pen stylus is one of the highlights of this handset. It is apparently very accurate and responsive, and it also comes with water-resistant exterior. This time around, users will not face any problem in plugging the stylus back to the device. Last year, however, the Note 5 stylus holder wouldn?t take the S Pen back if a user tries to fit it upside down.
The Apple iPhone 7 Plus, on the other hand, has been rumored to come with a dual camera setup. This calls for some changes in the exterior, however, there is nothing over-the-top. Plus, the white antenna lines that cross the back panel have apparently been moved to the top and bottom edge of the device, which offers a clean look to the otherwise clumsy back shell.
Another widely-speculated aspect of the iPhone 7 series is the absence of the 3.5mm headphone jack. Apparently, Apple has been rumored to toss in Bluetooth earpods to compensate this. Nevertheless, Apple has not confirmed any information thus far.
Note 7 Vs. iPhone 7 Plus: Specs
As for key specifications, the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 features a 5.7-inch Super AMOLED display and QHD resolution. The iPhone 7 Plus, on the other hand, will reportedly carry a 5.5-inch LED-backlit IPS LCD display, complemented by 1,080 x 1,920 pixels resolution.
Under the hood, the Note 7 comes powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 chipset and backed by 4GB of RAM. The Apple device will apparently be powered by an Apple A10 SoC and backed by 2GB of RAM.
Camera-wise, the Samsung handset sports a 12MP and 5MP rear and front-facing snappers, respectively. The iPhone 7 will apparently flaunt a dual camera setup at the back. However, the lens combination is unknown at this point.
Furthermore, there is a non-removable Li-Po 3500mAh battery in the Galaxy Note 7, while we are expecting a relatively bigger battery on the iPhone 7 when compared to its predecessor.
Note 7 Vs. iPhone 7 Plus: Conclusion
Even though, the Galaxy Note 7 looks like Samsung has given it all to make a brilliant phablet, it is unfair to pinpoint the best phone without having the official specs and design aspects of the iPhone 7 Plus in hand.
Hence, we would like to conclude that Apple has some big shoes to fill in case it would like to take the Samsung device head-on. In any case, the Note 7 is a beast.